Multi-Function Display (MFD): Black (Blank) Screen / Restarting During Start-Up – 2019 Subaru Impreza & Crosstrek

NHTSA ID Number: 10163555

Manufacturer Communication Number: 07-156-19


This bulletin announces availability of new High-Grade (color) MFD units with optimized software. The new units will address isolated concerns of the MFD screen going black (blank) and restarting during start-up.


2 Affected Products




This bulletin announces availability of new High-Grade (color) MFD units with optimized software.  The new units will address isolated concerns of the MFD screen going black (blank) and restarting during start-up.



The new MFD units were incorporated into production as shown below:

Model Starting VIN
Impreza 4-Door K3604075
Impreza 5-Door K3709019
Crosstrek TBD



Description Part Number Application
85261FL641 SPORT Models

REMINDER:  Always order the most up-to-date replacement parts based on the specific VIN being repaired.



REMINDER:  Customer satisfaction and retention starts with performing quality repairs.

Step 1) ALWAYS confirm the customer concern and TSB applicability BEFORE ordering any replacement parts.

Step 2) Use the SSM4 to check the MFD software version following the screen selection sequence below:

Select: Each System > Multi-function Display > Work Support > Software information

  • Software version 7040100130, is the OLD version. Replace the MFD assembly.
  • The NEW software version is 7040100140.

Step 3) When necessary, the MFD replacement procedure remains unchanged.  Always refer to the applicable Service Manual to review the full requirements of the repair being performed.  The Service Manual procedures contain information critical to perform effective repairs the first time, every time.

NUMBER: 07-156-19
DATE: 07/23/19

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