Subaru Forester owners have reported 37 steering related problems since 1996. Table 1 shows the 8 most common steering problems. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's steering (27 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.
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Hydraulic Power Assist Steering System problems|
|Steering Rack And Pinion problems|
|Power Steering Failed problems|
|Steering Tie Rod Assembly problems|
|Steering Anti-theft Device problems|
|Power Steering Hose, Piping, And Connections problems|
|Power Steering Pump problems|
Steering wheel locked while in garage, on level with wheels straight. Towed to wagner dealership who agreed it was malfunctioning. Extended manipulation freed it. How do I fix this? Read details...
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...
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...
Power steering failed on warm start. Car was drive-able but steering took considerable effort and may have not been possible for person without sufficient strength. Read details...
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...