1999 Subaru Forester - Reliability

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S Wagon (2.5L 4-cyl. AWD 5-speed Manual)

Reliability Rating for 1999 Subaru Forester by Identifix

Ratings Key Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Significant Problems
  Rating Comments
Engine Occasional problems on this vehicle are failures of the Cylinder Head Gaskets and the Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor. Problems with the Cylinder Head Gaskets can cause the engine to overheat. Problems with the MAF Sensor can cause a drivability problem, and may cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate. Subaru has issued bulletin WWG-90 for replacement of the MAF Sensor Element.

The cost to repair the Cylinder Head Gaskets is estimated at $142 for parts and $767 for labor. The cost to replace the MAF Sensor is estimated at $68 for parts and $65 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.
Transmission & Driveline
Steering & Suspension
Brake
Heating & Air Conditioning
Starting & Charging
Accessories
Overall 4 out of 5

Reliability Ratings displayed above reflect style specific standard features and may vary from aggregated values displayed for the same year in the historical model overviewed bellow.

Reliability History for Subaru Forester by Identifix

  1999 2000
Engine
Transmission & Driveline
Steering & Suspension
Brake
Heating & Air Conditioning
Starting & Charging
Accessories
Overall

Reliability Ratings by Identifix is based from repair shop-reported issues. Though this data may be for years prior to model you are researching, it exposes how reliable this model platform has been historically.

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