Subaru Outback manuals

Subaru Outback (BR): Winter driving on 2.5 L turbo models

Original equipment summer tires are installed on your vehicle, which are not suitable for driving on slippery surfaces like snow-covered or icy roads. Compared to winter and all-season tires, summer tires provide much less traction on snowy and icy roads. Therefore, it is highly recommended to use winter tires when encountering such road conditions.

If you opt for winter tires, ensure they are the correct size and type for your vehicle. Install four winter tires that match in size, construction, brand, and load range, and avoid mixing radial, belted bias, or bias tires as this could lead to unsafe handling characteristics. Additionally, check that there is sufficient clearance between the tire and the vehicle body when selecting a tire.

Always drive cautiously regardless of the tire type on your vehicle to ensure safety on the road.

Winter driving on 2.5 L turbo models


 Tire chains

CAUTION Tire chains cannot be used on any tires for your Legacy and Outback because of lack of clearance between the tires and vehicle body.

 Rocking the vehicle

If you must rock the vehicle to free it from snow, sand, or mud, depress the accelerator pedal slightly and move the shift lever/select lever back and forth between “1”/“D” and “R” rep

 Loading your vehicle

WARNING Never allow passengers to ride on a folded rear seatback, in the trunk or in the cargo area. Doing so may result in serious injury. WARNING ● Never stack luggage or other cargo hi


 Power steering

CAUTION Do not hold the steering wheel at the fully locked position left or right for more than 5 seconds. This may damage the power steering pump. The power steering system operates only when the engine is running. If you lose power steering assist because the engine stops or the system fails

 Changing the batteries

CAUTION ● Do not let dust, oil or water get on or in the remote engine start transmitter when replacing the battery. ● Be careful not to damage the printed circuit board in the remote engine start transmitter when replacing the battery. ● Be careful not to allow children to

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