really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,646 miles

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2007 Subaru Forester engine problems

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2007 Subaru Forester Owner Comments

problem #6

Oct 202016


  • 67,000 miles


The contact owned a 2007 Subaru Forester. While exiting a car wash facility, the vehicle independently accelerated, sped across the street, and struck a curb. The vehicle crashed into a cement divider. The air bags failed to deploy. There were no injuries and a police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to an independent repair facility where it was determined that the vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 67,000.

- Glen Mills, PA, USA

problem #5

Feb 292016


  • 108,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Subaru Forester. When the brake pedal was depressed, the vehicle accelerated independently without warning. As a result, the contact crashed into a building. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed and no injuries were reported. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic, but was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 108,000.

- Lockport, NY, USA

problem #4

May 032012


  • 67,893 miles
The fault indicators came on and the error code P2441 was present both at the first occurrence and at the second occurrence at 105,000 miles. At the second occurrence the price for fixing the problem was set at $2123. At this price and guessing at the price of other parts the car's replacement value should come to around $200,000. This is a common problem pervasive to all Subaru, not just Foresters, featuring a turbo charged engine.

- Bellevue, WA, USA

problem #3

Jan 142014

Forester 4-cyl

  • 66,985 miles


I pulled into my sister's driveway. Driveway is short; less than 2 car lengths. The front of her house is about 6 feet or less ahead of end of driveway. I braked as I pulled into the driveway, upon pressing the accelerator, the car suddenly surged forward and crashed into the house. I was able to back the car away from the house.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #2

Oct 202008


  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Subaru Forester. While driving approximately 65 mph on normal road conditions, the cruise control system failed to disengage the set speed from the previous day. The contact attempted several times to deactivate the cruise control by depressing the brake pedal. The cruise control automatically deactivated without assistance. There were no prior warnings to this failure. The contact felt that this was a life-threatening situation when the vehicle would not reduce speed until the cruise control was disengaged. Currently, the vehicle is not being driven and has not been repaired. The contact is in the process of notifying the manufacturer. The VIN and failure mileage were unknown.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #1

Dec 012006

Forester 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
2007 Subaru forrester with manual transmission. The engine surges when driving down hill (not under load) and you are giving just enough throttle to keep up speed. It causes the car to have a jerking back and forth motion. Since people purchase the cars to drive in snow I believe this is a dangerous condition. I took it to the dealer and Subaru states that it is a characteristic of the vehicle. I believe that the drive by wire throttle is to blame.

- Schuyler, VA, USA

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