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2011, Subaru Impreza Steering Wheel Vibration 174 K Miles

September 27, 2017, 2:42 pm

I have a 2011, Subaru Impreza with a steering wheel vibration so bad I chipped a tooth driving it. Below are links of the front-end American driver side and passenger side. What do you recommend need... Read more »

How do I use the valet key?

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September 2, 2017, 6:19 pm

I'm going to an event soon that will have valet parking. I don't really mind giving them my main keyring, but just for kicks, I thought I'd try out my Outback's valet key. Except I can't figure ou... Read more »

dealer service

August 24, 2017, 1:18 pm

Had to learn how to reset warning settings the other day when they showed up too soon. Fortunately with Google to find technique it was fairly easy. On new Forester last year, service warnings ... Read more »

Better gas mileage at higher speeds?

August 11, 2017, 2:40 pm

I just recently got back from a long trip, and noticed that my fuel mileage was much better on the way back than on the way there. On the way there, I kept an average speed of between 120 to 125 ... Read more »

Factory security system

August 6, 2017, 11:00 pm

How good is the factory installed security system in recent Subaru models? Is it easily defeated? Read more »

panel lamps

August 4, 2017, 8:04 pm

Hi All, Sub Forrester 2007 I just noticed one of my dash lamps burned out (my D is now dim). Question: are there LED replacement lamps for such? And, by chance, any red ones? Many thanks, -T Read more »

A hesitation between 1500-2000 rpm?

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August 3, 2017, 1:19 pm

So my 2008 Tribeca, 3.5L H6, has developed some kind of a hesitation when accelerating at low RPM (usually in 1st or 2nd gear, I assume). The problem is most pronounced at starting at 1500 RPM, a... Read more »

Fast? You Bet!

July 26, 2017, 2:08 pm

Although this is certainly OT for all of us who live in the real world, it is still an interesting development: Read more »

Is there a proximity sensor inside of key handle?

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July 17, 2017, 9:31 pm

2017 Subaru Outback Wanted to get a duplicate key made. The store said they could not cut a spare key because a chip inside was required. That is, the chip or sensor had to be in proximity of th... Read more »

2015 Subaru Forester Slow Tire Leak

July 11, 2017, 4:21 pm

Hello All, Wondering if anyone can help me out regarding a slow tire air leak I've been experiencing for the past month or so on the rear driver's side tire of my 2015 Subaru Forester. I began to no... Read more »

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WRX front wheel bearing failure...common?

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Just picked up my 2002 wrx from the dealer...AGAIN, this time the passenger side front wheel bearing went at 72k miles. The driver side went out 2 months ago at 65k. Ok, so I drive it alot. The deale... Read more »

97 Subaru Troublecode P0325 (Knock Sensor 1)-What to Do

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The check engine light came on today in my 97 Subuaru (2.2L) engine and according to Autozone printout... Troublecode OBDII (Alpha) P Code The PCM has determined that a malfunction exists in the elec... Read more »

How to remove glove box in 2010 Forester to get at cabin air filter

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I know the cabin air filter is bad in my 2010 Forester. While the car was in for warranty work, the dealer took the glove box out and showed me some of the dirt. But they wanted $119 to replace... Read more »

Forester Wiper question - MIST?

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I have an 02 Forester that I recently bought and have a question about the wiper. There is a setting on the wiper stalk which says MIST PULL and shows a little graphic of what I take to be the winds... Read more »

Outback wagon rear hatch won't open

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the rear hatch on my 98 outback wagon is stuck shut. I can hear the lock move when I use the key or the power lock button, but it will not open. Any help? Read more »

Re: DIY Oil change in a 2002 Subaru Forester?

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Hi DJ! Basically, just do it. It helps to be able to get under the car. 17mm socket fits the drain plug, and I use a large pair of Channel-loc pliers to get the filter. 4 bolts hold the splash guard ... Read more »

Acute engine failure in 2001 Forester with 135k miles

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My wife's 2001 Forester ran all right for a week after the right side head gasket was replaced (the left side was done six months ago). Then, while she was driving on the parkway, as she told me, she... Read more »


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I am about purchase a 2001 Outback in Ottawa, and would like to know if anybody has had the Perma-Plate protection offered by the dealer applied to their vehicles? Is the cost of the product worth it... Read more »

'05 Forester Code P0131

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In damp/rainy weather my car had difficulty starting and ended up with the check engine light on/cruise automatically disabled. Subaru rec replacing the A/F & O2 sensor relay. But dealer later said t... Read more »

CVT warranty extension

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I just got a letter from Subaru of America letting me know that the warranty on my CVT has been extended to 10 years or 100,000 miles. There was also a form for getting reimbursed for any CVT rep... Read more » is a website by car enthusiasts for car enthusiasts. It is not affiliated with any of the car or spare part manufacturers or car dealers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.