|SUBJECT:||Rattle Sound from Steering Rack on Rough Roads|
This bulletin announces availability of a new electric power steering (EPS) rack assembly. The new EPS assembly addresses a limited number of customer concerns involving a rattling-type sound from the steering which may be heard when driving on rough roads.
PRODUCTION CHANGE INFORMATION:
The new EPS assembly was incorporated into production as per the table below:
|STEERING GEAR BOX ASSEMBLY, EPS||34110FL00D||Impreza 4 and 5-Door|
SERVICE PROCEDURE / INFORMATION:
REMINDER: Customer satisfaction and retention starts with performing quality repairs.
The service procedures replacing the EPS rack assembly remain unchanged. Always refer to the applicable Service Manual and review the full requirements of the repair being performed. The Service Manual procedures contain information critical to performing an effective repair the first time and every time. This includes but is not limited to: important SAFETY precautions, proper inspection criteria, necessary special tools, required processes and related one-time-use parts needed for a complete and lasting repair.
ADDITIONAL EPS AND ASSIST MOTOR ASSEMBLY DETAIL:
WARRANTY / CLAIM INFORMATION:
For vehicles within the Basic New Car Limited Warranty period or covered by an active Subaru Added Security Classic or Gold plan, this repair may be submitted using the following claim information:
|Labor Description||Labor Operation #||Labor
|EPS GEARBOX ASSY R&R FOR RATTLE Includes: all repair work as listed in the Service Manual, toe adjustment, steering mid-point setting and Lane Keep learning clear (when needed).||B659-031||1.5||Impreza||RDK-25|
|SUBLET REPAIR, ADMINISTRATION EXPENSES||C101-108||0.3||All|
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