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Subaru Outback: Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) system

Subaru Outback (BR) 2010-2015 Owners Manual / Starting and operating / Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) system

The EBD system maximizes the effectiveness of the brakes by allowing the rear brakes to supply a greater proportion of the braking force. It functions by adjusting the distribution of braking force to the rear wheels in accordance with the vehicle’s loading condition and speed.

The EBD system is an integral part of the ABS system and uses some of the ABS system’s components to perform its function of optimizing the distribution of braking force. If any of the ABS components used by the EBD function fails, the EBD system also stops working.

When the EBD system is operating, you may hear a chattering noise or feel a slight vibration in the brake pedal. This is normal and does not indicate a malfunction.


 Steps to take if EBD system malfunctions

If a malfunction occurs in the EBD system, the system stops working and the brake system warning light and ABS warning light illuminate simultaneously. The EBD system may be malfunctioning if the

 Vehicle Dynamics Control system

WARNING Always use the utmost care in driving – overconfidence because you are driving with a Vehicle Dynamics Control system equipped vehicle could easily lead to a serious accident. CAUTION

 Vehicle Dynamics Control system monitor


 Dome light

1) ON 2) DOOR 3) OFF The dome light switch has three positions: ON: The light remains on continuously. OFF: The light remains off. DOOR: The dome light illuminates automatically in the following cases. ● Any of the doors or the rear gate (Outback) is opened. ● The doors or the

 Temperature sensors

1) Solar sensor 2) Interior air temperature sensor The automatic climate control system employs several sensors. These sensors are delicate. If they are treated incorrectly and become damaged, the system may not be able to control the interior temperature correctly. To avoid damaging the sen

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