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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,000 miles

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2002 Subaru Forester clutch problems

clutch problem

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2002 Subaru Forester Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 282005

Forester 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 56,000 miles


There was not any warning or indication prior to the vehicles failure and all schedule maintenance and inspections were completed and up to date. Without any prior warning the transmission failed on our 2002 Subaru Forester while we were driving on the freeway at approximately 70 miles an hour. The only indication of the failure was a sudden rise in rpms on the tachometer followed by the failure of the transmission. We had a sudden loss of power and had to inch our way along the freeway shoulder to the nearest off ramp and proceeded several miles, coasting down hill, until the vehicle would no longer move under its own power. The entire clutch assembly had to be replaced.

- Idyllwild, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 132002

(reported on)

Forester 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
While driving the clutch intermittently fails causing the vehicle to shake and delay engagment.

- Canton, OH, USA

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