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Subaru Outback: Driving on snowy and icy roads

WARNING

Do not use the cruise control on slippery roads such as snowy or icy roads. This may cause loss of vehicle control.

CAUTION

Avoid prolonged continuous driving in snowstorms. Snow will enter the engine’s intake system and may hinder the airflow, which could result in engine shutdown or even breakdown.

To prevent skidding and slipping, avoid sudden braking, abrupt acceleration, highspeed driving, and sharp turning when driving on snowy or icy roads.

Always maintain ample distance between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead of you to avoid the need for sudden braking.

To supplement the foot brake, use the engine brake effectively to control the vehicle speed. (Shift into a lower gear when necessary.)

Avoid shifting down abruptly. Such behavior can cause the wheels to lock, possibly leading to loss of vehicle control.

An anti-lock brake system (ABS) enhances your vehicle’s braking performance on snowy and icy roads. For information about braking on slippery surfaces, refer to “ABS (Anti-lock Brake System)” F7-25 and “Vehicle Dynamics Control system” F7-28.

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 Wiper operation when snowing

Before driving in cold weather, make sure the wiper blades are not frozen to the windshield or rear window. If the wiper blades are frozen to the windshield or rear window, perform the following

 Corrosion protection

Refer to “Corrosion protection” F10-4.

 Snow tires

WARNING ● When replacing original tires with winter (snow) tires, make sure you use only the same size, construction and load range as the original tires listed on the tire placard. Using o

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 Compass zone adjustment

Compass calibration zones 1. Refer to the “Compass calibration zones” map shown above to verify that the compass zone setting is correct for your geographical location. 2. Press and hold the compass display button for 3 seconds until the zone selection comes up (a number will be displaye

 Safety precautions

WARNING ● For safety reasons, avoid operating of the cell phone while driving. ● Do not make a phone call while driving. When you have an incoming call, stop the vehicle in a safe location before taking the incoming phone call. When you have to absolutely take a phone call, tell th

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