2017 SUBARU FORESTER VIN: JF2SJAEC4HH522451

TBD
Condition
Unknown
Damage
Collision
Title
Salvage

VIN JF2SJAEC4HH522451 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

2017

Plant City

OTA

Trim

Premium + CWP

Vehicle Type

MULTIPURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLE (MPV)

Plant Country

JAPAN

Plant Company Name

FHI Yajima Plant

Plant State

GUNMA

Series2

Wagon Body Type

Base Price ($)

25495.00

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)

Wheel Base (inches) From

103.90

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Number of Wheels

4

Wheel Size Front (inches)

17

Wheel Size Rear (inches)

17

Steering Location

Left-Hand Drive (LHD)

Number of Seats

5

Number of Seat Rows

2

Transmission Style

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)

Drive Type

AWD/All-Wheel Drive

Axles

2

Engine Number of Cylinders

4

Displacement (CC)

2500.0

Displacement (CI)

152.55936023683

Displacement (L)

2.5

Engine Model

Naturally Aspirated U5

Engine Power (kW)

126.7690

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Engine Brake (hp) From

170

Top Speed (MPH)

125

Seat Belt Type

Manual

Curtain Air Bag Locations

1st and 2nd Rows

Seat Cushion Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Front Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Knee Air Bag Locations

Driver Seat Only

Side Air Bag Locations

Driver Seat Only

Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)

Standard

Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

Standard

Traction Control

Standard

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Type

Direct

Auto-Reverse System for Windows and Sunroofs

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)

Optional

Crash Imminent Braking (CIB)

Optional

Blind Spot Warning (BSW)

Optional

Forward Collision Warning (FCW)

Optional

Lane Departure Warning (LDW)

Optional

Lane Keeping Assistance (LKA)

Optional

Backup Camera

Standard

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

Dynamic Brake Support (DBS)

Standard

Automatic Crash Notification (ACN) / Advanced Automatic Crash Notification (AACN)

Standard

Daytime Running Light (DRL)

Standard

Semiautomatic Headlamp Beam Switching

Standard

2017 SUBARU FORESTER Crash Test Score

5

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

Overall Side 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.

Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings

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 Seat
Rear Seat

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 Risk:
16.9%

2017 SUBARU FORESTER Safety Features

Advanced Safety Features

Rearview Video Systems Standard

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Not Available
Head Restraint Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Advanced Belt Feature Standard
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Driver, Front Passenger
Seat Belt Reminder System Driver, Front Passenger

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Curtain Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
torso/pelvis Driver, Front Passenger
Knee Driver
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements No

Child Passenger Features

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

Complaints Assosiated with VIN JF2SJAEC4HH522451

Components: STEERING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

December 04, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11288263
Consumer Location: KAWKAWLIN, MI
VIN: JF2SJAEC4HH****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE STATIONARY, THE KEY WILL GET STUCK. IT WILL NOT ALLOW YOU TO TURN THE CAR OFF.IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY, I WOULD HAVE A PROBLEM. IT HAS HAPPEN TWICE , I M SURE IT WILL HAPPEN AGAIN.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER VISIBILITY/WIPER

October 28, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11276880
Consumer Location: DURANGO, CO
VIN: JF2SJAEC4HH****

Summary of Complaint

I AM REPORTING TO SEPARATE INCIDENCES. BOTH INCIDENCES ARE BECAUSE OF A SMALL ROCK HITTING MY WINDSHIELD, CREATING A BULLET-SIZED CRACK IN MY WINDSHIELD. ONE OCCURRED WHILE DRIVING ON THE HIGHWAY AND ONE OCCURRED WHILE DRIVING ON COUNTY ROADS. THE FIRST BULLET HOLE CRACK HAS SINCE SPREAD INTO A CRACK THAT COVERS THE ENTIRE LENGTH OF MY WINDSHIELD PERIOD THE MORE RECENT BULLET HOLE CRACK WILL MOST LIKELY DO THE SAME.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

September 27, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11258725
Consumer Location: ARNOLD, MD
VIN: JF2SJAEC4HH****

Summary of Complaint

OFTEN I CANNOT INITIALLY REMOVE THE KEY FROM THE IGNITION AFTER I HAVE PUT THE TRANSMISSION IN PARK, AFTER I HAVE STOPPED THE CAR AND AM READY TO SHUT OFF THE ENGINE. I THEN HAVE TO MOVE THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION TO DRIVE AND THEN BACK TO PARK AT LEAST ONE MORE TIME BEFORE THE KEY WILL FINALLY MOVE TO THE FAR LEFT AND ALLOW ME TO REMOVE IT AND SHUT OFF THE ENGINE. THIS HAS STARTED HAPPENING ABOUT 2 WEEKS AGO (THE CAR HAS 41K MILES AND MOST RECENTLY YESTERDAY AFTER PARKING IT IN MY GARAGE ON LEVEL GROUND!

Components: AIR BAGS

February 08, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11176338
Consumer Location: ARLINGTON, OH
VIN: JF2SJAEC4HH****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL NOTICE WAS RECEIVED

Components: STEERING WHEELS

April 20, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11421167
Consumer Location: TUCSON, AZ
VIN: JF2SJARC8HH****

Summary of Complaint

I am writing to inform you of the following problems with the steering system of my 2017 Subaru Forester: 1) When turning or changing car lanes, the steering wheel does not engage the wheels until the steering wheel is turned to about a 90 degree angle in the direction of the turn, left or right, 2) After making a turn, it takes more rotations of the steering wheel to come out of the turn than it took to make the turn. At other times it takes more rotations of the steering wheel to make the turn than it does to come out of the turn, 3) Constant adjustments to steering have to be made in order to stay in a lane regardless of whether the lane is straight or curved. It's like trying to maneuver a boat on water or like driving on a frictionless surface. It feels like the car switches to a different control system, either void of any driver control, or delayed response to driver input, and 4) The steering wheel has to be turned to almost a 90 degree angle before it engages the wheels while the car is running and stationary. With the exception of item 4, the steering problems occur when there are other cars in the vicinity of our car. On secluded roads our car drives fine, so far. The steering issues occur during city and highway driving. The steering problems occur even when the following car assistive technologies are all set to off: automatic braking, hill assist, lane change assist, X-mode, Eyesight, and cruise control. On May 4, 2021, we took the car to the Subaru Superstore of Chandler in Arizona. We showed the dealership a video of item 4 and they observed it. They described it as "egregious". The dealership stated that they could not find a reason for item 4 and they could not duplicate the other problems. They stated that they documented the problem. Having an unresponsive/delayed response steering system could prove disastrous when seconds count to avert a disaster. This has been an ongoing problem since October 2018, with no resolution from Subaru.

Components: VISIBILITY/WIPER

May 23, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11421055
Consumer Location: PLEASANTON, CA
VIN: JF2SJAWC1HH****

Summary of Complaint

Windshield cracked for no good reason and the crack extended to over 12 inches long in 2 weeks time.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

June 10, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11420383
Consumer Location: PITTSBURGH, PA
VIN: JF2SJADC8HH****

Summary of Complaint

I was driving down the street and the whole car shut off without warning. It was the scariest thing ever. I had to pull over the side of the road with cars driving past me. I felt like I had no control of the car.

Components: STEERING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ENGINE

May 01, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11420270
Consumer Location: HALLOWELL, ME
VIN: JF2SJAEC1HH****

Summary of Complaint

With engine running and shift lever in Park (CVT transmission) driver is unable to turn the engine off or remove the ignition key from the steering wheel. This occurs sporadically/unpredictably such that driver has no forewarning and cannot take proactive steps to avoid the problem, resulting in instances where driver is forced to leave the car running in situations that present safety concerns. (Examples: in a garage or enclosed area; when temporarily exiting vehicle necessitating leaving the doors unlocked; etc.). The problem is widespread in Subaru vehicles and consistent with problems exhibited/described in Subaru Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) #16-112-18R for which no recall has to date been issued for corrective action by Subaru. Driver was told by Subaru of America that a diagnostics test is needed by a Subaru dealer to verify existence of the problem (which as stated occurs unpredictably) at driver's expense (locally approximately $140), with repair coverage of defective/poorly-designed shift or electrical components not being covered by Subaru beyond the standard warranty period for the affected vehicle. estimated cost of repair for defects as listed in the TSB (per on-line sources)...$400-$650 depending on dealer and geographical location.

Components: VISIBILITY/WIPER

June 05, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11420059
Consumer Location: CHICAGO, IL
VIN: JF2SJAGCXHH****

Summary of Complaint

Without any cause I found a crack on my windshield on 6/5/ 2021 . On the passenger side Starting at the base . A very clean long crack without any apparent impact . When My i parked my car in my parking on Friday 6/4 after work there was no crack on the windshield , when I got in my car on Saturday 6/5 morning I saw the crack about 12 “ long . On Monday 6/7 when I got in my car to go to work , the crack was already about 2’ in length.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

March 01, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11419194
Consumer Location: NOVI, MI
VIN: JF2SJAGC6HH****

Summary of Complaint

The vehicle does not recognize when it is park (a problem with a sensor down by the shifter) so it is nearly impossible to take the key out of the ignition. Although Subaru has created a TSB 16-112-18R that nhtsa is aware of, I want to report this happening to my vehicle. I believe it is a very dangerous situation to experience especially with children as passengers in the vehicle. I’ve had to bypass the sensor on my own due to the cost ($500+) of the repair ...

Components: VISIBILITY/WIPER

May 26, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11418908
Consumer Location: COLUMBUS, OH
VIN: Jf2sjagc1hh****

Summary of Complaint

Cracked windshield

Components: VISIBILITY/WIPER

May 26, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11418790
Consumer Location: CYPRESS, CA
VIN: JF2SJAGCXHH****

Summary of Complaint

While driving on the highway around 65mph, the windshield was struck by a small piece of debris, no larger than a nickel in diameter. This initially produced a small crack at the base of the windshield on the driver's side, which quickly lengthened to over 12 inches over the course of the day. Especially under bright sunlight, the crack produces a sharp glare which significantly reduces driver visibility. When running my finger along the crack, I cannot feel any crack. There is no chip in the glass. The crack is internal to the windshield. (See photo included with this incident submission.) This seems to be a defect in the windshield quality that other Subaru Forester owners have also reported.

Components: AIR BAGS

May 13, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11417894
Consumer Location: REIDSVILLE, NC
VIN: JF2SJABC5HH****

Summary of Complaint

Vehicle was struck by a dump truck traveling approximately 50 mph that ran a red light. Impact was on the front passenger side. Although, the collision was violent and there was substantial frontend damage, no airbags deployed. Driver was only occupant.

Components: POWER TRAIN

May 18, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11417713
Consumer Location: NASHVILLE, TN
VIN: JF2SJAGC6HH****

Summary of Complaint

Once vehicle is stopped, transmission shifted to Park, and ignition key turned to off, ignition key will not come out of ignition. This has happened 8-19 times. Driver must start car, put in drive then back in park, turn off then key can be removed. I understand TSB 16-112-18R addresses this issue known to Subaru. It has not been inspected by a mechanic.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

May 13, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11416767
Consumer Location: DENVER, CO
VIN: JF2SJGEC3HH****

Summary of Complaint

THE BATTERY ON MY 2017 FORESTER HAS BEEN REPLACED UNDER WARRANTY THREE TIMES AFTER BEING FOUND DEAD. ALL THREE TIMES SUBARU HAS SAID IT WAS A BAD BATTERY. THE BATTERY COULDN'T BE JUMPED AND MY MECHANIC SAID IT WAS AN ELECTRICAL ISSUE IF IT HAPPENED MORE THAN ONCE. LUCKILY IT WAS AT MY HOUSE ALL THREE TIMES SO ONLY A SIMPLE TOW. IF THIS HAPPENED 300 MILES OFF ROAD, IT WOULD BE A MASSIVE ISSUE.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

December 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11416737
Consumer Location: MADISON, WI
VIN: JF2SJARC8HH****

Summary of Complaint

BATTERY GOES DEAD AND MUST BE REPLACED IF NOT DRIVEN FOR SEVERAL DAYS. I HAVE REPLACED THE BATTERY TWICE.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

March 15, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11416648
Consumer Location: MENTONE, CA
VIN: JF2SJAAC7HG****

Summary of Complaint

THE VEHICLE'S BATTERY DRAINS QUICKLY WHEN THE CAR HAS BEEN TURNED OFF, LEFT STATIONARY, AND NOT IN USE, WHICH RENDERS THE VEHICLE INOPERABLE.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

November 29, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11416651
Consumer Location: PORTLAND, ME
VIN: JF2SJADC5HH****

Summary of Complaint

IN NOV 2019 WE LEFT THE CAR PARKED FOR A WEEK AT THE CRUISE TERMINAL WHILE STATIONED OVERSEAS IN ITALY. WE WE CAME BACK, THE CAR WOULDN'T START AND HAD JUMPED. OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS THE CAR HAD DIFFICULTY STARTING AND WE ENDED UP TAKING THE CAR TO THE SUBARU DEALERSHIP IN FROSINONE, ITALY. THE SERVICE TECHNICIAN SAID THE BATTERY NEEDED TO BE REPLACED AND THAT WE WERE NOT THE FIRST FORRESTER OWNERS TO HAVE THE BATTERY REPLACED.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

April 19, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11414231
Consumer Location: SEVERNA PARK, MD
VIN: JF2SJGWC1HH****

Summary of Complaint

CAR NEARLY STALLS WHEN STARTING FROM STOP AFTER SITTING AT LIGHT OR INTERSECTION WHEN IN REGULAR (NOT SPORT) MODE. ESPECIALLY OCCURS WHEN HAVING TO TURN FROM A STOP AND ACCELERATE FASTER. HAVE ALMOST BEEN HIT BY ONCOMING TRAFFIC SEVERAL TIMES. DOES NOT OCCUR IN THE OTHER MODES. VERY SCARY! ?FUEL PUMP OR OTHER DEFECT? CITY AND COUNTY ROADS. REPRODUCIBLE.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM UNKNOWN OR OTHER

April 26, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11414092
Consumer Location: CLARKSBURG, MD
VIN: JF2SJAEC8HH****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVING ON THE HIGHWAY AND THE DRIVER SIDE WINDOW WHICH IS ROLLED UP COMPLETELY SHATTERED. THERE ARE NO CRACKS NO INDENTATION THAT THE GLASS WOULD HAVE BROKEN AT TIME OF THE INCIDENT. THE ONLY ISSUE LEADING UP TO THIS THE WINDOW WOULD NOT ROLL UP ALL THE WAY AT TIMES. WHICH IS WHY I PERSONALLY NEVER ROLLED THE WINDOW DOWN ONCE I KNEW THAT WAS AN ISSUE

Components: POWER TRAIN VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL UNKNOWN OR OTHER

March 25, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11414188
Consumer Location: WHITE ROCK, NM
VIN: JF2SJAJC4HH****

Summary of Complaint

I BOUGHT A CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED 2017 SUBARU FORESTER ON JUNE 19 2020. I HAVE HAD AN INTERMITTENT SAFETY ISSUE WITH THE VEHICLE NOT RESPONDING CORRECTLY WHEN I TRY TO ACCELERATE SINCE. WHEN I PRESS THE GAS PEDAL THE CAR WILL BEGIN TO ACCELERATE WITH MY RPMS RISING NORMALLY. THEN MY RPMS WILL START TO DROP WHEN THEY WOULD NORMALLY RISE AND MY CAR STOPS OR MAINTAINS THE ACCELERATION PRIOR. ONCE THEY HAVE DROPPED THEY WILL STAY THERE FOR A LITTLE AND THEN WILL SHOOT UP SUDDENLY AND RED LINE. I HAVE TRIED A VARIETY OF THINGS TO PREVENT THIS FROM HAPPENING; I HAVE TAKEN MY FOOT OFF THE GAS, KEPT THE SAME OR MORE PRESSURE ON THE GAS, AND BREAKING. REGARDLESS OF WHAT I DO THE VEHICLE RED LINES AND MY SPEED WILL EITHER DROP OR STAY THE SAME. I HAVE TAKEN THE VEHICLE TO SUBARU DEALERSHIPS ON 3 SEPARATE OCCASIONS AND IT WAS RETURNED TO ME WITHOUT DIAGNOSING OR REPAIRING THE PROBLEM. THE LAST TIME I DROVE MY VEHICLE IT DID THIS AGAIN AND THE RPMS RED LINING CAUSING MY ENGINE TO FAIL. I WAS ACCELERATED FROM A STOP AT A STREET LIGHT AND THE VEHICLE STOPPED ACCELERATING EVEN THOUGH I WAS PRESSING THE ACCELERATOR. THE RPMS REDLINED AND MY ENGINE BEGAN MAKING A TERRIBLE NOISE THAT WE LATER DISCOVERED WAS FROM UNREPAIRABLE ENGINE DAMAGE. THE VEHICLE HAS NOW BEEN AT THE DEALERSHIP FOR OVER A MONTH TO REPLACE MY ENGINE AND TRY TO FIX THIS ISSUE. EVERY WEEK THEY TELL ME I WILL GET IT BACK THE NEXT WEEK AND THEN SOMETHING ELSE FAILS OR CAUSES A SET BACK. I BOUGHT A SUBARU FORESTER BECAUSE OF ADVERTISEMENTS ABOUT HOW "SAFE" AND 'RELIABLE' THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO BE. INSTEAD I HAVE HAD NEAR MISSES WHEN MERGING ONTO THE INTERSTATE OR TURNING ACROSS TRAFFIC IN A BUSY DENVER INTERSECTION BECAUSE THE VEHICLE DOESN'T RESPOND AS EXPECTED. THE DEALERSHIP HAS IGNORED MY CONCERNS BY EITHER SAYING "THAT JUST HAPPENS WITH FORESTERS SOMETIMES" OR "WE CAN'T FIX IT UNLESS WE CAN REPLICATE IT.'

Components: VISIBILITY/WIPER

March 08, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11413504
Consumer Location: TROY, ME
VIN: JF2SJABC4HH****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE NOW REPLACED MY WINDSHIELD A SECOND TIME IN A 30-DAY PERIOD OF TIME. I HAD MY WINDSHIELD BREAK WHILE I WAS DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD AND DID NOT SEE ANYTHING HIT THE WINDSHIELD BEFORE THIS HAPPENED. AS SOON AS I GOT IT REPLACED, 3 DAYS PAST AND I WOKE UP ONE MORNING TO SEE THAT MY WINDSHIELD WAS BROKEN AGAIN. NOTHING HIT THE WINDSHIELD EITHER TIME AND IT JUST SPORADICALLY CRACKED. I'M DREADING HAVING TO PAY FOR THE THIRD REPLACEMENT.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

April 22, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11413541
Consumer Location: ABINGTON, PA
VIN: JF2SJAJC1HH****

Summary of Complaint

2017 SUBARU FORESTER BATTERY DRAINS POWER AND LEAVES CAR TOTALLY DEAD ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS SINCE PURCHASE (1/2017). BATTERY DIED IN 2018 TWICE: ONCE DURING SUMMER AND ONCE IN NOVEMBER. (ONE TIME SUBARU SERVICE ROADSIDE ASSIST WAS USED, 11/18, AND ONE TIME A FRIEND CHARGED BATTERY). THIRD TIME BATTERY DIED WAS 3/19. BROUGHT CARE TO DEALER ON 4/29/19 WITH COMPLAINT OF BATTERY DRAIN. SUBARU TESTED BATTERY AND SAID IT WAS ALL GOOD AND WOULD NOT REPLACE BATTERY. IN 1/20 BATTERY AGAIN DIED AND ON 1/29/20 TOOK CAR AGAIN TO SUBARU DEALER WITH COMPLAINT OF BATTERY DRAIN. SUBARU CHECKED THE CHARGING SYSTEM AND UPDATES. BATTERY FAILED TESTING AND WAS REPLACED UNDER WARRANTY. ON 4/22/21 BATTERY AGAIN DIED. I CALLED SUBARU SERVICE MANAGER AND ASKED TO HAVE THE MY CAR TESTED TO SEE IF THERE WAS SOMETHING IN THE CAR THAT WAS DRAINING THE BATTERY. THE MANAGER REPEATEDLY TOLD ME THAT THERE WAS PROBABLY SOMETHING LEFT ON BY ME WHILE THE CARE WAS TURNED OFF.

Components: AIR BAGS SEAT BELTS

April 18, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11408661
Consumer Location: FAIRHOPE, AL
VIN: JF2SJAWC9HH****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE SITTING IN THE FRONT PASSENGER SEAT, FOLLOWING THE ODS RECALL REPAIR, THE AIRBAG LIGHT OCCASIONALLY SAYS ON AND OCCASIONALLY SAYS OFF. SOMETIMES THE PASSENGER SEAT BELT LIGHT IS LIT. I AM ABSOLUTELY UNSURE WHEN THE AIRBAG WILL BE ARMED AND DEPLOY. TRIED IT WITH SEAT BELT ATTACHED AND UNATTACHED.

Components: VISIBILITY/WIPER

November 20, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11407389
Consumer Location: AUSTIN, TX
VIN: JF2SJGWC2HH****

Summary of Complaint

MY WINDSHIELD HAS CRACKED AND HAD TO BE REPLACED TWICE SINCE PURCHASING THE CAR WITH ONLY 41,000 MILES ON IT CURRENTLY. IT IS A 2017 SUBARU FORESTER AND THERE ARE NOW 2 CRACKS IN THE THIRD AND CURRENT WINDSHIELD.THE WINDSHIELDS THEY ARE USING ARE UNSAFE AND COST ROUGHLY $1300 TO REPLACE DUE TO THE EYE SIGHT SYSTEM. SUBARU IS INSTALLING THESE UNSAFE WINDSHIELDS KNOWINGLY AND COLLECTING MASSIVE PROFITS FROM ALL THE REPLACEMENTS.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

March 10, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11406547
Consumer Location: MANCHESTER, NJ
VIN: JF2SJABC7HH****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2017 SUBARU FORESTER. THE CONTACT STATED UPON STARTING THE VEHICLE, THE KEY OCCASIONALLY SEIZED IN THE IGNITION. THE CONTACT BELIEVED THAT THE ISSUE WAS RELATED TO THE SHIFTER SENSOR OR THE KEY SENSOR. THE CONTACT STATED NO WARNING LIGHT WAS ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO BE DIAGNOSED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER HAD NOT BEEN INFORMED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 38,000.*DT

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

March 31, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11405908
Consumer Location: HOPWOOD, PA
VIN: JF2SJAJCXHH****

Summary of Complaint

I HAD TO GET MY CATALYTIC CONVERTER REPLACED AFTER DISCOVERING AN EXHAUST LEAK. THE SHOP THAT PERFORMED MY WORK SAID HE HAS SEEN NUMEROUS SUBARU FORESTERS WITH THE SAME EXACT PROBLEM. THE VEHICLE HAS NOT SUSTAINED ANY DAMAGE OR BEEN IN ANY ACCIDENTS THAT MIGHT WARRANT THIS ISSUE TO HAVE OCCURRED.

Components: STEERING

March 16, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11406020
Consumer Location: SOUTH JORDAN, UT
VIN: JF2SJAWCXHH****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2017 SUBARU FORESTER. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE DRIVING 25 MPH AND TURNING RIGHT ONTO THE HIGHWAY RAMP, THE STEERING WHEEL BECAME DIFFICULT TO TURN. THE CONTACT PULLED OFF THE HIGHWAY ONTO THE SHOULDER, SHUT-OFF AND RESTARTED THE VEHICLE, AND THE STEERING FUNCTIONALITY RETURNED. THERE WAS NO WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO RHETT ALLEN/MARK MILLER SUBARU SOUTHTOWNE (10920 STATE ST, SANDY, UTAH 84070, (801)553-5200 WHERE THE VEHICLE WAS DIAGNOSED HOWEVER, THE MECHANIC WAS UNABLE TO DUPLICATE THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE MANUFACTURE WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE HOWEVER, PROVIDED NO ASSISTANCE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 61,000.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

January 07, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11405715
Consumer Location: WARWICK, NY
VIN: JF2SJAJC9HH****

Summary of Complaint

KEY GETS STUCK IN IGNITION WHEN PARKED. MUST CONSTANTLY MOVE SHIFTER BACK AND FORTH AND SLAM INTO PARK. SUBARU SERVICE BULLETIN 16-112-18R. SEEMS TO BE A POPULAR PROBLEM AS PER FORUM. CONSTANT PROBLEM AT THIS TIME

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER VISIBILITY/WIPER

March 24, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11404909
Consumer Location: AUSTIN, TX
VIN: JF2SJAEC1HG****

Summary of Complaint

FORESTER WINDSHIELD STARTED CRACKING FOR NO CLEAR REASON, SPREAD QUICKLY TO A 20" OR LONGER CRACK THAT CONTINUES TO SPREAD.

Components: WHEELS

March 01, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11404281
Consumer Location: ORLANDO, FL
VIN: JF2SJAGCXHH****

Summary of Complaint

VEHICLE SHAKING ON FRONT TIRES DUE TO LOWER CONTROL ARMS NEEDING REPLACEMENT.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM VISIBILITY/WIPER

March 01, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11404287
Consumer Location: MARYVILLE, TN
VIN: JF2SJAGC2HH****

Summary of Complaint

FRONT WINDSHIELD HAS DEVELOPED TWO LINEAR CRACKS SPONTANEOUSLY, ONE SMALL ONE 5 CM LONG, THE OTHER ACROSS THE DRIVER'S SIDE WINDSHIELD ABOUT 50 CM. THIS APPEARS TO HAVE OCCURRED SPONTANEOUSLY, THERE WAS NO DEBRIS, ETC, FIRST NOTED WHILE VEHICLE WAS IN GARAGE. THERE ARE NO STELLATE MARKINGS, ETC.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

March 16, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11403412
Consumer Location: PORTLAND, OR
VIN: JF2SJAEC8HH****

Summary of Complaint

WINDSHIELD CRACKED WITH NO CAUSE WHILE PARKED AT WORK

Components: VISIBILITY/WIPER

February 24, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11403413
Consumer Location: MATAWAN, NJ
VIN: JF2SJAECXHH****

Summary of Complaint

I PURCHASED MY 2017 SUBARU FORESTER IN JULY 2017, SO I'VE OWNED THE VEHICLE FOR ALMOST 4 YEARS. ONE DAY RECENTLY I GOT IN MY VEHICLE AND NOTICED A MASSIVE STRESS CRACK IN THE WINDSHIELD. THE VEHICLE WAS PARKED OUTSIDE OF MY HOME AND I HAD NOT PREVIOUSLY SEEN ANY CRACKS ON THE WINDSHIELD. THE CRACK IS AROUND 12 INCHES IN LENGTH, MAYBE LONGER. IT STARTS AT THE BASE OF THE WINDSHIELD ON THE DRIVER'S SIDE AND EXTENDS MOSTLY HORIZONTALLY TOWARD THE PASSENGER SIDE. I RAN MY FINGER END TO END ACROSS THE CRACK BOTH OUTSIDE THE VEHICLE AND INSIDE THE VEHICLE AND I COULD NOT FEEL THE CRACK. WHICH MEANS THE CRACK IS ON THE INSIDE OF THE WINDSHIELD, WHICH MAKES ME THINK IT IS A STRESS CRACK. THIS IS A COMMON ISSUE WITH NUMEROUS SUBARU VEHICLES OF VARIOUS MAKES, MODELS, AND YEARS. MY 2017 SUBARU FORESTER IS INCLUDED IN THE LIST OF VEHICLES THAT IS AFFECTED. SUBARU HAS A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST THEM BECAUSE THIS ISSUE OF SUBARU WINDSHIELDS CRACKING IS SO COMMON. HERE IS A NEWS ARTICLE WITH MORE INFORMATION: HTTPS://WWW.TORQUENEWS.COM/1084/SUBARU-CRACKED-WINDSHIELD-LAWSUIT-UPDATE-WARRANTY-CLAIMS-ARE-DISMISSED

Components: VISIBILITY/WIPER

February 28, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11399650
Consumer Location: SANTA CRUZ, CA
VIN: JF2SJGWC8HH****

Summary of Complaint

WINDSHIELD PRONE TO LARGE CRACKS AFTER ANY SMALL CHIPS NEAR THE EDGE OF THE FRONT WINDSHIELD. HAS HAPPENED TWICE WITHIN 2 MONTHS. CAR WAS STATIONARY WHEN CRACKS WERE NOTICED.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

February 17, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11399250
Consumer Location: SOUTHAVEN, MS
VIN: JF2SJABC7HH****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN YOU SHUT THE ENGINE OFF YOU CAN'T TAKE THE KEYS OUT OFF THE IGNITION.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

January 04, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11398849
Consumer Location: AVONDALE, LA
VIN: JF2SJADC8HH****

Summary of Complaint

I'VE BEEN HAVING MORE PROBLEMS WITH TAKING MY KEY OUT OF THE IGNITION. IT START OF HAPPENING ONCE IN AWHILE AND NOW EVERYTIME I TURN OFF MY CAR AND TAKE THE KEY OUT. I SEARCH ON THE PROBLEM AND READ ALOT OF PEOPLE HAVING THIS PROBLEM. I CALLED MY BRYAN SUBARU AND THEY SAID THIS HAS BEEN HAPPENING.

Components: AIR BAGS

March 02, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11398372
Consumer Location: PHILADELPHIA, PA
VIN: JF2SJAGC3HH****

Summary of Complaint

2017 SUBARU FORESTER. CONSUMER WAS IN AN AUTO ACCIDENT WHERE AIRBAGS DID NOT DEPLOY. *LD THE CONSUMER STATED THE VEHICLE WAS DECLARED A TOTAL LOSS. THE VEHICLE'S FRONT WAS DESTROYED. THE CONSUMER SUSTAINED WHIPLASH. *JS

Components: AIR BAGS VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

March 01, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11398519
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: JF2SJAWC1HH****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2017 SUBARU FORESTER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE PULLING INTO A PARKING SPACE, THE VEHICLE SURGED FORWARD WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL WAS DEPRESSED CAUSING THE VEHICLE TO JUMP THE CEMENT BUMPER AND THE BUSHES IN FRONT OF THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS STILL REVVING WHEN TURNED OFF AND PLACED IN PARK. THE AIR BAGS DID NOT DEPLOY. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TOWED. A POLICE REPORT WAS NOT FILED. THERE WERE NO INJURIES. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER (CREWS SUBARU OF CHARLESTON 8261 RIVERS AVE, NORTH CHARLESTON, SC 29406; (843) 820-4200) WHO WERE UNABLE TO DUPLICATE THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE HAD NOT BEEN REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 46,050.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

February 20, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11397613
Consumer Location: BRONX, NY
VIN: JF2SJGTCXHH****

Summary of Complaint

THESE MODELS HAVE AMPLIFIER SOUND ISSUES THAT ROUTINELY CAUSE THE AMPLIFIER TO FAIL AND CUT THE SOUND. THIS COULD DEFINITELY CAUSE A CRASH BY DISTRACTING THE DRIVER. THE AMPS ARE EXTREMELY PRONE TO FAILING AND CAUSE EAR DEAFENING TONES, NO SOUND, CRACKLING ETC. THE PROBLEM IS EXTREME AND DEALERS HAVE NO APPARENT WAY OF RECTIFYING THE ISSUE. THE INTERNET IS LOADED WITH CUSTOMERS REPORTING THIS INCLUDING MYSELF. THIS IS A MANUFACTURING AND DESIGN FLAW THAT SHOULD FIXED. NORMAL DEVICE FAILURE IS FINE BUT THIS IS OVER THE TOP. MY CAR WENT TO THE DEALER ROUGHLY 4 TIMES DUE TO THIS. MY VEHICLE PRODUCED A EAR PIERCING SOUND IN MID WINTER WITH THE WINDOWS UP AND LUCKILY I WAS ABLE TO PULL OVER TO GAS STATION WHILE ATTEMPTING TO PROTECT MY EARS AND SHUT OFF THE CAR. I KNOW THIS SOUNDS SILLY BUT THE SOUND SYSTEM IS ROUGHLY 500W AND THAT MIXED WITH THE HIGH PITCHED TONES IS EAR DAMAGING. I'M LUCKY I DID NOT CRASH. THE ONLY WAY TO OPERATE THE VEHICLE SAFELY WAS PHYSICALLY UNPLUGGING THE AMPLIFIER. PLEASE HELP.

SUBARU FORESTER Sold

subaru forester 2012 vin jf2shadc3ch414800
2012 SUBARU FORESTER Other Unknown
JF2SHADC3CH414800
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2012 SUBARU FORESTER Mechanical Unknown
JF2SHABC0CH421447
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2012 SUBARU FORESTER Collision Run & Drive
JF2SHBDC3CH414088