2003 Subaru FORESTER Fuel Propulsion System Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2003 Subaru FORESTER Fuel Propulsion System Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID1346939
 Internal NHTSA #10940238
 ManufacurerSubaru of America, Inc.
 BrandSUBARU
 ModelFORESTER
 Model Year2003
 File date02/01/17
 ComponentFUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemThree years ago, we started to notice a fuel smell when driving our 2003 subaru forester on very cold days (below 20 degrees). We took it to the local subaru dealer for service. They couldn't find a specific leak, but they tightened the clamps around the fuel lines. We continued to notice the smell and took the car to other service centers to see if another mechanic could find the source of the odor. We recently took the dark back to the subaru dealer and were informed that the fuel lines need to be replaced at a cost of $700. We did some research online and found many subaru owners complaining of similar issues on forester and other subaru models manufactured in the early 2000s. Other owners reported that this is a manufacturing defect with the car. Given the safety risk of leaking fuel, we urge nhtsa to investigate.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure60000
Number of Occurences1
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateDENVER, CO
VIN pattern JF1SG63663HXXXXXX
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?N
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons
No. of fatalities
 Date of purchase03/03/24
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders4
Drive train typeAWD
Transmission type
 Vehicle speed30
 DoT tire identifier
 Tire size
 Location of tire code
 Type of tire failure code
 Was defective tire repaired?
 Date of manufacture
Type of child seat code
Type of restraint
 Dealer's name
 Dealer's telephone number
 Dealer's city
 Dealer's state code
 Dealer's ZIP code
  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.

 

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