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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2004 Subaru Forester accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2004 Subaru Forester Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 242005

Forester 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles


1. no failure yet. Center, rear passenger, roof mounted, seatbelt is currently not being used on a 2004 Subaru Forester X. 2. 10lb tug on the center, rear passenger, roof mounted, seatbelt on a 2004 Subaru Forester X will cause the headliner to cave. Further inspection of the seatbelt retractor unit found that it's mounted on a thin gauge metal (bendable) flap bolted to the roof with one bolt. 3. nothing has been yet. It's a new item problem.

- San Jose, CA, USA

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