2008 Jeep Compass Howling/grinding/squealing noise

Tiny
WARGENAU_J
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  • 2008 JEEP COMPASS
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  • 89,000 MILES
I had new tires installed about a month ago. I took my vehicle on the highway for the first time since the install today. I noticed quite a bit more road noise then I've had before and the drive was "rougher" than it usually is. It would get significantly worse at speeds between 120 & 140 kph. For the last 15 minutes of my drive the was a vibration in my gas pedal (even when I would take my foot off the gas) and there was a howling/grinding/squealing noise. The volume and type of noise fluctuated. It reminded me of the sound your tires make when they first meet a rumble strip then switching to a sound similar to a trains horn off in the distance. Once I arrived into town the problems tapered off. The sounds and vibration happen when going 80 -140 kph.
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Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 AT 10:42 PM

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Tiny
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You could have a bad bearing it sound like a plane taking off or in the rear like a humming noise
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Thursday, November 12th, 2015 AT 12:39 AM
Tiny
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Thank you! After reading a few other forums II figured that may be the issue. Some of the comments suggested that could be due to the tires having a defect or were installed wrong (fingers crossed that's the case). I also forgot to mention that my gas mileage has been significantly worse the last week or so. I usually come home with a quarter tank when doing this drive and this time my gas light came on a few minutes before I arrived home.
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Thursday, November 12th, 2015 AT 4:46 AM

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