CVT Fluid Level Adjustment Procedure – 2014 Subaru Forester

REPAIR PROCEDURE

DATE: 03/05/13

APPLICABILITY: 2014 Forester, 2.5 NA CVT Models ONLY
SUBJECT: CVT Fluid Level Adjustment Procedure

 

IMPORTANT:  The following CVT fluid level adjustment procedure MUST be performed as soon as possible after receipt of the subject vehicle(s) by your dealership.

Once the adjustment procedure has been completed, we request your Warranty claim for the adjustment be submitted immediately.  Your cooperation in this matter will help insure all the affected vehicles are corrected and ready for sale / delivery as quickly as possible.

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Excess Amount of Fluid in CVT Transmission – 2014 Subaru Forester

NHTSA PNS0A868V9245

This announcement relates to specific 2014 Forester 2.5 Non‐Turbo CVT models which have been identified as having an excess amount of fluid in the CVT transmission.  Although we have limited this situation, some of the affected vehicles will make it to the allocated dealer with the fluid level overfilled.

If an affected vehicle is being shipped to your dealership, you will receive a Dealer / VIN‐specific message via Subarunet to let you know it is on the way.

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“New” Subaru High Torque CVT Fluid (SOA748V0200) – 2014 Subaru Forester

“New” Subaru High Torque CVT Fluid (SOA748V0200)

 


 

NHTSA SOA748V0200

The new 2014 Turbo Forester is equipped with a new Continuously Variable

Transmission (CVT).  This new CVT utilizes a new transmission fluid, Subaru High Torque CVT Fluid and is orange in color.  The CVT fluid currently being used in the nonturbo vehicles (C-30 CVT Fluid blue in color) and the new (Subaru High Torque CVT Fluid Orange in color) CAN NOT BE INTERCHANGED.  Using the incorrect fluid will result in transmission damage.

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Oil Seepage Diagnosis and Repair Procedures – 2011-2014 Subaru Forester

NUMBER: 02-131-12R
DATE: 07/18/12
REVISED: 12/01/15

APPLICABILITY: 2011-2014MY Forester Models with FB Engine
SUBJECT: Oil Seepage Diagnosis and Repair Procedures

 

INTRODUCTION

The purpose of this Bulletin is to provide procedures for the diagnosis and repair of oil seepage which may be coming from the timing chain cover, front camshaft cap, camshaft carrier and / or upper oil pan.

There are five areas that should be closely inspected if an oil leak is reported by the customer:

  1. The 6mm tapped hole casting boss area in the left-hand camshaft cap
  2. The sealing surfaces between either the left or right-hand camshaft cap and camshaft carrier
  3. The sealing surfaces between the cylinder head and camshaft carrier
  4. The sealing surface between the upper oil pan and the engine block
  5. The sealing surfaces of the front timing chain cover

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Oil Seepage Diagnosis and Repair Procedures – 2012-2013 Subaru Impreza

NUMBER: 02-130-12R
DATE: 07/18/12
REVISED: 04/13/15

APPLICABILITY: 2012-2013MY Impreza with FB Engine
SUBJECT: Oil Seepage Diagnosis and Repair Procedures

 

INTRODUCTION

The purpose of this Bulletin is to provide procedures for the diagnosis and repair of oil seepage which may be coming from the front camshaft cap, upper oil pan and /or the timing chain cover.

There are three areas that should be closely inspected if an oil leak is reported by the customer:

  1. The 6mm tapped hole casting boss area in the left-hand camshaft cap
  2. The sealing surfaces between either the left or right-hand camshaft cap and camshaft carrier
  3. The sealing surface between the upper oil pan and the engine block
  4. The sealing surfaces between the cylinder head and camshaft carrier
  5. The sealing surfaces of the front timing timing chain cover

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