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"
CAN System Parasitic Drain on the Battery
Too many owners of newer Subaru vehicles are waking up to cars that won't start due to dead batteries. The batteries aren't defective, but just lack the capacity to handle the electrical system draw particularly while the vehicle is turned …Continue reading article "CAN System Parasitic Drain on the Battery"
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"
Lineartronic CVT Reliability
Once praised for its design, Subaru's CVT is showing problems with age. It can shake occupants back and forth as it wobbles its way though gears. In extreme cases it can hesitate so much it causes the engine to stall, forcing Subaru to exte…Continue reading article "Lineartronic CVT Reliability"
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"
Subaru EyeSight Problems
Subaru's EyeSight technology has been known to fall asleep on the job, particularly in bad weather driving. And while newer versions have improved, the system is generally regarded as bulky and an overly expensive upgrade on higher trim lev…Continue reading article "Subaru EyeSight Problems"
What Owners Complain About
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.
- dead battery in the 2018 Outback
- windshield cracks easily in the 2018 Outback
- engine won't turn over, won't start in the 2015 Outback
- won't start in the 2016 Outback
- windshield crack in the 2019 Outback
What Breaks the Most
6th Generation (2015–2019) Outback Key Numbers
After being consolidated with another lawsuit, the case was partially dismissed because some of the plaintiffs do not allege their vehicles continued to have problems once Subaru made repairs.
Subaru dead battery problems have caused a lawsuit that alleges 2016-2020 Subaru Outback and 2019-2020 Subaru Ascent SUVs are equipped with batteries that drain and die.
A class-action lawsuit was filed because of battery problems in certain Subaru vehicles because the automaker's decision to install batteries with insufficient capacity to power the vehicle's electrical components when turned off.
A Subaru class action lawsuit includes 2013-2021 vehicles equipped with automatic emergency braking (AEB), which includes pre-collision braking and reverse automatic braking. Additionally, the lawsuit includes 2013-2021 Subaru vehicles equipped with lane keep assist (LKA).
Subaru has agreed to settle a cracked windshield lawsuit for 2015-2016 Subaru Outback and Legacy vehicle owners and lessees.
The plaintiffs allege Subaru "fraudulently misrepresented the nature and scope" of the windshield problem in 2015 when the automaker extended the warranty from three years to five years for the windshields, based on technical service bulletin (TSB) 12-192-15.
A Subaru windshield lawsuit has been partly dismissed after a federal judge ruled several claims made by Subaru owners weren't sufficiently pleaded.
Lawsuit alleges 2017-2019 Subaru Forester and 2017-2019 Subaru Outback vehicles are equipped with windshields that suddenly chip, crack and break. Subaru allegedly refuses to pay for repairs even when the vehicles are under warranties, leaving owners and lessees with paying for windshield replacements.
Lawsuit alleges Subaru Forester, Legacy and Outback vehicles in California have defects that cause sudden unintended acceleration problems. Included in the California class action lawsuit are the 2015-2019 Subaru Legacy, 2012-2018 Subaru Forester and 2015-2019 Subaru Outback which allegedly have software problems.
In a motion to dismiss the Subaru windshield class action, lawyers for the automaker say the plaintiffs can't support their claims.
Lawsuit alleges the glass chips, cracks and breaks within weeks or a few months of purchasing these vehicles. According to the plaintiffs, customers say the windshields crack and break from simple and light impacts to the glass, a problem no Subaru owner expects to experience on an expensive vehicle.
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"
Subaru did the right thing by recalling over 200,000 vehicles
that are at risk of stalling out because of a defect in their Denso fuel pumps. But did they skip over another 188,000 vehicles with the same risks?…keep reading article "What About the Rest Of Us? Lawsuit Wonder Why Subaru's Fuel Pump Recall Skipped Over 188,000 Owners"
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"
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 group of 2019 models equipped with Denso low-pressure fuel pumps have been recalled after multiple reports of the engine stalling out.
The impellers inside the pumps may have been excessively exposed to a drying agent during manufacturing.…keep reading article "Over 200,000 Subaru Vehicles Recalled Because their Denso Fuel Pumps Are Failing"
"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 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.…
After some prodding, Subaru has decided to extend the warranty on their Lineartronic CVT.
A Subaru transmission warranty extension has been issued for 2010-2015 Legacy and Outback, 2012-2015 Impreza, 2013-2015 Crosstrek, 2014-2015 Crosstrek Hybrid, 2014-2015 Forester and 2015 WRX vehicles, all equipped with continuously variable transmissions (CVTs).
However, it’s a limited time offer. Inspections or repairs need to be completed by July 31, 2018.keep reading article "Subaru Extends Their CVT Warranty, but it’s a Limited Time Offer"
This is the third time I have had to deal with a dead battery for the car. I don't drive it often, and the car runs absolutely fine when the battery is actually working, but the battery dies on its own which leads me to believe that it's somehow draining on its own. There has got to be a recall about this soon.
The battery has drained down twice in the same week. Car is only 6 months old. Nothing plugged in. Very annoying. I had Subaru Roadside Assistance tow it 45 miles to nearest dealer. We will see what happens. Clearly a defect in the 2019 Subaru Outback.
Six days after I bought a 2019 Subaru Outback, I noticed a crack developing from the top on the driver's side, close to the middle of the car. I thought it was a small streak of water at first. But as it didn't dry, I realized the windshield had cracked. I didn't see or hear anything hit it. No trucks around, and the road was smooth, free of debris.