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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
3,088
  Forester
1,911
  Legacy
1,634
  Impreza
1,386
  Impreza Wrx
795
  Tribeca
143
  Baja
91
  Impreza Sti
48
  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 9,109 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 433.2. Subaru's 2002 model year cars have the most problems reported (1,071 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
497
  2001 Subaru
467
  2002 Subaru
1,071
  2003 Subaru
484
  2004 Subaru
456
  2005 Subaru
645
  2006 Subaru
585
  2007 Subaru
250
  2008 Subaru
596
  2009 Subaru
385
  2010 Subaru
457
  2011 Subaru
484
  2012 Subaru
282
  2013 Subaru
225
  2014 Subaru
239
  2015 Subaru
410
  2016 Subaru
71

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 1,180 problems reported. The second most common Subaru car problem is related to the vehicle's power train (956 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Subaru vehicles



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