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 ProblemsEngine Misfire Due to Failed Spark Plug Wires
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 for carbon tracks or short circuits between the contacts
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.
2006 Subaru Forester QuestionsNot sure (1 answer)
While driving yesterday - and on an extremely hot day SUDDENLY my ABS light went on and so did the brake light and the battery light- when I got to under 30 mph the ABS and the brake light went off but the battery light stayed on- your thoughts please?
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
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.