Subaru Battery Drain Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case Summary:

Subaru of America, Inc. and Subaru Corporation are settling class actions alleging that certain Subaru vehicles have a design defect that can cause battery drain.

Docket Number:


Company: Subaru

Filing Deadline: March 9, 2023

Objection Deadline: November 5, 2022

Exclusion Deadline: November 5, 2022

Final Approval Hearing: January 24, 2023

Proof of Purchase:

If you are asking for reimbursement of repair costs, reflash costs, or stranding expenses, you must provide documentation of these costs. Use the Claim Form if you are asking for reimbursement for prior out-of-pocket expenses. To receive extended warranty coverage, submit the Request for Settlement Extended Warranty Battery Service Form.


You may be eligible if you are a resident of the continental US, including Alaska and Hawaii, who currently owns or leases, or previously owned or leased one of the class vehicles listed below that was originally purchased or leased in the continental US, including Alaska and Hawaii. The settlement class is not intended to exclude military personnel stationed overseas. The class vehicles include the following:
- 2015-2020 Outback
- 2015-2020 Forester
- 2015-2020 Legacy
- 2015-2020 WRX
- 2019-2020 Ascent

Typical Settlement Amount:

- Extended warranty coverage of qualifying battery conditions.
- Possible cash reimbursement for battery replacement, battery testing and diagnosis, towing services, reflash, in connection with a pre-notice qualifying battery condition.
- For some class members, cash reimbursements for stranding expenses, including hotel costs, meals, and equipment bought to sustain battery operation.

Note that reimbursement amounts depend on the number of repairs you have had; the mileage at the time of the most recent repair; and the time that has passed between the in-service date and the date of the most recent repair. For details, see the Notice at https://www.subarubatterysettlement.com/admin/api/connectedapps.cms.extensions/asset?id=b04bde46-a175-4eec-8798-a9d0bf6d27c8&languageId=1033&inline=true.

Total Settlement Amount: Unknown

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:


Law Firms:
Girard Sharp LLP
Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman
Sauder Schelkopf

Claim Form: Subaru Battery Settlement Claim For

Case Name: In re: Subaru Battery Drain Products Liability Litigation

Settlement Website: Subaru Battery Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
JND Legal Administration

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Subaru Battery Settlement Administrator
c/o JND Legal Administration
P.O. Box 91305
Seattle, WA 98111

Tags: Battery, Defective Automobile