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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
82,491 miles

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2005 Subaru Forester exhaust system problems

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2005 Subaru Forester Owner Comments

problem #1

May 142008


  • 82,491 miles


Our company uses ten Subaru Foresters as fleet vehicles for utility field work. Of the ten vehicles five are 2005 Foresters and out of the five, three different vehicles had to have the catalytic converter replaced at the company's expense. Another vehicle was a 2006 model and had its catalytic converter changed at no cost due to warranty. The four vehicle VIN numbers and miles at which they had to be replaced are: Mileage 94,742, mileage at 82,491, mileage 90,732 and mileage 64,059(2006 warranty). We find this failure rate to be abnormally high and question the parts failure rate.

- Gahanna, OH, USA

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