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Scroll down for a partial list of fixes and recalls on the US spec Subaru Outback, Legacy, Impreza, Forester, WRX STI,  BRZ, Crosstrek, Tribeca.
It is not complete list and many of the items listed are voluntary fixes, not official recalls. These are Subarus sold in the lower 48 states and Alaska.

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5/13/16
The vehicles to inspect include
2016 Legacy and Outback models made Feb. 29 - May 6, 2016.

2016 Legacys with VIN G3045004 to G3059641, 2016 Outbacks with VIN G3307507 to G334-6346

2017 models made from April 18-29, 2016. These 2017s are early fleet and corporate cars.
2017 Legacys with VIN H3002001 to H3002024, and 2017 Outbacks with VIN H3200001 to H3200048
(No 2017s are available for sale and no 17 prices or specs have been announced yet).


Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/national-business/article77395397.html#storylink=cpy


Recall and Stop Sale/Do Not Drive on some new 2016 and early production 2017 Outbacks and Legacys assembled after February 29th that might have a bad steering column.
5/13/16 Recall and Stop Sale/Do Not Drive on some new 2016 and early production 2017 Outbacks and Legacys assembled after February 29th that might have a bad steering column.
Recall #WTD-65
Around 52,000 (48,500 U.S. and 3,500 Canadian)  2016 and early 2017 Outback and Legacy might have an improperly manufactured steering column that can come loose resulting in a loss of steering and control.
Vehicles assembled within the production dates and VIN range have to be visually inspected by a Subaru dealer.
Subaru is first working to inspect cars already purchased and being driven.
This is a "Stop Sale" recall where dealers cannot sell or test drive vehicles until they have been inspected and the steering column replaced if necessary.
The problem was discovered May 3 when the owner of a 2016 Outback reported trouble. Subaru says there have been no crashes or injuries.
If necessary, dealers will make arrangements to send a technicians to a customer's location to inspect the steering column. If they weren't manufactured properly, they will be replaced starting in mid-May.
The company will offer loaner cars until parts are available, Subaru of America spokesman Mike McHale said. "We have the details of the owners and are contacting them directly," he said. Subaru does not know how exactly many cars will have the problem. The problem affects cars worldwide, but McHale said he did not know the number.

Note: If you have a Subaru, recalls are noted on your MySubaru.com account.

 
From NHTSA "An incorrect setting of a tool used in production of the steering column may have resulted in improper machining of one of the steering column shafts. If this improper machining condition exists, the steering column shaft may not engage properly. If this were to occur, the steering wheel may rotate freely and the driver would lose the ability to steer the vehicle. (steering column) Production Dates Feb 29, 2016 - MAY 06, 2016
To remedy this condition, it is necessary to inspect the lot number of the steering column. If the vehicle contains a steering column with one of the
affected lot numbers, the steering column must be replaced. Until the vehicle has been inspected, owners are advised not to drive their vehicle.
H
ow Remedy Component Differs from Recalled Component :The Steering column shaft will be machined to meet original specifications intended for this part."
link to the official recall on NHTSA
3/24/16
 Starlink equipped

some (not all) 2016 Legacy, and Outback built before 2/20/16 and 2016 Forester, Impreza, Crosstrek built before 1/7/16
with Starlink telematics.
Starlink telematics vehicle monitoring software update.
 
The Starlink telematics vehicle monitoring system might incorrectly detect a Check Engine Light or Electronic Power Steering (EPS) light and incorrectly notify the customer thata light is on when no light is on.
Due to a logic issue in the Starlink Telematics System Data Communications Module (DCM) software, the DCM may erroneously detect that either a Check Engine Light or a Electronic Power Steering (EPS) light is on.
This triggers false notifications from the Starlink system to the customer, although no malfunction of either of these systems exists.
Owners will be notified by mail. TSB WQZ-61
2/20/16
2005-2009 Outback and Legacy
Dashboard warranty extension to repair sticky or melted dashboards exposed to high heat or humidity.
Extends a warranty on all affected vehicles through March 2017 or to 10 years from original date of first sale for a one time fix or replacement of 2005-2009 Legacy and Outback dashboards damaged (sticky, melted) due to heat or humidity. This is na TSB, not a safety recall, so if there's no damage, there's no repair needed. Letters to owners will be mailed February 2016.  TSB 12-197-16
12/20/15
all 2005-2008 Outback and Legacy for the passenger side Takata airbag.
replace the Takata airbag in all 2005-2008 Outback and Legacy
this is yet another update and expansion of the Takata airbag recall, now to replace all improperly manufactured front passenger airbag inflators on 2005-2008 Outback and Legacy
This is recall WQR-53
12/20/15
2015 and 2016 Legacy and Outback made before August 2015
sticking gas door might not open
replace the gas door with a new version with a different striker latch. TSB 09-61-15R
8/7/15
2015 and 2016 Outback built July 3-25, 2015
2015 and 2016 Legacy built July 3-27, 2015
"During the manufacturing process of the propeller shaft that connects to the vehicle's transmission, the seal cap and seal located inside the propeller shaft yoke may have been deformed. As a result, the seal may leak transmission fluid. If the transmission fluid leaks onto an exhaust pipe, there is a possible risk of fire. The propeller shaft will be replaced... Due to a production problem on some Outbacks and Legacys made in July, those vehicles cannot be delivered to owners. It was a short three week period that these were made. But it means that if you have a 2016 on order, it might have arrived but is sitting at the lot and cannot be delivered until the recall is performed. Or it means that the ETA delivery date will be delayed and moved back.
Please be patient.  Subaru will get replacement parts out as quickly as they can, and its better they fix them first before owners take possession.
"During the manufacturing process of the propeller shaft that connects to the vehicle's transmission, the seal cap and seal located inside the propeller shaft yoke may have been deformed. As a result, the seal may leak transmission fluid. If the transmission fluid leaks onto an exhaust pipe, there is a possible risk of fire. The propeller shaft will be replaced...
Parts will start to be distributed in mid August but initial supply will be limited..."
Cars already purchased, on the road and being driven will receive parts first. Recall WQU-56
6/5/15
some but not all 2015 Outback, Legacy, Impreza and Crosstrek with Eyesight

Production dates
2015 Legacy 3/10/14 - 4/16/15
2015 Outback 2/24/14 - 4/16/15
2015 Impreza 9/9/14 - 4/14/16
2015 Crosstrek 10/16/14 - 4/15/16
2016 WRX 3/23/15 - 3/23/15
software update to the Eyesight system because in the event of a brake lamp switch failure, the eyesight software might not properly detect an obstacle
software update to the Eyesight system in some, but not all,  2015 Outback, Legacy, Impreza and Crosstreks with Eyesight. In the event of a brake lamp switch failure, the Eyesight system might not properly detect a obstacle, or will be delayed detecting the obstacle.
Note: the brakes will work, the driver should continue to stop the car using the brakes normally.
Recall WQS-54
12/22/14
some 2015 Outback/Legacy made prior to 10/10/14
front window noise on some 2015 Outback/Legacy made prior to 10/10/14
Starting with October 10, 2014 production, changes were made to eliminate the wind noise from front windows in some Legacy and Outback made prior to that date.
If a vehicle prior to those dates has wind noise from the front window area, it can be fixed by replacing weatherstriping and the small triangular glass and weatherstrip. TSB12-176-14
updated 12/5/14

9/26/14
2003-2005 some but not all Outback, Legacy, Baja, Impreza, WRX/STI  registered in Fl, Hi, Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands
2003 Legacy built  2/18/03-6/6/03
2004 Legacy built 3/17/03-3/1/04
2005 Legacy built 2/23/04-1/26/05
2003 Outback built 2/18/;04-6/11/03
2004 Outback built 3/13/03-3/15/04
2005 Outback built 2/6/04-10/6/04
2003 Baja built 2/18/03-6/6/03
2004 Baja built 4/7/03-7/21/04
2005 Baja built 3/16/04-10/27/04
2004 Impreza, WRX, STI built 1/28/03-2/13/04
2005 Impreza, WRX, STI built 2/11/04-12/10/04
collect and replace front passenger airbag inflators made by TK Holdings (Takata) from vehicles previously or currently
registered in Fl, Hi, Puerto Rico and US Virgin Is. to determine if exposure to high levels of humidity might contribute to the risk of failure

Updated 12/5/14 to include high humidity states or areas of Florida and nearby counties in Georgia, and coastal areas of Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas,  and Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, Saipan, American Samoa, US Virgin Islands
collect and replace front passenger airbag inflators made by TK Holdings (Takata) from vehicles previously or currently
registered in Fl, Hi, Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands to determine if exposure to high levels of humidity might contribute to the risk of failure
recall WQM-49

Updated 12/5/14 to include high humidity states or areas of Florida and nearby counties in Georgia, and coastal areas of Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas,  and Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, Saipan, American Samoa, US Virgin Islands
Recall WQP-51
9/5/14
2015 Outback and Legacy built before 9/14
whistling sound from side air vents
fixes a whistling wind sound from the side vents when they're almost fully closed. Bulletin #10-80-14
7/3/14
2003-2004 some but not all Outback, Legacy, Baja, Impreza, WRX/STI
2003 Legacy built 1/22/03-5/14/03
2004 Legacy built 3/17/03-2/10/04
2003 Outback built 2/18/;04-4/15/03
2004 Outback built 2/28'03-2/11/04
2003 Baja built 2/11/03-5/6/03
2004 Baja built 3/3/03-7/21/04
Impreza, WRX, STI built 1/8/03-5/15/03
replace some improperly manufactured front passenger airbag inflator on some (not all) of these models.
some 2003-2004 Outback, Legacy, Baja, Impreza, WRX/STI
the recall is to replace some improperly manufactured front passenger airbag inflators on some (not all) of these models.
This is recall WQL-48

UPDATED TO RECALL WQL-49
6/12/14
some 2005-2009 Outback and Legacy, 2008-2011 Impreza (not WRX, STI), 2008-2014 WRX and STI, and 2009-2013 Foresters. brake line corrosion
brake line recall WQK-47, only affects salt-belt state cars
There is the possibility of brake line corrosion when the brake line is exposed to salt water in the cold weather, salt-belt states of Connecticut, Delaware, Wa, D.C., Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin.

Salt water could splash on the brake lines through a gap in the fuel tank protector, resulting in possible excessive corrosion and leaking brake fluid which could affect stopping distances. Drivers should be careful, check the brake fluid, and watch for the dashboard brake lamp warning light.

Years include some 2005-2009 Outback and Legacy, 2008-2011 Impreza (not WRX, STI), 2008-2014 WRX and STI, and 2009-2013 Foresters.
Owners will be notified by mail, and dealers cannot sell any cars subject to the recall.
This is recall #WQK-47  (note- this recall is similar recall #WGQ-43 for the 2005-2009 Outback/Legacy in April 2013)
8/6/13
202 2014 Outback and Legacy, and 2013 Tribeca
parking rod in the 5speed automatic trans
202 2013 Tribeca and 2014 6 cylinder Outback and Legacy with the 5 speed automatic (the only transmission available with the 6 cylinder)
A total of 202 cars, 2013 Tribecas and 2014 Outback/Legacy with the 5 speed automatic transmission might have a parking rod that was damaged during assembly. As a result, the transmission might not hold in Park mode and might roll,  or might not properly release when the transmission selector is moved out of park mode.
To minimize the chance the car might roll, always use the parking brake which is a good idea anyway. This is recall #WQJ-46, 5 EAT parking rod.

5/14/13
2013 Outback and Legacy
steering column recall

5,379 2013 Outbacks and Legacys might have a steering column shaft that was not correctly assembled that could possibly lead to a steering failure.
Not all vehicles in the VIN range will be affected. The VIN range for Legacy is D*002001-003605,  the the Outback is D*200001-204233.
Owners will be notified 5/14/13 by mail and email which is why its important to make sure Subaru always has your current contact information.
This is steering column recall  #WQI-45
4/25/13
2013 2.5L Outback/Legacy, 2012/3 Impreza, 2011-14 Forester, 2013 Crosstrek, 2013 BRZ
hard starting
some intermittent hard starting could be related to camshaft position sensor. service bulletin 11-130-13
4/1/13
2005-2009 Outback and Legacy from states with heavily salted roads
salt, salt water from could corrode parts of the brake line
Brake line 4-way connector could corrode if exposed to salt  water/spray on 05-09 Outback and Legacy.  'Salt Belt' states include Connecticut, Delaware, Wa, D.C., Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin. Only 2005-09 Outback and Legacy models are involved. Recall #WGQ-43
2/22/13
2010-2012 Outback and Legacy CVT with remote engine start
remote engine start transmitters.  The transmitters on 2010-2012 Outback and 2012-2013 Impreza and Crosstrek might have a loose internal battery clip that when dropped sends a signal to start the car.  If this happens the engine can run for 15 minutes, turn off, and restart. This cycle could repeat until the car is out of gas. In a garage this could lead to dangerous levels of carbon monoxide. Recall #WQF-42
1/3/13
2010, 2011 Outback and Legacy with optional puddle lights
optional puddle lights may overheat when exposed to salt water
Optional puddle lights (small outside lights under each door) may short circuit when exposed to saltwater, which could lead to overheating and possible fire. Models involved are the 2010 and 2011 Legacy and Outback, 2009-2012 Foresters sold before January 2012, and 2006-2012 Tribecas sold before January 2012. Reportedly around 54,000 cars could be involved, and the repair will be new wiring with a fuse.
Recall #WQE-41
2/15/12
2012 Outbacks and Legacy
side curtain airbags that might not deploy
381 in the US and 6 in Canada 2012 Outbacks and Legacys may
have been produced with one or both side curtain airbags that may not deploy when activated during a side impact collision.
This recall involves replacing one or both side curtain air bags. Dealers will know exactly which airbags to replace on a given car. Code WVZ-36.

"These vehicles may be equipped with side curtain airbags that contain an incorrect propellant mixture for the initiator component used, resulting in insufficient output of compressed gas," said NHTSA in its recalls summary of the problem. "The side curtain airbags may not deploy, increasing the risk of injury."
Subaru told the federal safety agency that it has not received a technical report of the problem from any market, including the U.S.
Subaru parent Fuji Heavy Industries received an initial report of the problem through Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc. from component supplier Takata U.S.A. that the side curtain airbags had not deployed during their sampling inspection.

"..The problem already has caused recalls of more than 2,700 Toyota, Honda, Subaru and Nissan vehicles... recalled vehicles could have an ineffective mixture of the gas that inflates the side curtain air bags in a crash. That mix could mean air bags on one or both sides of the cars won't inflate in a crash, increasing the risk of injury, the agency said in documents posted on its website. So far no one has been hurt.
All four companies with recalled vehicles told NHTSA that the Americas unit of Swedish safety parts maker Autoliv Inc. made the propellant for the side air bags..."
11/2011 2012 Outback and Legacy built 10/17-11/23/11, and 2012 Impreza built through 11/15/11 excessive brake pedal travel, inspect replace brake master if needed Excessive brake pedal travel. Inspect and replace brake master cylinder as needed on 2012 Outback and Legacy built 10/17-11/23/11, and 2012 Impreza built through 11/15/11.
Stop Sale- cars already on dealer lots that need the new part cannot be driven or sold until repaired. 
Cars already delivered to customers will be the  first to get parts by early December,  with parts for most pre-sold cars arriving by mid month, and for dealer inventory later in the month. 
Expect shipping delays as cars are held at port facilities pending repair.
Recall #WVY-35
9/2011 some 2011 Outback and Legacy with moonroof confirm moonroof is correctly and solidly attached with adhesive along moonroof frame. App 69,654 cars inspect the application of adhesive along the moonroof track and apply more as needed along the glass and frame. WVW33
9/2011 some 2010 and 2011 Outback and Legacy inspect windshield wiper motor's bottom plastic cover on 195,080 cars inspect the windshield wiper motor's bottom plastic cover and replace to fix a potential overheating issue WVW32
4/2011 some 2006-2010 Outback, Legacy, Forester, and Impreza with the 2.5L 4 cylinder (excludes turbo) reprogram ECM to improve A/F sensor and emission performance ECM software update to improve emissions when the car is operated in cold weather and the engine turned off and restarted within short periods of time. The A/F (air flow, O2) sensor contains a heating element which is controlled by the ECM, which assists the sensor in reaching optimum temperature.
There could be a longer than desired delay turning on the A/F heating element resulting in higher emissions.
Owners will be notified by mail through August as the update is available. Program WVU-31
11/2010 some 2010 Outback, Legacy front-end squeak over rough roads. Some 2010 Legacy and Outback models may have a front-end squeak over rough roads. In T.S.B. 05-49-10R issued on Sept. 21, 2010 Subaru says the coil springs are probably rubbing the lower strut bracket, because some models had springs installed that were slightly larger than normal. Replacing the springs should quiet things down. 
8/2010 2011 Outback, Legacy, Impreza (including WRX & STI)

VINs
Legacy B*210001- B*216063
Outback B*310001-B*329361
Impreza Sedan B*500001-B*503923
Impreza 5 Door B*800002-B*806803

reprogram the Engine Control Module to improve the performance of the emission control system.  ECM reprogram on some 2011 Outback, Legacy, and Imprezas. A modification to the ECM software logic has been developed to improve the performance of the emission control system. This software change will not adversely affect fuel economy or
performance. Program #WVT-30
7/2010 2010 and 2011 Outback,  Legacy with manual transmission built April 28 - June 23, 2010 transmission transfer case missing lubrication passage 2010 and 2011 Outbacks and Legacys with a manual transmission built April 28,1010 - June 23, 2010. 
App. 809 cars are missing a lubrication passge in the transmission transfer case which could eventually lead to gear failure. The passage will be opened in the affected vehicles. If the gears are not properly lubricated, a groaning sound may begin to develop. Cars with 6,250 miles will need third through sixth gears as well as the main shaft.
Letters will be sent August 6th. Recall WVS-29
6/2010 2010 Outback, Legacy steering column electrical roll connector According to NHTSA, grease in the steering roll connector can cause the flat cables of the roll connectors to crack, which could  damage the surrounding electrical circuits. Damaged circuitry would cause the airbag warning light to illuminate and the loss of steering-wheel-mounted controls, including the cruise control, radio controls, paddle shifters, and the horn. Subaru has received nine reports associated with this issue and is currently unable to determine how many vehicles are potentially affected.
The NHTSA campaign ID number is 10V283000.
Inspect the roll connector on app 73,698 2010 Outback and Legacy built 2/16/09 to 4/12/10. 
VIN: 2010 Legacy A*210001 -  A*244529 Outback A*310001 -  A*377827.  Campaign code WVR-28
6/2010 2010 Outback and Legacy inspect ABS control unit cover for a hairline crack Some ABS brake units may have a plastic cover that was cracked when made and under certain circumstances, like washing with a hose or pressure washer, it could short circuit. The normal brakes would work but the ABS system could go into fail safe mode and the dashboard ABS light come on. If the plastic is not cracked, its fine.  Owner letters sent June 7th, 2010. Recall #WVP-26
5/2010 2010 Outback and Legacy with the CVT built July 31-December 1 2009 replace CVT cooler hose  NHTSA has issued a recall of 29,443 2010 Outback and Legacy with the CVT built July 31-December 1 2009 to replace a CVT cooling hose that might leak. Subaru will notify owners and dealers and replace afffected hoses. Recall number WVQ-27.

Owner letters will be sent early mid June. The VINs:  Legacy A3215537-A3227670; Outback A3317662 - A3346480. 
Affected vehicles are not for sale until fixed. Updated 5/27/10

3/2010 2010 3.6L Outback, Legacy, made before November 2009 delayed or slow acceleration after a rolling stop, 3.6L only  ECM Reprogram ECM, 3.6L Outback and Legacy produced before November 2009. 
2/2010 2010 Outback and Legacy made before early December 2009 slight movement in driver seat Some early Outback and Legacy drivers noticed a slight seat movement, and a new seat frame is available.
10/2009 2006-2009 Legacy and Outback, 2008-2010 Forester, only PZEV California emissions Reprogram ECM (engine control module) re catalytic converter on PZEV (California emissions cars) only With hard driving, ie high speed or hard accelerating, catalytic converter operation may be affected. Reprogram the ECM to improve catalytic operation. This is a software only, with no impact on drivability.
9/18/2008
07, 08 Legacy GT, Outback XT, 08 Impreza WRX (except STI) and a few early 2009 Forester XTs

VIN range
07 Legacy GT sedan- 7*200020-7*215147
07 Legacy GT wagon, Outback XT- 7*300013-7*346075
08 Legacy GT sedan- 8*200004-8*22000
08 Outback XT- 8*300006-8*351020
08 WRX 4 dr- 8*500002-8*522433
08 WRX 5dr- 8*800005-8*823185
09 Forester XT- 9*700001-9*700139

turbo charger oil supply pipe may be damaged From SoA, a voluntary Safety Recall to inspect, modify and possibly replace the turbo charger oil supply pipe on approximately 16,715 07 & 08 Legacy GT, Outback 5XT, 2008 Impreza WRX (except STI) and a very small number of early production 2009 Forester XT models.
Affected vehicles may have a turbo charger oil supply pipe that was deformed due to misalignment during the assembly process. If the pipe is deformed, vibration experienced during normal driving could result in a crack developing over time, causing an engine oil leak. There is a safety risk associated with this condition. If leaking oil contacts components operating at high temperatures, an engine compartment fire could result. 
This recall will involve inspection of the turbo charger oil supply pipe for proper alignment. If the pipe is found to be properly aligned, it will be necessary to install a support bracket as a precautionary measure to increase rigidity of the pipe. If the pipe is found to be deformed, a new
replacement pipe and support bracket must be installed. 
Recall Campaign Bulletin released week of 10/6/08.
Notification letters to be mailed week of 10/20/08.
Campaign code WVF-16.
5/2/2008
Legacy, Outback, certain 2005 and early 2006 models Rear Wheel Bearings may, over time, develop a noise condition that causes the bearing to produce a whining sound Subaru. has initiated an Extended Warranty Program for Rear Wheel Bearings on certain 2005 and early 2006 model year Legacy and Outback models. Coverage will be extended to 8 years or 100,000 miles.
During a quality review, Subaru discovered that there is a possibility that one or both of an affected vehicle's Rear Wheel Bearings may, over time, develop a noise condition that causes the bearing to produce a whining sound.  This sound does not pose a safety issue and does not adversely affect the normal operation of the bearing.  However, if the vehicle experiences this condition, it should be corrected by replacing the affected bearing, which will eliminate the sound.  As a result of this finding and in the interest of customer satisfaction, SOA is extending the Rear Wheel Bearing warranty coverage period for the affected vehicles to 8 years (96 months) or 100,000 miles, whichever occurs first. 
Technical Service Bulletin number 03-58-08
2/13/2008 All models Radio static when the radio and rear window defogger are on at the same time, Customer complaint of radio static when the radio and rear window defogger are on at the same time, there is the possibility of a break in one or more of the defogger grids. When the grid is broken, a high resistance field is created at the break point which can create static on some radio stations. The level of resistance is usually high enough to create a field of interference which projects out from the glass. The break can be detected visually or by using a portable radio.
Using a portable radio, set the radio to the same frequency and station being disturbed by static. From the outside of the vehicle, slowly move the radio’s antenna across the defogger grids. When interference is encountered, inspect that specific area closely for a break. Depending upon the size of the break, a magnifying glass and/or eyeloupe may be required.
Once the break is identified, it should be repaired using the Permatex® repair kit instead of replacing the rear glass. Note: Make sure to carefully read and follow the instructions
and precautions that are included with the Permatex® repair kit.
Permatex® Quick Grid™ Rear Window Defogger Repair Kit, part # 15067, used for repairing damaged rear window defogger grids, is available at local automotive parts stores.
5/2006  2005, 2006 Legacy and Outback service bulletin re Elapsed time function in the clock doesn't work prperly The trip computer's ET (elapsed time) setting works when the ignition key is briefly paused at the 'on' setting and may not work if the key is turned too quickly.  A repair bulletin  #08-37-06
4/2005 all models bulletin re best type of radiator coolant to use Subaru radiator coolant is a phosphate, non-anime kind made for aluminum radiators and engines and is the only type that should be used.
3/2004 2005 6cylinder Outback reprogram transmission control With the new Sportshift automatic transmission, when in manual model it's possible for the driver to forget or fail to upshift and thus over-rev the car for a long time possibly causing engine oil overheating issues. The fix is reprogramming the transmission control module to automatically upshift.
6/2004 2005 Legacy sedans and Outback 3.0R sedan replacement of side impact airbags Some of the very first 2005 Legacy and Outback sedans (no wagons) produced before June 04 may have side curtain airbags that might not deploy fast enough, and the airbags will be replaced.
3/10/2004 2001-2004 H6 Outback, 2002-2004 WRX cruise control cable mislocation all 2001 thru 2004 H-6 Legacy Outbacks and 2002 through 2004 WRX. There is cruise control cable that could prevent the throttle from closing. The simple repair involves putting on a small clip to prevent it from coming off.
2/6/2004 1999-02 Phase2 2.5L engines, Legacy, Outback, Forester possible external coolant leak at the cylinder head gaskets

note added 3/18/10; an upgraded head gasket available aftermarket
 

 

Certain 1999 through 2002 2.5L equipped vehicles may experience an external coolant leak at the head gaskets. As a precautionary measure, SOA is adding a special conditioner to the engine cooling system. This conditioner prevents leaks from occurring and corrects existing leaks. 
Only early Phase II 2.5 liter engines are affected. Phase I 2.5 liter engines (some 1999 model year and prior years) are not affected. Countermeasures applied to the manufacturing process for those 2002 and later VINS not affected by this campaign have eliminated the need for this campaign to be performed on those vehicles.
In the future, it will be necessary to add Genuine Subaru Cooling System Conditioner to the SUBARU vehicle cooling system whenever the engine coolant is replaced. 
If the vehicle owner has this repair performed promptly, Subaru will extend warranty coverage on cylinder head gasket external coolant leaks to a period of 8 years or 100,000 miles, whichever occurs first. Warranty coverage begins on the date the vehicle was delivered to the first retail purchaser or on the date the vehicle was first placed in demo or rental service. The owner must have Genuine Subaru Cooling System Conditioner added to the vehicle at any subsequent cooling system services at the interval specified in the Warranty and Maintenance Booklet under the heading “Schedule of Inspection and Maintenance Services”. Resulting damage caused by a lack of maintenance or low coolant level will not be covered.
August 26, 2003 2004 Legacy/Outback Fuel line Subaru says it will recall certain 2004 model vehicles due to possible fuel leakage problems. Subaru said about 7,800 of its Legacy and Outback models were affected by a loose or out-of-position clamp on the fuel hose connecting the fuel filler pipe to the fuel tank. The affected vehicles were produced between June 3, 2003, and Aug. 8, 2003
April 30, 2003 some 2000-2003 Legacy, Outback, Baja possible rear suspension corrosion problem Subaru has announced a voluntary recall on certain 2000-2001 models, some 2002 models, and very early production 2003 models including Subaru Legacy, Outback, and Baja vehicles in "salt-belt" states to address a possible rear suspension corrosion problem.
This involves Legacy, Outback, and early Bajas, 2000 through 2001, some 2002 models, and approximately 45 very early production 2003 vehicles. The vehicles were produced between May 1, 1999 and April 30, 2002. Approximately 170,000 vehicles are potentially affected in the "salt belt" region. This recall will include vehicles originally sold and/or currently registered in the states of CT, DE, DC, IA, IL, IN, KY, ME, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI,VT, VA, WV, and WI.
November, 2002 2001-03  Legacy, Outback, Baja, Parking Pawl some 2001 Legacys; some 2003 Bajas, all 02 and some 2003 Legacy, Outback, Forester and Imprezas. 163,243 vehicles have a flaw that can cause them to slip out of parking gear. This automatic transmission defect probably affects about 816 vehicles, or less than 1 percent of the total, spokesman Mike Whelan said. No injuries or accidents have been reported as a result of the problem, he said
Some parts used in the parking-gear system didn't meet specifications. Setting the parking brake is recommended
September 2002 2003 Outback 6cylinders Alloy Wheels off center Some 6cylinder Outbacks might have improperly manufactured, off -center alloy wheels. They will be replaced
May 1999 some 1994-1995 Impreza, 1995-1996 Legacy/Outback remove tow hook Some 1994-1995 Impreza & 1995-1996 Legacy vehicles may experience air bag deployment after hard curbing, dips, speed bumps, potholes, etc due to the front tow hooks which is the lowest point of ground clearance at the front of the vehicle hitting the ground. 
August 2001 1995-1998 and some early 1999 Legacy/Outback in “salt-belt” states
CT, DE, DC, IL, IN, IA, KY, ME, MD,
MA, MI, MN, MO, NH, NJ, NY. OH, PA, RI, VT,  VA, WV, WI
salted roads may damage front springs, install guards to prevent tire damager affected vehicles may have front coil springs on which paint was improperly applied and if one is in a “salt-belt” area using lots of salt on the winter roads, continued exposure could cause the front spring to break causing serious tire damage. This recall will involve the installation of front spring guards to contain the front coil spring in the event that it breaks.
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TRIBECA

this unofficial list is not a complete or an authorized list and is subject to change and correction.
Contactyour local Subaru dealer (Alabama-Montana; Nebraska-Wyoming) with any questions. They will want the last 8 numbers of your VIN..
date
TRIBECA
models, years affected
issue
edited for length
description
edited for length etc. Always contact your local dealer.
2/5/16
all 2006-2014 Tribecas
sticking hood latch might not securely latch the hood.
initially clean and lubricate, and then replace hood latches on all Tribecas as parts are available. The Tribeca hood latch might not work or securely latch the hood closed due to rust and grease build-up.
clean and lubricate- Recall WQX-59
replace- Recall WQY 6)
8/6/13
202 2013 Tribeca, 2014 Outback/Legacy
parking rod in the 5speed automatic trans
202 2013 Tribeca and 2014 6 cylinder Outback and Legacy with the 5 speed automatic (the only transmission available with the 6 cylinder)
A total of 202 cars, 2013 Tribecas and 2014 Outback/Legacy with the 5 speed automatic transmission might have a parking rod that was damaged during assembly. As a result, the transmission might not hold in Park mode and might roll,  or might not properly release when the transmission selector is moved out of park mode.
To minimize the chance the car might roll, always use the parking brake which is a good idea anyway. This is recall #WQJ-46, 5 EAT parking rod.

1/3/13
2006-2012 Tribecas with optional puddle lights, sold before January 2012
optional puddle lights may overheat when exposed to salt water
Optional puddle lights (small outside lights under each door) may short circuit when exposed to saltwater, which could lead to overheating and possible fire. Models involved are the 2010 and 2011 Legacy and Outback, 2009-2012 Foresters sold before January 2012, and 2006-2012 Tribecas sold before January 2012. Reportedly around 54,000 cars could be involved, and the repair will be new wiring with a fuse.
Recall #WQE-41
3/19/10  2010 Tribeca door latch catches in power window mechanism and could unlock front door Subaru has initiated a voluntary Safety Recall to move both both front door latch cables on app 1,585 2010 Tribecas made 9/4/09 - 3/8/10 with VINs A4400199 - A4402124. Campaign code WVO-25.
Door latch cables may be positioned so a cable can catch in the regulator when a window is opened or closed, and might open the door when the power window is used.  Letters, mailed 3/19 2010, advises against using the front windows until they've been fixed and that locking the doors does not eliminate the risk.
12/4/08 Tribeca, late 2008 - early 2009 model year production
inspect for VDC 'G sensor' that 
-may- be installed backwards
2008 Tribeca VIN range 84418312- 84420236
2009 Tribeca VIN range 94400001- 94406703

The recall involves inspection of the VDC G Sensor that -may- be installed backwards in app 5,130 vehicles. If the sensor is found to be installed backwards, re-install it to point forward as indicated by the arrow. After re-orienting the Sensor, you will need to perform the Steering Angle Sensor & G Sensor alignment procedure.
Campaign code WVG-17.
The G Sensor is in the console just below the transmission shifter. See photos below
 

Owner Notification letters are expected to be mailed during the week of 12/15/08, and recommends the driver “turn off” the Traction Control System until the inspection.
The VDC 'off' button is above the drivers left knee. 

note 12/20/08 Subaru incorrectly sent all 07-08 Tribeca owners using MySubaru.com a recall notice only intended for some 08-09 model owners.  A 2nd email was sent to folks who shouldn't have gotten it.

'G sensor' that  -may- be installed backwards: Move the driver’s seat to the most reward position and lean in in front of the driver's seat. 
Push the carpet by the console in, slightly pull down, and move the carpet slightly forward to see the sensor. Use a flashlight to verify the direction of the arrow on the G Sensor. If the arrow is pointing towards the back of the car, the console should be removed, and sensor pointed forward.
VDC button
VDC off button
G sensor is in center console, arrrow should point forward
G sensor in center console
arrow should point to front of car

close up of sensor, showing arrow pointing to front of car
photos c SoA
G sensor images
to inspect, pull down carpet and check direction of arrow
to inspect, pull down carpet and check 
direction of arrow. photos c SoA
2/13/08 All models Radio static when the radio and rear window defogger are on at the same time, Customer complaint of radio static when the radio and rear window defogger are on at the same time, there is the possibility of a break in one or more of the defogger grids. When the grid is broken, a high resistance field is created at the break point which can create static on some radio stations. The level of resistance is usually high enough to create a field of interference which projects out from the glass. The break can be detected visually or by using a portable radio.
Using a portable radio, set the radio to the same frequency and station being disturbed by static. From the outside of the vehicle, slowly move the radio’s antenna across the defogger grids. When interference is encountered, inspect that specific area closely for a break. Depending upon the size of the break, a magnifying glass and/or eyeloupe may be required.
Once the break is identified, it should be repaired using the Permatex® repair kit instead of replacing the rear glass. Note: Make sure to carefully read and follow the instructions
and precautions that are included with the Permatex® repair kit.
Permatex® Quick Grid™ Rear Window Defogger Repair Kit, part # 15067, used for repairing damaged rear window defogger grids, is available at local automotive parts stores.
1/30/2007 2006-2007 Tribeca 06-07 Tribeca Second Row Seatback Hinge Service Program SoA has initiated a voluntary Service Program to inspect and possibly replace the left and right second row seatback hinges/frames on approximately 6,000 2006-2007MY B9 Tribeca vehicles. Campaign code WVA-11 has been assigned to this Service Program. Vehicles affected by this Service Program may have been produced with a left and/or right second row
seatback hinge mechanism that may not have been heat treated during production. Owner notification letters will be mailed on or around February 9, 2007.
8/2006 2006 Tribeca weak rear gate supports Some 06s may have weak rear gate supports that don't hold the rear gate open. If you have this problem, contact your local dealer for inspection.
4/2005 all models bulletin re best type of radiator coolant to use Subaru radiator coolant is a phosphate, non-anime kind made for aluminum radiators and engines and is the only type that should be used.

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FORESTER

this unofficial list is not a complete or an authorized list and is subject to change and correction. Contact your local Subaru dealer (Alabama-Montana; Nebraska-Wyoming) or independent Subaru repair shop to check for all recalls or issues, or with any questions. They will want the last 8 numbers of your VIN..
date
FORESTER
models, years affected
issue
edited for length
description
edited for length etc. Always contact your local dealer.
3/24/16
some Starlink telematics equipped 2016 Forester, Impreza, Crosstrek built before 1/7/16 and some Legacy and Outback built before 2/20/16 with Starlink telematics. Starlink telematics vehicle monitoring software update.
 
The Starlink telematics vehicle monitoring system might incorrectly detect a Check Engine Light or Electronic Power Steering (EPS) light and incorrectly notify the customer thata light is on when no light is on.
Due to a logic issue in the Starlink Telematics System Data Communications Module (DCM) software, the DCM may erroneously detect that either a Check Engine Light or a Electronic Power Steering (EPS) light is on.
This triggers false notifications from the Starlink system to the customer, although no malfunction of either of these systems exists.
Owners will be notified by mail. TSB WQZ-61R
3/24/16
some 2015 and 2016 WRX, STI and Forester XT

XT VIN 2015s FH819330-FH842199
XT VIN 2016s GH400090-GH475644

WRX VIN 2015s F*838026-F*838040
WRX VIN 2016s G*800045-G*820448

inspect and replace some turbo air intake ducts stamped April 2015 that were built with the wrong material that might crack Inspect and replace turbocharger air intake ducts stamped April 2015, that may have been produced with an incorrect material that is susceptible to cracking. Should the turbocharger air intake duct crack, the engine may develop a
rough idle, reduced power and possibly stall.
Owners will be notified. recall WTA-62
6/12/14
some 2005-2009 Outback and Legacy, 2008-2011 Impreza (not WRX, STI), 2008-2014 WRX and STI, and 2009-2013 Foresters. brake line corrosion
brake line recall WQK-47, only affects salt-belt state cars
There is the possibility of brake line corrosion when the brake line is exposed to salt water in the cold weather, salt-belt states of Connecticut, Delaware, Wa, D.C., Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin.

Salt water could splash on the brake lines through a gap in the fuel tank protector, resulting in possible excessive corrosion and leaking brake fluid which could affect stopping distances. Drivers should be careful, check the brake fluid, and watch for the dashboard brake lamp warning light.

Years include some 2005-2009 Outback and Legacy, 2008-2011 Impreza (not WRX, STI), 2008-2014 WRX and STI, and 2009-2013 Foresters.
Owners will be notified by mail, and dealers cannot sell any cars subject to the recall.
This is recall #WQK-47  (note- this recall is similar recall #WGQ-43 for the 2005-2009 Outback/Legacy in April 2013)
4/26/13
2014 Foresters sold on or before 4/22/13
carpeted floor mats can curl when exposed to heat
Due to improper material used in the backing on the carpeted floor mats included with all models, the mats can curl when exposed to heat, possibly interfering with the gas, brake or clutch pedals. This affects all 2014 Foresters sold before 4/22/13. Owners will be notified. Replacement mats will be provided when available starting May 2013. Recall #WQH-44
4/25/13
2013 2.5L Outback/Legacy, 2012/3 Impreza, 2011-14 Forester, 2013 Crosstrek, 2013 BRZ hard starting
some intermittent hard starting could be related to camshaft position sensor. service bulletin 11-130-13
1/3/13
2009-2012 Foresters with optional  puddle lights, sold before January 2012
optional puddle lights may overheat when exposed to salt water
Optional puddle lights (small outside lights under each door) may short circuit when exposed to saltwater, which could lead to overheating and possible fire. Models involved are the 2010 and 2011 Legacy and Outback, 2009-2012 Foresters sold before January 2012, and 2006-2012 Tribecas sold before January 2012.  Reportedly around 54,000 cars could be involved, and the repair will be new wiring with a fuse.
Recall #WQE-41
5/20/12
2011-2012-2013 Forester X
rough idle, hard starting
Camshaft position sensor air gap might be incorrect. TSB #11-100-11R
3/13/12
2009-2012 Forester built between Nov. 26, 2007 - March 13, 2012 rear seat center seatbelt might not lock when used with some child seats
The rear center seatbelt on  Foresters built between November 26, 2007 and March 13, 2012 might not work correctly with some child safety seats (CRSs) that require a short belt routing configuration. The center seatbelt has an Automatic Locking Retractor that may not lock when such a configuration is used. It's necessary to replace the rear seat center seatbelt assembly. Recall code WQA-37
10/11 2011 Forester cold start engine knocking sound some early 2011 Foresters might have a cold engine knocking sound related to the left timing chain tensioner. The noise has no effect on the reliability of the engine. #-2-113-11R
9/2011 2003-2008 Forester, and 2002-2007 Impreza except STI, and 2005-2006 Saab 9-2x check lower control arms for damage due to rust or corrosion, Only in 20 states including DE, CT,  DC, IA, IL, IN, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI,  VT, WI, WV Subaru said it had reviewed complaints of front lower control arms broken at hanger brackets due to corrosion caused by road salt.
Inspect the front lower control arms for damage due to rust and replace or treat with an anti corrosive. Only in DE, CT,  DC, IA, IL, IN, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI,  VT, WI, WV.  WVX34
4/2011 some 2006-2010 Outback, Legacy, Forester, and Impreza with the 2.5L 4 cylinder (excludes turbo) reprogram ECM to improve A/F sensor and emission performance ECM software update to improve emissions when the car is operated in cold weather and the engine turned off and restarted within short periods of time. The A/F (air flow, O2) sensor contains a heating element which is controlled by the ECM, which assists the sensor in reaching optimum temperature.
There could be a longer than desired delay turning on the A/F heating element resulting in higher emissions.
Owners will be notified by mail through August as the update is available. Program WVU-31
12/10 some early production 2011s with Clarion Bluetooth Audio stereo
Forester (Prm, Limited, Touring)
Impreza (Prm, Outback Sport WRX)
iPod only displays 255 song, artists or titles. If more than 255, the list returns to the top update software available from dealer,  TSB #15-145-10
10/09 2006-2009 Legacy and Outback, 
2008-2010 Forester, 
only PZEV California emissions
Reprogram ECM (engine control module) re catalytic converter on PZEV (California emissions cars) only  With hard driving, ie high speed or hard accelerating, catalytic converter operation may be affected.
Reprogram the ECM to improve catalytic operation.
This is a software only, with no impact on drivability.
10/09 2005-2008 Forester 
(except turbo and Ca PVEZ cars)
2005-2007 Impreza (except turbo)
Remove fuel tank reserve valve
Certain 2005-2008 Forester and 2005~2007 Impreza models require permanent removal of the one-way fuel valve located in the fuel tank. The valve is in a sub-chamber in the fuel tank and when the tank’s fuel level drops below 1½ gallons, the sub-chamber is intended to provide a reserve for the fuel pump during vehicle cornering. However, the one-way valve may inadvertently act in such a way as to prevent fuel from refilling the sub-chamber, failing to provide the intended reserve. If this were to happen, the fuel pump could momentarily draw air causing the engine to experience a sporadic misfire condition resulting in possible damage to the vehicle’s catalytic converter. (The “Check Engine” light will illuminate alerting the driver that the catalytic converter efficiency has degraded beyond an acceptable level and may be releasing air pollutants that exceed emission standards.) This Service Program will remove the valve. Program #WVL-22
9/18/08
07, 08 Legacy GT, Outback XT, 08 Impreza WRX (except STI) 
and a few early 2009 Forester XTs

VIN range
07 Legacy GT sedan- 7*200020-7*215147
07 Legacy GT wagon, Outback XT- 7*300013-7*346075
08 Legacy GT sedan- 8*200004-8*22000
08 Outback XT- 8*300006-8*351020
08 WRX 4 dr- 8*500002-8*522433
08 WRX 5dr- 8*800005-8*823185
09 Forester XT- 9*700001-9*700139

turbo charger oil supply pipe may be damaged From SoA, a voluntary Safety Recall to inspect, modify and possibly replace the turbo charger oil supply pipe on approximately 16,715 07 & 08 Legacy GT, Outback 5XT, 2008 Impreza WRX (except STI) and a very small number of early production 2009 Forester XT models.
Affected vehicles may have a turbo charger oil supply pipe that was deformed due to misalignment during the assembly process. If the pipe is deformed, vibration experienced during normal driving could result in a crack developing over time, causing an engine oil leak. There is a safety risk associated with this condition. If leaking oil contacts components operating at high temperatures, an engine compartment fire could result. 
This recall will involve inspection of the turbo charger oil supply pipe for proper alignment. If the pipe is found to be properly aligned, it will be necessary to install a support bracket as a precautionary measure to increase rigidity of the pipe. If the pipe is found to be deformed, a new
replacement pipe and support bracket must be installed. 
Recall Campaign Bulletin released week of 10/6/08.
Notification letters to be mailed week of 10/20/08.
Campaign code WVF-16.
2/13/08 All models Radio static when the radio and rear window defogger are on at the same time, Customer complaint of radio static when the radio and rear window defogger are on at the same time, there is the possibility of a break in one or more of the defogger grids. When the grid is broken, a high resistance field is created at the break point which can create static on some radio stations. The level of resistance is usually high enough to create a field of interference which projects out from the glass. The break can be detected visually or by using a portable radio.
Using a portable radio, set the radio to the same frequency and station being disturbed by static. From the outside of the vehicle, slowly move the radio’s antenna across the defogger grids. When interference is encountered, inspect that specific area closely for a break. Depending upon the size of the break, a magnifying glass and/or eyeloupe may be required.
Once the break is identified, it should be repaired using the Permatex® repair kit instead of replacing the rear glass. Note: Make sure to carefully read and follow the instructions
and precautions that are included with the Permatex® repair kit.
Permatex® Quick Grid™ Rear Window Defogger Repair Kit, part # 15067, used for repairing damaged rear window defogger grids, is available at local automotive parts stores.
3/2007 2006 Forester and Impreza front seat wiring harness may have been pinched SoA has initiated a voluntary Safety Recall to inspect and possibly repair the passenger front seat wiring on approximately 7,000 2006 Forester and Impreza models.
Affected vehicles may have been produced with an improperly routed electrical wiring harness. The harness may have been pinched against the passenger front seat mounting bolt during production. On or around March 9, 2007, owner notification letters will be mailed. Campaign code WVC-13 has been assigned to this Safety Recall.
4/2005 all models bulletin re best type of radiator coolant to use Subaru radiator coolant is a phosphate, non-anime kind made for aluminum radiators and engines and is the only type that should be used.
2/6/04 1999-02 Phase2 2.5L engines, Legacy, Outback, Forester possible external coolant leak at the cylinder head gaskets

note added 3/18/10; an upgraded head gasket available aftermarket
 

 

Certain 1999 through 2002 2.5L equipped vehicles may experience an external coolant leak at the head gaskets. As a precautionary measure, SOA is adding a special conditioner to the engine cooling system. This conditioner prevents leaks from occurring and corrects existing leaks. 
Only early Phase II 2.5 liter engines are affected. Phase I 2.5 liter engines (some 1999 model year and prior years) are not affected. Countermeasures applied to the manufacturing process for those 2002 and later VINS not affected by this campaign have eliminated the need for this campaign to be performed on those vehicles.
In the future, it will be necessary to add Genuine Subaru Cooling System Conditioner to the SUBARU vehicle cooling system whenever the engine coolant is replaced. 
If the vehicle owner has this repair performed promptly, Subaru will extend warranty coverage on cylinder head gasket external coolant leaks to a period of 8 years or 100,000 miles, whichever occurs first. Warranty coverage begins on the date the vehicle was delivered to the first retail purchaser or on the date the vehicle was first placed in demo or rental service. The owner must have Genuine Subaru Cooling System Conditioner added to the vehicle at any subsequent cooling system services at the interval specified in the Warranty and Maintenance Booklet under the heading “Schedule of Inspection and Maintenance Services”. Resulting damage caused by a lack of maintenance or low coolant level will not be covered.
February 2003 2003 Subaru Foresters possible front seatbelt latch defect Certain 2003 Foresters may have been improperly manufactured left and right front seatbelt buckle/latch mechanisms that will be replaced

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IMPREZA, WRX, STI, AND CROSSTREK

this unofficial list is not a complete or an authorized list and is subject to change and correction.
Contact your local Subaru dealer (Alabama-Montana; Nebraska-Wyoming) with any questions. They will want the last 8 numbers of your VIN..
date
IMPREZA, WRX, STI,  AND CROSSTREK
models, years affected
issue
edited for length
description
edited for length etc. Always contact your local dealer.
3/24/16
Starlink equipped

some (not all) 2016 Forester, Impreza, Crosstrek built before 1/7/16 and some (not all) Legacy and Outback built before 2/20/16 
Starlink telematics vehicle monitoring software update.
 
The Starlink telematics vehicle monitoring system might incorrectly detect a Check Engine Light or Electronic Power Steering (EPS) light and incorrectly notify the customer that a light is on when its not
Due to a logic issue in the Starlink Telematics System Data Communications Module (DCM) software, the DCM may erroneously detect that either a Check Engine Light or a Electronic Power Steering (EPS) light is on.
This triggers false notifications from the Starlink system to the customer, although no malfunction of either of these systems exists.
Owners will be notified by mail.TSB WQZ-61R
3/24/16
some 2015 and 2016 WRX, STI and Forester XT

XT VIN 2015s FH819330-FH842199
XT VIN 2016s GH400090-GH475644

WRX VIN 2015s F*838026-F*838040
WRX VIN 2016s G*800045-G*820448
inspect and replace some turbo air intake ducts stamped April 2015 that were built with the wrong material that might crack Inspect and replace turbocharger air intake ducts stamped April 2015, that may have been produced with an incorrect material that is susceptible to cracking. Should the turbocharger air intake duct crack, the engine may develop a
rough idle, reduced power and possibly stall.
Owners will be notified. recall WTA-62
6/6/15
some but not all 2015 Outback, Legacy, Impreza and Crosstrek with Eyesight

Production dates
2015 Legacy 3/10/14 - 4/16/15
2015 Outback 2/24/14 - 4/16/15
2015 Impreza 9/9/14 - 4/14/16
2015 Crosstrek 10/16/14 - 4/15/16
2016 WRX 3/23/15 - 3/23/15

software update to the Eyesight system because in the event of a brake lamp switch failure, the Eyesight software might not properly detect a obstacle
software update to the Eyesight system in some, but not all,  2015 Outback, Legacy, Impreza and Crosstreks with Eyesight.
 In the event of a brake lamp switch failure, the Eyesight system might not properly detect a obstacle, or will be delayed detecting the obstacle.
Note: the brakes will work, the driver should continue to stop the car normally.
Recall WQS-54
5/27/15
all 2004 and 2005 Impreza, WRX, and STI
replacement of all front passenger airbag inflators made by Takata in 2004 and 2005 Impreza, WRX, and STI This new recall, #WQR-53 expands previous recall WQP-51 which recalled the Takata made passenger airbag inflators in car used in high humidity areas only.
This recall now includes all 2004/2005 Imprezas, WRXs and STIs regardless of humidity or location.
Owner notification will begin in 60 days. Owners should make sure Subaru has their current contact information.
updated 12/5/14

9/26/14
2003-2004-2005 some but not all Outback, Legacy, Baja, Impreza, WRX/STI  registered in Fl, Hi, Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands
2003 Legacy built  2/18/03-6/6/03
2004 Legacy built 3/17/03-3/1/04
2005 Legacy built 2/23/04-1/26/05
2003 Outback built 2/18/;04-6/11/03
2004 Outback built 3/13/03-3/15/04
2005 Outback built 2/6/04-10/6/04
2003 Baja built 2/18/03-6/6/03
2004 Baja built 4/7/03-7/21/04
2005 Baja built 3/16/04-10/27/04
2004 Impreza, WRX, STI built 1/28/03-2/13/04
2005 Impreza, WRX, STI built 2/11/04-12/10/04

collect and replace front passenger airbag inflators made by TK Holdings (Takata) from vehicles previously or currently registered in Fl, Hi, Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands to determine if exposure to high levels of humidity might contribute to the risk of failure

Updated 12/5/14 to include high humidity states or areas of Florida and nearby counties in Georgia, and coastal areas of Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas,  and Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, Saipan, American Samoa, US Virgin Islands

collect and replace front passenger airbag inflators made by TK Holdings (Takata) from vehicles previously or currently registered in Fl, Hi, Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands to determine if exposure to high levels of humidity might contribute to the risk of failure
recall WQM-49

Updated 12/5/14 to include high humidity states or areas of Florida and nearby counties in Georgia, and coastal areas of Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas,  and Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, Saipan, American Samoa, US Virgin Islands
Recall WQP-51

7/3/14
2003-2004 some but not all Outback, Legacy, Baja, Impreza, WRX/STI
2003 Legacy built 1/22/03-5/14/03
2004 Legacy built 3/17/03-2/10/04
2003 Outback built 2/18/;04-4/15/03
2004 Outback built 2/28'03-2/11/04
2003 Baja built 2/11/03-5/6/03
2004 Baja built 3/3/03-7/21/04
Impreza, WRX, STI built 1/8/03-5/15/03
replace some improperly manufactured front passenger airbag inflator on some (not all) of these models. some 2003-2004 Outback, Legacy, Baja, Impreza, WRX/STI
the recall is to replace some improperly manufactured front passenger airbag inflators on some (not all) of these models. This is recall WQL-48
6/14/14 2015 WRX, STI made prior to April 23, 2014 fuel door doesn't open when pulling on the fuel door release replace the door spring and ring clip. TSB 9-57-14
6/12/14
some 2005-2009 Outback and Legacy, 2008-2011 Impreza (not WRX, STI), 2008-2014 WRX and STI, and 2009-2013 Foresters. brake line corrosion
brake line recall WQK-47, only affects salt-belt state cars
There is the possibility of brake line corrosion when the brake line is exposed to salt water in the cold weather, salt-belt states of Connecticut, Delaware, Wa, D.C., Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin.
Salt water could splash on the brake lines through a gap in the fuel tank protector, resulting in possible excessive corrosion and leaking brake fluid which could affect stopping distances. Drivers should be careful, check the brake fluid, and watch for the dashboard brake lamp warning light.
Years include some 2005-2009 Outback and Legacy, 2008-2011 Impreza (not WRX, STI), 2008-2014 WRX and STI, and 2009-2013 Foresters.
Owners will be notified by mail, and dealers cannot sell any cars subject to the recall.
This is recall #WQK-47  (note- this recall is similar recall #WGQ-43 for the 2005-2009 Outback/Legacy in April 2013)
4/25/13
2013 2.5L Outback/Legacy, 2012/3 Impreza, 2011-14 Forester, 2013 Crosstrek, 2013 BRZ hard starting
some intermittent hard starting could be related to camshaft position sensor. service bulletin 11-130-13
2/11/13
2010-2013 Impreza and Crosstrek CVT with remote engine start, through 2/22/13
remote engine start transmitters. The transmitters on 2010-2012 Outback and 2012-2013 Impreza and Crosstrek might have a loose internal battery clip that when dropped sends a signal to start the car.  If this happens the engine can run for 15 minutes, turn off, and restart. This cycle could repeat until the car is out of gas. In a garage this could lead to dangerous levels of carbon monoxide. Recall #WQF-42
11/15/12
2012, 2013 Impreza, Crosstrek 2.0L
rough idle, hard starting, engine misfire
camshaft position sensor related. TSB #11-124-12R
2012 2012 Outback and Legacy built 10/17-11/23/11, and 2012 Impreza built through 11/15/11 excessive brake pedal travel, replace brake master in needed after inspection Excessive brake pedal travel. Inspect and replace brake master cylinder as needed on 2012 Outback and Legacy built 10/17-11/23/11, and 2012 Impreza built through 11/15/11.
Stop Sale- cars already on dealer lots that need the new part cannot be driven or sold until repaired. 
Cars already delivered to customers will be the  first to get parts by early December,  with parts for most pre-sold cars arriving by mid month, and for dealer inventory later in the month. 
Expect shipping delays as cars are held at port facilities pending repair.
Recall #WVY-35
9/2011 2003-2008 Forester, and 2002-2007 Impreza except STI,  and 2005-2006 Saab 9-2x check lower control arms for damage due to rust or corrosion in 20 states including DE, CT,  DC, IA, IL, IN, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI,  VT, WI, WV Subaru said it had reviewed complaints of front lower control arms broken at hanger brackets due to corrosion caused by road salt. Inspect the front lower control arms for damage due to rust and replace or treat with an anti corrosive, inDE, CT,  DC, IA, IL, IN, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI,  VT, WI, WV.  WVX34
4/2011 some 2006-2010 Outback, Legacy, Forester, and Impreza with the 2.5L 4 cylinder (excludes turbo)  reprogram ECM to improve A/F sensor and emission performance ECM software update to improve emissions when the car is operated in cold weather and the engine turned off and restarted within short periods of time. The A/F (air flow, O2) sensor contains a heating element which is controlled by the ECM, which assists the sensor in reaching optimum temperature.
There could be a longer than desired delay turning on the A/F heating element resulting in higher emissions.
Owners will be notified by mail through August as the update is available. Program WVU-31
12/10 some early production 2011s with Clarion Bluetooth Audio stereo
Forester (Prm, Limited, Touring)
Impreza (Prm, Outback Sport, WRX)
iPod only displays 255 song, artists or titles. If more than 255, the list returns to the top update software available from dealer,  TSB #15-145-10
8/2010 2011 Outback, Legacy, and Impreza including WRX & STI reprogram the Engine Control Module to improve the performance of the emission control system.  ECM reprogramming on 2011 Legacy, Outback and Imprezas (incl WRX, STI)  to reprogram the Engine Control Module on certain 2011s. A modification to the ECM software logic has been developed to improve the performance of the emission control system. This software change will not adversely affect fuel economy or
performance. Program #WVT-30
12/09 2002-2003 WRX cold weather fuel line seep In cold weather, certain 02/03 WRXs may have fuel line seep when starting in cold weather. Only app 5724 cars are affected by this in 16 cold weather states - Ak, Co, Io, Id, Me, Mi, Mn, Mt, Ne, ND, SD NH, NY, Vt, Wi, Wy.  The repair involves replacing a segment of the fuel line. There will be a 12 year unlimited warranty extension for this particular issue for the remaining 34 states for affected vehicles. Program #WVK-21
10/09 2005-2008 Forester 
(excluding turbo and Ca PVEZ cars)
2005-2007 Impreza (excluding turbo)
Remove fuel tank reserve valve
Certain 2005-2008 Forester and 2005~2007 Impreza models require permanent removal of the one-way fuel valve located in the fuel tank. The valve is in a sub-chamber in the fuel tank and when the tank’s fuel level drops below 1½ gallons, the sub-chamber is intended to provide a reserve for the fuel pump during vehicle cornering. However, the one-way valve may inadvertently act in such a way as to prevent fuel from refilling the sub-chamber, failing to provide the intended reserve. If this were to happen, the fuel pump could momentarily draw air causing the engine to experience a sporadic misfire condition resulting in possible damage to the vehicle’s catalytic converter. (The “Check Engine” light will illuminate alerting the driver that the catalytic converter efficiency has degraded beyond an acceptable level and may be releasing air pollutants that exceed emission standards.) This Service Program will remove the valve. Program #WVL-22
9/18/08
07, 08 Legacy GT, Outback XT, 
08 Impreza WRX (except STI) 
a few early 2009 Forester XTs

VIN range
07 Legacy GT sedan- 7*200020-7*215147
07 Legacy GT wagon, Outback XT- 7*300013-7*346075
08 Legacy GT sedan- 8*200004-8*22000
08 Outback XT- 8*300006-8*351020
08 WRX 4 dr- 8*500002-8*522433
08 WRX 5dr- 8*800005-8*823185
09 Forester XT- 9*700001-9*700139

turbo charger oil supply pipe may be damaged From SoA, a voluntary Safety Recall to inspect, modify and possibly replace the turbo charger oil supply pipe on approximately 16,715 07 & 08 Legacy GT, Outback 5XT, 2008 Impreza WRX (except STI) and a very small number of early production 2009 Forester XT models.
Affected vehicles may have a turbo charger oil supply pipe that was deformed due to misalignment during the assembly process. If the pipe is deformed, vibration experienced during normal driving could result in a crack developing over time, causing an engine oil leak. There is a safety risk associated with this condition. If leaking oil contacts components operating at high temperatures, an engine compartment fire could result. 
This recall will involve inspection of the turbo charger oil supply pipe for proper alignment. If the pipe is found to be properly aligned, it will be necessary to install a support bracket as a precautionary measure to increase rigidity of the pipe. If the pipe is found to be deformed, a new
replacement pipe and support bracket must be installed. 
Recall Campaign Bulletin released week of 10/6/08.
Notification letters to be mailed week of 10/20/08.
Campaign code WVF-16.
8/13/08 STI ECM reprogramming Service Program (WVE-15)  'SOA has initiated a Service Program (WVE-15) to reprogram the Engine Control Module (ECM) on certain 2008 STIs. Under certain harsh driving patterns, specifically when repeatedly or continuously operating the engine above the “red-line” (RPM above 6,700), abnormal combustion could occur resulting in serious internal engine damage in the form of broken piston ring lands. This abnormal combustion condition is the result of an “over lean” fuel mixture caused by a combination of fuel cut activation and high turbo boost. To prevent this condition from occurring, Subaru has developed a modification to the Engine Control Module software logic that will improve combustion management above “red-line” engine speed. This revised logic will not adversely affect peak vehicle performance. On or around August 14, 2008, dealers will be sent affected VIN lists by their Area Service Office. Dealers are requested to immediately perform this campaign on all affected vehicles in dealer inventor. Prior to performing repairs, confirm coverage by using the Vehicle Coverage Inquiry in the Dealer Communication System (DCS). Vehicles that have been updated by Subaru will appear "completed" in DCS. Subaru will mail owner notification letters on or around August 15, 2008.'
4/2008 2002, 2003 Impreza wagons loose rear gate stay stud bolts and welded nuts SoA has initiated a voluntary Safety Recall to inspect and possibly perform repairs to the rear gate stay stud bolts and welded nuts on approximately 36,791 2002 and 2003 Impreza wagons. Campaign #WVD-14. Affected vehicles may have been manufactured with tailgate stays (also known as tailgate struts) that were inadequately tightened during production. The left and right tailgate stays are designed to support the tailgate when it is placed in an upright position. Each is connected to the tailgate by means of a stud bolt that is attached directly to a welded nut located within the tailgate. If one or both of the stud bolts were inadequately tightened, the loose stud bolt may put unintended stress at the area around the welded nut. Over time and after repeated tailgate operation (opening and closing), this condition could result in the welded nut, along with the tailgate stay, separating and detaching from the tailgate causing the tailgate to close unexpectedly. Owners will be notified
2/13/08 All models Radio static when the radio and rear window defogger are on at the same time, Customer complaint of radio static when the radio and rear window defogger are on at the same time, there is the possibility of a break in one or more of the defogger grids. When the grid is broken, a high resistance field is created at the break point which can create static on some radio stations. The level of resistance is usually high enough to create a field of interference which projects out from the glass. The break can be detected visually or by using a portable radio.
Using a portable radio, set the radio to the same frequency and station being disturbed by static. From the outside of the vehicle, slowly move the radio’s antenna across the defogger grids. When interference is encountered, inspect that specific area closely for a break. Depending upon the size of the break, a magnifying glass and/or eyeloupe may be required.
Once the break is identified, it should be repaired using the Permatex® repair kit instead of replacing the rear glass. Note: Make sure to carefully read and follow the instructions
and precautions that are included with the Permatex® repair kit.
Permatex® Quick Grid™ Rear Window Defogger Repair Kit, part # 15067, used for repairing damaged rear window defogger grids, is available at local automotive parts stores.
3/2007 2006 Forester and Impreza front seat wiring harness may have been pinched SoA has initiated a voluntary Safety Recall to inspect and possibly repair the passenger front seat wiring on approximately 7,000 2006 Forester and Impreza models.
Affected vehicles may have been produced with an improperly routed electrical wiring harness. The harness may have been pinched against the passenger front seat mounting bolt during production. On or around March 9, 2007, owner notification letters will be mailed. Campaign code WVC-13 has been assigned to this Safety Recall.
8/22/05 2002, 2003 WRX, manual transmission ABS brake performance ecu Satisfaction program 06-35-05R. this is not a recall.
A response to concerns about ABS performance on 2002-03 WRX 5spd of a feeling of a delayed response when ABS is activated during inital braking over bumps, potholes or other low friction road surfaces. With assistance from Subaru, NHTSA conducted over 11,500 tests to investigate this report and while NHTSA and Subaru did not indentify a problem that would require a recall, they did identify a certain ABS performance characteristic that might cause some driver's to identify a delayed response feel during the first second of braking. Following this analysis, Subaru developed an alternative method of calibrating the ABS to address this performance characteristic.No perceptible improvement in overall stopping difference will result. If the driver of an affected vehicle encounters this set of conditions and is uncomfortable, a complimentary ABS with different calibration is available.
This is not mandatory, rather this service is being offered to enhance customer satisfation. Only some owners will experience this ABS characteristic and SoA will contact owners of eligible vehicles by mail through October 2005.
4/2005 all models bulletin re best type of radiator coolant to use Subaru radiator coolant is a phosphate, non-anime kind made for aluminum radiators and engines and is the only type that should be used.
8/04 certain 2002 – 2003 Imprezas left front bolt holding the front of the driver’s seat to the seat rail might come loose. Replace the bolt which may loosen over time and possibly fall out in an accident allowing the the seat to separate from the slide.
3/10/2004 2001-2004 H6 Outback, 
2002-2004 Impreza WRX
cruise control cable mislocation all 2001 thru 2004 H-6 Legacy Outbacks and 2002 through 2004 WRX. There is cruise control cable that could prevent the throttle from closing. The simple repair involves putting on a small clip to prevent it from coming off.
11/18/03 Impreza Warranty vehicle modifications, racing or abusive driving habits. This bulletin reinforces Subaru of America’s (SOA) position regarding repairs to Subaru vehicles necessitated by vehicle modifications, racing or abusive driving habits. Under normal driving conditions SOA warrants wear items such as clutch discs and brake pads under the terms of the Basic New Car Warranty. If a clutch disc or a brake pad needs to be replaced at low mileage, the dealership must satisfy itself that the replacement is not the
result of one of the exclusions listed.

broken transmission gears

May 1999 some 1994-1995 Impreza, 1995-1996 Legacy/Outback remove tow hook Some 1994-1995 Impreza & 1995-1996 Legacy vehicles may experience air bag deployment after hard curbing, dips, speed bumps, potholes, etc due to the front tow hooks which is the lowest point of ground clearance at the front of the vehicle hitting the ground. 

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BRZ
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issue
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5/2/13
2013 BRZ
moisture in tail light
moisture can build up in the tail lights on BRZs produced before February 2013. The fix is to replace retaining nuts and increase sealing gasket. Service bulletin 12-145.13r
4/25/13
2013 2.5L Outback/Legacy, 2012/3 Impreza, 2011-14 Forester, 2013 Crosstrek, 2013 BRZ hard starting
some intermittent hard starting/rough idle could be related to camshaft position sensor. service bulletin 11-130-13
10/9/12
early production 2013 BRZs
low idle vibration
"...a simple ECU mapping issue that is fixed using a re-flash of the ECU and it is an extremely rare condition found in a small number of US Subaru BRZ vehicles. Customers will be alerted to the issue by a check engine light..."


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BAJA AND OTHER OLDER MODELS

this unofficial list is not a complete or an authorized list and is subject to change and correction. Contact your local Subaru dealer (Alabama-Montana; Nebraska-Wyoming) with any questions. They will want the last 8 numbers of your VIN..
date
BAJA,  other older models
models, years affected
issue
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description
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updated 12/5/14

9/26/14
2003-2004-2005 some but not all Outback, Legacy, Baja, Impreza, WRX/STI  registered in Fl, Hi, Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands
2003 Legacy built  2/18/03-6/6/03
2004 Legacy built 3/17/03-3/1/04
2005 Legacy built 2/23/04-1/26/05
2003 Outback built 2/18/;04-6/11/03
2004 Outback built 3/13/03-3/15/04
2005 Outback built 2/6/04-10/6/04
2003 Baja built 2/18/03-6/6/03
2004 Baja built 4/7/03-7/21/04
2005 Baja built 3/16/04-10/27/04
2004 Impreza, WRX, STI built 1/28/03-2/13/04
2005 Impreza, WRX, STI built 2/11/04-12/10/04
collect and replace front passenger airbag inflators made by TK Holdings (Takata) from vehicles previously or currently registered in Fl, Hi, Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands

Updated 12/5/14 to include high humidity states or areas of Florida and nearby counties in Georgia, and coastal areas of Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas,  and Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, Saipan, American Samoa, US Virgin Islands
Recall WQP-51

collect and replace front passenger airbag inflators made by TK Holdings (Takata) from vehicles previously or currently registered in Fl, Hi, Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands to determine if exposure to high levels of humidity might contribute to the risk of failure
recall WQM-49

Updated 12/5/14 to include high humidity states or areas of Florida and nearby counties in Georgia, and coastal areas of Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas,  and Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, Saipan, American Samoa, US Virgin Islands
Recall WQP-51

7/3/14
2003-2004 some but not all Outback, Legacy, Baja, Impreza, WRX/STI
2003 Legacy built 1/22/03-5/14/03
2004 Legacy built 3/17/03-2/10/04
2003 Outback built 2/18/;04-4/15/03
2004 Outback built 2/28'03-2/11/04
2003 Baja built 2/11/03-5/6/03
2004 Baja built 3/3/03-7/21/04
Impreza, WRX, STI built 1/8/03-5/15/03
replace some improperly manufactured front passenger airbag inflator on some (not all) of these models. some 2003-2004 Outback, Legacy, Baja, Impreza, WRX/STI
the recall is to replace some improperly manufactured front passenger airbag inflators on some (not all) of these models. This is recall WQL-48
7/21/09
2005-2006 Baja
cracked fuel line
2005-2006 Baja recall, fire hazard Subaru is recalling 15,633 2005-2006 Bajas for possible cracks in the fuel hose connection on the outlet pressure side of the fuel pump.Recall #WVJ-20.  Dealers will replace the fuel pump bracket. The recall is expected to begin during September 2009. Owners may contact Subaru at 800-782-2782 or the NHTSA safety hotline at 888-327-4236. from safercar.gov
2/13/08 All models Radio static when the radio and rear window defogger are on at the same time, Customer complaint of radio static when the radio and rear window defogger are on at the same time, there is the possibility of a break in one or more of the defogger grids. When the grid is broken, a high resistance field is created at the break point which can create static on some radio stations. The level of resistance is usually high enough to create a field of interference which projects out from the glass. The break can be detected visually or by using a portable radio.
Using a portable radio, set the radio to the same frequency and station being disturbed by static. From the outside of the vehicle, slowly move the radio’s antenna across the defogger grids. When interference is encountered, inspect that specific area closely for a break. Depending upon the size of the break, a magnifying glass and/or eyeloupe may be required.
Once the break is identified, it should be repaired using the Permatex® repair kit instead of replacing the rear glass. Note: Make sure to carefully read and follow the instructions
and precautions that are included with the Permatex® repair kit.
Permatex® Quick Grid™ Rear Window Defogger Repair Kit, part # 15067, used for repairing damaged rear window defogger grids, is available at local automotive parts stores.
4/2005 all models bulletin re best type of radiator coolant to use Subaru radiator coolant is a phosphate, non-anime kind made for aluminum radiators and engines and is the only type that should be used.
7/2004 2004-2005 Baja turbo vehicle emission information tag may be incorrect The emission sticker under the hood might not have correct information. New stickers will be supplied
April 30, 2003 some 2000-2003 Legacy, Outback, Baja possible rear suspension corrosion problem Subaru has announced a voluntary recall on certain 2000-2001 models, some 2002 models, and very early production 2003 models including Subaru Legacy, Outback, and Baja vehicles in "salt-belt" states to address a possible rear suspension corrosion problem.
This involves Legacy, Outback, and early Bajas, 2000 through 2001, some 2002 models, and approximately 45 very early production 2003 vehicles. The vehicles were produced between May 1, 1999 and April 30, 2002. Approximately 170,000 vehicles are potentially affected in the "salt belt" region. This recall will include vehicles originally sold and/or currently registered in the states of CT, DE, DC, IA, IL, IN, KY, ME, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI,VT, VA, WV, and WI.
November, 2002 2001-03  Legacy, Outback, Baja, Parking Pawl some 2001 Legacys; some 2003 Bajas, all 02 and some 2003 Legacy, Outback, Forester and Imprezas. 163,243 vehicles have a flaw that can cause them to slip out of parking gear. This automatic transmission defect probably affects about 816 vehicles, or less than 1 percent of the total, spokesman Mike Whelan said. No injuries or accidents have been reported as a result of the problem, he said
Some parts used in the parking-gear system didn't meet specifications. Setting the parking brake is recommended

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