WTW-82 Combination Meter Reprogramming – 2018 Subaru Legacy & Outback

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V773
Manufacturer Subaru of America, Inc.
Components FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE, ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Potential Number of Units Affected 228,648

 

Incorrect Fuel Range Display May Cause Stall

The inaccurate fuel display may cause a driver to unexpectedly run out of fuel and the vehicle to stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

Summary

Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2018 Subaru Legacy and Outback vehicles. Due to a software error, the low fuel warning light may not illuminate at the intended remaining fuel level and the miles-to-empty display may incorrectly indicate a positive number despite the tank being empty.

 

Remedy

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the combination meter software, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-844-373-6614. Subaru’s number for this recall is WTW-82.

 

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

 

Check if your Subaru has a Recall


New Subaru Safety Recall/STOP SALE: WTW-82 Combination Meter Reprogramming

November 1, 2018

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2018/RCMN-18V773-8506.pdf

Download (PDF, 492KB)


Recall Acknowledgement

November 7, 2018

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2018/RCAK-18V773-2656.pdf

Download (PDF, 274KB)


Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=18V773&docType=RCL


 

What J2534 reprogramming capabilities are available?

(4a) J2534 Reprogramming
Subaru reprogramming files using a generic (non-OEM) SAEJ2534 pass-thru vehicle programming device are available by contacting Service Technical Information Company toll free at 1-866-428-2278. The cost for the CD-ROM with all reprogramming files is $75.00 plus S/H and applicable state tax. Files will be updated four (4) times per year, in CD-ROM format, with all available reprogramming service information at the same above offered cost. Authorized Subaru Dealers are provided the same reprogramming information.

Before purchasing, the reprogramming details can be found in the following Reprogramming J-2534 Files chart. Click the link to view the PDF chart.

Subaru J2534 Reprogramming software meets the latest available J2534-1 specification. Our Reprogramming J2534 Files chart does not specify the Calibration Identification Number (CID); however, this information is included in our offered CD-Rom.

Note: The ECM or TCM being reprogrammed may already contain some or all of the reprogramming files listed in the Reprogramming J2534 Files chart shown by release date. It is possible to damage the vehicles ECM/TCMduring the reprogramming event. Once the reprogramming process has started, it is recommended not to interrupt the process until the event is completed. If you experience any problems, please contact your scan tool maker for further instructions.

 

(4b) Are all pre-2004MY Subaru vehicles compatible with J2534?

No. Subaru has no reprogramming capability for model years 1996-1998. Starting with our 1999 model year, please see our Reprogramming Pre-J2534 Files chart for affected model reprogramming information.

Both pre-J2534 reprogramming and J2534 pass thru reprogramming files are included in the offered HDS kit software for aftermarket service provider application.

techinfo.subaru.com


Tactrix Openport 2.0
CarDAQ-Plus 2 Diagnostic Code Reader and J2534 Programming Tool
Drew Technologies (DRWCDPLUSKIT) CarDAQ-Plus J2534 Flash Reprogramming Kit
CarDAQ-M Modular PassThru J2534 Vehicle Reflash Hardware
VSI J2534 ECU Reprogrammer & Diagnostic Adapter
Dearborn d-Bridge Adapter J2534 OBDII Engineering Tool
MAXIFLASH PRO (ALT-MF2534)
VXDIAG VCX SSM-III Diagnostic Tool for Subaru
Autel MaxiFlash Elite J2534 ECU Reprogramming Tool

 

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