Last post on Dec 03, 2012 at 4:46 AM
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#716 of 723 Re: More 2008 Tribeca Problems [birdylover]
Jan 07, 2010 (2:04 pm)
Fortunately you have a good dealer, keep working with them and be as pleasant as you can. Good luck and keep us posted.
#717 of 723 Re: Winter blade update [toboggan]
Jan 10, 2011 (2:53 pm)
I realize your post is over quite old now, but I am in the same situation you were in. That is, I cannot find any auto parts store that has a driver's side wiper blade replacement for my 2008 Tribeca. I have not gone to the Subaru dealership yet, but wondered what you ended up doing. Like you, I have replaced the passenger side without issues.
#718 of 723 Re: Winter blade update [tribecagal]
Apr 23, 2011 (10:25 am)
This reply is even older
I ended up getting the refills from the dealer. $9.95 for passenger side, $11.95 for drivers side, and $5.95 for rear wiper. The front refills are just the rubber. You must dis-assemble the blades, remove the old rubber and insert the new rubber into the silver metal backing plate.
#719 of 723 2008 Subaru Tribeca low beam replacement frequency
Jan 18, 2012 (11:12 am)
I have 38,000 miles on my Tribeca Limited and it is 40 months old. I have had three low beam bulb replacements. (two on the driver's side and one on the passenger side)
Has anyone else had this problem ? It sure seems like this is too frequent.
I have also had issues with rough transmission shifts, brake master cylinder replacement, nav system error codes just to name a few glitches. My first and most likely last Subaru !
#720 of 723 Re: 2008 Subaru Tribeca low beam replacement frequency [jimsimp3]
Jan 18, 2012 (1:29 pm)
my tribeca is 2008 with only 28000 miles. Never replaced any bulbs. I had issues with the transmission but dealer changed the fluid and is fine. I have issues with Nav screen going black while driving. Took it to dealer thery rebooted but today is doing it again.
#721 of 723 Re: 2008 Subaru Tribeca low beam replacement frequency [jimsimp3]
Jan 18, 2012 (1:30 pm)
my tribeca is 2008 with only 28000 miles. Never replaced any bulbs. I had issues with the transmission but dealer changed the fluid and is fine. I have issues with Nav screen going black while driving. Took it to dealer they rebooted nav system but today is doing it again. Going black.
#722 of 723 2008 Subaru Tribeca Door Collision Bar Failure
Oct 02, 2012 (8:16 pm)
My driver door started rattling a couple weeks ago. It sounded like the window mechanism was broken, but the window works fine. So when I took it in to a body shop to open the door panel and have a look, they found out the collision bar had come loose on one side. Popped the spot welds, somehow.
My question is whether anyone out here has seen such a thing. The mechanic at tw body shop was pretty surprised, and claimed to have never seen such a failure before.
I'm hoping that Subaru would repair this, seeing as it is obviously a defect of some kind, and not a matter of a part wearing out, or degrading due to lack of maintenance. Also it is a safety issue.
The body guy said the door would have to be replaced, and that is something I simply can't afford at this point.
Any insight or advice would be greatly appreciated!
#723 of 723 Re: 2008 Subaru Tribeca Door Collision Bar Failure [hrcostigan]
Dec 03, 2012 (4:46 am)
I have the exact same problem. US Model 2008 Subaru Tribeca.
I reported the rattle in my front drivers side door to my local Subaru dealership (in early 2012) where I get my regular servicing, and only on the 3rd diagnostic did they find a cracked spot weld on the side collision bar in the door. They said it would only be covered under the 3yr warranty, not the 5yr. So they referred me to a collision repair company, and when I spoke with them on the phone, they said the cost would be over $1000. I found this unacceptable.
However, I just did some google searching and found a possible similar issue acknowledged by Subaru in a Service Bulletin for the 2005-7 Legacy/Outback. I found the service bulletin on another online chatroom/board, but can't post the link here. If you google "Subaru door rattle cracked weld", it's the first link. I plan on taking this to my dealership and seeing if it's a similar issue. Hope this helps.