TSB List for the 2005 Subaru Forester

Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for the 2005 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
  • SUSPENSION
  • SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
  • ENGINE (PWS)
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:BELTS AND ASSOCIATED PULLEYS
  • FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY
  • FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER
  • POWER TRAIN
  • POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
  • POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:CENTER SUPPORT BEARING
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING
  • STRUCTURE:BODY
  • STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:SUPPORT DEVICE/STRUT
  • TIRES
  • EQUIPMENT
  • EQUIPMENT:RECREATIONAL VEHICLE/TRAILER:LPG SYSTEMS:TANK VALVE/GAUGE
  • EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL
  • EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL
  • EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY
  • 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 »

    SUSPENSION

    • TSB #WVX-34R

      Date Announced:
      JUL 26, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10199955

      Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) has determined that affected vehicles listed, may have been manufactured with front lower control arms (transverse links) that could corrode in the hanger bracket area if exposed to salt for a prolonged period. 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 »

    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 »

    • TSB #02-162-15

      Date Announced:
      SEP 10, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10093067

      "THIS SERVICE INFORMATION BULLETIN ANNOUNCES A DESIGN CHANGE TO THE OIL PRESSURE SWITCH ASSEMBLY. NICKEL PLATING HAS BEEN APPLIED TO THE INTERNAL SWITCH CONTACTS TO ENHANCE THEIR DURABILITY AND REDUCE THE POSSIBILITY OF POOR CONTACT WHICH ... Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

    • TSB #09-51-08R

      Date Announced:
      JUN 07, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10198749

      This bulletin is to advise of SOA⿿s revised catalytic converter recycling program shipping procedure. Read More »

    • TSB #03-82-18R

      Date Announced:
      JAN 12, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10186364

      This bulletin announces a design change to the clutch release bearing. Read More »

    • TSB #03-82-18R

      Date Announced:
      AUG 26, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10179416

      This service information bulletin announces a design change to the clutch release bearing used on the models listed. 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 #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 »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

    • TSB #166806

      Date Announced:
      OCT 09, 2006
      NHTSA ID:
      #10020531

      VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 4 EAT DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURES FOR P0851/P0852. *KB Read More »

    • 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 »

    FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY

    • TSB #SB-WVL-22

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10032510

      SUBARU SERVICE CAMPAIGN: SEE DOCUMENT SEARCH BUTTON FOR OWNER LETTER. FUEL TANK ONE WAY FUEL VALVE. CERTAIN MODELS REQUIRE PERMANENT REMOVAL OF THE ONE WAY FUEL VALVE LOCATED IN THE FUEL TANK. Read More »

    FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER

    • TSB #117605

      Date Announced:
      JUL 14, 2005
      NHTSA ID:
      #10016432

      MODIFICATION TO FUEL TANK PRESSURE SENSOR. *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 »

    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

    • TSB #01-167-08R

      Date Announced:
      JUN 17, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10198758

      This bulletin contains additional information for recommended materials listed in the Service Manuals for individual models Read More »

    • TSB #01-168-09R

      Date Announced:
      JAN 04, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10186348

      The purpose of this bulletin is to provide replacement key and immobilizer information. Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V 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:WIRING

    • TSB #16

      Date Announced:
      DEC 01, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10015746

      INSPECTION AND CORRECTION METHODS OF CONNECTOR T4/B11 FOR 4EAT. SUBARU TECHTIPS. *TT Read More »

    STRUCTURE:BODY

    STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:SUPPORT DEVICE/STRUT

    • 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 #01-167-08R

      Date Announced:
      JUN 17, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10198758

      This bulletin contains additional information for recommended materials listed in the Service Manuals for individual models Read More »

    • TSB #09-51-08R

      Date Announced:
      JUN 07, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10198749

      This bulletin is to advise of SOA⿿s revised catalytic converter recycling program shipping procedure. 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 #01-168-09R

      Date Announced:
      JAN 04, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10186348

      The purpose of this bulletin is to provide replacement key and immobilizer information. Read More »

    • TSB #14-22-16R

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

      Special Service Tools Cross Reference List. Read More »

    • 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 #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 #02-162-15R

      Date Announced:
      SEP 11, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10093105

      "THIS SERVICE INFORMATION BULLETIN ANNOUNCES A DESIGN CHANGE TO THE OIL PRESSURE SWITCH ASSEMBLY. NICKEL PLATING HAS BEEN APPLIED TO THE INTERNAL SWITCH CONTACTS TO ENHANCE THEIR DURABILITY AND REDUCE THE POSSIBILITY OF POOR CONTACT WHICH ... 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 »

    • TSB #128705

      Date Announced:
      MAY 09, 2005
      NHTSA ID:
      #10016129

      FLOOR MAT CARPET HOOK SEPARATED FROM ITS RETAINING RING OR WILL NOT STAY SEATED. *TT Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:RECREATIONAL VEHICLE/TRAILER:LPG SYSTEMS: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:ELECTRICAL

    • TSB #15

      Date Announced:
      AUG 01, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10013584

      2005MY KEYS AND REMOTE TRANSMITTER NEW VEHICLE CHECK-IN PROCEDURE. SUBARU TECHTIPS. *TT 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 RDCs. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

    • 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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