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Subaru Outback Repair Frequencies

Results are for year ending September 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 16
20.1298701299% 20.1298701299% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  138 Outbacks, 7.2 months of data per Outback, average 7000 miles
2016 Subaru Outback 19
27.9220779221% 27.9220779221% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  152 Outbacks, 10.4 months of data per Outback, average 16800 miles
2015 Subaru Outback 29
47.619047619% 47.619047619% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  122 Outbacks, 9.5 months of data per Outback, average 28700 miles

Redesigned. Common problems with wind noise around the front side windows and the fuel door release.
2014 Subaru Outback 8
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  74 Outbacks, 8.6 months of data per Outback, average 45000 miles
2013 Subaru Outback 22
21.921182266% 21.921182266% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  101 Outbacks, 9.8 months of data per Outback, average 60700 miles
2012 Subaru Outback 22
14.4897959184% 14.4897959184% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  82 Outbacks, 8.7 months of data per Outback, average 67900 miles
2011 Subaru Outback 39
31.6326530612% 31.6326530612% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  108 Outbacks, 9.9 months of data per Outback, average 81600 miles
2010 Subaru Outback 40
34.3205574913% 34.3205574913% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  71 Outbacks, 9.2 months of data per Outback, average 89600 miles

Redesigned for this model year. Dramatic improvement in reliability compared to the previous generation.
2009 Subaru Outback 85
68.5185185185% 68.5185185185% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  33 Outbacks, 9.5 months of data per Outback, average 98700 miles

Common problems with CV joint boots, and possibly also wheel bearings.
2008 Subaru Outback 94
81.8681318681% 81.8681318681% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  47 Outbacks, 8.7 months of data per Outback, average 113700 miles

Common problems with wheel bearings and CV joint boots.
2007 Subaru Outback 88
62.380952381% 62.380952381% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  33 Outbacks, 8.6 months of data per Outback, average 105300 miles

Common problem with wheel bearings. Also, head gaskets are a common expensive problem with older Subarus.
2006 Subaru Outback 105
80.2663438257% 80.2663438257% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  42 Outbacks, 9.0 months of data per Outback, average 111800 miles

Muliple reports of problems with head gaskets, cv joint boots, sway bar links, and wheel bearings.
2005 Subaru Outback H4 89
53.3613445378% 53.3613445378% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  60 Outback H4s, 9.0 months of data per Outback H4, average 119000 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
  11 Outbacks, 9.8 months of data per Outback, average 149100 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2003 Subaru Outback 72
30.650994575% 30.650994575% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  25 Outbacks, 10.0 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, 8.3 months of data per Outback, average 193700 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

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