Last post on Sep 13, 2007 at 9:06 AM
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Subaru B9 Tribeca, Car Safety, SUV
#36 of 45 Re: Stabilizer Bars - problem/recall needed? [leh33]
Apr 22, 2007 (5:19 pm)
Hi, I just had the stabilizer bars replaced. I noticed the clunking in the front of the car at about 33k before my warantee expired. I waited about two weeks for new parts. However, I have already had the front struts and mounts replaced (again under warantee) and it took about 6 weeks for them to get those parts. I also just had the rear windshield replace because of inteference with the radio and rear defrost. I'm at 38,000 and very nervous.
Anyway, I would insist that they cover this under warantee or something like that.
#37 of 45 Re: Stabilizer Bars - problem/recall needed? [mauhug]
Apr 23, 2007 (4:52 am)
Just left my car off for major service 34k. I have been complaining for quite some time about the clunking in the front end and, sure enough, they noticed on both sides there are problems. Not sure exactly which items they will replace, I don't believe the stuts but two triangular shaped parts that have bushings on one end. Mechanic said never will replace the who parts, never just the bushings. When I find out sure exactly what parts they are doing, will let everyone know.
#38 of 45 Re: Stabilizer Bars - problem/recall needed? [occking]
Apr 23, 2007 (10:35 am)
Control arm bushings, that is what they have ordered. I guess they get the who part in, rather than try to just put in new bushings. I hope that corrects the problems.
#39 of 45 Re: Stabilizer Bars - problem/recall needed? [leh33]
Sep 05, 2007 (3:21 pm)
I just had the stabilizer links and bushings replaced on my 2007 Tribeca that was only 9 weeks old with 4,000 miles. They also had to resurface my rotors!!! I am asking Subaru of America to replace the rotors since the defective stabilizer issue caused the premature wearing of the rotors. Sounds like a recall is needed here.
#40 of 45 Re: Stabilizer Bars - problem/recall needed? [jb8822]
Sep 06, 2007 (10:07 am)
A full-blown recall would only result from a wide pattern of failures. We haven't really observed that, at least not yet.
#41 of 45 Re: Stabilizer Bars - problem/recall needed? [ateixeira]
Sep 11, 2007 (11:21 am)
I had it happen at 25K. They replaced them with ones from another vehicle on the lot. At 54k it happened again. Same thing. Don't get me wrong. I love the car and my dealer is awesome. But there is something wrong with the bushings.
#42 of 45 Re: Stabilizer Bars - problem/recall needed? [bgunit68]
Sep 11, 2007 (12:53 pm)
That's strange, but we're still talking about one car. Maybe something else is causing it? Mis-positioned mounts? Bad end links that don't flex enough?
#43 of 45 Re: Stabilizer Bars - problem/recall needed? [ateixeira]
Sep 12, 2007 (5:44 am)
I believe this same problem has been reported by many owners on this forum. It has generally occurred at around 20-25K miles the first time. The reports are detailed in the Tribeca Suspension Questions forum.
I have had the sway bar bushings replaced twice at about 20,000 mile increments. I am at 61,500 now, so I'm probably due for another one soon.
#44 of 45 Re: Stabilizer Bars - problem/recall needed? [mikejl]
Sep 12, 2007 (6:45 am)
There must be too much stress on the bushings or end links. Maybe they could build-in more flex in the end links?
Sway bars are just metal bars, if they change something it would have to be their shape, or the mounting points.
#45 of 45 Re: Stabilizer Bars - problem/recall needed? [mikejl]
Sep 13, 2007 (9:06 am)
Well the last time I brought it in they knew exactly what was wrong and fixed it. They may have corrected the original problems. The first time I had them replaced they took the parts off a new vehicle they had on the lot. I have 66k on it now. I just replaced the tires at 54k. I got the Michelin Synchrone 4 X 4. I am actually getting much better milage.