Now Subaru is Being Sued Over Oil Consumption

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A class-action suit has been filed on behalf of angry Subaru owners.

Subaru is one of those automakers with a deeply loyal following. Its cars are reliable, fuel efficient, and can handle just about all weather conditions. It’s really a winning combo. However, Subaru may soon be the subject of a possible class-action lawsuit. According to USA Today, a group of consumers have filed a class action lawsuit against Subaru of America for failing to tell them about an oil consumption problem in some of its most popular models.

Specifically, the suit claims these vehicles "prematurely burn off and/or consumer abnormal and excessive amounts of engine oil" and that Subaru has so far refused to fix the problem. As a result, some owners are left with expensive repairs. So which are affected here? The suit represents owners of the 2.5-liter boxer-powered 2011-14 Forester and the 2013 Legacy and Outback, as well as the 2.0-liter 2012-13 Impreza and 2013 Crosstrek. The wording of the suit states that those buyers would not have bought the cars "or would have paid substantially less for them" if they’d been aware of the problem.

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Customers also have to constantly replenish (and pay for) engine oil...at an unreasonably rapid pace." Supposedly, some people have had to pay upwards of $8,000 to repair the oil problem alone; there are still related issues affecting the cars’ oxygen sensors, catalytic converters and sparkplugs. Subaru has yet to publicly comment, only stating that it’s aware of the lawsuit.

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