the car: 2011 Eco 6 speed manual, 988xx miles
For the past couple of thousand miles I've started to get a howl in first gear and a faint howl on the highway in sixth gear. It sounds very similar to when the rear end of a rwd car/truck is going bad. At first I assumed it was truck traffic and their howling rear ends, but then I realized it was only really loud-ish in first gear.
I'm curious to hear if anyone else has had a problem with the manual transmission in these? I don't have a service manual so I'm not sure how the transmission is set up so that the noise would only be apparent in 1st and 6th gears.
I've got an appointment set for the 27th...I will be within 200 miles of the magic 100K warranty expiration at that time, so I really hope they are able to diagnose and repair or else I'll be trading this puppy in very soon.