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Subaru Windshield Lawsuit: Subaru Windshield Crack

PRACTICE AREAS: Defective Products
PRODUCT: 2017 – 2020 Subaru Forester, Outback, Legacy, Crosstrek, and Impreza windshields

Berger Montague has filed a lawsuit on behalf of anyone who drives a 2017 – 2020 Subaru Forester, Outback, Legacy, Crosstrek, or Impreza and has experienced issues with the vehicle’s windshield. Dozens of Subaru drivers have filed complaints with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reporting that their windshields crack easily.

Subaru Windshield Cracks Easily 

Berger Montague has filed claims against Subaru on behalf of consumers who drive a 2017 – 2020 Subaru Forester, Outback, Legacy, Crosstrek, or Impreza. Numerous Subaru drivers have filed complaints with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) about their vehicle’s windshield.

The complaints describe windshields that crack easily. In addition, the cracks are said to worsen so quickly and severely that drivers must replace the entire windshield.

Subaru Windshield Issues

Below are some examples of NHTSA windshield complaints from Subaru owners and lessees:[1]

“Windshield developed a linear crack after being struck by an empty wiper arm during the changing of a wiper blade. The crack grew from 6 inches on the first day to 14 inches on the second day.” – Posted October 11, 2019

“I have had this car since April 2018. During my first week of ownership a small rock hit my windshield while driving on the highway and put a crack in it I got repaired. I’m constantly getting chips. I avoid driving behind semis and other large trucks. I have been reading that this is a very common problem with late year Subarus. I feel Subaru needs to improve the quality of glass they use. I want my experience with Subaru documented. I hope something can be done. I’ve never had such a brittle windshield before.” – Posted August 20, 2019

“I’ve had my 2018 Forester for just one year and two windshields have cracked from minor rock strikes. The factory windshield was replaced at 11,670 miles on 12/17/2018 and was replaced with Subaru OEM glass. Now at 24,000 miles the replacement windshield has cracked from a minor rock strike. I was driving the vehicle when a car passed me. The sound of the rock strike was barely noticeable and I didn’t notice the damage until my passenger pointed it out to me. Subaru windshields are too fragile and break easily which is a safety risk. I will be replacing this second Subaru windshield with aftermarket glass.” – Posted July 27, 2019

“I am writing again because I have another chip in my windshield. It looks like it is starting to crack; just like the last two times. It doesn’t seem right that car insurance should have to cover a poor quality product. It costs almost a thousand dollars each time. It is also a safety issue to be driving down the road and all of a sudden the windshield cracks. I can’t imagine what would happen to these windshields if anyone was ever in an accident.” – Posted July 15, 2019

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