Owners File a Class-Action Lawsuit Over Subaru's Unintended Acceleration Problems

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Scott McCracken
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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.

One of the lead plaintiffs says they were driving slowly with the foot on the brake pedal, and as they were about to shift into PARK the vehicle surged forward causing a collision.

The lawsuit alleges that Subaru has concealed the problem since 2011 and that dealerships routinely blame the drivers for mixing up the pedals or letting their floor mats get out of place.

It's the same thing Toyota used to say before they had to recall over 4 million vehicles for similar problems.

More information on carcomplaints.com

Related Problem

Unintended Acceleration

An increasing number of Subaru owners say their vehicles will inexplicably surge forward when the vehicle is stopped and their foot is on the brake. The unintended acceleration incidents often happen as the driver tries to shift the trans

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Related Subaru Generations

At least one model year in these 3 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
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  2. 6th Generation Legacy

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

    Years
    2015–2019
    Reliability
    36th out of 38
    PainRank
    17.97
    Complaints
    382
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