2008 Subaru Tribeca Consumer Review: Loss of confidence

2008 Subaru Tribeca - Consumer Review

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5-Passenger 4dr SUV (3.6L 6-cyl. AWD 5-speed Automatic)

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Loss of confidence
By Phil in Blaine on


2008 Subaru Tribeca 5-Pass 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 5A)


I purchased our Tribeca about 18 months ago, and rated it very high. All of that has changed after being stranded 3 times and numerous trips to the dealer who can't or won't resolve the problems. From the beginning there has been a noise in the engine that the dealer and factory reps hear but can't pinpoint, so it goes unrepaired, also it burns oil but not enough to meet their oil consumption criteria. The steering column locks up, and has stranded us three times, you have to beat and bang on the column to unlock it, the tow driver taught me that, and because you can't duplicate the condition, they can't repair it. This is our first Subaru and it will be our last. Maybe we got a LEMON?

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Ride and handling, especially in ice and snow conditions. Seating comfort, and ease of entry.

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Better customer service!
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