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2nd Generation Subaru Forester Problems

The Forester's 2nd generation runs from 2003 to 2008 and has generated 106 complaints on Collectively, this generation has a 6.68 PainRank™ which ranks 26th in reliability out of 35 generations.

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Problem Areas Between the 2003 and 2008 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.

Worst Complaints for this Generation

Let's take a look at the most common Forester complaints submitted to over the years.

The complaints are sorted by their PainRank™ which is a score calculated by combining data points such as 1) how long does it take for the problem to start 2) how much does it cost to fix 3) what rank did owners assign to this problem, etc.