Many residents of California drive Subaru vehicles, especially those individual who enjoy venturing into more rural areas. While the traction of the Subaru all-wheel-drive is a common reason for ownership, a group of owners in another state have filed a class action lawsuit claiming that Subaru failed to notify consumers of a defect that causes excessive oil burning.
According to reports, Subaru of America did issue technical bulletins to service professionals at dealers. The bulletins recommended that service departments replace piston rings in Subaru cars that presented with excessive oil consumption. According to the lawsuit against the car maker, however, the service advisory did not completely address the problem.