2011 Subaru Outback - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Common problems of the 2011 Subaru Outback

588 problems have been reported for the 2011 Subaru Outback.
The following chart shows the 21 most common problems for 2011 Subaru Outback.
The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's power train
with 131 problems.
The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's exterior lighting
(108 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2011 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 2011 Subaru Outback in the United States are 138,297 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Subaru Outback owners in the last 8 years is 588, and the age of the vehicle is 8, 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 2011 Subaru Outback in 2011.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year

Number of Problems

2019

62

2018

69

2017

71

2016

107

2015

44

2014

50

2013

37

2012

48

2011

1

Compare the 2011 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 2011 Subaru Outback
with the Subaru Outback from other model years.
Note that the number of problems reported for the 2011 Outback is 588
while the average number of problems reported for the 24 model years of the Subaru Outback is 213.

Table 3. Compare the 2011 Subaru Outback with other model years