Safety Ratings
2009 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 Recalls4
Number of Complaints62
Number of Investigations0
Recall Notice

LemonFree has found some important recall information regarding 2009 Subaru Forester vehicles

2009 Subaru Forester (12/26/2012)  

Campaign Number: 12V602000

Component Name: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Manufacturer: Subaru of America, Inc.

Description: Subaru is recalling certain model year 2010 and 2011 Legacy and Outback vehicles, certain model year 2006 through 2012 Tribeca vehicles sold before January 2012, and certain model year 2009 through 2012 Forester vehicles sold before January 2012. Up to 78,650 of these vehicles may have been equipped with accessory puddle lights that, when illuminated, brighten the area under the doors of the vehicle. A short circuit can develop when either the puddle light or connector are exposed to an electrolytic moisture source (such as road spray that has road salt in it) and it penetrates the circuit board of the puddle light or the pins of the puddle light connector(s).

Defect: Over time, migration of the moisture into the circuit board and/or into the connector cavity, may result in a short circuit of the puddle light system. This may generate heat which may melt the plastic resulting in smoke or fire.

Corrective Action: Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will install an additional fused-harness, free of charge. The recall began February 19, 2013. Owners may contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783 for more information.

2009 Subaru Forester (3/13/2012)  

Campaign Number: 12V099000

Component Name: SEAT BELTS:REAR

Manufacturer: Subaru of America, Inc.

Description: SUBARU IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2009-2012 FORESTER VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM NOVEMBER 26, 2007, THROUGH MARCH 13, 2012. THE AUTOMATIC LOCKING RETRACTOR in the SEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES LOCATED IN THE REAR CENTER SEATING OF THE AFFECTED VEHICLES DO NOT MEET LOCKABILITY REQUIREMENTS AND FAIL TO COMPLY WITH FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 208, ¿OCCUPANT CRASH PROTECTION.¿ SPECIFICALLY, THE ASSEMBLIES MAY NOT PERMIT PROPER INSTALLATION AND SECURE ATTACHMENT OF A CHILD RESTRAINT IN THAT SEATING POSITION.

Defect: AN INSECURE INSTALLATION OF A CHILD RESTRAINT CAN INCREASE THE RISK OF INJURY TO A CHILD DURING A CRASH.

Corrective Action: SUBARU WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE REAR CENTER SEAT BELT ASSEMBLY WITH A NEWLY MODIFIED AUTOMATIC LOCKING RETRACTOR, FREE OF CHARGE. AN INTERIM LETTER WAS MAILED ON MARCH 26, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SUBARU AT 1-800-782-2783.

2009 Subaru Forester (4/2/2009)  

Campaign Number: 09E011000

Component Name: EQUIPMENT

Manufacturer: Subaru of America, Inc.

Description: THULE, INC. IS RECALLING 2,323 OWNER-INSTALLED ROOF-MOUNTED FIT KITS, MODELS 3068 AND 3069, MANUFACTURED BETWEEN JANUARY 1, 2008 AND FEBRUARY 28, 2009 THAT ARE USED WITH THULE PODIUM FOOT PACKS, MODELS 460 AND 460R. THESE FIT KITS WERE SOLD AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR USE ON THE VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. THE BOLT(S) USED TO SECURE THE FOOT TO THE VEHICLE WAS MANUFACTURED TO A HARDNESS THAT MAY CAUSE THE BOLT(S) TO BE BRITTLE AND POTENTIALLY BREAK UNDER STRESS.

Defect: THIS MAY RESULT IN THE BOLT(S) SNAPPING OFF DURING USE OR WITHOUT A LOAD. THE UNSECURED RACK AND LOAD CAN THEN COME LOOSE WHILE DRIVING CREATING A POTENTIAL ROAD HAZARD, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

Corrective Action: THULE WILL MAIL A RETRO FIT KIT ALONG WITH REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS TO OWNERS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE APRIL 13, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT THULE TOLL-FREE AT 1-800-238-2388.

2009 Subaru Forester (9/11/2008)  

Campaign Number: 08V460000

Component Name: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

Manufacturer: Subaru of America, Inc.

Description: SUBARU IS RECALLING 16,715 MY 2007-2008 LEGACY SEDANS AND WAGONS, MY 2008 IMPREZA SEDANS AND WAGONS, AND MY 2009 FORESTER VEHICLES. SOME VEHICLES MAY HAVE THE CYLINDER HEAD-SIDE OIL SUPPLY PIPE AND TURBOCHARGER-SIDE PIPE IMPROPERLY ASSEMBLED.

Defect: VIBRATION WOULD OCCUR WHILE DRIVING AND, OVER TIME, COULD EVENTUALLY RESULT IN CRACKING THE PIPE WHICH WOULD ALLOW OIL TO LEAK. IF LEAKING OIL CONTACTS COMPONENTS OPERATING AT HIGH TEMPERATURES, AN ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRE COULD OCCUR.

Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL INSPECT FOR CRACKING OR AN OIL LEAK AT THE OIL SUPPLY PIPE AT THE CYLINDER HEAD-SIDE. AN ADDITIONAL BRACKET WILL BE INSTALLED TO INCREASE RIGIDITY OF THE PIPE AND THE PIPE ASSEMBLY WILL BE REPLACED WITH A MODIFIED PART. THE RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 20, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SUBARU AT 1-800-782-2783.

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2009 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5X PREMIUM

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 71886 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Salt Lake City, UT
  • MPG: 19 City / 24 Hwy

New Listing
$15,991

2009 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5X PREMIUM

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 83967 Miles
  • Ext Color: N/A
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Spokane, WA
  • MPG: 19 City / 24 Hwy

$14,991

2009 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5X

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 64783 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gold
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Spokane, WA
  • MPG: 19 City / 24 Hwy

$13,876

2009 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5X PREMIUM

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 87354 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Cortlandt Manor, NY
  • MPG: 19 City / 24 Hwy

$16,545

2009 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5X L.L. BEAN EDITION

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 71553 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Stratham, NH
  • MPG: 19 City / 24 Hwy

New Listing
$13,995

2009 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5X

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 72995 Miles
  • Ext Color: N/A
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Great Falls, MT
  • MPG: 19 City / 24 Hwy

New Listing
$19,324

2009 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5X PREMIUM

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 54216 Miles
  • Ext Color: Blue
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Walnut Creek, CA
  • MPG: 19 City / 24 Hwy

$13,995

2009 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5X

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 101157 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Portland, OR
  • MPG: 19 City / 24 Hwy

$15,992

2009 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5X PREMIUM

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 92737 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Hendersonville, NC
  • MPG: 19 City / 24 Hwy

$17,991

2009 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5X L.L. BEAN EDITION

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 91863 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Hendersonville, NC
  • MPG: 19 City / 24 Hwy

$16,987

2009 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5X L.L. BEAN EDITION

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 88404 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Hendersonville, NC
  • MPG: 19 City / 24 Hwy

$14,293

2009 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5X

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 81592 Miles
  • Ext Color: Blue
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Columbia, SC
  • MPG: 19 City / 24 Hwy

$16,895
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2009 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5X

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 59836 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Santa Rosa, CA
  • MPG: 19 City / 24 Hwy

$12,900

2009 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5X PREMIUM

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 116180 Miles
  • Ext Color: Green
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Wentzville, MO
  • MPG: 19 City / 24 Hwy

$17,990

2009 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5X L.L. BEAN EDITION

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 84575 Miles
  • Ext Color: Green
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Syracuse, NY
  • MPG: 19 City / 24 Hwy
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