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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
3,522
  Forester
2,172
  Legacy
1,783
  Impreza
1,509
  Impreza Wrx
826
  Tribeca
177
  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 10,160 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 461.3. Subaru's 2002 model year cars have the most problems reported (1,085 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
503
  2001 Subaru
467
  2002 Subaru
1,085
  2003 Subaru
510
  2004 Subaru
504
  2005 Subaru
690
  2006 Subaru
661
  2007 Subaru
304
  2008 Subaru
669
  2009 Subaru
448
  2010 Subaru
560
  2011 Subaru
638
  2012 Subaru
343
  2013 Subaru
261
  2014 Subaru
292
  2015 Subaru
529
  2016 Subaru
168
  2017 Subaru
20

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 1,284 problems reported. The second most common Subaru car problem is related to the vehicle's power train (1,069 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Subaru vehicles



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