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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 Auxiliary input jack

By connecting a commercial audio product to the vehicle, such as a portable audio player, you can hear its sound via the vehicle’s speaker. An auxiliary (AUX) input jack is equipped in the center console. A stereo mini pin plug (3.5ø) can be inserted in this jack. The connection cab

 Low tire pressure warning light (U.S.-spec. models)

When the ignition switch is turned to the “ON” position, the low tire pressure warning light will illuminate for approximately 2 seconds to check that the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) is functioning properly. If there is no problem and all tires are properly inflated, the light

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