Subaru Outback manuals

Subaru Outback: Checking the oil level

AT models

1) Yellow handle


1) Yellow handle

1. Park the vehicle on a level surface and stop the engine.

2. Pull out the level gauge, wipe it clean, and insert it again.

1) Upper level


1) Upper level
2) Lower level

3. Pull out the level gauge again and check the oil level on it. If it is below the lower level, add oil to bring the level up to the upper level.

CAUTION

Be careful not to spill front differential gear oil when adding it. If oil touches the exhaust pipe, it may cause a bad smell, smoke, and/or a fire. If oil gets on the exhaust pipe, be sure to wipe it off.

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 CVT models

There is no oil level gauge. To check the front differential gear oil level, we recommend that you consult your SUBARU dealer for inspection.

 Recommended grade and viscosity

Each oil manufacturer has its own base oils and additives. Never use different brands together. For details, refer to “Manual transmission, front differential and rear differential gear oil” F

 Rear differential gear oil

There is no oil level gauge. To check the rear differential gear oil level, we recommend that you consult your SUBARU dealer for inspection.

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 ECO gauge

1) U.S.-spec. models 2) Except U.S.-spec. models The ECO gauge shows the difference between the average rate of fuel consumption and the current rate of fuel consumption. Using the average rate of fuel consumption since the trip meter was last reset, the indicator needle behaves as described

 Defrosting or defogging

To direct warm air to the windshield and front door windows: 1. Press the “” button. 2. Set the temperature control dial to the red side. 3. Set the fan speed control dial at the highest speed. NOTE When the “” button or “” button is pressed the air conditioner compressor automati

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