7.4

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,190 miles

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problem #3

Jan 312019

Forester

  • 14,771 miles
Had subra 2018 for 2 weeks oil lights come on all lights been having this oil burning for a year. Now the steering freeze up while driving it last week couldn't move car at all on the highway turning. It wouldn't move good thing we weren't going fast on a interstate. Sat on side of road with it. Read book trying to see what was going on no steering that car at all. I didn't buy a brand new car with problems like that. The oil issue been going on since I got car in 2017. Been back a forth to deal ship nothing done what so ever

- Cincinnatus, NY, USA

problem #2

May 252018

Forester 4-cyl

  • 4,200 miles
The contact owns a 2018 Subaru Forester. While driving approximately 80 mph, the vehicle suddenly lost engine power. The vehicle was coasted to an exit ramp. The contact stated that the engine was still idling extremely low and the vehicle was turned off and restarted. Rimrock Subaru (324 S 24th St w, billings, mt 59102, (406) 651-5200) replaced the fuel pump and fuel pump control module; however, the failure continued. The dealer referred the contact to the manufacturer and offered a trade-in for a 2018 Subaru outback. The manufacturer was not contacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 4,200. *

- Overland Park, KS, USA

problem #1

Apr 222018

Forester

  • 2,600 miles
2018 Subaru Forester 2.5I automatic cvt: Defective low gear - safety issue. 21 days after purchase took it to durango Colorado mountains, put it in low gear before descending and the low gear never kicked in to slow the vehicle down. Stopped multiple times to re-attempt and low gear failed each time. I dared only 40mph on the gravelly switchbacks. Manufacturer & dealer refused to acknowledge defect even though I recorded another instance on Texas hills. Mechanic shop in the area said that the car has no low gear failure light so diagnostic machines will never be able to pick up a code that does not exist. The manufacturer refused to fix issue and dealer said diagnostic machine did not find anything. I gave both the video of low gear failure and a Japanese & usa article on how low gear works. I offered even exchange for a manual premium. No resolution.

- Rockwall, TX, USA