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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
2,218
  Forester
1,438
  Legacy
1,296
  Impreza
1,100
  Impreza Wrx
663
  Tribeca
96
  Baja
68
  Impreza Sti
32
  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 6,924 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 345.6. Subaru's 2002 model year cars have the most problems reported (1,019 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
303
  1998 Subaru
500
  1999 Subaru
433
  2000 Subaru
480
  2001 Subaru
440
  2002 Subaru
1,019
  2003 Subaru
421
  2004 Subaru
374
  2005 Subaru
486
  2006 Subaru
388
  2007 Subaru
184
  2008 Subaru
380
  2009 Subaru
256
  2010 Subaru
349
  2011 Subaru
290
  2012 Subaru
156
  2013 Subaru
112
  2014 Subaru
93
  2015 Subaru
2

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 945 problems reported. The second most common Subaru car problem is related to the vehicle's power train (804 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Subaru vehicles



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