I have a 2009 Pontiac Vibe GT with about 255,000 miles. Over the last several months I’ve noticed a rattling noise coming from the right front quadrant of the car when driving at highway speeds (60 MPH and up). I also notice that it seems to diminish and/or go away entirely when I drive in the rain.
I took it to the dealer and they said I need a new right front wheel bearing/hub.
I just wanted to get some confirmation from folks more knowledgeable than me - do these sound like they are related? From what I can find online, it seems that it is likely the rattle I hear is in fact that bearing. I guess I just want some peace of mind as I plunk down $400 for the repair! Trying to keep this car on the road as long as possible! Thanks!