Subaru Forester 2011 Owners - please read
I have a Forester 2011 with a problem. On cold start ups (e.g., when the car is parked overnight and I start it up in the morning), it makes a loud noise for about 20-30 seconds. Depending on the ambient temperature, sometimes there is no noise and the start up is normal like any other car.
My dealership tried a few tests but could not resolve the problem. They contacted Subaru Canada. Now, I have been told by the dealership and Subaru Canada that the noise I hear is a *characteristic feature* of the Forester 2011 itself, i.e., all Forester 2011's make this type of noise.
I am now trying to do a reality check on this. If you are a Forester 2011 owner, I would appreciate it if you would reply to this post to let me know if you have the noise problem or not.
Thanks in advance.