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Old 03-17-2016, 11:38 AM   #1
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Default DIT Subarus Recalled in Japan

FHI issued a recall today for all Subarus in Japan equipped with DIT engines produced between April 10, 2015 and October 21, 2015, which amounts to 17,117 cars. The issue involves the intake system. I expect a similar US recall to be announced soon.

Here's a link to the announcement in Japanese, followed by a related illustration. If anyone fluent in Japanese can provide a good translation, please speak up.

http://www.fhi.co.jp/press/recall/2016_03_17_2073/




Here's Google's translation:


An April 5 post, farther down in this thread, provides links to SOA documents about the US version of this recall, WTA-62:
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Vehicle Model Model Year Affected VIN Range
Forester 2.0XT
2015 From FH819330 to FH842199
2016 From GH400090 to GH475644
WRX
2015 From F*838026 to F*838040
2016 From G*800045 to G*820448

source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs...6V162-2032.pdf

more info: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/owners/...000&refurl=rss
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Old 03-17-2016, 11:42 AM   #2
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That looks like the factory 2 port boost controller. I wonder if they are upgrading it to something faster.

In any case, a lot of people have upgraded to the 3 port ebcs.

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Old 03-17-2016, 02:45 PM   #3
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There was a thread somewhere where a guy had that black plastic turbo inlet crack on one side. That sounds like what this recall is for, though that case was the only one I've heard about.
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Old 03-17-2016, 03:01 PM   #4
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Gotta make sure your plastic is up to spec.
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Old 03-17-2016, 03:02 PM   #5
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I like how they call the brand Pleiades.

I assume Revogu = Levorg?
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Old 03-17-2016, 09:44 PM   #6
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I like how they call the brand Pleiades.

I assume Revogu = Levorg?
That is how Google machine translation renders those Japanese words. Yes, Pleiades = Subaru and Revogu = Levorg.
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Old 03-17-2016, 10:25 PM   #7
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Do you think this is related in any way? http://techinfo.subaru.com/static/whatsNew.html

March 17, 2016: Repair Procedure for Subaru Recall Campaign Stop-Sale: WTA-62 Turbocharger Air Intake Duct
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Old 03-18-2016, 11:33 AM   #8
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Do you think this is related in any way? http://techinfo.subaru.com/static/whatsNew.html

March 17, 2016: Repair Procedure for Subaru Recall Campaign Stop-Sale: WTA-62 Turbocharger Air Intake Duct
I suspect that is the US equivalent of the Japan recall. Good find.

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WTA-62 Turbocharger Air Intake Duct


Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2015 and 2016 model year Subaru Forester 2.0XT and WRX vehicles to inspect and possibly replace the turbocharger air intake duct.

The turbocharger air intake duct may have been produced with an incorrect material that is susceptible to cracking. Should the turbocharger air intake duct crack, the engine may develop a rough idle, reduced power and possibly stall. Should the engine suddenly lose power or stall while driving, there is an increased risk of a crash. This could happen without warning.

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Old 03-18-2016, 12:32 PM   #9
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LOL. All these new gen WRX recalls have to be playing havoc with those that modified these cars with EBCS's, downpipes, tunes, etc. All this crap has to come off before taking the car in or else you risk being guilty by association.
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Old 03-18-2016, 01:21 PM   #10
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You are failing to see the light. Those that have modified and made upgrades are better off. Tunes, 3 port.....
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Old 03-18-2016, 01:46 PM   #11
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You are failing to see the light. Those that have modified and made upgrades are better off. Tunes, 3 port.....
Exactly! ... people who are modified are doing themselves a favor and subaru a favor but subaru won't see it that way unfortunately
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Old 03-18-2016, 02:11 PM   #12
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This may be a silly question:Would a replacement/upgrade require a new tune/recalibration of the ECU in order for this part to function properly?

My 2016 WRX has been idling kinda rough. I wonder if this part is shot? I'll have to take a look and see what's going on down there.

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Old 03-18-2016, 03:09 PM   #13
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This may be a silly question:Would a replacement/upgrade require a new tune/recalibration of the ECU in order for this part to function properly?

My 2016 WRX has been idling kinda rough. I wonder if this part is shot? I'll have to take a look and see what's going on down there.

Thanks
I feel like with the previous recall they will want to avoid sending out another ECU revision. I suspect they will simply provide a new turbo with a reinforced inlet.

I would check your air box and make sure everything is seated properly and not blocking the filter. Also, check the clamps around the turbo intake inlet, intercooler and throttle body.
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Old 03-18-2016, 07:18 PM   #14
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LOL. All these new gen WRX recalls have to be playing havoc with those that modified these cars with EBCS's, downpipes, tunes, etc. All this crap has to come off before taking the car in or else you risk being guilty by association.
Ehhhh...... I don't think cracking because the wrong material was used has a direct correlation to my aftermarket turboback. I guess if they wanted to make a fuss they certainly could have a case to refuse to look at it, but the dealers around my area are a little bit more understanding
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Old 03-18-2016, 08:12 PM   #15
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Ehhhh...... I don't think cracking because the wrong material was used has a direct correlation to my aftermarket turboback. I guess if they wanted to make a fuss they certainly could have a case to refuse to look at it, but the dealers around my area are a little bit more understanding
I don't think you understand. Subaru will definitely provide repairs for this safety recall, gratis, regardless of mods. However, any mods to the car's powertrain might be noted, depending on the Subaru dealer, and it might then become more difficult,or impossible, in the future to obtain powertrain warranty re-reimbursement if the engine fails.

Recall ≠ Warranty
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Old 03-19-2016, 01:56 AM   #16
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I don't think you understand. Subaru will definitely provide repairs for this safety recall, gratis, regardless of mods. However, any mods to the car's powertrain might be noted, depending on the Subaru dealer, and it might then become more difficult,or impossible, in the future to obtain powertrain warranty re-reimbursement if the engine fails.

Recall ≠ Warranty
You are correct, I read his post saying that they would deny this recall because of aftermarket parts! My bad
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Old 03-22-2016, 10:10 AM   #17
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Subaru is recalling a total of 17,526 vehicles across the country to fix engine and park-brake faults.

The recall affects 15,585 MY15 Liberty and Outback models and 1941 MY15 Forester XT and MY16 WRX models.

In the case of the Liberty and Outback, the maker of Subaru vehicles, Fuji Heavy Industries, has found that the electronic parking brake motor has the potential to “stick” after being activated, locking the car irretrievably in position.

The faulty intake duct problem in turbo-petrol Forester XT and WRX Subarus, which was caused by “the use of incorrect specification materials” for the branch part of the intake ducts by the supplier between April 6 and April 10, 2015, may manifest itself in rough idling, loss of power and, possibly, engine stalling.

David Rowley, National Corporate Affairs Manager at Subaru Australia, said 12 vehicles were identified in Australia with the electronic parking brake problem and two with the air intake duct issue.

Subaru (Aust) Pty Ltd is contacting owners of the affected Liberty, Outback, Forester XT and WRX models to arrange for free-of-charge check and, if necessary, rectification of the problems at the dealer of choice.

This follows a recall program in August 2015 affecting Impreza, Forester and XV models in which more than 50,000 vehicles were called in to rectify a steering column short-circuit with the potential to disable wipers, headlights, horn, driver’s airbag and multi-function steering wheel operations such as cruise control, audio system and mobile phone connectivity. The problem could also short out the ECU fuse, causing the engine to shut down.

Customers can contact the Subaru Customer Service Centre on 1800 226 643.
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Old 03-24-2016, 12:07 AM   #18
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Do you think this is related in any way? http://techinfo.subaru.com/static/whatsNew.html

March 17, 2016: Repair Procedure for Subaru Recall Campaign Stop-Sale: WTA-62 Turbocharger Air Intake Duct
Hmm. This has just today morphed into WTA-62R dated March 23, 2016.
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Old 03-24-2016, 10:20 AM   #19
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There was a thread somewhere where a guy had that black plastic turbo inlet crack on one side. That sounds like what this recall is for, though that case was the only one I've heard about.
It was me...

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2756587
(I fixed all broken pic links so everyone can see the damage again)

@450miles mine broke a piece off on the highway. I fig'd it was either dropped during assembly or bad batch of plastic.

Good news though, unplugging the MAF can get you home in a pinch and part is only $100.
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So the recall is out: http://www.autoblog.com/2016/04/05/s...ntake-problem/
does anyone have a VIN range?
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So the recall is out: http://www.autoblog.com/2016/04/05/s...ntake-problem/
does anyone have a VIN range?
Premature post. Found the info:

Vehicle Model Model Year Affected VIN Range
Forester 2.0XT
2015 From FH819330 to FH842199
2016 From GH400090 to GH475644
WRX
2015 From F*838026 to F*838040
2016 From G*800045 to G*820448

source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs...6V162-2032.pdf

more info: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/owners/...000&refurl=rss
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Old 04-05-2016, 01:55 PM   #22
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2015 From F*838026 to F*838040
Only 15 cars for 2015? Interesting. I can see 400 of them or so from 2016...

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Old 04-06-2016, 12:38 PM   #23
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Only 15 cars for 2015? Interesting. I can see 400 of them or so from 2016...

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2016 From G*800045 to G*820448

Isn't that 20.4k cars? Mine fits right in the middle damn it.
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Old 04-06-2016, 01:43 PM   #24
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Whoops. Missed the "2"
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Old 04-06-2016, 01:58 PM   #25
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Go to this website:

http://www.subaru.com/vehicle-recalls.html

Enter your VIN

This shows all current recalls and their status. My 2015 WRX shows the WQW58 recall and status as completed.

If your car doesn't show any needed recalls, you're good for now.
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