2002 Subaru Forester Repair & Maintenance Costs

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

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2002 Subaru Forester

Most Common 2002 Subaru Forester Problems

2002 Subaru Forester vehicles have 24 reported problems.The most commonly reported 2002 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 check engine light may illuminate because of low catalytic converter efficiency. this same issue may cause the...

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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 average 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 101 related questions for 2002 Subaru Forester vehicles. RepairPal's professional community answers hundreds of questions each day. Below are the most commonly asked questions.
Replaced the rear main at 50,000 and now at 130,000 it needs it again?
Problem began 2-3 days ago. seems to be overheating sporadically but engine doesn't feel hot. takes a while to blow...

2002 Subaru Forester Recalls

2002 Subaru Forester vehicles have 2 known recalls. The most common recall is: The Automatic Transmission May Not Hold the Vehicle in Park.
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