Tail Lamp (Rear Combination Lamp) Assembly Procedure Change – 2014-2016 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid (HEV)

NHTSA ID Number: 10153622

Manufacturer Communication Number: 07-144-18

Summary

This bulletin announces a change made to the assembly process of the rear combination lamps to enhance the seal between the lens and body. This change optimizes the lamp’s water resistance by using advanced lens sealing and plastic welding processes during assembly. (Crosstrek Hybrid)

 

3 Affected Products

Vehicle

MAKE MODEL YEAR
SUBARU CROSSTREK 2014-2016

NUMBER: 07-144-18
DATE: 12/20/18

APPLICABILITY: 2014-16MY Crosstrek Hybrid (HEV)
SUBJECT: Tail Lamp (Rear Combination Lamp) Assembly Procedure Change

 

INTRODUCTION:

This bulletin announces a change made to the assembly process of the rear combination lamps to enhance the seal between the lens and body.  This change optimizes the lamp’s water resistance by using advanced lens sealing and plastic welding processes during assembly.

 

PART INFORMATION:

The combination lamp part numbers are unchanged.

Description Part Number
LENS & BODY-REAR COMBINATION LAMP -RIGHT 84912FJ321
LENS & BODY-REAR COMBINATION LAMP -LEFT 84912FJ331

The new lamps are identified by a Lot Number printed on the underside of the housing as shown in the photos below.  In the photo below, HM12 is the Lot Number which translates to October 12, 2018.

  • H = Model Year (Alpha 1)
  • M = Production Month (Alpha 2)
  • 12 = Day of Production Month

IMPORTANT: The starting Lot Number for new combination lamps is: HM16 (October 16, 2018 and after).

Use these tables to translate Lot Numbers and determine between “OLD” and “NEW” tail lamp assemblies:

 

SERVICE PROCEDURE / INFORMATION:

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

If moisture is found inside one combination lamp, replace the affected lamp assembly.  There is no need to replace both as a set.  The service procedure for replacement remains unchanged.  Always refer to the applicable Service Manual and review all requirements of the repair being performed.  Service Manual procedures contain information critical to performing an effective repair the first time, every time.

 

WARRANTY / CLAIM INFORMATION:

For vehicles within the Basic New Car Limited Warranty period, this repair may be submitted using the following claim information:

Labor Description Labor Operation # Labor Time  Fail Code
REAR COMBINATION LAMP R&R ONE SIDE B916-201 0.2 XCB-29
REAR COMBINATION LAMP R&R BOTH SIDES B916-204 0.3

 

IMPORTANT REMINDERS:

  • SOA strongly discourages the printing and/or local storage of service information as previously released information and electronic publications may be updated at any time.
  • Always check for any open recalls or campaigns anytime a vehicle is in for servicing.
  • Always refer to STIS for the latest service information before performing any repairs.

NUMBER: 07-144-18
DATE: 12/20/18

https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls?nhtsaId=10153622

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/tsbs/2018/MC-10153622-9999.pdf

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