2009 SUBARU Forester

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

17 Recalls for 2009 SUBARU Forester

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.

April 11, 2019 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH

Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2009-2013 Forester vehicles, 2008-2011 Impreza vehicles, 2008-2014 WRX vehicles, 2005-2014 Legacy vehicles, 2005-2014 Outback vehicles and 2006-2008 Tribeca vehicles equipped with a mechanical key ignition switch installed as a replacement part. The ball spring inside the switch may break, reducing the strength of the ignition switch. If this occurs, the weight on the key ring and certain road conditions could cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position to the accessory position, turning off the engine.

Remedy:

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the ignition switch, replacing the ignition switch, if necessary, free of charge. The recall began May 10, 2019. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-844-373-6614. Subaru’s number for this recall is WUF-91.

January 9, 2018 AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:PASSENGER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE

Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2009 Tribeca, Impreza, Forester, WRX, Legacy, and Outback vehicles 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.

These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may explode 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 front passenger air bag inflators, free of charge. The recall began on February 9, 2018. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru’s number for this recall is TKC-18.

January 9, 2018 AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:PASSENGER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE

Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2009-2010 Tribeca, Impreza, Forester, WRX, Legacy, and Outback vehicles 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.

These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may explode 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 front passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began on February 9, 2018. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru’s number for this recall is TKB-18.

January 9, 2018 AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:PASSENGER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE

Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2009-2013 Legacy, Forester, Tribeca, WRX and Outback vehicles, and 2009-2011 Impreza vehicles 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.

These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may explode 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 front passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began on February 9, 2018. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru’s number for this recall is TKA-18.

January 11, 2017 AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:PASSENGER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE

Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2005-2006 Baja, 2009 Forester, Legacy and Outback and 2006-2009 Impreza (including WRX and STI models) and Tribeca 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.

These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules 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 front air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began March 6, 2017. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru’s number for this recall is TKB-17.

January 10, 2017 AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:PASSENGER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE

Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2005-2006 Subaru Baja, 2006-2011 Impreza (including WRX and STI models), 2006-2012 Tribeca, 2009-2012 Forester, Legacy, Outback, and 2012 WRX 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.

These vehicles are 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 front passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began March 6, 2017. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru’s number for this recall is TKA-17.

October 13, 2016 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2007-2009 model year Legacy and Outback vehicles, 2008-2014 Impreza vehicles and 2009-2013 Forester vehicles, all equipped with turbo-charged engines. The relay that controls the secondary air injection pump may fail, causing the pump to continuously operate and overheat.

Remedy:

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the secondary air injection pump relay, free of charge. The recall began December 2016. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru’s number for this recall is WTM-73.

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.

December 31, 2014 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2008-2011 Impreza, 2008-2014 WRX and STI, and 2009-2013 Forester vehicles, currently, or formerly, registered in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia that were remedied under recall 14V-311 prior to December 23, 2014. The brake lines may experience brake line corrosion due to salt water splashing on the brake lines through a gap in the fuel tank protector.

Remedy:

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will apply an anti-corrosion wax to the four-way joint connector area of the brake line system, free of charge. The recall began on January 27, 2015. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru’s number for this recall is WQQ-52. Notes: This recall is specific to affected Forester, Impreza, WRX, and STI customers who had their car remedied under NHTSA recall no. 14V-311 prior to December 23, 2014. Subaru has determined that this remedy was inadequate due to incomplete repair instructions provided to dealers. Affected Forester, Impreza, WRX, and STI vehicles that were not repaired under NHTSA recall no. 14V-311 prior to December 23, 2014 will continue to be processed under NHTSA recall no. 14V-311. Affected vehicles not currently, or formerly, registered in the salt belt states identified in this recall are eligible for repair, at no cost to the customer, upon request.

June 10, 2014 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2005-2009 Outback and Legacy, 2008-2011 Impreza and 2008-2014 Impreza WRX/STI, and 2009-2013 Forester vehicles, currently, or formerly, registered in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia. Salt water could splash on the brake lines through a gap in the fuel tank protector, resulting in excessive corrosion of the brake lines.

Note that affected vehicles not currently, or formerly registered, in the salt belt states identified above are eligible for repair, at no cost to the customer, upon request.

Remedy:

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will test the brake system by depressing the brake pedal and inspecting for brake fluid leaks. If no brake fluid seepage is observed, the affected areas will be rustproofed with anti-corrosion wax. If brake fluid seepage is observed, the brake lines will be replaced followed by rustproofing with anti-corrosion wax. These services will be performed free of charge. The recall began July 2014 and second notifications will run through November 2014. Owners may contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru’s recall campaign number is WQK-47. Note: This recall supersedes recall 13V-110 which applied to certain 2005-2009 Legacy/Outback vehicles. Vehicles that were remedied under the previous campaign still need additional areas rust-proofed.

December 26, 2012 EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Subaru is recalling certain model year 2010 and 2011 Legacy and Outback vehicles, certain model year 2006 through 2012 Tribeca vehicles sold before January 2012, and certain model year 2009 through 2012 Forester vehicles sold before January 2012. Up to 78,650 of these vehicles may have been equipped with accessory puddle lights that, when illuminated, brighten the area under the doors of the vehicle. A short circuit can develop when either the puddle light or connector are exposed to an electrolytic moisture source (such as road spray that has road salt in it) and it penetrates the circuit board of the puddle light or the pins of the puddle light connector(s).

Remedy:

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will install an additional fused-harness, free of charge. The recall began February 19, 2013. Owners may contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783 for more information.

March 13, 2012 SEAT BELTS:REAR/OTHER

SUBARU IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2009-2012 FORESTER VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM NOVEMBER 26, 2007, THROUGH MARCH 13, 2012. THE AUTOMATIC LOCKING RETRACTOR in the SEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES LOCATED IN THE REAR CENTER SEATING OF THE AFFECTED VEHICLES DO NOT MEET LOCKABILITY REQUIREMENTS AND FAIL TO COMPLY WITH FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 208, “OCCUPANT CRASH PROTECTION.” SPECIFICALLY, THE ASSEMBLIES MAY NOT PERMIT PROPER INSTALLATION AND SECURE ATTACHMENT OF A CHILD RESTRAINT IN THAT SEATING POSITION.

Remedy:

SUBARU WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE REAR CENTER SEAT BELT ASSEMBLY WITH A NEWLY MODIFIED AUTOMATIC LOCKING RETRACTOR, FREE OF CHARGE. AN INTERIM LETTER WAS MAILED ON MARCH 26, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SUBARU AT 1-800-782-2783.

April 2, 2009 EQUIPMENT

THULE, INC. IS RECALLING 2,323 OWNER-INSTALLED ROOF-MOUNTED FIT KITS, MODELS 3068 AND 3069, MANUFACTURED BETWEEN JANUARY 1, 2008 AND FEBRUARY 28, 2009 THAT ARE USED WITH THULE PODIUM FOOT PACKS, MODELS 460 AND 460R. THESE FIT KITS WERE SOLD AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR USE ON THE VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. THE BOLT(S) USED TO SECURE THE FOOT TO THE VEHICLE WAS MANUFACTURED TO A HARDNESS THAT MAY CAUSE THE BOLT(S) TO BE BRITTLE AND POTENTIALLY BREAK UNDER STRESS.

Remedy:

THULE WILL MAIL A RETRO FIT KIT ALONG WITH REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS TO OWNERS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE APRIL 13, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT THULE TOLL-FREE AT 1-800-238-2388.

September 11, 2008 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

SUBARU IS RECALLING 16,715 MY 2007-2008 LEGACY SEDANS AND WAGONS, MY 2008 IMPREZA SEDANS AND WAGONS, AND MY 2009 FORESTER VEHICLES. SOME VEHICLES MAY HAVE THE CYLINDER HEAD-SIDE OIL SUPPLY PIPE AND TURBOCHARGER-SIDE PIPE IMPROPERLY ASSEMBLED.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL INSPECT FOR CRACKING OR AN OIL LEAK AT THE OIL SUPPLY PIPE AT THE CYLINDER HEAD-SIDE. AN ADDITIONAL BRACKET WILL BE INSTALLED TO INCREASE RIGIDITY OF THE PIPE AND THE PIPE ASSEMBLY WILL BE REPLACED WITH A MODIFIED PART. THE RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 20, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SUBARU AT 1-800-782-2783.

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ENGINE | FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11404303
FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10925335
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10920318
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10920651
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10917210
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10920177
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10918863
SEATS
ODI Number: 10915402
SEATS
ODI Number: 10991883
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10983138
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10970764
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10967124
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10967477
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10968409
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10969332
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10968335
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11014576
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10958518
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10960033
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10955692
SERVICE BRAKES
ODI Number: 10956398
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10949612
ENGINE
ODI Number: 10954066
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10947387
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10947452
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11394234
SERVICE BRAKES | SUSPENSION | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11389948
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11389620
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10945542
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10945312
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10930141
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10928513
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11354992
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ENGINE | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11340821
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11341132
VISIBILITY/WIPER
ODI Number: 11330268
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11315933
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL | ENGINE | SERVICE BRAKES
ODI Number: 11279714
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | VISIBILITY/WIPER
ODI Number: 11256759
ENGINE | UNKNOWN OR OTHER | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11206339
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 11206103
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11221748
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11172994
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11160795
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 11162616
SEATS
ODI Number: 11133309
ENGINE | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11123557
ENGINE | SERVICE BRAKES | SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11090141
UNKNOWN OR OTHER | VISIBILITY/WIPER
ODI Number: 11175037
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11081846
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11083426
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11080795
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11074531
SEATS
ODI Number: 11072988
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11072188
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11150922
SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 11153154
SEATS
ODI Number: 11142971
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11119869
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11102845
AIR BAGS | ENGINE
ODI Number: 11060717
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 11056115
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | VISIBILITY/WIPER
ODI Number: 11046380
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11039171
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11035281
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11033351
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11031926
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11025484
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11024784
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11020679
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11019861
AIR BAGS | SERVICE BRAKES
ODI Number: 10891659
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10889066
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10892640
ENGINE
ODI Number: 10872291
AIR BAGS | ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | SEATS
ODI Number: 10865598
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10852681
SEATS
ODI Number: 10836812
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | SEATS
ODI Number: 10838864
SEATS
ODI Number: 10817214
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10811257
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10789255
ENGINE
ODI Number: 10733435
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL | ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10734171
ENGINE | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 10717757
SERVICE BRAKES
ODI Number: 10716956
FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 10712640
STRUCTURE:BODY | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10704117
SEATS
ODI Number: 10702660
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL | STEERING
ODI Number: 10691230
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10682710
ENGINE | SERVICE BRAKES
ODI Number: 10682014
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10680353
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10660313
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | SERVICE BRAKES
ODI Number: 10658934
POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DRIVESHAFT | SUSPENSION | VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER
ODI Number: 10652257
STEERING | SUSPENSION | WHEELS
ODI Number: 10633245
ENGINE | FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10629193
AIR BAGS | SERVICE BRAKES
ODI Number: 10628865
SERVICE BRAKES
ODI Number: 10620979
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ENGINE
ODI Number: 10617596
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
ODI Number: 10607982
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10597693
VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD
ODI Number: 10585158
ENGINE
ODI Number: 10569298
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10564037
FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10560095
ENGINE
ODI Number: 10544250
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10538612
ENGINE
ODI Number: 10537346
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10535934
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10535165
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 10525775
ENGINE
ODI Number: 10524073
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 10521058
SEATS
ODI Number: 10519575
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 10520855
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
ODI Number: 10514866
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10512153
ENGINE
ODI Number: 10509264
SERVICE BRAKES
ODI Number: 10507157
SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 10504312
SEATS
ODI Number: 10501038
SEATS
ODI Number: 10502015
TIRES
ODI Number: 10498251
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10487287
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING | POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10485863
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10472991
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10468326
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 10459343
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING | POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10456563
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
ODI Number: 10450592
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10450265
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
ODI Number: 10448480
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10443645
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10440629
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
ODI Number: 10397218
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
ODI Number: 10384422
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10372373
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
ODI Number: 10357792
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10353747
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10340035
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 10317585
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10317249
VISIBILITY
ODI Number: 10314906
VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD
ODI Number: 10313734
POWER TRAIN | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10308409
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10308391
STEERING | WHEELS
ODI Number: 10311193
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 10298231
VISIBILITY
ODI Number: 10297802
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
ODI Number: 10294344
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10291595
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 10285079
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10279320
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10278028
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10276329
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE | POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10274421
SEATS
ODI Number: 10274416
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 10275354
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM | VISIBILITY
ODI Number: 10268753
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 10272850
SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:HEAD RESTRAINT
ODI Number: 10263848
VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER
ODI Number: 10264047
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10258195
STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 10255524
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10251120
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10250442
POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10228730
ENGINE | POWER TRAIN | SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 10925600
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11184000
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113 Service Alerts for 2009 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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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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July 11, 2017 063100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL

Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling 100,127 vehicles including certain 2007-2009 model year Legacy and Outback (turbo models only), 2008-2014 model year Impreza (turbo models only) and 2009-2013 model year Forester (turbo models o

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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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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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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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October 29, 2020 350000 EQUIPMENT

The purpose of this bulletin is to provide a description of current changes to Service Manuals available via the Subaru Technical Information System (STIS) web site.

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August 4, 2020 350000 EQUIPMENT

Special Service Tools Cross Reference List.

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August 31, 2020 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

This bulletin announces availability of new master cylinder application shaft seals.

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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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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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April 30, 2019 116000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION

Owner Notification, Owners will be notified by first class mail on May 10, 2019. Owners with a valid email address on file will also be notified by email. Subaru retailers with affected vehicles will receive an affected VIN list from their

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April 30, 2019 116100 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH

Owner Notification, Owners will be notified by first class mail on May 10, 2019. Owners with a valid email address on file will also be notified by email. Subaru retailers with affected vehicles will receive an affected VIN list from their

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April 30, 2019 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain vehicles in the ranges listed below to inspect and potentially replace the ignition switch. A total of 511 U.S. vehicles will be affected by this recall.

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April 30, 2019 116000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION

Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain vehicles in the ranges listed below to inspect and potentially replace the ignition switch. A total of 511 U.S. vehicles will be affected by this recall.

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April 30, 2019 116100 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH

Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain vehicles in the ranges listed below to inspect and potentially replace the ignition switch. A total of 511 U.S. vehicles will be affected by this recall.

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April 12, 2019 116000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION

New Subaru Safety Recall: WUF-91 Replacement Ignition Switch Recall Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain vehicles in the ranges listed below to inspect and potentially replace the ignition switch. A total of 511 U.S. vehicl

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April 12, 2019 116100 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH

New Subaru Safety Recall: WUF-91 Replacement Ignition Switch Recall Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain vehicles in the ranges listed below to inspect and potentially replace the ignition switch. A total of 511 U.S. vehicl

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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 22, 2019 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain vehicles in the ranges listed below to inspect and potentially replace the ignition switch. A total of 511 U.S. vehicles will be affected by this recall.

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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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May 17, 2016 353400 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.

PANASONIC AUDIO SYSTEMS TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE

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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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June 11, 2018 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

This bulletin provides a measurement and adjustment procedure for the stop lamp switch. An improperly adjusted (or faulty) stop lamp switch can cause any of the DTCs listed to set and result in the related system?s (e. g. VDC and/or EyeSigh

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May 7, 2013 350000 EQUIPMENT

This Bulletin provides a repair procedure for the replacement of the tonneau cover stoppers. This procedure must be used in place of tonneau cover assembly replacement for stopper failure. Replacing the complete tonneau cover assembly due t

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April 24, 2015 042600 SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:SUPPLY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

Annoucment to UPDATE ? Subaru Recall Campaign WQQ?52 Brake Line Corrosion

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August 28, 2018 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

The purpose of this bulletin is to provide a description of current changes to Service Manuals available via the Subaru Technical Information System (STIS) web site. The tables contained within this bulletin are to be used as guides for bec

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January 11, 2018 162000 STRUCTURE:BODY

( 2017-2018MY Impreza – 5 Dr Only)

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January 26, 2018 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

This bulletin provides a measurement and adjustment procedure for the stop lamp switch. An improperly adjusted (or faulty) stop lamp switch can cause any of the DTCs listed above to set and result in the related system?s (e. g. VDC and/or

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January 26, 2018 125000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS

This bulletin provides a measurement and adjustment procedure for the stop lamp switch. An improperly adjusted (or faulty) stop lamp switch can cause any of the DTCs listed above to set and result in the related system?s (e. g. VDC and/or

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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 6, 2017 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

2.5 Liter N/A engine only. REVISED. Subaru of America, Inc. has determined that vehicles affected by this Service Program require ECM reprogramming. A modification to the Engine Control Module software logic has been developed to impr

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February 6, 2017 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

2.5 Liter N/A engine only. REVISED. Subaru of America, Inc. has determined that vehicles affected by this Service Program require ECM reprogramming. A modification to the Engine Control Module software logic has been developed to impr

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February 6, 2017 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

REVISED. CA PZEV SPEC MODELS ONLY. Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) has determined that vehicles affected by this Service Program require ECM reprogramming. Under certain severe driving patterns, such as high speed highway/uphill driving an

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October 10, 2012 152000 SEAT BELTS:REAR/OTHER

SUBARU RECALL CAMPAIGN WQA-37: FORESTER REAR SEAT CENTER SEATBELT

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December 27, 2016 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

This Service Information bulletin announces a design change to the internal contact portion of the oil pressure switch to increase durability

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June 24, 2016 061120 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:TURBO/SUPERCHARGER

This bulletin provides a procedure for removal of the accessory Turbo Boost Gauge and restoration of the vehicle to pre-installation (OEM) condition. Due to circumstances beyond the control of Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA), the accessory Tu

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June 24, 2016 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

This bulletin provides a procedure for removal of the accessory Turbo Boost Gauge and restoration of the vehicle to pre-installation (OEM) condition. Due to circumstances beyond the control of Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA), the accessory Tu

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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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May 7, 2013 350000 EQUIPMENT

SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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January 1, 2013 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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January 1, 2013 350000 EQUIPMENT

SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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January 10, 2013 350000 EQUIPMENT

SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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October 10, 2014 350000 EQUIPMENT

SUBARU: INFORMATION REGARDING REPLACEMENT REVISION OF AIR INTAKE DUCT FOR TURBOCHARGER WHERE INSULATOR PORTION OF DUCT SEPARATES FROM DUCT AND LEAKS BOOST PRESSURE, LOSS OF POWER AND INCREASED SOUND LEVELS OCCURS. MODEL 2005-12 LEGACY, OU

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September 2, 2014 015300 STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST:POWER STEERING FLUID

SUBARU: REPLACING COOLANT PIPING LOCATED ADJACENT TO RADIATOR THAT’S CORRODED AND DAMAGED DUE TO ROAD SALT AND/OR SALT WATER ACCUMULATION AND NEW REPLACEMENT IS DOUBLE THICK TEFLON COATING. MODEL 2009-13 FORESTER AT, 20089-11 IMPREZA AT.

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September 2, 2014 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

SUBARU: REPLACING COOLANT PIPING LOCATED ADJACENT TO RADIATOR THAT’S CORRODED AND DAMAGED DUE TO ROAD SALT AND/OR SALT WATER ACCUMULATION AND NEW REPLACEMENT IS DOUBLE THICK TEFLON COATING. MODEL 2009-13 FORESTER AT, 20089-11 IMPREZA AT.

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September 2, 2014 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

REPLACEMENT AT OIL COOLER PIPING – THIS BULLETIN WILL PROVIDE INFORMATION REGARDING A CHANGE TO THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION (AT) FLUID COOLER PIPING AND AN ADDITION TO THE SERVICE PROCEDURE USED DURING THEIR REPLACEMENT.

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October 10, 2012 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

SERVICE MANUAL CORRECTIONS – THE PURPOSE OF THIS BULLETIN IS TO PROVIDE A DESCRIPTION OF CURRENT CHANGES TO SERVICE MANUALS AVAILABLE VIA THE SUBARU TECHNICAL INFORMATION SYSTEM (STIS) WEB SITE.

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October 10, 2012 152000 SEAT BELTS:REAR/OTHER

SUBARU HAS PREPARED A NEW REPAIR KIT FOR THIS CAMPAIGN. – REAR SEAT CENTER SEATBELT

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March 23, 2011 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

SUBARU SERVICE CAMPAIGN: SEE DOCUMENT SEARCH BUTTON FOR OWNER LETTER. A SOFTWARE PROBLEM IS CAUSING THE CATALYTIC CONVERTER TO DEGRADE WHEN DRIVING AT HIGH SPEEDS. THIS WILL CAUSE THE ENGINE LIGHT TO COME ON. *RM

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March 23, 2011 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

SUBARU SERVICE CAMPAIGN: SEE DOCUMENT SEARCH BUTTON FOR OWNER LETTER. A SOFTWARE PROBLEM IS CAUSING THE CATALYTIC CONVERTER TO DEGRADE WHEN DRIVING AT HIGH SPEEDS. THIS WILL CAUSE THE ENGINE LIGHT TO COME ON. *RM

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February 19, 2013 120000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING

THE OPTIONAL GENUINE SUBARU PUDDLE LIGHT RECALL HAS NOW BEEN RELEASED. OWNER NOTIFICATION LETTERS WERE MAILED TODAY. EFFECTIVE TODAY, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2013, ALL CLAIMS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED USING THE RECALL BULLETIN CLAIM CODING INFORMAT

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January 1, 2013 063140 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL:CATALYTIC CONVERTOR

SUBARU: OVER TIME, FRONT CATALYTIC CONVERTER EFFICIENCY DEGRADES BEYOND AN ACCEPTABLE LEVEL AND RELEASES AIR POLLUTANTS THAT REQUIRES THE FRONT CATALYTIC CONVERTER TO BE REPLACED AND ECM TO BE REPROGRAMMED. MODELS 2008-2009 LEGACY, OUTBAC

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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 2, 2014 103600 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:COOLING UNIT AND LINES

SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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October 1, 2009 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

SUBARU SERVICE CAMPAIGN: SEE DOCUMENT SEARCH BUTTON FOR OWNER LETTER. ENGINE CONTROL MODULE (ECM) REPROGRAMMING. UNDER CERTAIN SEVERE DRIVING PATTERNS, SUCH AS HIGH SPEED HIGHWAY/UPHILL DRIVING AND/OR ACCELERATING WITH HIGH ENGINE REVOLU

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October 1, 2009 063140 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL:CATALYTIC CONVERTOR

SUBARU SERVICE CAMPAIGN: SEE DOCUMENT SEARCH BUTTON FOR OWNER LETTER. ENGINE CONTROL MODULE (ECM) REPROGRAMMING. UNDER CERTAIN SEVERE DRIVING PATTERNS, SUCH AS HIGH SPEED HIGHWAY/UPHILL DRIVING AND/OR ACCELERATING WITH HIGH ENGINE REVOLU

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October 1, 2009 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

SUBARU SERVICE CAMPAIGN: SEE DOCUMENT SEARCH BUTTON FOR OWNER LETTER. ENGINE CONTROL MODULE (ECM) REPROGRAMMING. UNDER CERTAIN SEVERE DRIVING PATTERNS, SUCH AS HIGH SPEED HIGHWAY/UPHILL DRIVING AND/OR ACCELERATING WITH HIGH ENGINE REVOLU

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January 26, 2015 030000 BRAKES (PWS)

THIS RECALL IS BEING ISSUED AS A RESULT OF INCOMPLETE REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED IN THE IMPREZA AND FORESTER REPAIR PROCEDURE FOR THE WQK-47 BRAKE LINE CORROSION RECALL.

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October 29, 2014 150000 SEAT BELTS

WQA-37 – REAR SEAT CENTER SEATBELT

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October 23, 2014 010000 STEERING

REVISION TO TROUBLESHOOTING INFORMATION FOR VDC DTC C0071

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October 23, 2014 114000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

REVISION TO TROUBLESHOOTING INFORMATION FOR VDC DTC C0071

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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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February 11, 2015 353400 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.

THIS BULLETIN CONTAINS ILLUSTRATIONS OF EXCHANGE COMPONENTS AND THEIR MANUFACTURER AS WELL AS A DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPER EXCHANGE PROCEDURE. THE PURPOSE OF REVISING THIS BULLETIN WAS TO CORRECT THE TRIBECA REAR SEAT DVD UNIT PART NUMBERS.

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January 10, 2013 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

THE PURPOSE OF THIS BULLETIN IS TO PROVIDE A DESCRIPTION OF CURRENT CHANGES TO SERVICE MANUALS AVAILABLE VIA THE SUBARU TECHNICAL INFORMATION SYSTEM (STIS) WEB SITE. THE TABLES CONTAINED WITHIN THIS BULLETIN ARE TO BE USED AS GUIDES FOR BE

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February 19, 2013 120000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING

SUBARU HAS DETERMINED THAT AFFECTED VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH OPTIONAL GENUINE SUBARU PUDDLE LIGHTS MAY DEVELOP A SHORT CIRCUIT AND CAUSE THE RELATED COMPONENTS TO OVERHEAT AND POTENTIALLY MELT. A SHORT CIRCUIT CAN DEVELOP WHEN EITHER THE PUD

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December 27, 2012 092300 FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:FUEL FILTER

NEW SUBARU RECALL CAMPAIGN: OPTIONAL GENUINE SUBARU PUDDLE LIGHTS

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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 20, 2014 101000 POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY

SUBARU: THE CUSTIOMER MAY COMPLAIN OF THE INTERMITTENT OPERATION OF THE HILL START ASSIST WARNING LAMP. STORED DTC C0076 WITH DETAIL CODES 2610H AND/OR 2620H. *JS

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June 21, 2010 091100 FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY

SUBARU: EVAPORATOR DRAIN HOUSE FREEZING. IT MAY BE DIFFICULT TO FILL THE FUEL TANK AFTER DRIVING THE VEHICLE THROUGH DEEP SNOW, THERE IS THE POSSIBILITY THAT ICE HAS FORMED IN THE EVAPORATOR DRAIN HOSE. *PE

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February 20, 2014 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

HILL START ASSIST (HSA) WARNING LIGHT, DTC C0076 – THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION TO ADDRESS A CUSTOMER CONCERN OF INTERMITTENT OPERATION OF THE HILL START ASSIST WARNING LAMP.

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February 20, 2014 350000 EQUIPMENT

HILL START ASSIST (HSA) WARNING LIGHT, DTC C0076 – THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION TO ADDRESS A CUSTOMER CONCERN OF INTERMITTENT OPERATION OF THE HILL START ASSIST WARNING LAMP.

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February 20, 2014 117000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT CLUSTER/PANEL

HILL START ASSIST (HSA) WARNING LIGHT, DTC C0076 – THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION TO ADDRESS A CUSTOMER CONCERN OF INTERMITTENT OPERATION OF THE HILL START ASSIST WARNING LAMP.

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February 22, 2013 162300 STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR

SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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February 7, 2013 132000 VISIBILITY:GLASS, SIDE/REAR

THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES AN INSPECTION AND REPAIR PROCEDURE TO ADDRESS A MISALIGNMENT OF THE REAR UPPER AND LOWER WINDOW SASH WHICH MAY CAUSE THE FRONT DOOR GLASS TO BIND OR MOVE SLOWLY WHEN OPENING OR CLOSING. THIS CONDITION MAY ALSO CAUSE E

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February 7, 2013 133000 VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS

THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES AN INSPECTION AND REPAIR PROCEDURE TO ADDRESS A MISALIGNMENT OF THE REAR UPPER AND LOWER WINDOW SASH WHICH MAY CAUSE THE FRONT DOOR GLASS TO BIND OR MOVE SLOWLY WHEN OPENING OR CLOSING. THIS CONDITION MAY ALSO CAUSE E

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September 11, 2015 350000 EQUIPMENT

THIS SERVICE INFORMATION BULLETIN ANNOUNCES A DESIGN CHANGE TO THE OIL PRESSURE SWITCH ASSEMBLY. NICKEL PLATING HAS BEEN APPLIED TO THE INTERNAL SWITCH CONTACTS TO ENHANCE THEIR DURABILITY AND REDUCE THE POSSIBILITY OF POOR CONTACT WHICH C

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September 10, 2015 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

THIS SERVICE INFORMATION BULLETIN ANNOUNCES A DESIGN CHANGE TO THE OIL PRESSURE SWITCH ASSEMBLY. NICKEL PLATING HAS BEEN APPLIED TO THE INTERNAL SWITCH CONTACTS TO ENHANCE THEIR DURABILITY AND REDUCE THE POSSIBILITY OF POOR CONTACT WHICH C

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October 25, 2012 147000 AIR BAGS: ALLEGED COUNTERFEIT AIR BAG

SUBARU: INFORMATION BEING PROVIDED REGARDING COUNTERFEIT AIR BAGS, BEING USED AS REPLACEMENT PARTS AND INSTALLED IN CERTAIN VEHICLES. MODELS 2008-2011 LEGACY, OUTBACK, IMPREZA, FORESTER. *PE

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October 10, 2012 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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October 10, 2012 150000 SEAT BELTS

SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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February 11, 2009 161000 STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS

SUBARU: VEHICLE HAS A WATER LEAK IN THE FRONT DRIVER/PASSENGER SIDE OF THE VEHICLE, IT MAY BE COMING FROM THE BODY SEAM LOCATED BEHIND THE FRONT INNER FENDER WELL. TO CORRECT THE CONDITION, THE BODY SEAM WILL NEED TO BE SEALED. *PE

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February 11, 2009 162000 STRUCTURE:BODY

SUBARU: VEHICLE HAS A WATER LEAK IN THE FRONT DRIVER/PASSENGER SIDE OF THE VEHICLE, IT MAY BE COMING FROM THE BODY SEAM LOCATED BEHIND THE FRONT INNER FENDER WELL. TO CORRECT THE CONDITION, THE BODY SEAM WILL NEED TO BE SEALED. *PE

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2009 SUBARU Forester

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