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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
2,965
  Forester
1,857
  Legacy
1,587
  Impreza
1,359
  Impreza Wrx
785
  Tribeca
140
  Baja
87
  Impreza Sti
47
  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 8,840 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 420.4. Subaru's 2002 model year cars have the most problems reported (1,066 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
440
  2000 Subaru
494
  2001 Subaru
466
  2002 Subaru
1,066
  2003 Subaru
482
  2004 Subaru
453
  2005 Subaru
616
  2006 Subaru
564
  2007 Subaru
233
  2008 Subaru
564
  2009 Subaru
374
  2010 Subaru
446
  2011 Subaru
468
  2012 Subaru
269
  2013 Subaru
216
  2014 Subaru
228
  2015 Subaru
365
  2016 Subaru
31

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 1,166 problems reported. The second most common Subaru car problem is related to the vehicle's power train (937 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Subaru vehicles



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