Last post on Oct 11, 2013 at 6:53 AM
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Subaru Tribeca, SUV
#4 of 11 Same but different
Jun 12, 2011 (10:54 am)
I can only make the temp go down and the fan speed go up no matter what direction I turn the knob....did you ever figure out what it was? I have had a few problems under dash since I bought it, on my 3rd stereo, the lights on the temp and mode went out??? Those came back on their own but I am now out of warranty, hope they will look at it like the same issue???
#5 of 11 check engine,traction control, flashing cruise
Jan 24, 2013 (3:45 pm)
I have a 2008 Subaru Tribeca.. One day I turned on the vehicle and the Check Engine light, Traction Control (off) light came on and the Cruise Control light began flashing!!!
I don't have any problems driving the car but I decided I needed to have it checked out!
I put one of theose OBD thingies on it and it came back with an error code E9???
Does anyone know what this means?? I can't find this code anywhere!!!!
#6 of 11 Re: 2008 Tribeca Quirks and mechanical issues [bmm34]
Jun 11, 2013 (4:58 pm)
We also have a 2008 Tribeca with similar issues i.e. 1) Had to replace the torque converter 2) Puddle Lamps have wiring issues 3) Air conditioner works when it wants to (the dealer had it for several days and said they couldn't find a problem) 4) The heated drivers seat came on the other day and I couldn't shut it off. I stopped and turned off the engine and re-started it and the issue was gone??? 5) The pulleys and belt broke and it took them a week to get the parts!!! 6) We have replaced both head light bulbs (one twice) and both rear tail light bulbs
I believe this is our 5th Subaru and it's been one problem after the other? The Foresters we had and the old Legacy never had these kind of issues? Unfortunately this will be our last Subaru.
#7 of 11 Re: 2008 Tribeca Quirks and mechanical issues [gunny8]
Jun 17, 2013 (7:46 am)
Subject: 2008 Subaru Tribeca Limited
Upon reaching the approximate 65,000-mile mark, the following failures occurred, seemingly in unison:
- Driver-side air conditioning failed ( the unit was blowing ambient temperature air, with no cooling ); followed within two months, by the passenger side.
- Bushing failure, resulting in front-end rattle.
- Heat shield deterioration: heat shields failed simultaneously, rattling at the resonant frequency corresponding to ~ 2000 RPM.
- Strong vibration transmitted through steering wheel when braking; inspection revealed no problems with brake pads, rotors not out of round.
- Rattle upon closing driver-side door; a condition which has been discussed in this forum in the past.
This vehicle was driven modestly - never aggressively - throughout its entire service in our possession: high-octane fuel ( 93 ), Mobil-1 synthetic oil, regular vehicle maintenance at dealer, and so forth.
This vehicle was traded for another new, non-Subaru product. It is to be noted that the Tribeca has apparently been discontinued ( 2013 reported to be the final production year ) by Subaru - if true, not a model year too soon.
#8 of 11 pretty good
Jul 19, 2013 (1:45 pm)
2007 Tribeca. 63Kmi Only real problem I've had with it was the front end bushings. Was getting a pretty good clunk when going over bumps. Took it in for its 60K maintenance. wow- spark plug change is expensive- they charged me like 3.5hrs labor! anyway- $1K later, the bushings were fixed, the fluids all changed, new plugs, valve check, and a few other minor things, like a water pump seal. Tucson Subie did it in one day, gave me a nice outback as a loaner. Expensive- but a positive experience. Not bad- as it's the only money I've put into the vehicle in nearly 7 years.
There are very few other vehicles out there that I'd be interested in owning. Maybe an X3? Titanium Escape? (ok, I want a Tesla, but it's really unnecessary for me)
#9 of 11 2006 Tribeca Electrical Issues
Sep 07, 2013 (1:51 pm)
The electrical ash panel on my Tribeca works intermittently and the ACC dash light often comes on also. When this happens the wipers do not work either. I'm wondering if there is some electrical module that needs replaced???
#10 of 11 sunroof broken. '07 68Kmi
Oct 10, 2013 (12:24 pm)
OK- looks like the next problem. My sunroof is having a difficult time closing. making all kinds of bad noises. Looks like more $$ about to be spent.
not that anyone reads this forum anymore, but tried out the aforementioned X3 and Escape. Both too firm of a ride. X3 is spartan and expensive. Escape is reasonably priced, but very plasticy interior and the tech interface on both are just annoying. Love the 2.0L Turbo engines in both of them tho'. Good mileage, plenty of power.
#11 of 11 Re: sunroof broken. '07 68Kmi [morey000]
Oct 11, 2013 (6:53 am)
What about a Forester XT?
Escape may seem small after living with a 'beca.