TOPIC : Subaru Forester


Subaru Oil Control Valve Update

This bulletin applies to 2013-2019 Subaru Crosstrek, Legacy, Outback and BRZ models, 2015-2019 WRX, 2014-2018 Forester Turbo, 2012-2019 Impreza and 2011-2019 Forester models. The bulletin announces part information for a new Active Valve Control System (AVCS) oil control solenoid valves (OCV) which contain a redesigned internal oil seal.


Subaru B1500 Code

This bulletin applies to 2015-2016 Subaru Legacy and Outback, 2014-2016 Forester, 2012-2016 Impreza 2.0L models, 2013-2016 XV Crosstrek and 2015-2016 WRX and STI models.


Subaru Upgrades Knock Sensors

This bulletin applies to a number of Subaru vehicles, including 2012-2017 Legacy and Outback, 2012-2016 Impreza, 2013-2017 Crosstrek, 2011-2017 Forester naturally aspirated (NA) and direct injection turbo (DIT), 2015-2017 WRX, 2013-2017 BRZ and 2012-2014 Tribeca.


Subaru Turbo Recall

Subaru recalled certain model year 2015-2016 WRX vehicles manufactured April 10, 2015, to Oct. 21, 2015, and Forester 2.0 XT models made from April 10, 2015, to Oct. 20, 2015.


New Subaru Seal

This bulletin applies to new parts information for a new active valve control system (AVCS) on 2012 Subaru Forester models and all Subaru models equipped with FA or FB engines. 


Subaru Rattle

This bulletin applies to 2011 Subaru Legacy, Outback, Impreza and Forester models that experience a rattle noise from the rear suspension, determined to be coming from the upper control arm ball joint. A revised torque specification has been released for the ball joint retaining nut.


Customer has Bad Habit

This bulletin applies to 2008 and later Subaru Impreza, WRX and STI; and 2009 and later Forester manual transmission-equipped models equipped with Hill Start Assist. The Hill Start Assist (HAS) warning light may be on, accompanied by DTC C0076.


Noisy Subaru

This bulletin applies to 2011 Subaru Forester models equipped with a 2.5L naturally aspirated engine. When diagnosing an engine for an unusual sound and it’s determined to be coming from the left side cylinder head area, the head, intake camshaft, intake valves and all rocker arm pivots may need to be replaced. The sound can be heard at idle and increases with rpm, similar to the sound of a sewing machine.


Subaru Spring Change

This bulletin applies to 2011 and later Subaru Foresters with the FB engine, 2012 Impreza with the FB engine and 2013 Legacy and Outback models with the FB engine.

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