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.