Front Stabilizer Bushing- Design Change Knocking / Squeaking Sound – 2013-2022 Subaru

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NHTSA ID Number: 10225740

Manufacturer Communication Number: 5-88-21R

Summary

This bulletin announces a design change made to the front stabilizer bushings.

 


NUMBER: 05-88-21
DATE: 12/21/21
REVISED: 10/03/22

APPLICABILITY: 2014-22MY Forester
2013-21MY Crosstrek
2015-21MY WRX
2015-2019MY Legacy
2015-22MY Outback
2019-22MY Ascent
2017-22MY Impreza
SUBJECT: Front Stabilizer Bushing- Design Change Knocking / Squeaking Sound

 

INTRODUCTION:

This bulletin announces a design change made to the front stabilizer bushings.  The bushing material has been enhanced to address knocking / squeaking sounds when driving on rough roads during low ambient temperatures.  If confirmed under the described driving conditions, the bushings shown in the illustration below should be replaced.

 

PRODUCTION CHANGE INFORMATION:

The new front stabilizer bushings have been incorporated into production as per the table below:

Model Starting VIN
Crosstrek MH385137
Forester NH400041
WRX M9816765
Legacy TBD
Outback TBD
Impreza TBD
Ascent TBD

 

PART INFORMATION:

Model Part Number Part Description
Forester 20414SG001 Front Stabilizer Bushing- Design Change Knocking / Squeaking Sound - 2013-2022 Subaru | small light BUSHING-STABILIZER
Crosstrek 20414SG001 Front Stabilizer Bushing- Design Change Knocking / Squeaking Sound - 2013-2022 Subaru | small light
WRX 20414SG001 Front Stabilizer Bushing- Design Change Knocking / Squeaking Sound - 2013-2022 Subaru | small light
Impreza 20414FL00B
20414FL01B
Outback 20414XC00B
20414AL00B
Ascent 20414XC00B
Legacy 20414AL00B

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 front stabilizer bushing 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, 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.

Refer to the applicable Subaru Service Manual: Suspension > FRONT SUSPENSION > Stabilizer > STABILIZER BUSHING

NOTE: The Service Manual uses a black star () in the component breakdown illustration to indicate one-time use parts.

 


48 Affected Products

Vehicles

MAKE MODEL YEAR
SUBARU ASCENT 2019-2022
SUBARU CROSSTREK 2013-2021
SUBARU FORESTER 2014-2022
SUBARU IMPREZA 2017-2022
SUBARU LEGACY 2015-2019
SUBARU OUTBACK 2015-2022
SUBARU WRX 2015-2021

 


1 Associated Document

Manufacturer Communications

NUMBER: 05-88-21R
DATE: 12/21/21
REVISED: 10/03/22

https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls?nhtsaId=10225740

MC-10225740-0001.pdf 1312.112KB

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NHTSA ID Number: 10216969

Manufacturer Communication Number: 05-88-21

Summary

This bulletin announces a design change made to the front stabilizer bushings.

 

1 Associated Document

Manufacturer Communications

NUMBER: 05-88-21
DATE: 12/21/21
REVISED: 07/05/22

https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls?nhtsaId=10216969

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NHTSA ID Number: 10205927

Manufacturer Communication Number: 05-88-21

Summary

This bulletin announces a design change made to the front stabilizer bushings.

 

1 Associated Document

Manufacturer Communications

NUMBER: 05-88-21
DATE: 12/21/21

https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls?nhtsaId=10205927

MC-10205927-0001.pdf 1008.587KB

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