Denso Fuel Pump Failure
The impellers inside of Denso branded fuel pumps may have been excessively exposed to a drying agent during manufacturing. This leads to them cracking, absorbing fuel, and deforming so badly that they stop sending fuel to the engine. Subaru…Continue reading article "Denso Fuel Pump Failure"
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"
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…Continue reading article "Cracked Windshields"
Subaru STARLINK Problems
STARLINK is Subaru's latest infotainment system. It heavily relies on a touch screen interface that freezes randomly, stops responding to touch inputs, and sometimes requires the car to be shut off for over an hour before it starts working …Continue reading article "Subaru STARLINK Problems"
Rodents Chew Subaru's Soy Wires
Rodents just can't resist the soy-derived wire coatings used in many Subaru vehicles. The chewed up wires are costing owners hundreds, and sometimes thousands of dollars in repairs but Subaru, like other automakers, insists this isn't a def…Continue reading article "Rodents Chew Subaru's Soy Wires"
Legacy and Outback Headlights Burn Out
Headlight bulbs in the Outback and Legacy have a notoriously short life. Is it a problem with the bulb? Or is there a deeper electrical problem at work?…Continue reading article "Legacy and Outback Headlights Burn Out"
Can Subaru dashboards handle the heat? A class-action lawsuit says 2005-2009 Legacy and Outback dashboards melt into a pile of sticky, shiny goo when exposed to heat and humidity.Continue reading article "Melting Dashboards"
The lawsuit against Subaru's crappy windshields will move forward after partially surviving the automaker's motion to dismiss.
The windhsields crack and chip at an alarming rate, but Subaru doesn't cover replacements under warranty if the issue is due to a defect. According to them the warranty only covers material or workmanship issues. Strange position to take, but ok.
While a few allegations were removed due to legal technacilities, the judge said dismissing the case entirely at this point would be premature.…keep reading article "Subaru Windshield Lawsuit Survives Motion to Dismiss"
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"
A couple months back a proposed class-action lawsuit asked for additional protections for all Canadian citizens with defective Denso fuel pumps in their vehicles.
Well, almost all citizens.…keep reading article "Quebec Joins the Lawsuit Party Against DENSO"
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 has approved a Starlink lawsuit settlement even after denying their infotainment system is full of defects.
Stuff like the backup camera freezing, the radio failing, and the screen going blank.…keep reading article "A Settlement for Certain Starlink Repairs Has Been Approved"
Last month Denso announced that nearly 2 million of its low-pressure fuel pumps will need to be recalled before they cause the engine to stall.
The recall will replace the pumps in certain vehicles but a new Canadian lawsuit says that doesn't go far enough.…keep reading article "Canadian Lawsuit Wants More Transparency with the Denso Fuel Pump Recall"
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"
"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.…keep reading article "Subaru Wants Windshield Lawsuit Dropped"
Just a month after Powell v. Subaru, a second lawsuit is accusing the automaker of selling cars with defective windshields.
The plaintiffs say the use of "acoustic glass" in the windshields seems to correspond with the uptick in complaints.…keep reading article "Another Lawsuits Looks to Expand on Previous Cracked Windshield Suit"
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.keep reading article "Lawsuit Says Forester and Outbacks Have Windshields That Crack Spontaneously"
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 lawsuit filed in New Jersey is tired of waiting around for software updates to Subaru’s STARLINK system to solve any of the wide ranging problems owners are experiencing.
keep reading article "Subaru Sued After Multiple STARLINK Updates Have Failed to Make System Usable"
Subaru customers also complain about turning off the engines with the Starlink screens frozen, resulting in drained batteries that strand drivers. In addition, there is a clear and present safety issue if a driver relies on a frozen backup camera screen believing the image is in real time.…
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 has been sued over its use of a soy-based wire coating, which one owner claims is attracting rodents and leading to thousands of dollars in damage.
keep reading article "Soy Vey! Hawaiian Lawsuit Says Subaru’s Soy-Based Wire Coatings Are Getting Chewed Up"
Plaintiff Joy Diane Shuey says she purchased a new 2015 Subaru Forester, but about a month later she took the SUV back to the dealer because of a fuel odor and an illuminated check engine light.…
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"
Subaru Outback owners are seeing red. Well, technically they're not seeing anything and that's the problem.
keep reading article "Does the Outback Have a Visibility Problem?"
Subaru Outback owner Kathleen O’Neill filed a lawsuit after allegedly experiencing numerous failures of exterior lighting, especially the headlights. The lawsuit says O’Neill purchased a new 2011 Subaru Outback and by the end of 2011, the left front headlight had failed followed by the right headlight in February 2012.…
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"
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 2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca.…keep reading article "Tribeca Hoods Flying Open on then Road"
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 proposed class-action lawsuit says the dashboards were made with a defective material that fails in high heat or sunlight. It melts, becomes shiny, and creates a strong glare off the windshield.…keep reading article "Blinding Dashboard Glare Lawsuit"