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Subaru Outback Repair Frequencies

Results are for year ending December 31, 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    
2018 Subaru Outback 10
7.14285714286% 7.14285714286% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  45 Outbacks, 2.7 months of data per Outback, average 2900 miles
2017 Subaru Outback 19
32.8571428571% 32.8571428571% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  143 Outbacks, 8.6 months of data per Outback, average 9100 miles
2016 Subaru Outback 16
22.1088435374% 22.1088435374% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  152 Outbacks, 10.6 months of data per Outback, average 20400 miles
2015 Subaru Outback 24
31.3186813187% 31.3186813187% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  124 Outbacks, 9.7 months of data per Outback, average 31400 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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  67 Outbacks, 9.3 months of data per Outback, average 48700 miles
2013 Subaru Outback 20
19.387755102% 19.387755102% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  103 Outbacks, 9.7 months of data per Outback, average 64100 miles
2012 Subaru Outback 19
12.5% 12.5% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  70 Outbacks, 10.1 months of data per Outback, average 71500 miles
2011 Subaru Outback 40
32.9931972789% 32.9931972789% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  107 Outbacks, 9.9 months of data per Outback, average 84600 miles
2010 Subaru Outback 39
30.3986710963% 30.3986710963% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  65 Outbacks, 9.5 months of data per Outback, average 91700 miles

Redesigned for this model year. Dramatic improvement in reliability compared to the previous generation.
2009 Subaru Outback 64
54.7619047619% 54.7619047619% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  34 Outbacks, 8.9 months of data per Outback, average 99000 miles

Common problems with CV joint boots, and possibly also wheel bearings.
2008 Subaru Outback 74
61.4845938375% 61.4845938375% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  44 Outbacks, 9.2 months of data per Outback, average 117100 miles

Common problems with wheel bearings and CV joint boots.
2007 Subaru Outback 67
42.380952381% 42.380952381% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  29 Outbacks, 8.6 months of data per Outback, average 106600 miles

Common problem with wheel bearings. Also, head gaskets are a common expensive problem with older Subarus.
2006 Subaru Outback 105
78.5714285714% 78.5714285714% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  37 Outbacks, 9.8 months of data per Outback, average 117300 miles

Muliple reports of problems with head gaskets, cv joint boots, sway bar links, and wheel bearings.
2005 Subaru Outback H4 78
46.1038961039% 46.1038961039% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  54 Outback H4s, 9.4 months of data per Outback H4, average 118600 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, 10.4 months of data per Outback, average 152200 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2003 Subaru Outback 93
46.7032967033% 46.7032967033% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  25 Outbacks, 9.8 months of data per Outback, average 158000 miles

Head gaskets are a common expensive problem with older Subarus.
2002 Subaru Outback   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Outbacks, 6.3 months of data per Outback, average 192300 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

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