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Subaru Forester Subaru Front O2 Sensor Recall

 
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Model Years Affected: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005

Average Mileage: 137,833 mi (70,000 mi - 183,000 mi)

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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, , 133,000 mi

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

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  • Visitor, , 149,000 mi

    02 sensor, cruise control light and check engine light came on after we had the head gasket fixed. Getting quotes on the price but initially told price would be $250+ from a local parts guy...hoping we can find it cheaper from another dealer.

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  • Visitor, , 178,000 mi

    P0030 - A/F ratio (front oxygen) sensor heater failed. Seems the little heater on the sensor is only used when the car is warming up. Drove with it for 3k miles without any noticeable mpg changes. Finally replaced it with an OEM sensor at 181k. Real pain to change due to the tight spacing, the normal O2 socket does not fit.

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  • 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, , 110,000 mi

    Had complete exhaust from Cat.to back done. A few days later Check Engine light comes on. Have it checked and its the o2 sensors. Had check engine light turned off and now my car barely runs. Feels as if its missing like on 3 cyl Of course the shop wants to charge me even though they were under it a few days prior

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  • I've had this happen twice now, only two years apart! The dealership said "oh, things just wear-out sometimes." It happened the first time with about 65k and the second time 75k.

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  • Visitor, , 97,000 mi

    Check engine light - Oxygen Sensor

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  • Visitor, , 153,000 mi

    Same problem; all kinds of repairs done to exhaust. Just now learning of recall. Not yet resolved;engine light still illuminated.

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  • Visitor, , 175,000 mi
     Rookie

    computer says o2 sencer ......

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  • Visitor, , 183,000 mi

    I had the sensor replaced. I did not know about the defect. Still my car failed inspection due to deficient emission system. Now I am learning that there is a problem with the computers on this model too sensitive.

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