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Subaru B9 Tribeca, Heating / Cooling, Interior, SUV
#2 of 33 First Posting in new group
Nov 07, 2006 (12:04 pm)
Yeah first posting in the new group!
about service bulletin on Drain valve
I just had the Tech Bulletin fix for the A/C drain orifice installed. this is a small drain that allows the condensation to drain off instead of dripping behind the center vent and making that tapping or some say percolating sound.
It should only occur when the A/C is on there is humidity being removed from the air... so wont know probably if the fix worked until spring time as its been pretty cold here in Pittsburgh lately.
Heres a link to the read only message board that details the fix: robotb9, "Subaru B9 Tribeca: Problems & Solutions" #691, 26 Aug 2006 11:14 am
#3 of 33 Re: First Posting in new group [cluelesspa]
by pf_flyer HOST
Nov 07, 2006 (12:55 pm)
Heh... I guess you get the GOLD STAR!
#4 of 33 Re: First Posting in new group [pf_flyer]
Nov 07, 2006 (3:30 pm)
Let me be the third poster for this catagory. Although I love by Tribeca, the "ride" is about the worst ever I have had in a new car for several years. A very "harsh" ride over any surface unless perfectly smooth.
I have spoke to the dealer but little they can do. Not like something is broken or anything like that. Seems to me I read that Subaru addressed this & made some improvements in the 07's
Is it just me or anyone else out there feel the ride is very harsh?
#5 of 33 Re: First Posting in new group [occking]
Nov 07, 2006 (9:25 pm)
I have an 06 Tribeca and my wife is getting an 07. We testdrove the 07 and the ride has been greatly improved. Much softer on uneven roads.
Yes the ride is harsh on an 06 but that does not seem to bother me.
#6 of 33 Re: First Posting in new group [css1]
Nov 10, 2006 (3:59 pm)
I'd be curious to know after you take delivery of the '07 do you think the ride is more slushy, plowing, non crisp etc around turns and general handling? Does it handle fast turns as well as the '06? Any other handling impressions of the '06 verses the '07 that you may have.
#7 of 33 Re: First Posting in new group [jpgolf55]
Nov 10, 2006 (4:14 pm)
I look forward to giving you that info. It may be a while though - I ordered it 3 weeks ago.
#8 of 33 no major issues with the Tribeca
Nov 11, 2006 (10:01 am)
I'm glad to see nobody is reporting any major fixes,since the Tribeca is based on the OB for the most part,this is not a surprise. Thanks
#9 of 33 Re: First Posting in new group [occking]
Nov 12, 2006 (9:14 pm)
I've never driven an '06 to compare but I feel the ride in our '07 can be harsh. I like most everything about this vehicle but get disappointed with the ride. At times it feels as if the car is rapidly hopping up and down. Possibly what others have referred to as jittery. I'm wondering if it could be an issue with the tires.
#10 of 33 Re: First Posting in new group [css1]
Nov 14, 2006 (10:44 am)
Ok, let us know after you get your new Tribeca.
#11 of 33 Re: First Posting in new group [jpgolf55]
Nov 15, 2006 (6:04 am)
Well, I own an 06 Tribeca and this Saturday I will be going to pick up an 07 Tribeca for my father. I will let you know how I feel about the ride differences. I don't find our Tribeca overy harsh to drive but I haven't encountered terribly bad roads either. I'm wondering if some people have over inflated tires or have an issue that some have with the front suspension bushings.
I live in Canada and both Tribecas were purchased in the US so I get to drive and live in the 07 for the 8 hour trip home....as I did for our 06. So I should be able to get an idea of any differences.