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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,700 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2008 Subaru Tribeca brakes problems

brakes problem

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2008 Subaru Tribeca Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 262007

Tribeca 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,700 miles


I was driving 70 mph on the right most northbound lane of I-75 at mile marker 452 in Florida. The road had become wet from recent rain. The rear of my car suddenly started fishtailing to the right. The fishtail evolved into full-blown counterclockwise spins which took the car all the way to the guardrail in the middle shoulder. The impact resulted in the car being totaled. I believe a defect with the ABS, electronic stability control system or the all wheel drive caused the accident. The road was perfectly straight, and I didn't apply the brakes or make any sudden steering changes. I reported the incident to Subaru and asked for an investigation of the wrecked car. Despite three letters and a complete report, the company refused to inspect the car.

- Gainesville, FL, USA

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