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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
79,969 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2007 Subaru Forester fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2007 Subaru Forester Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 132015

Forester 4-cyl

  • 137,300 miles


Dear sir, I recently purchased this Subaru Forester car ([xxx]) in Georgia, but had noticed that before allowing it to be sold at auction, the manchester center, vt/motor vehicle department Vermont didn't ensured this vehicle had passed all the recalls requested by your Subaru company for this model of Forester (I see at least one open recall no.wvu31 reprogram ECM now which was not passed). Beside, according to carfax and autocheck reports, it seems the car din not went through 2010 recall (wvn24: Engine control module (ECM) reprogramming & fuel tank one-way fuel valve). I presume because of this, the error code P1400 appears currently on the car display. Therefore, I would like asking your assistance in identifying which entity is bearing responsibility for these 2 problems" I asked also Subaru Inc. To allow servicing my car free of charge for inspection and removal of errors to the closest Subaru dealer, but not reply yet. How is possible that the car was allowed by Vermont motors department to be sold outside of usa, even if recalls were active" as a citizen of eu member state, I reserve the right to start a case for allowing selling outside of usa a car being under Subaru recalls. I mean Subaru recalls no. Wvn24 and wvu31, the last even has not been reported neither to carfax, nor to autocheck, which reports I purchased before. Hope you'll offer me entire assistance. Thank you for consideration. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Tbilisi, Republic Of Georgia, GA, USA

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 102013


  • 101,000 miles
When the temperature drops below roughly 20 degrees Fahrenheit, a strong fuel odor fills the cabin. Flatirons Subaru in boulder, co, could not find the problem, but an independent Subaru mechanic identified the problem instantly. He said the fuel line has a small rubber mid-section which contracts with cold weather and produces a leak.

- Westminster, CO, USA

problem #2

Jan 112013


  • 48,000 miles
Evap code tested by dealership and showed cracked fuel cut valve. This is emission related and should be covered by 8 year 80K mile warranty. They say its not and want $600 to replace the valve.

- Perry Hall, MD, USA

problem #1

Oct 012012

Forester 4-cyl

  • 45,653 miles
Took car in for routine recall items (campaign wvu-31 and campaign wvl-22). During one way fuel valve removal, strong smell of gas was noted coming from gas tank area. Evaporative leak was noted due to cracked fuel cut valves. Cost of removal and replacement of both left and right cracked fuel valves was $693.59.the service advisor was very nice and explained everything in advance of the repair (I am very satisfied with his approach to this problem). This matter should be considered by Subaru as a recall (campaign) matter and should be covered by Subaru.

- Honolulu, HI, USA

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