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Subaru - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Compare Subaru models

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 the Outback Sport model.

Table 1. Compare Subaru models

Subaru Model Number of Problems
  Outback
3,983
  Forester
2,457
  Legacy
1,952
  Impreza
1,661
  Impreza Wrx
849
  Tribeca
218
  Baja
119
  Impreza Sti
52
  SVX
7
  Esteem
4
  Outback Sport
2

Number of problems reported for all models of Subaru built from year 1996 to 2018.

Owners of Subaru cars have reported a total of 11,304 problems across all Subaru models built from year 1996 to 2018. The average number of problems per model year in this period, reported across all Subaru models, is 491.0. Cars from Subaru's 2002 model year have the most problems reported (1,106 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
310
  1998 Subaru
505
  1999 Subaru
445
  2000 Subaru
505
  2001 Subaru
467
  2002 Subaru
1,106
  2003 Subaru
533
  2004 Subaru
538
  2005 Subaru
725
  2006 Subaru
731
  2007 Subaru
335
  2008 Subaru
724
  2009 Subaru
507
  2010 Subaru
684
  2011 Subaru
755
  2012 Subaru
438
  2013 Subaru
322
  2014 Subaru
368
  2015 Subaru
640
  2016 Subaru
255
  2017 Subaru
142
  2018 Subaru
11

Common problems of Subaru Vehicles

The following chart shows the most common problems reported across all models of Subaru cars. The number one most common problem of Subaru cars is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling, with 1,414 problems reported. The second most common Subaru car problem is related to the vehicle's air bags (1,257 problems).



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