Subaru Forester 2013 Problems

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Subaru Australia recalls more than 121,000 vehicles: Forester, XV, Impreza, and WRX models impacted

Subaru Australia recalls more than 121,000 vehicles: Forester, XV, Impreza, and WRX models impacted

4 Mar 2019 · by Andrew Chesterton

Subaru has launched a major 121,754-vehicle recall to fix a potential fault which can cause the brake lights to fail (though the brakes themselves will still work), with every Forester, WRX, Impreza ...

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Subaru Forester 2013: Is it using too much oil?

Answered by CarsGuide 11 Jan 2019

All engines use oil, some use more than others, and you are expected to top them up if the level drops to the low mark. There is no rule that says a car will get from one service to the next without adding some oil, and with the extended service intervals in play today it's more likely that you will have to add oil at some point before reaching the next service. Subaru tells you it's ok, I would accept their advice.

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Nissan X-Trail vs Subaru Forester: Which is better?

Answered by CarsGuide 21 Dec 2018

The Nissan’s price is on the money for a private sale, although the mileage is at the top end of the range. The Subaru’s price is above the top end of the quoted value for the model, which is probably due to its very low odo reading. Generally, the one with the lower odo would be the one to go for, but when it’s double the price of the other you really have to want it to hand over the extra cash.

Here and now the X-Trail would be the better value.

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Subaru Forester 2011: Is it a good used buy?

Answered by CarsGuide 21 Sep 2015

Sadly, 2011 is not one of the better years for a Subaru. The new-generation model Forester arrived in 2013 and it gets The Tick. Ironically, a Forester from 2002-2009 is a good choice.

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Subaru Forester 2013: Is the CVT capable of towing?

Answered by CarsGuide 15 Nov 2013

The Forester with CVT transmission is rated to tow 1500kg, but you also need to make sure you stay within the maximum weight limit for the car. Provided you are within those limits you shouldn't have any trouble with the CVT.

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Subaru Forester 2013: Rattle over bumps

Answered by CarsGuide 8 Nov 2013

Check the shock absorbers and the bushes and you could try swapping the shocks from side to side to see if the rattle goes with them. It's really a case of trial and error when trying to find the cause of a rattle.

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