2009 Subaru Forester Consumer Review: Turbo Engine Trouble

2009 Subaru Forester - Consumer Review

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2.5XT Limited 4dr SUV (2.5L 4-cyl. Turbo AWD 4-speed Automatic w/VDC, Nav)

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Turbo Engine Trouble
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2009 Subaru Forester 2.5XT Limited 4dr SUV AWD w/VDC, Nav (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 4A)


Apparently the 2009 2.5 liter turbo engine has some metallurgic problems. Our engine began making loud banging sounds on a road trip after just 4,000 miles on it. Worked fine prior to this catastrophic breakdown. Subaru will be replacing the engine with hopefully a correctly produced engine.

Best Features

AWD, Night lights, sunroof, puddle lamps, navigation computer, easy fold down seats.

Worst Features

Adjustable headrests for forward rear tilt. Better placed seat heater controls. More powerful sound system. Reliable engine.
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