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.
The Court has not decided in favor of Plaintiffs or Defendants in this lawsuit. Instead, both sides agreed to a Settlement with no decision or admission of who is right or wrong. That way, all parties avoid the risks and cost of a trial, and the people affected (the “Settlement Class Members”) will receive compensation more quickly.
Notices were sent to Class Members by mail and email beginning September 21, 2022.
The Court held the Final Approval Hearing on January 24, 2023 and approved the Settlement.
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