Vehicles Affected: Approximately 77,000 model-year 2006-14 Subaru Tribeca SUVs manufactured between Nov. 16, 2004, and Jan. 27, 2014
The Problem: A possible malfunction of the hood safety system and hood lock system could allow the hood to open unexpectedly while the vehicle is in motion, interfering with the driver’s visibility and increasing the risk of a crash.
The Fix: Dealers will complete the fix in two phases. The first phase involves inspection, cleaning, and lubricating the hood safety and hood lock systems; if the latch still doesn’t operate properly, it will be replaced with a new current style part. The second phase includes installing an improved hood safety system and hood lock system. All work will be done for free.
What Owners Should Do: Subaru has not yet announced an owner-notification schedule. Owners can call the automaker at 800-782-2783, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov for more info.
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