2010 SUBARU FORESTER VIN: JF2SH6AC2AH743356

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VIN JF2SH6AC2AH743356 Decoding Subaru Vin Decoder

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Make

SUBARU

Manufacturer Name

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

Model

Forester

Model Year

2010

Plant City

OTA

Trim

2.5X

Vehicle Type

MULTIPURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLE (MPV)

Plant Country

JAPAN

Plant Company Name

FHI

Plant State

GUNMA

Series2

Wagon body

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)

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

Curtain Air Bag Locations

1st and 2nd Rows

Front Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Side Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Type

Direct

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

2010 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:
17.9%

2010 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 Driver

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Curtain Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Pelvis/Torso Driver, Front Passenger
Pelvis/Torso Driver, Front Passenger
Knee Not Available
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements Yes

Child Passenger Features

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

Complaints Assosiated with VIN JF2SH6AC2AH743356

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

July 01, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10411577
Consumer Location: BUCKEYE, AZ
VIN: JF2SH6AC2AH****

Summary of Complaint

A/C COMPRESSOR HAS FAILED ON 2010 FORESTER. BOUGHT IN JULY 2009 AND HAS 43000 MILES. *TR

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

February 19, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10384455
Consumer Location: AUBURN, NY
VIN: JF2SH6AC2AH****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2010 SUBARU FORESTER. THE CONTACT SHIFTED INTO REVERSE AND THE VEHICLE ABNORMALLY ACCELERATED BACKWARD, CRASHING INTO A BUILDING. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED AND A BYSTANDER WAS REPORTED AS INJURED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER WHERE THEY WERE UNABLE TO DIAGNOSE THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS THEN TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT REPAIR SHOP WHERE THE BODY DAMAGE WAS REPAIRED. APPROXIMATELY ONE MONTH LATER THE FAILURE RECURRED, AGAIN UPON SHIFTING THE VEHICLE INTO REVERSE. THE VEHICLE CONTINUED TO ACCELERATE BACKWARD UNTIL HEAVY PRESSURE WAS APPLIED TO THE BRAKE PEDAL AND THE IGNITION WAS TURNED OFF. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO HAVE THE FAILURE DIAGNOSED BECAUSE THE AUTHORIZED DEALER REFUSED TO EXAMINE THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE CONTACT ALSO STATED THAT THERE WERE NO FLOOR MATS PRESENT IN THE VEHICLE DURING EITHER FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 5,800 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 5,900. UPDATED 06/06/11 *BF THE CONSUMER STATED THE DEALER NOTIFIED HER TO COME IN TO HAVE THE ECM REPROGRAMMED#WVU31. UPDATED 09/23/11 UPDATED 01/13/2012 *LN *TR

Components: SEATS

January 30, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11413877
Consumer Location: WEST SACRAMENTO, CA
VIN: JF2SH6CCXAH****

Summary of Complaint

FRONT LEFT DRIVER SEAT BRACKET COLLAPSED. SEAT HEIGHT IS UNABLE TO BE ADJUSTED, REQUIRING THE FRONT OF THE DRIVER SEAT TO ONLY BE POSITIONED N THE LOWEST SETTING. WHILE DRIVING IDLE SPEED IN A PARKING LOT, THERE WAS AN AUDIBLE POP AND THE SEAT FELL. WITH ATTEMPTS TO ADJUST THE HEIGHT, ONLY THE RIGHT SIDE WOULD MOVE UP AND DOWN.

Components: SEATS ENGINE

August 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11402587
Consumer Location: ASHEVILLE, NC
VIN: JF2SH6CC3AH****

Summary of Complaint

BOTH HEAD GASKETS ARE LEAKING. 110,000 MILES DRIVER ELECTRIC SEAT NO LONGER GOES UP/DOWN IN HEIGHT

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

November 25, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11377399
Consumer Location: FRANKLIN, NC
VIN: JF2SH6CC1AH****

Summary of Complaint

MY 2010 SUBARU FORESTER SUDDENLY ACCELERATED IN REVERSE FOR THE 3RD TIME. THIS LAST TIME IT HIT ANOTHER VEHICLE DAMAGING IT AND KNOCKED DOWN A PERSON THAT REQUIRED EVALUATION AT THE ER. I WAS IN A CHURCH PARKING LOT THIS LAST TIME. I DO NOT HAVE ANY PICTURES AS I WAS CONCERNED ABOUT THE PERSON HIT.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

October 02, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11363617
Consumer Location: AUSTIN, TX
VIN: JF2SHDC68AH****

Summary of Complaint

MY BRAKES FAILED WHILE I WAS DRIVING BECAUSE SUBARU DID NOT PROPERLY ADDRESS RECALL WQK47 ON MY CAR IN 2018 EVEN THOUGH THEY CLAIMED IT WAS COMPLETED. MY BRAKE LINES ARE COMPLETELY CORRODED AND THEY ARE REFUSING TO HONOR THE RECALL THAT THEY IMPROPERLY ADDRESSED 2 YEARS AGO. THEY KNEW IN 2018 WHEN THEY APPLIED THE ANTI-RUST SOLUTION THAT THE BRAKE LINES WERE RUSTED BUT THEY DID NOT DO ANY REPAIRS. THUS, MY CAR IS CURRENTLY NON-FUNCTIONING.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

July 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11351987
Consumer Location: SALUDA, SC
VIN: JF2SH6AC7AH****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN CAR IS IDLING MULTIPLE LIGHTS COME ON- CHECK ENGINE LIGHT, TRACTION CONTROL , CRUISE CONTROL (BLINK) , AWD AND AT OIL TEMP LIGHTS

Components: SEATS

June 05, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11340084
Consumer Location: LANCASTER, OH
VIN: JF2SH6CC6AH****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVERS SEAT WELD BROKEN FROM THE FRAME. LEFT FRONT CORNER OF THE SEAT RESULTING IN LITTLE SUPPORT. KNOWN PROBLEM WHY HAS THIS NOT BEEN RECALLED? UPON SITTING DOWN AND RESTING YOUR LEFT LEG THE LEFT FRONT SEAT CORNER WILL COLLAPSE.

Components: AIR BAGS

November 20, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11329760
Consumer Location: NORTH READING, MA
VIN: JF2SH6CC0AG****

Summary of Complaint

I BROUGHT THIS VEHICLE INTO A SUBARU DEALERSHIP FOR THE AIRBAG RECALL. APPARENTLY THEY DIDN'T DO IT OR FAILED TO REGISTER THAT THEY DID THE WORK, AS I AM RECEIVING MAIL INDICATING THAT THE REPAIR NEEDS TO BE DONE. *TR

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

June 11, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11329104
Consumer Location: ARGYLE, NY
VIN: JF2SH6CC1AG****

Summary of Complaint

MARCH OF 2019 A RECALL WAS PERFORMED FOR RUSTED BRAKE LINES...THIS YEAR THE BRAKES LINES SUDDENLY FAILED...APPARENTLY IF THE BRAKE LINES AREN'T LEAKING THE SUBARU FIX IS TO SPRAY SEALER OVER THE RUST. ONLY BY THE GRACE OF GOD WAS NO ONE INJURED AS THE CAR WAS BEING PARKED WHEN THE BRAKES LET LOOSE. AND OF COURSE SUBARU SAID THEY WOULD REPAIR THE BRAKES PROPERLY FOR $1400.00. I REMOVED THE CAR FROM THE DEALERSHIP FOR A PROPER REPAIR! *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

September 15, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11326288
Consumer Location: LADYSMITH, WI
VIN: JF2SH6CC7AH****

Summary of Complaint

ON QUITE A FEW OCCASIONS THE IGNITION HAS LOCKED UP. THE LAST TIME WAS YESTERDAY. EACH TIME IT GETS HARDER TO GET IT TO UNLOCK. *TR

Components: SEATS

April 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11322487
Consumer Location: MERCER ISLAND, WA
VIN: JF2SH6CCXAH****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVERS SEAT HAS BROKEN. SEEMS LIKE IT IS AN IMPROPER WELDING OF THE FRAME. BOTTOM CUSHION SUPPORT IS NO LONGER EVEN. IT ALSO SEEMS THAT PERHAPS THE INTEGRITY AND SAFETY OF THE SEAT IS COMPROMISED. I AM NOT THE ONLY ONE THAT HAS EXPERIENCED THIS. HTTPS://WWW.SUBARUFORESTER.ORG/THREADS/DRIVERS-SEAT-COLLAPSE.126336/PAGE-4

Components: SEATS

April 20, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11321344
Consumer Location: KINGSFORD, MI
VIN: JF2SH6FC3AH****

Summary of Complaint

THE SEAT ON MY FORESTER IS BROKEN. AFTER LOOKING ONLINE I FOUND THIS TO BE AN EXTREMELY COMMON ISSUE OF THE WELDS BREAKING DUE TO INSUFFICIENT QUALITY OR STRENGTH. THIS SEEMS LIKE AN ISSUE SUBARU SHOULD HAVE REMEDIED BY NOW. CAR WAS ADULT OWNED AND DRIVEN BY A SMALL FEMALE.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

February 10, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11316006
Consumer Location: WAYNESBURG, PA
VIN: JF2SH6BC6AH****

Summary of Complaint

AT HIGHWAY SPEED ABOVE 60 MPH SUDDENLY SEVERAL DASH WARNING LIGHTS ILLUMINATE. TRACTION CONTROL, CRUISE, TRANSMISSION OVERHEAT, CHECK ENGINE ALL BECAME ILLUMINATED. NO AFFECTS TO THE OPERATION OF THE VEHICLE. DISCONNECT THE BATTERY OVERNIGHT RESOLVES THE PROBLEM FOR A DAY OR TWO. SITUATION REPEATS ON DRY OR WET ROADWAYS FOR NO APPARENT REASON. ONLINE GOOGLE-YAHOO CHAT ROOMS HAS HUNDREDS OF SIMILAR ISSUES DISCUSSED WITH NO FIXES FROM DEALER OR CORPORATE SUBARU. ITS A BIT UNNERVING WHEN AT HIGHWAY SPEED ALL OR MOST OF THE WARNING LIGHTS ILLUMINATE. ANY ASSISTANCE IS MOST APPRECIATED.

Components: SEATS

February 04, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11309634
Consumer Location: COLUMBUS, OH
VIN: JF2SH6CC4AH****

Summary of Complaint

WELD BROKE ON POWER SEAT; LEFT SIDE. AUDIBLE POP WAS HEARD WHEN IN MOTION, AFTER HAVING BACKED OUT OF PARKING SPACE AND DRIVING FORWARD TO EXIT PARKING LOT.

Components: SEATS

January 02, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11299627
Consumer Location: ALEXANDRIA, VA
VIN: JF2SH6DC7AH****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVER SEAT FRONT RIGHT SIDE COLLAPSED. IT'S COMPLETELY UNSUPPORTED. WELDS APPEAR TO BE BROKEN. HUGE SAFETY ISSUE. I FIRST NOTICED IT A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO WHEN I SAT ON IT AND IT LEANED TO THE RIGHT.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

January 05, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11297738
Consumer Location: CAMDEN, NY
VIN: JF2SH6CC9AH****

Summary of Complaint

NHTSA CAMPAIGN 14V830000 AND 14V311000: SUBARU OF AMERICA RECALL(S) WERE COMPLETED IN 2014. HOWEVER, ON JANUARY 5 2020, WHILE COMING TO A STOP ON A RURAL ROAD, THE BRAKE PEDAL WENT TO THE FLOOR AND THE CAR ROLLED THROUGH THE INTERSECTION. NO OTHER CARS WERE PRESENT AND NO ACCIDENT OCCURRED. INSPECTION REVEALED THAT A BRAKE PIPE HAD RUSTED AND RUPTURED NEAR THE "4 WAY JUNCTION" AT THE REAR OF THE VEHICLE. THE VERY JUNCTION THAT IS THE SUBJECT OF THE AFOREMENTIONED RECALLS.

Components: ENGINE

August 10, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11292122
Consumer Location: SALISBURY, NC
VIN: JF2SH6EC0AH****

Summary of Complaint

HESITATES WHEN DRIVING OFF OR SLOWING DOWN ,GOES DEAD WHEN PULLING INTO TRAFFIC.SOMETIMES THE ENGINE JERKS AND SHAKES. PLUGS HAVE 30,000 ON THEM AFTER TUNING UP.YELLOW LIGHTS WILL NOT COME ON AND NOTHING SHOWS UP ON DIAGNOSTIC CHECK. EXTREMELY DANGEROUS.

Components: STRUCTURE WHEELS FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

August 05, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11280592
Consumer Location: ORLANDO, FL
VIN: JF2SH6CC7AH****

Summary of Complaint

ON AUGUST 2019 I PURCHASED A VEHICLE FROM AN AUTO DEALERSHIP CALLED MOTOR CAR CONCEPT IN COLONIAL DRIVE IN ORLANDO, FL. THEY SCAM ME INTO BUYING A VEHICLE THAT THEY KNEW WAS NOT GOING TO BE RUNNING OR IN GOOD CONDITIONS WITHIN 6 MONTHS. I TRIED TO HAVE THEM FIX THE CAR WITHIN A DAY OF BUYING THE VEHICLE AS THE CHECK ENGINE TURNED ON. THEY WILL GIVE ME DAYS TO COME IN AND THEN I WILL SHOW UP AND NOTHING WILL BE DONE, TURNING ME DOWN AS THEY WHERE "TO BUSY". ON NOVEMBER I WAS PUT INTO A POSITION OF VOLUNTARY DOING A REPOSSESSION AS I WAS PAYING INSURANCE AND A CAR LOAN FOR A VEHICLE THAT COULD NOT BE USED. THE WHOLE PART OF THE THE BOTTOM OF THE CAR IS MOLDY AND RUSTY AND IT NEEDS TO BE FULLY REPLACED. I WENT TO GET AN ESTIMATE FOR REPAIRS AND THE TOTAL WAS OVER $7,000. THE CAR WAS SOLD TO ME FOR $13,000. IS A COMPLETE SCAM. BELOW PLEASE FIND THE PICTURES OF THE DAMAGES OF THE VEHICLE. VIN # FOR THIS CAR IS (XXXXX) REDACTED TO PROTECT PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

Components: AIR BAGS

September 30, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11270625
Consumer Location: BELGRADE, MT
VIN: JF2SH6AC1AH****

Summary of Complaint

GALLATIN SUBARU IN BOZEMAN MONTANA REFUSES TO DO THE RECALL REPAIR ON THE AIR BAG BECAUSE I HAD A MOUSE TRAP IN MY VEHICLE. THE MANAGER REFUSED TO LET ME RECORD WHY THEY WOULD NOT IN THE END I DID SAY GREAT YOU ARE WILLING TO RISK MY F-ING LIFE IN THE PAST WE HAVE PURCHASED 3 NEW VEHICLES FROM THEM. THEY NOW HAVE ON FILE DO NOT WORK ON MY VEHICLE OR ALLOWED ON THE PROPERTY. PERSONALLY I DO NOT WANT THEM TO WORK ON MY VEHICLE NOW.

Components: STEERING SERVICE BRAKES

August 21, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11256651
Consumer Location: NEWARK, DE
VIN: JF2SH6DC9AH****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNED A 2010 SUBARU FORESTER. AFTER REVERSING FROM THE DRIVEWAY, THE CONTACT PLACED THE VEHICLE IN DRIVE TO TRAVEL DOWN A HILL AT 5-10 MPH. WHEN THE CONTACT ATTEMPTED TO TURN LEFT, THE STEERING WHEEL FELT STIFF AND VEERED TO THE RIGHT. AS A RESULT, THE VEHICLE CRASH INTO A CURB AND TURNED COUNTER-CLOCKWISE. THE VEHICLE THEN ROLLED BACKWARDS AT A STEEP INCLINE. THE BRAKE PEDAL WAS DEPRESSED AND TRAVELED TO THE FLOORBOARD. THE CONTACT DEPRESSED THE BRAKE PEDAL NUMEROUS TIMES, BUT THE VEHICLE CONTINUED TO ROLL AWAY. THE VEHICLE CAME TO A STOP AFTER THE REAR END CRASHED INTO A TREE. POLICE REPORT NUMBER: 31-19-031911 WAS FILED. THE CONTACT SUSTAINED INJURIES TO THE NECK AND BACK, A BRUISED ARM, AND A FRACTURED NOSE. THE CONTACT WAS TRANSPORTED TO THE HOSPITAL VIA AMBULANCE. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED AWAY BY THE INSURANCE COMPANY AND DEEMED TOTALED. THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURE WAS NOT DETERMINED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE AND A CASE WAS OPENED; HOWEVER, THEY WOULD NOT MOVE FORWARD UNTIL A POLICE REPORT WAS PROVIDED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 59,000.

Components: SEATS

August 19, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11256677
Consumer Location: SAN LORENZO, CA
VIN: JF2SH6DC6AH****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVER'S SEAT FRONT LEFT CORNER BRACKET APPEARS TO HAVE BROKEN. WHEN POWER SEAT IS MOVERS TO FRONT OF SEAT RAISED, THE LEFT SIDE SAGS AND IS UNSUPPORTED; WILL NOT STAY IN UP POSITION WHEN ANY PRESSURE/WEIGHT IS APPLIED TO SEAT. UNSURE WHEN THIS OCCURRED, NOTICED IT FOR FIRST TIME 2 WEEKS AGO. ON-LINE REVIEWS INDICATE SEVERAL HUNDRED OTHWEER FORESTER OWNERS EXPERIENCING IDENTICAL PROBLEM WITH SEAT. DON'T SEE ANY RECALL NOTICE FOR THIS OBVIOUS SAFETY ISSUE FROM SUBARU -WHY NOT?

Components: ENGINE

April 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11230004
Consumer Location: GUYSVILLE, OH
VIN: JF2SH6BC0AH****

Summary of Complaint

LEAKY HEADGASKETS...

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

July 06, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11230249
Consumer Location: WARMINSTER, PA
VIN: JF2SH6CCXAH****

Summary of Complaint

MY CAR ISN'T EVEN FULLY PAID OFF AND OUT OF NO WHERE THE TRANSMISSION WENT! I BOUGHT A SUBARU BECAUSE THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO BE THE MOST RELIABLE BUT NOW I HAVE A CAR WITH LESS THAN 100,000 MILES ON IT THAT DOESN'T EVEN MOVE. NOT ONLY IS THE TRANSMISSION BROKE. BUT A GEAR IS MISSING.

Components: SEATS

May 03, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 11209986
Consumer Location: LINCOLN CITY, OR
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

FRONT PASSENGER SEAT -- THE BOTTOM SEAT CUSHION SUPPORT COLLAPSED. THE SEAT IS NOW FLAT.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

May 10, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11208407
Consumer Location: PHOENIXVILLE, PA
VIN: JF2SH6CCXAH****

Summary of Complaint

THE DOOR LOCK MECHANISM LOCKS ITSELF IMMEDIATELY AFTER I UNLOCK THE DOOR. I CAN'T GET MY DRIVERS SIDE DOOR TO STAY UNLOCKED IN ORDER TO CLOSE THE DOOR. HAVING TO HOLD THE DOOR TIGHT WHILE DRIVING IS OBVIOUSLY NOT SAFE. I HAVE LOOKED ONLINE AND FOUND QUITE A FEW POSTS FROM PEOPLE WITH THE SAME ISSUE.

Components: ENGINE FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

April 22, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11206422
Consumer Location: COLLIERVILLE, TN
VIN: JF2SH6CC2AH****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING, "CHECK ENGINE" LIGHT, CRUISE LIGHT & TRACTION LIGHT BEGAN FLASHING. DEALER SAID CATALYTIC CONVERTER HAD TO BE REPLACED. REPAIR DONE & DEALER SAID, "IF IT DOESN'T 'TAKE,' WE'LL KNOW SOON." THREE WEEKS LATER, SAME THING HAPPENED. THIS REPAIR IS ON TOP OF A MAJOR GASKET REPLACEMENT DONE JUST A FEW MONTHS EARLIER BECAUSE THE GASKETS WERE LEAKING. CAR HAS ABOUT 115,000 MILES & HAS BEEN SERVICED REGULARLY.

Components: ENGINE FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

December 06, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11196457
Consumer Location: COLLIERVILLE, TN
VIN: JF2SH6CC2AH****

Summary of Complaint

ON ROUTINE OIL VISIT CHANGE, DEALERSHIP INFORMED ME THE HEAD GASKETS WERE LEAKING SLIGHTLY BUT DIDN'T NEED IMMEDIATE REPAIR. I HAD NOTICED NO SYMPTOMS. ON NEXT VISIT FOR AN UNRELATED PROBLEM, WAS TOLD THEY NEEDED IMMEDIATE REPAIR AT A COST OF MORE THAN $2,000. A QUICK ONLINE SEARCH CONFIRMED THAT THIS IS A COMMON COMPLAINT AMONG FORESTER OWNERS. I LET THE DEALER MAKE THE REPAIR BUT COMPLAINED TO SUBARU CORPORATE, WHICH WROTE OFF SOME OF THE COST BUT STILL COST ME HUNDREDS TO FIX.

Components: AIR BAGS SERVICE BRAKES

February 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11192308
Consumer Location: CORALVILLE, IA
VIN: JF2SH6BCXAH****

Summary of Complaint

NHTSA RECALL NO 14V-830 (BRAKE LINES) AND RECALL TKC19 (PASSENGER AIR BAGS) DAVE WRIGHT SUBARU WILL NOT RETURN CALLS FOR ME TO SCHEDULE REPAIRS FOR THE BRAKE LINE RECALL

Components: AIR BAGS

March 25, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11191386
Consumer Location: FEDERAL WAY, WA
VIN: JF2SH6AC3AG****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL. TODAY IS 23 MARCH 2019. THE FIRST DATE FOR A SERVICE APPOIONTMENT FOR A TAKATA BAG RECALL IS IN OCTOBER 2019. IS A 7 MONTH REPAIR DELAY ACCEPTABLE? THE MANUFACTURER RECOMMENDS NOT USING THE PASSENGER SEAT IN THE FRONT OF THE VEHICLE. 7 MONTHS IS A LONG TIME TO PUT ME OR MY WIFE IN THE REAR SEAT.

Components: AIR BAGS

February 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11181066
Consumer Location: WESTMINSTER, MA
VIN: JF2SH6AC9AG****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL SUBARU HAS SAID IT WILL BE AT LEAST 3 MONTHS BEFORE THEY WILL HAVE THE PARTS TO REPLACE MY AIRBAG, AND IN THE MEANTIME NO ONE SHOULD RIDE IN THE FRONT PASSENGER SEAT. WHEN I COMPLAINED ABOUT THE LONG WAIT, SUBARU OF AMERICA SAID I SHOULD ASK FOR A LOANER, WHICH MY LOCAL SUBARU DEALER IS UNABLE TO DO. I NEED TO BE ABLE TO USE MY FRONT PASSENGER SEAT TO FIT EVERYONE IN. I DON'T THINK I SHOULD HAVE TO WAIT THREE MONTHS.

Components: AIR BAGS

February 04, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11181124
Consumer Location: SOUTHINGTON, CT
VIN: JF2SH6CC1AG****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL - SUBARU USA IS NOT ABLE/WILLING TO RESPOND IN A TIMELY FASHION TO AIRBAG RECALL. 3 DEALERS CALLED ALL HAD A LEAST A 4 WEEK WAIT TO FIX RECALL. LETTER STATES NO-ONE SHOULD RIDE IN THE FRONT SEAT. NO LOANERS OFFERED IN THE MEANWHILE.

Components: SEATS

February 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11176007
Consumer Location: NORWALK, CT
VIN: JF2-SH6CC2A****

Summary of Complaint

ABOUT ONE YEAR AGO I HAD THE LEFT SIDE OF MY DRIVERS SEAT COLLAPSE FROM BAD WELDS. NOW THIS FEBRUARY 2019 THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE SAME SEAT COLLAPSED ,THERE SEEMS TO BE OTHER 2010 SUBARU OWNERS WITH THE SAME PROBLEM BUT JUST DO NOTHING ABOUT IT. THE COLLAPSE HAPPENED WHILE DRIVING.

Components: SEATS

November 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11176083
Consumer Location: VOLO, IL
VIN: JF2SH6C5AH7****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVER'S SEAT COLLAPSED ON THE FRONT PART WHILE I WAS DRIVING. LUMBAR ADJUSTMENT ALSO FAILED.

Components: ENGINE

January 18, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11176119
Consumer Location: MEDICAL LAKE, WA
VIN: JF2SH6DC6AH****

Summary of Complaint

LEFT SIDE HEAD GASKET LEAKING OIL ONTO THE EXHAUST MANIFOLD. SUBARU FAULTY HEAD GASKETS. SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE ABOUT THE FAULTY HEAD GASKETS. ONLY 85000 MILES ON THE ENGINE.

Components: AIR BAGS

January 09, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11175176
Consumer Location: NEWTONVILLE, MA
VIN: JF2SH6CC4AH****

Summary of Complaint

TL* TAKATA RECALL. THE CONTACT OWNS A 2010 SUBARU FORESTER. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 19V009000 (AIR BAGS). THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. CITYSIDE SUBARU (790 PLEASANT ST, BELMONT, MA 02478, (617) 826-5000) WAS CONTACTED AND CONFIRMED THAT THE PARTS WERE NOT AVAILABLE FOR THE RECALL REMEDY AND THE NEXT APPOINTMENT WOULD BE APRIL 5, 2010. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. PARTS DISTRIBUTION DISCONNECT.

Components: SEATS

September 12, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11173922
Consumer Location: PEABODY, MA
VIN: JF2SH6DC8AH****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE SITTING IN MY GARAGE WITH ENGINE RUNNING THE DRIVERS SEAT GAVE WAY ON THE LEFT (DOOR) SITE AND DROPPED SEVERAL INCHES. THE WELDING POINTS ON THE BRACKET THAT LIFTS AND LOWERS THE SEAT HAVE FAILED. A DRIVER CAN ONLY SIT WITH BOTH SIDES EVEN AT ITS LOWEST SETTING. THIS IS A SAFETY ISSUE DUE TO DRIVERS' HEIGHT. LOCAL DEALER WOULD NOT EVEN INVESTIGATE WITHOUT CHARGING THE LABOR TO DIAGNOSE. I HAVE AND EXTENDED WARRANTY BUT THEY HAVE DECLINED TO COVER THE CHARGES TO FIX OR REPLACE.

Components: SEATS

June 06, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 11156732
Consumer Location: HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO
VIN: JF2SH6CC6AH****

Summary of Complaint

THE DRIVER'S SEAT COLLAPSES ON THE LEFT SIDE WHEN DRIVER GETS IN. BASED ON INTERNET SEACHES THIS IS A KNOWN ISSUE WITH SUBARU FORESTER SEATS.

Components: SEATS

November 29, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11155861
Consumer Location: VIENNA, VA
VIN: JF2SH6CC0AG****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE SEATING IN THE DRIVER SEAT OF THE PARKED CAR, I HEARD A NOISE FROM THE SEAT BASE. I WENT BACK OUT OF THE CAR TO CHECK THE SEAT, AND LOOKING UNDERNEATH, I SAW A TWO-INCH PIECE OF METAL HANGING, ATTACHED TO A ROD AT THE FRONT OF THE SEAT BASE. THE SEAT CUSHION WAS NO LONGER ATTACHED TO THE SEAT BASE AND MOVED UP WHEN LIFTED. I WENT TO THE DEALERSHIP TO HAVE IT CHECKED AND THEY SAID THE SEAT FRAME AND THE RAIL ARE BROKEN AND THE SEAT BASE AND RAILS NEED REPLACING. THE CAR HAS LESS THAN 50K MILES AND DRIVERS ARE UNDER 200LBS. IT LOOKS LIKE WELDS GAVE OUT, DISCONNECTING THE SEAT BASE FROM THE FRAME.

Components: STEERING SUSPENSION UNKNOWN OR OTHER

August 09, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11152952
Consumer Location: NEWAYGO, MI
VIN: JF2SH6DC4AH****

Summary of Complaint

I JUST WANT TO KNOW IF ANYTHING NEEDS TO BE TAKEN CARE OF ON MY SUBARU??? TURNING HAS BEEN HARD AND I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S A RECALL OR NOT. I JUST HAD ALL MY STRUTS REPLACE, AND I HEARD THAT SUSPENSION WAS RECALLED????

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