2014 Subaru Outback - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Common problems of the 2014 Subaru Outback

183 problems have been reported for the 2014 Subaru Outback.
The following chart shows the 18 most common problems for 2014 Subaru Outback.
The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's air bags
with 26 problems.
The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling
(25 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2014 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 2014 Subaru Outback in the United States are 123,074 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Subaru Outback owners in the last 5 years is 183, and the age of the vehicle is 5, 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 2014 Subaru Outback in 2014.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year

Number of Problems

2019

21

2018

24

2017

23

2016

15

2015

31

2014

1

Compare the 2014 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 2014 Subaru Outback
with the Subaru Outback from other model years.
Note that the number of problems reported for the 2014 Outback is 183
while the average number of problems reported for the 24 model years of the Subaru Outback is 202.

Table 3. Compare the 2014 Subaru Outback with other model years