Clutch Release (Throw-Out) Bearing- Design Change – 2000-2018 Subaru

NHTSA ID Number: 10150949

Manufacturer Communication Number: 03-82-18

Summary

This Service Information bulletin announces a design change to the clutch release bearing used on the models as listed above. During assembly of the bearing, a different type of grease is used which has a higher resistance to heat. In cases where the operator keeps a foot on the clutch pedal for extended periods, an increased amount of heat is generated which can cause the grease inside the bearing to deteriorate. In a case of prolonged clutch pedal application, seizure of the bearing can occur with potential damage to other related components.

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Battery Sensor Removal and Installation Precautions – 2019 Subaru Forester

NHTSA ID Number: 10150954

Manufacturer Communication Number: 07-142-18

Summary

This Service Information Bulletin provides helpful tips and precautions to use whenever removing or installing the battery sensor assembly from the battery post (and/or negative battery cable from the battery sensor assembly).

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Chattering Sound from A/C Compressor – 2017-2018 Subaru Forester

NHTSA ID Number: 10155219

Manufacturer Communication Number: 15-237-19R

Summary

This bulletin provides a diagnostic procedure for a chattering-type sound originating from the a/c compressor assembly. In the case where a refrigerant leak is identified as coming from the a/c condenser, the level of refrigerant oil may also drop and cause the internal vanes of the compressor to make a chattering-type sound. A new-style A/C condenser has been established with enhanced corrosion resistance.

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Ignition Key Sticking / Design Change to CVT Shifter / Selector Lever Components – 2012-2018 Subaru

NHTSA ID Number: 10155220

Manufacturer Communication Number: 16-112-18R

Summary

This bulletin announces a design change to the CVT select lever (shifter) mechanism in response to isolated customer concerns of not being able to remove the key from the ignition switch when the vehicle is in Park. The cause is contamination of the Park-Range switch internal components.

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Reprogramming Files for Spark Knock (Ping), Surging on Acceleration and / or P113A, P0137 – 2014-2017 Subaru Forester Turbo

NHTSA ID Number: 10155221

Manufacturer Communication Number: 11-169-16R

Summary

This bulletin announces the availability of reprogramming files to optimize the ECM. These new files will address customer concerns of:

  • Spark knock (ping) during high intake air temperature operation
  • Surge on acceleration due to phantom knock detection
  • Check Engine light illumination resulting from DTC P113A and / or P0137 being stored in the ECM memory.

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