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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,500 miles

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2006 Subaru Forester lights problems

lights problem

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2006 Subaru Forester Owner Comments

problem #2

May 082016


  • 13,000 miles


Purchased in ak in 2007. Approximately 13,000 miles on engine. Paperwork listed entry-point: Hawaii. Current 2016 mileage: Less than 60,000. Ongoing intermittent problems since purchase: Doors' locks electronic-responses unpredictably fail. Sometimes they work; other times locks must be opened manually. (side note: Windows rattle distinctly when opening and closing doors; windows and doors have always felt too loose.) headlights and tail-lights fail sooner than normal, indicating an electronic problem causing shorts.these issues have been ongoing from purchase in 2007 to current 2016.

- Santa Maria, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 112015


  • 20,000 miles
The headlights leak I had to replace one about $450 because it had water in it. The passenger side now has water in it I will have to replace it also. The vehicle only has 25,000 miles I would think in this day and age you could make a headlight assembly that does not leak and become a safety hazard. The passenger headlight in Dec 2016

- St. Charles, MO, USA

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