2014 Subaru Crosstrek XV CPO purchased December 2015.
Last month I slid out on a heavy snow day (no snow tires, I know!) on a left turn and the front passenger wheel struck the curb forcefully enough for the wheel to be angled outwards about 15-20 degrees when steering wheel was straight. Lower control arm was wrecked, had it replaced and alignment done by the local subaru pro. He noted that the caster was now 0.5 degree off, which he noted to be “within specifications”. He said it’s not a big deal, but if I wanted it fixed, I could have the frame pulled at a frame shop to correct.
I’m just happy to be driving my rig again, but I notice a somewhat low-pitch, pulsating, vibration-like noise whenever I make a left turn at a certain angle. It seems to resonate when I hit a “sweet spot” of speed/turn.
I made a video to share online to see if anyone would recognize what exactly is going on here. To hear the sound, you may need headphones or speakers with a low frequency response. I can’t hear it on my iphone or laptop built in speakers:
Anyone have experience with something like this or know whats going on? Is it “not a big deal” as the mechanic said or is this something I need repaired asap? Thank you guys so much for any insight!