Last post on Dec 03, 2012 at 4:46 AM
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#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.