Subaru oil consumption lawsuit spreads to Canada
According to a motion filed by a Quebec, Canada man, he has filed a request to launch a class action lawsuit against Subaru because his car uses excessive oil between scheduled services. This is the same issue some U.S. owners are experiencing with their 2011-2014 Subaru Forester, 2013 Outback, 2013 Legacy, 2013 XV Crosstrek and 2012-2013 Impreza. They may use more oil than what is normal. Two class action suits were filed against Subaru of America in 2014. Both these lawsuits are pending.
The Quebec petitioner, David Champagne says his 2012 Subaru needs to be topped off with oil every 2000 kilometers (1,242 miles), despite the fact that there are only 40,000 kilometers (24,854) miles on the odometer. Even after a complete engine overhaul, the problem has not gone away.
Champagne filed the class action lawsuit against Subaru Canada on behalf of the owners of all Subaru model vehicles from 2012 to the current model year. The lawsuit says Subaru Canada sold vehicles with a manufacturing defect in the engine. The lawsuit says several journalists and automotive experts have tested some of the Subaru models and have found they do use excessive oil between oil changes.
The claim against Subaru Canada calls for a 20 percent refund on the purchase price of the vehicle plus reimbursement for the price of oil ($100) that was added between services provided in the owners manual. The oil consumption lawsuit was filed on November 30, 2015. If you live in Canada you can get more information and register for the appeal here.
Source: Adams Gareau