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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
An investigation looking into OCS airbag-related problems in Subaru's 4th generation Forester has been closed following a recall. In the 2015-2018 model years, the passenger airbag would remain disabled even if a passenger was sitting in the seat.
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.
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.
Some 4th generation Forester owners say the passenger airbags will stay off, even when there's a passenger in the seat. This is likely a sensor issue in the vehicle's capacitive occupant classification system (OCS).
A new lawsuit accuses Subaru of using a 2016 emissions recall as a cover to secretly update engine software meant to prevent surging and stalling issues. If true, that’s both devious and cunning because ”by calling it an official emissions recall, an owner wouldn't be able to renew their vehicle registration until the recall work was complete.”
After some prodding, Subaru has decided to extend the warranty on their Lineartronic CVT.
A Subaru transmission warranty extension has been issued for 2010-2015 Legacy and Outback, 2012-2015 Impreza, 2013-2015 Crosstrek, 2014-2015 Crosstrek Hybrid, 2014-2015 Forester and 2015 WRX vehicles, all equipped with continuously variable transmissions (CVTs).