I have had a thumping noise in the front passenger side while breaking after car has been driven at high speeds (say highway driving) and coming to stop off exit. Do not hear noise when driving on regular roads at slower speeds. Also have noticed that at higher speeds the steering wheel shakes mildly, but worse than when I bought the car. Any ideas?
Thumping in front passenger side on 2005 Subaru Outback
by betsyt17 in Fryeburg, ME on May 27, 2009
ANSWER by Russ on May 29, 2009
You may have a front rotor that has a thickness variation issue - some might say that it is warped. Can you feel the thumping as a vibration in the brake pedal? If so I would suspect the rotors. The steering wheel shake could be due to a front wheel/tire that is out of balance. I would recommend that you have a qualified technician road test you Outback to try and confirm the cause of these faults.