Subaru has agreed to a $6.25 million settlement to resolve claims that their Starlink infotainment systems are defective.
The settlement benefits current or former owners and lessees of a 2017 Impreza, 2018 Impreza, 2018 Forester, 2018 Outback, 2018 Legacy, 2018 Crosstrek or a 2018 BRZ vehicle equipped with a Generation 3.0 head unit manufactured by Harman International Industries.
Plaintiffs in the Subaru class action lawsuit claimed that Subaru sold vehicles with defective Starlink touchscreen infotainment systems. According to the plaintiffs, the system is prone to freezing and other malfunctions which make it non-responsive.
The Subaru class action claimed that consumers may have purchased their vehicle for the Starlink touchscreen system or may have paid more for it. They argued that, because the system malfunctioned, they did not get what they paid for.
Additionally, the plaintiffs claimed that the malfunctioning system could cause drivers to be distracted, potentially leading to unsafe driving and collisions with other vehicles.
Subaru has not admitted to any wrongdoing but has agreed to resolve the claims against them in a $6.25 million Starlink class action settlement.
The settlement provides all affected Class Members with an extended 5-year/100,000 mile warranty. Additionally, Class Members can collect cash reimbursements for certain covered out-of-pocket expenses.
In order to receive reimbursement from the settlement, Class Members need to file a valid claim form by April 1, 2020. A claim form is not required in order to recover the extended warranty offered by the settlement.
The deadline for exclusion is Feb. 17, 2020. The deadline for objection is Feb. 13, 2020. The final approval hearing for the settlement is scheduled for March 4, 2020.
Current or former owners and lessees of a 2017 Impreza, 2018 Impreza, 2018 Forester, 2018 Outback, 2018 Legacy, 2018 Crosstrek or a 2018 BRZ vehicle equipped with a Generation 3.0 head unit manufactured by Harman International Industries.
A 5-year/100,000 mile extended warranty and reimbursement for qualifying repairs.
Proof of Purchase
Documentation of out-of-pocket repair expenses, VIN of affected vehicle.
NOTE: If you do not qualify for this settlement do NOT file a claim.
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Claim Form Deadline
Chad Udeen, et al. v. Subaru of America Inc., et al., Case No. 1:18-cv-17334, in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
Udeen v. Subaru of America
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