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2017 Subaru Forester Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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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
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
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
04/16/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133526
TSB ID: 15-220-18

This service information bulletin provides troubleshooting steps to use when diagnosing concerns of the apple carplay and / or android auto feature not connecting or launching properly when a compatible device is connected to the head u
04/16/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133524
TSB ID: 15-211-17R

The following information addresses reprogramming file availability and a software update installation procedure to provide optimization to the new harman gen 3 audio and navigation head units utilized. the procedure will involve either
04/16/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133530
TSB ID: WTN-74R

Subaru of america, inc. (subaru) is recalling certain 2017 model year impreza vehicles with harman navigation/audio head units to update software affecting the operation of the rear view camera image.
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04/02/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10131688
TSB ID: 07-123-17

A design improvement has been made to the warning box assembly for improved responsiveness. the warning box is located inside the overhead map light assembly as shown in the illustrations below. the warning box part number has also been c
04/02/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10131691
TSB ID: 1117217

This bulletin announces the availability of reprogramming files to optimize the ecm. the new logic will address isolated customer concerns of a hesitation and / or a stumble felt on light acceleration and in some cases, a possible dtc p05a0
03/13/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10130273
TSB ID: 07-131-18

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
03/13/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10130286
TSB ID: HARMON-TSG

The content of this ?technical support guide? is based mostly on the respective region?s owner?s manual supplements for the gen3.0 infotainment (harman model navigation/audio) system.
09/13/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10117537
TSB ID: 15-211-17R

The following information addresses reprogramming file availability and a software update installation procedure to provide optimization to the new harman gen 3 audio and navigation head units utilized in the new 2017my impreza. the proce
09/13/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10117557
TSB ID: 15-211-17R

The following information addresses reprogramming file availability and a software update installation procedure to provide optimization to the new harman gen 3 audio and navigation head units utilized in the new 2017my impreza. the proce
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: 10133523
TSB ID: 12-235-18

Sedan (4dr) models only. this bulletin provides part information and a service procedure to address a customer concern of the trunk release being difficult to operate. the release cable may not be operating the trunk latch mechanis
04/16/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10133529
TSB ID: 18-192-18

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
04/02/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10131690
TSB ID: 15-212-17

All outbacks and 5-door impreza models only. this bulletin announces a design change of the tonneau cover assembly to address customer concerns of the handle portion coming loose. the handle has been changed to optimize retention and made
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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.
03/13/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10130277
TSB ID: 12-231-18

( 2017-2018my impreza - 5 dr only)
03/13/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10130271
TSB ID: 07-129-18

This bulletin announces availability of reprogramming files to optimize operation of the tire pressure monitor system?s (tpms) real-time display function. under certain high-altitude conditions, the tire pressure values displayed in the
03/13/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10130207
TSB ID: hk-questionaire-

Post launch conditions may occur where certain combinations of inputs result in undesirable outputs. as such it is critical to gather all the details surrounding these events to allow sbr and harman the ability to duplicate and then evalu
12/15/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10125880
TSB ID: 06-60-17

This bulletin announces reprogramming files to optimize the vehicle dynamic control (vdc) control module. when diagnosing an inoperative vdc system, the select monitor may display incorrect freeze frame data.
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10/26/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10120991
TSB ID: 12-209-16

This bulletin announces a design change to the front speaker grille. the new grilles have increased retention capabilities to address customer concerns of a loose fit.
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: 10117549
TSB ID: 12-228-17

This bulletin provides a repair procedure to address a small number of customer reports of improper fit or misalignment between the front door trim panel and the instrument panel's (ip) ornament panel (garnish). service procedure provide
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.
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 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.

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