The 2013 Subaru Impreza 5-door sport is my wife's car.
Dealer says the front wheel bearing is bad.
I'm a retired mechanical engineer with a career in machine design and automation.
I know what a lousy ball bearing sounds like, and I do not hear a thing from any corner of the car.
The car only has 55K miles on it, so it seems REAL early for a wheel bearing to be going bad.
That corner hit a bad pot-hole - blew the strut, bent a wheel, damaged the tire, so bearing damage is possible, but as I said, I'd expect to hear something.
We're going to sell within two years because the factory-extended warranty on the CVT runs out then.
I'm inclined to ignore the dealer and wait until I hear something.
Does anyone think that's a bad idea besides the dealer?