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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 Adjusting the front seat shoulder belt anchor height

The shoulder belt anchor height should be adjusted to the position best suited for the driver/front passenger. Always adjust the anchor height so that the shoulder belt passes over the middle of the shoulder without touching the neck. To raise: Slide the anchor up. To lower: Push the relea

 Washing

CAUTION ● When washing the vehicle, the brakes may get wet. As a result, the brake stopping distance will be longer. To dry the brakes, drive the vehicle at a safe speed while lightly pressing the brake pedal to heat up the brakes. ● Do not wash the engine compartment and areas adj

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