2005 Subaru Forester Repair and Maintenance Costs
A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 2005 Subaru Forester
The national average repair and maintenance cost for a 2005 Subaru Forester is between $487 and $595 per year. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and service provider.
Repair Cost Index Score
2005 Subaru Foresterscores in the least expensive range of all car models for average repair and maintenance costs
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Annual Repair Cost
The head gasket has a high failure rate due to cooling system problems. Subaru is aware of the problem and has extended the warranty to 8 years/100k miles on many vehicles.
An oil leak can develop from the spark plug tube seals. Excess oil in the spark plug tubes can result in engine misfires and illumination of the Check Engine Light. Our technicians tell us that rem...
Overall (2 Reviews)
Body, Interior & Misc.
Electrical & Lights
Exhaust & Emissions
Heating & Air Conditioning
Suspension & Steering
February 14, 2015
This is our 2nd Subaru that we bought new, (1995+2005). I think an above average car. Still, I think all of us would like to think that our cars would be exceptional (In the car reviews we only ...
July 18, 2014
2005 Subaru Forester
Stiff Ride, watch out for pot holes it's very stiff suspension. Great on flat road and handles well on smooth roads. Slightly under-powered, though the only option is to get thier Turbo which co...