Subaru Forester Repair and Maintenance
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Subaru Forester ProblemsEngine Misfire Due to Failed Spark Plug Wires
Sometimes the Check Engine Light illuminates because the computer detects misfires. Subaru released an improved spark plug wire set to solve the problem. The ignition coil should also be inspected for carbon tracks or short circuits between the contacts
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.
Subaru Forester Questionswhere is the electric window fuse located in a 2008 forrester (2 answers)
drivers side power window only works sometimes, could it be a fuse and if so where is it located
While driving yesterday - and on an extremely hot day SUDDENLY my ABS light went on and so did the brake light and the battery light- when I got to under 30 mph the ABS and the brake light went off but the battery light stayed on- your thoughts please?
I usually get occasional check engine lights for po442SMALL LEAK and po443SMALL LEAK(pending) No leaks in exhaust-clear codes-no problem. NOW, I'm getting code PO453-Evap.Emiss.ControlSystemPressureSensorHigh. Clear code- light pops back on after 10 miles. Can't get ahold of my mechanic, ...
Subaru Forester RecallsPassenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures On Deployment
The passenger frontal air bag inflator may rupture on deployment, causing metal fragments to come through the air bag and injure occupants. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator free of charge to resolve the concern.
The turbocharger air intake duct may crack, which could result in the engine stalling. Dealers will inspect the turbocharger air intake duct and replace it as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.
In certain states, where salt is used to de-ice the roads, corrosion can occur at the four-way joint connector of the hydraulic braking system leading to a brake fluid leak. This fluid loss can result in longer than expected stopping distance, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will apply an anti-corrosion wax to the four-way joint connector area to correct this concern. Some vehicles previously recalled of this concern may not have been repaired correctly. In addition, owners of vehicles outside of the affected states may request this recall be performed. Please contact your dealer to determine exactly how this recall affects your vehicle.