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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,000 miles

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2013 Subaru Forester electrical problems

electrical problem

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2013 Subaru Forester Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 132014


  • 10,000 miles


The contact owns a 2013 Subaru Forester. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to shift out of park. The contact shut off and restarted the vehicle several times when a burning odor became present. The contact then noticed that the rear driver's side of the vehicle was on fire. The contact was able to extinguish the fire, and a police report was not filed. There were no injuries. The vehicle was towed to a impound lot and was not inspected or repaired. The manufacture was notified of the failure. The vehicle was destroyed. The approximate failure and current mileage was 10,000.

- Mitchell, NE, USA

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