really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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problem #3

Dec 032004

Forester 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While applying the brakes pedal went to the floor. Consumer pressed the accelerate pedal on numerous occasions, causing vehicle to stop and accelerate at the same time. Consumer was concerned this could become a potential dangerous situation. Consumer drove the vehicle to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined that this vehicle was operating as designed.

- Bluefield, WV, USA

problem #2

Aug 072004


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I almost had a bad accident, and I think it would have been due to a design flaw in our Subaru Forester. I came to a red light, began to slow using the brake, and found the car trying to surge ahead into the passing traffic: My foot had contacted the accelerator as well as the brake. Fortunately, I was able to shift my foot off the accelerator, but it was a scary moment.

- Bishop, CA, USA

problem #1

Feb 192004

(reported on)

Forester 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer stated brake pedal and gas pedal are too close. Sometimes when braking the driver presses the gas pedal instead of the brake pedal, almost resulting in crashes.

- Silver City, NM, USA