Last post on Dec 28, 2007 at 2:39 PM
You are in the Subaru Forester
What is this discussion about?
Subaru Forester, Auto Repair, Engine, Wagon
#23 of 26 Re: Weird new 07 forester [subie4life77]
Dec 20, 2007 (12:59 pm)
I had a Forester for 9 years and it saw the dealer twice.
The day I bought it.
One other time for a recall.
That's it. I sold it to a private party, and did all the maintenance myself.
You're just not lucky.
#24 of 26 Re: Weird new 07 forester [ateixeira]
Dec 21, 2007 (8:21 pm)
I'd say it's a sensor issue. Unfortunately it could be any of a number of them. I'd switch out the K&N just cause it could raise questions at the dealer for a warranty repair.
#25 of 26 Re: Weird new 07 forester [subie4life77]
Dec 28, 2007 (1:15 pm)
MIght not be a "lemon" by VA's definition but certainly sounds like its jinxed
I'm on my 2nd Forester with over 130k combined miles and the only dealer trips have been for a couple bad oxygen sensors replaced under warranty back in 2000. Oh yeah, I had a loose airbag sensor under the driver's seat a while back too.
I need new Catalytic Converters
What? You been burning grain alcohol or something?!?!
My concern is at this rate I'll be out of warranty in 2-3 months
Well at least you'll still have the 5yr/60k powertrain warranty
#26 of 26 Re: Weird new 07 forester [p0926]
Dec 28, 2007 (2:39 pm)
I've replaced two catalytic converters on my 2001 Forester over its life, currently at 167K miles. The first was replaced under warranty by Subaru around the 60K mile mark. The second was replaced this past summer. The rest of the exhaust system is still original, though I'm sure I just jinxed myself. I've owned the car since new, and have maintained it meticulously, and no, never any grain alcohol (not to my knowledge, anyway!).