Subaru Excessive Oil Consumption Lawsuit Settled, Here's the Details

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Scott McCracken
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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.

Well turn those frowns, upside down. Subaru has agreed to a settlement, but won't admit any guilt in the process. Instead they're just doing it to "save on the cost of litigation." OK, guys, whatever helps you sleep at night (wink, wink).

The final hearing is scheduled for July 26, 2016.

In the meantime, you should read more details about the settlement --- including which models are covered by year, transmission, and VIN --- on

Think of it like homework, but homework that could result in cash reimbursements. Man, I wish they had that back in high school.

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