Memory Height and / or Temporary Stop Features Inoperative – 2014 Subaru Forester

NUMBER: 07-74-13
DATE: 04/29/13

 

APPLICABILITY: 2014MY Forester Models with Power Rear Gate
SUBJECT: Memory Height and / or Temporary Stop Features Inoperative

 

INTRODUCTION

This Bulletin provides a repair procedure for the following two conditions:

  • The power rear gate (PRG) system Memory Height and / or Temporary Stop feature is completely inoperative.
  • The inability of the PRG to remain stopped in a partially open position once commanded to do so (Temporary Stop failure). Instead, the rear gate will stop briefly while opening then proceed to the full open position.

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Gear Oil Leaking from Rear Differential Cover – 2015 Subaru WRX STI

NUMBER: 03-74-14
DATE: 08/18/14

 

APPLICABILITY: 2015 WRX STI
SUBJECT: Gear Oil Leaking from Rear Differential Cover

 

INTRODUCTION

This bulletin provides a repair procedure to address a customer concern of a gear oil leak from the rear differential cover area.  As with any diagnosis, begin by confirming the source of the leak.  This will involve thoroughly cleaning the contaminated surfaces of all residual gear oil and the application of a suitable leak tracing developer such as Castle Leak Tracer Powder or similar.  If the source of the leak is confirmed as the breather vent assembly which is pressed into the aluminum rear differential cover, both the cover and the breather vent will require replacement.  In some cases, you may find the breather vent is visibly not fully or evenly seated while in others, it may appear flush.  Proper seating of the breather vent is not the criteria for replacement of the vent and cover.  Rely on the results of your leak tracing to determine what repair is required.  While this bulletin addresses a specific possible leak source, if your diagnosis leads to a different source, repair that condition by following the applicable Service Manual information.

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Fuel (Gasoline) Filler Door (Flap) Does Not Open – 2015 Subaru WRX & STI

NUMBER: 09-57-14R
DATE: 06/11/14
REVISED: 08/22/14

 

APPLICABILITY: 2015MY WRX and STI Models
SUBJECT: Fuel (Gasoline) Filler Door (Flap) Does Not Open

 

INTRODUCTION

This  bulletin provides new part number information along with a service procedure to address a customer concern of the fuel filler door not opening when lifting the interior release lever.

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Whistling Sound from Side Dash Vents – 2015 Subaru Legacy & Outback

NUMBER: 10-80-14
DATE: 09/02/14

 

APPLICABILITY: 2015 Legacy and Outback Models
SUBJECT: Whistling Sound from Side Dash Vents

 

INTRODUCTION

This bulletin provides a service procedure to address a customer concern of a whistling sound coming from the side dash vents when their air flow is adjusted to almost the fully closed position.

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Melting / Sticky Dashboards / Instrument Panel (IP) – 2005-2009 Subaru Legacy & Outback

NUMBER: 12-197-16R
DATE: 02/25/16
REVISED: 05/06/16

APPLICABILITY: 2005-09MY Legacy and Outback Models
SUBJECT: Melting  / Sticky Dashboards / Instrument Panel (IP)

 

INTRODUCTION

As part of our dedication to customer satisfaction, Subaru of America, Inc. is initiating a program to extend the original New Car Limited Warranty coverage of the instrument panel (IP) or dashboard assembly on the applicable vehicles listed above to 10 years / regardless of miles from the original warranty start date.  This warranty extension will cover a ONE-TIME replacement of the IP if it melts or becomes sticky to the touch as a result of exposure to heat and / or humidity conditions.  This extension will NOT cover IPs with damage resulting from outside influence such as abuse, vandalism or application of harsh chemicals such as acids, bases, or petroleum products.

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