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6.5

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,000 miles

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2003 Subaru Forester brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Subaru Forester Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 052005

Forester

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,000 miles

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

While backing out of a parking space the vehicle accelerated. No impact reported. The problem had not been completely corrected. The consumer almost hit a pedestrian in a parking lot due to this problem. When backing out, the vehicle started out slow but would then surge in reverse. The brakes felt spongy. The front brake pads were sticking to the sliders. The pads were removed and the corrosion was cleaned. The vehicle accelerated like it was in cruise and when the consumers foot was taken off of the gas, the speed would remain the same.

- Rochester, NY, USA

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