TSB List for the 2002 Subaru Forester

Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for the 2002 Forester 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.

  • SUSPENSION:FRONT:WHEEL BEARING
  • SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
  • SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:PADS
  • SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK:CONTROL UNIT/MODULE
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:BELTS AND ASSOCIATED PULLEYS
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM
  • POWER TRAIN
  • POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY
  • POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
  • POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:CENTER SUPPORT BEARING
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE
  • SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
  • STRUCTURE:BODY:TAILGATE
  • STRUCTURE:BODY:HOOD
  • TIRES
  • EQUIPMENT
  • EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL
  • EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE
  • SUSPENSION:FRONT:WHEEL BEARING

    • TSB #035002

      Date Announced:
      DEC 23, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #10000642

      NEW PROCEDURE FOR REPLACING REAR WHEEL BEARINGS. *TT Read More »

    SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

    • TSB #06-68-19R

      Date Announced:
      JUL 11, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10163525

      This Service Information bulletin announces instruction for application of additional lubrication between the brake caliper support and pad clips. Read More »

    SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:PADS

    • TSB #063304

      Date Announced:
      FEB 15, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10006340

      DISC BRAKE PAD MODIFICATION FOR UNEVEN OR PREMATURE WORN BRAKE PADS. *TT Read More »

    SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK:CONTROL UNIT/MODULE

    • TSB #063103

      Date Announced:
      DEC 08, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10002989

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

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

    • TSB #07-75-13R

      Date Announced:
      MAR 10, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10173117

      This Bulletin provides information regarding DTC P0606 related specifically to the determination of this code on Forester Turbo and applicable WRX models. Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

    • TSB #029605

      Date Announced:
      SEP 09, 2005
      NHTSA ID:
      #10016869

      2.5L REMANUFACTURED SOHC SHORT BLOCK RELEASE. *TT Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:BELTS AND ASSOCIATED PULLEYS

    • TSB #02

      Date Announced:
      FEB 01, 2006
      NHTSA ID:
      #10019343

      RUBBING MARK ON TIMING BELT. SUBARU. *TT Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM

    • TSB #99

      Date Announced:
      FEB 01, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10006149

      ENGINE COOLING SYSTEM CONDITIONER.*MR Read More »

    POWER TRAIN

    • TSB #03-82-18

      Date Announced:
      OCT 26, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10150924

      This Service Information bulletin announces a design change to the clutch release bearing used on the models as listed above. During assembly of the bearing, a different type of grease is used which has a higher resistance to heat. Read More »

    • TSB #03-82-18

      Date Announced:
      OCT 26, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10150949

      This Service Information bulletin announces a design change to the clutch release bearing used on the models as listed above. During assembly of the bearing, a different type of grease is used which has a higher resistance to heat. Read More »

    • TSB #166602

      Date Announced:
      MAR 15, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10001352

      TRANSMISSION CONTROL UNIT (TCU) CODE 45 AND ALL-WHEEL DRIVE HARSH ENGAGEMENT. *TT Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY

    POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

    • TSB #03-70-12R

      Date Announced:
      JAN 15, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089957

      REPAIR PROCEDURE FOR HIGH-PITCHED SOUND FROM EXTENSION HOUSING AREA USING LATEST GENERATION PRODUCTION PARTS - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES PRODUCTION CHANGE, REPAIR PROCEDURE AND PARTS INFORMATION TO ADDRESS A CUSTOMER CONCERN OF A ... Read More »

    • TSB #94

      Date Announced:
      DEC 01, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #10000639

      IMPROPERLY MANUFACTURED 4EAT TRANSMISSION PARKING PAWL ROD. *TT Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:CENTER SUPPORT BEARING

    • TSB #03-68-12R

      Date Announced:
      DEC 11, 2012
      NHTSA ID:
      #10093967

      THIS BULLETIN REVIEWS A CHANGE TO THE PART NUMBERS USED FOR THE TRANSFER DRIVEN GEAR BEARINGS. THESE REVISED BEARINGS ARE TO BE USED TO ENHANCE DURABILITY. Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY

    • TSB #07-75-13R

      Date Announced:
      MAR 10, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10173117

      This Bulletin provides information regarding DTC P0606 related specifically to the determination of this code on Forester Turbo and applicable WRX models. Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE

    • TSB #WWF89

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #631499

      SUBJECT REGARDING ENGINE CONTROL MODULE REPROGRAMMING. *SLC Read More »

    SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY

    • TSB #170601

      Date Announced:
      APR 20, 2005
      NHTSA ID:
      #626926

      INFORMATION REGARDING SEAT BELT LATCH SLIDES TO THE LOWER SEAT BELT ANCHOR. *YH UPDATED *EH Read More »

    STRUCTURE:BODY:TAILGATE

    • TSB #128505

      Date Announced:
      FEB 25, 2005
      NHTSA ID:
      #10015186

      THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION TO PROPERLY DIAGNOSIS THE REAR GATE STAYS AND ALSO AVOIDS UNNECESSARY REPLACEMENT OF NON-FAILED STAYS. *TT Read More »

    STRUCTURE:BODY:HOOD

    • TSB #127502

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #634336

      SUBJECT REGARDING EXCESSIVE TRANSPORTATION COATING UNDER THE HOOD. *JG Read More »

    TIRES

    • TSB #SB-05-50-10R

      Date Announced:
      FEB 03, 2011
      NHTSA ID:
      #10037968

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

    EQUIPMENT

    • TSB #01-181-20

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

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

    • TSB #07-75-13R

      Date Announced:
      MAR 10, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10173117

      This Bulletin provides information regarding DTC P0606 related specifically to the determination of this code on Forester Turbo and applicable WRX models. Read More »

    • TSB #Subaru Tech Tips

      Date Announced:
      MAY 21, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10161824

      Subaru Service and Technical Support Line Newletter. Read More »

    • TSB #14-22-16R

      Date Announced:
      MAY 06, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10161813

      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 #03-82-18

      Date Announced:
      OCT 26, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10150949

      This Service Information bulletin announces a design change to the clutch release bearing used on the models as listed above. During assembly of the bearing, a different type of grease is used which has a higher resistance to heat. Read More »

    • TSB #01-168-09R

      Date Announced:
      NOV 16, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10120997

      The purpose of this bulletin is to provide replacement key and immobilizer information along with an overview of the Subaru Lock Information web-site. Read More »

    • TSB #01-168-09R

      Date Announced:
      APR 12, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10140499

      Revised TSB. The Subaru Lock Information Site (SLIS) is located at http://lockinfo.subaru.com, and provides information on how to obtain immobilizer codes and key cut codes for Subaru vehicles from the 2000MY to present. Read More »

    • TSB #03-70-12

      Date Announced:
      DEC 13, 2012
      NHTSA ID:
      #10093977

      REPAIR PROCEDURE FOR HIGH-PITCHED SOUND FROM EXTENSION HOUSING AREA USING LATEST GENERATION PRODUCTION PARTS Read More »

    • TSB #127803

      Date Announced:
      MAR 21, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10001351

      FLOOR MAT HOOK REPAIR. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #1510501

      Date Announced:
      JAN 04, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #631748

      SUBJECT REGARDING AUTO DIMMING ELECTROCHROMIC COMPASS MIRROR TROUBLE SHOOTING GUIDE. *SLC Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

    • TSB #01-168-09R

      Date Announced:
      SEP 30, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10131647

      The purpose of this bulletin is to provide replacement key and immobilizer information along with an overview of the Subaru Lock Information web-site. Read More »

    • TSB #01-168-09R

      Date Announced:
      APR 12, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10140499

      Revised TSB. The Subaru Lock Information Site (SLIS) is located at http://lockinfo.subaru.com, and provides information on how to obtain immobilizer codes and key cut codes for Subaru vehicles from the 2000MY to present. Read More »

    • TSB #186901

      Date Announced:
      JUL 01, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #623118

      SUBJECT REGARDING SERVICE MANUAL CORRECTIONS. *JB Read More »

    EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE

    • TSB #07-75-13R

      Date Announced:
      MAR 10, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10173117

      This Bulletin provides information regarding DTC P0606 related specifically to the determination of this code on Forester Turbo and applicable WRX models. Read More »

    • TSB #03-82-18

      Date Announced:
      OCT 26, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10150924

      This Service Information bulletin announces a design change to the clutch release bearing used on the models as listed above. During assembly of the bearing, a different type of grease is used which has a higher resistance to heat. Read More »

    • TSB #03-82-18

      Date Announced:
      OCT 26, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10150949

      This Service Information bulletin announces a design change to the clutch release bearing used on the models as listed above. During assembly of the bearing, a different type of grease is used which has a higher resistance to heat. Read More »

    • TSB #01-168-09R

      Date Announced:
      APR 12, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10140499

      Revised TSB. The Subaru Lock Information Site (SLIS) is located at http://lockinfo.subaru.com, and provides information on how to obtain immobilizer codes and key cut codes for Subaru vehicles from the 2000MY to present. Read More »

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