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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.

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1998 Subaru Forester brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Subaru Forester Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 241999

Forester

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Vehicle accident due to possible recall component failure (master cylinder) prior to recall notice. Mjs

- West Haven, CT, USA

problem #2

Aug 241999

Forester

  • miles
Possible failure of recall component prior to notice, resulted in vehicle collision due to loss of control. (99V-040)

- West Haven, CT, USA

problem #1

May 011998

(reported on)

Forester

  • miles
When applying the ABS brakes on wet or dry pavement the pedal travels to the floorboard, causing extended stopping distance. Dealer could not identify the problem, but replaced the master cylinder.

- Greenfield, MA, USA

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