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  1. Model Year 2012 to 2017 Thule Roof racks & Noise

    Subaru XV General Discussion Forum
    Hi. My recent purchaes came with Thule roof racks. When I attached them to my car I began hearing a really noticeable whistling sound. Is this normal?
  2. Model Year 2012 to 2017 2015 Crosstrek - metal rattle sound when accelerating

    Subaru XV General Discussion Forum
    (*see video link to listen!) So my Crosstrek has been making this really annoying rattling sound when I accelerate. And it’s pretty consistent from about 1500 rpms to 3500rpms regardless of my speed. Sound is coming from the passenger side somewhere under the hood. It sounds like a metal plate...
  3. Model Year 2012 to 2017 LOUD engine noise out of nowhere (it sounds like a motorcycle now/muffled)

    Engine and Drivetrain
    Ive read alot about this on different forums and websites, but most of the answers are either vague or not in agreement. I want to bring it up here is anyone has had similar problems. I really just wanna know if I need to take it to a subaru dealership or not. Can I get an indication of how...
  4. Model Year 2012 to 2017 Transmission Rubbing/Grinding Noise?

    Engine and Drivetrain
    Hey everyone, mechanical question here that maybe someone has experienced or has an idea about. My '15XV has a weird noise coming from I think the transmission. On a hot engine (so this happens usually in the afternoon or after driving a while, not the mornings), When I accelerate I get...
  5. Model Year 2012 to 2017 humming noise at highway speed when decelarating - Weird

    Subaru XV General Discussion Forum
    Maybe someone can give me an insight on this. I have a 2014 Subaru Crosstrek 40k, that I started to drive more frequently lately. At highway speed when I decelerate I get a weird humming noise coming from the rear. My car was recently inspected from the dealer and no issues. Always well...
  6. Ac compressor clutch noise?

    Subaru XV General Discussion Forum
    My AC Compressor makes this sound. I want to know if anyone knows how to fix it. I'm not one to take my car into a dealership. Is it just a bad clutch on the compressor? is it fixable or does it need to be replaced. (This isn't my video but I have the same year, model, and issue)
  7. New to me! 2013 XV Limited 5-speed in Oregon

    New Member Introductions
    Hey All: I found my 5-speed XV for sale from a private party who wanted a larger vehicle for their family. Fine by me, as the manual transmissions are harder to come by. I've had it about 3.5 months now, and it's been great. Trips to the mountain (where's the snow?!?!) and to the beach from...
  8. Noise from steering column in rain

    Lighting, Electrical, and EyeSight
    I was curious if anyone else has ran into this or if this is a one off thing. It's very annoying. The Midwest has been getting some rain recently and I've been forced to drive in it with my commute. The XV handles it very well, no issues there. But, turning the rear wiper on results in a relay...
  9. Engine or transmission noise?

    Engine and Drivetrain
    Hi all, I am all excited about my new XV, CVT transmission, I have had it less than a week now (200 miles maybe). However, I have noticed a high- pitched sound, like a whining or whirring, that goes with the usual engine cilinders' sound. It increases with acceleration and it is definitely more...
  10. Grinding/Stall on startup

    Dealer Service Problems, Maintenance, Warranty, TS
    What happens, is that on a cold start (car has been sitting overnight), I turn the key, it starts, then about half a second later this loud thunk and grinding sound happens (only lasts for a second or so), the RPMs drop significantly, then everything returns to normal. Usually. I had this...
  11. Noise after braking at light or stop sign

    Dealer Service Problems, Maintenance, Warranty, TS
    I am noticing is a vibration noise (might be from the exhaust pipes vibrating) after stopping at a light or stop sign. Anyone else hearing that noise?
  12. Wind Noise

    Dealer Service Problems, Maintenance, Warranty, TS
    I have a persistent wind noise coming out at speed 80kph and up since I bought my xv almost a year ago. I have been to 2 dealerships, they acknowledged the problem and tried several things at different times to fix it. Disappointedly, until now it still doing it. Yesterday I brought the car in...