2004 SUBARU Outback

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

11 Recalls for 2004 SUBARU Outback

Recall Date Component Summary
January 2, 2020 AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:PASSENGER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE

Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2009-2013 Forester, 2003-2006 Baja, 2004-2011 Impreza, 2004-2014 WRX (STI included), 2003-2014 Legacy and Outback, and 2005-2006 Saab 9-2X vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in the states of Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands or “Zone A.”

These vehicles had their passenger frontal air bag inflators previously replaced under a prior recall using inflators of the same design. The inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.

Remedy:

Subaru will notify their owners. General Motors will notify Saab owners. Dealers will replace the passenger air bag inflators with alternate inflators, free of charge. The recall began January 7, 2020. Subaru Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-844-373-6614. Saab owners may contact the Saab Customer Assistance Center at 1-800-955-9007. Subaru’s number for this recall is TKA-20.

January 2, 2020 AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:PASSENGER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE

Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2009-2013 Forester, 2003-2006 Baja, 2004-2011 Impreza, 2004-2014 WRX (including STI), 2003-2014 Legacy and Outback, and 2006 Saab 9-2X vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in the states of Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia or “Zone B.”

These vehicles had their passenger frontal air bag inflators previously replaced under a prior recall using inflators of the same design. The inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.

Remedy:

Subaru will notify their owners. General Motors will notify Saab owners. Dealers will replace the passenger air bag inflators, free of charge. The recall began January 7, 2020. Subaru owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-844-373-6614. Saab owners may contact the Saab Customer Assistance Center at 1-800-955-9007. Subaru’s number for this recall is TKB-20.

January 2, 2020 AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:PASSENGER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE

Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2009-2013 Forester, 2003-2006 Baja, 2004-2011 Impreza, 2004-2014 WRX (including STI), 2003-2014 Legacy and Outback, and 2005-2006 Saab 9-2X vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in the states of Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming or “Zone C.”

These vehicles had their passenger frontal air bag inflators previously replaced under a prior recall using inflators of the same design. The inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.

Remedy:

Subaru will notify their owners. General Motors will notify Saab owners. Dealers will replace the passenger air bag inflators, free of charge. The recall began January 7, 2020. Subaru owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-844-373-6614. Saab owners may contact the Saab Customer Assistance Center at 1-800-955-9007. Subaru’s number for this recall is TKC-20.

May 25, 2016 AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:PASSENGER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE

Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2003-2004 Legacy, Outback, and Baja vehicles originally sold or that have ever been registered in Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming, or “Zone C.”.

These vehicles may be equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.

Remedy:

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began August 24, 2016. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-856-488-8500. Subaru’s number for this recall is TKC-16.

Note: This recall covers vehicles that were not previously covered in 16V-358 for Zone A or 16V-359 for Zone B.

May 25, 2016 AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:PASSENGER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE

Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2003-2004 Legacy, Outback, 2006-2008 Impreza, Tribeca, 2006 Saab 9-2x, and 2003-2006 Baja vehicles originally sold or that have ever been registered in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, or “Zone B.”

These vehicles may be equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.

Remedy:

Subaru will notify their owners. General Motors will notify Saab owners. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began August 24, 2016. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-856-488-8500. Subaru’s number for this recall is TKB-16.

Note: This notice is only for vehicles that were not covered by 16V-358 for Zone A.

May 25, 2016 AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:PASSENGER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE

Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2003-2004 Legacy, Outback, 2009-2011 Legacy, Outback, Forester, 2006-2011 Impreza, Tribeca, 2003-2006 Baja, and 2006 Saab 9-2x vehicles originally sold or that have ever been registered in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or “Zone A.”

These vehicles may be equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.

Remedy:

Subaru will notify their owners. General Motors will notify Saab owners. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began August 26, 2016. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-856-488-8500. Saab owners may contact GM at 1-800-955-9007. Subaru’s number for this recall is TKA-16.

May 28, 2015 AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:PASSENGER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE

Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2003-2004 Subaru Baja vehicles manufactured January 22, 2003, to July 21, 2004, 2004-2005 Impreza vehicles manufactured January 28, 2003, to May 31, 2005, 2003-2008 Subaru Legacy vehicles manufactured January 22, 2003, to May 2, 2008, 2003-2008 Subaru Outback vehicles manufactured February 18, 2003, to May 5, 2008, and 2005 Saab 9-2x vehicles manufactured February 11, 2004, to March 17, 2005. The affected vehicles are equipped with a passenger side frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture upon its deployment.

Remedy:

Subaru will notify their owners and General Motors will notify Saab owners. Dealers will replace the passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. The Subaru recall began on June 17, 2015. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. The Saab recall began on July 27, 2015. Owners of Saab vehicles may call 1-800-955-9007. Subaru’s number for this recall is WQR-53. Note: The recall completely supersedes recall 14V-399 (WQL-48) and partially supersedes recall 14V-763 (WQP-51) in that model year 2004 through 2005 Subaru Impreza and model year 2005 Saab 9-2x vehicles are now only part of this campaign. Note: On December 18, 2015 Subaru informed NHTSA of an expansion of this recall to include certain model year 2003-2004 Subaru Baja, 2003-2008 Subaru Legacy and 2003-2008 Subaru Outback vehicles.

December 1, 2014 AIR BAGS

Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2003-2004 Legacy and Outback vehicles, and 2003-2005 Baja vehicles sold, or ever registered, in geographic locations associated with high absolute humidity. Specifically, vehicles sold, or ever registered, in Puerto Rico, Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, Saipan, American Samoa, Florida and adjacent counties in southern Georgia, as well as the coastal areas of Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Upon deployment of the passenger side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.

Remedy:

Subaru will notify their owners. Dealers will replace the passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began on January 15, 2015. Owners may contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru’s number for this recall is WQP-51. Note: This recall supersedes recall 14V-471. This recall has been partially superseded by 15V-323. All 2005 model year Subaru Legacy and Outback vehicles will now be repaired under recall 15V-323.

November 29, 2013 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP

Airtex Products LP (Airtex) is recalling certain model E8598M, E8518M, E8600M, E8596M, and E8597M fuel pumps manufactured July 26, 2013, and July 29, 2013 and used as aftermarket replacements on Subaru Baja’s, Outback’s and Legacy’s. The affected fuel pumps were sold or installed into the aftermarket applications on or after July 26, 2013, and may may leak fuel from the base of a fuel line connection when the gas tank is full.

Remedy:

Airtex will notify owners, and will replace the fuel pump, free of charge. Recall is expected to begin on January 2, 2014. Customers may contact Airtex at 1-800-880-3056. The recall is expected to begin during January 2014. This recall is being conducted by Airtex, not by Subaru.

March 16, 2004 VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CABLES

ON CERTAIN PASSENGER SEDANS, WAGONS, AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE CRUISE CONTROL CABLE COULD COME OUT OF ITS TRACK ON THE CRUISE CONTROL LEVER AND LODGE ON THE CONTROL LEVER TAB WHEN THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL IS RELEASED. IF THIS CONDITION OCCURS, THE THROTTLE WILL NOT RETURN TO THE IDLE POSITION AND WILL REMAIN IN AN OPEN POSITION.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL INSTALL A CRUISE CONTROL CABLE RETAINING CLIP TO THE CRUISE CONTROL LEVER TAB ON THE THROTTLE SHAFT IN ORDER TO PREVENT THE CRUISE CONTROL CABLE FROM COMING OUT OF ITS TRACK. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN ON APRIL 12, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT SUBARU AT 1-800-782-2783.

August 20, 2003 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:FILLER PIPE AND CAP

CERTAIN PASSENGER OR SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES MAY HAVE A LOOSE OR OUT OF POSITION FUEL FILLER HOSE CLAMP.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND TIGHTEN THE CLAMP ON THE FUEL FILLER HOSE. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN AUGUST 27, 2003. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT SUBARU AT 1-800-782-2783.

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1 Complaints sent to the Center for Auto Safety for 2004 SUBARU Outback

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90 Complaints submitted to NHTSA for 2004 SUBARU Outback

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Date Component  
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10925244
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10920333
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10916646
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10916597
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11000821
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10906366
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10899357
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10904380
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10897578
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10945911
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10935132
SERVICE BRAKES
ODI Number: 11364869
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11235103
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11098042
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11092692
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11079348
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11075594
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11041059
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11030656
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10892880
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10892434
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 10874723
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10743586
FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10730632
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10705701
FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10662661
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10659193
FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10654667
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10658670
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10651223
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10651610
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10640582
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10629248
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10615362
SERVICE BRAKES | STEERING | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10610527
ENGINE
ODI Number: 10542004
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10519453
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ENGINE
ODI Number: 10496301
POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:UNIVERSAL JOINT
ODI Number: 10498861
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 10465672
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10433847
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10425771
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10405752
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 10402132
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10386223
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES
ODI Number: 10363037
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 10356534
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10321730
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10323338
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10322807
POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:CONSTANT VELOCITY JOINT
ODI Number: 10319902
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
ODI Number: 10317786
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10308921
POWER TRAIN | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10294158
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
ODI Number: 10295762
STEERING
ODI Number: 10268730
WHEELS
ODI Number: 10267678
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10264187
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE | POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10261399
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
ODI Number: 10255393
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10249882
VISIBILITY
ODI Number: 10248672
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE | SUSPENSION:FRONT
ODI Number: 10225936
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10209969
POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10175631
AIR BAGS | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10162633
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL:GAS RECIRCULATION VALVE (EGR VALVE)
ODI Number: 10147857
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10141611
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10130163
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 10118990
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10119237
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10117813
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10116577
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10108341
VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD
ODI Number: 10105435
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING | ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
ODI Number: 10100055
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10098126
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CABLES
ODI Number: 10088191
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING | POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CRUISE CONTROL
ODI Number: 10088909
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10081567
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY
ODI Number: 10074710
SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:POWER ADJUST
ODI Number: 10074103
VISIBILITY
ODI Number: 10067896
VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD
ODI Number: 10062670
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY | ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR | ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
ODI Number: 10051647
AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW
ODI Number: 10049126
VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD
ODI Number: 10049123
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10214200
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10157100
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:TORQUE CONVERTER
ODI Number: 10154800
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4 Investigations for 2004 SUBARU Outback

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AIR BAGS
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
AIR BAGS
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
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75 Service Alerts for 2004 SUBARU Outback

Date Description
May 27, 2016 350000 EQUIPMENT

Subject: Takata Recall Expansion ? New Subaru Recall Campaigns TKA-16, TKB-16, TKC-16 covering all non-desiccated frontal Takata PSAN inflators. Each phase of the expansions will address the most at risk vehicles first and is divided into

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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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May 14, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Takata Front Passenger Air Bag Inflator Replacement.

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May 14, 2021 140000 AIR BAGS

Takata Front Passenger Air Bag Inflator Replacement.

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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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February 4, 2020 140000 AIR BAGS

SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. has determined that a defect, which relates to motor vehicle safety, exists in certain 2003-2014 model year Legacy and Outback vehicles, 2003-2006 model year Baja vehicles, 2009-2013 model year Forester vehicles, 200

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January 15, 2020 140000 AIR BAGS

SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. has determined that a defect, which relates to motor vehicle safety, exists in certain 2003-2014 model year Legacy and Outback vehicles, 2003-2006 model year Baja vehicles, 2009-2013 model year Forester vehicles, 200

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January 15, 2020 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. has determined that a defect, which relates to motor vehicle safety, exists in certain 2003-2014 model year Legacy and Outback vehicles, 2003-2006 model year Baja vehicles, 2009-2013 model year Forester vehicles, 200

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January 6, 2020 140000 AIR BAGS

Takata Like for Like recalls- TKA20 (Zone A), TKB20 (Zone B), TKC20 (Zone C).

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January 6, 2020 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

Takata Like for Like recalls- TKA20 (Zone A), TKB20 (Zone B), TKC20 (Zone C).

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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

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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 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

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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

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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

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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

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February 6, 2018 350000 EQUIPMENT

This bulletin provides details regarding a new oil filler tube o-ring developed to address engine oil seepage concerns. This seepage may accumulate along the bottom sealing surface of the rocker cover. The new o-ring utilizes material whic

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February 6, 2018 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

This bulletin provides details regarding a new oil filler tube o-ring developed to address engine oil seepage concerns. This seepage may accumulate along the bottom sealing surface of the rocker cover. The new o-ring utilizes material whic

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June 17, 2015 015100 STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST:PUMP

If you encounter a vehicle that has a groaning type noise coming from the power steering pump when the wheel is turned to the full right or left position when the vehicle is parked, it may be caused by the relief valve vibrating within the

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June 17, 2015 350000 EQUIPMENT

If you encounter a vehicle that has a groaning type noise coming from the power steering pump when the wheel is turned to the full right or left position when the vehicle is parked, it may be caused by the relief valve vibrating within the

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April 12, 2016 141000 AIR BAGS:FRONTAL

Recall Bulletin Revised. UPDATE ? April 2016: New and different inflators are available for affected 2004-2005 Impreza, WRX, and STI vehicles. As a result, there are different installation instructions depending on the inflator being insta

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May 27, 2016 140000 AIR BAGS

Subject: Takata Recall Expansion ? New Subaru Recall Campaigns TKA-16, TKB-16, TKC-16 covering all non-desiccated frontal Takata PSAN inflators. Each phase of the expansions will address the most at risk vehicles first and is divided into

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February 6, 2018 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

This bulletin provides details regarding a new oil filler tube o-ring developed to address engine oil seepage concerns. This seepage may accumulate along the bottom sealing surface of the rocker cover. The new o-ring utilizes material whi

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May 22, 2013 100000 POWER TRAIN

This Bulletin provides production change, repair procedure and parts information to address a customer concern of a high-pitched sound coming from the transmission extension housing area. In cold temperatures, thermal contraction causes shr

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May 22, 2013 350000 EQUIPMENT

This Bulletin provides production change, repair procedure and parts information to address a customer concern of a high-pitched sound coming from the transmission extension housing area. In cold temperatures, thermal contraction causes shr

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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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February 10, 2016 140000 AIR BAGS

Based on ballistic testing results, it has been determined that affected vehicles with registration history in high absolute humidity (HAH) areas are more susceptible to rupture. Owner notification letters were mailed to the owners of those

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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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January 14, 2015 141320 AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:PASSENGER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE

THE REVISEMENT OF THIS RECALL ADVISES (WQM-49) HAS BEEN SUPERSEDED TO THE WQP-51 REGIONAL FRONT PASSENGER TAKATA AIR BAG INFLATOR RECALL.

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January 14, 2015 141320 AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:PASSENGER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE

THIS BULLETIN ANNOUNCES SUBARU IS CONDUCTING THIS LIMITED REGIONAL RECALL TO REPLACE THE FRONT PASSENGER AIR BAG INFLATORS PRODUCED BY TK HOLDINGS, INC. (TAKATA) IN CERTAIN 2003-2005 MODEL YEAR LEGACY, OUTBACK, AND BAJA VEHICLES AND CERTAIN

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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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September 26, 2014 140000 AIR BAGS

WQM-49 – REGIONAL FRONT PASSENGER AIR BAG INFLATOR REPLACEMENT

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December 4, 2014 140000 AIR BAGS

UPDATED STATEMENT ON TAKATA AIRBAGS POSTED ON SUBARU.COM

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August 18, 2003 071110 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:FILLER PIPE AND CAP

SUBARU HAS DETERMINED THAT CERTAIN MODELS MAY HAVE BEEN MANUFACTURED WITH AN IMPROPERLY INSTALLED FUEL FILLER HOSE CLAMP. THIS CONDITION COULD RESULT IN A FUEL LEAK. *TT

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March 10, 2004 183000 VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CABLES

IMMEDIATE STOP SALE ORDER FOR POSSIBLE CRUISE CONTROL CABLE MISLOCATION THAT COULD PREVENT THE THROTTLE FROM CLOSING. *TT

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March 1, 2004 185000 VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CRUISE CONTROL

CRUISE CONTROL CABLE RETAINING CLIP. *TT

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November 6, 2014 140000 AIR BAGS

PARTS REMINDER: RETURNS TO TAKATA FOR WQL48 AND WQM49 AIR BAG INFLATOR

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September 24, 2003 134000 VISIBILITY:SUN/MOON ROOF ASSEMBLY

UNUSUAL BUT VERY DISTINGUISHABLE NOISE COMING FROM THE REAR OF THE FRONT SUNSHADE DURING MANUAL OPERATION ON VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH DUAL SUNROOFS. *TT

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July 6, 2015 351130 EQUIPMENT:RECREATIONAL VEHICLE/TRAILER:LPG SYSTEMS:TANK VALVE/GAUGE

IF YOU ENCOUNTER A VEHICLE THAT HAS A GROANING TYPE NOISE COMING FROM THE POWER STEERING PUMP WHEN THE WHEEL IS TURNED TO THE FULL RIGHT OR LEFT POSITION WHEN THE VEHICLE IS PARKED, IT MAY BE CAUSED BY THE RELIEF VALVE VIBRATING WITHIN THE

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May 24, 2006 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

ECM REPROGRAMMING SERVICE PROGRAM. *TT

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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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September 11, 2014 140000 AIR BAGS

SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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October 3, 2006 135200 VISIBILITY:REARVIEW MIRRORS/DEVICES:EXTERIOR

LOOSE DOOR MIRROR SCREWS. *KB

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August 25, 2014 140000 AIR BAGS

WQL-48 – FRONT PASSENGER AIR BAG INFLATOR REPLACEMENT

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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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September 11, 2014 140000 AIR BAGS

WQL-48R – FRONT PASSENGER AIR BAG INFLATOR REPLACEMENT

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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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November 8, 2006 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

THROTTLE POSITION SENSOR. VEHICLES EQUIPED WITH H-6 3.0L ENGINES. *KB

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August 15, 2014 140000 AIR BAGS

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS RETURNS-COMPLIANCE REMINDER – WQL48 TAKATA AIRBAG RECALL

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August 11, 2014 140000 AIR BAGS

WQL-48 – FRONT PASSENGER AIR BAG INFLATOR REPLACEMENT

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August 4, 2014 140000 AIR BAGS

ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEW SUBARU RECALL CAMPAIGN: FRONT PASSENGER AIR BAG INFLATORS WQM-49

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July 1, 2007 121000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

HEADLIGHT BULB SOCKET REPAIRS. *KB

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August 1, 2014 140000 AIR BAGS

SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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July 3, 2014 140000 AIR BAGS

SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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June 22, 2006 150000 SEAT BELTS

REAR CENTER SEAT BELT INSTALLATION PROCEDURES. *TT

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October 6, 2004 102000 POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION

TRANSFER CLUTCH BINDING. *TT

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