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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
78,000 miles

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2004 Subaru Forester miscellaneous problems

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2004 Subaru Forester Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 252011

Forester 4-cyl

  • 50,000 miles


Gas lines leak on 2004 Subaru Forester xt when ambient temperatures fall below 30 degrees Fahrenheit. Significant amounts of fuel leak into the engine area, and strong fumes enter the passenger area. NHTSA has already issued a tsb on the Subaru wxt regarding the same problem. Concerned about fire hazard and inhalation of gasoline vapors. Very strong odor. Could not continue to drive.

- Fort Collins, CO, USA

problem #1

Feb 102011

Forester 4-cyl

  • 106,000 miles
Had timing belt replaced on 2004 Forester turbo as recommended on maintenance, schedule, next day on highway, loud screeching noise and lose of power. Stopped driving towed to mechanic. Said it was blown turbo. Never notified of banjo bolt issue, Subaru should recall or remedy situation at their cost.

- Henniker , NH, USA

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