NHTSA — Fuel System, Gasoline: Delivery: Hoses, Lines/Piping, And Fittings Problems

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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
159,400 miles

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2004 Subaru Forester fuel system problems

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2004 Subaru Forester Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 142013

Forester 4-cyl

  • 159,400 miles


After coming home and parking my car in the garage my wife came in from the garage and said it smelled like gas. I found the source to be my 2004 Subaru. I drove it the dealer the next morning and they said that the fuel lines due to the cold, as it was below 20 degree's, pulled away from the fuel rail so raw gas was pooling on the manifold. They kept it for a week saying it was not safe to drive, and replaced all the fuel lines and clamps for $850. They said it was one of the worst leaks they have seen. I have now read numerous complaints on this issue and noticed the 2003 WRX, same engine, was recalled for this safety issue. I guess I am lucky as it could have caught me, my house or who knows what on fire if it has sparked.

- Grand Junction, CO, USA

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