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Lawsuit alleges windshield defect in 2017-19 Subaru Foresters, Outbacks

By |2019-10-28T18:28:47+00:00October 28, 2019|

A class-action lawsuit seeks damages for the drivers of Subaru vehicles alleged to have defective windshields.

The lawsuit, filed against Camden-based Subaru of America, contends 2017-19 Forester and Outback models have “dangerous” windshields that are prone to “cracking, chipping and otherwise breaking.”

It asserts replacement windshields are no better — and contends the defect prevents “the safe and proper operation” of technology intended to prevent collisions.

The suit was brought on behalf of Christine Powell, a Wisconsin woman who says the windshield on her 2018 Forester cracked twice in an 18-month period.

The Oct. 18 complaint was the second class-action lawsuit to be filed against Subaru in less than a month.

A suit filed Sept. 24, alleges claims a recent recall has worsened engine-stalling problems and increased the risk of crashes for drivers of Subaru’s 2103 BRZ and XV Crosstrek models and 2012-14 Imprezas.

That suit also seeks to cover drivers of the 2013 Toyota Scion FR-S, which has a Subaru-designed engine.

Both suits were filed in Camden federal court by attorney Peter Muhic of Philadelphia and attorneys for a Pittsburgh-based firm, Carlson Lynch LLC.

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