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…Continue reading article "Unintended Acceleration"
Brake Light Switch Defect
A build-up of chemicals from scented cleaning products containing silicone can disable the brake light switch in millions of Subaru vehicles. This can prevent the brake lights from turning on when pressing the pedal, among other things, and…Continue reading article "Brake Light Switch Defect"
Excessive Oil Consumption
Subaru is one of a handful of automakers accused of making new engines that excessively burn through oil. And they'll tell you that adding a quart (or two) between scheduled changes is totally normal. It's not.Continue reading article "Excessive Oil Consumption"
Leaky Head Gaskets
Why can't Subaru build a decent head gasket? The automaker has had issues with leaky gaskets in their 4-cylinder engines since the 1980's. And repairing the issue is expensive as it requires the engine to be removed.Continue reading article "Leaky Head Gaskets"
Where Engine Complaints Happen
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.
- high oil consumption in the 2014 Forester
- excessive oil consumption in the 2011 Forester
- hesitates when accelerating in the 2014 Outback
- excessive oil consumption in the 2015 Forester
- excessive oil consumption in the 2013 Outback
- check engine light on/cruise control blinking/no acceleration in the 2006 Outback
- excessive oil consumption in the 2012 Forester
Subaru owners say their vehicles are surging forward when trying to shift into PARK, even with a foot firmly on the brake pedal.
The automaker continues to blame drivers for the incidents, propmting a second class-action lawsuit to be filed in a matter of months.…keep reading article "Subaru Continues to Ignore Unintended Acceleration Complaints, Leading to a Second Lawsuit"
Cheryl Sauer says her 2014 Forester XT was never the same after it came back from a 2016 emissions recall.
The engine would surge and stall. So naturally, Subaru must have installed some secret software under the guise of an emissions fix to de-tune the engine in an effort to address a long-running ignition timing issue.
Naturally.…keep reading article "Conspiracy About Subaru's 'Secret Software Update' to Turbocharged Engines Gets Mostly Dismissed in Court"
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.…keep reading article "Owners File a Class-Action Lawsuit Over Subaru's Unintended Acceleration Problems"
A lawsuit says that the Subaru WRX suffers from sudden engine failure due to piston detonation
, a well-known cause of damage to the piston and piston ringlands. The proposed class-action includes all current and former owners or lessees of the 2009-2018 Subaru Impreza WRX and WRX STI.…keep reading article "WRX Piston Detonation Lawsuit Seeks Class-Action Certification"
A new lawsuit accuses Subaru of using a 2016 emissions recall as a cover to secretly update engine software meant to prevent surging and stalling issues.
If true, that’s both devious and cunning because ”by calling it an official emissions recall, an owner wouldn't be able to renew their vehicle registration until the recall work was complete.”
The lawsuit only names 2014-2016 vehicles with turbocharged engines, including the Forester XT, WRX and WRX STI.keep reading article "Did Subaru Use an Emissions Recall to Secretly Install Engine Software?"
A class-action lawsuit alleges that Subaru’s high-performance engines, found in WRX and WRX STI vehicles, can’t create enough lubrication to properly protect the engines from failing.
keep reading article "Does the WRX Have a High Performance Engine Without High Performance Protection?"
_…the engines allegedly have severe problems with oil lubrication to the bearings and crankshafts which doesn't create enough lubrication to properly protect the engines from problems.…
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.…keep reading article "Turbocharged Engines Recalled to Stop Overheating Pump"
Burning through a quart of oil every 2,500 miles is a drag. Blowing up your engine because you pushed it to 2,600 miles is an even bigger drag.
So it's no wonder Subaru owners filed a lawsuit in 2014 over worn out piston rings, excessive oil consumption, and the frowns associated with an $8000 repair bill.…keep reading article "Subaru Excessive Oil Consumption Lawsuit Settled, Here's the Details"
Owners of a turbocharged WRX or Forester may want to put the brakes on for a while.
keep reading article "Air Intake and Engine Stalls Recall"
The 2015-2016 Subaru WRX and Forester 2.0XT have turbocharger air intake ducts that may crack and cause problems with engine performance while driving.…
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 to keep these engines fed.…keep reading article "An Oil Consumption Settlement is on the Way"
TorqueNews.com 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 to owners.…keep reading article "An Update on the Excessive Oil Consumption Lawsuit"