Subaru Tribeca Repair and Maintenance
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Subaru Tribeca ProblemsVibtation or shutter on acceleration
A vibration or shutter may be noted on acceleration. If the transmission torque converter is suspected a revised part is available to correct this concern.
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.
Subaru Tribeca QuestionsMy check engine light comes on shut down cruise control and track control at 40? (1 answer)
When I hit 40 sometime stalls engine light comes on says it's miss firing. But no one can figure it out any help
Subaru said antenna ring on my remote start is what caused my car keys to become un-programmed. Now my keys will not start car, only the remote start will start it. Subaru said it is an IMM Circuit Failure (Except Antenna Circuit) which is directly related to my remote start.
Subaru Tribeca RecallsHood 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.
When shifted into the park position, an automatic transmission engages a locking feature which does not allow the vehicle to roll. These vehicles are being recalled because the rod which engages the park mechanism may come loose inside the transmission. As a result the vehicle may not move (stuck in park) or roll unexpectedly when the sifter is in the park position, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the automatic transmission on affected vehicles to correct this concern.
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.