Subaru Forester Maintenance

A Subaru Forester will cost about $8,004 for maintenance and repairs during its first 10 years of service, which beats the industry average for popular SUV models by $948. There is also a 24.18% chance that a Forester will require a major repair during that time. This is 2.68% worse than similar vehicles in this segment.

Probability of a Major Vehicle Repair (%)
Est Annual Maintenance/Repair Costs ($)

Subaru Forester Maintenance Costs

Year Major Repair Probability Annual Costs
1 2.49% $276
2 4.14% $319
3 4.64% $401
4 8.20% $525
5 11.74% $607
6 13.21% $772
7 14.25% $1,074
8 18.42% $1,217
9 20.35% $1,312
10 24.18% $1,501
11 37.45% $1,543
12 46.58% $1,770

Subaru Forester Maintenance Schedule

Mileage Recommended Maintenance
3,000 Change Oil and Filter
3,750 Change Oil and Filter
7,500 Change Oil and Filter, Cabin Replace Air Filter, Rotate Tires
11,250 Change Oil and Filter
15,000 Rotate Tires, Change Oil and Filter, Cabin Replace Air Filter
18,750 Change Oil and Filter
22,500 Change Oil and Filter, Cabin Replace Air Filter, Rotate Tires
26,250 Change Oil and Filter
30,000 Replace Air Filter, Rotate Tires, Fuel Filter Replacement, Brake System Flush, Spark Plugs Replacement, Change Oil and Filter, Cabin Replace Air Filter, Cooling System Flush
33,750 Change Oil and Filter
37,500 Change Oil and Filter, Cabin Replace Air Filter, Rotate Tires
41,250 Change Oil and Filter
45,000 Rotate Tires, Change Oil and Filter, Cabin Replace Air Filter
48,750 Change Oil and Filter
52,500 Change Oil and Filter, Cabin Replace Air Filter, Rotate Tires
56,250 Change Oil and Filter
60,000 Replace Air Filter, Rotate Tires, Fuel Filter Replacement, Brake System Flush, Spark Plugs Replacement, Change Oil and Filter, Cabin Replace Air Filter, Cooling System Flush
63,750 Change Oil and Filter
67,500 Change Oil and Filter, Cabin Replace Air Filter, Rotate Tires
71,250 Change Oil and Filter
75,000 Rotate Tires, Change Oil and Filter, Cabin Replace Air Filter
78,750 Change Oil and Filter
82,500 Change Oil and Filter, Cabin Replace Air Filter, Rotate Tires
86,250 Change Oil and Filter
90,000 Replace Air Filter, Rotate Tires, Fuel Filter Replacement, Brake System Flush, Spark Plugs Replacement, Change Oil and Filter, Cabin Replace Air Filter, Cooling System Flush
93,750 Change Oil and Filter
97,500 Change Oil and Filter, Cabin Replace Air Filter, Rotate Tires
101,250 Change Oil and Filter
105,000 Rotate Tires, Replace Timing Belt, Water Pump Replacement, Valve Clearance Adjustment, Serpentine/Drive Belt Replacement, Change Oil and Filter, Cabin Replace Air Filter
108,750 Change Oil and Filter
112,500 Change Oil and Filter, Cabin Replace Air Filter, Rotate Tires
116,250 Change Oil and Filter
120,000 Replace Air Filter, Rotate Tires, Spark Plugs Replacement, Change Oil and Filter, Cabin Replace Air Filter, Cooling System Flush, Fuel Filter Replacement, Brake System Flush
123,750 Change Oil and Filter
127,500 Change Oil and Filter, Cabin Replace Air Filter, Rotate Tires
131,250 Change Oil and Filter
135,000 Rotate Tires, Cooling System Flush, Change Oil and Filter, Cabin Replace Air Filter
137,500
138,750 Change Oil and Filter
142,500 Change Oil and Filter, Cabin Replace Air Filter, Rotate Tires
146,250 Change Oil and Filter
150,000 Replace Air Filter, Rotate Tires, Fuel Filter Replacement, Brake System Flush, Spark Plugs Replacement, Change Oil and Filter, Cabin Replace Air Filter, Cooling System Flush

About Our Maintenance Data and "Major Repairs"

We consider anything that exceeds $500, including parts and labor, to be a "Major Repair".

We aggregate and analyze millions of automotive data points from a variety of sources, including some of the industry's leading data providers. The maintenance tables, charts and resulting rankings are conducted on a semi-annual basis, with our most recent update published in September 2020.

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