2015 Subaru Forester accessories - exterior NHTSA complaints: Visibility:Defroster/Defogger System

NHTSA — Visibility: Defroster/Defogger System Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,175 miles

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2015 Subaru Forester Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 012014


  • 4,000 miles


Vehicle does not warm up well in cold climates. I live in Alaska and during the winter the vehicle would stay cool even with the heater maxed out driving down the highway. Normally this would not be a big deal, but having a newborn in the car, the heat would be nice.

- North Pole, AK, USA

problem #2

Dec 112014


  • 2,000 miles
Heat system does not heat the car and window keep freezing over. Have to keep turning from floor heat which is none, to windshield to keep it clear. Always cold which takes your mind and control away from driving, could cause to accident taking time to keep trying to get heat to where it is needed. People should not buy the Subaru Forester till they fix the problem, and should be banded till fixed. The did not have heat problem till this year by the sounds of it, so they should be able to switch it back to the way it was in older model year before someone gets hurt. A recall is pass due before someone gets hurt or killed.

- Camillus, NY, USA

problem #1

Nov 072014


  • 525 miles
Ever since I purchased this car, the heater does not heat the interior of the car very well. The air blowing out of the vents is weak and cold to tepid. Even after 30 minutes of driving the car, it is still lukewarm. This is for temps between 0 degrees and 40 degrees outside. The temp inside the car never goes over 45 degrees when it is cold outside. If the temp is over 40 degrees outside, the inside will warm up to about 55 degrees after 30 minutes of driving. This is a safety hazard since the defroster does not remove accumulated ice off the front window during the cold temps. I have to stop on the road, scrape the windshield after a few miles and then do that repeatedly during the 45 minute drive each day. It is also a safety hazard when you are too cold to drive, even with gloves, and your fingers are numb and your body is shaking from the cold. The dealer says nothing is wrong. There is something wrong. Maybe an incorrect thermostat, or something. But, Subaru should do something about this.

- Tijeras, NM, USA

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