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2003 Subaru Forester Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 2003 Subaru Forester

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The national average repair and maintenance cost for a 2003 Subaru Forester is between $487 and $595 per year. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and service provider.

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2003 Subaru Forester
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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 ...
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...
Its a 2003 forester i own looking to replace it with a 2004 outback windshield
I thi8nk I have tom cut off and replace axle etc. Your thoughts?
When I turn the heat up full in my car, the thermostat goes to hot, but when I turn the heat down...
SUBARU IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2002-2007 IMPREZA, MODEL YEAR 2003-2008 FORESTER, AND MODE...
CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STAND...
CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY AND PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS WERE PRODUCED ...
Overall (3 Reviews)
Body, Interior & Misc.
Brakes
Drive Train
Electrical & Lights
Engine
Exhaust & Emissions
Heating & Air Conditioning
Suspension & Steering
December 06, 2010
2003 Subaru Forester
I have a 2003 forester and I have never owned a better car
September 15, 2010
2003 Subaru Forester
We brought this car new and it has served us well. The only real issue we have with it is that there is probably too much road noise. Since we only drive it around town that it not a concern for us...
July 10, 2010
2003 Subaru Forester
Reliable dependable car with nice extras. Went from a cadillac deville to a Xs forester. great little car with great all wheel drive.

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