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5.0

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,760 miles

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2001 Subaru Forester wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2001 Subaru Forester Owner Comments

problem #5

Feb 092004

Forester 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,000 miles

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

Recall ww-99 was issued by the manufacturer that was not found at this time. There was external coolant leak into the head gasket, which could cause the vehicle to overheat. Dealer was only flushing the system, and was unable to remedy the problem. Also, yokohama tires that were under the proper inflation for the vehicle caused it to slip and slide even though it was all wheel drive.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #4

Nov 292003

Forester

  • 55,800 miles
When driving in cold temperatures tires loose air. Tires needed air every 10 miles. This could be caused by the aluminum rims being used. They corroded and lost their seal.

- Ypsilanti, MI, USA

problem #3

May 092002

Forester 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer states that Bridgestone dueller 683 (P205-70-R15, dot# unknown) original equipment tires are softer and wear out quickly.

- Cherryfield, ME, USA

problem #2

Jun 152001

Forester

  • miles
Consumer states while traveling, the tire suddenly burst and collapsed around the entire circumference of the sidewall, by the time consumer got the vehicle under control and stopped the tire was completely destroyed, the tire is a yokohama P215/60R16/94H radial tubeless geolandar H/T.

- Apo Ae, 00, USA

problem #1

Sep 132000

Forester 4WD

  • miles
There was not enough room on the questionnaire to show the entire dot number which is dot el yt chb 1000. This tire failed at 55 degrees temperature, at 60 mph on the freeway. The odometer had only 1563 miles on it. I heard a clunking sound that alarmed me, so I got into the slow lane. After a few minutes the clunking sound stopped. A minute or so later, the tire failed. There was no evidence of nails or other road hazard, but the tire did have a lot of tire dust inside it. I did not go in to work that day, so I could replace all my tires as soon as possible. I replaced 4 tires with michelins at a cost of $408.29, and I intend to replace the 5th tire as soon as costco gets a new shipment in. I have retained all the tires I replaced. I hesitated to take the tire to Firestone for evaluation, because I did not think they would be impartial.( dot number: Elytchb100 tire size: P205/70R15 )

- Seattle, WA, USA

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