The class-action lawsuit against Subaru of America is growing in the number of vehicles it could potentially involve. According to new court documents, the Subaru vehicles involved now includes 2017-2020 Subaru Outback, 2017-2020 Subaru Forester, 2017-2020 Subaru Crosstrek, 2019-2020 Subaru Ascent, 2017-2020 Subaru Impreza, and 2017-2020 Subaru Legacy.
The potential number now grows to 2.5 million vehicles in the U.S. market. Torque News reported last month 15 new plaintiffs were added to the lawsuit adding 2020 Subaru Forester, 2020 Subaru Outback, 2020 Subaru Crosstrek, 2017-2020 Subaru Legacy and 2017-2020 Subaru Impreza vehicles.
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Subaru has asked the court to dismiss the case, originally filed by Christine Powell against the automaker for an allegedly defective windshield in her 2018 Subaru Forester she says cracked twice in an 18-month period. Subaru says it should be dismissed for failing to state a claim and lack of jurisdiction. The judge has yet to file a response to Subaru’s dismissal brief.
More Subaru owners are coming forward with complaints saying the windshields in their Subaru vehicles are defective and are spontaneously cracking, and breaking, sometimes “within weeks or a few months of purchase.” The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration also received numerous complaints from Subaru owners who experienced issues with their windshields, according to the consolidated class action.
More Subaru owners are coming forward with complaints about spontaneously cracking windshields
According to the latest lawsuit filed in February, Subaru “failed to disclose material facts and a safety concern to purchasers and lessees of the class vehicles.” The new complaint combines Christine Powell’s original lawsuit with two additional class action cases over Subaru’s windshields that were filed in California and New Jersey.
What should Subaru owners do?
If you own a 2017-2020 Subaru Outback, 2017-2020 Subaru Forester, 2017-2020 Subaru Crosstrek, 2019-2020 Subaru Ascent, 2017-2020 Subaru Impreza, or 2017-2020 Subaru Legacy model and have experienced a cracked windshield for no apparent reason, you can file a complaint with the NHTSA by going to the website link, or call 1-888-327-4236. Or you can submit your contact information and an attorney from Moon Law APC will be in touch to review your case further.
The class-action lawsuit now includes the 2019-2020 Subaru Ascent
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