• Subaru has issued a safety recall to owners of the 2018 Model Year Legacy and Outback. Due to a software programming error, the calculation of the remaining driving distance until the fuel tank is empty may be incorrect. Normally, the dealership at which you purchased your Subaru would assist in correcting the issue. Unfortunately, as stated in the safety recall, there is currently no correction to the software programming error thus making the 2018 Subaru Legacy and/or Outback defective “a lemon”.
  • Since the solution to the issue has not been achieved, it would be wise to stay vigilant of any new issues that may possibly arise with your fuel management system. Does the vehicle seem to use fuel differently under the same driving conditions? Is your vehicle performing as expected towards the end of the fuel tank? Have you contacted your dealership before the recall and cannot seem to get the assistance needed?
  • While the manufacturer attempts to correct the programming error, Subaru has reminded owners to be patient. They have suggested a possible remedy may be available by the end of the first quarter in 2019. However, in California, the Tanner Protection Act provides the right of replacement as well as reimbursement under certain circumstances.
  • An alternative to waiting for the issue to be corrected, Susan Yeck The Lemon Law Attorney, urges you to contact her office immediately for assistance with this matter. Ms. Susan Yeck has over 30 years of experience in situations like this and is an experienced trial attorney with a successful track record in the state of California. This makes her a perfect fit to fight for your rights.

In summary:

  1. This current recall is an admission by Subaru that the 2018 Model Legacy and/or Outback is defective and considered a lemon.
  2. Owners should not wait for a solution from the manufacturer.
  3. Contact Susan Yeck’s offices for immediate assistance in pursuing all remedies under California Lemon Law.
Jan 2019 Subaru Recall

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