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Subaru Outback Repair Frequencies

Results are for year ending June 30, 2017. 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    
2017 Subaru Outback 15
17.5324675325% 17.5324675325% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  110 Outbacks, 6.4 months of data per Outback, average 5600 miles
2016 Subaru Outback 19
25.7763975155% 25.7763975155% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  154 Outbacks, 10.3 months of data per Outback, average 13500 miles
2015 Subaru Outback 26
40.4761904762% 40.4761904762% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  126 Outbacks, 9.8 months of data per Outback, average 25600 miles

Redesigned. Common problems with wind noise around the front side windows and the fuel door release.
2014 Subaru Outback 10
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  81 Outbacks, 8.7 months of data per Outback, average 42000 miles
2013 Subaru Outback 20
16.6666666667% 16.6666666667% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  103 Outbacks, 9.8 months of data per Outback, average 57900 miles
2012 Subaru Outback 23
15.0793650794% 15.0793650794% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  89 Outbacks, 8.9 months of data per Outback, average 63900 miles
2011 Subaru Outback 36
30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  114 Outbacks, 10.0 months of data per Outback, average 79000 miles
2010 Subaru Outback 35
29.8534798535% 29.8534798535% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  77 Outbacks, 9.3 months of data per Outback, average 84800 miles

Redesigned for this model year. Dramatic improvement in reliability compared to the previous generation.
2009 Subaru Outback 97
79.3506493506% 79.3506493506% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  31 Outbacks, 10.4 months of data per Outback, average 95600 miles

Common problems with CV joint boots, and possibly also wheel bearings.
2008 Subaru Outback 107
87.7551020408% 87.7551020408% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  47 Outbacks, 9.8 months of data per Outback, average 112200 miles

Common problems with wheel bearings and CV joint boots.
2007 Subaru Outback 97
74.1379310345% 74.1379310345% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  36 Outbacks, 9.0 months of data per Outback, average 105500 miles

Common problem with wheel bearings. Also, head gaskets are a common expensive problem with older Subarus.
2006 Subaru Outback 98
71.9047619048% 71.9047619048% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  51 Outbacks, 8.6 months of data per Outback, average 105000 miles

Muliple reports of problems with head gaskets, cv joint boots, sway bar links, and wheel bearings.
2005 Subaru Outback H4 79
43.9958592133% 43.9958592133% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  63 Outback H4s, 9.1 months of data per Outback H4, average 118800 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
  13 Outbacks, 9.6 months of data per Outback, average 150200 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2003 Subaru Outback 85
44.2084942085% 44.2084942085% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  28 Outbacks, 9.0 months of data per Outback, average 154800 miles

Head gaskets are a common expensive problem with older Subarus.
2002 Subaru Outback   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Outbacks, 11.3 months of data per Outback, average 191900 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

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