Does A Subaru Forester Have A Timing Belt Or Timing Chain?

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    Subaru Forester Timing Overview (All Model Years)

    From model years 2014 to 2020 all Subaru Foresters have timing chains. From model years 2011 to 2013 the naturally aspirated Foresters have timing chains while the turbo Foresters have timing belts. Prior to 2013 all Foresters have timing belts.

    All Forester engines are interference.

    Model Years Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference
    Subaru Forester 2014 - 2020alltiming chaininterference
    2011 - 2013naturally aspiratedtiming chaininterference
    2011 - 2013turbo-chargedtiming beltinterference
    1998 - 2011alltiming beltinterference

    Scroll down for detailed information on your particular model year.

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    Note: Replacement intervals are broad recommendations and can be affected by age, weather conditions, running conditions etc. Check with the owner's manual/ manufacturer/ dealership.

    Subaru Forester: Timing Belt Or Timing Chain By Model Year

    Model Year Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles)
    20202.5L 4 Cyl. 182 hp (FB25 DI H4)timing chaininterferencelifetime
    20192.5L 4 Cyl. 182 hp (FB25 DI H4)timing chaininterferencelifetime
    20182.5L 4 Cyl. 170 hp (FB25 H4)timing chaininterferencelifetime
    2.0L 4 Cyl. 250 hp (FA20F H4)timing chaininterferencelifetime
    Model Year Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles)
    20172.5L 4 Cyl. 170 hp (FB25 H4)timing chaininterferencelifetime
    2.0L 4 Cyl. 250 hp (FA20F H4)timing chaininterferencelifetime
    20162.5L 4 Cyl. 170 hp (FB25 H4)timing chaininterferencelifetime
    2.0L 4 Cyl. 250 hp (FA20F H4)timing chaininterferencelifetime
    Model Year Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles)
    20152.5L 4 Cyl. 170 hp (FB25 H4)timing chaininterferencelifetime
    2.0L 4 Cyl. 250 hp (FA20F H4)timing chaininterferencelifetime
    20142.5L 4 Cyl. 170 hp (FB25 H4)timing chaininterferencelifetime
    2.0L 4 Cyl. 250 hp (FA20F H4)timing chaininterferencelifetime
    Model Year Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles)
    20132.5L 4 Cyl. 170 hp (FB25 H4)timing chaininterferencelifetime
    2.5L 4 Cyl. 224 hp (EJ25 H4)timing beltinterference105k
    20122.5L 4 Cyl. 170 hp (FB25 H4)timing chaininterferencelifetime
    2.5L 4 Cyl. 224 hp (EJ25 H4)timing beltinterference105k
    20112.5L 4 Cyl. 170 hp (FB25 H4)timing chaininterferencelifetime
    2.5L 4 Cyl. 224 hp (EJ25 H4)timing beltinterference105k
    Model Year Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles)
    20102.5L 4 Cyl. 170 hp (EJ25 H4)timing beltinterference105k
    2.5L 4 Cyl. 224 hp (EJ25 H4)timing beltinterference105k
    20092.5L 4 Cyl. 170 hp (EJ25 H4)timing beltinterference105k
    2.5L 4 Cyl. 224 hp (EJ25 H4)timing beltinterference105k
    Model Year Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles)
    20082.5L 4 Cyl. 170 hp (EJ25 H4)timing beltinterference105k
    2.5L 4 Cyl. 224 hp (EJ25 H4)timing beltinterference105k
    20072.5L 4 Cyl. 170 hp (EJ25 H4)timing beltinterference105k
    2.5L 4 Cyl. 224 hp (EJ25 H4)timing beltinterference105k
    Model Year Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles)
    20062.5L 4 Cyl. 170 hp (EJ25 H4)timing beltinterference105k
    2.5L 4 Cyl. 224 hp (EJ25 H4)timing beltinterference105k
    Model Year Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles)
    20052.5L 4 Cyl. 170 hp (EJ25 H4)timing beltinterference105k
    2.5L 4 Cyl. 224 hp (EJ25 H4)timing beltinterference105k
    20042.5L 4 Cyl. 170 hp (EJ25 H4)timing beltinterference105k
    2.5L 4 Cyl. 224 hp (EJ25 H4)timing beltinterference105k
    Model Year Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles)
    20032.5L 4 Cyl. 170 hp (EJ25 H4)timing beltinterference105k
    2.5L 4 Cyl. 224 hp (EJ25 H4)timing beltinterference105k
    20022.5L 4 Cyl. 165 hp (EJ25D H4)timing beltinterference105k
    20012.5L 4 Cyl. 165 hp (EJ25D H4)timing beltinterference105k
    Model Year Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles)
    20002.5L 4 Cyl. 165 hp (EJ25D H4)timing beltinterference105k
    19992.5L 4 Cyl. 165 hp (EJ25D H4)timing beltinterference105k
    19982.5L 4 Cyl. 165 hp (EJ251 H4)timing beltinterference105k

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