Timing Hole Plug- Design Change – 2011-2019 Subaru

NHTSA ID Number: 10155225

Manufacturer Communication Number: 02-178-18R

Summary

This Service Information bulletin announces a design change made to the rubber timing hole access plug to improve its retention and prevent water intrusion into the converter case.

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AWD Transfer Clutch Chatter Sound / Shudder – 2014-2019 Subaru

NHTSA ID Number: 10160485

Manufacturer Communication Number: 16-120-19

Summary

This bulletin provides a procedure to follow for addressing customer concerns of a shuddering condition or chattering -type sound heard or felt when making sharp turns. If an applicable vehicle presents with the condition as described, it is recommended to perform the transfer clutch break-in procedure as described.

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Crankshaft Bearing Warranty Extension – 2012-2014 Subaru WRX & 2012-2017 STI

NHTSA ID Number: 10160492

Manufacturer Communication Number: 02-181-19

Summary

In the interest of customer satisfaction, Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) is extending the New Car Limited Powertrain Warranty coverage for the turbocharged 2.5L “EJ” short block assembly used in the above listed models and model years from the original five (5) years or sixty thousand (60,000) miles (whichever comes first) to eight (8) years or one-hundred thousand (100,000) miles (whichever comes first). This change is in response to an identified condition that can lead to isolated crankshaft bearing (main and / or connecting rod bearing) failures.

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Cargo Net Attachment Hardware Change – 2014-2020 Subaru

NHTSA ID Number: 10160498

Manufacturer Communication Number: 15-239-19

Summary

This Service information bulletin announces a design change made to the Cargo Net – Rear Replacement Hardware Kit (F551SAG301). The new part number is F551SAN010. The change was made to address concerns regarding the ?mushroom? anchors either pulling out of the trim panel and or gapping visibly at the base of the anchor between the black plastic spacer and trim panel.

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VDC Control Module- Software Change Hill Holder Indicator Lamp / Tone Operation – 2015-2018 Subaru Legacy & Outback

NHTSA ID Number: 10160502

Manufacturer Communication Number: 06-70-19

Summary

This bulletin announces a change to the operating software included in the Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) Control Module and Hydraulic Unit (VDCCM&H/U) on the models listed above. This change is in response to a very small number of customer inquiries regarding the Hill Holder system?s indicator lamp blinking once along with a single tone (chirp)being heard when starting the engine using the key, push-button or with use of a remote engine start.

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