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#1 of 97 Subaru B9 Tribeca Engine Problems
by pf_flyer HOST
Oct 13, 2006 (6:30 am)
Having an issue under the hood of your Tribeca? This is the place to work it out!
#2 of 97 Engine Trouble
Aug 30, 2005 (8:17 am)
Love my Tribeca! However, picked up my new Tribeca three days ago, drove it approximately 120 miles total. Something let loose in the engine and blew a hole in the engine block. Boy, were they surprised! The dealer is ordering a new short block and replacing the engine. Anybody heard of this happening before?
#3 of 97 Re: Engine Trouble [sheila5]
Aug 30, 2005 (8:38 am)
Wow, that is just bizarre.
All I can think of is the timing chain broke and the pistons hit the valves or something.
That's the first time I've seen that here on Edmunds, not just for the H6 but for any Subaru engine.
#4 of 97 Re: Engine Trouble [sheila5]
Aug 30, 2005 (8:47 am)
Wow, That is strange. That's first H-6 (or any sort) that I'm aware that had that happen.
#5 of 97 Re: Engine Trouble [sheila5]
Aug 30, 2005 (9:10 am)
Wow ! I would demand a new vehicle, actually start out with a nice reasonable request and then go to SOA if necessary ... ?
#6 of 97 Re: Engine Trouble [jerrys2]
Aug 30, 2005 (9:18 am)
Ditto... I would definitely want a new vehicle. sorry to hear about your problem
#7 of 97 Re: Engine Trouble [sheila5]
Aug 30, 2005 (10:16 am)
Ditto on the replacement vehicle. I would go to the top if necessary to get a new vehicle. I am not even happy about having my car ripped into to replace the airbag module - wherever it is located. I just don't trust the work of local mechanics - not most of them anyway.
#8 of 97 Engine Trouble Update
Sep 07, 2005 (7:51 am)
Update on the Tribeca engine that blew at 120 miles.... The bolts that hold the flex plate and torque converter between the transmission and engine block weren't properly installed or "torqued down". As the car was driven, these bolts backed out and the blow out was when one of the bolts came all the way out and blew a hole in the coolant jacket. This also made some kind of crack in the transmission too. Subaru is now replacing the engine and the transmission. As I am not a mechanic and don't understand mechanical language, I hope this makes sense. Thank you for your thoughts on this matter. (I can't wait to get my Tribeca back.)
#9 of 97 Re: Engine Trouble Update [sheila5]
Sep 07, 2005 (8:09 am)
Keep all the documentation once it's fixed up. The good news is that if you have any more problems down the road, I bet SoA will be more likely to help given what you had to put up with early on.
#10 of 97 Re: Engine Trouble Update [sheila5]
Sep 07, 2005 (11:24 am)
WOW. I will ask for a new car. It will take awhile just to get the engine and tranmission, never mind the re-install. I think someone posted that it took weeks to get a airbag module, I just can't imagine how long the wait would be. Dealer's mechanic will likely to screw something up too. Check your state's new car lemon law. In NJ, where I live, you are entitle for a new car or refund if you 'new' car is out of service for more than 20 days in the first 2 years.