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Old 10-02-2012, 11:14 PM   #4
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Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
2011 Impreza WRX
Dark Gray Metallic


I'm having this same problem and wanted to bump the thread in case anyone figured it out. I have a 2011 WRX (18,000 miles) and I've been dealing with it for about a month now. It doesn't happen consistently, so when I took it to the dealer to have it fixed under warranty, they couldn't recreate it.

Just to throw in a few more details: it'll happen regardless of whether the engine is cold or hot. It only happens on startup and will go away after a while. Like the OP, it only happens when I turn the wheel to the left. The sound is a high-pitched metal-on-metal grinding sound---almost like the front brake pad wear indicators are grinding on the rotors.

Thanks for the's driving me nuts.
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