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Service Program DetailsProgram Number WVL22
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Program Title Fuel Tank One-way Fuel Valve
Summary Dear Subaru Owner:

We would like to thank you for selecting a 2005 - 2008 Subaru Forester or 2005 - 2007 Impreza with a 2.5 Liter engine (non-Turbo). At Subaru, we take pride in our products and are committed to your continued satisfaction.
During a quality review, we discovered that the one-way fuel valve located in your vehicle`s fuel tank may not perform as intended and could cause a condition that may damage the catalytic converter. To prevent this condition, the one-way fuel valve must be permanently removed from the fuel tank. Removal of the valve will not adversely affect the performance of your vehicle because it has been determined this valve is unnecessary.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The one-way fuel valve is located at the base of a small sub-chamber contained in the fuel tank. When the tank`s fuel level drops below 1½ gallons, the sub-chamber is intended to provide a fuel reserve for the fuel pump during vehicle cornering. However, the one-way valve may inadvertently act in such a way as to prevent fuel from refilling the sub-chamber, failing to provide the intended reserve. If this were to happen, the fuel pump could momentarily draw air, causing the engine to experience a sporadic misfire condition resulting in possible damage to your vehicle`s catalytic converter. (The "Check Engine" light will illuminate to alert you if the catalytic converter efficiency has degraded beyond an acceptable level and if your vehicle may be releasing air pollutants that exceed emission standards.)

WHAT WE ARE ASKING YOU TO DO PROMPTLY
You should immediately contact your Subaru Dealer for an appointment to have your vehicle`s fuel tank one-way valve permanently removed. The approximate time to perform this repair is 30 minutes. However, it may be necessary for you to leave your vehicle for a longer period on the day of your scheduled appointment to allow your dealer flexibility in scheduling other appointments. Your Subaru dealer will perform this repair at no cost to you. Since it will be necessary for your dealer to remove the fuel pump from your vehicle`s fuel tank to access the one-way fuel valve, it would be helpful if the tank were less than half full at the time of service.
Please present this letter to your Subaru Dealer on the day of your service appointment.

CALIFORNIA REGISTERED OWNERS
The California Air Resources Board requires that emission related campaigns be completed prior to California`s vehicle registration renewal process; without this repair, you will not be able to register your vehicle during your next annual registration. Upon completion of the services required by this campaign, your California dealer will complete and provide you a "Proof of Correction Certificate." If required, present the certificate to the California Department of Motor Vehicles (the "DMV") when renewing your California registration as proof of campaign completion. If the DMV does not request the certificate, we recommend that you keep it for your records.
In addition, the State of California requires that every vehicle must pass an emission test (SMOG Check) every two years and before it is sold. Without the free service we are providing, your vehicle may be more likely to fail this test and require that you make costly repairs.

CHANGED YOUR ADDRESS OR SOLD YOUR SUBARU?
If you have changed your address, or if you have sold your Subaru, please complete the enclosed prepaid postcard and mail it to us.

IF YOU NEED FURTHER ASSISTANCE
To locate your nearest Subaru Dealer, you can access our web site at Subaru Cars, Wagons, SUVs, Crossovers | Subaru of America and go to the dealer locator function. Or, you may call us at 1-800SUBARU3 (1-800-782-2783) during normal business hours. Please call or write (using the address at the top of this letter) us immediately if the dealer fails or is unable to complete this procedure free of charge. Your continued satisfaction with Subaru is important to us. This modification is intended to assure your vehicle`s optimal performance. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this matter may cause and urge you to schedule an appointment as soon as possible to have this repair performed.

Sincerely,

Subaru of America, Inc.
 

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Service Program Number WVL22
(2005 - 2008 Forester or 2005 - 2007 Impreza with 2.5L non-turbo engine)
Program Title: Fuel Tank One-way Fuel Valve
... contact your Subaru Dealer for an appointment to have your vehicle`s fuel tank one-way valve permanently removed...
This valve keeps the fuel system pressurised when the engine is off, for easy starting next time. Would removing it increase the cranking time to start the engine?

If you like fast starting, and don't run the tank down to 1.5 gallons while cornering hard, you might want to keep that valve.

However, if you disregard the recall and ever have any problem with the converter during the long emissions warranty period, Subaru will likely decline to cover it.
 

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Service Program email WVL-22

Got this in my email this morning. Anybody else get this?



Service Program WVL-22 (2005 - 2008 Forester or 2005 - 2007 Impreza with 2.5L non-turbo engine)

Dear Subaru Owner:

We would like to thank you for selecting a 2005 - 2008 Subaru Forester or 2005 - 2007 Impreza with a 2.5 Liter engine (non-Turbo). At Subaru, we take pride in our products and are committed to your continued satisfaction.

During a quality review, we discovered that the one-way fuel valve located in your vehicle’s fuel tank may not perform as intended and could cause a condition that may damage the catalytic converter. To prevent this condition, the one-way fuel valve must be permanently removed from the fuel tank. Removal of the valve will not adversely affect the performance of your vehicle because it has been determined this valve is unnecessary.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The one-way fuel valve is located at the base of a small sub-chamber contained in the fuel tank. When the tank’s fuel level drops below 1½ gallons, the sub-chamber is intended to provide a fuel reserve for the fuel pump during vehicle cornering. However, the one-way valve may inadvertently act in such a way as to prevent fuel from refilling the sub-chamber, failing to provide the intended reserve. If this were to happen, the fuel pump could momentarily draw air, causing the engine to experience a sporadic misfire condition resulting in possible damage to your vehicle’s catalytic converter. (The “Check Engine” light will illuminate to alert you if the catalytic converter efficiency has degraded beyond an acceptable level and if your vehicle may be releasing air pollutants that exceed emission standards.)

WHAT WE ARE ASKING YOU TO DO PROMPTLY
You should immediately contact your Subaru dealer for an appointment to have your vehicle’s fuel tank one-way valve permanently removed. The approximate time to perform this repair is 30 minutes. However, it may be necessary for you to leave your vehicle for a longer period on the day of your scheduled appointment to allow your dealer flexibility in scheduling other appointments. Your Subaru dealer will perform this repair at no cost to you. Since it will be necessary for your dealer to remove the fuel pump from your vehicle’s fuel tank to access the one-way fuel valve, it would be helpful if the tank were less than half full at the time of service.

CALIFORNIA REGISTERED OWNERS
The California Air Resources Board requires that emission related campaigns be completed prior to California’s vehicle registration renewal process; without this repair, you will not be able to register your vehicle during your next annual registration. Upon completion of the services required by this campaign, your California dealer will complete and provide you a “Proof of Correction Certificate.” If required, present the certificate to the California Department of Motor Vehicles (the “DMV”) when renewing your California registration as proof of campaign completion. If the DMV does not request the certificate, we recommend that you keep it for your records.

In addition, the State of California requires that every vehicle must pass an emission test (SMOG Check) every two years and before it is sold. Without the free service we are providing, your vehicle may be more likely to fail this test and require that you make costly repairs.

IF YOU NEED FURTHER ASSISTANCE
To locate the nearest Subaru dealer you can click here. You may also email us by clicking here or call us at 1-800-SUBARU3 (1-800-782-2783) during normal business hours for assistance. Please call us immediately if the dealer fails or is unable to complete this procedure free of charge. Your continued satisfaction with Subaru is important to us. This modification is intended to assure your vehicle’s optimal performance. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this matter may cause and urge you to schedule an appointment as soon as possible to have this repair performed.

Note: You may be receiving this prior to a postal notification of this information. This is either because we have your email address on file or because you have registered to receive alerts through MySubaru.com. Please feel free to schedule an appointment with your Subaru dealer to have this repair performed even if you have not yet received your notification by mail.

Sincerely,
Subaru of America, Inc.
 

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Another recall! ??

Got this recall notice in my email this morning:

Service Program WVL-22 (2005 - 2008 Forester or 2005 - 2007 Impreza with 2.5L non-turbo engine)

Dear Subaru Owner:

We would like to thank you for selecting a 2005 - 2008 Subaru Forester or 2005 - 2007 Impreza with a 2.5 Liter engine (non-Turbo). At Subaru, we take pride in our products and are committed to your continued satisfaction.

During a quality review, we discovered that the one-way fuel valve located in your vehicle’s fuel tank may not perform as intended and could cause a condition that may damage the catalytic converter. To prevent this condition, the one-way fuel valve must be permanently removed from the fuel tank. Removal of the valve will not adversely affect the performance of your vehicle because it has been determined this valve is unnecessary.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The one-way fuel valve is located at the base of a small sub-chamber contained in the fuel tank. When the tank’s fuel level drops below 1½ gallons, the sub-chamber is intended to provide a fuel reserve for the fuel pump during vehicle cornering. However, the one-way valve may inadvertently act in such a way as to prevent fuel from refilling the sub-chamber, failing to provide the intended reserve. If this were to happen, the fuel pump could momentarily draw air, causing the engine to experience a sporadic misfire condition resulting in possible damage to your vehicle’s catalytic converter. (The “Check Engine” light will illuminate to alert you if the catalytic converter efficiency has degraded beyond an acceptable level and if your vehicle may be releasing air pollutants that exceed emission standards.)

WHAT WE ARE ASKING YOU TO DO PROMPTLY
You should immediately contact your Subaru dealer for an appointment to have your vehicle’s fuel tank one-way valve permanently removed. The approximate time to perform this repair is 30 minutes. However, it may be necessary for you to leave your vehicle for a longer period on the day of your scheduled appointment to allow your dealer flexibility in scheduling other appointments. Your Subaru dealer will perform this repair at no cost to you. Since it will be necessary for your dealer to remove the fuel pump from your vehicle’s fuel tank to access the one-way fuel valve, it would be helpful if the tank were less than half full at the time of service.

CALIFORNIA REGISTERED OWNERS
The California Air Resources Board requires that emission related campaigns be completed prior to California’s vehicle registration renewal process; without this repair, you will not be able to register your vehicle during your next annual registration. Upon completion of the services required by this campaign, your California dealer will complete and provide you a “Proof of Correction Certificate.” If required, present the certificate to the California Department of Motor Vehicles (the “DMV”) when renewing your California registration as proof of campaign completion. If the DMV does not request the certificate, we recommend that you keep it for your records.

In addition, the State of California requires that every vehicle must pass an emission test (SMOG Check) every two years and before it is sold. Without the free service we are providing, your vehicle may be more likely to fail this test and require that you make costly repairs.

IF YOU NEED FURTHER ASSISTANCE
To locate the nearest Subaru dealer you can click here. You may also email us by clicking here or call us at 1-800-SUBARU3 (1-800-782-2783) during normal business hours for assistance. Please call us immediately if the dealer fails or is unable to complete this procedure free of charge. Your continued satisfaction with Subaru is important to us. This modification is intended to assure your vehicle’s optimal performance. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this matter may cause and urge you to schedule an appointment as soon as possible to have this repair performed.

Note: You may be receiving this prior to a postal notification of this information. This is either because we have your email address on file or because you have registered to receive alerts through MySubaru.com. Please feel free to schedule an appointment with your Subaru dealer to have this repair performed even if you have not yet received your notification by mail.

Sincerely,
Subaru of America, Inc.
 

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I'm scheduled to have the valve removal done tomorrow. Let's see if that changes any behaviors. Doubt it. Hmmm I wonder if I can get them to change my fuel filter at no cost since they're in there...
 

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Oh how I'd like to have a quiet professional discussion with the idiot who moved the fuel filter into the tank. Preferably in a dark alley.
 

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Haha yeah me too. There's lots of alleys in Japan, usually to swap plinko stuff though
 

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Ok so what's this recall about the one way valve? I've got the recall for the ECU tuning on mysubaru but haven't seen the other one yet?

Could we get different threads since these look to be different recalls?
 

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Fuel Valve replacement - Filter at the same time?

Got my Email on Monday and I'm with the previous poster.
Taking mine in November 19th. I will ask them to R&R the fuel filter while they are at itl....will we get a freebie I wonder :) !!!
 

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Hmm I postponed mine because they said it'll take a few hours not just 30 minutes and I didn't have time because I needed to meet up another member. Let me know what your dealer does for you.
 

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Oh how I'd like to have a quiet professional discussion with the idiot who moved the fuel filter into the tank...
Idiot was probably a professional engineer who theorized it would be better for the fuel pump to put the filter ahead of it. Engineers often think of the theoretical vs the practical.
 

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Service Program WVL-22 (Fuel Tank One-Way Valve)

Subaru must be having a bad week. I just received this notice in the mail today regarding the Fuel Tank One-Way Valve.
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Recall Notice: Fuel Tank One-way Fuel Valve
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Service Program WVL-22 (2005 - 2008 Forester or 2005 - 2007 Impreza with 2.5L non-turbo engine)

Dear Subaru Owner:

We would like to thank you for selecting a 2005 - 2008 Subaru Forester or 2005 - 2007 Impreza with a 2.5 Liter engine (non-Turbo). At Subaru, we take pride in our products and are committed to your continued satisfaction.

During a quality review, we discovered that the one-way fuel valve located in your vehicle's fuel tank may not perform as intended and could cause a condition that may damage the catalytic converter. To prevent this condition, the one-way fuel valve must be permanently removed from the fuel tank. Removal of the valve will not adversely affect the performance of your vehicle because it has been determined this valve is unnecessary.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The one-way fuel valve is located at the base of a small sub-chamber contained in the fuel tank. When the tank's fuel level drops below 1 1/2 gallons, the sub-chamber is intended to provide a fuel reserve for the fuel pump during vehicle cornering. However, the one-way valve may inadvertently act in such a way as to prevent fuel from refilling the sub-chamber, failing to provide the intended reserve. If this were to happen, the fuel pump could momentarily draw air, causing the engine to experience a sporadic misfire condition resulting in possible damage to your vehicle's catalytic converter. (The "Check Engine" light will illuminate to alert you if the catalytic converter efficiency has degraded beyond an acceptable level and if your vehicle may be releasing air pollutants that exceed emission standards.)

WHAT WE ARE ASKING YOU TO DO PROMPTLY
You should immediately contact your Subaru dealer for an appointment to have your vehicle¿s fuel tank one-way valve permanently removed. The approximate time to perform this repair is 30 minutes. However, it may be necessary for you to leave your vehicle for a longer period on the day of your scheduled appointment to allow your dealer flexibility in scheduling other appointments. Your Subaru dealer will perform this repair at no cost to you. Since it will be necessary for your dealer to remove the fuel pump from your vehicle¿s fuel tank to access the one-way fuel valve, it would be helpful if the tank were less than half full at the time of service.

CALIFORNIA REGISTERED OWNERS
The California Air Resources Board requires that emission related campaigns be completed prior to California's vehicle registration renewal process; without this repair, you will not be able to register your vehicle during your next annual registration. Upon completion of the services required by this campaign, your California dealer will complete and provide you a "Proof of Correction Certificate." If required, present the certificate to the California Department of Motor Vehicles (the "DMV") when renewing your California registration as proof of campaign completion. If the DMV does not request the certificate, we recommend that you keep it for your records.

In addition, the State of California requires that every vehicle must pass an emission test (SMOG Check) every two years and before it is sold. Without the free service we are providing, your vehicle may be more likely to fail this test and require that you make costly repairs.

IF YOU NEED FURTHER ASSISTANCE
To locate the nearest Subaru dealer you can access our website Subaru Cars, Wagons, SUVs, Crossovers | Subaru of America and select Find a Dealer. You may also contact us by going to https://www.subaru.com/shopping-tools/contact-us.html or call us at 1-800-SUBARU3 (1-800-782-2783) during normal business hours for assistance. Please call us immediately if the dealer fails or is unable to complete this procedure free of charge. Your continued satisfaction with Subaru is important to us. This modification is intended to assure your vehicle's optimal performance. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this matter may cause and urge you to schedule an appointment as soon as possible to have this repair performed.

Note: You may be receiving this prior to a postal notification of this information. This is either because we have your email address on file or because you have registered to receive alerts through MySubaru.com. Please feel free to schedule an appointment with your Subaru dealer to have this repair performed even if you have not yet received your notification by mail.

Sincerely,

Subaru of America, Inc.

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I did receive the letter in the mail today, but copy/pasted the content from the MySubaru website.

Whoops! Sorry. I didn't see the other thread about this.
 

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Hmmmmm... I fit that year range (along with many of us).
any more info on which car's are included? Specific VIN or ID numbers?
 

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No, it's just any 05-08 Forester NA and 05-07 Impreza NA.

It's not a manufacturing defect. It's a design defect that potentially causes emission system issues = $$$ for Subaru. They're just trying to cut costs.
 

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Idiot was probably a professional engineer who theorized it would be better for the fuel pump to put the filter ahead of it. Engineers often think of the theoretical vs the practical.
Dont most fuel pickup floats have a nylon sock as a first defense to keep rust and particulate out of the pump anyhow?
 
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