Life span on Forester front axles

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    bcb

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    2014 has 88k miles, both front axles have to be replaced, Anyone else have these failures?
     
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    This will strictly be based on the way you drive. If you drive off road or on rocky, unpaved roads often I can see this being the case. Torn axle boots are usually to blame.
     
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    No torn boots, dealer has done all maintenance since new. Had vibration at highway speeds. Dealer replaced both front axles, a lower left control arm, and to insure nothing left to chance, turned rotors, 4 wheel align and balance. $2,000 later vibration still there. No longer a happy Subaru owner, and really unhappy with quality of dealer work. Not as bad as my Audis were on maintenance but getting close.
     
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