6th Generation (2015—2018) Outback Problems

Outback owners with a 2015—2018 model year have the most problems with the electrical (25%), interior (19%), and the windows (16%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Cracks Easily 10 complaints at an average of 18,184 miles in the 2015 Subaru Outback.
  2. Blistered Paint 1 complaints at an average of 5,062 miles in the 2016 Subaru Outback.
  3. Windshield Cracks Easily 3 complaints at an average of 5,367 miles in the 2018 Subaru Outback.

What Outback Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Subaru model years.

Watch out for the 2015 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2018 32 0 38 10.65
2017 27 3 96 11.46
2016 69 3 167 23.6
2015 108 5 235 25.54

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