2019 SUBARU FORESTER VIN: JF2SKAGC2KH564585

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Make

SUBARU

Manufacturer Name

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

Model

Forester

Model Year

2019

Plant City

OTA

Trim

Prm+ES+SMART

Vehicle Type

MULTIPURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLE (MPV)

Plant Country

JAPAN

Plant Company Name

Yajima Plant

Plant State

GUNMA

Series2

Wagon Body Type

Note

CWP : Cold Weather Pack AP : LED HeadLight+BSD+HBA H/K : Harman Kardon ES : EyeSight BSD: Blind Spot Detection HBA: High Beam Assist NAVI: Navigation

Base Price ($)

26695.00

Body Class

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

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating From

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

Wheel Base (inches) From

105.10

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)

135.7174

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Engine Brake (hp) From

182

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

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)

Standard

Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

Standard

Traction Control

Standard

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Type

Direct

Active Safety System Note

Pre-Collision Throttle Management: Standard

Auto-Reverse System for Windows and Sunroofs

Standard

Event Data Recorder (EDR)

Standard

Keyless Ignition

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)

Standard

Crash Imminent Braking (CIB)

Standard

Blind Spot Warning (BSW)

Standard

Forward Collision Warning (FCW)

Standard

Lane Departure Warning (LDW)

Standard

Lane Keeping Assistance (LKA)

Standard

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

2019 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%

2019 SUBARU FORESTER Safety Features

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 Yes

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 JF2SKAGC2KH564585

Components: VISIBILITY/WIPER

August 23, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11431272
Consumer Location: GARDEN GROVE, CA
VIN: jf2skagc2kh****

Summary of Complaint

Normal highway driving, when a loud "pop" noise occurred. Pulled over and assessed the front end, which revealed a large crack on the windshield. Immediately reported to insurance for replacement claim.

Components: VISIBILITY/WIPER

September 08, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11413388
Consumer Location: HARLINGEN, TX
VIN: JF2SKAGC2KH****

Summary of Complaint

WINDSHIELD HAS CRACKED TWICE. FIRST TIME WE HAD IT REPLACED ON 12/17/2019 PROBABLY DUE TO A ROCK. 6359 MILES ON VEHICLE. SECOND TIME IT CRACKED ON SEPT. 8, 2020. IT WAS IN A WARM GARAGE AND PULLED OUT ON A COOL MORNING. DRIVEN A MILE ON NEIGHBORHOOD STREETS. CRACK DUE TO COOLER TEMPERATURES OR UNKNOWN. 8,700 MILES AT TIME. THIS CAR IS NOT DRIVEN MUCH. CAN NOT AFFORD TO REPLACE SECOND TIME AT $1400.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER VISIBILITY/WIPER

April 10, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11407402
Consumer Location: DENVER, CO
VIN: JF2SKAGC2KH****

Summary of Complaint

WINDSHIELD SPONTANEOUSLY CRACKED. HUGE CRACK FROM LOWER DRIVER SIDE OF WINDSHIELD ARCING UP TOWARDS CENTER OF WINDSHIELD. CAR WAS PARKED. NO SIGN OF DAMAGE TO WINDSHIELD OTHER THAN LARGE SINGLE CRACK.

Components: VISIBILITY/WIPER

December 20, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11318382
Consumer Location: MODESTO, CA
VIN: JF2SKAGC2KH****

Summary of Complaint

ROCK CRACKED WINDSHIELD, WHILE MOVING ON FREEWAY, DRIVERS SIDE. 2 DAYS LATER CRACK RAN ABOUT HALF WAY ACROSS WINDSHIELD IN FRONT OF DRIVER. LARGE TRUCK SENT ROCK INTO WINDSHIELD, WHILE MOVING DOWN FREEWAY.

Components: VISIBILITY/WIPER

March 13, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11318088
Consumer Location: TEMPE, AZ
VIN: JF2SKAGC2KH****

Summary of Complaint

TWO THINGS: OUT OF NOWHERE OUR FIRST WINDSHIELD CRACKED AND OUR REAR TAILGATE GETS JAMMED UP ALL THE TIME AND WE HAVE TO DO A RESET

Components: AIR BAGS ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL SERVICE BRAKES

February 07, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11308147
Consumer Location: BARRINGTON, RI
VIN: JF2SKAGC2KH****

Summary of Complaint

TRAVELING FROM RI TO WESTERN NY. DEPARTED RI IN AM WITH MODERATE RAINFALL WHEN "EYESIGHT DISABLED" INDICATOR FLASHED SEVERAL TIMES OVER THE COURSE OF HALF HOUR. WHEN RAIN SUBSIDED, INDICATOR DISAPPEARED. SEVERAL HOURS LATER, WAS DRIVING 65-70MPH ON STRAIGHT SECTION OF MAJOR INTERSTATE WITH GOOD VISIBILITY, APPROACHING A HIGHWAY OVERPASS WHEN "OBSTACLE DETECTED" WARNING APPEARED DESPITE NO OBSTACLE IN ROAD, AND SHORTLY THEREAFTER CAR WENT INTO A SLOW SPIN (FELT AS IF FLOATING) TOWARDS LEFT, STRIKING A GUARDRAIL UNDERNEATH THE OVERPASS HEAD-ON AND CONTINUING TO SPIN 360 DEGREES AT WHICH POINT I WAS ABLE TO RECOVER CONTROL OF THE CAR. IT FELT AS IF BRAKES HAD ENGAGED (? CRASH IMMINENT BRAKING SYSTEM) ALTHOUGH I DID NOT HAVE FOOT ON BRAKE PEDAL AND I DID NOT ATTEMPT TO BRAKE WHILE IN THE SPIN AS I FEARED ROLLING THE VEHICLE. DESPITE EXTENSIVE FRONT END DAMAGE, AIRBAGS DID NOT DEPLOY. HAD TO LEAVE THE VEHICLE IN ALBANY, NY AND CURRENTLY AWAITING EVALUATION BY INSURANCE ADJUSTER. OF NOTE, 5 MONTHS EARLIER THE WINDSHIELD HAD CRACKED WHEN HIT WITH SMALL ROCK AND WAS REPLACED AT SUBARU DEALERSHIP WHERE THE VEHICLE WAS PURCHASED.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

March 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11191177
Consumer Location: STATEN ISLAND, NY
VIN: JF2SKAGC2KH****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS DRIVING THE VEHICLE AND A CRACK APPEARED SPONTANEOUSLY IN THE WINDSHIELD STARTING FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE WINDSHIELD CLOSE TO THE WIPER. I HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO OBTAIN A REPLACEMENT WINDSHIELD DUE TO BACKORDER AND UNAVAILABILITY OF SUBARU WINDSHIELDS FOR THIS VEHICLE. I AM UNABLE TO DRIVE THE CAR DUE TO THE CONDITION OF THE WINDSHIELD. I AM RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENTS FOR A CAR THAT I CANNOT DRIVE BECAUSE SUBARU DOES NOT HAVE THE NECESSARY REPLACEMENT PART. I HAVE REQUESTED A SUBSTITUTION OF COLLATERAL FOR THIS REASON AND AM WAITING TO HEAR FROM SUBARU. ACCORDING TO VARIOUS FORUMS THIS SEEMS TO BE AN ONGOING PROBLEM WITH THIS MODEL SUBARU. IS THE PART UNAVAILABLE BECAUSE SO MANY WINDSHIELD REPLACEMENTS ARE NEEDED?

Components: POWER TRAIN VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

March 01, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11440621
Consumer Location: MONTROSE, CO
VIN: jf2skaec3kh****

Summary of Complaint

The contact's wife owns a 2019 Subaru Forester. The contact stated that as his wife attempted to park her vehicle into a parking spot, the vehicle independently accelerated while her foot was on the brake pedal without warning. The contact's wife steered the vehicle to avoid hitting other vehicles as the acceleration continued; she was eventually able to stop the vehicle. Prior to the failure, the contact stated that while his wife was driving at 35 MPH, the vehicle independently accelerated without warning with her foot was on the accelerator pedal. His wife had to repeatedly depress the brake pedal before the vehicle came to a complete stop. The contact had taken the vehicle to the dealer where it remained in their possession. The manufacturer had yet to be notified of the failure. The vehicle had yet to be repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 21,000.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

June 24, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11440242
Consumer Location: PEMBROKE PINES, FL
VIN: JF2SKAPC3KH****

Summary of Complaint

I was on road driving at night when I heard a crack. When I got to a lit area I noticed 3 inch crack appeared in the lower center of the windshield. No debris hit the windshield all I heard was the distictive sound of the crack.

Components: POWER TRAIN WHEELS SERVICE BRAKES

October 31, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11439530
Consumer Location: THETFORD, VT
VIN: JF2SKAGC6KH****

Summary of Complaint

The car was parked for a week while visiting. (It has recently had its 30,000 mi.service) When I got in and started it, all the dashboard lights lit up including check engine. I tried reaching a Subaru near where I was visiting. No luck so I called my Subaru in VT. I was told I was safe to go as long as the Check Engine wasn't blinking. It wasn't so I drove home (I did note the steering wheel felt "tight".) When I went into the dealership upon my return, they did their computer diagnostic test. It was explained it could be as simple as not tightening the gas cap. The computer turned up something in the wheel. At first, he wanted to give me an appointment a week and a half out, but then found a car he could loan me that following Monday. I wanted to know why they needed it several days. He said it was to figure out the issue. When I asked if it was safe to drive, he said it was but there was a possibility of being on the highway and losing control/not being able to stop, but that was rare. I asked about the change in steering, as though the power steering was lost, and he explained they don't have that kind of system. I drove home slowly and went no where except Sunday when I drove a couple of miles to a farm stand close by. Upon returning into the driveway, I put it in reverse to park. It accelerated and when I tried braking, it wouldn't respond. It was a though everything was locked. The car jolted. Sped. Jolted. The side airbags deployed. My arm was banged up from the airbags but nothing broken. I did not mistake the accelerator for the brake. The floor mat did not get stuck under the accelerator (I've Weather Tech Mats.) When the car got towed, it started. The tow driver said it should not have done that with the side airbags deployed. (It won't let me type in the box How Fast Were You Going. It should have been 2mph. The car accelerated and lack of braking and control contributed to the crash.

Components: STRUCTURE

October 21, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11438641
Consumer Location: SUNNYVALE, CA
VIN: Jf2skagc3kh****

Summary of Complaint

Small star chip on top driver's side, about 2 minutes after that. Large 16" crack appeared on passenger side

Components: AIR BAGS SEAT BELTS

July 24, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11438546
Consumer Location: CARTERSVILLE, GA
VIN: jf2skauc0kh****

Summary of Complaint

The contact owns a 2019 Subaru Forester. The contact stated that while driving in the rain at 55 mph, the vehicle spun a couple of times, then crashed into the median wall. The median wall brought the vehicle to a complete stop. The contact's driver's side seatbelt did not lock the contact into her seat during impact, which caused injuries to the contact's right arm, wrist, and hand. No air bags deployed upon impact. The contact and passenger were transported by ambulance to the hospital. The passenger sustained injuries to her left foot and bruising to her chest from the passenger side seatbelt, locking her into her seat during impact. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to the dealer and remained at the dealer, awaiting steering parts and cosmetic repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and sent an inspector to investigate. The manufacturer informed the contact that the inspector found that the air bags and seatbelt were functioning properly. The failure mileage was approximately 20,000.

Components: VISIBILITY/WIPER

October 07, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11436801
Consumer Location: SUN CITY WEST, AZ
VIN: JF2SKAUC1KH****

Summary of Complaint

A pebble struck the lower right corner of the windshield which precipitated a long crack going one-third of the way across the windshield. I have had many rocks hit my windshield in other vehicles and not once have they started a crack across the whole windshield. In contacting Subaru of Surprise service center, they notified me of a two month backlog order for a replacement windshield.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

December 08, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11435759
Consumer Location: VALLEY STREAM, NY
VIN: JF2SKAWCXKH****

Summary of Complaint

On at least 4 or five occasions my car has been dead in the garage of my home. So far I have been lucky and it has not gone dead while I was out. After the first three dead issues, I had the AAA come and they replaced the battery. I brought it to Subaru then and was told a light was left on. This was a lie. I wrote a letter to Subaru regarding the dead battery and associated costs and they refunded my expenditures. Using the vehicle with the new battery was ok for awhile but now this issue is starting again. Looking online at various pieces of information I discovered that I am not the only one with this issue. There is currently a class action lawsuit in New Jersey although I am not sure if it includes Foresters. This site explains about the CAN system in the affected vehicles and in laymen's terms says that after the car is turned off it is supposed to go to sleep but it is not. It is draining the battery continually. Of course Subaru is fighting this. It will cost them money to recall all these vehicles. But how safe are you when you are out, perhaps in a remote area, and your car is dead? One woman stated that in her vehicle she was stranded overnight. This is NOT safe. Subaru service is telling me I don't drive the car enough. Who are they to tell me when and how much to drive?

Components: STEERING SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

June 01, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11434992
Consumer Location: GRANTS PASS, OR
VIN: jf2skacc5kh****

Summary of Complaint

The contact owned a 2019 Subaru Forester. The contact stated that while driving at an undisclosed speed, the brake pedal needed to be depressed to the floorboard to stop the vehicle. Additionally, the steering wheel would jerk out of the contact's hand while at a stoplight. The dealer was made aware of the failure but informed the contact that it was normal. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The contact traded the vehicle in for another vehicle. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 23,000.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

September 28, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11434772
Consumer Location: LISLE, IL
VIN: JF2SKAEC5KH****

Summary of Complaint

Battery died.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

August 15, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11434807
Consumer Location: WABAN, MA
VIN: JF2SKAEC9KH****

Summary of Complaint

on two occasions, when staring from a stop and starting to turn left, the car accelerated on its own. at least once the car's override brake system became active as i was slamming the brake.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER VISIBILITY/WIPER

August 11, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11434274
Consumer Location: WEST CHESTER, PA
VIN: JF2SKAJC9KH****

Summary of Complaint

My windshield cracked for no apparent reason. To the best of my knowledge, nothing hit the windshield itself. I was parking the car and all of a sudden I noticed the crack. Single line from the left edge. No chips or divots that I can tell

Components: VISIBILITY/WIPER

September 20, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11433740
Consumer Location: MOUNT JULIET, TN
VIN: JF2SKAGC6KH****

Summary of Complaint

Windshield cracked for an unknown reason. This is the second crack and windshield replacement within one year.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

September 17, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11433382
Consumer Location: SEATAC, WA
VIN: JF2SKASC7KH****

Summary of Complaint

For the third time my battery has died. After the second time I had them replace the battery. And now it has died again. In the past week (this being Friday) I had driven almost 400 miles, the previous Friday 70 miles, Saturday slightly over 300 miles, and Tuesday 20 miles. It had not been driven for the past two days. The lights were NOT left on. I have purchased a battery charger, and this time started the car myself, but it should not happen.

Components: VISIBILITY/WIPER

September 13, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11432911
Consumer Location: TULSA, OK
VIN: JF2SKAUC5KH****

Summary of Complaint

When i entered my car on Monday 9-13-21 to go to store found a cracked in the windshield start from the top corner to the middle where the eyesight is located towards the middle and formed a J . The car was not used since friday night 9-10-21. I immediately checked if there was any object that hit or cause my windshield crack but could not find any. It just cracked for no reason

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

September 11, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11432666
Consumer Location: REDDING, CA
VIN: JF2SKACC8KH****

Summary of Complaint

On 9/11/2021, i was pulling into a vacant parking spot. I backed into an open area and applied the brakes and shifted from reverse to forward, The car accelerated full open, initially the brakes did not stop the car, I pulled to the left trying to avoid hitting the auto in front of me. I hit the auto on the left bumper, the car continued to race full open while my foot was on the brake, we moved forward five foot or so and then the car stopped. The air bags did not deploy. The auto that we hit was not occupied and there we no injuries. note; we have not yet made a police report but will soon, so the line is now marked no. we have looked on line and similar incidents have been reported going back 20 years' we are waiting for Monday to have the car towed from our house to ther repair shop, no estimates yet. but the entire front is pushed in.

Components: VISIBILITY/WIPER

September 01, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11432578
Consumer Location: BROCKPORT, NY
VIN: Jf2skacc3kh****

Summary of Complaint

Front windshield spontaneously cracked on passenger front side. The crack is only in the inside layer of glass and does not go all the way through it. Subaru dealer documented there is not impact from anything thing.

Components: VISIBILITY/WIPER

August 25, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11431525
Consumer Location: CORONA, CA
VIN: JF2SKAPC0KH****

Summary of Complaint

VEHICLE WINDSHIELD CRACKED. FIRST CRACKED IN LOWER MIDDLE BY TRIM, THEN WENT UP AND SPLIT LEFT AND RIGHT. THIS CRACK IS CAUSING VISIBILITY ISSUES AND CAN POTENTIALLY CAUSE ISSUES WITH EYESIGHT (ADAS)

Components: VISIBILITY

June 15, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11430133
Consumer Location: DIAMOND POINT, NY
VIN: JF2SKAUCXKH****

Summary of Complaint

The contact owns a 2019 Subaru Forester. The contact stated that the vehicle was parked in the garage and the following morning he noticed there was a crack on the windshield. The contact stated that he could not determine the cause of the failure. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the windshield needed to be replaced. The contact stated that the vehicle was repaired however, the failure recurred while the vehicle was parked in the garage. The dealer and the manufacturer were not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 8,000.

Components: VISIBILITY/WIPER

August 02, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11429254
Consumer Location: FARMINGTON, UT
VIN: JF2SKAPCXKH****

Summary of Complaint

The windshield on my 2019 Subaru Forester is the worst windshield I have seen. In three years, of which I have worked from home half that time and thus limited driving, I had over 8 rock chips, four of which are star cracks. I owned a Hyundai for eight years and never had an issue with that windshield. This is the worst glass I have ever had in a vehicle. I wished there was an aftermarket glass that could be installed to replace this one instead of the manufacturer's glass, but I am told the eyesight feature may not work then. I am stuck having to replace this windshield with the same glass. So I am sure I will be returning for another replacement, again and again, and again. The latest rock chip caused the windshield to crack half -way across the windshield and the split causes any passenger to have light refracted directly into their eyes.

Components: VISIBILITY/WIPER

January 12, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11428156
Consumer Location: ARLINGTON, TX
VIN: JF2SKAGC1KH****

Summary of Complaint

While washing my vehicle, I would notice small tiny little dips in the windshield. It appeared to be tiny chips as if they were hit with 1000 pebbles. I addressed the issue with the dealership in January 2021. They took pictures and submitted it to the Subaru corporate office. I knew that there were issues related to windshields cracking spontaneously which is why I addressed it with the dealership. They stated that my vehicle may not be related to that issue. Today, August 7, 2021, I went to lunch and park my vehicle. When I returned, I noticed a large crack which runs halfway through my windshield. It starts on the bottom right corner and goes all the way across underneath my rearview mirror.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

August 01, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11427353
Consumer Location: FARMINGTON HILLS, MI
VIN: JF2SKAGC8KH****

Summary of Complaint

Repeated SUDDEN BATTERY DRAIN when car sits overnight, car is disabled. Note that Key FOB is kept away from the car when not in use, no accessories are left on (i.e. lights, door ajar, etc.) and car is only sitting for one night. There were no warning lights or messages or other symptoms prior. No indication as to cause each time after car battery is jumped by road service. Incidents began on March 11, 2019 (car was purchased Nov. 15, 2018); repeatedly occurs approx. every 4-6 weeks without any noticeable time elapse patterns. Began recording occurances regularly since August of 2020 (more incidents prior), total of 21 times to date; and 12 times in 2021 alone. Problem was reported frequently (and once towed) to Hodges Subaru (Ferndale, MI) dealer service dept. Battery & electrical systems were inspected by them several times since 2020. Dealer service claimed there were no problems with electrical system at each check, however Battery was replaced 2 times: 10/20/20 (as a "courtesy") and 5/24/21 (claimed defective battery). The same sudden battery drain continued to occur 9 times after it was first replaced; and an additional 4 times to date since the latest replacement on 5/24/21. Latest incident on Aug. 1, 2021.

Components: VISIBILITY/WIPER

July 29, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11426995
Consumer Location: TULSA, OK
VIN: JF2SKAPC1KH****

Summary of Complaint

Date of incident: 16JUL2021; Mileage at time of incident: 23,202; Driving home from having a recall repair at the dealership, the front windshield cracked with no apparent outside impact. Crack originated in the area where the de-icer for the wipers is located vertically in the middle of the windshield. In an approximate 30 minute time frame the crack proceeded vertically up the middle of the windshield at which point it started to move in a horizontal direction toward the driver side directly at eye level.

Components: VISIBILITY STRUCTURE

April 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11426601
Consumer Location: HOLBROOK, NY
VIN: JF2SKAECXKH****

Summary of Complaint

The contact owns a 2019 Subaru Forester. The contact stated that since owning the vehicle in October 2019, five separate cracks had formed on the windshield due to various small debris hitting the windshield while driving at various speeds. On five separate occasions, the contact had taken the vehicle to the same independent mechanic who replaced the windshield each time. Despite each repair, the same failure would occur soon after replacement. Currently, the contact stated that there were two cracks on her windshield, one that had formed on the lower driver side of the windshield and another on the bottom side of the passenger’s side windshield. The contact stated that the cracks obstructed her view while driving. The contact stated that there were several dents on the hood. She had taken the vehicle to an independent mechanic who informed her that the dents were caused by acorns falling onto the hood. The contact was informed that the hood metal was very soft. She also mentioned that while driving at various speeds or even going through a car wash, the hood would wobble due to the wind and air would circulate through the hood. The dealer had been notified of the failure and informed her that they were unaware of the failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was unknown.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

May 27, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11425769
Consumer Location: CANAL WINCHESTER, OH
VIN: JF2SKAUC9KH****

Summary of Complaint

Was at the cemetery unloading mulch bags for family gravesite, with rear gate up, for about 30 - 40 minutes total late May 2021. Battery was dead. Had to have someone come and jump start. No problems after that. Had a previous time before that in the cemetery the previous year (2020) where rear gate was up and battery was slow to turn over after 20 minutes.

Components: VISIBILITY/WIPER

July 15, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11425463
Consumer Location: HOWELL, NJ
VIN: JF2SKASC8KH****

Summary of Complaint

I was driving to work at 6:15 am and I was stopped at a traffic light with no other cars around me. I heard a light pop sound and realized my front windshield had a huge (approximately 13” ) crack in it.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

July 16, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11425110
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: JF2SKEUC3KH****

Summary of Complaint

Windshield Crack

Components: AIR BAGS VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

July 02, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11425150
Consumer Location: STERLING HEIGHTS, MI
VIN: JF2SKAGC3KH****

Summary of Complaint

The contact owned a 2019 Subaru Forester. The contact stated while her mother was driving at 25 mph, the engine revved and the vehicle independently accelerated to 50 mph. The contact attempted to stop the vehicle by depressing the brake pedal but the vehicle continued to the accelerator. As a result, the driver went off the road, through a field, crashed into a few tree stumps, and a playground fence. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed. The contact sustained a sore neck and a couple of bruises but did not require medical attention. The vehicle was not drivable and was towed to a collision center. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. A dealer was not contacted. The manufacturer had not been informed of the failure. The failure mileage was 13,099.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

March 04, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11424568
Consumer Location: BROOKLYN, NY
VIN: JF2SKASC7KH****

Summary of Complaint

Dome light left on overnight. Battery was completely drained, not even the doors would unlock. Called a jumpstart service, they could not jumpstart it without getting thicker jumper cables. Store-bought cheap jumper cables would not work. Second jumpstart service worked, I left it running for 1hr before cutting engine and parking for the night. The next morning, battery was dead again. Called tow, took it to dealership, they replaced the battery. One month later, dome light was left on again, battery was completely dead again. Once again, store-bought jumper cables would not work. Jumpstart service came with thicker cables and got it started again. Dome light has not been left on since then.

Components: VISIBILITY/WIPER

December 02, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11424482
Consumer Location: REDLANDS, CA
VIN: JF2SKAJC9KH****

Summary of Complaint

While my Subaru forester 2019 was in a parked location, the window spontaneously shattered on upper corner of the passenger side. At the time, the car had less than 15,000 miles on it.

Components: VISIBILITY/WIPER

July 11, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11424291
Consumer Location: PEEKSKILL, NY
VIN: JF2SKAGC5KH****

Summary of Complaint

Our car was parked in our driveway, off-street. Went to drive on Sunday July 11th, around noon, and noticed a large crack in the windshield where there WAS NONE the day before (last driving occurrence). There were NO signs of impact, no vandalism (security cameras didn't pick up anyone). No hail in the weather report for the night. The crack seems consistent with other reports of cracks originating at the base of the windshield. It is about 2ft. in length, starts roughly at the base of the passenger side and goes up about 4 inches and towards the driver's side the rest of the way.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

July 03, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11424199
Consumer Location: ELKINS PARK, PA
VIN: Jf2skagc6kh****

Summary of Complaint

While driving on an expressway I heard what sounded like a tiny piece of gravel hitting my windshield. I did not see anything hit. Next thing I saw was a crack spreading across the driver side just above my line of vision. Within two or three minutes it was a foot and a half long. I’m not sure anything hit my windshield or not. There were no other cars in my immediate vicinity and no construction debris. The road was clear. Very puzzling

Components: VISIBILITY/WIPER

April 15, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11423831
Consumer Location: CHAMPAIGN, IL
VIN: JF2SKAGC5KH****

Summary of Complaint

The windshield has repeatedly chipped from minimal road debris prompting numerous repairs.

Components: VISIBILITY/WIPER

July 03, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11423676
Consumer Location: COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
VIN: Jf2skawcxkh****

Summary of Complaint

The windshield spontaneously cracked originating from the passenger side to the middle while driving out of a parking lot. Nothing struck the windshield and there was no previous damage.

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