|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.
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.
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.
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).
|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.