Subaru Outback manuals

Subaru Outback: D (Drive)

This position is for normal driving. The transmission automatically shifts into a suitable gear according to the vehicle speed and the acceleration you require. When more acceleration is required in this position, depress the accelerator pedal fully to the floor and hold that position. The transmission will automatically downshift. When you release the pedal, the transmission will return to the original gear position. To use the manual mode, move the lever from this position into the manual gate.

NOTE (AT models only)

Automatic downshifts to 4th or 3rd may occur even when driving on a level road depending on conditions, such as how hard you depress the brake pedal.

While climbing a grade

When driving up a hill, undesired upshift is prevented from taking place when the accelerator is released. This minimizes the chance of subsequent downshifting to a lower gear when accelerating again. This prevents repeated upshifting and downshifting resulting in a smoother operation of the vehicle.


The transmission may downshift, depending on the way the accelerator pedal is depressed to accelerate the vehicle again.


 Shift lock function

The shift lock function helps prevent the improper operation of the select lever. ● The select lever cannot be operated unless the ignition switch is turned to the “ON” position and the b

 Shift lock release

If the select lever cannot be operated, turn the ignition switch back to the “ON” position then move the select lever to the “P” position with the select lever button pressed and brake ped

 Shift lock release using the shift lock release button

Perform the following procedure to release the shift lock. 1. Apply the parking brake and stop the engine. 2. Remove the shift lock cover using a flat-head screwdriver. 3. While depressing the


 Passenger compartment area

1) Lower anchorages for child restraint system (page 1-33) 2) Seatbelt (page 1-12) 3) Center console (page 6-6) 4) Front seat (page 1-2) 5) Rear seat (page 1-7) 1) Top tether anchorages (page 1-36) 2) Cargo area light (page 6-3) 3) Rear center seatbelt (page 1-18) 4) Cargo area cover (pa

 List of Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC)

A: LIST 1. DTC TABLE NOTE: When more than one DTC codes are recorded, referring to their combination and indicator display in the combination meter will make it easy to identify the possible cause. Refer to the list for typical examples. Diagnostic Procedure with Diagnostic Trouble

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