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Driver Passenger Front Seat Rear Seat
2018 Crosstrek SW AWD
2018 Impreza 4DR AWD
2018 Impreza SW AWD
2018 Legacy 4DR AWD
2018 Outback SW AWD

 

Service Bulletins for 2018 Subaru

2018 SUBARU BRZ
Bulletin Number: 03-80-18
This Service Information bulletin announces a change to the flywheel (pilot) bearing to a ?environmentally friendly? type which is compliant with the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and restriction of CHemicals) guidelines
Bulletin Number: 05-65-18
This bulletin announces a change made to the front lower control arm ball joint boots. The boot material has been changed to provide increased resistance to damage from ozone.
Bulletin Number: 12-231-18
( 2017-2018MY Impreza - 5 Dr Only)
Bulletin Number: 12-231-18R
This bulletin announces a design change to the air vent grille located in the lower portion of the trunk (or cargo) area. The shutters of the vent grille are designed to open briefly and relieve cabin pressure when the doors are shut with
Bulletin Number: 13-100-17
Note: This is the most accurate information available at the time of printing. Various paint manufacturers designate their own stock numbers and coding information although many of the major suppliers are now using the SOA paint codes to
Bulletin Number: 15-211-17R
The following information addresses reprogramming file availability and a software update installation procedure to provide optimization to the new Harman Gen 3 Audio and Navigation head units utilized in the models as listed above. The pro
Bulletin Number: 15-214-17
This bulletin contains illustrations of exchange components and their manufacturer as well as a description of the proper exchange procedure.
Bulletin Number: 15-214-17R
This bulletin contains illustrations of exchange components and their manufacturer as well as a description of the proper exchange procedure.
Bulletin Number: 15-214-17R
2018 Audio/Navigation Exchange Component Identification and Procedures. This bulletin contains illustrations of exchange components and their manufacturer as well as a description of the proper exchange procedure.
Bulletin Number: 15-216-18
50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITIONS ONLY. This Service Information bulletin provides detailed part information along with installation instructions for the optional 2018MY 50th Anniversary badges designed to commemorate 50 Years of Subaru in Am
Bulletin Number: 17-17-13R
NOTE: The Airbag systems used on previous and current WRX, STI and Tribeca models are NOT equipped with EDR functionality. This Bulletin provides information regarding Event Data Recorder (EDR) functionality which has been incorporated i
Bulletin Number: 2019-Ascent-QMT
The all new 2019MY Subaru Ascent Quality Monitoring Team (QMT) is underway and in full force. As a reminder, the Team is interested in everything related to the Ascent. They are looking for specific and detailed information on EVERY conditi
Bulletin Number: Harman-update-in
In efforts to increase customer satisfaction, Subaru of America, Inc. is now allowing all retailers to perform a one-time update the head unit software for Harman Gen 3 Audio and Navigation Head Units.
2018 SUBARU CROSSTREK
Bulletin Number: 02-170-17
This bulletin announces part information for new Active Valve Control System (AVCS) oil control solenoid valves (OCV) which contain a redesigned internal oil seal. The new seal will eliminate potential oil seepage into the wire harness co
Bulletin Number: 02-175-18
This bulletin announces a design change to the PCV valve used on the models listed above. Customers may have concerns of white smoke from the exhaust and / or in some cases, excessive engine oil consumption.
Bulletin Number: 02-175-18
This bulletin announces a design change to the PCV valve used on the models listed above. Customers may have concerns of white smoke from the exhaust and / or in some cases, excessive engine oil consumption.
Bulletin Number: 02-176-18
This Service Information bulletin announces a design change to the upper oil pan baffle plate used on the models listed above. The new plate has a relief to allow for use of an oil level sensor which will be used in future production.
Bulletin Number: 05-62-18
This bulletin provides a procedure to address customer concerns of surface rust accumulating in the top center retaining nut area of the front strut mounts. The strut mount cap / seal shape has been changed (outside diameter increased by 30
Bulletin Number: 07-122-17
MODELS WITH EYESIGHT ONLY. This bulletin announces reprogramming file availability to optimize the EyeSight system. Customers may notice the lane departure warning feature re-activates the next time the ignition is turned on, even after c
Bulletin Number: 07-123-17
A design improvement has been made to the warning box assembly for improved responsiveness. The warning box is located inside the overhead map light assembly as shown in the illustrations below. The warning box part number has also been c
Bulletin Number: 07-129-18
This bulletin announces availability of reprogramming files to optimize operation of the Tire Pressure Monitor System?s (TPMS) real-time display function. Under certain high-altitude conditions, the tire pressure values displayed in the
Bulletin Number: 07-131-18
This bulletin provides a measurement and adjustment procedure for the stop lamp switch. An improperly adjusted (or faulty) stop lamp switch can cause any of the DTCs listed above to set and result in the related system?s (e. g. VDC and/or
Bulletin Number: 07-131-18R
This bulletin provides a measurement and adjustment procedure for the stop lamp switch. An improperly adjusted (or faulty) stop lamp switch can cause any of the DTCs listed to set and result in the related system?s (e. g. VDC and/or EyeSigh
Bulletin Number: 07-134-18
This Service Information bulletin provides a new troubleshooting chart to use when diagnosing a DTC B1760 related to the Occupant Detection System (ODS). Following these diagnostic steps will help avoid unnecessary ODS sensor / seat cu
Bulletin Number: 07-137-18
Models with Automatic Headlight Beam Leveler System only. This Service Information bulletin announces a revision to the diagnostic procedure used when diagnosing either DTC B2910 or 2911 ?Steering Responsive Headlight Communication? LH or
Bulletin Number: 12-231-18
( 2017-2018MY Impreza - 5 Dr Only)
Bulletin Number: 12-231-18R
This bulletin announces a design change to the air vent grille located in the lower portion of the trunk (or cargo) area. The shutters of the vent grille are designed to open briefly and relieve cabin pressure when the doors are shut with
Bulletin Number: 12-233-18R
This bulletin announces a design change to the front and rear door body flange weatherstrips in response to concerns regarding the doors being somewhat difficult to close fully. The new parts make closing the doors easier while maintainin
Bulletin Number: 12-242-18
This bulletin announces a design change made to the outside mirrors to address a very limited number of customer concerns regarding a rattling-type sound which may be heard when shutting the front doors. The change involves the addition o
Bulletin Number: 12-244-18
This bulletin outlines changes made to the rear quarter panel wheel arch garnish to eliminate gapping between the inner edge of the trim and the vehicle body.
Bulletin Number: 12-245-18
5 DOOR MODELS ONLY. This Service Information bulletin announces a design change to the rear gate trim panels. The change was made to the areas of the panels where they fit together to improve production line efficiency.
Bulletin Number: 12-247-18
Impreza 5-door models only. This Service Information bulletin serves as a reminder to always make sure the rear cargo cover (a.k.a. Tonneau Cover) is re-installed properly after removal. Although the cover fits and operates if not insta
Bulletin Number: 13-100-17
Note: This is the most accurate information available at the time of printing. Various paint manufacturers designate their own stock numbers and coding information although many of the major suppliers are now using the SOA paint codes to
Bulletin Number: 15-211-17R
The following information addresses reprogramming file availability and a software update installation procedure to provide optimization to the new Harman Gen 3 Audio and Navigation head units utilized in the models as listed above. The p
Bulletin Number: 15-211-17R
The following information addresses reprogramming file availability and a software update installation procedure to provide optimization to the new Harman Gen 3 Audio and Navigation head units utilized in the models as listed above. The pro
Bulletin Number: 15-211-17R
The following information addresses reprogramming file availability and a software update installation procedure to provide optimization to the new Harman Gen 3 Audio and Navigation head units utilized. The procedure will involve either
Bulletin Number: 15-214-17
This bulletin contains illustrations of exchange components and their manufacturer as well as a description of the proper exchange procedure.
Bulletin Number: 15-214-17R
2018 Audio/Navigation Exchange Component Identification and Procedures. This bulletin contains illustrations of exchange components and their manufacturer as well as a description of the proper exchange procedure.
Bulletin Number: 15-214-17R
This bulletin contains illustrations of exchange components and their manufacturer as well as a description of the proper exchange procedure.
Bulletin Number: 15-216-18
50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITIONS ONLY. This Service Information bulletin provides detailed part information along with installation instructions for the optional 2018MY 50th Anniversary badges designed to commemorate 50 Years of Subaru in Am
Bulletin Number: 15-217-18
This bulletin announces availability of new audio system amplifiers to address the following operating concerns with the Harman Kardon Gen 3 infotainment system: Symptom 1: No audio output is heard but, the volume level displayed changes
Bulletin Number: 15-220-18
This Service Information bulletin provides troubleshooting steps to use when diagnosing concerns of the Apple CarPlay and / or Android Auto feature not connecting or launching properly when a compatible device is connected to the head u
Bulletin Number: 15-224-18
This bulletin announces new part number information for the antenna feeder cable and head liner. It also provides helpful installation tips for properly securing the cable to the head liner so post-repair rattling sound concerns are avoided
Bulletin Number: 16-112-18R
This bulletin announces a design change to the CVT select lever (shifter) mechanism in response to isolated customer concerns of not being able to remove the key from the ignition switch when the vehicle is in Park. The cause is contaminati
Bulletin Number: 17-17-13R
NOTE: The Airbag systems used on previous and current WRX, STI and Tribeca models are NOT equipped with EDR functionality. This Bulletin provides information regarding Event Data Recorder (EDR) functionality which has been incorporated i
Bulletin Number: 18-192-18
The purpose of this bulletin is to provide a description of current changes to Service Manuals available via the Subaru Technical Information System (STIS) web site. The tables contained within this bulletin are to be used as guides for bec
Bulletin Number: Harman-update-in
In efforts to increase customer satisfaction, Subaru of America, Inc. is now allowing all retailers to perform a one-time update the head unit software for Harman Gen 3 Audio and Navigation Head Units.
Bulletin Number: HARMON-TSG
The content of this ?Technical Support Guide? is based mostly on the respective region?s owner?s manual supplements for the Gen3.0 infotainment (HARMAN model Navigation/Audio) system.
Bulletin Number: hk-questionaire-
Post launch conditions may occur where certain combinations of inputs result in undesirable outputs. As such it is critical to gather all the details surrounding these events to allow SBR and Harman the ability to duplicate and then evalu
2018 SUBARU FORESTER
Bulletin Number: 02-170-17
This bulletin announces part information for new Active Valve Control System (AVCS) oil control solenoid valves (OCV) which contain a redesigned internal oil seal. The new seal will eliminate potential oil seepage into the wire harness co
Bulletin Number: 04-20-18
This Service Information bulletin announces a running change made to the Steering Angle Sensor. The (new) -style originally used on Legacy and Outback has been adapted.
Bulletin Number: 04-21-18
This bulletin announces availability of a new Electronic Power Steering (EPS) gear box assembly designed to address a VERY limited number of customer concerns regarding uneven steering effort felt when turning left or right. In areas where
Bulletin Number: 05-63-18
This bulletin announces a design change made to the forward bushing used in the front lower control arm to address customer concerns of a rattle-type sound and / or a possible vibration felt in the steering wheel. The material for the cushi
Bulletin Number: 07-108-16R
This Service Information Bulletin provides a revised troubleshooting procedure and tips to follow when diagnosing a DTC B1650- ?Occupant Classification System Malfunction?. This DTC may also be accompanied by B1760, B1761, B1771 or B1795
Bulletin Number: 07-108-16R
This Service Information bulletin provides a procedure for diagnosis of Occupant Detection System (ODS) DTC B1760- Sensor Mat Abnormal and/or B1650- Occupant Classification System Malfunction. This information replaces the current procedu
Bulletin Number: 07-137-18
Models with Automatic Headlight Beam Leveler System only. This Service Information bulletin announces a revision to the diagnostic procedure used when diagnosing either DTC B2910 or 2911 ?Steering Responsive Headlight Communication? LH or
Bulletin Number: 07-75-13R
On Forester Turbo and applicable WRX models, after re-connecting the battery, if the ignition switch is turned back ?ON? within one minute after the first time the ignition is turned ?OFF?, it becomes possible for the CEL to illuminate
Bulletin Number: 09-68-18
This Service Information bulletin announces a design change to the exhaust system cover. The purpose of the change is to improve parts integration (or ?commonality?) between models.
Bulletin Number: 10-83-15R
Models with Manual HVAC Systems only. This Service Information bulletin provides precautions to use when removing the HVAC control panel to prevent damaging the blower fan speed switch. When removing the control panel, if the fan speed sw
Bulletin Number: 10-88-18
This bulletin announces a change made to the Automatic Climate Control Head Assembly. The change will address concerns where the temperature selected for cooling ?feels? warmer to the customer than the temperature displayed. The new progr
Bulletin Number: 11-174-17R
This bulletin announces the availability of reprogramming files to optimize the ECM and address the following customer concerns: ? Check Engine light coming on (with DTC P05A0 stored in memory). ? Potential battery discharge (dead batter
Bulletin Number: 12-227-17
This Service Information bulletin announces a design change made to the upper front grille. The two small retaining slide bolts /cap nuts previously used have been eliminated.
Bulletin Number: 12-231-18
( 2017-2018MY Impreza - 5 Dr Only)
Bulletin Number: 12-231-18R
This bulletin announces a design change to the air vent grille located in the lower portion of the trunk (or cargo) area. The shutters of the vent grille are designed to open briefly and relieve cabin pressure when the doors are shut with
Bulletin Number: 12-234-18
This bulletin provides a repair procedure for replacing the foam cushion installed between the top front edge of the IP and the windshield glass. Use the supplied Service Procedure to address a customer concern involving the foam cushi
Bulletin Number: 12-234-18
This bulletin provides a repair procedure for replacing the foam cushion installed between the top front edge of the IP and the windshield glass. Use the supplied Service Procedure to address a customer concern involving the foam cushion be
Bulletin Number: 13-100-17
Note: This is the most accurate information available at the time of printing. Various paint manufacturers designate their own stock numbers and coding information although many of the major suppliers are now using the SOA paint codes to
Bulletin Number: 15-199-16R
This bulletin announces reprogramming file availability and the software installation procedure to address a group of operational concerns received from the field and listed below involving the Clarion Display Audio unit with 6.2? display.
Bulletin Number: 15-205-16R
This bulletin announces new reprogramming file availability and the software installation procedure to address additional operational concerns received from the field and listed below involving ?Gen 2? F10 Navigation and Display Audio uni
Bulletin Number: 15-205-16R
procedure to address additional operational concerns received from the field and listed below involving ?Gen 2? F10 Navigation and Display Audio units with 7? display. The procedure will involve downloading the applicable software update fi
Bulletin Number: 15-214-17
This bulletin contains illustrations of exchange components and their manufacturer as well as a description of the proper exchange procedure.
Bulletin Number: 15-214-17R
2018 Audio/Navigation Exchange Component Identification and Procedures. This bulletin contains illustrations of exchange components and their manufacturer as well as a description of the proper exchange procedure.
Bulletin Number: 15-214-17R
This bulletin contains illustrations of exchange components and their manufacturer as well as a description of the proper exchange procedure.
Bulletin Number: 15-215-18
Models with FujitsuTEN (F10) Gen 2.0 / 2.1 Navigation or Display Audio Head Units ONLY. This bulletin provides a repair procedure to address specific, confirmed customer concerns of: ? Audio output interruption every 2-3 seconds when lis
Bulletin Number: 15-216-18
50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITIONS ONLY. This Service Information bulletin provides detailed part information along with installation instructions for the optional 2018MY 50th Anniversary badges designed to commemorate 50 Years of Subaru in Am
Bulletin Number: 15-223-18
This bulletin outlines design changes made to the Condenser Assembly to help increase productivity during assembly. In addition, the new part utilizes materials with increased anti-corrosion performance.
Bulletin Number: 16-111-18
This bulletin announces reprogramming file availability to optimize the Transmission Control Module (TCM) used with the TR580 CVT. Contamination in a fluid pressure solenoid valve can cause a DTC P0841. The new logic will allow the soleno
Bulletin Number: 16-111-18R
CVT Transmissions only. This bulletin announces reprogramming file availability to optimize the Transmission Control Module (TCM) used with the TR580 CVT. Contamination in a fluid pressure solenoid valve can cause a DTC P0841. The new logi
Bulletin Number: 17-17-13R
NOTE: The Airbag systems used on previous and current WRX, STI and Tribeca models are NOT equipped with EDR functionality. This Bulletin provides information regarding Event Data Recorder (EDR) functionality which has been incorporated i
Bulletin Number: 18-192-18
The purpose of this bulletin is to provide a description of current changes to Service Manuals available via the Subaru Technical Information System (STIS) web site. The tables contained within this bulletin are to be used as guides for bec
Bulletin Number: f10-audio-navi-d
Subject: Removal of Certain Fujitsu 10 Audio / Navigation Update Files from Subarunet The following update files have been temporarily removed from Subarunet due to potential quality concerns with the 2nd file used in those updates. Retai
Bulletin Number: F10-Gen2-NAV-15-
TECHNICAL SUPPORT GUIDE FOR NAVIGATION AND AUDIO F10 GEN2 SYSTEMS.
Bulletin Number: UPDATE - Removal
The corrected update files are now available for download from Subarunet. TSB 15-20516R has been revised with new file names where applicable and re-posted to STIS.
2018 SUBARU IMPREZA
Bulletin Number: 02-170-17
This bulletin announces part information for new Active Valve Control System (AVCS) oil control solenoid valves (OCV) which contain a redesigned internal oil seal. The new seal will eliminate potential oil seepage into the wire harness co
Bulletin Number: 02-175-18
This bulletin announces a design change to the PCV valve used on the models listed above. Customers may have concerns of white smoke from the exhaust and / or in some cases, excessive engine oil consumption.
Bulletin Number: 02-175-18
This bulletin announces a design change to the PCV valve used on the models listed above. Customers may have concerns of white smoke from the exhaust and / or in some cases, excessive engine oil consumption.
Bulletin Number: 02-176-18
This Service Information bulletin announces a design change to the upper oil pan baffle plate used on the models listed above. The new plate has a relief to allow for use of an oil level sensor which will be used in future production.
Bulletin Number: 05-62-18
This bulletin provides a procedure to address customer concerns of surface rust accumulating in the top center retaining nut area of the front strut mounts. The strut mount cap / seal shape has been changed (outside diameter increased by 30
Bulletin Number: 07-123-17
A design improvement has been made to the warning box assembly for improved responsiveness. The warning box is located inside the overhead map light assembly as shown in the illustrations below. The warning box part number has also been c
Bulletin Number: 07-129-18
This bulletin announces availability of reprogramming files to optimize operation of the Tire Pressure Monitor System?s (TPMS) real-time display function. Under certain high-altitude conditions, the tire pressure values displayed in the
Bulletin Number: 07-137-18
Models with Automatic Headlight Beam Leveler System only. This Service Information bulletin announces a revision to the diagnostic procedure used when diagnosing either DTC B2910 or 2911 ?Steering Responsive Headlight Communication? LH or
Bulletin Number: 12-231-18
( 2017-2018MY Impreza - 5 Dr Only)
Bulletin Number: 12-247-18
Impreza 5-door models only. This Service Information bulletin serves as a reminder to always make sure the rear cargo cover (a.k.a. Tonneau Cover) is re-installed properly after removal. Although the cover fits and operates if not insta
Bulletin Number: 13-100-17
Note: This is the most accurate information available at the time of printing. Various paint manufacturers designate their own stock numbers and coding information although many of the major suppliers are now using the SOA paint codes to
Bulletin Number: 15-211-17R
The following information addresses reprogramming file availability and a software update installation procedure to provide optimization to the new Harman Gen 3 Audio and Navigation head units utilized in the models as listed above. The pro
Bulletin Number: 15-211-17R
The following information addresses reprogramming file availability and a software update installation procedure to provide optimization to the new Harman Gen 3 Audio and Navigation head units utilized. The procedure will involve either
Bulletin Number: 15-211-17R
The following information addresses reprogramming file availability and a software update installation procedure to provide optimization to the new Harman Gen 3 Audio and Navigation head units utilized in the models as listed above. The p
Bulletin Number: 15-214-17
This bulletin contains illustrations of exchange components and their manufacturer as well as a description of the proper exchange procedure.
Bulletin Number: 15-214-17R
This bulletin contains illustrations of exchange components and their manufacturer as well as a description of the proper exchange procedure.
Bulletin Number: 15-214-17R
2018 Audio/Navigation Exchange Component Identification and Procedures. This bulletin contains illustrations of exchange components and their manufacturer as well as a description of the proper exchange procedure.
Bulletin Number: 15-216-18
50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITIONS ONLY. This Service Information bulletin provides detailed part information along with installation instructions for the optional 2018MY 50th Anniversary badges designed to commemorate 50 Years of Subaru in Am
Bulletin Number: 15-217-18
This bulletin announces availability of new audio system amplifiers to address the following operating concerns with the Harman Kardon Gen 3 infotainment system: Symptom 1: No audio output is heard but, the volume level displayed changes
Bulletin Number: 15-220-18
This Service Information bulletin provides troubleshooting steps to use when diagnosing concerns of the Apple CarPlay and / or Android Auto feature not connecting or launching properly when a compatible device is connected to the head u
Bulletin Number: 16-112-18R
This bulletin announces a design change to the CVT select lever (shifter) mechanism in response to isolated customer concerns of not being able to remove the key from the ignition switch when the vehicle is in Park. The cause is contaminati
Bulletin Number: 17-17-13R
NOTE: The Airbag systems used on previous and current WRX, STI and Tribeca models are NOT equipped with EDR functionality. This Bulletin provides information regarding Event Data Recorder (EDR) functionality which has been incorporated i
Bulletin Number: 18-192-18
The purpose of this bulletin is to provide a description of current changes to Service Manuals available via the Subaru Technical Information System (STIS) web site. The tables contained within this bulletin are to be used as guides for bec
Bulletin Number: Harman-update-in
In efforts to increase customer satisfaction, Subaru of America, Inc. is now allowing all retailers to perform a one-time update the head unit software for Harman Gen 3 Audio and Navigation Head Units.
Bulletin Number: HARMON-TSG
The content of this ?Technical Support Guide? is based mostly on the respective region?s owner?s manual supplements for the Gen3.0 infotainment (HARMAN model Navigation/Audio) system.
Bulletin Number: hk-questionaire-
Post launch conditions may occur where certain combinations of inputs result in undesirable outputs. As such it is critical to gather all the details surrounding these events to allow SBR and Harman the ability to duplicate and then evalu
2018 SUBARU LEGACY
Bulletin Number: 02-170-17
This bulletin announces part information for new Active Valve Control System (AVCS) oil control solenoid valves (OCV) which contain a redesigned internal oil seal. The new seal will eliminate potential oil seepage into the wire harness co
Bulletin Number: 02-171-18R
This bulletin provides a service procedure for installation of additional foam packing to enhance performance of the Ambient Air Temperature Sensor. The additional foam better insulates the sensor from engine compartment heat which may lead
Bulletin Number: 06-63-18R
This bulletin announces a design change to the EPB adapter cord harness connector. In some cases, the retaining tab of the connector may become damaged as a result of removal or installation for diagnosis and later and cause DTC C1956 or C1
Bulletin Number: 07-124-17
This bulletin announces reprogramming file availability to optimize the Body Integrated Unit (BIU) and address the following customer concerns: ? If a customer exits the vehicle with the ignition OFF, all the doors closed and leaves the
Bulletin Number: 07-124-17R
This bulletin announces reprogramming file availability to optimize the Body Integrated Unit (BIU) and address the following customer concerns: ? If a customer exits the vehicle with the ignition OFF, all the doors closed and leaves the
Bulletin Number: 07-131-18
This bulletin provides a measurement and adjustment procedure for the stop lamp switch. An improperly adjusted (or faulty) stop lamp switch can cause any of the DTCs listed above to set and result in the related system?s (e. g. VDC and/or
Bulletin Number: 07-131-18R
This bulletin provides a measurement and adjustment procedure for the stop lamp switch. An improperly adjusted (or faulty) stop lamp switch can cause any of the DTCs listed to set and result in the related system?s (e. g. VDC and/or EyeSigh
Bulletin Number: 07-137-18
Models with Automatic Headlight Beam Leveler System only. This Service Information bulletin announces a revision to the diagnostic procedure used when diagnosing either DTC B2910 or 2911 ?Steering Responsive Headlight Communication? LH or
Bulletin Number: 11-177-18
This bulletin announces availability of ECM reprogramming files to optimize the ECM. These files will address isolated customer concerns of an engine RPM drop when the A/C system switches off during engine warm-up after a cold start.
Bulletin Number: 12-164-14
FILM RESIDUE REMOVAL FROM UNDERSIDE OF FRONT SEAT CUSHION COVERS
Bulletin Number: 12-229-17
This bulletin provides a service procedure for addressing customer concerns regarding an uneven gap between the hood and top of the headlamp.
Bulletin Number: 12-230-17
This Service Information bulletin provides precautions to use when installing the trunk garnish panel located between the combination lamps. If the garnish is not installed properly, the small rubber protector(s) at the bottom edges of th
Bulletin Number: 12-246-18
This bulletin provides a procedure for diagnosing and repairing customer concerns of a "popping" or "snapping" -type sound heard when opening the sunroof. The sound may occur when the rear portion of the glass lid weatherstrip contacts or c
Bulletin Number: 13-100-17
Note: This is the most accurate information available at the time of printing. Various paint manufacturers designate their own stock numbers and coding information although many of the major suppliers are now using the SOA paint codes to
Bulletin Number: 15-211-17R
The following information addresses reprogramming file availability and a software update installation procedure to provide optimization to the new Harman Gen 3 Audio and Navigation head units utilized in the models as listed above. The p
Bulletin Number: 15-211-17R
The following information addresses reprogramming file availability and a software update installation procedure to provide optimization to the new Harman Gen 3 Audio and Navigation head units utilized in the models as listed above. The pro
Bulletin Number: 15-211-17R
The following information addresses reprogramming file availability and a software update installation procedure to provide optimization to the new Harman Gen 3 Audio and Navigation head units utilized. The procedure will involve either
Bulletin Number: 15-214-17R
2018 Audio/Navigation Exchange Component Identification and Procedures. This bulletin contains illustrations of exchange components and their manufacturer as well as a description of the proper exchange procedure.
Bulletin Number: 15-214-17R
This bulletin contains illustrations of exchange components and their manufacturer as well as a description of the proper exchange procedure.
Bulletin Number: 15-217-18
This bulletin announces availability of new audio system amplifiers to address the following operating concerns with the Harman Kardon Gen 3 infotainment system: Symptom 1: No audio output is heard but, the volume level displayed changes
Bulletin Number: 15-220-18
This Service Information bulletin provides troubleshooting steps to use when diagnosing concerns of the Apple CarPlay and / or Android Auto feature not connecting or launching properly when a compatible device is connected to the head u
Bulletin Number: 16-111-18
This bulletin announces reprogramming file availability to optimize the Transmission Control Module (TCM) used with the TR580 CVT. Contamination in a fluid pressure solenoid valve can cause a DTC P0841. The new logic will allow the soleno
Bulletin Number: 16-111-18R
CVT Transmissions only. This bulletin announces reprogramming file availability to optimize the Transmission Control Module (TCM) used with the TR580 CVT. Contamination in a fluid pressure solenoid valve can cause a DTC P0841. The new logi
Bulletin Number: 16-112-18R
This bulletin announces a design change to the CVT select lever (shifter) mechanism in response to isolated customer concerns of not being able to remove the key from the ignition switch when the vehicle is in Park. The cause is contaminati
Bulletin Number: 17-17-13R
NOTE: The Airbag systems used on previous and current WRX, STI and Tribeca models are NOT equipped with EDR functionality. This Bulletin provides information regarding Event Data Recorder (EDR) functionality which has been incorporated i
Bulletin Number: harman_gen_3_urg
Retailers must immediately discontinue use of and delete any saved local copies of the BASE Harman Gen 3 audio system update file for 2018 Legacy and Outback named: BASE ? 2018 Legacy?Outback Harman Audio Update 11?2017 This file folder
Bulletin Number: Harman-update-in
In efforts to increase customer satisfaction, Subaru of America, Inc. is now allowing all retailers to perform a one-time update the head unit software for Harman Gen 3 Audio and Navigation Head Units.
Bulletin Number: HARMON-TSG
The content of this ?Technical Support Guide? is based mostly on the respective region?s owner?s manual supplements for the Gen3.0 infotainment (HARMAN model Navigation/Audio) system.
Bulletin Number: hk-questionaire-
Post launch conditions may occur where certain combinations of inputs result in undesirable outputs. As such it is critical to gather all the details surrounding these events to allow SBR and Harman the ability to duplicate and then evalu
2018 SUBARU OUTBACK
Bulletin Number: 02-170-17
This bulletin announces part information for new Active Valve Control System (AVCS) oil control solenoid valves (OCV) which contain a redesigned internal oil seal. The new seal will eliminate potential oil seepage into the wire harness co
Bulletin Number: 02-171-18R
This bulletin provides a service procedure for installation of additional foam packing to enhance performance of the Ambient Air Temperature Sensor. The additional foam better insulates the sensor from engine compartment heat which may lead
Bulletin Number: 06-63-18R
This bulletin announces a design change to the EPB adapter cord harness connector. In some cases, the retaining tab of the connector may become damaged as a result of removal or installation for diagnosis and later and cause DTC C1956 or C1
Bulletin Number: 07-124-17
This bulletin announces reprogramming file availability to optimize the Body Integrated Unit (BIU) and address the following customer concerns: ? If a customer exits the vehicle with the ignition OFF, all the doors closed and leaves the
Bulletin Number: 07-124-17R
This bulletin announces reprogramming file availability to optimize the Body Integrated Unit (BIU) and address the following customer concerns: ? If a customer exits the vehicle with the ignition OFF, all the doors closed and leaves the
Bulletin Number: 07-131-18
This bulletin provides a measurement and adjustment procedure for the stop lamp switch. An improperly adjusted (or faulty) stop lamp switch can cause any of the DTCs listed above to set and result in the related system?s (e. g. VDC and/or
Bulletin Number: 07-131-18R
This bulletin provides a measurement and adjustment procedure for the stop lamp switch. An improperly adjusted (or faulty) stop lamp switch can cause any of the DTCs listed to set and result in the related system?s (e. g. VDC and/or EyeSigh
Bulletin Number: 11-177-18
This bulletin announces availability of ECM reprogramming files to optimize the ECM. These files will address isolated customer concerns of an engine RPM drop when the A/C system switches off during engine warm-up after a cold start.
Bulletin Number: 12-164-14
FILM RESIDUE REMOVAL FROM UNDERSIDE OF FRONT SEAT CUSHION COVERS
Bulletin Number: 12-229-17
This bulletin provides a service procedure for addressing customer concerns regarding an uneven gap between the hood and top of the headlamp.
Bulletin Number: 12-246-18
This bulletin provides a procedure for diagnosing and repairing customer concerns of a "popping" or "snapping" -type sound heard when opening the sunroof. The sound may occur when the rear portion of the glass lid weatherstrip contacts or c
Bulletin Number: 13-100-17
Note: This is the most accurate information available at the time of printing. Various paint manufacturers designate their own stock numbers and coding information although many of the major suppliers are now using the SOA paint codes to
Bulletin Number: 15-211-17R
The following information addresses reprogramming file availability and a software update installation procedure to provide optimization to the new Harman Gen 3 Audio and Navigation head units utilized. The procedure will involve either
Bulletin Number: 15-211-17R
The following information addresses reprogramming file availability and a software update installation procedure to provide optimization to the new Harman Gen 3 Audio and Navigation head units utilized in the models as listed above. The pro
Bulletin Number: 15-211-17R
The following information addresses reprogramming file availability and a software update installation procedure to provide optimization to the new Harman Gen 3 Audio and Navigation head units utilized in the models as listed above. The p
Bulletin Number: 15-214-17
This bulletin contains illustrations of exchange components and their manufacturer as well as a description of the proper exchange procedure.
Bulletin Number: 15-214-17R
This bulletin contains illustrations of exchange components and their manufacturer as well as a description of the proper exchange procedure.
Bulletin Number: 15-214-17R
2018 Audio/Navigation Exchange Component Identification and Procedures. This bulletin contains illustrations of exchange components and their manufacturer as well as a description of the proper exchange procedure.
Bulletin Number: 15-216-18
50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITIONS ONLY. This Service Information bulletin provides detailed part information along with installation instructions for the optional 2018MY 50th Anniversary badges designed to commemorate 50 Years of Subaru in Am
Bulletin Number: 15-217-18
This bulletin announces availability of new audio system amplifiers to address the following operating concerns with the Harman Kardon Gen 3 infotainment system: Symptom 1: No audio output is heard but, the volume level displayed changes
Bulletin Number: 15-220-18
This Service Information bulletin provides troubleshooting steps to use when diagnosing concerns of the Apple CarPlay and / or Android Auto feature not connecting or launching properly when a compatible device is connected to the head u
Bulletin Number: 16-111-18
This bulletin announces reprogramming file availability to optimize the Transmission Control Module (TCM) used with the TR580 CVT. Contamination in a fluid pressure solenoid valve can cause a DTC P0841. The new logic will allow the soleno
Bulletin Number: 16-111-18R
CVT Transmissions only. This bulletin announces reprogramming file availability to optimize the Transmission Control Module (TCM) used with the TR580 CVT. Contamination in a fluid pressure solenoid valve can cause a DTC P0841. The new logi
Bulletin Number: 16-112-18R
This bulletin announces a design change to the CVT select lever (shifter) mechanism in response to isolated customer concerns of not being able to remove the key from the ignition switch when the vehicle is in Park. The cause is contaminati
Bulletin Number: 17-17-13R
NOTE: The Airbag systems used on previous and current WRX, STI and Tribeca models are NOT equipped with EDR functionality. This Bulletin provides information regarding Event Data Recorder (EDR) functionality which has been incorporated i
Bulletin Number: Harman-update-in
In efforts to increase customer satisfaction, Subaru of America, Inc. is now allowing all retailers to perform a one-time update the head unit software for Harman Gen 3 Audio and Navigation Head Units.
Bulletin Number: HARMON-TSG
The content of this ?Technical Support Guide? is based mostly on the respective region?s owner?s manual supplements for the Gen3.0 infotainment (HARMAN model Navigation/Audio) system.
Bulletin Number: hk-questionaire-
Post launch conditions may occur where certain combinations of inputs result in undesirable outputs. As such it is critical to gather all the details surrounding these events to allow SBR and Harman the ability to duplicate and then evalu
2018 SUBARU WRX
Bulletin Number: 02-170-17
This bulletin announces part information for new Active Valve Control System (AVCS) oil control solenoid valves (OCV) which contain a redesigned internal oil seal. The new seal will eliminate potential oil seepage into the wire harness co
Bulletin Number: 06-61-18
This bulletin announces availability of new VDC Control Module & Hydraulic Units (VDCCM&H/U) to address isolated customer concerns of the green Hill Holder light blinking and cancel warning alarm sounding during cranking / starting the
Bulletin Number: 06-63-18R
This bulletin announces a design change to the EPB adapter cord harness connector. In some cases, the retaining tab of the connector may become damaged as a result of removal or installation for diagnosis and later and cause DTC C1956 or C1
Bulletin Number: 07-134-18
This Service Information bulletin provides a new troubleshooting chart to use when diagnosing a DTC B1760 related to the Occupant Detection System (ODS). Following these diagnostic steps will help avoid unnecessary ODS sensor / seat cu
Bulletin Number: 07-137-18
Models with Automatic Headlight Beam Leveler System only. This Service Information bulletin announces a revision to the diagnostic procedure used when diagnosing either DTC B2910 or 2911 ?Steering Responsive Headlight Communication? LH or
Bulletin Number: 07-75-13R
On Forester Turbo and applicable WRX models, after re-connecting the battery, if the ignition switch is turned back ?ON? within one minute after the first time the ignition is turned ?OFF?, it becomes possible for the CEL to illuminate
Bulletin Number: 11-178-18
6MT MODELS ONLY. This bulletin announces availability of ECM reprogramming files to optimize the ECM with improved diagnostic logic for DTC P0852 (Park/Neutral Switch Input Circuit High) detection. If the shifter is moved too fast, the g
Bulletin Number: 12-231-18
( 2017-2018MY Impreza - 5 Dr Only)
Bulletin Number: 12-231-18R
This bulletin announces a design change to the air vent grille located in the lower portion of the trunk (or cargo) area. The shutters of the vent grille are designed to open briefly and relieve cabin pressure when the doors are shut with
Bulletin Number: 12-234-18
This bulletin provides a repair procedure for replacing the foam cushion installed between the top front edge of the IP and the windshield glass. Use the supplied Service Procedure to address a customer concern involving the foam cushion be
Bulletin Number: 12-234-18
This bulletin provides a repair procedure for replacing the foam cushion installed between the top front edge of the IP and the windshield glass. Use the supplied Service Procedure to address a customer concern involving the foam cushi
Bulletin Number: 12-238-18R
This bulletin announces a design change to the front door checkers used on the models listed. The new checker mechanism provides a more ?positive feel? of the detents or check positions as the front doors are opened and closed.
Bulletin Number: 12-241-18
4 DOOR MODELS ONLY. This bulletin announces a change made to the trunk lid lock (latch) assembly. The purpose of this change is to improve parts integration (or ?commonality?) between models. This change is not intended to address any sp
Bulletin Number: 12-243-18
This bulletin replaces TSB 12-201-16R and provides a new repair procedure to address customer concerns of the hood scoop scrubbing the finish of the hood panel in the areas shown in the photo. Due to different expansion rates between the me
Bulletin Number: 13-100-17
Note: This is the most accurate information available at the time of printing. Various paint manufacturers designate their own stock numbers and coding information although many of the major suppliers are now using the SOA paint codes to
Bulletin Number: 15-199-16R
This bulletin announces reprogramming file availability and the software installation procedure to address a group of operational concerns received from the field and listed below involving the Clarion Display Audio unit with 6.2? display.
Bulletin Number: 15-205-16R
procedure to address additional operational concerns received from the field and listed below involving ?Gen 2? F10 Navigation and Display Audio units with 7? display. The procedure will involve downloading the applicable software update fi
Bulletin Number: 15-205-16R
This bulletin announces new reprogramming file availability and the software installation procedure to address additional operational concerns received from the field and listed below involving ?Gen 2? F10 Navigation and Display Audio uni
Bulletin Number: 15-214-17
This bulletin contains illustrations of exchange components and their manufacturer as well as a description of the proper exchange procedure.
Bulletin Number: 15-214-17R
This bulletin contains illustrations of exchange components and their manufacturer as well as a description of the proper exchange procedure.
Bulletin Number: 15-214-17R
2018 Audio/Navigation Exchange Component Identification and Procedures. This bulletin contains illustrations of exchange components and their manufacturer as well as a description of the proper exchange procedure.
Bulletin Number: 15-215-18
Models with FujitsuTEN (F10) Gen 2.0 / 2.1 Navigation or Display Audio Head Units ONLY. This bulletin provides a repair procedure to address specific, confirmed customer concerns of: ? Audio output interruption every 2-3 seconds when lis
Bulletin Number: 15-216-18
50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITIONS ONLY. This Service Information bulletin provides detailed part information along with installation instructions for the optional 2018MY 50th Anniversary badges designed to commemorate 50 Years of Subaru in Am
Bulletin Number: 15-222-18
This bulletin announces a design change to the A/C Condenser receiver-dryer assembly. The change involves the addition of a rubber end cap and retaining clip onto the bottom of the receiver-dryer tank portion to prevent corrosion intrusio
Bulletin Number: 17-17-13R
NOTE: The Airbag systems used on previous and current WRX, STI and Tribeca models are NOT equipped with EDR functionality. This Bulletin provides information regarding Event Data Recorder (EDR) functionality which has been incorporated i
Bulletin Number: 18-192-18
The purpose of this bulletin is to provide a description of current changes to Service Manuals available via the Subaru Technical Information System (STIS) web site. The tables contained within this bulletin are to be used as guides for bec
Bulletin Number: f10-audio-navi-d
Subject: Removal of Certain Fujitsu 10 Audio / Navigation Update Files from Subarunet The following update files have been temporarily removed from Subarunet due to potential quality concerns with the 2nd file used in those updates. Retai
Bulletin Number: F10-Gen2-NAV-15-
TECHNICAL SUPPORT GUIDE FOR NAVIGATION AND AUDIO F10 GEN2 SYSTEMS.
Bulletin Number: UPDATE - Removal
The corrected update files are now available for download from Subarunet. TSB 15-20516R has been revised with new file names where applicable and re-posted to STIS.
2018 SUBARU WRX STI
Bulletin Number: 06-63-18R
This bulletin announces a design change to the EPB adapter cord harness connector. In some cases, the retaining tab of the connector may become damaged as a result of removal or installation for diagnosis and later and cause DTC C1956 or C1
Bulletin Number: 07-137-18
Models with Automatic Headlight Beam Leveler System only. This Service Information bulletin announces a revision to the diagnostic procedure used when diagnosing either DTC B2910 or 2911 ?Steering Responsive Headlight Communication? LH or
Bulletin Number: 12-231-18R
This bulletin announces a design change to the air vent grille located in the lower portion of the trunk (or cargo) area. The shutters of the vent grille are designed to open briefly and relieve cabin pressure when the doors are shut with
Bulletin Number: 12-234-18
This bulletin provides a repair procedure for replacing the foam cushion installed between the top front edge of the IP and the windshield glass. Use the supplied Service Procedure to address a customer concern involving the foam cushi
Bulletin Number: 12-234-18
This bulletin provides a repair procedure for replacing the foam cushion installed between the top front edge of the IP and the windshield glass. Use the supplied Service Procedure to address a customer concern involving the foam cushion be
Bulletin Number: 12-238-18R
This bulletin announces a design change to the front door checkers used on the models listed. The new checker mechanism provides a more ?positive feel? of the detents or check positions as the front doors are opened and closed.
Bulletin Number: 12-243-18
This bulletin replaces TSB 12-201-16R and provides a new repair procedure to address customer concerns of the hood scoop scrubbing the finish of the hood panel in the areas shown in the photo. Due to different expansion rates between the me
Bulletin Number: 13-100-17
Note: This is the most accurate information available at the time of printing. Various paint manufacturers designate their own stock numbers and coding information although many of the major suppliers are now using the SOA paint codes to
Bulletin Number: 15-214-17
This bulletin contains illustrations of exchange components and their manufacturer as well as a description of the proper exchange procedure.
Bulletin Number: 15-214-17R
2018 Audio/Navigation Exchange Component Identification and Procedures. This bulletin contains illustrations of exchange components and their manufacturer as well as a description of the proper exchange procedure.
Bulletin Number: 15-214-17R
This bulletin contains illustrations of exchange components and their manufacturer as well as a description of the proper exchange procedure.
Bulletin Number: 15-215-18
Models with FujitsuTEN (F10) Gen 2.0 / 2.1 Navigation or Display Audio Head Units ONLY. This bulletin provides a repair procedure to address specific, confirmed customer concerns of: ? Audio output interruption every 2-3 seconds when lis
Bulletin Number: 15-216-18
50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITIONS ONLY. This Service Information bulletin provides detailed part information along with installation instructions for the optional 2018MY 50th Anniversary badges designed to commemorate 50 Years of Subaru in Am
Bulletin Number: 15-222-18
This bulletin announces a design change to the A/C Condenser receiver-dryer assembly. The change involves the addition of a rubber end cap and retaining clip onto the bottom of the receiver-dryer tank portion to prevent corrosion intrusio
Bulletin Number: 17-17-13R
NOTE: The Airbag systems used on previous and current WRX, STI and Tribeca models are NOT equipped with EDR functionality. This Bulletin provides information regarding Event Data Recorder (EDR) functionality which has been incorporated i
Bulletin Number: 18-192-18
The purpose of this bulletin is to provide a description of current changes to Service Manuals available via the Subaru Technical Information System (STIS) web site. The tables contained within this bulletin are to be used as guides for bec
Bulletin Number: f10-audio-navi-d
Subject: Removal of Certain Fujitsu 10 Audio / Navigation Update Files from Subarunet The following update files have been temporarily removed from Subarunet due to potential quality concerns with the 2nd file used in those updates. Retai
Bulletin Number: F10-Gen2-NAV-15-
TECHNICAL SUPPORT GUIDE FOR NAVIGATION AND AUDIO F10 GEN2 SYSTEMS.

 

Recalls for 2018 Subaru

2018 SUBARU CROSSTREK
NHTSA Campaign ID:SERVICE BRAKES
Manufacturer:Subaru of America, Inc.
Manufacture Dates:05/16/2017 - 09/07/2017
Potential Units Affected:2367

Defect Description:

Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2018 Crosstrek vehicles. These vehicles may be equipped with an incorrect floor mat retention bracket, allowing the floor mat to move out of position and interfere with the accelerator or brake pedal operation.

Consequence:

If the floor mat moves out of position and interferes with the accelerator or brake pedal operation, it can increase the risk of a crash.

Action:

Subaru has notified owners, and dealers will inspect the floor mat retention bracket and replace it if necessary, free of charge. The recall began November 14, 2017. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's number for this recall is WTR-77.
2018 SUBARU CROSSTREK
NHTSA Campaign ID:VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL
Manufacturer:Subaru of America, Inc.
Manufacture Dates:05/16/2017 - 09/07/2017
Potential Units Affected:2367

Defect Description:

Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2018 Crosstrek vehicles. These vehicles may be equipped with an incorrect floor mat retention bracket, allowing the floor mat to move out of position and interfere with the accelerator or brake pedal operation.

Consequence:

If the floor mat moves out of position and interferes with the accelerator or brake pedal operation, it can increase the risk of a crash.

Action:

Subaru has notified owners, and dealers will inspect the floor mat retention bracket and replace it if necessary, free of charge. The recall began November 14, 2017. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's number for this recall is WTR-77.
2018 SUBARU FORESTER
NHTSA Campaign ID:EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
Manufacturer:Subaru of America, Inc.
Manufacture Dates:07/06/2017 - 01/22/2018
Potential Units Affected:3654

Defect Description:

Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2018 Subaru Forester vehicles. The Certification Label may indicate the incorrect wheel size, tire size, and air pressure. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, "Tire Selection and Rims."

Consequence:

Installing incorrect tires or applying incorrect tire air pressure may increase the risk of a crash.

Action:

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will install a corrected label, free of charge. The recall began July 26, 2018. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-844-373-6614. Subaru's number for this recall is WTS-78.
2018 SUBARU FORESTER
NHTSA Campaign ID:TIRES
Manufacturer:Subaru of America, Inc.
Manufacture Dates:07/06/2017 - 01/22/2018
Potential Units Affected:3654

Defect Description:

Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2018 Subaru Forester vehicles. The Certification Label may indicate the incorrect wheel size, tire size, and air pressure. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, "Tire Selection and Rims."

Consequence:

Installing incorrect tires or applying incorrect tire air pressure may increase the risk of a crash.

Action:

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will install a corrected label, free of charge. The recall began July 26, 2018. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-844-373-6614. Subaru's number for this recall is WTS-78.