2nd Generation (2008—2014) Tribeca Problems

Tribeca owners with a 2008—2014 model year have the most problems with the engine (33%), lights (16%), and the transmission (16%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Shaking While Driving 2 complaints at an average of 93,000 miles in the 2009 Subaru Tribeca.
  2. Engine Oil Seepage 1 complaints at an average of 58,531 miles in the 2009 Subaru Tribeca.
  3. Banging, Hard Shifting 1 complaints at an average of 40 miles in the 2013 Subaru Tribeca.

What Tribeca Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Subaru model years.

Watch out for the 2009 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2014 0 1 18 0.0
2013 2 3 32 1.67
2012 0 4 33 0.0
2011 2 5 28 1.07
2010 0 7 24 0.0
2009 9 9 21 7.63
2008 5 8 21 1.71

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