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2018 Subaru Outback TSBs

2018 Subaru Outback

51 Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

TSB List for the 2018 Subaru Outback

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 (PWS)

  • TSB #11-177-18

    NHTSA ID #10130275

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

    Summary: This bulletin announces availability of ECM reprogramming files to optimize the ECM. These files will address isolated customer concerns of an engine RPM drop when the A/C system switches off during engine warm-up after a cold start.

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

  • TSB #11-177-18

    NHTSA ID #10130275

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

    Summary: This bulletin announces availability of ECM reprogramming files to optimize the ECM. These files will address isolated customer concerns of an engine RPM drop when the A/C system switches off during engine warm-up after a cold start.

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  • 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

  • TSB #16-111-18R

    NHTSA ID #10140476

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

    Summary: CVT Transmissions only. 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 logi

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  • TSB #16-111-18R

    NHTSA ID #10140491

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

    Summary: CVT Transmissions only. 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 logi

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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

  • TSB #16-112-18R

    NHTSA ID #10142838

    • Date Announced: JUNE 21 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: This bulletin announces a design change to the CVT select lever (shifter) mechanism in response to isolated customer concerns of not being able to remove the key from the ignition switch when the vehicle is in Park. The cause is contaminati

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  • TSB #07-131-18R

    NHTSA ID #10142827

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

    Summary: This bulletin provides a measurement and adjustment procedure for the stop lamp switch. An improperly adjusted (or faulty) stop lamp switch can cause any of the DTCs listed to set and result in the related system?s (e. g. VDC and/or EyeSigh

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  • TSB #15-211-17R

    NHTSA ID #10142836

    • Date Announced: JUNE 04 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: The following information addresses reprogramming file availability and a software update installation procedure to provide optimization to the new Harman Gen 3 Audio and Navigation head units utilized in the models as listed above. The pro

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  • TSB #16-112-18R

    NHTSA ID #10133528

    • Date Announced: MARCH 23 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: This bulletin announces a design change to the CVT select lever (shifter) mechanism in response to isolated customer concerns of not being able to remove the key from the ignition switch when the vehicle is in Park. The cause is contaminati

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  • TSB #15-217-18

    NHTSA ID #10140490

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 19 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: This bulletin announces availability of new audio system amplifiers to address the following operating concerns with the Harman Kardon Gen 3 infotainment system: Symptom 1: No audio output is heard but, the volume level displayed changes

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  • TSB #07-124-17R

    NHTSA ID #10140427

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

    Summary: This bulletin announces reprogramming file availability to optimize the Body Integrated Unit (BIU) and address the following customer concerns: ? If a customer exits the vehicle with the ignition OFF, all the doors closed and leaves the

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  • TSB #16-111-18R

    NHTSA ID #10140476

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

    Summary: CVT Transmissions only. 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 logi

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  • TSB #16-111-18R

    NHTSA ID #10140491

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

    Summary: CVT Transmissions only. 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 logi

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  • TSB #07-131-18

    NHTSA ID #10130273

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

    Summary: This bulletin provides a measurement and adjustment procedure for the stop lamp switch. An improperly adjusted (or faulty) stop lamp switch can cause any of the DTCs listed above to set and result in the related system?s (e. g. VDC and/or

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  • TSB #17-17-13R

    NHTSA ID #10138778

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 15 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: NOTE: The Airbag systems used on previous and current WRX, STI and Tribeca models are NOT equipped with EDR functionality. This Bulletin provides information regarding Event Data Recorder (EDR) functionality which has been incorporated i

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  • TSB #07-124-17

    NHTSA ID #10125882

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 16 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: This bulletin announces reprogramming file availability to optimize the Body Integrated Unit (BIU) and address the following customer concerns: ? If a customer exits the vehicle with the ignition OFF, all the doors closed and leaves the

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE

  • TSB #15-211-17R

    NHTSA ID #10133524

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

    Summary: The following information addresses reprogramming file availability and a software update installation procedure to provide optimization to the new Harman Gen 3 Audio and Navigation head units utilized. The procedure will involve either

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  • TSB #15-211-17R

    NHTSA ID #10140474

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

    Summary: The following information addresses reprogramming file availability and a software update installation procedure to provide optimization to the new Harman Gen 3 Audio and Navigation head units utilized in the models as listed above. The p

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  • TSB #15-211-17R

    NHTSA ID #10140489

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

    Summary: The following information addresses reprogramming file availability and a software update installation procedure to provide optimization to the new Harman Gen 3 Audio and Navigation head units utilized in the models as listed above. The p

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  • TSB #15-211-17R

    NHTSA ID #10138775

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 19 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: The following information addresses reprogramming file availability and a software update installation procedure to provide optimization to the new Harman Gen 3 Audio and Navigation head units utilized in the models as listed above. The p

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EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

  • TSB #12-229-17

    NHTSA ID #10131634

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 05 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: This bulletin provides a service procedure for addressing customer concerns regarding an uneven gap between the hood and top of the headlamp.

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EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS

  • TSB #07-131-18

    NHTSA ID #10130273

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

    Summary: This bulletin provides a measurement and adjustment procedure for the stop lamp switch. An improperly adjusted (or faulty) stop lamp switch can cause any of the DTCs listed above to set and result in the related system?s (e. g. VDC and/or

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AIR BAGS

  • TSB #17-17-13R

    NHTSA ID #10138778

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 15 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: NOTE: The Airbag systems used on previous and current WRX, STI and Tribeca models are NOT equipped with EDR functionality. This Bulletin provides information regarding Event Data Recorder (EDR) functionality which has been incorporated i

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STRUCTURE

  • TSB #07-124-17

    NHTSA ID #10125882

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 16 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: This bulletin announces reprogramming file availability to optimize the Body Integrated Unit (BIU) and address the following customer concerns: ? If a customer exits the vehicle with the ignition OFF, all the doors closed and leaves the

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SEATS

  • TSB #12-164-14

    NHTSA ID #10067867

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 24 2014
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: FILM RESIDUE REMOVAL FROM UNDERSIDE OF FRONT SEAT CUSHION COVERS

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EQUIPMENT

  • TSB #15-211-17R

    NHTSA ID #10142836

    • Date Announced: JUNE 04 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: The following information addresses reprogramming file availability and a software update installation procedure to provide optimization to the new Harman Gen 3 Audio and Navigation head units utilized in the models as listed above. The pro

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  • TSB #15-214-17R

    NHTSA ID #10141498

    • Date Announced: MAY 01 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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  • TSB #15-217-18

    NHTSA ID #10140475

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 19 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: This bulletin announces availability of new audio system amplifiers to address the following operating concerns with the Harman Kardon Gen 3 infotainment system: Symptom 1: No audio output is heard but, the volume level displayed changes

    More Information »

  • TSB #15-217-18

    NHTSA ID #10140490

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 19 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: This bulletin announces availability of new audio system amplifiers to address the following operating concerns with the Harman Kardon Gen 3 infotainment system: Symptom 1: No audio output is heard but, the volume level displayed changes

    More Information »

  • TSB #hk-questionaire-

    NHTSA ID #10130207

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 23 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Post launch conditions may occur where certain combinations of inputs result in undesirable outputs. As such it is critical to gather all the details surrounding these events to allow SBR and Harman the ability to duplicate and then evalu

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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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  • TSB #HARMON-TSG

    NHTSA ID #10130286

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

    Summary: The content of this ?Technical Support Guide? is based mostly on the respective region?s owner?s manual supplements for the Gen3.0 infotainment (HARMAN model Navigation/Audio) system.

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  • TSB #07-124-17

    NHTSA ID #10125882

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 16 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: This bulletin announces reprogramming file availability to optimize the Body Integrated Unit (BIU) and address the following customer concerns: ? If a customer exits the vehicle with the ignition OFF, all the doors closed and leaves the

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  • TSB #13-100-17

    NHTSA ID #10117550

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 10 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Note: This is the most accurate information available at the time of printing. Various paint manufacturers designate their own stock numbers and coding information although many of the major suppliers are now using the SOA paint codes to

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

  • TSB #15-211-17R

    NHTSA ID #10133524

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

    Summary: The following information addresses reprogramming file availability and a software update installation procedure to provide optimization to the new Harman Gen 3 Audio and Navigation head units utilized. The procedure will involve either

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  • 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 #15-220-18

    NHTSA ID #10133526

    • Date Announced: MARCH 08 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: This Service Information bulletin provides troubleshooting steps to use when diagnosing concerns of the Apple CarPlay and / or Android Auto feature not connecting or launching properly when a compatible device is connected to the head u

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  • TSB #15-217-18

    NHTSA ID #10140475

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 19 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: This bulletin announces availability of new audio system amplifiers to address the following operating concerns with the Harman Kardon Gen 3 infotainment system: Symptom 1: No audio output is heard but, the volume level displayed changes

    More Information »

  • TSB #HARMON-TSG

    NHTSA ID #10130286

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

    Summary: The content of this ?Technical Support Guide? is based mostly on the respective region?s owner?s manual supplements for the Gen3.0 infotainment (HARMAN model Navigation/Audio) system.

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EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM)

  • TSB #15-211-17R

    NHTSA ID #10133524

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

    Summary: The following information addresses reprogramming file availability and a software update installation procedure to provide optimization to the new Harman Gen 3 Audio and Navigation head units utilized. The procedure will involve either

    More Information »

  • 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 #15-211-17R

    NHTSA ID #10140474

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

    Summary: The following information addresses reprogramming file availability and a software update installation procedure to provide optimization to the new Harman Gen 3 Audio and Navigation head units utilized in the models as listed above. The p

    More Information »

  • TSB #15-211-17R

    NHTSA ID #10140489

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

    Summary: The following information addresses reprogramming file availability and a software update installation procedure to provide optimization to the new Harman Gen 3 Audio and Navigation head units utilized in the models as listed above. The p

    More Information »

  • TSB #hk-questionaire-

    NHTSA ID #10130207

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 23 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Post launch conditions may occur where certain combinations of inputs result in undesirable outputs. As such it is critical to gather all the details surrounding these events to allow SBR and Harman the ability to duplicate and then evalu

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  • TSB #HARMON-TSG

    NHTSA ID #10130286

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

    Summary: The content of this ?Technical Support Guide? is based mostly on the respective region?s owner?s manual supplements for the Gen3.0 infotainment (HARMAN model Navigation/Audio) system.

    More Information »

  • TSB #15-211-17R

    NHTSA ID #10138775

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 19 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: The following information addresses reprogramming file availability and a software update installation procedure to provide optimization to the new Harman Gen 3 Audio and Navigation head units utilized in the models as listed above. The p

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EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

  • 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 #hk-questionaire-

    NHTSA ID #10130207

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 23 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Post launch conditions may occur where certain combinations of inputs result in undesirable outputs. As such it is critical to gather all the details surrounding these events to allow SBR and Harman the ability to duplicate and then evalu

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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.

    More Information »

  • TSB #17-17-13R

    NHTSA ID #10138778

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 15 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: NOTE: The Airbag systems used on previous and current WRX, STI and Tribeca models are NOT equipped with EDR functionality. This Bulletin provides information regarding Event Data Recorder (EDR) functionality which has been incorporated i

    More Information »

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