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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,000 miles

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2005 Subaru Forester accessories - exterior problems

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2005 Subaru Forester Owner Comments

problem #1

May 102005

Forester 4-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 9,000 miles


Windshield wipers and radio will not operate after turning on the engine. Intermittent problem. Sometimes they work when the vehicle is started. Problem does not resolve itself while driving. Have been unable to get wipers to work at all for an entire day. Problem developed in the spring time in the lake Tahoe and sacramento regions of California and Nevada. Have not experienced the problem over the dry summer in the mountains. Subaru has not been able to fix the problem and doesn't know if they can fix the problem since it is difficult to create.

- Incline Village, NV, USA

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