Not a problem! The forum search is not the greatest, it took a couple search terms before I found it!Really, I looked before I wrote, but NOW I see a similar thread -- Ugh, sorry for the duplication. I'd delete if I could (I don't see how). Anyway, apparently it is some kind of pressure control for the fuel system -- not to worry, if I understand correctly.
► Edit - the threads have now been merged!
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Yes, and it's covered in the manual.Wasn't sure where else to place this question but would like to ask if anyone has noticed a humming sound coming from the rear of the vehicle while parked. I have noticed this a couple of times while my Forester was parked in the garage at night. And if I recall the headlights were on too. After a few minutes the sound would stop and the headlights go off.
I also have a 2013 Prius which occasionally makes strange noises while parked but that's to be expected since it's a hybrid whereas my Forester obviously is not.
Can anyone shed any light on this strange behavior?
Yes, my question appears to be the same as talked about in that thread. Thanks for all the helpful info.@kwp47 welcome to the forum from Oregon!
Take a look at this thread to see if what you're hearing is the same. If yes, then your thread will be merged with that existing thread.
Also...First post on this forumn. After 30 years of car ownership I recently purchased my first Subaru, a 2011 Forester 2.5X. Nice car, my wife loves it, only has about 1300 miles on it. I went into the garage last night to get something and heard a buzzing noise coming from the rear of the...www.subaruforester.org
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Very helpful find. I heard the humm for the first time after owning ours for 18 months.Another word to describe it is a faint buzzing.
I found it in the manual at the very end of the brain-dead-litigious-warning section. It is related to emissions control with the fuel tank as I suspected.
I'm so happy to find this thread and find out I'm not alone. For anyone who skipped to the last page looking for an answer, this noise is normal and expected. It's referenced on page 8 of our manual. Funny thing is, I swear I had similar behavior on a 2001 Saturn 20 years ago. So when I first heard the noise, I assumed it was some kind of fuel system pressure test. Lo and behold, that's exactly what it was!For the first time ever, when I checked that my garage door was closed before I went to bed, I heard a strange mechanical type buzzing/vibration noise somewhere in the garage. I narrowed the noise down to coming from somewhere underneath/inside the area of the driver's side rear wheel well. Shortly thereafter the noise stopped.