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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 14
5.2380952381% 5.2380952381% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  101 Outbacks, 5.9 months of data per Outback, average 4800 miles
2017 Subaru Outback 14
18.5714285714% 18.5714285714% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  159 Outbacks, 10.6 months of data per Outback, average 13000 miles
2016 Subaru Outback 17
24.8299319728% 24.8299319728% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  149 Outbacks, 10.4 months of data per Outback, average 27500 miles
2015 Subaru Outback 21
21.4285714286% 21.4285714286% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  129 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, 9.8 months of data per Outback, average 54300 miles
2013 Subaru Outback 32
41.6256157635% 41.6256157635% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  104 Outbacks, 9.7 months of data per Outback, average 70000 miles
2012 Subaru Outback 27
20.2702702703% 20.2702702703% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  75 Outbacks, 9.9 months of data per Outback, average 76100 miles
2011 Subaru Outback 49
39.4409937888% 39.4409937888% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  105 Outbacks, 10.0 months of data per Outback, average 92000 miles
2010 Subaru Outback 59
60.8013937282% 60.8013937282% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  64 Outbacks, 10.1 months of data per Outback, average 99500 miles

Redesigned for this model year. Dramatic improvement in reliability compared to the previous generation.
2009 Subaru Outback 90
87.9939209726% 87.9939209726% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  32 Outbacks, 9.2 months of data per Outback, average 99400 miles

Common problems with CV joint boots, and possibly also wheel bearings.
2008 Subaru Outback 106
95.0549450549% 95.0549450549% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  49 Outbacks, 9.7 months of data per Outback, average 120200 miles

Common problems with wheel bearings and CV joint boots.
2007 Subaru Outback   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  22 Outbacks, 10.4 months of data per Outback, average 109000 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 69
40.1785714286% 40.1785714286% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  51 Outback H4s, 8.6 months of data per Outback H4, average 124200 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, 8.9 months of data per Outback, average 145600 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2003 Subaru Outback 73
62% 62% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  28 Outbacks, 9.4 months of data per Outback, average 149000 miles

Head gaskets are a common expensive problem with older Subarus.
2001 Subaru Outback   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 Outbacks, 9.6 months of data per Outback, average 189800 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
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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