2014 SUBARU FORESTER VIN: JF2SJAHC2EH516171

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VIN JF2SJAHC2EH516171 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

2014

Plant City

OTA

Trim

Limited+M/R

Vehicle Type

MULTIPURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLE (MPV)

Plant Country

JAPAN

Plant Company Name

FHI(Yajima Plant)

Plant State

GUNMA

Series2

Wagon Body Type

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

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)

Drive Type

AWD/All-Wheel Drive

Engine Number of Cylinders

4

Displacement (CC)

2500.0

Displacement (CI)

152.55936023683

Displacement (L)

2.5

Engine Model

2.5NA U5

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Engine Configuration

Horizontally opposed (boxer)

Turbo

No

Engine Manufacturer

Subaru

Seat Belt Type

Manual

Curtain Air Bag Locations

1st and 2nd Rows

Front Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Knee Air Bag Locations

Driver Seat Only

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

2014 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%

2014 SUBARU FORESTER Safety Features

Advanced Safety Features

Rearview Video Systems Optional

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
Pelvis/Torso 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 JF2SJAHC2EH516171

Components: AIR BAGS

August 02, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11344064
Consumer Location: PENSACOLA, FL
VIN: JF2SJAHC2EH****

Summary of Complaint

AIRBAG LIGHT CAME ON WHILE ON LONG ROAD TRIP. THE LIGHT REMAINED ON FOR THE 5 HOURS REMAINING ON THE DRIVE. THE ENTIRE PASSENGER SEAT HAD TO BE REPLACED. THE PART, LABOR AND TAXES CAME TO A TOTAL OF $1007.22.

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL SERVICE BRAKES

January 10, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11062180
Consumer Location: WILMINGTON, DE
VIN: JF2SJAHC2EH****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2014 SUBARU FORESTER. WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS BEING REVERSED, THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL WAS SLIGHTLY DEPRESSED AND THE VEHICLE ACCELERATED VERY QUICKLY. THE CONTACT'S VEHICLE CRASHED INTO ANOTHER VEHICLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE BRAKE PEDAL WAS DEPRESSED, BUT FAILED TO SLOW DOWN OR STOP THE VEHICLE. THERE WERE NO INJURIES AND A POLICE REPORT WAS NOT FILED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 13V159000 (EQUIPMENT). NEITHER THE DEALER NOR THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 42,000.

Components: ENGINE

October 26, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11043768
Consumer Location: HARLINGEN, TX
VIN: JF2SJAHC2EH****

Summary of Complaint

MY 2014 FORESTER HAS STALLED ON ME 5 TIMES IN THE PAST 3 YEARS WHILE TRAVELING BETWEEN SAN ANTONIO AND EL PASO TX. WHILE TRAVELING AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS (80MPH ON THIS PART OF I-10) WITH AND WITHOUT CRUISE CONTROL, THE ENGINE SUDDENLY WOULD MAKE A HARD DOWNSHIFT, THEN ANOTHER, AND ALLOWED ME ABOUT 10 SECONDS TO PULL OVER TO RIGHT SHOULDER, THEN STALLED. DURING THE DOWNSHIFT NO WARNING LIGHTS CAME ON UNTIL I WAS COMPLETELY STALLED AND THEN THEY ALL TURNED ON. ONE TIME IT GAVE ME A WARNING LIGHT THAT MY TRANSMISSION OIL WAS HOT, AFTER IT STALLED. I HAVE TRAVELED TO OTHER PLACES IN TEXAS WITH SAME VARIABLES OTHER THAN THE INCLINES/ DECLINES OF THAT PART OF I-10. THIS VEHICLE CANNOT HANDLE INCLINES AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS AFTER DRIVING AN HOUR OR TWO. I HAVE BEEN LUCKY THAT THE 5 TIMES MY FORESTER STALLED I WAS NOT SURROUNDED BY HEAVY TRAFFIC. THIS IS A VERY BAD SITUATION AND VERY DANGEROUS!! A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO I NOTIFIED MY SUBARU DEALER WHEN THEY DID AN OIL CONSUMPTION TEST (BECAUSE I HAVE TO ADD A QUART BETWEEN EACH OIL CHANGE) AND THEY DID NOTHING. THE MANAGER SPECULATED SOME WORK THEY COULD DO AT MY COST BUT HAD NO ANSWERS OR SUGGESTIONS. I HAVE ALSO HAD TO REPLACE THE BALL BEARINGS IN THE REAR RIGHT WHEEL. THESE THINGS SHOULD NOT HAPPEN TO A NEW CAR WITH HIGH RATINGS. MY 86 HONDA CIVIC COULD GO BETWEEN EL PASO AND SAN ANTONIO WITH NO PROBLEMS.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

August 07, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10747169
Consumer Location: KANSAS CITY, KS
VIN: JF2SJAHC2EH****

Summary of Complaint

PRIOR SURGING OCCURRED WITH THIS VEHICLE. AUTO IS DUE FOR A NORMAL MAINTENANCE AND WE WERE GOING TO ADDRESS THIS ISSUE. WE TURNED INTO A PARKING LOT WITH WORKERS AT THE CORNER AND SLOWED DOWN. WE CONTINUED INTO THE PARKING LOT AND MADE A TIGHT LEFT HAND TURN INTO A SLOT. THE VEHICLE ACCELERATED AS WE EASED INTO THE SPOT. THE BRAKES WERE HIT PREVENTING FURTHER DAMAGE. THE TRUCK IN THE FRONT PARKING SPOT WAS HIT BUT NOT DAMAGED. OUR VEHICLE RECEIVED A DENT AND SCRAPINGS ON THE FRONT END. THERE WERE NO INJURIES BUT THE BIGGEST CONCERN WAS THE SURGING AND THE POSSIBILITY OF IT HAPPENING AGAIN. DATE OF INCIDENT: 8/7/2015 AT APPROXIMATELY 4:30 P.M.

Components: STEERING SUSPENSION

June 01, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11421275
Consumer Location: GLEN COVE, NY
VIN: JF2SJAEC5EH****

Summary of Complaint

The contact owns a 2014 Subaru Forester. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 50 mph, the steering wheel moved back and forth while on cruise control with the tires wobbling. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and diagnosed that the front driver’s and passenger’s side tires were able to move 6-8 inches without effort. The steering gear and all four tires were replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 78,000.

Components: ENGINE

June 16, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11421155
Consumer Location: CROWNSVILLE, MD
VIN: JF2SJAEC7EH****

Summary of Complaint

The contact owns a 2014 Subaru Forester. The contact stated while driving 60 mph, the vehicle went into limp mode and failed to accelerate while the accelerator pedal was being depressed. The contact stated no warning light was illuminated. The vehicle was not taken to a local dealer nor an independent mechanic to be diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not informed of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 67,574.

Components: WHEELS

May 07, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11421199
Consumer Location: HACKENSACK, NJ
VIN: Jf2sjaec7eh****

Summary of Complaint

Heard deep rumble while driving In May 2021 Thought it may be start of muffler or exhaust problem but Subaru service said it is rear hub bearings. Service says there may be danger of tire falling off while driving.

Components: SUSPENSION

May 01, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11419509
Consumer Location: ROWLEY, MA
VIN: jf2sjacc4eg****

Summary of Complaint

left rear suspension coil fractured when car put in reverse

Components: VISIBILITY

May 24, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11419303
Consumer Location: AUSTIN, TX
VIN: JF2SJAEC5EH****

Summary of Complaint

The contact owns a 2014 Subaru Forester. The contact stated while driving approximately 50 mph, a small crack appeared on the front windshield without impact. While driving, the crack expanded from the passenger’s side of the windshield to the driver’s side. The cause of the failure was not yet determined. The manufacturer and local dealer were not yet notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 40,000.

Components: STRUCTURE

May 05, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11419080
Consumer Location: GAHANNA, OH
VIN: JF2SJAEC5EH****

Summary of Complaint

My drivers side door seal has repeatedly come loose from the door. This usually happens in very hot or cold conditions. I struggle with it on an irregular basis. Recently my passenger's side door is doing the same thing and is more resistant to being put back into place.

Components: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

April 22, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11416468
Consumer Location: ERIE, PA
VIN: JF2SJAEC3EH****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2014 SUBARU FORESTER. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE DRIVING 70 MPH, THE HOOD INADVERTENTLY UNLATCHED AND OPENED WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO NEW MOTORS SUBARU (8670 PEACH ST, ERIE, PA 16509) TO BE DIAGNOSED. THE MECHANIC HAD NOT FOUND ANY PART THAT NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT YET REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS INFORMED OF THE FAILURE AND PROMISED TO PROVIDE A CALLBACK WHICH WAS STILL PENDING. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 42,000.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

April 25, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11414175
Consumer Location: NORMAL, IL
VIN: JF2SJADC4EH****

Summary of Complaint

THE IGNITION CYCLINDER WILL NOT RELEASE VEHICLE KEY. UPON TURNING OFF VEHICLE AND ATTEMPTING TO REMOVE KEY FROM IGNITION THE KEY WILL NOT TURN PAST ON TO THE OFF POSITION. IT CAN TAKE SEVERAL TRIES OF CYCLING ON AND OFF BEFORE THE KEY CAN BE REMOVED. ISSUE IS INTERMITTENT, MOVING SHIFTER FROM PARK TO DRIVE AND BACK EVENTUALLY ALLOWS KEY TO BE REMOVED.

Components: STEERING

April 10, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11408228
Consumer Location: BROOKTONDALE, NY
VIN: JF2SJAEC5EH****

Summary of Complaint

THE 12-16 IMPREZA, 13-17 CROSSTREK, AND 14-18 FORESTER HAVE A KNOWN ISSUE OF THE ELECTRIC STEERING RACK BECOMING COMPROMISED, LEADING TO STEERING ISSUES. THE ISSUE IS DESCRIBED IN THE ISSUE BULLETIN AS JUST "UNEVEN STEERING EFFORT" AND THAT IT IS NOT UNSAFE AND SO IS NOT A RECALL ITEM, HOWEVER I CAME TO LEARN ABOUT THIS ISSUE WITH MY CAR AFTER IT SUDDENLY STARTING THIS PROBLEM WHILE DRIVING, CAUSING ME TO JERK WILDLY TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ROAD WITH ONLY THE SLIGHTEST LEFT TURN OF THE STEERING WHEEL, WHICH COULD HAVE VERY DEFINITELY CAUSED AN ACCIDENT (THIS ALL BEING IN FRONT OF A POLICE OFFICER, OF COURSE). I AM 8 MONTHS PREGNANT AND NOW ALL OF A SUDDEN HAVE A POSSIBLE DANGEROUS ISSUE WITH MY CAR BUT CANNOT AFFORD THE FIX IMMEDIATELY- I AM HOPING THIS CAN BECOME A RECALL ITEM IN ORDER TO FEEL SAFE IN MY CAR AGAIN.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

April 03, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11406305
Consumer Location: PITTSBURGH, PA
VIN: JF2SJAHC4EH****

Summary of Complaint

REAR WHEEL BACKING PLATE DESIGN. NHTSA ID #10185064. OCCURRED ON MY 2014 FORESTER WITH 34,000 MILES (GARAGED). MADE A HOWLING NOISE AT LOW SPEEDS. REPLACED BY DEALER $700 PARTS AND LABOR. NEVER HAD THIS ON ANY OTHER CAR I HAVE OWNED. CLEARLY A DESIGN ISSUE. PLEASE SUPPORT A RECALL. NOT SAFE FOR CARS TO BE MAKING THAT KIND OF NOISE, EVEN THOUGH TECHNICALLY PASSED PA STATE INSPECTION. THANKS. .

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

December 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11405226
Consumer Location: AUSTIN, TX
VIN: JF2SJAHC8EH****

Summary of Complaint

THE HORN WOULD INTERMITTENTLY WORK THEN CEASED TO WORK AT ALL. IF YOU TURNED THE STEERING WHEEL THE HORN WOULD WORK BUT NOT WORK IF THE STEERING WHEEL WAS STATIONARY. THIS SYMPTOM MEANT IT WAS A HIGH PROBABILITY THE CLOCK SPRING/ ROLL CONNECTOR WAS BAD.

Components: AIR BAGS SEAT BELTS SEATS

March 01, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11405258
Consumer Location: NORTHBROOK, IL
VIN: JF2SJAGC2EH****

Summary of Complaint

OCCUPANT DETECTION SYSTEM (ODS) MALFUNCTIONING. PASSENGER AIRBAG IS OFF WHEN AN ADULT IS SEATED IN THE FRONT PASSENGER SEAT. SOMETIMES THE PASSENGER AIRBAG IS ON WHILE THERE IS NO ONE (AND NOTHING) ON THE SEAT, CAUSING THE SEAT BELT WARNING CHIME TO OCCUR UNTIL SEAT BELT IS BUCKLED. SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS) LIGHT APPEARS ON DASHBOARD AND SHUTS DOWN AIRBAG SYSTEM WHILE DRIVING. THESE THINGS OCCUR SOMEWHAT RANDOMLY WHEN STARTING THE CAR, CONTINUE WHILE DRIVING IN THE CITY AND HIGHWAY, AND DON'T GO AWAY UNTIL THE CAR IS TURNED OFF. SOMETIMES RESTARTING THE CAR WILL CORRECT THE PROBLEM. I BROUGHT MY FORESTER TO THE DEALERSHIP BACK IN 2017 AND THEY REPORTED THAT THE SENSORS OF THE ODS SYSTEM WERE NOT WORKING PROPERLY AND WILL NEED TO BE REPLACES. COST ESTIMATE IS ABOUT $1,100. THEY SAID THE LIKELY CAUSE IS MOISTURE OR THE SEAT GOT WET. I LIVE IN A DRY CLIMATE AREA AND HAVE NOT GOTTEN THE SEATS WET AT ALL RECENTLY (AND BARELY EVER IN THE PAST). THROUGH RESEARCH, I HAVE FOUND A VERY SIMILAR PROBLEM HAS OCCURRED IN THE 2015-2018 MODELS AND THERE IS A RECALL (WUM-98) FOR THOSE YEARS. MY FORESTER IS A 2014 AND IS OF THE SAME GENERATION BUT ISN'T INCLUDED IN THE RECALL FOR SOME REASON. IS IT POSSIBLE THAT THE 2014 MODEL SHOULD ALSO BE INCLUDED IF THE SAME PROBLEM IS HAPPENING? APPRECIATE ANY HELP AND INSIGHT YOU CAN OFFER!

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL SERVICE BRAKES

December 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11394943
Consumer Location: ROCKY RIVER, OH
VIN: JF2SJAJC7EH****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE MY BACK LIGHT ON BY ITSELF WITHOUT HIT BREAKS AND BACK DOOR POTON DOES NOT WORK AND I HAVE LIGHT ON MY BOARD ALWAYS LIGHT UP

Components: AIR BAGS SEAT BELTS SEATS

January 26, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11390092
Consumer Location: WHEAT RIDGE, CO
VIN: JF2SJAEC8EH****

Summary of Complaint

OCCUPANT DETECTION SYSTEM (ODS) MALFUNCTIONING. PASSENGER AIRBAG IS OFF WHEN AN ADULT IS SEATED IN THE FRONT PASSENGER SEAT. SOMETIMES THE PASSENGER AIRBAG IS ON WHILE THERE IS NO ONE (AND NOTHING) ON THE SEAT, CAUSING THE SEAT BELT WARNING CHIME TO OCCUR UNTIL SEAT BELT IS BUCKLED. SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS) LIGHT APPEARS ON DASHBOARD AND SHUTS DOWN AIRBAG SYSTEM WHILE DRIVING. THESE THINGS OCCUR SOMEWHAT RANDOMLY WHEN STARTING THE CAR, CONTINUE WHILE DRIVING IN THE CITY AND HIGHWAY, AND DON'T GO AWAY UNTIL THE CAR IS TURNED OFF. SOMETIMES RESTARTING THE CAR WILL CORRECT THE PROBLEM. I BROUGHT MY FORESTER TO THE DEALERSHIP TODAY (1/26/2021) AND THEY REPORTED THAT THE SENSORS OF THE ODS SYSTEM WERE NOT WORKING PROPERLY AND WILL NEED TO BE REPLACES. COST ESTIMATE IS ABOUT $1,100 AND I HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL THE PART GETS SHIPPED IN. THEY SAID THE LIKELY CAUSE IS MOISTURE OR THE SEAT GOT WET. I LIVE IN A DRY CLIMATE AREA AND HAVE NOT GOTTEN THE SEATS WET AT ALL RECENTLY (AND BARELY EVER IN THE PAST). THROUGH RESEARCH, I HAVE FOUND A VERY SIMILAR PROBLEM HAS OCCURRED IN THE 2015-2018 MODELS AND THERE IS A RECALL (WUM-98) FOR THOSE YEARS. MY FORESTER IS A 2014 AND IS OF THE SAME GENERATION BUT ISN'T INCLUDED IN THE RECALL FOR SOME REASON. IS IT POSSIBLE THAT THE 2014 MODEL SHOULD ALSO BE INCLUDED IF THE SAME PROBLEM IS HAPPENING? APPRECIATE ANY HELP AND INSIGHT YOU CAN OFFER!

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER SERVICE BRAKES

September 11, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11388599
Consumer Location: UPTON, MA
VIN: JF2SJAEC5EH****

Summary of Complaint

WARNING LIGHTS KEEP GOING ON WHILE DRIVING INCLUDING THE "ABS WARNING LIGHT", "HILL ASSIST" AND "VEHICLE DYNAMICS CONTROL" . THIS ALWAYS DISENGAGES THE CRUISE CONTROL AND OFTEN HAPPENS AFTER DRIVING FOR AWHILE. THIS DIDN'T START HAPPENING UNTIL I HAD THE DEALER REPLACE THE CLOCK SPRING DUE TO NON WORKING HORN AND CRUISE CONTROL AND TROUBLE WITH STEERING ROLL CONNECTOR. THEY ALSO REPLACED REAR COIL SPRINGS AND REAR LEFT WHEEL BEARING AND BACKING PLATE.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES ENGINE

January 15, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11388471
Consumer Location: BLOOMFIELD, NJ
VIN: JF2SJAEC3EH****

Summary of Complaint

VEHICLE UNEXPECTEDLY ACCELERATED UPON STEPPING ON THE BRAKE PEDAL AFTER STOPPING FOR A RED LIGHT.

Components: AIR BAGS

December 28, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11387184
Consumer Location: OLD LYME, CT
VIN: JF2SJAEC6EN****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN TURNING ON THE CAR OR WHILE DRIVING, A NOTIFICATION APPEARS ON THE DISPLAY INDICATING THE PASSENGER SIDE AIRBAG IS OFF. ALSO A LIGHT ILLUMINATES ON THE DASH INDICATING THE SAME THING. THIS HAS HAPPENED 4-5 TIMES IN THE LAST FEW MONTHS. THE NOTIFICATIONS/LIGHT USUALLY STAY ON FOR THE DURATION OF THE TRIP. IT HAPPENS BOTH WHEN THERE IS SOMEONE IN THE PASSENGER SEAT AND WHEN THE SEAT IS EMPTY. THE DEALER FOUND A STORED ODS SENSOR CODE BUT SINCE THE LIGHT WASN'T ON THE DAY I BROUGHT IT IN THEY WOULDN'T GO FURTHER WITH CORRECTING THE ISSUE. 2015-2018 FORESTERS CURRENTLY HAVE A RECALL FOR THIS ISSUE. I BELIEVE MY 2014 FORESTER TO BE AFFECTED BY THE SAME ISSUE.

Components: WHEELS UNKNOWN OR OTHER VISIBILITY/WIPER

January 01, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11386022
Consumer Location: CORDOVA, TN
VIN: JF2SJAJC8EH****

Summary of Complaint

WINDSHIELD HAS CRACKED TWICE

Components: ENGINE

December 10, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11385642
Consumer Location: PRESCOTT, AZ
VIN: JF2SJAHC1EH****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE HAD IGNITION PROBLEMS TURNING OFF THE ENGINE AFTER STOPPING ALSO I HAVE TO KEEP PUTTING A QUART OF OIL IN WHEN THE OIL LIGHT COMES ON WHILE DRIVING

Components: POWER TRAIN

December 15, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11385167
Consumer Location: GLOUCESTER, VA
VIN: JF2SJAEC4EH****

Summary of Complaint

FAILURE OF THE CONTINUOUS VARIABLE TRANSMISSION (CVT) IS A KNOWN AND DANGEROUS DEFECT FOR CERTAIN MODELS OF SUBARUS. SUBARU OF AMERICA ISSUED AN EXTENDED WARRANTY IN 2018 WHICH PARTIALLY ADDRESSED CVT PROBLEMS, BUT FELL SHORT OF A RECALL, WHICH IS WHAT CUSTOMERS DESERVE AND ARE OWED. ADDITIONALLY, THIS EXTENDED WARRANTY ONLY RECOGNIZED PROBLEMS WITH SPECIFIC CVT COMPONENTS, BUT OMITTED OTHER CVT COMPONENTS THAT ARE KNOWN TO FAIL. IN DECEMBER 2020, THE CVT ON MY 2014 SUBARU FORESTER FAILED IN MOTION AND THE VEHICLE BECAME UNDRIVABLE. THE DEALERSHIP (CASEY SUBARU OF NEWPORT NEWS VA) MADE THE NECESSARY REPAIRS, WHICH SUBARU DEEMED NOT COVERED BY WARRANTY, AT THE COST OF $1931.36. THE RECEIPT IS ATTACHED. SUBARU OF AMERICA HAS DEMONSTRATED NEGLIGENCE ON THIS DEFECT, AND DISREGARD FOR ITS CUSTOMER'S SAFETY AND SATISFACTION. I AM ASKING NHTSA TO ADDRESS THIS PROBLEM ON BEHALF OF ALL AFFECTED SUBARU OWNERS BY ISSUING AN IMMEDIATE RECALL.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER ENGINE FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

December 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11377359
Consumer Location: PRINCETON, WV
VIN: JF2SJGMC0EH****

Summary of Complaint

MY 2014 SUBARU FORESTER'S ENGINE AT TIMES ACTS AS IF IT IS GOING TO STALL. IT ACTS AS THOUGH IT IS GETTING NO FUEL. I HAVE HAD THE FUEL FILTER/FUEL PUMP ASSEMBLY REPLACED AND IT SEEMED TO RUN OK FOR A SHORT TIME. THE STALLING ACTION DOES NOT ALWAYS HAPPEN. SOMETIMES IT RUNS SMOOTHLY. THEN IT STARTS THE SPUTTERING/STALL ACTION AGAIN.THE MECHANIC WHO REPLACED THEM IN AN EFFORT TO CORRECT THE PROBLEM IS NOT ABLE TO TELL ME WHAT ELSE COULD BE CAUSING IT. MY VEHICLE GETS 93 OCTANE GAS AND ONLY HAS 32,000 MILES ON IT. PLEASE HELP.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM UNKNOWN OR OTHER VISIBILITY/WIPER

February 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11374869
Consumer Location: ASTORIA, NY
VIN: JF2SJAECXEH****

Summary of Complaint

MY BACKUP CAMERA ONLY WORKS PERIODICALLY. WHEN I PUT THE CAR IN REVERSE THE DASHBOARD SCREEN SOMETIMES JUST SHOWS A BLACK SCREEN WITH THE DISTANCE LINES DISPLAYED. OTHER TIMES IT WORKS FINE. DOESNT SEEM TO BE A PATTERN. MANY PEOPLE SEEM TO HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM IN POSTED MESSAGE BOARDS AND IT SEEMS LIKE CERTAIN OTHER SUBARUS WERE RECALLED FOR THIS ISSUE.

Components: AIR BAGS

November 11, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11374779
Consumer Location: WANTAGH, NY
VIN: JF2SJAECXEH****

Summary of Complaint

WARNING LIGHT CAME ON IN THE CAR INDICATING A PROBLEM WITH THE AIR BAG SYSTEM. SUBARU SERVICE DETERMINED THAT THE AIR BAGS WOULD NOT ACTIVATE IN A COLLISION DUE TO A MALFUNCTION WITH THE PASSENGER SEAT AIR BAD MECHANISM. .SUBARU SERVICE SAID THE THE SYSTEM NEEDS REPLACEMENT. NO RECALLS FOR THIS MODEL AND YEAR HAS BEEN RECALLED BUT PREVIOUS SUBARU FORESTER MODELS FROM 2010 TO 2013 HAD A SIMILAR PROBLEM AND A RECALL WAS MADE FOR THEM.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

November 10, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11374206
Consumer Location: PHOENIX, AZ
VIN: JF2SJAPC9EH****

Summary of Complaint

I WOULD LIKE TO REPORT AN INCIDENT OF SUDDEN UNEXPECTED ACCELERATION MALFUNCTION. DRIVING AT A SPEED OF ABOUT 10 MILES PER HOUR, I TURNED LEFT FROM THE STREET INTO A SLIGHTLY UPHILL DRIVEWAY ABOUT 16 FEET LONG. THE SUBARU SUDDENLY AND UNEXPECTEDLY SELF ACCELERATED OVER THE ENTRY WAY TO THE GARAGE AND RUN INTO THE GARAGE DOOR. WHEN THE CAR STARTED SELF-ACCELERATING I SWITCHED MY FOOT FROM THE ACCELERATOR AND STEPPED ON THE BRAKE PEDAL AND THEN I SHIFTED GEARS, WHICH EVENTUALLY MADE THE CAR STOP. BUT THE GARAGE DOOR WAS SMASHED, THE CAR PARKED INSIDE THE GARAGE WAS HIT AND IN TURN HIT THE WASHING MACHINE BEHIND IT, WHICH AND ENDED UP SMASHED AND LODGED HALFWAY INTO THE BACK WALL OF THE GARAGE. I HAVE FILED A CLAIM WITH MY INSURANCE. I HAVE ALSO PROVIDED MY INSURANCE COMPANY WITH INFORMATION WIDELY AVAILABLE ABOUT RECENT CLASS LAWSUITS FOR SIMILAR ISSUES IN NEW JERSEY (WESTON, ET AL., V. SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC., ET AL.) AND CALIFORNIA (BARE ET AL. V. SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC.), BUT IT SEEMS THAT THIS ISSUE WITH THIS BRAND AND MODEL HAS BEEN REPORTED BEFORE MANY TIMES, STARTING MORE THAN TEN YEARS AGO (HTTPS://WWW.SAFETYRESEARCH.NET/BLOG/ARTICLES/AUTOMAKERS-BLAME-DRIVERS-SETTLE-UNINTENDED-ACCELERATION-CASES). FROM THE INFORMATION AVAILABLE ONLINE, SUBARU REPEATEDLY BLAMES THIS ON THE DRIVERS, BUT THE ISSUE SEEMS TO ORIGINATE FROM A FAILURE OF A CAR'S ELECTRONIC THROTTLE CONTROL, ALLOWING THE THROTTLE TO EXPAND WIDE OPEN TO AN APPARENT SOFTWARE DEFECT PLAGUING THE CONTROLLER AREA NETWORK AND A FLAW HAMPERING THE BRAKE OVERRIDE SYSTEM FOUND IN AFFECTED VEHICLES (HTTPS://WWW.CLASSACTION.ORG/NEWS/SUBARU-FACES-ANOTHER-CLASS-ACTION-ALLEGING-DEFECTS-TO-BLAME-FOR-SUDDEN-UNINTENDED-ACCELERATION-PROBLEMS)

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

October 28, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11372853
Consumer Location: TUCSON, AZ
VIN: JF2SJAAC8EH****

Summary of Complaint

THE HORN HAS STOPPED WORKING

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

October 27, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11366928
Consumer Location: ERIE, CO
VIN: JF2SJAPC5EH****

Summary of Complaint

MY FRONT WINDSHIELD DEVELOPED A SPONTANEOUS CRACK. IT WAS COLD OUTSIDE AND THE CAR WAS PARKED IN THE DRIVEWAY. WHEN I STARTED THE CAR IN THE EVENING, I NOTICED A HORIZONTAL CRACK ABOUT 24" LONG, NEAR THE BOTTOM OF THE WINDSHIELD. THE DEFROSTER WAS NOT ON. THIS IS MY SECOND FORESTER AND BOTH WINDSHIELDS HAVE DEVELOPED THE SAME SPONTANEOUS CRACK IN THE SAME PLACE.

Components: SUSPENSION STRUCTURE ENGINE

April 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11366615
Consumer Location: SONOMA, CA
VIN: JF2SJAAC1EH****

Summary of Complaint

OIL IS CONSTANTLY HAVING TO BE CHECKED BECAUSE THIS VEHICLE GOES THROUGH LOTS OF OIL. I'VE PUT A NEWER ENGINE IN THE CAR DUE TO THE FIRST ONE DOING THIS. ALSO THE FRONT RIGHT CV JOINT IS ABOUT TO NEED REPLACEMENT AND IS LOUD. BOTH OF THESE ISSUES HAVE HAPPENED AS SOON AS I BOUGHT THE CAR APRIL 2020.ALSO, CRUISE CONTROL WORKS ON AND OFF LITERALLY BACK WINDOWS WON'T COME DOWN, HORN WON'T HONK AND BLUETOOTH IS HORRIBLE.

Components: AIR BAGS ENGINE

October 15, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11364720
Consumer Location: BALLSTON SPA, NY
VIN: JF2SJAEC5EH****

Summary of Complaint

WE HAD THE OIL CHANGED IN JULY. IN THE MIDDLE OF SEPTEMBER I ADDED NEARLY 1 QUART OF OIL. THE OIL LIGHT CAME BACK ON AGAIN OCTOBER 15TH AND ASSUMING IT IS LOW ON OIL AGAIN. AFTER EXTENSIVE ON-LINE RESEARCH, IT SEEMS AN OIL CONSUMPTION PROGRAM IS AN ISSUE THAT IS AFFECTING OUT VEHICLE AMONG COUNTLESS OTHER MODEL YEARS AND OTHER MANFACTURER'S AS WELL. IT DID NOT MATTER IF THE VEHICLES WAS TURNING, IN MOTION, IDLE OR DRIVING LOCATION, THE LOW OIL LIGHT WOULD REMAIN ON. THE AIR BAG LIGHT INDICATOR HAS BEEN COMING ON AND OFF FOR THE LAST 3 MONTHS. WE BROUGHT THE VEHICLE INTO THE DEALER THE MIDDLE OF JULY ONCE THIS HAPPENED. SINCE THE LIGHT WAS NOT ON AT THE TIME, THE DEALER COULD NOT DIAGNOSE IT. SINCE THE INDICATOR LIGHT IS APPEARS AND THEN DISAPPEARS, IT HAS BEEN DIFFICULT TO GET TO THE DEALER AND TIME WHEN THE INDICATOR LIGHT DECIDES TO RE-APPEAR. THE INDICATOR LIGHT RE-APPEARED AND WE SCHEDULED THE APPOINTMENT TO GET FOR A DIAGNOSIS. THE DIAGNOSTIC CONFIRMED THERE IS A BAD SWITCH UNDER THE SEAT. WE WERE ASKED IF WE HAVE AN I-PHONE AND CHARGE THE PHONE WHILE IT IS ON THE PASSENGER SEAT. YES, THAT MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE HAPPENED. WE WERE TOLD THIS IS NOT AN ISSUE WITH AN ANDROID PHONE. THE DEALER OFFERED TO REPLACE THIS ITEM BUT RESULTED IN AN APPROX. $1,000.00 BILL. THEY MENTIONED THEY WOULD PAY APPROX. 90% OF THE COST. IT DOES NOT MATTER IF THE CAR IS ON, TURING, IN MOTION CITY OR HIGHWAY DRIVING.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AIR BAGS SEAT BELTS

October 03, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11362602
Consumer Location: FLAGSTAFF, AZ
VIN: JF2SJAECXEH****

Summary of Complaint

MY 2014 SUBARU FORESTER HAS RECENTLY STARTED HAVING WARNINGS ABOUT SRS. PASSENGER SEAT SENSOR OCCASIONALLY DOES NOT RECOGNIZE A PASSENGER IS SEATED AND THEREFORE THE AIRBAG IS 'OFF' EVEN IF SEAT IS OCCUPIED. BOTH FRONT SEATS ARE HEATED AND IT LOOKS LIKE THIS IS THE SAME ISSUE THAT LEAD TO A RECALL FOR 2015 SUBARU FORESTERS. PLEASE EXTEND THE RECALL TO INCLUDE 2014 MODELS. VERY UNSAFE AND COSTLY ($900-$1,200 ACCORDING TO OTHER COMPLAINTS) TO REPAIR THIS SENSOR IN ORDER TO HAVE THE PASSENGER AIRBAG OPERATIONAL. PASSENGER SEATBELT WARNING ALSO OCCASIONALLY COMES ON EVEN IF THERE IS NO ONE SITTING IN SEAT.

Components: AIR BAGS

September 26, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11361601
Consumer Location: RICHMOND, VA
VIN: JF2SJAAC4EG****

Summary of Complaint

MY STEERING WHEEL AIR BAG SPONTANEOUSLY DEPLOYED AS I WAS SLOWLY DRIVING IN THE LOT OF A SHEETZ GAS STATION AFTER JUST GETTING OFF THE INTERSTATE (ESTIMATE MY SPEED AT 5 MPH IN THE GAS STATION LOT) THERE WAS NO INCITING INCIDENT. I WAS WEARING MY SEAT BELT SO ONLY INJURY WAS A BURN AND BRUISE TO MY LEFT HAND. THE VEHICLE REMAINED ON AND OTHERWISE FUNCTIONAL.

Components: ENGINE

July 04, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11360882
Consumer Location: CANYON COUNTRY, CA
VIN: JF2SJAHC1EH****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS AT A STOP LIGHT AND MY ENGINE TURNED OFF. LATER IN THE DAY WHEN I WAS DRIVING ON THE FREEWAY GOING UPHILL, MY CAR LUNGED FORWARD AS I WAS DRIVING. THE NEXT DAY WHEN I STARTED MY CAR, ALL MY WARNING SENSOR LIGHTS WENT ON. I TOOK MY CAR TO THE DEALERSHIP AND THEY SAID I NEED A NEW TRANSMISSION. AFTER DOING SOME RESEARCH, IT SEEMS THAT THIS IS A COMMON ISSUE WITH MY TRANSMISSION THAT PEOPLE HAVE EXPERIENCED. SUBARU EXTENDED THE WARRANTY FROM 60,000 MILES TO 100,000 KNOWING THAT THIS IS A COMMON ISSUE. UNFORTUNATELY, MY CAR IS AT 107,000 MILES AND SUBARU WON'T COVER IT. INSTEAD OF EXTENDING THE WARRANTY, THERE SHOULD HAVE BEEN A RECALL ON THIS TRANSMISSION BECAUSE THE TRANSMISSION ISSUE IS A SAFETY HAZARD. I WAS FORTUNATE ENOUGH NOT TO GET INTO AN ACCIDENT, BUT OTHER PEOPLE MIGHT NOT HAVE THE SAME LUCK. PLEASE LOOK INTO THIS ISSUE AND HAVE SUBARU RECALL THESE TRANSMISSIONS. THANK YOU.

Components: POWER TRAIN

August 31, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11360802
Consumer Location: GLASTONBURY, CT
VIN: JF2SJAEC7EH****

Summary of Complaint

A FEW WEEKS AGO THE VEHICLE BEGAN TO HAVE DIFFICULTIES SHIFTING/ACCELERATING FROM A STOP IT WOULD FEEL LIKE IT WAS SLIPPING AND NOT RESPONDING TO THE ACCELERATOR . IT HAS BEEN EVALUATED AS A TRANSMISSION FAILURE AT A COST OF $10,000. I PURCHASED THE VEHICLE NEW AND PURCHASED AN EXTENDED WARRANTY THAT WOULD COVER THE POWER TRAIN UP TO 100,000 MILES. THE VEHICLE HAS HAD ALL SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE PERFORMED AND ALL OF IT AT THE SAME DEALER SERVICE CENTER WITH DOCUMENTATION. THIS INCLUDES A 90,000 MILE SERVICE WHERE THE TRANSMISSION WAS INCLUDED IN THE PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECK AND INDICATED AS NO ISSUES. THE VEHICLE HAS ONLY BEEN USED FOR NORMAL DRIVING. NO HAULING OR TOWING AND NO HEAVY CARGO. THE TRANSMISSION SHOULD NOT FAIL ONLY 12,000 MILES OUTSIDE OF THE WARRANTY THAT I PURCHASED AND HAVING BEEN SERVICED APPROPRIATELY AND INSPECTED WITHIN 20,000 OF THE CURRENT ISSUE. SUBARU OF AMERICA IS NOT COVERING THE REPLACEMENT UNDER WARRANTY FOR WHAT APPEARS TO BE A KNOWN SAFETY ISSUE THAT REQUIRED THEM TO EXTEND THIS SAME 100,000 WARRANTY COVERAGE TO ALL VEHICLES FROM THIS MODEL YEAR UNDER WHAT I UNDERSTAND TO BE A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT SETTLEMENT. THE LOSS OF ACCELERATION AND SLIPPING IN THE SHIFTING WHEN POWERING AWAY FROM A STOP IS DANGEROUS IF THE VEHICLE STALLS OR SUDDENLY SLOWS DUE TO LOSS OF POWER AND THIS IS DUE TO A KNOWN CVT ISSUE. SUBARU SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR ALL THE VEHICLES THEY PRODUCED WITH THIS DEFECT AND NOT BE ABLE TO HIDE BEHIND A A LAWSUIT SETTLEMENT THAT ALLOWED THEM TO LEAVE VEHICLES LIKE MINE ON THE ROAD AS TICKING TIME BOMBS ALL BECAUSE THE SYMPTOMS OF THE ISSUE DIDN'T SHOW UP BEFORE 2018 OR A ONLY 12,000 MILES OUTSIDE OF THEIR OWN WARRANTY THAT THEY SOLD.

Components: STRUCTURE WHEELS SERVICE BRAKES

February 04, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11360320
Consumer Location: RANCHO CORDOVA, CA
VIN: JF2SJAEC8EH****

Summary of Complaint

MY CAR HAD AN UNEXPECTED ACCELERATION WHEN APPLIED THE BREAK TO PARK ON THE PARKING LOT. AS A RESULT VEHICLE WENT AND COLLIDED INTO A RESTAURANT, DAMAGING THE RESTAURANT GLASS WALL AND FRONT BUMPER, PASSENGER FRONT WHEEL/TIRE OF THE VEHICLE.

Components: SUSPENSION

September 14, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11355066
Consumer Location: EDINA, MN
VIN: JF2SJGDC6EH****

Summary of Complaint

REAR COIL SPRING BROKE WHILE CAR WAS PARKED IN GARAGE. LEFT REAR OF CAR SAGGING. UNSAFE TO DRIVE.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM UNKNOWN OR OTHER

September 03, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11355019
Consumer Location: DEARY, ID
VIN: JF2SJAEC4EH****

Summary of Complaint

THE HORN STOPPED WORKING.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

September 04, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11353738
Consumer Location: ANCHORAGE, AK
VIN: JF2SJAAC3EH****

Summary of Complaint

HORN DOESN'T WORK. ONLY WORKS WHEN I LOCK THE CAR.

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