Subaru is a Japanese car manufacturer that has unique specialties that attract customers to the vehicles. Subarus target those that prefer a traditional engine and drivetrain, all-wheel drive, but also rough road capability, and a sleek, sports car design.
Subarus harbor simple features and designs while also marketing as a durable and affordable vehicle. Subaru attracts a wide range of buyers that are looking for a simple sedan to larger SUVs. The current popular models include the Outback, Forester, Crosstrek, Impreza, and Ascent.
Issues & Recalls
Subaru cars have a reputation, especially in the U.S. for being a sleek car that is built for speed and smooth riding and has a certain uniqueness to it. The company has also made its way into the electric car market with its electric SUV concept.
However, Subaru owners have had complaints over some of the more basic parts of the models. These problems include issues with the brake lights that lose their function quickly, engine oil pipes that crack easily, ignition switches that turn off unexpectedly, and corrosion in the brake lines, to name a few.
One of the bigger recalls involved almost 50,000 2016-2017 Legacy and Outback models that had defective steering columns. In the same year, Subaru also had to recall over half a million Outback and Legacy models that had a faulty windshield wiper motor. These problems presented difficulties for Subaru owners, even though they had a very high completion rate for the repairs.
California Lemon Law can protect Subaru vehicles that are still under manufacturer warranty. This is because of the idea that the manufacturer is responsible for bearing the consequences of design flaws and defects. When the defect makes the car less safe or valuable, Subaru must repair it within a reasonable number of attempts. To learn more about your rights under California Lemon Laws, contact Kaufman & Kavicky, LLP today.