Steering Problems of Subaru Forester

Subaru Forester owners have reported 45 steering related problems since 1996. Table 1 shows the 9 most common steering problems. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's steering (33 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's hydraulic power assist steering system (3 problems). For details of each of the problem category, use the links in the table.

  Recently reported Steering problems of Subaru Forester

The Steering problem

The contact owns a 2014 Subaru Forester. While exiting the car wash, the vehicle accelerated independently without warning and crashed into a pole. When the brake pedal was depressed, it failed to operate and the steering wheel seized. The air bags did not deploy.   Read details...

The Hydraulic Power Assist Steering System problem

New vehicle became uncontrollable, veering from side to side, then going off the road, within first 7 miles of driving at 60 mph. *** 7 purchased a new Subaru Forester l on June 24, 1999, and drove 200 miles in city and suburban traffic, maximum speed 55 mph.   Read details...

The Steering Rack And Pinion problem

Just like the just recent recall of Subaru's 2009-2013 Forester, my 1998 Forester steering rack and pinion system had rusted out tubing that leaked and needed replacement after steering just went out. How your organization can continue to allow car manufactures to use regular steel for many of the   Read details...

The Power Steering Failed problem

Power steering failed. Car was parked in the wa state ferry line in anacortes, wa. When car was started, a computer message appeared that the power steering needed to be serviced and a warning light appeared on the dashboard. My husband was driving and he could barely steer the car onto the ferry.   Read details...

The Steering Tie Rod Assembly problem

Driving down the road and left front wheel locked up car went out of control and ended up in a ditch. Lucky was only driving 35 mph and not out on the freeway. This happened on a rural road with limited traffic.   Read details...




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