“Whistling” Sound from Center Console Arm Rest Vents – 2015 Subaru Legacy & Outback

NUMBER: 10-81-14R
DATE: 11/20/14
REVISED: 03/19/15

 APPLICABILITY: 2015 Legacy and Outback Models
SUBJECT: “Whistling” Sound from Center Console Arm Rest Vents

 

INTRODUCTION

This bulletin provides a service procedure to address customer concerns of a “whistling” sound coming from the rear seat air distribution vents located at the rear of the center console.  The sound may be heard when the blower speed is set to high.  This condition is repaired with the installation of an additional piece of self-adhesive foam tape which will enhance sealing between the vent grille assembly and center air duct.

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Wind Rushing Sound from the Front Door Sash Area – 2015-2016 Subaru Legacy & Outback

NUMBER: 12-176-14R
DATE: 12/05/14
REVISED: 10/28/15

APPLICABILITY: 2015-16MY Legacy and Outback Models
SUBJECT: Service Procedure to Address a Wind Rushing Sound from the Front Door Sash Area

 

INTRODUCTION

This bulletin provides a service procedure to address customer concerns of a wind rushing-type sound which seems to come from the front door glass sash area.  Customers may report a concern with one or both front doors.  It is only necessary to address the side with the confirmed condition.  The door glass sash separates the main door glass from the small partition glass on each door.  The procedure involves replacement of the front door glass run channel (weatherstrip), partition glass/ weatherstrip, sash and both the inner and outer door glass weatherstrips (sweeps).  In addition, two pre-cut pieces of self-adhesive EPT foam, 1 piece of non-woven tape (will be cut into 3 pieces) and a 320mm section of butyl (adhesive rubber) sealing material will be added in specific locations.  To address a customer concern of a fluttering-type sound coming from the B-pillar area at highway speeds, see TSB 12-185-15 for installation of the 320mm section of butyl tape only.

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Front Stabilizer Bar – 2006-2008 Subaru Tribeca

NUMBER: 05-40-08
DATE: 10/24/08

APPLICABILITY: 2006~2008 Tribeca
SUBJECT: Front Stabilizer Bar

 

INTRODUCTION

If you encounter a vehicle that has a broken front stabilizer bar clamp and/or flange bolt, it may be the result of the stabilizer bar shape inconsistency. A countermeasure was made to the die for the molding process. The listed repair procedure should only be followed if the flange bolt is broken.

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Power Steering Hose – New Style – 2000-2002 Subaru Legacy & Outback

NUMBER: 04-11-04
DATE: 01/15/04

APPLICABILITY: 2000~2002MY Legacy Sedan, Wagon and Outback Vehicles w/ 2.5L Engines
SUBJECT: Power Steering Hose – New Style

 

INTRODUCTION

The purpose of this bulletin is to address an abnormal noise (groan) coming from the power steering pump and/or slight vibration in the steering wheel when turning at very low speeds.

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Legacy Steering Wheel Noise – 2007 Subaru Legacy/Outback

NUMBER: 04-12-07
DATE: 05/07/07

APPLICABILITY: 2007MY Legacy/Outback Sedan and Wagon
SUBJECT: Legacy Steering Wheel Noise

 

INTRODUCTION

If you encounter a customer complaint that there is a rubbing or scraping type noise coming from the steering wheel while turning, the steering column cover may be rubbing against the steering wheel.

In lieu of replacing the steering column, the steering column cover mounting bracket can be modified to eliminate the noise.

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