Recall Alert: 2010 Subaru Tribeca

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Subaru has issued a recall for 1,585 Tribeca vehicles from the 2010 model year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Subaru notified the agency about a defect in models manufactured between Sept. 4, 2009 and March 8, 2010: the door latch cables in the front doors were not positioned properly during the manufacturing process. A cable could get caught in the door glass regulator when a window is opened or closed, which could unlatch the door and cause it to open unexpectedly when rolling a window up or down.

This creates a risk that an occupant could be ejected as well as other hazardous situations that could lead to a crash. It could also lead to the door being caught and unable to open, which could make for a dangerous situation if a vehicle occupant had to get out quickly.

Subaru dealers will repair the vehicles by repositioning and securing the latch cable in both front doors. The service is free of charge. Owners may contact Subaru at 800-782-2783 or NHTSA’s hot line at 888-327-4236.

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