Asked by Mar 18, 2018 at 10:01 AM about the Subaru Forester

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 2015 forester is making me sick! Ever time I get
in my car I start coughing so I have to open the
windows!  I have had my car detailed to see if it
would get better, I can't use the Ac . What can I do?

14 Answers


The a/c evaporator may have dirt or mold build up. Talk to your dealership to see if it can be cleaned.

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Replace the cabin filter too


Yes, do just as the previous answer say. I would try the cabin filter first.


Yes, cabin filter! It should be changed every 15K miles. But is there a film on the inside of the windshield? That would indicate coolant is getting sprayed on the windshield, so you have a leaky heater core.


also try to put it in the fresh air mode..


Cabin filter. Tom can't be correct as there's absolutely no history of heater core failure in these Subies.


I have to respectfully disagree. There is always the first time for everything.


The reason that the heater core never fails is that the head gaskets usually blow out and coolant never reaches the heater core on these cars. ROFLMAO!


I recall another member on here talking about their allergic reaction to some of the composite materials used to make the interior panels and such. You might try looking at that along with the cabin filter. Hope you find the cause.


Possible exhaust leak.


Yeah...probably from Bob; ROFLMAO??


Lol @ the Guru!




Well, ALL Foresters make ME queasy from excessive roll and yaw, odors be damned....

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