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2.9

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,000 miles

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2001 Subaru Forester transmission problems

transmission problem

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2001 Subaru Forester Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 152005

Forester 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 100,000 miles

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

Around 100K miles my 2001 Subaru Forester (manual transmission) experienced severe hesitation and missing (bucking) in all gears, resulting in a loss of power. The timing belt was replaced and mechanic assured me everything with the timing belt and clutch was ok. Within a few days the car experienced the same severe jolting as before. In lower gears car accelerates extremely slowly, and often stalls after the severe shaking. This is a potentially very dangerous problem; while taking a left out of my neighborhood, my car began to shake violently and stalled, and I was almost struck by oncoming traffic.

- Hardwick, MA, USA

problem #1

Sep 102003

Forester 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
After being told that it is normal for Subaru clutches to have clutch judder, and now out of my 60,000 warranty, I find that Subaru has issued a tsb to fix the clutch judder problem. I feel this is a recall issue and I should get a warrantied repair of my clutch as should other Subaru owners with this maufacturer's defect.

- Birmingham, AL, USA

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