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azca 08-06-2009 08:40 PM

Rear wheel bearing failure warranty extended to 100,000 miles
 
Just wanted to let everyone know that Subaru has extended the warranty for Rear wheel bearings until 100,000 miles. So if your rear wheel bearing(s) fail, the dealer will replace them for FREE.

My left rear wheel bearing failed at 58,000 miles and it was replaced today for free by the dealer.

Just so you know, when it fails, it starts to make incredibly loud noise up to the point where if you go above 50mph, it's unbearable.

bluesuby 08-07-2009 09:11 AM

I thought all affected vehicles received a letter on this sometime last fall. Had my rear bearings replaced at 60,000 while the plugs were being changed.

goneskiian 08-07-2009 02:24 PM

There's a great thread about this in the Warranty Issues and Problems discussions...

Damn! Had to dig way down to page 6 to find it! :lol: ;)

http://www.legacygt.com/forums/showthread.php?t=29948

The warranty extension went into effect a few months ago.

Cheers!

gfxdave99 08-21-2009 11:40 AM

Also here is the actual TSB

http://www.thel7.com/TSB/03-58-08.pdf

Mine just started to go and I'm relieved that I wont be paying for it :)

lgt_nube 10-06-2009 05:52 AM

I got "page not found" from that link."

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Originally Posted by gfxdave99 (Post 2589199)
Also here is the actual TSB

http://www.thel7.com/TSB/03-58-08.pdf

Mine just started to go and I'm relieved that I wont be paying for it :)


goneskiian 10-06-2009 11:54 AM

I think Subaru made them take that site down. I believe the TSB number is still valid. Quote the TSB number "03-58-08" at your dealer and make them look it up.

naimouasta 10-06-2009 12:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by azca (Post 2569697)
Just wanted to let everyone know that Subaru has extended the warranty for Rear wheel bearings until 100,000 miles. So if your rear wheel bearing(s) fail, the dealer will replace them for FREE.

My left rear wheel bearing failed at 58,000 miles and it was replaced today for free by the dealer.

Just so you know, when it fails, it starts to make incredibly loud noise up to the point where if you go above 50mph, it's unbearable.

can you describe your noise? similar to washer in high-spin cycle but loud?

azca 10-06-2009 06:47 PM

^ the noise gets so unbearable - you can't hear your stereo

DosRenshos 10-08-2009 03:05 PM

speed dependent whine increasing pitch and loudness as you go faster

VTGT 10-08-2009 11:55 PM

I just had both of my rear and front right wheel bearings replaced. My car is so quiet now.

lgt_nube 10-11-2009 04:42 AM

Were you hearing noise from the bearings, or was the replacement done in anticipation of future problems?

Quote:

Originally Posted by bluesuby (Post 2570288)
Had my rear bearings replaced at 60,000 while the plugs were being changed.


blackfang 10-11-2009 05:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lgt_nube (Post 2657146)
Were you hearing noise from the bearings, or was the replacement done in anticipation of future problems?

Subaru would not pay to replace them unless there was already a duplicated and documented problem on his vehicle. They have to fail first to be replaced under warranty.

fonts 10-11-2009 07:17 AM

Already had one replaced ..... but certainly nice to have the details for the TSB.

Thanks.

BoozeRS05 10-11-2009 07:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VTGT (Post 2654902)
I just had both of my rear and front right wheel bearings replaced. My car is so quiet now.

Did you have to pay for the front bearing?

VTGT 10-11-2009 06:00 PM

^Covered under my powertrain warranty.


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