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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
93,246 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.

2007 Subaru Forester engine problems

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2007 Subaru Forester Owner Comments

problem #4

May 032012


  • 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
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


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

- Standish, ME, USA

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