In re Subaru Battery Drain Products Liability Litigation
Subaru Battery Settlement
Case No. 1:20-cv-03095-JHR-MJS (D.N.J.)



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.


MAKE A CLAIM FOR CASH REIMBURSEMENT This is the only way to get a reimbursement. The deadline to submit Claim Forms and supporting documentation is 60 days after the Effective Date, which could be as early as May 5, 2023.
GET AN EXTENDED WARRANTY You do not need to do anything right now to ensure coverage under an extended warranty.
EXCLUDE YOURSELF Get no reimbursement or extended warranty coverage. This is the only option that allows you to be part of any other lawsuit against Subaru about the legal claims in this case. The deadline to exclude yourself is November 5, 2022.
OBJECT Write to the Court about why you don’t like the Settlement. The deadline to object is November 5, 2022.
GO TO A HEARING Ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the Settlement. Your notice of intention to appear must be postmarked by November 5, 2022.
DO NOTHING Receive the right to an extended warranty but no right to seek a reimbursement payment.


  • These rights and options—and the deadlines to exercise them—are explained on this website, and in the Notice materials available on the Important Documents page. The Court in charge of this case still must decide whether to approve the Settlement. Reimbursements will be made if the Court approves the Settlement and after appeals are resolved.



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Subaru Battery Settlement
c/o JND Legal Administration
P.O. Box 91305
Seattle, WA 98111