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Thursday, 21 May 2020 22:08

Subaru Unintended Acceleration Problems Cause Lawsuit

Written by David A. Wood,


The lawsuit alleges the Subaru acceleration problems cause unreasonable safety hazards to drivers, occupants and pedestrians. The automaker should have allegedly repaired the vehicles because warranty claims and dealer reports should have provided enough details about the acceleration problems.


The plaintiffs claim Subaru conceals defects that cause sudden unintended acceleration and the automaker has allegedly told dealerships to lie to customers by claiming the vehicles are operating normally.


Customers are allegedly told “no issues could be found” by dealer technicians, something "manufacturers can play on the consumers’ lack of technical expertise and avoid implementing potentially costly fixes for years, or at least until the vehicles are out of warranty."


Subaru dealers allegedly blame drivers for unintended acceleration by telling them the floor mats may cause acceleration problems, something the plaintiffs allege is a common practice in the auto industry.


The plaintiffs say Subaru hasn't recalled the vehicles because of acceleration problems and hasn't offered free repairs or replacements. In addition, owners and lessees allegedly aren't reimbursed for expenses related to acceleration problems.


The Subaru unintended acceleration lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey: Weston, et al., v. Subaru of America, Inc., et al.


The plaintiffs are represented by Berger Montague PC and Capstone Law APC.


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