Diagnosis and Repair for AVCS-Related DTCs – 2011-2013 Subaru

NUMBER: 02-132-12R
DATE: 08/21/12
REVISED: 06/10/15

APPLICABILITY: 2012 – 13MY Impreza and XV Crosstrek NA (FB Engine)
2013MY BRZ (FA Engine)
2013MY Legacy and Outback (FB Engine)
2011– 13MY Forester NA (FB Engine)
SUBJECT: Diagnosis and Repair for AVCS-Related DTCs P000A, P000B, P000C, P000D, P0011, P0014, P0021 and P0024



This Bulletin provides a procedure for diagnosis and determination of necessary part replacement in the event any of the “AVCS Slow Response” or “AVCS System Failure” DTCs listed above are found to be stored in the ECM memory. A possible cause of these conditions is contamination within the camshaft sprocket and / or oil control solenoid valve (OCV) mechanism.


DTC P0607 Control Module Performance – 2004-2008 Subaru

NUMBER: 11-91-08
DATE: 12/05/08

APPLICABILITY: 2004~2008MY Impreza
2004~2008MY Forester
2005~2008MY Legacy/Outback
2006~2007MY Tribeca
SUBJECT: DTC P0607 Control Module Performance



The purpose of the bulletin is for information purposes when diagnosing DTC P0607. The following checks and information is in addition to what is listed in the Subaru Service Manual. This information is to be used in conjunction with the service manual.


2012 October TechTIPS Newsletter

2012 October TechTIPS Newsletter – TIPS1012

NHTSA H1010AJ000


What’s in this edition:

(00) New STIS Releases from 09/01/2012 to 09/30/2012
(03) Color Change To Manual Transmission Oil Level Dipstick
(05) Tribeca Spare Color Change
(07) EyeSight Camera Adjustment
(09) New Fuel With Up To 15% Ethanol
(09) 2012 Impreza 4-Door Muffler Appearance Change
(12) Removal of Protective (Plastic) Film On Side Sill Cover For 2013 BRZ
(15) Acessories and EyeSight
(15) 2013 Smart Engine Start


Subaru Paint Codes – 2014 Subaru

NUMBER: 13-96-13R
DATE: 05/20/13
REVISED: 07/09/13


APPLICABILITY: 2014MY Subaru Vehicles
SUBJECT: 2014 MY Paint Coding Information



Note: This is the most accurate information available at the time of printing.

Various paint manufacturers designate their own stock numbers and coding information although many of the major suppliers are now using the SOA paint codes to help eliminate possible confusion. Their color formulations are updated on a continual basis.  Some vendors may have different color names than those provided to them by SOA.  Be sure to double-check the codes and formulas beforehand to help insure an accurate color match.  Should discrepancies arise, please refer your Body Shop contact inquiries to the specific paint vendor or their jobber / supplier for the most updated formula information.


Clock Time Will Not Adjust or Displays Dashes – 2015 Subaru Legacy & Outback with Fujitsu Ten (F10)

NUMBER: 15-174-14
DATE: 08/07/14


APPLICABILITY: 2015MY Legacy and Outback Models with Fujitsu Ten (F10) Navigation / Audio System
SUBJECT: Clock Time Will Not Adjust or Displays Dashes



This Service Information outlines a procedure to address a customer concern of either the clock display time adjustment buttons do not work or 3 “dashes” appear when they are pressed.  The concern may also be that the displayed time cannot be adjusted when using the “+” or “-“ buttons.  These concerns can be addressed with a customizable setting function of the Navigation / Audio system.

+ / - buttons