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6.0

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
132,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace head gaskets (1 reports)
2003 Subaru Forester engine problems

engine problem

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2003 Subaru Forester Owner Comments

problem #1

May 152012

Forester X 2.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 132,000 miles

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

I bought the car like this, so the exact time and mileage of are unknowns, head gaskets needed replacement. Oil leakage and high coolant consumption, also white smoke came out of the engine on some occasions. Despite all of that, the car ran perfectly, only annoyance when the white smoke comes out and sometime mixed with the air of AC.

- , Dublin, OH, USA

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