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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
100,000 miles

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2005 Subaru Forester suspension problems

suspension problem

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2005 Subaru Forester Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 312008

Forester 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 100,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Subaru Forester. While driving approximately 25 mph, the contact felt as if she struck a bump in the road. The steering wheel felt unusual and when she began to pull away from a stop sign at the bottom of the ramp, she noticed that the steering became difficult to move and to put into first gear. In addition, the vehicle began to shake. The contact pulled into her driveway and noticed that the driver's side front tire was hanging off from the bottom and the top was pointed outwards. Furthermore, the coil that she believed to be the strut was hanging out as well. Her mechanic inspected the vehicle and stated that the strut had pulled completely out. The dealer and manufacturer were not notified and the vehicle has not been repaired. The current and failure mileages were approximately 100,000. Updated 02/19/10. Updated 02/19/10 the consumer also stated it was difficult to the vehicle in 1st gear. Updated evoq 09/13/10

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

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