Dear Car Talk:
I read with interest your discussion about replacing the front wheel bearings on a 2015 Subaru Outback that appeared in my local newspaper (Providence Journal) on September 22, 2019. Recently I replaced the rear wheel bearings on my 2015 Outback to the tune of about $850. I brought the car to a dealer for repair, thinking that the rear humming noise might be related to a drive-train problem still covered by warranty. The cost seems excessive to me for what was once a “routine repair,” but admittedly I do not know if repairing Subaru’s all-wheel drive system involves extra labor costs that justify the repair bill. Any comments you may have on the amount of this repair bill will be greatly appreciated.