Remanufactured FB Engine Short Block Program – Removal & Handling – 2011-2017 Subaru

NHTSA ID Number: 10144874

Manufacturer Communication Number: 02-177-18

Summary

In conjunction with the launch of our new Remanufactured FB Engine Short Block Program, SOA would like to reinforce Core Return Policy (See Parts Policy & Procedures Manual – Section 12.3 Core Returns – Reman) and provide suggestions for removal and handling of the short block.

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LED Headlamp Deformation -Design Change – 2015-2018 Subaru WRX & WRX STI

NHTSA ID Number: 10144875

Manufacturer Communication Number: 07-139-18R

Summary

This bulletin outlines a design change made to the inner lens extension portion of the LED headlamp assembly. Under the right conditions, the shape of the lens for the actual head lamp light source can cause sunlight to be focused onto the extension portion of the lens resulting in deformation. A heat-resistant shade has been added to protect the affected area.

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Trunk Hinge Flange Bolt Change – 2017-2018 Subaru Legacy

NHTSA ID Number: 10144876

Manufacturer Communication Number: 12-248-18

Summary

This Service Information bulletin announces a change made to the trunk hinge mounting bolts. The threaded end of the new flange bolts has been changed to a round type instead of square to prevent getting caught on items as they are loaded into and out of the trunk.

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TIPS0818 – 2018 August TechTIPS Newsletter – Subaru

NHTSA ID Number: 10144877

Manufacturer Communication Number: Tech Tips News L

Summary

Subaru Service and Technical Support Line Newsletter.

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ECM Reprogramming for DTC P1603 / Engine Idle Drop or Stall – 2017-2019 Subaru Impreza & 2018-2019 Crosstrek

NHTSA ID Number: 10144878

Manufacturer Communication Number: WTT-79R

Summary

Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) is initiating a service program for certain 2017-2019 MY Impreza vehicles, and certain 2018-2019 MY Crosstrek vehicles. This service program involves installation of reprogramming files to optimize the ECM. Subaru has determined that due to an engine programming issue, the affected vehicles may stall when coming to a stop or driving at a low speed (under 15 MPH) when the air conditioning is operating at maximum capacity. Under certain hot weather conditions, when the vehicle?s air conditioning is running at full capacity, the engine programming may not account for the additional load placed on the engine when slowing down or coming to a stop. In some cases, this could cause the engine to stall requiring the driver to immediately restart the vehicle.

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