News About Subaru Problems, Recalls, and Lawsuits

A collection of stories that owners should hear about including recalls, lawsuits, investigations, and top complaints.

  1. 2019

    1. February

    2. January

  2. 2018

    1. December

    2. October

    3. January

  3. 2017

    1. December

    2. November

    3. May

    4. March

    5. February

      • Subaru may want you to feel the freedom but even they can’t escape a Takata recall.

        By now I’m guessing you’ve heard about the dangers of Takata airbags, but here’s a quick recap:

  4. 2016

    1. October

      • Subaru is recalling some turbocharged vehicles from the 2007-2013 model years. Those engines have a secondary air injection pump that can overheat, melt, and catch fire.

        “…the automaker ...

      • This year’s Farmer’s Almanac predicts winter to be a long, cold slap in the face. Especially for those of us in the northern areas.

        My least favorite part of winter? Scraping the darn wi...

      • Subaru is issuing a recall for some loose knee guards that are there to provide additional protection for drivers wearing their seat belts in a crash.

        “The 2017 Subaru Legacy and Outback...

    2. September

      • Bolts on the 2017 Outback’s front brake calipers, wheel hubs, and right stabilizer clamps, weren’t properly tightened during assembly.

        You don’t have to be a craftsman to know, stuff sta...

    3. May

    4. April

      • Owners of a turbocharged WRX or Forester may want to put the brakes on for a while.

        “The 2015-2016 Subaru WRX and Forester 2.0XT have turbocharger air intake ducts that may crack and cau...

    5. February

      • Let’s face it — there are a lot of dangerous things that can go wrong with your car. Having your hood fly open and slam into the windshield while driving? That definitely ranks up there.

    6. January

      • Subaru has agreed to settle a lawsuit that says certain cars require a small fortune to keep the engine full of oil. The plaintiffs say there aren’t enough dead dinosaurs and other fossil fuels ...

  5. 2015

    1. December

      • Subaru is recalling 3,200 brand new vehicles for a problem that could eventually lead to a fire.

        “Subaru says proper tightening procedures weren’t followed for the nuts that secure the p...

    2. October

      • When the hood flies open to give the windshield a hug, it’s easy to see why you wouldn’t “feel the love” of a Subaru.

        Maybe that’s why there’s a lawsuit for defective hood latches in the...

    3. August

      • Subaru has recalled some 2015-2016 Legacys and Outbacks for a manufacturing error in the propeller shaft connected to the transmission.

        “[Subaru] says the seal cap and seal may be deform...

      • Being able to see the road clearly is one the cornerstones to a successful day of driving. That’s probably why some Legacy and Outback owners are so fed up with their dashboards.

        A propo...

      • Over 50,000 Subaru Foresters, XV Crosstreks and Impreza vehicles are subject to a new recall program in Australia for a manufacturing defect in the steering column. It’s not known if these vehic...

    4. July

      • Subaru sales continue to climb in the USA. And climb. And climb. Japan’s Fuji Heavy Industries — the maker of Subaru vehicles — saw a 70% increase in Q1 operating profits over the previous quart...

      • Police say a Chevy Camaro driver lost control of his vehicle (ya think?), went airborne and ended up on top of a 2014 Subaru Outback in a Tennessee parking lot. If I owned that Subaru my anger w...

      • has an update on the Girard Gibbs Law Group class-action suit which accuses Subaru FB engines of burning through too much oil. The update includes a Q&A that might be helpful ...

    5. June

    6. April

      • An occupant classification system needs to be able to identify any passenger in the front seat — yes, even the ones that put their feet on your dashboard. That identification is used to determin...

    7. January

      • Did you hear about the strange recall Subaru issued for the 2012 Impreza? It involves airbags, metal and phone chargers.

        “Subaru is recalling the cars after finding what can only be desc...

      • Well that didn’t work.

        By that I mean Subaru’s recall of 660,000 vehicles for rusted brake lines that could cause a sudden loss of braking. Turns out the fix didn’t work for almost 200,0...

  6. 2014

    1. October

      • Subaru owners are known for their outdoor enthusiasm and can often be seen towing everything from wave-runners to snowmobiles. But next time you want to haul that Ski-Doo I’d recommend you Ski-D...

    2. July

      • Subaru is recalling 660,000 cars with brake lines that can rust out due to road salt. The recall only affects Subarus sold in cold-weather states … so basically all of them. This isn’t Subaru’s ...