Tribeca Hoods Flying Open on then Road

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Scott McCracken
An overhead view of a parking lot with cars neatly lined up inside parking spaces.

When the hood flies open to give the windshield a hug, it's easy to see why you wouldn't "feel the love" of a Subaru. Maybe that's why there's a lawsuit for defective hood latches in the 2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca.

"Plaintiff Marion Hadley claims she was driving her 2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca 65 mph when the hood suddenly flew open. Hadley says the hood slammed into the windshield, sending glass all over her and dislodging the rear-view mirror."

Did Subaru know about this design flaw? They won't admit it, but they did change the hood design to use bolts instead of plastic clips starting in the 2007 model year.

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