Subaru class action lawsuitSubaru of America has agreed to settle a class action accusing it of knowingly selling cars that have a defect causing them to burn excessive amounts of oil. Subaru has agreed to extend warranties on affected vehicles, and reimburse vehicle owners for expenses related to the defect.

On Jan. 4, the lead plaintiffs asked the court to approve this preliminary settlement. “This proposed settlement will provide most class members with as much or more compensation as they may have obtained had this case proceeded through certification and trial,” the lead plaintiffs assert.

The original class action lawsuit filed by lead plaintiffs Keith Yeager and Michael Schuler alleged that Subaru knew that certain models of vehicles had defective piston rings that would cause extra oil to burn off the engine. According to the class action lawsuit, Subaru did not tell consumers about the oil burning defect, and that deception caused car owners to spend “considerable money on extra engine oil, but also on engine repairs trying to fix the underlying problem.”

In addition, the class action lawsuit claims that Subaru “improperly denied many warranty repairs, and then, more recently, secretly changed the scope of its warranty coverage without telling affected drivers.” Since the original filing, seven other named plaintiffs have been added to the Subaru class action lawsuit, alleging the same defect in different model vehicles and states.

To settle the oil burning defect class action lawsuit, Subaru has agreed to increase the warranty on vehicles with the defect from the original 5-year / 60,000-mile warranty, to an 8-year / 100,000-mile warranty.

In addition, Subaru has agreed to compensate vehicle owners for the following expenses: “(i) vehicle repairs (including parts and labor); (ii) rental cars; (iii) towing; and (iv) the purchase of up to six quarts of oil per vehicle.” Subaru has agreed to pay 100% of those costs, if claimants can provide reasonable proof of their expenses.

Finally, Subaru has agreed to provide a free “oil consumption test” as well as “TSB repairs” for any owners or leasers of defective vehicles.

The Subaru oil burning defect lawsuit is asking the court to certify a Class of all “current or former owners or lessors of [defective Subaru models] originally purchased or leased in the continental United States and Alaska.” Notice of the settlement will be mailed directly to Class Members, who will have to file claims to receive compensation.

The actual Subaru models that are part of the potential settlement and details on the claim filing process were not immediately available. Keep checking or sign up for our free newsletter for the latest updates. You can also mark this article as a “Favorite” using your free Top Class Actions account to receive notifications when this article is updated.

The plaintiffs are represented by Matthew D. Schelkopf and Jospeh G. Sauder of Chimicles & Tikellis LLP, Eric H. Gibbs, Dylan Hughes, and David Stein of Girard Gibbs LLP, and Richard D. McCune, Jae K. Kim, and Michele M. Vercoski of McCune Wright, LLP.

The Subaru Oil Burning Defect Class Action Lawsuit is Yaeger, et al. v. Subaru of America Inc., et al., Case No. 1:14-cv-04490, in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

UPDATE: On Apr. 12, 2016, the Subaru oil burning settlement is now open! Click here to file a Claim Form or visit for details.

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  • SubaruSucks December 1, 2020

    2011 forester. Just siezed up no warning or lights. They want 2K
    Just to open the engine and see what is wrong. Now i know….

  • Christopher O’Rourke October 1, 2020

    I am dealing with the same issue as others, 2013 Forester, no warning light came on, took it to mechanic who serviced my vehicle, 1-quart of oil left, no warning lights cam on, called Subaru of America, they said “I have a claim and coverage” local dealership who I purchased car from right off the bat started with the nonsense, can’t work on it, very busy, take it to another dealership, Subaru of America rep states it won’t be covered, it was over extended warranty, which it wasn’t, then they will fix it but after speaking to service rep, oil leak not related to oil consumption issue!!!! Thanks to a Mr. Wolf who refuses to give me any report in writing. I’m a 9/11 first responder who lost a kidney from my service in the recovery efforts who now has nowhere to turn to or no help to get the issue resolved. I will never buy another Subaru again, they should be ashamed of themselves and especially the reps at Subaru of America and the Hassett Subaru of Wantagh who don’t want to help in anyway. This is a disgrace.

  • Henry Porrata April 15, 2020

    I have a outback 2015 and it has the oil consumption problem since the beginning. I took it to Subaru dealer more then once and the end result was…”The warranty said to put oil in the car if it short on oil”. So, not only do I put oil but, take for regular oil changes. Unbelievable, I now carry oil with me to make sure my car doesn’t damage and stuck with paying for a lemon. Was hoping to pass the car on to my granddaughter now I can’t. (I have a friend who got his car fix because of the oil consumption, Subaru Crosstrek 2016, I guess because of my age the dealership can get away with not fitting mines and giving me the BS) Hope you can help.

  • James Tanner December 12, 2019

    Have a 2014 forester found out about the oil consumption problem the hard way and then the dealer denied it until I printed out paper work showing it. People BEWARE went for a oil consumption test not thinking had the test done and after a few days somthing was nagging me so checked the oil stick and found out that Subaru figured out how much to over fill the oil crankcase so after the set mileage was reached you burned enough oil to the fill mark and guess what you passed so no problem. Even tried to go through Subaru of America and to no avail nothing was done so BEWARE of the wolf in sheep clothing check your oil stick after a test .

    • Chad December 30, 2019

      Yeah, I have a 2012 Impreza that I took to the dealership to have tested a couple years ago. Subaru dealership told me I had an oil leak and it would cost me $3500 to repair before they could do the oil consumption test. I told them I have not had a drop on my garage floor. Dirty dealership.

      • Anna Malatino January 13, 2020

        Yea, that is NOT OK! I had my consumption test, at no charge, because theu are AWARE of the defect.
        That’s crazy they were asking $3500 PRIOR to the consumption test!!
        DId you take it the the actual Subaru Dealership?

        I would NOT pay that!!!
        good luck!

    • Henry April 15, 2020

      OMG, that happened to us. Took it back more then once they said it passed the oil consumption test but I’m still having the consumption problem and Suburu dealership now washed their hands of fitting it. Told us to check the oil per warranty, ” we have to fill”. Did not think of checking the oil while they did their testing, now it makes sense how it passed on their end but the owner of the car (me) still has the problem. Wow!!! I have a 2015 Outback.

  • Elizabeth R Jaquith August 22, 2019

    Anyone know why 3.6 outback was not included? 2011 purchased new. Bought gold warranty to 6yr 100k. Has burned oil since day 1 complained to dealer & SOA. All shrugged. Now 2019 crap storm of all sorts of issues – transmission, valve body replacement, oil valve and a host of other probs. Dealer has now had car for 3 months trying to figure it all out. I’m over the warranty period of course. But it sounds like I’m not alone- can anyone offer advice or suggestions beyond getting rid of it…we cant afford a new or used car…I just want my 8th yes 8th subaru back & running safely. I still love my car but I’m frustrated beyond any emotion at this point.

  • Steve I. August 19, 2019

    Girlfriend owns a 2013 Forester. They never informed her about a lawsuit, an issue, or any abnormalities with her car. She bought it certified pre-owned at World Subaru in Tinton Falls NJ, in February, 2014, with 16,000 miles on it for $23,500. She’s always noticed noises coming from the engine and always took it straight to them for repairs/issues. They continually told here that it was HER fault for running the engine low on oil. After moving, she took it to Flemington Subaru in Flemington NJ. Yeah, she was ignorant as to how to maintain a vehicle, BUT THE OIL LIGHT NEVER CAME ON. Even after taking it to them because of an odd engine noise, they told her it was 4 quarts low and that it was her fault. Still, no oil light. Now we are screwed and they want us to replace the engine out of pocket because we, and I quote, “should have known about the issue.” Well, the Subaru technician she always took it to knew about the issues, and never said a thing aside from how it was always her fault for running the engine low on oil. Long story short, we have a 2013 Forester for sale with rod knock. Any buyers? We will cut you the deal of a lifetime. Runs, just needs a new engine or a rebuild. Screw Subaru. I’ve always hated them, and for good reason. This solidified it for me, as if I could have been swayed before. I wish I’d have met her sooner so I could have done something about it. But alas, it’s too late now, and Subaru has their money. They don’t care about consumers or else they wouldn’t have had to be sued to fix their problems. DO NOT BUY SUBARU OR FUJI HEAVY INDUSTRIES. Speak with your money, and you will make a difference. At least Subaru of America offered us $750 towards buying a brand new Subaru. :laughing emoji: No, Subaru. We are done with you. Her mother and both sisters are selling their Subarus as well after seeing what we are going through. Good luck and I wish the best to all others in my situation. I’m 100% certain there are millions out there with defective cars getting blamed that it’s all their fault.

    • lulu September 10, 2020

      you just described exactly what we are going through. when we reached out to subaru their response was “we chose NOT to inform customers about this”. FUCK THEM! and we still owe on the car… most expensive paper weight ever.

  • Diane Berman June 19, 2019

    I have a 2011 Forester with only 55,000 miles on it. It was a certified vehicle with 14k miles on it when I bought it in 2013. The engine blew up from this issue with no oil on Memorial Day. The oil had been checked in March and was fine. I was unaware of this issue or the class action, but was still under mileage for the next oil change. The oil light never went on.Subaru of America just refused my claim. The entire experience of dealing with an agent at their customer service was a miserable experience. I got the same oil consumption test story from them as the gentlemen above, but I was changing the oil often enough that I wouldn’t have noticed a problem. It was clear to me that the decision was made on the value of my vehicle vs. the cost of the engine replacement. I would have done better totaling the car in an auto accident!! My family has owned 7 Subarus and I will never buy another after this horrendous experience.

  • Cynthia benfield April 29, 2019

    4th. Subaru, 2013 Forester, oil consumption, out of warranty, have a service contract but if mechanical failure will cover but not wear and tear , don’t know if pistols show wear

  • Terri January 29, 2019

    I am just learning about this defect now, after my Crosstrek broke a connecting rod and blew a hole in the engine. My odometer is at 122,000 miles, so they denied my claim. After being asked to provide service records (they were impeccable), they did offer $2,000 toward the repair, but it is conditional and also a 1/3 of what it is going to cost.

    Needless to say, I am disappointed. It would have been good of them to notify me before this happened (never got a notice). I was adding oil, about every 2,500 miles for years. I was told by the dealer, that is what I needed to do. Never did they mention a consumption test.

    Boo Subaru.

  • Jonathan Husebye October 11, 2018

    I’m currently dealing with this. I got sick of adding oil to a car with 40k on it. I call and they gave me the run around. Finally while searching the net I found that there’s a suit against them. So I called the dealer back and there tone changed. They did a consumption test and it failed. They agreed to put a NEW motor in it. This morning they called my wife and sold her spark plug!! What So I call them asking why they would do something so stupid as to put old plugs in a new engine. Surprise there swapping head onto a short block and without decking the heads first. Everyone knows how bad Subarus are with head gaskets leaking. Now I got a Subaru with a new short block and a pair of warped heads that are surely gonna leak and crack.

  • Jon ball September 25, 2018

    My Forrester blew up I was never notified of lawsuit or problems with the oil guzzling junk I was 4000 miles over class action lawsuit and they refused to help me

  • Angie Addison September 6, 2018

    We recently purchased a pre-owned 2013 Subaru Outback and have noticed that about every 1,000 miles the oil light comes on. It appears that this has been a problem with Subarus that we wish we would have researched more prior to buying this car. We found that there was an extended warranty for the problem of and claims for reimbursement needed to be filed by 2016. Since we did not own this car in 2016 are we just out of luck or does the extended warranty apply?

    • CS December 30, 2018

      Hi Angie,
      Just wanted to extend condolences. I’m in the same position with a 2014 Forester that I purchased a year ago (Jan 2017). It was a Certified vehicle with less than 40k miles and had been serviced by the dealer offering it for sale. I went to a recommended salesman at a respected dealership and only considered Dealer Certified vehicles. I knew I’d probably pay more but wanted a car I could trust for 200k miles. The salesman called to tell me he had a car that met all my requirements. The Carfax report indicated a well-maintained car; no excess oil changes. In hindsight there was a pair of service visits that were probably the oil consumption test, but they weren’t marked as such. I didn’t even haggle over price! Please don’t beat yourself up about not doing enough research and I’ll try to do the same. Before setting out to find a used Subaru, I spent a lot of time on-line searching for general “problems” with 2014 Foresters and nothing showed up. None of our friends have heard of this problem and most of them drive Subarus. At this point I just want to go back to Toyota.

      • J. Smith July 21, 2019

        I am actually in the process of a repurchase of my 2014 Subaru Forrester XT. It’s been problem after problem, even with the engine replaced and $800 + at least 50 hours of my time trying to fix something that ends up causing something else to go wrong, and the original problem rarely resolved.
        Similar situation, bought in early 2017, under 40k miles, warranty + upgraded warranty(thank god)… paying for a vehicle that sits in the driveway because we are afraid to drive it.
        If anyone knows of a good attorney in San Bernardino area, please let me know. There too many inconsistencies between the purchase contracts that didn’t disclose any recalls, that the vehicle was leased, and the offer for repurchase is not clear, let alone the other offers which would leave us with a heap of junk or didn’t apply as it was a certified used Subaru, not new.

  • Mark D Pitsas July 20, 2018

    I have a 2009 Forester that seems to fall into this excessive oil burning category. I did not know about this defect or I would not have purchased the car. Now I have to check the oil every week. I took it to my mechanic because I had the check engine light on, as well as the VDC light. The topper was that my cruise light was flashing. I was told that I was extremely lucky not to have seized the engine. I am very responsible with my oil changes, and I wasn’t even close to needing it changed.
    So this issue appears to be an old one. Thanks Subaru!!

  • David Jackson June 19, 2018

    I have a 2015 Subaru Outback.Our car burns two quarts of oil every 6000 miles.Dealership first said it’s normal oil consumption.Now we are on our second oil consumption test.But the test is only goes to 1200 miles,and the dealership said it passed the first test.I would love to sue Subaru!They knowingly have a oil consumption problem.Subaru needs to remedy this huge problem.

  • Pamela Cardozo June 12, 2018

    I have a 2015 Legacy, with 90K miles and have been on the Subaru treadmill for 30K miles with oil consumption issue. Local dealer and Subaru of America has not stepped up to correct the problem. I had to put 2 quarts in recently after driving 3000 miles. I also have a 100K warranty and they will take no action or responsibility. I keep hearing that 2015 Legacy is not an issue with oil consumption. Really?
    Any help out there???

  • Jack April 5, 2018

    I just bought a 2018 Outback 3.6 Limited. I have less than 500 miles and have added a half quart of oil, so far. The service writer, at the Dealership, said they would top off the oil for free. So, I am suppose to drive 20 miles to the Dealership every two weeks? This is really bad.

  • Chad October 17, 2017

    I have a 2013 subaru wrx and my car was bone stock except for a cat back exhaust and my bearings and ringlands failed at 27,000 miles. I brought it to subaru and they told me that it was driver error on my part.

  • Linda Pittman July 27, 2017

    My husband bought me a 2012 Subaru Forrester. The oil problem started right after we bought it. We drove from Georgia to Upstate NY.

    My husband checked oil and it was extremely low. Told the dealer. They said it was normal. This problem continued. Dealers from North Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia and Florida all told us nothing to worry about.

    After googling found out they lied to us and no one told us of the problem.

    Three years later they finally did the consumption test and did the so called fix.

    Well less than 5,500 miles later oil barely on dip stick. We only have $47,840 miles in the car. I know the lawsuit gave a longer warranty but consumer reports says the problem will get worse as time goes on.

    Any other help out there?????

    Now what?

  • John Landahl June 6, 2017

    I have a 14 outback with the same issue. I did not hold back my thoughts from the dealer or Subaru customer service about the issue. It is all Subaru bullshit and the dealer said they are kept in the dark about the issue and they think it is an attempt to protect their precious and stupid PZEV emissions rating. They plaster that PZEV garbage on these vehicles and nobody understands it anyway.

    Generous Subaru did give me $100 voucher that I can use for an oil change or anything else I want from the dealer. My suggestion to everyone is call them up an make them give you all the 100 bucks.

    I have an engine mechanic that recommended going from 0W20 to a 0W40 oil. I will try that when my vehicle is ready for it’s next change.

    My vehicle did not qualify for the new shortblock and it burns a ridiculous amount of oil. It has 34,000 miles and it shouldn’t burn that much if it had 134,000 miles. Subaru stinks and they have lost a customer here!

    • Linda Pittman July 27, 2017

      You are correct it is bull crap. I have a 1999 Subaru Forrester that doesn’t burn oil and it has 240,000 miles on it.

      How do they expect us to get rid of the cars or pay for the repairs when the warranty runs out?

  • Joe peetes May 21, 2017

    I have a 2012 forester, mine started to burn oil after it reached 60000, they said it needed a timing chain gasket, after that i could smell oil burning when you put on the heater, brought it back and they replaced the pcv valve, still had the smell and still burn oil, since then they’ve changed the gasket 2 more times and i still smell oil burning and its burning oil quicker now, im now at 91000 and not sure what to do about it, i think ill go to the dealer and show him the info on the Internet and see what they say…

  • Bryan March 6, 2017

    Well..I bought a 2009 Subaru Outback Xt on 09/03/2016 at Subaru of South Charlotte, North Carolina. I was in need of a vehicle that had better gas mileage since I was changing careers from law enforcement to sales. The day after I purchased the vehicle the check engine light came on and I brought the vehicle to the service department. The service department stated that the vehicle was traded in and bought so quickly that they must have missed the sensor that it needed. I was understanding and hoped that there were going to be no other issues with the vehicle. Nevertheless, on 12/27/16 the vehicle’s engine began knocking and losing power to the point to where it cut off just as I rolled into the parking lot at work. No lights emitted on the dash board and there were no signs of leaking fluids. I had purchased an oil change approximately two weeks prior to this incident and all work was completed correctly. I had to have the vehicle towed to a mechanic and they advised me that I would have to purchase a new engine. So, now I have a vehicle that is sitting in my yard and is a long way from being paid off and on top of that I have to buy an engine for it. Also, I have had to purchase another car for $2500 just to get around. I only had the vehicle four months when the engine blew. I did not purchase the extended warranty for this vehicle because I could not afford the extra expense so now I’m completely screwed…Just seems wrong.

    • Christine Semenero September 13, 2018

      I have the same exact problem! I just bought a used 2014 Subaru Impreza the check engine light went on.
      I brought it to the dealership and they said the motor is blown!!!!! Now their blaming me for poor maintenance records.
      I have no car and a loan for 15,000

  • Pat January 17, 2017

    my 2013 Impreza does the same thing, 1 quart every 3,000 and the dealers tell me that’s normal !! The Subaru brand has diminished their quality over the past and their current vehicles are crap. In addition to the oil, my 2013 burns headlights continually, I have had to replace the clutch and both rear wheel barrings and a battery, I would suggest you get rid of the Forester before it falls apart in less than 4 years !!! I would get rid of mine but I can’t in all consciousness pass this lemon on to someone else !!

    • Celina March 6, 2017

      I have a 2013 legacy that ive owned for 2 years and ive replaced each headlight 3 times! Its ridiculous

    • JR June 18, 2018

      My 2012 Impreza Sport 2.0 wagon shit the bed after 115k. Replaced the clutch, a rear wheel bearing, serpentine belt and all new wheels on the belt. Around that time it started to incrementally take more and more oil. It now uses a quart every 250 miles. Since I only have 6 more months of payments I don’t mind throwing cheap oil into it until it’s paid off, then trading it, but the oil burning issue has severely clogged my catalytic converter to the point that I can barely go up a hill. The timing belt, water pump and head gasket will soon go, I’m certain. I called the dealer about the lawsuit and they said it’s void over 100k. So I’m screwed. I’ve owned four Subarus and none lasted past 167k. The Boxler engine is junk and I will never have another one in my driveway. Good luck. The best thing to do is sell it, eat the loss and stay the hell away from their cars.

  • Zoe January 2, 2017

    My 2016 Subaru Forester is burning 1 quart of oil every 3,000 miles, and the dealer is telling me that this is normal (even though the dealer from whom I purchased it said that it would not burn any oil). Anyone having similar issues with 2016 models, or know of complaints coming forward?

    • Chris April 13, 2017

      Yes. My 2017 Forester goes through a quart every 1,000 miles. I’m upset. The dealer keeps telling me it’s because I don’t check my oil properly. I’ve resorted to taking a video of how I check the oil every single time.

    • CN January 5, 2018

      Yes, bought a 2016 Forester (first new car I’ve ever had) and the oil light came on at 3,000 miles, oil wasn’t even registering on the dipstick. Started oil consumption test which lead to more tests and getting pretty frustrated with the dealership, they replaced the short-block. Fast forward to new engine and getting ready to take it in for it’s first oil change, the check oil light comes on, 1 1/2 quarts low. Started a new oil consumption test, brought it back and it was 1/4 low, 7000 miles on new engine. The dealership is now telling me this is normal consumption and we just need to monitor it, which is pretty confusing because since they still haven’t fixed the problem. I feel like I’m in the movie Groundhog Day. Called Subaru of America and they agreed that the issue should be monitored and threw a $300.00 voucher my way. This is my third Subaru (the other two were great) and I’m done, unfortunately I’m stuck with this piece. Looks like Subaru hasn’t fixed the problem from the class action suit, pretty disappointing:(.

      • Top Class Actions January 8, 2018

        Unfortunately, in some cases, defendants do not admit guilt even though there is a settlement. You can reach out to class counsel with your concerns. Counsel is listed in the article and can be Googled for contact information.

  • Shawn June 18, 2016

    Subaru of America Customer Care initially offered to pay for all parts but not labor at a non Subaru dealer/ mechanic in my tiny rural hometown when my 2014 WRX engine blew 3 weeks ago WITH plenty of oil in it and no mods. Since neither Subaru nor my insurance would help, I went ahead and towed it out of pocket w/ my Dodge Ram the 165 miles to the dealer I purchased it from and serviced it at religiously, so at this point I naturally assumed it’d be a no brainier that they’d now simply cover all repairs. To my surprise, TWO weeks after drop off at the dealer and the day after engine tear down, Cust Care emailed me and is offering to pay just 50% of the $8713.50, even after acknowledging I took GREAT CARE of the car as proven by the mountain of service records I presented them with. I’m 10k miles over Powertrain Warranty but 3 years under the timeframe. Considering I did NOTHING that could even be construed as negligent, I feel strongly disinclined to come any further out of pocket for the motor rebuild. I leased the vehicle with full intent of trading it in for a new model and in fact had plans to do so this Summer of 2016. Almost made it! Has anyone else endured similar circumstances or have information regarding the outcomes of other Subaru owners cases that that attempted to find resolve without legal recourse?

  • Elizabeth June 17, 2016

    I have a 2014 Subaru Outback that I bought 10 weeks ago from dealership in Maine and the engine has blown. The car had 65,000 and it was a bit high for 2014 but one owner highway miles. This would be my 3rd Subaru. My first one went 250,000 miles with minimal issues. So I’ve loved Subaru over the years. Well not so much now. Driving to work yesterday morning my car hesitated and died on side of the road! All in matter of 10 seconds. I was very lucky to be on backroad and not the highway as it just died. Had to call and pay for a tow. Couple hours later got a call that my engine has blown (catastrophic engine failure) with my 2014 Subaru outback. The dealership warranty is 3 months/3000 miles. I’ve had it 10 weeks and drove 3832 so Now I’m 832 miles over the warranty and the dealer that sold it to me telling me they don’t need to help me. This after I just paid them $22,000 10 weeks ago for a car I can’t drive and only made one car payment. I’ve only had the car for 10 weeks!! I’m wondering since my 2014 Subaru Outback has reached higher mileage then most 2014 likely have, I may have uncovered an issue with the 2014 Subaru Outback. Any insight greatly appreciated as I’m truly feeling very upset over the whole issue!!

  • mary May 24, 2016

    The proposed settlement does nothing for the inconvenience, worry and real risk. And if you dont live near a Subaru dealer it is not feasible to have your car monitored by them. These cars are lemons and we should be given the option to have them fixed properly or replaced!! This class action does nothing for us.

  • Frank Melhus May 23, 2016

    I have an 2010 Forrester that burns oil. Anyone else having this problem? It does not look like 2010 model year is covered in the class action lawsuit.

    • Barbara Bocchino August 21, 2018

      I have an oil burning problem with my 2010 Forrester also!

  • Jon Rifenburg April 28, 2016

    Is there any info on a class action for an 09 sti? Its long gone but blew it up at 45K and 99k

  • jodie April 17, 2016

    I thought this was pretty weird I just took my car in for oil change yesterday and they told me that I have oil leak…I never see any oil in my driveway at all I need take it in next week to get it repaired my warranty will cover itI’m wondering if it doesn’t leak it has to be involved with this lawsuit and my supposed to get it repaired or talk to somebody about this getting a second opinion I’m getting in my vehicle repaired at this time or not Can somebody answer my question? I don’t want my car to b. having my engine blown in years to come

  • Top Class Actions April 12, 2016

    UPDATE: On Apr. 12, 2016, the Subaru oil burning settlement is now open! Click here to file a Claim Form or visit for details.

  • Donna April 6, 2016

    10k for a blown engine and my forester doesn’t seem to be included in the eligible VIN numbers. Really?

    • Kevin Cook May 3, 2016

      Yes. Really. The settlement provides peanuts for many owners, and nothing for owners who got their engines repaired but not at a Subaru dealer. Meanwhile the lawyers who represent the class get a half a million each.

  • Susan S. April 3, 2016

    I just received the notice in the mail. My 2011 Forester uses a lot of oil. But otherwise a great car. One bad thing is that this low-end model, this particular year, does not have a low-oil light. I noticed a tapping noise one day, and took it right in for an oil change AT A SUBARU DEALER, about three weeks ago. I asked about WHY this car does not have a light that indicates low oil, and told them that the car uses too much oil. Gas mileage is not as great when the oil is low, so I know when my oil level needs a boost. The maintenance supervisor mentions NOTHING about my comments on oil usage. But I notice they scheduled me for an oil change in 4 months at 4,500 miles, instead of the usual 6 months or 7500 miles. I think all owners will be getting a notice with the affected cars, VIN numbers etc.

  • eric iorgov March 9, 2016

    2015 SUBARU Forester XT Premium , have oil problem . Recent recall for preignition problem , too vehicle for service , leak down test indicated 14 % average blow by , highest 16% , lowest 12% , engine has only 13,000 miles . Noticed last 2 oil changes Subaru over filled with oil . Cost more to drive with this defective engine , and Subaru neglected to inform me at the time of purchase of my vehicle of this defect in their engines …

  • Lynn Goldmann February 3, 2016

    My daughters 2010 subaru wrx started burning a quart of oil a day. We brought the car to subaru and they are doing an oil consumption test, which she had to pay for even though she has an extended bumper to bumper warranty! If there is a class action lawsuit anyone knows about, please let me know. I would like to be get involved in the lawsuit.

  • Dave January 15, 2016

    Does anyone know how I can pursue reimbursement for the six quarts of oil mentioned in the article? My car was affected by this issue. It was repaired under warranty by Subaru without too much hassle, but I did need to frequently purchase additional oil on my own while waiting for it to be resolved. I have no record of purchasing said oil, those receipts were thrown out long ago.

  • Chris DiCroce January 15, 2016

    Michael, I hear you!! I also have a 2010 that the engine blew. If you know how to get involved in this lawsuit, or what we should do, please let me know.

    • gina June 28, 2016

      Also having engine trouble with my 2010 Forester, due to oil consumption. was wondering if you guys had been able to get any assistance with getting reimbursement or replacement parts due to this settlement.

  • Michael detal January 14, 2016

    If my 2010 isn’t on the list I’m gonna trip the fuck out. It blew at 30k and 60k miles because of the ring lands and I had to build it with Manley rods and he Pistons because I was afraid it would happen again

    • Elisabeth August 24, 2016

      my 2010 Forester’s engine blew last week due to having no oil in the tank. i called SOA – when i asked why no warning lights came on to tell me the oil was low, they told me my car ‘is not equipped with warning lights’. and it wasn’t due for an oil change yet. plus, at 34K miles and 46 K miles, the catalytic converters melted down and had to be replaced. anyone else have any of these problems? wish i at least had a 2011 Forester and not a 2010…

      • Amy October 26, 2016

        We experienced the same thing, no warning at all as our 2010 Forester’s engine blew due to no oil even though we added oil the previous month. We did get a warning light, the check engine one, as our engine was dying. Great warning, Subaru, thanks.

  • Brendan January 13, 2016

    How can I sign up for this class action? Is it only for those that bought new, or is used also included?

  • Robert January 13, 2016

    According to dealer and consumer reports submitted to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Subaru oil consumption defect includes the following Subaru car year and models that are also named in the class action lawsuit: 2011-14 Subaru Forester 2.5L, 2013 Legacy 2.5L, 2013 Outback 2.5L, 2012-13 Impreza 2.0L and 2013 XV Crosstek 2.0L vehicles

    • Mervin Baldoz January 14, 2016

      So will my 2011 Wrx sti be accountable for this lawsuit? Because my car just did this and I haven’t started on the repairs for it either plz help!

  • Juan January 13, 2016

    No subaru owners from PuertoRico can be included in this class? My 2013 forester consumes a lot of oil too..

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