Last post on Nov 14, 2009 at 9:33 PM
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#30 of 32 Subaru Forester --
Nov 11, 2009 (5:27 pm)
I have a Forester and although the care is great in the snow...however, I have had many problems...heat gasket..something about coils...a few times...but I have a weird creaking noise and when I turn the wheel all the way it almost sounds like what a brake sounds like when you need to change it...my mechanic has said that the undercarriage is rusty...I understand that 2003 Subaru's have this problem...I also have a jumping feeling when my car is driving...my mechanic said the transmission looks like it is 'slipping'...is this covered by the recall...
#31 of 32 Re: Subaru Forester -- [geridill]
Nov 13, 2009 (9:25 am)
I'm guessing you mean head gasket and ignition coil.
Make sure the power steering fluid isn't low, and check it's condition as well. The most likely cause of the creaking may be a bad wheel bearing, though.
#32 of 32 Errant message
Nov 14, 2009 (9:33 pm)
No - my Subaru problem had nothing to do with "creaking". Mine had to do with major/catastrophic overheating. Subaru wants nothing to do with it - except to offer me a $1000 "Customer Loyalty" incentive towards the purchase of a "previously unused Subaru". Hmmmmm...had to turn that down. Let's see....at 55,000 miles my engine blows and all Subaru can say is - Well, we'll give you a grand off a new one. Sorry - I'm not that loyal.
BTW - winter is coming. I have my can opener in the glove box to PRY open the fuel tank door (when temp goes into single digits) that they could never seem to fix. "Oh - this happens all the time in cars".....
The only worse story I ever heard was from Ford: the paint is chipping because of "acid rain".
I am so tired of getting screwed.