|APPLICABILITY:||All 2014MY Forester, Impreza, XV Crosstrek, WRX, & STI Models|
|SUBJECT:||Front Cross Member Mounting Bolt Change|
This bulletin describes a design change made to the mounting bolts used for securing the front cross member to the vehicle body. The flange thickness at the base of the bolt’s hex portion has been increased from 1.4mm to 5mm.
COUNTERMEASURE IN PRODUCTION
The new mounting bolts were incorporated in production during October, 2013 starting with the following VINs:
|Impreza and XV Crosstrek||4 Door||E*010074|
|WRX and STI||4 Door||E*010096|
|PART NAME||PART NUMBER|
|BOLT FLG M12X97||901000431|
The old-style bolt is shown below, left and the new style with the 5mm thick flange is on the right.
SERVICE PROCEDURE / INFORMATION
- These bolts have been designed for front cross member mounting only and are not compatible for other use in other areas of the vehicle.
- These bolts are one-time use
- The torque specification for all models listed above remains unchanged and is 95 Nm / 70.1 ft. lbs.