Subaru Problems You've Had (Or Will Have Soon)

The Worst Subaru Vehicles to Own

A generation is a period of time where only minor changes are made from year-to-year with a specific model. We've found that grouping vehicles by their generations is an accurate predictor of reliability. Once you select a generation, you can then compare the problems from year-to-year.

The newest generations of Subaru’s most popular models are also the most complained about. Makes sense: more cars = more owners = more complaints. But that doesn’t give Subaru a free pass on the quality control issues that keep popping up.

See how all Subaru generations rank

How Subaru Models Stack Up

Sometimes you just want to see which models can't get their heads out of their collective tailpipes. So we've taken each models complaints volume, paired it with the number of NHTSA actions, and sprinkled in some safety scores to give each a collective reliability score.

Once again, it’s no surprise that Subaru’s top-selling Outback and Forester top this list but there are real concerns about these once-reliable crossovers. For starters, there are the unreliable CVTs, melting dashboards and headlights that keep burning out.

Which Subaru Vehicles Are Recalled the Most?

You can look at recalls as a bad thing, because ... ugh, they mean car problems and a trip to the mechanic. Or you can look at recalls as a good thing, because at least Subaru is acknowledging an issue and offering a free fix.

Whichever way you want to look at it, here's the list of the Subaru vehicles with the most recalls.