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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
2,638
  Forester
1,693
  Legacy
1,468
  Impreza
1,233
  Impreza Wrx
747
  Tribeca
124
  Baja
79
  Impreza Sti
46
  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 8,041 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 401.3. Subaru's 2002 model year cars have the most problems reported (1,044 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
305
  1998 Subaru
500
  1999 Subaru
438
  2000 Subaru
485
  2001 Subaru
454
  2002 Subaru
1,044
  2003 Subaru
459
  2004 Subaru
413
  2005 Subaru
561
  2006 Subaru
494
  2007 Subaru
210
  2008 Subaru
499
  2009 Subaru
342
  2010 Subaru
401
  2011 Subaru
390
  2012 Subaru
217
  2013 Subaru
176
  2014 Subaru
176
  2015 Subaru
216

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 1,090 problems reported. The second most common Subaru car problem is related to the vehicle's power train (872 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Subaru vehicles



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