Subaru Head Gasket Problem

Asked by Liz Mar 11, 2019 at 06:12 PM about the Subaru Forester

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

What year did the Subaru Forester head gasket/oil leak problem end, 2011 or
2012?  We're shopping to replace our 2003, but ideally want to make an
informed, better decision on this go 'round.  Thanks.  

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The newer Subaru Foresters with the FB engine (starting in 2011) have a timing chain and these do not seem to have head gasket problems but some of them have oil consumption problems and beware of the CVT which is expensive to replace.

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