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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,000 miles

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2014 Subaru Forester brakes problems

brakes problem

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2014 Subaru Forester Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 202015


  • 18,000 miles


Upon starting the vehicle or while driving it the following warning messages appear (it has happened multiple tines over the past few months, they will go away and ten reappear days or weeks later): Vehicle dynamic control system needs to be checked ABS system needs to be checked hill start assist system needs to be checked took car to dealership for normal maintenance in July (bay ridge Subaru) they could not find anything, messages started reappearing. Issue with theses messages is car will not go into gear upon starting unless you pump breaks multiple times.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

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