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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,188 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2013 Subaru Forester engine problems

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2013 Subaru Forester Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 202014

Forester 4-cyl

  • 26,000 miles


I was doing roughly 25/30 miles and my car accelerated to a much faster speed and higher RPM's causing me to jam on the brakes.

- Smallwood, NY, USA

problem #2

Aug 312013


  • 4,365 miles
While backing into a garage there was a uncontrolable acceleration causing damage the the rear end of the car and items stored in the garage. 8js

- North Abington Twp., PA, USA

problem #1

Dec 262012

Forester 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 200 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Subaru Forester (N/a). The contact stated that while driving 10 mph, the vehicle independently accelerated to 30 mph. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for diagnosis and the contact was informed that the floor mats were responsible for the failure. The contact did not believe that the floor mats were the cause of the failure. There were no further diagnostics performed on the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 200...updated 01/30/13 updated 2/4/2013

- Yeadon, PA, USA

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