Subaru Recalls Tribeca SUVs Due to Faulty Hood Locking System

Subaru Recalls Tribeca SUVs Due to Faulty Hood Locking System
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February 10, 2016

Potentially defective hoods are prompting an SUV recall from Subaru.

The auto manufacturer is voluntarily recalling certain model year 2006-2014 Tribeca vehicles. Due to a possible malfunction of the hood safety system and hood lock system, the hood may open unexpectedly while driving.

If the hood unexpectedly opens while driving, it may interfere with the driver's visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.

Subaru is including about 77,000 vehicles in this recall.

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will complete this recall in two phases. The first step will involve inspection, cleaning, and lubricating the hood safety and hood lock systems. If this step is unsuccessful, the parts will be replaced. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact Subaru customer service at (800) 782-2783.