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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
111,642 miles

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2008 Subaru Forester drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2008 Subaru Forester Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 182014


  • 111,642 miles


This happened while driving on a freeway. Weather was sunny, in the 20S, pavement was dry but there were short icy patches under bridges. Every time I passed over one of these patches I experienced severe fishtailing. I had to reduce speed to under 30mph to retain control of the car while traffic was passing me at 60+ mph. Tires were new Goodyear assurance. This is extremely nerve wracking and is a frequently reported problem on the Subaru online user forums such as: the problem is not evident when driving on dry or on snowy roads.

- Detroit, MI, USA

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