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Subaru Outback Powertrain and Chassis Repair Frequencies

Results are for year ending March 31, 2018. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2018 Subaru Outback 4
16.6666666667% 16.6666666667% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  71 Outbacks, 4.5 months of data per Outback, average 3900 miles
2017 Subaru Outback 5
26.1904761905% 26.1904761905% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  150 Outbacks, 9.6 months of data per Outback, average 10900 miles
2016 Subaru Outback 9
35.7142857143% 35.7142857143% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  151 Outbacks, 10.1 months of data per Outback, average 23900 miles
2015 Subaru Outback 14
35.7142857143% 35.7142857143% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  126 Outbacks, 9.5 months of data per Outback, average 34200 miles

Redesigned. Common problems with wind noise around the front side windows and the fuel door release.
2014 Subaru Outback 6
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  66 Outbacks, 9.1 months of data per Outback, average 51300 miles
2013 Subaru Outback 14
23.0158730159% 23.0158730159% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  102 Outbacks, 9.2 months of data per Outback, average 66000 miles
2012 Subaru Outback 16
18.3229813665% 18.3229813665% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  66 Outbacks, 10.1 months of data per Outback, average 74400 miles
2011 Subaru Outback 18
14.039408867% 14.039408867% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  103 Outbacks, 9.5 months of data per Outback, average 86700 miles
2010 Subaru Outback 26
33.5978835979% 33.5978835979% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  64 Outbacks, 9.5 months of data per Outback, average 93900 miles

Redesigned for this model year. Dramatic improvement in reliability compared to the previous generation.
2009 Subaru Outback 36
44.930875576% 44.930875576% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  32 Outbacks, 8.4 months of data per Outback, average 98300 miles

Common problems with CV joint boots, and possibly also wheel bearings.
2008 Subaru Outback 73
97.7551020408% 97.7551020408% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  42 Outbacks, 8.7 months of data per Outback, average 118000 miles

Common problems with wheel bearings and CV joint boots.
2007 Subaru Outback   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  23 Outbacks, 10.0 months of data per Outback, average 106900 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2006 Subaru Outback 90
87.9939209726% 87.9939209726% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  35 Outbacks, 9.1 months of data per Outback, average 118400 miles

Muliple reports of problems with head gaskets, cv joint boots, sway bar links, and wheel bearings.
2005 Subaru Outback H4 62
50.8746355685% 50.8746355685% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  58 Outback H4s, 8.1 months of data per Outback H4, average 121200 miles

Redesigned for this model year. Most common problems involve struts, wheel bearings, steering pump, CV joints.
2004 Subaru Outback   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Outbacks, 9.4 months of data per Outback, average 149200 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2003 Subaru Outback 60
36.6828087167% 36.6828087167% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  26 Outbacks, 10.1 months of data per Outback, average 149600 miles

Head gaskets are a common expensive problem with older Subarus.

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