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definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
60,667 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2003 Subaru Forester seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2003 Subaru Forester Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 052012

Forester X 2.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 135,000 miles


Airbags light comes on for weeks then goes away randomly.

- , Dublin, OH, USA

problem #2

Jan 152003

Forester X 2.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,000 miles

Brought car in and asked to get it fixed. They cleared it and then it came back again. At first it was intermittent and then full time. I have 121K and the light is still on. Local garage cannot reset the light - needs dealer to look at it.

- , Havertown, PA, USA

problem #1

Aug 012007

Forester XS 2.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles

The airbag light comes on sporadically, maybe half the time. So far I've ignored it, but the reality is that it's fairly dangerous. Whenever the airbag light is on, the SRS system is disabled so anyone riding in the car wouldn't be as well-protected in a crash as they would normally be.

- , South Hero, VT, USA

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