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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 Outback Sport.

Table 1. Compare Subaru models

Subaru Model Number of Problems
  Outback
3,563
  Forester
2,198
  Legacy
1,807
  Impreza
1,531
  Impreza Wrx
830
  Tribeca
183
  Baja
108
  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 10,283 problems for all Subaru models built from year 1996 to 2017. The average problems per model year reported during this period for all Subaru models is 466.9. Subaru's 2002 model year cars have the most problems reported (1,091 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
307
  1998 Subaru
501
  1999 Subaru
443
  2000 Subaru
504
  2001 Subaru
467
  2002 Subaru
1,091
  2003 Subaru
513
  2004 Subaru
512
  2005 Subaru
690
  2006 Subaru
668
  2007 Subaru
306
  2008 Subaru
678
  2009 Subaru
461
  2010 Subaru
572
  2011 Subaru
653
  2012 Subaru
349
  2013 Subaru
267
  2014 Subaru
297
  2015 Subaru
534
  2016 Subaru
180
  2017 Subaru
33

Common problems of Subaru Vehicles

The following chart shows the most common problems reported for all models of Subaru cars. The number one most common problem of Subaru is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling, with 1,300 problems reported. The second most common Subaru car problem is related to the vehicle's power train (1,081 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Subaru vehicles



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