2001 SUBARU FORESTER VIN: JF1SF63591H752760

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VIN JF1SF63591H752760 Decoding Subaru Vin Decoder

Error Text

0 - VIN decoded clean. Check Digit (9th position) is correct

Make

SUBARU

Manufacturer Name

FUJI HEAVY INDUSTRIES U.S.A., INC. (C/O SUBARU OF AMERICA)

Model

Forester

Model Year

2001

Plant City

OTA

Trim

L

Vehicle Type

PASSENGER CAR

Plant Country

JAPAN

Plant Company Name

FHI

Plant State

GUNMA

Series2

Wagon body style

Body Class

Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV)/Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV)

Doors

4

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating From

Class 1C: 4,001 - 5,000 lb (1,814 - 2,268 kg)

Bed Type

Not Applicable

Cab Type

Not Applicable

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Transmission Style

Automatic

Transmission Speeds

4

Drive Type

AWD/All-Wheel Drive

Displacement (CC)

2500.0

Displacement (CI)

152.55936023683

Displacement (L)

2.5

Seat Belt Type

Manual

Other Restraint System Info

SRS Airbag

Side Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Bus Floor Configuration Type

Not Applicable

Bus Type

Not Applicable

Custom Motorcycle Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Suspension Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Chassis Type

Not Applicable

2001 SUBARU FORESTER Crash Test Score

0

Overall Rating

Overall Front Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side

Side Barrier

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Driver
Rear Passenger

Overall Side Pole Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating 4x4
Rollover Star Rating 4x2
Rollover Risk:
0%

2001 SUBARU FORESTER Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Not Available
Head Restraint Not Available
Advanced Belt Feature Not Available
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Not Available
Seat Belt Reminder System Not Available

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Head/Torso Driver, Front Passenger
Torso Driver, Front Passenger
Knee Not Available
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements Not Available

Child Passenger Features

LATCH Locations Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Not Available

Complaints Assosiated with VIN JF1SF63591H752760

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

November 19, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10846270
Consumer Location: OAKLAND, CA
VIN: JF1SF65511H****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE PULLING OUT OF A CURBSIDE PARKING PLACE ON A CITY STREET THE ENGINE STARTED RACING AND I COULD NOT CONTROL IT BY STOMPING ON THE BRAKES OR APPLYING THE EMERGENCY BRAKE. AS I WAS WRESTLING TO KEEP THE SURGING CAR UNDER CONTROL ANOTHER CAR CAME DRIVING BY AND WAS SIDESWIPED. ON TWO PRIOR OCCASIONS I HAD TAKEN THIS CAR TO CHECK OUT THE SURGING WHICH TAKES PLACE WHEN THE CAR IS STARTING UP. THE DEALERSHIP AND THE INDEPENDENT REPAIR SHOP THAT I CONSULTED BOTH ASSURED ME THAT THEY HAD ADJUSTED THE IDLE AND THE CAR WAS NOW SAFE TO DRIVE. BUT IS IT?

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

January 01, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10817377
Consumer Location: PORTLAND, OR
VIN: JF1SF635X1H****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN THE TEMPERATURE GETS COLD AND I TURN ON THE DEFROST TO WARM UP THE CAR WHILE PARKED I CAN SMELL GAS IN THE VEHICLE. IT GOES AWAY ONCE I START DRIVING. THIS IS A PROBLEM MANY SUBARU OWNERS HAVE BECAUSE A HOSE LOOSENS AND ALLOWS GAS TO LEAK OUT. ONCE THE CAR WARMS UP THE HOSE TIGHTENS AND THE PROBLEM GOES AWAY. THIS CAN POTENTIALLY CAUSE MY CAR TO CATCH ON FIRE.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

December 01, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10811361
Consumer Location: ARCHBOLD, OH
VIN: JF1SF65601H****

Summary of Complaint

WHENEVER THE OUTSIDE TEMPERATURE DROPS BELOW 20 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT, THERE IS A STRONG ODOR OF GASOLINE IN AND AROUND THE CAR. WHEN TAKEN TO A MECHANIC, I WAS INFORMED THAT ALL OF THE HOSE CLAMPS ON THE FUEL LINES WERE LOOSE. THEY WERE THEN TIGHTENED BUT EVERY TIME THE OUTSIDE TEMPERATURE DROPS, IT HAPPENS AGAIN. IT HAPPENS WHETHER PARKED OUTSIDE OR IN A GARAGE.

Components: WHEELS

December 01, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10811362
Consumer Location: ARCHBOLD, OH
VIN: JF1SF65601H****

Summary of Complaint

IN DECEMBER, LESS THAN 3 MONTHS AFTER BUYING THE CAR USED, WHILE DRIVING I HEARD WHAT SOUNDED LIKE A FLAT TIRE. I WAS ONLY A FEW HUNDRED FEET FROM A SERVICE STATION SO DROVE TO IT, BUT DRIVING THAT SHORT DISTANCE RUINED THE TIRE. I HAD JUST PUT AIR IN THE TIRES, BUT DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT THE PROBLEM WITH ALUMINUM RIMS. OFTEN, AFTER PUTTING AIR IN THE TIRES, THEY WOULD BE FLAT BY THE TIME I GOT HOME (JUST A FEW MILES). THIS HAPPENED IN 2003. I HAVE HAD TO HAD THE RIMS TAKEN OFF, GROUND/SMOOTHED OFF, THEN RESEALED EVERY YEAR OR TWO. ANOTHER PROBLEM WITH THE TIRES/WHEELS IS THAT WHEN DRIVING THROUGH SNOW, THE SNOW PACKS ITSELF AROUND THE TIRES COMPLETELY FILLING THE SPACE THAT IS SUPPOSED TO BE BETWEEN THE TIRES AND THE WHEEL WELLS. IF I DON'T MANUALLY REMOVE THE IMPACTED SNOW, IT GETS TO THE POINT WHERE THE WHEELS CANNOT BE TURNED. BOTH OF THESE PROBLEMS, THE RIMS CORRODING BREAKING THE SEAL AND THE SNOW FILLING THE WHEEL WELLS, ARE SAFETY HAZARDS.

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

January 01, 2004
NHTSA ID Number: 10811363
Consumer Location: ARCHBOLD, OH
VIN: JF1SF65601H****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN TURNING THE TURN SIGNALS ON, THE HEADLIGHTS GO OFF. THIS HAPPENS FREQUENTLY, SUDDENLY PLUNGING YOU INTO DARKNESS. THE HEADLIGHT COVERS ARE MADE OF INFERIOR PLASTIC THAT CLOUDS OVER WITH AGE, MAKING IT IMPOSSIBLE TO SEE AT NIGHT. I HAD TO HAVE THEM REPLACED BECAUSE IT LOOKED AS IF THE HEADLIGHTS WERE NOT ON WHEN THEY WERE.

Components: AIR BAGS

December 01, 2003
NHTSA ID Number: 10811364
Consumer Location: ARCHBOLD, OH
VIN: JF1SF65601H****

Summary of Complaint

THE DRIVER'S SEAT BELT DOES NOT RETRACT. THEN IT GETS CLOSED IN THE DOOR BECAUSE IT HANGS LOOSE. IN THE BACK SEAT, THE MIDDLE SEAT BELT HAS THE WRONG PART SO IT CANNOT BE LATCHED. BECAUSE OF THIS, I CANNOT SAFELY DRIVE WITH MORE THAN 2 PASSENGERS IN THE BACK SEAT.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

August 20, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10750361
Consumer Location: SPARTA, MI
VIN: JF1SF65571H****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 SUBARU FORESTER. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 55 MPH AND ENGAGING THE BRAKE PEDAL, THE ABS MALFUNCTIONED AND ERRONEOUSLY ACTIVATED, WHICH PREVENTED THE BRAKES FROM STOPPING THE VEHICLE. THE DRIVER LOST CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE AND CRASHED INTO A CONCRETE MEDIAN, WHICH CAUSED SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO THE FRONT END OF THE VEHICLE. THE CONTACT FAILED TO INDICATE IF ANY INJURIES WERE SUSTAINED OR IF A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC, WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THE ABS WAS FAULTY. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 194,503.

Components: STRUCTURE

March 16, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10695453
Consumer Location: ROME, NY
VIN: JF1SF65621H****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 SUBARU FORESTER. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 35 MPH, THE REAR END OF THE VEHICLE SWAYED FROM SIDE TO SIDE WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC, WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE SUBFRAME NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 100,000.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

December 01, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10680623
Consumer Location: PARKERSBURG, WV
VIN: JF1SF655X1H****

Summary of Complaint

SUBARU FORESTER SMELLS OF GAS INSIDE CAB WHEN WEATHER IS COLD. GAS LEAK VISIBLE FIRST TIME IT OCCURRED IN 2013. I TIGHTENED A CLAMP AND LEAK STOPPED. THIS WINTER I CANNOT SEE THE LEAK, BUT THE FUEL SMELL OVERTAKES MY CAR ABOUT 5 MINUTES INTO WARMING UP. EVENTUALLY IT DISSIPATES BUT I DO BELIEVE THAT THERE IS A LEAK SOMEWHERE IN THE VEHICLE. THIS SEEMS TO BE EPIDEMIC IN SUBARUS. *TR

Components: SUSPENSION

November 19, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10667117
Consumer Location: FITZWILLIAM, NH
VIN: JF1SF63521G****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS 2001 SUBARU FORESTER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 30 MPH, THE REAR CROSS MEMBER BECAME FRACTURED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC, WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THE REAR CROSS MEMBER FAILED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 190,000.

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL SERVICE BRAKES

February 05, 2005
NHTSA ID Number: 10563597
Consumer Location: WICHITA, KS
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

BRAKES JUST DO NOT WORK ON SNOW, ICE (ABS DOES NOT KICK IN), AND THE WHEELS DO NOT TURN. HAPPENED SEVERAL TIMES, RAN INTO AN INTERSECTION ON RED AT LEAST 4 TIMES. ACCIDENT WAITING TO HAPPEN; NOTICED OTHER COMPLAINTS OF ACCIDENTS. *TR

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

December 18, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10562040
Consumer Location: PISCATAWAY, NJ
VIN: JF1SF63571H****

Summary of Complaint

IN COLD WEATHER WE GET A STRONG FUEL SMELL. THE SMELL ENTERS THE CAR AND GIVES EVERYONE A HEADACHE. OTHER SUBARU OWNERS WE KNOW HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM. SUBARU KNOWS OF THIS PROBLEM BUT WILL NOT MAKE A RECALL. ESTIMATES FOR A FIX RUN ABOUT $300. *TR

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

January 27, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10561841
Consumer Location: WHEATON, MD
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN IT IS BELOW 25 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT, FUEL LINES AND RELATED COMPONENTS (INCLUDING RETAINING CLIPS AND FITTINGS) LEAK GASOLINE, CAUSING GAS FUMES TO ENTER THE PASSENGER COMPARTMENT. THIS PROBLEM IS SOMETIMES REFERRED TO AS A FUEL LINE SEEP. FUMES THEN ENTER THE PASSENGER COMPARTMENT VIA THE HEATING VENTILATION SYSTEM OR THROUGH GENERAL AMBIENT ENTRY. EVEN WHEN THE HEAT IN THE PASSENGER COMPARTMENT IS OFF, FUMES ENTER THE COMPARTMENT. THIS EXPOSES PASSENGERS TO HARMFUL CARBON MONOXIDE AND HYDROCARBONS AS WELL AS POSING A FIRE RISK. THIS HAPPENS AT ALL SPEEDS FROM STAND-STILL TO 75 MPH. IN MODERATE COLD (25-15 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT), THE LEAKING STOPS AFTER THE ENGINE HAS WARMED. IN COLDER TEMPERATURES, THE LEAKING CONTINUES NO MATTER HOW LONG I DRIVE THE CAR. THE PROBLEM CAN BE TEMPORARILY SOLVED BY TIGHTENING THE HOSE CLAMPS ON THE FUEL LINES, BUT WHEN THE TEMPERATURE DROPS AGAIN, THE HOSE CLAMPS MUST AGAIN BE TIGHTENED. SOME OF THE CLAMPS ARE UNDERNEATH ENGINE COMPONENTS THAT ARE DIFFICULT TO REMOVE, SO THE PROCESS IS VERY TIME INTENSIVE AND DOES NOT ALWAYS STOP THE FUMES. THIS IS A COMMONLY DISCUSSED TOPIC IN AUTOMOTIVE DISCUSSION BOARDS ONLINE. THEREFORE, I BELIEVE IT IS WIDESPREAD. HERE ARE SEVERAL EXAMPLES: HTTP://WWW.SUBARUFORESTER.ORG/VBULLETIN/F88/GASOLINE-ODOR-INSIDE-CABIN-45495/ HTTP://WWW.SUBARUFORESTER.ORG/VBULLETIN/F87/SMELL-GAS-COLD-STARTS-41319/ HTTP://COMMUNITY.CARTALK.COM/DISCUSSION/1986611/COLD-WEATHER-GAS-SMELL-2003-SUBARU-FORESTER. *TR

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

January 04, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10558346
Consumer Location: WATERBURY, VT
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN IT IS BELOW 25 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT, FUEL LINES AND RELATED COMPONENTS (INCLUDING RETAINING CLIPS AND FITTINGS) LEAK GASOLINE, CAUSING GAS FUMES TO ENTER THE PASSENGER COMPARTMENT. THIS PROBLEM IS SOMETIMES REFERRED TO AS A FUEL LINE SEEP. FUMES THEN ENTER THE PASSENGER COMPARTMENT VIA THE HEATING VENTILATION SYSTEM OR THROUGH GENERAL AMBIENT ENTRY. EVEN WHEN THE HEAT IN THE PASSENGER COMPARTMENT IS OFF, FUMES ENTER THE COMPARTMENT. THIS EXPOSES PASSENGERS TO HARMFUL CARBON MONOXIDE AND HYDROCARBONS AS WELL AS POSING A FIRE RISK. BOTH MY HUSBAND AND I HAVE EXPERIENCED HEADACHES AND NAUSEA FROM THE FUMES SINCE WINTER 2012 WHEN OUR FORESTER FIRST STARTED LEAKING. THIS HAPPENS AT ALL SPEEDS FROM STAND-STILL TO 75 MPH. IN MODERATE COLD (25-15 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT), THE LEAKING STOPS AFTER THE ENGINE HAS WARMED. IN COLDER TEMPERATURES, THE LEAKING CONTINUES NO MATTER HOW LONG I DRIVE THE CAR. THE PROBLEM CAN BE TEMPORARILY SOLVED BY TIGHTENING THE HOSE CLAMPS ON THE FUEL LINES, BUT WHEN THE TEMPERATURE DROPS AGAIN, THE HOSE CLAMPS MUST AGAIN BE TIGHTENED. SOME OF THE CLAMPS ARE UNDERNEATH ENGINE COMPONENTS THAT ARE DIFFICULT TO REMOVE, SO THE PROCESS IS VERY TIME INTENSIVE AND DOES NOT ALWAYS STOP THE FUMES. THIS IS A COMMONLY DISCUSSED TOPIC IN AUTOMOTIVE DISCUSSION BOARDS ONLINE. THEREFORE, I BELIEVE IT IS WIDESPREAD. HERE ARE SEVERAL EXAMPLES: HTTP://WWW.SUBARUFORESTER.ORG/VBULLETIN/F88/GASOLINE-ODOR-INSIDE-CABIN-45495/ HTTP://WWW.SUBARUFORESTER.ORG/VBULLETIN/F87/SMELL-GAS-COLD-STARTS-41319/ HTTP://COMMUNITY.CARTALK.COM/DISCUSSION/1986611/COLD-WEATHER-GAS-SMELL-2003-SUBARU-FORESTER. *TR

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

September 27, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10547521
Consumer Location: CARLISLE, PA
VIN: JF1SF63541H****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 SUBARU FORESTER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHEN THE VEHICLE STOPPED MOVING, IT ACCELERATED WITHOUT THE ACCELERATOR BEING DEPRESSED INTERMITTENTLY AND WITHOUT ANY WARNING. THE CONTACT ALSO CRASHED INTO ANOTHER VEHICLE FIFTEEN FEET AWAY AND ALMOST HIT A PEDESTRIAN WHEN THE FAILURE OCCURRED. THERE WERE NO INJURIES. A POLICE REPORT WAS NOT FILED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER AND THE MECHANIC STATED THAT THE PROBLEM WAS UNKNOWN. THE CONTACT RESEARCHED THE PROBLEM AND STATED THAT THE THROTTLE POSITION SENSOR CAUSED THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 78,000. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 178,000. UPDATED 1/7/14*CN

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