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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
2,339
  Forester
1,513
  Legacy
1,356
  Impreza
1,135
  Impreza Wrx
686
  Tribeca
103
  Baja
72
  Impreza Sti
41
  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 7,258 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 362.2. Subaru's 2002 model year cars have the most problems reported (1,031 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
434
  2000 Subaru
482
  2001 Subaru
445
  2002 Subaru
1,031
  2003 Subaru
429
  2004 Subaru
394
  2005 Subaru
507
  2006 Subaru
430
  2007 Subaru
191
  2008 Subaru
419
  2009 Subaru
288
  2010 Subaru
373
  2011 Subaru
329
  2012 Subaru
168
  2013 Subaru
130
  2014 Subaru
129
  2015 Subaru
15

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 995 problems reported. The second most common Subaru car problem is related to the vehicle's power train (826 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Subaru vehicles



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