Allegations in a Class Action Lawsuit Says Subaru EyeSight Is Faulty
A new class action lawsuit has been filed against Subaru of America, involving the Forester, Outback, Crosstrek, and other models fitted with the brand’s EyeSight driver assist technology from 2013 to 2021.
Subaru’s EyeSight Driver Assist Technology
Subaru claims that the EyeSight system’s dual color cameras are at their best. They say the cameras check the road for unanticipated hazards and are cleverly positioned near the rearview mirror.
This sophisticated device provides increased knowledge, protection, and peace of mind. Each part of Subaru EyeSight works in concert to make the road ahead safer. Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keep Assist, and Sway Warning, Pre-Collision Braking, and Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control are among the features available.
The Class Action Lawsuit
Subaru is being sued for failing to alert customers about the automatic emergency braking system, which is said to have software calibration issues from various control modules. According to the plaintiffs, the brakes engage even when there are no obstacles in front or behind the car.
Other allegations say that when objects are in front of Subaru models fitted with EyeSight from 2013 to 2021, the automatic emergency braking system fails to activate. The class action lawsuit claims that errors in the transmission, brakes and cameras at the top of the windshield are to blame.
Additionally, the Lane Keep Assist feature in the EyeSight is also faulty. It claims that system flaws correct the vehicle’s steering while the driver is attempting to change directions, driving on the road with construction barriers, or driving on a highway with several lines due to construction.
Many owners alleged that the Lane Keep Assist feature would shut down entirely before the vehicle is restarted, preventing the cars from offering the benefits advertised by Subaru.
According to the class action lawsuit, the Lane Keep Assist issues are caused by inadequate software calibration from the power steering control module and other modules.
Plaintiffs Laura and James Sampson of Illinois claimed they bought a new 2017 Subaru Outback Limited in their hometown. They said that when they purchased the car, they relied on Subaru’s assurances that it was dependable and stable.
However, the problems with the Subaru EyeSight driver technology started within the first year. In addition, their vehicle would suddenly stop while backing out of their driveway, even though there were no barriers, and that the dealership dismissed their grievances.
The lead plaintiffs, Anthony Ventura and Joanne Fulgieri Ventura of New York, said they leased a 2020 Subaru Forester based on assumptions about the car’s safety.
However, they allegedly experienced issues with the lane assist technology and braking, including the vehicle slowing down dramatically despite no obstacles.
Elizabeth Wheatley of Pennsylvania also claimed to have bought a new 2019 Subaru Crosstrek in 2018. According to the class action lawsuit, Wheatley stated that the vehicle’s brakes unexpectedly engaged on multiple occasions. However, the Subaru dealership ignored her allegations.
Shirley Reinhard, who is also representing her late husband Kenneth Reinhard, said that the EyeSight defect caused their registered pre-owned 2015 Subaru Outback to be involved in a severe crash, which resulted in the vehicle rolling four times.
She said they had brought the Subaru in for repairs before the accident due to braking system issues but that the dealership declined to fix it.
According to these plaintiffs, who are all current or former Subaru owners, the Subaru EyeSight technology has a range of harmful automotive safety flaws. Their class action lawsuit states that the automaker was aware of the flaws but continued to sell the vehicles, boasting their protection and dependability.
The plaintiffs want to represent a national class of people who bought or leased a Subaru with the allegedly faulty EyeSight technology from 2013 to 2021.
Editor’s Note on Subaru EyeSight Class Action Lawsuit:
This article is published to inform you of the latest class action lawsuit filed against Subaru due to allegations that they produce cars with defective EyeSight technology features.
Case Name & No.: Sampson, et al. v. Subaru of America, Inc, et al., Case No. 1:21-cv-10284-RMB-KMW in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
Products/Services: Subaru cars equipped with EyeSight technology from 2013 to 2021
Allegations: Subaru manufactures cars with defective EyeSight technology features
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