2002 SUBARU Forester

These recalls apply to the make, model, and year of your car – and should be fixed as soon as possible.

1 Recalls for 2002 SUBARU Forester

Recall Date Component Summary
October 30, 2002 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY AND PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS WERE PRODUCED WITH AN IMPROPERLY MANUFACTURED TRANSMISSION PARKING ROD. WHEN THE TRANSMISSION SELECTOR LEVER IS PLACED IN THE “P” (PARK) POSITION, THE TRANSMISSION PARK MECHANISM, THAT IS INTENDED TO HOLD YOUR VEHICLE, MAY NOT ENGAGE.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION PARKING ROD ASSEMBLY. OWNER NOTIFICATION JANUARY 8, 2003. AN INTERIM OWNER NOTIFICATION WILL BE SENT DURING NOVEMBER 2002. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT SUBARU AT 1-800-782-2783.

These are complaints about vehicles like yours and some can only be found here. Do they sound familiar?

0 Complaints sent to the Center for Auto Safety for 2002 SUBARU Forester

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89 Complaints submitted to NHTSA for 2002 SUBARU Forester

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AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE-INACTIVE
ODI Number: 10045331
FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10991698
AIR BAGS | STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 10965799
SUSPENSION | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11271255
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11099423
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11189798
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11180437
FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11057152
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11051583
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11025030
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 10795042
ENGINE | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10758501
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10758494
FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10694410
POWER TRAIN | STEERING | SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 10643067
SERVICE BRAKES
ODI Number: 10566412
FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10563314
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING | FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
ODI Number: 10561174
TIRES
ODI Number: 10551821
FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10485918
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
ODI Number: 10437443
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10378735
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10379552
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 10360803
STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS
ODI Number: 10330473
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10314018
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10312776
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
ODI Number: 10294963
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10279463
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
ODI Number: 10258045
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
ODI Number: 10215725
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10205790
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10203091
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10196233
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10184278
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10175222
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 10173913
SUSPENSION:FRONT:WHEEL BEARING
ODI Number: 10171458
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10153855
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10149986
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10142617
POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 10130903
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 10121609
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 10123745
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10109867
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10108638
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL
ODI Number: 10103122
AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW
ODI Number: 10102219
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP
ODI Number: 10099180
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:PADS
ODI Number: 10096386
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:PEDALS AND LINKAGES | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL
ODI Number: 10091082
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL
ODI Number: 10067567
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:MASTER CYLINDER
ODI Number: 10063272
POWER TRAIN | POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10054693
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10056208
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:PEDALS AND LINKAGES | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL
ODI Number: 10053684
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
ODI Number: 10045331
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION | POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT
ODI Number: 10044013
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10037620
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10033238
PARKING BRAKE
ODI Number: 10030210
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10030884
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10026322
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10009728
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10011139
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:PEDALS AND LINKAGES
ODI Number: 10004154
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 10003760
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 8019072
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 8019022
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM
ODI Number: 8017770
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
ODI Number: 8019670
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 8012861
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
ODI Number: 8008831
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 8002494
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10296100
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10307800
STRUCTURE:BODY:HOOD
ODI Number: 898025
POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 786411
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 768938
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 765473
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 764891
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE | POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 763137
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 762290
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 759234
WHEELS
ODI Number: 758903
VISIBILITY:REARVIEW MIRRORS/DEVICES:EXTERIOR
ODI Number: 758065
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 755422
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 568249
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING | POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 567961
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0 Investigations for 2002 SUBARU Forester

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Manufacturers tell dealers about repairs for on your car. But they won’t tell you – unless you know to ask. Knowledge is power.

51 Service Alerts for 2002 SUBARU Forester

Date Description
March 18, 2022 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

This bulletin has been developed to outline the steps for gathering basic essential information during diagnosis and repair of the Infotainment concerns. (Applicable to all models with Harman or Denso CP1 Infotainment).

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January 12, 2021 101000 POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY

This bulletin announces a design change to the clutch release bearing.

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January 12, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

This bulletin announces a design change to the clutch release bearing.

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January 12, 2021 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

This bulletin announces a design change to the clutch release bearing.

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January 4, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

The purpose of this bulletin is to provide replacement key and immobilizer information.

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January 4, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

The purpose of this bulletin is to provide replacement key and immobilizer information.

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June 7, 2021 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

This bulletin is to advise of SOA⿿s revised catalytic converter recycling program shipping procedure.

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June 7, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

This bulletin is to advise of SOA⿿s revised catalytic converter recycling program shipping procedure.

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June 17, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

This bulletin contains additional information for recommended materials listed in the Service Manuals for individual models

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June 17, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

This bulletin contains additional information for recommended materials listed in the Service Manuals for individual models

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January 12, 2021 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

This bulletin announces a design change to the clutch release bearing.

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February 1, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

To help reduce confusion and increase technician efficiency, Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) has developed the following cross reference list to help locate the appropriate Special Service Tool.

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April 30, 2020 350000 EQUIPMENT

All Models (Vehicle Cleaning- COVID-19Best Practices)

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August 26, 2020 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

This service information bulletin announces a design change to the clutch release bearing used on the models listed.

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August 4, 2020 350000 EQUIPMENT

Special Service Tools Cross Reference List.

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March 10, 2020 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

This Bulletin provides information regarding DTC P0606 related specifically to the determination of this code on Forester Turbo and applicable WRX models.

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March 10, 2020 111000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY

This Bulletin provides information regarding DTC P0606 related specifically to the determination of this code on Forester Turbo and applicable WRX models.

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March 10, 2020 350000 EQUIPMENT

This Bulletin provides information regarding DTC P0606 related specifically to the determination of this code on Forester Turbo and applicable WRX models.

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March 10, 2020 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

This Bulletin provides information regarding DTC P0606 related specifically to the determination of this code on Forester Turbo and applicable WRX models.

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May 6, 2019 350000 EQUIPMENT

To help reduce confusion and increase technician efficiency, Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) has developed the following cross reference list to help locate the appropriate Special Service Tool.

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July 11, 2019 030000 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

This Service Information bulletin announces instruction for application of additional lubrication between the brake caliper support and pad clips. This will prevent the pad from dragging due to corrosion buildup which may result in uneven o

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May 21, 2019 350000 EQUIPMENT

Subaru Service and Technical Support Line Newletter.

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October 26, 2018 100000 POWER TRAIN

This Service Information bulletin announces a design change to the clutch release bearing used on the models as listed above. During assembly of the bearing, a different type of grease is used which has a higher resistance to heat. In cases

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October 26, 2018 350000 EQUIPMENT

This Service Information bulletin announces a design change to the clutch release bearing used on the models as listed above. During assembly of the bearing, a different type of grease is used which has a higher resistance to heat. In cases

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October 26, 2018 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

This Service Information bulletin announces a design change to the clutch release bearing used on the models as listed above. During assembly of the bearing, a different type of grease is used which has a higher resistance to heat. In cases

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

October 26, 2018 100000 POWER TRAIN

This Service Information bulletin announces a design change to the clutch release bearing used on the models as listed above. During assembly of the bearing, a different type of grease is used which has a higher resistance to heat. In cases

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

October 26, 2018 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

This Service Information bulletin announces a design change to the clutch release bearing used on the models as listed above. During assembly of the bearing, a different type of grease is used which has a higher resistance to heat. In cases

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

April 12, 2016 350000 EQUIPMENT

Revised TSB. The Subaru Lock Information Site (SLIS) is located at http://lockinfo.subaru.com, and provides information on how to obtain immobilizer codes and key cut codes for Subaru vehicles from the 2000MY to present. This bulletin iden

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

April 12, 2016 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

Revised TSB. The Subaru Lock Information Site (SLIS) is located at http://lockinfo.subaru.com, and provides information on how to obtain immobilizer codes and key cut codes for Subaru vehicles from the 2000MY to present. This bulletin iden

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

April 12, 2016 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

Revised TSB. The Subaru Lock Information Site (SLIS) is located at http://lockinfo.subaru.com, and provides information on how to obtain immobilizer codes and key cut codes for Subaru vehicles from the 2000MY to present. This bulletin iden

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

September 30, 2016 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

The purpose of this bulletin is to provide replacement key and immobilizer information along with an overview of the Subaru Lock Information web-site.

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November 16, 2016 350000 EQUIPMENT

The purpose of this bulletin is to provide replacement key and immobilizer information along with an overview of the Subaru Lock Information web-site.

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April 1, 2002 162800 STRUCTURE:BODY:HOOD

SUBJECT REGARDING EXCESSIVE TRANSPORTATION COATING UNDER THE HOOD. *JG

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September 9, 2005 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

2.5L REMANUFACTURED SOHC SHORT BLOCK RELEASE. *TT

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May 19, 2003 101000 POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY

CLUTCH PEDAL STICKING. *TT

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April 1, 2002 116200 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE

SUBJECT REGARDING ENGINE CONTROL MODULE REPROGRAMMING. *SLC

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March 15, 2003 100000 POWER TRAIN

TRANSMISSION CONTROL UNIT (TCU) CODE 45 AND ALL-WHEEL DRIVE HARSH ENGAGEMENT. *TT

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March 21, 2003 350000 EQUIPMENT

FLOOR MAT HOOK REPAIR. *TT

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July 1, 2001 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

SUBJECT REGARDING SERVICE MANUAL CORRECTIONS. *JB

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February 1, 2004 062000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM

ENGINE COOLING SYSTEM CONDITIONER.*MR

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January 15, 2014 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

REPAIR PROCEDURE FOR HIGH-PITCHED SOUND FROM EXTENSION HOUSING AREA USING LATEST GENERATION PRODUCTION PARTS – THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES PRODUCTION CHANGE, REPAIR PROCEDURE AND PARTS INFORMATION TO ADDRESS A CUSTOMER CONCERN OF A HIGH-PITCHED

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December 23, 2002 021600 SUSPENSION:FRONT:WHEEL BEARING

NEW PROCEDURE FOR REPLACING REAR WHEEL BEARINGS. *TT

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December 1, 2002 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

IMPROPERLY MANUFACTURED 4EAT TRANSMISSION PARKING PAWL ROD. *TT

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February 3, 2011 190000 TIRES

SUBARU: THERE IS A STEERING WHEEL VIBRATION AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS DUE TO AN IMPORPER WHEEL BALANCE. *RM

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December 13, 2012 350000 EQUIPMENT

REPAIR PROCEDURE FOR HIGH-PITCHED SOUND FROM EXTENSION HOUSING AREA USING LATEST GENERATION PRODUCTION PARTS

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December 11, 2012 105400 POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:CENTER SUPPORT BEARING

THIS BULLETIN REVIEWS A CHANGE TO THE PART NUMBERS USED FOR THE TRANSFER DRIVEN GEAR BEARINGS. THESE REVISED BEARINGS ARE TO BE USED TO ENHANCE DURABILITY.

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February 1, 2006 061110 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:BELTS AND ASSOCIATED PULLEYS

RUBBING MARK ON TIMING BELT. SUBARU. *TT

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February 15, 2004 034520 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:PADS

DISC BRAKE PAD MODIFICATION FOR UNEVEN OR PREMATURE WORN BRAKE PADS. *TT

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January 4, 2002 350000 EQUIPMENT

SUBJECT REGARDING AUTO DIMMING ELECTROCHROMIC COMPASS MIRROR TROUBLE SHOOTING GUIDE. *SLC

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February 25, 2005 162500 STRUCTURE:BODY:TAILGATE

THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION TO PROPERLY DIAGNOSIS THE REAR GATE STAYS AND ALSO AVOIDS UNNECESSARY REPLACEMENT OF NON-FAILED STAYS. *TT

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April 20, 2005 151400 SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY

INFORMATION REGARDING SEAT BELT LATCH SLIDES TO THE LOWER SEAT BELT ANCHOR. *YH UPDATED *EH

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