Reprogramming File Availability for Extended Engine Cranking – 2011-2015 Subaru Forester

NUMBER: 11-153-15R
DATE: 01-22-15
REVISED: 05-27-15

APPLICABILITY: 2011-15MY Forester N/A Models
SUBJECT: Reprogramming File Availability for Extended Engine Cranking

 

INTRODUCTION

This bulletin announces availability of reprogramming files to address customer concerns of extended cranking time before the engine starts.

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High-Pitched “Chirp”, “Squeak” or “Cricket” Sound from the Engine – 2013-2014 Subaru BRZ

NUMBER: 09-54-12R
DATE: 10/03/12
REVISED: 09/27/16

04/15/14

APPLICABILITY: 2013-16MY BRZ
SUBJECT: High-Pitched “Chirp”, “Squeak” or “Cricket” Sound from the Engine

 

INTRODUCTION

This bulletin provides a procedure to address customer concerns of a high-pitched “chirp”, “squeak” or “cricket” sound heard coming from the engine’s Direct Injection (DI) high-pressure fuel pumpNot all DI pumps may exhibit this sound.  Some vehicles may have components which in combination with certain fuel temperatures and / or formulations, may result in aeration of the fuel within the body of the pump and cause this sound.  This result is non-detrimental to the vehicle.  Production changes have been made to eliminate the source of the sound.

IMPORTANT:   A “clack” or mechanical “ticking” sound also made by operation of the highpressure fuel pump is considered to be a normal operating characteristic and no attempt should be made to repair it.

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Engine Will Not Crank / Start – 2015-2016 Subaru Legacy & Outback

NUMBER: 07-89-15R
DATE: 02-10-15
REVISED: 01-04-16

 

APPLICABILITY: 2015-16MY Legacy and Outback Models
SUBJECT: Interior Fuse Box (F/B) “IG” and “ACC” Relay Under-Hood Fuse Box (M/B) Main Relay Replacement for Engine Will Not Crank / Start Condition

 

INTRODUCTION

If you receive a customer concern of a no crank / no start condition during very cold temperatures, the IG1, IG2, ACC1, ACC2 and/or the EGI Main relays may be the root cause and require replacement.  It is generally reported that the car starts normally after an overnight soak.  After the initial start, the customer drives a short distance then shuts the car off (example: at a gas pump or coffee shop).  After the time that it takes to pump their gas or get their coffee, they return to the car and it will not start.  The customer may also notice the instrument cluster and/or interior lights are not illuminating along with the HVAC being inoperative.  The source of this condition has been identified as condensation flash-freezing inside the relays. This bulletin provides a service procedure for replacement of all 5 relays, 4 of which are located together in the vehicle’s interior fuse box (F/B) and the EGI Main relay which is located in the under-hood Main fuse box (M/B).

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Front Strut Mounting Nuts – 2014-2015 Subaru

NUMBER: 05-59-15
DATE: 01/22/15

 

APPLICABILITY: 2014MY Impreza
2015MY Forester, WRX and WRX STI Models
SUBJECT: Change to Front Strut Mounting Nuts

 

INTRODUCTION

This Service Information bulletin announces a change to the flanged mounting nuts securing the front strut assemblies to the vehicle body. The change was made to enhance assembly line efficiency.

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6MT Shifter Rattle – 2013 Subaru BRZ

NUMBER: 03-71-13R
DATE: 07/01/13
REVISED: 02/10/15

APPLICABILITY: 2013MY BRZ
SUBJECT: 6MT Shifter Rattle and Improvement to Reverse Pull Collar Operation

 

INTRODUCTION

This Bulletin announces availability of a revised 6MT shifter lever and an enhancement to the reverse pull collar assembly designed to improve the operation of the reverse selection mechanism.  In addition, this new assembly will eliminate a rattle sound from the shifter which may occur primarily in 3rd gear between 3500 and 6000 rpm.  While the rattle condition is most noticeable in the listed gear and rpm range, it may in rare cases be noticeable under other conditions.

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