TSMSFJ – Remote Engine Start Systems – 2012 Subaru Impreza & 2013 Impreza / Crosstrek

Remote Engine Start Systems Troubleshooting Guide (2012MY Impreza & 2013MY Impreza / Crosstrek Vehicles) – TSMSFJ

NHTSA H001SFJ000 Rev A


Reprogramming File Availability for Oil Level Detection – 2013-2014 Subaru Impreza 2.0L & XV Crosstrek

NUMBER: 11-149-14R
DATE: 11/06/14
REVISED: 04/06/15


APPLICABILITY: 2013-14MY Impreza 2.0L NA Models
2013-14MY XV Crosstrek, Including Hybrid Model (HEV)
SUBJECT: Reprogramming File Availability for Oil Level Detection



This bulletin announces the availability of reprogramming files and a revised oil level switch to optimize the ECM logic for engine oil level detection in the event of false or premature low engine oil level warning lamp illumination. Should a customer present a concern with a low engine oil warning lamp illumination and the diagnosis indicate the oil level is full or nearly full (oil level between the full and add marks/holes on the dipstick) and the customer has not added any engine oil, the ECM must be updated with this new logic and the oil level switch replaced. The new oil level switch part number supplied in this bulletin must be used. If the customer has added oil, determine how much was added. Based upon the information provided, estimate where the oil level was when the lamp illuminated in order to determine if additional action is required beyond what is described in this bulletin (e.g an oil consumption test). The ECM must still be updated with this new logic and the oil level switch replaced.


WQK-47 – Brake Line Corrosion – 2005-2014 Subaru




Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2005-2009 Outback and Legacy, 2008-2011 Impreza and 2008-2014 Impreza WRX/STI, and 2009-2013 Forester vehicles, currently, or formerly, registered in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia.

Salt water could splash on the brake lines through a gap in the fuel tank protector, resulting in excessive corrosion of the brake lines.

Note that affected vehicles not currently, or formerly registered, in the salt belt states identified above are eligible for repair, at no cost to the customer, upon request.


Counterfeit Air Bag Information – 2008-2011 Subaru


DATE: 10/25/12

SUBJECT: Counterfeit Air Bag Information



The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a Consumer Safety Advisory to alert vehicle owners and repair professionals to the dangers of counterfeit air bags.  NHTSA has become aware of a growing problem involving the sale and installation of counterfeit air bag module(s) used as replacement parts in vehicles which have been involved in a collision.  While these air bag module(s) look nearly identical to original equipment parts, including bearing the automaker’s insignia, NHTSA testing has shown consistent malfunctioning which ranges from non-deployment of the air bag module(s) to the expulsion of metal shrapnel during deployment.  To date, NHTSA is not aware of any deaths or injuries connected to counterfeit air bag module(s).


DTC P0456 / Clamps Added to Canister Purge Control Solenoid Valve Hose – 2015 Subaru Legacy & Outback with 3.6L Engine

NUMBER: 11-152-14
DATE: 12/15/14


APPLICABILITY: 2015MY Legacy and Outback Models Equipped with 3.6L Engine
SUBJECT: DTC P0456 / Clamps Added to Canister Purge Control Solenoid Valve Hose



This bulletin announces a production change involving the addition of spring clamps to both ends of the canister purge control solenoid valve hose. In some cases, a small leak at these hose connections could result in a Check Engine Light (CEL) illumination with DTC P0456 stored in memory.