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Subaru - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

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The following chart shows the Subaru models that have had the most problems reported. Note that a model on the top of the list may simply indicate that it is a popular model rather than a problematic car. For example, over the years, Subaru has sold far more Outback model cars than the Outback Sport model.

Table 1. Compare Subaru models

Subaru Model Number of Problems
  Outback
3,796
  Forester
2,331
  Legacy
1,891
  Impreza
1,599
  Impreza Wrx
837
  Tribeca
210
  Baja
114
  Impreza Sti
50
  SVX
7
  Esteem
4
  Outback Sport
2

Number of problems reported for all models of Subaru built from year 1996 to 2017.

Owners of Subaru cars have reported a total of 10,841 problems across all Subaru models built from year 1996 to 2017. The average number of problems per model year in this period, reported across all Subaru models, is 492.3. Cars from Subaru's 2002 model year have the most problems reported (1,103 problems).

Table 2. Number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service

Model Year Number of Problems
  1996 Subaru
246
  1997 Subaru
310
  1998 Subaru
504
  1999 Subaru
444
  2000 Subaru
504
  2001 Subaru
467
  2002 Subaru
1,103
  2003 Subaru
521
  2004 Subaru
526
  2005 Subaru
709
  2006 Subaru
705
  2007 Subaru
323
  2008 Subaru
706
  2009 Subaru
491
  2010 Subaru
634
  2011 Subaru
714
  2012 Subaru
401
  2013 Subaru
294
  2014 Subaru
333
  2015 Subaru
576
  2016 Subaru
225
  2017 Subaru
94

Common problems of Subaru Vehicles

The following chart shows the most common problems reported across all models of Subaru cars. The number one most common problem of Subaru cars is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling, with 1,364 problems reported. The second most common Subaru car problem is related to the vehicle's power train (1,155 problems).



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