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

Structure — Body — Hood
Latches/Locks/Linkages — Hood — Latch

Date Announced
FEB 03, 2016
Vehicles Affected
77,017
Subaru Recall #
WQX-59 and WQY-60
NHTSA Campaign #
16V060000
Summary
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2006-2014 Tribeca vehicles manufactured November 16, 2004, to January 27, 2014. Due to a possible malfunction of the hood safety system and hood lock system, the hood may open unexpectedly while driving.
Actions
Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will complete this recall in two phases. Phase one will involve inspection, cleaning, and lubricating the hood safety and hood lock systems. If after this is performed the hood latch does not operate properly, it will be replaced with a new current style part. Phase two will involve installing an improved hood safety system and hood lock system. Interim notification was mailed March 4, 2016. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's number for this recall is WQX-59 (phase one) and WQY-60 (phase two).
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