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I'm new here and I absolutely love my 2014 XV and I am still in a little bit of shock that at 25,600 miles on the odometer the driver's side rear wheel bearing had to be replaced. I' wondering if this is a common problem with these cars, my car was never in an accident and it's driven responsibly. This is my 1st Subaru and I've noticed some quirky engineering / design things but I've never had a bearing fail under 180,000 miles
 

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I don't think it is a common problem, but I do believe it has happened to a small amount of members.
 

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I had to replace one wheel bearing on my 2014 Crosstrek. Thankfully it was covered under 60,000 miles. On the other hand, my roommate has replaced THREE wheel bearings on his 2013.

My mother also has a 2013 Crosstrek and recently replaced a rear wheel bearing.

Clearly there's a pattern here within the first two production years.
 

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Since this is being resurrected, my wife's 2013 with just under 90,000 miles has had no wheel bearing problems (knock on wood). Actually, no problems at all. Still uses no oil.
 

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I recently had the driver's side rear wheel bearing of my 2016 replaced by the dealer with just shy of 60,000 miles on the odometer. Fortunately the repair was covered by the warranty. The technician assigned to check out my car admitted that this issue/repair is common for the Crosstrek as well as the Forester.
 

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My 2013 has 108K. I just replaced all 4 along with the front lower ball joints & tie rod ends. Right rear was the only bad one but I figured that it wouldn't be that long before the others went. Had to wail the crap out of them to get them out of the hubs. Found it was easier to remove the entire front hub & do it on the workbench especially as the CV knuckle shrouds the hub bolts. Tight & happy now.
 

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I am replacing mine on Friday. 2018 crosstrek w/60k - right rear wheel.
I have a 2018 crosstrek with 75k. I am having to replace front axle and Both wheel bearings in the back. Under no circumstances should I have to be doing this.
 

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This is sort of a "I'm a Subaru" thing. They all have bearings that fail early. Our 13 Crosstrek had 3 that were really loud and I thought the CV axles were toast. Nope. 3 bearings.

I still really like this car. Besides the bearings, it's been great. Well.....if I ignore the CVT replaced under warranty at 53k miles and short block at 94k miles and the valve springs with the short block. Currently about 108k miles. We bought a new 19 in a manual. I expect the bearings will come due about the same miles as the 13 (about 75k).
 

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Bought one of the first in Jan.'13. Replaced the battery with a 24F after 3 years. Front axles went around 60K. RR bearing around 100K. Replaced all 4 as I believed that the other 3 would go soon. Got a super deal from AM auto parts.
Changed the juice in the CVT @ 100K. It has 108K on it now and so far so good. Got 100K out of the brakes! I change my oil @ 5K and it uses maybe 1/2 qt. Valve spring recall.
I know it sounds like the crosstrek is a POS but my son-in-law has a newer Explorer and has spent $6K on repairs for weird stuff. It's all a comparison I suppose. I don't know how this stacks up against other cars but I'm sure they have their problems also.
 
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