Subaru Outback manuals

Subaru Outback: ABS system self-check

You may feel a slight shock in the brake pedal and hear the operating sound of ABS from the engine compartment just after the vehicle is started. This is caused by an automatic functional test of the ABS system being carried out and does not indicate any abnormal condition.

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 ABS warning light

The ABS warning light illuminates when the ignition switch is turned to the “ON” position and turns off after approximately 2 seconds. This is an indication that the ABS system is working pro

 Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) system

The EBD system maximizes the effectiveness of the brakes by allowing the rear brakes to supply a greater proportion of the braking force. It functions by adjusting the distribution of braking forc

 Steps to take if EBD system malfunctions

If a malfunction occurs in the EBD system, the system stops working and the brake system warning light and ABS warning light illuminate simultaneously. The EBD system may be malfunctioning if the

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 Tongue load

Tongue load WARNING If the trailer is loaded with more weight in the back of trailer’s axle than in the front, the load is taken off the rear axle of the towing vehicle. This may cause the rear wheels to skid, especially during braking or when vehicle speed is reduced during cornering, r

 Loading your vehicle

WARNING Never allow passengers to ride on a folded rear seatback, in the trunk or in the cargo area. Doing so may result in serious injury. WARNING ● Never stack luggage or other cargo higher than the top of the seatback because it could tumble forward and injure passengers in the eve

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