Engine Knocking Noise Problems of Subaru Forester
Subaru Forester owners have reported 4 problems related to engine knocking noise (under the engine and engine cooling category).
#1 - Engine Knocking Noise problem of the 2009 Subaru Forester
The car is a 2009 Subaru Forester. Loud knocking sound noted coming form engine while driving on highway. Pulled off of highway then all the warning lights on dashboard flickered on and engine died. Had to tow to dealer. Informed that a rod had knocked loose related to faulty bearings had to have engine replaced. This problem occurred on Wednesday, February 6, 2013.
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#2 - Engine Knocking Noise problem of the 2001 Subaru Forester
The vehicle involved was a 2001 Subaru Forester. I was driving down the freeway at night when I heard a loud bang noise and looked behind me and saw black smoke and had lost all power, no power steering, no brakes and no lights I had to try to cross 2 lanes of traffic to get my car to the shoulder while it was decelerating. I got the car to the shoulder and noticed smoke coming from the engine compartment, and was worried of a possible fire. I got out and called a tow truck and had it towed. The result was a blown head gasket that had blown the rod through the back pillar and sprayed oil over everything causing the battery to short out which led to the power loss. The whole engine on the car needed to be replaced for the second time. Bought car with a rebuilt engine from same problem at 141,000 miles. This problem occurred on Monday, Feb. 25, 2013.
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#3 - Engine Knocking Noise problem of the 2011 Subaru Forester
The vehicle is a 2011 Subaru Forester. I was driving and suddenly heard a very loud knocking noise. The car started slowing down and then stopped. Smoke was coming out from under the hood. The car was towed to a nearby dealership. They determined that the one of the connecting rods punctured the engine block which caused engine oil to shoot through the hole onto the engine block, melting the wiring, and causing the smoke. It was Sunday, March 18, 2012 when this engine knocking noise issue happened.
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#4 - Engine Knocking Noise problem of the 2009 Subaru Forester
The vehicle involved is a 2009 Subaru Forester. 2009 Forester bought in July '08. Less than a year and 20,000 miles, the engine failed. I was driving long distance, and had stopped at a sign when I noticed a load banging noise from hood. As I placed pressure on the accelerator, the car didn't react appropriately - it was slow. The car was towed, and a replacement engine is being installed. I have called Subaru of America for possible buy-back, but no return call. I've read of other similiar cases occurring with the 2009 turbo models. This issue happened on 06/18/2009.