Inspection and Repair Procedures for AVCS-Related DTCs – 2012-2019 Subaru

NHTSA ID Number: 10163017

Manufacturer Communication Number: 02-163-16R


This Service Information bulletin provides new inspection and repair procedures for AVCS (Active Valve Control System) -related DTCs on the FA and FB engine equipped models listed above. The applicable Service Manuals will be revised with this new information in the near future.


Diagnosis and Repair for AVCS-Related DTCs – 2011-2013 Subaru

NUMBER: 02-132-12R
DATE: 08/21/12
REVISED: 06/10/15

APPLICABILITY: 2012 – 13MY Impreza and XV Crosstrek NA (FB Engine)
2013MY BRZ (FA Engine)
2013MY Legacy and Outback (FB Engine)
2011– 13MY Forester NA (FB Engine)
SUBJECT: Diagnosis and Repair for AVCS-Related DTCs P000A, P000B, P000C, P000D, P0011, P0014, P0021 and P0024



This Bulletin provides a procedure for diagnosis and determination of necessary part replacement in the event any of the “AVCS Slow Response” or “AVCS System Failure” DTCs listed above are found to be stored in the ECM memory. A possible cause of these conditions is contamination within the camshaft sprocket and / or oil control solenoid valve (OCV) mechanism.