2010 Subaru Forester Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2010 Subaru Forester
- Need timing belt replaced and leaking cylinder head repaired
- car cme on.stall intermittenly, check lights come on misfire on 3 and 4, p420
- where is the air cabin filter located
- What should I know b4 taking SUV to disliked dealer re:can't add fuel to tank??
- How diffulcult to replace spkplugs. What is s.o.p.
2010 Subaru Forester Problems
2010 Subaru Forester Questions
Is it cheaper to do both at the same time?
Have 2010 Subaru Forester automatic, less than 11K miles, w/ an almost empty gas tank. Turned off car, tried to add gas but won't take-- acts like tank is full & splash-back got on me & ground. Obviously I wasn't paying attention!! I even had the attendant (older guy) try &am...
Check engine light flashed then stayed on with vehicle dynamic light. Cruise light flashes as well. 108, 000 miles. Detected faint odor of burning oil-as if spilled on exhaust manifold-did not last long. Made a hard left just before lights came on and engine idled/ram rough
2010 Subaru Forester Recalls
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.
Brake lines may corrode excessively when salt water splashes behind a gap in the fuel tank protector. This can lead to brake line failure and leakage, and cause the brakes to fail. Dealers will inspect for leaking lines, apply rust proofing wax and replace lines found to be leaking free of charge to resolve the concern.
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.
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.