Subaru B9 Tribeca
Report: Intermittent Fault With Remote Start System
Subaru B9 Tribeca Problem
Model Year Affected: 2007
Average Mileage: 77,500 mi (65,000 mi - 90,000 mi)
Some problems have been noted with the remote start system. Our technicians tell us that replacing the ignition switch antenna ring and wire harness will generally correct this concern.
I have had several problems with my electrical system that Subaru refuses to take any responsibility for. My remote start system works in the winter, but never when it is hot outside. I live in Baltimore and in the summer it can be upwards of 100 degrees in the middle of the day. Wanted to be able to remote start the car in the summer as well so I didn't have to put the kids in a 120 degree car. Unfortunately, it doesn't work in the summer. Subaru has had no solution for this problem. They have offered to "check it out" for $200.
I have also had multiple problems with headlights, taillights and puddle lights burning out. I have replaced my headlights each 5 times and taillights 4 each. My puddle lights on the drivers side actually caught on fire once and burned. Again, Subaru has written all this off to "user error" and suggested that I give them money to look at the system, and not to drive with my headlights on.
Remote start not working