Subaru has agreed to settle a cracked windshield lawsuit for 2015-2016 Subaru Outback and Legacy vehicle owners and lessees.
The plaintiffs allege Subaru "fraudulently misrepresented the nature and scope" of the windshield problem in 2015 when the automaker extended the warranty from three years to five years for the windshields, based on technical service bulletin (TSB) 12-192-15.
A Subaru windshield lawsuit has been partly dismissed after a federal judge ruled several claims made by Subaru owners weren't sufficiently pleaded.
Lawsuit alleges 2017-2019 Subaru Forester and 2017-2019 Subaru Outback vehicles are equipped with windshields that suddenly chip, crack and break. Subaru allegedly refuses to pay for repairs even when the vehicles are under warranties, leaving owners and lessees with paying for windshield replacements.
In a motion to dismiss the Subaru windshield class action, lawyers for the automaker say the plaintiffs can't support their claims.
Lawsuit alleges the glass chips, cracks and breaks within weeks or a few months of purchasing these vehicles. According to the plaintiffs, customers say the windshields crack and break from simple and light impacts to the glass, a problem no Subaru owner expects to experience on an expensive vehicle.
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
"Our windshields may crack, but we didn't break federal safety standard #205"
appears to be Subaru's defense in court against a class-action cracked windshield lawsuit.…keep reading
Just a month after Powell v. Subaru, a second lawsuit is accusing the automaker of selling cars with defective windshields.
The plaintiffs say the use of "acoustic glass" in the windshields seems to correspond with the uptick in complaints.…keep reading
The 2019 Subaru Forester was less than a week old. I was driving down the road, no one or nothing near me, and I heard a pop. I then saw the crack in the windshield ... I found other reports of windshield issues, took the information to the dealer, and they reluctantly replaced the windshield.
Because I have the Eyesight feature, I cannot replace the glass with aftermarket glass. It has to be OEM glass from the dealership. The glass is thin (2 layers sandwiching a thin film for noise reduction) and brittle resulting in the exterior layer cracking easily. Owning a Toyota for 15 years.... no cracked or broken windshields. Owning a Subaru 3 months... 2 cracked windshields.
Six days after I bought a 2019 Subaru Outback, I noticed a crack developing from the top on the driver's side, close to the middle of the car. I thought it was a small streak of water at first. But as it didn't dry, I realized the windshield had cracked. I didn't see or hear anything hit it. No trucks around, and the road was smooth, free of debris.