Diagnostic TIPS for ODS DTC B1760 – 2014-2016 Subaru Forester

NUMBER: 07-108-16
DATE: 04/18/16

APPLICABILITY: 2014-16MY Forester
SUBJECT: Diagnostic TIPS for ODS DTC B1760



This Service Information bulletin provides a procedure for diagnosis of Occupant Detection System (ODS) DTC B1760 / Sensor Mat Abnormal.  This information replaces the current procedure until the Service Manual is updated in the near future.  DTC B1760 may set if liquid inadvertently spilled onto the seat cushion (or rain water entering from a window left open) penetrates the upholstery and reaches the sensor mat.  This DTC can also set under high humidity conditions.


WQT-55 – Occupant Detection System (ODS) Occupant Control Unit (OCU) – 2012 Subaru Impreza




Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2012 model year Subaru Impreza 4-Door and Station Wagon vehicles (except WRX/STI models) manufactured April 21, 2011, to February 16, 2012.

In the affected vehicles, the Occupant Detection System (ODS) may deactivate if a front seat passenger operates a device that is plugged into the power outlet such as a music player or cell phone, or touches a metal part of the vehicle such as the forward/rearward seat adjuster lever.