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Asked by Apr 17, 2017 at 10:51 AM about the 2010 Subaru Forester

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Same issues 2010 subaru forester 112,000 miles
on it and just put about $4000 in it for timing belt
head gasket new brakes tires ect. Now driving
home from family easter day after filling up with
gad and accelerating to get on a tight ramp to
interstate check engine light solid traction light
soild and cruise light blinking. Checked oil seemed
fine but engine had been running about 20 mins.
Dropped off at mechanic last night they said today
dipstick was dry so hoping just a oil change will fix
problem and yes I was overdue but only by about
500 miles which usually isn't a problem. I will make
sure to not let it go over again. Also when I bought
this car while he is my first subaru had an issue
with mice getting into it which to me is crazy
because I drive my car regularly and with dogs in it.
Apparently it's a common thing in subaru that the
air vents are too large so mice can get in. I had the
mechanic put mesh over it fixed problem but very
surprised subaru wouldn't fix that problem since I
know most people take the car camping and what
not. Thanks for all the advice on here. Just wanted
to share my story.

6 Answers

79,395

The traction control light is likely due to an ABS problem such as a bad wheel speed sensor. The low oil level is a little worrisome. You need to check your oil weekly or at each gas fill up and keep track of the oil consumption. I have had two Subaru's and never a mouse problem and we do have mice, just not in the Subarus.

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6,895

I've heard of new head gaskets causing oil consumption problems, like if the rings are worn, it could create too much compression for the rings and cause blowby? Any thoughts FOR?

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Thank you the work they did is under warranty so I will bring it back and have them check it cause I guess the people we took it to last said that the timing belt didn't sound right either

6,895

Please come back and let us know what you find out, too, btw. Hope for good news but if you need any help, we can at least try to help. Best regards,

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Everything looks good it was just a low oil problem from what we can tell. No damage done because there was still some oil left. I will def be checking oil more often because it was only at about 3400 miles

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6,895

Well that's good news. FOR knows all about oil issues with newer foresters unfortunately... stay in touch ;)

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