2002 Subaru Forester Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Subaru Forester
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2002 Subaru Forester ProblemsCooling System Problems Cause Head Gasket Failure
Subaru issued a recall (WWG-90) because the mass air flow sensor has a manufacturing defect.
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
2002 Subaru Forester Questionshow many sensors are in 2002 Subaru Forester and how much to repair? (1 answer)
how many sensors and much to replace o2 sensor
I lost the timing belt at 104,000 Blew the engine. This would be for a full swap to a used motor of equivalent miles.
Check light code is P1443. I can see no leaks. Only happens in very cold weather. Smell seems to be coming from heating vents. Do I have to pay $90 for a full diagnostics?
2002 Subaru Forester RecallsThe Automatic Transmission May Not Hold the Vehicle in Park
The transmission park mechanism located inside the automatic transmission may not hold when the selector is in the "park" position. The vehicle could move/roll without warning, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the automatic transmission parking rod assembly to correct this concern.