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SUBJECT: Counterfeit Air Bag Information
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a Consumer Safety Advisory to alert vehicle owners and repair professionals to the dangers of counterfeit air bags. NHTSA has become aware of a growing problem involving the sale and installation of counterfeit air bag module(s) used as replacement parts in vehicles which have been involved in a collision. While these air bag module(s) look nearly identical to original equipment parts, including bearing the automaker’s insignia, NHTSA testing has shown consistent malfunctioning which ranges from non-deployment of the air bag module(s) to the expulsion of metal shrapnel during deployment. To date, NHTSA is not aware of any deaths or injuries connected to counterfeit air bag module(s).
||2015MY Legacy and Outback Models Equipped with 3.6L Engine
||DTC P0456 / Clamps Added to Canister Purge Control Solenoid Valve Hose
This bulletin announces a production change involving the addition of spring clamps to both ends of the canister purge control solenoid valve hose. In some cases, a small leak at these hose connections could result in a Check Engine Light (CEL) illumination with DTC P0456 stored in memory.
The purpose of this bulletin is to assist when diagnosing P0851 (Neutral Switch Input Circuit Low) and P0852 (Neutral Switch Input Circuit High). If you encounter a vehicle with P0851 and/or P0852, use the following repair procedure.
If you encounter a vehicle that has a broken front stabilizer bar clamp and/or flange bolt, it may be the result of the stabilizer bar shape inconsistency. A countermeasure was made to the die for the molding process. The listed repair procedure should only be followed if the flange bolt is broken.
The purpose of this bulletin is to address an abnormal noise (groan) coming from the power steering pump and/or slight vibration in the steering wheel when turning at very low speeds.
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