Subaru Provides Extended Warranties for Infotainment Systems
Owners of certain 2017 and 2018 models receive warranty extension from class action lawsuit settlement
Posted by Craig Randall
July 6, 2020
Owners of certain 2017 and 2018 received warranty extensions from Subaru covering their Starlink infotainment system for 5 years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first.
The system was previously covered under Subaru's 3 year / 36,000 miles new-car warranty.
The warranty extension is part of a $6.25 million class action lawsuit settlement which alleges that a range of technical glitches that cause freezing, non-responsiveness or other malfunctions of the Starlink System.
Certain owners who took their vehicles in for repair are also eligible for compensation from Subaru provided they register to be a member of the class prior to April 1, 2020.
The lawsuit, Udeen v. Subaru of America, alleges that the Defendants, Subaru of America, Inc. and Subaru Corporation, "have violated certain consumer statutes and breached certain warranties, and it seeks certification of a nationwide class of present and former purchasers and lessees of Settlement Class Vehicles to pursue these claims."
The covered vehicles come equipped with the Generation 3.0 head unit manufactured by Harman International Industries, Inc., and are as follows:
• 2017 Impreza
• 2018 Impreza
• 2018 Forester
• 2018 Outback
• 2018 Legacy
• 2018 Crosstrek
• 2018 BRZ
A copy of the settlement can be downloaded here.
Read more at Udeen v. Subaru of America