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Loud Noise Caused By A Defective Left Rear Wheel Bearing

2001 Subaru Forester

This problem may be covered under warranty. Ask your Subaru dealer.


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
20,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replaced left wheel bearing (1 reports)
2001 Subaru Forester wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2001 Subaru Forester Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 032002

Forester STD 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles


Car sounded like an airplane engine! Had about 20,000 miles on it. Turned out to be the left rear wheel bearing. Replaced it (under warranty) with another Forester bearing. About 1 year later problem started again. Different dealership (in Jacksonville, FL) where the mechanic was HONEST! Said Subaru had changed bearing design and had a lot of complaints of premature wearing. He replaced it with a Legacy bearing and we have had no problems since (car has >150,000 miles).

- , Keedysville, MD, USA

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