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2009 Subaru Forester
2.5L 4-cyl Engine Code EJ255 Turbo
224 bhp. @ 5200 rpm / Torque: 226 ft. lbs. @ 2800 rpm
16 Valves Double Overhead Camshaft Variable Valve Timing
2.5L - Flat 4-cyl (2457 cc) (Gasoline engine w/ Turbocharger)

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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 (2009 Subaru Forester with engine code EJ255) 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.

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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.

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  1. Engine Oil

    Grade 1  »  SM
    Subaru has published Service Bulletin # 02-103-07 that identifies a factory design related problem with premature clogging of the oil mesh screen located inside the oiling system that supplies the turbo charger on all model turbo charged cars. A clogged screen will result in oil starvation and turbo charger failure. Subaru has since published Service Bulletin #02-110-10R indicating that 2010 MY and prior turbocharged engines continue to require oil and filter change intervals of 3, 750 miles (6, 000 km) or 3 3/4 months, while all 2011 MY turbocharged engines have returned to the original requirement of 7, 500 miles (12, 000 km) or 7 1/2 months, and they are required to use synthetic oil. Due to the issues outlined in this document, AMSOIL recommends following Subaru drain interval recommendations.

    Above -20C  »  10W-30, 10W-40
    All TEMPS  »  5W-30 [1]
  2. Manual Transmission

  3. Automatic Transmission

  4. Front Differential

    Differential, Front W/ AT  »  GL-5

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

    Differential, Front W/ AT  »  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)

    Differential, Front W/ AT  »  GL-5

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

    Differential, Front W/ AT  »  GL-5

    All TEMPS  »  75W-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)
  5. Rear Differential

    Differential, Rear  »  GL-5

    Below 30C  »  80W
    No AMSOIL Product Recommendation

    Differential, Rear  »  GL-5

    Above -30C  »  85W
    No AMSOIL Product Recommendation

    Differential, Rear  »  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)
    SAE 80W-90 Synthetic Gear Lube (AGLQT)

    Differential, Rear  »  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)
    SAE 80W-90 Synthetic Gear Lube (AGLQT)
  6. Power Steering Fluid

  7. Brake Fluid

    Brake Fluid  »  HB

    AMSOIL Brake Fluid DOT-3 (BF3SN) [5]
  8. Clutch Fluid

    Clutch Fluid  »  HB

    AMSOIL Brake Fluid DOT-3 (BF3SN) [5]
  9. Lubricants & Fluids Comments  »  [*]

    [1] SAE 5W-30 is preferred.
    [2] Subaru ATF HP, Part no. K0140Y0700 or equivalent
    [3] Front final drive is for automatic transmission only.
    [4] DEXRON®-III Automatic Transmission Fluid
    [5] Hydraulic Brake Fluid, DOT 3, P/N SOA868V9220

  10. Capacities (Drive Train Fluids)

    Engine, with filter  »  4.2 liters [1]
    Cooling System, Initial Fill  »  8 liters
    Passenger Car & Light Truck Antifreeze & Coolant
    AMSOIL Antifreeze and Engine Coolant
    Automatic Transmission, TZ1B8 Initial Fill  »  Not Specified [2]
    Automatic Transmission, Total Fill
    4 speed TZ1B8  »  9.3 liters
    Manual Transmission, TY758 (5-SPD)  »  3.5 liters
    Differential, With AT Front  »  1.2 liters
    Differential, Rear  »  0.8 liters
    ANTPC ANT
    Capacities Comments
    [1] After refill check oil level.
    [2] Measure quantity drained and refill with same amount
  11. Chassis Lubrication

    0 Fittings, 0 Plugs
  12. Torque Specifications

    Oil Drain Plug  »  33 ft/lbs
    Manual Transmission Aluminum Gasket
    Drain Plug 33 ft/lbs
    Manual Transmission Copper Gasket
    Drain Plug 51 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 49012 Air 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)

    P.i. 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%. Restores power and performance. Reduces the need for costly higher...

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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...
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.
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):
8
Labor Units:
0.19
Parts Units:
4.8
Drive Type:
AWD
Description: A substance that lubricates and cools the moving parts of the engine and reduces corrosion and the formation of rust.
Distance:
7,500 miles (12,000 km)
Action:
Inspect/rotate
Item:
Wheels & tires
Interval in Month(s):
8
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
AWD
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:
7,500 miles (12,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Oil filter
Interval in Month(s):
8
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
AWD
Description: A cartridge-filled canister placed in an engine's lubricating system to strain dirt and abrasive materials out of the oil.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Brake lines, hoses & connections
Interval in Month(s):
15
Labor Units:
0.02
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
AWD
Description: Tubes and their connections that carry brake fluid between the various components in a vehicle's brake system.
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:
AWD
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:
CV joints
Interval in Month(s):
15
Labor Units:
0.06
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
AWD
Description: Constant velocity joints, which are located on either end of the drive axles and transmit engine power while enabling full steering and suspension movement. Black accordion boots cover and protect these joints and hold lubricant.
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:
AWD
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:
AWD
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:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Inspect/adjust
Item:
Parking brake
Interval in Month(s):
15
Labor Units:
0.05
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
AWD
Description: The mechanical brake connected by cables to either a ratcheting hand lever or foot pedal used to hold or apply a vehicle's rear and sometimes front brakes while left unattended or under conditions of hydraulic circuit failure. Sometimes referred to as the emergency brake.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Clutch
Interval in Month(s):
15
Labor Units:
0.05
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
AWD
Description: A pedal-operated device that disconnects the engine from the manual transmission to allow a vehicle to change gears, and then allows the engine and transmission to resume contact and turn together at a new speed.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Cooling system hoses & connections
Interval in Month(s):
30
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
AWD
Description: A system of rubber hoses through which coolant flows from the radiator through the engine and cooling system.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Differential, rear
Interval in Month(s):
30
Labor Units:
0.05
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
AWD
Description: A set of gears that transfers the power of the rotating driveshaft to drive wheels in front and rear-wheel-drive vehicles. The differential also allows each of the opposing wheels to turn at a different speed when cornering.
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:
AWD
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:
Fuel lines & hoses
Interval in Month(s):
30
Labor Units:
0.05
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
AWD
Description: The tubing that carries fuel throughout a vehicle.
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:
AWD
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:
AWD
Description: The fluid used for lubricating and cooling an automatic transmission.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Check level
Item:
Manual transmission fluid
Interval in Month(s):
30
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
AWD
Description: The fluid used for lubricating and cooling a manual 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:
AWD
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:
AWD
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:
AWD
Description: A device that filters incoming air fed to the engine.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Fuel filter
Interval in Month(s):
30
Labor Units:
0.4
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
AWD
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:
Replace
Item:
Spark plugs
Interval in Month(s):
30
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
4
Drive Type:
AWD
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:
Inspect/replace
Item:
Wheel bearings
Interval in Month(s):
60
Labor Units:
0.8
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
AWD
Description: The assemblies that permit smooth rotation between the wheel hub and spindle.
Distance:
105,000 miles (168,000 km)
Action:
Inspect/adjust
Item:
Valve clearance
Interval in Month(s):
105
Labor Units:
0.05
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
AWD
Description: The maximum amount of space between a rocker arm or cam and the part it contacts to actuate a valve.
Distance:
105,000 miles (168,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Drive belt(s)
Interval in Month(s):
105
Labor Units:
1.5
Parts Units:
2
Drive Type:
AWD
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
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
AWD
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:
2009-02-01
Bulletin Number:
SB-12-108-09
NHTSA Item Number:
10028526

Component Description: (A) Structure:body., (B) Structure:frame and members.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subaru: vehicle has a water leak in the front driver/passenger side of the vehicle, it may be coming from the body seam located behind the front inner fender well. To correct the condition, the body seam will need to be sealed. ( nhtsa item number - 10028526 ).

Bulletin Date:
2009-10-01
Bulletin Number:
SB-WVM-23
NHTSA Item Number:
10032512

Component Description: (A) Electrical system: software., (B) Engine and engine cooling:engine., (C) Engine and engine cooling:exhaust system:emission control:catalytic convertor.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subaru: engine control module (ecm) reprogramming. Under certain severe driving patterns, such as high speed highway/uphill driving and/or accelerating with high engine revolutions, the efficiency of an affected vehicle's catalytic conve ( nhtsa item number - 10032512 ).

Bulletin Date:
2010-06-01
Bulletin Number:
SB-05-46-10
NHTSA Item Number:
10034012

Component Description: Fuel system, other:storage:tank assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subaru: evaporator drain house freezing. It may be difficult to fill the fuel tank after driving the vehicle through deep snow, there is the possibility that ice has formed in the evaporator drain hose. ( nhtsa item number - 10034012 ).

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 ).

Bulletin Date:
2011-03-01
Bulletin Number:
WVM-23
NHTSA Item Number:
10038957

Component Description: (A) Electrical system: software., (B) Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subaru service campaign: see document search button for owner letter. A software problem is causing the catalytic converter to degrade when driving at high speeds. This will cause the engine light to come on. ( nhtsa item number - 10038957 ).

Bulletin Date:
2011-03-01
Bulletin Number:
SPB-WVU-31
NHTSA Item Number:
10038970

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subaru service campaign: see document search button for owner letter. Ecm reprogramming procedure. 2006-2010 legacy/outback/forester/impreza. ( nhtsa item number - 10038970 ).

Bulletin Date:
2012-10-01
Bulletin Number:
SB-001487
NHTSA Item Number:
10047539

Component Description: Air bags: alleged counterfeit air bag.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subaru: information being provided regarding counterfeit air bags, being used as replacement parts and installed in certain vehicles. Models 2008-2011 legacy, outback, impreza, forester. ( nhtsa item number - 10047539 ).

Bulletin Date:
2012-10-01
Bulletin Number:
WQA-37
NHTSA Item Number:
10065061

Component Description: Seat belts.

Service Bulletin Summary: Summary to be provided on a future date. ( nhtsa item number - 10065061 ).

Bulletin Date:
2012-10-01
Bulletin Number:
18-164-12
NHTSA Item Number:
10065063

Component Description: Equipment:other:owners/service/other manual.

Service Bulletin Summary: Summary to be provided on a future date. ( nhtsa item number - 10065063 ).

Bulletin Date:
2013-01-01
Bulletin Number:
WQD-40
NHTSA Item Number:
10051640

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:exhaust system:emission control:catalytic convertor.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subaru: over time, front catalytic converter efficiency degrades beyond an acceptable level and releases air pollutants that requires the front catalytic converter to be replaced and ecm to be reprogrammed. Models 2008-2009 legacy, outbac ( nhtsa item number - 10051640 ).

Bulletin Date:
2013-01-01
Bulletin Number:
18-165-13
NHTSA Item Number:
10065104

Component Description: Equipment.

Service Bulletin Summary: Summary to be provided on a future date. ( nhtsa item number - 10065104 ).

Bulletin Date:
2013-01-01
Bulletin Number:
WQE-41
NHTSA Item Number:
10065109

Component Description: Equipment.

Service Bulletin Summary: Summary to be provided on a future date. ( nhtsa item number - 10065109 ).

Bulletin Date:
2013-01-01
Bulletin Number:
WQD-40
NHTSA Item Number:
10065117

Component Description: Engine (pws).

Service Bulletin Summary: Summary to be provided on a future date. ( nhtsa item number - 10065117 ).

Bulletin Date:
2013-05-01
Bulletin Number:
12-153-13
NHTSA Item Number:
10065147

Component Description: Equipment.

Service Bulletin Summary: Summary to be provided on a future date. ( nhtsa item number - 10065147 ).

Bulletin Date:
2014-02-01
Bulletin Number:
TSB-2-20-14
NHTSA Item Number:
10055441

Component Description: Power train:clutch assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subaru: the custiomer may complain of the intermittent operation of the hill start assist warning lamp. Stored dtc c0076 with detail codes 2610h and/or 2620h. ( nhtsa item number - 10055441 ).

Bulletin Date:
2014-09-01
Bulletin Number:
SB-16-92-14
NHTSA Item Number:
10056871

Component Description: Steering:hydraulic power assist:power steering fluid.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subaru: replacing coolant piping located adjacent to radiator that's corroded and damaged due to road salt and/or salt water accumulation and new replacement is double thick teflon coating. Model 2009-13 forester at, 20089-11 impreza at. ( nhtsa item number - 10056871 ).

Bulletin Date:
2014-10-01
Bulletin Number:
SB-02-155-14-R
NHTSA Item Number:
10056877

Component Description: Equipment.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subaru: information regarding replacement revision of air intake duct for turbocharger where insulator portion of duct separates from duct and leaks boost pressure, loss of power and increased sound levels occurs. Model 2005-12 legacy, ou ( nhtsa item number - 10056877 ).


Recall Data Provided by NHTSA

#
1
Make(s):
SUBARU
Model(s):
FORESTER, IMPREZA, WRX, WRX STI
Year(s):
2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Manufacturer:
Subaru of America, Inc.
NHTSA ID:
14V830000
Recall Date:
December 31st, 2014
Units Affected:
200,064

Affected Component: Service brakes, hydraulic.

Summary: Subaru of america, inc. (subaru) is recalling certain model year 2008-2011 impreza, 2008-2014 wrx and sti, and 2009-2013 forester vehicles, currently, or formerly, registered in connecticut, delaware, illinois, indiana, iowa, maine, maryland, massachusetts, michigan, minnesota, missouri, new hampshire, new jersey, new york, ohio, pennsylvania, rhode island, vermont, west virginia, wisconsin and the district of columbia that were remedied under recall 14v-311 prior to december 23, 2014. The brake lines may experience brake line corrosion due to salt water splashing on the brake lines through a gap in the fuel tank protector. .

Conequence: Brake fluid may leak due to the brake line corrosion and may result in longer distances being required to slow or stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash. .

Remedy: Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will apply an anti-corrosion wax to the four-way joint connector area of the brake line system, free of charge. The recall began on january 27, 2015. Owners may contact subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's number for this recall is wqq-52. Notes: this recall is specific to affected forester, impreza, wrx, and sti customers who had their car remedied under nhtsa recall no. 14v-311 prior to december 23, 2014. Subaru has determined that this remedy was inadequate due to incomplete repair instructions provided to dealers. Affected forester, impreza, wrx, and sti vehicles that were not repaired under nhtsa recall no. 14v-311 prior to december 23, 2014 will continue to be processed under nhtsa recall no. 14v-311. Affected vehicles not currently, or formerly, registered in the salt belt states identified in this recall are eligible for repair, at no cost to the customer, upon request. .

Notes: Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).

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Make(s):
SUBARU
Model(s):
FORESTER, IMPREZA, LEGACY, OUTBACK, WRX, WRX STI
Year(s):
2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Manufacturer:
Subaru of America, Inc.
NHTSA ID:
14V311000
Recall Date:
June 10th, 2014
Units Affected:
461,338

Affected Component: Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:hoses, lines/piping, and fittings.

Summary: Subaru of america, inc. (subaru) is recalling certain model year 2005-2009 outback and legacy, 2008-2011 impreza and 2008-2014 impreza wrx/sti, and 2009-2013 forester vehicles, currently, or formerly, registered in connecticut, delaware, illinois, indiana, iowa, maine, maryland, massachusetts, michigan, minnesota, missouri, new hampshire, new jersey, new york, ohio, pennsylvania, rhode island, vermont, west virginia, wisconsin and the district of columbia. Salt water could splash on the brake lines through a gap in the fuel tank protector, resulting in excessive corrosion of the brake lines. Note that affected vehicles not currently, or formerly registered, in the salt belt states identified above are eligible for repair, at no cost to the customer, upon request. .

Conequence: Brake line corrosion may result in brake fluid leakage. Fluid leakage may result in longer distances being required to slow or stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash. .

Remedy: Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will test the brake system by depressing the brake pedal and inspecting for brake fluid leaks. If no brake fluid seepage is observed, the affected areas will be rustproofed with anti-corrosion wax. If brake fluid seepage is observed, the brake lines will be replaced followed by rustproofing with anti-corrosion wax. These services will be performed free of charge. The recall began july 2014 and second notifications will run through november 2014. Owners may contact subaru at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's recall campaign number is wqk-47. Note: this recall supersedes recall 13v-110 which applied to certain 2005-2009 legacy/outback vehicles. Vehicles that were remedied under the previous campaign still need additional areas rust-proofed. .

Notes: Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).

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Make(s):
SUBARU
Model(s):
FORESTER, LEGACY, OUTBACK, TRIBECA
Year(s):
2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Manufacturer:
SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC.
NHTSA ID:
12V602000
Recall Date:
December 26th, 2012
Units Affected:
633,842

Affected Component: Exterior lighting.

Summary: Subaru is recalling certain model year 2010 and 2011 legacy and outback vehicles, certain model year 2006 through 2012 tribeca vehicles sold before january 2012, and certain model year 2009 through 2012 forester vehicles sold before january 2012. Up to 78,650 of these vehicles may have been equipped with accessory puddle lights that, when illuminated, brighten the area under the doors of the vehicle. A short circuit can develop when either the puddle light or connector are exposed to an electrolytic moisture source (such as road spray that has road salt in it) and it penetrates the circuit board of the puddle light or the pins of the puddle light connector(s). .

Conequence: Over time, migration of the moisture into the circuit board and/or into the connector cavity, may result in a short circuit of the puddle light system. This may generate heat which may melt the plastic resulting in smoke or fire. .

Remedy: Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will install an additional fused-harness, free of charge. The recall began february 19, 2013. Owners may contact subaru at 1-800-782-2783 for more information. .

Notes: Subaru's recall campaign number is wqe-41. Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).

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Make(s):
SUBARU
Model(s):
FORESTER
Year(s):
2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Manufacturer:
SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC.
NHTSA ID:
12V099000
Recall Date:
March 13th, 2012
Units Affected:
326,014

Affected Component: Seat belts:rear.

Summary: Subaru is recalling certain model year 2009-2012 forester vehicles manufactured from november 26, 2007, through march 13, 2012. The automatic locking retractor in the seat belt assemblies located in the rear center seating of the affected vehicles do not meet lockability requirements and fail to comply with federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 208, “occupant crash protection. ” specifically, the assemblies may not permit proper installation and secure attachment of a child restraint in that seating position. .

Conequence: An insecure installation of a child restraint can increase the risk of injury to a child during a crash. .

Remedy: Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear center seat belt assembly with a newly modified automatic locking retractor, free of charge. An interim letter was mailed on march 26, 2012. Owners may contact subaru at 1-800-782-2783. .

Notes: Subaru's recall campaign number is wqa-37. Customers may 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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Make(s):
MAZDA, SUBARU
Model(s):
CX-7, CX-9, FORESTER, IMPREZA, IMPREZA STI, IMPREZA WRX, MAZDA3, MAZDA5, MAZDA6, OUTBACK SPORT
Year(s):
2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
Manufacturer:
THULE, INC.
NHTSA ID:
09E011000
Recall Date:
April 2nd, 2009
Units Affected:
2,323

Affected Component: Equipment.

Summary: Thule, inc. Is recalling 2,323 owner-installed roof-mounted fit kits, models 3068 and 3069, manufactured between january 1, 2008 and february 28, 2009 that are used with thule podium foot packs, models 460 and 460r. These fit kits were sold as aftermarket equipment for use on the vehicles listed above. The bolt(s) used to secure the foot to the vehicle was manufactured to a hardness that may cause the bolt(s) to be brittle and potentially break under stress. .

Conequence: This may result in the bolt(s) snapping off during use or without a load. The unsecured rack and load can then come loose while driving creating a potential road hazard, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash. .

Remedy: Thule will mail a retro fit kit along with repair instructions to owners free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on or before april 13, 2009. Owners may contact thule toll-free at 1-800-238-2388. .

Notes: This recall only pertains to thule aftermarket roof mounted load carriers and has no relation to any original equipment installed on the listed passenger vehicles. 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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Make(s):
SUBARU
Model(s):
FORESTER, IMPREZA, LEGACY
Year(s):
2007, 2008, 2009
Manufacturer:
SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC.
NHTSA ID:
08V460000
Recall Date:
September 11th, 2008
Units Affected:
16,715

Affected Component: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Summary: Subaru is recalling 16,715 my 2007-2008 legacy sedans and wagons, my 2008 impreza sedans and wagons, and my 2009 forester vehicles. Some vehicles may have the cylinder head-side oil supply pipe and turbocharger-side pipe improperly assembled. .

Conequence: Vibration would occur while driving and, over time, could eventually result in cracking the pipe which would allow oil to leak. If leaking oil contacts components operating at high temperatures, an engine compartment fire could occur. .

Remedy: Dealers will inspect for cracking or an oil leak at the oil supply pipe at the cylinder head-side. An additional bracket will be installed to increase rigidity of the pipe and the pipe assembly will be replaced with a modified part. The recall began on october 20, 2008. Owners may contact subaru at 1-800-782-2783. .

Notes: Subaru recall no. Wvf-16. Customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www. Safercar. Gov. .

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