Subaru B9 Tribeca Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Subaru B9 Tribeca

Subaru B9 Tribeca Problems

Rattle Type Noise From Front Suspension

A rattle type noise may be noted from the front of the vehicle. This type of noise is commonly caused by front sway bar bushings or end links which have failed. It is determined these parts have failed, replacement will be required.

Intermittent Fault With Remote Start System

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.

Rattle type nosie from tailgate

A rattle type noise may be noted from the tailgate area. This can commonly be repaired by modifying or changing the tailgate weather seal.

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Subaru B9 Tribeca Questions

it is overheating and i get no heat (1 answer)

how do I re-set the computer after work was done? (1 answer)

we replaced the fan belt tenstioner pully but the battery light, rear diff.and brake lights stay on , we are being told we need to re-set the comp.?

Replaced radiator/thermostat. Overheats to just before red line in 2 mi. (1 answer)

No oil in antifreeze or antifreeze in oil. Combustion leak test shows exhaust gases but no white or blue smoke out tailpipe. Any option besides head gasket replacement?

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Subaru B9 Tribeca Recalls

Hood Opens While Driving

The hood latch may fail and the hood may open unexpectedly while driving. Dealers will first inspect and attempt to clean and lubricate the hood safety and lock systems. If this does not correct the concern, the latch will be replaced with a new current style part. All repairs will be performed free of charge to resolve the concern.

Puddle Lights May Melt or Catch Fire

The accessory lights that illuminate the area under the doors are referred to as "puddle" lights. An electrical short circuit can develop when either the puddle light or its connector are exposed to an electrolytic moisture source (such as road spray that has road salt in it) and it penetrates the circuit board of the puddle light or the pins of the puddle light connector(s). The short circuit can generate heat which may melt the plastic resulting in smoke or fire. Subaru dealers will install an additional fused-harness, to protect the puddle light system.

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Subaru B9 Tribeca Reviews

i love it
So far so good! This SUV has almost 80K, and no problems yet, except for overpriced dealer windshield wipers!!!!1 I hope it fars as good as all the other Subaru's out on the road.

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