5th Gen (2010 – 2014) Subaru Outback Problems

The 5th generation of the Outback has a cumulative PainRank™ of 14.77. That can be compared against other Subaru generations. Shopping for a Subaru? You should probably steer clear of this generation.

Owners of the 2010–2014 Outback model years have sent in 257 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the engine (31%) followed by the lights (19%) and the transmission (14%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

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 2014 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2014 84
21.5
2013 51
13.76
2012 26
9.91
2011 61
13.78
2010 35
14.88

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