Subaru Battery Settlement | Subaru Battery Class Action Lawsuit

Why is there a class action lawsuit regarding Subaru batteries?

There have been problems related to battery drain dating back to 2015.  Subaru has issued several technical service bulletins (TSB's) regarding dead batteries after repeated periods of short-trip driving.  Industry experts cannot completely agree or pinpoint a true cause.  Some believe it to be faulty electrical systems resulting in premature battery failure.  The lawsuit alleges that Subaru has violated customer statutes and breached warranties, but Subaru denies these claims.  They believe vehicles are not defective and, in many cases, have been replacing potentially defective batteries and provided warranty coverage when appropriate. However, a proposed settlement has been reached.  The Final Approval Hearing is expected to take place on January 24, 2023, the settlement website has listed keydates regarding the class action settlement.

Who is included in the Settlement Class and what Subaru vehicles are affected?

You qualify as a settlement class member if you reside in the continental United States, including Alaska and Hawaii and currently own or lease, or have previously owned or leased one of the following Subaru Vehicles:

  •          2015-2020 Subaru Outback
  •          2015-2020 Subaru Forester
  •          2015-2020 Subaru Legacy
  •          2015-2020 Subaru WRX
  •          2019-2020 Subaru Ascent
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What does the settlement provide to qualifying class members?

The settlement provides an extended warranty service for qualifying battery failures on or after the official date of notice.  It also provides potential cash reimbursement for battery replacement and diagnosis, towing services, and reasonable costs related to being stranded due to a battery failure.

Where can I find more information about the Subaru Battery Settlement?

The official class action lawsuit is labelled "In re Subaru Battery Drain Products Liability Litigation, No 1:20-cv-03095-JHR-MJS" and you can visit the Subaru Battery Settlement website for more detailed information.

How do I file a Subaru Battery Settlement claim?

You can visit the File A Claim page of the official settlement website. 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.

How long is the Subaru Battery Warranty?

All Subaru Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) batteries are covered for three years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first.  The Subaru Battery Settlement is expected to provide extended warranty service for qualifying battery failures experienced on or after the official date of notice.  This date will likely be determined at the final approval hearing.

How do I get Subaru Battery Service?

All Subaru battery service must be performed by an authorized Subaru dealership. If you need your Subaru battery inspected or are in need of any Subaru repairs Premier Subaru is hear to assist you.  Schedule service online or please give us a call.

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