2001 Subaru Forester Consumer Review: Shame on Subaru!

2001 Subaru Forester - Consumer Review

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

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Shame on Subaru!
By Gail on


2001 Subaru Forester S AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


At 40,000 miles I replaced the 02 sensor. At 45,000 miles I had to replace the catalytic converter. The check engine light has been reset 3 times. At 55,000 miles it needed new rear wheel bearing assembly. At 58,000 miles it needed a re-built transmission, new shocks, and engine mounts. Tires needed replacing at 20,000 miles. The dealership I have been taking the car to for years in Pompano Beach, FL never checked the transmission fluid, though they always claimed to. The transmission fluid was low, but no leaks which another dealer said their neglect caused the transmission failure. Neither Subaru nor the dealer would take responsibility. It is JUNK and I will buy a Honda next time!

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Subaru needs to issue more recalls and take more financial responsibility for their ill made vehicles.
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