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2009 Subaru Outback Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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04/02/18 NHTSA ID: 10131701
TSB ID: WVM23R

Revised. ca pzev spec models only. subaru of america, inc. (soa) has determined that vehicles affected by this service program require ecm reprogramming. under certain severe driving patterns, such as high speed highway/uphill driving an
08/14/17 NHTSA ID: 10111069
TSB ID: 02-164-16

This service information bulletin announces a design change to the internal contact portion of the oil pressure switch to increase durability
02/27/17 NHTSA ID: 10093067
TSB ID: 02-162-15

This service information bulletin announces a design change to the oil pressure switch assembly. nickel plating has been applied to the internal switch contacts to enhance their durability and reduce the possibility of poor contact which c
11/30/16 NHTSA ID: 10085232
TSB ID: WQG?-43A

Subject: new subaru recall campaign: brake line corrosion wqg]43 subaru of america, inc. has determined that a defect, which relates to motor vehicle safety, exists on the following affected vehicles. these vehicles may have been manufactu
11/21/16 NHTSA ID: 10084453
TSB ID: 02-155-14

This bulletin announces availability of a revised replacement air intake duct for the turbocharged vehicles specified.
11/15/16 NHTSA ID: 10084243
TSB ID: WQK-47

New subaru recall campaign: brake line corrosion wqk]47
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05/23/16 NHTSA ID: 10068331
TSB ID: WQG-43R

Summary to be provided on a future date.
05/18/16 NHTSA ID: 10065773
TSB ID: WQG-43

Summary to be provided on a future date.
05/18/16 NHTSA ID: 10065774
TSB ID: WQG-43

Summary to be provided on a future date.
05/13/16 NHTSA ID: 10065106
TSB ID: WQD-40

Summary to be provided on a future date.
05/13/16 NHTSA ID: 10065117
TSB ID: WQD-40

Summary to be provided on a future date.
05/13/16 NHTSA ID: 10065138
TSB ID: WQG-43

Summary to be provided on a future date.
03/26/13 NHTSA ID: 10051640
TSB ID: WQD-40

Subaru: over time, front catalytic converter efficiency degrades beyond an acceptable level and releases air pollutants that requires the front catalytic converter to be replaced and ecm to be reprogrammed. models 2008-2009 legacy, outbac
06/29/11 NHTSA ID: 10038970
TSB ID: SPB-WVU-31

Subaru service campaign: see document search button for owner letter. ecm reprogramming procedure. 2006-2010 legacy/outback/forester/impreza. updated 9/26/11.
03/06/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10093967
TSB ID: 03-68-12R

This bulletin reviews a change to the part numbers used for the transfer driven gear bearings. these revised bearings are to be used to enhance durability.
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
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
02/15/17 Brakes and Traction Control NHTSA ID: 10091768
TSB ID: WQK-47

Wqk-47 - brake line corrosion product campaign bulletin
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02/15/17 Brakes and Traction Control NHTSA ID: 10091842
TSB ID: WQG-43R

Campaign wqg-43r - brake line corrosion
04/02/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10131702
TSB ID: WVU31R

2.5 liter n/a engine only. revised. subaru of america, inc. has determined that vehicles affected by this service program require ecm reprogramming. a modification to the engine control module software logic has been developed to impr
03/02/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10093509
TSB ID: 06-47-14

Revision to troubleshooting information for vdc dtc c0071
01/27/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10089802
TSB ID: 12-197-16

As part of our dedication to customer satisfaction, subaru of america, inc. is initiating a program to extend the original new car limited warranty coverage of the instrument pane+g108 (ip) or dashboard assembly on the applicable vehicles
11/03/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10083867
TSB ID: 15-133-08R

This bulletin contains illustrations of exchange components and their manufacturer as well as a description of the proper exchange procedure. the purpose of revising this bulletin was to correct the tribeca rear seat dvd unit part numbers.
09/15/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10080261
TSB ID: WQD-40

Subaru of america, inc. has determined vehicles affected by this service program require front catalytic converter replacement and ecm reprogramming. for vehicles affected by this service program, efficiency of the front catalytic converter
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09/14/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10080091
TSB ID: WQD-40DA

Subaru of america, inc. has determined that vehicles affected by this service program require front catalytic converter replacement and ecm reprogramming. for vehicles affected by this service program, efficiency of the front catalytic conv
12/04/12 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10047539
TSB ID: SB-001487

Subaru: information being provided regarding counterfeit air bags, being used as replacement parts and installed in certain vehicles. models 2008-2011 legacy, outback, impreza, forester.
06/28/11 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10038957
TSB ID: WVM-23

Subaru service campaign: see document search button for owner letter. a software problem is causing the catalytic converter to degrade when driving at high speeds. this will cause the engine light to come on.
04/07/10 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10032512
TSB ID: SB-WVM-23

Subaru service campaign: see document search button for owner letter. engine control module (ecm) reprogramming. under certain severe driving patterns, such as high speed highway/uphill driving and/or accelerating with high engine revolu
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.
03/06/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10093977
TSB ID: 03-70-12

Repair procedure for high-pitched sound from extension housing area using latest generation production parts
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03/02/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10093466
TSB ID: 02-155-14R

Intercooler/intake air duct - this bulletin announces availability of a revised replacement air intake duct for the turbocharged vehicles specified above.
02/27/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10093105
TSB ID: 02-162-15R

This service information bulletin announces a design change to the oil pressure switch assembly. nickel plating has been applied to the internal switch contacts to enhance their durability and reduce the possibility of poor contact which c
02/15/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10091846
TSB ID: WQK-47R

Wqk-47 - brake line corrosion product campaign bulletin
02/15/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10091844
TSB ID: SM07

Service memo regarding spray application gun assembly / use caution
02/03/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10090454
TSB ID: 18-176-15

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.
12/21/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10086821
TSB ID: 12-197-16

As part of our dedication to customer satisfaction, subaru of america, inc. is initiating a program to extend the original new car limited warranty coverage of the instrument pane+g108 (ip) or dashboard assembly on the applicable vehicles
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11/08/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10084146
TSB ID: DWEP

As part of subaru¿s dedication to customer satisfaction, soa is announcing a dashboard warranty extension program. this program extends warranty coverage for dashboards on all 2005-2009 subaru outback and subaru legacy vehicles sold or lea
05/23/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10067835
TSB ID: 16-91-14

This service information describes 2 corrections to the service manual diagnostic procedures for the dtcs listed above. the information is only applicable to vehicles equipped with 5at transmissions and relates to diagnostics for the lock-u
03/03/15 Other NHTSA ID: 10056877
TSB ID: SB-02-155-14-R

Subaru: information regarding replacement revision of air intake duct for turbocharger where insulator portion of duct separates from duct and leaks boost pressure, loss of power and increased sound levels occurs. model 2005-12 legacy, ou
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.

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Subaru Outback 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.