Subaru Wheel Nut Change For Rust

Subaru Wheel Nut Change For Rust

An anti-rust treatment coating is now applied during the manufacturing process to prevent rust from developing.


  • 2013-2020 Crosstrek 
  • 2010-2020 Forester 
  • 2009-2020 WRX & WRX STI 
  • 2013-2020 BRZ

This bulletin announces a change made to the wheel lug nuts on the models listed above. The change is in response to a number of reports describing rust inside of the nut as shown. An anti-rust treatment coating is now applied during the manufacturing process to prevent rust from developing.

The new wheel lug nuts will be incorporated into the production of Japan-built models during November of 2020. The new wheel nut part number is 28171AJ000. Any orders placed for the old part number 28171AG000 will be automatically switched to the new 28171AJ000 part number.

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