Subaru Outback manuals

Subaru Outback: Brake booster

The brake booster uses engine manifold vacuum to assist braking force. Do not turn off the engine while driving because that will turn off the brake booster, resulting in poor braking power.

The brakes will continue to work even when the brake booster completely stops functioning. If this happens, however, you will have to depress the pedal much harder than normal and the braking distance will increase.

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 Brake assist system

WARNING Do not be overconfident about the brake assist. It is not a system that brings more braking ability to the vehicle beyond its braking capability. Always use the utmost care when driving r

 Disc brake pad wear warning indicators

The disc brake pad wear warning indicators on the disc brakes give a warning noise when the brake pads are worn. If a squeaking or scraping noise is heard from the disc brakes while braking, im

 ABS (Anti-lock Brake System)

WARNING Always use the utmost care in driving – overconfidence because you are driving with an ABS equipped vehicle could easily lead to a serious accident. CAUTION ● The ABS system does

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 Reporting safety defects (USA)

If you believe that your vehicle has a defect which could cause a crash or could cause injury or death, you should immediately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying Subaru of America, Inc. If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an

 Head restraint adjustment

1) Head restraint 2) Release button Both the driver’s seat and the front passenger’s seat are equipped with head restraints. The head restraint should be adjusted so that the center of the head restraint is closest to the top of the occupant’s ears. To raise: Pull the head restraint

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