Subaru - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Compare Subaru models

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 the Outback Sport model.

Table 1. Compare Subaru models

Subaru Model Number of Problems
  Outback
5,015
  Forester
3,328
  Legacy
2,250
  Impreza
2,016
  Impreza Wrx
939
  Crosstrek
253
  Tribeca
243
  Baja
129
  Impreza Sti
55
  Outback Sport
2

Number of problems reported for all models of Subaru built from year 2019 to 1996.

Owners of Subaru cars have reported a total of 14,230 problems across all Subaru models built from year 2019 to 1996. The average number of problems per model year in this period, reported across all Subaru models, is 592.5. Cars from Subaru's 2002 model year have the most problems reported (1,123 problems).

Table 2. Number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service

Model Year Number of Problems
  2019 Subaru
150
  2018 Subaru
397
  2017 Subaru
417
  2016 Subaru
539
  2015 Subaru
994
  2014 Subaru
616
  2013 Subaru
595
  2012 Subaru
658
  2011 Subaru
958
  2010 Subaru
840
  2009 Subaru
585
  2008 Subaru
803
  2007 Subaru
366
  2006 Subaru
794
  2005 Subaru
778
  2004 Subaru
571
  2003 Subaru
557
  2002 Subaru
1,123
  2001 Subaru
470
  2000 Subaru
504
  1999 Subaru
446
  1998 Subaru
507
  1997 Subaru
308
  1996 Subaru
243

Common problems of Subaru Vehicles

The following chart shows the most common problems reported across all models of Subaru cars. The number one most common problem of Subaru cars is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling, with 1,808 problems reported. The second most common Subaru car problem is related to the vehicle's air bags (1,581 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Subaru vehicles



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