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Old 08-12-2016, 02:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Hood defect in 2006 Subaru Tribec

We are buying a car for our grandson. We were going to go look at a used 2006 Subaru B9 Tribec but I have been reading all the posts and read some on carscomplaints.com. How serious is the problem with the hood flying up and the latch not working. Should we keep looking?
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Old 08-12-2016, 03:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It's not serious if you ask me. There are 2 mechanisms that latch the hood. The failure only results in a incident if the primary hood latch isn't properly latched. This can happen either by the owner or during service.

A simple relube solves the problem for now and a new latch mechanism will be coming soon that will replace the one that can have an issue.

The free future replacement is not a reason to be considered in a 10k+ purchase. Until replaced, be more vigilent to verify the primary latch is properly engaged, especially after service (Jiffy Lube)!
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Old 08-17-2016, 05:10 AM   #3 (permalink)
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You haven't ruled out the millions of vehicles with potentionally deadly airbags and recalls from the Tekata airbag debacle, a hood and broken windshield with a recall/TSB are low grade concern.
http://www.airbagrecall.com/home/

Most cars have a TSB or recalls, not a big deal. Check them and make sure they're completed on that vehicle and the airbags/hoods haven't been replace with used parts from a wreck (very rare).
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Old 08-24-2016, 03:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Got the definitive hood replacement done, car was in for other work and they said the hood parts were in so got it all done at same time. Never had a letter/email from SOA about parts being available. Folks may just want to check with their dealer. Not sure how long it took them to actually do the latch. They dont seem to have greased it up crazy like when they were new, seems they are using a near clear lubricant this time.
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Got the definitive hood replacement done, car was in for other work and they said the hood parts were in so got it all done at same time. Never had a letter/email from SOA about parts being available. Folks may just want to check with their dealer. Not sure how long it took them to actually do the latch. They dont seem to have greased it up crazy like when they were new, seems they are using a near clear lubricant this time.
Classic example of the entire disconnect between the whole OEM/dealer/consumer relationship.

I remember the recall on the puddle lights back in the day. I would like to say it was 18 to 24 months AFTER recall letter was received until our dealer had the parts. From definitive recall decision at SOA to consumer being satisfied with the product could be in the area of 36 months!

Here's to hoping Tesla keeps shaking up the automobile distribution relationship model.
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Got the definitive hood replacement done, car was in for other work and they said the hood parts were in so got it all done at same time. Never had a letter/email from SOA about parts being available. Folks may just want to check with their dealer. Not sure how long it took them to actually do the latch. They dont seem to have greased it up crazy like when they were new, seems they are using a near clear lubricant this time.

Yeah, I went to the dealership for the airbag thing and they said between Oct-Dec for the Tribeca, but that the Hood replacement was already in and I could have it done that day.
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I was informed late December early January for the Tribeca airbags, but they were starting to get in outback or forester parts in now.
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Ok btw Subaru are offering free car rental if you have a vehicle that is involved in the recall
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Ok btw Subaru are offering free car rental if you have a vehicle that is involved in the recall
So that essentially includes millions of subaru owners. I doubt they will give you a rental. However, how does one go about getting one?
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Seems like there are a fair amount of dealers who are doing this just based on casual posts here. Might want to call and ask instead of wasting time going down there.
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Seems like there are a fair amount of dealers who are doing this just based on casual posts here. Might want to call and ask instead of wasting time going down there.
Well I would love a loaner but I get the sneaky suspicion that they would need my car at least on their lot and since mine wont move I dont see this happening. Maybe Ill just to it there.lOL
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Well I would love a loaner but I get the sneaky suspicion that they would need my car at least on their lot and since mine wont move I dont see this happening. Maybe Ill just to it there.lOL
Maybe you could tow it there but negotiate first.
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