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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 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 #4

Jul 071999

Forester

  • miles

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

Vibration in steering wheel, dealer resurfaced 2 front rotors, also 2 rear drums and brake shoes were sandglazed.

- North Bellmore, NY, USA

problem #3

May 141999

Forester

  • miles
Brakes failed causing loss of control and collision with rocks, bushes and trees. Mjs

- Winchendon, MA, USA

problem #2

Jul 011998

Forester

  • miles
The braking system malfunction, causing extended stopping distance. Once had no braking ability at all which almost caused an accident. Dealer never replaced any parts, just removed a pebble from the brake pads.

- Knoxen, PA, USA

problem #1

Apr 211998

(reported on)

Forester

  • miles
When applying the brakes on dry pavement the pedal traveled to the floor, causing total brake failure which resulted in a collision.

- Seattle, WA, USA

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