“Rock chips and then cracks are common on car windshields in our area, but your vehicle may be more susceptible to them. This one automaker has agreed to repair or replace the cracked windshields in some of its vehicles.
Subaru made the offer to settle a class-action lawsuit that claims the carmaker failed to let customers know about a design defect that causes the windshields to crack in some 2015 to 2016 Subaru Outbacks and Legacy vehicles.
When the glass was manufactured, an issue with the de-icer, made the windshield more susceptible to cracking, according to the lawsuit.”
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As part of the settlement, Subaru has extended the warranty on those windshields from 5 years to 8 years. For people who have already paid for a repair, they offer a claim form for reimbursement. Time is limited, however, and the deadline to fill out this form is April 23rd. At this time, it’s unclear how many people have signed off on this offer.
What if your Subaru vehicle isn’t covered in this settlement? Unfortunately, you’re most likely on the hook for the bill. The good news is that it is an easy and quick job that can be performed by the technicians at Advantage Auto Glass. Call us at 612-343-8984 or visit our windshield repair page for more details.