Subaru Legacy and Outback Windshield Cracking- Class Action Investigation
Chimicles & Tikellis is investigating a potential class action lawsuit related to models of certain Subaru vehicles being equipped with allegedly defective windshields that are prone to cracking. Owners of recent models of Legacy and Outback vehicles, especially the 2015 and 2016 models of these vehicles, have reported that their windshields cracked or fractured for no clear reason at all. A few other owners have also reported that slight impact can induce the issue, even though this kind of impact would not have occurred with non-defective windshields. Cracked or fractured windshield pose a range of many safety hazards including impairing the driver’s view, potentially causing injury to the driver or car’s occupants by dislodged glass fragments if windshield shattered while driving, and weakening the vehicle’s overall safety restraint system.
Subaru previously extended the original New Car Limited Warranty of three years/36,000 miles to five years/unlimited miles for front windshield failure in certain vehicles in late 2015. Under very limited circumstances, owners of 2015 and early production 2016 Outback and Legacy vehicles may be eligible for one replacement front windshield. A letter informing owners of this warranty extension, though, was allegedly not sent to all owners of the affected vehicles in late 2015, therefore not every owner was made aware of this warranty extension. Additionally, many owners of these vehicles have allegedly still been refused warranty coverage for this defect, and some have also had a reoccurrence of the issue after purportedly having their vehicle’s windshield replaced or repaired.
If you own a recent Subaru Legacy or Outback vehicle with the above described issue, and have been denied warranty coverage of a repair or replacement of the cracked windshield, please contact the attorney(s) listed below.