Subaru Forester Problem Trends and Complaints

Based on 12 problem areas, owners have reported the following issues with this vehicle that range in severity ratings from low to high.

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Dead Battery

Model Year:

2020

Manufacturer:

Subaru

Model:

Forester

Complaint Resolution:

Yes, by the dealer

I am now on my 3rd battery on a vehicle about 15 months. Dealer has replaced it but what about after warranty expires??

Review submitted by:Leonard B

Pros:Love the car!!!

Cons:Concerned about batteries

I would take my 2015 Forester XT back in a heartbeat

Model Year:

2020

Manufacturer:

Subaru

Model:

Forester

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

We came out of a 2015 Forester XT in Sept of 2018 to buy this thing, and have been a family of dedicated Subaru owners for about 30 years now. We have always loved our Scoobs, and then came along the new and "freshly" designed 2019 Forester Touring. We were

Review submitted by:Bob@LA

Pros:Great utility and handling

Cons:Subaru response - Every Subaru is equally bad

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