Subaru Defect Oil Burning Class Action Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Closed

Closed Settlement Statement:
According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.

Case Summary:

Plaintiffs in this lawsuit allege that certain Subaru vehicles suffer from a design defect that causes them to consume excessive amounts of engine oil. The lawsuit alleges that Defendants 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.

Docket Number:


Company: Subaru

Filing Deadline: October 1, 2016

Objection Deadline: April 6, 2016

Exclusion Deadline: June 13, 2016

Final Approval Hearing: July 26, 2016

Proof of Purchase:

All owners of settlement class vehicles will be given an extended warranty without filing a claim form, those seeking reimbursement for out-of-pocket repairs must provide receipts for the repairs.


All residents of the continental United States who currently own or lease, or previously owned or leased, a Settlement Class Vehicle originally purchased or leased in the continental United States, including Alaska, are eligible to be class members.  Settlement Class Vehicles include: 

Automatic/CVT Transmission

  • 2011-14 Forester (below VIN *529004)
  • 2012-13 Impreza 4-Door (below VIN *033336)
  • 2012-13 Impreza 5-Door Wagon (below VIN *886714)
  • 2013 Crosstrek (below VIN *856139)
  • 2013 Legacy (below VIN *048086)
  • 2013 Outback (below VIN *321435)

Manual Transmission

  • 2011-15 Forester (below VIN *543624)
  • 2012-15 Impreza (below VIN *270253)
  • 2013-15 Crosstrek (below VIN *270284)
  • 2013-14 Legacy (all)
  • 2013-14 Outback (all)
Typical Settlement Amount:

Extended 8 year/100,000 mile warranty, reimbursement for out-of-pocket costs if eligible.

Total Settlement Amount:

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:


Law Firms:
Chimicles & Tikellis
Girard Gibbs
McCuneWright LLP

Claim Form: Reimbursement Claim Form

Case Name: Keith Yaeger, et al. v. Subaru of America Inc., et al.

Settlement Website: Welcome to the Oil Consumption Settlement Site

Claims Administrator:

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Subaru of America, Inc.
Customer Retailer Services Department
Attention: Oil Consumption Settlement
P.O. Box 6000
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034-6000

Tags: Defective Automobile, Engine Defects, Your Car