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Subaru Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your Subaru

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The national average repair and maintenance cost for a Subaru is between $468 and $571 per year. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and service provider.

Repair Cost Index Score
31
Subaru
scores in the least expensive range of all car models for average repair and maintenance costs
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$519
Annual Repair Cost
on average
The head gasket has a high failure rate due to cooling system problems. Subaru is aware of the problem and has extended the warranty to 8 years/100k miles on many vehicles.
The head gasket has a high failure rate due to cooling system problems. Subaru is aware of the problem and has extended the warranty to 8 years/100k miles on many vehicles.
A vibration or shutter may be noted on acceleration. If the transmission torque converter is suspected a revised part is available to correct this concern.
new battery. Car turns over but won't start. All lights on the dash come on. No sounds from engine.
Vehicle had water pump replaced at 97,000. Head gaskets at 117,000 and now at 171,000 we have had...
Key fob has a dead battery and need to open the doors and start car to get home from work
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2017 Impreza vehicles. Due to a software p...
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2005-2006 Baja, 2009 Forester, Legacy and O...
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2005-2006 Baja, 2006-2008 Impreza (includin...
Overall Score (129 Reviews)
May 04, 2016
2000 Subaru Outback
I have a 2010 Subaru Outback 2.5 with 32,000 miles that I bought used in 2012. Four years later I now have less than 52,000 miles on it. After going to the shop 4 times for chugging on accelerati...
March 08, 2016
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback
awesome car rides smooth and very quit
December 14, 2015
2015 Subaru Forester
Extremely practical, very roomy. Good at everything, bad at nothing. A/C could blow colder, and ride is a bit harsh, but I love this vehicle. The AWD is excellent. Superb gas milage. 30000 miles wi...