Category: Repair Tips

HVAC Blower Fan Inoperative – 2012-2018 Subaru

NHTSA ID Number: 10169881 Manufacturer Communication Number: 10-96-19 Summary This bulletin announces availability of a new HVAC blower motor unit assemblies developed to address isolated concerns of the blower motor becoming inoperative. If this issues occurs on models with Auto A/C, the blower fan may become totally inoperative. If this issue occurs on models with Manual A/C, the blower fan may operate …

Leather Front Seat Cushion Covers- Loose Fit – 2015-2019 Subaru WRX

NHTSA ID Number: 10169868 Manufacturer Communication Number: 12/275/19 Summary This bulletin announces a change made to the leather front seat cushion covers to address isolated concerns of a sagging/loose fitting condition after an occupant leaves the seat as shown in the example photos below. A pattern revision was made to increase tension of the cover material and decrease the time it takes …

Squeak / Creaking Sound from Rear Suspension – 2019 Subaru Ascent

NHTSA ID Number: 10169873 Manufacturer Communication Number: 05-72-19 Summary “This bulletin addresses isolated concerns of a squeaking / creaking -type sound from the rear suspension. The condition is caused by a burr on the end of the coil spring winding produced with an end gap which was out of specification. This allowed the burr to make contact with the mount. Over time, …

Combination Meter Visor- Light Leaking – 2019 Subaru Forester

NHTSA ID Number: 10171088 Manufacturer Communication Number: 12-278-20 Summary “This bulletin provides a procedure to address a limited number of customer concerns regarding light seen “leaking” past the combination meter visor. A small gap can develop between the instrument panel (IP) and the combination meter visor as a result of slight dimensional differences in these parts. When the gap occurs, light may …

Transmission Fluid Seepage – 2012-2020 Subaru

NHTSA ID Number: 10165497 Manufacturer Communication Number: 16-103-16R Summary This bulletin has been developed in response to a small number of customer concerns regarding fluid seepage found coming from the CVT assembly. Investigation has identified likely sources of the seepage to be the sealant used on the CVT’s oil pump chain cover and the input shaft oil seal. The repair involves chain …

Reprogramming File Availability for Optimization of Harman Gen 3.1 Audio and Navigation Head Units – 2019-2020 Subaru

NHTSA ID Number: 10171932 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.

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