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  Technical Service Bulletins of the 2004 Subaru Outback

There have been 50 technical service bulletins issued for the 2004 Subaru Outback.

1 2004 Subaru Outback engine (pws) TSB (Bulletin 02-172-18R)
Bulletin Date: Feb. 6, 2018
Component: Engine (pws).
Bulletin Summary: 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
Vehicles covered in this TSB:
2003 Subaru Forester, 2004 Subaru Forester, 2005 Subaru Forester, 2006 Subaru Forester, 2007 Subaru Forester, 2008 Subaru Forester, 2009 Subaru Forester, 2010 Subaru Forester, 2011 Subaru Forester, 2012 Subaru Forester, 2013 Subaru Forester, 2002 Subaru Impreza, 2003 Subaru Impreza, 2004 Subaru Impreza, 2005 Subaru Impreza, 2006 Subaru Impreza, 2007 Subaru Impreza, 2008 Subaru Impreza, 2009 Subaru Impreza, 2010 Subaru Impreza, 2011 Subaru Impreza, 2003 Subaru Legacy, 2004 Subaru Legacy, 2005 Subaru Legacy, 2006 Subaru Legacy, 2007 Subaru Legacy, 2008 Subaru Legacy, 2009 Subaru Legacy, 2010 Subaru Legacy, 2011 Subaru Legacy, 2012 Subaru Legacy, 2003 Subaru Outback, 2004 Subaru Outback, 2005 Subaru Outback, 2006 Subaru Outback, 2007 Subaru Outback, 2008 Subaru Outback, 2009 Subaru Outback, 2010 Subaru Outback, 2011 Subaru Outback, 2012 Subaru Outback, 2002 Subaru WRX, 2003 Subaru WRX, 2004 Subaru WRX, 2005 Subaru WRX, 2006 Subaru WRX, 2008 Subaru WRX, 2009 Subaru WRX, 2010 Subaru WRX, 2011 Subaru WRX, 2012 Subaru WRX, 2013 Subaru WRX, 2014 Subaru WRX, 2004 Subaru Wrx Sti, 2005 Subaru Wrx Sti, 2008 Subaru Wrx Sti, 2009 Subaru Wrx Sti, 2010 Subaru Wrx Sti, 2011 Subaru Wrx Sti, 2012 Subaru Wrx Sti, 2013 Subaru Wrx Sti, 2014 Subaru Wrx Sti, 2015 Subaru Wrx Sti, 2016 Subaru Wrx Sti, 2017 Subaru Wrx Sti.
2 2004 Subaru Outback air bags TSB (Bulletin TKA-B-C)
Bulletin Date: May. 27, 2016
Component: Air bags.
Bulletin Summary: Subject: takata recall expansion ? new Subaru recall campaigns tka-16, tkb-16, tkc-16 covering all non-desiccated frontal takata psan inflators. Each phase of the expansions will address the most at risk vehicles first and is divided into
Vehicles covered in this TSB:
2003 Subaru Legacy, 2004 Subaru Legacy, 2009 Subaru Legacy, 2010 Subaru Legacy, 2011 Subaru Legacy, 2003 Subaru Outback, 2004 Subaru Outback, 2009 Subaru Outback, 2010 Subaru Outback, 2011 Subaru Outback.
3 2004 Subaru Outback air bags TSB (Bulletin WQR53)
Bulletin Date: Feb. 10, 2016
Component: Air bags.
Bulletin Summary: Based on ballistic testing results, it has been determined that affected vehicles with registration history in high absolute humidity (hah) areas are more susceptible to rupture. Owner notification letters were mailed to the owners of those
Vehicles covered in this TSB:
2003 Subaru Baja, 2004 Subaru Baja, 2005 Subaru Baja, 2004 Subaru Impreza, 2005 Subaru Impreza, 2003 Subaru Legacy, 2004 Subaru Legacy, 2005 Subaru Legacy, 2006 Subaru Legacy, 2003 Subaru Outback, 2004 Subaru Outback, 2005 Subaru Outback, 2006 Subaru Outback, 2007 Subaru Outback, 2008 Subaru Outback, 2004 Subaru WRX, 2005 Subaru WRX, 2004 Subaru Wrx Sti, 2005 Subaru Wrx Sti.
4 2004 Subaru Outback air bags TSB (Bulletin WQR�]53UM)
Bulletin Date: Jan. 28, 2016
Component: Air bags.
Bulletin Summary: We announced late last month that the wqr�]53 takata front passenger air bag inflator recall has been expanded to include all 2005�]2008 model year legacy and outback vehicles. Due to the severity of the industry�]wide takata recall situati
Vehicles covered in this TSB:
2003 Subaru Baja, 2004 Subaru Baja, 2005 Subaru Baja, 2003 Subaru Legacy, 2004 Subaru Legacy, 2005 Subaru Legacy, 2006 Subaru Legacy, 2007 Subaru Legacy, 2008 Subaru Legacy, 2003 Subaru Outback, 2004 Subaru Outback, 2005 Subaru Outback, 2006 Subaru Outback, 2007 Subaru Outback, 2008 Subaru Outback, 2004 Subaru WRX, 2005 Subaru WRX.
5 2004 Subaru Outback air bags TSB (Bulletin WQR-53R)
Bulletin Date: Jan. 14, 2016
Component: Air bags.
Bulletin Summary: "the vehicles included in this consolidated national recall include the following: ¿ affected 2004-2005 impreza, wrx, and sti models from the national expansion of the wqp-51 recall ¿ 2003-2004 legacy, outback, and baja vehicles affected
Vehicles covered in this TSB:
2003 Subaru Baja, 2004 Subaru Baja, 2005 Subaru Baja, 2004 Subaru Impreza, 2005 Subaru Impreza, 2003 Subaru Legacy, 2004 Subaru Legacy, 2005 Subaru Legacy, 2006 Subaru Legacy, 2007 Subaru Legacy, 2008 Subaru Legacy, 2003 Subaru Outback, 2004 Subaru Outback, 2005 Subaru Outback, 2006 Subaru Outback, 2007 Subaru Outback, 2008 Subaru Outback, 2004 Subaru WRX, 2005 Subaru WRX.
6 2004 Subaru Outback owners/service manual TSB (Bulletin WQR�]53U)
Bulletin Date: Jan. 11, 2016
Component: Owners/service manual.
Bulletin Summary: The wqr�]53 recall is being expanded to include all 2005�]2008 model year legacy and outback vehicles. This is an expansion from the current wqp�]51 limited regional recall for certain 2005 model year legacy and outback vehicles, to a natio
Vehicles covered in this TSB:
2003 Subaru Baja, 2004 Subaru Baja, 2004 Subaru Impreza, 2005 Subaru Impreza, 2003 Subaru Legacy, 2004 Subaru Legacy, 2005 Subaru Legacy, 2006 Subaru Legacy, 2007 Subaru Legacy, 2008 Subaru Legacy, 2003 Subaru Outback, 2004 Subaru Outback, 2005 Subaru Outback, 2006 Subaru Outback, 2007 Subaru Outback, 2008 Subaru Outback, 2004 Subaru WRX, 2005 Subaru WRX.
7 2004 Subaru Outback air bags TSB (Bulletin WQR�]53U)
Bulletin Date: Oct. 1, 2015
Component: Air bags.
Bulletin Summary: Update: owner notification Subaru recall campaign: front passenger air bag inflators wqr�]53 owner notification letters were mailed September 30, 2015 description. All vehicles previously affected by the wql�]48 recall that were not yet rep
Vehicles covered in this TSB:
2003 Subaru Baja, 2004 Subaru Baja, 2004 Subaru Impreza, 2005 Subaru Impreza, 2003 Subaru Legacy, 2004 Subaru Legacy, 2005 Subaru Legacy, 2006 Subaru Legacy, 2007 Subaru Legacy, 2008 Subaru Legacy, 2003 Subaru Outback, 2004 Subaru Outback, 2005 Subaru Outback, 2006 Subaru Outback, 2007 Subaru Outback, 2008 Subaru Outback, 2004 Subaru WRX, 2005 Subaru WRX, 2004 Subaru Wrx Sti, 2005 Subaru Wrx Sti.
8 2004 Subaru Outback air bags TSB (Bulletin WQR�]53U)
Bulletin Date: Oct. 1, 2015
Component: Air bags.
Bulletin Summary: Update: owner notification Subaru recall campaign: front passenger air bag inflators wqr�]53 owner notification letters were mailed September 30, 2015 description. All vehicles previously affected by the wql�]48 recall that were not yet rep
Vehicles covered in this TSB:
2003 Subaru Baja, 2004 Subaru Baja, 2004 Subaru Impreza, 2005 Subaru Impreza, 2003 Subaru Legacy, 2004 Subaru Legacy, 2005 Subaru Legacy, 2006 Subaru Legacy, 2007 Subaru Legacy, 2008 Subaru Legacy, 2003 Subaru Outback, 2004 Subaru Outback, 2005 Subaru Outback, 2006 Subaru Outback, 2007 Subaru Outback, 2008 Subaru Outback, 2004 Subaru WRX, 2005 Subaru WRX, 2004 Subaru Wrx Sti, 2005 Subaru Wrx Sti.
 
9 2004 Subaru Outback air bags TSB (Bulletin WQL-48R)
Bulletin Date: Sep. 25, 2015
Component: Air bags.
Bulletin Summary: "September, 2015: � this recall (wql-48) has been superseded to the wqr-53 takata front passenger air bag inflator replacement. �
Vehicles covered in this TSB:
2003 Subaru Baja, 2004 Subaru Baja, 2004 Subaru Impreza, 2003 Subaru Legacy, 2004 Subaru Legacy, 2003 Subaru Outback, 2004 Subaru Outback, 2004 Subaru WRX, 2004 Subaru Wrx Sti.
10 2004 Subaru Outback air bags TSB (Bulletin WQR-53A)
Bulletin Date: Sep. 25, 2015
Component: Air bags.
Bulletin Summary: Please be advised that Subaru of America, inc. Is consolidating the wql-48 recall into the existing wqr-53 recall.
Vehicles covered in this TSB:
2004 Subaru Baja, 2004 Subaru Impreza, 2005 Subaru Impreza, 2004 Subaru Legacy, 2004 Subaru Outback, 2005 Subaru Outback, 2004 Subaru WRX, 2005 Subaru WRX, 2004 Subaru Wrx Sti, 2005 Subaru Wrx Sti.
11 2004 Subaru Outback air bags TSB (Bulletin WQR-53R)
Bulletin Date: Sep. 25, 2015
Component: Air bags.
Bulletin Summary: "update � September 2015: Subaru is consolidating takata recall wql-48 (14v-399) into the existing wqr-53 (15v-323) takata recall. The vehicles included in this consolidated national recall include the following: � affected 2004-2005 impr
Vehicles covered in this TSB:
2003 Subaru Baja, 2004 Subaru Baja, 2004 Subaru Impreza, 2005 Subaru Impreza, 2004 Subaru Legacy, 2003 Subaru Outback, 2004 Subaru Outback, 2004 Subaru WRX, 2005 Subaru WRX, 2004 Subaru Wrx Sti, 2005 Subaru Wrx Sti.
12 2004 Subaru Outback steering TSB (Bulletin 04-13-09R)
Bulletin Date: Sep. 18, 2015
Component: Steering.
Bulletin Summary: 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
Vehicles covered in this TSB:
2003 Subaru Forester, 2004 Subaru Forester, 2005 Subaru Forester, 2006 Subaru Forester, 2007 Subaru Forester, 2008 Subaru Forester, 2004 Subaru Impreza, 2005 Subaru Impreza, 2006 Subaru Impreza, 2007 Subaru Impreza, 2008 Subaru Impreza, 2009 Subaru Impreza, 2010 Subaru Impreza, 2011 Subaru Impreza, 2001 Subaru Legacy, 2002 Subaru Legacy, 2003 Subaru Legacy, 2004 Subaru Legacy, 2005 Subaru Legacy, 2006 Subaru Legacy, 2007 Subaru Legacy, 2001 Subaru Outback, 2002 Subaru Outback, 2003 Subaru Outback, 2004 Subaru Outback, 2005 Subaru Outback, 2006 Subaru Outback, 2007 Subaru Outback.
13 2004 Subaru Outback air bags TSB (Bulletin WQL-48R)
Bulletin Date: Aug. 24, 2015
Component: Air bags.
Bulletin Summary: "Subaru of America, inc. (soa) has determined that a defect, which relates to motor vehicle safety, may exist on certain 2003-2004 model year Subaru legacy, outback, and baja vehicles, and certain 2004 model year Subaru impreza (including w
Vehicles covered in this TSB:
2003 Subaru Baja, 2004 Subaru Baja, 2003 Subaru Legacy, 2004 Subaru Legacy, 2003 Subaru Outback, 2004 Subaru Outback, 2003 Subaru WRX, 2004 Subaru WRX, 2004 Subaru Wrx Sti.
14 2004 Subaru Outback air bags TSB (Bulletin WQP-51R)
Bulletin Date: Aug. 24, 2015
Component: Air bags.
Bulletin Summary: Subaru is conducting this limited regional recall to replace the front passenger air bag inflators produced by tk holdings, inc. (takata) in certain 2003-2005 model year legacy, outback, and baja vehicles and certain 2004-2005 model year im
Vehicles covered in this TSB:
2003 Subaru Baja, 2004 Subaru Baja, 2005 Subaru Baja, 2004 Subaru Impreza, 2005 Subaru Impreza, 2003 Subaru Legacy, 2004 Subaru Legacy, 2005 Subaru Legacy, 2003 Subaru Outback, 2004 Subaru Outback, 2005 Subaru Outback, 2004 Subaru WRX, 2005 Subaru WRX, 2004 Subaru Wrx Sti, 2005 Subaru Wrx Sti.
15 2004 Subaru Outback recreational vehicle lpg tank valve/gauge TSB (Bulletin 04-13-09R)
Bulletin Date: Jul. 6, 2015
Component: Recreational vehicle lpg tank valve/gauge.
Bulletin Summary: 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
Vehicles covered in this TSB:
2003 Subaru Forester, 2004 Subaru Forester, 2005 Subaru Forester, 2006 Subaru Forester, 2007 Subaru Forester, 2008 Subaru Forester, 2004 Subaru Impreza, 2005 Subaru Impreza, 2006 Subaru Impreza, 2007 Subaru Impreza, 2008 Subaru Impreza, 2009 Subaru Impreza, 2010 Subaru Impreza, 2011 Subaru Impreza, 2002 Subaru Legacy, 2003 Subaru Legacy, 2004 Subaru Legacy, 2005 Subaru Legacy, 2006 Subaru Legacy, 2007 Subaru Legacy, 2001 Subaru Outback, 2002 Subaru Outback, 2003 Subaru Outback, 2004 Subaru Outback, 2005 Subaru Outback, 2006 Subaru Outback, 2007 Subaru Outback.
16 2004 Subaru Outback air bags:frontal:passenger side TSB (Bulletin WQM-49R)
Bulletin Date: Jan. 14, 2015
Component: Air bags:frontal:passenger side.
Bulletin Summary: The revisement of this recall advises (wqm-49) has been superseded to the wqp-51 regional front passenger takata air bag inflator recall.
Vehicles covered in this TSB:
2003 Subaru Baja, 2004 Subaru Baja, 2005 Subaru Baja, 2004 Subaru Impreza, 2005 Subaru Impreza, 2003 Subaru Legacy, 2004 Subaru Legacy, 2005 Subaru Legacy, 2003 Subaru Outback, 2004 Subaru Outback, 2005 Subaru Outback, 2004 Subaru WRX, 2005 Subaru WRX.
17 2004 Subaru Outback air bags:frontal:passenger side TSB (Bulletin WQP-51RA)
Bulletin Date: Jan. 13, 2015
Component: Air bags:frontal:passenger side.
Bulletin Summary: This announcement provides a geographic expansion of the current wqm�]49 takata airbag limited regional recall.
Vehicles covered in this TSB:
2003 Subaru Baja, 2004 Subaru Baja, 2005 Subaru Baja, 2004 Subaru Impreza, 2005 Subaru Impreza, 2003 Subaru Legacy, 2004 Subaru Legacy, 2005 Subaru Legacy, 2003 Subaru Outback, 2004 Subaru Outback, 2005 Subaru Outback, 2004 Subaru WRX, 2005 Subaru WRX.
18 2004 Subaru Outback air bags:frontal:passenger side TSB (Bulletin WQP-51)
Bulletin Date: Jan. 1, 2015
Component: Air bags:frontal:passenger side.
Bulletin Summary: This bulletin announces Subaru is conducting this limited regional recall to replace the front passenger air bag inflators produced by tk holdings, inc. (takata) in certain 2003-2005 model year legacy, outback, and baja vehicles and certain
Vehicles covered in this TSB:
2003 Subaru Baja, 2004 Subaru Baja, 2005 Subaru Baja, 2004 Subaru Impreza, 2005 Subaru Impreza, 2003 Subaru Legacy, 2004 Subaru Legacy, 2005 Subaru Legacy, 2003 Subaru Outback, 2004 Subaru Outback, 2005 Subaru Outback, 2004 Subaru WRX, 2005 Subaru WRX.
19 2004 Subaru Outback air bags TSB (Bulletin SM06 - WQL-48)
Bulletin Date: Dec. 17, 2014
Component: Air bags.
Bulletin Summary: Service memo: wql�48 front passenger air bag inflator recall (NHTSA id 14v�399) �c second mailing
Vehicles covered in this TSB:
2003 Subaru Baja, 2004 Subaru Baja, 2003 Subaru Impreza, 2004 Subaru Impreza, 2003 Subaru Legacy, 2004 Subaru Legacy, 2003 Subaru Outback, 2004 Subaru Outback.
20 2004 Subaru Outback air bags TSB (Bulletin SM04 - TAKATA)
Bulletin Date: Dec. 4, 2014
Component: Air bags.
Bulletin Summary: Updated statement on takata airbags posted on Subaru. Com
Vehicles covered in this TSB:
2003 Subaru Baja, 2004 Subaru Baja, 2005 Subaru Baja, 2004 Subaru Impreza, 2005 Subaru Impreza, 2003 Subaru Legacy, 2004 Subaru Legacy, 2005 Subaru Legacy, 2003 Subaru Outback, 2004 Subaru Outback, 2005 Subaru Outback, 2004 Subaru Wrx Sti, 2005 Subaru Wrx Sti.


Also see Common problems of Subaru Outback.