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Subaru sued in NJ over allegedly dangerous defects

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed in New Jersey against carmaker Subaru claims some of its models have a defect that could lead to engine failure while the vehicles are being driven.

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The suit alleges violations of the state’s consumer fraud act, claiming that piston rings in the cars wear out quickly and some vehicles burn an excessive amount of oil. The lawsuit claims certain model years of the Forester, Legacy, Outback, Impreza and Crosstrek are affected.

The company issued a statement saying they’re aware of the suit and believe the oil consumption of their vehicles to be within acceptable levels. They say they’re continually working to reduce the amount of consumable goods their vehicles use.

The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in federal court in Camden. Subaru has headquarters in Cherry Hill.


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