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Do all crosstreks seem to have a problem with pre-mature wheel bearing failure? s there a fix for it?

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i don't think so - don't seem any more prone than anything else.  

how many have you seen - all on the same vehicle? 

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I have a freind with a crosstek that roars. He called the dealership and they said "It's probably wheel bearings we see a lot of them". Hes got only 57K on the car. Doing a google search its not red flagged, but it does seem they are failing between 50-60K if they fail.

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12 hours ago, nipper said:

I have a freind with a crosstek that roars. He called the dealership and they said "It's probably wheel bearings we see a lot of them". Hes got only 57K on the car. Doing a google search its not red flagged, but it does seem they are failing between 50-60K if they fail.

Got it - a higher bearing failure ***rate*** is the new norm for *a wide range* of vehicles, not just crosstek's or Subaru's.  Plenty still make 150,000 miles without issues, but it's no surprise to see a few early failures like this. 

For illustration purposes only, these numbers are inaccurate, but 20 years ago let's say early bearing failure happened 5% of the time, now it's 15%.  That would mean it's a crazy high 300% failure rate increase but plenty still never see issues either.

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1 hour ago, nipper said:

Another reason to keep my 2005 Outback

I'm not sure - but if I had to guess I'd guess the 2005's also have a higher failure rate of wheel bearings.  i don't see enough Subaru's to know, but all things being equal (which is nearly impossible now due to age/miles of older stuff) but i'd guess like somewhere in the 90's and earlier fail less often at lower miles than late 90's until now. 

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Yep.  ALL Crosstreks blow their wheel bearings at right about 21,345 miles.  lol   

 

Keep your 2005 car.  lol   

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