2006 Subaru Forester Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2006 Subaru Forester
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2006 Subaru Forester ProblemsCheck Engine Light Due to Failed Catalytic Converter
The front oxygen (air fuel ratio) sensor element may develop a crack, causing the Check Engine Light to illuminate. Subaru has recalled certain models to replace sensors that may fail. The Subaru service program number is WXW-80, this is not a government mandated recall.
Front engine oil leaks can develop from the camshaft seal and the crankshaft front seal. If one or more seals require replacement, it may be wise to consider replacing the timing belt as well. These seals are commonly inspected and replaced as needed as part of a timing belt service.
2006 Subaru Forester QuestionsIs the estimate for replacing head gaskits for both right and left or just one. (1 answer)
2006 Subaru forester needs bot head gaskits replaced. it has 98,000 miles. one owner I was unaware of a problem and was told at jiffy lube after an inspection and oil change.
System has been charged and I have a new condensor
Also, thermostat seal, thermostat, serpentine belt, timing belt comp kit, new water pump, double platinum plug.
I received an estimate of $3140 to do this work. Sounds like a lot to me. Is this a reasonable estimate?
2006 Subaru Forester RecallsFront Lower Control Arms May Break
The front lower control arms may break at the hanger brackets due to corrosion. This corrosion is commonly a result of the hanger bracket being exposed to salty conditions, such as roads where salt is used as a snow melting agent. A broken control arm can result in loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the affected control arms and rustproof or replace them as necessary. The Subaru recall number is WVX-34.
The wiring harness for the front passenger occupant detection system may have been pinched between the floor and the seat mounting bracket during vehicle assembly. This could result in an electrical short circuit. The passenger front air bag could become disabled and may not deploy in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury to the seat occupant. An electrical short circuit could also result in a fire. Dealers will inspect the wiring, repair as necessary, and re-route and secure the wire harness in the correct location. The occupant detection system will be re-calibrated as necessary. This recall is expected to begin on March 9, 2007. The Subaru recall number is WVC-13.