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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
2,497
  Forester
1,613
  Legacy
1,416
  Impreza
1,180
  Impreza Wrx
719
  Tribeca
116
  Baja
78
  Impreza Sti
46
  SVX
7
  Esteem
4
  Outback Sport
2

Number of problems reported for all models of Subaru built from year 1996 to 2015.

Owners of Subaru cars have reported a total of 7,678 problems for all Subaru models built from year 1996 to 2015. The average problems per model year reported during this period for all Subaru models is 383.1. Subaru's 2002 model year cars have the most problems reported (1,040 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
305
  1998 Subaru
500
  1999 Subaru
436
  2000 Subaru
485
  2001 Subaru
452
  2002 Subaru
1,040
  2003 Subaru
455
  2004 Subaru
411
  2005 Subaru
545
  2006 Subaru
477
  2007 Subaru
202
  2008 Subaru
473
  2009 Subaru
312
  2010 Subaru
390
  2011 Subaru
364
  2012 Subaru
186
  2013 Subaru
149
  2014 Subaru
149
  2015 Subaru
86

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 1,049 problems reported. The second most common Subaru car problem is related to the vehicle's power train (845 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Subaru vehicles



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