Counterfeit Air Bag Information – 2008-2011 Subaru


DATE: 10/25/12

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).


DTC P0456 / Clamps Added to Canister Purge Control Solenoid Valve Hose – 2015 Subaru Legacy & Outback with 3.6L Engine

NUMBER: 11-152-14
DATE: 12/15/14


APPLICABILITY: 2015MY Legacy and Outback Models Equipped with 3.6L Engine
SUBJECT: 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.


Diagnostic procedures for P0851/P0852 – 2005-2008 Subaru

NUMBER: 16-68-06
DATE: 10/09/06

APPLICABILITY: 2005~08MY Legacy, Outback, Impreza and Forester Vehicles Equipped with 4EAT
SUBJECT: Diagnostic procedures for P0851/P0852



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.


Front Stabilizer Bar – 2006-2008 Subaru Tribeca

NUMBER: 05-40-08
DATE: 10/24/08

APPLICABILITY: 2006~2008 Tribeca
SUBJECT: Front Stabilizer Bar



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.


Power Steering Hose – New Style – 2000-2002 Subaru Legacy & Outback

NUMBER: 04-11-04
DATE: 01/15/04

APPLICABILITY: 2000~2002MY Legacy Sedan, Wagon and Outback Vehicles w/ 2.5L Engines
SUBJECT: Power Steering Hose – New Style



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.