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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
3,620
  Forester
2,233
  Legacy
1,824
  Impreza
1,537
  Impreza Wrx
836
  Tribeca
191
  Baja
111
  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 10,415 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 472.9. Subaru's 2002 model year cars have the most problems reported (1,094 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
502
  1999 Subaru
443
  2000 Subaru
504
  2001 Subaru
467
  2002 Subaru
1,094
  2003 Subaru
517
  2004 Subaru
514
  2005 Subaru
692
  2006 Subaru
679
  2007 Subaru
309
  2008 Subaru
684
  2009 Subaru
468
  2010 Subaru
588
  2011 Subaru
673
  2012 Subaru
369
  2013 Subaru
273
  2014 Subaru
305
  2015 Subaru
537
  2016 Subaru
191
  2017 Subaru
42

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 1,313 problems reported. The second most common Subaru car problem is related to the vehicle's power train (1,098 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Subaru vehicles



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