2020 Subaru BRZ TSBs

2020 Subaru BRZ

94 Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

TSB List for the 2020 Subaru BRZ

Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for the 2020 BRZ are official communications between Subaru & their dealerships that describe processes for troubleshooting or fixing certain common problems. All vehicle manufacturers are required by U.S. law to make their TSBs available to the public.

  • SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
  • ENGINE (PWS)
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE
  • AIR BAGS
  • STRUCTURE
  • WHEELS
  • FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE
  • EQUIPMENT
  • EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.
  • EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM)
  • EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL
  • EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY
  • SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

    • TSB #06-76-20

      Date Announced:
      MAY 26, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10176028

      This service Information bulletin provides precautions to follow when servicing the Brembo brake calipers utilized on the models listed. Because of their aluminum construction, it is critcal to take extra care when servicing. Read More »

    ENGINE (PWS)

    • TSB #216316

      Date Announced:
      AUG 12, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10182589

      This Service Information bulletin provides new inspection and repair procedures for AVCS (Active Valve Control System) -related DTCs on the FA and FB engine equipped models listed above. Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

    • TSB #05-74-20

      Date Announced:
      APR 30, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10174544

      This bulletin provides a service procedure to address a small number of customer concerns regarding a knocking type sound coming from the engine compartment when going over bumps at low speed. Read More »

    • TSB #18-198-20

      Date Announced:
      MAR 03, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10173027

      The purpose of this bulletin is to provide a description of current changes to Service Manuals available via the Subaru Technical Information System (STIS) web site. Read More »

    • TSB #11-193-19

      Date Announced:
      NOV 08, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10168604

      This bulletin announces availability of reprogramming files to optimize the Engine Control Module (ECM). Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

    • TSB #15-221-18R

      Date Announced:
      FEB 12, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10188173

      This bulletin provides helpful information about operating conditions observed in the field for Technicians to use when diagnosing customer concerns which may arise while operating Harman Gen 3 Navigation and Display Audio systems. Read More »

    • TSB #15-236-18R

      Date Announced:
      FEB 10, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10188170

      The following information addresses reprogramming file availability and a software update installation procedure to provide optimization to the new Harman Gen 3.1 Audio and Navigation head units. Read More »

    • TSB #15-219-18R

      Date Announced:
      JAN 14, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10186391

      This bulletin provides information related to error code 202 and/or 204 generated during the Gen 2 Telematics subscription process. This bulletin is applicable to all 2019-2021MY vehicles equipped with a Gen. 2 Telematics System. Read More »

    • TSB #15-236-18R

      Date Announced:
      JAN 07, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10186355

      Reprogramming File Availability for Optimization of Harman Gen 3.1 and Gen 3.1α Audio and Navigation Head Units. Read More »

    • TSB #15-236-18R

      Date Announced:
      DEC 21, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10185088

      The following information addresses reprogramming file availability and a software update installation procedure to provide optimization to the new Harman Gen 3.1 Audio and Navigation head units. Read More »

    • TSB #Subaru Starlink

      Date Announced:
      SEP 22, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10180738

      Update for STARLINK Multimedia Software. (with 7-inch or 8-inch display) Read More »

    • TSB #15-236-18R

      Date Announced:
      AUG 31, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10179423

      The following information addresses reprogramming file availability and a software update installation procedure to provide optimization to the new Harman Gen 3.1 Audio and Navigation head units utilized in the models as listed. Read More »

    • TSB #15-271-20

      Date Announced:
      AUG 31, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10179426

      This service information bulletin announces discontinuation of both the "Stitcher" app and the related News Radio feature from the STARLINK app lineup effective 12 midnight on Thursday, September 24, 2020. Read More »

    • TSB #15-255-19R

      Date Announced:
      AUG 31, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10179429

      Map Data Update Procedure for Harman Gen 3.1 Navigation Equipped Head Unts (H/U). Read More »

    • TSB #15-236-18R

      Date Announced:
      JUL 28, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10177833

      The following information addresses reprogramming file availability and a software update installation procedure to provide optimization to the new Harman Gen 3.1 Audio and Navigation head units utilized in the models listed. Read More »

    • TSB #15-219-18R

      Date Announced:
      JUL 17, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10177820

      This Service information bulletin provides Telematics system/generation applicability. Read More »

    • TSB #15-267-20

      Date Announced:
      JUL 16, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10177825

      This document discusses some of the conditions that may trigger an Automatic Collision Notification (CAN) (Gen1) or Advanced Automatic Collision Notification (AACN) (Gen2), without a collision, airbag deployment, or accident taking place. Read More »

    • TSB #15-266-20

      Date Announced:
      JUL 16, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10177826

      This Service Information Bulletin provides helpful procedures and best practices to utilize when customers present with concerns relating to the operation of their Gen 2 Telematics system equipped Subaru. Read More »

    • TSB #15-195-16R

      Date Announced:
      JUL 14, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10177819

      This Service Information bulletin provides IMPORTANT information regarding diagnosis and replacement (when applicable) of the STARLINK Telematics Data Communication Module (DMC). Read More »

    • TSB #15-249-19R

      Date Announced:
      JUL 13, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10177818

      This bulletin contains inllustrations of exchange components and their manufacturer as well as a description of the proper exchange procedure. Read More »

    • TSB #15-249-19R

      Date Announced:
      APR 30, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10174536

      This bulletin contains illustrations of exchange components and their manufacturer as well as a description of the proper exchange procedure. Read More »

    • TSB #15-195-16R

      Date Announced:
      APR 30, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10174537

      This service information bulletin provides important information regarding diagnosis and replacement (when applicable) of the STARLINK Telematics Data Communication Module (DCM). All models with STARLINK Telematics System. Read More »

    • TSB #Subaru Tech Tips

      Date Announced:
      APR 17, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10174535

      Subaru's QMR of the month winner. Read More »

    • TSB #15-219-18R

      Date Announced:
      APR 08, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10174512

      This bulletin is designed to address an error code 202 and/or 204 when attempting to complete the STARLINK Telematics subscription process. Read More »

    • TSB #17-17-13R

      Date Announced:
      MAR 19, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10173127

      This bulletin provides information regarding Event Data Recorder (EDR) functionality which has been incorporated into the airbag system. Read More »

    • TSB #15-249-19R

      Date Announced:
      MAR 19, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10173128

      This bulletin contains illustrations of exchange components and their manufacturer as well as a description of the proper exchange procedure. Read More »

    • TSB #07-171-20

      Date Announced:
      MAR 06, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10173114

      This Service Information Bulletin is in response to several battery sensor replacements resulting from improper removal and/or installation practices. Read More »

    • TSB #18-198-20

      Date Announced:
      MAR 03, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10173027

      The purpose of this bulletin is to provide a description of current changes to Service Manuals available via the Subaru Technical Information System (STIS) web site. Read More »

    • TSB #07-169-20

      Date Announced:
      FEB 21, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10171950

      This Service Information bulletin describes a change made to the labels applied to the push to start switches used on the models listed. Read More »

    • TSB #15-236-18R

      Date Announced:
      FEB 19, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10171932

      The following information addresses reprogramming file availability and a software update installation procedure to provide optimization to the new Harman Gen 3.1 Audio and Navigation head units utilized in the models as listed. Read More »

    • TSB #15-255-19R

      Date Announced:
      JAN 28, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10171095

      The first TomTom map update for Gen 3.1 Harman navigation equipped vehicles was made available. Read More »

    • TSB #15-256-19R

      Date Announced:
      JAN 28, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10171096

      This bulletin provides information on a new reprogramming procedure (FOTA) to optimize the Harman Gen 3.1 Audio and Navigation head units (H/U). Read More »

    • TSB #17-17-13R

      Date Announced:
      JAN 17, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10171089

      This Bulletin provides information regarding Event Data Recorder (EDR) functionality which has been incorporated into the airbag system. Read More »

    • TSB #15-249-19R

      Date Announced:
      DEC 20, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10169825

      This bulletin contains illustrations of exchange components and their manufacturer as well as a description of the proper exchange procedure. The exchange program policy can also be found in Sections 8.4.9 and 11.2. Read More »

    • TSB #15-221-18R

      Date Announced:
      NOV 18, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10168560

      This bulletin provides helpful information about operating conditions observed in the field for Technicians to use when diagnosing customer concerns which may arise while operating Harman Gen 3.0 and 3. Read More »

    • TSB #15-227-18R

      Date Announced:
      NOV 18, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10168565

      This bulletin provides troubleshooting steps to follow when diagnosing customer concerns of the Navigation system⿿s functionality. Read More »

    • TSB #15-228-18R

      Date Announced:
      NOV 18, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10168567

      This bulletin provides troubleshooting steps to follow when diagnosing a customer concern of the display screen being either frozen (unresponsive) or black (blank). Read More »

    • TSB #15-231-18R

      Date Announced:
      NOV 18, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10168571

      This bulletin provides troubleshooting steps to use when diagnosing specific and general audio/sound related concerns. Read More »

    • TSB #15-226-18R

      Date Announced:
      NOV 15, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10168563

      This bulletin provides troubleshooting steps to follow when diagnosing customer concerns regarding USB functionality. Read More »

    • TSB #15-247-19R

      Date Announced:
      NOV 15, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10168566

      This Service Information Bulletin announces availability of a map update which includes new software to address a route searching error. Read More »

    • TSB #15-230-18R

      Date Announced:
      NOV 15, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10168569

      This bulletin provides troubleshooting steps to follow when diagnosing customer concerns involving Bluetooth (BT) functionality. Read More »

    • TSB #15-220-18R

      Date Announced:
      NOV 15, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10168573

      This bulletin provides troubleshooting steps to use when diagnosing concerns of the Apple CarPlay and / or Android Auto feature not connecting or launching properly when a compatible device is connected to the head unit. Read More »

    • TSB #15-229-18R

      Date Announced:
      NOV 15, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10168627

      This bulletin provides troubleshooting steps to follow when diagnosing clock-related customer concerns. Read More »

    • TSB #15-236-18R

      Date Announced:
      NOV 08, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10168600

      The following information addresses reprogramming file availability and a software update installation procedure to provide optimization to the new Harman Gen 3.1 Audio and Navigation head units utilized in the models as listed above. Read More »

    • TSB #11-193-19

      Date Announced:
      NOV 08, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10168604

      This bulletin announces availability of reprogramming files to optimize the Engine Control Module (ECM). Read More »

    • TSB #15-253-19

      Date Announced:
      OCT 18, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10166913

      This Service Information Bulletin provides the answer to potential inquiries regarding the STARLINK app being unable to play music files stored on a customer⿿s Android® phone / device through the head units (H/U) used in the ... Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

    AIR BAGS

    • TSB #17-17-13R

      Date Announced:
      MAR 19, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10173127

      This bulletin provides information regarding Event Data Recorder (EDR) functionality which has been incorporated into the airbag system. Read More »

    • TSB #17-17-13R

      Date Announced:
      JAN 17, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10171089

      This Bulletin provides information regarding Event Data Recorder (EDR) functionality which has been incorporated into the airbag system. Read More »

    STRUCTURE

    • TSB #12-309-21

      Date Announced:
      FEB 25, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10188198

      This bulletin announces a design change made to the replacement front console box cover. Read More »

    WHEELS

    • TSB #05-79-20

      Date Announced:
      DEC 15, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10185090

      This Service Information Bulletin announces a change made to the wheel lug nuts. Read More »

    FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE

    • TSB #15-267-20

      Date Announced:
      JUL 16, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10177825

      This document discusses some of the conditions that may trigger an Automatic Collision Notification (CAN) (Gen1) or Advanced Automatic Collision Notification (AACN) (Gen2), without a collision, airbag deployment, or accident taking place. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT

    • TSB #12-309-21

      Date Announced:
      FEB 25, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10188198

      This bulletin announces a design change made to the replacement front console box cover. Read More »

    • TSB #14-22-16R

      Date Announced:
      FEB 01, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10187315

      To help reduce confusion and increase technician efficiency, Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) has developed the following cross reference list to help locate the appropriate Special Service Tool. Read More »

    • TSB #15-236-18R

      Date Announced:
      JAN 07, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10186355

      Reprogramming File Availability for Optimization of Harman Gen 3.1 and Gen 3.1α Audio and Navigation Head Units. Read More »

    • TSB #15-255-19R

      Date Announced:
      NOV 23, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10183708

      Map update for Harman Gen 3.1 Navigation Equipped Head Units. Read More »

    • TSB #10-19-20

      Date Announced:
      OCT 29, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10182247

      The purpose of this bulletin is to provide a description of current changes to Service Manuals available via the Subaru Technical Information System (STIS) web site. Read More »

    • TSB #18-201-20

      Date Announced:
      OCT 02, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10182187

      The purpose of this bulletin is to provide a desription of current changes to service manuals available via the Subaru Technical Information System (STIS) web site. Read More »

    • TSB #18-200-20

      Date Announced:
      SEP 18, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10180733

      This bulletin provides a description of current changes to Service Manuals. Read More »

    • TSB #15-255-19R

      Date Announced:
      AUG 31, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10179429

      Map Data Update Procedure for Harman Gen 3.1 Navigation Equipped Head Unts (H/U). Read More »

    • TSB #14-22-16R

      Date Announced:
      AUG 04, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10179378

      Special Service Tools Cross Reference List. Read More »

    • TSB #15-236-18R

      Date Announced:
      JUL 28, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10177833

      The following information addresses reprogramming file availability and a software update installation procedure to provide optimization to the new Harman Gen 3.1 Audio and Navigation head units utilized in the models listed. Read More »

    • TSB #15-266-20

      Date Announced:
      JUL 16, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10177826

      This Service Information Bulletin provides helpful procedures and best practices to utilize when customers present with concerns relating to the operation of their Gen 2 Telematics system equipped Subaru. Read More »

    • TSB #01-181-20

      Date Announced:
      APR 30, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10174543

      All Models (Vehicle Cleaning- COVID-19Best Practices) Read More »

    • TSB #15-195-16R

      Date Announced:
      APR 30, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10174537

      This service information bulletin provides important information regarding diagnosis and replacement (when applicable) of the STARLINK Telematics Data Communication Module (DCM). All models with STARLINK Telematics System. Read More »

    • TSB #17-17-13R

      Date Announced:
      MAR 19, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10173127

      This bulletin provides information regarding Event Data Recorder (EDR) functionality which has been incorporated into the airbag system. Read More »

    • TSB #15-249-19R

      Date Announced:
      MAR 19, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10173128

      This bulletin contains illustrations of exchange components and their manufacturer as well as a description of the proper exchange procedure. Read More »

    • TSB #18-198-20

      Date Announced:
      MAR 03, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10173027

      The purpose of this bulletin is to provide a description of current changes to Service Manuals available via the Subaru Technical Information System (STIS) web site. Read More »

    • TSB #15-130-08R

      Date Announced:
      FEB 21, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10171939

      This bulletin details an important regulation issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) which impacts the way some vehicles with accessories are sold. Read More »

    • TSB #15-255-19R

      Date Announced:
      JAN 28, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10171095

      The first TomTom map update for Gen 3.1 Harman navigation equipped vehicles was made available. Read More »

    • TSB #15-256-19R

      Date Announced:
      JAN 28, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10171096

      This bulletin provides information on a new reprogramming procedure (FOTA) to optimize the Harman Gen 3.1 Audio and Navigation head units (H/U). Read More »

    • TSB #17-17-13R

      Date Announced:
      JAN 17, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10171089

      This Bulletin provides information regarding Event Data Recorder (EDR) functionality which has been incorporated into the airbag system. Read More »

    • TSB #15-236-18R

      Date Announced:
      DEC 30, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10169851

      Reprograming file availability for optimization of Harman Gen 3.1 Audio and Navigation Head Units. Read More »

    • TSB #15-227-18R

      Date Announced:
      NOV 18, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10168565

      This bulletin provides troubleshooting steps to follow when diagnosing customer concerns of the Navigation system⿿s functionality. Read More »

    • TSB #15-228-18R

      Date Announced:
      NOV 18, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10168567

      This bulletin provides troubleshooting steps to follow when diagnosing a customer concern of the display screen being either frozen (unresponsive) or black (blank). Read More »

    • TSB #15-231-18R

      Date Announced:
      NOV 18, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10168571

      This bulletin provides troubleshooting steps to use when diagnosing specific and general audio/sound related concerns. Read More »

    • TSB #15-226-18R

      Date Announced:
      NOV 15, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10168563

      This bulletin provides troubleshooting steps to follow when diagnosing customer concerns regarding USB functionality. Read More »

    • TSB #15-247-19R

      Date Announced:
      NOV 15, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10168566

      This Service Information Bulletin announces availability of a map update which includes new software to address a route searching error. Read More »

    • TSB #15-230-18R

      Date Announced:
      NOV 15, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10168569

      This bulletin provides troubleshooting steps to follow when diagnosing customer concerns involving Bluetooth (BT) functionality. Read More »

    • TSB #15-229-18R

      Date Announced:
      NOV 15, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10168627

      This bulletin provides troubleshooting steps to follow when diagnosing clock-related customer concerns. Read More »

    • TSB #216316

      Date Announced:
      AUG 12, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10182589

      This Service Information bulletin provides new inspection and repair procedures for AVCS (Active Valve Control System) -related DTCs on the FA and FB engine equipped models listed above. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.

    • TSB #15-221-18R

      Date Announced:
      NOV 18, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10168560

      This bulletin provides helpful information about operating conditions observed in the field for Technicians to use when diagnosing customer concerns which may arise while operating Harman Gen 3.0 and 3. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM)

    • TSB #15-236-18R

      Date Announced:
      DEC 21, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10185088

      The following information addresses reprogramming file availability and a software update installation procedure to provide optimization to the new Harman Gen 3.1 Audio and Navigation head units. Read More »

    • TSB #15-249-19R

      Date Announced:
      JUL 13, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10177818

      This bulletin contains inllustrations of exchange components and their manufacturer as well as a description of the proper exchange procedure. Read More »

    • TSB #15-236-18R

      Date Announced:
      NOV 08, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10168600

      The following information addresses reprogramming file availability and a software update installation procedure to provide optimization to the new Harman Gen 3.1 Audio and Navigation head units utilized in the models as listed above. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

    • TSB #01-183-20

      Date Announced:
      MAY 06, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10175984

      Vehicle repair program for customers affected by the COVID-19 quarantine. Read More »

    • TSB #15-220-18R

      Date Announced:
      NOV 15, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10168573

      This bulletin provides troubleshooting steps to use when diagnosing concerns of the Apple CarPlay and / or Android Auto feature not connecting or launching properly when a compatible device is connected to the head unit. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

    • TSB #17-17-13R

      Date Announced:
      JAN 17, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10171089

      This Bulletin provides information regarding Event Data Recorder (EDR) functionality which has been incorporated into the airbag system. Read More »

    • TSB #15-227-18R

      Date Announced:
      NOV 18, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10168565

      This bulletin provides troubleshooting steps to follow when diagnosing customer concerns of the Navigation system⿿s functionality. Read More »

    • TSB #15-228-18R

      Date Announced:
      NOV 18, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10168567

      This bulletin provides troubleshooting steps to follow when diagnosing a customer concern of the display screen being either frozen (unresponsive) or black (blank). Read More »

    • TSB #15-226-18R

      Date Announced:
      NOV 15, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10168563

      This bulletin provides troubleshooting steps to follow when diagnosing customer concerns regarding USB functionality. Read More »

    • TSB #15-247-19R

      Date Announced:
      NOV 15, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10168566

      This Service Information Bulletin announces availability of a map update which includes new software to address a route searching error. Read More »

    • TSB #15-230-18R

      Date Announced:
      NOV 15, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10168569

      This bulletin provides troubleshooting steps to follow when diagnosing customer concerns involving Bluetooth (BT) functionality. Read More »

    • TSB #216316

      Date Announced:
      AUG 12, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10182589

      This Service Information bulletin provides new inspection and repair procedures for AVCS (Active Valve Control System) -related DTCs on the FA and FB engine equipped models listed above. Read More »

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