TIPS0219 – 2019 February TechTIPS Newsletter – Subaru

NHTSA ID Number: 10155223

Manufacturer Communication Number: Tech Tips

Summary

Subaru service and Technical support newsletter.

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Reprogramming File Availability for Optimization of Harman Gen 3.1 Audio and Navigation Head Units – 2019 Subaru

NHTSA ID Number: 10160501

Manufacturer Communication Number: 15-236-18R

Summary

The following information addresses reprogramming file availability and a software update installation procedure to provide optimization to the new Harman Gen 3.1 Audio and Navigation head units utilized in the models as listed above. The procedure will involve either downloading the software update files from Subarunet (or using those sent directly from Nuspire) and transferring them onto a flash drive for head unit installation. It is VERY IMPORTANT to read and understand this information completely to understand all changes from prior releases before proceeding.

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“Squeak” “Creak” or “Pop” -Type Sound from Driver’s Seat – 2015-2019 Subaru Legacy & Outback

NHTSA ID Number: 10160510

Manufacturer Communication Number: 12-253-18R

Summary

This bulletin provides a procedure to help identify the source of a squeaking, creaking or popping -type sound heard coming from the driver?s seat. A change has been made to the Teflon bushings used in the seat cushion frame assembly.

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Rear Combination Lamp Harness Replacement Procedure – 2015-2018 Subaru WRX

NHTSA ID Number: 10160211

Manufacturer Communication Number: 07-150-19

Summary

This bulletin provides a procedure for replacing the rear combination lamp wiring harness. The harness is now available as a service part separate from the lamp assembly.

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Metallic Rattle / Chirping Sound from “A” Pillar Area – 2019 Subaru Forester

NHTSA ID Number: 10160212

Manufacturer Communication Number: 12-260-19

Summary

This bulletin provides a procedure to address a small number of customer concerns regarding a metallic rattle or chirping -type sound heard coming from the top of the front “A” pillar area. The sound may originate from either side of the vehicle.

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