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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,243 miles

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2001 Subaru Forester suspension problems

suspension problem

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2001 Subaru Forester Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 192014


  • 190,000 miles


The contact owns 2001 Subaru Forester. The contact stated that while driving approximately 30 mph, the rear cross member became fractured. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who diagnosed that the rear cross member failed. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 190,000.

- Fitzwilliam, NH, USA

problem #3

Feb 122001


  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,972 miles
While driving in city limits consumer heard a noise. As some time passed the noise became louder. Within two years the right rear wheel bearing was replaced twice. Several miles later, the left rear wheel bearing was replaced twice. Currently, noise recurred again with owner not sure which rear wheel bearing has failed.

- Wolcott, CT, USA

problem #2

Apr 012001

Forester 4WD

  • miles
Consumer states the left and right rear wheel bearingsfailed.

- Colville, WA, USA

problem #1

Apr 012001

Forester 4WD

  • miles
Consumer states the left and right rear wheel bearingsfailed.

- Colville, WA, USA

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