Subaru owners filed a class action lawsuit against the automaker in 2014, alleging that certain Subaru vehicles have defective engines that burn excessive amounts of oil. The lawsuit claims that this defect can cause engine damage and pose a safety hazard to drivers.
The following Subaru vehicles are affected by the class action lawsuit:
- 2011-2015 Forester
- 2013 Legacy
- 2013 Outback
- 2012-2013 Impreza
- 2013 XV Crosstrek
Symptoms of Excessive Oil Consumption
Symptoms of excessive oil consumption may include:
- Needing to add oil more often than usual
- Low oil pressure warning light coming on
- Engine knocking or pinging
- Reduced fuel economy
- Blue smoke coming from the exhaust
What to Do if You Think Your Subaru is Burning Excessive Oil
If you think your Subaru may be burning excessive oil, you should take it to a Subaru dealer for an inspection. If the dealer determines that your vehicle is affected by the defect, they may be able to repair it under warranty.
The Class Action Lawsuit Settlement
In 2019, Subaru reached a settlement agreement with the plaintiffs in the class action lawsuit. Under the terms of the settlement, Subaru agreed to:
- Extend the warranty on affected vehicles to 8 years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first.
- Reimburse owners for certain out-of-pocket expenses related to the defect, such as the cost of oil, repairs, and rental cars.
How to File a Claim for Reimbursement
If you are a Subaru owner and you believe that your vehicle is affected by the excessive oil consumption defect, you may be eligible for reimbursement from Subaru. To file a claim, you can visit the following website:
Subaru owners who have experienced excessive oil consumption may be eligible for reimbursement under the terms of the class action lawsuit settlement. If you believe that your vehicle is affected, you should take it to a Subaru dealer for an inspection and file a claim for reimbursement.
Q: What is the deadline to file a claim for reimbursement?
A: The deadline to file a claim for reimbursement is [DATE].
Q: What documentation do I need to file a claim?
A: You will need to provide documentation of your vehicle’s mileage, oil consumption, and any repairs that you have had done.
Q: How long will it take to process my claim?
A: Subaru estimates that it will take 6-8 weeks to process claims.
Q: What if I have already had my vehicle repaired for excessive oil consumption?
A: You may still be eligible for reimbursement for the cost of repairs. However, you will need to provide documentation of the repairs.
Q: What if I am not the original owner of the vehicle?
A: You may still be eligible for reimbursement if you purchased the vehicle from a Subaru dealer.
Q: What if I have any other questions about the class action lawsuit settlement?
A: You can contact the settlement administrator at [PHONE NUMBER] or [EMAIL ADDRESS].
This article is targeted towards Subaru owners in the United States who have experienced excessive oil consumption in their vehicles.