Subaru Outback manuals

Subaru Outback: Rocking the vehicle

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 trying to free the vehicle.

When the road surface is extremely slippery, you can obtain better traction by starting the vehicle with the transmission in 2nd than 1st (for MT, AT and CVT).

For information on holding the transmission in 2nd position, refer to “Selection of manual mode” F7-22.

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 Loading your vehicle

WARNING Never allow passengers to ride on a folded rear seatback, in the trunk or in the cargo area. Doing so may result in serious injury. WARNING ● Never stack luggage or other cargo hi

 Vehicle capacity weight

The load capacity of your vehicle is determined by weight, not by available cargo space. The maximum load you can carry in your vehicle is shown on the vehicle placard attached to the driver

 GVWR and GAWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating and Gross Axle Weight Rating)

Certification label The certification label attached to the driver’s side door shows GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) and GAWR (Gross Axle Weight Rating). The GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight) must

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 Category selection

To activate the category search mode, press the “PTY/CAT” button. To deactivate the category search mode, press the “PTY/CAT” button again. When in the category search mode, pressing the “FOLDER” button “” changes the category up by one step. Pressing “” changes the ca

 Towing with all wheels on the ground

WARNING ● Never turn the ignition switch to the “LOCK” position while the vehicle is being towed because the steering wheel and the direction of the wheels will be locked. ● Remember that the brake booster and power steering do not function when the engine is not running. Bec

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