NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Foundation Components: Master Cylinder Problems


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,046 miles

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2003 Subaru Forester brakes problems

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2003 Subaru Forester Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 102006

Forester 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,046 miles


2003 Subaru Forester purchased May 2003 1. brakes did not feel correct - low brake pedal 2. made appointment at aaa auto mark car care center for brakes to be checked 3. aaa auto mark car care center person said that our master cylinder was leaking and needed to be replaced. Our vehicle mileage - 18046 - and even that the car was out of warranty (36 months maximum), they contacted the local Subaru but Subaru said seeing the car was out of the 36 month warranty period, Subaru would not pay for the part or repair. 4. we had to have the vehicle repaired so aaa auto mark car care center purchased the parts needed (1- master cylinder, 2 wheel cylinders) and replaced them. We asked for and received the old parts. 5. my husband and I have had many cars over many years and never have had to replace a master cylinder even though the mileage driven on the cars was much higher than 18046 on the Subaru.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

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