Uneven Gap between “A” Pillar Trim and Speaker Grille – 2014 Subaru Forester

NUMBER: 12-158-13
DATE: 10/31/13

 

APPLICABILITY: 2014MY Forester
SUBJECT: Uneven Gap between “A” Pillar Trim and Speaker Grille

 

INTRODUCTION

This bulletin provides a procedure to eliminate an uneven gap between the base of the “A” pillar trim and the tweeter speaker grille as shown in the “Before” and “After” photos below.

Speaker Grille

 

COUNTERMEASURE IN PRODUCTION

A revised production standard was initiated starting with VIN E*423737.

 

PART INFORMATION

PART NAME PART NUMBER QUANTITY
Seal GLS RG E (Foam Tape) 63249FG010 1 per side
Tether Clip (replace only if damaged) 909150040

 

SERVICE PROCEDURE / INFORMATION

  • Using a plastic trim tool, CAREFULLY pry loose and remove the speaker grille from the dash as shown in the photo below.

Speaker Grille

 

  • Release the “A” pillar trim as shown in the illustration below and following the procedure in the applicable Service Manual. Be careful not to damage the tether clip.  If the tether clip becomes damaged during the “A” pillar trim removal, it must be replaced.  The tether clip can remain attached as the trim piece does not need to be fully removed.

Tether Clip

 

  • Cut the foam tape to size: 23 mm wide x 30 mm long.
  • Install the foam tape at the front edge of the insertion claw hole as shown in the close-up photo below, right.

foam tape

 

  • Once the foam tape is in place, install the “A” pillar trim then install the speaker grille. Confirm the uneven gap has been eliminated. Another layer of foam tape or re-positioning of the first layer may be required to achieve the desired result.

 

WARRANTY / CLAIM INFORMATION

For vehicles within the Basic New Car Limited Warranty period, this repair may be claimed using the following information:

LABOR DESCRIPTION LABOR OPERATION # FAIL
CODE
LABOR
TIME
“A” Pillar Modification A913-171 YCJ-48 0.2

 

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/tsbs/2013/SB-10068688-0699.pdf

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