Safety Features by Model

2.5X $11,040 - $13,443

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Electronic brake-force distribution system (EBD)
  • Brake assist
  • Vehicle dynamics control (VDC)
  • Traction control system (TCS) -inc: off switch
  • Side impact door beams
  • Ring-shape reinforcement frame
  • Daytime running lights
  • Driver & front passenger advanced airbags -inc: dual-stage deployment, passenger-seat occupant detection system
  • Driver & front passenger pelvis/torso side airbags
  • Front & rear side curtain airbags
  • Rollover sensor
  • 3-point height-adjustable front seatbelts
  • 3-point rear seatbelts for all three seating positions
  • Rear seat lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
  • Rear child safety door locks
  • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
  • Collapsible steering column
  • Pillar-to-pillar steering column support beam
  • Safety pedal system
  • Dual-tone horn

2.5X Premium $12,715 - $15,242

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Electronic brake-force distribution system (EBD)
  • Brake assist
  • Vehicle dynamics control (VDC)
  • Traction control system (TCS) -inc: off switch
  • Side impact door beams
  • Ring-shape reinforcement frame
  • Daytime running lights
  • Driver & front passenger advanced airbags -inc: dual-stage deployment, passenger-seat occupant detection system
  • Driver & front passenger pelvis/torso side airbags
  • Front & rear side curtain airbags
  • Rollover sensor
  • 3-point height-adjustable front seatbelts
  • 3-point rear seatbelts for all three seating positions
  • Rear seat lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
  • Rear child safety door locks
  • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
  • Collapsible steering column
  • Pillar-to-pillar steering column support beam
  • Safety pedal system
  • Dual-tone horn

2.5X Limited $13,285 - $16,050

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Electronic brake-force distribution system (EBD)
  • Brake assist
  • Vehicle dynamics control (VDC)
  • Traction control system (TCS) -inc: off switch
  • Side impact door beams
  • Ring-shape reinforcement frame
  • Daytime running lights
  • Driver & front passenger advanced airbags -inc: dual-stage deployment, passenger-seat occupant detection system
  • Driver & front passenger pelvis/torso side airbags
  • Front & rear side curtain airbags
  • Rollover sensor
  • 3-point height-adjustable front seatbelts
  • 3-point rear seatbelts for all three seating positions
  • Rear seat lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
  • Rear child safety door locks
  • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
  • Collapsible steering column
  • Pillar-to-pillar steering column support beam
  • Safety pedal system
  • Dual-tone horn

2.5X Touring $14,235 - $17,254

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Electronic brake-force distribution system (EBD)
  • Brake assist
  • Vehicle dynamics control (VDC)
  • Traction control system (TCS) -inc: off switch
  • Side impact door beams
  • Ring-shape reinforcement frame
  • Daytime running lights
  • Driver & front passenger advanced airbags -inc: dual-stage deployment, passenger-seat occupant detection system
  • Driver & front passenger pelvis/torso side airbags
  • Front & rear side curtain airbags
  • Rollover sensor
  • Rear vision camera
  • 3-point height-adjustable front seatbelts
  • 3-point rear seatbelts for all three seating positions
  • Rear seat lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
  • Rear child safety door locks
  • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
  • Collapsible steering column
  • Pillar-to-pillar steering column support beam
  • Safety pedal system
  • Dual-tone horn

2.5XT Premium $13,213 - $16,076

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Electronic brake-force distribution system (EBD)
  • Brake assist
  • Vehicle dynamics control (VDC)
  • Traction control system (TCS) -inc: off switch
  • Side impact door beams
  • Ring-shape reinforcement frame
  • Daytime running lights
  • Driver & front passenger advanced airbags -inc: dual-stage deployment, passenger-seat occupant detection system
  • Driver & front passenger pelvis/torso side airbags
  • Front & rear side curtain airbags
  • Rollover sensor
  • 3-point height-adjustable front seatbelts
  • 3-point rear seatbelts for all three seating positions
  • Rear seat lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
  • Rear child safety door locks
  • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
  • Collapsible steering column
  • Pillar-to-pillar steering column support beam
  • Safety pedal system
  • Dual-tone horn

2.5XT Touring $29,995

MSRP

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Electronic brake-force distribution system (EBD)
  • Brake assist
  • Vehicle dynamics control (VDC)
  • Traction control system (TCS) -inc: off switch
  • Side impact door beams
  • Ring-shape reinforcement frame
  • Daytime running lights
  • Driver & front passenger advanced airbags -inc: dual-stage deployment, passenger-seat occupant detection system
  • Driver & front passenger pelvis/torso side airbags
  • Front & rear side curtain airbags
  • Rollover sensor
  • Rear vision camera
  • 3-point height-adjustable front seatbelts
  • 3-point rear seatbelts for all three seating positions
  • Rear seat lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
  • Rear child safety door locks
  • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
  • Collapsible steering column
  • Pillar-to-pillar steering column support beam
  • Safety pedal system
  • Dual-tone horn

IIHS Crash Test Ratings

Frontal Ratings Moderate Overlap

Tested vehicle: 2009 Subaru Forester 2.5X 4-door 4wd

Overall
Head Neck
Chest
Left Leg
Right Leg
Kinematics
Structure

Front Crash Prevention Ratings

Overall
Not Available

Side Ratings

Tested vehicle: 2009 Subaru Forester 2.5X 4-door 4wd

Overall
Structure
Side Airbag Configuration
Driver Head Neck
Driver Head Protection
Driver Torso
Driver Pelvis Leg
Passenger Head Neck
Passenger Head Protection
Passenger Torso
Passenger Pelvis Leg

Rear Ratings

Overall
Dynamic
Geometry

Rollover Ratings

Tested vehicle: 2009 Subaru Forester 2.5X 4-door 4wd

Overall

IIHS Crash Test Videos

Warranty

Basic Warranty

36 months / 36,000 miles

Drivetrain Warranty

60 months / 60,000 miles

Corrosion Perforation Warranty

60 months / Unlimited distance

Roadside Assistance Coverage

36 months / 36,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Warranty

Maximum Age/Mileage:

5 years/80,000 miles

Basic Warranty Terms

Coverage available for purchase

Powertrain Warranty

7 years/100,000

Dealer Certification Required

152-point inspection

Roadside Assistance

Yes

Deductible

No

Return/Exchange Policy

N/A

Out-of-Town Repair/Service

Yes

Free Service Loan

Rental allowance

Special Finance Terms

Yes

Transferability

Yes

Satellite Radio Subscription

3 months

Complimentary Service/Maintenance

No

Recalls

Air Bags Jan 9, 2019
Report Receipt Date:
Jan 9, 2019
NHTSA Campaign:
19V008000
Summary:
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2010-2014 Tribeca, WRX, Outback, and Legacy vehicles, 2010-2011 Impreza vehicles and 2010-2013 Forester vehicles sold, or ever registered, in the states of Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
Consequence:
An explosion of an inflator within the passenger frontal air bag module may result in sharp metal fragments striking the front seat passenger, driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Remedy:
Subaru is notifying owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began January 25, 2019. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-844-373-6614. Subaru's number for this recall is TKB-19.
Air Bags Jan 9, 2019
Report Receipt Date:
Jan 9, 2019
NHTSA Campaign:
19V009000
Summary:
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2010-2014 Tribeca, WRX, Legacy and Outback vehicles, 2010-2011 Impreza vehicles and 2010-2013 Forester vehicles sold, or ever registered, in the states of Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
Consequence:
An explosion of an inflator within the passenger frontal air bag module may result in sharp metal fragments striking the front seat passenger, driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Remedy:
Subaru is notifying owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began on January 25, 2019. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-844-373-6614. Subaru's number for this recall is TKC-19.
Service Brakes, Hydraulic Dec 31, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
Dec 31, 2014
NHTSA Campaign:
14V830000
Summary:
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2008-2011 Impreza, 2008-2014 WRX and STI, and 2009-2013 Forester vehicles, currently, or formerly, registered in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia that were remedied under recall 14V-311 prior to December 23, 2014. The brake lines may experience brake line corrosion due to salt water splashing on the brake lines through a gap in the fuel tank protector.
Consequence:
Brake fluid may leak due to the brake line corrosion and may result in longer distances being required to slow or stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will apply an anti-corrosion wax to the four-way joint connector area of the brake line system, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on January 26, 2015. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's number for this recall is WQQ-52. Notes: This recall is specific to affected Forester, Impreza, WRX, and STI customers who had their car remedied under NHTSA recall no. 14V-311 prior to December 23, 2014. Subaru has determined that this remedy was inadequate due to incomplete repair instructions provided to dealers. Affected Forester, Impreza, WRX, and STI vehicles that were not repaired under NHTSA recall no. 14V-311 prior to December 23, 2014 will continue to be processed under NHTSA recall no. 14V-311. Affected vehicles not currently, or formerly, registered in the salt belt states identified in this recall are eligible for repair, at no cost to the customer, upon request.
Air Bags Jan 9, 2019
Report Receipt Date:
Jan 9, 2019
NHTSA Campaign:
19V007000
Summary:
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2010-2013 Forester, 2010-2014 Tribeca, WRX, Outback, Legacy, and 2010-2011 Impreza vehicles sold, or ever registered, in the states of Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
Consequence:
An explosion of an inflator within the passenger frontal air bag module may result in sharp metal fragments striking the front seat passenger, driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Remedy:
Subaru has notified owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began January 25, 2019. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-844-373-6614. Subaru's number for this recall is TKA-19.
Service Brakes, Hydraulic Jun 10, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
Jun 10, 2014
NHTSA Campaign:
14V311000
Summary:
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2005-2009 Outback and Legacy, 2008-2011 Impreza and 2008-2014 Impreza WRX/STI, and 2009-2013 Forester vehicles, currently, or formerly, registered in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia. Salt water could splash on the brake lines through a gap in the fuel tank protector, resulting in excessive corrosion of the brake lines. Note that affected vehicles not currently, or formerly registered, in the salt belt states identified above are eligible for repair, at no cost to the customer, upon request.
Consequence:
Brake line corrosion may result in brake fluid leakage. Fluid leakage may result in longer distances being required to slow or stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will test the brake system by depressing the brake pedal and inspecting for brake fluid leaks. If no brake fluid seepage is observed, the affected areas will be rustproofed with anti-corrosion wax. If brake fluid seepage is observed, the brake lines will be replaced followed by rustproofing with anti-corrosion wax. These services will be performed free of charge. The recall began July 2014 and second notifications will run through November 2014. Owners may contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's recall campaign number is WQK-47. Note: This recall supersedes recall 13V-110 which applied to certain 2005-2009 Legacy/Outback vehicles. Vehicles that were remedied under the previous campaign still need additional areas rust-proofed.
Air Bags Jan 9, 2018
Report Receipt Date:
Jan 9, 2018
NHTSA Campaign:
18V012000
Summary:
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2009-2013 Legacy, Forester, Tribeca, WRX and Outback vehicles, and 2009-2011 Impreza vehicles sold, or ever registered, in the states of Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
Consequence:
An explosion of an inflator within the passenger frontal air bag module may result in sharp metal fragments striking the front seat passenger, driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Remedy:
Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 9, 2018. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's number for this recall is TKA-18.
Electrical System Apr 11, 2019
Report Receipt Date:
Apr 11, 2019
NHTSA Campaign:
19V297000
Summary:
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2009-2013 Forester vehicles, 2008-2011 Impreza vehicles, 2008-2014 WRX vehicles, 2005-2014 Legacy vehicles, 2005-2014 Outback vehicles and 2006-2008 Tribeca vehicles equipped with a mechanical key ignition switch installed as a replacement part. The ball spring inside the switch may break, reducing the strength of the ignition switch. If this occurs, the weight on the key ring and certain road conditions could cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position to the accessory position, turning off the engine.
Consequence:
The engine turning off unexpectedly can increase the risk of a crash. If a crash occurs under this condition, the air bag may not deploy, increasing the risk of injury.
Remedy:
Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the ignition switch, replacing the ignition switch, if necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 10, 2019. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-844-373-6614. Subaru's number for this recall is WUF-91.
Electrical System Oct 13, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
Oct 13, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V738000
Summary:
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2007-2009 model year Legacy and Outback vehicles, 2008-2014 Impreza vehicles and 2009-2013 Forester vehicles, all equipped with turbo-charged engines. The relay that controls the secondary air injection pump may fail, causing the pump to continuously operate and overheat.
Consequence:
If the air injection pump overheats, it may melt and increase the risk of a fire.
Remedy:
Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the secondary air injection pump relay, free of charge. The recall began December 2016. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's number for this recall is WTM-73.