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2008 Subaru Forester 2.5 X Premium

SAFETY FEATURES
 
  • Driver Airbag With Dual Stage Deployment
  • Front Side Airbags With Head Protection
  • Passenger Airbag Cutoff Sensor
  • Passenger Airbag With Dual Stage Deployment
  • Rear Automatic Locking Retractors
  • Emergency Fuel Shut-Off Device
  • Front Active Head Restraints
  • L A T C H
  • Front and Rear Crumple Zones
  • Front and Rear Seatbelt Height Adjusters
  • Rear Center 3-Point Seatbelt
  • Front and Rear 3-Point Seatbelts
  • Front Pretensioners With Force Limiters
  • Side Guard Door Beams
 
Crash Test Results for the 2008 Subaru Models:
Car Frontal Star Rating Side Star Rating Rollover
Resistance
Rating
Driver Pass. Front Seat Rear Seat
2008 Subaru Forester 5555Not Tested
2008 Subaru Impreza 5554Not Tested
2008 Subaru Impreza 5554Not Tested
2008 Subaru Legacy 5555Not Tested
2008 Subaru Outback 5555Not Tested
2008 Subaru Tribeca 5555Not Tested
 
Service Bulletins for 2008 Subaru Tribeca 2.5 X Premium
2008 SUBARU FORESTER:

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
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: 02-162-15
"THIS SERVICE INFORMATION BULLETIN ANNOUNCES A DESIGN CHANGE TO THE OIL PRESSURE SWITCH ASSEMBLY. NICKEL PLATING HAS BEEN APPLIED TO THE INTERNAL SWITCH CONTACTS TO ENHANCE THEIR DURABILITY AND REDUCE THE POSSIBILITY OF POOR CONTACT WHICH C

Bulletin Number: 02-162-15R
"THIS SERVICE INFORMATION BULLETIN ANNOUNCES A DESIGN CHANGE TO THE OIL PRESSURE SWITCH ASSEMBLY. NICKEL PLATING HAS BEEN APPLIED TO THE INTERNAL SWITCH CONTACTS TO ENHANCE THEIR DURABILITY AND REDUCE THE POSSIBILITY OF POOR CONTACT WHICH C

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 whi

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: 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: 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: 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: 07-131-18
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: 12-231-18
( 2017-2018MY Impreza - 5 Dr Only)

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: 15-167-13R
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

Bulletin Number: 15-167-13R
SHOULD YOU RECEIVE A CUSTOMER CONCERN OF A LOOSE WINDSHIELD MOUNTED AUTO-DIMMING COMPASS MIRROR WITH HOMELINK (WITH OR WITHOUT HOMELINK ON BRZ MODELS), THE MOUNTING ADAPTER PLATE SHOULD BE CHECKED FOR PROPER TIGHTNESS. THE APPLICABLE VEHICL

Bulletin Number: 16-92-14
SUBARU 2009-2013 MYFORESTER AT MODELS, 2008-2011 MY IMPREZA AT MODELS: BULLETIN INFORMATION INVOLVING REPLACEMENT REQUIRED FOR THE AT OIL COOLER PIPING. *LJ

Bulletin Number: 18-179-15
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.

Bulletin Number: SB-001487
SUBARU: INFORMATION BEING PROVIDED REGARDING COUNTERFEIT AIR BAGS, BEING USED AS REPLACEMENT PARTS AND INSTALLED IN CERTAIN VEHICLES. MODELS 2008-2011 LEGACY, OUTBACK, IMPREZA, FORESTER. *PE

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: SB-12-108-09
SUBARU: VEHICLE HAS A WATER LEAK IN THE FRONT DRIVER/PASSENGER SIDE OF THE VEHICLE, IT MAY BE COMING FROM THE BODY SEAM LOCATED BEHIND THE FRONT INNER FENDER WELL. TO CORRECT THE CONDITION, THE BODY SEAM WILL NEED TO BE SEALED. *PE

Bulletin Number: SB-12-108-09
SUBARU: VEHICLE HAS A WATER LEAK IN THE FRONT DRIVER/PASSENGER SIDE OF THE VEHICLE, IT MAY BE COMING FROM THE BODY SEAM LOCATED BEHIND THE FRONT INNER FENDER WELL. TO CORRECT THE CONDITION, THE BODY SEAM WILL NEED TO BE SEALED. *PE

Bulletin Number: SB-WVL-22
SUBARU SERVICE CAMPAIGN: SEE DOCUMENT SEARCH BUTTON FOR OWNER LETTER. FUEL TANK ONE WAY FUEL VALVE. CERTAIN MODELS REQUIRE PERMANENT REMOVAL OF THE ONE WAY FUEL VALVE LOCATED IN THE FUEL TANK. THE ONE WAY FUEL VALVE IS LOCATED AT THE BAS

Bulletin Number: SB-WVM-23
SUBARU SERVICE CAMPAIGN: SEE DOCUMENT SEARCH BUTTON FOR OWNER LETTER. ENGINE CONTROL MODULE (ECM) REPROGRAMMING. UNDER CERTAIN SEVERE DRIVING PATTERNS, SUCH AS HIGH SPEED HIGHWAY/UPHILL DRIVING AND/OR ACCELERATING WITH HIGH ENGINE REVOLU

Bulletin Number: SB-WVM-23
SUBARU SERVICE CAMPAIGN: SEE DOCUMENT SEARCH BUTTON FOR OWNER LETTER. ENGINE CONTROL MODULE (ECM) REPROGRAMMING. UNDER CERTAIN SEVERE DRIVING PATTERNS, SUCH AS HIGH SPEED HIGHWAY/UPHILL DRIVING AND/OR ACCELERATING WITH HIGH ENGINE REVOLU

Bulletin Number: SB-WVM-23
SUBARU SERVICE CAMPAIGN: SEE DOCUMENT SEARCH BUTTON FOR OWNER LETTER. ENGINE CONTROL MODULE (ECM) REPROGRAMMING. UNDER CERTAIN SEVERE DRIVING PATTERNS, SUCH AS HIGH SPEED HIGHWAY/UPHILL DRIVING AND/OR ACCELERATING WITH HIGH ENGINE REVOLU

Bulletin Number: SB-WVN-24
SUBARU SERVICE CAMPAIGN: SEE DOCUMENT SEARCH BUTTON FOR OWNER LETTER. ENGINE CONTROL MODULE (ECM) REPROGRAMMING AND FUEL TANK ONE WAY FUEL VALVE REMOVAL. AFFECTED VEHICLES HAVE TWO CONDITIONS THAT MAY ADVERSELY AFFECT THE PERFORMANCE OF T

Bulletin Number: SB-WVN-24
SUBARU SERVICE CAMPAIGN: SEE DOCUMENT SEARCH BUTTON FOR OWNER LETTER. ENGINE CONTROL MODULE (ECM) REPROGRAMMING AND FUEL TANK ONE WAY FUEL VALVE REMOVAL. AFFECTED VEHICLES HAVE TWO CONDITIONS THAT MAY ADVERSELY AFFECT THE PERFORMANCE OF T

Bulletin Number: SPB-WVU-31
SUBARU SERVICE CAMPAIGN: SEE DOCUMENT SEARCH BUTTON FOR OWNER LETTER. ECM REPROGRAMMING PROCEDURE. 2006-2010 LEGACY/OUTBACK/FORESTER/IMPREZA. *RM UPDATED 9/26/11. *PE

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

Bulletin Number: WQD-40
SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. HAS DETERMINED VEHICLES AFFECTED BY THIS SERVICE PROGRAM REQUIRE FRONT CATALYTIC CONVERTER REPLACEMENT AND ECM REPROGRAMMING. FOR VEHICLES AFFECTED BY THIS SERVICE PROGRAM, EFFICIENCY OF THE FRONT CATALYTIC CONVERTER

Bulletin Number: WQD-40
SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. HAS DETERMINED VEHICLES AFFECTED BY THIS SERVICE PROGRAM REQUIRE FRONT CATALYTIC CONVERTER REPLACEMENT AND ECM REPROGRAMMING. FOR VEHICLES AFFECTED BY THIS SERVICE PROGRAM, EFFICIENCY OF THE FRONT CATALYTIC CONVERTER

Bulletin Number: WQD-40
SUBARU: OVER TIME, FRONT CATALYTIC CONVERTER EFFICIENCY DEGRADES BEYOND AN ACCEPTABLE LEVEL AND RELEASES AIR POLLUTANTS THAT REQUIRES THE FRONT CATALYTIC CONVERTER TO BE REPLACED AND ECM TO BE REPROGRAMMED. MODELS 2008-2009 LEGACY, OUTBAC

Bulletin Number: WQD-40
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

Bulletin Number: WQD-40
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

Bulletin Number: WQD-40
SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. HAS DETERMINED VEHICLES AFFECTED BY THIS SERVICE PROGRAM REQUIRE FRONT CATALYTIC CONVERTER REPLACEMENT AND ECM REPROGRAMMING. FOR VEHICLES AFFECTED BY THIS SERVICE PROGRAM, EFFICIENCY OF THE FRONT CATALYTIC CONVERTER

Bulletin Number: WQD-40DA
SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. HAS DETERMINED THAT VEHICLES AFFECTED BY THIS SERVICE PROGRAM REQUIRE FRONT CATALYTIC CONVERTER REPLACEMENT AND ECM REPROGRAMMING. FOR VEHICLES AFFECTED BY THIS SERVICE PROGRAM, EFFICIENCY OF THE FRONT CATALYTIC CONV

Bulletin Number: WQD-40DA
SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. HAS DETERMINED THAT VEHICLES AFFECTED BY THIS SERVICE PROGRAM REQUIRE FRONT CATALYTIC CONVERTER REPLACEMENT AND ECM REPROGRAMMING. FOR VEHICLES AFFECTED BY THIS SERVICE PROGRAM, EFFICIENCY OF THE FRONT CATALYTIC CONV

Bulletin Number: WVM-23
SUBARU SERVICE CAMPAIGN: SEE DOCUMENT SEARCH BUTTON FOR OWNER LETTER. A SOFTWARE PROBLEM IS CAUSING THE CATALYTIC CONVERTER TO DEGRADE WHEN DRIVING AT HIGH SPEEDS. THIS WILL CAUSE THE ENGINE LIGHT TO COME ON. *RM

Bulletin Number: WVM-23
SUBARU SERVICE CAMPAIGN: SEE DOCUMENT SEARCH BUTTON FOR OWNER LETTER. A SOFTWARE PROBLEM IS CAUSING THE CATALYTIC CONVERTER TO DEGRADE WHEN DRIVING AT HIGH SPEEDS. THIS WILL CAUSE THE ENGINE LIGHT TO COME ON. *RM

Bulletin Number: WVM23R
REVISED. CA PZEV SPEC MODELS ONLY. Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) has determined that vehicles affected by this Service Program require ECM reprogramming. Under certain severe driving patterns, such as high speed highway/uphill driving an

Bulletin Number: WVN24R
REVISED. CA PZEV SPEC MODELS ONLY. Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) has determined that vehicles affected by this Service Program have two conditions that may adversely affect the performance of the catalytic converter. To correct these con

Bulletin Number: WVN24R
REVISED. CA PZEV SPEC MODELS ONLY. Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) has determined that vehicles affected by this Service Program have two conditions that may adversely affect the performance of the catalytic converter. To correct these con

Bulletin Number: WVU31R
2.5 Liter N/A engine only. REVISED. Subaru of America, Inc. has determined that vehicles affected by this Service Program require ECM reprogramming. A modification to the Engine Control Module software logic has been developed to impr

Bulletin Number: WVU31R
2.5 Liter N/A engine only. REVISED. Subaru of America, Inc. has determined that vehicles affected by this Service Program require ECM reprogramming. A modification to the Engine Control Module software logic has been developed to impr

 
Recalls for 2008 Subaru Tribeca 2.5 X Premium
2008 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.
 
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