1999 SUBARU Forester

These recalls apply to the make, model, and year of your car – and should be fixed as soon as possible.

1 Recalls for 1999 SUBARU Forester

Recall Date Component Summary
March 3, 1999 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:MASTER CYLINDER

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM (ABS). (THE 1999 2.2 LITER LEGACY VEHICLES ARE EXCLUDED). IN EXTREMELY COLD WEATHER, THE BRAKE PEDAL GOES TO THE FLOOR AND THE VEHICLE STOPPING DISTANCE IS INCREASED.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER.

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2 Complaints sent to the Center for Auto Safety for 1999 SUBARU Forester

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Date Component  
engine cooling (radiator, water pump)
engine

136 Complaints submitted to NHTSA for 1999 SUBARU Forester

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Date Component  
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10351029
ENGINE
ODI Number: 10970496
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11311985
SERVICE BRAKES
ODI Number: 11230370
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10871310
POWER TRAIN | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 10717441
ENGINE
ODI Number: 10662895
TIRES
ODI Number: 10489109
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10351029
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
ODI Number: 10254938
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
ODI Number: 10252297
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
ODI Number: 10245015
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 10239664
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING | POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10224476
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
ODI Number: 10217305
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10215946
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT CLUSTER/PANEL
ODI Number: 10212123
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10183186
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE | POWER TRAIN | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC | STRUCTURE
ODI Number: 10171181
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10165110
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:FILLER PIPE AND CAP
ODI Number: 10158324
SUSPENSION:REAR
ODI Number: 10158158
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 10152362
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:MANIFOLD/HEADER/MUFFLER/TAIL PIPE
ODI Number: 10145624
SUSPENSION:FRONT:WHEEL BEARING
ODI Number: 10131219
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10128570
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10122159
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10110244
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 10109898
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10105992
TIRES:TREAD/BELT | WHEELS
ODI Number: 10099887
SUSPENSION:FRONT:WHEEL BEARING
ODI Number: 10094667
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10096744
EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER
ODI Number: 10091137
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10088010
SUSPENSION:FRONT:WHEEL BEARING
ODI Number: 10089274
SUSPENSION:REAR
ODI Number: 10081210
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10079930
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10074582
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10073325
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL:CATALYTIC CONVERTOR
ODI Number: 10073753
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10069104
WHEELS
ODI Number: 10070659
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10067584
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10066514
POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 10065344
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10061661
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10060599
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10061457
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 10057598
POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY | POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION:LUBRICANT
ODI Number: 10053050
SUSPENSION:REAR
ODI Number: 10046289
EQUIPMENT:MECHANICAL:ACCESSORY SCISSOR/SCREW/BOTTLE JACK/LIFT
ODI Number: 10045541
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 10041177
POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 10042762
SUSPENSION:FRONT:WHEEL BEARING
ODI Number: 10032914
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10024038
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10021032
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE | POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION | STRUCTURE
ODI Number: 10021117
SUSPENSION:REAR
ODI Number: 10014299
SUSPENSION:FRONT:WHEEL BEARING
ODI Number: 10017962
TIRES
ODI Number: 10013718
SUSPENSION:REAR
ODI Number: 10006511
POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT:SEAL | POWER TRAIN:AXLE HUBS
ODI Number: 10005806
STRUCTURE
ODI Number: 10006931
POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 10003180
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
ODI Number: 8016165
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 8016078
TIRES
ODI Number: 8012751
SUSPENSION:MULTIPLE AXLE
ODI Number: 8006494
SUSPENSION:MULTIPLE AXLE | TIRES
ODI Number: 897692
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP
ODI Number: 898739
SUSPENSION:FRONT:WHEEL BEARING
ODI Number: 899287
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP
ODI Number: 893659
SUSPENSION:FRONT:WHEEL BEARING
ODI Number: 893656
SUSPENSION:MULTIPLE AXLE
ODI Number: 893651
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR
ODI Number: 890492
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP
ODI Number: 883082
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:LINKAGES
ODI Number: 877826
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 869396
TIRES
ODI Number: 867908
STEERING
ODI Number: 866469
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 862306
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
ODI Number: 858586
POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT:SEAL | SUSPENSION:REAR
ODI Number: 853620
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP
ODI Number: 847476
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 847103
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS
ODI Number: 842573
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
ODI Number: 785703
SUSPENSION:MULTIPLE AXLE
ODI Number: 785701
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS
ODI Number: 785776
WHEELS
ODI Number: 769775
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:INTERIOR/UNDER DASH
ODI Number: 768545
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE | SUSPENSION:FRONT:WHEEL BEARING
ODI Number: 763543
SUSPENSION:FRONT:WHEEL BEARING
ODI Number: 764720
SUSPENSION:FRONT:WHEEL BEARING
ODI Number: 759864
SUSPENSION:MULTIPLE AXLE
ODI Number: 760429
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 757188
POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT
ODI Number: 751673
SEATS
ODI Number: 751141
POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DRIVESHAFT
ODI Number: 749139
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 746627
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
ODI Number: 746271
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP
ODI Number: 744488
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 741340
POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT
ODI Number: 741601
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:FILLER PIPE AND CAP
ODI Number: 741054
POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY | POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT
ODI Number: 738290
WHEELS
ODI Number: 733160
TIRES
ODI Number: 730008
VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD
ODI Number: 723413
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP
ODI Number: 723298
TIRES:BEAD
ODI Number: 721768
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 718565
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS
ODI Number: 715640
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 714977
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 714115
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC
ODI Number: 713007
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP | STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
ODI Number: 708234
STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
ODI Number: 704941
VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD
ODI Number: 704654
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE
ODI Number: 703611
SUSPENSION:REAR
ODI Number: 565951
SUSPENSION:FRONT:WHEEL BEARING
ODI Number: 560396
POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT
ODI Number: 560396
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:MASTER CYLINDER
ODI Number: 552665
POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT:SEAL
ODI Number: 551215
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 551133
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS
ODI Number: 548987
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 547267
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS
ODI Number: 547267
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
ODI Number: 547468
POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT
ODI Number: 547468
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE
ODI Number: 545414
SEAT BELTS:REAR/OTHER
ODI Number: 545414
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 712500
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1 Investigations for 1999 SUBARU Forester

Date Opened Date Closed Component  
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE
Manufacturers tell dealers about repairs for on your car. But they won’t tell you – unless you know to ask. Knowledge is power.

35 Service Alerts for 1999 SUBARU Forester

Date Description
March 18, 2022 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

This bulletin has been developed to outline the steps for gathering basic essential information during diagnosis and repair of the Infotainment concerns. (Applicable to all models with Harman or Denso CP1 Infotainment).

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June 7, 2021 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

This bulletin is to advise of SOA⿿s revised catalytic converter recycling program shipping procedure.

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June 7, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

This bulletin is to advise of SOA⿿s revised catalytic converter recycling program shipping procedure.

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June 17, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

This bulletin contains additional information for recommended materials listed in the Service Manuals for individual models

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June 17, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

This bulletin contains additional information for recommended materials listed in the Service Manuals for individual models

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February 1, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

To help reduce confusion and increase technician efficiency, Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) has developed the following cross reference list to help locate the appropriate Special Service Tool.

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April 30, 2020 350000 EQUIPMENT

All Models (Vehicle Cleaning- COVID-19Best Practices)

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August 4, 2020 350000 EQUIPMENT

Special Service Tools Cross Reference List.

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May 6, 2019 350000 EQUIPMENT

To help reduce confusion and increase technician efficiency, Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) has developed the following cross reference list to help locate the appropriate Special Service Tool.

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July 11, 2019 030000 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

This Service Information bulletin announces instruction for application of additional lubrication between the brake caliper support and pad clips. This will prevent the pad from dragging due to corrosion buildup which may result in uneven o

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May 21, 2019 350000 EQUIPMENT

Subaru Service and Technical Support Line Newletter.

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September 9, 2005 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

2.5L REMANUFACTURED SOHC SHORT BLOCK RELEASE. *TT

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May 19, 2003 101000 POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY

CLUTCH PEDAL STICKING. *TT

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February 21, 2002 070000 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

SUBJECT REGADING AIR FLOW METER SENSING UNIT AVAILABILITY. *TT

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March 1, 2002 061100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

CUSTOMER COMPLAINTS OF A GROWLING NOISE FROM THE ENGINE AREA. *TT

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August 1, 1998 105000 POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE

INFORMATION ON INSTALLING REAR DIFFERENTIAL PROTECTOR . *TT

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March 15, 2003 100000 POWER TRAIN

TRANSMISSION CONTROL UNIT (TCU) CODE 45 AND ALL-WHEEL DRIVE HARSH ENGAGEMENT. *TT

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March 21, 2003 350000 EQUIPMENT

FLOOR MAT HOOK REPAIR. *TT

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April 30, 1999 980000 UNKNOWN OR OTHER

SUBJECT REGARDING 1999 FORESTER SERVICE MANUAL. *TT

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February 1, 2004 062000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM

ENGINE COOLING SYSTEM CONDITIONER.*MR

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January 15, 2014 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

REPAIR PROCEDURE FOR HIGH-PITCHED SOUND FROM EXTENSION HOUSING AREA USING LATEST GENERATION PRODUCTION PARTS – THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES PRODUCTION CHANGE, REPAIR PROCEDURE AND PARTS INFORMATION TO ADDRESS A CUSTOMER CONCERN OF A HIGH-PITCHED

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March 17, 2000 103100 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)

CUSTOMER COMPLAINT THAT THE A/T TEMPERATURE LIGHT FLASHING AND CODE 38 FOUND IN THE TCM. *TT

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December 23, 2002 021600 SUSPENSION:FRONT:WHEEL BEARING

NEW PROCEDURE FOR REPLACING REAR WHEEL BEARINGS. *TT

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February 3, 2011 190000 TIRES

SUBARU: THERE IS A STEERING WHEEL VIBRATION AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS DUE TO AN IMPORPER WHEEL BALANCE. *RM

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December 13, 2012 350000 EQUIPMENT

REPAIR PROCEDURE FOR HIGH-PITCHED SOUND FROM EXTENSION HOUSING AREA USING LATEST GENERATION PRODUCTION PARTS

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December 11, 2012 105400 POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:CENTER SUPPORT BEARING

THIS BULLETIN REVIEWS A CHANGE TO THE PART NUMBERS USED FOR THE TRANSFER DRIVEN GEAR BEARINGS. THESE REVISED BEARINGS ARE TO BE USED TO ENHANCE DURABILITY.

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February 1, 2000 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

THIS BULLETIN MENTIONS IF YOU HAVE A 1999MY OR LATER VEHICLES WITH THE NEW (SECOND GENERATION) 4EAT AND ARE DIAGNOSING A CODE FOR A DUTY SOLENOID, CHECK THE TRANSMISSION OIL PAN FOR ANY DENTS. *TT

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April 5, 1999 036000 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP

SUBJECT REGARDING BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER SAFETY RECALL CAMPAIGN ON SOME VEHICLES WITH ABS. *TT

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January 1, 2002 102000 POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION

SUBJECT REGARDING POPPING OUT OF FIFTH GEAR CONDITION. *JG

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February 1, 2006 061110 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:BELTS AND ASSOCIATED PULLEYS

RUBBING MARK ON TIMING BELT. SUBARU. *TT

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May 1, 2002 070000 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

SUBJECT REGARDING AIR FLOW METER SENSOR. *JG

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January 31, 2000 103100 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)

SOME CUSTOMERS MAY COMMENT ABOUT THE A/T TEMPERATURE LIGHT FLASHING AND CODE 38 FOUND IN THE TCM. *TT

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February 25, 2000 075000 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:CARBURETOR SYSTEM

SUBJECT REGARDING AIR INTAKE CHAMBER BOX BREAKAGE. *TT

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February 25, 2005 162500 STRUCTURE:BODY:TAILGATE

THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION TO PROPERLY DIAGNOSIS THE REAR GATE STAYS AND ALSO AVOIDS UNNECESSARY REPLACEMENT OF NON-FAILED STAYS. *TT

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April 20, 2005 151400 SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY

INFORMATION REGARDING SEAT BELT LATCH SLIDES TO THE LOWER SEAT BELT ANCHOR. *YH UPDATED *EH

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1999 SUBARU Forester

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