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foresterfixit
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Has Anyone Had The Cruise Control On A 2012 Forester X Luxury Cause Vibrati...

We have a 2012 Forester X luxury. I turned the cruise control on whilst on the highway and was travelling at about 60mph when the car developed a vibration. Initially I thought it was a rough surface ...

92 views with 2 answers (last answer 11 minutes ago)
WmEB
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"check Engine" Solid - Flashing "cruise" '05 Forester

I have an '05 Forester / 122k miles. Twice I've had the blinking cruise & check engine lights simultaneously appear. Both times I've managed to resolve the issue by filling the tank up with premium g...

750 views with 11 answers (last answer 17 minutes ago)
dinkus44DR
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Cruise Control

Just had the transmission replaced and while driving with cruise control engaged, the car shook and began slowing. Pulled over for a few minutes check dash for any clues and started back up. Noticed ...

268 views with 3 answers (last answer 19 minutes ago)
busshead63
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Check Engine Light Is On Cruise Control Light Is Flashing And Tractions Co...

check engine light is on cruise control light is flashing and tractions control light is on all just came on today

1,635 views with 4 answers (last answer 21 minutes ago)
submom
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Check Engine Light With Flashing Cruise Control Light

Checked codes at Auto Zone: catalyst efficiency low-bank 1 probably cause: CC failure possibly due to: (1) engine misfire or running condition (2) large vacuum leak (3) engine oil leakage into exhaus...

22,747 views with 30 answers (last answer 24 minutes ago)

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Subaru History

The Pleiades constellation, a cluster of seven stars (seven sisters), only six of which are visible to the naked eye, is where Subaru derives its six-star cluster.  But it also refers to the formation of Fuji Heavy Industries out of the merger of five Japanese companies in 1953.  The name Subaru means unity.  Originally an aircraft and aircraft parts manufacturer, the Japanese company produced its first Minicar in 1953.  Its debut in the U.S. came in 1969 with the 360 Van.  
Subaru has been producing high performance, durable wagons ever since, and though it's thrown in a few sedans and coupes along the way, it is most associated with its high-end, yet affordable all-wheel drive wagons.  Subaru was actually the first automaker to put four-wheel drive in a passenger car, back in 1972.  By the 1980s, all Subaru vehicles came with part-time or on-demand four-wheel drive, and by 1998, all-wheel drive was standard.  Its unique horizontal box or flat engine was also an innovation, and the Subaru Justy featured the first electronically continuous variable transmission.  Today, Subarus are known for high performance, with their turbo engines.
The model lineup is not extensive, but it is durable.  The BRAT was an all-terrain vehicle with an open bed, designed for a young, outdoorsy market.  It boasted the highest gas mileage at the time.  It has since been rebranded as today's Baja, a modern take on the dune buggy.  The Legacy wagon was introduced in 1990 and is still the best-selling wagon in the U.S.  The Outback version became its own standalone model in 1996, and was marketed as a more rugged version of the Legacy.  This was followed by the small Forester SUV, popular for its car-like feel, but storage versatility.  
Departing from its staid and conservative image, Subaru produced two performance or rally cars in the early 1990s, the Impreza WRX and the SVX coupe.  Both featured turbocharged engines and were entries in the rally car circuit.  The non-turbo Impreza sedan debuted in 1993 as a solid, economical compact.  In 2006, the B9 Tribeca was Subaru's first large SUV, with optional seating for seven passengers, a first for any Subaru vehicle.