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2009 Subaru Forester X 4dr Man

2009 Subaru Forester
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All Wheel Drive, 4 Door, 4WD Sport Utility
20 mpg city / 26 mpg hwy
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Does check engine light come on when certain maintenance is due?
2000 forester around 130,000 miles
Asked by Paul E November 6, 2020, 5:47 am 0 reply
Whining sound as begin drive
There is a whining sound like a belt winding up. No difference in RPM. Runs fine other wise. No stalling. Dealer is trying to tell me it’s the transmission but I’m not sure.
Asked by M K August 13, 2019, 12:08 pm 0 reply
Whirring/rough sound at 2500 RPMs
First, when I first start up my car and drive off there is a slight poof sound, like built up air releasing from somewhere when I am accelerating at the beginning of my drive. Next...
Asked by Chelsea S June 18, 2019, 7:31 pm 0 reply
2014 Subaru Forester 4 beeps, pause then 4 more
I drove my wife's 2014 Subaru Forester today and noticed twice that it beeped at me while I was driving. The two occasions it beeped was while making right hand turns. The beeping ...
Asked by James J February 12, 2018, 10:24 pm 0 reply
Why is the tramsmission slow to engage in reverse.?
The other gears seem to be OK. Transmission level ok.
Asked by Stanley L September 27, 2015, 6:49 am 0 reply
What happened to the rest of my entered service records??????
Iv'e entered service srecords since the site originated, now over half of my service records are not there nor is there a link to allow access.
Asked by DANIEL D September 28, 2014, 1:43 pm 0 reply
Is it normal for 2013 forester to shake when I start my car?
My new 2013 forester shakes (I can see it and feel it) when I start my car. I I had a 2004 forester before and never experienced this problem. I took it to a dealership's mechanic...
Asked by Eleonora L December 7, 2012, 11:58 am 0 reply
Cost of 60K so high
Why is the cost of a 60K service so high here in California
Asked by Robert H July 17, 2012, 8:51 am 0 reply
2012 subaru forester sputters uphill
when cruising highway 55-65 mph it slightly sputters before downshifting ca has 5700 miles on it and it kind of ticks me off. any suggestions as to if anythings wrong or what i sho...
Asked by J H May 3, 2012, 10:18 am 0 reply
How do you like your Subaru Forester?
What kind of parts need replacing in the 100-200,000 mile zone?
Asked by Colleen S August 28, 2009, 6:36 pm 1 reply
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