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Subaru - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Compare Subaru models

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
3,901
  Forester
2,387
  Legacy
1,932
  Impreza
1,638
  Impreza Wrx
843
  Tribeca
215
  Baja
115
  Impreza Sti
52
  SVX
7
  Esteem
4
  Outback Sport
2

Number of problems reported for all models of Subaru built from year 1996 to 2018.

Owners of Subaru cars have reported a total of 11,096 problems across all Subaru models built from year 1996 to 2018. The average number of problems per model year in this period, reported across all Subaru models, is 482.0. Cars from Subaru's 2002 model year have the most problems reported (1,104 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
505
  1999 Subaru
444
  2000 Subaru
504
  2001 Subaru
467
  2002 Subaru
1,104
  2003 Subaru
530
  2004 Subaru
531
  2005 Subaru
715
  2006 Subaru
720
  2007 Subaru
332
  2008 Subaru
717
  2009 Subaru
499
  2010 Subaru
656
  2011 Subaru
731
  2012 Subaru
427
  2013 Subaru
311
  2014 Subaru
352
  2015 Subaru
617
  2016 Subaru
242
  2017 Subaru
119
  2018 Subaru
6

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 1,390 problems reported. The second most common Subaru car problem is related to the vehicle's air bags (1,213 problems).



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