Subaru Lemon Law Cases


Subaru Lemon Law Lawyer

Subaru is a Japanese auto manufacturer, whose cars are known for their symmetrical all-wheel drive and boxer engine layout. Subaru has always attracted a small but devoted customer base, and its marketing targets those who desire its signature engine, rough-road capabilities, or affordable sports car designs. Unfortunately, some Subarus have defects that make them lemons.

Discuss Your Case With a Subaru Lemon Law Attorney

If you suspect that you’ve purchased a defective Subaru, you may be entitled to compensation. The experienced lemon law attorneys at Wirtz Law will pursue your compensation claim and protect your rights at no cost to you. We have a proven track record of successfully fighting for clients, recovering tens of millions for clients just like you. Contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation. 

Is Your Subaru Defective?

California lemon law protects consumers who have bought or leased defective vehicles in California. When a new vehicle under warranty has had ongoing problems that a dealer has unsuccessfully attempted to fix after multiple repair visits, the owner may qualify for compensation. To qualify for compensation under the lemon law, your Subaru must have a substantial defect that hasn’t been repaired after a reasonable number of attempts. A substantial defect affects the vehicle’s use, value, or safety.

A substantial defect that affects a Subaru’s use prevents you from driving your vehicle as it was intended to be driving. When you can’t drive the car as you want, the value of the car is diminished to you.  Or, if the Subaru won’t sell for the price that typically would without the defect, the defect is substantial. Finally, if a safety defect puts the driver, passenger, or anyone else on the road in danger, the defect is substantial. 

In California, your Subaru may qualify as a lemon after only two visits to the repair shop.  If your vehicle has been in the repair shop for a cumulative 30 days or longer, you will meet the requirement for a reasonable number of repair attempts. You are not required to bring you car in an unlimited number of times for repairs under warranty before it is a lemon.  

Common Lemon Law Defects with Subarus

Many different defects could cause a Subaru to be a lemon, but some of the most common defects that affect Subaru include the following:

  • Problems with air conditioning O-rings
  • Problems with the inner joint boots of the axle
  • Problems with the head gaskets
  • Problems with front suspension 
  • Problems with fuel pump failure 
  • The car won’t start due to a dead battery
  • Unintended acceleration
  • Brake light switch defect
  • Cracked windshields

If you’ve experienced one or more of these issues or any other issues with your Subaru, and you’ve taken your Subaru into the dealership for repairs at least two times, you may have a lemon. We recommend contacting Wirtz Law to schedule a free case evaluation as soon as possible. One of our lemon law attorneys will carefully review your case and determine whether or not you’ve purchased a lemon.

Subaru Lemon Law in California 

California’s lemon law applies to trucks, vans, SUVs, motorcycles, cars, and business-owned vehicles. California’s lemon law protects all vehicle makes and models in California, including the following Subaru models:

  • Subaru Ascent
  •  Subaru BRZ
  •  Subaru Crosstrek
  •  Subaru Forester
  •  Subaru Impreza
  •  Subaru Legacy
  •  Subaru Outback
  •  Subaru Tribeca
  •  Subaru WRX

I Think My Subaru Is a Lemon. What Should I Do Now?

You will need to prove that you’ve given the Subaru dealership a reasonable number of attempts to fix your vehicle to recover under California’s lemon law. The number of repair attempts you’ll need depends on the type of defect or defects involved. It could be as few as two repair attempts.

If you suspect that your Subaru is a lemon, we recommend gathering records of your receipts and maintenance records. You should also keep a communication log between you and the dealership, including emails, text messages, and phone calls. Keeping records will help you prove that you have given the dealership a reasonable number of opportunities to fix your vehicle. It’s time to reach out to a lemon law attorney after your vehicle has been in for repairs two more times under warranty. At Wirtz law, we will help you understand your options to pursue compensation in the form of a replacement vehicle or through a buyback.

Pursuing a Subaru Replacement or Buyback

Subaru must repurchase or buy back your Subaru if your Subaru is eligible as a lemon under California’s lemon law. You may request a replacement Subaru of a similar style and model. You may also demand that Subaru buy back your vehicle. You should have an attorney on your side because Subaru may provide you with an insufficient amount of money for your defective Subaru.

Subaru may offer to help you purchase a new vehicle so you can get out of your lemon. They may even tell you that they follow the guidelines in California’s lemon law. In reality, they may be trying to make a profit off of you. 

One of the skilled lemon law attorneys at Wirtz Law will protect your rights by negotiating with the dealership to pursue a fair settlement. We will also pursue the recovery of all of your incidental expenses, such as tow truck fees and rental car expenses. Before signing any agreement with the dealership, make sure you consult with an attorney. 

Contact a Subaru Lemon Law Attorney in California

Do you suspect that you’ve purchased a Subaru that is a lemon? You don’t have to continue dealing with the stress and expense that comes with owning a lemon. The experienced Subaru lemon law attorneys at Wirtz Law are ready to pursue the compensation you deserve. The attorneys at Wirtz Law have a proven track record of holding car dealerships like Subaru accountable while protecting consumers. Contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation.  Start now to get all the compensation you deserve, including buy back damages, incidental and consequential damages, and even civil penalties, if you can show that Subaru willfully failed to follow the lemon law.

The lemon law attorneys at Wirtz Law help residents of California with the Subaru lemon law claims all throughout California including Los Angeles, San Diego, and Orange County. 

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