Last post on Feb 13, 2013 at 8:13 PM
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Subaru B9 Tribeca, Transmission, SUV
#98 of 113 Re: Unresolved Issue [xwesx]
Sep 30, 2011 (10:14 am)
The only difference is the cost.
My last ignition coil was $80, my last distrubitor cap+rotor kit was only a fraction of that cost.
#99 of 113 Re: Unresolved Issue [ateixeira]
Oct 14, 2011 (11:48 am)
Took the car into another dealership this morning. They are going to perform the 60k maintenance and check out the issues I've been having.
Will let you know what they find. Hopefully warranty items.
#100 of 113 Engine light on - engine misfiring
Oct 16, 2011 (7:11 am)
#101 of 113 Traded in the 2008 Tribeca
Oct 17, 2011 (10:53 am)
At 30,000 miles, the engine had begun smoking and the transmission continued to experience hard shifting when I took it in for its regular maintenance. That evening, I test drove the new 2012 VW Passat, and bought it, trading in the Tribeca which still held a very good trade-in value, surprisingly. We wiill miss the roominess and comfort of the tribeca but not the aggravation with transmission problems that remained unresolved after 3rd replacement in 2 years. Subaru lost a customer for life with this model.
#102 of 113 Re: Unresolved Issue [ttribecca]
Nov 07, 2011 (12:24 pm)
Took the car to a different dealer. They did the 60k mi work. Spark plugs were really bad. All replaced and car is running good now.
Thanks for all of the advice!
#103 of 113 Re: Unresolved Issue [ttribecca]
Jan 13, 2012 (11:35 pm)
well i understand that everyone is having problems with the tribeca transmission ,but i dont see anyone putting the mileage down where it started having problems ,because i bought a 2008 tribeca and i have not had a issue with this suv yet and i have 90,000 km on it and not one problem with trans ,motor ,drivetrain ,nothing it runs very smooth and so far its the best suv i have bought to date ,
But i will say that trying to find replacement wipers is a pain in the ass and the dealer likes to see u show up so they can smile with dollar signs when they see u coming threw the door ,(not so fun....)
#104 of 113 Re: Unresolved Issue [chevy632]
Jan 14, 2012 (1:27 am)
I originally posted an issue with the transmission not shifting smooth from 2nd to 3rd on cold engine back when my car had about 25k-30k miles. However, I now have 71k mi on it, and it is still runs as new. It is a 2006 7-pass. Limited, and I never had any issues with drive train, transmission, engine or anything at all. Just had to replace the sway bar bushings at around 40k mi. (picked them up from Subaru dealer and did it myself and took me lees than 1hr) I replaced my OEM tires last year at 63k mi. with Bridgestone Dueler Alenza, good improvement over stock tires, (much better in rain and snow, and quiet smooth ride) rated for 65k mi so I'm sure it will last another 65k mi. As far as transmission issue, it only does it when engine is cold, but if I warm up the car for 5-10min it is very smooth. I had it the transmission-computer re-programmed a while ago but it didn't seem to help a lot. It looks like they have updated software for engine and transmission but I'm not sure if I should do it or not at this point. I wish it would have came with CVT, then it would be much smoother and better on gas. (for my past 5years and 60k mi I averaged about 19.5-20.5mpg, do get about 23.5- 25mpg on HWY only) So it has been a great and perfect SUV for my family needs.
#105 of 113 Re: Unresolved Issue [chevy632]
Sep 09, 2012 (7:50 am)
i find out a trick.Buy a bosch replacement wiper blades ,then slide em in and you will cut the cost on one tenth of the dealer price . Have a nice day !
#106 of 113 Trans issue brand new 13
Jan 19, 2013 (8:56 am)
Our car is two weeks old. Within the first week our brand new tribeca was shifting hard. It only had 7 miles when we purchased it. Now its two weeks old and it does it several times during driving some harder shifts. I just sold our volvo xc90 and we had a new trans. in that. I know what this shift hard means a bad trans. right from the factory. My volvo had the same hard shift as the trans. went bad. Has anyone else had this issue brand new. I am taking it into the dealer. I drive around miles a week to work and back.
#107 of 113 Re: Trans issue brand new 13 [dadoffive]
Jan 30, 2013 (11:19 am)
We took it in today. We took the serviceman for a ride and it did it twice in a quarter mile. He said its not normal. He told me he would try the computer to see of he could change the shift. I know this will not fix the issue it's just a patch fix. lets see how good the customer service really is. This car is brand new and has a bad trans. Buyer beware.