hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
138,000 miles

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problem #1

May 142010


  • 138,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Subaru Forester. The contact took the vehicle for state inspection and was advised that the vehicle could not pass due to extreme frame rust and corrosion. The manufacturer advised that because the vehicle was primarily housed in Pennsylvania, a salt belt state, that the failure was normal. The manufacturer would not provide any assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were approximately 138,000.

- Nicholson , PA, USA