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Subaru Outback Repair Frequencies

Results are for year ending June 30, 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 10
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  98 Outbacks, 6.0 months of data per Outback, average 4900 miles
2017 Subaru Outback 14
18.5714285714% 18.5714285714% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  157 Outbacks, 10.6 months of data per Outback, average 13000 miles
2016 Subaru Outback 17
27.1428571429% 27.1428571429% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  147 Outbacks, 10.3 months of data per Outback, average 27500 miles
2015 Subaru Outback 21
21.4285714286% 21.4285714286% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  128 Outbacks, 9.6 months of data per Outback, average 37500 miles

Redesigned. Common problems with wind noise around the front side windows and the fuel door release.
2014 Subaru Outback 19
14.7619047619% 14.7619047619% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  65 Outbacks, 9.6 months of data per Outback, average 54400 miles
2013 Subaru Outback 32
39.5238095238% 39.5238095238% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  103 Outbacks, 9.7 months of data per Outback, average 70100 miles
2012 Subaru Outback 28
21.8146718147% 21.8146718147% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  73 Outbacks, 9.9 months of data per Outback, average 76900 miles
2011 Subaru Outback 50
39.3617021277% 39.3617021277% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  105 Outbacks, 9.9 months of data per Outback, average 92100 miles
2010 Subaru Outback 60
58.3056478405% 58.3056478405% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  64 Outbacks, 10.0 months of data per Outback, average 99700 miles

Redesigned for this model year. Dramatic improvement in reliability compared to the previous generation.
2009 Subaru Outback 95
94.0729483283% 94.0729483283% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  31 Outbacks, 9.0 months of data per Outback, average 100500 miles

Common problems with CV joint boots, and possibly also wheel bearings.
2008 Subaru Outback 108
95.0134770889% 95.0134770889% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  45 Outbacks, 9.4 months of data per Outback, average 120700 miles

Common problems with wheel bearings and CV joint boots.
2007 Subaru Outback   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  22 Outbacks, 10.2 months of data per Outback, average 108500 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2006 Subaru Outback 87
61.4285714286% 61.4285714286% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  34 Outbacks, 10.1 months of data per Outback, average 114200 miles

Muliple reports of problems with head gaskets, cv joint boots, sway bar links, and wheel bearings.
2005 Subaru Outback H4 67
38.3928571429% 38.3928571429% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  49 Outback H4s, 8.4 months of data per Outback H4, average 124800 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, 8.5 months of data per Outback, average 143800 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2003 Subaru Outback 74
55.4545454545% 55.4545454545% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  28 Outbacks, 9.3 months of data per Outback, average 149400 miles

Head gaskets are a common expensive problem with older Subarus.
2000 Subaru Outback   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 Outbacks, 10.1 months of data per Outback, average 170400 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

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