Subaru Wants Windshield Lawsuit Dropped

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

"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.

The motion to dismiss says the plaintiffs' argument lacks standing because the breadth of vehicles included consists of two different design generations where Subaru used multiple windshield suppliers.

So ... maybe they both suck?

Subaru's warranty does exclude coverage for "any part which malfunctions, fails or is damaged due to objects striking the vehicle, road hazards" but not spontaneous malfunctions like many owners have complained about.

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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 8 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. 1st Generation Crosstrek

    Years
    2016–2017
    Reliability
    17th of 38
    PainRank
    4.16
    Complaints
    17
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  2. 2nd Generation Crosstrek

    Years
    2018–2021
    Reliability
    18th of 38
    PainRank
    4.29
    Complaints
    35
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  3. 4th Generation Forester

    Years
    2014–2018
    Reliability
    38th of 38
    PainRank
    21.02
    Complaints
    353
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  4. 5th Generation Forester

    Years
    2019–2021
    Reliability
    22nd of 38
    PainRank
    5.21
    Complaints
    38
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  5. 6th Generation Legacy

    Years
    2015–2019
    Reliability
    24th of 38
    PainRank
    5.72
    Complaints
    82
    Continue Front 3/4 view of a Legacy
  6. 7th Generation Legacy

    Years
    2020–2021
    Reliability
    24th of 38
    PainRank
    N/A
    Complaints
    0
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  7. 6th Generation Outback

    Years
    2015–2019
    Reliability
    36th of 38
    PainRank
    17.97
    Complaints
    382
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  8. 7th Generation Outback

    Years
    2020–2021
    Reliability
    4th of 38
    PainRank
    0.44
    Complaints
    1
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