The 4th generation of the Outback has a cumulative PainRank™ of 9.0. That can be compared against other Subaru generations. Shopping for a Subaru? You should probably steer clear of this generation.
Owners of the 2004–2009 Outback model years have sent in 151 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the engine (35%) followed by the airbags & seat belts (9%) and the wheels (9%).