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Recall List for the 2004 Subaru Forester

Official recall notices have been issued for the 2004 Subaru Forester by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions. It's important to note that most recalls won't cost you anything to get fixed, so if your car is affected you should call an authorized Subaru service shop immediately!

  1. 2004 Subaru Forester SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER ARM NHTSA Campaign #11V464000

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 06, 2011
    • Vehicles Affected: 318,215

    Summary: Subaru is recalling certain model year 2002-2007 impreza, model year 2003-2008 Forester, and model year 2005-2006 Saab 9-2X vehicles manufactured from September 5, 2000 through November 26, 2007 originally sold, or currently registered in, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Wisconsin, Connecticut, Delaware, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Rhode Island, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. The front lower control arms may break at the hanger brackets due to corrosion if the hanger bracket is exposed to salty and humid environments such as roads containing snow melting agent.

    Consequence: A broken control arm can result in the loss of control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Subaru will handle their vehicles and Saab will handle theirs. Dealers will inspect the degree of corrosion of the front lower control arms, and will either rustproof or replace them. This service will be performed free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during December 2011. Owners may contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #11V464000 »

  2. 2004 Subaru Forester ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING NHTSA Campaign #04V473000

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 01, 2004
    • Vehicles Affected: 26

    Summary: On certain passenger and sport utility vehicles, the cover bolts for the engine oil control valve may not be sufficiently tightened, allowing oil to leak from around the cover gasket.

    Consequence: If leaking oil contacts components operating at high temperatures, a fire could result in the engine compartment.

    Actions: Dealers will inspect and retighten the oil-flow control valve cover bolts. The recall began on October 8, 2004. Owners should contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #04V473000 »

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