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2003 Subaru Forester
2.5L 4-cyl Engine Code EJ251 EJ253
165 bhp. @ 5600 rpm / Torque: 166 ft. lbs. @ 4000 rpm
16 Valves Single Overhead Camshaft
2.5L - Flat 4-cyl (2457 cc) (Gasoline)
Compression Ratio: 10:1

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Product Cross Reference Guide: This product cross reference guide follows recommendations outlined in your owners manual and also reflects periodic service recommendation updates from the original equipment manufacturer for this particular model (2003 Subaru Forester with engine code EJ251) show example...

For example, the manufacturer may have recommended 5W30 motor oil at the time of production (owners manual) & later revised the recommendation to 5W20. This guide will reflect latest recommendation by the manufacturer for this model. If there are no special instructions from the manufacturer, the owner can choose to follow either one of the recommendation without voiding warranty hide example.

Optional Equipment Listing This guide lists all available equipment options such as transmission options, differentials etc. for 2003 Subaru Forester with engine code EJ251 hide.
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Operating Temperature Original equipment manufacturer (OEM) sometimes provide different product recommendations based on operating environment temperature for a given equipment. This product cross reference guide will list such recommendations based on OEM guidelines. Some OEM recommended viscosity pertaining to a specific temperature range may not be available from AMSOIL.

However, AMSOIL products recommended for another temperature range can be safely used because AMSOIL synthetic lubricants are engineered to provide exceptional performance for significantly broader temperature range when compared to conventional & or other brand synthetic oils. For more information on a lubricants cold temperature performance; please refer to "Pour Point" from "Technical Properties" table located at the bottom of each lubricant product page hide.
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  1. Engine Oil

    Grade 1  »  SM
    Above -20C  »  10W-30, 10W-40
    Above 35C  »  30, 40, 10W-50, 20W-40, 20W-50 [1]
    Below 40C  »  5W-30 [2]
  2. Manual Transmission

    Manual Transmission, TY755 (5-SPD)  »  GL-5

    Above -30C  »  85W
    No AMSOIL Product Recommendation

    Manual Transmission, TY755 (5-SPD)  »  GL-5

    Above 0C  »  90
    SEVERE GEAR 75W-90 Synthetic EP Lubricant (SVGQT)
    75W-90 Synthetic Long Life Gear Lube (FGRQT)
    SEVERE GEAR 75W-110 Synthetic EP Lubricant (SVTQT)

    Manual Transmission, TY755 (5-SPD)  »  GL-5

    All TEMPS  »  75W-90
    SEVERE GEAR 75W-90 Synthetic EP Lubricant (SVGQT)
    75W-90 Synthetic Long Life Gear Lube (FGRQT)
    SEVERE GEAR 75W-110 Synthetic EP Lubricant (SVTQT)

    Manual Transmission, TY755 (5-SPD)  »  GL-5

    Below 32C  »  80W
    No AMSOIL Product Recommendation
  3. Automatic Transmission

  4. Front Differential

    Differential, Front  »  GL-5

    Below 32C  »  80W [4]
    No AMSOIL Product Recommendation

    Differential, Front  »  GL-5

    Above -30C  »  85W [4]
    No AMSOIL Product Recommendation

    Differential, Front  »  GL-5

    All TEMPS  »  80W-90 [4]
    SAE 80W-90 Synthetic Gear Lube (AGLQT)
    SEVERE GEAR 75W-90 Synthetic EP Lubricant (SVGQT)
    75W-90 Synthetic Long Life Gear Lube (FGRQT)
    SEVERE GEAR 75W-110 Synthetic EP Lubricant (SVTQT)

    Differential, Front  »  GL-5

    Above 0C  »  90 [4]
    SEVERE GEAR 75W-90 Synthetic EP Lubricant (SVGQT)
    75W-90 Synthetic Long Life Gear Lube (FGRQT)
    SEVERE GEAR 75W-110 Synthetic EP Lubricant (SVTQT)
    SAE 80W-90 Synthetic Gear Lube (AGLQT)
  5. Rear Differential

    Differential, Rear  »  GL-5

    Above -30C  »  85W [3]
    No AMSOIL Product Recommendation

    Differential, Rear  »  GL-5

    All TEMPS  »  80W-90 [3]
    SAE 80W-90 Synthetic Gear Lube (AGLQT)
    SEVERE GEAR 75W-90 Synthetic EP Lubricant (SVGQT)
    75W-90 Synthetic Long Life Gear Lube (FGRQT)

    Differential, Rear  »  GL-5

    Below 30C  »  80W [3]
    No AMSOIL Product Recommendation

    Differential, Rear  »  GL-5

    Above 0C  »  90 [3]
    SEVERE GEAR 75W-90 Synthetic EP Lubricant (SVGQT)
    75W-90 Synthetic Long Life Gear Lube (FGRQT)
    SEVERE GEAR 75W-110 Synthetic EP Lubricant (SVTQT)
    SAE 80W-90 Synthetic Gear Lube (AGLQT)
  6. Power Steering Fluid

  7. Brake Fluid

    Brake Fluid  »  HB

    AMSOIL Brake Fluid DOT-3 (BF3SN) [6]
  8. Clutch Fluid

    Clutch Fluid  »  HB

    AMSOIL Brake Fluid DOT-3 (BF3SN) [6]
  9. Lubricants & Fluids Comments  »  [*]

    [1] Above 35 C (95 F) refers to warm climates or
    Heavy Duty operation.
    [2] SAE 5W-30 is preferred.
    [3] Rear differential is for 4WD models only.
    [4] Front final drive is for automatic transmission only.
    [5] DEXRON®-III Automatic Transmission Fluid
    [6] Hydraulic Brake Fluid, DOT 3, P/N SOA868V9220

  10. Capacities (Drive Train Fluids)

    Engine, with filter  »  4 liters [1]
    Cooling System, AT Initial Fill  »  6.8 liters
    Passenger Car & Light Truck Antifreeze & Coolant
    AMSOIL Antifreeze and Engine Coolant
    Cooling System, MT Initial Fill  »  6.9 liters
    Passenger Car & Light Truck Antifreeze & Coolant
    AMSOIL Antifreeze and Engine Coolant
    Automatic Transmission, TZ1A3 Initial Fill  »  Not Specified [2]
    Automatic Transmission, Total Fill
    4 speed TZ1A3  »  6.4 liters
    Manual Transmission, TY755 (5-SPD)  »  3.5 liters
    Differential, Front  »  1.2 liters [3]
    Differential, Rear  »  0.8 liters [4]
    ANTPC ANT ANTPC ANT
    Capacities Comments
    [1] After refill check oil level.
    [2] Measure quantity drained and refill with same amount
    [3] Front final drive is for automatic transmission only.
    [4] Rear differential is for 4WD models only.
  11. Chassis Lubrication

    0 Fittings, 0 Plugs
  12. Torque Specifications

    Oil Drain Plug  »  33 ft/lbs
    Manual Transmission
    Drain Plug 30-35 ft/lbs

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  1. Filters: Oil, Air, Cabin, Fuel, Transmission, Hydraulic & Crankcase

    Oil Filter Absolute Efficiency Oil Filter (EA15K12)  
    Oil Filter WIX 57712 Oil Filter  
    Air Filter WIX 42728 Air Filter  
    Fuel Filter WIX 33558 Fuel Filter  
    Transmission Filter Absolute Efficiency Oil Filter (EA15K12) [1]
    Transmission Filter WIX 51365 Oil Filter [1]

    Filter Comments
    [1] Spin-on Transmission
  2. Gasoline Engine Fuel Additives

    Dominator Octane Boost (AOB)
    AOB Dominator Octane Boost (AOB)

    Maximizes power and improves performance in all two-cycle and four-cycle gasoline engines. Reduces engine knock, improves ignition and engine response, helps fuel burn cleaner and inhibits corrosion. Recommended for off-road and racing use. Packag...

    Gasoline Stabilizer (AST)
    AST Gasoline Stabilizer (AST)

    AMSOIL Gasoline Stabilizer (AST) reduces the oxidation process that occurs when fuel is stored for extended periods, improving performance, extending equipment life and decreasing maintenance expenses. Package sizes include: 16-oz. Bottle ...

    P.I Performance Improver (API)
    API P.I Performance Improver (API)

    Improves fuel mileage an average of 2.3% and up to 5.7%. Reduces emissions such as hydrocarbons (HC) up to 15%, carbon monoxide (CO) up to 26% and nitrous oxides (NOx) up to 17%. Package sizes include: 12-oz. Bottle 12-oz. Bottles (cas...

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ASL 5W-30 Signature Series Synthetic Motor Oil (ASL)

The Top Tier of AMSOIL Synthetic Motor Oil AMSOIL Signature Series Synthetic Motor Oil delivers extraordinary lubrication in all types of automotive gasoline engines. By combining industry-premier synthetic technology with AMSOIL premium additives...
XLF 5W-30 Extended Life Synthetic Motor Oil (XLF)

AMSOIL XL Extended Life Synthetic Motor Oils provide better wear control, high- and low-temperature protection and increased fuel economy compared to conventional oils. Extended-Drain Boost Technology Package sizes include: 1-Quart Bottl...
OEF 5W-30 OE Series Synthetic Motor Oil (OEF)

AMSOIL OE Synthetic Motor Oils help provide better wear control, high- and low-temperature protection and increased fuel economy compared to conventional oils. The oil drain interval recommendations for many of today’s vehicles extend well beyo...
SVG 75W 90 Severe Gear® Extreme Pressure (SVG)

Formulated for the severe operating conditions of today's pick-up trucks, SUVs, heavy equipment and other hard working vehicles. AMSOIL SEVERE GEAR® Synthetic Extreme Pressure (EP) Lubricants are premium grade gear oils specifically engineered...
FGR 75W-90 Semi-Truck Gear Lube (FGR)

Specifically engineered for extended drain intervals up to 500,000 miles as set by equipment manufacturers for over-the-road trucks and heavy equipment. Provides long life in passenger cars and trucks. Protects against wear and improves equipment li...
SVT 75W-110 Severe Gear® Extreme Pressure (SVT)

AMSOIL SEVERE GEAR® Synthetic Extreme Pressure (EP) Lubricants are premium grade gear oils specifically engineered for maximum performance in severe duty applications. These state-of-the-art AMSOIL formulations feature an exclusive blend of high ...
ATF Signature Series Multi-Vehicle Synthetic ATF

AMSOIL Signature Series Multi-Vehicle Synthetic ATF is engineered to outperform conventional automatic transmission fluids and exceed the performance requirements of most North American, European and Asian vehicles. This sophisticated formulation pro...
OTF OE Multi-Vehicle Synthetic ATF

AMSOIL OE Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid provides passenger-car/light-truck transmissions excellent wear protection, sludge resistance and extreme-temperature performance throughout original equipment manufacturer (OEM)-recommended drain inte...
ATD Torque-Drive Transmission Fluid (ATD)

Formulated for Allison TES-295 or C4, DEXRON III, MERCON, Voith G-1363, ZF TE-ML 14C Engineered for outstanding performance in heavy-duty transmissions manufactured by Allison, Voith, ZF, Ford, GM and Mercedes-Benz. Excellent protection in tempera...
AGL 80W-90 Synthetic Gear Lube (AGL)

High quality replacement for applications specifying SAE 80W-90 conventional gear lube. Synthetic construction provides improved cold flow properties, high viscosity index and heat resistance. Contains an over treat of high quality additives, exceed...
BF3 Series 500 DOT 3 Brake Fluid (BF3)

*** This item is available for US customers only *** AMSOIL now offers Series 500 High-Performance DOT 3 Brake Fluid. AMSOIL Brake Fluids provide superior high-temperature performance in auto/light truck, high-performance, racing and powers...
ANTPC Passenger Vehicle Antifreeze (ANTPC)

Ethylene Glycol 50/50 Pre-Mix Formulation AMSOIL Passenger Car/Light Truck Antifreeze & Coolant provides superior heat transfer and excellent protection against corrosion, freezing and boilover. It provides maximum protection in extreme temper...
ANT Antifreeze and Engine Coolant (ANT)

AMSOIL Antifreeze & Coolant (ANT) is a low-toxicity propylene glycol antifreeze formulated to provide benefits far beyond those found in today's conventional antifreeze and coolant products. This revolutionary formulation provides maximum antifre...
amsoil oil filter AMSOIL Ea Oil Filters

AMSOIL Ea Oil Filters feature synthetic nanofiber technology for maximum efficiency. Guaranteed for up to 15,000 miles or up to 25,000 miles, depending on application, when used with AMSOIL synthetic motor oil.
wix oil filter WIX Automotive, Light Truck & Racing Oil Filters

WIX Oil filters are made with full metal base plate for superior strength at the double seal & also feature a silicone anti-drainback valve. Glass enhanced media in WIX oil filters offers greater efficiency, capturing more 10 to 12 micron sized particles than other cellulose or synthetic blend medias.
wix air filter WIX Automotive, Light Truck & Racing Air Filters

WIX panel element air filters have a linear path through the filter for low airflow restriction & an exclusive pocket pleat for the filter media. Radial air filters are constructed of mesh screen on the inside wall diameter for element strength and media protection from backfire.
wix fuel filter WIX Automotive, Light Truck and Racing Fuel Filters

wix filterWIX Fuel Filters provide an unmatched fuel cleansing performance. They prevent pump wear, injector clogging, premature engine wear and help boost fuel efficiency. Offer quick, easy filter replacement, long life and the possibility of extended service intervals.
amsoil oil filter AMSOIL Ea Oil Filters

AMSOIL Ea Oil Filters feature synthetic nanofiber technology for maximum efficiency. Guaranteed for up to 15,000 miles or up to 25,000 miles, depending on application, when used with AMSOIL synthetic motor oil.
wix oil filter WIX Automotive, Light Truck & Racing Oil Filters

WIX Oil filters are made with full metal base plate for superior strength at the double seal & also feature a silicone anti-drainback valve. Glass enhanced media in WIX oil filters offers greater efficiency, capturing more 10 to 12 micron sized particles than other cellulose or synthetic blend medias.

Maintenance Schedule as Provided by OEM Documentation

Distance:
3,000 miles (4,800 km)
Action:
Change
Item:
Engine oil
Interval in Month(s):
3
Labor Units:
0.21
Parts Units:
5.3
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A substance that lubricates and cools the moving parts of the engine and reduces corrosion and the formation of rust.
Distance:
3,000 miles (4,800 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Oil filter
Interval in Month(s):
3
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A cartridge-filled canister placed in an engine's lubricating system to strain dirt and abrasive materials out of the oil.
Distance:
7,500 miles (12,000 km)
Action:
Rotate/adjust air pressure
Item:
Wheels & tires
Interval in Month(s):
7
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A circular frame of hard material that may be solid or partly solid, is capable of turning on an axle, and holds the rubber cushion that contains compressed air.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Brake system
Interval in Month(s):
15
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A vehicle's stopping mechanism comprised of a pedal connected to a hydraulic master cylinder that can actuate clamping and/or expanding devices at all four wheels that slow or stop a vehicle's rolling motion. Components in a basic brake system are the master cylinder, calipers and/or wheel cylinders, linings or pads or shoes, rotors and/or drums.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Brakes, front
Interval in Month(s):
15
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A vehicle's stopping mechanism comprised of a pedal connected to a hydraulic master cylinder that can actuate clamping and/or expanding devices at all four wheels that slow or stop a vehicle's rolling motion. Also used to refer to the brake system's most frequently replaced parts, brake pads and/or brake shoes.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Clutch and hill-holder system
Interval in Month(s):
15
Labor Units:
0.2
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A device on some vehicles with manual transmissions that automatically applies the brakes on an upward incline while the clutch pedal is depressed. Without this device, a vehicle would roll backwards until the operator either shifted gears and released the clutch or applied the brake, and make a smooth gear transition more difficult.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Steering & suspension
Interval in Month(s):
15
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A vehicle's steering is the collection of components that enable the operator to direct a vehicle in a desired direction. Suspension is the assemblage of joints, links and other components between a vehicle and its wheels.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Inspect boots & seals
Item:
Drive axles
Interval in Month(s):
15
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: In a front-wheel drive vehicle or a rear-wheel drive vehicle with independent rear suspension, the short axles that connect the driven wheels with the driving force. Drive axles typically have CV (constant velocity)-joints on their ends.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Brakes, rear
Interval in Month(s):
30
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A vehicle's stopping mechanism comprised of a pedal connected to a hydraulic master cylinder that can actuate clamping and/or expanding devices at all four wheels that slow or stop a vehicle's rolling motion. Also used to refer to the brake system's most frequently replaced parts, brake pads and/or brake shoes.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Cooling system
Interval in Month(s):
30
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The system that stores and circulates coolant throughout (water cooled) engines to prevent overheating. Some vehicles have air-cooled engines in which high-speed airflow is sufficient to keep the engine cool.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Drive belt(s)
Interval in Month(s):
30
Labor Units:
0.03
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A belt that transfers the rotation of the engine through the crankshaft pulley to drive various devices, such as the alternator, water pump, air conditioning compressor or power steering pump.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Front differential fluid
Interval in Month(s):
30
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The liquid used for lubricating gears inside the differential.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Fuel filter
Interval in Month(s):
30
Labor Units:
0.05
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A replaceable metal or plastic canister that prevents particulate matter and most contaminants in the fuel from reaching the engine.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Fuel system
Interval in Month(s):
30
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The assemblage of parts that stores and delivers fuel for the engine, including the fuel cap, fuel tank, fuel lines and hoses, fuel pump, fuel filter and fuel injectors or carburetor.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Rear differential fluid
Interval in Month(s):
30
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Lubricant that permits quiet and low friction operation of the differential. Can be gear oil, transmission fluid, or a more specialized fluid specified by the manufacturer.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Timing belt
Interval in Month(s):
30
Labor Units:
0.2
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A "toothed" belt that drives an overhead camshaft or camshafts (and in some vehicles a water pump).
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Automatic transmission fluid
Interval in Month(s):
30
Labor Units:
0.02
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used for lubricating and cooling an automatic transmission.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Brake fluid
Interval in Month(s):
30
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
3
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used in the hydraulic brake system.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Coolant
Interval in Month(s):
30
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Also known as "antifreeze." A mixture of water and ethylene glycol that has both a higher boiling point and a lower freezing point than plain water.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Air filter
Interval in Month(s):
30
Labor Units:
0.2
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A device that filters incoming air fed to the engine.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Spark plugs
Interval in Month(s):
30
Labor Units:
1.1
Parts Units:
4
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Cables that carry a high-voltage electrical charge from the distributor cap or ignition coils to the spark plugs.
Distance:
60,000 miles (96,000 km)
Action:
Clean/repack
Item:
Wheel bearings, rear
Interval in Month(s):
60
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The assemblies that permit smooth rotation of the wheel hub as it's mounted to the spindle.
Distance:
105,000 miles (168,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Drive belt(s)
Interval in Month(s):
105
Labor Units:
1.5
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A belt that transfers the rotation of the engine through the crankshaft pulley to drive various devices, such as the alternator, water pump, air conditioning compressor or power steering pump.
Distance:
105,000 miles (168,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Timing belt
Interval in Month(s):
105
Labor Units:
3.5
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A "toothed" belt that drives an overhead camshaft or camshafts (and in some vehicles a water pump).

Service Bulletin as Provided by OEM & NHTSA

Bulletin Date:
2002-01-01
Bulletin Number:
1510501
NHTSA Item Number:
631748

Component Description: Equipment.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subject regarding auto dimming electrochromic compass mirror trouble shooting guide. ( nhtsa item number - 631748 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-09-01
Bulletin Number:
090102
NHTSA Item Number:
10005959

Component Description: Fuel system, gasoline:delivery:hoses, lines/piping, and fittings.

Service Bulletin Summary: Fuel line noise. Subaru newsletter. ( nhtsa item number - 10005959 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-12-01
Bulletin Number:
94
NHTSA Item Number:
10000639

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Improperly manufactured 4eat transmission parking pawl rod. ( nhtsa item number - 10000639 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-12-01
Bulletin Number:
035002
NHTSA Item Number:
10000642

Component Description: Suspension:front:wheel bearing.

Service Bulletin Summary: New procedure for replacing rear wheel bearings. ( nhtsa item number - 10000642 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-02-01
Bulletin Number:
021403
NHTSA Item Number:
10001451

Component Description: Seat belts:front:buckle assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Stop sale order on vehicles with problems with the front seat belt buckle latch. ( nhtsa item number - 10001451 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-03-01
Bulletin Number:
127803
NHTSA Item Number:
10001351

Component Description: Equipment.

Service Bulletin Summary: Floor mat hook repair. ( nhtsa item number - 10001351 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-05-01
Bulletin Number:
035203
NHTSA Item Number:
10001726

Component Description: Power train:clutch assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Clutch pedal sticking. ( nhtsa item number - 10001726 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-07-01
Bulletin Number:
010703
NHTSA Item Number:
638141

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subject regarding techtips - a subaru service / technical support line monthly newsletter - special edition forester. ( nhtsa item number - 638141 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-09-01
Bulletin Number:
09012003
NHTSA Item Number:
10016480

Component Description: Structure:body:door.

Service Bulletin Summary: Creaking noise from door checker. ( nhtsa item number - 10016480 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-09-01
Bulletin Number:
09012003
NHTSA Item Number:
10016481

Component Description: Air bags.

Service Bulletin Summary: Airbag connectors were difficult for the technicians to get apart for the side airbag on some vehicles. ( nhtsa item number - 10016481 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-09-01
Bulletin Number:
09012003
NHTSA Item Number:
10016486

Component Description: Visibility:windshield wiper/washer.

Service Bulletin Summary: Washer nozzles-may encounter poor discharge from the left front windshield washer. ( nhtsa item number - 10016486 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-11-01
Bulletin Number:
127703
NHTSA Item Number:
10005274

Component Description: Structure:body:door.

Service Bulletin Summary: Front and rear door panel clips. ( nhtsa item number - 10005274 ).

Bulletin Date:
2004-02-01
Bulletin Number:
063304
NHTSA Item Number:
10006340

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:disc:pads.

Service Bulletin Summary: Disc brake pad modification for uneven or premature worn brake pads. ( nhtsa item number - 10006340 ).

Bulletin Date:
2004-08-01
Bulletin Number:
170704
NHTSA Item Number:
10009789

Component Description: Air bags:side/window.

Service Bulletin Summary: Trouble code 41 and 42 in the diagnostic system of the srs side air bag system. ( nhtsa item number - 10009789 ).

Bulletin Date:
2004-08-01
Bulletin Number:
08302004
NHTSA Item Number:
10009790

Component Description: Air bags:side/window.

Service Bulletin Summary: Availability of harness repair and clip kit for service bulletin 17-07-04 srs side air bag system. ( nhtsa item number - 10009790 ).

Bulletin Date:
2004-09-01
Bulletin Number:
09012004
NHTSA Item Number:
10014457

Component Description: Latches/locks/linkages.

Service Bulletin Summary: 2003my keyless entry control module interchangeability. This includes 2003 subaru models. ( nhtsa item number - 10014457 ).

Bulletin Date:
2004-12-01
Bulletin Number:
063103
NHTSA Item Number:
10002989

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:antilock:control unit/module.

Service Bulletin Summary: Replacement of the electronic control unit (ecu) for anti-lock brake system (abs) repair. ( nhtsa item number - 10002989 ).

Bulletin Date:
2005-01-01
Bulletin Number:
128405
NHTSA Item Number:
10015202

Component Description: Structure:body:hatchback/liftgate:support device.

Service Bulletin Summary: The damping structure for the rear gate stay has been changed from a single to a dual type damper style. ( nhtsa item number - 10015202 ).

Bulletin Date:
2005-03-01
Bulletin Number:
17
NHTSA Item Number:
10015705

Component Description: Air bags.

Service Bulletin Summary: Srs codes 41 & 42. Subaru tech tips. ( nhtsa item number - 10015705 ).

Bulletin Date:
2005-09-01
Bulletin Number:
029605
NHTSA Item Number:
10016869

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: 2. 5l remanufactured sohc short block release. ( nhtsa item number - 10016869 ).

Bulletin Date:
2006-02-01
Bulletin Number:
02
NHTSA Item Number:
10019343

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline:belts and associated pulleys.

Service Bulletin Summary: Rubbing mark on timing belt. Subaru. ( nhtsa item number - 10019343 ).

Bulletin Date:
2011-02-01
Bulletin Number:
SB-05-50-10R
NHTSA Item Number:
10037968

Component Description: Tires.

Service Bulletin Summary: Ready ( nhtsa item number - 10037968 ).


Recall Data Provided by NHTSA

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1
Make(s):
SAAB, SUBARU
Model(s):
9-2X, FORESTER, IMPREZA
Year(s):
2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Manufacturer:
SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC.
NHTSA ID:
11V464000
Recall Date:
September 6th, 2011
Units Affected:
318,215

Affected Component: Suspension:front:control arm:lower arm.

Summary: 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. .

Conequence: A broken control arm can result in the loss of control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash. .

Remedy: 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. .

Notes: This is subaru's safety recall number wvx-34. Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).

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2
Make(s):
SUBARU
Model(s):
FORESTER
Year(s):
2003
Manufacturer:
SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC.
NHTSA ID:
03V047000
Recall Date:
February 20th, 2003
Units Affected:
326

Affected Component: Seat belts:front:buckle assembly.

Summary: Certain passenger vehicles fail to comply with requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 209, "seat belt assemblies. " the left and right front seat belt buckle/latch assemblies were improperly manufactured. .

Conequence: In the event of a crash, the front seat belts could unlatch, which could result in personal injury to the seat occupant. .

Remedy: Dealers will replace the left and right front seat belt buckle/latch assemblies. Owner notification began february 19, 2003. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact subaru at 1-800-782-2783. .

Notes: Customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236). .

#
3
Make(s):
SUBARU
Model(s):
BAJA, FORESTER, IMPREZA, LEGACY, OUTBACK
Year(s):
2001, 2002, 2003
Manufacturer:
SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC.
NHTSA ID:
02V282000
Recall Date:
October 30th, 2002
Units Affected:
172,564

Affected Component: Power train:automatic transmission.

Summary: Certain sport utility and passenger vehicles equipped with automatic transmissions were produced with an improperly manufactured transmission parking rod. When the transmission selector lever is placed in the "p" (park) position, the transmission park mechanism, that is intended to hold your vehicle, may not engage. .

Conequence: The vehicle could then move/roll without prior warning, increasing the risk of a crash. .

Remedy: Dealers will replace the automatic transmission parking rod assembly. Owner notification january 8, 2003. An interim owner notification will be sent during november 2002. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact subaru at 1-800-782-2783. .

Notes: Customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236). .

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