Subaru Outback manuals

Subaru Outback (BR): Checking the oil level in Manual transmission

Non-turbo models


Non-turbo models
1) Yellow handle

Turbo models


Turbo models

1) Yellow handle

Check the oil level monthly.

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. Withdraw the level gauge once more and inspect the oil level indicated on it. If the level is below the lower mark, pour oil into the level gauge hole until the level reaches the upper mark.


Exercise caution to avoid spillage of manual transmission oil while refilling. Contact with the exhaust pipe can lead to unpleasant odors, smoke, and potential fire hazards. In case oil comes into contact with the exhaust pipe, promptly clean the area to prevent any issues.


 Automatic transmission fluid

 Checking the fluid level in Automatic transmission

The automatic transmission fluid expands largely as its temperature rises; the fluid level differs according to fluid temperature. Therefore, there are two different scales for checking the level of


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 Oil pressure warning light

CAUTION Do not operate the engine with the oil pressure warning light on. This may cause serious engine damage. If this light illuminates when the engine is running, it may indicate that the engine oil pressure is low and the lubricating system is not working properly. If the light illumina

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