2009 Subaru Forester Repair and Maintenance
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2009 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.
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No vibrations are felt. Trouble stoping on snowy roads, clunks a bit.
2009 Subaru Forester RecallsAir Injection Pump Overheats
The air injection pump may continually operate due to a faulty relay. This can cause it to overheat and possibly melt. Dealers will replace the secondary air injection pump relay free of charge to resolve the concern.
The passenger frontal air bag inflator may rupture on deployment, causing metal fragments to come through the air bag and injure occupants. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator free of charge to resolve the concern.
In certain states, where salt is used to de-ice the roads, corrosion can occur at the four-way joint connector of the hydraulic braking system leading to a brake fluid leak. This fluid loss can result in longer than expected stopping distance, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will apply an anti-corrosion wax to the four-way joint connector area to correct this concern. Some vehicles previously recalled of this concern may not have been repaired correctly. In addition, owners of vehicles outside of the affected states may request this recall be performed. Please contact your dealer to determine exactly how this recall affects your vehicle.