The Check Engine Light may illuminate because of low catalytic converter efficiency. This same issue may cause the car to fail the State Smog Test if one is required.
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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.
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 Check Engine Light may illuminate because of a failed knock sensor. Although the sensor often tests okay, it can fail intermittently, while the vehicle is being driven.
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.
2000 Subaru Forester Questions and Answers
We have a 2000 Forester with 150,000 miles and have been dealing with a transmission issue for a few months. We experience a slow and often hard shift from Reverse to Drive. Shift can take 2-5 se...
when I turn left the car (sharp) it makes a loud grinding noise.
I get a po420 code, and also my gas mileage is has gone noticeably down. I have a scanner and reset the code twice, and noticed in live data the pre-cat sensor reads consistently at 1.5v or above a...
My forester tends to cut out when cruising at speeds from 45-70 mph. Nothing happens during acceleration, but once I hit the speed I want it will start to cut out, not stall, but it feels like I a...