Subaru Outback manuals

Subaru Outback: Trailer towing tips

CAUTION

● Never exceed 45 mph (72 km/h) when towing a trailer in hilly country on hot days.

● When towing a trailer, steering, stability, stopping distance and braking performance will be different from normal operation. For safety’s sake, you should employ extra caution when towing a trailer and you should never speed. You should also keep the following tips in mind:

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 Before starting out on a trip

● Check that the vehicle and vehicle-tohitch mounting are in good condition. If any problems are apparent, do not tow the trailer. ● Check that the vehicle sits horizontally with the tr

 Driving with a trailer

● You should allow for considerably more stopping distance when towing a trailer. Avoid sudden braking because it may result in skidding or jackknifing and loss of control. ● Avoid ab

 Driving on grades

● Before going down a steep hill, slow down and shift into lower gear (if necessary, use 1st gear) in order to utilize the overheating of your vehicle’s brakes. Do not make sudden downshif

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 N (Neutral)

This position is for restarting a stalled engine. In this position the wheels and transmission are not locked. In this position, the transmission is neutral; the vehicle will roll freely, even on the slightest incline unless the parking brake or foot brake is applied. Avoid coasting with the

 Navigation monitor (if equipped)

To clean the navigation monitor, wipe it with a silicone cloth or with a soft cloth. If the navigation monitor is extremely dirty, clean it with a soft cloth moistened with neutral detergent then carefully wipe off any remaining detergent. NOTE ● Do not spray neutral detergent directly o

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