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#1 of 763 Subaru B9 Tribeca: Problems & Solutions
Aug 13, 2005 (7:56 pm)
A place to post problems or solutions to problems
Aug 13, 2005 (8:01 pm)
did not see a messageboard for problems. Since I have owned my B9 for about a week now. found my first warranty issues.
1. the driver door when listening to talk radio news station and a deep male voice is talking, I hear a buzzing. I have removed everything from the door pocket and still its like a high freq. vibration. do not hear it with music just talking on the radio at med volume levels
2. the paint on the door edge. on the two front doors at the very front side edge of the door (the hinge side) there is a blip in the paint like they had a piece of soder from a weald on the edge and then painted over it. also the front edge of the rear door (when I open the front door) has a 1 mm spot on the edge where they did not paint it. almost like a rock chip but its the part that is protected when the front door is closed!
anyone else experience this?
By the way the dealer said they would fix the paint under warranty
#3 of 763 hot air...
Aug 14, 2005 (7:21 am)
When I have the vent open the air is definately heated. My OB did not do this. I prefer to have the windows and vent open for air movement at the floor but have to turn it off because the air is heated. Has anyone else noted this?
Full of hot air in NH!
#4 of 763 Re: hot air... [nhsteve]
Aug 14, 2005 (9:06 am)
In some cars I have had - the HVAC system delivers air that is warmer to heat registers (Floor) when the A/C is on.
However it sound like you may have the AC off when this happens. In that case try turning off the AC compressor and dial the temp down to the lowest setting. Even though the AC iss off the temp setting is active with automatic systems like the B9.
Last - how long did you leave the vent and fan on for? Residual heat from the engine maybe heating up the air exchanger. Running the fan on high while driving may rid the system of the hot air. Also in a lot of stop go driving in hit weather this could be normal with many systems.
#5 of 763 Re: hot air... [subienewbie2]
Aug 14, 2005 (5:27 pm)
I have the AC off, vent open, thermostat set low, fan on any speed... and I get warm air, warmer than outside most of the time... just does not seem right.
#6 of 763 Re: hot air... [nhsteve]
Aug 14, 2005 (7:36 pm)
Sounds like the 'Beca is afflicted with the same problem as all Subaru's - Automatic Climate Control just plain does not work in Subarus.
#7 of 763 No Power Steering on new Tribeca
Aug 15, 2005 (3:48 pm)
I have only had my new Tribeca for 3 days and the power steering went out. It had to be flat-bedded back to the dealer who now cannot duplicate the problem. If they cannot find the problem I hope they do not think I should take this car back with intermittant power steering, especially when I drive steep mountain roads frequently. Any ideas about what could have caused this. Thankfully, it was still not working when the salesman took it off the truck, or they might think I was a looney making it all up!. But ..... I LOVE my new car and the dealer has been pretty great about it so far. I want it back ..... but only if the problem has been discovered and fixed!
#8 of 763 Re: No Power Steering on new Tribeca [msmcheles]
Aug 15, 2005 (4:25 pm)
Can you describe what if felt like. Did it become very hard to turn the wheel?
Since the B9 has I believe a mechanical steering system (Not Electric) an intermittent problem is very strange unless it relates to the belt on the power steering pump or maybe a valve in the pump.
Please let us know what they find.
#9 of 763 Re: No Power Steering on new Tribeca [subienewbie2]
Aug 15, 2005 (5:00 pm)
Yes .... it became VERY hard to turn the wheel. Luckily it happened about 10 feet before our driveway. My husband was able to turn it into the driveway, but it was too difficult for me. We had just come up the mountain. Thankfully it did not strand us on the mountain side with no cellphone service! (But it is still SUCH a beautiful car) The mechanic is driving it up the mountain as we speak ... errr ... write. I will let you know what happens.
#10 of 763 Re: No Power Steering on new Tribeca
Aug 16, 2005 (4:17 pm)
They have tried to get it to fail again for 2 days and have not succeeded. They cannot find the problem so want to put in a new pump and call it fixed.
<<<<<<------------- is not a happy camper .....or customer.