2013 Subaru Forester brakes NHTSA complaints: Service Brakes

NHTSA — Service Brakes Problems


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,702 miles

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2013 Subaru Forester brakes problems

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2013 Subaru Forester Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 312014


  • miles


My car was recalled and I never got the notification that I could get it fixed - it's been over a year!

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #3

Dec 282013


  • 21,603 miles
On Dec 28,2014 I am going to meriland, MA from philadelphia. I was driving my said vehicle at regal speed 65. Just after rest area marilend hose, traffic suddenly slow down, I applied my brake but its wont stop in time, I switch driving line and avoid accident, but my family and me all scared. After this incident I went to my Subaru dealer for service I complained service manager too. He drove with me and said its work fine, next time its happen, you applied emergency break too. I know Subaru have a re-call for brake line, it was also done way before too. Now I received 2nd re-call about same thing.I did wrote Subaru too this morning. See what happen. This is just to inform gov, not for complained. Thanks [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Fairless Hills, PA, USA

problem #2

Oct 162013

Forester 4-cyl

  • 24,000 miles
My vehicle was inspected in April and approved, but by October of the same year my braking system was completely rusted and stuck. My mechanic said he had never seen anything like it. The rear pads were into steel, rotors deeply grooved, front brake pads stuck in brackets causing brake pressure to go to rear brakes causing quick wear. The rear brake pads and rotors had to be replaced, the front brake pads were also replaced, the brake rotors had to be resurfaced at a cost of $791. When I complained to suburu of America, I was told to take the car to the dealership where the repair would be completely redone at no cost to me. I am still without the $791 and will have to spend more waiting time for a repair of the repair. How could this have happened to a new car with just 24,000 miles? I have driven a Subaru since the late 70S and have never had a problem with the brakes...never!

- East Calais, VT, USA

problem #1

Jul 252014

Forester 4-cyl

  • 21,206 miles
2013 Subaru Forester. 07/25/14 car had difficulty time accelerating on highway.reported to the dealer that right front wheel started vibrating and getting very hot. Dealer inspected R/F wheel, rotor was blue and hard to turn. Inspected brakes and found pads stuck in bracket. Cleaned and lubed pad slides, checked caliper which was ok. Replaced R/F rotor due to runout caused by heat, had.007 run roadtest ok.) the caliper was not replaced on 07/25/2014. On 08/18/2014 the same problem happened car had difficult time accelerating. Both front right side and left side were very hot. Got car towed to different Subaru dealer on 8/18/2014 and they could not find any problems with it.

- Syracuse , NY, USA

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