2008 Subaru Forester Repair & Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 2008 Subaru Forester

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Annual Repair Cost
on average
The annual maintenance cost of a Subaru Forester is $622. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and shop.

Most Common 2008 Subaru Forester Problems

2008 Subaru Forester vehicles have 6 reported problems.The most commonly reported 2008 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 head gasket has a high failure rate due to cooling system problems. Subaru is aware of the problem and has extend...

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2008 Subaru Forester Reliability Rating
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 $622 which means it has poor ownership costs. The frequency and severity of repairs are both fairly average when compared with all other vehicles.

Most Common 2008 Subaru Forester Questions

There are 11 related questions for 2008 Subaru Forester vehicles. RepairPal's professional community answers hundreds of questions each day. Below are the most commonly asked questions.
my Subaru will go dead when I pull up to a red light, also when I park somewhere and cut it off. Then when I restar...
My 2008 Subaru Foster will go dead when I pull up to a red light, OR when I am parked and the motor is running when I...

Subaru Forester Recalls

Subaru Forester vehicles have 1 known recalls. The most common recall is: Front Lower Control Arms May Break.