4th Gen (2014 – 2018) Subaru Forester Problems

The 4th generation of the Forester has a cumulative PainRank™ of 15.79. That can be compared against other Subaru generations. Shopping for a Subaru? You should avoid this generation like the plague that it is.

Owners of the 2014–2018 Forester model years have sent in 238 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the engine (39%) followed by the transmission (18%) and the interior (13%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Subaru model years.

Watch out for the 2014 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2018 2
1.56
2017 37
11.24
2016 22
11.65
2015 102
19.68
2014 75
34.81

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