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2018 Subaru Forester TSBs

2018 Subaru Forester

23 Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

TSB List for the 2018 Subaru Forester

The TSB information displayed below are summaries. Unfortunately we do not have access to the full versions. To get full information about a particular TSB, write down the TSB title & date, & either contact your local dealer or click on the links below.

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

  • TSB #02-170-17

    NHTSA ID #10131632

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 11 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: This bulletin announces part information for new Active Valve Control System (AVCS) oil control solenoid valves (OCV) which contain a redesigned internal oil seal. The new seal will eliminate potential oil seepage into the wire harness co

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POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)

  • TSB #16-111-18

    NHTSA ID #10130284

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 30 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: This bulletin announces reprogramming file availability to optimize the Transmission Control Module (TCM) used with the TR580 CVT. Contamination in a fluid pressure solenoid valve can cause a DTC P0841. The new logic will allow the soleno

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY

  • TSB #07-75-13R

    NHTSA ID #10133521

    • Date Announced: MARCH 28 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: On Forester Turbo and applicable WRX models, after re-connecting the battery, if the ignition switch is turned back ?ON? within one minute after the first time the ignition is turned ?OFF?, it becomes possible for the CEL to illuminate

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION

  • TSB #07-75-13R

    NHTSA ID #10133521

    • Date Announced: MARCH 28 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: On Forester Turbo and applicable WRX models, after re-connecting the battery, if the ignition switch is turned back ?ON? within one minute after the first time the ignition is turned ?OFF?, it becomes possible for the CEL to illuminate

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE

  • TSB #UPDATE - Removal

    NHTSA ID #10130287

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 03 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: The corrected update files are now available for download from Subarunet. TSB 15-20516R has been revised with new file names where applicable and re-posted to STIS.

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  • TSB #15-205-16R

    NHTSA ID #10130278

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 03 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: This bulletin announces new reprogramming file availability and the software installation procedure to address additional operational concerns received from the field and listed below involving ?Gen 2? F10 Navigation and Display Audio uni

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  • TSB #11-174-17R

    NHTSA ID #10131689

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 31 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: This bulletin announces the availability of reprogramming files to optimize the ECM and address the following customer concerns: ? Check Engine light coming on (with DTC P05A0 stored in memory). ? Potential battery discharge (dead batter

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VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD

  • TSB #12-234-18

    NHTSA ID #10133522

    • Date Announced: MARCH 28 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: This bulletin provides a repair procedure for replacing the foam cushion installed between the top front edge of the IP and the windshield glass. Use the supplied Service Procedure to address a customer concern involving the foam cushi

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STRUCTURE

  • TSB #12-227-17

    NHTSA ID #10117548

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 29 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: This Service Information bulletin announces a design change made to the upper front grille. The two small retaining slide bolts /cap nuts previously used have been eliminated.

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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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SEATS

  • TSB #07-108-16R

    NHTSA ID #10131667

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 12 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: This Service Information bulletin provides a procedure for diagnosis of Occupant Detection System (ODS) DTC B1760- Sensor Mat Abnormal and/or B1650- Occupant Classification System Malfunction. This information replaces the current procedu

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EQUIPMENT

  • TSB #15-214-17

    NHTSA ID #10130279

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 16 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: This bulletin contains illustrations of exchange components and their manufacturer as well as a description of the proper exchange procedure.

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EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.

  • TSB #15-214-17R

    NHTSA ID #10133525

    • Date Announced: MARCH 09 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 2018 Audio/Navigation Exchange Component Identification and Procedures. This bulletin contains illustrations of exchange components and their manufacturer as well as a description of the proper exchange procedure.

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  • TSB #15-205-16R

    NHTSA ID #10130278

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 03 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: This bulletin announces new reprogramming file availability and the software installation procedure to address additional operational concerns received from the field and listed below involving ?Gen 2? F10 Navigation and Display Audio uni

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EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM)

  • TSB #15-214-17R

    NHTSA ID #10133525

    • Date Announced: MARCH 09 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 2018 Audio/Navigation Exchange Component Identification and Procedures. This bulletin contains illustrations of exchange components and their manufacturer as well as a description of the proper exchange procedure.

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  • TSB #F10-Gen2-NAV-15-

    NHTSA ID #10130285

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 15 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TECHNICAL SUPPORT GUIDE FOR NAVIGATION AND AUDIO F10 GEN2 SYSTEMS.

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  • TSB #15-215-18

    NHTSA ID #10130280

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 05 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Models with FujitsuTEN (F10) Gen 2.0 / 2.1 Navigation or Display Audio Head Units ONLY. This bulletin provides a repair procedure to address specific, confirmed customer concerns of: ? Audio output interruption every 2-3 seconds when lis

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  • TSB #UPDATE - Removal

    NHTSA ID #10130287

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 03 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: The corrected update files are now available for download from Subarunet. TSB 15-20516R has been revised with new file names where applicable and re-posted to STIS.

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  • TSB #15-205-16R

    NHTSA ID #10130278

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 03 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: This bulletin announces new reprogramming file availability and the software installation procedure to address additional operational concerns received from the field and listed below involving ?Gen 2? F10 Navigation and Display Audio uni

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EQUIPMENT:AIR CONDITIONER

  • TSB #10-83-15R

    NHTSA ID #10131633

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 06 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Models with Manual HVAC Systems only. This Service Information bulletin provides precautions to use when removing the HVAC control panel to prevent damaging the blower fan speed switch. When removing the control panel, if the fan speed sw

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EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

  • TSB #18-192-18

    NHTSA ID #10133529

    • Date Announced: MARCH 02 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: The purpose of this bulletin is to provide a description of current changes to Service Manuals available via the Subaru Technical Information System (STIS) web site. The tables contained within this bulletin are to be used as guides for bec

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  • TSB #15-216-18

    NHTSA ID #10130281

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 24 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITIONS ONLY. This Service Information bulletin provides detailed part information along with installation instructions for the optional 2018MY 50th Anniversary badges designed to commemorate 50 Years of Subaru in Am

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  • TSB #15-214-17

    NHTSA ID #10130279

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 16 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: This bulletin contains illustrations of exchange components and their manufacturer as well as a description of the proper exchange procedure.

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