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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 Parking in cold weather

WARNING Snow can trap dangerous exhaust gases under your vehicle. Keep snow clear of the exhaust pipe and from around your vehicle if you park the vehicle in snow with the engine running. Do not use the parking brake when parking for long periods in cold weather since it could freeze in that

 Illumination brightness control

The illumination brightness of the clock display, audio, air conditioner, multi function display and meter/gauge dims under the following conditions. ● when the light switch is in the “ ” or “ ” position ● when the light switch is in the “AUTO” position and the headligh

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