Affecting 9208 facelifted examples sold between 2007 and 2014, the fault centres on the bonnet latch, which may have suffered from corrosion or lubricant congealing.
The bonnet may therefore not latch correctly when closed, potentially causing the bonnet to be forced open by wind when driving.
Subaru has confirmed it will contact owners of affected vehicles by mail. Concerned owners can also contact Subaru Australia on 1800 226 643.
A replacement for the large Tribeca is understood to be in development for overseas markets, but an Australian debut is not expected to be in the company’s plans.