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 ModelNumber of Problems
  Outback
5,558
  Forester
3,958
  Legacy
2,342
  Impreza
2,159
  Impreza Wrx
956
  Crosstrek
443
  Tribeca
245
  Baja
130
  Impreza Sti
55
  Outback Sport
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📊 Number of problems reported for all models of Subaru built between 2020 and 1996

Owners of Subaru cars have reported a total of 15,848 problems across all Subaru models built from 2020 to 1996. The average number of problems per model year in this period, reported across all Subaru models, is 633.5. Cars from Subaru's 2015 model year have the most problems reported (1,154 problems).

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

Model YearNumber of Problems
  2020 Subaru
41
  2019 Subaru
490
  2018 Subaru
600
  2017 Subaru
671
  2016 Subaru
698
  2015 Subaru
1,154
  2014 Subaru
738
  2013 Subaru
692
  2012 Subaru
700
  2011 Subaru
1,036
  2010 Subaru
873
  2009 Subaru
605
  2008 Subaru
816
  2007 Subaru
377
  2006 Subaru
807
  2005 Subaru
788
  2004 Subaru
578
  2003 Subaru
561
  2002 Subaru
1,131
  2001 Subaru
470
  2000 Subaru
506
  1999 Subaru
447
  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 1,947 problems reported. The second most common Subaru car problem is related to the vehicle's air bags (1,749 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Subaru vehicles



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