Valve Spring Change to FB Engine – 2011-2017 Subaru

NHTSA ID Number: 10154425

Manufacturer Communication Number: 02-134-12R

Summary

The purpose of this bulletin is to announce a change to the specification of the valve springs used in the FB engine. The new springs have different color paint marks to help identify their application.

 

22 Affected Products

Vehicles

MAKE MODEL YEAR
SUBARU FORESTER 2011-2017
SUBARU IMPREZA 2012-2016
SUBARU LEGACY 2013-2016
SUBARU OUTBACK 2013-2016
SUBARU WRX 2015-2016

 

INTRODUCTION

The purpose of this bulletin is to announce a change to the specification of the valve springs used in the FB engine.  The new springs have different color paint marks to help identify their application.

See the Parts Information section below for details.

Important Installation Notes:

  • When installing the new type valve spring, the end with the paint mark always must face upward and be against the valve spring retainer.
  • Whenever a failed valve spring is identified, all sixteen(16) springs must be replaced AS A SET.

 

PART INFORMATION

NEW TYPE OLD TYPE
Part Name SPRING-VALVE ENGINE
Part Numbers 13217AA521 w/ LIGHT BLUE Paint Mark 13217AA540
13217AA581 w/ YELLOW Paint Mark 13217AA580
13217AA591 w/ PURPLE Paint Mark 13217AA590

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

 

NEW TYPE OLD TYPE
Identification
Installation direction Paint Mark always faces upward and  against the spring retainer. No

VERY IMPORTANT: ALL SIXTEEN (16) VALVE SPRINGS MUST BE REPLACED AS A SET.



NUMBER: 02-134-12R
DATE: 08/16/12
REVISED: 01/31/19

https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls?nhtsaId=10154425

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/tsbs/2019/MC-10154425-9999.pdf

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