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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Foundation Components: Disc: Rotor Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Subaru Forester brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Subaru Forester Owner Comments

problem #5

Nov 021999


  • miles


Dealer had to disassemble and resurface 2 front rotors to eliminate excessive runout.

- North Bellmore, NY, USA

problem #4

Jul 012000


  • miles
Consumer has had to have rotors turned on a 'very' frequent basis. Dealership/mechanic were saying that drums needed to be replaced. Please provide any additional information.

- Kennewick, WA, USA

problem #3

Nov 012000


  • miles
While at a stop light and when driver accelerates engine will rev. Consumer has also changed rotors, and it's time to change them again after 3000 miles.

- Middletown, MD, USA

problem #2

Sep 131999

Forester 4WD

  • miles
Gradual brake pulsation experienced twice. Dealer resurfaced front rotors (9/13/99 @ 21,156 miles & 4/4/2000 @ 29,928 miles), which temporarily corrected the problem.

- Bowie, MD, USA

problem #1

Mar 151999


  • miles
Erratic problem with vehicle braking system: Dealer turned rotors for the second time, instead of replacing the.; seeking NHTSA help or provide additionalinformation.

- Port Charlette, FL, USA

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