Consumer Review Video - 2014 Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium 2.5L 4 Cyl. Wagon (4 Door)

Common problems and easy repairs on a 2014 Forester

The 2014 Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium is an easier SUV to maintain than other similar models. Removing the tail lights is easy, as you only need to remove a few bolts to take the housing out of the vehicle. The components of the spare tire are easily accessible in the trunk. This keeps these components safe from the elements, and makes a quick tire change much easier. Removing the battery is easier on this car than it is on other models, as the battery bracket that secures the battery is easy to access and remove.

Not everything is perfect on the 2014 Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium. To access the cabin air filter, you will need to lower the glove box first, which is a more complicated step than you’ll find on other similar models. In order to access the headlight on one side, you will have to remove the air filter intake first. Removing the wiper blade requires the use of a few tools to finish the job, making this repair more complicated than it is on other models.

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Hans Angermeier has produced over 100,000 videos showing drivers how to fix things on their cars. He has broad expertise on basic repair procedures covering the majority of cars on the road.

2014 Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium 2.5L 4 Cyl. Wagon (4 Door) Lights Turn Signal - Rear (replace bulb)

Don't send mixed signals - if your turn signal doesn't blink, or blinks rapidly, you likely have a burnt out bulb

2014 Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium 2.5L 4 Cyl. Wagon (4 Door) Tires & Wheels Check Tire Pressure

Properly inflated tires is the easiest way to improve fuel economy. The right tire pressure is NOT on the side of your tire btw

2014 Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium 2.5L 4 Cyl. Wagon (4 Door) Lights Highbeam (replace bulb)

On many cars, the high beam bulb runs at reduced power during the day - check 'em and change 'em!

2014 Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium 2.5L 4 Cyl. Wagon (4 Door) Lights Daytime Running Light (replace bulb)

DRLs are on more than your headlights. They burn out faster and should be replaced regularly

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