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2017 Subaru Crosstrek Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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TSB Date Problem Area TSB Text
04/02/18 NHTSA ID: 10131632
TSB ID: 02-170-17

This bulletin announces part information for new active valve control system (avcs) oil control solenoid valves (ocv) which contain a redesigned internal oil seal. the new seal will eliminate potential oil seepage into the wire harness co
09/13/17 NHTSA ID: 10117529
TSB ID: 02-168-17

This service information bulletin announces a material change to the engine accessory drive / v-belt made to address customer concerns of a slipping belt (squeal or chirping) sound.
08/14/17 NHTSA ID: 10111074
TSB ID: 02-166-17

This bulletin outlines design changes made to the upper oil pan assembly on fa and fb engines used on the models listed above. there have been isolated cases where the sealer used between the upper oil pan and the crankcase has become dis
08/14/17 NHTSA ID: 10111067
TSB ID: 09-64-16

This service information bulletin announces a change to the shape of the rubber cap used on the flange nuts securing the sub-level sending unit to the fuel tank. in addition, two of the caps are now used in production instead of only one. t
04/16/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133520
TSB ID: 07-134-18

This service information bulletin provides a new troubleshooting chart to use when diagnosing a dtc b1760 related to the occupant detection system (ods). following these diagnostic steps will help avoid unnecessary ods sensor / seat cu
04/16/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133528
TSB ID: 16-112-18R

This bulletin announces a design change to the cvt select lever (shifter) mechanism in response to isolated customer concerns of not being able to remove the key from the ignition switch when the vehicle is in park. the cause is contaminati
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04/02/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10131633
TSB ID: 10-83-15R

Models with manual hvac systems only. this service information bulletin provides precautions to use when removing the hvac control panel to prevent damaging the blower fan speed switch. when removing the control panel, if the fan speed sw
03/13/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10130270
TSB ID: 07-128-18R

This service information 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
03/13/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10130287
TSB ID: UPDATE - Removal

The corrected update files are now available for download from subarunet. tsb 15-20516r has been revised with new file names where applicable and re-posted to stis.
03/13/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10130278
TSB ID: 15-205-16R

This bulletin announces new reprogramming file availability and the software installation procedure to address additional operational concerns received from the field and listed below involving ?gen 2? f10 navigation and display audio uni
03/13/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10130280
TSB ID: 15-215-18

Models with fujitsuten (f10) gen 2.0 / 2.1 navigation or display audio head units only. this bulletin provides a repair procedure to address specific, confirmed customer concerns of: ? audio output interruption every 2-3 seconds when lis
03/13/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10130285
TSB ID: F10-Gen2-NAV-15-

Technical support guide for navigation and audio f10 gen2 systems.
09/13/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10117533
TSB ID: 07-119-17

This service information bulletin announces a production method change to the rear combination lamp assembly. the application procedure of the anti-fog coating was changed to prevent a customer concern of visible drip marks (or streaks) a
08/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10111085
TSB ID: 15-196-16R

Only 2016-2017my: those models equipped with starlink telematics. provisioning is the process by which the dcm receives the subscription request and activates the related dcm features requested as outlined in the specific subscription con
08/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10111096
TSB ID: 01-174-16

This service information bulletin provides a guideline to use for placement of required or mandated windshield stickers (inside and / or outside) on vehicles equipped with eyesight driver assist technology and high beam assist (hba) featur
04/16/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10133522
TSB ID: 12-234-18

This bulletin provides a repair procedure for replacing the foam cushion installed between the top front edge of the ip and the windshield glass. use the supplied service procedure to address a customer concern involving the foam cushi
04/02/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10131639
TSB ID: 12-207-16

This bulletin announces a change to the procedure used in production of the rear door glass assembly. the bottom edge of the door glass is pressed into a metal channel lined with rubber. the channel attaches the door glass assembly to the w
04/02/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10131647
TSB ID: 01-168-09R

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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03/13/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10130277
TSB ID: 12-231-18

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10/26/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10120983
TSB ID: 15-204-16

This bulletin contains illustrations of exchange components and their manufacturer as well as a description of the proper exchange procedure. the exchange program policy can also be found in sections 8.4.9 and 11.2.10 of your claims policie
09/13/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10117556
TSB ID: 15-204-16R

This bulletin contains illustrations of exchange components and their manufacturer as well as a description of the proper exchange procedure. the exchange program policy can also be found in sections 8.4.9 and 11.2.10 of your claims polic
09/13/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10117545
TSB ID: 12-224-17R

This bulletin provides a procedure for replacement of the black foam rubber insulating cushions for the roof rails. in rare cases, the cushion(s) may come loose and begin to protrude from under the roof rails where they contact the body.
09/13/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10117532
TSB ID: 07-118-17R

Models with srvd only. this bulletin provides revised diagnostic and repair procedures to address dtc b2327 for the subaru rear vehicle detection (srvd), blind-spot detection (bsd) and rear cross traffic alert (rcta) system on the applica
08/14/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10111082
TSB ID: 15-204-16R

This bulletin contains illustrations of exchange components and their manufacturer as well as a description of the proper exchange procedure. the exchange program policy can also be found in sections 8.4.9 and 11.2.10 of your claims polic

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Subaru Crosstrek TSBs (Technical Service Bulletins)

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.

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