2010 Subaru Forester engine problems: blown head gaskets

Blown Head Gaskets

5.3

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
$2,900
Average Mileage:
89,000 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace head gasket (2 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
2010 Subaru Forester engine problems

engine problem

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2010 Subaru Forester Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 172018

Forester LX 2.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I understand this can happen if oil level not maintained. I'm guilty of this. But still.

- Don W., Lansdale, US

problem #2

Feb 012018

Forester Sport Tech 2.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 121,000 miles

Hi Prospective Subaru owners. This is my second Forrester and the first one had a leak from the head gasket into the oil and a thing called piston slap. Traded vehicle in with 140000 km and thought they must have fixed the problem by 2010. Evidently not as was informed of oil leak which would require a new head gasket with mileage 120000. Great car up to then or as they say good for a good time not a long time.

- Michael V., Sudbury, ON, Canada

problem #1

Oct 182017

Forester

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,000 miles

I bought this car because of the low mileage,,37,000 at time of purchase.Took for an oil change and brake pads at 41,000 miles,,Was informed that it would soon be needing new head gaskets,,At only 41,000 miles how can this possibly be?Very discouraging,as I had always wanted a Subaru,and now I'm stuck with it.Not Happy!!

- Terry B., Eddington, US

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