Safety Ratings
2012 Subaru Forester
Overall 4.0000
Overall Front Crash 4.0000
Front Crash Driver Side 4.0000
Front Crash Passenger Side 5.0000
Overall Side Crash 4.0000
Side Crash Driver Side 5.0000
Side Crash Passenger Side 4.0000
Rollover 4.0000
Side Pole Crash 2
Number of Recalls2
Number of Complaints17
Number of Investigations0
Recall Notice

LemonFree has found some important recall information regarding 2012 Subaru Forester vehicles

2012 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.

2012 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.

Used 2012 SUBARU FORESTER for sale

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2012 Subaru Forester 2.5X

$19,500

2012 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5X

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 37300 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Santa Monica, CA
  • MPG: 21 City / 27 Hwy

2012 Subaru Forester 2.5X

$19,250

2012 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5X

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 41357 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: Black
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Santa Monica, CA
  • MPG: 21 City / 27 Hwy

2012 Subaru Forester 2.5X

$21,498

2012 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5X

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 21542 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Sheboygan, WI
  • MPG: 21 City / 27 Hwy

2012 Subaru Forester 2.5X

$23,987

2012 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5X PREMIUM

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 23067 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Black
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Wichita, KS
  • MPG: 21 City / 27 Hwy

2012 Subaru Forester 2.5X

New Listing
$23,668

2012 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5X LIMITED

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 30360 Miles
  • Ext Color: Blue
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Huntsville, AL
  • MPG: 21 City / 27 Hwy

2012 Subaru Forester 2.5X

New Listing
$22,995

2012 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5X PREMIUM

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 25600 Miles
  • Ext Color: Blue
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Boise, ID
  • MPG: 21 City / 27 Hwy

2012 Subaru Forester 2.5X

$23,924

2012 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5X PREMIUM

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 27142 Miles
  • Ext Color: Blue
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Hendersonville, NC
  • MPG: 21 City / 27 Hwy

2012 Subaru Forester 2.5X

New Listing
$22,996

2012 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5X PREMIUM

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 32314 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Oregon City, OR
  • MPG: 21 City / 27 Hwy

2012 Subaru Forester 2.5X

$22,860

2012 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5X PREMIUM

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 12869 Miles
  • Ext Color: N/A
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Troy, MI
  • MPG: 21 City / 27 Hwy

2012 Subaru Forester 2.5X

$22,995

2012 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5X PREMIUM

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 29578 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Medford, OR
  • MPG: 21 City / 27 Hwy

2012 Subaru Forester 2.5X

$20,881

2012 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5X

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 29510 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Oregon City, OR
  • MPG: 21 City / 27 Hwy

2012 Subaru Forester 2.5X

$19,996

2012 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5X

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 37620 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Reno, NV
  • MPG: 21 City / 27 Hwy

2012 Subaru Forester 2.5X

$20,995

2012 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5X

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 37681 Miles
  • Ext Color: N/A
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Bellingham, WA
  • MPG: 21 City / 27 Hwy

2012 Subaru Forester 2.5X

$23,835

2012 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5X PREMIUM

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 37796 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Aurora, CO
  • MPG: 21 City / 27 Hwy

2012 Subaru Forester 2.5X

$21,999

2012 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5X PREMIUM

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 24767 Miles
  • Ext Color: Blue
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Dover, OH
  • MPG: 21 City / 27 Hwy
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