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Subaru Forester Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your Subaru Forester

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The national average repair and maintenance cost for a 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
32
Subaru Forester
scores in the least expensive range of all car models for average repair and maintenance costs
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39
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What does this score mean?
$541
Annual Repair Cost
on average
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...
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 ...
why does my forester shut off when I go from park to drive/reverse
car overheating and no heat has new water pump and thermostat. Turn car off for a bit restart hav...
My alternator belt needs replaced. I am thinking that it's not called an alternator belt because ...
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2005-2006 Baja, 2009 Forester, Legacy and O...
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2005-2006 Subaru Baja, 2006-2011 Impreza (i...
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2007-2009 model year Legacy and ...
Overall Score (26 Reviews)
December 14, 2015
2015 Subaru Forester
Extremely practical, very roomy. Good at everything, bad at nothing. A/C could blow colder, and ride is a bit harsh, but I love this vehicle. The AWD is excellent. Superb gas milage. 30000 miles wi...
October 24, 2015
2007 Subaru Forester
2007 Subaru never gave me problems until the check engine light came on and cruise control light was flashing. I have 120,000 miles and now was told to replace timing belt, head gasket and fuel tan...
February 14, 2015
2005 Subaru Forester
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 ...