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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2010 Subaru Forester

2010 Subaru Forester

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2010 Subaru Forester Problems

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

The Check Engine Light may illuminate because of low catalytic converter efficiency. This same issue may cause the car to fail the State Smog Test if one is required.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

The Check Engine Light may illuminate because of a failed knock sensor. Although the sensor often tests okay, it can fail intermittently, while the vehicle is being driven.

Engine -- Verified

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

Engine -- Verified

An oil leak can develop from the spark plug tube seals. Excess oil in the spark plug tubes can result in engine misfires and illumination of the Check Engine Light. Our technicians tell us that removing the valve cover and replacing the tube seals and cover gasket is necessary to correct this concern. Oil damaged spark plugs, ignition wires, and ignition coils will also require replacement.

Drive Train -- Verified

There have been reports of "clutch chatter," particularly when driving the vehicle from a cold start. If the issue was reported by the owner while the vehicle was still under warranty, the dealer may replace the clutch with improved parts.

2010 Subaru Forester Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., March 12, 2012

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The automatic locking retractor, in the seat belt assembly located at the rear center seating position, may not lock as expected when used with a child safety seat. In the event of a crash, this would increase the risk of injury to a child seated at that location. Dealers will replace the affected seat belt retractor assembly to correct this concern. The Subaru recall number is WQA-37.


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Electrical & Lights, December 26, 2012

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The accessory lights that illuminate the area under the doors are referred to as "puddle" lights. An electrical short circuit can develop when either the puddle light or its connector are exposed to an electrolytic moisture source (such as road spray that has road salt in it) and it penetrates the circuit board of the puddle light or the pins of the puddle light connector(s). The short circuit can generate heat which may melt the plastic resulting in smoke or fire. Subaru dealers will install an additional fused-harness, to protect the puddle light system.

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2010 Subaru Forester Questions and Answers

penroad765, 2010 Subaru Forester, 2.5L 4 Cylinder, Danbury, CT

at which mileage intervals are maintenance services absolutely required under warranty guidelines....hopefully not each interval they have stated!

ABSProblem, 2010 Subaru Forester, 2.5L 4 Cylinder, Gaylord, MI

ABS seems to be more off than on when stopping on ice. The car takes about twice the distance to stop on slippery roads as any other car I've driven. I've been driving on icy roads for 45...

Lgee, 2010 Subaru Forester, Haslett, MI

Audio books keep moving forward when the player or car is turned off so you have to search for where the book should be every time you start up the car. This is caused by the fade feature that star...

Visitor, 2010 Subaru Forester, 2.5L 4 Cylinder, Dekalb, IL

At 47,000 miles the left rear (drivers side) has extensive brake wear to the point it is pulsating and grinding with braking. All other 3 brakes look good without extensive wear

edshell, 2010 Subaru Forester, Salem, OR

Then it seamed just fine? But when I back up it seamed to stutter.

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2010 Subaru Forester Reviews

Overall is a good vehicle. The main problems are the weak A/C system that takes a long time to cool the cabin and the cheap looking interior finishes.

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