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2002 Subaru Forester Repair and Maintenance Costs

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

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The national average repair and maintenance cost for a 2002 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
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2002 Subaru Forester
scores in the least expensive range of all car models for average repair and maintenance costs
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$541
Annual Repair Cost
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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.
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 ...
My alternator belt needs replaced. I am thinking that it's not called an alternator belt because ...
a little background; cruise acted up a couple months ago, cured on its own. Check engine light c...
Cruise has stopped working! Check engine light is also on, but I have a new Cat that should take...
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Overall (2 Reviews)
Body, Interior & Misc.
Brakes
Drive Train
Electrical & Lights
Engine
Exhaust & Emissions
Heating & Air Conditioning
Suspension & Steering
August 06, 2011
2002 Subaru Forester
I have two foresters an 01 and an 02 129,000 on the 01 and 138,000 on the 02 great car for the weather in Northeast Pa ride nice and solid just keep up on oil pludgs and sparkplug wires and tires a...
August 21, 2008
2002 Subaru Forester
This is a fantastic well rounded car - it comes with enough storage space for almost any situation and the all wheel drive gives it greatly improved handling compared with anything else in it's cla...