Subaru's popular Forester continues to put function in front of form. It stands out from the crowd, resisting the contemporary trend toward making SUVs look like sports coupes with descending rooflines and curvaceous bodies. Instead, the Forester aces the fundamentals with a space-efficient design, large windows, and big square doors.
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Reliability

We expect the 2022 Forester will be more reliable than the average new car. This prediction is based on data from 2019, 2020 and 2021 models. Select the used car model year to see reported issues with those similar past models.

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The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2017 Subaru Forester owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"AC not blowing cold"

Anonymous, (2017 Subaru Forester 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C compressor stopped working (had a crack) within 6 months of purchase, around August 2017 so I did not notice it. It was replaced under warranty in July 2019."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Subaru Forester 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Air conditioner blowing hot air"

Anonymous, (2017 Subaru Forester 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C became inoperable in May, 2020. I had the refrigerant replaced but it leaked out within a week, so I called Subaru. It was still on warranty, so I didn't have to pay for the second repair."

Anonymous, (2017 Subaru Forester 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"it needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, GA (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Compressor burned out at 45,000 miles, repaired under warranty."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The compressor has been replaced twice on this vehicle (about once a year) both times it appears to be a manufacturing defect."

Anonymous, VA (2017 Subaru Forester Premium Unsure)

"Air condition stopped working. Dealer said there was a hole in the unit so it wasn't covered under warranty"

Anonymous, ON (2017 Subaru Forester Premium Unsure)

"All in August 2019. While running the A/C during 100+ degrees, it blew cold (great) then next moment hot, then back to cold. Replaced o-ring on compressor. Replaced motor for fan blower. Had to recharge freon two different visits in Aug."

Anonymous, NV (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"A/C went out and compressor replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, SD (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Coolant leak: Compressor & condenser seized, had to be replaced. Dealer ate all all but $500."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"A/c compressor failed"

Anonymous, NC (2017 Subaru Forester Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Lost a/c cooling. Dealer fixed"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Subaru Forester 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C compressor failed-no A/C. Replaced Compressor and problem was resolved"

Anonymous, (2017 Subaru Forester Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"compressor failed and needed to be replace"

Anonymous, (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"stoped working"

Anonymous, IL (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The AC stopped working in May 2019, but was covered under warranty and fixed by the dealer."

Anonymous, (2017 Subaru Forester Unsure Unsure)

"Just after warranty period ended, the unit stopped producing cool air. Took it to dealer for repair. they replaced condenser. After some persuasion, they did not charge us anything (would have been over $600)."

Anonymous, (2017 Subaru Forester Unsure Unsure)

"Spring of '20, noticed that it wasn't working. Upon purchase bought extensive warranty coverage. After covid concerns, took it to the dealership where it was repaired without cost, I believe, as my husband took care of it."

Anonymous, (2017 Subaru Forester Unsure Unsure)

"stopped blowing cold air fall of 2019. Replacing compressor"

Anonymous, MT (2017 Subaru Forester Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"I think this was the part that stopped working but repair was covered by warranty. Subaru service rep said it was a common issue for the make of my car."

Anonymous, MD (2017 Subaru Forester Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C did not put out cold air. Car is on extended warranty so I paid $100 to replace with new"

Anonymous, (2017 Subaru Forester XT 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"In the summer of 2018 my air conditioner wasn't cooling the car and I thought it just wasn't a very good air conditioner or I was just imagining it. In the summer of 2019 I finally decided to bring it in and both the compressor and the condenser were completely broken."

Anonymous, NH (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"a small hole was found"

Anonymous, (2017 Subaru Forester Touring Unsure)

"I purchased this car in November when the weather was cold. Now that the weather is warm, I turned the A/C on (~6 months after purchase) and found no cool air blowing. This happened a few days ago and I have not yet had it looked at."

Anonymous, MA (2017 Subaru Forester Unsure 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Air conditioner stopped blowing cold air. Compressor need to be replaced because we were 1000 miles over the 60,000 mi warranty. Annoying and expensive."

Anonymous, NJ (2017 Subaru Forester Unsure 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Since it was under warranty, dealer replaced part when needed without cost"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Subaru Forester Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"intermittent cooling, seemingly related to engine rpms and speed of vehicle and fan speed setting"

Anonymous, (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"leakage"

Anonymous, CT (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Air conditioner did not blow cold air on the drivers side vents"

Anonymous, PA (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Compressor went out at 58000 miles."

Anonymous, IN (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"My air-conditioning stopped working at 12,000 km in the first year. I drive in the city only, but Subaru refused to cover this under warranty. I am very dissatisfied with Subaru for doing this and will never buy another Subaru."

Anonymous, (2017 Subaru Forester XT 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"AC stopped working"

Anonymous, PA (2017 Subaru Forester 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"AC was not blowing cold air. Called Subaru in Cherry Hill NJ. They arranged service at my local dealer and AC was repaired. They provided a loaner car. Subaru from Cherry Hill called to see if I was satisfied. They were great best service I ever had."

Anonymous, (2017 Subaru Forester 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The AC compressor had a leak in it. The vehicle is 30 months old with 28k miles on it and stored in a garage. The Subaru dealer technician said it is a common issue due to a bad design."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"I bought this car in July. All I know is the dealer had the ax repaired before he sold it to me."

Anonymous, MO (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"It was a Subaru known issue/bulletin repair"

Anonymous, (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"1 month out of warranty & the compressor failed. Had to be replaced. Subaru did agree to pay for it."

Anonymous, (2017 Subaru Forester Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The AC quit working on the driver's side of the vehicle. Only blows hot hair and slightly cool air. This is not acceptable when the temperature outside is in the 90s. I have not taken this to the dealership for diagnosis."

Anonymous, (2017 Subaru Forester Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"There was a leak in AC that caused no cold air to enter the car. It was fixed within hour."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Subaru Forester Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"This summer I noticed it was not cooling very quickly especially in the back seat . When we took it in for service at a new dealership they found this problem"

Anonymous, (2017 Subaru Forester Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Started late spring 2020, blowing out only warm air. Found to be a compressor leak. Were going to pay $900 for repair as warranty had just expired, but then learned that this was a known defective issue for this model and Subaru paid for the repair. Working fine after this."

Anonymous, (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"I have continually taken the car in for the AC not blowing cold continuously. It will cycle. Subaru can not find the problem other than refrigerant leaks. I believe the AC compressor/clutch is defective."

Anonymous, GA (2017 Subaru Forester Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"I WAS TOLD WHEN I GOT IT CHECKED LAST SUMMER, IT NEEDED A NEW COMPRESSOR. I THOUGHT IT TO EXPANSIVE AND DECIDE NOT TO GET IT FIXED THEN."

Anonymous, OH (2017 Subaru Forester Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Complete and sudden failure of compressor while driving resulting in loss of air conditioning. Ruptured compressor replaced under warranty at no cost within a few days."

Anonymous, NJ (2017 Subaru Forester Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C quit cooling at 36000 miles Dealer replaced compressor as a courtesy"

Anonymous, TX (2017 Subaru Forester Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"a/c failed completely about 34 months into ownership. Dealership fixed the problem for free under warranty."

Anonymous, (2017 Subaru Forester Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C did not work"

Anonymous, MA (2017 Subaru Forester Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The air conditioner was blowing warm air for about a week last spring in 2019 and it was under warranty and was fixed."

Anonymous, CT (2017 Subaru Forester Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Each summer we had to do an aircondioning repair. Blower, condenser,leak of the refrigerant. Basically the ac stinks compared to any other car I have ever owned. Still does not cool well and my wife states she would not buy another Subaru because of this issue.The dealership is friendly, but expensive."

Anonymous, (2017 Subaru Forester Premium Unsure)

"air was not cold. Took it in 7/15/19 and they said there was a small leak in the compressor. Fixed it. Took it back on 8/28/19, air not cold. Replaced condenser. After that worked fine. No further issues. No charge, under waranty."

Anonymous, (2017 Subaru Forester 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"leaked, so had to be replaced"

Anonymous, (2017 Subaru Forester 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Compressor replaced soon after lose of cooling."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Subaru Forester 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Stopped working and cooling. Replaced under extended warranty purchased at time of sale."

Anonymous, (2017 Subaru Forester 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C stopped working summer of 2019. Condenser was replaced by dealer (not same one I bought car from) via extended warranty I bought at time I purchased vehicle."

Anonymous, PA (2017 Subaru Forester 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Last winter I noticed that the defrost setting didn't seem to clear the windshield as well as it used to. During the first hot days this spring was when I realized the a/c wasn't working."

Anonymous, OR (2017 Subaru Forester 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C stopped workingin July 2017. System recharged, but stopped working again in March 2018. Dealer fixed, no charge even though it was out of warrantee"

D H., PA (2017 Subaru Forester 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The primary issue was the fact that the part was back ordered and it took a long time to get it fixed. The nightmare was dealing with the Grand Prix Subaru dealership in Hicksville, NY"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Subaru Forester Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"It developed a leak and had to be replaced."

Tom C., FL (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"the compressor quit working, was replaced the next day after I reported it to the dealer, covered under warranty"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Less than effective cooling of cabin"

Anonymous, FL (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Brought car in for hot air coming into car. The service rep attempted to convince me that the issue was contamination of the freon. I told him that Freon was not a serviceable item. He said it was and would charge me 200 if there was a loss of coolant. I told him the car was still under warranty. He said it did not matter. Since the compressor was replaced the Freon or refrigerant was replaced free of charge."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Subaru Forester XT 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"suddenly failed, needed replacement, attributed as factory defect at repair site"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Subaru Forester 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The compressor stopped working because the part broke and had to be replaced."

Anonymous, VA (2017 Subaru Forester 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Stopped blowing cold air"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Subaru Forester 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C stopped working in the fall of 2017. Took it in for service. They found nothing wrong. Charged it and put a dye in to be able to find leaks later on. I didn't use the system over the winter, but the first time I needed it this spring in hot weather the A/C was not working. It is scheduled for service next week."

Lance B., NY (2017 Subaru Forester Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"stopped working"

Anonymous, AB (2017 Subaru Forester Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"On the first warm day of this season the A/C blew hot air. On taking it in, the service dept. indicated this was a common problem and getting a new compressor would take a week. It's covered under warranty and the Subaru folks are handling it well. I'm so happy with the car otherwise that this has not really bothered me."

James M., MA (2017 Subaru Forester Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"In the middle of a heat wave I realized that the A/C was blowing hot air. Dealer said the compressor has an impact crack, possibly caused by rock in normal driving conditions (I use the car for commuting in the city, not off-roading). No other damage to car. Dealer said this isn't covered by bumper-to-bumper warranty, but has said they will repair it free as a courtesy gesture since the car is under 18 months old. Still waiting to get repair done -- waited 4 days for initial appointment, another week for the part to arrive, now another 6 days until earliest available appointment."

Anonymous, IN (2017 Subaru Forester Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"System stopped working, but was still just under warranty."

Karl O., WA (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Warranty repair for a known issue - there was a Subaru bulletin re: the A/C"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Noticed this spring that the a/c was t very cold, took it to the dealer under warranty and they replaced the compressor"

Raymond L., (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"My car is only 2.5 years old. The compressor and condenser should not be a problem. I bought the car for reliability. I have never had this problem with any other car I've owned."

Thomas T., OH (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C failed to work, Mechanic said it had developed a leak."

Anonymous, OH (2017 Subaru Forester 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Not blowing cold enough air to adequately cool the car interior. Was initially told it was a refrigerant leak which could not be found, but subsequently had to replace the compressor"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Subaru Forester 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C system leak."

Anonymous, OH (2017 Subaru Forester Touring 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"THE A/C DOESN'T WORK"

Anonymous, OH (2017 Subaru Forester Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"AC system failed after 2 and 1/2 years. Fully covered by warranty."

Anonymous, VA (2017 Subaru Forester Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"It developed a crack and was leaking. The car has never been in an accident"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Subaru Forester Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C Compressor failed. Subaru replaced it under warranty but it took 4 weeks to get the part."

Anonymous, CT (2017 Subaru Forester Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Rock penetrated the A/C compressor requiring complete replacement. This was not covered by warranty or a maintenance agreement I had purchased. I feel they should have better shielding of the compressor."

Michael B., WA (2017 Subaru Forester Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"They have not ordered a recall, but I’ve read this is a very common Forester problem on Subaru blogs and the internet"

Anonymous, MA (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"known defect under warranty"

Anonymous, NJ (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"AC quit working 5 months before I fixed it"

Roger C., MI (2017 Subaru Forester 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced ac condenser and charged ac"

John P., NY (2017 Subaru Forester 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"AC stopped working w/in 15 months of ownership. Dealership had to order a compressor which took over a week to arrive"

Anonymous, IL (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Fans were blowing hot air. Compressor O ring was not working - with condensate leak. They had to replace the entire condenser assembly at $600. Covered by extended warranty"

Anonymous, MD (2017 Subaru Forester Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Compressor stopped working and needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, VA (2017 Subaru Forester Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The Air Conditioning failed to cool, the dealer under warranty replaced the air conditioner compressor at no cost with a ride supplied from dealer home and back the same day during the repair. Web research indicates there was a batch of faulty Subaru AC compressors but no recall was made. There is mention of a repair notice, but that notice did not list my model 2.0 XT Forester. The failure and repair was handled professionally and we are still happy with Subaru and our 2017 Forester 2.0 XT."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Subaru Forester XT 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Compressor had to be replaced. Friend at dealer told me that they were replacing many compressors."

Kathleen K., NY (2017 Subaru Forester 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C wasn't providing cool air. Problem was determined to be a leaking compressor."

John K., MA (2017 Subaru Forester 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"AC did not work at all this spring (2019). We took it to a dealership, and based on their reaction, they clearly knew that this model/year had an AC compressor issue. The AC was repaired under warranty."

Drew S., MD (2017 Subaru Forester 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C stopped working and was covered by warranty"

Anonymous, MN (2017 Subaru Forester 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Began to Blow warm ait ( uncooled) in early June. Dealership rechages system which work for 3 weeks. By that time A TSB was sent out describing the same issue with the resolution ti replace condenser. It took 1 week for the parts to be delivered & installed"

Pete M., IN (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"a/c not cold enough"

Anonymous, GA (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"compressor did not work well"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The compressor failed suddenly at about 16000 mile and needed to be replaced. Due to parts unavailablity the car was out of service 5 days."

Anonymous, NJ (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"repaired under warranty, known issue this year and model"

Anonymous, ON (2017 Subaru Forester 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C stopped working during the early summer. Compressor was replaced under warranty."

Anonymous, MI (2017 Subaru Forester 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The air conditioning stopped working in AUGUST. The part and replacement cost was covered under recall but it was a very uncomfortable couple of weeks until I could get it replaced."

Barbara B., PA (2017 Subaru Forester 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"bought this vehicle used from a dealing 2 months ago. Turned on the AC a week ago and found it not working. Taking it to the dealer tomorrow. Also having them look at the jerking transmission and vehicle is slow to start, maybe a under sized battery."

Donna C., PA (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C totally stopped cooling. I had to have the compressor recharged with coolant."

Dennis T., CA (2017 Subaru Forester XT 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"A/C compressor stopped working and I learned it was a problem with the new Subarus."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Subaru Forester 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The used vehicle we purchased was utilized as a dealer loaner and it was apparent a week or two after the purchase that the A/C was not working well. Dealer tested the system and then replaced it under the warranty."

Stephen W., CT (2017 Subaru Forester 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Compressor failed and was replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, AZ (2017 Subaru Forester 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C was not cooling, and it was determined it was the compressor that had failed. At first, the dealer stated it was out of warranty, but the dealer covered the cost of the entire repair nevertheless."

Brian C., IL (2017 Subaru Forester 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"During inspection and 18,000 mile check up, it was discovered to be defective."

Anonymous, PA (2017 Subaru Forester)
Automatic climate control

"Bought used from BMW dealer. Didn't have to use A/C system at the time, but have recently and have noticed that it doesn't cool as well as my 2007 Civic or my wife's 2014 CRV. Not sure what to do, just heard talk about they do not cool that well"

Anonymous, (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The problem started in June 2019; the A/C appeared to be less strong than I remembered. Eventually I realized it was blowing hot air out of the passenger side vents. Only on that side. The driver side wasn't blowing much of anything. The problem got worse into the fall and eventually I took it in in the late Fall and they repaired it under warranty."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Subaru Forester Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Climate control was weak from the factory and became non-functional during the winter. Subaru service did not restore the system to functionality. Now, there are electronic issues wherein the engine surges in one second bursts when automatic temperature setting is activated, with no actual climate being controlled."

Robert R., MB (2017 Subaru Forester Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"All the Forester electronics are too complicated. The handbook is too thick and too complicated. Very difficult to change time and date. Subaru mechanic tells me that when standard time begins they are swamped with people unable to make the change. Never had this trouble before. The Subaru handbook assumes everyone is a techy. It all boils down to incompetent technical writing. Their handbook would never pass the U.S. Military guides because they are too complicated for an enlisted man to understand. That is my overall reason I will not buy another Subaru"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Very cold car in winter weather. Takes a long time to warm up."

Anonymous, OH (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The vehicle's air conditioning control panel failed and required 3 visits to fix due to the manufacturer's inability to send the correct part to the dealership for the repair. As a result, we did not have adequate air conditioning for about 4 months during last spring/summer."

Anonymous, (2017 Subaru Forester XT 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Blower (fan) motor

"blows warm air. have to turn off A/C for awhile to get it to work. Has been repaired twice but did not fix the problem"

Anonymous, FL (2017 Subaru Forester Unsure Unsure)

"noisy"

Anonymous, AZ (2017 Subaru Forester Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Blower motor has developed a whine or chirping sound that is very annoying. There are many reports of this on the internet, of which the motors have been replaced under warranty. Unfortunately, I'm out of warranty, but will definately have fixed at the next service."

Anonymous, WI (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"We eventually received all new parts in our 3rd year, but had to to pay the deductible for the extended warranties. This was VERY costly The dealership gave us a loaner but with restrictions for travelling. Ie ezpass and no out of state driving."

Anonymous, (2017 Subaru Forester Premium Unsure)
Condenser

"Quite suddenly on a trip, two years after purchase. Dealer repaired under extended warranty. No problems since."

Anonymous, PA (2017 Subaru Forester 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"AC stopped working"

Anonymous, (2017 Subaru Forester 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"AC was not cooling at beginning of summer. Diagnosed as condenser which dealer had Subaru cover under warranty."

Anonymous, (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"This was a well known problem for a certain factory run. Although it was out of warranty for a few months, the condenser was replaced without cost to me."

Anonymous, (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Had a hole in the condenser. Possible road hazard. Unsure."

Anonymous, (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Lost cold air, refrigerant was replenished. Found leak after 2nd loss."

Anonymous, OH (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C only blowing warm air"

Anonymous, (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Air conditioner started blowing warm air for about 2 weeks until we got it repaired"

Anonymous, (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"I believe the dealer replace the condenser, even thought the condenser might not have been at fault. Regardless, the fix was covered under warranty."

Anonymous, CT (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Noticed AC not working 5/15/2020. Brought to dealer for service 5/19 problem resolved under warranty 5/21"

Anonymous, VA (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Faulty,would not provide cold air,not a recall,but a sub par known part"

Anonymous, PA (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"a/c stopped cooling when odometer was around 24000, dealership attributed it to failed condenser, some refrigerant leaks, failed O-rings."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Ac stopped cooling and was blowing hot air Fixed under warranty"

Anonymous, (2017 Subaru Forester 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"In fall of 2019, the a/c didn't work as well as it should have. By this spring, it didn't work at all. A new condenser seems to have solved the issue."

Anonymous, NC (2017 Subaru Forester Unsure)

"Material seems to be very thin"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Subaru Forester Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The condenser leaked .The AC stopped .It was replaced ."

Anonymous, BC (2017 Subaru Forester Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"I found out some 2017 Subaru Foresters had an air conditioner problem. Mine needed the condenser replaced at my cost."

Anonymous, (2017 Subaru Forester Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Condenser failed JUST before the vehicle went out of warranty. Replaced by dealer under warranty"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"no AC. Condenser had a break in it and all refrigerant leaked out. Condenser and refrigetant were replaced and problem was resolved"

Anonymous, (2017 Subaru Forester Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Bad condenser for that years modrl"

Anonymous, MA (2017 Subaru Forester XT 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Air conditioning blew hot air during summer. Dealer replaced refrigerant but could not find leakage source. This occurred 3 times. I looked up 2017 and 2018 Forester owner forums and found multiple citations by other owners who fixed similar problems by demanding condensers replacement even though they like me never experienced a positive leakage test. No recall issued but there was an obscure technical service bulletin recommending parts replacement, including the condenser, if repeated episodes of low refrigerant and air conditioner failure occurred. After the last visit for yet another low refrigerant episode, I suggested that service look for the relevant TSB. Dealer replaced the condenser and since then have not encountered the same problem. All visits and diagnostics and repairs were done under the vehicle warranty."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"a small hole was found"

Anonymous, (2017 Subaru Forester Touring Unsure)

"The unit was part of a known problem and was replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Subaru Forester Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"In Spring 2019, AC stopped functioning. Condenser was replaced. Under warranty."

Anonymous, ON (2017 Subaru Forester Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Kept blowing hot air. Service Mgr said it was a problem in 2017 Forester. Replaced the same day under warranty."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Subaru Forester 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The air conditioner stopped cooling the car but the fan continued to blow. It was repaired under warrantee with a $100 copay"

Anonymous, (2017 Subaru Forester Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Condenser developed very small leak, let refrigerant leak out and AC would not cool. Just a few months after car warrenty ran out. Dealer wanted $900 to repair, took it to independant shop which repaired it for $500."

Anonymous, OR (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The condenser leaked Freon. It's a manufacturer's defect but no recall issued. Dealer fixed free even though vehicle was just out of warranty."

Anonymous, NC (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"with the onset of warm weather, the first time we used the AC, it was unable to produce any cool air. The dealer diagnosed this as caused by internal failure in the condenser which allowed all of the refrigerant to escape. It was replaced under warranty at 30,000 km (1 year 7 months after vehicle delivery)"

Anonymous, ON (2017 Subaru Forester Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Condenser was cracked, possibly from FOD from the highway."

Dennis S., NC (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C stopped working when the weather got warm this spring. It was under warranty, and the dealer replaced the condenser and recharged the coolant."

Anonymous, MA (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"AC stopped cooling during the summer. Condenser had to be ordered- took about a month. Condenser was replaced. Repair took 2 days. Was given loaner car during this time."

Mario M., CA (2017 Subaru Forester Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The condenser was defective and replaced free of charge under the warranty."

Fred L., ON (2017 Subaru Forester XT 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"less than one year old and the AC quit. took 3 trips to dealer to get problem resolved including sending out for the part."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Subaru Forester XT 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Condenser defective. Fixed as part of warranty"

Anonymous, NJ (2017 Subaru Forester 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Went to run the A/C and was blowing warm. Issued identified as leak in condenser. Covered under warranty"

Claude H., NY (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"less than 2 years after purchase the condenser has a leak and needs to be replaced at a cost of $700. obviously the system cannot generate cold air and summer is coming. I am not happy"

Theodore F., NJ (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"There was a leak. The condenser was replaced under warranty, but it took a while. The AC had stopped working."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Subaru Forester Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The A/C condenser failed & needed to be replaced."

Anonymous, ON (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"it stopped functioning and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, MA (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"As stoped working took about 2weeks to get parts was covered under extended warranty. So far working good."

Anonymous, PA (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"No Air conditioning when I tried using it on first warm day. Dealer had part in stock and replaced condenser."

Rich H., PA (2017 Subaru Forester Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Air conditioner was not working properly."

Anonymous, NH (2017 Subaru Forester)

"Same as compressor. Only 2.5 years old. Never had to replace this in another car I've owned."

Thomas T., OH (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The Subaru dealer that I bought the car replaced the condenser under warranty ,he told me that they had a problem with condensers on some of the 17's."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Air conditioning system was blowing warm air. I live in Florida so AC is essential all year. Brought car to Subaru dealership and condenser was replaced under warranty-no charge."

Robert C., FL (2017 Subaru Forester Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"air conditioner did not work when needed in hot weather. Took vehicle to local dealer who said couldn't get at it for 5 weeks. Phoned 2 other dealers. One said 3 weeks waiting time the other said 4 weeks waiting time. Took vehicle to 3 week wait where they discovered the faulty condenser and would order a replacement. Had to wait one more week before the replacement arrived. i.e. 4 weeks to get a condenser replaced. Inane!"

Anonymous, ON (2017 Subaru Forester Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Condenser had to replaced as it was leaking. Work performed under warranty"

Juliee S., OH (2017 Subaru Forester Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The condenser was leaking and had to be replace under warranty"

Anonymous, MA (2017 Subaru Forester Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Internet resources and conversation with the dealer indicate that the 2017 Foresters had defective condensers. The dealership said that they were experiencing a significant number of deteriorated condensers that needed replacing. Otherwise the car has been flawless. I'm wondering why a recall hasn't been initiated for the condenser problem."

Anonymous, PA (2017 Subaru Forester Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Condensor failed, all refrigerant leaked. Covered under warranty. Dealer had one in stock, manufacturer defect in early 2017 batch."

Anonymous, ON (2017 Subaru Forester Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Subaru acknowledged there was a problem with Mfg of condenser"

Robert N., (2017 Subaru Forester Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Dealership said it would take two weeks to see it. Local shop replaced the condenser in one day. Not happy with dealer."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"AC stopped working"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Subaru Forester 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C Condenser developed a leak causing complete loss of coolant. Condenser was replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, HI (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Leaked refrigerants"

Anonymous, NJ (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Original Condenser failed and was replaced in 2018. Replacement condenser failed and was replaced in 2019. Now on my third condenser in 35 months; 41,000 miles."

Anonymous, NH (2017 Subaru Forester Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"in the grill opening under the license plate road debris is able to enter the engine compartment and strike the condenser causing it to leak the refrigerant. A design flaw in the grill ? My car was under warranty,but it could happen again and again------a $950 repair bill! Subaru HELP1111 ar"

Anonymous, VA (2017 Subaru Forester XT 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"NEEDED TO BE REPLACED UNDER WARRANTY"

Fred L., ON (2017 Subaru Forester XT 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Something hit the A/C condenser to cause a leak. We took it in and the condenser was replaced, the A/C was recharged, now the A/C works just fine. No charge to us since we have a full service lease."

Thomas C., CA (2017 Subaru Forester 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The part failed and was replaced under warranty."

Donald B., PA (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Condenser failed w/less than one season of use. Dealer told me that this is a common problem on late model Foresters."

John F., NY (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"AC stopped working, the condensor was bad and required replacement. This was covered under warenty."

Wayne M., NB (2017 Subaru Forester 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Weld failed in the condenser which made the A/C stop working. Apparently, this is a common problem in 2017 Foresters."

David D., ON (2017 Subaru Forester 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Subaru had problems with the condenser failing. They replaced it without issue."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Subaru Forester 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"lost ac due to condenser failure common problem for this year subaru"

Marc A., MA (2017 Subaru Forester XT 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Evaporator

"2nd a/c failure. 1st failure due to leak in condenser. 2nd failure due to evaporator leak. Both repairs covered under warranty."

Anonymous, HI (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"I had my Forester in to Subaru for 3 year maintenance. When I got it back, everything was checked tested and OK.. It was August and when I drove it off the lot, I noticed only warm air blowing out of A/C system. I drove it right back to Subaru where the Service Manager confirmed my observation, He said the it would cost me $900. to fix it. I said that it was just checked and rated OK. They called Subaru and got an authorization to replace the evaporator UNDER WARRANTY. I noticed on CR that on the reports on the 2917 Subaru Forester, the EVAPORATOR was the only bad mark. Subaru should have had a RECALL rather tha wait until mine failed to fix it . It took an afternoon to do it.The Service manager pointed out a pile of cardboard boxes in the parking lot --- he said that the were full of bad condensers. You cAn add my name to the list of Subaru evaporator victims."

Anonymous, VA (2017 Subaru Forester Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"We had water leaking onto the passenger side front flooring. Multiple tests to determine source of leak. Ultimately thought to be poor drainage from AC system and was corrected to our satisfaction. A very vexing problem which required overall 5 days without our car."

Anonymous, OR (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"stopped cooling"

Anonymous, FL (2017 Subaru Forester XT 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The part failed and was replaced under warranty. The service required several days to complete. A loaner vehicle was provided."

Donald B., PA (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Heater system

"The thermostat for automatic temperature control required re-calibration. No charge."

Anonymous, ON (2017 Subaru Forester Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The climate system and heater does not provide enough cool air or hot air to be comfortable. We have not repaired those problems yet. We will shortly."

Anonymous, (2017 Subaru Forester Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"CAR DOES NOT GET HOT AIR UNTIL HEAT CONTROL IS SET TO MAX IN COLD WEATHER"

Ben F., AB (2017 Subaru Forester XT 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Car does a very poor job of heating the foot areas of both passenger and driver."

Anonymous, VA (2017 Subaru Forester Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"did not heat up quickly. I was told this was a problem with my not turning off the AC button when I put on the auto heat"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"It takes a long time to heat up in the winter and a very long time to cool down in the summer."

Anonymous, UT (2017 Subaru Forester XT 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Refrigerant leaks

"The result of condenser failure."

Anonymous, PA (2017 Subaru Forester 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"I believe the refrigerant leak was in the evaporator. Fortunately, it was repaired by the dealer shortly before the warranty expired!"

Anonymous, IL (2017 Subaru Forester 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Leak related to hole in the condenser."

Anonymous, (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"refrigerant recharged in March and dye added to find leak. Discovered in July that A/C did not work. Repair scheduled for 8/3"

Anonymous, (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The air conditioning system bled out all the refrigerant due to a faulty (or weak) weld or braise between an incoming or outgoing metal tube and the condenser body."

Anonymous, CT (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The refrigerant leak was diagnosed same time as condenser failed. I have no further info."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"two years in a row the condenser was leaking before the summer requiring replacement and refrigerant refill."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Minor leak at seal in system. Leak area tightened without replacing any parts and refrigerant added. Issue resolved and covered under warranty. Cooling system has worked properly since it was fixed four months ago."

Anonymous, VA (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Lost a/c cooling. Dealer fixed"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Subaru Forester 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"ac blowing warm air, mechanic added refrigerant"

Anonymous, (2017 Subaru Forester Unsure)

"Warranty repair"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Leak was caused by defective condenser."

Anonymous, NC (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"No cold air from climate system. Dealer said condenser had a hole in it, causing a refrigerant leak. Condenser had to be replaced"

Anonymous, CT (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"At 27,800 miles the condenser leaked and the refrigerant escaped damaging the compressor. Both were replaced under warrantee."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The AC runs too warm. The refrigerant was low but replacing it didn't solve the issue. They couldn't find a leak. The AC will be cold, I accelerate and it starts blowing warm air. My husband has a ten year old car and my daughter drives a much larger car, both have ice cold ac. It's ridiculous and would prevent me from ever buying a subaru"

Anonymous, (2017 Subaru Forester Unsure 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"We got it fixed. Covered under extended warranty. Otherwise it would have costed us $600 instead of $50 deductible."

Anonymous, MD (2017 Subaru Forester Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Last summer (2019) the A/C system was not blowing cold air through driver side vents, only passenger side. Dealer checked vehicle and found it was low on refrigerant, charged me $150 since this is not covered under warranty. This May the A/C does not blow any cold air at all, and it scheduled at the Subaru dealer for diagnosis. I am disappointed that A/C refrigerant is not covered under warranty - if it is leaking something is defective! This problem hasn't been fixed yet."

Anonymous, AB (2017 Subaru Forester XT 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The AC did not work when vehicle was picked up. The problem was fixed at no charge."

Anonymous, (2017 Subaru Forester Unsure 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Leak was small hole in condenser. Probably manufacturers defect. Independant shop replaced condenser and recharged system."

Anonymous, OR (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"AC system parts had to be replaced due to corrosion under warranty"

Anonymous, MI (2017 Subaru Forester Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The air conditioner stopped working and was recharged by the dealer hoping that would solve the problem. Made it through winter but when needed on a trip to Florida it failed again. Returned it to local dealer in Ohio. Found hole in condenser which was then replaced and has worked since. Covered under warranty."

Anonymous, OH (2017 Subaru Forester Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Completely lost cooling, both evaporator and A/C compressor o ring leaks. Fixed at no charge under warranty."

Anonymous, (2017 Subaru Forester Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"I noticed fluid in my driveway. Took it in to be checked and they told me they found a crack which was common on this model. They fixed/repaired the coolant system and filled it up under warranty."

Anonymous, MA (2017 Subaru Forester XT 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Air conditioning stopped working. Repair shop diagnosed loss of refrigerant. Unable to find source of leak. System recharged and now working."

Anonymous, (2017 Subaru Forester XT 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"AC compressor had to be swapped and it had to be recharged due to leaks. 28K miles, stored in a garage. 2.5 years old"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"AC just stopped working on a hot summers day. The problem was fixed on warranty. According to the garage coolant had leaked."

Anonymous, ON (2017 Subaru Forester Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"under dash leak--dealer fixed as warranty repair even though it was past 36 months"

Anonymous, FL (2017 Subaru Forester Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"aggravating because it took 2 trips to dealer to have repaired"

Anonymous, (2017 Subaru Forester Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The air conditioning failed to operate. It was fixed under warranty by the dealer. They also replaced the compressor while they were at it."

Anonymous, ON (2017 Subaru Forester Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Air was not cool; Subaru service explained that the seals were leaking and fixed problem under warranty."

Anonymous, (2017 Subaru Forester Touring 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"A/C wasn't working properly. Issue was a known problem to Subaruand covered under the warranty."

Anonymous, MA (2017 Subaru Forester 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The AC system had a leak that was repaired under warranty."

Anonymous, VA (2017 Subaru Forester 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Climate control would not cool. Dealer fixed the leak."

Anonymous, PA (2017 Subaru Forester 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Dealer boosted refrigerant and wait and see if it's a problem later"

Anonymous, MA (2017 Subaru Forester Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Within 30 days of purchase the air conditioning stopped working due to coolant leaks. Dealer repaired at no cost to me and also provided free loaner vehicle while repairs were made."

James P., PA (2017 Subaru Forester Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C stopped cooling in the middle of summer. Repair was done under warranty, and Subaru gave us the use of a loaner car while ours was in the shop."

Awilda C., NY (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Air conditioner did not seem to be cooling interior of car as it should - took it back to dealer recently and air conditioning unit only had 2 oz of coolant left instead of usual 16 oz. Dealership is in process of determing where the leak is so that they can fix it"

Jerald P., NY (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Not cooling well"

Anonymous, ON (2017 Subaru Forester Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C system developed a leak in one of the line connections, which was fixed under warranty."

Michael B., NJ (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Over the very cold winter seals failed in the high pressure refrigerant system"

Anonymous, VT (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Dealership covered under warranty."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Subaru Forester Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Problem caused by defective condenser."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Air refrigerant became low, not allowing a/c compressor to quick in at about 50000 miles, signalling a leak. Dealer would charge $140 dollars to diagnose problem."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Subaru Forester Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"There was a leak and Subaru repaired it under warranty"

Frank C., NY (2017 Subaru Forester Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Small pinhole leaks found after multiple visits"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Subaru Forester Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Not cooling as well as it should"

Anonymous, AZ (2017 Subaru Forester Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Slow leak in a minor component in the AC system. Common problem. Dealership was great, fast fix under warranty."

Anonymous, DE (2017 Subaru Forester Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"due to condenser"

Robert N., (2017 Subaru Forester Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"A seal in the refrigerant line failed. It was repaired under warranty."

Ronald K., VA (2017 Subaru Forester 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Service department snafu. Appointment 10 AM while I wait. Did not get to mechanic until 12:10. Then lunch break, out 2:30. Initial inspection showed possible problems w tires. Not addressed by mechanic. They wanted to get me out ASAP. Condenser leaked refrigerants - under 3 yr warranty."

Anonymous, NJ (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"No AC when turned onbecause of low charge, presumably a refrigerant leak"

Anonymous, NJ (2017 Subaru Forester 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C totally stopped cooling. I had to have the compressor recharged as it did not have enough coolant. So there seemed to have been a leak."

Dennis T., CA (2017 Subaru Forester XT 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Refrigerant Leak due to faulty pipe at aprox. 20000 miles"

Anonymous, PA (2017 Subaru Forester 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Backup or other camera/sensors

"quit working. dealer replaced entire in dash head unit. failed a gain replaced the camera . has worked since. car was at dealer several dayswhile awaiting new camera. They did provide a loaner no charge."

Anonymous, NC (2017 Subaru Forester Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The backup camera did not operate when the screen went belly up. It was taken care of when the screen was repaired."

Anonymous, OR (2017 Subaru Forester Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"In some weather conditions the backup camera will fog up and not work. It will clear itself as you drive."

Anonymous, WA (2017 Subaru Forester Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"REPLACED CAMERA"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Subaru Forester Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"needs daily cleaning in winter otherwise not usable due to water, salt and dirt covering camera lens; when used at night, backup display is excessively bright, almost to the point of blinding when being viewed; very distressed by inability to disconnect the 'Event Data Recorder' which I did not know existed until I read the owner's manual after purchase. The dealing refused to answer any of my questions regarding this device (where is is located, how can it be removed or disconnected?)"

Anonymous, MI (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Just the blind spot detector"

Barbara J., FL (2017 Subaru Forester Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"When weather is cold the camera/sensor were not operational until the car warmed up on two occasions"

Anonymous, IL (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Three times in the five months I had the Forester - the back up camera did not come on. The entire screen was black. Dealer could not duplicate issue. Also another frequent complaint on Subaru Forums"

John S., NJ (2017 Subaru Forester 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Took car to selling dealer to have auto-dimming inside rear view mirror with HomeLink installed. When I picked it up, image from rear view camera was shown in display whenever engine was on, not just when in reverse, and back-up lights were on too. Had to return to dealer which took 3 days to diagnose problem. Wires had been pinched when new mirror was installed. Had to replace mirror wiring harness. Solved problem"

Claire R., CA (2017 Subaru Forester Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"One of the side cameras in the back was not operating properly, so the dealership replaced it."

Anonymous, MO (2017 Subaru Forester)
CD player

"will not eject"

Anonymous, ME (2017 Subaru Forester 2.5i)

"Same comment as radio"

Michael S., TX (2017 Subaru Forester 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"would not eject"

Anonymous, ME (2017 Subaru Forester)

"Quit working will not lead/load cds. Subaru says cannot fix CD player. Due to backup camera must replace all at $800."

Anonymous, AR (2017 Subaru Forester)
Display screen difficult to see

"Over computerized. Too complicated. many features not needed or ridiculous. Changing clock time overly complicated. Radio station selection overly complicated. Manual is incorrect or badly written. Horrible technical writing"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Subaru Forester Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen freezes up

"I have XM satellite radio. Every once in a while,when in XM mode,the system does not allow me to switch to FM. And Vice versa. When listening to FM, can't switch to satellite. I have to turn the car off and restart to fix the issue"

Anonymous, FL (2017 Subaru Forester 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"When the temperature drops to below 0 degrees F the display becomes erratic and freezes. Issue resolves when the temperature rises and/or the car warms up"

Anonymous, CT (2017 Subaru Forester Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"This issue is related to the radio & SIM card"

Anonymous, NH (2017 Subaru Forester 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Occasionally the screen freezes, and becomes completely unresponsive. At those times I am unable to control or change the audio settings or access my blue-tooth phone connection or use the navigation system. The problem goes away when I restart the car."

Kendall F., MT (2017 Subaru Forester 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Infotainment screen locks up temporarily on occasion. Not sure if it is updating or it just locks up. Turning car off/on resets it."

Anonymous, CO (2017 Subaru Forester Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The touch screen was sometimes not responsive; sometimes it changed radio stations without my touching it; sometimes it changed the current radio station preset to a different preset (i.e., it would beep and change the current station to 91.5, then the next preset to 91.5, etc., up to 5 stations, without my touching it). It seemed to be possessed. The dealer took it in for a warranty fix and replaced the system. Since then the new system sometimes loses my phone pairing, which never used to happen before. They blame it on the fact that I have a Moto G5 phone with service from Mint Mobile which they say is unsupported; however, it worked perfectly most of the time, and sometimes out of the blue it will lose my phone."

Anonymous, OR (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Radio turns on by itself, cannot access phone, fm stations or turn it off unless I stop, turn the car off and restart it. Has also turned itself off with same results."

Carol S., CT (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Infotainment system freezes at times, rarely though. Maps are inferior to Garmin or Tom Tom could be better"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Subaru Forester Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The screen would freeze as well as the radio and CD control knobs/buttons. This includes the controls on the dash and on the steering wheel. The only way to fix it was to restart the car. I took the car into the dealership several times for this problem but they were unable to fix it. Eventually Subaru issued a software update that fixed the problem."

Donna F., NJ (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen goes blank

"The display screen went blank. Took to dealer and he repaired it with some kind of software issue."

Anonymous, OR (2017 Subaru Forester Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The entire audio system failed and was replaced under warranty"

David H., OH (2017 Subaru Forester Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Half of screen became black, half of screen was working."

Anonymous, MD (2017 Subaru Forester 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"This is the second of the three Subarus we've leased that has an interface problem with an iPod. I was told with the other Subaru that it was a fuse; if it was, the fuse kept blowing. The Forester has the same problem. I now just use the aux cable."

Anonymous, MD (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"When screen freezes up, nothing works. Not the phone, radio, pandora."

Carol S., CT (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"System does not recognize/can't connect with the iPod. My iPod works fine with my other Bluetooth systems in my home. So the problem appears to be with the vehicle's music system. It worked at one time, but no longer. Have not yet had it serviced."

Lance B., NY (2017 Subaru Forester Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Volume, for podcasts, for example, goes louder and quieter, from barely audible to very loud when connected by Bluetooth. Using the wire connection works."

E D., MB (2017 Subaru Forester Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"No one knew how to interface my smart phone navigation with my car's audio system. Finally, a salesman was able to help with with one app, WAZE. The other navigation apps still don't work. And, when Sirius XM had an update, it wasn't compatible with the Subaru and many functions of Sirius XM quit working. It took about 6 months for a fix to go through. The fix took 2 hours and deleted my phone information. Took a while to figure out how to get my phone to work through the car's audio system."

Anonymous, LA (2017 Subaru Forester Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"If I pair my phone to the built in Bluetooth, the car will automatically begin playing music at high volume every time I start it up, even if I had the stereo off when I last used it. This is very distracting and potentially dangerous because it means that while backing out of the driveway my stereo will automatically turn on without prompting at a loud volume and make me jump. It nearly caused me to back into the neighbor’s car. The most frustrating part is that there is no way to turn off the autoplay in the menus of the car’s entertainment system, so the only solution I could find to stop this is to unpair my phone with the system and avoid using the bluetooth integration all together."

Timothy K., CA (2017 Subaru Forester)
Hardware replacement

"The GPS wasn't working so dealership replaced screen with a Pioneer system. Now there are two different screens that each need their own instruction manual. I don't know if they can be synced Due to the pandemic I have not gone to the dealership to sort this out."

Anonymous, (2017 Subaru Forester 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"as you go through the steps to search for an address, the available letter/number keys is reduced. for ex. if your location is on an avenue, when you get to that point, only the S and T keys can be selected. or if the house number is 3005, the 5 is not available. in other words the range of correct addresses is not complete. This is so frustrating"

Anonymous, FL (2017 Subaru Forester 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Look under the 2018 Subaru. Same problem, but the car is in a different state (we're snowbirds) so when we get back to Florida, we will have to go through this again."

Anonymous, (2017 Subaru Forester Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

""out of the box", the system was erratic and would change directions in the middle of a turn or would switch back and fort. Update did nothing to help. Dealer could only "restore to factory settings"."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Subaru Forester XT 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Still using technology long surpassed by Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, even Apple. Can't search for locations by name, and must cumbersomely type addresses, cities, and street names. I have to use Google Maps to find that information, and at that point, why bother using the built in nav in the first place? Pathing algorithm sent me inexplicably off the highway then on again 100 or so yards later. There was no blockage, or accident, or any other reason. I know now not to trust it, which is the o"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Subaru Forester Touring 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"On more than one occasion, GPS and navigation system malfunctioned... location and directions were significantly in error and would not correct without complete reboot of system by turning off the car and then back on again"

Michael D., MN (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"When I took the car home the GPS did not work and I had to take it back to the dealer the next day to have it repaired"

Anonymous, TX (2017 Subaru Forester Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"System not accurate, system locks up/freezes, will not reset until engine is shut down"

Robert K., FL (2017 Subaru Forester Touring 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The vehicle came brand new with outdated software. It was a 2017 model with 2014 software."

Elliot M., CA (2017 Subaru Forester Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Frequent problem with driving instructions not providing information regarding lane exit side of Interstate highways. Small turn arrow on GPS screen is hard to see and not always correct. System continues to announce traffic jam ahead Frequently only two cars are ahead."

Robert J., AL (2017 Subaru Forester Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Gps stopped working."

Richard M., GA (2017 Subaru Forester XT 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"horrible navigation. For some reason doesn't know where the car is. Let's me know to turn almost after the turn. I have to have my phone on to Googlemaps to obtain proper notification"

Anonymous, PA (2017 Subaru Forester)

"The GPS system is not accurate. A replacement unit was put into our car and same problems still exist. i.e. at times it shows direction of travel south when we were going north. (compass in window shows correct direction). Our local area driving has shown more problems. The GPS was supposed to learn your preferred route, it does not. Voice command for directions is cumbersome at best; most times does not work. When typing in find around here Costco it listed the same location 3 times etc. and thus showed 101 Costco locations in the area. The GPS is tied into the voice command system which needs improvements. When asking it to go to phone feature it sometimes just dials a number even though it was not told which number to dial or changes radio station. The GPS did not follow route it showed it would and changed as we were traveling on a trip. Local driving - it instructs to go incorrect direction to get to destination. When traveling on Seaford Oyster Bay Expressway (on Long Island) going north; just prior to reaching the Northern State Parkway it shows in front of us the road called the Southern State which is actually 5 miles SOUTH of that location. Because of these kind of things we cannot rely it GPS in this car to get us safely to locations we are not familiar with."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Subaru Forester Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Subaru couldn't update the latest maps software. They had to replace a main component in the dash."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Subaru Forester Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"When it is set to drive to a selected destination, the Subaru Navigation system frequently gives wrong directions. I now use the navigation on my smart phone, instead of the built-in Subaru navigation."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Subaru Forester Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"It will not work at times & the volume control will not stay on the volume I set it on. Routes are poor at times. the 3d picture is not good."

Anonymous, PA (2017 Subaru Forester Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"GPS/Nav system replaced under warranty."

Anonymous, DE (2017 Subaru Forester Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"From the beginning, the in dash system is out of date with area maps, periodically freezes etc. one time it froze driving through The Bronx and it tried to get me to get off the highway. Ir never redirects due to traffic conditions,. I’ve had updates done a few times, however, I find it frustrating to use and inconvenient to have to keep taking it in to get updates. worst part is, is the it is known within the Subaru community that their NAV systems are not that good."

Anonymous, NJ (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Doesn’t update well. Update in road construction not noticed by gps."

Anonymous, NJ (2017 Subaru Forester Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The GPS would constantly offer alternative routes if there was any traffic. There was no way to turn this off. The head unit was even replaced to no avail. Subaru of America stepped in and will be crediting me for the problem with the head unit."

Wayne A., CA (2017 Subaru Forester Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The GPS does not accept many addresses that a Garmin does."

Anonymous, NC (2017 Subaru Forester Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The nav system is virtually useless. The command response is VERY slow, and doesn't always interpret the command correctly. When giving a command to find an address and directions, it takes several attempts before the command is understood and executed - if it is ever understood at all. c"

Anonymous, VA (2017 Subaru Forester XT 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Failed GPS sensor"

George M., GA (2017 Subaru Forester XT 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Robot tells me to Exit the Highway for no good reason"

Anonymous, NE (2017 Subaru Forester 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"all electronics are hard to use"

Anonymous, KS (2017 Subaru Forester Touring 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The pairing of a cell phone was easy. The problem was the car remembering the pairing. Intermittently the system would forget that a bluetooth cell phone had previously been paired."

Anonymous, ON (2017 Subaru Forester Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"It does pair but no one can hear me. Subaru can't fix it"

Anonymous, OH (2017 Subaru Forester Unsure)

"Bluetooth is not reliable. Microphone in the car is poor quality and often the audio quality is so poor others can't hear me and I have to switch to a wired headset"

Anonymous, MA (2017 Subaru Forester Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Since the new radio was installed. Phone will not stay paired"

Anonymous, NE (2017 Subaru Forester 2.5i)

"The dealer has reset the Bluetooth function three times and it still is not working now. The manual is useless"

Jane M., ME (2017 Subaru Forester 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The sound quality people hear that you call from the forester with eyesight is very poor. I had the dealer call me from multiple of their new subarus. The forester with eyesight is awful. Their other cars sound crystal clear. They eventually told me there isn't anything they can do. They said to wait for a software update"

Anonymous, WA (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The infotainment system was not working for 6 months. The phone would not pair up with the Bluetooth, making it impossible to make or receive phone calls. Several trips to the dealer, bought a new cell phone after being told that was the problem. It wasn't. Finally, the dealer installed a new unit. Still did not work. Turned out the wire connection was placed into the incorrect fuse box. Very frustrating"

Joanne D., AZ (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Very poor connect quality while on bluetooth"

Carl Y., NY (2017 Subaru Forester Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"I actually described the problem in the prior description."

Anonymous, OR (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"My dealer has reprogrammed the blue tooth connection several times and I have now learned to do it myself, but the fix never lasts more than a few weeks before i lose the connection again."

Jane M., ME (2017 Subaru Forester 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"pairing drops outg & we have to reset it once a month or so"

Anonymous, OR (2017 Subaru Forester 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Every time Bluetooth has updates we have pairing issues"

David T., NC (2017 Subaru Forester 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"It randomly, as far as I can tell, becomes uncoupled from my phone. I don't know if it is a phone issue or a car issue."

Terry L., OR (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The Forester's Bluetooth interface can save information on devices it has paired with previously. However, if it has been more than a week or so since the last time a given device was paired, the Forester says it's connecting, but doesn't, and the other device can't even detect it when scanning. It is necessary to remove and re-add the device from the Forester's list, which is complicated by the fact that the Bluetooth settings don't always offer the remove option in the menu. It seems like that only works if you use the steering-wheel buttons to get to that screen, rather than the central controls. This has happened repeatedly with five different smartphones, none of which have had problems pairing with anything else after long periods not connected to each other. Also, once the Forester has paired and is playing, the screen continues to display the music information that it got to start with, rather than updating it as new tracks are played."

Anonymous, NM (2017 Subaru Forester 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Poor quality phone audio when paired. Callee cannot understand caller from Forrester. This is a known problem with Harmon-Kardon Bluetooth system."

Anonymous, LA (2017 Subaru Forester Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Phone pairing stopped working. Dealer reinstalled software, resolved problem."

Roy S., MA (2017 Subaru Forester Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Very difficult to connect, so after reading the manual several times and trying all sorts of fixes, just gave up!"

John V., CT (2017 Subaru Forester Touring 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The system automatically will call my phone & then I'm unable to hang it up & it deems the whole radio & navigation system useless."

Anonymous, PA (2017 Subaru Forester Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Stopped working. Subaru replaced the radio, guaranteed, and is up and running."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Subaru Forester Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Phone pairing comes and goes with one phone or the other"

Anonymous, SC (2017 Subaru Forester Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Car initiates a call from my phone to my phone when I turn it on."

Anonymous, GA (2017 Subaru Forester Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Bluetooth cell phone conversations vary in quality from mediocre to unintelligible. Seems to be a fairly common problem in this model and numerous software updates at the dealer have been futile."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Subaru Forester Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The phone pairs about 95% of the time, what does not happen at all is the bluetooth sytem oes not bring over my favourites. And when I enter the numbers manually into the speed dail function, the next time I start the car and the phone gets paired, the speed dail numbers have been erased."

Anonymous, ON (2017 Subaru Forester XT 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Would sometimes disconnect from my cellphone"

Anonymous, WA (2017 Subaru Forester 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Radio

"In the radio mode, there is an uneven modulation of sound (volume decreases and increases on its own). This results in the operator constantly adjusting the volume."

Anonymous, WI (2017 Subaru Forester 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The radio seemed possessed. It would reset my present channels without my touching them, sometimes while I was watching. Beep (change) Beep (change). Sometimes I couldn't turn it off. Other times it came on without my touching it. They replaced the entire system after several visits."

Anonymous, OR (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"There was a short in the radio/speakers due to water coming in contact with a wire under the driver's seat"

Anonymous, MN (2017 Subaru Forester XT 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"I had a Passat previous to the Forester and saved all the radio stations that came in well with the Passat. Virtually none of those stations come in and those that do fade in and out. The worst GPS radio combo I have ever owned."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Subaru Forester XT 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"No radio reception either AM or FM"

Anonymous, NE (2017 Subaru Forester 2.5i)

"The HD Radio Signal keeps cutting in and out. Problem reported on Subaru forums since 2014. Had dealer look at it twice before we duplicated the trouble. Dealer told me "operating as designed" My family has 2 other 2017 Subarus with radios that do not drop the signal & the loaner car I had from the dealer also did not drop the signal. Dealer & Subaru Corporate cannot tell me why my model radio drops the HD signal while others do not. Both dealer & Subaru corporate pretty much told me to get lost"

John S., NJ (2017 Subaru Forester 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The entire system, CD Radio, would start scanning and there was no way to stop it or reset it. Subaru replaced entire unit"

Michael S., TX (2017 Subaru Forester 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"the radio would freeze and become unresponsive to all controls; replaced under warrantee"

Anonymous, VT (2017 Subaru Forester Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Sirius radio freezes up unexpectedly and will not allow the following to take place: switching of Sirius stations, proper operation of Navigation icons & voice controls, will only allow Am or FM stations until vehicle is turned off and restarted. Radio & SIM card has been replaced once but still happens. Dealer has been exceptional in trying to correct problem and is still working with us."

Anonymous, NH (2017 Subaru Forester 2.5i 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Sirius Radio could not reconnect every time I started the car. I had to call the company and have them send a signal. The techs at both Subaru and Sirius determined that my factory installed radio developed Radio Amnesia. Subaru sent my dealer a new radio and it was installed and the problem was resolved. There was no charge for this repair by Subaru. I am completely satisfied with this issue. The dealer is Bryan Subaru of Kenner, Louisiana."

Sidney G., LA (2017 Subaru Forester Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The Sirius works rarely now. I called Sirius and went through a re-booting of the radio, and it fixed nothing. Sirius said it is a problem in the radio/antennae, etc. I will likely get it fixed next week."

Terry L., OR (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"signal goes in and out. does not get constant sound level or station hold"

Gary M., TX (2017 Subaru Forester Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"usually does not connect to phone"

Carl Y., NY (2017 Subaru Forester Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"After receiving the Sirius XM signal for about 1 year, I ceased to receive it, or, if I phoned to have it resent to the car, it ceased to receive it after turning the engine off. My Subaru dealer updated my radio software, to no avail."

Acheson P., AB (2017 Subaru Forester Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Sirius radio only. the actual radio works fine. It will not display the channels. I have to click through them one by one by hand.."

Jean H., KS (2017 Subaru Forester)

"Radio would not play Sirius radio... dealer replaced radio"

John D., VA (2017 Subaru Forester Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"radio would reboot while driving sometimes. Once while driving it started beeping and all preset stations tharted scrolling and then all were replaced with the station I was listening to. Sometimes radio would repeat 3 or 4 words or a musical phrase. Unit was replaced by dealer with a rebuilt unit. Replacement unit still acts funny sometimes and dealer did a software update. It still does a rare unusual beep or screen change."

J B., TX (2017 Subaru Forester Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"When I start the car, the XM radio returns to the 'commercial channel' that tries to sell you XM radio even though I am already a subscriber."

Anonymous, GA (2017 Subaru Forester Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Radio went to full volume, plus static. Only able to turn-off."

Guy H., NY (2017 Subaru Forester Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"There seems to be a problem with the SIrius radio, that the stations don't show up to choose. You have to scroll through the channels and have a channel guide to know what you are listening to."

Pam G., CA (2017 Subaru Forester Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Routine software updates

"Software updates tend to fix most problems but sometimes cause others. The car clock doesn't always stay on the correct time and when daylight savings time changes it is a major thing to change time. My other vehicle changes automatically. You would think a vehicle with GPS would be able to keep time automatically."

Anonymous, (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"confusing directions in using with known routes"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)