Subaru Tribeca Problems

No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Subaru Tribeca reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.

Broken taillights affecting my cruise control

Answered by CarsGuide 12 May 2018

I can’t see how the stop/taillight could affect the cruise control, but you could remove the bulb you replaced and see if the cruise then works. If it does then that’s a pointer to the cause of the malfunction. To be sure take it to a dealer or an auto elec and have the problem traced.

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Holden Captiva: What's a good replacement?

Answered by CarsGuide 19 Feb 2016

Both the CX-5 and the Tribeca are good choices; they're capable, well built and reliable. Others to consider are the Kia Sportage and Sorento. While they are Korean like the Captiva, unlike the Captiva they're very good cars, well built and reliable.

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Tribeca transmission issues

Answered by CarsGuide 18 Jan 2013

When Subaru updated the Transmission Control Module in 2010 it did what it thought was needed to fix the problem, but clearly they discovered later that the problem was with the torque converter. All of that suggests the company was being helpful in trying to fix the problem. Now they are offering you a new torque converter, leaving you to pay the cost of fitting it. That's a fairly standard deal with a car as old as your daughter and son-in-law's, and I would accept it.

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Subaru tribeca on ethanol

Answered by CarsGuide 9 Jan 2009

SUBARU told us it is OK to run your car on E10 ethanol fuel.

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Subaru's with underestimating speedos

Answered by CarsGuide 26 Dec 2008

YOU can bet all cars give falsely optimistic higher speedo readings -- not because the companies are trying to rip owners off, but to be sure they don't give falsely low readings. If they did there would be a huge outcry from owners booked for speeding through no fault of their own.

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