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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
3,287
  Forester
2,027
  Legacy
1,714
  Impreza
1,438
  Impreza Wrx
808
  Tribeca
161
  Baja
99
  Impreza Sti
48
  SVX
7
  Esteem
4
  Outback Sport
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Number of problems reported for all models of Subaru built from year 1996 to 2017.

Owners of Subaru cars have reported a total of 9,595 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 435.6. Subaru's 2002 model year cars have the most problems reported (1,076 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
443
  2000 Subaru
503
  2001 Subaru
467
  2002 Subaru
1,076
  2003 Subaru
494
  2004 Subaru
478
  2005 Subaru
666
  2006 Subaru
615
  2007 Subaru
276
  2008 Subaru
640
  2009 Subaru
409
  2010 Subaru
496
  2011 Subaru
553
  2012 Subaru
311
  2013 Subaru
245
  2014 Subaru
266
  2015 Subaru
463
  2016 Subaru
126
  2017 Subaru
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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 1,231 problems reported. The second most common Subaru car problem is related to the vehicle's power train (1,002 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Subaru vehicles



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