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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
118,360 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2005 Subaru Forester steering problems

steering problem

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2005 Subaru Forester Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 272015


  • 80,000 miles


Left front control arm broke in 2 exactly as predicted by the recall notice. Subaru said the recall had been completed, meaning they spread some rust inhibitor on it at some point in the past. Their final response was that the car was too 'old' to offer any further assistance. The car has only 80K miles and nothing else on the vehicle has broke in half.

- Alden, NY, USA

problem #1

Jun 242015


  • 156,720 miles
After a scratchy, metallic noise that appeared suddenly in the lower front, while vehicle was in motion, steering was ceased. The steering wheel was locked and the vehicle could not be controlled. This resulted in a crash. The vehicle hit a tree. Substantial damage was done to the vehicle and it was declared as a total loss.

- Kingston, NY, USA

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