A/C compressor went on the second day of ownership. Took 3 weeks to get an appointment for the dealer to fix it and give me a courtesy car.
Fuel cap wasn't sealing at 1000km, giving check engine lights. Had to go to the dealer 3 times until they realized it was the cap's fault and not the person putting in the gas.
Front wipers were torn after 2 months; did not bother going to the dealer, replaced by better quality wipers.
Rear wiper needs to be replaced every year. I rarely use it, but it will rip on its own.
Engine has been pinging since new, have been to the dealer easily a dozen times. Have tried higher octane gas, reprogrammed the computer, replaced spark plugs, fuel injection flush. I have even been told that it's normal by the dealer, that they have seen many Foresters with that ping. The motor pings when it's hot out (above 20C), when taking off, changing gears and accelerating at low revs.
Cruise control switch near the clutch pedal made clicking sounds at 5000km. Had to go to the dealer 3 times before they fixed it.
Clutch pedal assembly made cracking sounds at 10 000km. Again, had to go to the dealer countless times before it was fixed.
Front windows were rattling when half open at 10 000km. Dealer replaced the window seals.
Rear seats made cracking sounds at 30 000km. Went to the dealer and they blamed the noise on my tire pressure. Apparently 3-4 PSI over the required amount will cause cracking noises. I made a complaint to Subaru Canada and changed dealership. The other dealership found the problem quickly, but fixed it by wrapping the seat hinges with electrical tape. I admit it fixed the problem, but it's an eye sore, and the seats don't lock themselves easily when you fold them back up.
All the windows don't go up at the same speeds, especially the back windows; does this since new.
Hatch rattles since new.
Dash cracks really bad when cold out, since new.
Hand brake boot started to tear at 30 000km. The 2 dealers "near" me said it's my fault and it's normal wear, same with the rest of the interior trim, and is not covered on warranty. In my opinion, interior trim falling apart on a 2 year old car is not normal, it's poor quality.
Passenger side armrest on the door broke off at 35 000km (not covered on warranty, and the arm rest does not come on its own, it's the entire door panel and it costs over 400$; I glued it back myself).
Carpets are ripping at 40 000km.
Clutch makes loud squeaking sounds at 48 000km; needs to get fixed.
Front left shock is blown at 48 000km; needs to get fixed.
Loud clicking and cracking sound in front suspension when turning at 48 000km; needs to get fixed.
Loud gear crunching sound when driving at higher RPM (4000 RPM); needs to get fixed.