Subaru Complaint - Subaru Forester 2000 Breaks A LOT!
MEXICO, MAINE -- I purchased my Subaru Forester 2 years ago with 73,000 miles for $12,000 dollars. I had heard that Subarus were reliable, dependable vehicles and that the bodys would go before the car went. The car is going.
On Carfax reports I learned that my vehicle had the Drive Axle, Right Bearing, Seals/Gasket, Emmision Control System, Oxygen Sensor serviced at 62,857 miles and the Electrical System and Coil serviced at 63,225. At the auto dealership they had repaired a few other things but I do not have the information here (its in the car which currently sits at a garage for an undetermined amount of time.) Durring this last summer at 119,000 miles the Transmission started to slip and I brought it to a Subaru Dealership- They informed me that they see the Transmissions going in this Year Model of Subaru Foresters and that I would need to get it rebuilt because it would just go if I had it replaced. Durring this time I also had to have work done to the steering knuckle and had the timing belts changed. This cost me $2,097 dollars. A month later my car started making more funny sounds and I brought it in to get looked at. I believed it was the struts- but it was much much more. First off the Mechanic could not believe the amount of Rust under the vehicle- he had a hard time repairing what needed to be repaired which is the Rear Wheel Bearings, All four Struts, There is some kind of Electrical failure down the center of the vehicle ( The lights for the Gear Shifter, My Radio and the Clock), There is also a crack in the Catalatic Converter and the Oil Filter for the Transmission started to leak. He has not given a figure for it but the part for the catalitc converter runs from 1200-1500 and the struts themselves are going to be $850 dollars *including labor* so I am looking at another couple of thousand dollars and haven't even had a chance to pay down the car! I drive the car averagly to work and back and keep up on the regular maintince of the vehicle. I am 23 years old and cannot imagine that I will ever buy another Subaru in the Course of my life and I hope when and if it comes back from the shop that it has the "New Car" smell because thats exsactly what it is going to be!