2005 Subaru Outback - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Common problems of the 2005 Subaru Outback

316 problems have been reported for the 2005 Subaru Outback.
The following chart shows the 20 most common problems for 2005 Subaru Outback.
The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's suspension
with 49 problems.
The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's air bags
(35 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2005 Subaru Outback

In our research we use the PPMY index to compare the reliability of vehicles. The PPMY index of a certain model is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. The total sales of the 2005 Subaru Outback in the United States are 82,141 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Subaru Outback owners in the last 14 years is 316, and the age of the vehicle is 14, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

The following chart shows the number of problems reported during each of the service
years since the debut of the 2005 Subaru Outback in 2005.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year

Number of Problems

2019

12

2018

8

2017

15

2016

35

2015

17

2014

22

2013

28

2012

14

2011

22

2010

30

2009

23

2008

29

2007

8

2006

21

2005

6

Compare the 2005 Subaru Outback with Other Model Years

When making the decision between buying a new or used Subaru Outback,
the following table can be used to compare the 2005 Subaru Outback
with the Subaru Outback from other model years.
Note that the number of problems reported for the 2005 Outback is 316
while the average number of problems reported for the 24 model years of the Subaru Outback is 208.

Table 3. Compare the 2005 Subaru Outback with other model years