Stain Removal from the Headliner – 2015 Subaru Forester

NUMBER: 12-173-14R
DATE: 10/28/14
REVISED: 11/13/14

APPLICABILITY: 2015MY Forester
SUBJECT: Stain Removal from the Headliner

 

INTRODUCTION

This bulletin provides a procedure for removing the type of stain shown in the photo below which occurred during  production of the headliner.  “Before” and “After” photo examples are shown below.

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Appearance Imperfection of Inside Rear View Mirror – 2013 Subaru BRZ

NUMBER: 12-168-14
DATE: 03/31/14

 APPLICABILITY: 2013 BRZ
SUBJECT: Appearance Imperfection of Inside Rear View Mirror

 

INTRODUCTION

This bulletin informs of how to repair a possible visual imperfection in the frameless rear-view mirror.  A countermeasure mirror assembly is now available to address a customer concern of what appears to be de-lamination of the mirror glass as shown in the photo below.

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Film Residue Removal from Underside of Front Seat Cushion Covers – 2010 and Later Subaru Legacy & Outback

NUMBER: 12-164-14
DATE: 02/24/14

 

APPLICABILITY: 2010MY and later Legacy and Outback Models
SUBJECT: Film Residue Removal from Underside of Front Seat Cushion Covers

 

INTRODUCTION

In the event you receive a customer concern of what may feel like bumps or foreign matter trapped under the seat cushion upholstery, a film applied to the underside of the fabric backing to help ease initial assembly (DOW Film) may be separating and starting to gather or “ball-up”.  This condition is caused by abrasion between the film and the seat cushion foam that occurs when getting in and out of the vehicle.  The film residue is easily removed and removal of it is not detrimental to the appearance or durability of the upholstery.  This information is applicable to both leather and cloth seat cover materials.

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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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