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Subaru B9 Tribeca, Brakes, SUV
#2 of 28 Soft Brake Pedal
Jul 16, 2005 (2:12 pm)
I just test drove 3 different Tribecas and all of them had very soft, mushy brake pedals. The pedal would go down about 3 inches when coming to a stop. My 03 LLBean has a hard brake pedal that moves very little. Anyone care to comment about the brakes?? I want to buy the B9, but not with a brake problem. Had a 96 Outback that the pedal was similar and at times would touch the floorboard.
#3 of 28 Re: Soft Brake Pedal [skyking]
Jul 16, 2005 (2:27 pm)
The B9 does have a somewhat soft pedal.
But it has excellent braking characteristics.It's stops are short, smooth and controlled. It just takes a little getting used to the pedal.
#4 of 28 Re: Soft Brake Pedal [skyking]
Jul 16, 2005 (4:22 pm)
Hummm that's odd. I drove three different B9's before purchasing mine so that's four... Either the braking is similar to the Saab I came out of or it feels just fine to me.
#5 of 28 Re: Soft Brake Pedal [skyking]
Jul 16, 2005 (6:58 pm)
Just back from a 20 minute ride to pick up my daughter... Paid close attention to the brakes and I can say they certianly are NOT mushy. Quite the opposite. I wonder if the vehicles you drove were properly set up?
#6 of 28 Re: Soft Brake Pedal [skyking]
Oct 13, 2006 (7:09 am)
It's all relative, so it probably depends on the car you come out of before driving the Tribeca.
I found the pedal firmer than my Forester, a little less touchy than my Miata.
So in Goldilocks style, I find it "just right".
#7 of 28 Brake Warning Light
Jan 30, 2007 (8:31 am)
I am getting a brake warning light coming on when i get up to a steady speed. Then when i put on the brakes the brake light goes off. Does anyone know what would cause this?
#8 of 28 Re: Brake Warning Light [shornberger]
Jan 30, 2007 (11:14 am)
If you haven't already you may want to try posting your question in the Electrical/Lighting Discussion as well to solicit more answers.
#10 of 28 Re: Brake Warning Light [caliberchic]
Jan 30, 2007 (12:22 pm)
Lighting/Electrical? Don't you mean Brakes?
Anyway, check your brake fluid level as the brake light will come on when the fluid level is low, when you are depressing the brakes it may be creating enough vacum that it's tricking the light into thinking there is enough fluid.
I would doubt that you should need fluid unless you have 20k miles or more on the car, or there is a leak somewhere in the system.