Subaru Outback manuals

Subaru Outback: When the brakes get wet

When driving in rain or after washing the vehicle, the brakes may get wet. As a result, brake stopping distance will be longer. To dry the brakes, drive the vehicle at a safe speed while lightly depressing the brake pedal to heat up the brakes.

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 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 overheat

 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

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 If no steam is coming from the engine compartment

NOTE For details about how to check the coolant level or how to add coolant, refer to “Engine coolant” F11-17. 1. Keep the engine running at idling speed. 2. Open the hood to ventilate the engine compartment. Refer to “Engine hood” F11-7. Confirm that the cooling fan is turning. If t

 Tire care – maintenance and safety practices

● Check on a daily basis that the tires are free from serious damage, nails, and stones. At the same time, check the tires for abnormal wear. ● Inspect the tire tread regularly and replace the tires before their tread wear indicators become visible. When a tire’s tread wear indica

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