2002 Subaru Forester Repair & Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 2002 Subaru Forester

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

Most Common 2002 Subaru Forester Problems

2002 Subaru Forester vehicles have 10 reported problems.The most commonly reported 2002 Subaru Forester problem is: Check Engine Light Due to Failed Catalytic Converter
The Check Engine Light may illuminate because of low catalytic converter efficiency. This same issue may cause the ca...
The front oxygen (air fuel ratio) sensor element may develop a crack, causing the Check Engine Light to illuminate. ...

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2002 Subaru Forester Reliability Rating
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.

2002 Subaru Forester Reviews

2002 Subaru Forester vehicles rate highest in Heating and needs improvement in Brakes
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Most Common 2002 Subaru Forester Questions

There are 32 related questions for 2002 Subaru Forester vehicles. RepairPal's professional community answers hundreds of questions each day. Below are the most commonly asked questions.
Turning the blower control knob does not change anything, and if the heat blower is turned on, rear defrost does not ...
My alternator belt needs replaced. I am thinking that it's not called an alternator belt because that repair doesn't ...

Subaru Forester Recalls

Subaru Forester vehicles have 1 known recalls. The most common recall is: The Automatic Transmission May Not Hold the Vehicle in Park.