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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
3,411
  Forester
2,120
  Legacy
1,756
  Impreza
1,479
  Impreza Wrx
817
  Tribeca
164
  Baja
104
  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 9,914 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 450.1. Subaru's 2002 model year cars have the most problems reported (1,078 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
1,078
  2003 Subaru
503
  2004 Subaru
492
  2005 Subaru
682
  2006 Subaru
635
  2007 Subaru
296
  2008 Subaru
659
  2009 Subaru
434
  2010 Subaru
530
  2011 Subaru
594
  2012 Subaru
329
  2013 Subaru
251
  2014 Subaru
281
  2015 Subaru
503
  2016 Subaru
155
  2017 Subaru
14

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 1,265 problems reported. The second most common Subaru car problem is related to the vehicle's power train (1,040 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Subaru vehicles



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