Carrier bearing on center drive shaft going bad?
2009 Forester has been making a "whirring sound" with from the right, front side when I increase vehicle speed. I suspected it was the wheel bearing but after taking it to a dealer today they said it's actually the "carrier bearing on center drive shaft" going bad.
Cost is $635.96 (part 27111SC021) + 1-1.5 hours of labor so total ~$800.
Is this a common problem with the 2009 Subaru Forester?
Any other options to consider?