NHTSA — Latches/Locks/Linkages: Doors: Latch Problems

5.1

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,200 miles

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2003 Subaru Forester accessories - exterior problems

accessories - exterior problem

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2003 Subaru Forester Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 152003

Forester 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,200 miles

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

2002 Subaru Forester front door lock mechanisms are defective. January, 2003 - passenger door would not latch and had to tie it shut. Dealer repaired it promptly. March 2003 - drivers door would not open - had to crawl across the shifter to get out. Manipulated inside lock lever and eventually freed up mechanism. This would not be safe in an emergency.

- Rolling Meadows, IL, USA

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