Subaru Outback manuals

Subaru Outback: Summer tires

The factory-installed tires on your new 2.5 L turbo models are summer tires. Summer tires are high-speed capability tires best suited for highway driving under dry conditions.

Summer tires are inadequate for driving on slippery roads such as on snowcovered or icy roads.

If you drive your vehicle on snow-covered or icy roads, we strongly recommend the use of winter (snow) tires.

When installing winter tires, be sure to replace all four tires.

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 Winter (snow) tires

Winter tires are best suited for driving on snow-covered and icy roads. However winter tires do not perform as well as summer tires and all season tires on roads other than snow-covered and icy ro

 Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) (if equipped)

The tire pressure monitoring system provides the driver with a warning message by sending a signal from a sensor that is installed in each wheel when tire pressure is severely low. The tire pressu

 Tire inspection

Check on a daily basis that the tires are free from serious damage, nails, and stones. At the same time, check the tires for abnormal wear. Contact your SUBARU dealer immediately if you find any pr

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 Cooling fan, hose and connections

Your vehicle employs an electric cooling fan which is thermostatically controlled to operate when the engine coolant reaches a specific temperature. If the radiator cooling fan does not operate even when the coolant temperature high warning light illuminates, the cooling fan circuit may be defe

 Compass zone adjustment

Compass calibration zones 1. Refer to the “Compass calibration zones” map shown above to verify that the compass zone setting is correct for your geographical location. 2. Press and hold the switch for 6 seconds until the zone selection comes up (a number will be displayed in the mirror

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