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Subaru Forester 2004 Safety Reports and Reviews



Subaru Forester 2004 Reviews



Subaru Forester 2004 Power Train

Subaru Forester 2004 Power Train Review #10095402

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Sept 01, 2004.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with POWER TRAIN . the vehicle's transmission made noise while driving. the vehicle was inspected and it was determined that he vehicle was operating as designed. the consumer would like to return the vehicle and receive a refund for the purchase price. *nm the subaru dealer offered the consumer $1500.00 to 2,000 dollars toward trading his vehicle in for another vehicle. offer expires oct 31,2004 *tc.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG65694H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in MILL VALLEY, CA. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FUEL TYPE: GAS. DEALER'S NAME: SUBARU OF AMERICA . DEALER'S CITY: CHERRY HILL . DEALER'S STATE CODE: NJ. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 08034 .

Subaru Forester 2004 Power Train Automatic Transmission Gear Position Indication (prndl)

Subaru Forester 2004 Power Train Automatic Transmission Gear Position Indication (prndl) Review #10095404

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Sept 01, 2004.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:GEAR POSITION INDICATION (PRNDL) . the vehicle's transmission made noise while driving. the vehicle was inspected and it was determined that he vehicle was operating as designed. the consumer would like to return the vehicle and receive a refund for the purchase price. *nm the consumer stated that the engine is making a high pitch whining noise. the consumer was told that the noise is from the reduction gear teeth transmission and was normal. the consumer also experienced problems with her 1998 subaru forrester the consumer experienced overheating and engine damage. a faulty thermostat caused the overheating. an initial test show carbon monoxide indicating probable damage to the sleeves between the pistons and cylinders, which would require replacement of the short block. overheated cams are warped due to the heat. .Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG65694H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in MILL VALLEY, CA. Vehicle was purchased on Feb 01, 1998. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. DEALER'S NAME: BIANCO CADILLAC . DEALER'S CITY: CORTE MADERA . DEALER'S STATE CODE: CA.

Subaru Forester 2004 Engine And Engine Cooling

Subaru Forester 2004 Engine And Engine Cooling Review #10095404

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Sept 01, 2004.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING . the vehicle's transmission made noise while driving. the vehicle was inspected and it was determined that he vehicle was operating as designed. the consumer would like to return the vehicle and receive a refund for the purchase price. *nm the consumer stated that the engine is making a high pitch whining noise. the consumer was told that the noise is from the reduction gear teeth transmission and was normal. the consumer also experienced problems with her 1998 subaru forrester the consumer experienced overheating and engine damage. a faulty thermostat caused the overheating. an initial test show carbon monoxide indicating probable damage to the sleeves between the pistons and cylinders, which would require replacement of the short block. overheated cams are warped due to the heat. .Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG65694H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in MILL VALLEY, CA. Vehicle was purchased on Feb 01, 1998. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. DEALER'S NAME: BIANCO CADILLAC . DEALER'S CITY: CORTE MADERA . DEALER'S STATE CODE: CA.

Subaru Forester 2004 Air Bags

Subaru Forester 2004 Air Bags Review #10101059

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Nov 01, 2004.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with AIR BAGS . fuel door release button does not work. airbag light came on possible electrical problems. *bf 5 days after purchasing the vehicle, the fuel door release button fell off. opening of the fuel door was and continued to be difficult. the consumer would like a full refund for the vehicle. *tc *jb.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG63674H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in BEDFORD, IN. Vehicle was purchased on Feb 02, 2004. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. DEALER'S NAME: HODGES SUBARU OF FERNDALE . DEALER'S CITY: FERNDALE . DEALER'S STATE CODE: MI.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline Storage

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline Storage Review #10101059

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Nov 01, 2004.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE . fuel door release button does not work. airbag light came on possible electrical problems. *bf 5 days after purchasing the vehicle, the fuel door release button fell off. opening of the fuel door was and continued to be difficult. the consumer would like a full refund for the vehicle. *tc *jb.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG63674H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in BEDFORD, IN. Vehicle was purchased on Feb 02, 2004. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. DEALER'S NAME: HODGES SUBARU OF FERNDALE . DEALER'S CITY: FERNDALE . DEALER'S STATE CODE: MI.

Subaru Forester 2004 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine

Subaru Forester 2004 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Review #10104220

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Dec 02, 2004.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE . engine compartment fire, resulting from oil leaking in engine compartment. there were no injuries and because of proximity of fire department fire was extinguished within 4-5 minutes. subaru of america (soa) maintains that oil leaked from oil filter and that this is no fault of theirs. given the history of recalls of this type of vehicle in japan for leaking oil and fires i am not sure that this point has been demonstrated. soa refused to fix damage and told me to file an insurance claim... which i have done. damage is estimated to be $6-10k. matter will be subrogated to insurance company for settlement.*ak.Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 7785 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG69664H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in ST CHARLES, MO. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 04, 2004. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Subaru Forester 2004 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Turbo. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Subaru Forester 2004 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Review #10104715

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Dec 17, 2004.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE . car producing noxious odor inside. when parking car in garage, accidentally stepped on accelerator rather than brake. hit and destroyed back wall. cosmetic damage to car. dealer claims leaves were sucked into the engine compartment through turbocharge intake. but, odor was of burnt rubber or plastic, not leaves. and, the car is always parked in the garage. finally, most leaves were down several weeks earlier this year, i.e., by end of november. *nm.Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 8000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG69634H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in ARLINGTON, VA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 03, 2004. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Subaru Forester 2004 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Turbo. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Subaru Forester 2004 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph. DEALER'S NAME: STOHLMAN SUBARU . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 703-893-2990 . DEALER'S CITY: VIENNA . DEALER'S STATE CODE: VA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 22182 .

Subaru Forester 2004 Tires

Subaru Forester 2004 Tires Review #10107473

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Jan 11, 2005.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with TIRES . there is tear between the tread and sidewall on the right rear side tire, which is causing the consumer to not maintain easy control when being driven. manufacturer was contacted by owner. *jb *nm.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 9530 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG6365HH. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in KEALAKEKUA, HI. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Subaru Forester 2004 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Subaru Forester 2004 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph. DEALER'S NAME: HILO-KONA MAZDA . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 808-961-4411 . DEALER'S CITY: KAILUA KONA . DEALER'S STATE CODE: HI. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 96740 .

Subaru Forester 2004 Air Bags Frontal

Subaru Forester 2004 Air Bags Frontal Review #10109348

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Jan 27, 2005.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with AIR BAGS:FRONTAL . while driving at 28 mph a head on collision occurred. upon impact, air bags did not deploy. one person was injured. *ak.Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG636X4H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in BUCKHANNON, WV. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. VEHICLE SPEED: 28 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Vehicle Speed Control

Subaru Forester 2004 Vehicle Speed Control Review #10115309

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Feb 18, 2005.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL . consumer is unable to see the speedometer while driving during day time when the sun is out. the sun light is obstructing consumer's view to see if he is complying with the speed limit. the vehicle was taken to the dealer, who informed the consumer that they were unable to change or correct the problem. the vehicle complied with the dot specs. *ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 3300 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG69694G. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in DENVER, CO. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Feb 15, 2005. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Subaru Forester 2004 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Turbo. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Subaru Forester 2004 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN .

Subaru Forester 2004 Power Train Automatic Transmission

Subaru Forester 2004 Power Train Automatic Transmission Review #10111555

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Feb 01, 2005.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . the vehicle generated excessive static shock. *nm the accelerator became stuck. there were times when the vehicle would go no more than 15- 20 mph. *jb.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG63624H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in SAYLORSBURG, PA. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 01, 2003. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Subaru Forester 2004 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Subaru Forester 2004 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: BECKER SUBARU . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 1-800-671-3636 . DEALER'S CITY: ALLENTOWN . DEALER'S STATE CODE: PA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 18103 .

Subaru Forester 2004 Vehicle Speed Control Accelerator Pedal

Subaru Forester 2004 Vehicle Speed Control Accelerator Pedal Review #10111555

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Feb 01, 2005.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL . the vehicle generated excessive static shock. *nm the accelerator became stuck. there were times when the vehicle would go no more than 15- 20 mph. *jb.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG63624H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in SAYLORSBURG, PA. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 01, 2003. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Subaru Forester 2004 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Subaru Forester 2004 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: BECKER SUBARU . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 1-800-671-3636 . DEALER'S CITY: ALLENTOWN . DEALER'S STATE CODE: PA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 18103 .

Subaru Forester 2004 Other

Subaru Forester 2004 Other Review #10111555

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Feb 01, 2005.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with OTHER . the vehicle generated excessive static shock. *nm the accelerator became stuck. there were times when the vehicle would go no more than 15- 20 mph. *jb.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG63624H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in SAYLORSBURG, PA. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 01, 2003. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Subaru Forester 2004 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Subaru Forester 2004 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: BECKER SUBARU . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 1-800-671-3636 . DEALER'S CITY: ALLENTOWN . DEALER'S STATE CODE: PA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 18103 .

Subaru Forester 2004 Air Bags

Subaru Forester 2004 Air Bags Review #10118648

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Apr 25, 2005.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with AIR BAGS . pulling into parking space. had foot on brake. approximate speed of car 10 mph. car accelerated on its own with my foot on brake. looked down saw that gas pedal was to floor. car accelerated into brick building. as quickly as it accelerated it stopped. was able to reverse car into parking space. hole in building damaging electricity for building. entire building without electricity for entire day. building has a 5' x 5' hole in wall and cracks doing up and down and around corner of building. car was towed to repair shop since subaru(forester 2004) does not do repairs. car was inspected by mechanic who said he could see no visible reason why gas pedal stuck. frame of car in tack, estimated damage $3600. car will be repaired and shipped to subaru for inspection prior to repossession of car. airbag did not engage during accident. prior to accident, approximately 2 months ago a similar incident happened. i came to a stop at an intersection, stepped on brake and car accelerated. it took both feet on the brake to stop the car. i thought perhaps it was winter and i slid on ice, or perhaps it was just a freak accident. didn't think much of it until the second occurance..Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in MERRIMACK, NH. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 01, 2004. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph. DEALER'S NAME: SUBARU OF MILFORD . DEALER'S CITY: MILFORD . DEALER'S STATE CODE: NH.

Subaru Forester 2004 Vehicle Speed Control Accelerator Pedal

Subaru Forester 2004 Vehicle Speed Control Accelerator Pedal Review #10118648

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Apr 25, 2005.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL . pulling into parking space. had foot on brake. approximate speed of car 10 mph. car accelerated on its own with my foot on brake. looked down saw that gas pedal was to floor. car accelerated into brick building. as quickly as it accelerated it stopped. was able to reverse car into parking space. hole in building damaging electricity for building. entire building without electricity for entire day. building has a 5' x 5' hole in wall and cracks doing up and down and around corner of building. car was towed to repair shop since subaru(forester 2004) does not do repairs. car was inspected by mechanic who said he could see no visible reason why gas pedal stuck. frame of car in tack, estimated damage $3600. car will be repaired and shipped to subaru for inspection prior to repossession of car. airbag did not engage during accident. prior to accident, approximately 2 months ago a similar incident happened. i came to a stop at an intersection, stepped on brake and car accelerated. it took both feet on the brake to stop the car. i thought perhaps it was winter and i slid on ice, or perhaps it was just a freak accident. didn't think much of it until the second occurance..Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in MERRIMACK, NH. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 01, 2004. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph. DEALER'S NAME: SUBARU OF MILFORD . DEALER'S CITY: MILFORD . DEALER'S STATE CODE: NH.

Subaru Forester 2004 Tires

Subaru Forester 2004 Tires Review #10128461

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on July 11, 2005.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with TIRES . dt: contact states he has had to change the tires on his vehicle on 1-22-05. the miles on the vehicle were 14,394. there are now 21,000 miles on the car and he has had to change the rear cylinder on the car. this was covered by the extended warranty. he has contacted the dealer. he has also talked to the manufacturer. on 4-7-05 he had to change the tires again at 17,151. the manufacturer was rude to him and said he had waited a long time to complain about the tires. *nm .Mileage was 14394 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG63674H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in E STROUDSBURG, PA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 18, 2004. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Subaru Forester 2004 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Subaru Forester 2004 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: ERTLE . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 800-406-4050 . DEALER'S CITY: STROUVSBURG . DEALER'S STATE CODE: PA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 18360 .

Subaru Forester 2004 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Antilock

Subaru Forester 2004 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Antilock Review #10128461

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on July 11, 2005.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK . dt: contact states he has had to change the tires on his vehicle on 1-22-05. the miles on the vehicle were 14,394. there are now 21,000 miles on the car and he has had to change the rear cylinder on the car. this was covered by the extended warranty. he has contacted the dealer. he has also talked to the manufacturer. on 4-7-05 he had to change the tires again at 17,151. the manufacturer was rude to him and said he had waited a long time to complain about the tires. *nm .Mileage was 14394 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG63674H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in E STROUDSBURG, PA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 18, 2004. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Subaru Forester 2004 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Subaru Forester 2004 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: ERTLE . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 800-406-4050 . DEALER'S CITY: STROUVSBURG . DEALER'S STATE CODE: PA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 18360 .

Subaru Forester 2004 Seats Mid/rear Assembly

Subaru Forester 2004 Seats Mid/rear Assembly Review #10134028

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Aug 24, 2005.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with SEATS:MID/REAR ASSEMBLY . 1. no failure yet. center, rear passenger, roof mounted, seatbelt is currently not being used on a 2004 subaru forester x. 2. 10lb tug on the center, rear passenger, roof mounted, seatbelt on a 2004 subaru forester x will cause the headliner to cave. further inspection of the seatbelt retractor unit found that it's mounted on a thin gauge metal (bendable) flap bolted to the roof with one bolt. 3. nothing has been yet. it's a new item problem..0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 15000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG63654H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in SAN JOSE, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 30, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Subaru Forester 2004 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Subaru Forester 2004 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: CARLSEN SUBARU . DEALER'S CITY: REDWOOD CITY . DEALER'S STATE CODE: CA.

Subaru Forester 2004 Engine And Engine Cooling Exhaust System Emission Control Catalytic Convertor

Subaru Forester 2004 Engine And Engine Cooling Exhaust System Emission Control Catalytic Convertor Review #10135302

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Jan 01, 2005.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL:CATALYTIC CONVERTOR . excessive sulfur dioxide odor (rotten egg). company refuses to fix converter, blames fuel. converter should handle the sulfur content of fuel, regardless. *jb.Mileage was 300 miles. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in NORTH ANDOVER, MA. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Subaru Forester 2004 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Subaru Forester 2004 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: IRA SUBARU . DEALER'S CITY: DANVERS . DEALER'S STATE CODE: MA.

Subaru Forester 2004 Engine And Engine Cooling Review #10146080

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Dec 15, 2005.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING . when outside temperature falls below 10 degrees f., car will not start or starts only with greatest difficulty. last year(2004), same sort of starting problem was attributed to a cracked ignition coil. this year dealers service department can not find a problem, also can't explain the problem. *jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 29500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG63674H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in CASTLETON, NY. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on June 20, 2004. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Subaru Forester 2004 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Subaru Forester 2004 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Electrical System Ignition

Subaru Forester 2004 Electrical System Ignition Review #10146080

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Dec 15, 2005.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION . when outside temperature falls below 10 degrees f., car will not start or starts only with greatest difficulty. last year(2004), same sort of starting problem was attributed to a cracked ignition coil. this year dealers service department can not find a problem, also can't explain the problem. *jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 29500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG63674H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in CASTLETON, NY. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on June 20, 2004. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Subaru Forester 2004 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Subaru Forester 2004 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Air Bags

Subaru Forester 2004 Air Bags Review #10149296

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Jan 08, 2006.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with AIR BAGS . dt*: the contact stated while driving on the highway at 55mph the vehicle was involved in an accident. the air bags did not deploy. although seatbelts were worn the two occupants sustained injuries. a police report was filed. as a result of the accident the vehicle was totaled. .Vehicle was involved in a crash. 2 person(s) were injured. Mileage was 43500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG63694H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in OAKLAND, CA. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 27, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Subaru Forester 2004 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Subaru Forester 2004 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph. DEALER'S NAME: SUBARU OF LIVERMORE . DEALER'S CITY: LIVERMORE . DEALER'S STATE CODE: CA.

Subaru Forester 2004 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine

Subaru Forester 2004 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Review #10171175

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on July 25, 2006.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE . 2004 forester xt stalled, had loss of power during acceleration and jerked violently. *ts the vehicle was taken to the dealer three times but they were unable to diagnose and repair the problem. *nm.Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in ENCINO, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. DEALER'S NAME: BIG VALLEY SUBARU . DEALER'S STATE CODE: CA.

Subaru Forester 2004 Power Train

Subaru Forester 2004 Power Train Review #10171175

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on July 25, 2006.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with POWER TRAIN . 2004 forester xt stalled, had loss of power during acceleration and jerked violently. *ts the vehicle was taken to the dealer three times but they were unable to diagnose and repair the problem. *nm.Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in ENCINO, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. DEALER'S NAME: BIG VALLEY SUBARU . DEALER'S STATE CODE: CA.

Subaru Forester 2004 Latches/locks/linkages Hood Latch

Subaru Forester 2004 Latches/locks/linkages Hood Latch Review #10187503

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Apr 09, 2007.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HOOD:LATCH . hood latch released while driving on interstate at 65 mph. occurred twice in less than 30 minutes. this occurred when coming off a bridge and the road bump caused the hood to pop up one inch. the secondary latch continued to operate, but this could cause a catastrophic failure of the hood.*ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 25300 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG65614H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in VIENNA, VA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on July 30, 2004. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Subaru Forester 2004 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Subaru Forester 2004 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph. DEALER'S NAME: STOHLMAN SUBARU . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 866-311-4735 . DEALER'S CITY: VIENNA . DEALER'S STATE CODE: VA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 22182 .

Subaru Forester 2004 Suspension Front Wheel Bearing

Subaru Forester 2004 Suspension Front Wheel Bearing Review #10194884

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on June 28, 2007.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with SUSPENSION:FRONT:WHEEL BEARING . right rear wheel bearing failed at 31000 milesin november 2005, and was replaced by the dealer. at 67000 milesin june 2007, both rear wheel bearings had to be replaced. car received all recommended oil changes and services. is only used for highway and city driving.*ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 67000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG63644H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in ANOKA, MN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 01, 2004. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Subaru Forester 2004 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Subaru Forester 2004 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: MORRIE'S SUBARU . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 866-685-5377 . DEALER'S CITY: MINNETONKA . DEALER'S STATE CODE: MN. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 55305 .

Subaru Forester 2004 Air Bags

Subaru Forester 2004 Air Bags Review #10196583

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Oct 10, 2006.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with AIR BAGS . airbag light came on shortly before the warranty on the item ran out. dealer checked connections and light went out. a few months later the light came again. checked connection, light went out. light started going on intermittently. now was on steadily. goggling 2004 forester air bag light indicates this was a common problem. it was a poor design that exposed the connector to damage by feet or other objects under the driver's seat. *ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 40000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG65654H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in RIO RICO, AZ. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 15, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Subaru Forester 2004 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Subaru Forester 2004 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: EMRICH SUBARU . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 520-721-2400 . DEALER'S CITY: TUCSON . DEALER'S STATE CODE: AZ.

Subaru Forester 2004 Suspension Rear

Subaru Forester 2004 Suspension Rear Review #10205942

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on July 14, 2007.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with SUSPENSION:REAR . both rear wheel bearings needed to be replaced at 51,000 miles. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 51000 miles. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in HAVERTOWN, PA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on June 05, 2004. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Subaru Forester 2004 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Subaru Forester 2004 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: CONCORDVILLE SUBARU . DEALER'S CITY: CONCORDVILLE . DEALER'S STATE CODE: PA.

Subaru Forester 2004 Visibility Rear Window Wiper/washer

Subaru Forester 2004 Visibility Rear Window Wiper/washer Review #10211510

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Dec 11, 2007.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with VISIBILITY:REAR WINDOW WIPER/WASHER . subaru refuses to make winter blades for the rear wiper blade on 2004-2008 subaru foresters. this results in rear wiper blades that ice up and cannot effectively wipe the rear window in ice or snow. rear vision is blocked. this summer blade failure has occurred more times than i can count. stopping along side a highway to clean them off can be a safety hazard. i have contacted subaru several times on this since 2004. all they say is that they will talk about it. can you make them manufacture a winter blade? *tr.Mileage was 85175 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG65634H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in CHEYENNE, WY. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 02, 2004. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Subaru Forester 2004 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Subaru Forester 2004 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: DINEEN . DEALER'S CITY: CHEYENNE . DEALER'S STATE CODE: WY. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 82001 .

Subaru Forester 2004 Vehicle Speed Control

Subaru Forester 2004 Vehicle Speed Control Review #10212671

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Dec 22, 2007.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL . vehicle abruptly accelerated while stopped with foot on brake in a residential neighborhood. vehicle jumped a curb and clipped a tree at high speed cutting across two home lawns. driver had no control of car and brakes did not work. vehicle finally came to a rest after brake pedal had been pushed all the way to the floor. significant damage to vehicle where it made contact with the tree. thankfully no one was outside at the time (3:00 pm) because someone could have easily been killed by the out of control vehicle also had it not been for clipping the tree, the vehicle would have likely gone forward into a home. *tr.Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 49000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG65654H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in SEVERNA PARK, MD. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on July 31, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Subaru Forester 2004 drive type:AWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Subaru Forester 2004 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline Storage Tank Assembly Filler Pipe And Cap

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline Storage Tank Assembly Filler Pipe And Cap Review #10216010

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Sept 21, 2007.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:FILLER PIPE AND CAP . during gas fill-ups, unable to fill tank without continuous start/stops (~20 times for full tank). have tried different pumps and different stations (approximately 13 fill-ups now). *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 39000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG65644H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in CARSON, CA. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 11, 2007. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Subaru Forester 2004 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Subaru Forester 2004 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: LONGO TOYOTA . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 6265806100 . DEALER'S CITY: EL MONTE . DEALER'S STATE CODE: CA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 91734 .

Subaru Forester 2004 Air Bags Frontal

Subaru Forester 2004 Air Bags Frontal Review #10229725

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on June 03, 2008.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with AIR BAGS:FRONTAL . the air bag system will not function in the event of a collision due to an electrical connector malfunction. the connector is located under the driver's seat and is constantly stressed by seat movement or contact by the driver's feet. as a result, the air bag warning light is chronically but intermittently on. this has been a problem since first identified when this vehicle was approximately 1 year old. the repair of the connector was eventually ineffective. when the air bag warning light is on the air bags are inactive and will not deploy in the event of a collision. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 25000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG65684H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: RANCHO GRANDE MOTORS . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 805 543 4745 . DEALER'S CITY: SAN LUIS OBISPO . DEALER'S STATE CODE: CA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 93405 .

Subaru Forester 2004 Electrical System

Subaru Forester 2004 Electrical System Review #10229725

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on June 03, 2008.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with ELECTRICAL SYSTEM . the air bag system will not function in the event of a collision due to an electrical connector malfunction. the connector is located under the driver's seat and is constantly stressed by seat movement or contact by the driver's feet. as a result, the air bag warning light is chronically but intermittently on. this has been a problem since first identified when this vehicle was approximately 1 year old. the repair of the connector was eventually ineffective. when the air bag warning light is on the air bags are inactive and will not deploy in the event of a collision. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 25000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG65684H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: RANCHO GRANDE MOTORS . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 805 543 4745 . DEALER'S CITY: SAN LUIS OBISPO . DEALER'S STATE CODE: CA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 93405 .

Subaru Forester 2004 Air Bags Side/window

Subaru Forester 2004 Air Bags Side/window Review #10229725

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on June 03, 2008.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW . the air bag system will not function in the event of a collision due to an electrical connector malfunction. the connector is located under the driver's seat and is constantly stressed by seat movement or contact by the driver's feet. as a result, the air bag warning light is chronically but intermittently on. this has been a problem since first identified when this vehicle was approximately 1 year old. the repair of the connector was eventually ineffective. when the air bag warning light is on the air bags are inactive and will not deploy in the event of a collision. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 25000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG65684H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: RANCHO GRANDE MOTORS . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 805 543 4745 . DEALER'S CITY: SAN LUIS OBISPO . DEALER'S STATE CODE: CA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 93405 .

Subaru Forester 2004 Air Bags Review #10229725

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on June 03, 2008.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with AIR BAGS . the air bag system will not function in the event of a collision due to an electrical connector malfunction. the connector is located under the driver's seat and is constantly stressed by seat movement or contact by the driver's feet. as a result, the air bag warning light is chronically but intermittently on. this has been a problem since first identified when this vehicle was approximately 1 year old. the repair of the connector was eventually ineffective. when the air bag warning light is on the air bags are inactive and will not deploy in the event of a collision. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 25000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG65684H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: RANCHO GRANDE MOTORS . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 805 543 4745 . DEALER'S CITY: SAN LUIS OBISPO . DEALER'S STATE CODE: CA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 93405 .

Subaru Forester 2004 Air Bags Review #10233706

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on July 09, 2008.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with AIR BAGS . the air bag warning light comes on intermittently when the drivers seat is moved. the connector wire under the seat must be cause but the dealer will charge $600.00 for repair that they state may or may not fix this problem. this has been happening since the vehicle was one or two years old. a search of your records shows the exact problem in complaint #10196583, and is the likely cause of complaint #'s 10149296 and 10101059. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG63684H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in WINDSOR, CO. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline Review #10250895

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Dec 05, 2008.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE . this problem happened when temperature dropped below about 15 degrees f. there was a very strong gas smell inside car with heater on. there was also a strong gas smell under hood. i drove car the next day at 35 deg f and no smell. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 66363 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG63604H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in FREDERICK, CO. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline Review #10251052

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Dec 07, 2008.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE . model is a 2004 subaru forester xt. upon startup in cold weather, there is an extreme smell of raw fuel (gasoline) both inside the vehicle and outside as well. i am afraid to drive this car in cold weather. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 61500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG69694H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in NEWTON, NJ. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline Review #10256585

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Jan 27, 2009.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE . smelled fuel in passenger compartment. stopped vehicle and strong odor of fuel under hood. the evening temperatures were below zero and even though vehicle is garaged, temperatures were below freezing. no signs of fuel on floor of garage and could not find leak by observation of running engine. i did research and many subaru vehicles are having problems with fuel leaks at low temperatures. this is a safety hazard. dealer says it may take repairs in excess of $500.00 to resolve faulty clamps and hoses. i am trying to get subaru of america to work with me. why has this not been a recall? are we waiting for fires or asphyxiation? *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 43930 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG69674H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in ARVADA, CO. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Wheels

Subaru Forester 2004 Wheels Review #10263775

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Mar 29, 2009.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with WHEELS . noise from left rear wheel grew louder for weeks on a 2004 subaru forester xt turbo with 87,800 miles. tires plus in cooper city, fl, replaced the left rear wheel bearing. it seemed unusually soon for normal wear, and i found similar online complaints about subaru wheel bearings. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 87800 miles. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in DAVIE, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Suspension Rear

Subaru Forester 2004 Suspension Rear Review #10266071

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on May 10, 2008.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with SUSPENSION:REAR . both rear wheel bearings replaced at 51,000 miles. *tr.Mileage was 51000 miles. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in HAVERTOWN, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Subaru Forester 2004 Suspension Review #10267247

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Apr 18, 2009.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with SUSPENSION . a rear wheel bearing has failed on our 2004 subaru forrester xt. we have heard a sound on again and off again a few months after buying the car, as well as in recent months. the car has always been serviced by a subaru dealer and we have had all required services made over the years of owning the car. we bought the car from subaru of wakefiled, ma when we lived in salem, ma. their service department is terrific. we now have it serviced at pence subaru in richmond. the last time we were at the dealer we had an unpleasant experience and i was reticent to return. the sound got really bad about 2 weeks ago and i took it to an independent auto mechanic and he confirmed that the rear bearings had failed. we have heard a sound from the rear of the car on again and off again for years and had the brakes checked and worked on numerous times thinking this was the problem. recent research on the internet leads me to believe that there is something wrong in the design of the bearings or the hub as many people have reported multiple failures while owning their cars. it seems as if a recall is in order here and the parts should be replaced at the manufacturers expense. i would appreciate your investigating the matter and any guidance that you can provide. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 70725 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG69634H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in MIDLOTHIAN, VA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine

Subaru Forester 2004 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Review #10275703

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on June 29, 2009.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE . engine caught fire while the car was driven. corresponds to nhtsa campaign number: 7v043000. *tr .Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 70000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG696X4H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in DOUGLASTON, NY. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Subaru Forester 2004 Power Train Manual Transmission

Subaru Forester 2004 Power Train Manual Transmission Review #10284971

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Aug 01, 2009.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION . our 2004 model, manual gear-box subaru forester 2.5 x stalls far too easily in first gear. recently, my wife narrowly escaped a horrendous accident when the forester's engine stalled on a busy highway trying to accelerate onto the highway from the side road which she has to use to access the highway from her place of work. we have spoken to other manual gear-box subaru owners, including the subaru wrx and liberty, who have told us that they experience the same problem. we believe that this may be a fundamental design issue affecting most recently built manual gear box subaru passenger vehicles, built by subaru at their main factory in japan, and distributed globally, including but not limited to the usa. *tr.Mileage was 50000 miles. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in TRINITY BEACH, 00. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline Review #10295423

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Dec 11, 2009.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE . extremely strong fuel odor in the interior of an 04 subaru forester. *tr.Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in BURNSVILLE, MN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline Review #10296026

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Dec 09, 2009.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE . in cold weather (below 0f) vehicle leaks fuel in the engine compartment. vehicle was parked outside starting at 6:30 am, with an outdoor air temperature of approximately -11f after a 6 mile drive. when vehicle was restarted at 11:30am, with an outdoor air temperature of approximately 3f, fuel smell was noticed within one mile. fuel leak is from high pressure hose on passenger side of vehicle, just forward and below the manifold. car was towed to shop and shop replaced high pressure fuel hose and clamps. photos of exact location of leak, components replaced, repair bill and national weather service temperature data available in pdf format. *tr.Mileage was 43802 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG65634H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in COLORADO SPRINGS, CO. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 50 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Vehicle Speed Control

Subaru Forester 2004 Vehicle Speed Control Review #10296254

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Sept 29, 2009.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL . owner was pulling into a parking space at a grocery store parking lot when vehicle suddenly accelerated forward bumping the concrete parking post. when put in reverse, it again suddenly accelerated bruising a pedestrian. similar behavior while parking occurred in the same lot a month earlier but only causing damage to the license plate cover. we believe the drivers side floor matt slipped and have removed it. we did take it to the dealer to have the throttle computer board cleaned at the pin connector and map sensors, as had been suggested in an earlier nhtsa report for this car year and model. however, the mechanic said they were not dirty. *tr.1 person(s) were injured. Mileage was 40500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG69634H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in ARLINGTON, VA. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 3 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline Review #10297967

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Jan 03, 2010.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE . 2004 subaru forester fuel system leak in cold weather. *tr.Mileage was 65120 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG696X4H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in BUCHANAN, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline Review #10298765

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Jan 07, 2010.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE . tl*the contact owns a 2004 subaru forester. the contact stated that there was a fuel leak in the engine compartment. he could smell gasoline in the cabin as it was being leaked on the motor. he stated that the failure seemed to happen in above freezing weather. he called the dealer and was told that it was a common problem. the vehicle had not been inspected by the dealer and the manufacturer was not notified. the vehicle had not been repaired at the time of the complaint. the current and failure mileages were approximately 95,000..Mileage was 95000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG69624G. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in LAWRENCE, KS. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Subaru Forester 2004 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine

Subaru Forester 2004 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Review #10299794

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Jan 14, 2010.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE . i purchased a 2004 subaru forrester xt in february of '09 with 93,008 miles on it. the dealership had all service records relating to the vehicles history, and all guidelines were followed according to the manufacturer's specifications. the current mileage on the vehicle is 102,323 and i was just informed that the turbocharger is coming apart and needs replaced or the vehicle will be non-operational. i contacted subaru of north america and they informed me that there was nothing that they could do, which i understand. my main problem is that the representative that i talked to informed me that the manufacturer changed its guidelines for later models of the vehicle to a shorter recommended interval between services. these models have the same engine and turbocharger as my vehicle and they changed the scheduled maintenance from 7,500 miles to 3,500 miles. i understand the power train coverage expired at 5 years or 60,000 miles but my main concern is that they had changed their service requirement for a reason. the mechanic shop that i have taken the vehicle to has had service bulletins on this problem concerning the turbochargers. it states vehicles that are turbocharged should have the oil changed every 3,750 miles to prevent failure/ damage to the turbo and that i was not to drive it or the engine could seize up and cause a crash. *tr.Mileage was 102323 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG69644H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in MANFIELD, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Engine And Engine Cooling Exhaust System

Subaru Forester 2004 Engine And Engine Cooling Exhaust System Review #10299794

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Jan 14, 2010.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM . i purchased a 2004 subaru forrester xt in february of '09 with 93,008 miles on it. the dealership had all service records relating to the vehicles history, and all guidelines were followed according to the manufacturer's specifications. the current mileage on the vehicle is 102,323 and i was just informed that the turbocharger is coming apart and needs replaced or the vehicle will be non-operational. i contacted subaru of north america and they informed me that there was nothing that they could do, which i understand. my main problem is that the representative that i talked to informed me that the manufacturer changed its guidelines for later models of the vehicle to a shorter recommended interval between services. these models have the same engine and turbocharger as my vehicle and they changed the scheduled maintenance from 7,500 miles to 3,500 miles. i understand the power train coverage expired at 5 years or 60,000 miles but my main concern is that they had changed their service requirement for a reason. the mechanic shop that i have taken the vehicle to has had service bulletins on this problem concerning the turbochargers. it states vehicles that are turbocharged should have the oil changed every 3,750 miles to prevent failure/ damage to the turbo and that i was not to drive it or the engine could seize up and cause a crash. *tr.Mileage was 102323 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG69644H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in MANFIELD, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline Review #10300324

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Dec 10, 2008.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE . vehicle compartment has a strong smell of gasoline. i first noticed this a year ago (vehicle mileage was around 40,000) and the temperature was 20 degrees and lower when this would occur. the smell of gas continued again this winter. i had my mechanic look at it and contacted the subaru dealership. they could not diagnose the problem, but did state that they have had other customers complain of this extremely strong gas smell as well. it has been so bad that i have had to keep a window open. *tr.Mileage was 40000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG63654G. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in LINCOLN, NE. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate

Subaru Forester 2004 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Review #10302028

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Jan 15, 2007.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE . the rear hatch door does not latch and door can swing open. problem started around 45k and all the dealer would do is spray the mechanism with wd-40. the problem kept getting worse and i am fed up. as a result of this i would not buy another subaru. this problem has been on going for at least 2 years ,it happens everytime the hatch is open...it never latches when closed. *tr.Mileage was 75000 miles. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in AFTON, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline Review #10304123

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Dec 21, 2009.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE . tl* the contact owns a 2004 subaru foreseter. when the contact started the ignition there was a strong odor of fuel inside and outside of the vehicle. the failure occur consistently. the engine exhibited an excessive amount of fuel leakage. the vehicle had not been repaired for the malfunctions. the failure mileage was 55,000. .Mileage was 55000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG69614G. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in DECATUR, GA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline Review #10314620

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Dec 20, 2009.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE . every time the temperature drops below freezing a strong fuel smell fills the interior. sometimes the smell goes away when the engine warms up, sometimes it doesn't. nothing has been done to fix the problem. *tr.Mileage was 40000 miles. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in BILLINGS, MT. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline Review #10315294

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Jan 08, 2010.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE . during the beginning of the year, a very strong fuel smell filled the cabin of the car. it would sometimes go away after a half hour of driving. it seemed to coincide with the outside temperature being below freezing. brought car in for service. they tightened fuel clamps and replaced a small fuel line. a few weeks later the smell returned even more intense. it was scary to drive, especially with my toddler in the car! took car in for service again. they replaced all fuel injectors/orings/seals and intake and exhaust gaskets. repairs totaled over $1,000. problem first occurred at 105,000 miles. (one month earlier the turbo had to be replaced...a repair total of $3,300. for over a year there's also been a problem with the car constantly needing oil, but there's no leak.) i've read complaint after complaint for the fuel smell problem on many subaru forums. why hasn't there been a recall for this safety hazard?? *tr.Mileage was 105000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG69624H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in WANAQUE, NJ. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Vehicle Speed Control

Subaru Forester 2004 Vehicle Speed Control Review #10317724

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Jan 17, 2010.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL . tl* the contact has 2004 suburu forrester. the contact stated that in january 2010 she was backing up the vehicle at 5mph. the vehicle began accelerating in reverse up to 60 mph. the vehicle crashed through a buildings metal garage door and part of the south wall. within a few seconds the vehicle zoomed across the empty garage space and then crashed through and interior metal wall and into a large open work space. the vehicle did not stop until it became wedged between a large heavy work table and another object. the whole episode took only a few seconds. the vehicle caused a lot of property damage and the vehicle was destroyed. the contact feels it was a sudden acceleration problem. the failure and current mileages was 69000.the vin was unavailable at the time of the complaint. .Vehicle was involved in a crash. Mileage was 69000 miles. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in TROY, NY. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Vehicle Speed Control Review #10318150

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Jan 10, 2010.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL . while parking my car in a museum parking area on a slope, i shifted the automatic gear shift from reverse to drive and the car suddenly accelerated and took off down a crowded parking lot driveway at very high speed. the car was at a standstill at the time of the gear shifting. i could not slow or stop the rapidly accelerating car by braking. i was focused on not hitting people and other entering cars and didn't think to try the emergency brake or shifting into neutral. the car kept accelerating, despite my foot being heavily on the brake, and i aimed it into a tree rather than into an oncoming car. the car was "totaled". the airbag deployed and i was wearing a seat belt. i was very badly bruised with no concussion, whiplash or broken bones. i was taken by ambulance to the local hospital emergency room and discharged after a few hours. the steering wheel column was sheared off and the dashboard totally deformed by the force of my impact into them. the whole front end of the car was smashed in. i later checked the car at the impounding site and found no evidence of the driver seat floor mat being out of place or even touching the accelerator pedal. i am the sole driver of this car and had no prior similar problems. the weather at the time of the accident was cold, sunny and dry. *tr.Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. Mileage was 52000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG69654H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in SANTA FE, NM. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Subaru Forester 2004 drive type:AWD. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Air Bags Frontal

Subaru Forester 2004 Air Bags Frontal Review #10319392

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Jan 01, 2007.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with AIR BAGS:FRONTAL . the air bag light seems to intermittently come on when the driver's seat is moved forward. the light goes off on its own usually when the seat is moved back but we have not detected any patterns. *tr.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG65644H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in DECATUR, GA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Subaru Forester 2004 drive type:AWD.

Subaru Forester 2004 Service Brakes, Hydraulic

Subaru Forester 2004 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Review #10333867

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Mar 26, 2010.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC . on 03/26/2010, car failed to stop in spite of heavy pressure on the brake pedal. the abs did not cut in, the car veered to the left and collided with a vehicle causing extensive damage. upon examination of the brakes, the following was found: driver side, outside pad worn to bare metal scoring rotor; inner pad frozen in position by accumulated rust under the inserts on the brake carrier. rust thickness approx. 1 mm. material remaining on the pad approx. 4 mm. on the passenger side both pads were frozen in place w/ approx. 5 mm of material remaining. rust was removed from the brake carriers and new oem rotors and pads were installed. *tr.Vehicle was involved in a crash. Mileage was 56180 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG69624H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in HOWARED BEACH, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Air Bags

Subaru Forester 2004 Air Bags Review #10346095

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on May 07, 2010.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with AIR BAGS . tl* the contact owns a 2004 subaru forester. the contact stated the air bag warning light remained illuminated. the vehicle was taken to a local repair facility where he was advised that one of the air bag plugs that was connected to the air bag wiring was not contacting. the contact was concerned with the possibility of being involved in a crash and the air bags potentially would not deploy. the vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. the contact stated there was a technical service bulletin issued by the manufacturer (nhtsa item number: 10015705: air bags) but there was not a recall for the failure. the failure mileage was 68,000 and the current mileage was 69,500. .Mileage was 68000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG696X4G. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in LOUISVILLE, CO. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Vehicle Speed Control

Subaru Forester 2004 Vehicle Speed Control Review #10354764

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Aug 03, 2010.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL . on august 3, 201 while driving on the highway, my 2004 subaru forester suddenly began to accelerate. i could not keep my speed below 80-90 miles per hour, even when my foot was not on the accelerator. i had to keep my foot on the brakes at all times. i tried to engage and disengage the cruise control, in case that was the issue. i was fortunate to be close to my home and usual car repair service. i was able to get there by constantly adjusting the gear i was in and keeping the brake engaged at all times. i was almost in an accident when trying to turn into my garage. i was able to stop the car in the parking lot by turning off the engine and engaging the parking brake at the same time. by the time i was able to stop, my brakes were smoking. my abs unit on the car has since failed. the car's accelerator unit was found to be caked by some sort of gunk, and this caused the accelerator to be stuck open. repairs cost more than $1200.00. *tr.Mileage was 94500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG63684H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in COLUMBIA, MD. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 90 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Air Bags

Subaru Forester 2004 Air Bags Review #10355410

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on July 06, 2010.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with AIR BAGS . the air bag dashboard light is always on. it first came on when the vehicle had about 82000 miles and at first it was intermittent. after about six weeks, it has become permanently lit when the engine is turned on. i have noted that this seems to be a problem on this model. the light does not bother me, but the fact that people have been in accidents and the airbags did not deploy does concern me greatly. *tr.Mileage was 82000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG65604H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in NASHVILLE, TN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Air Bags Review #10357081

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Sept 19, 2008.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with AIR BAGS . the airbag light randomly goes on and off for periods of days at a time. this has been happening for many years. i brought it in to the subaru dealer but they claimed it did not light up for them during their inspection. it then lit up for me on the way home and when i called the dealer from the road they would not look at it again until i made another appointment. unfortunately i cannot assure that it will be on for them when they get the car. i later discovered that there was a subaru technical service bulletin for this problem #17-07-04. they should have at least checked to see that this is a common problem. further my mechanic said that when the light is on the air bags will not deploy upon impact. *tr.Mileage was 58383 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG69664G. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in BRONX, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline Review #10368557

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Nov 01, 2010.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE . tl*the contact owns a 2004 subaru forester xt. the contact stated that during cold weather he would smell gasoline fumes inside of the vehicle. the vehicle was inspected by a dealer who informed stated that he had a leak in his fuel line from the hose on the fuel rail. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was approximately 108,000. the vin was unavailable. updated 02/02/11 *cn.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 108000 miles. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in WHITEFISH, MT. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Structure

Subaru Forester 2004 Structure Review #10369364

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Oct 28, 2010.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with STRUCTURE . tl* the contact owns a 2004 subaru forester. the contact received notification of a manufacturers recall pertaining to the sun-roof replacement in october, 2010. the dealer was contacted and advised that the recall could not be performed because the part was not yet available. the dealer was unable to confirm when the part would become available. the contact feels the recall exceeded a reasonable time for repairs. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 45,102..Mileage was 45102 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG65624H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in GASTON, OR. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline Review #10369596

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Dec 07, 2010.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE . i own and daily drive a 2004 forester xt. it has recently developed what i consider to be a severe safety related issue. last night, after driving approximately 30 minutes, there was an overwhelming smell of raw fuel in the cabin. this situation happened again this morning while sitting in traffic, at a red light. the smell of gasoline was so strong, i felt light headed and had to roll down the windows when the temperature outside was 24 fahrenheit. i found that subaru of america (soa) issued a recall for the same problem on wrx models which produced this symptom. upon inspection of my engine, i can both see and smell raw fuel seeping from one or more of the fuel lines. i continued my research and found that there are many reports of this issue covering many year models of the forester and the legacy models. due to the volatility of gasoline and the inherent dangers to humans in vapor form, i feel this is a critical safety issue. i have read many reports and noticed the apparent large population of affected vehicles. this is very disconcerting. i am contacting soa to report this problem and to request they cover the failure under goodwill. *tr.Mileage was 110325 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG696X4G. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in CUMMING, GA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline Review #10370765

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Dec 05, 2010.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE . tl*the contact owns a 2004 subaru forester. the contact stated that as the temperature started to drop he noticed fluid leaking from the engine. he inspected the vehicle and realized that the hard fuel line was loose. the manufacturer was contacted and offered no assistance. the vehicle had not been repaired. the failure mileage was approximately 104,000. .Mileage was 104000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG69604G. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in WINSTON SALEM, NC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Gasoline Turbo-charger

Subaru Forester 2004 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Gasoline Turbo-charger Review #10371732

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on June 19, 2010.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:TURBO-CHARGER . consumer writes regarding automobile manufacturer design flaw exclusive dealerships repairs *tgw the consumer stated he experienced a catastrophic failure with his engine due to a blown turbo. the local dealership refused to sell the replacement part to his local mechanic due to the cause of the failure and the installation process. subaru later responded in writing denying all claims even when the consumer supplied them with valid reasons. the consumer learned subaru was aware of the problem dating back to 2005 and a tsb was issued. the tsb stated that oil starvation to the turbo was the main cause for the turbo failure. the oil starvation happened when the oil feed filter bango became clogged. subaru realized the design flaw in the turbo system and later redesigned the turbo to address the problem. *jb.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG69674H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in MONROE, CT. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Subaru Forester 2004 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Turbo. FUEL TYPE: GAS. DEALER'S NAME: DAN PERKINS . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 203-882-5686 . DEALER'S CITY: MILFORD . DEALER'S STATE CODE: CT. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 06460 .

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline Review #10372790

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Dec 22, 2010.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE . raw fuel smell in cabin during cold start. took to mechanic and he sees fuel leaking from the fuel line under passenger intake manifold. to resolve issue he will have to pull the intake, replace fuel lines and use better clamps. the clamps and hose used by subaru is faulty as i see a ton of complaints online about the same issue. they even did a recall on the wrx which has the same motor as the forester..Mileage was 85000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG69604H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in VALRICO, FL. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Subaru Forester 2004 Vehicle Speed Control

Subaru Forester 2004 Vehicle Speed Control Review #10372700

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Dec 23, 2010.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL . tl* the contact owns a 2004 subaru forester. the contact stated that as he started the vehicle, the vehicle abnormally accelerated. the contact turned the ignition off and turned it back on and the vehicle independently accelerated a second time. the third time the contact turned the ignition off and when restarting, the failure did not recur. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. the manufacturer was not contacted. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 38,530..Mileage was 38530 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG63684H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in LYNDEN, WA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline Review #10373197

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Dec 01, 2009.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE . strong gas odor when car is started in cold temperatures. *tr.Mileage was 41129 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG69694H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in BOULDER, CO. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Gasoline Turbo-charger

Subaru Forester 2004 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Gasoline Turbo-charger Review #10373993

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Jan 03, 2010.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:TURBO-CHARGER . tl* the contact owns 2004 subaru forster. the contact stated that while driving 70 mph the turbo charger failed and the vehicle lost all power and the contact was unable to drive the vehicle. the vehicle was towed to a local repair facility where it was diagnosed that due to a lack of oil going to the turbo charger. the vehicle was repaired. in addition, the contact stated that the failure recurred after repairs due to a leak in the oil intake resulting in the turbo charger failing. the failure mileage was 69,968 and the current mileage was 84,500..0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 69968 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG69694H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in MINNEAPOLIS, MN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline Review #10374866

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Dec 23, 2010.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE . 1. noticed strong gas odor after driving car. upon inspection, noticed gas pooled on engine top, passenger side, under intake manifold. 2. appears that fuel line is leaking. unable to ascertain exactly where, because leak is behind intake manifold. occurs during very cold weather. 3. repairs forthcoming. *tr.Mileage was 100000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG69604G. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in KNOXVILLE, TN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Subaru Forester 2004 drive type:AWD. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline Review #10376582

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Jan 12, 2011.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE . 2004 subaru forester leaks fuel directly onto manifold in conditions of cold ambient temperature. research reveals the problem is endemic to virtually all subarus model years 2002 - 2004. in 2009, subaru issued a recall for 2002 impreza wrx models sold in certain states, but the engine is the same design for the other models. strong odor of fuel in passenger compartment is symptomatic. strong risk of fire. odor abates when engine and/or ambient temperatures rise. *tr.Mileage was 58113 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG69614H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Subaru Forester 2004 drive type:AWD. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline Review #10378309

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Jan 20, 2011.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE . strong odor of raw gasoline in cabin during cold weather when vehicle is stopped. seems to be the fuel leak in the engine compartment that many other subaru forester xt owners are experiencing. *ln.Mileage was 55038 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG69614H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in MORRISONVILLE, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Subaru Forester 2004 drive type:AWD.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline Review #10379904

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Feb 01, 2011.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE . strong smell of gas inside the car in cold weather. replaced and tightened fuel clamps, to no avail. a recall was issued for the same system on the wrx, why not the forester? *ln.Mileage was 114000 miles. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in AURORA, CO. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline Review #10380015

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Dec 12, 2010.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE . we owned a 2004 subaru forester for 6 years. 2 years ago i experienced an incident where starting out the accelerator stuck at an advanced rate of speed. i was able to quickly gain control and brake the vehicle and thought it was an aberration. recently on starting out from a ferry boat the accelerator again stuck at an advanced rate of speed. i avoided people and many cars but did collide with a wall and 1 car, finally stopping the subaru by driving up a hill, over a curb and into a fence. i had mechanics check the accelerator system. they said they could find no defect in the system but that other factors could contribute to "sticking" such as faulty floor mats or placement od brake and/or accelerator pedals. i am not an expert but my examination indicates (1) there is approximately 2 inch gap between the front of the accelerator pedal and the floor (2)that t he brake and accelerator pedals are quite close together; and that a foot could become "hung up" or lodged because of either or both of these things. this possibility could be increased by larger feet, although i do not consider my size 11 width ee shoe size to be overly large. my non-expert opinion is that these pedals should be re-engineered so that (1) there is no gap of the accelerator to the floor (2)there is a clear separation of the brake and accelerator pedals. *tr.Vehicle was involved in a crash. Mileage was 48500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG63684H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in EDMONDS, WA. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Subaru Forester 2004 drive type:AWD. VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Vehicle Speed Control

Subaru Forester 2004 Vehicle Speed Control Review #10380015

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Dec 12, 2010.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL . we owned a 2004 subaru forester for 6 years. 2 years ago i experienced an incident where starting out the accelerator stuck at an advanced rate of speed. i was able to quickly gain control and brake the vehicle and thought it was an aberration. recently on starting out from a ferry boat the accelerator again stuck at an advanced rate of speed. i avoided people and many cars but did collide with a wall and 1 car, finally stopping the subaru by driving up a hill, over a curb and into a fence. i had mechanics check the accelerator system. they said they could find no defect in the system but that other factors could contribute to "sticking" such as faulty floor mats or placement od brake and/or accelerator pedals. i am not an expert but my examination indicates (1) there is approximately 2 inch gap between the front of the accelerator pedal and the floor (2)that t he brake and accelerator pedals are quite close together; and that a foot could become "hung up" or lodged because of either or both of these things. this possibility could be increased by larger feet, although i do not consider my size 11 width ee shoe size to be overly large. my non-expert opinion is that these pedals should be re-engineered so that (1) there is no gap of the accelerator to the floor (2)there is a clear separation of the brake and accelerator pedals. *tr.Vehicle was involved in a crash. Mileage was 48500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG63684H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in EDMONDS, WA. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Subaru Forester 2004 drive type:AWD. VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline Review #10381645

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Feb 08, 2011.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE . 1st issue with 2004 fxt 4at . cold start emitting raw fuel smell both in and outside of car. local shop diagnosed as weak connections on fuel filter. filter needed replacement in 5,000 miles, so opted to swap out to a new oem filter. next day smell still present. temps below freezing for past 6 weeks (michigan), but problem only started 1 week ago. since problem persists, doing more research, and will contact soa and local sub dealer for assistance and plan. no other fuel complaints (knock, stall, rough idle, economy issues). current mileage 109,000. *tr.Mileage was 109000 miles. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in NOVI, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Unknown Or Other

Subaru Forester 2004 Unknown Or Other Review #10383171

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Feb 10, 2011.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with UNKNOWN OR OTHER . had timing belt replaced on 2004 forester turbo as recommended on maintenance,schedule, next day on highway, loud screeching noise and lose of power. stopped driving towed to mechanic. said it was blown turbo. never notified of banjo bolt issue, subaru should recall or remedy situation at their cost. *tr.Mileage was 106000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG69654H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in HENNIKER, NH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Subaru Forester 2004 drive type:AWD. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine

Subaru Forester 2004 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Review #10383171

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Feb 10, 2011.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE . had timing belt replaced on 2004 forester turbo as recommended on maintenance,schedule, next day on highway, loud screeching noise and lose of power. stopped driving towed to mechanic. said it was blown turbo. never notified of banjo bolt issue, subaru should recall or remedy situation at their cost. *tr.Mileage was 106000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG69654H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in HENNIKER, NH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Subaru Forester 2004 drive type:AWD. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline Review #10386357

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Nov 26, 2009.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE . gas lines leak on 2004 subaru forester xt when ambient temperatures fall below 20 degrees fahrenheit. significant amounts of fuel leak into the engine area, and strong fumes enter the passenger area. nhtsa has already issued a tsb on the subaru wxt regarding the same problem. concerned about fire hazard and inhalation of gasoline vapors. *tr.Mileage was 70000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG69604H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in SAINT LOUIS, MO. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Subaru Forester 2004 drive type:AWD.

Subaru Forester 2004 Air Bags

Subaru Forester 2004 Air Bags Review #10391989

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Mar 01, 2011.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with AIR BAGS . airbag light comes on and goes off when the driver's seat is adjusted, ( this has been happening since the car was new, & sometimes staying on for weeks at a time). when ask about this problem at the dealers service department, they were aware of the problem and wanted over $170 to repair this safety issue as when the air bag light is on,the airbags are not working according to the dealers service department in auburn, wa. since we still own this car, with less than 60,000 miles on it, we think that subaru should be responsible for this safety problem..Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG65604H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in DES MOINES, WA. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Subaru Forester 2004 Air Bags Review #10391989

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Mar 01, 2011.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with AIR BAGS . airbag light comes on and goes off when the driver's seat is adjusted, ( this has been happening since the car was new, & sometimes staying on for weeks at a time). when ask about this problem at the dealers service department, they were aware of the problem and wanted over $170 to repair this safety issue as when the air bag light is on,the airbags are not working according to the dealers service department in auburn, wa. since we still own this car, with less than 60,000 miles on it, we think that subaru should be responsible for this safety problem..Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG65604H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in DES MOINES, WA. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Subaru Forester 2004 Air Bags Review #10391989

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Mar 01, 2011.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with AIR BAGS . airbag light comes on and goes off when the driver's seat is adjusted, ( this has been happening since the car was new, & sometimes staying on for weeks at a time). when ask about this problem at the dealers service department, they were aware of the problem and wanted over $170 to repair this safety issue as when the air bag light is on,the airbags are not working according to the dealers service department in auburn, wa. since we still own this car, with less than 60,000 miles on it, we think that subaru should be responsible for this safety problem..Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG65604H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in DES MOINES, WA. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Subaru Forester 2004 Engine And Engine Cooling

Subaru Forester 2004 Engine And Engine Cooling Review #10393499

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Apr 01, 2011.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING . 2004 subaru forester 2.5xs. consumer writes in regards to a head gasket leaking anti-freeze. *tgw the consumer stated the head gasket had to be replaced twice. *jb .Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG65644H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in MONTCLAIR, NJ. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Subaru Forester 2004 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline Review #10393980

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Jan 01, 2011.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE . in very cold temperatures (below freezing), the fuel line under the intake on the passenger side will occasionally leak at the connection between the rubber hose and steel line. it will drip fuel onto the engine block until it warms up. the smell of gasoline can be detected inside the vehicle and around the engine area. the fuel drips at a rate of about 1 drip per 1-3 seconds until the hose warms up and seals against the steel line. the dealer could not duplicate the problem, but they offered to tighten the fuel line fittings. the intake manifold had to be lifted and the cost was about $150, but they couldn't guarantee a fix. it will have to be rechecked in colder weather. this 2004 forester xt has 70,000 miles on it. *tr.Mileage was 70000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG69644H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in CHESTER, VA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Subaru Forester 2004 drive type:AWD. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Vehicle Speed Control

Subaru Forester 2004 Vehicle Speed Control Review #10399045

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on May 03, 2011.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL . accelerator took off at high rpm and continued at high rpm even in park. fortunately, i noticed that lifting my foot off the accelerator did not slow the car when driving in low traffic conditions at less than 40 mph and was able to overcome acceleration with braking with sufficient control to get to the dealership about 1 mile away. most definitely not the accelerator pedal; the mat was no where near the pedal. had an oil change two days prior, both otherwise nothing to report concerning the car..0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 74110 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG65684H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in PENNINGTON, NJ. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline Review #10399059

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Apr 09, 2011.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE . fuel odor noted in passenger compartment starting 4/9/11, (137218 mi) 55 degree ambient temperature, vehicle running for 10+ minutes and up to temperature. at stop light when odor began. children in the vehicle became nauseated and began retching. windows down to vent passenger compartment. odor identified in passenger compartment and engine bay only, no raw fuel odor in exhaust or surrounding the vehicle. 4/11/11, 52 degrees, 137463 mi 4/13/11, tightened accessible fuel line clamps in engine bay 4/27/11, 40 degrees, 138113 mi 4/28/11, 53 degrees, 138215 mi 4/30/11, isolated leak to area immediately below manifold, near air filter on left side (passenger side) of engine; able to visualize fuel leaking onto engine at rate of 5 drops/10 seconds. 5/1/11 45 degrees, 138511 mi concerns over safety of exposed fuel in engine bay (explosion hazard), as well as effect of fumes on adults/children (toxicity), and non-compliance with epa standards. to contact subaru of america to discuss options for repair/replacement of affected parts .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 137218 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG69604G. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in FORT COLLINS, CO. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Air Bags

Subaru Forester 2004 Air Bags Review #10402505

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on May 19, 2011.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with AIR BAGS . for three years, there has been a problem with the airbags light staying illuminated. according to subaru service, the airbags will not deploy if the light is illuminated. on the last visit to the dealer, i was told that the under-seat connections for the airbags were corroded and had to be replaced at considerable expense. since these connections are not exposed to the outside environment they should not corrode unless the equipment is defective. since this defect represents a major safety risk, there should be a corrective recall. *tr.Mileage was 53000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG69674H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in MARTINSVILLE, NJ. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Subaru Forester 2004 drive type:AWD.

Subaru Forester 2004 Suspension

Subaru Forester 2004 Suspension Review #10425226

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on July 27, 2011.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with SUSPENSION . rusting failure of the front lower control arm. no injuries, it was caught before the item failed. *tr.Mileage was 95000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG69674G. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in CORNING, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Unknown Or Other

Subaru Forester 2004 Unknown Or Other Review #10432955

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Oct 25, 2011.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with UNKNOWN OR OTHER . gas lines leak on 2004 subaru forester xt when ambient temperatures fall below 30 degrees fahrenheit. significant amounts of fuel leak into the engine area, and strong fumes enter the passenger area. nhtsa has already issued a tsb on the subaru wxt regarding the same problem. concerned about fire hazard and inhalation of gasoline vapors. very strong odor. could not continue to drive. *tt.Mileage was 50000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG69604H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in FORT COLLINS, CO. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Subaru Forester 2004 drive type:AWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline Review #10432955

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Oct 25, 2011.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE . gas lines leak on 2004 subaru forester xt when ambient temperatures fall below 30 degrees fahrenheit. significant amounts of fuel leak into the engine area, and strong fumes enter the passenger area. nhtsa has already issued a tsb on the subaru wxt regarding the same problem. concerned about fire hazard and inhalation of gasoline vapors. very strong odor. could not continue to drive. *tt.Mileage was 50000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG69604H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in FORT COLLINS, CO. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Subaru Forester 2004 drive type:AWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Subaru Forester 2004 Power Train

Subaru Forester 2004 Power Train Review #10433133

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Oct 09, 2011.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with POWER TRAIN . backing out of drive way, lower control arm failed, tearing the cv joint out. upon inspection the control arm had rusted through at it's joint. *tr.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG69694H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in SOUTH HAVEN, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Suspension

Subaru Forester 2004 Suspension Review #10433133

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Oct 09, 2011.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with SUSPENSION . backing out of drive way, lower control arm failed, tearing the cv joint out. upon inspection the control arm had rusted through at it's joint. *tr.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG69694H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in SOUTH HAVEN, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Seat Belts

Subaru Forester 2004 Seat Belts Review #10435388

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Oct 25, 2011.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with SEAT BELTS . my 2004 forester 2.5xt sustained a significant motor vehicle accident on 10/25/11 damaging the front & rear end at a repair cost approaching 9k. my seat belt failed to hold me in place -- no other vehicle occupants. subaru corp in nj, usa was notified. i believe the 'emergency locking retractor' (elr) failed to operate as intended; my chest slammed against the steering wheel twice when i was hit in the rear and when i subsequently hit the vehicle in front. this happened at a traffic light and 10mph was estimated when traveling from a stopped position into the van in front. i was injured with a black & blue mark on my chest with some discomfort for 2 weeks. my body bent at the waist and my neck was not effected. a police report was filed. the cabin area where the seat belt assemblies are located were not damaged by the crash. within 1 week subaru requested information from me and resolved the case. i appreciate the company's quick response, but i am not satisfied with the resolution. i requested that the seat belts be evaluated by subaru experts along with other associated safety components, and to have my seat belt (at a minimum) replaced by my local dealership at no cost to me. manual states to replace the seat belt if in an accident. the company responded by saying that because the vehicle was in an accident, that subaru corporation will not do anything, will not inspect the vehicle and will not pay for new seat belts. the company also did not request any photos from the collision repair facility to validate that the seat belts were not physically altered by the impact. it was the crash that revealed that the seat belts did not operate as they were supposed to, to hold me back in my seat. because i contacted subaru corp with no visual damage to my seat belt, the insurance company will not replace the seat belt. my cost is over $500. *tr .Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 76000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG69684H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in DUNLAP, IL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Subaru Forester 2004 drive type:AWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline Review #10436756

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Oct 08, 2011.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE . on the first genuine cold day of the year (below 40 degrees f) i noticed a strong fuel smell coming from my air vents while driving. as it's now mid november and averages below 40 degrees f i get a strong fuel smell at every cold start until the car warms up to top operating temperature. after researching this symptom, i discovered that it's very common for the fuel clamps underneath the intake manifold on the passenger side to leak when cold on 2004 subaru forester xts. upon further investigation i discovered that this is happening with my car, and is pooling fuel on the engine until warm. average estimate from dealer is $500. *tr.Mileage was 101000 miles. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline Review #10441270

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Dec 22, 2011.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE . strong raw fuel smell in cabin of car during cold start/cold weather. it appears that the fuel lines shrink in cold weather and pull away from the metal fuel lines causing vapor leak as well as fuel leaks. the problem is that the fuel lines are located under the intake manifold and are impossible to tighten unless the manifold is removed. this is a huge safety hazard. *tr.Mileage was 55100 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG69694H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in EL PASO, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Suspension Front Control Arm Lower Arm

Subaru Forester 2004 Suspension Front Control Arm Lower Arm Review #10445870

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Jan 05, 2012.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER ARM . tl* the contact owns a 2004 subaru forester the contact received notification of nhtsa campaign id number: 11v464000 (suspension:front:control arm:lower arm) and made an attempt to take the vehicle to the dealer for repairs, but the dealer did not have the parts needed for repairs available. the manufacturer was not contacted and the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and the current mileage was 102,000. updated 03/14/12 *bf the dealer corrected the problem on 02/22/12. updated 03/19/12.Mileage was 102000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG63614H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in JERICHO, VT. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 01, 2011. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Subaru Forester 2004 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Subaru Forester 2004 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: BURLINGTON SUBARU . DEALER'S CITY: BURLINGTON . DEALER'S STATE CODE: VT. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 05401 .

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline Review #10447674

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Feb 12, 2012.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE . strong gas/fuel smell inside cabin and engine compartment during vehicle warm up in driveway when temp was in low 20's. unable to locate leaking fuel but smell is noticeably stronger on passenger side of engine bay. vehicle will be towed to dealer in the morning as vehicle is unsafe to drive. gas vapors are extremely flammable/explosive. i have found many similar complaints posted on this website and others. this suggests there may be an inherent design flaw since these vehicles are marketed to owners in cold weather locales. i have contacted subaru of america via e-mail about this incident. today is sunday and nothing is open. *tr.Mileage was 94800 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG69624H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in LAWRENCEVILLE, GA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline Review #10448207

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Feb 01, 2012.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE . my 2004 forester xt (turbo) developed a slow gasoline leak, with gas seeping from hoses/clamps located underneath manifold. gas fumes were entering the cab of vehicle, especailly when out-side temperatures below 40 degrees f. this is a safety and health hazard for drivers and passengers. this appears to be the same problem as outlined in recall of subaru impreza wrx turbo (recall #wvk-21), but to date there are no recall for this issue for foresters. i reently had this fixed at a cost > $500, cost was primarily to take manifold off in order to get to hoses & clamps which had to be replaced. *tr.Mileage was 85000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG69694H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in GRASS VALLEY, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Subaru Forester 2004 Engine And Engine Cooling

Subaru Forester 2004 Engine And Engine Cooling Review #10453684

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Mar 17, 2010.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING . this car has an oil leak coming from the top of the engine. it is exactly the same problem described in your recall number 04v-473 of september 27, 2004. because this forester, an xs model, is not listed in the recall 04v-473, the dealer refused to repair the oil leak. it is the same problem as noted in the recall for the xt model forester. *tr.Mileage was 85000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG65644H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in LANCASTER, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Subaru Forester 2004 Wheels

Subaru Forester 2004 Wheels Review #10456954

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Apr 25, 2012.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with WHEELS . driver was pulling onto route 66 when her right rear wheel almost came off. turns out the wheel bearing failed, which apparently caused the brakes to go out. the car went off the right shoulder of the on ramp, then skidded to the left completely across route 66, and ended up almost at the jersey wall in the median, facing the oncoming traffic. fortunately, the oncoming traffic was able to stop. by this time the right rear wheel was actually tilting out at the top, but she was able to drive back across route 66 and park on the shoulder. a young man who saw the mishap stopped and helped her jack the car up and take the wheel off. car was towed away. next day she found a car part about five feet away from where her car had been parked. showed subaru service people the part -- it was the end of the right rear axle, which had sheared off, and apparently flew off the car. it looks like the wheel bearing had failed, and the weight of the car had snapped off the end of the axle, before she drove off. the wheel eventually started to come off, and fortunately it happened without fatal consequences. *js .Mileage was 56000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG65654H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in ARLINGTON, VA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Subaru Forester 2004 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Suspension Front Control Arm Lower Arm

Subaru Forester 2004 Suspension Front Control Arm Lower Arm Review #10457633

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on May 06, 2012.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER ARM . tl* the contact owns a 2004 subaru forester. while driving approximately 5 mph in reverse, there was a loud clunking noise and suddenly the front driver's side collapsed to the ground. the contact noticed the lower control arm fractured. the vehicle was in the process of being towed to the dealer. there was a recall associated with nhtsa campaign id number 11v464000 (suspension: front: control arm: lower arm). the vehicle was ineligible under the recall due to the vehicle not being originally sold or registered in the states mentioned in the recall defect. the manufacturer was notified of the problem. the approximate failure mileage was 189,000. updated 6/12/12 *cn the consumer stated the vehicle was inspected by a regional representative and the representative found nothing wrong. updated 06/25/12.Mileage was 189000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG63604G. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in ASHVILLE, NC. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Subaru Forester 2004 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Subaru Forester 2004 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph. DEALER'S NAME: RAY'S FOREIGN AUTO SERVICE . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 683-1544 . DEALER'S CITY: LEICESTER . DEALER'S STATE CODE: NC. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 28748 .

Subaru Forester 2004 Air Bags

Subaru Forester 2004 Air Bags Review #10470657

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Aug 12, 2009.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with AIR BAGS . tl* the contact owns a 2004 subaru forester. the contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated for both the passenger and driver side air bags. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. the manufacturer was not contacted. the failure mileage was 50,000 and the current mileage was 100,000. .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 50000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG636X4H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in LOS ANGELES, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Engine

Subaru Forester 2004 Engine Review #10479330

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Sept 04, 2012.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with ENGINE . tl* the contact owns a 2004 subaru forester. the contact stated there was a slight leak of oil coming from the engine that was dripping into the catylitic converter. the vehicle was taken to dealer after learning of nhtsa recall campaign id number: 04v473000 (engine and engine cooling). the manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was not included in any recalls. the failure mileage was 78,000 and the current mileage was 80,000..0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 78000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG63674H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in NEW YORK, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Subaru Forester 2004 Engine Review #10481571

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Aug 30, 2012.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with ENGINE . the engine overheated and seized while on a freeway without a single warning light regarding high temp or check engine. no coolant was visible in the radiator during inspection after the incident. shouldn't a 21st century driver/owner be notified by some indicator that they are on the verge of heating an engine to the point of failure? and where did the coolant go? does this vehicle have a history of bad thermostats i'm not aware of? it would have been a lot safer if there were some warning light for high temp so we can pull over to allow the car to cool down in order to prevent an accident and save the engine. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 84572 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG69694H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in DUBLIN, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel/propulsion System

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel/propulsion System Review #10489347

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Dec 01, 2010.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM . strong fuel odor inside cabin developed when operating on cold mornings; fuel odor typically went away within 15 minutes of starting the car. inspection of fuel lines, filter, etc. revealed no obvious leaks above the intake manifold. dealer quoted approximately $800 to remove intake manifold and inspect. i have had two independent shops attempt to fix this issue over the past 3 years with varying degrees of success; the most recent (2011) removed the intake manifold and replaced all rubber fuel lines under the manifold, but the problem has recurred this fall and winter and at increasingly warm temperatures. now, there is a visible and obvious leak from a fuel line just as it goes under the manifold--inaccessible without removing the manifold. clearly, the problem is with the design of the metal fuel rail to rubber line interface, since this is a common problem in forester xts across several model years. subaru of america issued a recall for this problem on the wrx, but so far has not acknowledged the problem for the forester or forester xt. this is a costly repair and a huge safety issue: the leaking fuel drips directly onto the engine cylinder heads and in some cases (on passenger-side fuel line leaks) is in close proximity to the turbocharger--representing a significant risk of engine fire. the fuel fumes in the cabin are also a health and safety risk which should be dealt with by subaru. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 75000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG69624H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in FAIFAX, VA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Engine

Subaru Forester 2004 Engine Review #10489347

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Dec 01, 2010.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with ENGINE . strong fuel odor inside cabin developed when operating on cold mornings; fuel odor typically went away within 15 minutes of starting the car. inspection of fuel lines, filter, etc. revealed no obvious leaks above the intake manifold. dealer quoted approximately $800 to remove intake manifold and inspect. i have had two independent shops attempt to fix this issue over the past 3 years with varying degrees of success; the most recent (2011) removed the intake manifold and replaced all rubber fuel lines under the manifold, but the problem has recurred this fall and winter and at increasingly warm temperatures. now, there is a visible and obvious leak from a fuel line just as it goes under the manifold--inaccessible without removing the manifold. clearly, the problem is with the design of the metal fuel rail to rubber line interface, since this is a common problem in forester xts across several model years. subaru of america issued a recall for this problem on the wrx, but so far has not acknowledged the problem for the forester or forester xt. this is a costly repair and a huge safety issue: the leaking fuel drips directly onto the engine cylinder heads and in some cases (on passenger-side fuel line leaks) is in close proximity to the turbocharger--representing a significant risk of engine fire. the fuel fumes in the cabin are also a health and safety risk which should be dealt with by subaru. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 75000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG69624H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in FAIFAX, VA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel/propulsion System

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel/propulsion System Review #10489370

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Dec 18, 2012.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. had a problem with FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM . tl* the contact owns a 2004 subaru forester. the contact stated that he could smell gasoline inside the cabin of the vehicle when driving at various speeds. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer for inspection and was not repaired. the manufacturer was notified but provided no assistance. the failure mileage was 107,000. .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 107000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG69694H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in CAMRON, NC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel/propulsion System Review #10493062

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Nov 08, 2010.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM . tl* the contact owns a 2004 subaru forester. the contact stated that when the temperature was below 30 degrees, there was a strong gasoline smell inside the vehicle. the contact had not noticed a fuel leak. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. the vin was not available. the failure mileage was 101,000 and the current mileage was 125,000.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 101000 miles. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in LAS VEGAS, NV. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel/propulsion System Review #10493559

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Jan 16, 2013.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM . in cold temperatures, there is a strong smell of gasoline in the cabin and in the engine compartment. fuel is leaking but the dealer was unable to locate it when brought in on a warmer day. fuel leaks in cold temperatures is a recurrent problem with this make/model/year as evidence by: similar complaints in subaru forums. similar problems in related models (subaru wrx) this is a danger to health and safety and a recall should be issued. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 97000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG69674G. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in WHEATON, IL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline Delivery Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline Delivery Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings Review #10495381

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Jan 14, 2013.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS . after coming home and parking my car in the garage my wife came in from the garage and said it smelled like gas. i found the source to be my 2004 subaru. i drove it the dealer the next morning and they said that the fuel lines due to the cold, as it was below 20 degree's, pulled away from the fuel rail so raw gas was pooling on the manifold. they kept it for a week saying it was not safe to drive, and replaced all the fuel lines and clamps for $850. they said it was one of the worst leaks they have seen. i have now read numerous complaints on this issue and noticed the 2003 wrx, same engine, was recalled for this safety issue. i guess i am lucky as it could have caught me, my house or who knows what on fire if it has sparked..0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 159400 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG69634H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in GRAND JUNCTION, CO. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Subaru Forester 2004 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline Review #10495381

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Jan 14, 2013.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE . after coming home and parking my car in the garage my wife came in from the garage and said it smelled like gas. i found the source to be my 2004 subaru. i drove it the dealer the next morning and they said that the fuel lines due to the cold, as it was below 20 degree's, pulled away from the fuel rail so raw gas was pooling on the manifold. they kept it for a week saying it was not safe to drive, and replaced all the fuel lines and clamps for $850. they said it was one of the worst leaks they have seen. i have now read numerous complaints on this issue and noticed the 2003 wrx, same engine, was recalled for this safety issue. i guess i am lucky as it could have caught me, my house or who knows what on fire if it has sparked..0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 159400 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG69634H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in GRAND JUNCTION, CO. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Subaru Forester 2004 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel/propulsion System

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel/propulsion System Review #10494766

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Jan 21, 2013.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM . in cold temperatures, there is a strong smell of gasoline in the cabin and in the engine compartment. fuel leaks in cold temperatures is a recurrent problem with this make/model/year as evidence by: similar complaints in subaru forums. similar problems in related models. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 190000 miles. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in WARREN, NJ. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Engine

Subaru Forester 2004 Engine Review #10494984

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Jan 10, 2012.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with ENGINE . there was a very strong gasoline smell inside the car (2004 subaru forester xs) that happened in cold weather during january 2012. it happened again just recently in january 2013. it was so strong it made the driver and passenger have a headache and become nauseous. many other owners have reported the very same thing and have not been successful in getting subaru to at least investigate. subaru has issued a recall for the wrx model, but not for the forester. this is a health and safety risk that should be taken care of by subaru. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 118148 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG6566. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in HAMILTON, NJ. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel/propulsion System

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel/propulsion System Review #10494984

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Jan 10, 2012.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM . there was a very strong gasoline smell inside the car (2004 subaru forester xs) that happened in cold weather during january 2012. it happened again just recently in january 2013. it was so strong it made the driver and passenger have a headache and become nauseous. many other owners have reported the very same thing and have not been successful in getting subaru to at least investigate. subaru has issued a recall for the wrx model, but not for the forester. this is a health and safety risk that should be taken care of by subaru. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 118148 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG6566. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in HAMILTON, NJ. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Engine

Subaru Forester 2004 Engine Review #10495001

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Mar 09, 2012.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with ENGINE . there has been a continuous oil leak from my 2004 subaru forester xs. my mechanic diagnosed the problem as a leak in the main seal between the transmission and the engine. this is not normal and it will cost me $1,000 to fix because the transmission will have to be removed. there are other complaints registered about similar oil leaks in this model year. subaru should investigate. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 119000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG6566. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in HAMILTON, NJ. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Power Train

Subaru Forester 2004 Power Train Review #10495001

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Mar 09, 2012.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with POWER TRAIN . there has been a continuous oil leak from my 2004 subaru forester xs. my mechanic diagnosed the problem as a leak in the main seal between the transmission and the engine. this is not normal and it will cost me $1,000 to fix because the transmission will have to be removed. there are other complaints registered about similar oil leaks in this model year. subaru should investigate. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 119000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG6566. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in HAMILTON, NJ. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel/propulsion System

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel/propulsion System Review #10496924

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Jan 27, 2013.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM . this is in a 2004 subaru forester xt (turbo). strong smell of unburned fuel coming from engine compartment and filling passenger compartment upon startup. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 83200 miles. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in NORWICH, CT. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel/propulsion System Review #10499238

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Dec 05, 2012.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM . tl* the contact owns a 2004 subaru forester. the contact stated that there was an overpowering gasoline fuel smell inside and outside of the vehicle. the odor would become stronger when the contact was operating the vehicle at various speeds. the vehicle had not been diagnosed or repaired. the manufacturer was not notified of the problem. the approximate failure mileage was 116,000. .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 116000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG69624G. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in WILLIMANTIC, CT. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel/propulsion System Review #10503109

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Mar 15, 2013.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM . noticed a strong smell of gas while driving my 2004 forester xs, causing headaches to myself and passengers. i brought it to my mechanic who said that there was raw gas pooling on the manifold. he said that he has seen this many times before - leaking fuel lines due to the cold (it was 12 degrees when i first noticed it). he noted that this was the worst leak he has seen. looking at a $700 bill. i have since read many other complaints on this issue. wondering why there has not been a recall for this obvious safety issue. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 135471 miles. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in WAITSFIELD, VT. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel/propulsion System Review #10511640

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Jan 31, 2013.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM . for a period of approximately three weeks in early january 2013 my wife, daughter and i could smell what can only be described as raw gasoline when we drove our 2004 subaru forester xt. it would typically take less than 5 minutes after we started the engine for the smell of gas to become very strong, even overwhelming. although it could still be sickening, the problem would improve somewhat after we drove the car for a few minutes. after we carefully refueled the car on two or three occasions we concluded that the issue definitely had nothing to do with spilled fuel or the fuel cap. we were very concerned that whether or not the situation led to a fire, we were all being made very sick by the problem. we contacted the subaru dealer where we have our forester serviced and dropped off the car for them to troubleshoot. we were quickly contacted and told that the issue was with the fuel system and that because the fuel lines ran under the turbocharger the repair would be very expensive (and it was). after researching the issue it quickly became apparent that this is a common problem with not only foresters, but for other subaru models as well. being that this is (by any standard) a common problem arising from the design of the vehicle, that there is no option but to repair these vehicles on threat of fire or illness, that the problem does not occur due to any kind of misuse or neglect, there should be a recall made for all subarus that experience leaking fuel systems (not just the wrx). because the repair is so expensive, and so many of the affected vehicles lack any warranty coverage to pay for the repair, i am concerned there are many owners who will attempt the repair themselves or have the work done by technicians who are not familiar with the problem. it is my sincere hope that a safety recall is made and owners are notified before anyone is harmed. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 60000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG69664H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in VIENNA, VA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Vehicle Speed Control

Subaru Forester 2004 Vehicle Speed Control Review #10525878

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on July 20, 2011.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL . floor mat detached from floor; rides up under and traps accelerator. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 55000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG63664G. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in BALTIMORE, MD. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel/propulsion System

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel/propulsion System Review #10551064

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on June 07, 2013.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM . it was summer when i first notice the smell of fuel through my vents and i was driving pass an gas station (shell) so i didn't think much not till the next morning as i warmed up the car i smelled pure gasoline next to the passenger fender i then pop the hood and traced it and i was lead to the turbo side of the engine seems to be coming from the fuel rail area unsure as the engine warmed up the smell faded away but now it's winter and it's bad i can see a big lost in fuel consumption full tank doesn't last a week it's driven to and from work around 4 to 12 miles a day need help! *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 150000 miles. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in MERCED, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline Review #10555020

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Oct 23, 2013.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE . start vehicle in the morning and can smell gas fumes outside and inside even when driving. this causes burning of nose and throat. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 16200 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG63624H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in ST. PAUL, MN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel/propulsion System

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel/propulsion System Review #10555430

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Dec 10, 2013.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM . during the cold weather there is an very strong gas smell in the car. i started the car and looked under the hood and can see where gas is leaking from the fuel system. i believe it leaks in the same spot that many other people have reported. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 70000 miles. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in ROSEVILLE, MN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline Review #10555451

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Dec 03, 2012.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE . i first noticed a strong gas smell in the vehicle on the coldest day of the year, when the temperature was below 20 degrees. the gas smell enters the vehicle through the vents when the heater is turned on and the car is idling. while the vehicle is traveling at a speed of 10+ mph, the gas smell is not noticeable. when the heater is turned off, the gas smell does not enter the vehicle. when i exit the vehicle, i can smell gas outside of the vehicle also. the smell is so overwhelming that i cannot run the heater in the extreme cold temperatures while the vehicle is idling. i ran the vehicle throughout the summer months and there is no problem with the gas smell whatsoever. i do not take my child in the vehicle with me during the winter months due to the strong gas fumes. i fear that i may become stranded in my vehicle and i will not be able to idle my car for heat. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 70000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG69604H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in SALT LAKE CITY, UT. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel/propulsion System

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel/propulsion System Review #10556013

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Dec 09, 2013.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM . i've owned my 2004 subaru for 5 years without incident, but as of december 2013, i've experienced a strong fuel smell both inside and outside of the car. the smell is overpowering while car is parked, but lessens while moving. it began after the first big drop in temperature (40 degrees to 10 degrees), and has persisted for over a week now. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 179000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG69664H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in PARK CITY, UT. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline Review #10556113

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Nov 20, 2013.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE . strong smell of fuel when operating the vehicle in cold weather (around 35 degrees or colder). the fumes are sometimes so intense that they cause a headache and certainly pose a significant fire risk. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 129000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG69694H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in MOORESVILLE, NC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline Review #10558587

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Jan 03, 2014.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE . 2004 subaru forester xs when temperatures drop the fuel line shrinks around the fitting and raw gas leaks at a rate of 1 drop per 3-5 seconds directly onto the exhaust manifold. we first noticed the pool of gas on the exhaust manifold on a 20 f day. the raw gas fumes that filled the cabin were so strong we got severe headaches and had to turn off the heater and drive home with the windows down. i am pregnant & became extremely nauseated. upon exit the smell of fuel was extremely strong on the passenger side near the front wheel well. when the car is running & the hood is open you can see the gas dripping where the fuel line is clamped to a fitting and collecting on the manifold. i called the dealership first thing in the morning. they told me it was a common problem and when the weather warms up the line will expand and it will be fine. the problem is, it's an abnormally cold winter with temps in the single digits & we can't wait until spring to drive our car with out fears of blowing up. we can't even park it in the garage when not driven due to the strong fumes. when asked if there was a recall i was also told that there is only one for the wrx for this issue, which happens to use the exact same parts. how have other models with the same fuel line, clamps and fittings, & posing the exact same risk not been recalled? this is not lack of maintenance, age, or neglect. this is a design flaw that poses serious risk. it just so happens this is the first winter cold enough to unmask the problem. please google search 2004 forester gas leak and you will see, this is unfortunately common. it occurs in multiple models, over multiple years, all using the same shrinking fuel line. please don't wait until this fire risk takes a life before it is investigated. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG65624G. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in WINCHESTER, VA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline Review #10559009

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Jan 06, 2014.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE . during the recent cold snap here in tennessee i got a report from a friend that his 2004 forester xt was leaking fuel into his engine bay. i went out to start my car the next day and mine is doing the same thing. the fuel is slowly leaking onto the engine block. this is an extremely dangerous situation. i did some researching and it seems that almost all forester models from 2002-2006 have this exact same issue! some have been recalled, but the forester xt hasn't. the engines are the same...i don't understand why this dangerous problem hasn't been resolved by subaru. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 87000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG69674G. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in SEVIERVILLE, TN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Engine

Subaru Forester 2004 Engine Review #10559009

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Jan 06, 2014.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with ENGINE . during the recent cold snap here in tennessee i got a report from a friend that his 2004 forester xt was leaking fuel into his engine bay. i went out to start my car the next day and mine is doing the same thing. the fuel is slowly leaking onto the engine block. this is an extremely dangerous situation. i did some researching and it seems that almost all forester models from 2002-2006 have this exact same issue! some have been recalled, but the forester xt hasn't. the engines are the same...i don't understand why this dangerous problem hasn't been resolved by subaru. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 87000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG69674G. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in SEVIERVILLE, TN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline Delivery Fuel Pump

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline Delivery Fuel Pump Review #10559347

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Jan 07, 2014.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP . fuel leak in 2004 subaru forester xt similar to other safety complaints entered, nhtsa campaign 09v468000 and subaru recall wvk-21 for 2003 wrx. evening of 7jan2014 driving home (in uncommonly cool weather) the vehicle began to smell strongly of gasoline in the passenger compartment. upon arriving home, inspected under the hood to observe dripping fuel (approximately 1 drip per second) above the engine at a metal to rubber fuel line connection. leaked fuel was pooled on the top of the engine. a puddle of warm fuel vaporizing near electrical equipment (battery, alternator, radiator fans) is a serious fire hazard. the car has been parked since the event. i investigated on the internet and have found numerous other accounts of cold weather fuel leaks in many subaru models nearly identical to mine. my local subaru dealer appeared to be aware of the issue when i called, but stated there is no active recall on my model. they offered that their fix is to tighten the hose clamps but i would need to cover the cost of the work. if subaru has accepted responsibility for this issue in the 2002-2003 impreza and wrx, why would they not address the problem in other models that show the same symptoms? *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 101312 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG69624G. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in KINGSPORT, TN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline Review #10559512

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on July 05, 2013.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE . fuel smell at start up in temps below 35 degrees, decreases after car warms up. if very cold does not go away. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 100000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG63654H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in HAWTHORNE, NJ. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline Review #10560643

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Jan 17, 2014.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE . i started the car after it had sat in 10-15 degree weather and there was a strong smell of unused gasoline in the cabin. it has started happening on start-up frequently since then. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 122000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG69624H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in WAXHAW, NC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline Review #10560830

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Jan 06, 2014.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE . immediately upon starting the engine a strong smell of gasoline filled the entire passenger cabin. cold weather temperature was well below freezing. has happened previously, and is corrected by tightening the fuel line connections. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 133000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG63654G. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in YSILANTI, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel/propulsion System

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel/propulsion System Review #10561032

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Jan 01, 2013.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM . strong smell of gasoline upon starting the car in very cold weather. inside and outside the vehicle. only happens when it is cold outside. really gives me a headache and makes me nervous about igniting. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 129000 miles. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in WATERBURY, CT. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Engine

Subaru Forester 2004 Engine Review #10561032

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Jan 01, 2013.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with ENGINE . strong smell of gasoline upon starting the car in very cold weather. inside and outside the vehicle. only happens when it is cold outside. really gives me a headache and makes me nervous about igniting. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 129000 miles. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in WATERBURY, CT. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline Review #10561084

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Jan 08, 2014.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE . smell of raw gas inside of vehicle while driving. it doesn't happen all the time only on extremely cold days. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 72000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG636X4H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in HAMDEN, CT. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Engine

Subaru Forester 2004 Engine Review #10561131

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Jan 02, 2013.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with ENGINE . tl* the contact owns a 2004 subaru forester. the contact stated when the temperature dropped, fuel fumes were emitted in and around the vehicle. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer for inspection. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 117,000. the intake manifold was replaced. updated 03/12/14 updated 3/12/14*cn the fuel lines, clamps and upper intake gaskets were replaced. the fuel lines were cracked. updated 04/01/14.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 117000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG69674H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in HARRISBURG, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Subaru Forester 2004 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. DEALER'S NAME: TEAM ONE AUTO GROUP . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 717-234-9999 . DEALER'S CITY: HARRISBURG . DEALER'S STATE CODE: PA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 17104 .

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline Review #10561131

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Jan 02, 2013.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE . tl* the contact owns a 2004 subaru forester. the contact stated when the temperature dropped, fuel fumes were emitted in and around the vehicle. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer for inspection. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 117,000. the intake manifold was replaced. updated 03/12/14 updated 3/12/14*cn the fuel lines, clamps and upper intake gaskets were replaced. the fuel lines were cracked. updated 04/01/14.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 117000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG69674H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in HARRISBURG, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Subaru Forester 2004 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. DEALER'S NAME: TEAM ONE AUTO GROUP . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 717-234-9999 . DEALER'S CITY: HARRISBURG . DEALER'S STATE CODE: PA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 17104 .

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline Review #10561154

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Nov 20, 2013.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE . this 2004 subaru forester 2.5 xt awd 4-spd automatic transmission with multi-purpose fuel injection turbo (feedback fuel system) has been producing a strong fuel smell that fills the entire vehicle cabin. i've been told by the dealer that this is to be expected from this type of engine and that there is nothing much that they can do about it and to learn to live with it. the dealer also indicates that this problem is basically caused by extreme cold weather and/or temperature change. i have researched this issue and found that there was a similar problem with the subaru impreza and that subaru issued a recall. no vehicle, subaru or otherwise, should produce a problem like this one that is "unfixable." the consumer should be protected from this potentially hazardous situation. this consumer is putting subaru on notice. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 65000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG69604H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in LATHAM, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline Review #10561335

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Jan 10, 2014.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE . a strong fuel smell when i started my car. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 122765 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG63684G. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in RUTLAND, VT. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Engine And Engine Cooling

Subaru Forester 2004 Engine And Engine Cooling Review #10561352

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Jan 07, 2014.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING . fuel and exhaust line leaks in cold weather. over the initial three day period - day one children complained of headaches, day two driver experienced severe headache and nausea but did not realize it was due to fuel leak. day three cabin filled with overpowering fumes coming from heating vent. had to drive with heat off and all windows open in order to bring car in for service. have had to bring car in twice this month to repair all of the leaks and rent a car in order to get to work appointments. certified subaru specialist reported that he has seen quite a few incidences of same issue recently due to extreme cold weather. this is a dangerous safety issue and is not acceptable. 2002-2003 impreza recalled dec 2009 for same issue. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 156000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG65684H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in MIDDLETOWN, MD. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline Review #10561352

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Jan 07, 2014.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE . fuel and exhaust line leaks in cold weather. over the initial three day period - day one children complained of headaches, day two driver experienced severe headache and nausea but did not realize it was due to fuel leak. day three cabin filled with overpowering fumes coming from heating vent. had to drive with heat off and all windows open in order to bring car in for service. have had to bring car in twice this month to repair all of the leaks and rent a car in order to get to work appointments. certified subaru specialist reported that he has seen quite a few incidences of same issue recently due to extreme cold weather. this is a dangerous safety issue and is not acceptable. 2002-2003 impreza recalled dec 2009 for same issue. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 156000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG65684H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in MIDDLETOWN, MD. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline Review #10561865

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Jan 28, 2014.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE . on very cold days while car is warming up, a strong smell of fuel is coming from under the intake manifold. a closer inspection reveals a small fuel leak from the fuel supply lines near the turbo. a subaru impreza enthusiast forum has a "raw fuel smell" log of more than 131 pages and 3,000 posts (http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=131755). subaru issued a technical service bulletin (tsb) for certain subaru imprezas, but they have not initiated any tsbs for any other cars all using the same or similar engines. see tsb 01-170-09. as leaking fuel onto your engine is a safety hazard, i would like to see subaru initiate some kind of tsb or recall for all engines experiencing this problem. i understand many subaru owners have complained to subaru and nhtsa with no results. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 87000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG69664H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in ST. PETERS, MO. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Engine

Subaru Forester 2004 Engine Review #10561865

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Jan 28, 2014.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with ENGINE . on very cold days while car is warming up, a strong smell of fuel is coming from under the intake manifold. a closer inspection reveals a small fuel leak from the fuel supply lines near the turbo. a subaru impreza enthusiast forum has a "raw fuel smell" log of more than 131 pages and 3,000 posts (http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=131755). subaru issued a technical service bulletin (tsb) for certain subaru imprezas, but they have not initiated any tsbs for any other cars all using the same or similar engines. see tsb 01-170-09. as leaking fuel onto your engine is a safety hazard, i would like to see subaru initiate some kind of tsb or recall for all engines experiencing this problem. i understand many subaru owners have complained to subaru and nhtsa with no results. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 87000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG69664H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in ST. PETERS, MO. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline Review #10562155

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Jan 07, 2014.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE . in cold weather (below 20 degrees or so) the fuel lines in the engine compartment come loose and leak raw gasoline onto the hot engine. obviously there is a good chance of an engine fire with possible loss of life. this has been reported in several forums, there is a tsb out on this for the wrx (same engine, same part numbers), and most dealers (in cold states) know of this problem. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 130000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG69604G. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in BOALSBURG, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Engine And Engine Cooling

Subaru Forester 2004 Engine And Engine Cooling Review #10562155

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Jan 07, 2014.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING . in cold weather (below 20 degrees or so) the fuel lines in the engine compartment come loose and leak raw gasoline onto the hot engine. obviously there is a good chance of an engine fire with possible loss of life. this has been reported in several forums, there is a tsb out on this for the wrx (same engine, same part numbers), and most dealers (in cold states) know of this problem. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 130000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG69604G. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in BOALSBURG, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Electrical System

Subaru Forester 2004 Electrical System Review #10562177

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Jan 15, 2014.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with ELECTRICAL SYSTEM . in very cold weather (less than 10 f) the rubber gas lines leak very significant amounts of gas onto the engine and verynear the hot turbocharger. another subaru just caught fire in the o'neill tunnel. http://boston.cbslocal.com/2014/01/27/car-fire-causes-backup-in-oneill-tunnel/ *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 68000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG69644H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in GRAFTON, MA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Power Train

Subaru Forester 2004 Power Train Review #10562177

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Jan 15, 2014.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with POWER TRAIN . in very cold weather (less than 10 f) the rubber gas lines leak very significant amounts of gas onto the engine and verynear the hot turbocharger. another subaru just caught fire in the o'neill tunnel. http://boston.cbslocal.com/2014/01/27/car-fire-causes-backup-in-oneill-tunnel/ *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 68000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG69644H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in GRAFTON, MA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Engine

Subaru Forester 2004 Engine Review #10562177

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Jan 15, 2014.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with ENGINE . in very cold weather (less than 10 f) the rubber gas lines leak very significant amounts of gas onto the engine and verynear the hot turbocharger. another subaru just caught fire in the o'neill tunnel. http://boston.cbslocal.com/2014/01/27/car-fire-causes-backup-in-oneill-tunnel/ *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 68000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG69644H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in GRAFTON, MA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline Review #10562421

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Dec 30, 2013.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE . very strong fuel smell in the car with heater on so strong have to roll window down. happens 2 to 3 times a week on cold days. strongest when its a cold start. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 120000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG65694H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in AURORA, IL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Engine

Subaru Forester 2004 Engine Review #10562421

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Dec 30, 2013.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with ENGINE . very strong fuel smell in the car with heater on so strong have to roll window down. happens 2 to 3 times a week on cold days. strongest when its a cold start. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 120000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG65694H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in AURORA, IL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline Review #10562821

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Dec 10, 2013.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE . upon starting car in cold weather (approx. 25 degrees f or colder), there is a strong fuel smell. cannot turn heat on as fuel smell fills cabin and makes passengers nauseous. headaches have also occurred. when vehicle is parked in garage after driving in cold weather, fumes accumulate in garbage and leak into house as well. apparently fuel lines shrink in cold and leak fuel directly onto engine. this is both health and fire hazard. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 56402 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG63664H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in DENVER, CO. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel/propulsion System

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel/propulsion System Review #10563462

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Dec 11, 2013.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM . upon start up in cold weather (below freezing), there is a strong smell of raw fuel in the cabin. at times it is unbearable necessitating rolling down the windows, even in sub-freezing temperatures. it looks like fuel is leaking from somewhere in the engine bay. it has happened repeatedly and i worry the fumes are dangerous for not only passengers' health, but also in case of an accident. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 49000 miles. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in LONE TREE, CO. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Engine

Subaru Forester 2004 Engine Review #10563688

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Feb 07, 2014.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with ENGINE . fuel lines crack in cold weather (approx under 25 and under). strong fuel smell in cabin was enough to make passengers ill, car was not drivable. fuel was pooling in the engine bay near the hot turbo and exhaust system. contacted dealership, service writer knew what the issue was as soon as i told him make, model and year - said it's very common. found pages of complaints on nhtsa site and hundreds in forums. subaru issued a recall for the same issue on the 2003 generation wrx vehicles, but not the foresters. this is a major problems. subaru's are purchased as ideal snow vehicle, and repairs cost upward of $600. this is a direct safety issue. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 126000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG69624G. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in RICHMOND, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline Review #10563688

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Feb 07, 2014.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE . fuel lines crack in cold weather (approx under 25 and under). strong fuel smell in cabin was enough to make passengers ill, car was not drivable. fuel was pooling in the engine bay near the hot turbo and exhaust system. contacted dealership, service writer knew what the issue was as soon as i told him make, model and year - said it's very common. found pages of complaints on nhtsa site and hundreds in forums. subaru issued a recall for the same issue on the 2003 generation wrx vehicles, but not the foresters. this is a major problems. subaru's are purchased as ideal snow vehicle, and repairs cost upward of $600. this is a direct safety issue. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 126000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG69624G. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in RICHMOND, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline Review #10564172

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Jan 23, 2014.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE . i've owned my 2004 forester for 4 years now and never experienced this problem. however, this winter seemingly having longer cold spells seemed to induce the problem. there is a strong fuel smell in the vehicle, especially when i turn on the heat, which is a major issue in the winter. i've read a little about it and it seems many other subaru owners are having the same issue. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 162006 miles. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in STROUDSBURG, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel/propulsion System

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel/propulsion System Review #10564186

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Nov 15, 2013.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM . there is a pronounced, unmistakable smell of uncombusted gasoline emanating from the engine compartment as soon as the car is started on cool or cold mornings. the fumes enter the passenger cabin through the ventilation system. it is strong enough to cause headaches and require lowering the windows until it dissipates minutes later. this is a well known, well documented problem on the internet caused by defective fuel lines under the intake manifold. gasoline is leaking onto hot engine components. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 120000 miles. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in SALT LAKE CITY, UT. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Engine And Engine Cooling

Subaru Forester 2004 Engine And Engine Cooling Review #10564606

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Jan 04, 2013.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING . i am experiencing an extremely strong smell of gas. this began winter of 2013, which i had repaired at my expense of $700+, though my mechanic informed me subaru was recalling this and repairing for free on other models. i am absolutely disgusted that this problem is recurring now winter of 2014, in a vehicle which i drive my small children in. the gas smell is horrific, toxic, and dangerous. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in TYRINGHAM, MA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline Review #10564606

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Jan 04, 2013.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE . i am experiencing an extremely strong smell of gas. this began winter of 2013, which i had repaired at my expense of $700+, though my mechanic informed me subaru was recalling this and repairing for free on other models. i am absolutely disgusted that this problem is recurring now winter of 2014, in a vehicle which i drive my small children in. the gas smell is horrific, toxic, and dangerous. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in TYRINGHAM, MA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline Review #10565825

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Feb 25, 2014.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE . leaking fuel when cold outside, i can see fuel dripping from a fuel line under intake manifold every time i start my car in the morning when the car is cold in the cold weather in winter. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 156000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG69654G. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in SAINT PAUL, MN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline Review #10569029

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Dec 16, 2013.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE . when weather got colder this fall and winter suddenly intense smell of fuel in cabin. looked under hood, tightened whatever fuel clamps i could reach but made no difference. every day below 40degrees powerful smell of raw fuel throughout vehicle. then had to take trip into neighboring city, in stop and go traffic even with windows full open in 15 degree weather fumes got so overwhelming i had to pull over in a parking lot, escape the car and vomit. back home called dealer, they said they knew exactly what it was. they told me it was leaky fuel hoses and clamps under intake manifold and quoted over $800 to fix as they told me other models were covered by recall but foresters had "dodged the recall process" so far. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 92000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG696X4H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in ALLENTOWN, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Air Bags

Subaru Forester 2004 Air Bags Review #10573630

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Mar 18, 2014.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with AIR BAGS . my car was parked. when i got in car and turned key, the passenger side airbag deployed. car was not hit or in accident. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 76000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG65624H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in MARYSVILLE, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline Review #10574493

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Dec 12, 2013.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE . extremely strong smell of gas in cabin in cold weather. i drive my small daughter to daycare every day in that car. the gas smell is horrific, toxic, and dangerous. also, the cause of that gas smell is the gas leakage from the rubber hose of the fuel line onto hot componenst in the engine compartment. this is a design flaw that poses serious risk, as it is both a health and a fire hazard. subaru needs to expand the existing impreza / wrx recalls to forester, as the relevant parts are the same and the issue is virtually identical. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG69614H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in HENRICO, VA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel System, Gasoline Review #10587373

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Apr 30, 2014.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE . very strong smell of gas in cabin. i have 2 kids that i take to school, and in the morning i have to start my car 20 min before we leave and open the windows to air it out. the gas smell is toxic, and dangerous. this is the a design flaw that poses serious risk, as it is both a health and a fire hazard. it seems just about every forester owner has the same problems as well. subaru needs to expand the existing impreza / wrx recalls to the forester, as the relevant parts are the same and the issue is virtually identical. please fix this. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 171000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG69604H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in LITTLETON, CO. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Engine

Subaru Forester 2004 Engine Review #10592747

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Feb 12, 2014.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with ENGINE . 2004 subaru forester xt had catastrophic engine and turbo failure while driving on highway. it is clear that my vehicle suffered from subaru service center negligence and a design flaw of a banjo bolt that filters oil to the turbo but easily gets clogged, shutting off oil to the turbo, causing oil deprivation to the turbo, burning out the turbo, and causing fragments to get into the engine, blowing out the engine as well. while i was spared an accident and injury, it was a close call as while i was driving i suddenly had a failure to accelerate, and very nearly was plowed in from behind by a large tractor trailer truck. my car now requires a complete replacement of engine and turbo, costing in excess of $7,000. i have decided to sell the vehicle rather than bearing the huge expense required to repair. the issue with this banjo bolt and subaru turbo / engines of this era are well documented on the internet automobile forums and in social media. subaru should compensate owners for devaluing their cars, and should have a recall before more drivers are harmed or killed. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 76485 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG69694H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in SCARSDALE, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Air Bags

Subaru Forester 2004 Air Bags Review #10609094

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on May 15, 2014.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with AIR BAGS . the driver side front air bag light has lit up on the dashboard. it stays on every time i start the car and drive it. i have taken it to the local subaru dealer in rochester, mn (clements). they say it will cost $3000 to install a brand new air bag system. i disagree. this is an inherent , serious safety flaw in the car. in my opinion, subaru should fix it free of charge. i have not received any safety advisory from subaru of america. your guidance would be appreciated. suresh kotagal.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 111000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG69644H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in ROCHESTER, MN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Electrical System

Subaru Forester 2004 Electrical System Review #10611113

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on June 29, 2014.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with ELECTRICAL SYSTEM . while running the blower motor on high, the cabin began to fill with toxic smoke. the blower's hot wire connection had overheated, charred/melted the plastic housing around the terminal, charred/melted the wire's insulation at this connection, and melted the copper until it fell loose. the blower resides exposed under the glove compartment. no easily combustible materials were located underneath the blower at that time..0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 177700 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG636X4H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in LEWISBURG, WV. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Air Bags

Subaru Forester 2004 Air Bags Review #10618228

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Aug 01, 2014.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with AIR BAGS . the airbag light stays illuminated for weeks at a time and then will randomly turn off. i have taken it to the dealer twice and they could not identify the problem. i have continuously had the problem off and on for the past year. i see several people have had the same problem with this model and year subaru, this should be taken care of by subaru- ts .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 80000 miles. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in EAST WENATCHEE, WA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Subaru Forester 2004 Unknown Or Other

Subaru Forester 2004 Unknown Or Other Review #10621407

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on June 21, 2013.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with UNKNOWN OR OTHER . i started the car, put my foot on the brake, and attempted to move it into gear. it would not move out of park. the release was broken. eventually i had to call a tow truck because i could not get it into gear. it has been to jack williams tire in camp hill, pa 17011 3-4 times since then for the same issue..0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG636X4H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in ENOLA, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Suspension

Subaru Forester 2004 Suspension Review #10628394

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Aug 22, 2014.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with SUSPENSION . tl* the contact owns a 2004 subaru forester. the contact stated that while reversing into a residential the driveway, the front passengers side lower control arm fractured. the vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic. the technician diagnosed that the control arm needed to be replaced. the contact was made aware that the vehicle was not included in recall nhtsa campaign id number: 11v464000 (suspension). the vehicle was repaired. the manufacturer was notified of the failure. the approximate failure mileage was 120,000..0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 120000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG65654G. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in ALEXANDER, ME. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Subaru Forester 2004 Air Bags

Subaru Forester 2004 Air Bags Review #10628575

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on July 15, 2009.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with AIR BAGS . since 2009 the driver side airbag light will stay on after i have started the car. it will stay on for days, whether it is hot summer time or cold winter days. it may stay on for a few days or for months. the last time was from july 19, 2014 to august 25, 2014. this is the first time that i have reviewed the list of vehicle safety complaints. seeing the other complaints about the airbag light remaining on encourages me to submit my history also. when it has been on, i think i should take it to the dealer but then it goes off before i can take the car in to the dealer. seeing all the complaints i also think subaru should be responsive to this problem..0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG63644G. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in ALBUQUERQUE, NM. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel/propulsion System

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel/propulsion System Review #10652780

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Nov 30, 2012.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM . for as long as i can remember, every time the weather gets below 40 degrees or so, the interior cabin smells like raw gasoline upon starting the car and continuing through several minutes of run time..0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 190000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG65614H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in ST. LOUIS, MO. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel/propulsion System Review #10654281

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Nov 11, 2014.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM . warmed up vehicle. temp was below 31 degrees closer to low 20's. within two minutes fuel smell entered vehicle. over come by fumes... rolled down windows. problem took at least 15 minutes at least to get rid of smell. very worried due to fuel being a highly combustible fluid in a hot engine. .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 149205 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG69644H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in LITTLETON, CO. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel/propulsion System Review #10654794

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Nov 11, 2014.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM . the smell of fuel became obvious after a 10-15 minute drive. upon examination, there was fuel dripping from a fuel line. this occurred after the first freeze of the year, fitting other descriptions of this issue i found for this model.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 96000 miles. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in FAYETTEVILLE, AR. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Engine

Subaru Forester 2004 Engine Review #10654794

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Nov 11, 2014.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with ENGINE . the smell of fuel became obvious after a 10-15 minute drive. upon examination, there was fuel dripping from a fuel line. this occurred after the first freeze of the year, fitting other descriptions of this issue i found for this model.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 96000 miles. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in FAYETTEVILLE, AR. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel/propulsion System

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel/propulsion System Review #10659489

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Nov 29, 2013.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM . i purchased a used subaru forester xt. the car had approximately 180,000 miles and was purchased mid-winter in denver, colorado. on extremely cold days i noticed a raw fuel smell. it was an alarmingly strong smell! i was all too familiar with this issue since i had also owned a 2002 subaru wrx with approximately 155,000 which incidentally was covered under a recall for this "known" issue. interestingly enough there was no issue with raw gas smell on the days that were warmer with either vehicle. i made an appointment at a subaru dealership in longmont, colorado where they advised me that the fuel hoses were leaking underneath the manifold and that the replacement part was not available at the time because it was back ordered approximately 6-8 weeks. i had a factory trained subaru technician that owns his own shop replace a certain number of the fuel delivery hoses with original subaru replacement parts since said part was back ordered. i also replaced the long block (subaru) along with a host of other items at the same time since the motor was out. prior to going to the dealership i was able to test the vehicle's internal atmosphere with a tool that detects the environments air quality. the atmosphere was able to trip the tool showing that the atmosphere was in a lower explosive limit. imagine my surprise that it was that bad. i determined that this issue warranted an immediate fix with subaru factory parts. as of this last week, november 2014, when denver had record breaking cold weather i have the same issue again with raw fuel smell. now, one could conclude that the factory trained technician made an error replacing said parts but i have been driving my vehicle without issue for nearly 9 warm months. coincidence??? i'm beginning to wonder. this fix should have been fixed under a recall as was my 2002 subaru wrx. i called s.o.a with no help..0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 180000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG69654G. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in DENVER, CO. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel/propulsion System Review #10659834

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Nov 13, 2014.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM . on days with sub-freezing temperatures, after starting the vehicle, a strong smell of gas is present. upon inspection of the engine compartment, there is gasoline visibly dripping from a fuel line behind the ac compressor. the gasoline lands on the engine block and produces visible vapors as it is slowly burned up by the heat. upon discussing the problem with a subaru repair shop, they said this is quite common for my vehicle..0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 120000 miles. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in WESTMINSTER, CO. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel/propulsion System Review #10660412

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Nov 03, 2014.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM . fuel smell in cabin with blower set on outside air. the cause was a fuel leak in the engine bay under the intake manifold..0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG69624G. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in JACKSONVILLE, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Subaru Forester 2004 Suspension

Subaru Forester 2004 Suspension Review #10669661

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on July 15, 2013.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with SUSPENSION . i will like to know if when my car was recall and fix the front lower control arm in 2013 has anything to do with my wheel alignment, since it seems that the dealer and town fair tire can not get it right because every time i complaint and get it fix and go home after a few miles the steering wheel goes off center and start making noise at the front end about 55-65 mph and this began after fixing the recall and i can not drive in peace and i wonder if am not taking a chance driving a car that was straight as an arrow before the part replacement,please help,thank you..0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 0 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG65694H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in WATERBURY, CT. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel/propulsion System

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel/propulsion System Review #10670045

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Nov 01, 2014.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM . i have noticed in the past few weeks that when i cold start (under approximately 20 degrees) my 04 subaru forester, there is a very potent raw gas smell coming from under the hood. it typically diminishes as the car heats up but if you turn on the heat/ventilation system the smell becomes unbearable. in doing research i have found that many subaru owners (of various models and years) are experiencing the exact same problem. i do not feel safe driving the vehicle with this smell nor transporting any passengers with the car in this condition..0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 130000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG63644H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in MINNEAPOLIS, MN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Unknown Or Other

Subaru Forester 2004 Unknown Or Other Review #10670045

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Nov 01, 2014.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with UNKNOWN OR OTHER . i have noticed in the past few weeks that when i cold start (under approximately 20 degrees) my 04 subaru forester, there is a very potent raw gas smell coming from under the hood. it typically diminishes as the car heats up but if you turn on the heat/ventilation system the smell becomes unbearable. in doing research i have found that many subaru owners (of various models and years) are experiencing the exact same problem. i do not feel safe driving the vehicle with this smell nor transporting any passengers with the car in this condition..0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 130000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG63644H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in MINNEAPOLIS, MN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel/propulsion System

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel/propulsion System Review #10671507

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Nov 05, 2014.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM . basically i am experiencing the same raw fuel smell many others have described. the hose under the intercooler and several other hoses and parts visibly leaks and smells when temperatures are cold outside. i live in the pacific northwest...it's cold a lot here. i don't feel safe driving with my daughter in the car, for her health reasons, and really don't like wasting my hard earned fuel waiting for the car to warm up with the recirculating vent feature turned on and the fact that it drips the fuel out and onto the engine... since soa has recalled the wrx's with the exact same issue, why do those of us that own legacys, outbacks, foresters and i would also assume bajas not be treated the same way? soa needs to address this matter immediately and keep its loyal customers exactly that....loyal.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 165000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG69634H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in FEDERAL WAY, WA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Fuel/propulsion System Review #10671695

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Jan 05, 2015.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM . to whom it may concern, hello, i am the owner of a 2004 forester xt which i love. i've owned the car for almost a year and its been nothing but reliable up to this point. the weather outside is frightful, and with that comes a common problem for many subaru owners. during the cold snaps, say below 20f, there is strong fuel smells which fills the cabin. it only happens during start-up, and lasts about 15 mins before the car warms up. from searching many forums and internet threads it seems this problem has been occuring since early 2001. there was a recall notice (wvk-21)for the 2002 -2003 wrx's which had a same problem i am experiencing now. unfortunately a recall was never issued for later model subarus which suffer the same problem. the problem is fuel leaking from 5 main fuel lines going into the intake manifold. it seems that when it is cold outside, the lines are shrinking and is allowing fuel to spew out everywhere. just from searching for 3 days i've seen 125 cases of this happening to other owners. will you please put out a bulletin before someone dies from there car exploding because of extra fuel leaking out of the fuel hoses. please i beg of you, please issue a recall!!! .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 130000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG69604H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in DAYTON, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Subaru Forester 2004 Engine

Subaru Forester 2004 Engine Review #10671695

SUBARU FORESTER 2004 car safety problem was reported on Jan 05, 2015.SUBARU FORESTER 2004, manufactured by Subaru of America, Inc. had a problem with ENGINE . to whom it may concern, hello, i am the owner of a 2004 forester xt which i love. i've owned the car for almost a year and its been nothing but reliable up to this point. the weather outside is frightful, and with that comes a common problem for many subaru owners. during the cold snaps, say below 20f, there is strong fuel smells which fills the cabin. it only happens during start-up, and lasts about 15 mins before the car warms up. from searching many forums and internet threads it seems this problem has been occuring since early 2001. there was a recall notice (wvk-21)for the 2002 -2003 wrx's which had a same problem i am experiencing now. unfortunately a recall was never issued for later model subarus which suffer the same problem. the problem is fuel leaking from 5 main fuel lines going into the intake manifold. it seems that when it is cold outside, the lines are shrinking and is allowing fuel to spew out everywhere. just from searching for 3 days i've seen 125 cases of this happening to other owners. will you please put out a bulletin before someone dies from there car exploding because of extra fuel leaking out of the fuel hoses. please i beg of you, please issue a recall!!! .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 130000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JF1SG69604H. Subaru Forester 2004 problem was reported in DAYTON, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.


Subaru Forester 2004 Systems


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