Under the hood of the Forrester, the 2. Affected vehicles not currently, or formerly, registered in the salt belt states identified in this recall are eligible for repair, at no cost to the customer, upon request. Owners may contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783 for more information. Exterior The Forester's ground clearance is 8. While its all-wheel drive system, combined with an excellent stability control system, make it very surefooted on snowy or wet roads, its achieved just three-star federal results for side impact.
With the base five-speed manual transmission, performance is quick enough, but the wide ratios of the four-speed automatic remain one of the Forester's most significant drawbacks. The automatic comes with Variable Torque Management, which Subaru says shifts power to the front and rear axles by monitoring throttle position, battery voltage, generator rpm, wheel speed, brake status, lateral g-force and automatic transmission fluid temperature. Among the Forester's most attractive options is a new touch-screen navigation system with premium audio and iTunes song tagging on Limited and Touring models, or a removable TomTom navigation system for the 2. Units Affected 64179 Taking into account the Subaru Forester accounts for nearly a quarter of the Japanese automaker's sales, the new 2014 Forester is hugely important. Std Std Trailer Hitch - Q9W Port Installed Option. Panoramic Moonroof Although not as large as others we've seen, this oversized glass roof provides pleasant light to both the front and rear passengers, bringing a bit of the outdoors inside. They're undoubtedly practical, which may be the right choice for the hard wear that some Subaru owners expect out of their Foresters.
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling. New for 2012 For 2012, all Foresters have a standard height-adjustable front passenger seat. All include a new height-adjustable front passenger seat for 2012. Salt water could splash on the brake lines through a gap in the fuel tank protector, resulting in excessive corrosion of the brake lines. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling. We averaged about 23 mpg overall in a recent Forester road test, including a mix of cold-weather conditions, so you'll likely meet or beat that gas mileage number. TruckCabinFilter selectedCabinList, null ; truckCabinFilter.
Subaru has determined that this remedy was inadequate due to incomplete repair instructions provided to dealers. I came prepared to buy Half down and pre approved additional amount. Like most Subarus, the handling is the secret strength of the 2012 Forester. I did receive a call a few days later and felt I didn't want to go through that again, three hours of driving and treated poorly. For 2012, all Forester models get height adjustment for the passenger seat as well as the driver's seat. For resale value, the Forester is expected to maintain value better than the Rogue and Santa Fe but below the industry stalwarts from Honda and Toyota. The compact crossover segment is rapidly getting more fuel efficient, and while the 2012 Subaru Forester is within 1 or 2 mpg of its rivals' all-wheel drive models, that may not last too much longer.
A five-speed manual transmission comes standard, while a four-speed automatic is an available extra. The Forester is fitted with standard safety features that include stability and traction control, anti-lock brakes, a tire-pressure monitoring system, and six airbags. We waited for an hour and not even an offer for a test drive. The recall began February 19, 2013. Note that affected vehicles not currently, or formerly registered, in the salt belt states identified above are eligible for repair, at no cost to the customer, upon request.
Owners may contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783. If you haven't been inside a Forester before, there's likely far more space than you would have anticipated. An Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick last year, the 2012 Subaru Forester comes standard with six airbags, including a side-curtain airbag system with a built-in rollover sensor. Last year the Forester got an all-new base engine that produces the same max power as the unit it replaced—though it's a little more responsive, and should have lower maintenance. The Forester's large rear window allows the driver to see an object only 39 inches tall within 39 inches of the vehicle.
The Forester gets plastic brushed-aluminum trim in the center stack, and uses soft-touch plastics. The recall began December 2016. Recall Date 2014-06-10 Description Subaru of America, Inc. They look good, but feel hard and occasionally hollow. Remedy Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will apply an anti-corrosion wax to the four-way joint connector area of the brake line system, free of charge.
The Forester hasn't changed all that much since 2009, when it received a complete redesign and gained a somewhat larger body, with slightly more rounded cues compared to its much-loved, more overtly boxy predecessor. SellerTypeFilter selectedSellerTypeList, null ; sellerTypeFilter. If brake fluid seepage is observed, the brake lines will be replaced followed by rustproofing with anti-corrosion wax. Step up to the 2. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment. The interior materials and trim plastic, especially those used on the large flat surfaces of the dashboard, aren't up to the best in class.
Two new campaigns have emerged on the chart, including one about the 2012 Ford Focus and another about the upcoming Hyundai Veloster. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. BodyTypeFilter selectedBodyTypeGroupIdList, bodyTypeGroupIdToNameMap, null ; bodyTypeFilter. The mirrors themselves are large and well-shaped, but perhaps as a result, they're noisy. However, as inexpensive as the Forester seems at first, options quickly escalate the price and it ends up on the higher end of its segment.
Getting in and out of both rows of seats was a breeze thanks to wide-opening doors, and we found the all-around views from the driver's seat to be excellent; a boon when changing lanes, reversing, and exploring dirt roads. Remedy Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will install an additional fused-harness, free of charge. A center armrest is standard for the backseat. The transmissions come with different all-wheel-drive systems. See More Car Videos Join Our Facebook Page.