TSB List for the 2004 Subaru Forester

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STEERING

  • TSB #04-13-09R

    NHTSA ID #10153183

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 13 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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.

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  • TSB #04-13-09R

    NHTSA ID #10093117

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 18 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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 THE

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STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST:PUMP

  • TSB #04-13-09R

    NHTSA ID #10140549

    • Date Announced: JUNE 17 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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 the

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STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM

  • TSB #04-13-09R

    NHTSA ID #10153183

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 13 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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.

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SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

  • TSB #06-68-19R

    NHTSA ID #10163525

    • Date Announced: JULY 11 2019
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: This Service Information bulletin announces instruction for application of additional lubrication between the brake caliper support and pad clips. This will prevent the pad from dragging due to corrosion buildup which may result in uneven o

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  • TSB #06

    NHTSA ID #10015704

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

    Summary: BRAKE PAD WEAR INDICATOR REMOVAL. SUBARU TECH TIPS. *TT

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ENGINE (PWS)

  • TSB #02-172-18R

    NHTSA ID #10140424

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 06 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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. The new o-ring utilizes material whi

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  • TSB #02-172-18R

    NHTSA ID #10140479

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 06 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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. The new o-ring utilizes material whic

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

  • TSB #02-164-16

    NHTSA ID #10111069

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 27 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: This Service Information bulletin announces a design change to the internal contact portion of the oil pressure switch to increase durability

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  • TSB #029705

    NHTSA ID #10017968

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 06 2005
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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 OIL

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

  • 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 #029304

    NHTSA ID #10011775

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 05 2004
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: MODIFICATION OF TIMING BELT TENSIONER BRACKET TO PREVENT KNOCKING NOISE. *NM

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  • TSB #05

    NHTSA ID #10010528

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

    Summary: ENGINE OIL CONTROL VALVE COVER BOLTS. *TT

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

  • TSB #02

    NHTSA ID #10019343

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 01 2006
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: RUBBING MARK ON TIMING BELT. SUBARU. *TT

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POWER TRAIN

  • TSB #03-82-18

    NHTSA ID #10150949

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 26 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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. In cases

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  • TSB #03-82-18

    NHTSA ID #10150924

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 26 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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. In cases

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POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

  • TSB #03-70-12R

    NHTSA ID #10089957

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 15 2014
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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 HIGH-PITCHED

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  • TSB #09012003

    NHTSA ID #10016479

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 01 2003
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 2004 DIRECT AT CONTROL VALVE BODY ASSEMBLY COLLECTION. *SC

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POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:CENTER SUPPORT BEARING

  • TSB #03-68-12R

    NHTSA ID #10093967

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 11 2012
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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.

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AIR BAGS

  • TSB #17

    NHTSA ID #10015705

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

    Summary: SRS CODES 41 & 42. SUBARU TECH TIPS. *TT

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  • TSB #09012003

    NHTSA ID #10016481

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 01 2003
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: AIRBAG CONNECTORS WERE DIFFICULT FOR THE TECHNICIANS TO GET APART FOR THE SIDE AIRBAG ON SOME VEHICLES. *SC

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AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW

  • TSB #08302004

    NHTSA ID #10009790

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 30 2004
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

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

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  • TSB #170704

    NHTSA ID #10009789

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 05 2004
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TROUBLE CODE 41 AND 42 IN THE DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM OF THE SRS SIDE AIR BAG SYSTEM. *TT

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STRUCTURE:BODY

  • TSB #12-231-18

    NHTSA ID #10130277

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 11 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: ( 2017-2018MY Impreza - 5 Dr Only)

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STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR

  • TSB #09012003

    NHTSA ID #10016480

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 01 2003
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: CREAKING NOISE FROM DOOR CHECKER. *SC

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STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:SUPPORT DEVICE

  • TSB #128405

    NHTSA ID #10015202

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 19 2005
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: THE DAMPING STRUCTURE FOR THE REAR GATE STAY HAS BEEN CHANGED FROM A SINGLE TO A DUAL TYPE DAMPER STYLE.

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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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EQUIPMENT

  • TSB #Subaru Tech Tips

    NHTSA ID #10161824

    • Date Announced: MAY 21 2019
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Subaru Service and Technical Support Line Newletter.

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  • TSB #14-22-16R

    NHTSA ID #10161813

    • Date Announced: MAY 06 2019
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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.

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  • TSB #03-82-18

    NHTSA ID #10150949

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 26 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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. In cases

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  • TSB #02-172-18R

    NHTSA ID #10140479

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 06 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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. The new o-ring utilizes material whic

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  • TSB #01-168-09R

    NHTSA ID #10120997

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 16 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

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

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  • TSB #01-168-09R

    NHTSA ID #10140499

    • Date Announced: APRIL 12 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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. This bulletin iden

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  • TSB #04-13-09R

    NHTSA ID #10140549

    • Date Announced: JUNE 17 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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 the

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  • TSB #03-70-12

    NHTSA ID #10093977

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 13 2012
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: REPAIR PROCEDURE FOR HIGH-PITCHED SOUND FROM EXTENSION HOUSING AREA USING LATEST GENERATION PRODUCTION PARTS

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EQUIPMENT:RECREATIONAL VEHICLE:LPG TANK VALVE/GAUGE

  • TSB #04-13-09R

    NHTSA ID #10091965

    • Date Announced: JULY 06 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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 THE

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EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

  • TSB #01-168-09R

    NHTSA ID #10131647

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 30 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

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

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  • TSB #01-168-09R

    NHTSA ID #10140499

    • Date Announced: APRIL 12 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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. This bulletin iden

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  • TSB #14411AA532R1

    NHTSA ID #10076009

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 25 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SOA is pleased to announce the launch of a new remanufactured turbocharger program. Supplies are now available at all RDC┐s. When installing a remanufactured turbocharger follow the procedure outlined in Service Bulletin 02-106-08R and

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EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE

  • TSB #03-82-18

    NHTSA ID #10150924

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 26 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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. In cases

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  • TSB #03-82-18

    NHTSA ID #10150949

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 26 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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. In cases

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  • TSB #01-168-09R

    NHTSA ID #10140499

    • Date Announced: APRIL 12 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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. This bulletin iden

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