2004 Subaru FORESTER Engine Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2004 Subaru FORESTER Engine Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID1426957
 Internal NHTSA #11048212
 ManufacurerSubaru of America, Inc.
 BrandSUBARU
 ModelFORESTER
 Model Year2004
 File date23/11/16
 ComponentENGINE
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemTl* the contact owns a 2004 subaru forester. Whether the vehicle was parked or being driven, a fuel odor was detected in and outside the vehicle. The fuel odor was most noticeable while operating the heater. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was taken to mid-hudson subaru (1715 u. S. 9, wappingers falls, ny 12590 (866) 678-2048) several times, but no leaks or failures were detected. The contact stated that the dealer finally detected a fuel odor and diagnosed the failure as a malfunction with tubing or piping within the engine. The parts needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired due to the cost. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that they would contact the local dealer. The failure mileage was approximately 120,000. *tt
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure120000
Number of Occurences1
Source of the issueHOTLINE VOQ
 City and StateNEWBURGH, NY
VIN pattern JF1SG69664HXXXXXX
 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 purchase20/07/03
Was original owner?Y
Anti-lock brakesY
Cruise controlY
Number of cylinders4
Drive train typeAWD
Transmission typeAUTO
 Vehicle speed0
 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 nameMID-HUDSON SUBARU
 Dealer's telephone number866-678-2048
 Dealer's cityWAPPINGERS FALLS
 Dealer's state codeNY
 Dealer's ZIP code12590
  • 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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