2012 October TechTIPS Newsletter

2012 October TechTIPS Newsletter – TIPS1012

NHTSA H1010AJ000

 

What’s in this edition:

(00) New STIS Releases from 09/01/2012 to 09/30/2012
(03) Color Change To Manual Transmission Oil Level Dipstick
(05) Tribeca Spare Color Change
(07) EyeSight Camera Adjustment
(09) New Fuel With Up To 15% Ethanol
(09) 2012 Impreza 4-Door Muffler Appearance Change
(12) Removal of Protective (Plastic) Film On Side Sill Cover For 2013 BRZ
(15) Acessories and EyeSight
(15) 2013 Smart Engine Start

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Door Latch / Actuator Freezing – 2013-2014 Subaru BRZ

NUMBER: 12-167-14
DATE: 04/29/14

 

APPLICABILITY: 2013-14MY BRZ
SUBJECT: Door Latch / Actuator Freezing

 

INTRODUCTION

This bulletin provides a repair procedure to prevent water from accumulating then freezing inside the door latch / actuator assembly in cold temperatures and binding the mechanism.  Application of a self-adhesive sealing tape to cover the water entry points will reduce the possibility of this condition occurring.

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“Click”, “Pop” or “Creek” Sound from Left or Right Outer Cowl Corner / Base of “A” Pillar Area – 2010-2014 Subaru Legacy & Outback

NUMBER: 12-169-14
DATE: 07/10/14

APPLICABILITY: 2010-2014MY Legacy & Outback Models
SUBJECT: “Click”, “Pop” or “Creek” Sound from Left or Right Outer Cowl Corner / Base of “A” Pillar Area

 

INTRODUCTION

This  bulletin provides a repair procedure to address customer concerns of a “Click”, “Pop” or “Creek” sound heard coming from either the left or right side around the rear corners of the cowl / engine compartment / base of “A” pillar area.

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Paint Chipping Due To Trunk Lid Movement – 2015 Subaru WRX & STI

NUMBER: 12-172-14R
DATE: 07/11/14
REVISED: 07/15/14

APPLICABILITY: 2015MY WRX and STI Models
SUBJECT: Paint Chipping Due To Trunk Lid Movement

 

INTRODUCTION

This bulletin provides a procedure for how to address a customer concern of side-to-side trunk panel movement and possible contact with the corresponding top edges of the quarter panels.  In some cases, this contact may result in chipping of the vehicle finish.

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Wind Rushing Sound from the Rear Door Sash Area – 2015 Subaru Legacy & Outback

NUMBER: 12-177-14
DATE: 12/23/14
REVISED: 10/28/15

 

APPLICABILITY: 2015MY Legacy and Outback Models
SUBJECT: Service Procedure to Address a Wind Rushing Sound from the Rear Door Sash Area

 

INTRODUCTION

This bulletin provides a service procedure to address customer concerns of a wind rushing-type sound which seems to come from the rear door glass sash area.  Customers may report a concern with one or both rear doors.  It is only necessary to address the side with the confirmed condition. The door glass sash separates the main door glass from the small partition glass at the rear of each door.  The procedure involves replacement of the rear door glass run channel (weatherstrip), partition glass weatherstrip, and both the inner and outer door glass weatherstrips (sweeps).  In addition, 3 pre-cut pieces of self-adhesive EPT foam, 1 piece of non-woven tape (will be cut into 2 pieces) and a 320mm section of butyl tape will be added in specific locations.  To address a customer concern of a fluttering-type noise coming from the B-pillar area at highway speeds, see TSB 12-185-15 for installation of the 320mm section of butyl tape only.

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