TSB List for the 2004 Subaru Forester

Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for the 2004 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.

  • STEERING
  • STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST:PUMP
  • STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
  • SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
  • ENGINE (PWS)
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:BELTS AND ASSOCIATED PULLEYS
  • POWER TRAIN
  • POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
  • POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:CENTER SUPPORT BEARING
  • AIR BAGS
  • AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW
  • STRUCTURE:BODY
  • STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR
  • STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:SUPPORT DEVICE
  • TIRES
  • EQUIPMENT
  • EQUIPMENT:RECREATIONAL VEHICLE:LPG TANK VALVE/GAUGE
  • EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL
  • EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE
  • STEERING

    • TSB #04-13-09R

      Date Announced:
      NOV 13, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10153183

      This post was revised in error. It has been corrected back and removed from the posting list. The message was corrected on 04-13-14R posting dated 11/14/2018. Read More »

    • TSB #04-13-09R

      Date Announced:
      SEP 18, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10093117

      IF YOU ENCOUNTER A VEHICLE THAT HAS A GROANING TYPE NOISE COMING FROM THE POWER STEERING PUMP WHEN THE WHEEL IS TURNED TO THE FULL RIGHT OR LEFT POSITION WHEN THE VEHICLE IS PARKED, IT MAY BE CAUSED BY THE RELIEF VALVE VIBRATING WITHIN ... Read More »

    STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST:PUMP

    • TSB #04-13-09R

      Date Announced:
      JUN 17, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10140549

      If you encounter a vehicle that has a groaning type noise coming from the power steering pump when the wheel is turned to the full right or left position when the vehicle is parked, it may be caused by the relief valve vibrating within ... Read More »

    STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM

    • TSB #04-13-09R

      Date Announced:
      NOV 13, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10153183

      This post was revised in error. It has been corrected back and removed from the posting list. The message was corrected on 04-13-14R posting dated 11/14/2018. 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 »

    • TSB #06

      Date Announced:
      MAR 01, 2005
      NHTSA ID:
      #10015704

      BRAKE PAD WEAR INDICATOR REMOVAL. SUBARU TECH TIPS. *TT Read More »

    ENGINE (PWS)

    • TSB #02-172-18R

      Date Announced:
      FEB 06, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10140424

      This bulletin provides details regarding a new oil filler tube o-ring developed to address engine oil seepage concerns. This seepage may accumulate along the bottom sealing surface of the rocker cover. Read More »

    • TSB #02-172-18R

      Date Announced:
      FEB 06, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10140479

      This bulletin provides details regarding a new oil filler tube o-ring developed to address engine oil seepage concerns. This seepage may accumulate along the bottom sealing surface of the rocker cover. Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

    • TSB #02-164-16

      Date Announced:
      DEC 27, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10111069

      This Service Information bulletin announces a design change to the internal contact portion of the oil pressure switch to increase durability Read More »

    • TSB #029705

      Date Announced:
      OCT 06, 2005
      NHTSA ID:
      #10017968

      ACTIVE VALVE CONTROL SYSTEM (AVCS) UNION SCREW FILTER. IF A ROUGH IDLE AND/OR RPM DOES NOT INCREASE SMOOTHLY THERE IS THE POSSIBILITY THAT THE UNION SCREW FILTER OF THE ACTIVE VALVE CONTROL SYSTEM (AVCS) COULD BE DAMAGED AFFECTING THE ... 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 »

    • TSB #029304

      Date Announced:
      NOV 05, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10011775

      MODIFICATION OF TIMING BELT TENSIONER BRACKET TO PREVENT KNOCKING NOISE. *NM Read More »

    • TSB #05

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10010528

      ENGINE OIL CONTROL VALVE COVER BOLTS. *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 »

    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 »

    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 #09012003

      Date Announced:
      SEP 01, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10016479

      2004 DIRECT AT CONTROL VALVE BODY ASSEMBLY COLLECTION. *SC 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 »

    AIR BAGS

    • TSB #17

      Date Announced:
      MAR 01, 2005
      NHTSA ID:
      #10015705

      SRS CODES 41 & 42. SUBARU TECH TIPS. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #09012003

      Date Announced:
      SEP 01, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10016481

      AIRBAG CONNECTORS WERE DIFFICULT FOR THE TECHNICIANS TO GET APART FOR THE SIDE AIRBAG ON SOME VEHICLES. *SC Read More »

    AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW

    • TSB #08302004

      Date Announced:
      AUG 30, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10009790

      AVAILABILITY OF HARNESS REPAIR AND CLIP KIT FOR SERVICE BULLETIN 17-07-04 SRS SIDE AIR BAG SYSTEM. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #170704

      Date Announced:
      AUG 05, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10009789

      TROUBLE CODE 41 AND 42 IN THE DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM OF THE SRS SIDE AIR BAG SYSTEM. *TT Read More »

    STRUCTURE:BODY

    STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR

    STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:SUPPORT DEVICE

    • TSB #128405

      Date Announced:
      JAN 19, 2005
      NHTSA ID:
      #10015202

      THE DAMPING STRUCTURE FOR THE REAR GATE STAY HAS BEEN CHANGED FROM A SINGLE TO A DUAL TYPE DAMPER STYLE. 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 #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 #02-172-18R

      Date Announced:
      FEB 06, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10140479

      This bulletin provides details regarding a new oil filler tube o-ring developed to address engine oil seepage concerns. This seepage may accumulate along the bottom sealing surface of the rocker cover. 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 #04-13-09R

      Date Announced:
      JUN 17, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10140549

      If you encounter a vehicle that has a groaning type noise coming from the power steering pump when the wheel is turned to the full right or left position when the vehicle is parked, it may be caused by the relief valve vibrating within ... 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 »

    EQUIPMENT:RECREATIONAL VEHICLE:LPG TANK VALVE/GAUGE

    • TSB #04-13-09R

      Date Announced:
      JUL 06, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10091965

      IF YOU ENCOUNTER A VEHICLE THAT HAS A GROANING TYPE NOISE COMING FROM THE POWER STEERING PUMP WHEN THE WHEEL IS TURNED TO THE FULL RIGHT OR LEFT POSITION WHEN THE VEHICLE IS PARKED, IT MAY BE CAUSED BY THE RELIEF VALVE VIBRATING WITHIN ... 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 #14411AA532R1

      Date Announced:
      JAN 25, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10076009

      SOA is pleased to announce the launch of a new remanufactured turbocharger program. Supplies are now available at all RDC┐s. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE

    • 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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