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3.3

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,290 miles

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2007 Subaru Forester fuel system problems

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2007 Subaru Forester Owner Comments

problem #6

Nov 112010

Forester 4-cyl

  • 38,503 miles

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

The check engine light comes on, but the car runs fine. I had it checked and mechanic said gas cap problem and reset. After that time I was very careful to turn the gas cap until I heard 2 plus clicks (recommended by Subaru). I have experienced this problem 4 times since then and finally was told the last time I had it reset while away from home that it could be a cracked fuel cut valve. The problem re-occurred 8 months ago and I haven't had the time to take it to a dealer to get it fixed or reset the check engine. Because of the check engine, Texas inspection failed and now dealer wants over $900 to replace the cracked valves. I think this repair should be covered by Subaru since this is not a new problem and occurs because of a defective part or bad design.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #5

Nov 182011

Forester 4-cyl

  • 52,300 miles
Check engine light went on. Took car to dealer. Fuel cut valves (made of plastic), on top of the fuel tank, were both cracked and leaking fuel. Had both valves replaced. Cost over $900 because rear end must be removed in order to drop fuel tank. Subaru has not issued a recall.

- Georgetown, TX, USA

problem #4

Aug 202011

Forester 4-cyl

  • 43,115 miles
Subaru Forester 2007 fuel cut valves (made of plastic), on top of the fuel tank, were both cracked and leaking fuel. Had both valves replaced. Cost over $700 because rear end must be removed in order to drop fuel tank. Subaru has not issued a recall and does not have record of this happening to anyone else. We purchased this vehicle new from the dealer. This is a fire hazard and I believe it may become more common as these models age further. There was one other instance of the same problem on your web site.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #3

Sep 112009

Forester

  • 42,000 miles

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

Fuel smell like raw gasoline. Have been working with dealership for over 6 months to try to resolve these issues. Currently, still replacing valves.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #2

Aug 062009

Forester 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,819 miles
The contact owns 2007 Subaru Forester. She purchased the vehicle brand new in July 2007 and in August of 2009 she smelled fumes in the vehicle. The dealer replaced the fuel cut roll valve since it was cracked, and the dealer replaced the failed part with the same defected part; therefore she could experience the failure again. She contacted the manufacturer who stated that there were no recalls related to the failure; however, they offered her $2,500 as a down payment towards a new vehicle. She declined the offer and wants the dealer to buy the vehicle back. When the vehicle had 1300 miles on it she had the front axles replaced. She no longer feels safe driving the vehicle. The current mileage was 15,000. Updated 3/12/10 updated 09/28/10

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

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problem #1

Aug 062009

Forester 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,000 miles
The contact owns 2007 Subaru Forester. She purchased a brand new vehicle in July 2007. She smelled gasoline fumes within the vehicle while driving 25 mph. The dealer replaced the fuel cover valve at 13,000 and 15,000 miles; however, some of the parts used during the repair were the faulty parts. The manufacturer stated that they would not issue a recall; although, both fuel cover valves were cracked. The axle was also replaced six months after the vehicle was purchased. The contact is concerned that the failure will recur. The manufacturer advised her that they would pay her $2,500 towards a new vehicle; however, she wants the dealer to replace the vehicle. The most recent failure mileage was 59,000. Updated 09/28/10

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

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