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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Engine: Gasoline Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 Subaru Forester engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Subaru Forester Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 112002


  • miles


Consumer experiences vehicle stalling.

- Allentown, PA, USA

problem #2

Nov 072001

Forester 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Intermitent backfire after shifting on manual transmission Foresters. Manufacturer notified, confirmed that engine backfires but said backfiring was not a problem, hence no fix was neccessary and non would be provided. How many of you out there consider ba.

- Oakland, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 022002

Forester 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Vehicle does not immediately start up. Dealer has replaced ECM box, however problem still exists.. consumer stated the vehicle has overheated and seized up.

- Roan Mountain, TN, USA

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