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2017 Subaru Legacy 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
04/02/18 NHTSA ID: 10131664
TSB ID: 04-17-17R

This bulletin provides a service procedure to address isolated customer concerns of a rattling sound identified as coming from the electronic power steering (eps) rack assembly. the repair involves installation of a new tension spring for
04/02/18 NHTSA ID: 10131629
TSB ID: 04-17-17R

This bulletin provides a service procedure to address isolated customer concerns of a rattling sound identified as coming from the electronic power steering (eps) rack assembly. the repair involves installation of a new tension spring for
04/02/18 NHTSA ID: 10131635
TSB ID: Special Service

The following special tool is required for servicing the 2015-2017my legacy and outback electronic power steering (eps) rack assembly. this tool will be shipped directly to all subaru retailers during september. please reference tsb 04-1
10/26/17 NHTSA ID: 10120974
TSB ID: WTD-65R

Repair procedure - this service procedure provides an inspection method for identification of affected vehicles and if determined necessary, additional steps for replacing the steering column assembly.
10/26/17 NHTSA ID: 10120973
TSB ID: WTD-65

Product campaign bulletin - inspection and repair procedure for stop sale / recall campaign wtd-65: steering column
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09/13/17 NHTSA ID: 10117547
TSB ID: 12-226-17

This bulletin provides part number and design change information regarding the fuel door (saucer) assembly which may not open properly due to ice accumulation in sub-freezing conditions.
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: 10111070
TSB ID: 09-66-16

This bulletin announces a change in the production procedure for the rear muffler assembly. spot-weld locations securing the outer shell portion have been changed to improve overall rigidity. a gap may develop at the spot welded seam as a
08/14/17 NHTSA ID: 10111099
TSB ID: 06-57-16

This service information bulletin announces a change to the mounting bolts and corresponding increased tightening torque value used for securing the front disc brake caliper support to the axle housing.
04/02/18 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10131693
TSB ID: 1610417

Cvt models only. this bulletin provides a diagnostic procedure along with transmission control module (tcm) reprogramming files to address isolated customer concerns of a ?bump? feeling from the cvt. the bump feeling has been reported to
08/14/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10111086
TSB ID: 16-103-16R

This bulletin has been developed in response to a small number of customer concerns regarding fluid seepage found coming from the cvt assembly. investigation has identified a likely source of the seepage to be the sealant used on the cvt'
08/14/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10111066
TSB ID: 16-103-16

Only models equipped with tr690 cvt only. this bulletin has been developed in response to a small number of customer concerns regarding fluid seepage found coming from the cvt assembly. investigation has identified a likely source o
08/14/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10111084
TSB ID: 16-104-17R

This bulletin provides a diagnostic procedure along with transmission control module (tcm) reprogramming files to address isolated customer concerns of a "bump" feeling from the cvt. the bump feeling has been reported to occur after the c
08/14/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10111091
TSB ID: 16-102-16

Tsb: all models equipped with cvt transmissions. this service information bulletin provides a new flow chart and additional diagnostic tools to assist technicians with troubleshooting dtc p0841- secondary oil pressure sensor performance.
05/13/16 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10065090
TSB ID: 03-69-12R

Summary to be provided on a future date.
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
04/02/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10131689
TSB ID: 11-174-17R

This bulletin announces the availability of reprogramming files to optimize the ecm and address the following customer concerns: ? check engine light coming on (with dtc p05a0 stored in memory). ? potential battery discharge (dead batter
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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: 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.
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.
10/26/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10120992
TSB ID: 11-168-16

This bulletin announces the availability of reprogramming files to optimize the ecm. these new files will address customer concerns of check engine light illumination resulting from dtc p013f or p014b* being stored in the ecm memory. *dt
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09/13/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10117535
TSB ID: 11-174-17R

This bulletin announces the availability of reprogramming files to optimize the ecm and address the following customer concerns: * check engine light coming on (with dtc p05a0 stored in memory). * potential battery discharge (dead batter
09/13/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10117542
TSB ID: 07-114-16R

This bulletin announces availability of a new power seat memory control module designed to address customer concerns of the seat memory feature not operating properly. when pressing the buttons to recall one of the last seat positions mem
09/13/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10117543
TSB ID: 11-174-17R

This bulletin announces the availability of reprogramming files to optimize the ecm and address the following customer concerns: * check engine light coming on (with dtc p05a0 stored in memory). * potential battery discharge (dead batter
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
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
02/16/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10092003
TSB ID: 07-93-15

This service information bulletin provides the procedure to follow when receiving a customer concern regarding operation of their power window auto-up and/or auto-down feature. testing of returned power window switch assemblies has revealed
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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.
04/02/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10131630
TSB ID: 12-230-17

This service information bulletin provides precautions to use when installing the trunk garnish panel located between the combination lamps. if the garnish is not installed properly, the small rubber protector(s) at the bottom edges of th
12/15/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10125884
TSB ID: 12-226-17R

This bulletin provides part number and design change information regarding the fuel door (saucer) assembly which may not open properly due to ice accumulation in sub-freezing conditions.
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
10/26/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10120986
TSB ID: 07-114-16

This bulletin announces availability of a new power seat memory control module designed to address customer concerns of the seat memory feature not operating properly. when pressing the buttons to recall one of the last seat positions memor
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
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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
08/14/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10111101
TSB ID: 12-206-16

All models listed with seat lifter feature. this bulletin provides a procedure to address a customer reported cosmetic condition of surface rust appearing on the inner seat cushion frame of the front seat assemblies.
08/14/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10111081
TSB ID: 12-218-17

This bulletin provides supplemental information and an inspection point to use when diagnosing a wind rushing sound concern that persists on vehicles: * past the production change provided in tsb 12-176-14r, dated 10/28/2015 or * which h
08/14/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10111089
TSB ID: 12-219-17

This bulletin provides new part information and an identification procedure to address a small number of vehicles identified with a sticking secondary hood latch mechanism. the hood latch mechanism is exposed to foreign materials during nor
05/23/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10067867
TSB ID: 12-164-14

Film residue removal from underside of front seat cushion covers

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Subaru Legacy 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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