fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,500 miles

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2001 Subaru Forester miscellaneous problems

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2001 Subaru Forester Owner Comments

problem #2

May 152003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 31,000 miles


When I bought my 2001 Subaru Forester S. I noticed that there was a small paint chip on the hood. I asked the salesman if this would happen all over the car. He told me to check with the services department.they also told me that it wasn't going to be a problem. Well now I have lots of chipping on my car.I called Subaru of amarica, they sent a rep to look at it, he told me it was stone chipping.I pointed out the fact that I had a spot when I bought it, he told me to take it up with the sales person.I called Subaru back and expressed my dissatisfaction, with there rep and how he handled the situation.I was told that they will be calling me after they do some investigating. I took my car to several autobody shops and they seem to think that it is a paint defect.I'm looking for anyone else that may have the same problem or any info on this situation.

- Lyndonville, VT, USA

problem #1

Nov 052001

Forester 4WD

  • miles
The tack that is in place to hold the driver's side mat in place does not work. The mat continuously falls off the tack. I first made the dealership aware of it and could find nothing to fix. We looked at other Subaru and they all had the same issue. I recently communicated this to Subaru via their web site with little interest on their part. The problem occurs when the mat slips off the tack it runs up into the pedals. This means the floating tack could actually cause more problems then not having one there at all. Our other car (Honda) had a tack that is firmly placed in the floorboard not tacked to the carpet only and as a result it does not have a problem.

- Thornton, CO, USA

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