New A/C Compressor / Clutch Assembly – 2014-2016 Subaru

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NHTSA ID Number: 10120975

Manufacturer Communication Number: 10-84-16R

Summary

This bulletin announces the availability of a new Air Conditioning compressor / clutch assembly to address customer concerns of the system not operating. Electrical windings located inside the clutch assembly have been changed to eliminate the condition. The service procedure will involve replacement of the A/C compressor and clutch as a complete assembly.

 


NUMBER: 10-84-16R
DATE: 04/14/16
Revised: 06/14/16

APPLICABILITY: 2015-16MY WRX and STI Models
2014-16MY Forester Models
2014-16MY Impreza and XV Crosstrek Models
SUBJECT: New A/C Compressor / Clutch Assembly

 

Introduction:

This bulletin announces the availability of a new Air Conditioning compressor / clutch assembly to address customer concerns of the system not operating.  Electrical windings located inside the clutch assembly have been changed to eliminate the condition.  The service procedure will involve replacement of the A/C compressor and clutch as a complete assembly.

 

Production Change Information:

The new A/C compressor assemblies were incorporated into production starting with the VINs listed below:

Vehicle / Model Starting VIN
WRX / WRX STI G*819293
Forester G*469916
Impreza / XV Crosstrek 4 Door-  G*004001
5 Door-  G*212351

 

Part Information: 

DESCRIPTION PART NUMBER APPLICABILITY
COMPRESSOR ASSEMBLY 73111VA000eBay WRX / WRXSTI
73111FJ030eBay XV Crosstrek HEV
73111FJ040 Forester, Impreza, XV Exc. HEV

 

Service Procedure / Information:

When receiving a customer concern of the A/C system being inoperative and testing / diagnosis reveals the compressor clutch is defective:

  • Confirm the VIN is prior to the production change.
  • Inspect the serial number of the A/C compressor. Assemblies with a Serial Number beginning with 51001***** or HIGHER (October 1, 2015) are equipped with the new clutch.  Decode the Serial Number using the photos and illustration shown below.

A/C Compressor / Clutch Assembly

 

  • If the Serial Number is 50930***** or BEFORE (September 30, 2015) , replace the A/C compressor assembly following the procedure outlined in the applicable Service Manual.

 


13 Affected Products

Vehicles

MAKE MODEL YEAR
SUBARU CROSSTREK 2016
SUBARU FORESTER 2014-2016
SUBARU IMPREZA 2014-2016
SUBARU WRX 2015-2016
SUBARU WRX STI 2015-2016
SUBARU XV CROSSTREK 2014-2015

 


1 Associated Document

Manufacturer Communications

NUMBER: 10-84-16R
DATE: 04/14/16
Revised: 06/14/16

https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls?nhtsaId=10120975

MC-10120975-9999.pdf 292.401KB

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NHTSA ID Number: 10140504

Manufacturer Communication Number: 10-84-16

Summary

This bulletin announces the availability of a new Air Conditioning compressor / clutch assembly to address customer concerns of the system not operating. Electrical windings located inside the clutch assembly have been changed to eliminate the condition. The service procedure will involve replacement of the A/C compressor and clutch as a complete assembly.

 

1 Associated Document

Manufacturer Communications

NUMBER: 10-84-16
DATE: 04/14/16

https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls?nhtsaId=10140504

MC-10140504-9999.pdf 289.736KB

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13 thoughts on “New A/C Compressor / Clutch Assembly – 2014-2016 Subaru”

  1. One thing to check, or to ask your mechanic to check, is the spacers in the ac clutch. As the clutch wears, it creates too much space and the electromagnetic clutch can’t pull the plate to engage. Very common on Subarus. There are a ton of videos on YouTube for this. Fixed my daughters ac in her 2014 Subaru Impreza.

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  2. Can the ac compressor still be working and it effect the ac condenser? I have a 2014 Subaru Forester. There has been a technical bulletin issued for the compressor. The ac isn’t working. It was checked. A little Freon loaded cool air was coming out of ac. Mechanic said it was the condenser. Could the faulty compressor cause trouble in the condenser, thanks for your help

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  3. Wholly confusing..my Vin for my 2015 xv crosstrek limited with eyesight G*273674 indicated i have the new compressor model..
    as it’s stated that at G*212351 and above is new compressor- correct.?!
    Assuming so then,
    my compressor model number is 73111FJ040
    with serial number of 50409******.
    Indicating manf date of 2015-April-09 !..
    So reading along with the TSB provided above it indicates if# is 50930****** or before Replace the A/C compressor assembly !! ..

    So my perplixion is this..
    How could my VIN indicate that my vehicle has the New Compressor initially..
    (according to the numbers given, I’m well into the new model installed G*212351 -> mine is G*273674)
    Yet the serial number indicates to REPLACE the unit as it is before — 50930
    again my serial is — 50409 ..

    Also according to the TSB it states if under warranty blaa blaa mine is not-.. yet i missed it by what .? 5 months ?
    Every time I’ve had my vehicle in dealer only inspection/maintenance/repair like clock work and documented .. never once was there any word about checking to see if replacement need on a known issue for 2015 XV Crosstrek models concerning the A/C compressor FAILURE and REPLACEMENT ISSUE…
    Until after this last winter of 2018 i turned on my A/C to blowing only warm air…
    I’m so damn pissed at the moment i will stop writing and Hope for some response asap ..
    Am going to copy and paste all that I’ve written here and email Subaru directly over this issue and Pray i as well recieve some sort of good will gesture — unless bigger hidden issues remain for me to suddnly discover, as id rather eat the cost of this now and seek relief in future.. *** son of a Fuji .. rrrr

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  4. I need to replace an air conditioner compressor clutch on a 2014 Impreza Sport, but have only found that the entire AC compressor must be purchased. Does anyone know where I can purchase just the clutch?

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  5. Called Subaru to find out more about this since our Crosstrek is having A/C issues. Subaru claims this is fake. They have no such bulletin on file. WTF?

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  6. Is this a recall for which the owner needs to foot the bill? My Forester is out of the regular warranty.

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  7. why cant these bulletins be sent out to the owner of these cars. Im just out of warranty on my 2016 WRX an the compressor is shot an my serial number confirms this. So, I have to pay for something you went cheap on.
    Just wrong wrong wrong

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  8. I have a 2014 Subaru Forrester that the clutch is not working on the air conditioning air compressor is this covered under the recall
    .VIN JF2SJAJC3EH403534

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  9. 2014 forester ac doesn’t work defective parts. please contact me regarding recall. I have a car 2001 never had any issues with ac.

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