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#693 of 723 Unswitched 12V Outlets in a 2008 Tribeca?
Mar 25, 2009 (4:28 am)
#694 of 723 Unswitched 12V Outlets in a 2008 Tribeca?
Mar 25, 2009 (4:28 am)
Searches of the forum have returned no relevant information so I ask it here - has anyone converted the switched 12V outlets to unswitched? The outlets do not work when the ignition key is in "accessory" or "off".
My GPS has no internal power source and every time I shut down the Tribeca, the GPS goes off. This resets some of the GPS information which is very annoying when on a trip that involves stops.
#695 of 723 Re: Rear hatch rattle/knocking [eyepod]
Mar 31, 2009 (5:55 am)
eyepod...did they ever resolve your rattle in the cargo area? I've had my tribeca back to the dealer several times...seems adjusting the cargo latch helped but I still have a rattle that is coming from the rear seat (when knowone is sitting in the rear). They recently installed a "factory fix" that did not resolve the problem. Any success from your dealer?
#696 of 723 Re: Rear hatch rattle/knocking [ponymob]
Apr 04, 2009 (3:56 pm)
Just picked up my 08 Tribeca from the dealership for the 4th time to fix the rear hatch rattle. Still there! They fixed about 75% of the problem, but it still sounds like the rear hatch is loose on bigger bumps. For the money, this vehicle sucks!
#697 of 723 Re: Rear hatch rattle/knocking [ponymob]
May 04, 2009 (11:31 am)
I will also be bringing my 08 tribeca back for the second time to address rear seat rattle, as well as rattling in the dashboard. This is annoying.
May 16, 2009 (3:03 pm)
I just bougt an 2008 Tribeca and got a really good deal. I really am pleased with it. In the back of the dealers lot away from the public eye were at least 10 2006/2007 B9's. Lease returns and used cars they coud not get rid of. I got to drive a 2006. It is almost a differant car. Just my 2 cents.
#699 of 723 Re: 2 Cents [tribeca69]
May 18, 2009 (10:29 am)
#700 of 723 2008 Subaru Tribeca
Sep 22, 2009 (10:59 am)
I have over 27000 km on my Tribeca.
From the day I bought it new, to the present, I have had a hesitation in 5th gear when climbing a gentle grade of as in passing another vehicle. It feels like a misfire....but it only happens in 5th gear...so likely the transmission.
Subaru dealer and local rep have looked at the car and have not been able to find anything wrong. They have even changed the torque converter and reprogrammed the computer several times, but to no avail.
I was advised on this forum that it was likely that it was an overtightened torque converter. I provided Subaru with that information, but they showed no interest.
Any suggestions? This vehicle should really have a lemon law applied...
#701 of 723 Re: 2008 Subaru Tribeca [sept2martin]
Sep 22, 2009 (12:53 pm)
My suggestion is simple - hit the gas!
Why would you want to climb a grade in overdrive? You're lugging the engine.
Floor it and get 4th or even 3rd gear for an uphill climb.
#702 of 723 2008 Subaru Tribeca
Oct 02, 2009 (4:19 pm)
Just got 08 Tribeca 2 weeks ago with 47000 on it and extended warranty. Not sure how the previous owner managed to put so many miles on it, but it still runs and smells like a new car. Like it very much. Gas millage is a minus, but from what I understand the previous model wasn't much better (loved older body style better). Very smooth and powerful. Who needs Lexus RX...