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2012 Subaru Forester Repair & Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 2012 Subaru Forester

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$645
Annual Repair Cost
on average
The annual maintenance cost of a Subaru Forester is $645. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and shop.

Most Common 2012 Subaru Forester Problems

2012 Subaru Forester vehicles have 4 reported problems.The most commonly reported 2012 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 front oxygen (air fuel ratio) sensor element may develop a crack, causing the check engine light to illuminate. ...

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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 $645 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 2012 Subaru Forester Questions

There are 8 related questions for 2012 Subaru Forester vehicles. RepairPal's professional community answers hundreds of questions each day. Below are the most commonly asked questions.
Just had ac evaporator replaced. not sure if this has anything to do with it. the hissing sound comes on for about 3...
I just bought a 2012 forester. nowhere in the manual does it explain how to turn the passenger side air bag on. doe...
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