Headlight Anti-Fog Enhancements for High Heat and Humidity – 2017-2018 Subaru BRZ

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NHTSA ID Number: 10173129

Manufacturer Communication Number: 07-172-20

Summary

This bulletin announces availability of new headlamp assemblies which include the following enhancements: (1) Additional ventilation added for optimized temperature control inside the headlamp housing. (2) The added temperature control enhances performance of the anti-fogging coating on the inside of the headlamp lens, improving its resistance to prolonged high temperature / humidity conditions.

 

2 Affected Products

Vehicle

MAKE MODEL YEAR
SUBARU BRZ 2017-2018

 

 

 


NUMBER: 07-172-20
DATE: 03/20/20

APPLICABILITY: 2017-18MY BRZ
SUBJECT: Headlight Anti-Fog Enhancements for High Heat and Humidity

 

INTRODUCTION: 

This bulletin announces availability of new headlamp assemblies which include the following enhancements:

  • Additional ventilation added for optimized temperature control inside the headlamp housing.
  • The added temperature control enhances performance of the anti-fogging coating on the inside of the headlamp lens, improving its resistance to prolonged high temperature / humidity conditions.
  • The material used for the ventilation opening caps (sponges) has been changed.
  • The end rubber portions have been changed to enhance their appearance and fit between the headlamp and bumper cover.
  • The end rubbers have also been made available t order as separate components.

 

PRODUCTION CHANGE INFORMATION:

The new head lamp assemblies were incorporated into production starting with VIN J9602352.

 

PART INFORMATION:

Description Part Number Application
LENS & BODY-HEAD LAMP 84913CA402 RIGHT SIDE
84913CA412 LEFT SIDE
LAMP ASSEMBLY-HEAD 84002CA382 RIGHT SIDE
84002CA392 LEFT SIDE
END RUBBER-HEAD LAMP 84942CA020 RIGHT SIDE
84942CA030 LEFT SIDE

 

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

 

SERVICE PROCEDURE / INFORMATION:

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

The service procedures for head lamp replacement 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.

 

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 Time  Fail Code
HEADLIGHT ASSEMBLY R&R- ONE SIDE A916-143 0.6 XFU-78
HEADLIGHT ASSEMBLY R&R- BOTH SIDES A916-144 0.7

 

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: 07-172-20
DATE: 03/20/20

https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls?nhtsaId=10173129

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/tsbs/2020/MC-10173129-0001.pdf

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