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2004 Subaru Forester Repair & Maintenance Costs

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

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$645
Annual Repair Cost
on average
The annual maintenance cost of a Subaru Forester is $645. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and shop.

Most Common 2004 Subaru Forester Problems

2004 Subaru Forester vehicles have 8 reported problems.The most commonly reported 2004 Subaru Forester problem is: Check Engine Light Due to Failed Catalytic Converter
The check engine light may illuminate because of low catalytic converter efficiency. this same issue may cause the ca...
The front oxygen (air fuel ratio) sensor element may develop a crack, causing the check engine light to illuminate. ...

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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 poor ownership costs. The frequency and severity of repairs are both fairly average when compared with all other vehicles.

2004 Subaru Forester Reviews

2004 Subaru Forester vehicles rate highest in Suspension and needs improvement in Body
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Most Common 2004 Subaru Forester Questions

There are 52 related questions for 2004 Subaru Forester vehicles. RepairPal's professional community answers hundreds of questions each day. Below are the most commonly asked questions.
Car overheating and no heat has new water pump and thermostat. turn car off for a bit restart have heat and temp. ok
2.5l forester x automatic. does it need or take platinum plugs or another type and the benefits if more than one type

2004 Subaru Forester Recalls

2004 Subaru Forester vehicles have 2 known recalls. The most common recall is: Front Lower Control Arms May Break.
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