FRACKVILLE, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Subaru owners may be part of a class action lawsuit and entitled to a settlement, but is that the best option?

Our I-Team caught up with Schuylkill County Realtor Helen Miernicki, who told us a Lemon Law case is the way to go.

For the past two years, Helen said her 2014 Subaru Forester was guzzling synthetic oil.

Those receipts were adding up, and the inconvenience was impacting her job as a realtor.

Helen said Subaru gave her every excuse in the book, even blaming her driving habits and telling her to keep oil in her trunk.

This case affects more than 665,000 Subaru owners with Crosstrek, Forester, Legacy, Outback, and Impreza models from 2011 to 2015.

A pending settlement would give owners of those vehicles an extended warranty for oil-related problems.

But Helen opted out of the class action case and filed a Lemon Law complaint on the advice of her Attorney Robert Silverman.

If you’re part of this class action case, you have until June 13th to opt out.

If you do nothing, you will automatically become part of the settlement, which will prevent you from filing a Lemon Law complaint.  The settlement is expected to be finalized in July.

Our I-Team reached out to Subaru for a statement, but we didn’t receive a response yet.

If you own one of the Subaru vehicles impacted by the class action settlement, click here to find
more information about filing a Lemon Law case.