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2015 Subaru Outback Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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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
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: 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: 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
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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
03/08/17 NHTSA ID: 10094231
TSB ID: 07-89-15R

If you receive a customer concern of a no crank / no start condition during very cold temperatures, the ig1, ig2, acc1, acc2 and/or the egi main relays may be the root cause and require replacement. it is generally reported that the car sta
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
02/27/17 NHTSA ID: 10093110
TSB ID: 11-160-15

This bulletin announces availability of reprogramming files to optimize the ecm for dtc p0137. these files will also address customer concerns of engine idle rpm drop after a hot engine restart on 2.5l models and when shifting from reverse
02/16/17 NHTSA ID: 10092008
TSB ID: 09-59-14R

This bulletin provides a treatment procedure to address a customer concern of rust developing on the front exhaust pipe heat shield retaining bolt heads as shown in the illustrations below.
12/27/16 NHTSA ID: 10087242
TSB ID: 16-99-16

This bulletin announces availability of reprogramming files to optimize transmission control module (tcm) operation and address the following customer concerns: ¿ engine rpm ¿flare¿ (sharp rpm increase when cvt ¿downshifts¿) when using cr
11/08/16 NHTSA ID: 10084125
TSB ID: 09-63-16

This service information bulletin serves as a reminder to always follow the proper procedures when diagnosis of a dtc b1500 leads to replacement of a faulty main and / or sub fuel level sensor.
11/02/16 NHTSA ID: 10083824
TSB ID: 07-89-15

This bulletin provides a service procedure for replacement of the 4 relays, all of which are located together in the vehicle¿s interior fuse box (f/b).
09/28/16 NHTSA ID: 10081068
TSB ID: 07-89-15R

If you receive a customer concern of a no crank / no start condition during very cold temperatures, the ig1, ig2, acc1, acc2 and/or the egi main relays may be the root cause and require replacement. it is generally reported that the car st
09/22/16 NHTSA ID: 10080780
TSB ID: 11-155-15

This bulletin announces availability of reprogramming files to address customer concerns of extended cranking time before the engine starts. these files also optimize the ecm for improved engine oil level detection.
09/20/16 NHTSA ID: 10080548
TSB ID: 02-158-14R

This service information bulletin announces changes to the component parts of the accessory drive belt tensioner assembly used on 3.6l h-6 engines. these design changes will increase the rigidity of the tensioner assembly while improving pr
06/02/16 NHTSA ID: 10068689
TSB ID: 11-152-14

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04/16/18 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10133527
TSB ID: 16-107-17R

2010-15 legacy/ outback 2.5l na cvt, 2015 legacy/ outback 3.6l na cvt, 2012-15 impreza 2.0l na cvt, 2013-15 crosstrek 2.0l na cvt, 2014-15 crosstrek hybrid cvt 2014-15 forester 2.5l na cvt 2014-15 forester 2.0l turbo cvt 2015 wrx 2.0l turbo
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: 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: 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: 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.
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03/06/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10093861
TSB ID: 16-97-15

This bulletin provides a procedure for diagnosing a customer concern of a delayed and / or harsh engagement of the cvt (model tr580) when shifting into reverse or drive from neutral. all 2013-16my, 4-cylinder, n/a models with cvt
02/27/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10093113
TSB ID: WQU-56R

Subaru of america, inc. (subaru) is recalling certain 2015 and 2016 model year legacy and outback vehicles. during the manufacturing process of the propeller shaft that connects to the vehicle¿s transmission, the seal cap and seal located i
02/27/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10093129
TSB ID: 03-67-12R

Subaru of america, inc. has extended the availability of remanufactured cvt transmissions to include crosstrek, forester and impreza applications. please check applications and availability through normal parts channels prior to making vehi
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.
12/15/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10125883
TSB ID: 11-176-17

This bulletin announces availability of reprogramming files to optimize the ecm for control of battery charging functions. depending on vehicle use conditions, the battery state of charge value may differ slightly from the actual value. t
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10/26/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10120981
TSB ID: 15-198-16R

Revised tsb: this bulletin announces reprogramming file availability and the software installation procedure to address a group of operational concerns received from the field listed below involving ?gen 2? f10 navigation and display audio
10/26/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10120988
TSB ID: 12-208-16

This bulletin announces availability of new rear gate (prg) stays designed to address customer concerns of other than expected prg operation. the enhancement involves a change to the viscosity of the lubricant used for maintaining smooth op
10/26/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10120996
TSB ID: 07-115-16

The srvd system diagnostic software was updated as part of the july, 2016 ssm version. one change in particular involves the location of the display screen to check for dtc b2328, ?rear radar internal failure (radar misalignment)?. the ne
10/26/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10121001
TSB ID: 15-207-16

This bulletin announces a design change to the usb connector inside the usb-aux unit to address customer concerns of the usb cable becoming stuck and / or difficult to remove.
10/26/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10121002
TSB ID: 15-198-16R

Important note: due to the extensive revisions made to the information originally contained in this bulletin, a new bulletin, 15-205-16 has been issued. please refer to this new bulletin for the latest information regarding this condition.
10/26/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10121003
TSB ID: 15-183-15R

Important note: due to the extensive revisions made to the information originally contained in this bulletin, a new bulletin, 15-205-16 has been issued. please refer to this new bulletin for the latest information regarding this condition.
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10/26/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10121004
TSB ID: 15-182-15R

Important note: due to the extensive revisions made to the information originally contained in this bulletin, a new bulletin, 15-205-16 has been issued. please refer to this new bulletin for the latest information regarding this condition.
10/26/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10121005
TSB ID: 15-205-16

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 units
10/26/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10120967
TSB ID: 15-194-16

This bulletin announces availability of an enhanced audio system power amplifier which contains software to address customer concerns of voice guidance instructions (words) being cut short or cut off. for example: instead of the instruction
10/26/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10120968
TSB ID: 16-99-16

This bulletin announces availability of reprogramming files to optimize transmission control module (tcm) operation and address the following customer concerns: ? engine rpm ?flare? (sharp rpm increase when cvt ?downshifts?) when using cru
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
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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: 10111103
TSB ID: 15-198-16R

This bulletin announces reprogramming file availability and the software installation procedure to address a group of operational concerns received from the field listed below involving "gen 2" f10 navigation and display audio units with 7"
08/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10111083
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
03/08/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10094367
TSB ID: 15-177-14R

This bulletin provides information to help diagnose and address different conditions relating to customer concerns which may arise when operating the new-generation ¿gen 2¿ f10 audio / navigation system. we will continue to add more helpful
03/06/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10093906
TSB ID: 07-101-15

This bulletin announces a logic change to the prg control module designed to help protect the gate latch and actuator assembly from damage. if the operator tries to re-open the prg manually while it is in the process of latching electricall
03/03/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10093711
TSB ID: PM05

Hvac cabin air filter applicability
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03/03/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10093624
TSB ID: 15-177-14R

This bulletin provides information to help diagnose and address different conditions relating to customer concerns which may arise when operating the new-generation ¿gen 2¿ f10 audio / navigation system. we will continue to add more helpful
03/02/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10093481
TSB ID: 15-177-14

New ¿gen 2¿ fujitsu ten (f10) sd card audio / navigation system operating tips
02/27/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10093121
TSB ID: 15-188-15

This bulletin announces the reprogramming file availability and installation procedure to address the following customer concerns when operating the clarion 6.2¿ display audio unit: ¿ concern: slow start-up time (approximately 18 seconds)
02/24/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10092910
TSB ID: 15-172-14

Audio units - 2015 exchange component identification and procedures
02/22/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10092495
TSB ID: 15-182-15R

This bulletin announces a procedure for updating the navigation / audio unit¿s operating system software. the following list of symptoms and related changes provides a brief description of which customer concerns the updates are intended to
02/22/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10092496
TSB ID: 15-183-15R

This bulletin announces a procedure for updating the 7¿ display audio unit¿s operating system software. the following list of symptoms and related changes provides a brief description of which customer concerns the updates are intended to a
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02/16/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10091973
TSB ID: 15-181-15R

This bulletin provides a procedure to follow when addressing customer concerns of a ¿popping¿ type sound heard through the audio unit speakers. this condition occurs when listening to ¿cached radio¿. the cached radio feature allows you to
02/16/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10091974
TSB ID: 15-177-14R

This bulletin provides information to help diagnose and address different conditions relating to customer concerns which may arise when operating the new-generation ¿gen 2¿ f10 audio / navigation system. we will continue to add more helpful
02/16/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10091985
TSB ID: WQS-54U

Owner notification - subaru recall campaign: wqs-54 driver assist system (eyesight) delay in warning indicator owner notification ¿ subaru will notify potentially affected vehicle owners by first class mail. owner notification will begin
02/16/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10091988
TSB ID: 15-183-15R

This bulletin announces a procedure for updating the 7¿ display audio unit¿s operating system software. the following list of symptoms and related changes provides a brief description of which customer concerns the updates are intended to a
02/16/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10091989
TSB ID: 15-182-15R

This bulletin announces a procedure for updating the navigation / audio unit¿s operating system software. the following list of symptoms and related changes provides a brief description of which customer concerns the updates are intended to
02/07/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10090882
TSB ID: 15-180-15

This bulletin announces availability of revised map data to address customer concerns of an incorrect clock time being displayed (one hour difference ahead or behind) on the hvac control unit and an incorrect estimated destination arrival t
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02/07/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10090721
TSB ID: 10-82-15

This bulletin provides the required break-in procedures to follow after replacing the variable a/c compressor. the applicable procedure described below must be performed to prevent damaging the new compressor.
01/27/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10089803
TSB ID: 15-177-14R

This bulletin provides information to help diagnose and address different conditions relating to customer concerns which may arise when operating the new-generation ¿gen 2¿ f10 audio / navigation system. we will continue to add more helpful
12/27/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10087241
TSB ID: 15-194-16

This bulletin announces availability of an enhanced audio system power amplifier which contains software to address customer concerns of voice guidance instructions (words) being cut short or cut off. for example: instead of the instructio
12/21/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10086841
TSB ID: 15-177-14R

This bulletin provides information to help diagnose and address different conditions relating to customer concerns which may arise when operating the new-generation ¿gen 2¿ f10 audio / navigation system. we will continue to add more helpful
11/16/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10084297
TSB ID: F10TSG

Technical support guide - gen 2.0 & 2.1 micro sd navigation (avn) display audio (da)
11/08/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10084123
TSB ID: 15-188-15R

This bulletin announces the reprogramming file availability and installation procedure to address the following customer concerns when operating the clarion 6.2¿ display audio unit: ¿ concern: slow start-up time (approximately 18 seconds)
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11/08/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10084142
TSB ID: 07-106-16

This bulletin announces a change to the battery sensor to prevent unnecessary occurrence of dtc p1c00 being set / stored in the ecm memory.
11/03/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10083902
TSB ID: 15-179-15R

This service information bulletin contains a series of screen shots with instructions which provide a procedure for pairing android smartphones to bluetooth-equipped clarion audio units. the procedure involves changing the audio unit¿s defa
09/22/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10080782
TSB ID: 15-177-14R

This bulletin provides information to help diagnose and address different conditions relating to customer concerns which may arise when operating the new-generation ¿gen 2¿ f10 audio / navigation system. we will continue to add more helpful
09/21/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10080724
TSB ID: 11-154-15

This bulletin announces availability of reprogramming files to address dtcs p000a and p000c. these dtcs may set and cause the check engine light to illuminate when voltage supplied to the engine¿s oil control valves (ocv) is reduced.
06/22/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10074609
TSB ID: 07-89-15R

Summary to be provided on a future date.
06/02/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10068640
TSB ID: 15-177-14

Summary to be provided on a future date.
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06/02/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10068691
TSB ID: 11-21-2014

Summary to be provided on a future date.
05/23/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10068335
TSB ID: 15-174-14

Summary to be provided on a future date.
05/23/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10068351
TSB ID: 10-80-14

Summary to be provided on a future date.
02/12/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10059181
TSB ID: SB-WQS-54

Subaru: tsb contains an owner's notification letter. select document search button below. in certain vehicles there is a delayed in detecting a failure of brake lamp switch (bls) by driver assist system and takes longer for vehicle dynam
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
04/02/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10131637
TSB ID: 07-113-16

This bulletin announces a design change to the prg mechanism in response to a small number of customer concerns regarding a gear-clash or grinding -type sound heard when opening or closing the rear gate. a material change and revised torque
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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: 10130269
TSB ID: 07-127-18

This bulletin announces a design change to the power rear gate (prg) rod. the new rod will address isolated cases of one end of the rod coming off the ball stud just as the latch releases and the gate starts to open / move.
12/15/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10125885
TSB ID: 16-107-17R

Cvt models only. in the interest of customer satisfaction, subaru of america, inc. (soa) is extending the new car limited powertrain warranty coverage for the continuously variable transmission (cvt) on the above listed models and model
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: 10117538
TSB ID: 16-107-17

Cvt models only. in the interest of customer satisfaction, subaru of america, inc. (soa) is extending the new car limited powertrain warranty coverage for the continuously variable transmission (cvt) on the above listed models and model
09/13/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10117554
TSB ID: 15-172-14R

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: 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: 10111080
TSB ID: 12-216-17

This bulletin announces a design change to the roof rail assemblies. this change has been made in response to isolated customer concerns of a visible gap between the base portion of the rail assembly and the roof panel as shown in the examp
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
08/14/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10111090
TSB ID: 12-202-16

Tsb: rear gate and rear gate buffer information. this bulletin describes a design change to the rear gate panel eliminating the plugs previously installed in the lower outer corner water drain holes. as a result of this change, there has be
08/14/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10111093
TSB ID: 12-203-16

This bulletin provides a procedure to address customer concerns of a squeaking sound originating from where the front seat belt buckle assembly attaches to the seat frame. a design change was made to the wave washer used at the attachment p
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03/08/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10094221
TSB ID: 09-61-15R

This bulletin announces a design change to the fuel filler door (saucer) assembly to address customer concerns of it being difficult to open and / or close. the striker portion¿s shape has been changed as shown in the cross-section illustr
03/08/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10094342
TSB ID: 12-195-15

Should you receive a customer concern of vibration or looseness in either of the door mirrors, a design change has been made to the 3 mirror head mounting holes in the mounting base. in addition, a new retaining bolt and tightening torque s
03/08/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10094350
TSB ID: 18-184-15

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. the tables contained within this bulletin are to be used as guides for bec
03/08/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10094361
TSB ID: 12-196-15

This service information bulletin provides design change information regarding the rear gate panel assembly, the rear spoiler assembly and their interchangeability.
03/08/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10094362
TSB ID: 07-103-15

This service information bulletin announces a new requirement regarding one-time use parts which must replaced whenever disconnecting or replacing the prg rod. the spring steel retaining clips (stop rings) which lock the prg rod to the ball
03/08/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10094364
TSB ID: 09-61-15R

This bulletin announces a design change to the fuel filler door (saucer) assembly to address customer concerns of it being difficult to open and / or close. the striker portion¿s shape has been changed as shown in the crosssection illustrat
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03/07/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10094207
TSB ID: 12-177-14

Service procedure to address a wind rushing sound from the rear door sash area
03/07/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10094125
TSB ID: 12-176-14

Service procedure to address a wind rushing sound from the front door sash area
03/07/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10094165
TSB ID: 11-152-14

Dtc p0456 / clamps added to canister purge control solenoid valve hose
03/06/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10093902
TSB ID: WEA

In an effort to clarify information contained in the windshield warranty extension tsb #12‐192‐15 dated 10/12/2015, please review the following:  repairs covered under this warranty extension are not subject to the $50
03/06/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10093903
TSB ID: 12-192-15R

Subaru of america, inc. (soa) quality assurance has identified an increase in the number of cracked windshields on some 2015 and 2016my legacy and outback models. further investigation has determined the root cause for many of these failure
03/06/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10093911
TSB ID: 09-61-15

This bulletin announces a design change to the fuel filler door (saucer) assembly to address customer concerns of it being difficult to open and / or close. the striker portion¿s shape has been changed as shown in the cross-section illustra
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03/06/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10093912
TSB ID: 09-60-15R

The information originally contained in this tsb has been removed and replaced with a new tsb, 09-61-15 dated 11/24/2015.
03/03/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10093710
TSB ID: 10-81-14

Whistling sound from rear seat console air vents - this bulletin provides a service procedure to address customer concerns of a ¿whistling¿ sound coming from the rear seat air distribution vents located at the rear of the center console.
03/03/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10093713
TSB ID: 02-158-14

Accessory drive belt tensioner component changes
03/03/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10093631
TSB ID: 12-193-15

This bulletin announces a design change to the rear seat backrest striker assembly. prior to this change, if excessive force were to be applied to the reclining lever, the release cable could have become dislodged from the striker mechanism
03/03/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10093641
TSB ID: 12-176-14R

This bulletin provides a service procedure to address customer concerns of a wind rushing-type sound which seems to come from the front door glass sash area. customers may report a concern with one or both front doors. it is only necessary
03/03/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10093642
TSB ID: 09-60-15R

This bulletin provides a repair procedure to address a customer concern of the fuel filler door being difficult to open. the procedure involves removing approximately 1mm of material from the end of the plastic locking pin portion of the fu
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03/03/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10093646
TSB ID: 09-60-15R

This bulletin provides a repair procedure to address a customer concern of the fuel filler door being difficult to close. the procedure involves removing approximately 1mm of material from the end of the plastic locking pin portion of the
03/03/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10093649
TSB ID: 12-192-15

Subaru of america, inc. (soa) quality assurance has identified an increase in the number of cracked windshields on some 2015 and 2016my legacy and outback models. further investigation has determined the root cause for many of these failure
03/03/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10093650
TSB ID: WE

Subaru of america, inc. will be issuing a warranty extension to address cracks or breakage in the deicer area of the windshield on 2015 and early production 2016 legacy and outback models equipped with the all weather package that included
03/03/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10093654
TSB ID: 12-185-15R

This bulletin provides a repair procedure to address a wind rushing and / or fluttering-type sound originating from the ¿b¿ pillar area of the vehicle. the sound is usually reported to be more prevalent when crosswinds are present and / or
03/03/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10093656
TSB ID: 12-177-14R

This bulletin provides a service procedure to address customer concerns of a wind rushing-type sound which seems to come from the rear door glass sash area. customers may report a concern with one or both rear doors. it is only necessary to
03/03/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10093657
TSB ID: 12-176-14R

This bulletin provides a service procedure to address customer concerns of a wind rushing-type sound which seems to come from the front door glass sash area. customers may report a concern with one or both front doors. it is only necessary
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03/02/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10093462
TSB ID: SM01 - WQN-50

Update: wqn]50 subaru recall campaign 2015 outback accessory trailer hitch assembly
03/02/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10093463
TSB ID: WQN-50

Wqn-50 - 2015 outback accessory trailer hitch assembly
03/02/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10093465
TSB ID: PM01

2015 outback trailer hitch update
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
02/24/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10092841
TSB ID: 10-80-14

Whistling sound from side dash vents - this bulletin provides a service procedure to address a customer concern of a whistling sound coming from the side dash vents when their air flow is adjusted to almost the fully closed position.
02/24/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10092868
TSB ID: SM04 - WQN-50

New subaru recall campaign: 2015 outback accessory trailer hitch assembly ¨c wqn©\50
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02/22/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10092489
TSB ID: WQU?-56A

Subject: new subaru recall campaign: wqu]56 propeller shaft. subaru of america, inc. (subaru) is recalling certain 2015 and 2016 model year legacy and outback vehicles.
02/22/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10092494
TSB ID: WQU-56A2

Update: subaru recall campaign: wqu-56 propeller shaft-bulletin please be advised that the product campaign bulletin for wqu-56 has been posted on stis. the bulletin includes detailed information regarding the parts shipments and the repa
02/22/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10092497
TSB ID: WQU-56R

Subaru of america, inc. (subaru) is recalling certain 2015 and 2016 model year legacy and outback vehicles.
02/22/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10092498
TSB ID: WQU-56U

Recall campaign: wqu-56 propeller shaft ¿ parts supply update. propeller shaft shipment quantities to cover all affected vehicles retailed prior to august 4th stop sale will be completed this week. your soa zone office has been provided the
02/22/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10092525
TSB ID: WQU-56R

Subaru of america, inc. (subaru) is recalling certain 2015 and 2016 model year legacy and outback vehicles.
02/22/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10092526
TSB ID: 18-182-15

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. the tables contained within this bulletin are to be used as guides for bec
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02/22/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10092541
TSB ID: WQU-56U2

All shipments for the wqu56 recall are complete. some retailers have placed orders in the system for these parts. we will be removing the hold against the propeller shafts on monday, august 31, 2015. if you have placed an order for a prope
02/22/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10092546
TSB ID: WQU-56U3

Update ] subaru recall campaign: wqu]56 propeller shaft owner notification owner notification letters will be mailed today, and emails to owners will follow early next week. subaru of america, inc. (subaru) is recalling certain 2015 and 2
02/21/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10092282
TSB ID: 15-174-14

Clock time will not adjust or displays dashes - this service information outlines a procedure to address a customer concern of either the clock display time adjustment buttons do not work or 3 ¿dashes¿ appear when they are pressed.
02/21/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10092377
TSB ID: SM07

Final release of special service tool items for the 2015 legacy & outback
02/21/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10092385
TSB ID: TECHTIPSAUGUST20

Surface treatment change to oil control piston rings
02/17/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10092164
TSB ID: 05-55-13

This bulletin provides information regarding a running change to the tires being used in production on 2013my and later outback. the illustrations below are provided for reference.
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02/16/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10092012
TSB ID: 15-172-14R

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
02/15/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10091815
TSB ID: SM02

Sst announcement - 2015 legacy & outback special service tools and equipment
02/15/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10091771
TSB ID: PM01

Please be advised that subaru of america is stopping the sales of the 2015 outback trailer hitch dealer kit, p/n: l101sal010.
02/07/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10090710
TSB ID: 10-81-14R

This bulletin provides a service procedure to address customer concerns of a ¿whistling¿ sound coming from the rear seat air distribution vents located at the rear of the center console. the bulletin was revised to provide counter measure i
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.
02/03/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10090324
TSB ID: 12-177-14R

This bulletin provides a service procedure to address customer concerns of a wind rushing-type sound which seems to come from the rear door glass sash area. customers may report a concern with one or both rear doors. it is only necessary t
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02/03/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10090371
TSB ID: 12-185-15

This bulletin provides a repair procedure to address a wind rushing and / or fluttering-type sound originating from the ¿b¿ pillar area of the vehicle. the sound is usually reported to be more prevalent when crosswinds are present. the pro
02/03/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10090410
TSB ID: 15-172-14R

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
02/03/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10090411
TSB ID: 12-176-14R

This bulletin provides a service procedure to address customer concerns of a wind rushing-type sound which seems to come from the front door glass sash area. customers may report a concern with one or both front doors. it is only necessary
02/02/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10090162
TSB ID: SM02

Oil change interval update beginning with 2015 model year vehicles
01/10/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10088141
TSB ID: 12-185-15

This bulletin provides a repair procedure to address a wind rushing and / or fluttering-type sound originating from the ¿b¿ pillar area of the vehicle. the sound is usually reported to be more prevalent when crosswinds are present. the pro
01/09/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10088041
TSB ID: 12-177-14R

This bulletin provides a service procedure to address customer concerns of a wind rushing-type sound which seems to come from the rear door glass sash area. customers may report a concern with one or both rear doors. it is only necessary t
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12/27/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10087321
TSB ID: SM02

Oil change interval update beginning with 2015 model year vehicles
11/18/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10084401
TSB ID: SM06

Service memo - 2015 legacy & outback special service tools and equipment
11/02/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10083797
TSB ID: NAVI- SYSTEM-3

Gen ii micro sd navigation and gen ii display audio trouble shooting guide
11/02/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10083800
TSB ID: 12-179-15

This bulletin announces a design change made to the rubber dust boot portion of the d-pillar trim panel to eliminate a rubbing or squeaking sound condition which may occur when operating the prg.
09/28/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10081075
TSB ID: 12-185-15R

This bulletin provides a repair procedure to address a wind rushing and / or fluttering-type sound originating from the ¿b¿ pillar area of the vehicle. the sound is usually reported to be more prevalent when crosswinds are present and / or
09/28/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10081080
TSB ID: 15-192-16

This bulletin provides a service procedure to address customer concerns of loose or gapping accessory front wheel arch molding(s) (e201sal000 molding kit). there are 2 retaining clips on each molding which have been improved to enhance rete
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09/22/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10080760
TSB ID: 09-60-15

This bulletin provides a repair procedure to address a customer concern of the fuel filler door being difficult to open or close. the procedure involves removing approximately 1mm of material from the end of the plastic locking pin portion
09/21/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10080721
TSB ID: SBR

This annoucment is a reminder there are two relevant service bulletins currently posted on stis to address fuel / gas door opening concerns on 2015 legacy or outback.
06/22/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10074649
TSB ID: 12-185-15R

Summary to be provided on a future date.
06/22/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10075064
TSB ID: 15-192-16

Summary to be provided on a future date.
06/22/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10075071
TSB ID: 2016 TECHTIPS

Summary to be provided on a future date.
06/09/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10069730
TSB ID: 06-2014

Summary to be provided on a future date.
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06/09/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10069733
TSB ID: 06-10-16

Summary to be provided on a future date.
06/09/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10069744
TSB ID: 10-81-14

Summary to be provided on a future date.
06/02/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10068617
TSB ID: WQN?]50

Summary to be provided on a future date.
06/02/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10068620
TSB ID: WQN-50

Summary to be provided on a future date.
06/02/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10068623
TSB ID: WQN?50

Summary to be provided on a future date.
06/02/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10068632
TSB ID: L101SAL010

Summary to be provided on a future date.
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06/02/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10068644
TSB ID: L101SAL011

Summary to be provided on a future date.
06/02/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10068676
TSB ID: 12-176-14

Summary to be provided on a future date.
06/02/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10068679
TSB ID: 12-177-14

Summary to be provided on a future date.
05/23/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10067006
TSB ID: 12-137-12R

Summary to be provided on a future date.
05/23/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10068319
TSB ID: 6-30-14

Summary to be provided on a future date.
05/23/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10068326
TSB ID: 07-16-2014

Summary to be provided on a future date.
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05/23/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10068328
TSB ID: 06-30-2014

Summary to be provided on a future date.
05/23/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10068329
TSB ID: 07-21-2014

Summary to be provided on a future date.
05/23/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10068333
TSB ID: 14-20-14

Summary to be provided on a future date.
05/23/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10068347
TSB ID: 8-27-14

Summary to be provided on a future date.
05/23/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10067021
TSB ID: 05-55-13

Summary to be provided on a future date.
05/13/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10065124
TSB ID: 12-135-12R

Summary to be provided on a future date.
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08/04/15 Other NHTSA ID: 10058141
TSB ID: SB-07-90-15

Subaru: a new repair procedure for srvd warning lamp that illuminates due communication error between srvd radar units and can transceiver which was triggered by voltage dropping. model 2015 legacy, outback..

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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.