Subaru Outback manuals

Subaru Outback: 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 problem.

NOTE

● When the wheels and tires strike curbs or are subjected to harsh treatment as when the vehicle is driven on a rough surface, they can suffer damage that cannot be seen with the naked eye. This type of damage does not become evident until time has passed. Try not to drive over curbs, potholes or on other rough surfaces. If doing so is unavoidable, keep the vehicle’s speed down to a walking pace or less, and approach the curbs as squarely as possible. Also, make sure the tires are not pressed against the curb when you park the vehicle.

● If you feel unusual vibration while driving or find it difficult to steer the vehicle in a straight line, one of the tires and/or wheels may be damaged. Drive slowly to the nearest authorized SUBARU dealer and have the vehicle inspected.

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1) New tread 2) Worn tread 3) Tread wear indicator Each tire incorporates a tread wear indicator, which becomes visible when the depth of the tread grooves decreases to 0.063 in (1.6 mm). A tir

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 System alarm operation

The alarm system will give the following alarms when triggered: ● The vehicle’s horn will sound and the turn signal lights will flash for 30 seconds. ● If any door (or the rear gate/trunk lid) remains open after the 30-second period, the horn will continue to sound for a maximum

 Before checking or servicing in the engine compartment

WARNING ● Always stop the engine and apply the parking brake to prevent the vehicle from moving. ● Always let the engine cool down. Engine parts become very hot when the engine is running and remain hot for some time after the engine is stopped. ● Do not spill engine oil, en

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