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 2000 Subaru Forester 4dr S Manual

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MSRP: $22,595
Invoice: $20,506

Gas Mileage:
CTY: N/A    HWY: N/A    CMB: N/A
Engine/Fuel: Gas Flat 4 Cyl /2.5L/150
Transmission: Manual w/OD
Door/Body Style: /4 Door
Drive Type:

Prices/Warranty

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  • General
  • MSRP: $22,595
  • Invoice Price: $20,506
  • Destination Charge: $0
  • Warranty
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Engine & Emissions

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  • Engines & Emissions
  • 2.5L SOHC SMPI 16-valve 4-cyl horizontally opposed "Boxer" engine
  • Engine
  • Type of Engine: Gas Flat 4 Cyl
  • Displacement (CC): 2.5L/150
  • Fuel System: SFI
  • Horsepower @ RPM: 165 @ 5600
  • Torque @ RPM: 166 @ 4000

Dimensions

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  • Exterior Dimensions
  • Track Front: 58.1
  • Track Rear: 57.1
  • Ground Clearance (in): 7.5
  • Overall Length (in): 175.2
  • Overall Width (in): 62.8
  • Wheelbase (in): 99.4
  • Interior Dimensions
  • Seating capacity - Standard: 5
  • Headroom front (in): 40.2
  • Hip room front (in): 51.4
  • Leg room front (in): 43.0
  • Shoulder room front (in): 53.5

Features

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  • Exterior
    • 2-tone paint
    • Automatic-off headlights
    • Fog lights w/stone shields
    • Headlights off via ignition switch
    • Roof rack w/crossbars
  • Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning
    • Air conditioning
    • Rear window defroster w/timer
  • Entertainment, Communication & Navigation
    • ETR AM/FM stereo w/cassette w/4 speakers
  • Instrumentation
    • Cruise control
  • Wheels & Tires
    • 16" alloy wheels
    • Full-size spare tire
    • Full-time all-wheel drive
    • P215/60HR16 all-season SBR RWL tires
  • Windows, Mirrors & Wipers
    • Dual oversized heated pwr mirrors
    • Dual vanity mirrors
    • Intermittent windshield wipers
    • Intermittent windshield wipers w/driver side fin
    • Pwr windows w/driver-side one-touch down feature
    • Rear window wiper/washer
    • Windshield wiper de-icer

Safety Features

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  • Safety Features
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Driver & front passenger air bags (SRS)
  • Driver seat height, tilt & lumbar adjusters
  • Front/rear 5-mph impact-resistant bumpers
  • Front seat height-adjustable head restraints
  • Side-impact door beams
  • Anti-Theft
  • Pwr door locks
  • Braking & Traction
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Pwr vented front/solid rear disc brakes

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    Crash Test Data for 2000 Subaru

    Subaru Vehicle Front Star Rating Side Star Rating Rollover Resistance Rating
    Driver Passenger Front Seat Rear Seat
    2000 ForesterNot
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    2000 LegacyNot
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    Service Bulletins for 2000 Subaru

    2000 SUBARU ESTEEM
    Bulletin Number: 01-168-09R
    SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.
    Bulletin Number: 0204145
    CORRECT COOLANT USAGE. *EH
    Bulletin Number: SB-05-50-10R
    SUBARU: THERE IS A STEERING WHEEL VIBRATION AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS DUE TO AN IMPORPER WHEEL BALANCE. *RM
    2000 SUBARU FORESTER
    Bulletin Number: 010302
    CUSTOMER COMPLAINTS OF A GROWLING NOISE FROM THE ENGINE AREA. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 01-168-09R
    The purpose of this bulletin is to provide replacement key and immobilizer information along with an overview of the Subaru Lock Information web-site.
    Bulletin Number: 01-168-09R
    SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.
    Bulletin Number: 01-168-09R
    Revised TSB. The Subaru Lock Information Site (SLIS) is located at http://lockinfo.subaru.com, and provides information on how to obtain immobilizer codes and key cut codes for Subaru vehicles from the 2000MY to present. This bulletin iden
    Bulletin Number: 02
    RUBBING MARK ON TIMING BELT. SUBARU. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 029605
    2.5L REMANUFACTURED SOHC SHORT BLOCK RELEASE. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 035002
    NEW PROCEDURE FOR REPLACING REAR WHEEL BEARINGS. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 035203
    CLUTCH PEDAL STICKING. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 03-68-12R
    THIS BULLETIN REVIEWS A CHANGE TO THE PART NUMBERS USED FOR THE TRANSFER DRIVEN GEAR BEARINGS. THESE REVISED BEARINGS ARE TO BE USED TO ENHANCE DURABILITY.
    Bulletin Number: 03-70-12
    REPAIR PROCEDURE FOR HIGH-PITCHED SOUND FROM EXTENSION HOUSING AREA USING LATEST GENERATION PRODUCTION PARTS
    Bulletin Number: 03-70-12R
    REPAIR PROCEDURE FOR HIGH-PITCHED SOUND FROM EXTENSION HOUSING AREA USING LATEST GENERATION PRODUCTION PARTS - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES PRODUCTION CHANGE, REPAIR PROCEDURE AND PARTS INFORMATION TO ADDRESS A CUSTOMER CONCERN OF A HIGH-PITCHED
    Bulletin Number: 063103
    REPLACEMENT OF THE ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT (ECU) FOR ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS) REPAIR. *TT UPDATE. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 127803
    FLOOR MAT HOOK REPAIR. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 128505
    THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION TO PROPERLY DIAGNOSIS THE REAR GATE STAYS AND ALSO AVOIDS UNNECESSARY REPLACEMENT OF NON-FAILED STAYS. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 166599
    SOME CUSTOMERS MAY COMMENT ABOUT THE A/T TEMPERATURE LIGHT FLASHING AND CODE 38 FOUND IN THE TCM. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 166599R
    CUSTOMER COMPLAINT THAT THE A/T TEMPERATURE LIGHT FLASHING AND CODE 38 FOUND IN THE TCM. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 166602
    TRANSMISSION CONTROL UNIT (TCU) CODE 45 AND ALL-WHEEL DRIVE HARSH ENGAGEMENT. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 17
    SUBJECT REGARDING POPPING OUT OF FIFTH GEAR CONDITION. *JG
    Bulletin Number: 170601
    INFORMATION REGARDING SEAT BELT LATCH SLIDES TO THE LOWER SEAT BELT ANCHOR. *YH UPDATED *EH
    Bulletin Number: 186901
    SUBJECT REGARDING SERVICE MANUAL CORRECTIONS. *JB
    Bulletin Number: 99
    ENGINE COOLING SYSTEM CONDITIONER.*MR
    Bulletin Number: SB-05-50-10R
    SUBARU: THERE IS A STEERING WHEEL VIBRATION AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS DUE TO AN IMPORPER WHEEL BALANCE. *RM
    Bulletin Number: WWF89
    SUBJECT REGARDING ENGINE CONTROL MODULE REPROGRAMMING. *SLC
    Bulletin Number: WXW80
    SOME VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE FRONT OXYGEN AIR / FUEL (A/F) SENSOR ELEMENT CRACKING. *TT
    2000 SUBARU IMPREZA
    Bulletin Number: 01-168-09R
    Revised TSB. The Subaru Lock Information Site (SLIS) is located at http://lockinfo.subaru.com, and provides information on how to obtain immobilizer codes and key cut codes for Subaru vehicles from the 2000MY to present. This bulletin iden
    Bulletin Number: 01-168-09R
    SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.
    Bulletin Number: 01-168-09R
    The purpose of this bulletin is to provide replacement key and immobilizer information along with an overview of the Subaru Lock Information web-site.
    Bulletin Number: 02
    RUBBING MARK ON TIMING BELT. SUBARU. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 029605
    2.5L REMANUFACTURED SOHC SHORT BLOCK RELEASE. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 035002
    NEW PROCEDURE FOR REPLACING REAR WHEEL BEARINGS. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 035203
    CLUTCH PEDAL STICKING. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 03-70-12
    REPAIR PROCEDURE FOR HIGH-PITCHED SOUND FROM EXTENSION HOUSING AREA USING LATEST GENERATION PRODUCTION PARTS
    Bulletin Number: 03-70-12R
    THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES PRODUCTION CHANGE, REPAIR PROCEDURE AND PARTS INFORMATION TO ADDRESS A CUSTOMER CONCERN OF A HIGH-PITCHED SOUND COMING FROM THE TRANSMISSION EXTENSION HOUSING AREA. IN COLD TEMPERATURES, THERMAL CONTRACTION CAUSES SHR
    Bulletin Number: 03-70-12R
    REPAIR PROCEDURE FOR HIGH-PITCHED SOUND FROM EXTENSION HOUSING AREA USING LATEST GENERATION PRODUCTION PARTS - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES PRODUCTION CHANGE, REPAIR PROCEDURE AND PARTS INFORMATION TO ADDRESS A CUSTOMER CONCERN OF A HIGH-PITCHED
    Bulletin Number: 063103
    REPLACEMENT OF THE ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT (ECU) FOR ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS) REPAIR. *TT UPDATE. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 127803
    FLOOR MAT HOOK REPAIR. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 166599
    SOME CUSTOMERS MAY COMMENT ABOUT THE A/T TEMPERATURE LIGHT FLASHING AND CODE 38 FOUND IN THE TCM. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 166599R
    CUSTOMER COMPLAINT THAT THE A/T TEMPERATURE LIGHT FLASHING AND CODE 38 FOUND IN THE TCM. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 166602
    TRANSMISSION CONTROL UNIT (TCU) CODE 45 AND ALL-WHEEL DRIVE HARSH ENGAGEMENT. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 170601
    INFORMATION REGARDING SEAT BELT LATCH SLIDES TO THE LOWER SEAT BELT ANCHOR. *YH UPDATED *EH
    Bulletin Number: 186901
    SUBJECT REGARDING SERVICE MANUAL CORRECTIONS. *JB
    Bulletin Number: 99
    ENGINE COOLING SYSTEM CONDITIONER.*MR
    Bulletin Number: SB-05-50-10R
    SUBARU: THERE IS A STEERING WHEEL VIBRATION AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS DUE TO AN IMPORPER WHEEL BALANCE. *RM
    Bulletin Number: WWF89
    SUBJECT REGARDING ENGINE CONTROL MODULE REPROGRAMMING. *SLC
    Bulletin Number: WXW80
    SOME VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE FRONT OXYGEN AIR / FUEL (A/F) SENSOR ELEMENT CRACKING. *TT
    2000 SUBARU LEGACY
    Bulletin Number: 010302
    SOME VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE THE HEATED SEATS, LIGHTED VISOR MIRRORS, AND POWER MIRRORS TO BE INOPERATIVE. *SLC
    Bulletin Number: 010700
    INSTALLING THE HOOD DEFLECTOR W CLIPS. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 01-168-09R
    The purpose of this bulletin is to provide replacement key and immobilizer information along with an overview of the Subaru Lock Information web-site.
    Bulletin Number: 01-168-09R
    SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.
    Bulletin Number: 01-168-09R
    Revised TSB. The Subaru Lock Information Site (SLIS) is located at http://lockinfo.subaru.com, and provides information on how to obtain immobilizer codes and key cut codes for Subaru vehicles from the 2000MY to present. This bulletin iden
    Bulletin Number: 02
    RUBBING MARK ON TIMING BELT. SUBARU. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 029605
    2.5L REMANUFACTURED SOHC SHORT BLOCK RELEASE. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 030103
    NEW HOOD DEFLECTOR. 2000-2004MY LEGACY AND BAJA VEHICLES. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 035203
    CLUTCH PEDAL STICKING. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 03-70-12
    REPAIR PROCEDURE FOR HIGH-PITCHED SOUND FROM EXTENSION HOUSING AREA USING LATEST GENERATION PRODUCTION PARTS
    Bulletin Number: 03-70-12R
    This Bulletin provides production change, repair procedure and parts information to address a customer concern of a high-pitched sound coming from the transmission extension housing area. In cold temperatures, thermal contraction causes shr
    Bulletin Number: 03-70-12R
    REPAIR PROCEDURE FOR HIGH-PITCHED SOUND FROM EXTENSION HOUSING AREA USING LATEST GENERATION PRODUCTION PARTS - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES PRODUCTION CHANGE, REPAIR PROCEDURE AND PARTS INFORMATION TO ADDRESS A CUSTOMER CONCERN OF A HIGH-PITCHED
    Bulletin Number: 03-70-12R
    THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES PRODUCTION CHANGE, REPAIR PROCEDURE AND PARTS INFORMATION TO ADDRESS A CUSTOMER CONCERN OF A HIGH-PITCHED SOUND COMING FROM THE TRANSMISSION EXTENSION HOUSING AREA. IN COLD TEMPERATURES, THERMAL CONTRACTION CAUSES SHR
    Bulletin Number: 03-82-18
    This Service Information bulletin announces a design change to the clutch release bearing used on the models as listed above. During assembly of the bearing, a different type of grease is used which has a higher resistance to heat. In cases
    Bulletin Number: 040901
    SUBJECT ON REGARDING STEERING KNOCKING/RATTLE NOISE WHEN TURNING. *ET
    Bulletin Number: 041104
    POWER STEERING HOSE - NEW STYLE. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 063103
    REPLACEMENT OF THE ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT (ECU) FOR ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS) REPAIR. *TT UPDATE. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 07
    HEADLIGHT BULB SOCKET REPAIRS. *KB
    Bulletin Number: 083302
    SUBJECT REGARDING COMBINATION SWITCH REPAIRS. *SLC
    Bulletin Number: 093803
    FUEL PUMP ASSEMBLY DIVISION OF PARTS.
    Bulletin Number: 126800
    THIS BULLETIN WILL HELP IDENTIFY THE SOURCE OF WATNER ENTERING VEHICLES THROUGH THE FRONT MAP LIGHT AREA OF THE INTERIOR PANEL. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 127803
    FLOOR MAT HOOK REPAIR. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 127903
    LOWER FRONT DOOR WEATHER STRIP DETACHED OR HANGING LOOSE. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 128003
    SUNSHADE FOR REAR SUNROOF ON DUAL SUNROOF MODELS. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 128505
    THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION TO PROPERLY DIAGNOSIS THE REAR GATE STAYS AND ALSO AVOIDS UNNECESSARY REPLACEMENT OF NON-FAILED STAYS. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 129406
    LOOSE DOOR MIRROR SCREWS. *KB
    Bulletin Number: 1510401
    INFORMATION REGARDING ROOF RACK/CROSSBAR WIND NOISE. *YH
    Bulletin Number: 1510501
    SUBJECT REGARDING AUTO DIMMING ELECTROCHROMIC COMPASS MIRROR TROUBLE SHOOTING GUIDE. *SLC
    Bulletin Number: 166599
    SOME CUSTOMERS MAY COMMENT ABOUT THE A/T TEMPERATURE LIGHT FLASHING AND CODE 38 FOUND IN THE TCM. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 166599R
    CUSTOMER COMPLAINT THAT THE A/T TEMPERATURE LIGHT FLASHING AND CODE 38 FOUND IN THE TCM. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 166602
    TRANSMISSION CONTROL UNIT (TCU) CODE 45 AND ALL-WHEEL DRIVE HARSH ENGAGEMENT. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 17
    SUBJECT REGARDING POPPING OUT OF FIFTH GEAR CONDITION. *JG
    Bulletin Number: 170601
    INFORMATION REGARDING SEAT BELT LATCH SLIDES TO THE LOWER SEAT BELT ANCHOR. *YH UPDATED *EH
    Bulletin Number: 170804
    SLOW RETRACTION OF SEATBELTS. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 186901
    SUBJECT REGARDING SERVICE MANUAL CORRECTIONS. *JB
    Bulletin Number: 2000
    BRIEF INFORMATION ON INSTALLING A TURN SIGNAL FLASHER FOR RAPID TURN SIGNAL COMPLAINTS. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 99
    ENGINE COOLING SYSTEM CONDITIONER.*MR
    Bulletin Number: SB-05-50-10R
    SUBARU: THERE IS A STEERING WHEEL VIBRATION AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS DUE TO AN IMPORPER WHEEL BALANCE. *RM
    Bulletin Number: WWF89
    SUBJECT REGARDING ENGINE CONTROL MODULE REPROGRAMMING. *SLC
    Bulletin Number: WXT77
    SUBARU HAS DETERMINED THAT CERTAIN VEHICLES WERE EQUIPPED WITH THE INCORRECT SPECIFICATION MASTER CYLINDER. AS A RESULT, THE CUSTOMER MAY NOTICE A LOWER BRAKE PEDAL FEEL WHEN APPLY THE BRAKES. HOWEVER, THERE WILL BE NO EFFECT ON BRAKE P
    Bulletin Number: WXW80
    SOME VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE FRONT OXYGEN AIR / FUEL (A/F) SENSOR ELEMENT CRACKING. *TT
    2000 SUBARU OUTBACK
    Bulletin Number: 010700
    INSTALLING THE HOOD DEFLECTOR W CLIPS. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 01-168-09R
    The purpose of this bulletin is to provide replacement key and immobilizer information along with an overview of the Subaru Lock Information web-site.
    Bulletin Number: 01-168-09R
    Revised TSB. The Subaru Lock Information Site (SLIS) is located at http://lockinfo.subaru.com, and provides information on how to obtain immobilizer codes and key cut codes for Subaru vehicles from the 2000MY to present. This bulletin iden
    Bulletin Number: 01-168-09R
    SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.
    Bulletin Number: 029605
    2.5L REMANUFACTURED SOHC SHORT BLOCK RELEASE. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 03-68-12R
    THIS BULLETIN REVIEWS A CHANGE TO THE PART NUMBERS USED FOR THE TRANSFER DRIVEN GEAR BEARINGS. THESE REVISED BEARINGS ARE TO BE USED TO ENHANCE DURABILITY.
    Bulletin Number: 03-70-12
    REPAIR PROCEDURE FOR HIGH-PITCHED SOUND FROM EXTENSION HOUSING AREA USING LATEST GENERATION PRODUCTION PARTS
    Bulletin Number: 03-70-12R
    THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES PRODUCTION CHANGE, REPAIR PROCEDURE AND PARTS INFORMATION TO ADDRESS A CUSTOMER CONCERN OF A HIGH-PITCHED SOUND COMING FROM THE TRANSMISSION EXTENSION HOUSING AREA. IN COLD TEMPERATURES, THERMAL CONTRACTION CAUSES SHR
    Bulletin Number: 03-70-12R
    This Bulletin provides production change, repair procedure and parts information to address a customer concern of a high-pitched sound coming from the transmission extension housing area. In cold temperatures, thermal contraction causes shr
    Bulletin Number: 03-70-12R
    REPAIR PROCEDURE FOR HIGH-PITCHED SOUND FROM EXTENSION HOUSING AREA USING LATEST GENERATION PRODUCTION PARTS - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES PRODUCTION CHANGE, REPAIR PROCEDURE AND PARTS INFORMATION TO ADDRESS A CUSTOMER CONCERN OF A HIGH-PITCHED
    Bulletin Number: 03-82-18
    This Service Information bulletin announces a design change to the clutch release bearing used on the models as listed above. During assembly of the bearing, a different type of grease is used which has a higher resistance to heat. In cases
    Bulletin Number: 041104
    POWER STEERING HOSE - NEW STYLE. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 063103
    REPLACEMENT OF THE ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT (ECU) FOR ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS) REPAIR. *TT UPDATE. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 07
    HEADLIGHT BULB SOCKET REPAIRS. *KB
    Bulletin Number: 127903
    LOWER FRONT DOOR WEATHER STRIP DETACHED OR HANGING LOOSE. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 128505
    THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION TO PROPERLY DIAGNOSIS THE REAR GATE STAYS AND ALSO AVOIDS UNNECESSARY REPLACEMENT OF NON-FAILED STAYS. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 129406
    LOOSE DOOR MIRROR SCREWS. *KB
    Bulletin Number: 1510401
    INFORMATION REGARDING ROOF RACK/CROSSBAR WIND NOISE. *YH
    Bulletin Number: 1510501
    SUBJECT REGARDING AUTO DIMMING ELECTROCHROMIC COMPASS MIRROR TROUBLE SHOOTING GUIDE. *SLC
    Bulletin Number: 170804
    SLOW RETRACTION OF SEATBELTS. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 186901
    SUBJECT REGARDING SERVICE MANUAL CORRECTIONS. *JB
    Bulletin Number: 99
    ENGINE COOLING SYSTEM CONDITIONER.*MR
    Bulletin Number: SB-05-50-10R
    SUBARU: THERE IS A STEERING WHEEL VIBRATION AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS DUE TO AN IMPORPER WHEEL BALANCE. *RM
    Bulletin Number: WWF89
    SUBJECT REGARDING ENGINE CONTROL MODULE REPROGRAMMING. *SLC
    Bulletin Number: WXW80
    SOME VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE FRONT OXYGEN AIR / FUEL (A/F) SENSOR ELEMENT CRACKING. *TT

     

    Recalls for 2000 Subaru

    2000 SUBARU LEGACY
    NHTSA Campaign ID:SUSPENSION:REAR
    Manufacturer:SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC.
    Manufacture Dates:05/01/1999 - 04/30/2002
    Potential Units Affected:170000

    Defect Description:

    THIS RECALL APPLIES TO CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES ORIGINALLY SOLD IN OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN THE STATES OF CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, IOWA, KENTUCKY, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT, VIRGINIA, WEST VIRGINIA, WISCONSIN, AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. CERTAIN REAR SUSPENSION SUBFRAME COMPONENTS WERE PRODUCED WITH POOR PAINT QUALITY WHICH, AFTER CONTINUED EXPOSURE TO CORROSIVE ROAD SALTS FOR A PERIOD OF SEVERAL YEARS, COULD RESULT IN RUST-OUT OF THE COMPONENT AND POSSIBLE BREAKAGE OF THE SUBFRAME.

    Consequence:

    IF SUCH BREAKAGE OCCURS WHILE THE VEHICLE IS BEING OPERATED, CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE COULD BE AFFECTED, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

    Action:

    DEALERS WILL CLEAN AND RUST-PROOF THE REAR SUSPENSION SUBFRAME. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JULY 14, 2003. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT SUBARU AT 1-800-782-2783.
    2000 SUBARU LEGACY
    NHTSA Campaign ID:POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:CENTER SUPPORT BEARING
    Manufacturer:SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC.
    Manufacture Dates:07/12/1999 - 08/25/1999
    Potential Units Affected:13

    Defect Description:

    VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: SEDAN L MODEL PASSENGER VEHICLES. ANTI-RUST COATING WAS INCORRECTLY APPLIED TO THE TRANSVERSE LINK MOUNTING SURFACE OF THE VEHICLE BODY. OVER TIME THE COATING SHRINKS, CAUSING A TORQUE DECREASE OF THE BOLT THAT SECURES THE TRANSVERSE LINK BRACKET TO THE VEHICLE BODY.

    Consequence:

    THIS CAN RESULT IN LOOSENING OF THE BRACKET AND SUBSEQUENT SEPARATION OF THE TRANSVERSE LINK FROM THE VEHICLE FRAME.

    Action:

    DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE VEHICLES AND, IF NECESSARY, REMOVE THE ANTI-RUST COATING UNDER THE MOUNTING LOCATION OF THE LEFT TRANSVERVE LINK MOUNTING BRACKET BOLT AND RETORQUE THE MOUNTING BOLT TO THE REQUIRED TORQUE.
    2000 SUBARU LEGACY
    NHTSA Campaign ID:STEERING:LINKAGES:TIE ROD ASSEMBLY
    Manufacturer:SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC.
    Manufacture Dates:03/13/2000 - 03/16/2000
    Potential Units Affected:129

    Defect Description:

    VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE LEFT-SIDE STEERING KNUCKLE ARM WAS INCORRECTLY ASSEMBLED.

    Consequence:

    THIS CONDITION COULD RESULT IN A LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL.

    Action:

    DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE TORQUE ON THE LEFT SIDE TIE-ROD END CASTLE NUT AND INSTALL A NEW COTTER PIN.
    2000 SUBARU OUTBACK
    NHTSA Campaign ID:SUSPENSION:REAR
    Manufacturer:SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC.
    Manufacture Dates:05/01/1999 - 04/30/2002
    Potential Units Affected:170000

    Defect Description:

    THIS RECALL APPLIES TO CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES ORIGINALLY SOLD IN OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN THE STATES OF CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, IOWA, KENTUCKY, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT, VIRGINIA, WEST VIRGINIA, WISCONSIN, AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. CERTAIN REAR SUSPENSION SUBFRAME COMPONENTS WERE PRODUCED WITH POOR PAINT QUALITY WHICH, AFTER CONTINUED EXPOSURE TO CORROSIVE ROAD SALTS FOR A PERIOD OF SEVERAL YEARS, COULD RESULT IN RUST-OUT OF THE COMPONENT AND POSSIBLE BREAKAGE OF THE SUBFRAME.

    Consequence:

    IF SUCH BREAKAGE OCCURS WHILE THE VEHICLE IS BEING OPERATED, CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE COULD BE AFFECTED, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

    Action:

    DEALERS WILL CLEAN AND RUST-PROOF THE REAR SUSPENSION SUBFRAME. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JULY 14, 2003. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT SUBARU AT 1-800-782-2783.

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