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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
2,232
  Forester
1,463
  Legacy
1,300
  Impreza
1,102
  Impreza Wrx
666
  Tribeca
98
  Baja
68
  Impreza Sti
32
  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 6,974 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 348.1. Subaru's 2002 model year cars have the most problems reported (1,021 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
303
  1998 Subaru
500
  1999 Subaru
433
  2000 Subaru
480
  2001 Subaru
440
  2002 Subaru
1,021
  2003 Subaru
422
  2004 Subaru
375
  2005 Subaru
487
  2006 Subaru
390
  2007 Subaru
185
  2008 Subaru
382
  2009 Subaru
262
  2010 Subaru
353
  2011 Subaru
297
  2012 Subaru
159
  2013 Subaru
116
  2014 Subaru
107
  2015 Subaru
4

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 953 problems reported. The second most common Subaru car problem is related to the vehicle's power train (806 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Subaru vehicles



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