Genuine Subaru Alternative Engine Oil Filter Replacement

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NHTSA ID Number: 10231281

Manufacturer Communication Number: 02-191-22R

Summary

“Due to unexpected supply chain challenges, this bulletin announces the availability of a temporary genuine Subaru alternative engine oil filter.”

 


NUMBER: 02-191-22R
DATE: 11/02/22
REVISED: 01/05/23

APPLICABILITY: All Models
SUBJECT: Genuine Subaru Alternative Engine Oil Filter Replacement

 

INTRODUCTION:

Due to unexpected supply chain challenges, this bulletin announces the availability of a temporary genuine Subaru alternative engine oil filter. This oil filter should be used until Subaru announces a permanent solution to the current supply chain challenge. The genuine Subaru alternative oil filter has some features that differ from the prior Subaru filter. These features, important notes on handling, and oil filter installation instructions are outlined in this bulletin for technician reference.

 

PART INFORMATION:

Part Description Subaru Genuine Part Number Genuine Alternative Part Number
OIL FILTER COMPLETE 15208AA15A SOA6351520815*
15208AA12A SOA6351520812*

*Part Numbers are to be used for claim submission when applicable.

The genuine Subaru alternative filters have a square cut seal, are blue in color,  and have the part number printed on the top.

 

SERVICE PROCEDURE / INFORMATION:

Engine Oil and Filter Replacement:

  1. Allow the engine to rest for at least 5 minutes after running.
  2. Start the engine and allow the engine temperature to reach normal operating temperature.
  3. Turn the engine OFF. Drain the engine oil thoroughly. Once the oil has been removed, reinstall and torque drain plug to specification using a NEW gasket.

IMORTANT NOTE: It is possible for the oil filter seal to become dislodged or misaligned during shipping and handling (see example images below). If this situation occurs, inspect the seal and matting surface for any visible damage.

 

If any damage is found, replace the filter. If no damage is found, the seal may be refitted to the filter and  installed on the vehicle.

  1. Replace the engine oil filter with a genuine Subaru alternative filter.
    • Clean the contact surfaces of the oil filter. Remove all oil and possible contaminates.
    • Apply a thin coat of fresh engine oil to the rubber seal.
    • Thread the new oil filter by hand until the gasket seats against the surface. Use CAUTION not to damage the filter seal.
    • Further tighten the oil filter, approximately ¾ of a turn. Confirm the filter security when complete.
    • Clean any residual oil from around the base of the filter

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: It is possible there may be a gap between the filter case and the installation surface (0-0.0209 inch / 0-0.53mm). This is a normal condition. Further verification can be achieved with the use of a 0.022 inch (0.56mm) sized feeler/thickness gauge. This sized gauge should be unable to be inserted in this gap.

  1. Install the new engine oil applicable to the vehicle’s type and quantity specifications.
  2. Start the engine and check for any oil leaks around the base of the engine oil filter. Confirm there are no leaks found.

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1 Affected Product

Vehicle

MAKE MODEL YEAR
SUBARU SUBARU 9999

 


1 Associated Document

Manufacturer Communications

NUMBER: 02-191-22R
DATE: 11/02/22
REVISED: 01/05/23

https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls?nhtsaId=10231281

MC-10231281-0001.pdf 2592.715KB

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NHTSA ID Number: 10228786

Manufacturer Communication Number: 02-191-22R

Summary

Due to unexpected supply chain challenges, this bulletin announces the availability of a temporary genuine Subaru alternative engine oil filter.

1 Associated Document

Manufacturer Communications

NUMBER: 02-191-22R
DATE: 11/02/22
REVISED: 12/15/22

https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls?nhtsaId=10228786

MC-10228786-0001.pdf 2606.678KB

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NHTSA ID Number: 10226831

Manufacturer Communication Number: 02-191-22R

Summary

Due to unexpected supply chain challenges, this bulletin announces the availability of a temporary genuine Subaru alternative engine oil filter.

 

1 Associated Document

Manufacturer Communications

NUMBER: 02-191-22R
DATE: 11/02/22
REVISED: 11/14/22

https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls?nhtsaId=10226831

MC-10226831-0001.pdf 2137.151KB

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