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2004 Subaru Forester Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 2004 Subaru Forester

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The national average repair and maintenance cost for a 2004 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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2004 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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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 ...
The Check Engine Light may illuminate because of a failed knock sensor. Although the sensor often tests okay, it can fail intermittently, while the vehicle is being driven.
car overheating and no heat has new water pump and thermostat. Turn car off for a bit restart hav...
2.5L forester x automatic. does it need or take platinum plugs or another type and the benefits ...
check engine light stays on w/code P0139.Same day/later code:P0032 There are also exhaust leaks
SUBARU IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2002-2007 IMPREZA, MODEL YEAR 2003-2008 FORESTER, AND MODE...
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE COVER BOLTS FOR THE ENGINE OIL CONTROL VALV...
Overall (2 Reviews)
Body, Interior & Misc.
Brakes
Drive Train
Electrical & Lights
Engine
Exhaust & Emissions
Heating & Air Conditioning
Suspension & Steering
October 29, 2011
2004 Subaru Forester
Love my 2004 Forester XT. It's at 115,000 miles on it with most of those miles on trips to Ski resorts in Vermont and New England. Love its reliability, handling, comfort, practicality, and BIG MIR...
June 09, 2009
2004 Subaru Forester
At 5 years old and 30k miles no problems yet. Gets door dings easily, and some bits in the interior have been easily damaged, but overall been extremely reliable.