|APPLICABILITY:||2015 Legacy and Outback Models|
|SUBJECT:||Whistling Sound from Side Dash Vents|
This bulletin provides a service procedure to address a customer concern of a whistling sound coming from the side dash vents when their air flow is adjusted to almost the fully closed position.
An 8” X 11” sheet of the self-adhesive non-woven tape material is available through normal parts channels by ordering p.n. SOA963W110.
COUNTERMEASURE IN PRODUCTION
A countermeasure to address this condition is scheduled to be implemented into production during September, 2014.
SERVICE PROCEDURE / INFORMATION
- Once the condition has been confirmed, remove the affected side dash vent assembly(s) following the procedure in the applicable Service Manual.
- After making sure affected area of the vent assembly is free of grease and dirt, affix a piece of .5mm thick, self-adhesive non-woven tape, 95mm long by 12mm wide to the inside / top of the vent housing in the area where the vent flap would seal against if fully closed as shown in the illustrations below.
- Reinstall the dash vent assembly(s) in the reverse order of removal.
WARRANTY / CLAIM INFORMATION
|LABOR DESCRIPTION||LABOR OPERATION #||FAIL|
|Dash Vent Grille Modification, One or Both Sides||A726-213||YBD-48||0.3|
NOTE: Up to $3.00 can be claimed in Sublet to cover the cost of the non-woven tape material.