CARS.COM — Vehicles affected by service bulletin:
- 2013 Subaru Legacy*
- 2014 Subaru Legacy*
- 2013 Subaru Outback*
- 2014 Subaru Outback*
- 2011 Subaru Forester*
- 2012 Subaru Forester*
- 2013 Subaru Forester*
- 2014 Subaru Forester*
- 2015 Subaru Forester* (manual transmission)
- 2012 Subaru Impreza**
- 2013 Subaru Impreza
- 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek
- 2014 Subaru Impreza (manual transmission)
- 2015 Subaru Impreza (manual transmission)
- 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek (manual transmission)
- 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek (manual transmission)
*With non-turbo 2.5-liter engine
** With 2.0-liter engine
The problem: This revised service bulletin aims to address excessive oil consumption in some Subaru models, including the Forester, Impreza, Outback, Legacy, and Crosstrek. The problem lies within the short block assembly; previously, Subaru dealers were only replacing pistons and rings to address oil consumption.
Corrective action: Dealers will replace the entire short block assembly.
Warranty info: This service bulletin is being performed free of charge under the Subaru new-car limited, powertrain or extended warranty, whichever applies.
What owners should do: Call your local Subaru dealer with your vehicle’s identification number to determine if it’s involved in this service bulletin. You can also call Subaru at 800-782-2783 or NHTSA at 888-327-4236. Reference TSB No. 02-157-14R.
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Editor’s note: This is only one of dozens of service bulletins issued each month by automakers. Please check your automaker’s website to see if your vehicle has any service bulletins pending.
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