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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
14 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
7 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,954 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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2001 Subaru Forester engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Subaru Forester Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #3

Oct 072001

Forester 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Was attempting to back into driveway when suddenly the car moved forward. Engaging the brakes failed to stop car and it went over an embankment. In previous years Subaru were recalled for brake problems.also for problems with automatic transmission.

- West Roxbury, MA, USA

problem #2

Aug 252001

Forester 4WD

  • miles
Upon exiting doorway of drive-thu carwash, took car out of neutral and car lunged forward accelerating out of control into traffic crashing into another vehicle.applying antilock brakes did not slow/stop acceleration, airbags did not go off despite significant impact.

- Troy, NY, USA

problem #1

Mar 292001

Forester 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Parking with foot on brakes and vehicle suddenly accelerated over cement block. Had hit a few bushes and then a building. Upon impact, air bags failed to deploy. Had vehicle towed to a mechanic based on referral from dealership.

- Schaumburg, IL, USA

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