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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
3,240
  Forester
2,004
  Legacy
1,703
  Impreza
1,421
  Impreza Wrx
805
  Tribeca
155
  Baja
99
  Impreza Sti
48
  SVX
7
  Esteem
4
  Outback Sport
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Number of problems reported for all models of Subaru built from year 1996 to 2017.

Owners of Subaru cars have reported a total of 9,488 problems for all Subaru models built from year 1996 to 2017. The average problems per model year reported during this period for all Subaru models is 430.8. Subaru's 2002 model year cars have the most problems reported (1,075 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
443
  2000 Subaru
503
  2001 Subaru
467
  2002 Subaru
1,075
  2003 Subaru
491
  2004 Subaru
471
  2005 Subaru
664
  2006 Subaru
611
  2007 Subaru
271
  2008 Subaru
632
  2009 Subaru
405
  2010 Subaru
487
  2011 Subaru
534
  2012 Subaru
301
  2013 Subaru
242
  2014 Subaru
254
  2015 Subaru
458
  2016 Subaru
113
  2017 Subaru
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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 1,222 problems reported. The second most common Subaru car problem is related to the vehicle's power train (990 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Subaru vehicles



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