Subaru Outback manuals

Subaru Outback: Refueling

Only one person should be involved in refueling. Do not allow others to approach the area of the vehicle near the fuel filler pipe while refueling is in progress.

Be sure to observe any other precautions that are posted at the service station.

1. To open the fuel filler lid, pull the lid release lever up. The lever is on

1. To open the fuel filler lid, pull the lid release lever up. The lever is on the floor at the left of the driver’s seat.

2. Open the fuel filler lid.

2. Open the fuel filler lid.


Before opening the fuel filler cap, first touch the vehicle body or a metal portion of the fuel pump or similar object to discharge any static electricity that may be present on your body. If your body is carrying an electrostatic charge, there is a possibility that an electric spark could ignite the fuel, which could burn you. To avoid acquiring a new static electric charge, do not get back into the vehicle while refueling is in progress.

1) Open

1) Open
2) Close

3. Remove the fuel filler cap by turning it slowly counterclockwise.


● Gasoline vapor is highly flammable. Before refueling, always first stop the engine and close all vehicle doors and windows. Make sure that there are no lighted cigarettes, open flames or electrical sparks in the adjacent area. Refueling must be performed outside. Quickly wipe up any spilled fuel.

● When opening the cap, grasp it firmly and turn it slowly to the left. Do not remove the cap quickly. Fuel may be under pressure and spray out of the fuel filler neck, especially in hot weather. If you hear a hissing sound while you are removing the cap, wait for the sound to stop and then slowly open the cap to prevent fuel from spraying out and creating a fire hazard.

4. Hook the cord that is attached to the fuel filler cap onto the hook inside

4. Hook the cord that is attached to the fuel filler cap onto the hook inside the fuel filler lid.


● When refueling, insert the fuel nozzle securely into the fuel filler pipe. If the nozzle is lifted or not fully inserted, its automatic stopping mechanism may not function, causing fuel to overflow the tank and creating a fire hazard.

● Stop refueling when the automatic stop mechanism on the fuel nozzle activates. If you continue to add fuel, temperature changes or other conditions may cause fuel to overflow from the tank and create a fire hazard.

5. Stop filling the tank after the fuel filler pump automatically turns off. Do not add any more fuel.


Make sure that the cap is tightened until it clicks to prevent fuel spillage in the event of an accident.

6. Put the cap back on, turn it clockwise until you hear a clicking noise. Be certain not to catch the tether under the cap while tightening.

7. Close the fuel filler lid completely. If you spill any fuel on the painted surface, rinse it off immediately. Otherwise, the painted surface could be damaged.


● You will see the “” sign in the

● You will see the “fuel gauge. This indicates that the fuel filler door (lid) is located on the right” sign in the
fuel gauge. This indicates that the fuel filler door (lid) is located on the right side of the vehicle.

● If the fuel filler cap is not tightened until it clicks or if the tether is caught under the cap, the CHECK ENGINE warning light/malfunction indicator lamp may illuminate. Refer to “CHECK ENGINE warning light/Malfunction indicator lamp” F3-12.


● Never add any cleaning agents to the fuel tank. The addition of a cleaning agent may cause damage to the fuel system.

● After refueling, turn the cap to the right until it clicks to ensure that it is fully tightened. If the cap is not securely tightened, fuel may leak out while the vehicle is being driven or fuel spillage could occur in the event of an accident, creating a fire hazard.

● Do not let fuel spill on the exterior surfaces of the vehicle. Because fuel may damage the paint, be sure to wipe off any spilled fuel quickly. Paint damage caused by spilled fuel is not covered under the SUBARU Limited Warranty.

● Always use a genuine SUBARU fuel filler cap. If you use the wrong cap, it may not fit, and your fuel tank and emission control system may be damaged. It could also lead to fuel spillage and a fire.

● Immediately put fuel in the tank whenever the low fuel warning light illuminates. Engine misfires as a result of an empty tank could cause damage to the engine.


 State emission testing (U.S. only)

WARNING Testing of an All-Wheel Drive vehicle must NEVER be performed on a single two-wheel dynamometer. Attempting to do so will result in uncontrolled vehicle movement and may cause an accident

 Preparing to drive

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 Starting the engine


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Your vehicle is equipped with a supplemental restraint system in addition to a lap/shoulder belt at each front seating position and each rear window-side seating position. The supplemental restraint system (SRS) consists of six airbags. The configurations are as follows: ● Driver’s and

 Oil pressure warning light

CAUTION Do not operate the engine with the oil pressure warning light on. This may cause serious engine damage. If this light illuminates when the engine is running, it may indicate that the engine oil pressure is low and the lubricating system is not working properly. If the light illumina

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