Subaru Forester Timing Belt Or Timing Chain (1998 - 2021)

From the model year 1998 to 2021 the Subaru Forester has various engines with either a timing belt or a timing chain. However, all of its engines are interference.

Scroll down to see specific data for your model year below.

The timing belt (or chain) maintains the proper synchronization between the various engine components in a combustion engine.

If the belt or chain stretches or breaks, it can lead to catastrophic engine damage.

Timing belts have a recommended replacement interval, while timing chains are generally rated for the engines lifetime, although they need to be inspected occasionally.

Subaru Forester Timing Belt Or Chain (1998 - 2021)
Year Engine Belt Or Chain Interference Service Interval
2021 2.5L 4 Cyl. 182 hp (FB25 DI H4) timing chain interference lifetime
2020 2.5L 4 Cyl. 182 hp (FB25 DI H4) timing chain interference lifetime
2019 2.5L 4 Cyl. 182 hp (FB25 DI H4) timing chain interference lifetime
2018 2.5L 4 Cyl. 170 hp (FB25 H4) timing chain interference lifetime
2018 2.0L 4 Cyl. 250 hp (FA20F H4) timing chain interference lifetime
2017 2.5L 4 Cyl. 170 hp (FB25 H4) timing chain interference lifetime
2017 2.0L 4 Cyl. 250 hp (FA20F H4) timing chain interference lifetime
2016 2.5L 4 Cyl. 170 hp (FB25 H4) timing chain interference lifetime
2016 2.0L 4 Cyl. 250 hp (FA20F H4) timing chain interference lifetime
2015 2.5L 4 Cyl. 170 hp (FB25 H4) timing chain interference lifetime
2015 2.0L 4 Cyl. 250 hp (FA20F H4) timing chain interference lifetime
2014 2.5L 4 Cyl. 170 hp (FB25 H4) timing chain interference lifetime
2014 2.0L 4 Cyl. 250 hp (FA20F H4) timing chain interference lifetime
2013 2.5L 4 Cyl. 170 hp (FB25 H4) timing chain interference lifetime
2013 2.5L 4 Cyl. 224 hp (EJ25 H4) timing belt interference 105k miles
2012 2.5L 4 Cyl. 170 hp (FB25 H4) timing chain interference lifetime
2012 2.5L 4 Cyl. 224 hp (EJ25 H4) timing belt interference 105k miles
2011 2.5L 4 Cyl. 170 hp (FB25 H4) timing chain interference lifetime
2011 2.5L 4 Cyl. 224 hp (EJ25 H4) timing belt interference 105k miles
2010 2.5L 4 Cyl. 170 hp (EJ25 H4) timing belt interference 105k miles
2010 2.5L 4 Cyl. 224 hp (EJ25 H4) timing belt interference 105k miles
2009 2.5L 4 Cyl. 170 hp (EJ25 H4) timing belt interference 105k miles
2009 2.5L 4 Cyl. 224 hp (EJ25 H4) timing belt interference 105k miles
2008 2.5L 4 Cyl. 170 hp (EJ25 H4) timing belt interference 105k miles
2008 2.5L 4 Cyl. 224 hp (EJ25 H4) timing belt interference 105k miles
2007 2.5L 4 Cyl. 170 hp (EJ25 H4) timing belt interference 105k miles
2007 2.5L 4 Cyl. 224 hp (EJ25 H4) timing belt interference 105k miles
2006 2.5L 4 Cyl. 170 hp (EJ25 H4) timing belt interference 105k miles
2006 2.5L 4 Cyl. 224 hp (EJ25 H4) timing belt interference 105k miles
2005 2.5L 4 Cyl. 170 hp (EJ25 H4) timing belt interference 105k miles
2005 2.5L 4 Cyl. 224 hp (EJ25 H4) timing belt interference 105k miles
2004 2.5L 4 Cyl. 170 hp (EJ25 H4) timing belt interference 105k miles
2004 2.5L 4 Cyl. 224 hp (EJ25 H4) timing belt interference 105k miles
2003 2.5L 4 Cyl. 170 hp (EJ25 H4) timing belt interference 105k miles
2003 2.5L 4 Cyl. 224 hp (EJ25 H4) timing belt interference 105k miles
2002 2.5L 4 Cyl. 165 hp (EJ25D H4) timing belt interference 105k miles
2001 2.5L 4 Cyl. 165 hp (EJ25D H4) timing belt interference 105k miles
2000 2.5L 4 Cyl. 165 hp (EJ25D H4) timing belt interference 105k miles
1999 2.5L 4 Cyl. 165 hp (EJ25D H4) timing belt interference 105k miles
1998 2.5L 4 Cyl. 165 hp (EJ25D H4) timing belt interference 105k miles

TimingBeltInfo.com is a website designed to quickly find the timing belt (or chain) information for your vehicle.

Understanding the timing system in your vehicle or a possible purchase can save you money and headaches in the long run.

When in doubt, always consult with a professional mechanic.

Also, you can consult the vehicle's owner's manual.