Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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3.4

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,482 miles

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2002 Subaru Forester brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Subaru Forester Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 272004

Forester 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,482 miles

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

2002 Subaru Forester S - dealer claims that northeast climate (salt & wet roads) will corrode disc brakes, causing pads to fail to retract completely and therefor continuously rub on the rotors, heating them and causing warping. Dealer claims brakes should be inspected and cleaned every 15,000 miles. Manufacturer's maintenance schedule makes no mention of this potential problem. Repairs cost $600.

- Pine City, NY, USA

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