Important Notice Regarding June 11, 2021 Final Approval Hearing:
With the consent of the parties, the Court has converted the Final Approval Hearing from an in-person hearing to a Zoom hearing. The time and date are not affected by this change: the hearing will occur on Friday, June 11, 2021, at 10:00am Eastern. Anyone wishing to attend the hearing may do so by visiting https://www.zoomgov.com/j/16155725268?pwd=RXBaTDhmbE1yUUt5UE0vLzUrMldjdz09 or by calling 1-646-828-7666 (New York) or 1-669-254-5252 (San Jose). The Meeting ID is 161 5572 5268. The Passcode is 945361.
If you own or lease, or previously owned or leased, a 2015 or 2016 Subaru Outback or Legacy with the features described below, a proposed class action settlement may affect your rights.
What is the lawsuit about?
The lawsuit alleges that Subaru sold certain 2015 and 2016 Subaru Outback and Legacy vehicles without disclosing that the vehicles contain one or more alleged design and/or manufacturing defects that can cause their windshields to develop cracks originating in or passing through the de-icer region, as described in Service Bulletin 12-192-15 (the “Condition”).
During the windshield glass manufacturing process, certain compounds used to adhere the de-icer to the lower portion of the Original Windshield had the potential to create a Condition where the glass could become more susceptible to cracking following a minor wound to the glass due to some outside force such as a stone impact. If this Condition occurs, the damage to the glass generally appears to be very minor (or may even be invisible) but the glass may crack as a result. If the crack originates or passes through the de-icer (lower) area of the windshield, then this Condition may be the cause. It is Subaru’s position that damage to other areas of the windshield, regardless of the cause, does not result from a manufacturing defect and consequently is not eligible for coverage either under the original limited warranty or under the extended warranty described later in this Notice. In addition, only genuine Subaru original or replacement windshields are eligible for warranty coverage.
Who is included?
You are included in this Settlement if you fit the following descriptions:
2015 Subaru Outback and Legacy Owners and Lessees
All persons or entities who own or lease, or previously owned or leased, a 2015 Subaru Outback or Legacy with the All-Weather Package in the continental United States, whose vehicles still have their Original Windshields, or who have paid out-of-pocket costs for replacement of their Original Windshields manifesting the Condition but have not previously obtained reimbursement.
2016 Subaru Outback and Legacy Owners and Lessees
All persons or entities who own or lease, or previously owned or leased, a 2016 Subaru Outback or Legacy with the All-Weather Package, with a VIN lower than the specified VINs in the below table, in the continental United States, whose vehicles still have their Original Windshields, or who have paid out-of-pocket costs for replacement of their Original Windshields manifesting the Condition but have not previously obtained reimbursement. To determine if you are below the specified VIN, refer to the last seven digits of your VIN.
||You Are a Class Member if Your VIN is Lower Than: