2021 SUBARU Ascent

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

0 Recalls for 2021 SUBARU Ascent

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0 Complaints sent to the Center for Auto Safety for 2021 SUBARU Ascent

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11 Complaints submitted to NHTSA for 2021 SUBARU Ascent

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VISIBILITY/WIPER
ODI Number: 11414989
FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE: WARNINGS | LANE DEPARTURE: ASSIST
ODI Number: 11408628
FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE: ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL | LANE DEPARTURE: ASSIST
ODI Number: 11403484
LANE DEPARTURE: ASSIST | STEERING
ODI Number: 11403640
LANE DEPARTURE: ASSIST | LANE DEPARTURE: WARNING | STEERING
ODI Number: 11399576
VISIBILITY/WIPER
ODI Number: 11398433
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11395288
VISIBILITY/WIPER
ODI Number: 11389020
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11389697
VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD
ODI Number: 11387201
VISIBILITY/WIPER
ODI Number: 11386399
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0 Investigations for 2021 SUBARU Ascent

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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.

159 Service Alerts for 2021 SUBARU Ascent

Date Description
July 12, 2022 100000 POWER TRAIN

This Bulletin provides updated diagnostic procedures to follow and a brief questionnaire to complete when diagnosing an alleged Chain Slip condition on the TR580 and TR690 model CVT transmissions used in the models listed.

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

July 12, 2022 350000 EQUIPMENT

This Bulletin provides updated diagnostic procedures to follow and a brief questionnaire to complete when diagnosing an alleged Chain Slip condition on the TR580 and TR690 model CVT transmissions used in the models listed.

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

July 12, 2022 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

This Bulletin provides updated diagnostic procedures to follow and a brief questionnaire to complete when diagnosing an alleged Chain Slip condition on the TR580 and TR690 model CVT transmissions used in the models listed.

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

July 11, 2022 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

This Bulletin announces the preferred practices to be used when handling vehicles equipped with Gen2 Telematics which are enrolled in the Subaru STARLINK® Security Plus Service featuring Stolen Vehicle Recovery Plus with Immobilizer.

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July 11, 2022 350000 EQUIPMENT

This Bulletin announces the preferred practices to be used when handling vehicles equipped with Gen2 Telematics which are enrolled in the Subaru STARLINK® Security Plus Service featuring Stolen Vehicle Recovery Plus with Immobilizer.

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

July 11, 2022 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

This Bulletin announces the preferred practices to be used when handling vehicles equipped with Gen2 Telematics which are enrolled in the Subaru STARLINK® Security Plus Service featuring Stolen Vehicle Recovery Plus with Immobilizer.

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

July 11, 2022 346000 COMMUNICATION:MANUFACTURER TELEMATICS

This Bulletin announces the preferred practices to be used when handling vehicles equipped with Gen2 Telematics which are enrolled in the Subaru STARLINK® Security Plus Service featuring Stolen Vehicle Recovery Plus with Immobilizer.

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

July 8, 2022 100000 POWER TRAIN

The WRK-21 recall includes TCM reprogramming to prevent CVT chain slip. If, during the recall inspection, a vehicle is confirmed to have already experienced severe enough CVT chain slip, the CVT assembly will be replaced.

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

July 8, 2022 350000 EQUIPMENT

The WRK-21 recall includes TCM reprogramming to prevent CVT chain slip. If, during the recall inspection, a vehicle is confirmed to have already experienced severe enough CVT chain slip, the CVT assembly will be replaced.

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

July 8, 2022 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

The WRK-21 recall includes TCM reprogramming to prevent CVT chain slip. If, during the recall inspection, a vehicle is confirmed to have already experienced severe enough CVT chain slip, the CVT assembly will be replaced.

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

July 5, 2022 020000 SUSPENSION

This bulletin announces a design change made to the front stabilizer bushings.

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July 5, 2022 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

This bulletin announces a design change made to the front stabilizer bushings.

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June 29, 2022 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

This bulletin announces availability of new reprograming files for the Engine Control Module (ECM).

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June 29, 2022 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

This bulletin announces availability of new reprograming files for the Engine Control Module (ECM).

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June 27, 2022 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

The following information addresses reprogramming file availability and a software update installation procedure to provide optimization to the new Harman Gen 3.1 Audio and Navigation head units utilized in the models as listed.

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

June 27, 2022 350000 EQUIPMENT

The following information addresses reprogramming file availability and a software update installation procedure to provide optimization to the new Harman Gen 3.1 Audio and Navigation head units utilized in the models as listed.

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

June 27, 2022 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

This Service Bulletin is to inform you of the diagnosis procedure of the Harman Infotainment System when DTC B2255 is detected.

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June 27, 2022 350000 EQUIPMENT

This Service Bulletin is to inform you of the diagnosis procedure of the Harman Infotainment System when DTC B2255 is detected.

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May 9, 2022 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

This bulletin announces the Service Manual correction for the diagnostic trouble tree for DTC B281C.

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May 9, 2022 350000 EQUIPMENT

This bulletin announces the Service Manual correction for the diagnostic trouble tree for DTC B281C.

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May 17, 2022 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

The following information addresses reprogramming file availability and a software update installation procedure to provide optimization to the new Harman Gen 3.1 Audio and Navigation head units.

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

April 6, 2022 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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April 26, 2022 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

This service bulletin provides a temporary repair procedure to address vibrations and/or judder concerns experienced on turns during acceleration.

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April 26, 2022 100000 POWER TRAIN

This service bulletin provides a temporary repair procedure to address vibrations and/or judder concerns experienced on turns during acceleration.

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

April 26, 2022 350000 EQUIPMENT

This service bulletin provides a temporary repair procedure to address vibrations and/or judder concerns experienced on turns during acceleration.

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

March 29, 2022 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

This bulletin announces the proper diagnostic procedures regarding oil leakage from the oil level switch area.

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March 29, 2022 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

This bulletin announces the proper diagnostic procedures regarding oil leakage from the oil level switch area.

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March 29, 2022 350000 EQUIPMENT

This bulletin announces the proper diagnostic procedures regarding oil leakage from the oil level switch area.

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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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March 9, 2022 100000 POWER TRAIN

This service bulletin provides a temporary repair procedure to address vibrations and/or judder concerns experienced on turns during acceleration.

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March 2, 2022 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

This bulletin announces availability of new Harman audio unit amplifier units with revised internal logic designed to optimize efficiency while addressing customer concerns.

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September 22, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

This bulletin provides important information regarding diagnosis and replacement (when applicable) of the STARLINK Telematics Data Communication Module (DCM) along with a new claim submission requirement.

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September 2, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

This Bulletin announces availability of new front brake pad kit established to address concerns of a squeaking sound heard when coming to a stop and / or a pulsation (judder) heard and felt during braking.

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September 20, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

The following information addresses reprogramming file availability and a software update installation procedure to provide optimization to the new Harman Gen 3.1 Audio and Navigation head units.

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

September 20, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

This bulletin announces availability of new Harman audio unit amplifier units with revised internal logic designed to optimize efficiency while addressing customer concerns.

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September 24, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

This bulletin provides updated parts information and a service procedure to follow for removing accumulated carbon deposits from fuel injectors and internal engine components (e.g. intake valves and / or manifold, and combustion chambers).

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January 3, 2022 350000 EQUIPMENT

This bulletin contains illustrations of exchange components and their manufacturer as well as a description of the proper exchange procedure.

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January 2, 2022 350000 EQUIPMENT

This Bulletin announces design changes to the engine oil and CVT fluid drain plugs.

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February 22, 2022 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Map Data Update Procedure for Harman Gen 3.1 Navigation equipped Head Units (H/U).

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February 22, 2022 353500 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM)

Map Data Update Procedure for Harman Gen 3.1 Navigation equipped Head Units (H/U).

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February 23, 2022 100000 POWER TRAIN

WRK-21 CVT Chain Guide Breakage Recall – Customer communications and rental.

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February 28, 2022 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

This bulletin provides helpful tips to better utilize the Subaru Select Monitor 4.

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February 28, 2022 350000 EQUIPMENT

This bulletin provides helpful tips to better utilize the Subaru Select Monitor 4.

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February 8, 2022 100000 POWER TRAIN

This bulletin provides updated diagnostic procedures to follow and a brief questionnaire to complete when diagnosing an alleged Chain Slip condition on the TR580 and TR690 model CVT transmissions.

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

January 3, 2022 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

This bulletin contains illustrations of exchange components and their manufacturer as well as a description of the proper exchange procedure.

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January 3, 2022 353000 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

This bulletin contains illustrations of exchange components and their manufacturer as well as a description of the proper exchange procedure.

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

January 10, 2022 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

This bulletin provides updated diagnostic procedures to follow and a brief questionnaire to complete when diagnosing an alleged Chain Slip condition on the TR580 and TR690 model CVT transmissions.

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

January 10, 2022 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

This bulletin provides updated diagnostic procedures to follow and a brief questionnaire to complete when diagnosing an alleged Chain Slip condition on the TR580 and TR690 model CVT transmissions.

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

January 13, 2022 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

This bulletin announces availability of new Harman audio unit amplifier units with revised internal logic designed to optimize efficiency.

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

January 13, 2022 350000 EQUIPMENT

This bulletin announces availability of new Harman audio unit amplifier units with revised internal logic designed to optimize efficiency.

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

January 2, 2022 061571 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:OIL/LUBRICATION:SUMP/TANK:DRAIN PLUG

This Bulletin announces design changes to the engine oil and CVT fluid drain plugs.

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January 21, 2022 100000 POWER TRAIN

This service bulletin provides a temporary repair procedure to address vibrations and/or judder concerns experienced on turns during acceleration.

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

December 6, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

The following information addresses reprogramming file availability and a software update installation procedure to provide optimization to the new Harman Gen 3.1 Audio and Navigation head units.

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

December 29, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

This bulletin provides additional diagnostics to follow when addressing a Telematics-related DTC B2A16.

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December 15, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

This bulletin announces availability of new Harman audio unit amplifier units with revised internal logic designed to optimize efficiency.

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December 15, 2021 353400 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.

This bulletin announces availability of new Harman audio unit amplifier units with revised internal logic designed to optimize efficiency.

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

December 8, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Map Data Update Procedure for Harman Gen 3.1 Navigation Equipped Head Units.

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October 28, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

This bulletin provides additional diagnostics to follow when addressing a Telematics-related DTC B2A16.

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October 1, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Effective today (October 1, 2021), the recommended replacement battery for the 19-21 MY Ascent models is changing from the SOA821B200 Flooded Battery to the SOA821B600 Enhanced Flooded Battery (EFB).

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October 8, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

This bulletin announces the availability of diagnostic information regarding accessory remote engine start systems.

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October 7, 2021 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

This bulletin announces an additional service procedure for timing chain and / or cam sprocket replacement on FA and FB type engines.

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October 7, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

This bulletin announces an additional service procedure for timing chain and / or cam sprocket replacement on FA and FB type engines.

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February 17, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

This bulletin announces a change made to the MFD software to keep the affected units listed below compliant with Apple® CarPlay® certification.

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February 17, 2021 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

This bulletin announces a change made to the MFD software to keep the affected units listed below compliant with Apple® CarPlay® certification.

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

February 17, 2021 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

This bulletin announces the upcoming issuance to all retailers of an essential tool update kit for the Engine Support Assembly Kit #J-50135-A.

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February 15, 2021 133000 VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS

This bulletin announces a design change made to the power window main switches.

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February 12, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

This bulletin provides helpful information about operating conditions observed in the field for Technicians to use when diagnosing customer concerns which may arise while operating Harman Gen 3 Navigation and Display Audio systems.

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

February 10, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

The following information addresses reprogramming file availability and a software update installation procedure to provide optimization to the new Harman Gen 3.1 Audio and Navigation head units.

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

February 5, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

This bulletin announces availability of new Harman audio unit amplifier units with revised internal logic designed to optimize efficiency.

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

February 23, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

This Service Information Bulletin provides updated diagnostic procedures to follow and a brief questionnaire to complete when diagnosing an alleged Chain Slip condition on the TR580 and TR690 model CVT transmissions.

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

February 23, 2021 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

This Service Information Bulletin provides updated diagnostic procedures to follow and a brief questionnaire to complete when diagnosing an alleged Chain Slip condition on the TR580 and TR690 model CVT transmissions.

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

September 22, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

This bulletin provides important information regarding diagnosis and replacement (when applicable) of the STARLINK Telematics Data Communication Module (DCM) along with a new claim submission requirement.

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

September 20, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

The following information addresses reprogramming file availability and a software update installation procedure to provide optimization to the new Harman Gen 3.1 Audio and Navigation head units.

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

September 20, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

This bulletin announces availability of new Harman audio unit amplifier units with revised internal logic designed to optimize efficiency while addressing customer concerns.

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

September 24, 2021 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

This bulletin provides updated parts information and a service procedure to follow for removing accumulated carbon deposits from fuel injectors and internal engine components (e.g. intake valves and / or manifold, and combustion chambers).

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

September 24, 2021 070000 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

This bulletin provides updated parts information and a service procedure to follow for removing accumulated carbon deposits from fuel injectors and internal engine components (e.g. intake valves and / or manifold, and combustion chambers).

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

September 8, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

This bulletin provides additional information for the diagnostic procedures concerning measurement of dark current (a.k.a. standby current).

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

September 2, 2021 030000 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

This Bulletin announces availability of new front brake pad kit established to address concerns of a squeaking sound heard when coming to a stop and / or a pulsation (judder) heard and felt during braking.

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

January 14, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

This bulletin provides important information regarding diagnosis and replacement of the STARLINK Telematics Data Communication Module (DCM). This update is applicable to all models equipped with a STARLINK Telematics System.

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

January 14, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

This bulletin provides an overview and basic instructions for use of the ⿿Destination to Vehicle⿝ feature of the Gen 2 Telematics system.

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January 14, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

This bulletin provides information related to the telematics system’s Automatic Collision Notification (ACN) and Advanced Automatic Collision Notification (AACN) feature operation, diagnostic tips, and best practices.

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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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August 2, 2021 170000 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

This bulletin announces the service procedure for addressing possible water entry into the interior from the door(s) area.

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August 2, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

This bulletin announces the service procedure for addressing possible water entry into the interior from the door(s) area.

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August 20, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is initiating a new voluntary emissions recall for certain 2021 model year Ascent, Legacy, and Outback vehicles equipped with a 2.4L turbo engine.

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

August 6, 2021 020000 SUSPENSION

This bulletin announces a design change made to the front stabilizer bar bushing clamps.

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August 30, 2021 070000 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

This bulletin provides updated parts information and a service procedure to follow for removing accumulated carbon deposits from fuel injectors and internal engine components (e.g. intake valves and / or manifold, and combustion chambers).

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

August 30, 2021 081100 FUEL SYSTEM, DIESEL:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY

This bulletin provides updated parts information and a service procedure to follow for removing accumulated carbon deposits from fuel injectors and internal engine components (e.g. intake valves and / or manifold, and combustion chambers).

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

August 25, 2021 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

This bulletin announces availability of new starter motors and ECM reprogramming files created to address some reports of excessive noise while cranking the engine.

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

August 25, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

This bulletin announces availability of new starter motors and ECM reprogramming files created to address some reports of excessive noise while cranking the engine.

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

August 31, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

This bulletin provides additional information for the diagnostic procedures concerning measurement of dark current (standby current).

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

August 31, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

This bulletin provides additional information for the diagnostic procedures concerning measurement of dark current (standby current).

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

July 28, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

The following information addresses reprogramming file availability and a software update installation procedure to provide optimization to the new Harman Gen 3.1 Audio and Navigation head units.

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

July 28, 2021 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is initiating a new voluntary emissions recall for certain 2021 model year Ascent, Legacy, and Outback vehicles equipped with a 2.4L turbo engine.

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

July 30, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

This bulletin provides additional information for the diagnostic procedures concerning measurement of Dark Current (a.k.a. Standby Current).

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

July 22, 2021 100000 POWER TRAIN

Diagnostic Information for Alleged Chain Slip Condition on TR580 / TR690 Transmissions.

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July 29, 2021 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.

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

July 28, 2021 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is initiating a voluntary emissions recall for certain 2021 model year Ascent, Legacy, and Outback vehicles equipped with a 2.4L turbo engine, which may have damaged terminals on the engine wire harness.

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December 14, 2020 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

This bulletin provides information related to error code(s) 202 and/or 204 generated during the Gen 2 telematics subscription process.

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December 14, 2020 350000 EQUIPMENT

This bulletin provides information related to error code(s) 202 and/or 204 generated during the Gen 2 telematics subscription process.

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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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June 8, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

The following information addresses reprogramming file availability and a software update installation procedure to provide optimization to the new Harman Gen 3.1 Audio and Navigation head units utilized in the models as listed.

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

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 28, 2021 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

This bulletin provides updated parts information and a service procedure to follow for removing accumulated carbon deposits from fuel injectors and internal engine components (e.g. intake valves and / or manifold, and combustion chambers).

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

June 7, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

This bulletin outlines changes in the service procedure for replacement of the Power Rear Gate control module.

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June 7, 2021 170000 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

This bulletin outlines changes in the service procedure for replacement of the Power Rear Gate control module.

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June 1, 2021 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

This bulletin outlines changes in the service procedure for engine oil pressure inspection.

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May 18, 2021 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

This bulletin outlines changes in the service procedure for scavenge pump assembly installation.

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May 21, 2021 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

This bulletin provides updated parts information and a service procedure to follow for removing accumulated carbon deposits from fuel injectors and internal engine components.

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May 5, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

Description of current changes to Service Manuals available via the Subaru Technical Information System (STIS) web site.

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April 5, 2021 160000 STRUCTURE

This bulletin announces changes made to the rear door weatherstrip to optimize sealing performance.

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April 21, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

This bulletin provides additional procedures and a detailed flow chart to use when diagnosing customer concerns regarding operation of the STARLINK RES feature.

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April 9, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

This bulletin announces availability of new audio unit amplifier units with revised internal logic designed to optimize efficiency.

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April 16, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

This bulletin contains illustrations of exchange components and their manufacturer as well as a description of the proper exchange procedure.

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April 30, 2021 160000 STRUCTURE

This bulletin announces design changes made to the front and rear door glass run channels.

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April 27, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

This bulletin announces a design change made to the TPMS valve assemblies.

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April 27, 2021 200000 WHEELS

This bulletin announces a design change made to the TPMS valve assemblies.

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March 26, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

In January 2021, the replacement battery application for all Ascent and 2017- 2021 Impreza models were changed from part number SOA821B200 to part number SOA821B600.

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February 18, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

+H31&I31

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December 29, 2020 350000 EQUIPMENT

This Service Information Bulletin provides updated diagnostic procedures to follow when diagnosing an alleged Chain Slip condition on the TR580 and TR690 model CVT transmissions.

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December 21, 2020 353500 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM)

The following information addresses reprogramming file availability and a software update installation procedure to provide optimization to the new Harman Gen 3.1 Audio and Navigation head units.

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February 5, 2021 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

This bulletin announces availability of reprogramming files for the Engine Control Module (ECM).

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February 5, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

This bulletin announces availability of reprogramming files for the Engine Control Module (ECM).

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February 4, 2021 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

This bulletin announces availability of reprogramming files for the ECM. These new files will address DTC P1160 and customer concerns of extended cranking in cold temperatures.

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February 4, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

This bulletin announces availability of reprogramming files for the ECM. These new files will address DTC P1160 and customer concerns of extended cranking in cold temperatures.

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February 23, 2021 100000 POWER TRAIN

This Service Information Bulletin provides updated diagnostic procedures to follow and a brief questionnaire to complete when diagnosing an alleged Chain Slip condition on the TR580 and TR690 model CVT transmissions.

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February 22, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

SOA821B600 Battery Supersession

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February 17, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

This bulletin announces a change made to the MFD software to keep the affected units listed below compliant with Apple® CarPlay® certification.

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February 17, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

This bulletin announces the upcoming issuance to all retailers of an essential tool update kit for the Engine Support Assembly Kit #J-50135-A.

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February 15, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

This bulletin announces a design change made to the power window main switches.

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February 15, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

This bulletin announces a design change made to the power window main switches.

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February 12, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

This bulletin provides helpful information about operating conditions observed in the field for Technicians to use when diagnosing customer concerns which may arise while operating Harman Gen 3 Navigation and Display Audio systems.

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February 10, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

The following information addresses reprogramming file availability and a software update installation procedure to provide optimization to the new Harman Gen 3.1 Audio and Navigation head units.

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February 5, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

This bulletin announces availability of new Harman audio unit amplifier units with revised internal logic designed to optimize efficiency.

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January 14, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

This bulletin provides information related to error code 202 and/or 204 generated during the Gen 2 Telematics subscription process. This bulletin is applicable to all 2019-2021MY vehicles equipped with a Gen. 2 Telematics System.

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January 14, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

This bulletin provides important information regarding diagnosis and replacement of the STARLINK Telematics Data Communication Module (DCM). This update is applicable to all models equipped with a STARLINK Telematics System.

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January 14, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

This bulletin provides an overview and basic instructions for use of the ⿿Destination to Vehicle⿝ feature of the Gen 2 Telematics system.

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January 14, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

This bulletin provides helpful procedures and best practices to utilize when customers present with concerns relating to the operation of their Gen 2 Telematics system equipped Subaru.

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January 14, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

This bulletin provides information related to the telematics system’s Automatic Collision Notification (ACN) and Advanced Automatic Collision Notification (AACN) feature operation, diagnostic tips, and best practices.

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January 14, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

This bulletin has been developed for use as a quick reference tool to aid in diagnosing operational concerns of the Gen 2 Telematics system’s remote access features.

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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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November 9, 2020 100000 POWER TRAIN

This Service Information Bulletin provides corrected diagnostics containing a revised flow for certain CVT solenoid related DTCs.

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November 23, 2020 350000 EQUIPMENT

Map update for Harman Gen 3.1 Navigation Equipped Head Units.

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December 29, 2020 100000 POWER TRAIN

This Service Information Bulletin provides updated diagnostic procedures to follow when diagnosing an alleged Chain Slip condition on the TR580 and TR690 model CVT transmissions.

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December 21, 2020 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

The following information addresses reprogramming file availability and a software update installation procedure to provide optimization to the new Harman Gen 3.1 Audio and Navigation head units.

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January 7, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Reprogramming File Availability for Optimization of Harman Gen 3.1 and Gen 3.1α Audio and Navigation Head Units.

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January 7, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

Reprogramming File Availability for Optimization of Harman Gen 3.1 and Gen 3.1α Audio and Navigation Head Units.

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January 18, 2021 100000 POWER TRAIN

This bulletin provides updated diagnostic procedures to follow and a brief questionnaire to complete when diagnosing an alleged chain slip condition on the TR580 and TR690 model CVT transmissions.

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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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October 13, 2020 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

This bulletin contains illustrations of exchange components and their manufacturer as well as a description of the proper exchange procedure.

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October 13, 2020 350000 EQUIPMENT

This bulletin contains illustrations of exchange components and their manufacturer as well as a description of the proper exchange procedure.

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October 13, 2020 353500 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM)

This bulletin contains illustrations of exchange components and their manufacturer as well as a description of the proper exchange procedure.

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October 13, 2020 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

This Service Information Bulletin announces additional diagnostic procedures for TPMS related DTC C2921 on the applicable models listed.

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October 13, 2020 199000 TIRES:PRESSURE MONITORING AND REGULATING SYSTEMS

This Service Information Bulletin announces additional diagnostic procedures for TPMS related DTC C2921 on the applicable models listed.

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October 26, 2020 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

This Service Information Bulletin provides corrected and updated procedures to follow when replacing the combination meter assembly.

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October 26, 2020 350000 EQUIPMENT

This Service Information Bulletin provides corrected and updated procedures to follow when replacing the combination meter assembly.

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