Subaru Held Accountable for Engine Defect

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  1. SRT-Tom

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    The U.S. District Court In Camden, NJ, has given final approval to settle a lawsuit alleging that Subaru failed to address an engine defect in 65,000 of its 2012-2017 WRX and WRX STI vehicles with EJ engines.

    The suit alleged that a defect allowed metal slivers to enter the motor oil, damaging bearings and causing catastrophic engine failure.

    As part of the settlement, Subaru agreed to:

    1. Cover repairs to correct the defect under an extended warranty period of 8 years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first.

    2. Reimburse previous repair costs, up to $6,500, and it offered to pay up to $4,000 to owners who had sold or traded in cars at below-market value rather than paying for engine repairs.

    3. Pay $625,000 t cover the owners' legal expenses for the class action suit, which dated to October 2017.