1998 Subaru Forester Repair & Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 1998 Subaru Forester

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Annual Repair Cost
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The annual maintenance cost of a Subaru Forester is $645. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and shop.

Most Common 1998 Subaru Forester Problems

1998 Subaru Forester vehicles have 7 reported problems.The most commonly reported 1998 Subaru Forester problem is: Subaru Front O2 Sensor Recall
The front oxygen (air fuel ratio) sensor element may develop a crack, causing the check engine light to illuminate. ...
The head gasket has a high failure rate due to cooling system problems. subaru is aware of the problem and has extend...

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Above Average

The Subaru Forester Reliability Rating is 4.0 out of 5.0, which ranks it 20th out of 26 for compact SUVs. The average annual repair cost is $645 which means it has poor ownership costs. The frequency and severity of repairs are both fairly average when compared with all other vehicles.

1998 Subaru Forester Reviews

1998 Subaru Forester vehicles rate highest in Exhaust and needs improvement in Brakes
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Most Common 1998 Subaru Forester Questions

There are 40 related questions for 1998 Subaru Forester vehicles. RepairPal's professional community answers hundreds of questions each day. Below are the most commonly asked questions.
Why dose my car act like its starving for fuel or spark when i start it or when i pull to a stop sign after driving o...
My head gasket blew on the original 2.5l engine. replaced with a used 2.2l and now have a bad ring. suggestions? s...

1998 Subaru Forester Recalls

1998 Subaru Forester vehicles have 1 known recalls. The most common recall is: Recall 99V040000.
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