2010 Subaru Outback - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 2010 Subaru Outback

380 problems have been reported for the 2010 Subaru Outback. The following chart shows the 21 most common problems for 2010 Subaru Outback. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's power train with 78 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (60 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2010 Subaru Outback

small car iamge PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

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 2010 Subaru Outback in the United States are 76,584 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Subaru Outback owners in the last 9 years is 380, and the age of the vehicle is 9, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 380 / 76,584 / 9 * 1000 = 0.55.

For more information, refer to this page: A study of reliability comparison across Subaru Outback model year vehicles.

The following chart shows the number of problems reported during each of the service years since the debut of the 2010 Subaru Outback in 2010.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year Number of Problems
  2019
33
  2018
37
  2017
49
  2016
53
  2015
8
  2014
25
  2013
10
  2012
15
  2011
21
  2010
25

small car iamge Compare the 2010 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 2010 Subaru Outback with the Subaru Outback from other model years. Note that the number of problems reported for the 2010 Outback is 380 while the average number of problems reported for the 24 model years of the Subaru Outback is 215.

Table 3. Compare the 2010 Subaru Outback with other model years

Model Year Number of Problems
  2019 Outback
80
  2018 Outback
216
  2017 Outback
177
  2016 Outback
219
  2015 Outback
351
  2014 Outback
198
  2013 Outback
259
  2012 Outback
223
  2011 Outback
590
  2010 Outback
380
  2009 Outback
114
  2008 Outback
243
  2007 Outback
146
  2006 Outback
359
  2005 Outback
316
  2004 Outback
108
  2003 Outback
115
  2002 Outback
170
  2001 Outback
204
  2000 Outback
243
  1999 Outback
150
  1998 Outback
165
  1997 Outback
94
  1996 Outback
57


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