2013 Rio is making a wu wu noise in the front when moving

Asked by Jul 06, 2015 at 09:23 PM about the 2013 Kia Rio

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 2013 Kia Rio makes a wu wu noise in the front (sounds like the front left) when the car
is moving.  Stops when not moving.  I had the bearings check and they are ok.  The
mechanic said it was tire noise.  I have the tires rotated and balanced every 6,000 miles
and the tires have at least 30,000 miles left on them.  The car has about 71,000 miles on
it.  Any ideas?

3 Answers

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It wouldn't hurt to get a second opinion on the hub bearings, that is a classic symptom of their going bad, that and get the tires/rims balanced - although if those are out of whack (or the tire had a bad belt) you should have felt something while driving in addition to the wu-wu noise.

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Double checking the bearings is a good idea, but my money is on the tires.

http://www.kia-forums.com/1g-2001-2005-rio/41536-wheel-bearings- problems-solved-good.html

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