Subaru Outback manuals

Subaru Outback: Engine overheating

WARNING

Never attempt to remove the radiator cap until the engine has been shut off and has fully cooled down. When the engine is hot, the coolant is under pressure. Removing the cap while the engine is still hot could release a spray of boiling hot coolant, which could burn you very seriously.

If the engine overheats, pull off the road safely and stop the vehicle in a safe place.

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 If steam is coming from the engine compartment

Turn off the engine and get everyone away from the vehicle until it cools down.

 If no steam is coming from the engine compartment

NOTE For details about how to check the coolant level or how to add coolant, refer to “Engine coolant” F11-17. 1. Keep the engine running at idling speed. 2. Open the hood to ventilate the en

 Towing

WARNING Never tow AWD vehicles (including AT, MT and CVT) with the front wheels raised off the ground while the rear wheels are on the ground, or with the rear wheels raised off the ground while

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 Head restraint adjustment

1) Head restraint 2) Release button Both the driver’s seat and the front passenger’s seat are equipped with head restraints. The head restraint should be adjusted so that the center of the head restraint is closest to the top of the occupant’s ears. To raise: Pull the head restraint

 New vehicle break-in driving – the first 1,000 miles (1,600 km)

The performance and long life of your vehicle are dependent on how you handle and care for your vehicle while it is new. Follow these instructions during the first 1,000 miles (1,600 km): ● Do not race the engine. And do not allow engine speed to exceed 4,000 rpm except in an emergency.

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