1.7

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
97,831 miles

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2007 Subaru Forester engine problems

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2007 Subaru Forester Owner Comments

problem #6

Nov 182016

Forester

  • 54,000 miles

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

Blown head gasket. 2007 Subaru Forester 2.5xt. 54K miles. Problem presented itself violently as I was driving on freeway. Suddenly engine temp-gauge fluctuates and starts to rise. Pull over, coolant is forcefully exiting overflow tank. Shut car down, temp gauge drops quickly. No external signs of leaking coolant with subsequent refill and testing. After coolant warms up (3 minutes idle) coolant begins to voilently exit radiator cap (when off) or overflow tank. Exhaust very sooty. Shakes my confidence in Subaru and their engineering to have a head gasket blow this early. Subaru coolant conditioner is a re-branded stop-leak. Was looking at the new brz, now I will not be buying and do not recommend Subaru unless manufacturer acknowledges and makes an effort to remedy the situation.

- Torrance, CA, USA

problem #5

Jul 282016

Forester

  • 160,000 miles
Engine failed on highway without any warning and there was no dignostic code for the engine failure was found by Subaru dealership.

- Royal Palm Beach, FL, USA

problem #4

May 032012

Forester

  • 67,893 miles
The fault indicators came on and the error code P2441 was present both at the first occurrence and at the second occurrence at 105,000 miles. At the second occurrence the price for fixing the problem was set at $2123. At this price and guessing at the price of other parts the car's replacement value should come to around $200,000. This is a common problem pervasive to all Subaru, not just Foresters, featuring a turbo charged engine.

- Bellevue, WA, USA

problem #3

Nov 152013

Forester 4-cyl

  • 107,719 miles

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

Head gaskets on engine started to leak. I was told that this is a very common occurrence on the 2007 Foresters. Why was there no recall for this issue?

- Port Republic, VA, USA

problem #2

Apr 142014

Forester 4-cyl

  • 59,374 miles
Both cylinder head gaskets leak oil and coolant. All hoses are brittle. The dealer estimates $3000 dollars for repair. The vehicle has 60000 mile power train warranty. Subaru customer service has offered $500 assistance which is too low. Do other Subaru Forester owners have reported similar issues?

- Kent, WA, USA

problem #1

Jan 152014

Forester

  • 138,000 miles
Head gaskets had to be replaced.

- Standish, ME, USA

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