Last post on Nov 30, 2011 at 11:35 AM
You are in the Subaru Legacy & Outback
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Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback, Sedan, Wagon
#2 of 5 Re: 2011 Outback clicking noise right-front wheel area when turning [mcrob427]
Apr 20, 2011 (4:46 pm)
I believe my car is making the exact same noise. Just got it this past weekend and it already has 400 miles. The noise only happens after starting the engine, placing it in drive and probably within the first few hundred feet of driving it makes the short popping noise. After that, everything is normal. Unlike you, I do not have to turn right for the noise to show up; I think I have to pass a certain speed for the popping to happen (15mph). It sounds like something is releasing tension or like something is adjusting. Please let me know if the noise persists with your car or if you have figured out what is causing it.
#3 of 5 Re: 2011 Outback clicking noise right-front wheel area when turning [vrenteria]
Apr 20, 2011 (5:03 pm)
Yeah, I later figured out that I don't actually need to turn right to get that noise to happen.
I took the car back to the dealer and initially they had no clue what that noise is either. But after spending a day investigating, what they did was take me on a test drive in another brand new outback and heard the same noise. Their explanation is that this is the ABS activation pump starting up when the car first starts.
Hope this helps.
#4 of 5 Re: 2011 Outback clicking noise right-front wheel area when turning [mcrob427]
Nov 29, 2011 (8:13 pm)
Yes, same thing happened to my 2011 subaru liberty, cracking noise always come when I drive or turn at slow speed in bumpy road.
The technician told me can not fix (its a lie of course, because no other new car like that).
except the symmetrical AWD, I don't think Subaru has more advantages than the other cars.
Won't consider subaru again. disappointing. my friend drives a 2007 subaru and crash a bit when doing a reverse, the outside looks ok because the plastic protector, the inside one small part is damaged, just a slow and slight crash with a pole.
my first car is 1987 ford, quite solid and heavy, miss the old honest design of the car, nowadays, most of cars are made of plastic.
#5 of 5 2011 Legacy factory oil
Nov 30, 2011 (11:35 am)
Does anyone know if the 2011 Legacy comes from the factory with synthetic oil? Owners manual says to use synthetic (which I always do anyway). I just turned 1500 miles on new Legacy and wondered whether to go ahead with first oil change or not.