Subaru Outback manuals

Subaru Outback: Use of engine braking

Remember to make use of engine braking in addition to foot braking. When descending a grade, if only the foot brake is used, the brakes may start working improperly because of brake fluid overheating, caused by overheated brake pads. To help prevent this, shift into a lower gear to get stronger engine braking.


 Braking when a tire is punctured

Do not depress the brake pedal suddenly when a tire is punctured. This could cause a loss of control of the vehicle. Keep driving straight ahead while gradually reducing speed. Then slowly pull of

 Brake system

 Two separate circuits

Your vehicle has a dual circuit brake system. Each circuit works diagonally across the vehicle. If one circuit of the brake system should fail, the other half of the system still works. If one cir


 Vehicle Dynamics Control operation indicator light

The indicator light flashes during activation of the skid suppression function and during activation of the traction control function. NOTE ● The light may remain illuminated for a short period of time after the engine has been started, especially in cold weather. This does not indicate

 Vehicle Dynamics Control OFF switch

Pressing the switch to deactivate the Vehicle Dynamics Control system can facilitate the following operations. ● a standing start on a steeply sloping road with a snowy, gravel-covered, or otherwise slippery surface ● extrication of the vehicle when its wheels are stuck in mud or

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