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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
2,452
  Forester
1,588
  Legacy
1,399
  Impreza
1,173
  Impreza Wrx
704
  Tribeca
115
  Baja
77
  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 7,567 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 377.6. Subaru's 2002 model year cars have the most problems reported (1,039 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
436
  2000 Subaru
485
  2001 Subaru
451
  2002 Subaru
1,039
  2003 Subaru
448
  2004 Subaru
407
  2005 Subaru
543
  2006 Subaru
468
  2007 Subaru
197
  2008 Subaru
455
  2009 Subaru
302
  2010 Subaru
384
  2011 Subaru
356
  2012 Subaru
181
  2013 Subaru
145
  2014 Subaru
142
  2015 Subaru
62

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 1,038 problems reported. The second most common Subaru car problem is related to the vehicle's power train (836 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Subaru vehicles



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