1st Generation Subaru Forester Problems
The Forester's 1st generation runs from 1998 to 2002 and has generated 56 complaints on CarComplaints.com. Collectively, this generation has a 6.39 PainRank™ which ranks 25th in reliability out of 35 generations.
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Problem Areas Between the 1998 and 2002 Model Years
So what are most of the complaints about? Let's take a look at specific areas that have generated the most complaints. This should give you a good idea about general trouble-spots.