We like to keep you up to date on the latest Subaru happenings on this blog, and we also like to keep you as safe as possible on the roads. Rarely, that involves a recall on select vehicles to make sure they are safe for you to drive.
Subaru is currently recalling 82,661 Tribeca SUVs, with concern that their hoods could open unexpectedly while driving the vehicle. The Tribecas affected are from the 2006-2014 model years, and the majority of them were sold in the United States. However, 5,661 of these Tribecas were sold in Canada.
Subaru says that rust and grease buildup can possibly cause the springs within the hood to seize up, and not work correctly, and the problem was learned about when a lawsuit was filed last fall against the company. So far, there have been no reports of injuries related to the defect.
Subaru owners will be notified about the recall. If your Tribeca is affected, Subaru of Niagara will inspect, clean and lubricate the hood system, and when parts become available, they will replace the hood latches with new ones for free.
The recall was posted Wednesday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Stay tuned to our blog and Facebook page for further updates, and if you have any concern about your Tribeca, feel free to give us a call at 905-934-SUBY!