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Subaru B9 Tribeca, Brakes, SUV
#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.
#11 of 28 Re: Brake Warning Light [paisan]
Jan 30, 2007 (3:34 pm)
It sounded like it could also be something to do with a short in the electrical systems. The warning light is being tripped, could be electrical.
#12 of 28 Re: Brake Warning Light [paisan]
Jan 31, 2007 (8:31 am)
thanks a lot, i have about 26k miles on my tribeca and i take it to a lube shop that checks all my fluid levels but they have been less than competent lately.
Oct 20, 2007 (11:29 am)
Had my car in for service the other day (52k miles) and have it regularly serviced every 3000 miles. Was shocked to find out that the brakes were 90% gone in the front, and close to that in the rear. I was quoted $260 for complete brake job for the front & same for the rear. As I obviously put a lot of miles on the vehicle, I had it done at the dealer (Somerset Subaru, Somerset, MA) I supposed I could have shopped around, maybe Firestone or Goodyear and gotten a better deal, but I have accumulated several hundred dollars worth of Subaru Bucks & used them. Still have enough left for any major service work that will come up.
The dealer said that getting 52k out of the brakes was better than average. Anyone else out there with a similar experience, get it done at the dealer, or elsewhere?
#14 of 28 Re: Brakes! [occking]
Oct 22, 2007 (3:47 pm)
That's not a bad price for pads all around from a dealer. 52k is fairly long to do pads, so count your blessings, most we see are done in 30k miles.
#15 of 28 mileage on brake pads
Mar 15, 2008 (9:11 am)
I have about 52k and the pads were under 2 on the measurement scale which means here in PA they wont pass inspection. I just had them done at the Firestone shop Front only. my rear pads were 7 so not needed for a while. I also use the engine to slow down by down shifting so maybe why I get 52k plus around 40% of the mileage is highway.
anyway just the front with turning the rotors (they would not skip turning the rotors) was $140 after coupon for $50 off.
#16 of 28 Re: mileage on brake pads [cluelesspa]
Mar 15, 2008 (11:34 am)
On my 06 I had front brakes completely done for $260 at 52k miles at dealer, than at next oil change at 55k miles had the rear ones done, also around $260. I have accumulated plenty of Subaru Bucks, so really didn't cost much of anything. The dealer commented that was pretty good mileage on brakes. Probably 80% of my driving are highwaymiles.
#17 of 28 Re: mileage on brake pads [occking]
Mar 16, 2008 (4:30 pm)
Yup we specialize in subie brakes and 50K+ is real good. We usually replace around 30-40k miles max.
I would not suggest using engine braking to save pads. An automatic trans or clutch is ALOT more than pads.
Oh and pads provide more braking power
#18 of 28 Re: mileage on brake pads [paisan]
Jun 02, 2008 (6:17 am)
We replaced our original tires and brakes at 54,000 miles. They had told us the front and back needed replacing. The original tires, with the rotation, lasted a long time. I'm not a big fan of the tires but they lasted a long time. I put a set of Michelin Synchrone tires on. My mileage improved and the handling around turns is incredible. I am reaching 80K on my Tribeca now. I think it's time for a new one