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2004 Subaru Forester 2.5 XS Premium Package

SAFETY FEATURES
 
  • Warning Lights Include ABS, Airbag, Alternator/Charge, Brake Fluid, Check Engine, Cruise Control Engaged, Door Ajar, High Beams, Low Fuel, Low Oil Pressure, Parking Brake, Rear Defogger, Seatbelts and Security System
  • Front Dual Seat Mounted Side Airbags With Head Protection
  • Driver Airbag
  • Front Passenger Airbag With Dual Stage Deployment
  • Warning Chimes For Ignition Key and Front Seatbelts
  • Automatic Locking Retractors Located On All Passenger Seatbelts
  • Front and Rear Outboard Seatbelt Height Adjusters
  • Rear Center 3-Point Seatbelt
  • 3-Point Seatbelts For All Seating Positions
  • Front Seatbelt Pretensioners With Force Limiters
  • Active Head Restraints
  • Driver Side Adjustable Lumbar Support
  • Child Safety Rear Door Locks
 
Crash Test Results for the 2004 Subaru Models:
Car Frontal Star Rating Side Star Rating Rollover
Resistance
Rating
Driver Pass. Front Seat Rear Seat
2004 Subaru Baja Not
Tested
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Tested
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Tested
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Tested
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Tested
2004 Subaru Forester 5555Not Tested
2004 Subaru Impreza 454Not
Tested
Not Tested
2004 Subaru Legacy 4534Not Tested
2004 Subaru Legacy 4545Not Tested
2004 Subaru Outback Not
Tested
Not
Tested
55Not Tested
 
Service Bulletins for 2004 Subaru Outback 2.5 XS Premium Package
2004 SUBARU FORESTER:

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
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
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: 02-164-16
This Service Information bulletin announces a design change to the internal contact portion of the oil pressure switch to increase durability

Bulletin Number: 02-172-18R
This bulletin provides details regarding a new oil filler tube o-ring developed to address engine oil seepage concerns. This seepage may accumulate along the bottom sealing surface of the rocker cover. The new o-ring utilizes material whic

Bulletin Number: 02-172-18R
This bulletin provides details regarding a new oil filler tube o-ring developed to address engine oil seepage concerns. This seepage may accumulate along the bottom sealing surface of the rocker cover. The new o-ring utilizes material whic

Bulletin Number: 02-172-18R
This bulletin provides details regarding a new oil filler tube o-ring developed to address engine oil seepage concerns. This seepage may accumulate along the bottom sealing surface of the rocker cover. The new o-ring utilizes material whi

Bulletin Number: 029304
MODIFICATION OF TIMING BELT TENSIONER BRACKET TO PREVENT KNOCKING NOISE. *NM

Bulletin Number: 029605
2.5L REMANUFACTURED SOHC SHORT BLOCK RELEASE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 029705
ACTIVE VALVE CONTROL SYSTEM (AVCS) UNION SCREW FILTER. IF A ROUGH IDLE AND/OR RPM DOES NOT INCREASE SMOOTHLY THERE IS THE POSSIBILITY THAT THE UNION SCREW FILTER OF THE ACTIVE VALVE CONTROL SYSTEM (AVCS) COULD BE DAMAGED AFFECTING THE OIL

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 04-13-09R
This post was revised in error. It has been corrected back and removed from the posting list. The message was corrected on 04-13-14R posting dated 11/14/2018.

Bulletin Number: 04-13-09R
IF YOU ENCOUNTER A VEHICLE THAT HAS A GROANING TYPE NOISE COMING FROM THE POWER STEERING PUMP WHEN THE WHEEL IS TURNED TO THE FULL RIGHT OR LEFT POSITION WHEN THE VEHICLE IS PARKED, IT MAY BE CAUSED BY THE RELIEF VALVE VIBRATING WITHIN THE

Bulletin Number: 04-13-09R
IF YOU ENCOUNTER A VEHICLE THAT HAS A GROANING TYPE NOISE COMING FROM THE POWER STEERING PUMP WHEN THE WHEEL IS TURNED TO THE FULL RIGHT OR LEFT POSITION WHEN THE VEHICLE IS PARKED, IT MAY BE CAUSED BY THE RELIEF VALVE VIBRATING WITHIN THE

Bulletin Number: 04-13-09R
If you encounter a vehicle that has a groaning type noise coming from the power steering pump when the wheel is turned to the full right or left position when the vehicle is parked, it may be caused by the relief valve vibrating within the

Bulletin Number: 04-13-09R
If you encounter a vehicle that has a groaning type noise coming from the power steering pump when the wheel is turned to the full right or left position when the vehicle is parked, it may be caused by the relief valve vibrating within the

Bulletin Number: 04-13-09R
This post was revised in error. It has been corrected back and removed from the posting list. The message was corrected on 04-13-14R posting dated 11/14/2018.

Bulletin Number: 05
ENGINE OIL CONTROL VALVE COVER BOLTS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 06
BRAKE PAD WEAR INDICATOR REMOVAL. SUBARU TECH TIPS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 06-68-19R
This Service Information bulletin announces instruction for application of additional lubrication between the brake caliper support and pad clips. This will prevent the pad from dragging due to corrosion buildup which may result in uneven o

Bulletin Number: 08302004
AVAILABILITY OF HARNESS REPAIR AND CLIP KIT FOR SERVICE BULLETIN 17-07-04 SRS SIDE AIR BAG SYSTEM. *TT

Bulletin Number: 09012003
CREAKING NOISE FROM DOOR CHECKER. *SC

Bulletin Number: 09012003
AIRBAG CONNECTORS WERE DIFFICULT FOR THE TECHNICIANS TO GET APART FOR THE SIDE AIRBAG ON SOME VEHICLES. *SC

Bulletin Number: 09012003
2004 DIRECT AT CONTROL VALVE BODY ASSEMBLY COLLECTION. *SC

Bulletin Number: 12-231-18
( 2017-2018MY Impreza - 5 Dr Only)

Bulletin Number: 128405
THE DAMPING STRUCTURE FOR THE REAR GATE STAY HAS BEEN CHANGED FROM A SINGLE TO A DUAL TYPE DAMPER STYLE.

Bulletin Number: 14-22-16R
To help reduce confusion and increase technician efficiency, Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) has developed the following cross reference list to help locate the appropriate Special Service Tool.

Bulletin Number: 14411AA532R1
SOA is pleased to announce the launch of a new remanufactured turbocharger program. Supplies are now available at all RDCs. When installing a remanufactured turbocharger follow the procedure outlined in Service Bulletin 02-106-08R and

Bulletin Number: 17
SRS CODES 41 & 42. SUBARU TECH TIPS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 170704
TROUBLE CODE 41 AND 42 IN THE DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM OF THE SRS SIDE AIR BAG SYSTEM. *TT

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: Subaru Tech Tips
Subaru Service and Technical Support Line Newletter.

 
Recalls for 2004 Subaru Outback 2.5 XS Premium Package
2004 SUBARU FORESTER
NHTSA Campaign ID: 11V464000
Component: SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER ARM
Manufacturer: SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC.
Manufacture Dates: 09/05/2000 - 11/26/2007
Potential Units Affected: 318215
Defect Description:
SUBARU IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2002-2007 IMPREZA, MODEL YEAR 2003-2008 FORESTER, AND MODEL YEAR 2005-2006 SAAB 9-2X VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM SEPTEMBER 5, 2000 THROUGH NOVEMBER 26, 2007 ORIGINALLY SOLD, OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN, MASSACHUSETTS, MARYLAND, MICHIGAN, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW YORK, PENNSYLVANIA, VERMONT, WISCONSIN, CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, IOWA, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, MAINE, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, NEW JERSEY, OHIO, RHODE ISLAND, WEST VIRGINIA AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. THE FRONT LOWER CONTROL ARMS MAY BREAK AT THE HANGER BRACKETS DUE TO CORROSION IF THE HANGER BRACKET IS EXPOSED TO SALTY AND HUMID ENVIRONMENTS SUCH AS ROADS CONTAINING SNOW MELTING AGENT.
Consequence:
A BROKEN CONTROL ARM CAN RESULT IN THE LOSS OF CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Action to take:
SUBARU WILL HANDLE THEIR VEHICLES AND SAAB WILL HANDLE THEIRS. DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE DEGREE OF CORROSION OF THE FRONT LOWER CONTROL ARMS, AND WILL EITHER RUSTPROOF OR REPLACE THEM. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING DECEMBER 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SUBARU AT 1-800-782-2783.
2004 SUBARU FORESTER
NHTSA Campaign ID: 04V473000
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Manufacturer: SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC.
Manufacture Dates: 02/04/2003 - 03/05/2003
Potential Units Affected: 26
Defect Description:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE COVER BOLTS FOR THE ENGINE OIL CONTROL VALVE MAY NOT BE SUFFICIENTLY TIGHTENED, ALLOWING OIL TO LEAK FROM AROUND THE COVER GASKET.
Consequence:
IF LEAKING OIL CONTACTS COMPONENTS OPERATING AT HIGH TEMPERATURES, A FIRE COULD RESULT IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT.
Action to take:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND RETIGHTEN THE OIL-FLOW CONTROL VALVE COVER BOLTS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 8, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT SUBARU AT 1-800-782-2783.
 
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