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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
2,320
  Forester
1,500
  Legacy
1,344
  Impreza
1,132
  Impreza Wrx
680
  Tribeca
100
  Baja
71
  Impreza Sti
36
  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 7,196 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 359.2. Subaru's 2002 model year cars have the most problems reported (1,028 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
482
  2001 Subaru
445
  2002 Subaru
1,028
  2003 Subaru
426
  2004 Subaru
391
  2005 Subaru
502
  2006 Subaru
422
  2007 Subaru
189
  2008 Subaru
410
  2009 Subaru
284
  2010 Subaru
365
  2011 Subaru
324
  2012 Subaru
165
  2013 Subaru
130
  2014 Subaru
127
  2015 Subaru
11

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 988 problems reported. The second most common Subaru car problem is related to the vehicle's power train (822 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Subaru vehicles



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