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#756 of 763 Re: "The ride" [occking]
Oct 09, 2006 (7:43 pm)
Glad you like your car!
You mentioned rough ride and higher than normal MPG...just a thought, but have you checked your tire pressure personally? Often times service places just assume it's 35 psi (or check them when hot, which would be even higher), when it's actually a 33 front/32 back (cold) for the Tribeca. When I first test drove mine at the dealer, I noticed a very rough ride. When I returned from the drive, I made them check it, and it was over 40. I had them let some out, and the did another test drive, and it made a world of difference in the ride.
I have also detected about one mpg difference between mid-grade and premium over long stretches of time (about 3-4 weeks each test). Regular gas made mine ping some, esp. in hot weather.
The noises you may be refering to have been found in the sway bar bushings in some folks' cars. I had mine checked out , but they are supposedly OK. Still, I hear similar noises when backing out of my driveway.
Hope this helps...
-Karen in AZ-
Oct 10, 2006 (1:47 pm)
I can't figure out why my mpg is so much lower than everyone else seems to be getting. With a mix of city/highway drriving, I was averaging only 19 mpg. This month I'm just driving around town as I'm on break (I'm a teacher) and my mpg had dropped to a very pathetic 12. I don't think I have a lead foot, and I've been keeing the touch screen on info where it shows my mpg as I accelerate. I try to accelerate slowly, so as to keep the mpg above 20. Is it the gas? In CA our premium fuel is 91 octane. I heard it's higher in other states. Would that make a difference? It is very annoying to have to refuel so often, not to mention the cost.
#758 of 763 Re: "The ride" [kmartin]
Oct 10, 2006 (4:36 pm)
I have been checking tire pressure every week (I have a slow leak in one tire & the darn light keeps coming on once a week or so) Keeping them exactly 32 and 33 lbs as you suggested. Just a rough ride, lots of noise from suspension front & back. Interesting comments on gas mileage -- I haven't really noticed any difference in gas mileage or performance no matter what octane I use.
#759 of 763 Re: Check Engine, Flashing Cruise Control, and Traction Control lights [tupin]
Oct 10, 2006 (9:29 pm)
I had the same reacurring problem starting at about 1000 miles. I thought it was a loose gas cap, rainy weather, fueling with the engine running. Computer dianostics lent the dealer to beleive it was the oxygen sensor. My dealer replaced the "rear oxygen sensor" under warranty and have not had any probems. I am now at 6500 miles.
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by pf_flyer HOST
Oct 14, 2006 (5:29 am)
Please check the discussion list here in the Subaru B9 Tribeca Group to find the appropriate problems topic for the particular problem you're dealing with.