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My wife's 2014 has been a great car and is nearing 75,000 miles. But we have recently noticed a dull rythmic humming noise that seems to be coming from the rear of the car.


I jacked the car up on all four wheels and put it in 5th gear to see if I could identify where it was coming from to no avail.



The humming is most noticeable in 5th gear between 40 and 60 mph. It varies with the speed of the vehicle regardless of what gear it's in or whether accelerating or coasting.


I am hoping that it is a rear wheel bearing and not the rear differential. Any thoughts or suggestions are welcomed.
 

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We had a right rear wheel bearing replaced at 42k, odds are pretty good a bearing is getting your Crosstrek to hum.

Take a look at your tires for any feathering or cupping, our tire feather the outer edge as a sign of the bearing failure.

Good luck. Daniel
 

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Well the rear wheel bearings are not that expensive so I guess that I will start there. Thanks for the reply.
 

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My wife's 2014 has been a great car and is nearing 75,000 miles. But we have recently noticed a dull rythmic humming noise that seems to be coming from the rear of the car.


I jacked the car up on all four wheels and put it in 5th gear to see if I could identify where it was coming from to no avail.



The humming is most noticeable in 5th gear between 40 and 60 mph. It varies with the speed of the vehicle regardless of what gear it's in or whether accelerating or coasting.


I am hoping that it is a rear wheel bearing and not the rear differential. Any thoughts or suggestions are welcomed.
Definitely rear bearing, had same thought the cvt is gone it was rught rear bearing, you can buy and do it yourself if you skilled there is a video on a youtube, mine is 2015

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Our 2014 Crosstrek Limited also had a rear wheel bearing go at around 42k and was replaced under drivetrain warranty. Our car has never been off road and I have found many owners with the same rear wheel bearing problems. I feel there should be a recall as I have had many cars with 200k and never changed a wheel bearing.
 

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I have a 2014 manual and also had the right rear bearing replaced at about 48k under warranty.
 

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My wife's 2014 has been a great car and is nearing 75,000 miles. But we have recently noticed a dull rythmic humming noise that seems to be coming from the rear of the car.


I jacked the car up on all four wheels and put it in 5th gear to see if I could identify where it was coming from to no avail.



The humming is most noticeable in 5th gear between 40 and 60 mph. It varies with the speed of the vehicle regardless of what gear it's in or whether accelerating or coasting.


I am hoping that it is a rear wheel bearing and not the rear differential. Any thoughts or suggestions are welcomed.
My wife's 2014 has been a great car and is nearing 75,000 miles. But we have recently noticed a dull rythmic humming noise that seems to be coming from the rear of the car.


I jacked the car up on all four wheels and put it in 5th gear to see if I could identify where it was coming from to no avail.



The humming is most noticeable in 5th gear between 40 and 60 mph. It varies with the speed of the vehicle regardless of what gear it's in or whether accelerating or coasting.


I am hoping that it is a rear wheel bearing and not the rear differential. Any thoughts or suggestions are welcomed.
Thank you for this post. I had the exact same noise and at 62,400 miles on my 2015 Crosstrek hybrid, and it is both rear wheel bearings just as mentioned in this thread. Power train warranty covers up to 60,000 miles or 5 years. I am 5 years 6 months. My dealer said they will warranty one of them and I have to pay the other which is $457. I will still call Subaru America as this is a problem that really should not go out at such early miles and if you are going to warranty one of them, why not both? Over 200,000 miles, I could better understand this problem.
 
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