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Subaru Forester Subaru Front O2 Sensor Recall

Subaru Forester Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005

Average Mileage: 131,117 mi (65,000 mi - 183,000 mi)


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.


  • Visitor, , 120,000 mi

    the check engine light is on and it hesitates,i need to take my foot off gas and lowly climb speed,and while stopped at light etc it struggles to remain at a steady idle and often will stall, ive replaced both sensors twice, i have owned 3 subarus and if this prob isnt fixed a new wrx is NOT in the near future as planned where do i go for this problem, i just need the sensor i can install

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  • Visitor, , 133,000 mi

    Check engine light on and cruse flashing. Code indicates O2 sensor.

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  • Visitor, , 97,000 mi

    Check engine light - Oxygen Sensor

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  • Replaced sensor spark plugs ,spark plug wires,fuel filter

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  • Visitor, , 120,000 mi

    check engine light on, cruise flashing, another PO131 code on my 2005 Subaru

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  • Visitor, , 163,000 mi

    O2 sensor failure - replaced sensor.

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  • Visitor, , 139,000 mi

    P0032 check engine light code

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  • Visitor, , 179,000 mi

    code po420

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  • Visitor, , 178,000 mi

    Flashing cruise light and check engine light always on. Subaru dealer said not a problem and disconnected the engine, only to have it turn on again one week later. Now knocking hard, vibrating, when driving, and accelerating. I am now told its the o2 sensor.

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  • Visitor, , 91,000 mi

    Both oxygen sensors are on code and cel is on runs cruddy

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