“Check Device” Error Message Displayed – 2010-2014 Subaru Legacy & Outback

NUMBER: 15-178-15
DATE: 02-13-15

APPLICABILITY: 2010-14MY Legacy and Outback Models with Panasonic Display Audio Units
SUBJECT: “Check Device” Error Message Displayed

 

INTRODUCTION

This Service Information bulletin provides recommendations to address a customer concern of a “Check Device” error message being displayed on the screen of their Panasonic audio unit.  This condition is most likely to occur in warm climates and / or during the summer months when cabin temperatures can easily exceed 158°(F) during a hot soak situation.   In these extreme temperatures, the circuit inside the audio unit which supplies output voltage to the USB port reduces it from 5 volts to 3 volts or less.  After connecting a device (e.g. Smartphone or MP3 player) to the USB connector requiring 5 volts, another circuit inside the audio unit determines this lower output voltage is abnormal and in turn, displays the “Check Device” message.  The affected Panasonic audio units are illustrated below.

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Exchange Component Identification and Procedures – 2013 Subaru

NUMBER: 15-157-12R NHTSA
DATE: 09/19/12
REVISED: 02/11/15

APPLICABILITY: 2013MY Subaru Vehicles
SUBJECT: 2013 Exchange Component Identification and Procedures

 

INTRODUCTION

This bulletin contains illustrations of exchange components and their manufacturer as well as a description of the proper exchange procedure. The exchange program policy can also be found in Sections 8.4.9 and 11.2.10 of your Service Policies and Procedures Manual found in subarunet.

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Exchange Component Identification and Procedures – 2009 Subaru

NUMBER: 15-133-08R
DATE: 01/07/09
REVISED: 02/11/15

APPLICABILITY: 2009MY Subaru Vehicles
SUBJECT: 2009 Exchange Component Identification and Procedures

 

INTRODUCTION

This bulletin contains illustrations of exchange components and their manufacturer as well as a description of the proper exchange procedure. The exchange program policy can also be found in Section 8.4.9 of your CDS Policies and Procedures Manual.

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Rubbing Sound from D-Pillar Trim – 2015 Subaru Outback

NUMBER: 12-179-15
DATE: 02-04-15

APPLICABILITY: 2015MY Outback Models with Power Rear Gate (PRG)
SUBJECT: Rubbing Sound from D-Pillar Trim

 

INTRODUCTION

This bulletin announces a design change made to the rubber dust boot portion of the D-Pillar trim panel to eliminate a rubbing or squeaking sound condition which may occur when operating the PRG.

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Navigation Hardware Replacement Program (Aha upgrade) – 2013 Subaru Legacy & Outback

Customer Satisfaction – Navigation Hardware Replacement Program (Aha upgrade)

NHTSA MSA5M1319A

 

Subaru owners of  2013MY Legacy or 2013MY Outback vehicles equipped with factory navigation manufactured before  the running production change which added Aha Radio application display capability (vehicles produced before January 18, 2013) are eligible to update their navigation system hardware at a Subaru dealer from now until the December 31, 2013.

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