definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,500 miles

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2001 Subaru Forester lights problems

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2001 Subaru Forester Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 012007

Forester 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 25,000 miles


Headlight lenses are too clouded over to use safely. Regular exterior maintenance (washing, waxing where indicated) has never made a difference materials used were sub-standard & did not even outlive outlive the original mfr. Warranty.

- Napa, CA, USA

problem #3

Jun 072005

Forester 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Dt : on 6/7/05 the owner was driving and noticed that it was dark and that headlights were flickering on and off. Driver has to hold the switch all the way in to keep lights on the way home. Never noticed this before. Owner checked but couldnt find a recall, and has contacted the dealer and arranged for repairs.

- Norwich, CT, USA

problem #2

May 122005

Forester 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 81,000 miles
Using the turn signal leverl causes the headlights to go out. Initally the headlights flickered briefly and stayed on, but they are now requiring some jiggling of the turn signal level to stay on. Also, the headlights go out in switching between high beam and low beam, using the same lever.I am contacting the dealer today.below is listed the number of failures over the last couple weeks. I directed myself to this site, but you don't have that on your list.

- Sudbury, MA, USA

problem #1

May 202000

Forester 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When driving at night consumer is unable to see the road clearly because of faulty headlights. No left or right adjustment for head lights and not enough light to see the edge of the road. Also head lights are to high on bright to low on dim.

- Lincoln, MT, USA

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