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Subaru Tribeca Repair and Maintenance

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

Subaru Tribeca Problems

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.

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Subaru Tribeca Questions

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.

can i repair this without taking it to the shop? and if i must take it to the shop what are the repair costs to unclog the a/c drain tube?

I have a new 2011 Subaru Tribeca. The air conditioning stopped working on the drivers side but did blow cool on the passenger side then one day later it stopped working completely. My local subaru dealer had it 4 days and finally fixed the problem. The A/C worked great for 2 days then stopped wor...

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Subaru Tribeca Recalls

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.

Subaru has recalled 2010 Tribeca passenger models because the front door latch cables were improperly positioned during production. The cable may "catch" in the door glass regulator when opening or closing a window, which can cause the door to open unexpectedly. If this happens, the occupant could be ejected from the car or may be unable to open the door to exit the vehicle. Subaru will notify owners and dealers and will repair the problem free of charge.

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Subaru Tribeca Reviews

I have just over 40,000 on this vehicle and it is flawless. The car drives perfectly, it is comfortable and hands down beats anything that I have ever driven in snow. I have had 4 wheel drive Fords, Chevys and Dodges, even had two Jeeps thrown in throughout the years, this thing would run circles around all of them in bad weather. This is my 3rd Subaru, I will always have one so long as I li...

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