I'm new to the site. I have a problem and was hoping someone could help! Sorry for long post ...
I just bought a 2011 WRX (WR Blue - sedan - less than 4 wks ago around 2000 mi now). Absolutely love the car. However, the other day I was driving on the highway where there was some construction. Over a five mile stretch they had a "bump" sign about every mile. For the 1st four signs, I put my hazards on and slowed down only to realize there was no real bump. Then I came upon the 5th sign and decided not to slow down as much. That was a mistake because there was maybe a 1-2 inch up seam that ran across my lane. I tried to hit the brakes but it was too late and I went over it with a spine jamming thud.
Since then I have had a vibration (or maybe one could even explain it as a wobble) in my steering wheel that I can also feel through the floor board/pedals ( just trying to explain that it's not just the steering wheel). I 1st noticed it going 75 mph or above after the incident. I also noticed the car felt a little twitchy at highway speeds. I brought it to a subaru dealer who told me that the Rt rear wheel was out of balance & rebalanced it, but this did not fix the issue. Then I brought it to my Subaru dealer (was traveling previously) and he rebalanced the tires again using the "high speed" balancing machine. He also said that the rims were not bent/damaged. I got the car back yesterday and it's still doing the same thing. It's actually getting worse - I can now feel it at 65 mph and above. I'm going to bring it back to them on Tuesday to look at it again.
I was wonder if anyone out there has had the same issue and if so what was it and how was it fixed?
I'm assuming they'll check the alignment this time around ( but have not heard of that causing vibration/wobble). I've also read about the steal belts in the tires "slipping" - but wouldn't they see/diagnose that during the balancing?
Thanks in advance for any help!