TSB List for the 2006 Subaru Forester

Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for the 2006 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
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:MANIFOLD/HEADER/MUFFLER/TAIL PIPE
  • FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY
  • POWER TRAIN
  • POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
  • POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:CENTER SUPPORT BEARING
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE
  • STRUCTURE:BODY
  • TIRES
  • SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:SEAT HEATER/COOLER
  • EQUIPMENT
  • EQUIPMENT:RECREATIONAL VEHICLE:LPG TANK VALVE/GAUGE
  • EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL
  • EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE
  • UNKNOWN OR OTHER
  • 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 THE 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 the 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. This will prevent the pad from dragging due to corrosion buildup which may result in uneven o 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. The new o-ring utilizes material whi 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. The new o-ring utilizes material whic 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 C Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

    • TSB #WVU31R

      Date Announced:
      FEB 06, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10131702

      2.5 Liter N/A engine only. REVISED. Subaru of America, Inc. has determined that vehicles affected by this Service Program require ECM reprogramming. A modification to the Engine Control Module software logic has been developed to impr 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 #SPB-WVU-31

      Date Announced:
      JUN 03, 2011
      NHTSA ID:
      #10038970

      SUBARU SERVICE CAMPAIGN: SEE DOCUMENT SEARCH BUTTON FOR OWNER LETTER. ECM REPROGRAMMING PROCEDURE. 2006-2010 LEGACY/OUTBACK/FORESTER/IMPREZA. *RM UPDATED 9/26/11. *PE Read More »

    • TSB #166806

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

      VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 4 EAT DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURES FOR P0851/P0852. *KB 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:EXHAUST SYSTEM:MANIFOLD/HEADER/MUFFLER/TAIL PIPE

    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. THE ONE WAY FUEL VALVE IS LOCATED AT THE BAS 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. In cases 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. In cases 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 HIGH-PITCHED 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: SOFTWARE

    • TSB #WVU31R

      Date Announced:
      FEB 06, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10131702

      2.5 Liter N/A engine only. REVISED. Subaru of America, Inc. has determined that vehicles affected by this Service Program require ECM reprogramming. A modification to the Engine Control Module software logic has been developed to impr Read More »

    STRUCTURE:BODY

    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 »

    SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:SEAT HEATER/COOLER

    • TSB #07

      Date Announced:
      FEB 01, 2006
      NHTSA ID:
      #10019340

      CHANGE OF SEAT HEATER RELAY. *TT 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. In cases 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. The new o-ring utilizes material whic 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. This bulletin iden 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 C 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 the 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 THE 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. This bulletin iden 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. In cases 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. In cases 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. This bulletin iden Read More »

    UNKNOWN OR OTHER

    • TSB #915

      Date Announced:
      JUN 01, 2005
      NHTSA ID:
      #10017973

      2006 NEW MODEL UPDATE SUPPLEMENT. *TT Read More »

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