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Subaru B9 Tribeca, SUV
#8329 of 8368 Re: tribeca 2008 radio & meter settings [rafid]
Aug 21, 2008 (7:45 am)
I think you'll need to order the european radio and info display to get the proper stations and the C temp.
#8330 of 8368 Re: tribeca 2008 radio & meter settings [rafid]
Aug 21, 2008 (4:49 pm)
that is correct, you cannot fix a radio to European and Asian standards you have to buy from your local Subaru dealer.
Aug 27, 2008 (8:51 am)
I'll be he can get it to display Celsuis, though. I would look in the index of the owner's manual. It may differ for models with/without NAV.
Sep 16, 2008 (5:56 pm)
I'm new to this forum. My daughter just bought a used Tribeca (2006). Is it true that it uses only premium gas? I saw some discussion about the poor headlights. Was there any improvement to them in the '06 model year?
#8333 of 8368 Re: Newbie [markrherr]
Sep 17, 2008 (11:06 am)
Premium fuel was recommended by Subaru, but not required. She'll probably give up 5hp or so using lower octane, and the ECU will likely retard the ignition timing to compensate.
The model came out in 06, and the headlights did not change until the 08 refresh. US models never got HIDs, so I think they're all projector beam halogens, basically. I felt there were fine, to be honest.
#8334 of 8368 Re: Newbie [markrherr]
Sep 19, 2008 (12:31 pm)
Premium is only about 7% more than regular, and I find I notice the difference in low end torque. I haven't proven it yet, but you'll probably get 7% better mpg using the premium gas, so it's really a wash.
I haven't had any problems with the '07 headlights. While there may be better ones on the '08's, it's not as if there's a problem with the earlier lights.
#8335 of 8368 Re: Newbie [markrherr]
Sep 22, 2008 (10:05 am)
I have had a 2006 Tribeca since June, 2005. I just turned 90,000 miles last week. I use premium gas virtually 100% of the time. About the only exception is if I'm filling a tank that is still 1/2 full. I sometimes add regular in that case.
I learned early on that the Tribeca runs smoother, accelerates faster and gets better gas mileage with premium gas. I believe those benefits more than make up for the 20-30 cent price differential.
I have never had a problem with the headlights, but I did install SilverStar bulbs as replacements and I do like them better than the original bulbs.
Sep 22, 2008 (11:54 am)
I had one for a week and I was impressed with the lighting in the Tribeca, too.
I pay attention to that sort of thing. FWIW my 98 Forester had good lights, but our 2002 Legacy had lousy ones.
My 93 Miata was also lousy but I replaced them with E-codes and H4 bulbs. Originally they had some awful sealed beams you could barely see with.
#8337 of 8368 shock absorber spring broke
Jan 16, 2009 (3:42 pm)
I have a 2007 limited 5 pass. Tribeca, mileage 46600, few days ago, the spring broke ( left rear tire area), not sure if the absorber broke too. I did not get into an accident. I am wondering why it would break so easily. My 1999 Nissan Quest van currenty with 170,000 mileage on it, and I never have springs problem with it. My van and Suv "live" in the same property and of course they use the same bumping mountain road. Subaru is make for off road driving, isn't it? Can anybody tell me in what situation, the spring will break. Thanks!
I am still waiting for Subaru to see if they will pay to fix the problem.
#8338 of 8368 Re: Newbie [mikejl]
Jan 21, 2009 (6:30 am)
Hi Mike, glad to see your Tribecca is running fine./ I bought mine at the same time but only have 40k. I have been exceptionly pleased with the car. Headlights no problem for me, always use premium, additional cost offset by performance and mileage, which overall is about 20 MPG. Also use Mobil 1.Been away from the board for a while, what did you purchase for replacement tires? Mine still are good but will probably change in the spring.Does anyone recall the procedure to turn off the seat belt nanny? Mine re appearedafter 31/2 years. Jerry