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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-09-2014, 09:41 PM Thread Starter
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I just purchased a 2015 Subaru Outback for my wife. At about 600 miles on the car, a chirping sound developed on the right passengers side of the car. Although the source of the sound is hard to locate, it appears to be coming from behind the glove compartment. The sound seems to be intermittent. At first I thought it only happened when I hit a bump, but now I am not so sure. The dealer of course, has no idea what is going on. Anyway, this care set us back quite a bit, and I am desperate to get an explanation. Any ideas?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-09-2014, 11:17 PM
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The blower for the HVAC system is in that location. Try turning it off for a bit, see if it goes away.

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Thanks. Tried turning off the cooling system and alas, same chirping. I will pursue the warranty issue this week. Let you know what happens.
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Check for a rock where the suspension spring seats. I have seen that cause an odd squeak in rare cases. Just a wild shot in the dark.

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Update. Took the car into dealer. They claim its a bad strut, unusual for a car with about 1000 miles on it. Unfortunately, it will take a couple of days to get a replacement strut (I was totally shocked) so I will have to continue to live with it. They guarantee me that driving the car with a squeaky strut will not adversely affect the tires etc. I'm not so sure.
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