2003 Subaru FORESTER Structure Body Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2003 Subaru FORESTER Structure Body Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID1149336
 Internal NHTSA #10672937
 ManufacurerSubaru of America, Inc.
 Model Year2003
 File date04/08/14
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problem2003 - subaru - forester - body hardware, fender, structural components & rails, lower frame left is completely rotted through. There was a recall on the support strut beside it but none on this. This is a major crash protection component as it connects the bumper to the frame. I talked to the dealer about it and they said there is no recall so it is my problem. Clearly the steel that was used was subject to excessive corrosion in salty/humid road conditions and should have been included as part of the original recall on the strut. The other side (right) is in good condition, indicating defective materials in this part.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure96000
Number of Occurences1
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateDUXBURY, MA
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 persons0
No. of fatalities0
 Date of purchase23/02/24
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders4
Drive train typeAWD
Transmission type
 Vehicle speed
 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
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 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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