Class action lawsuit against Subaru for defective windshields intensifies

“15 new plaintiffs have been added to a class action lawsuit that was originally filed by Christine Powell against Subaru. The suit alleges Subaru of America Inc. (Subaru) was “manufacturing, marketing and selling new vehicles with defective and dangerous windshields that were spontaneously and/or unreasonably cracking, chipping and otherwise breaking.” The plaintiffs are seeking a trial by jury, according to court documents.

“Plaintiffs bring this consumer class action lawsuit because the defendants manufactured, marketed, distributed, and sold 2017-2020 Subaru Forester, 2017-2020 Subaru Outback, 2017-2020 Subaru Crosstrek, 2017-2020 Subaru Legacy and 2017-2020 Subaru Impreza vehicles (collectively known as class vehicles) without disclosing that the class vehicles’ windshields are defective and dangerous due to the fact that the windshields are spontaneously and/or unreasonably cracking, chipping and otherwise breaking,” a portion of the consolidated complaint reads.

According to a consolidated complaint, filed earlier this month by all of the suit’s plaintiffs, Subaru “failed to disclose material facts and a safety concern to purchasers and lessees of the class vehicles.” The consolidated complaint combines Powell’s original suit with two additional class action cases over the auto manufacturer’s windshields that were filed in California and New Jersey.”

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The original plantiff, Christine Powell, first filed the lawsuit against Subaru back in October. In that initial filing, dozens of complaints were attached to back up Powell’s claim alleging the source defect. These complaints were logged in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s database. Based on the fact the lawsuit has become class action, it’s clear Subaru has a major problem on their hands.

If your windshield has cracked or chipped without warning, you should immediately review your vehicle warranty. Check if a recall is in effect. If you need immediate repair or replacement then contact IAS Auto Glass at 952-797-4374. You may also view our auto glass page for more information.

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