Maintenance schedule Subaru Forester SH

The frequesncy of scheduled maintenance and inspection may differ from one country to another and can be performed more frequently depending on road conditions, weather, atmospheric conditions and vehicle usage. Therefore there may be special requirement for your country – please check with your authorized SUBARU dealer for the actual maintenance schedule applied for your vehicle. Click Read More to see a table with maintenance schedule.

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For Europe
Continue periodic maintenance beyond 120,000 km (75,000 miles) or 96 months by returning to the first column of the maintenance and adding 120,000 km (75,000 miles) or 96 months to the column headings.

Symbols used:
R: Replace
I: Inspect and then adjust, correct or replace if necessary
(I): Recommended service for save vehicle operation

Maintenance item

Maintenance interval

(number of months or km (miles), whichever occurs first)

Remarks
Months

12

24

36

48

60

72

84

96

1000 km

15

30

45

60

75

90

105

120

1000 miles

9

19

28

38

47

56

66

75

1Engine oil

R

R

R

R

R

R

R

R

See NOTE 1

2Engine oil filter

R

R

R

R

R

R

R

R

See NOTE 1

3Drive belts (except camshaft)Petrol engine

R

R

R

R

R

R

R

R

Diesel engine

R

R

R

R

R

R

R

R

Replace every 160,000 km (100,000 miles)
4Camshaft drive belt [except CIS ans Israel] (petrol engine models only)

I

I

I

I

Replace every 160,000 km (100,000 miles)

5Camshaft drive belt [for CIS ans Israel] (petrol engine models only)

I

I

I

R

I

Replace every 105,000 km (66,000 miles)

6Cooling system, hoses and connections

I

I

I

I

7Replace engine coolant

1st replacement: 132 months (11 years)/220,000km (137,500 miles)

From the 2nd replacement: 72 months (6 years)/120,000km (75,000 miles)

8Fuel system, lines and connections

I

I

I

I

See NOTE 2

9Fuel filterPetrol engine

R

Diesel engine

R

R

10Air cleaner element

I

R

I

R

I

R

I

R

See NOTE 3

11Spark plugs

R

Replace every 105,000 rv (66,000 miles)

12Transmission/differential (front & rear) lubricants (gear oil)

I

R

I

R

See NOTE 4

13Automatic transmission fluid

I

I

I

R

I

See NOTE 4

Replace every 105,000 km (66,000 miles)

14Brake fluid

R

R

R

R

See NOTE 5

15Disc brake pads and disks

I

I

I

I

I

I

I

I

See NOTE 2

16Brake linings and drums (including parknig brake lingings and drums)

I

I

I

I

See NOTE 2

17Inspect brake lines and check operation of parking and service brake system

I

I

I

I

See NOTE 2

18Clutch system

I

I

I

I

Adjust pedal free play at 1,600 km (1,000 miles)

19Steering and suspension system

I

I

I

I

See NOTE 2

20Front and rear wheel bearing lubricant

(I)

21Air filter element for the climate control system [except CIS ans Israel]

I

R

I

R

I

R

I

R

See NOTE 3

21Air filter element for the climate control system [for CIS ans Israel]

Replace every 12 months or 12,000 km (7,500 miles) whichever occurs first

See NOTE 3

NOTE
1) When the vehicle is used under severe driving conditions mentioned in the following examples, the engine oil and oil filter should be changed more frequently.
2) When the vehicle is used under severe driving conditions mentioned in the following examples, inspection should be performed at every 15,000 km (9,000 miles) or 12 months whichever occurs first.
3) When the veicle is used under severe driving conditions mentioned in the following examples, the air cleaner element and air filter should be replaced more frequently.
4) When the veicle is frequently operated under severe driving conditions, such as towing a trailer or driving on sand, replacement of automatic transmission fluid, differential gear oil (fron and rear) and manual transmission gear oil should be performed more frequently.
5) When the vehicle is used under рigh humidity areas or mountaionous areas, change fluid every 15,000 km (9,000 miles) or 12 months whichever occurs first.

Examples of severe driving conditions:
(1) Operating in extremely cold weather (Items 1, 2 and 19 only)
(2) Towing a trailer (Items 1, 2, 12, 13, 15 and 16 only)
(3) Repeated short trips (Items 1, 2, 15 and 16 only)
(4) Driving in dusty roads (Items 10, 15, 16, 19, 21 and 22 only)
(5) Driving in rough and/or muddy roads (Items 15, 16 and 19 only)
(6) Driving in areas using road salt or other corrosive materials (Items 8, 15, 16, 17 and 19 only)
(7) Living in coastal areas (Items 8, 15, 16, 17 and 19 only)

For other coutries
Continue periodic maintenance beyond 100,000 km (60,000 miles) or 48 months by returning to the first column of the maintenance and adding 100,000 km (60,000 miles) or 48 months to the column headings.

Symbols used:
R: Replace
I: Inspect and then adjust, correct or replace if necessary
(I): Recommended service for save vehicle operation

Maintenance item

Maintenance interval

(number of months or km (miles), whichever occurs first)

Remarks
Months

12

24

36

48

1000 km

1.6

25

50

75

100

1000 miles

1

15

30

45

60

1Drive belts (except camshaft)Petrol engine

I

I

I

I

I

Diesel engine

I

I

I

I

I

2Camshaft drive belt

R

3Engine oil

Replace every 12 months or 12,500 km (7,500 miles) whichever occurs first

See NOTE 1

4Engine oil filter

Replace every 12 months or 12,500 km (7,500 miles) whichever occurs first

See NOTE 1

5Cooling system, hoses and connections

I

I

6Replace engine coolant

1st replacement: 132 months (11 years)/220,000km (137,500 miles)

From the 2nd replacement: 72 months (6 years)/120,000km (75,000 miles)

7Fuel system, lines and connections

I

I

See NOTE 2
8Fuel filter

R

9Air cleaner element

I

R

I

R

See NOTE 3
10Spark plugs

R

11Transmission/differential (front & rear) lubricants (gear oil)

R

R

See NOTE 4
12Automatic transmission fluid

I

R

See NOTE 4
13Brake fluid

R

R

See NOTE 5
14Disc brake pads and disks<

I

I

I

I

See NOTE 2
15Brake linings and drums (including parknig brake lingings and drums)

I

I

See NOTE 2
16Inspect brake lines and check operation of parking and service brake system

I

I

I

I

See NOTE 2
17Clutch system

I

I

I

I

Adjust pedal free play at 1,600 km (1,000 miles)
18Steering and suspension system

I

I

I

I

See NOTE 2
19Front and rear wheel bearing lubricant

(I)

20Air filter element for the climate control system

Replace every 12 months or 12,500 km (7,500 miles) whichever occurs first

See NOTE 3

NOTE
1) When the vehicle is used under severe driving conditions mentioned in the following examples, the engine oil and oil filter should be changed more frequently.
2) When the vehicle is used under severe driving conditions mentioned in the following examples, inspection should be performed at every 12,500 km (7,500 miles) or 6 months whichever occurs first.
3) When the veicle is used under severe driving conditions mentioned in the following examples, the air cleaner element and air filter should be replaced more frequently.
4) When the veicle is frequently operated under severe driving conditions, such as towing a trailer or driving on sand, replacement of automatic transmission fluid, differential gear oil (fron and rear) and manual transmission gear oil should be performed more frequently.
5) When the vehicle is used under рigh humidity areas or mountaionous areas, change fluid every 25,000 km (15,000 miles) or 12 months whichever occurs first.

Examples of severe driving conditions:
(1) Operating in extremely cold weather (Items 3, 4 and 18 only)
(2) Towing a trailer (Items 3, 4, 11, 12, 14 and 15 only)
(3) Repeated short trips (Items 3, 4, 14 and 15 only)
(4) Driving in dusty roads (Items 9, 14, 15, 18 and 20 only)
(5) Driving in rough and/or muddy roads (Items 14, 15 and 18 only)
(6) Driving in areas using road salt or other corrosive materials (Items 7, 14, 15, 16 and 18 only)
(7) Living in coastal areas (Items 7, 14, 15, 16 and 18 only)

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