Really liked the size, small but yet large enough to do most of what we needed to do. Styling was simple and looks good. It has issues with rust on the Left rear quarter panel under the gas filling door.
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2002 Subaru Forester Ratings, Reviews and Analysis
Ratings & Reviews
Would be a great little suv if it did not have issues with head gaskets
Very well built and reliable
In today's world where its all about fuel economy this car falls short by barely getting above 25 mpg
Average price by trim:
- L $5,765
- S $6,257
Safety Ratings and Recalls
2002 Subaru Forester
Front Crash Driver Side
Front Crash Passenger Side
Side Crash Driver Side
Side Crash Passenger Side
2002 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.