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7.0

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,700 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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2005 Subaru Forester electrical problems

electrical problem

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2005 Subaru Forester Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 212005

Forester 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,700 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Vehicle broke down during hurricane evacuation thereby endangering me and my family for 32 hours. 2005 Subaru Forester has a built-in defect where the alternator automatically shuts down during engine idle, so only the battery runs until out of power, thereby leaving driver and passengers stranded on roadway.

- Kemah, TX, USA

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