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Hi all,

Brand new here and have been searching around a bit to see if this is a common problem. Can't seem to find anything (yet) that seems to match my issue so figured it was time to ask.

2014 Forester XT
CVT
105k miles

I am getting a shudder/chatter from what seems like the front end at highway speeds (70+) but only when slight steering input is given. This problem doesn't exist at lower speeds nor does it happen at highway speeds in a straight line. It is most noticeable cruising along around 75-80mph in a long sweeping turn on the freeway. It feels like a fast, pulsing deflection coming from the front end and disappears once I am through the turn and back to going straight.

Any ideas on what could be the cause? I'm about to take it in for it's 105k service but wanted to try and get a better understanding of what could be causing this prior to dropping it off.

Thanks in advance for all the help!
 

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2003 EJ20K Forester
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Could be any number of worn suspension components - ball joints, control arm bushings, wheel bearings, bad alignment, bad tire...

Might also be as simple as loose lugnuts.
 

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Had a similar issue - dealer replaced control arms [under warranty @ 5 years, 30,xxx miles, 2014 2.5 Limited w/CVT].
 

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Yep, sounds just like my issue with my front lower control arm bushing on the left side. If you're out of warranty then you should look at the posts about changing out the full LCA with the STI versions that are less prone to failure.
 
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