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My 2015 Outback makes a hum and vibration from the front left of the car if I'm going over 40mph and make a slight left turn. I think it also does it when making a right but more pronounced going left. I can feel the vibration on the floorboard. Not sure what it is. Any ideas or has anybody else experienced this? Please note that I have done the following....

1. Replaced tires - no change. Still vibrates the same as the old tires.
2. Tried applying brakes during the vibration and no change so I don't think it's a brake pad issue.
3. Tried different speeds. Noticeable at 40mph and over but probably doing it at lower speeds and just not noticeable.
4. As soon as I straighten out the car the vibration goes away.
 

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Wheel Bearing.

Wheel Bearing.

WHEEL BEARING.

How many miles on this car, this is classic wheel bearing symptoms. Small chance this is a CV axle, but they usually don;t hum. Humming birds are wheel bearing usually.
 

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Mine does the same thing but when I turn right. Dealer said turn up the radio. 2500 miles 2018.


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Mine does the same thing but when I turn right. Dealer said turn up the radio. 2500 miles 2018.


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Evening Belly Laugh

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I haven't had this problem with my '16 OB, but I have with several cars in years past. Sounds 100% like a bad front wheel bearing to me.

On another note, I just had both REAR wheel bearings swapped under warranty on my '16 OB Limited @ ~50K mi. It was a constant hum coming from the rear end directly commensurate with the speed of the wheels (turning had no affect on it). You can hear a pin drop in the car at interstate speeds now :-D* These cars are known for weak wheel bearings all around the car.*

Take it to the dealership and INSIST that there is something wrong with the front end, and you are fairly certain it is a wheel bearing. Bottom line - it's unacceptable, and they need to make sure you are a happy Subaru customer! I'm happy I finally took her in and got those swapped. BTW, the powertrain warranty is 5 years / 60K mi.

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