2005 Subaru Forester Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Subaru Forester
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2005 Subaru Forester ProblemsCooling System Problems Cause Head Gasket Failure
The front oxygen (air fuel ratio) sensor element may develop a crack, causing the Check Engine Light to illuminate. Subaru has recalled certain models to replace sensors that may fail. The Subaru service program number is WXW-80, this is not a government mandated recall.
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2005 Subaru Forester RecallsFront Lower Control Arms May Break
The front lower control arms may break at the hanger brackets due to corrosion. This corrosion is commonly a result of the hanger bracket being exposed to salty conditions, such as roads where salt is used as a snow melting agent. A broken control arm can result in loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the affected control arms and rustproof or replace them as necessary. The Subaru recall number is WVX-34.