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NHTSA — Fuel System, Gasoline: Delivery: Hoses, Lines/Piping, And Fittings Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,000 miles

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2002 Subaru Forester fuel system problems

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2002 Subaru Forester Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 202008

Forester 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles


During a very cold day I felt very strong gasoline smell right after start in my 2002 Subaru Forester S. I looked in the engine compartment and I saw gasoline O one of the rubber hoses connecting 2 fuel lines. The smell disappeared after the engine warmed up, but reappeared after the car stayed outside for a couple of hours. The car did the same thing a few years ago during very cold temperatures. At that time, the mechanic at the dealership tightened the clamps holding the rubber hose. Rubber hose.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

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