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4.4

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,000 miles

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2008 Subaru Tribeca body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2008 Subaru Tribeca Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 032016

Tribeca

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Subaru Tribeca. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 16V359000 (air bags) and 16V060000 (latches/locks/linkages, structure); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Hamden, CT, USA

problem #1

Dec 252012

Tribeca 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
I was driving my 2008 Subaru tribeca with my family in the car on I-70 East near baltimore in the middle lane when the hood of the car opened smashing into the windshield. Both the hood and the windshield were damaged. The incident happened 35 minutes after the start of the trip. There were no bumps on the road and no other vehicles were involved in the incident. The hood was last opened by a Subaru mechanic during an oil change about 2 months prior to the incident. No similar problems occurred prior to the incident. There was no indication that the hood was not properly closed. Furthermore, the second safety latch didn't appear to have worked even if the first gave way. Subaru was contacted and I was told this was an insurance issue as they claimed there were no recalls (even though I insisted that no recalls was no indication that this was not either a manufacturing or a design defect.

- Reisterstown, MD, USA

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