Safety Ratings
2008 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 4.0000
Number of Recalls1
Number of Complaints18
Number of Investigations1
Recall Notice

LemonFree has found some important recall information regarding 2008 Subaru Forester vehicles

2008 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.

2008 SUBARU FORESTER for sale

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New Listing
$15,991

2008 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5X PREMIUM

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 64540 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Oregon City, OR
  • MPG: 20 City / 26 Hwy

$14,533

2008 SUBARU FORESTER SPORTS 2.5X

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 98926 Miles
  • Ext Color: Blue
  • Int Color: Black
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Windsor, CO
  • MPG: 20 City / 26 Hwy

New Listing
$12,995

2008 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5X

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 64372 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Bradenton, FL
  • MPG: 20 City / 26 Hwy

$17,494

2008 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5X L.L. BEAN EDITION

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 46549 Miles
  • Ext Color: Green
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Las Vegas, NV
  • MPG: 20 City / 26 Hwy

New Listing
$13,497

2008 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5X

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 56308 Miles
  • Ext Color: Blue
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Raynham, MA
  • MPG: 20 City / 26 Hwy

$15,900

2008 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5X L.L. BEAN EDITION

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 71627 Miles
  • Ext Color: Blue
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Indianapolis, IN
  • MPG: 20 City / 26 Hwy

$12,500

2008 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5X PREMIUM

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 91104 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Columbus, OH
  • MPG: 20 City / 26 Hwy

$15,999

2008 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5X L.L. BEAN EDITION

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 101211 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Bremerton, WA
  • MPG: 20 City / 26 Hwy

$17,995

2008 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5X L.L. BEAN EDITION

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 89807 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Bellevue, WA
  • MPG: 20 City / 26 Hwy

New Listing
$10,995

2008 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5X PREMIUM

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 151202 Miles
  • Ext Color: Blue
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Charlottesville, VA
  • MPG: 20 City / 26 Hwy

$12,695
Price Reduced

2008 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5X

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 79385 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Gastonia, NC
  • MPG: 20 City / 26 Hwy

$14,999

2008 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5X

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 60595 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gold
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Kirkland, WA
  • MPG: 20 City / 26 Hwy

$15,995

2008 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5X L.L. BEAN EDITION

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 86826 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gold
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Little Rock, AR
  • MPG: 20 City / 26 Hwy

$13,893

2008 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5XT LIMITED

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 127008 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Newark, DE
  • MPG: 20 City / 26 Hwy

New Listing
$17,995

2008 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5XT

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 48330 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • MPG: 20 City / 26 Hwy
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