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Subaru Recalls 82K Tribecas Over Hood Latch Issue

Subaru is recalling about 82,661 Tribeca SUVs over an issue with the hood latch. 

On the affected models, which are from the 2006-2014 model years, rust and grease buildup can cause the latch to become stuck in the open position, leaving the hood unsecured. This increases the possibility that the hood will fly open when the vehicle is in motion.

Subaru first learned of the issue through a lawsuit which was filed last fall. Subaru investigated a second complaint in late 2015 and eventually made the decision to recall the cars. No reports of injuries caused by the issue have been received by Subaru.

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Owners will be notified of the recall, which will take place in two phases. First, dealers will inspect the hood latch system and then clean and lubricate it to make sure it works properly. When the parts to fix the issue eventually come available, Subaru will replace the entire hood latch.

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