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2019 Subaru Forester Reliability Ratings

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2019 Subaru Forester Recalls

There have been 2 safety recalls issued from NHTSA.

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL:CRANKCASE (PCV) Recall Date: 12/01/2019
  • Summary: Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2019 Crosstrek, Forester, and Ascent vehicles. The aluminum Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) valve can separate, allowing the separated components to enter the engine, resulting in a loss of power while driving.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 51613
  • Consequence: An unexpected loss of power while driving can increase the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the PCV valve, free of charge. If the PCV valve has separated and the components cannot be found, the short block engine will be replaced, free of charge. The recall began January 31, 2020. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-844-373-6614. Subaru's number for this recall is WUW-08.
  • Dates of Manufacture: JUL 03, 2018 to MAR 20, 2019
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: WUW-08
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 19V856000
STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM Recall Date: 02/05/2019
  • Summary: Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2019 Forester and Crosstrek vehicles. A connector inside the Electronic Power Steering (EPS) unit may short circuit resulting in a loss of electric power steering assistance.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 10417
  • Consequence: Loss of power steering assist would require higher steering effort, increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: None of the affected vehicles have been sold yet. Subaru has notified dealers and they will inspect the steering gearbox, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. The recall began February 7, 2019. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-844-373-6614. Subaru's number for this recall is WUC-88.
  • Dates of Manufacture: DEC 26, 2018 to JAN 15, 2019
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: WUC-88
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 19V065000

2019 Subaru Forester Warranty

Subaru covers the Forester with a three-year/36,000-mile limited warranty and a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty.

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