2014 Subaru FORESTER Suspension Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2014 Subaru FORESTER Suspension Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID1586349
 Internal NHTSA #11234928
 ManufacurerSubaru of America, Inc.
 Model Year2014
 File date18/06/19
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemDuring a brake check, the mechanic discovered the right pass spring was broken on my 48k mile forester. He felt it was a safety issue as the part could have broken off completely and possible injured someone else or caused an accident. The parts on others cars of the same model all break at the same point, it seems, and the opinion is that the springs are rusting from the inside out (see attached image of broken spring.) on online forums, i see this is not an isolated incident and my mechanic has seen many others with the broken springs in foresters of the same year. I called subaru america, mentioned that i believe this should not happen in such a newish car, and more concerning it's a safety issue. They agreed to pay for the part only, not the labor since it was not done at a dealer. Because they are reimbursing owners, they seem to realize this is an issue. I believe this is a wide spread issue, and deserves a look by the nhtsa. Thanks for you consideration.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure48000
Number of Occurences
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateSUDBURY, MA
 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 purchase11/08/22
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
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  • 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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