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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,573 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.

2001 Subaru Forester brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Subaru Forester Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 222003

Forester 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,720 miles


Wheel lugs bolts: At 40720 miles (4/9/03) car was in Subaru dealer for rear brakes. Two lug bolts from the right rear wheel were found to be snapped and fell off in the mechanics hand. That was a week ago. Today after about 900 miles two lug bolts on the same wheel had snapped off. Dealer towed the car in for repairs.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #2

Jun 152002


  • miles
Consumer states that vehicle started making noises from the brakes. Dealer and suburu manufactory were notified.

- Honolulu, HI, USA

problem #1

Dec 242000

Forester 4WD

  • miles
There may have other factors to the car skidding (snowy).

- Shelburne, MA, USA

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