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Subaru Outback Repair Frequencies

Results are for year ending March 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    
2017 Subaru Outback 22
41.4285714286% 41.4285714286% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  88 Outbacks, 4.9 months of data per Outback, average 4300 miles
2016 Subaru Outback 16
18.3229813665% 18.3229813665% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  161 Outbacks, 10.1 months of data per Outback, average 10800 miles
2015 Subaru Outback 26
40.4761904762% 40.4761904762% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  136 Outbacks, 9.5 months of data per Outback, average 22800 miles

Redesigned. Common problems with wind noise around the front side windows and the fuel door release.
2014 Subaru Outback 11
0.246305418719% 0.246305418719% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  85 Outbacks, 8.6 months of data per Outback, average 37600 miles
2013 Subaru Outback 18
11.7511520737% 11.7511520737% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  104 Outbacks, 9.6 months of data per Outback, average 54700 miles
2012 Subaru Outback 23
18.3982683983% 18.3982683983% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  90 Outbacks, 9.7 months of data per Outback, average 61000 miles
2011 Subaru Outback 31
23.9926739927% 23.9926739927% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  121 Outbacks, 9.5 months of data per Outback, average 76900 miles
2010 Subaru Outback 43
38.5017421603% 38.5017421603% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  80 Outbacks, 9.7 months of data per Outback, average 82500 miles

Redesigned for this model year. Dramatic improvement in reliability compared to the previous generation.
2009 Subaru Outback 110
100% 100% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  35 Outbacks, 9.7 months of data per Outback, average 93900 miles

Common problems with CV joint boots, and possibly also wheel bearings.
2008 Subaru Outback 127
100% 100% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  50 Outbacks, 9.4 months of data per Outback, average 110400 miles

Common problems with wheel bearings and CV joint boots.
2007 Subaru Outback 125
100% 100% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  34 Outbacks, 10.2 months of data per Outback, average 100700 miles

Common problem with wheel bearings. Also, head gaskets are a common expensive problem with older Subarus.
2006 Subaru Outback 93
76.9841269841% 76.9841269841% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  50 Outbacks, 9.5 months of data per Outback, average 105100 miles

Muliple reports of problems with head gaskets, cv joint boots, sway bar links, and wheel bearings.
2005 Subaru Outback H4 81
45.652173913% 45.652173913% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  66 Outback H4s, 9.0 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
  13 Outbacks, 10.1 months of data per Outback, average 144800 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2003 Subaru Outback 99
57.1428571429% 57.1428571429% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  32 Outbacks, 8.4 months of data per Outback, average 156700 miles

Head gaskets are a common expensive problem with older Subarus.
2002 Subaru Outback   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Outbacks, 8.3 months of data per Outback, average 174200 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

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