Since 2015 there has been a surge in complaints about Subaru windshields that crack spontaneously. Many believe this is due to a design switch to 'acoustic glass.' Owners want compensation from Subaru because windshield replacements come wi…Continue reading article "Cracked Windshields"
Legacy and Outback Headlights Burn Out
Headlight bulbs in the Outback and Legacy have a notoriously short life. Is it a problem with the bulb? Or is there a deeper electrical problem at work?…Continue reading article "Legacy and Outback Headlights Burn Out"
Excessive Oil Consumption
Subaru is one of a handful of automakers accused of making new engines that excessively burn through oil. And they'll tell you that adding a quart (or two) between scheduled changes is totally normal. It's not.Continue reading article "Excessive Oil Consumption"
What Owners Complain About the Most
Sorting out which topics, problems, and model years have the most overall complaints from owners on CarComplaints.com.
Worst Issues view all problems
- high oil consumption in the 2014 Forester
- excessive oil consumption in the 2011 Forester
- dead battery in the 2018 Outback
- hesitates when accelerating in the 2014 Outback
- premature headlight burn out in the 2011 Outback
- excessive oil consumption in the 2015 Forester
- excessive oil consumption in the 2013 Outback
What Breaks the Most view all topics
Subaru is recalling 448,000 vehicles to stop the rear stabilizer brackets from coming loose.
Inconsistent bracket dimensions resulted inkeep reading article "Subaru Recalls Loose Stabilizer Brackets in 448,000 Vehicles"
easily predicatable"larger than anticipated" gaps between the bracket and the frame.…
Subaru isn't pulling any punches when placing blame for their latest recall.
They say "a single associate" was found using "an improper torque wrench technique" while tightening a cable nut in the CVT select lever of the 2021 Impreza and Outback. That's going to be an awkward next performance review. If left loose, the gear selector may not function properly.…keep reading article "Single Factory Worker Linked to Latest Transmission Recall for 2021 Impreza and Outback"
The lawsuit against Subaru's crappy windshields will move forward after partially surviving the automaker's motion to dismiss.
The windhsields crack and chip at an alarming rate, but Subaru doesn't cover replacements under warranty if the issue is due to a defect. According to them the warranty only covers material or workmanship issues. Strange position to take, but ok.
While a few allegations were removed due to legal technacilities, the judge said dismissing the case entirely at this point would be premature.…keep reading article "Subaru Windshield Lawsuit Survives Motion to Dismiss"
Subaru owners say their vehicles are surging forward when trying to shift into PARK, even with a foot firmly on the brake pedal.
The automaker continues to blame drivers for the incidents, propmting a second class-action lawsuit to be filed in a matter of months.…keep reading article "Subaru Continues to Ignore Unintended Acceleration Complaints, Leading to a Second Lawsuit"
A couple months back a proposed class-action lawsuit asked for additional protections for all Canadian citizens with defective Denso fuel pumps in their vehicles.
Well, almost all citizens.…keep reading article "Quebec Joins the Lawsuit Party Against DENSO"
The best way to find out what's wrong with a vehicle is from the people who drive them. Not only do owner complaints help us rank vehicles by reliability, but they're often used to spark class-action lawsuits and warranty extensions. Plus, they're a great way to vent.