We are big fans of Subaru vehicles, but they occasionally come with an issue or two. The 2011 Subaru Forester has two engine oil issues that owners need to be aware of: first and foremost, the engine can consume too much engine oil while operating, the other issue is oil leaks.
Excessive oil consumption is a known problem for a number of vehicles, and unfortunately, 2011 Forester is one of them. It can be 1 - 2 quarts between oil changes, but sometimes as many as 3-4 quarts. If you own a 2011 Subaru Forester, we highly recommend checking engine oil levels every 1000 miles and topping it off if necessary. This will keep your vehicle from depleting the engine oil.
Oil leaks are always a concern, and unfortunately older Subaru vehicles are oil leak prone. An oil leak can be particularly dangerous if your Subaru also has a tendency to excessive oil consumption. If the two are combined, and the owner does not monitor engine oil level, the vehicle may run out of engine oil – engine replacement will be necessary.
So if you own a 2011 Subaru Forester, keep an eye on the engine oil level, and top it off every 1000 miles or so. And if you suspect an oil leak, bring your vehicle to our Castro Valley auto care facility and we can identify the cause of the leak and get it fixed. Call us to make an appointment or make an appointment on our website.