Yes:Are there any other details needed for the correct fit?
Tried Bosch 26A as per Walmart crossreference and do not fit drivers side. Hook width is too large for wiper. Going to try Subaru OEM refill partSo, I went to replace the wiper blades on my 09 Tribeca...
I originally wanted to buy the Bosch Icons for them, because I've used those in my previous cars and loved them. The Tribeca isn't listed for the Icon on the Bosch website.
So, I go to the RainX website and see that the Latitudes are available for the Tribeca...I actually remember seeing those at the dealership, so I went to the dealership (I get 10% off accessories since I bought the car there). I bought them, walked outside to put them on...They don't fit! I must be crazy, because it can't be THAT difficult to put wiper blades on my car, right? So I walk inside and ask for one of the service guys to give it a go...He looked at the wiper and said "Oh, the RainX blades don't work on the Tribeca."
According to the service guy, who seemed to know what he was talking about, Subaru has been using this "old technology" (as he called it) on the Tribecas and not using the newer updated arms/hooks. So I asked what I could get to put on for new wiper blades, and he said "Probably just Subaru ones." If I heard that statement before all my attempts for other blades, I'd think he was pulling my leg, but I'm almost tempted to believe him now.
There has got to be someone else out there that's encountered the same problem before...Anyone? What'd you do?
Thank You Rakddon for the update. I looked up that wiper blade at a US store (Advanced Auto) and it states it does not fit.If anyone was wondering i got a set of Bosch Aerotwin Wiper Blades and they work perfectly, I got mine from the UK as they were a lot cheaper but below is the part numbers.
Driver's Side: AR 65 N
Passenger's Side: AR 50 N
Here is a link that states it will fit assuming the USDM Tribeca is B9.Thank You Rakddon for the update. I looked up that wiper blade at a US store (Advanced Auto) and it states it does not fit.
If you get a chance, can you tell me if the width of the hook on the driver side wiper arm is the same as the one on the passenger arm. In the US, our Tribeca's driver side is wider than the passenger side. That limits our choice of wiper blades.
Thank you for the link. The images from vaseautodoplnky website did not show both the driver side and the passenger side.Here is a link that states it will fit assuming the USDM Tribeca is B9.
Avanced Auto Parts doesnt have it listed on their site when i searched and bosch usa doesnt even have the part listed.
Of course it doesnt as AR65N is the driver's side only.Thank you for the link. The images from vaseautodoplnky website did not show both the driver side and the passenger side.
I searched for Bosch Aerotwin and I found it. Expensive compared to the ICONs. If you search Advanced Auto by model, then you get only passenger side and rear wipers. They don't even care the 26in refills.
I bought the 09 Tribeca a year and a half ago. my driver side blade arm is wider then all the normal after market blades so I had to buy one from Subaru. but I still haven't installed it as the stock blade is still wiping great. they are without a doubt the best made blades I've ever used most leave streaks after 6 months i live in ontario so they were on during winter as well. to me worth the money. I believe the car may have been in the lot for years before as well. I tried Amazon 1 company claimed to have blades that fit. they didn't returned them.Really?...Nobody else has tried to replace their wiper blades yet?