Subaru Outback manuals

Subaru Outback: Preparing to drive

You should perform the following checks and adjustments every day before you start driving.

1. Check that all windows, mirrors, and lights are clean and unobstructed.

2. Check the appearance and condition of the tires. Also check tires for proper inflation.

3. Look under the vehicle for any sign of leaks.

4. Check that the hood, trunk (Legacy) and rear gate (Outback) are fully closed.

5. Check the adjustment of the seat.

6. Check the adjustment of the inside and outside mirrors.

7. Fasten your seatbelt. Check that your passengers have fastened their seatbelts.

8. Check the operation of the warning and indicator lights when the ignition switch is turned to the “ON” position.

9. Check the gauges, indicator and warning lights after starting the engine.

NOTE

Engine oil, engine coolant, brake fluid, washer fluid and other fluid levels should be checked daily, weekly or at fuel stops.

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 Starting the engine

 MT models

1. Apply the parking brake. 2. Turn off unnecessary lights and accessories. 3. Depress the clutch pedal to the floor and shift the shift lever into neutral. Hold the clutch pedal to the floor whil

 AT and CVT models

CAUTION If you restart the engine while the vehicle is moving, shift the select lever into the “N” position. Do not attempt to place the select lever of a moving vehicle into the “P” posi

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 Seatbelt warning light and chime

NOTE If your seatbelt warning device does not operate as described in the following, it may be out of order. Have the device inspected and, if necessary, repaired by the nearest SUBARU dealer. Your vehicle is equipped with a seatbelt warning device at the driver’s and front passenger’s s

 Cooling system

WARNING Never attempt to remove the radiator cap until the engine has been shut off and has cooled down completely. Since the coolant is under pressure, you may suffer serious burns from a spray of boiling hot coolant when the cap is removed. CAUTION ● Vehicles are filled at the factory

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