2008 Subaru Forester accessories - interior NHTSA complaints: Seats

NHTSA — Seats Problems

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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,350 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2008 Subaru Forester accessories - interior problems

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2008 Subaru Forester Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 182016


  • 90,700 miles


I was cleaning interior of car and the drivers seat lifted up. Car was in my driveway, the interior weld broke. I took it to local Subaru dealer. Now 5 days later, after new seat came in I am told the track is broken. A cost of $600 plust labor to fix. I had an extended warranty that covered the seat and weld. I have contacted Subaru of America as well. The vehicle has 90,700 miles on it. I am 6 ft 2" @ 240#'s solo owner and don't abuse my vehicle. I thought Subaru's were better built. In 2014 I had to replace the cylinder head (gasket) wheel bearings and brakes. 2015 the compete suspension was replaced in 2010 under original warranty the switch for moon roof and then 2 months later the motor for the moon roof was replaced. That is why I bought an extended warranty. The seat issue I have seen on line has happened to others who own Forester's.

- Madison, WI, USA

problem #1

Mar 162013

Forester 4-cyl

  • 56,000 miles
A fire broke out in the interior of our car while parked. The passenger door was destroyed and the interior of the car was ruined with smoke damage. Insurance declared it a total loss and both the adjuster and fire department suspect it was a wiring issue. While arson was not ruled out, there was no other damage to the car to suggest a break-in, and no personal belongings in the car were tampered with.

- Cambridge, MA, USA

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