Subaru Forester 2005 Problems
No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Subaru Forester 2005 reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.
Subaru Forester 2005: Window wipers and radio take a while to come on
Now, that’s a mystery. You’re best to take it to an auto electrician and get it checked over.
Used Subaru Forester review: 2002-2008
The many fans of Subaru’s four-wheel drive models were rejoicing with the news of the Forester in 1997.It quickly attracted a legion of followers after its launch, and Subaru was eager to build on ...Read More
Used Subaru Forester review: 1997-2014
When the Forester was introduced to Australia in 1997 it was closely related to the Subaru Impreza hatch. It also reminded Subaru lovers of the Subaru 4WD station wagons. Over the years the Forester ...Read More
Used Subaru Forester review: 1997-2013
Ewan Kennedy reviews the Subaru Forester as a used buy.Read More
Subaru Forester 2005: Service intervals
If you are not doing many kilometres, which you obviously aren't, I would suggest you service it every year or 10,000 km, whichever rolls around first.
Used Subaru Forester review: 1997-2011
Ewan Kennedy reviews the 1997, 1998, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2010 Subaru Forester as a used buy.Read More
Subaru Forester 2005: Auto gear stuck in 'Park'
We asked Subaru to help us answer your questions and they have told us that the "manual release mechanism is to provide for emergency recovery if the vehicle becomes stuck in Park for any reason." We were told that there is no current or historical problem with the car, and that this type of mechanism is not uncommon. It was recommended that you discuss the issue of the recurrence of the problem with your dealer. We were also informed that the original switch should have been covered by Subaru's 24-months parts warranty, which applies when an authorized dealer installs a genuine part. Subaru says that it is possible that the extensive electrical modification and subsequent restoration that is made to emergency vehicles could have contributed to the problem with your vehicle, but that it is equally likely that the switch simply failed. It was suggested that you go back to your dealer and request that the warranty be honoured, and also request that the issue be referred to the Subaru regional office for technical review if it reoccurs.
Subaru Forester 2005: Shocking knocking under light acceleration
WE APPROACHED Subaru for its thoughts. The company said it is difficult to accurately diagnose the engine noise without hearing it or knowing the specific conditions when it occurs. It is possibly caused by pinging or by pre-detonation of the fuel in the combustion chamber and this can be the result of the quality and/or octane rating of the fuel. If the dealer cannot determine the actual cause, it can ask for help from Subaru Australia's technical support department (ph: 1800 226 643) so more specific information can be obtained to assist the diagnosis.