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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
3,199
  Forester
1,962
  Legacy
1,674
  Impreza
1,401
  Impreza Wrx
803
  Tribeca
143
  Baja
95
  Impreza Sti
48
  SVX
7
  Esteem
4
  Outback Sport
2

Number of problems reported for all models of Subaru built from year 1996 to 2016.

Owners of Subaru cars have reported a total of 9,338 problems for all Subaru models built from year 1996 to 2016. The average problems per model year reported during this period for all Subaru models is 444.1. Subaru's 2002 model year cars have the most problems reported (1,072 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
502
  2001 Subaru
467
  2002 Subaru
1,072
  2003 Subaru
488
  2004 Subaru
463
  2005 Subaru
661
  2006 Subaru
604
  2007 Subaru
258
  2008 Subaru
615
  2009 Subaru
391
  2010 Subaru
473
  2011 Subaru
510
  2012 Subaru
293
  2013 Subaru
236
  2014 Subaru
253
  2015 Subaru
437
  2016 Subaru
107

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 1,207 problems reported. The second most common Subaru car problem is related to the vehicle's power train (980 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Subaru vehicles



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