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2005 Subaru Forester Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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TSB Date Problem Area TSB Text
02/27/17 NHTSA ID: 10093117
TSB ID: 04-13-09R

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
04/07/10 NHTSA ID: 10032510
TSB ID: SB-WVL-22

Subaru service campaign: see document search button for owner letter. fuel tank one way fuel valve. certain models require permanent removal of the one way fuel valve located in the fuel tank. the one way fuel valve is located at the bas
11/13/06 NHTSA ID: 10020531
TSB ID: 166806

Vehicles equipped with 4 eat diagnostic procedures for p0851/p0852.
09/12/05 NHTSA ID: 10016432
TSB ID: 117605

Modification to fuel tank pressure sensor.
01/31/05 NHTSA ID: 10011775
TSB ID: 029304

Modification of timing belt tensioner bracket to prevent knocking noise. *nm
01/31/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10089957
TSB ID: 03-70-12R

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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09/14/16 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10079980
TSB ID: 03-70-12R

This bulletin provides production change, repair procedure and parts information to address a customer concern of a high-pitched sound coming from the transmission extension housing area. in cold temperatures, thermal contraction causes shr
05/12/05 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10014956
TSB ID: 035505

Countermeasure to eliminate noise from the rear differential area. *eh
10/26/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10120962
TSB ID: WQR53

Based on ballistic testing results, it has been determined that affected vehicles with registration history in high absolute humidity (hah) areas are more susceptible to rupture. owner notification letters were mailed to the owners of those
03/07/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10094124
TSB ID: SM04 - TAKATA

Updated statement on takata airbags posted on subaru.com
03/07/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10094115
TSB ID: SM01

Service announcement of subaru recall campaign: front passenger air bag inflators wqp-51
03/03/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10093691
TSB ID: PM01

Parts reminder: returns to takata for wql48 and wqm49 air bag inflator
03/03/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10093621
TSB ID: WQR-53U

Update: owner notification subaru recall campaign: front passenger air bag inflators wqr]53 owner notification letters were mailed september 30, 2015 description. all vehicles previously affected by the wql-48 recall that were not yet rep
03/03/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10093696
TSB ID: PM02

Parts memo: wql48, wqm49 takata front passenger air bag inflator recalls
03/02/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10093536
TSB ID: WQR?]53U

Update: owner notification subaru recall campaign: front passenger air bag inflators wqr]53 owner notification letters were mailed september 30, 2015 description. all vehicles previously affected by the wql]48 recall that were not yet rep
03/02/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10093470
TSB ID: SM02 - TAKATA

Returns to takata for wql48 and wqm49 air bag inflator
02/27/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10093125
TSB ID: WQR-53A

Please be advised that subaru of america, inc. is consolidating the wql-48 recall into the existing wqr-53 recall.
02/27/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10093126
TSB ID: WQR-53R

Update ¿ september 2015: subaru is consolidating takata recall wql-48 (14v-399) into the existing wqr-53 (15v-323) takata recall. the vehicles included in this consolidated national recall include the following: ¿ affected 2004-2005 impr
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02/24/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10092912
TSB ID: WQM-49

Update: wqm]49 front passenger air bag inflator recall (nhtsa id 14v]471)
02/24/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10092874
TSB ID: WQM-49

Wqm-49 - regional front passenger air bag inflator replacement
02/22/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10092533
TSB ID: WQP-51R

Subaru is conducting this limited regional recall to replace the front passenger air bag inflators produced by tk holdings, inc. (takata) in certain 2003-2005 model year legacy, outback, and baja vehicles and certain 2004-2005 model year im
02/22/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10092537
TSB ID: WQR-53U

Recall campaign: wqr-53 front airbag inflator ¡v parts supply update due to ongoing restricted supply of airbag inflator part number 98279fe000 the following order procedure will be implemented effective immediately: ¿h part is no longer
02/22/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10092534
TSB ID: WQR-53R

Subaru of america, inc. (subaru) is expanding regional recall number wqp-51 (14v-763) on certain 2004-2005 model year impreza (including wrx/sti) vehicles to a national recall. the subject vehicles are equipped with front air bag spi-type
02/21/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10092281
TSB ID: SM01 - WQM-49

Announcement of new subaru recall campaign: front passenger air bag inflators wqm-49
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02/16/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10092004
TSB ID: WQR-53A

Update ] subaru recall campaign: front passenger air bag inflators wqr]53 (impreza models) as previously announced, we began mailing to affected vehicle owners on june 17, 2015. the first owners to receive notification were owners identi
02/03/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10090406
TSB ID: WQR-53A

This is a geographic expansion of the current wqp-51 limited regional recall, to a national recall for impreza models only. details of the transition from wqp-51 to wqr-53 for the impreza models will be provided in future communications. su
02/03/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10090412
TSB ID: WQR?-53R

As previously announced, subaru will be conducting a recall of certain 2004]2005my subaru impreza (including wrx/sti) vehicles. the air bag inflators in the front passenger air bags for these vehicles could be susceptible to rupture and t
11/16/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10084281
TSB ID: WQR-53R

The vehicles included in this consolidated national recall include the following: ¿ affected 2004-2005 impreza, wrx, and sti models from the national expansion of the wqp-51 recall ¿ 2003-2004 legacy, outback, and baja vehicles affected
09/23/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10080921
TSB ID: WQP-51RA

This announcement provides a geographic expansion of the current wqm]49 takata airbag limited regional recall.
09/23/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10080923
TSB ID: WQM-49R

The revisement of this recall advises (wqm-49) has been superseded to the wqp-51 regional front passenger takata air bag inflator recall.
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09/23/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10080922
TSB ID: WQP-51

This bulletin announces subaru is conducting this limited regional recall to replace the front passenger air bag inflators produced by tk holdings, inc. (takata) in certain 2003-2005 model year legacy, outback, and baja vehicles and certain
06/02/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10068605
TSB ID: 14V-471

Summary to be provided on a future date.
06/02/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10068606
TSB ID: WQM-49

Summary to be provided on a future date.
09/12/06 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10020312
TSB ID: 07

Sbf-5 fuse blows. subaru techtips.
08/10/05 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10015746
TSB ID: 16

Inspection and correction methods of connector t4/b11 for 4eat. subaru techtips.
04/22/05 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10013584
TSB ID: 15

2005my keys and remote transmitter new vehicle check-in procedure. subaru techtips.
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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.
03/13/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10130277
TSB ID: 12-231-18

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03/06/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10093977
TSB ID: 03-70-12

Repair procedure for high-pitched sound from extension housing area using latest generation production parts
02/16/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10091965
TSB ID: 04-13-09R

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
09/28/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10081079
TSB ID: WQR?]53U

The wqr-53 recall is being expanded to include all 2005-2008 model year legacy and outback vehicles. this is an expansion from the current wqp-51 limited regional recall for certain 2005 model year legacy and outback vehicles, to a natio
07/07/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10076009
TSB ID: 14411AA532R1

Soa is pleased to announce the launch of a new remanufactured turbocharger program. supplies are now available at all rdc¿s. when installing a remanufactured turbocharger follow the procedure outlined in service bulletin 02-106-08r and
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06/08/11 Other NHTSA ID: 10037968
TSB ID: SB-05-50-10R

Subaru: there is a steering wheel vibration at highway speeds due to an imporper wheel balance.
08/31/05 Other NHTSA ID: 10016129
TSB ID: 128705

Floor mat carpet hook separated from its retaining ring or will not stay seated.

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Subaru Forester 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.