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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,250 miles

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1998 Subaru Forester suspension problems

suspension problem

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1998 Subaru Forester Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 012002

Forester 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles


Left rear wheel bearing failure at 65000 miles an unlikely occurance at this age.

- Abingdon, MD, USA

problem #3

Aug 132003


  • miles
Dealer has had to replace front and rear wheel bearings three times. The problem has not been resolved at this time.

- Southbury, CT, USA

problem #2

May 022002


  • miles
In left rear wheel there was a malfunction in bearings. Consumer had to replace bearings three times in past four years. Contacted dealer.

- West Lake, OH, USA

problem #1

Jun 011999


  • miles
In June of 1999 right front wheel bearing was replaced because of a loud noise being made during operation of vehicle. Then, on 27-jul7-2001, left front wheel bearing was causing another loud noise, and was being replaced by the dealership. Mechanic informed consumer that a groove has been found in the front axle of the vehicle which could have caused the problem with the 2nd wheel bearing replacement. Please provide any additional information/attachments.

- Kendall Park, NJ, USA

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