LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) - A California customer is suing Subaru, alleging certain of its vehicles contain an unsafe design defect.
Kathleen O'Neill of Pismo Beach, California, individually and for all others similarly situated, filed a class action lawsuit April 22 in
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Western Division
against Subaru of America Inc., alleging breach of implied warranty, violation of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, unjust enrichment, and violations of California's Consumer Legal Remedies Act and its Unfair Competition Law.
The suit alleges the 2010 and 2011 Subaru Outback vehicles contain a design and/or manufacturing defect that causes the exterior lighting bulbs to fail prematurely and frequently. The complaint states the defect makes driving the vehicle unsafe for the driver and other drivers on the road, and consumers end up having to pay more to replace the exterior bulbs.
O'Neill and others in the class seek a jury trial, declaratory and injunctive relief, damages, interests, disgorgement, attorney fees and costs. They are represented by attorneys Jordan L. Lurie, Robert K. Friedl, Tarek H. Zohdy, Cody R. Padgett and Karen L. Wallace of Capstone Law APC in Los Angeles.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Western Division Case number 2:16-CV-02774-R-KS