Hey Scotty!

The question is in regards to a 2007 Toyota Yaris Sedan - A few years after buying the car in 2007 I had to have the dealership change out the rear wheel bearings (hub assembly). 2 years after that one of them failed, I could no longer afford to pay the dealership $600+ to replace the rear hub assembly so I bought it and did it myself, easy job, well a year later and they both fail again so I decided to pay a regular mechanic to replace them assuming i did something wrong, just outside the warranty period of his work they broke again (when I say they broke, I mean the wheel has so much play it's barely drive-able) So after that just about every year, 2 if I am lucky, i have to replace the hub asssembly on one or both sides. Overall I have replaced the driver side rear 6 times and the passenger side rear 5 times. The passenger side is currently bad again and in my opinion not safe to drive. My question is, what in the world is going on? I am the only driver of the car, I drive it normal, never turn fast, never drive erratically, never go over curbs or hit any pot holes. I have looked it up and can't seem to find this happening to anyone else who owns this car. I would think it was cheap wheel bearings, but I try a new trusted brand each time, and have even used OEM toyota ones! I am at my wits end. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks

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scotty1
scotty1

go to an aligment shop and have them check the rear alignment. it could be off, and perhaps rear struts need changing which would wear the bearings prematurely

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