1501 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Subaru Forester. 133 of these members
(8.9%) have reported suspension repairs for their car.
A total of 180 suspension repairs to Subaru Foresters--an average of 0.1 per
vehicle--have been reported.
Forester orig rear wheel bearings are weak. Inde shop replaced them 11 months and 4900 miles ago, now howling again. Shop would not replace for free, so I will do it myself. Halted work to buy more parts/tools due to frozen lat link bolt to bushing.
I tightened power steering belt since it was squealing in cold weather. Easily done yourself in driveway.
Driver's side rear wheel bearing was growling again for the last 6 months, so I replaced it. Since this same bearing was replaced 3 years ago, I now wonder if maybe the knuckle is damaged and that caused the bearing to fail. We will see.
A year and 7k miles later, my driver side rear wheel bearing failed again. Maybe a warped bearing housing knuckle? Mechanic said no, let him try a better bearing with good grease. We will see in a year if he is right!