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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
2,513
  Forester
1,624
  Legacy
1,417
  Impreza
1,187
  Impreza Wrx
722
  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 7,716 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 385.1. Subaru's 2002 model year cars have the most problems reported (1,041 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
453
  2002 Subaru
1,041
  2003 Subaru
455
  2004 Subaru
411
  2005 Subaru
548
  2006 Subaru
478
  2007 Subaru
206
  2008 Subaru
477
  2009 Subaru
316
  2010 Subaru
392
  2011 Subaru
368
  2012 Subaru
188
  2013 Subaru
152
  2014 Subaru
153
  2015 Subaru
91

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 1,053 problems reported. The second most common Subaru car problem is related to the vehicle's power train (850 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Subaru vehicles



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