Subaru Outback manuals

Subaru Outback: Engine hood

To open the hood:

1. If the wiper blades are lifted off the windshield, return them to their original positions.

2. Pull the hood release knob under the instrument panel.


2. Pull the hood release knob under the instrument panel.

3. Release the secondary hood release by moving the lever between the front grille


3. Release the secondary hood release by moving the lever between the front grille and the hood toward the left.

4. Lift up the hood.

To close the hood:

1. Lower the hood to a height of approximately 5.9 in (15 cm) above its closed position and then let it drop.

2. After closing the hood, be sure the hood is securely locked.

If this does not close the hood, release it from a slightly higher position. Do not push the hood forcibly to close it. It could deform the metal.

WARNING

Always check that the hood is properly locked before you start driving. If it is not, it might fly open while the vehicle is moving and block your view, which may cause an accident and serious bodily injury.

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If you must rock the vehicle to free it from snow, sand, or mud, depress the accelerator pedal slightly and move the shift lever/select lever back and forth between “1”/“D” and “R” repeatedly. Do not race the engine. For the best possible traction, avoid spinning the wheels when tr

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1) The vehicle strikes an object, such as a telephone pole or sign pole. 2) The vehicle slides under the load bed of a truck. 3) The vehicle sustains an oblique offset frontal impact. 4) The vehicle sustains an offset frontal collision. 5) The vehicle strikes an object that can move or deform,

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