really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
58,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

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problem #1

Oct 052018

Forester V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,000 miles

Subaru deems there cars are safe. Tell me this, how safe is a car that shuts down going down a major highway in Austin Texas at 2pm on a Friday? That's exactly what happened to me. I was driving in the middle lane approaching a flyover. My Subaru Forester completely shut down, no warning, nothing. I called 911 on cell phone 5 times. Took officers 20 minutes to come get me off the road. In the meantime other cars were driving by me very fast and unsafe. This was a total nightmare. I could have been killed on the interstate all it would have took is one car to hit me.

Towed Subaru to dealer and they said rodents had ate the wires. They said it had previously been worked on by someone which I know for a fact is incorrect. My sister and I are the only owners of this vehicle. They said someone had taped the wires all together and rodents ate them. The only shop this car had been in is Subaru in Austin. Also I have 3 other cars at home and no rodents. Funny rodents did not attack the other cars? I believe this must have happened because I may have parked my car where rodents had entered it. So it is not safe to park your Subaru anywhere you don't know! Let alone drive it.

Subaru needs to take responsibility for the wiring problem. I hear it is due to cheap insulation around it. Subaru is buying cheap products to keep cost down. They don't care if rodents can chew it or will. They will not admit to any responsibility. We need to have a class action lawsuit NOW! This will result in a death if they don't get it corrected!

- carolmckinney, AUSTIN, US