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Electrical System Problems of Subaru Forester



Subaru Forester owners have reported 106 electrical system related problems since 1996. Table 1 shows the 22 most common electrical system problems. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (62 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's wiring (9 problems). For details of each of the problem category, use the links in the table.

  Recently reported Electrical System problems of Subaru Forester

The Electrical System problem

My wife had been driving her 2009 Subaru Forester on a day with light rain. She stopped for a while, and when she got back in the car and started it up again, her windshield wipers and dashboard lights would not work. She drove it for a while, and stopped to have someone check it.   Read details...

The Wiring problem

All the lights on the dash came on at once . The non skid, check engine , cruise lights wouldn't go off . I took it to the Subaru dealership and they made out like it was nothing . I took it 3 different times they ended up charging me $500 dollars and never fixed anything.   Read details...

The Instrument Panel problem

2015 Subaru Forester. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle hesitation/acceleration issues. The consumer stated at low speeds, the vehicle would buck slightly as she/he accelerated. In stop and go traffic, the vehicle would lurch forward unexpectedly, or when she removed his/her foot from the   Read details...

The Battery Dead problem

When parked for a two week period, the battery goes dead. Has left us stranded at a parking garage at the airport. This has happened multiple times. Subaru service claims that it is "normal" for a car battery to go dead when it hasn't been run for two weeks.   Read details...

The Ignition Switch problem

There are two problems with the 2006 Subaru Forester that I have. It has less than 5000 miles on it and continually fails to start, whether from a cold start or a warm start. The engine will attempt to crank but will not catch and actually turn over. This issue has happened multiple times.   Read details...





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