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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,394 miles

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2004 Subaru Forester brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Subaru Forester Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 112005

Forester 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,394 miles


Contact states he has had to change the tires on his vehicle on 1-22-05. The miles on the vehicle were 14,394. There are now 21,000 miles on the car and he has had to change the rear cylinder on the car. This was covered by the extended warranty. He has contacted the dealer. He has also talked to the manufacturer. On 4-7-05 he had to change the tires again at 17,151. The manufacturer was rude to him and said he had waited a long time to complain about the tires.

- E Stroudsburg, PA, USA

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