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Subaru Tribeca Problems and Repair Histories

173 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Subaru Tribeca. 46 of these members (26.6%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 74 repairs to Subaru Tribecas--an average of 0.4 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

15% of the Subaru Tribeca repairs were to the engine, 8% to the transmission, 11% to the brakes, 23% to the suspension, 35% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 5% to the body and trim, and 3% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 74 repairs.

Subaru Tribeca repair cost distribution

Of the Subaru Tribeca repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 9% cost less than $100, 42% between $100 and $499, 36% between $500 and $999, 9% between $1000 and $2499, and 3% more than $2500.

Chart based on 33 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 problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2008 Subaru Tribeca

Engine not specified

Subaru Tribeca in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2010 41000    
43000 0 rattling sun roof 
43300 0 power steering grinding 
55000  

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2008 Subaru Tribeca 4dr SUV

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

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. 
 
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 Quebec, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
150 Changed the rubber joints because of suspension rattle, seems to be common problem... 
250 error bb just on top of my odormeter. 
18600 926 Car sensor that affected my brake pedal... 
 

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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    
57000 150 Front end noise. Worn bushings and control arm. Replace with aftermarket bushings with grease fittings. Problem completely resolved. 
66000 100 Replace battery, change oil 
77000 1940 Wheels out of alignment. Installed strut alignment kit. Also needed to replace all 4 tires alignment DESTROYED one. . Had oil change/lube as well. Total : 1970.00 Had brakes done. Rotors replaced and pads. Forgot this was part of bill for oil change/lube, strut alignment kit install, and tire replacement. Total was $1970 
80700 1700 Compressor -a Subaru only part; no after market parts are (ever available). 
90000  

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