Whistling Sound from Side Dash Vents – 2015 Subaru Legacy & Outback

NUMBER: 10-80-14
DATE: 09/02/14

 

APPLICABILITY: 2015 Legacy and Outback Models
SUBJECT: Whistling Sound from Side Dash Vents

 

INTRODUCTION

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.

 

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PART INFORMATION

An 8” X 11” sheet of the self-adhesive non-woven tape material is available through normal parts channels by ordering p.n. SOA963W110.

 

COUNTERMEASURE IN PRODUCTION

A countermeasure to address this condition is scheduled to be implemented into production during September, 2014.

 

SERVICE PROCEDURE / INFORMATION

  • Once the condition has been confirmed, remove the affected side dash vent assembly(s) following the procedure in the applicable Service Manual.
  • After making sure affected area of the vent assembly is free of grease and dirt, affix a piece of .5mm thick, self-adhesive non-woven tape, 95mm long by 12mm wide to the inside / top of the vent housing in the area where the vent flap would seal against if fully closed as shown in the illustrations below.

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  • Reinstall the dash vent assembly(s) in the reverse order of removal.

 

WARRANTY / CLAIM INFORMATION

LABOR DESCRIPTION LABOR OPERATION # FAIL
CODE
LABOR
TIME
Dash Vent Grille Modification, One or Both Sides A726-213 YBD-48 0.3

NOTE:  Up to $3.00 can be claimed in Sublet to cover the cost of the non-woven tape material.

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