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Subaru B9 Tribeca, SUV
#8338 of 8368 Re: Newbie [mikejl]
Jan 21, 2009 (5:30 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
#8339 of 8368 Re: seat belt shut-off [jerrys2]
Feb 03, 2009 (6:38 am)
To shut off the seat belt chime:
Turn ignition to ON, lock an unlock seatbelt 20 times within 30 seconds, turn ignition to OFF.
It will reset any time you disconnect the battery.
#8340 of 8368 Re: shock absorber spring broke [schow1]
Feb 03, 2009 (11:11 am)
That's bizarre, do you recall hitting any large potholes?
Even so, you'd think the rim would bend before a spring broke.
There was a recall on Legacy springs a while ago, they could rust or something like that. See what your dealer says, or call 800-SUBARU3 to report that.
I would expect them to replace it. If the tire and/or rim did not fail, it was likely a bad spring to begin with.
#8341 of 8368 Re: shock absorber spring broke [ateixeira]
Feb 04, 2009 (3:05 pm)
We do have quite a few potholes, but I always try to avoid or drive slow going thru those holes. I have quite a few neighbors all have subaru, but not Tribeca. Non have problem like mine.
Just like what you said, the dealer told me if I hit a pothole, something should bend, but everything looks fine. I had to wait for 4 days before the factory agreed to
paid for it. They changed the strut (broke too)and spring. I hope it won't happen to the other three. I am very worry. I don't want to listen to the dealer saying that I don't have warranty because my mileage is over 46K.
Thanks for the #, I called and reported my concern to them.
#8342 of 8368 Re: shock absorber spring broke [schow1]
Feb 05, 2009 (12:19 pm)
I think it's a fluke, we haven't seen other cases like that.
I doubt it would happen a 2nd time.
#8343 of 8368 Re: Newbie [jerrys2]
Mar 09, 2009 (7:51 am)
Update - Now at 102K miles and climbing - shooting for 150K. Still love the car. No maintenance issues to speak of except the front sway bushings that go out every 20-30K miles.
I've replaced the tires twice so far. The first time was with Yokohama Geolander G052, the second with MasterCraft (Cooper) Courser HTR Plus. I liked the Yokohamas better than the MasterCraft tires, but I think I'll get Bridgestone Dueler Alenza tires next. I have Duelers on my F150 and and I like them a lot.
#8344 of 8368 How wide is the Tribeca, really?
Apr 01, 2009 (6:34 pm)
The specs on the Subaru website say that the Tribeca is 88.8 inches wide. Can that be true? If so, it is about 10 inches wider than my 2005 Pilot and is going to make my garage too crowded. I took a measuring tape to the dealer's lot and tried to check it. Even allowing for the rear fender flare, it only measured 37 inches to the middle of the rear emblem, or about 74 inches total width. Where are they getting another 14 - 15 inches?
#8345 of 8368 Re: How wide is the Tribeca, really? [iamknott]
Apr 02, 2009 (4:10 am)
It is either a misprint or they are measuring mirror tip to mirror tip as some pickup trucks do.
#8346 of 8368 SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH THESE BRAKES!
Apr 04, 2009 (8:29 am)
SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH THESE BRAKES! There is something wrong with this Tribeca. In 2 years our brakes have failed us and our car has been in 2 bad wrecks. Thankfully everyone is safe. Just yesterday. I had to punch the brakes for an emergency stop......sunny day. Dry pavement. I skidded and hit a car. THIS IS THE SECOND TIME THIS HAS HAPPENED WHERE THE BRAKES HAVE LOCKED UP. I thought these cars had ABS/anti lock brakes???? The truck in front of my was dented. DENTED!!!!! My tribeca? FOLDED LIKE AN ACCORDIAN. AGAIN! The car literally would not stop. What is wrong with these brakes? I have to write to the CEO of the company and Consumers Reports. This is unreal. I bought this car for safety and yes, I should be safe because I was going at a low speed but the brakes locked up and this should not happen.
I'm very upset right now.
#8347 of 8368 Re: SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH THESE BRAKES! [flgirlaol]
Apr 09, 2009 (10:35 am)
Are your tires in good shape? The anti-lock feature should prevent skidding, but if the tires are lousy that's the only surface touching the road.
If a crumple zone hits something rigid and connected to a frame (like a tow hitch) it will accordian, in fact it is designed to do that.