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Subaru B9 Tribeca, SUV
#10 of 39 Re: Same here [morey000]
May 02, 2007 (10:57 am)
See if you can find some alternate tires. On the Frontier it's looking like it's coming down to the actual tires we have on there. (Balanced and rotated/shifted around at least 4 times so far). These are upgraded tires, with a higher load rating, meaning a stiffer sidewall than stock. When we have a load or trailer on his truck, it goes away, empty bed it comes back. Stock tires and rims, not a problem either.
#11 of 39 Dealer Response
May 03, 2007 (1:18 pm)
the Dealer called Subaru and made a determination that this is the "normal ride quality for this vehicle"
#12 of 39 Re: Dealer Response [morey000]
May 04, 2007 (3:19 am)
I think you need to see another dealer. Subaru couldn't possibly agree that this ride quality is normal for a Tribeca or any other vehicle.
#13 of 39 Re: Dealer Response [bdyment]
May 04, 2007 (11:42 am)
This is the only dealer in my city. The next nearest one is over 2 hrs away.
Frankly- all the roads around the dealer that we test drove it on were just bumpy enough to make it difficult to really discern the (admittedly) slight vibration. My service adviser took out another new Tribeca for a ride and claimed that it felt the same as mine.
I guess this is why the Lexus RX costs $10K more. Not that it doesn't vibrate- but I'll bet they take a calibrated accelerometer for a ride and collect actual vibration magnitude and frequency data.
#14 of 39 subaru vibration
Nov 04, 2007 (9:05 pm)
I had a random vibration at about 40-50kmh...
Subaru Australia suggested removing the roof racks. I did and the vibration disappeared. At that speed & the wind blowing in a certain direction made the bars resonant & caused a vibration to appear
Putting the racks back on this weekend to see what happens
#15 of 39 Re: subaru vibration [bgriffiths]
Nov 05, 2007 (1:11 pm)
Make sure the round edge faces forward, like the wings on an airplane.
#16 of 39 My vibrating 2007 Tribeca
Feb 12, 2008 (1:47 pm)
I have a 2007 Tribeca that has given me a (usually) subtle vibration that becomes more pronounced at highway speeds. It feels like driving over little rumble strips all the time. It's been doing this for the entire year, regardless of weather/temp. The other day it shook violently --I thought I had flat in rear passenger wheel. When I drove away after checking the tires, it was back to the subtle vibration. It's been into the dealer multiple times, it's like chasing a ghost.
Any thought? I go back to the dealer on Thursday. Do other 2007 owners have a smooth quite ride? Am I being to critical of the ride? I'm about to give up on this vehicle . Maybe I'll ask to drive an 2008 to compare the ride when I'm at the dealer...
#17 of 39 Re: My vibrating 2007 Tribeca [kharshaw]
Feb 12, 2008 (3:31 pm)
This sounds identical to the problem we had with our '06 Tribeca...After numerous visits to the dealership and 3 sets of tires, the district Subaru Rep. maintened that our problem was inherited. We did not accept his explanation and filed a complaint directly with Subaru. Subaru decided to send an engineer to validate our claim. After almost 10 days and numerous test drives with the engineer, he finally validated our concerns and stated that it was a driveline based vibration.They replaced both front axels, rear axels and rephased the driveshaft. Still vibrated. We filed a successful lemon law claim agains Subaru and are now proud owners of a 2007 Honda Odyssey Minivan.
#18 of 39 Re: My vibrating 2007 Tribeca [kartmaster]
Feb 13, 2008 (3:25 am)
Ugh... Not what I wanted to hear, but thank you. How did you initiate the complaint with Subaru? Via the dealer? Or directly?
#19 of 39 Re: My vibrating 2007 Tribeca [kharshaw]
Aug 01, 2008 (7:10 am)
I am having the same trouble with my 2008. 2 dealers cannot fix it. I opened a case with Subabru America by calling there 1-800 number from the website. They sent the regional rep to check out my car and he told me the reason was flat spots on my tires and to increase my tire pressure to 38psi and drive it to 7000 miles. That should fix the flat spots!!!
Needless to say I am at 9600 miles and still have the problem. Went to new dealer for service and they told the tires were out of balance and re-balanced them. Still having the same problem though. No one seems to be able to fix it even agree that it is a problem.
Are you still having the issue?