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Subaru Tribeca repairs by problem area

Engine (20%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (9%)

Brakes and Traction Control (9%)

Suspension and Steering (20%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (31%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (7%)

Other (2%)

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Subaru Tribeca electrical repair cost distribution

$2500+ (5%)

$1000 - $2499 (5%)

$500 - $999 (29%)

$100 - $499 (52%)

< $100 (10%)

Chart based on 21 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2008 Subaru Tribeca 4dr SUV

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

33000 mi 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 mi Dealer replaced sat nav display at Subaru's expense 
18000 mi Remote start would shut off after a few minutes of idling then continue to restart. 
20000 mi Remote start control module was replaced 
48000 mi

US $22
Driver's side headlight bulb burned out. 
81000 mi

US $568
Replaced driver side lowbeam bulb (2nd time). 
134000 mi

US $700
Replaced power window switch for driver's side front window 
34000 mi front headlight blew out (2nd time) but was repaired at no charge under warranty 
35000 mi Navigation screen went out.Ordered parts and submitted claim. Replaced navigation screen. 

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2006 Subaru Tribeca

Engine not specified

100000 mi

US $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

66000 mi

US $100
Replace battery, change oil 
80700 mi

US $1700
Compressor -a Subaru only part; no after market parts are (ever available). 
97000 mi

US $150
Problems with manually shifting. Repair shop cleaned the contacts on a switch -problem resolved. Driver's Window not responding or slow to respond to attempts to roll it up or down. Contacts cleaned and problem resolved. Shop did for free. Thank You Eagle Tire!!! 

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Subaru Tribeca Electrical Problems

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