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2014 Subaru Forester: Excessive Oil Consumption, Engine Dying While Driving, and Suspension Problems

As much as we love Subaru vehicles, the 2014 Subaru Forester continues to gather complaints - apparently well deserved. Like many Forester model years it suffers from excessive oil consumption, but in addition, it is prone to engine dying while driving, and is known for suspension issues as well. Excessive oil consumption is a fact of life for many vehicles, including Subaru Forester. We recommend checking engine oil levels every 1000 miles and topping off engine oil if needed. Regular oil changes are also highly recommended. While excessive oil consumption can be managed, the engine dying while driving can be a scary event, and there is no known solution. We have seen many reports of engine dying at highway speeds, and Subaru dealership stating they could find nothing wrong with the vehicle. Please be aware that when you drive 2014 Subaru Forester engine may die while driving. Broken coil springs have also been reported by the owners of 2014 Subaru Forester vehicles. If you notice ... read more

Subaru Check Engine Light Diagnostics and Repair

Subaru Check Engine Light Diagnostics And Repairs Check engine light illuminating is among the greatest trepidations of any Subaru owner. At Diablo Auto Specialists in Walnut Creek we can take the dread out of the check engine light repair. Essentially the check engine light tells you that your Subaru’s onboard computer has detected a malfunction that needs to be resolved. Because the check engine light coming on can mean different things, it’s important to drive to an auto repair shop for Subaru check engine diagnostic and repair.  What does your check engine light mean? Here are some things your Subaru vehicle may be telling you when the check engine light comes on.  • Problem with the gas cap When your check engine light illuminates, one of the first things to check is your vehicle’s gas cap. It could be that yo ... read more