pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
111,100 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. repair/replace transmission (2 reports)
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problem #2

Jan 302021

Forester Limited 2.5L

  • CVT transmission
  • 89,000 miles

CVT started to whine at low speeds after exiting the freeway. CVT then started to rumble with a slight jerky feel at highway speeds thereafter. I had an independent service provider diagnose problem before taking Forester to OEM dealer. Their recommendation was to replace CVT. I then took my Forester to the Subaru OEM dealer where I purchased the vehicle and they agreed to replace the CVT with a re-manufactured unit on their $8k dime.

- bct, Healdsburg, US

problem #1

Mar 262019

Forester MY14 2.5L

  • CVT transmission
  • 133,121 miles

New transmission $1000! Get it repaired $3500 +++ I reckon the dealer caused the problem anyway. It's never been as smooth as it was before adjustments about a year ago

- Peter C., Murchison, Australia