Subaru Outback manuals

Subaru Outback: Towing

WARNING

Never tow AWD vehicles (including AT, MT and CVT) with the front wheels raised off the ground while the rear wheels are on the ground, or with the rear wheels raised off the ground while the front wheels are on the ground. This will cause the vehicle to spin away due to the operation or deterioration of the center differential.

If towing is necessary, it is best done by your SUBARU dealer or a commercial


If towing is necessary, it is best done by your SUBARU dealer or a commercial towing service. Observe the following procedures for safety.

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 Towing and tie-down hooks/holes

The towing hooks should be used only in an emergency (e.g., to free a stuck vehicle from mud, sand or snow). CAUTION ● Use only the specified towing hooks and tie-down hooks/holes. Never use

 Using a flat-bed truck

This is the best way to transport your vehicle. Use the following procedures to ensure safe transportation. 1. Shift the select lever into the “P” position for AT and CVT models or the shif

 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. ● Reme

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 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 pressure monitoring system will activate only when the vehicle is driven. Also, this system may not reac

 Scan tuning (SCAN)

If you press the “SCAN” button, the radio will switch to the scan mode. In this mode, the radio scans through the radio band until a station is found. The radio will stop at the station for 5 seconds while displaying the frequency, after which scanning will continue until the entire band

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