Premature Wear of Front Seat Fabric – 2012-0213 Subaru Impreza & XV Crosstrek

NUMBER: 12-165-14
DATE: 02/27/14

APPLICABILITY: 2012-13MY Impreza and XV Crosstrek Models
SUBJECT: Premature Wear of Front Seat Fabric

 

INTRODUCTION

This bulletin announces the availability of revised front seat upholstery for both the seat cushion and backrest made with a revised fabric material which will provide increased durability and prevent pilling or fuzzing of the side bolster areas as shown in the example photo below.  These new materials have increased abrasion resistance along with a resin coating on the fabric’s backing to prevent thread pull-out.

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Revised L/Front Dash Speaker Grille – 2010-2014 Subaru Legacy & Outback

NUMBER: 12-166-14
DATE: 03/03/14

 

APPLICABILITY: 2010-2014MY Legacy and Outback Models
SUBJECT: Revised L/Front Dash Speaker Grille

 

INTRODUCTION

A design change has been made to the retaining hook and reinforcement rib portions of the left front dash speaker grille to increase retention and maintain proper fit to the dashboard trim.

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2012 October TechTIPS Newsletter

2012 October TechTIPS Newsletter – TIPS1012

NHTSA H1010AJ000

 

What’s in this edition:

(00) New STIS Releases from 09/01/2012 to 09/30/2012
(03) Color Change To Manual Transmission Oil Level Dipstick
(05) Tribeca Spare Color Change
(07) EyeSight Camera Adjustment
(09) New Fuel With Up To 15% Ethanol
(09) 2012 Impreza 4-Door Muffler Appearance Change
(12) Removal of Protective (Plastic) Film On Side Sill Cover For 2013 BRZ
(15) Acessories and EyeSight
(15) 2013 Smart Engine Start

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Door Latch / Actuator Freezing – 2013-2014 Subaru BRZ

NUMBER: 12-167-14
DATE: 04/29/14

 

APPLICABILITY: 2013-14MY BRZ
SUBJECT: Door Latch / Actuator Freezing

 

INTRODUCTION

This bulletin provides a repair procedure to prevent water from accumulating then freezing inside the door latch / actuator assembly in cold temperatures and binding the mechanism.  Application of a self-adhesive sealing tape to cover the water entry points will reduce the possibility of this condition occurring.

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“Click”, “Pop” or “Creek” Sound from Left or Right Outer Cowl Corner / Base of “A” Pillar Area – 2010-2014 Subaru Legacy & Outback

NUMBER: 12-169-14
DATE: 07/10/14

APPLICABILITY: 2010-2014MY Legacy & Outback Models
SUBJECT: “Click”, “Pop” or “Creek” Sound from Left or Right Outer Cowl Corner / Base of “A” Pillar Area

 

INTRODUCTION

This  bulletin provides a repair procedure to address customer concerns of a “Click”, “Pop” or “Creek” sound heard coming from either the left or right side around the rear corners of the cowl / engine compartment / base of “A” pillar area.

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