Safety Ratings
2003 Subaru Forester
Front Crash Driver Side 5.0000
Front Crash Passenger Side 5.0000
Side Crash Driver Side 5.0000
Side Crash Passenger Side 5.0000
Rollover 3.0000
Number of Recalls3
Number of Complaints104
Number of Investigations1
Recall Notice

LemonFree has found some important recall information regarding 2003 Subaru Forester vehicles

2003 Subaru Forester (9/6/2011)  

Campaign Number: 11V464000

Component Name: SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER ARM

Manufacturer: Subaru of America, Inc.

Description: SUBARU IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2002-2007 IMPREZA, MODEL YEAR 2003-2008 FORESTER, AND MODEL YEAR 2005-2006 SAAB 9-2X VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM SEPTEMBER 5, 2000 THROUGH NOVEMBER 26, 2007 ORIGINALLY SOLD, OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN, MASSACHUSETTS, MARYLAND, MICHIGAN, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW YORK, PENNSYLVANIA, VERMONT, WISCONSIN, CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, IOWA, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, MAINE, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, NEW JERSEY, OHIO, RHODE ISLAND, WEST VIRGINIA AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. THE FRONT LOWER CONTROL ARMS MAY BREAK AT THE HANGER BRACKETS DUE TO CORROSION IF THE HANGER BRACKET IS EXPOSED TO SALTY AND HUMID ENVIRONMENTS SUCH AS ROADS CONTAINING SNOW MELTING AGENT.

Defect: A BROKEN CONTROL ARM CAN RESULT IN THE LOSS OF CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action: SUBARU WILL HANDLE THEIR VEHICLES AND SAAB WILL HANDLE THEIRS. DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE DEGREE OF CORROSION OF THE FRONT LOWER CONTROL ARMS, AND WILL EITHER RUSTPROOF OR REPLACE THEM. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING DECEMBER 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SUBARU AT 1-800-782-2783.

2003 Subaru Forester (2/20/2003)  

Campaign Number: 03V047000

Component Name: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY

Manufacturer: Subaru of America, Inc.

Description: CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 209, "SEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES." THE LEFT AND RIGHT FRONT SEAT BELT BUCKLE/LATCH ASSEMBLIES WERE IMPROPERLY MANUFACTURED.

Defect: IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, THE FRONT SEAT BELTS COULD UNLATCH, WHICH COULD RESULT IN PERSONAL INJURY TO THE SEAT OCCUPANT.

Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE LEFT AND RIGHT FRONT SEAT BELT BUCKLE/LATCH ASSEMBLIES. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN FEBRUARY 19, 2003. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT SUBARU AT 1-800-782-2783.

2003 Subaru Forester (10/30/2002)  

Campaign Number: 02V282000

Component Name: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

Manufacturer: Subaru of America, Inc.

Description: CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY AND PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS WERE PRODUCED WITH AN IMPROPERLY MANUFACTURED TRANSMISSION PARKING ROD. WHEN THE TRANSMISSION SELECTOR LEVER IS PLACED IN THE "P" (PARK) POSITION, THE TRANSMISSION PARK MECHANISM, THAT IS INTENDED TO HOLD YOUR VEHICLE, MAY NOT ENGAGE.

Defect: THE VEHICLE COULD THEN MOVE/ROLL WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION PARKING ROD ASSEMBLY. OWNER NOTIFICATION JANUARY 8, 2003. AN INTERIM OWNER NOTIFICATION WILL BE SENT DURING NOVEMBER 2002. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT SUBARU AT 1-800-782-2783.

2003 SUBARU FORESTER for sale

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2003 Subaru Forester 2.5X

$10,991

2003 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5X

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 48246 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Colma, CA
  • MPG: 19 City / 24 Hwy

2003 Subaru Forester 2.5XS

$6,431

2003 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5XS

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 111840 Miles
  • Ext Color: Green
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Manual
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Westlake, OH
  • MPG: 19 City / 25 Hwy

2003 Subaru Forester 2.5X

$5,500
Price Reduced

2003 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5X

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 153445 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: North Hampton, NH
  • MPG: 19 City / 24 Hwy

2003 Subaru Forester 2.5X

$6,785

2003 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5X

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 102266 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Trenton, ME
  • MPG: 19 City / 24 Hwy

2003 Subaru Forester 2.5X

$5,995

2003 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5X

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 91894 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gold
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Fredericksburg, VA
  • MPG: 19 City / 24 Hwy

2003 Subaru Forester 2.5X

New Listing
$4,995

2003 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5X

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 129669 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Chantilly, VA
  • MPG: 19 City / 24 Hwy

2003 Subaru Forester 2.5XS

$1,995

2003 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5XS

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 194000 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Springfield, MO
  • MPG: 19 City / 24 Hwy

2003 Subaru Forester 2.5XS

$7,998

2003 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5XS

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 132963 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Manual
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Branford, CT
  • MPG: 19 City / 25 Hwy

2003 Subaru Forester 2.5XS

$6,998

2003 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5XS

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 157219 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Branford, CT
  • MPG: 19 City / 24 Hwy

2003 Subaru Forester 2.5XS

$3,500

2003 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5XS

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 178471 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Laconia, NH
  • MPG: 19 City / 24 Hwy

2003 Subaru Forester 2.5XS

$4,995

2003 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5XS PREMIUM

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 165862 Miles
  • Ext Color: Blue
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Derry, NH
  • MPG: 19 City / 24 Hwy

2003 Subaru Forester 2.5XS

$10,988

2003 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5XS

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 70102 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Dublin, CA
  • MPG: 19 City / 24 Hwy

2003 Subaru Forester 2.5XS

$7,295

2003 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5XS PREMIUM

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 115671 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Chantilly, VA
  • MPG: 19 City / 24 Hwy

2003 Subaru Forester 2.5XS

$7,072

2003 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5XS

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 126652 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Thornton, CO
  • MPG: 19 City / 24 Hwy

2003 Subaru Forester 2.5X

$7,405

2003 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5X

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 93005 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • MPG: 19 City / 24 Hwy
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