2008 Subaru Forester suspension NHTSA complaints: Suspension

NHTSA — Suspension Problems

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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,821 miles

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2008 Subaru Forester suspension problems

suspension problem

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2008 Subaru Forester Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 182014


  • 111,642 miles


This happened while driving on a freeway. Weather was sunny, in the 20S, pavement was dry but there were short icy patches under bridges. Every time I passed over one of these patches I experienced severe fishtailing. I had to reduce speed to under 30mph to retain control of the car while traffic was passing me at 60+ mph. Tires were new Goodyear assurance. This is extremely nerve wracking and is a frequently reported problem on the Subaru online user forums such as: www.ultimatesubaru.org/forum/topic/127473-ghost-walking/ the problem is not evident when driving on dry or on snowy roads.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #1

Apr 272015


  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Subaru Forester. The contact stated that the vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 11V464000 (suspension) and the technician only applied a rustproof coating on the front lower control arms since they did not need to be replaced. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who found that the control arms were completed rusted through. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Denver, NY, USA

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