Rear Body Panel- Design Change – 2015-2017 Subaru Legacy

NHTSA ID Number: 10144880

Manufacturer Communication Number: 12-249-18

Summary

This Service Information bulletin advises of a design change made to the rear body panel. This panel is located between the trunk and the rear glass and incorporates the package shelf. It has been re-designed with convex surfaces added to prevent items going into or out of the trunk from being scratched or caught by the rear edges of the reinforcement panels.

 

3 Affected Products

Vehicle

MAKE MODEL YEAR
SUBARU LEGACY 2015-2017

INTRODUCTION:

This Service Information bulletin advises of a design change made to the rear body panel.  This panel is located between the trunk and the rear glass and incorporates the package shelf.  It has been re-designed with 2 convex surfaces added to prevent items going into or out of the trunk from being scratched or caught by the rear edges of the reinforcement panels (shown in red) on the illustrations below.

View from inside trunk area looking upward toward underside of package shelf.

 

PRODUCTION CHANGE INFORMATION:

This new body panel was put into production during mid-April, 2017.  The starting VIN will be added to this bulletin when it becomes available.

 

PART INFORMATION:

The new part numbers for the “PANEL COMPLETE R” are 53105AL02C9P and 53105AL03C9P.

Always order the most up-to-date part as specified by the VIN.

 

SERVICE PROCEDURE / INFORMATION:

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

The service procedures for replacement of the panel remain unchanged.  Always refer to the applicable Body Repair Manual and Service Manual to review the full requirements of the repair being performed before proceeding.  The 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.



NUMBER: 12-249-18
DATE: 08-15-18

https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls?nhtsaId=10144880

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/tsbs/2018/MC-10144880-9999.pdf

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