2010 Subaru Forester Questions

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My car os green and I received an estimate of $2400.00.

my mechanic tells me that I might need a new transmission. What would it cost? The gear shift periodically will allow the car to go backwards but will not engage in any of the forward gears until it has warmed up for 5-15 minutes.

Have a Subaru Forester 2010 (non turbo) model with ~110,000km.

For the last 20,000km I have taken it to Subaru mechanics about 5 times with the same issue - Check Engine light comes on after longer highway drives (longer than half an hour) at high speeds - not during these drives but usually the next time the car is driven. Every time the computer shows a P0026 code (right OSV valve). They claim to have now replaced both the right and left valves but the issue came back last week, right after a fresh oil change. Please help!

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 & same thing happened. When started SUV to leave, check engine light was steady, cruise control flashing in addtn to gas light.

​Called dealer & they suggested I have vehicle towed to their garage (at my expense) since there probably is not enough gas to go that far. Service garage guy said he heard of that w/ other vehicles but never a Forester. Wouldn't answer most ​basic q's w/o inspecting SUV.

Am disabled widow on very, very limited income so want to research b4 garage visit​. Would like some specific suggestions so I can research. I got "no results" and/or unrelated results on all my search attempts. I looked in my manuals but found nothing. I'm guessing there is a sensor or valve shut-off that is stuck???

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

Also, where is the oil filter located?

I believe someone drained my differential fluid as there are no seal cracks, leaks, or any other leaks for that matter. I drove the car for some time with no flud without the car seizing. Would this be possible?

The newer spark plugs to last 60k and are different wires needed?

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

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

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 started in 2009. Dealership can't fix this problem and refuses to give me another CD player. I almost hit a mail box when searching for where the book should be while I was driving. Dealership claims dealer representive contacted engineers and there is no software fix available. No other car we have ever owned has this problem. We have owned Fords ad Honda's all of the CD players stop when turned off.
Please help.

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 winters and several of my cars and trucks had the ABS feature. None of them handled as badly as this car. The ABS also activates when turning and seems to cause the car to break traction. The ABS system was recently checked by a Subaru dealership. They said the ABS system is fine and advised purchase of their snow tires. The car has less than 15k miles and I'm very skeptical if the tires are in fact the problem. Is anyone else having these types of handling problems and what was done to cure the problem?