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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,150 miles

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2008 Subaru Forester fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2008 Subaru Forester Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 152012

Forester 4-cyl

  • 67,000 miles


In July of 2012 while driving on the highway my check engine light came on, canceling my cruise control. I took the car to repair garage I was using and the evap code indicated a leak of.002. The car was smoke tested and the garage recommended to change gas cap, which I did with generic cap. The again in November of 2012 the check engine light came on again while driving on the highway at 70 mph, again the code was possible evap leak. In Jan 2013 check engine light came on again on the highway, had it smoke tested for 3 hours at the garage, no leak was detected. Changed gas cap again. Then in May 2013 again on the highway, check engine light came on. Again possible evap leak, suggested to get "Subaru" gas cap. Subaru parts personal said the roll over valve on the top of the gas tank was usually the problem most of the time. If the check engine light comes on again, will probably need to replace. So in June after coming off the highway, the check engine comes on. Took car to Subaru and said could not be certain it was roll over valve, however suggested to replace. Code was P0456, which was same code that appeared before in May. If the Subaru Forester has this problem on these models, shouldn't this part be a "maintenance" item to prevent engine troubles" my question for you is how many Subaru Forester's have had this problem? is there a way to ask Subaru for how many Subaru Forester's have had this part replaced on all Subaru Forester's to evaluate if manufacture defect" to change this part, I was charged $418.14 + tax to fix problem I have no "scheduled" maintenance for. Thank you.

- Winter Park, FL, USA

problem #1

Apr 062010

Forester 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,300 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Subaru Forester. The contact stated that the vehicle exhibited an abnormally strong gasoline fuel odor while parked. The contact had not noticed a leak. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the contact was advised that the fuel pump housing gasket needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 25,300 and the current mileage was 34,399... updated 05/09/12 the dealer replaced the fuel pump housing gasket and evap canister. Updated 05/31/12

- Lawrenceville , GA, USA

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