NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Cooling System Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,500 miles

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1998 Subaru Forester cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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1998 Subaru Forester Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 012006

Forester 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,000 miles


: the contact stated the vehicle accelerated while parked. The vehicle went through a fence and hit some brush. The contact noticed smoke coming from the engine. Two weeks prior to the incident the contact smelled something burning. The heater would not work properly. The vehicle was taken to a dealership. The thermostat was replaced. There was not a police report filed. Updated 3/28/2006 -

- Media, PA, USA

problem #1

Jan 172000


  • miles
Snow and ice build up in modest snow caused the engine cooling system to fail. It was the opinon of the mechanic who repaired the car that the front grill of the was of poor design that caused the ice and snow to build. There was only 4-6 inches of snow the day before. A modest amount to cause such a sever problem. The design of the front grill trapped the snow. This does not happen to other cars in this snow condition. Opini

- Brookline, MA, USA

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