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Anything can fail at any time - it's a matter of manufacturing quality, environment, usage, service, and perhaps luck.

But should it fail this early? No.

And when it does happen at this young age, you have a warranty to cover it. This is really how you should be going about it and asking the question of Subaru.

My wife's Prius just failed a front wheel bearing at 40k miles, BTW - so I'm speaking from experience here. Pretty unusual for a Toyota to do this.
 

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Hi, does anybody know if front wheels hub bearings can go bad at 35000 miles
That is early, but not surprising with newer vehicles. Honda pilot wheel bearings are failing at 20k, not common but not a surprise either. Wheel bearings are failing at higher rates than they used to, across many manufacturers - not just Subaru.
 

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My experience with Subaru Outbacks...... Both my 2007 and it's replacement 2013 had the rears fail at 90k. I never had the fronts go bad. But, both front CV Axles on the 2007 also went bad at around 100k.

Hope this helps.
 

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my car is 2013 and my extended warranty just expired not sure if it covered under factory warranty
Yes it makes a lot of hum noise at the front end with different sets of tires
 

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I have lost one bearing on the OB...and the 2001 forester we used to have went through rear bearings like fat kid in a candy store...
 
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