2007 Subaru Outback - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Common problems of the 2007 Subaru Outback

144 problems have been reported for the 2007 Subaru Outback.
The following chart shows the 22 most common problems for 2007 Subaru Outback.
The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's air bags
with 38 problems.
The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling
(16 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2007 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 2007 Subaru Outback in the United States are 44,559 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Subaru Outback owners in the last 12 years is 144, and the age of the vehicle is 12, 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 2007 Subaru Outback in 2007.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year

Number of Problems

2019

3

2018

8

2017

9

2016

24

2015

18

2014

18

2013

14

2012

5

2011

10

2010

8

2009

1

2008

8

2007

1

Compare the 2007 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 2007 Subaru Outback
with the Subaru Outback from other model years.
Note that the number of problems reported for the 2007 Outback is 144
while the average number of problems reported for the 24 model years of the Subaru Outback is 208.

Table 3. Compare the 2007 Subaru Outback with other model years