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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,025 miles

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2016 Subaru Forester wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2016 Subaru Forester Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 242016


  • 7,626 miles


Apparent defective valves on yokohama geolander G91-F stock tires that came with the new vehicle. Car with only 7,626 miles, minimal tread wear, traveling on highway @ 65mph low tire pressure indicator comes on, and ~ 5 sec later the rear driver's side tire just completely shredding. Outside wall completely separating and tire valve nowhere to be found. Driven MINIspare to local Firestone tire center. Told to keep the tire as evidence, no puncture noted. Not one month later, low pressure light again while driving @ 65mph on another highway, this time the front passenger tire now with a leak. Checked and stopped multiple times to ensure only a slow leak. Able to be seen at a nearby costco tire center and diagnosed with a slow leak coming from the tire valve. 2 different stock yokohama tires both with very low miles, one with devastating blow out apparently occurring about the tire valve, the second tire with a slow defective valve leak. No punctures noted when examined at either tire center.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #2

Dec 242015


  • 1,500 miles
After about 2 inches of wet snow my wife was driving up a sloped street. She came to an area where she could see 2 cars waiting after a collision. She stopped. Another car stopper behind her. A police car passed the car parked behind my wife. The police car bumped the car parked behind my wife and parked. My wife tried to turn around. As she did her car lost traction and slid into the parked police car. There was no visual damage to my wife's car. I do not believe there was any damage to the police car. A report still had to be filed evidently because it was a police car. Later I checked the rating on the tires. Per the ratings given in tire rack these tires have been determined to be unsuitable for use on ice.

- Omaha, NE, USA

problem #1

Jan 202016


  • 5,950 miles
The base model steel wheel has a trough running around the inside of the wheel, two inches wide and one inch deep. Snow packs into the wheels, melts, and overnight the water that accumulates in the trough at the base of the wheel freezes solidly. It will not break loose. This ice block is the equivalent of a very large wheel balance weight. The car shakes violently at speeds over 45 mph. This represents a significant immediate safety issue as well as a long term safety issue due to the likely damage to the alignment and front end of the vehicle. This happened twice within six weeks. The dealer's response was to take it to car wash. I wrote Subaru of America and was told they will pass my experience on to new product development.

- Herbster, WI, USA

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