Subaru Forester 2012 Problems
No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Subaru Forester 2012 reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.
Subaru Forester 2012: What oil should I use?
Unless you’re spending the winter months in alpine areas use 5W-30.
Used Subaru Forester review: 2008-2013
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Subaru Forester 2012: Recommended tow speed?
Remember the speed limit is the maximum allowed if the conditions are favourable. If you disregard the Subaru recommendation you are taking a risk, and you could find yourself in trouble with your insurer in the event of a crash.
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Subaru Forester 2012: Rattle isn't being fixed
First you should get their agreement that there is a rattle and that it needs to be fixed. Then you've got a starting point, from which you should be able to work out a plan of action. You need to impress on the dealer that you are unhappy with the car and with the service you have received, and make sure they understand that you will not go away until you are satisfied.
Subaru Forester 2012: Excessive oil consumption
The oil consumption is a result of the engine design, being horizontally opposed, and it's not limited to Subaru. Oil accumulates in the rings when it's sitting and you'll sometimes see a puff of smoke from the tailpipe on start-up. It's not something to be concerned about if you check the oil on a regular basis, as you should do on all cars. Use the Subaru recommended oil when topping it up. You'll find that in the owner's manual.
Subaru Forester 2012: High oil consumption?
The oil consumption is a result of the engine design, being horizontally-opposed, and it's not limited to Subaru. Oil accumulates in the rings when it's sitting and you'll sometimes see a puff of smoke from the tailpipe on start-up. It's not something to be concerned about if you check the oil on a regular basis, as you should do on all cars. Use the Subaru recommended oil when topping it up, you'll find that in the owner's manual.