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TSB List for the 2003 Subaru Outback

The TSB information displayed below are summaries. Unfortunately we do not have access to the full versions. To get full information about a particular TSB, write down the TSB title & date, & either contact your local dealer or click on the links below.

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK:CONTROL UNIT/MODULE

  • TSB #063103

    NHTSA ID #10002989

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 08 2004
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: REPLACEMENT OF THE ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT (ECU) FOR ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS) REPAIR. *TT UPDATE. *TT

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

  • TSB #118006

    NHTSA ID #10020697

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 08 2006
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: THROTTLE POSITION SENSOR. VEHICLES EQUIPED WITH H-6 3.0L ENGINES. *KB

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  • TSB #029605

    NHTSA ID #10016869

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 09 2005
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 2.5L REMANUFACTURED SOHC SHORT BLOCK RELEASE. *TT

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  • TSB #93

    NHTSA ID #10000102

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 01 2002
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: IMPROPERLY MANUFACTURED ENGINE WATER PUMP. RECALL CAMPAIGN WWI93. *TT

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POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

  • TSB #03-70-12R

    NHTSA ID #10079980

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 03 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES PRODUCTION CHANGE, REPAIR PROCEDURE AND PARTS INFORMATION TO ADDRESS A CUSTOMER CONCERN OF A HIGH-PITCHED SOUND COMING FROM THE TRANSMISSION EXTENSION HOUSING AREA. IN COLD TEMPERATURES, THERMAL CONTRACTION CAUSES SHR

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  • TSB #94

    NHTSA ID #10000639

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 01 2002
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: IMPROPERLY MANUFACTURED 4EAT TRANSMISSION PARKING PAWL ROD. *TT

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

  • TSB #075305

    NHTSA ID #10015185

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 25 2005
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: THERE IS THE POSSIBILITY THAT THE FUSE LABEL FOR SBF NO. 7 OF THE MAIN FUSE BOX, LOCATED IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT, MAY BE LABELED INCORRECTLY. *TT

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EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

  • TSB #07

    NHTSA ID #10022343

    • Date Announced: JULY 01 2007
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: HEADLIGHT BULB SOCKET REPAIRS. *KB

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VISIBILITY:SUN ROOF ASSEMBLY

  • TSB #128103

    NHTSA ID #10004634

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 24 2003
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: UNUSUAL BUT VERY DISTINGUISHABLE NOISE COMING FROM THE REAR OF THE FRONT SUNSHADE DURING MANUAL OPERATION ON VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH DUAL SUNROOFS. *TT

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VISIBILITY:REARVIEW MIRRORS/DEVICES:EXTERIOR

  • TSB #129406

    NHTSA ID #10020532

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 03 2006
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: LOOSE DOOR MIRROR SCREWS. *KB

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AIR BAGS

  • TSB #WQR]53UM

    NHTSA ID #10084290

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 28 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: WE ANNOUNCED LATE LAST MONTH THAT THE WQR]53 TAKATA FRONT PASSENGER AIR BAG INFLATOR RECALL HAS BEEN EXPANDED TO INCLUDE ALL 2005]2008 MODEL YEAR LEGACY AND OUTBACK VEHICLES. DUE TO THE SEVERITY OF THE INDUSTRY]WIDE TAKATA RECALL SITUATI

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  • TSB #WQR-53R

    NHTSA ID #10084281

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 14 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: "THE VEHICLES INCLUDED IN THIS CONSOLIDATED NATIONAL RECALL INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: AFFECTED 2004-2005 IMPREZA, WRX, AND STI MODELS FROM THE NATIONAL EXPANSION OF THE WQP-51 RECALL 2003-2004 LEGACY, OUTBACK, AND BAJA VEHICLES AFFECTED

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  • TSB #WQL-48R

    NHTSA ID #10068355

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 11 2014
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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  • TSB #WQM-49

    NHTSA ID #10068606

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 01 2014
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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  • TSB #14V]399

    NHTSA ID #10068338

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 11 2014
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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  • TSB #WQL-48

    NHTSA ID #10068339

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 01 2014
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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  • TSB #07-13-14

    NHTSA ID #10068321

    • Date Announced: JULY 03 2014
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:PASSENGER SIDE

  • TSB #WQP-51

    NHTSA ID #10080922

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 14 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: THIS BULLETIN ANNOUNCES SUBARU IS CONDUCTING THIS LIMITED REGIONAL RECALL TO REPLACE THE FRONT PASSENGER AIR BAG INFLATORS PRODUCED BY TK HOLDINGS, INC. (TAKATA) IN CERTAIN 2003-2005 MODEL YEAR LEGACY, OUTBACK, AND BAJA VEHICLES AND CERTAIN

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  • TSB #WQM-49R

    NHTSA ID #10080923

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 14 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: THE REVISEMENT OF THIS RECALL ADVISES (WQM-49) HAS BEEN SUPERSEDED TO THE WQP-51 REGIONAL FRONT PASSENGER TAKATA AIR BAG INFLATOR RECALL.

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  • TSB #WQP-51RA

    NHTSA ID #10080921

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 13 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: THIS ANNOUNCEMENT PROVIDES A GEOGRAPHIC EXPANSION OF THE CURRENT WQM]49 TAKATA AIRBAG LIMITED REGIONAL RECALL.

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  • TSB #14V-399

    NHTSA ID #10068678

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 17 2014
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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STRUCTURE:BODY

  • TSB #1510401

    NHTSA ID #626953

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 01 2001
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: INFORMATION REGARDING ROOF RACK/CROSSBAR WIND NOISE. *YH

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STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR

  • TSB #127903

    NHTSA ID #10001724

    • Date Announced: APRIL 15 2003
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: LOWER FRONT DOOR WEATHER STRIP DETACHED OR HANGING LOOSE. *TT

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LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

  • TSB #09012004

    NHTSA ID #10014457

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 01 2004
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 2003MY KEYLESS ENTRY CONTROL MODULE INTERCHANGEABILITY. THIS INCLUDES 2003 SUBARU MODELS. *EH

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VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CABLES

  • TSB #031004

    NHTSA ID #10006827

    • Date Announced: MARCH 10 2004
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: IMMEDIATE STOP SALE ORDER FOR POSSIBLE CRUISE CONTROL CABLE MISLOCATION THAT COULD PREVENT THE THROTTLE FROM CLOSING. *TT

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VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CRUISE CONTROL

  • TSB #01

    NHTSA ID #10006814

    • Date Announced: MARCH 01 2004
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: CRUISE CONTROL CABLE RETAINING CLIP. *TT

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TIRES

  • TSB #SB-05-50-10R

    NHTSA ID #10037968

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 03 2011
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SUBARU: THERE IS A STEERING WHEEL VIBRATION AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS DUE TO AN IMPORPER WHEEL BALANCE. *RM

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WHEELS

  • TSB #92

    NHTSA ID #10000101

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 01 2002
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: IMPROPERLY MANUFACTURED ALUMINUM ROAD WHEEL REPLACEMENT. RECALL CAMPAIGN WWI92. *TT

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EQUIPMENT

  • TSB #1510501

    NHTSA ID #631748

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 04 2002
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SUBJECT REGARDING AUTO DIMMING ELECTROCHROMIC COMPASS MIRROR TROUBLE SHOOTING GUIDE. *SLC

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EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

  • TSB #07

    NHTSA ID #10015707

    • Date Announced: MARCH 01 2005
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: FUSE LABEL FOR SBF NO. 7 OF THE MAIN FUSE BOX LOCATED IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT MAY BE LABELED INCORRECTLY. SUBARU TECH TIPS. *TT

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EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

  • TSB #WQR]53U

    NHTSA ID #10081079

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 11 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: THE WQR]53 RECALL IS BEING EXPANDED TO INCLUDE ALL 2005]2008 MODEL YEAR LEGACY AND OUTBACK VEHICLES. THIS IS AN EXPANSION FROM THE CURRENT WQP]51 LIMITED REGIONAL RECALL FOR CERTAIN 2005 MODEL YEAR LEGACY AND OUTBACK VEHICLES, TO A NATIO

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