Lawsuit Says Forester and Outbacks Have Windshields That Crack Spontaneously

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Scott McCracken
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carcomplaints.com
A large spider web crack in a windshield, just above the dash

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.

More information on carcomplaints.com

Related Problem

Cracked Windshields

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

Image from inside the a 2016 Forester cabin showing a large horizontal crack along the bottom of the windshield.

Related Subaru Generations

At least one model year in these 4 generations have a relationship to this story.

We track this because a generation is just a group of model years where very little changes from year-to-year. Chances are owners throughout these generation will want to know about this news. Click on a generation for more information.

  1. 4th Generation Forester

    Years
    2014–2018
    Reliability
    38th out of 38
    PainRank
    21.02
    Complaints
    353
    Continue Front 3/4 view of a Forester
  2. 5th Generation Forester

    Years
    2019–2021
    Reliability
    22nd out of 38
    PainRank
    5.21
    Complaints
    38
    Continue Front 3/4 view of a Forester
  3. 6th Generation Outback

    Years
    2015–2019
    Reliability
    36th out of 38
    PainRank
    17.97
    Complaints
    382
    Continue Front 3/4 view of a Outback
  4. 7th Generation Outback

    Years
    2020–2021
    Reliability
    4th out of 38
    PainRank
    0.44
    Complaints
    1
    Continue Front 3/4 view of a Outback