Subaru Forester owners have reported 119 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 (72 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's wiring (10 problems). For details of each of the problem category, use the links in the table.
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Electrical System problems|
|Instrument Panel problems|
|Battery Dead problems|
|O2 Sensor problems|
|Mass Air Flow Sensor problems|
|Fuses And Circuit Breaker problems|
|Ignition Switch problems|
|Battery Propulsion System problems|
|Car Will Not Start problems|
|Starter Relay problems|
|Anti-theft Controller problems|
|Dash Wiring problems|
|Ignition Coils Failure problems|
|Trunk Wiring problems|
|Underhood Wiring problems|
|Instrument Panel Failure problems|
Three separate times my wiper blades would not work, which is dangerous during a downpour. I've brought the 2009 Forester in for repair and the mechanic could not find the issue as it was working when I brought it in. Also the radio did not work during these times. Read details...
The contact owns a 2014 Subaru Forester. Upon taking the vehicle to don miller Subaru (west 5822 odana rd, madison, WI 53719) for an inspection, the dealer diagnosed that rodents had chewed the soy-based wiring in the electrical harness and damaged the wiring. The vehicle was not repaired. Read details...
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 remote starter starts the ignition after one, two, three, or 4 presses. Vehicle is stationary. This has happened on many occasions. Read details...
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...