Subaru Tribeca Repair and Maintenance

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

Subaru Tribeca Problems

Vibtation 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.

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.

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Subaru Tribeca Questions

My 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

Why does my air conditioning only work on passenger side? (3 answers)

Can aftermarket remote start make car keys stop working? (1 answer)

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.

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Subaru 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.

Internal Fault with Automatic transmission

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.

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 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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