Front Cross Member Mounting Bolt Change – 2014 Subaru Forester, Impreza, XV Crosstrek, WRX, & STI

NUMBER: 05-57-14
DATE: 02/20/14

 

APPLICABILITY: All 2014MY Forester, Impreza, XV Crosstrek, WRX, & STI Models
SUBJECT: Front Cross Member Mounting Bolt Change

 

INTRODUCTION

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:

MODEL SPECIFICATION STARTING VIN
Forester All E*520370
Impreza and XV Crosstrek 4 Door E*010074
5-Door E*233199
WRX and STI 4 Door E*010096
5-Door E*233184
BRZ All E*602839

 

 

PART INFORMATION

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.

Front Cross Member Mounting Bolt

 

SERVICE PROCEDURE / INFORMATION

NOTES: 

  • 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.

 

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/tsbs/2014/SB-10055443-2256.pdf

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