Khona, et al. v. Subaru of America, Inc.
Subaru Windshield Settlement
Case No. 1:19-cv-09323-RMB-AMD

Welcome to the Khona, et al. v. Subaru of America, Inc. Settlement Website

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.

Image of Windshield to Identify the Deicer Area

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.

Model/Year Have Eyesight? You Are a Class Member if Your VIN is Lower Than:
2016 Legacy Yes G3011247
2016 Legacy No G3006359
2016 Outback Yes G3222455
2016 Outback No G3210476

Your Legal Rights and Options in this Settlement

YOU MAY: SUMMARY
DO NOTHING You are included in the Settlement Class and effective the date of the Notice will automatically receive the further extension of the warranty for the Original Windshields in the Settlement Class Vehicles from the previous extension of 5 years/unlimited miles to 8 years/unlimited miles. You will also be eligible for reimbursement of out-of-pocket costs paid by you to repair or replace an Original Windshield if you submit a Claim Form and qualify, and the Settlement is finally approved. See FAQ 7.
SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM
Deadline: April 23, 2021 (Online or Postmarked)
 
If you paid to have an Original Windshield repaired or replaced as the result of the Condition, you may submit a Claim Form seeking reimbursement. See FAQ 8.
EXCLUDE YOURSELF FROM THE SETTLEMENT
Deadline: May 14, 2021 (Postmarked)
 
Ask to get out of the Settlement. You will not be eligible to participate in the reimbursement program, but will keep your right to file your own lawsuit against Subaru. See FAQ 10.
OBJECT TO THE SETTLEMENT
Deadline: May 14, 2021 (Filed)
 
Remain a Class Member and tell the Court what you do not like about the Settlement. You will still be bound by the Settlement if the Court approves it. See FAQ 13.

For More Information

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Mail

Subaru Windshield Settlement
c/o JND Legal Administration
P.O. Box 91088
Seattle, WA 98111