2012 Subaru Tribeca electrical NHTSA complaints: Electrical System

NHTSA — Electrical System Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,000 miles

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2012 Subaru Tribeca electrical problems

electrical problem

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2012 Subaru Tribeca Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 112016


  • 43,000 miles


Subaru Tribeca 2012 is only 3 years and 7 month old. Was purchased new for $41,000 for best safety features, and fuel economy. My car never was in accident, not driven to the mountains or harsh weather condition. Only 43000 miles. Has many issues with electrical, oil leak, steering wheel. After driving, on the short stop (drop off or pick up kids), in shifting to P position, the front right/left doors frequently not unlocked. Even with a manual unlock button to the driver left side panel. So, in the case of emergency, it may be a problem to get out from the front seat. In 2014 -2015 had already issue with front headlights that was replaced 3 times the same part, and 2 times was replaced the same break lights. 2015 left side window the motor broke. Subaru auto nation Mazda garage charged $2,473 to replace both headgaskets leaking, timing cover. Steering wheel has a balance issue. I replaced battery. Front tire tread is 0 nds, back 5 nds. And I can¿T replace just 2 front, I have to replace all tires at once. Has very insufficient fuel usage. Additional storage space at the rear of driver seats is a manufacture defect. It was fixed in 2015 and ripped again in 2 weeks. It's always breaks down something. I came to replace just a battery and end up paying to the garage $3,225.65

- Rocklin, CA, USA

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