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Subaru Tribeca Electrical and AC Problems and Repair Histories

173 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Subaru Tribeca. 32 of these members (18.5%) have reported electrical and air conditioning repairs for their car. A total of 26 electrical and air conditioning repairs to Subaru Tribecas--an average of 0.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently Subaru Tribeca problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the Subaru Tribeca problem descriptions below.

Don't infer Subaru Tribeca problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Subaru Tribeca repairs by problem area

14% of the Subaru Tribeca repairs were to the engine, 8% to the transmission, 11% to the brakes, 22% to the suspension, 36% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 7% to the body and trim, and 3% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 73 repairs.

Subaru Tribeca electrical and air conditioning repair cost distribution

Of the Subaru Tribeca electrical and air conditioning repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 13% cost less than $100, 50% between $100 and $499, 31% between $500 and $999, and 6% between $1000 and $2499.

Chart based on 16 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten Subaru Tribeca Electrical and Air Conditioning problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2008 Subaru Tribeca 4dr SUV

256-horsepower 3.6L H6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Subaru Tribeca in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2010 31000    
33000 0 Sat nav display failed. Dealer order and replaced audio unit, apparently on advice from Subaru. Tech reported all was fine after test drive. Unit was faulty when I got in car. Subaru indicated now that display has to be replaced. 
34000 0 Dealer replaced sat nav display at Subaru's expense 
65000  
Subaru Tribeca in Maryland, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2010 17000    
18000 0 Remote start would shut off after a few minutes of idling then continue to restart. 
20000 0 Remote start control module was replaced 
 
Subaru Tribeca in Massachusetts, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2010 46000    
48000 22 Driver's side headlight bulb burned out. 
81000 568 Replaced driver side lowbeam bulb (2nd time). 
114000  
Subaru Tribeca in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2010 30000    
34000 0 front headlight blew out (2nd time) but was repaired at no charge under warranty 
 
Subaru Tribeca in Kansas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2010 33000    
35000 0 Navigation screen went out.Ordered parts and submitted claim. Replaced navigation screen. 
 

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2006 Subaru Tribeca

Engine not specified

Subaru Tribeca in Utah, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2011 92000    
100000 10 Driver side headlight out. DIY replaced. ~30 min to figure out how to install without manual or instructions. 

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2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca 4dr SUV

250-horsepower 3.0L H6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Subaru B9 Tribeca in Washington, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2010 55000    
66000 100 Replace battery, change oil 
80700 1700 Compressor -a Subaru only part; no after market parts are (ever available). 
90000  

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