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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,000 miles

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2009 Subaru Tribeca brakes problems

brakes problem

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2009 Subaru Tribeca Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 252012


  • 15,000 miles


#1 the VIN # is correct. #2 the brake travel is to excessive for proper response time. This has been noted when the vehicle was purchased with 15000 miles. Lither suburu in white bear lake mn was requested to check this out for another service maintenance. They would not check it because it was not under recall such as the 2011 legacy model. Since my wife drives the vehicle she is not knowledgeable as to the distance the foot pedal should travel. I have spent years in automotive and heavy equipment as a service engineer so I feel qualified to say that this is a safety deficiency. I had another engineer drive it to verify my conclusion.

- Coon Rapids, MN, USA

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