Forester droning between 40-50 mph

subaru
forester

#1

I drive a 2007 Subaru Forester X (auto) with 87,000 miles. When driving between 40-50 mph, I can hear and slightly feel a droning noise/sensation. This occurs while accelerating, braking or coasting through that speed range only. I drive on newer tires, but do not experience any shake or steering vibration. Unfortunately, I can’t recall if the droning occurred before the new tires were installed. The droning noise is reminiscent of deeper exhaust note. Thoughts?


#2

Have your wheel bearings checked.


#3

It was the driver’s side rear wheel bearing. I didn’t know how bad the droning was until after the bearing was replaced. Not only did the droning stop between 40-50 mph, but also at all other speeds. What i thought was road noise at lower speeds turned out to be the bad bearing.