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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Front Hub Retaining Bolt Change – 2019 Subaru

NHTSA ID Number: 10160486

Manufacturer Communication Number: 05-68-19

Summary

This Service Information bulletin provides details regarding a change made to the front hub assembly retaining bolts to enhance vehicle production line efficiency.

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Enhanced CD Incompatibility with Harman Gen 3.0 and 3.1 Head Units – 2017-2019 Subaru

NHTSA ID Number: 10160493

Manufacturer Communication Number: 15-238-19

Summary

This Service Information bulletin is in response to a small number of customer concerns regarding the audio unit not being able to play certain types of audio Compact Discs (CDs). Harman Gen 3.0 head units which have previously received software updates (see claims history) and Gen 3.1 head units (used in 2019MY year vehicles) cannot play “CD Extra” or “Enhanced CD” -type audio CDs.

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2017 Subaru Audio/Navigation Exchange Component Identification and Procedures

NHTSA ID Number: 10160495

Manufacturer Communication Number: 15-204-16R

Summary

Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling 2018 model year Legacy, Outback, and BRZ vehicles equipped with a certain combination of head unit hardware and software, due to the possibility of noncompliance with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 111 – “Rear Visibility.”

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Reprogramming File Availability for Optimization of Harman Gen 3.1 Audio and Navigation Head Units – 2019 Subaru

NHTSA ID Number: 10160501

Manufacturer Communication Number: 15-236-18R

Summary

The following information addresses reprogramming file availability and a software update installation procedure to provide optimization to the new Harman Gen 3.1 Audio and Navigation head units utilized in the models as listed above. The procedure will involve either downloading the software update files from Subarunet (or using those sent directly from Nuspire) and transferring them onto a flash drive for head unit installation. It is VERY IMPORTANT to read and understand this information completely to understand all changes from prior releases before proceeding.

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