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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
118,000 miles

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2009 Subaru Tribeca brakes problems

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2009 Subaru Tribeca Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 182014

Tribeca 6-cyl

  • 118,000 miles


Driving car and it jolted, shift gear lights went out and all lights came on dash board, att-oil temp, cruise control, check engine light, and slippery when wet light, car lost power down to 2-5 miles per hour. Thought it was transmission had it looked at twice by capitol transmission in hartford, they found nothing wrong with the transmission. Then the lights went away drove it again for a week it jolted again and lights back on again. Took it to gabe's tyre (cousin) he replaced the oil pressure gage thinking it was that since they had another issue with a Subaru similar with my issue, and that did not correct the problem with my car. He suggested I take to the dealership. Could not drive to the canton Subaru too far so drove it to premier Subaru in watertown, ct. They have had my car since Sept. 9th. They have spoken with Subaru of America to help them try to figure out the issue with the electrical short, they have replaced the 2 different big expensive parts costing me $2, 300 after Subaru kicked in $500 to help defray the cost because original cost was $2950. I picked up car last night drove it less than 3 miles and it jolted again in the middle of a busy road almost causing an accident and all lights came back on. I noticed the shift gear lights were never fixed. Drove car back up to dealership this morning let them know that the car is not fixed and also told them about the gear shift lights were not fixed which was in my original complaint about the car, also in my first complaint was that I have been replacing headlight bulbs since I bought the car every 3-6 months a headlight would go out. I had the heat on this morning and noticed it was scorching hot only on 75 degrees should not feel like a sauna. I don't know if this has ever happened to another Subaru car I have not been able to find any recalls on line for this. Need your help!

- Waterbury, CT, USA

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