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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
40 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 engine problems

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2001 Subaru Forester Owner Comments

problem #5

Jun 282006

(reported on)

Forester

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Consumer 2001 Forester accelerator pedal sticks.

- Unknown, DC, USA

problem #4

Jun 202003

(reported on)

Forester

  • 200 miles
The brake/gas pedals are located too close together. This results in accidental acceleration when brakes are depressed.

- Shoreham, NY, USA

problem #3

Dec 212002

Forester 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Subaru Forester 2001 - was backing up and accelerator got stuck - flying back in reverse about 50 feet - hitting tree and coming forward about 20 ft.

- Stratham, NH, USA

problem #2

Jul 192001

Forester 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While backing into driveway accelerator got stuck, causing vehicle to hit a pakred car, consumer stated accelerator has stuck in the past but only while in reverse.

- Juneau, AK, USA

problem #1

Nov 292000

(reported on)

Forester 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The consumer experienced foot touching both the brake pedal and the accelerator pedal at the same time, dealership adjusted the brake pedal height as stated in service bulletin 6-29-00 operation #A543-008, however consumer feels this is inadequate and they should be separated apart.

- Beaverton, OR, USA

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