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you have either a broken latch or solenoid release causing this problem
A coat hanger with open the fuel door if you need to get gas in it until fixed

Subaru Tribeca... | Answered on Jun 19, 2011

  • Well there are a couple things that could be going on. And the year and model of Subaru would help but I can give some things that will help for any vehicle in this situation. Try those and if they do not work I will need the year and model of Subaru so I can instruct how to get to the cable and door.

  • You can try having someone hold the gas lever while you go try to manually pull the gas door open. Sometimes the plastic ring from the cap gets caught in the door and wedges it closed. Also sometimes that little metal tab gets bent a bit and and a simple pull on the gas door release handle will not pop the door open.
  • Check to make sure the latch is not broke where it connects to the cable. The gas door release tabs are made of plastic and often break. Should this be the case often times you can take a pair of needle nose pliers in there and grab the wire going to the door and pull out and up a tad releasing the door.

  • On some vehicle you can take the panel off that surrounds the gas cap door and removing a screw and housing and remove a couple more screws and then you can see the screw that sets the tension to the door.

  • Sometimes the cable runs under the seat and the carpet has to be pulled up to get to the cable.

  • You can take a really small Flathead screwdriver and take a handkerchief over the tio or it (to prevent scratching) and try to gently pop the door open while someone is holding the door latch open. Many times it will pop open and adjusting that little metal tab or the spring on the gas door fixes this issue.

  • Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa

Regards, Tony

Subaru Tribeca... | Answered on Jun 19, 2011

most likely a faulty bulb or a loose connection

Subaru Tribeca... | Answered on Feb 22, 2011

Hi Kradigan,
Have it serviced and maintained at the correct times and you won't have to worry
Regards Johngee10

Subaru Tribeca... | Answered on Feb 08, 2011


Replacing HeadLight Bulbs on 2006 Tribeca (Left side)

Step 1: Loosen up battery housing and move battery to the side.<br /> 2: Unscrew plastic cap.<br /> 3: Pull off electrical connectors.<br /> 4: Un hook retaining clamp (good luck with this one)<br /> 5: Pull bulb out<br /> 6: Put new bulb in without touching bulb (again good luck with that)<br /> 7: Re connect retaining clip<br /> 8: Re connect wiring (guess which one goes where)<br /> 9: screw on cap<br /> 10: Tighten battery housing <br /> 11: Be prepared to have to do it all again if the bulb is not secure or blows in 5,000 miles! <br /> <br />

on Nov 07, 2010 | Subaru Tribeca Cars & Trucks

the switch will have become loose, that make the brake lights work, check up by the brake pedal, make sure the wires are conected and is corectly adjusted,

Subaru Tribeca... | Answered on Sep 30, 2010

With the key in the ignition turned enough to engage the system and turn on the navigation system's control panel in the center of the console. Hit the "menu" button, go to the navigation part of the menu like you were going to input a trip, and there you will see the "clock" button.

Subaru Tribeca... | Answered on Dec 02, 2009

I went to the dealer and they showed me how to do it. Just pull it back, I thought it would break off----but it doesn't. Pull it back and it snaps right off.

Subaru Tribeca... | Answered on Oct 29, 2009

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