Last post on Oct 14, 2006 at 5:29 AM
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Subaru B9 Tribeca, SUV
#714 of 763 Re: Poor Visibility [steve_]
Sep 19, 2006 (6:20 pm)
I'm actually amazed at the visibility I have in my Tribeca, but that's after driving a Pathfinder for 14 years. To be able to see a vehicle that's behind me in both the rear view and side view mirrors simoultaneously was impossible with my Pathfinder. Any cars to the rear of me would be first in my rear view mirror and then if it changed lanes to pass, would then be temporarily in a blind spot before I would then pick it up in my side view mirror.
I try to always look over my shoulder when changing lanes, I had too many close calls with the Pathfinder. It's going to be hard to defend that you were too lazy to look if you cause an accident...
#715 of 763 Re: Poor Visibility [steve_]
Sep 19, 2006 (6:42 pm)
Sorry to hear it Steve. I'm a -9 in that eye now. Thank the higher power it wasn't my right eye. I'm a photographer. It left me with tons of "floaters". I was fortunate in that I was working with a retinal photographer at the time and she had me call the local retina specialist. I was on the table that night.
I'll look out for the F-150s. I hear they might be GM/Ford F-150s some day.
#716 of 763 Re: Poor Visibility [pschreck]
by steve_ HOST
Sep 19, 2006 (7:40 pm)
I have "salmon eggs" in that eye now (leftover debris) but it's only a problem star gazing or trying to pull weeds, otherwise it's 20/20. I'm not too wild about night driving any more though.
#717 of 763 Winter Tires
Sep 20, 2006 (12:33 pm)
With fall approaching I'm starting to wonder about winter tires. Tirerack lists 17"wheels and tires as a choice. Has anyone tried a higher profile 17" winter wheel and tire combo? Chertainly there are more choices at the 17" size and they are also cheaper.
#718 of 763 Re: Poor Visibility [pschreck]
Sep 21, 2006 (6:54 am)
re: "I'll look out for the F-150s. I hear they might be GM/Ford F-150s some day."
I think they'll need to call them F-1500's to be fair
#719 of 763 Re: Poor Visibility [morey000]
Sep 21, 2006 (9:31 am)
#720 of 763 Hesitation on Start Up
Sep 23, 2006 (4:50 am)
When initially starting in the morning my Tribeca hesitates slightly when giving moderate gas. When putting my foot into the gas, the vehicle actually cuts out and acts like it is going to stall. I drive about 1/2 mile in my subdivision and wait at stop sign for anywher to 5 seconds to a couple of minutes before going up a fairly steep hill where this occurs. Does not do this once warmed up. Dealer checked codes and says no problem. argues we are not using premium gas which we are. are going to leave it overnight and see if he can recreate probelm in morning. any ideas?
#721 of 763 Re: Hesitation on Start Up [dpoole21]
Sep 23, 2006 (11:00 am)
I once had a similar problem with my 1996 Outback. Turned out to be the coolant temperature sensor.
#722 of 763 AC, power lock problems; adding BU sensors
Sep 23, 2006 (9:28 pm)
Had my 'Beca in about two weeks ago for a sudden AC failure. Turns out it was because a local brake shop I had visited for an oil change had over-added freon. Works fine now, and Subaru covered the service under warranty. Went in today for power door lock failure in driver's door -- actuator failed and the part is on order.
Since I have to make another trip now, I went head and ordered the backup sensors so I can have them installed on the same visit. I had been meaning to do that all summer, because as a teacher there are lots of kids running through the parking lots with their parents in tow. Yesterday we had a tragedy with a little 18-month-old that somehow was run over by her own parent in one of our local schools...the child did not survive. I have no excuse for waiting any longer to have the sensors installed. Wish I could get the camera, too. I'm glad Subaru is taking a positive approach wth the new models.
-Karen in AZ-
#723 of 763 Re: Hesitation on Start Up [robotb9]
Sep 24, 2006 (5:09 am)
How did the dealer determine what the problem was? Did the computer show the problem, or did you go through a lot of parts replacement?
Thanks for the input.