CAN System Parasitic Drain on the Battery
Too many owners of newer Subaru vehicles are waking up to cars that won't start due to dead batteries. The batteries aren't defective, but just lack the capacity to handle the electrical system draw particularly while the vehicle is turned …Continue reading article "CAN System Parasitic Drain on the Battery"
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"
Subaru EyeSight Problems
Subaru's EyeSight technology has been known to fall asleep on the job, particularly in bad weather driving. And while newer versions have improved, the system is generally regarded as bulky and an overly expensive upgrade on higher trim lev…Continue reading article "Subaru EyeSight Problems"
What Owners Complain About
Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.
- windshield chips easily in the 2019 Forester
- tailgate becomes inoperable in the 2019 Forester
- windshield cracked in the 2019 Forester
- steering is way too sensitive in the 2019 Forester
- eyesight system malfunction in the 2019 Forester
What Breaks the Most
5th Generation (2019–2021) Forester Key Numbers
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).
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.
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.…
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 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.…keep reading article "A Settlement for Certain Starlink Repairs Has Been Approved"
"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 article "Subaru Wants Windshield Lawsuit Dropped"
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 article "Another Lawsuits Looks to Expand on Previous Cracked Windshield Suit"
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.keep reading article "Lawsuit Says Forester and Outbacks Have Windshields That Crack Spontaneously"
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.