Recently Updated Subaru Lawsuits

Many of these are class-action suits that look to cover a group of owners in a particular area. Click on the lawsuit for more information and to see if you're eligible to receive any potential settlements.

  • Partially dismissed

    Tomasian, et al., v. Subaru of America, Inc.

    1. Partially dismissed

      After being consolidated with another lawsuit, the case was partially dismissed because some of the plaintiffs do not allege their vehicles continued to have problems once Subaru made repairs.

    2. Case Filed

      Subaru dead battery problems have caused a lawsuit that alleges 2016-2020 Subaru Outback and 2019-2020 Subaru Ascent SUVs are equipped with batteries that drain and die.

    Class Vehicles
    • 2019-2020 Ascent
    • 2016-2020 Outback
    Location
    New Jersey
  • Partially dismissed

    Dalen, et al., v. Subaru of America, Inc., et al.

    1. Partially dismissed

      After being consolidated with another lawsuit, the case was partially dismissed because some of the plaintiffs do not allege their vehicles continued to have problems once Subaru made repairs.

    2. Case Filed

      A class-action lawsuit was filed because of battery problems in certain Subaru vehicles because the automaker's decision to install batteries with insufficient capacity to power the vehicle's electrical components when turned off.

    Class Vehicles
    • 2016-2019 Outbacks
    • 2020 Ascent
    Location
    New Jersey
  • Sampson, et al., v. Subaru of America, Inc., et al.

    1. Case Filed

      A Subaru class action lawsuit includes 2013-2021 vehicles equipped with automatic emergency braking (AEB), which includes pre-collision braking and reverse automatic braking. Additionally, the lawsuit includes 2013-2021 Subaru vehicles equipped with lane keep assist (LKA).

  • Settled

    Khona et al v. Subaru of America, Inc.

    1:19-cv-09323
    1. Settled

      Subaru has agreed to settle a cracked windshield lawsuit for 2015-2016 Subaru Outback and Legacy vehicle owners and lessees.

    2. Case Filed

      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.

  • Partially dismissed

    Powell, et al., v. Subaru of America, Inc.

    1. Partially dismissed

      A Subaru windshield lawsuit has been partly dismissed after a federal judge ruled several claims made by Subaru owners weren't sufficiently pleaded.

    2. Case Filed

      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.

    Problem
    Cracked Windshields
    Class Vehicles
    • 2017-2020 Forester
    • 2017-2020 Outback
    • 2017-2020 Crosstrek
    • 2017-2020 Legacy
    • 2017-2020 Impreza
    Location
    New Jersey
  • Bare, et al., v. Subaru of America, Inc.

    1:2021cv00478
    1. Case Filed

      Lawsuit alleges Subaru Forester, Legacy and Outback vehicles in California have defects that cause sudden unintended acceleration problems. Included in the California class action lawsuit are the 2015-2019 Subaru Legacy, 2012-2018 Subaru Forester and 2015-2019 Subaru Outback which allegedly have software problems.

  • Adnan, et al., v. Subaru Corporation, et al.

    1. Case Filed

      Lawsuit alleges a recall of 188,000 vehicles didn't include all the vehicles affected by Denso fuel pumps that can fail and cause the engines to stall. According to the plaintiffs, Subaru should reimburse customers the purchase prices of all models equipped with the low-pressure fuel pumps, including pumps with the part number prefix 42022.

  • Motion to dismiss

    Leon, et al., v. Subaru of America, Inc.

    1. Motion to dismiss

      In a motion to dismiss the Subaru windshield class action, lawyers for the automaker say the plaintiffs can't support their claims.

    2. Case Filed

      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.

    Problem
    Cracked Windshields
    Class Vehicles
    • 2017-2020 Outback
    • 2017-2020 Forester
    • 2017-2020 Crosstrek
    • 2017-2020 Impreza
    • 2017-2020 Legacy
    • 2019-2020 Ascent
    Location
    California
  • Joy Diane Shuey, et. al, vs. Servco Subaru, Inc, et. al.

    1. Case Filed

      Lawsuit alleges the fuel lines and wiring use soy-based insulation that is biodegradable, environmentally friendly and less expensive than traditional insulation. The proposed class-action lawsuit includes all consumers who purchased Subaru vehicles that were sold or distributed by Servco Subaru in Hawaii from November 22, 2013, to the present.

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  1. 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.…

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  2. 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.…

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  3. 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.…

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  4. Cheryl Sauer says her 2014 Forester XT was never the same after it came back from a 2016 emissions recall.

    The engine would surge and stall. So naturally, Subaru must have installed some secret software under the guise of an emissions fix to de-tune the engine in an effort to address a long-running ignition timing issue.

    Naturally.

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  5. Subaru has approved a Starlink lawsuit settlement even after denying their infotainment system is full of defects.

    Stuff like the backup camera freezing, the radio failing, and the screen going blank.…

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  6. Last month Denso announced that nearly 2 million of its low-pressure fuel pumps will need to be recalled before they cause the engine to stall.

    The recall will replace the pumps in certain vehicles but a new Canadian lawsuit says that doesn't go far enough.…

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  7. Subaru vehicles are accelerating on their own and the automaker's claim that owners are to blame isn't going over well.

    A new class-action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of owners with cars that may have unintended acceleration problems. This includes the 2012-2018 Forester, 2015-2019 Legacy, and 2015-2019 Outback.

    One of the lead plaintiffs says they were driving slowly with the foot on the brake pedal, and as they were about to shift into PARK the vehicle surged forward causing a collision.…

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  8. 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.…

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  9. The lawsuit says Subaru refuses to pay for repairs under warranty even though the cracks are not being caused by an external force, but some internal defect.

    Additionally, the cost to replace the windshield skyrockets because the EyeSight system needs to be recalibrated each time.

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