Join Date: Mar 2017
Car Year: 2017
Car Model: Forester 2.5 Premium
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'17 Forester Front End Locked Up
My '17 Forester is sitting at the dealership, by the dumpsters where they shoved it off the flatbed, after its first big drive and I'm trying to get some armchair quarterback (or pro) help because the dealer hasn't even been able to move it into a service bay to look at it.
The details: I bought it on Thursday with 24 miles on it, and drove it home (about 35 miles) with no issues. On Saturday morning, I left on a weekend trip when a few miles from home I heard a bang/pop and then some grinding and was able to pull over to the shoulder on the highway before the front end locked up. Once I ascertained that it wasn't a flat tire, I got back in, and put it in drive and all it did was race like it was in neutral...no movement whatsoever. Once the tow came, they had a difficult time winching it up the tilt flatbed because the front tires were locked up.
The dealership hasn't been able to look at it, yet since it was brought in on a Saturday but thought I'd see if anyone wants to take a stab at what it could possible be. Much thanks...and best wishes for a good outcome!