Subaru Forester owners have reported 127 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 (78 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's wiring (11 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|
|Anti-theft Controller problems|
|Dash Wiring problems|
|Ignition Coils Failure problems|
|Trunk Wiring problems|
|Underhood Wiring problems|
|Instrument Panel Failure problems|
|Starter Relay problems|
Cannot turn off distraction of a noisy stereo while gear selector is in reverse. I believe this is an intentional design feature that always happens. Read details...
The vehicle stalls in traffic and at a stops, problem began in December 2017 and the battery was replaced immediately. In January 2018 it was taken to an authorized Subaru dealer for repairs. The 60000 mile service was performed, it continued to stall and was returned to the dealer. 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...