2010 Subaru Forester steering NHTSA complaints: Steering

NHTSA — Steering Problems


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,219 miles

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2010 Subaru Forester steering problems

steering problem

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2010 Subaru Forester Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 022011


  • 12,647 miles


Self canceling turn signals do not cancel when making a partial left or right turn. Self canceling signals do cancel properly when making a full turn. Subaru technicians report indicates turn signals are canceling as designed and no additional adjustments can be made.

- Lebanon, PA, USA

problem #2

Oct 132010


  • 6 miles
I have a 2010 Subaru Forester. The vehicle has an issue with (1) the steering pulls to the right, (2) the engine loses power intermittently and (3) the car shakes and shimmies when driving at highway speeds. All three of the issues have been with the car since I purchased it at 6 miles on the odometer. The steering issue is dangerous because it makes it hard to keep the car on the road. I have taken the car in 2 times for an alignment and the issue persists still at 2750 miles. The engine issue has been with the car since the beginning. While driving, the driver hears a click sound come from the engine compartment and the car will momentarily lose power. The issue happens as frequently as 6 times a minute and sometimes every other minute of driving. It happens when the air conditioner is turned on or off, but exacerbated when driving in 3rd gear and when the air conditioner compressor is engaged. The dealer has tried to say that this is a normal feature of the car. I have owned other Subaru Foresters and driven many other 2010 Subaru Forester's and this issue does not happen. I have taken the car into the dealership for the steering issue and the shaking issue. The dealer has balanced the tires three times now and re-aligned the tires twice. This has done nothing to correct the issue. The issue remains. Concerning the engine issue, I have taken the car in three times now and the dealer has check the car and stated that the issue ir normal. The issue is not normal when compared to other vehicles from the manufacturer of the same make and model.

- Pueblo, CO, USA

problem #1

Aug 282010


  • 5 miles
Steering wheel off center, 2 different dealers said they would adjust tire pressure to correct. Tire pressure does not correct issue. Off center steering wheel can lead to a crash.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

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