Outer Door Weatherstrip Fitment – 2019-2023 Subaru Forester

NHTSA ID Number: 10237274

Manufacturer Communication Number: 12-230-21R


This bulletin announces design change to the outer door weatherstrips for the front and rear doors.


NUMBER: 12-230-21R
DATE: 11/03/21
REVISED: 05/12/23

APPLICABILITY: 2019-23MY Forester
SUBJECT: Outer Door Weatherstrip Fitment



This bulletin announces design change to the outer door weatherstrips for the front and rear doors.  This  change was incorporated to enhance the fit and appearance of the weatherstrip between the outer door panels and window glass.  If a customer reports any of these experiences with the outer door weatherstrips, replace the affected part(s).



The new outer weatherstrips have been incorporated into the production starting with VIN PH449418.



Part Description Color Part Number


REMINDER: Always order the most up-to-date replacement parts based on the specific VIN being repaired.



REMINDER:  Customer satisfaction and retention starts with performing quality repairs.


There has been no change to the part number for this design change.  The new part is identified by the production date code located on the packaging label.  Replacement parts produced during July of 2021 and later incorporate the design change.


Reading the Production Date Code:

  • The 1st and 2nd digits of the date code show the production year. The EXAMPLE below shows 2021 (21.).
  • The 3rd and 4th digits of the date code show the production month. The EXAMPLE below shows August (8).


Repair Procedure:

The service procedures for the outer door weatherstrips remain unchanged.  Always refer to the applicable Service Manual and review the full requirements of the repair being performed.  The Service Manual procedures contain information critical to performing an effective repair the first time, every time.  This includes but is not limited to important SAFETY precautions, proper inspection criteria, necessary special tools, required processes and related one-time-use parts needed for a complete and lasting repair. Refer to the applicable Subaru Service Manual: Body & Electrical/WIRING SYSTEM > EXTERIOR BODY PANELS > Door Sash (Tape/Molding)


5 Affected Products




1 Associated Document

Manufacturer Communications

NUMBER: 12-230-21R
DATE: 11/03/21
REVISED: 05/12/23


MC-10237274-0001.pdf 482.022KB




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