Subaru Forester 2010 Problems
No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Subaru Forester 2010 reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.
Subaru Forester 2010: Why is my exhaust pipe leaking water?
As the car is running normally, with no other signs of a problem it’s most likely to be condensation in the exhaust system. If so it’s nothing to worry about. Changing the fuel won’t make any difference.
Subaru Forester 2010: Transmission problems
Switching the transmission and ECU clearly hasn’t fixed the problem, so look at sensors in the system, the wiring harness, and connections. I would suggest you take it to a Subaru dealer or an auto transmission and have them check it for you.
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XV or Golf?
My choice would definitely be the Golf, for comfort and the range and economy on the highway. The XV is all right but not great, with a tiny boot, so the VW gets The Tick.
Does sequential shifting shorten the life of an auto transmission?
No, the transmission can be used the way you use it without suffering because it's changed more than it might if it were left in auto mode.
Subaru Forester 2010: Rear driveshaft making noises
Noises like this can be hard to trace, but you're obviously on the right track and will ultimately establish the cause. Taking the shaft out seems like a good course of action having worked out that it is possibly at the heart of the problem. Good luck.
Supplying own oil at service?
The dealer could refuse to do it. He’s got the oil on hand and he wants to make a dollar out of supplying it, that’s how he makes his living. If he doesn’t want to do it, then that’s his prerogative. Yours is to take it somewhere else, or change the oil yourself.
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