AWD Transfer Clutch Chatter Sound / Shudder – 2014-2019 Subaru

NHTSA ID Number: 10160485

Manufacturer Communication Number: 16-120-19

Summary

This bulletin provides a procedure to follow for addressing customer concerns of a shuddering condition or chattering -type sound heard or felt when making sharp turns. If an applicable vehicle presents with the condition as described, it is recommended to perform the transfer clutch break-in procedure as described.

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DTC U0122 and Hesitation at Highway Speeds- ECM Reprogramming File Availability – 2019 Subaru Ascent

NHTSA ID Number: 10160487

Manufacturer Communication Number: 11-190-19R

Summary

This bulletin announces availability of ECM reprogramming files to optimize the ECM. This bulletin announces availability of ECM reprogramming files to optimize the ECM. The new files contain logic which will revise: (1) the ECM detection of DTC U0122; (2) the EGR flow rate to address a limited number of customer concerns about a slight hesitation felt while driving at highway speeds and using the cruise control.

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VDC Control Module- Software Change Hill Holder Indicator Lamp / Tone Operation – 2015-2018 Subaru Legacy & Outback

NHTSA ID Number: 10160502

Manufacturer Communication Number: 06-70-19

Summary

This bulletin announces a change to the operating software included in the Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) Control Module and Hydraulic Unit (VDCCM&H/U) on the models listed above. This change is in response to a very small number of customer inquiries regarding the Hill Holder system?s indicator lamp blinking once along with a single tone (chirp)being heard when starting the engine using the key, push-button or with use of a remote engine start.

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Availability of “Gracenote® Media Database” Software Enhancement – 2015-2018 Subaru

NHTSA ID Number: 10160202

Manufacturer Communication Number: 15-208-17R

Summary

This Service Information bulletin announces availability of an enhancement to the Gracenote database included in the vehicles listed above equipped with F10 7″ Navigation and 7″ Display Audio head units.

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Airbag System Sensor-Related DTCs – 2019 Subaru Forester & Ascent

NHTSA ID Number: 10160206

Manufacturer Communication Number: 07-149-19

Summary

This Service Information bulletin serves a quick reminder to always perform the Clear Memory function of the Airbag system using the Subaru Select Monitor 4 after replacement of any airbag system sensor. Failure to do so will most likely result in the sensor-related DTC(s) remaining in memory, Airbag warning light illumination and possible unnecessary component replacement. Clearing DTCs after a repair then confirming codes do not return is the most effective method of verifying a proper repair and should always be performed.

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