To qualify for settlement benefits, you must have bought or leased a model year 2015–2020 Outback, model year 2015–2020 Forester, model year 2015–2020 Legacy, model year 2015–2020 WRX, or model year 2019–2020 Ascent.
What is this lawsuit about?
A class action lawsuit was filed against Subaru of America, Inc. (“SOA”) and Subaru Corporation (“SBR”), collectively the “Defendants” or “Subaru.” The lawsuit alleges that the Settlement Class Vehicles suffer from a design defect in some vehicles that can cause battery drain; and that Defendants have violated certain consumer statutes and breached certain warranties. The lawsuit seeks certification of a nationwide class of present and former purchasers and lessees of Settlement Class Vehicles to pursue these claims.
Defendants deny the case claims. Defendants maintain that the Settlement Class Vehicles are not defective and that the Settlement Class Vehicles function(ed) in a proper manner, were properly designed, manufactured, distributed, marketed, advertised, warranted, and sold. Defendants claim that they did not violate any warranties, statutes, or laws. In the instances in which such repairs have been necessary, Defendants maintain that they have provided warranty coverage where appropriate.
Who is included in the Class?
You are a Settlement Class Member if you are a resident of the continental United States, including Hawaii or Alaska, who currently owns or leases, or previously owned or leased, a Settlement Class Vehicle originally purchased or leased in the continental United States, including Alaska or Hawaii. The Settlement Class is not intended to exclude military personnel stationed overseas. Settlement Class Vehicles include model year 2015-2020 Outback, 2015-2020 Forester, 2015-2020 Legacy, 2015-2020 WRX, and 2019-2020 Ascent.
- A proposed Settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit called In re Subaru Battery Drain Products Liability Litigation, No. 1:20-cv-03095-JHR-MJS.
- The Settlement provides extended warranty service for Qualifying Battery Failures experienced on or after the date of Notice.
- The Settlement also provides, where applicable, a cash reimbursement for:
- Battery replacements and related battery testing and diagnosis performed by an Authorized Subaru Retailer, or in some situations an independent third party, for qualifying conditions on a Settlement Class Vehicle prior to the date of Notice (“Pre-Notice”);
- Towing services in connection with a Pre-Notice Qualifying Battery Failure; and/or
- Reasonably Reimbursable Costs related to a Settlement Class Member being stranded as a result of a Pre-Notice Qualifying Battery Failure.
- Please review this website and the Notice materials available on the Important Documents page carefully and in their entirety. Your legal rights are affected whether you act or do not act.