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1 Before driving Adjusting and operating features such as door locks, mirrors, and steering column.

2 When driving Driving, stopping and safe-driving information.

3 Interior fea- tures

Air conditioning and audio systems, as well as other in- terior features for a comfortable driving experience.

4 Maintenance and care

Cleaning and protecting your vehicle, performing do-it- yourself maintenance, and maintenance information.

5 When trouble arises

What to do if the vehicle needs to be towed, gets a flat tire, or is involved in an accident.

6 Vehicle specifications Detailed vehicle information.

7 For owners Reporting safety defects for US owners, and seatbelt and SRS airbag instructions for Canadian owners

Index Alphabetical listing of information contained in this manual.

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1-1. Key information Keys ..................................... 20

1-2. Opening, closing and locking the doors and trunk lid

Keyless access with push button start system............. 23

Remote keyless entry system................................ 37

Doors.................................... 42 Trunk lid ............................... 45

1-3. Adjustable components (seats, mirrors, steering wheel)

Front seats ........................... 51 Rear seats............................ 54 Head restraints..................... 56 Seatbelts .............................. 58 Steering wheel ..................... 65 Anti-glare inside rear

view mirror.......................... 66 Outside rear view mirrors ..... 67

1-4. Opening and closing the windows

Power windows .................... 70

1-5. Refueling Opening the fuel tank cap .... 73

1-6. Security system Engine immobilizer

system ................................ 77 Theft prevention labels

(U.S.A.)............................... 80 Alarm .................................... 81

1-7. Safety information Correct driving posture ......... 85 SRS airbag (Supplemental

Restraint System airbag) .... 87 Front passenger occupant

detection system .............. 122 Child restraint systems ....... 132 Installing child restraints ..... 136

2-1. Driving procedures Driving the vehicle .............. 146 Push-button ignition

switch ............................... 160 Engine (ignition) switch....... 169 Automatic transmission ...... 172 Manual Transmission ......... 179 Turn signal lever ................. 182 Parking brake ..................... 183 Horn.................................... 184

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2-2. Instrument cluster Gauges and meters ............ 185 Indicators and warning

lights ................................. 190 Multi-information display ..... 195

2-3. Operating the lights and windshield wipers

Headlight switch.................. 200 Fog light switch ................... 206 Windshield wipers and

washer .............................. 207

2-4. Using other driving systems

Cruise control...................... 210 Driving assist systems ........ 215

2-5. Driving information Cargo and luggage ............. 221 Vehicle load limits ............... 225 Winter driving tips ............... 226 Trailer towing ...................... 230 Dinghy towing ..................... 231

3-1. Using the air conditioning system and defogger

Manual air conditioning system.............................. 234

Automatic air conditioning system.............................. 241

Rear window and outside rear view mirror defoggers ......................... 250

3-2. Using the audio system Using the AUX/USB port .... 252

3-3. Using the interior lights Interior lights list ................. 253 Interior light ...................... 254

3-4. Using the storage features List of storage features....... 255 Glove box ......................... 256 Bottle holders ................... 257 Cup holders/console

tray ................................... 258

3-5. Other interior features Sun visors........................... 260 Vanity mirrors ..................... 261 Clock .................................. 262 Outside temperature

display .............................. 263 Power outlets...................... 264 Seat heaters ....................... 266 Floor mat ............................ 268

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4-1. Maintenance and care Cleaning and protecting

the vehicle exterior ........... 272 Cleaning and protecting

the vehicle interior ............ 276 Cleaning and protecting

the Alcantara area.......... 280

4-2. Maintenance Maintenance

requirements .................... 282 General maintenance......... 285 Emission inspection and

maintenance (I/M) programs.......................... 288

4-3. Do-it-yourself maintenance Do-it-yourself service

precautions ...................... 289 Engine hood ....................... 292 Engine compartment .......... 294 Tires ................................... 308 Tire inflation pressure......... 315 Wheels ............................... 319 Air conditioning filter ........... 322 Transmitter/access key

battery .............................. 325 Checking and replacing

fuses ................................ 329 Light bulbs.......................... 337

5-1. Essential information Hazard warning flashers..... 354 If your vehicle needs to

be towed........................... 355 If you think something is

wrong................................ 362 Fuel pump shut off

system .............................. 363

5-2. Steps to take in an emergency

If a warning light turns on or a warning buzzer sounds... .......................... 364

If you have a flat tire ........... 378 If the engine will not start.... 389 If the select lever cannot

be shifted from P .............. 392 If you lose your keys........... 393 If the access key does

not operate properly ......... 394 If the battery is

discharged........................ 398 If your vehicle overheats..... 403 If the vehicle becomes

stuck ................................. 406

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6-1. Specifications Maintenance data

(fuel, oil level, etc.)............ 410 Fuel information .................. 422 Tire information ................... 426

6-2. Customization Customizable features ........ 439

Reporting safety defects for U.S. owners ................. 444

Seatbelt instructions for Canadian owners (in French) ........................ 445

SRS airbag instructions for Canadian owners (in French) ........................ 448

Abbreviation list .........................470

Alphabetical index......................471

What to do if... ............................481

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Outside rear view mirrors P. 67Engine hood P. 292

Windshield wipers P. 207

Headlights P. 200

Parking lights P. 200

Front side marker lights P. 200

Turn signal lights P. 182

Front fog lights P. 206

Daytime running lights P. 200

Pictorial index Exterior

Towing eyelet P. 355

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Tires Rotation Replacement Inflation pressure Information

P. 308 P. 378 P. 315 P. 426

Rear window defogger P. 250

Trunk lid P. 45

Doors P. 42

Fuel filler lid P. 73

Turn signal lights P. 182

Rear side marker lights P. 200

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License plate lights P. 200

Tail lights P. 200

Towing eyelet P. 355

Towing eyelet P. 355

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Pictorial index Interior

Power outlet P. 264

Head restraints P. 56

Seatbelts P. 58

Cup holders Console tray

P. 258 P. 258

SRS side airbags P. 87

Front seats P. 51

Glove box P. 256

SRS curtain airbags P. 87Child restraint

anchor brackets P. 136

Navigation system , *

SRS front passenger airbag

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Anti-glare inside rear view mirror P. 66

Interior light P. 254

Vanity mirrors P. 261

Sun visors P. 260

: If equipped *: Refer to Navigation System Owners Manual.

Lock levers P. 43

Outside rear view mirror switches P. 67

Window lock switch P. 70

Power window switches P. 70

Power door lock switch P. 43

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Select lever Shift lever

P. 172 P. 179

Parking brake lever P. 183

Vehicle stability control (VSC)/TRAC off switch P. 216, 218

Seat heater switches P. 266

VSC SPORT switch P. 217

Power outlet P. 264

Shift lock release button P. 392

Driving pattern selector switch P. 174

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Headlight switch Turn signal lever Fog light switch

P. 200 P. 182 P. 206

Gauges and meters Multi-information display

P. 185 P. 195

Clock P. 262

Windshield wiper and washer switch P. 207

Hazard warning flasher switch

P. 354

Tilt and telescopic steering lock release lever P. 65

Floor mat P. 268

Engine hood lock release lever P. 292

Fuel filler lid opener P. 73

Push-button ignition switch (vehicles with a keyless access with push button start system) P. 160

AUX port USB port

P. 252 P. 252

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A Vehicles with a manual air conditioning system

Air conditioning system P. 234

Vehicles with an automatic air conditioning system

Rear window and outside rear view mirror defoggers P. 250

Air conditioning system P. 241

Rear window and outside rear view mirror defoggers switch /rear window defogger switch P. 250

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B Paddle shift levers P. 175, 177

Engine (ignition) switch (vehicles without a keyless access with push button start system) P. 169

Cruise control switch P. 210Horn SRS driver airbag

P. 184 P. 87

Instrument panel light control dial P. 189

Manual headlight leveling dial P. 202

Trunk lid opener P. 45

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For your information

Main Owners Manual

Please note that this manual applies to all models and explains all equip- ment, including options. Therefore, you may find some explanations for equipment not installed on your vehicle.

All specifications provided in this manual are current at the time of printing. However, because of the SUBARU policy of continual product improvement, we reserve the right to make changes at any time without notice and without incurring any obligation to make changes on vehicles previously sold.

Depending on specifications, the vehicle shown in the illustration may differ from your vehicle in terms of color and equipment.

Noise from under vehicle after turning off the engine

Approximately five hours after the engine is turned off, you may hear sound coming from under the vehicle for several minutes. This is the sound of a fuel evaporation leakage check and, it does not indicate a malfunction.

Accessories, spare parts and modification of your SUBARU

A wide variety of non-genuine spare parts and accessories for SUBARU vehicles are currently available in the market. You should know that SUBARU does not warrant these products and is not responsible for their performance, repair, or replacement, or for any damage they may cause to, or adverse effect they may have on, your SUBARU vehicle.

This vehicle should not be modified with non-genuine SUBARU products. Modification with non-genuine SUBARU products could affect its perfor- mance, safety or durability, and may even violate governmental regulations. In addition, damage or performance problems resulting from the modification may not be covered under warranty.

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Installation of a mobile two-way radio system

The installation of a mobile two-way radio system in your vehicle could affect electronic systems such as:

Multiport fuel injection system/sequential multiport fuel injection system

Cruise control system

Anti-lock brake system

SRS airbag system

Seatbelt pretensioner system

Be sure to check with your SUBARU dealer for precautionary measures or special instructions regarding installation of a mobile two-way radio system.

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Event data recorder

This vehicle is equipped with an event data recorder (EDR). The main pur- pose of an EDR is to record, in certain crash or near crash-like situations, such as an air bag deployment or hitting a road obstacle, data that will assist in understanding how a vehicles systems performed. The EDR is designed to record data related to vehicle dynamics and safety systems for a short period of time, typically 30 seconds or less. The EDR in this vehicle is designed to record such data as: How various systems in your vehicle were operating; Whether or not the driver and passenger safety belts were buckled/fas-

tened; How far (if at all) the driver was depressing the accelerator and/or brake

pedal; and, How fast the vehicle was traveling. These data can help provide a better understanding of the circumstances in which crashes and injuries occur. NOTE: EDR data are recorded by your vehicle only if a non-trivial crash situ- ation occurs; no data are recorded by the EDR under normal driving condi- tions and no personal data (e.g., name, gender, age, and crash location) are recorded. However, other parties, such as law enforcement, could combine the EDR data with the type of personally identifying data routinely acquired during a crash investigation. To read data recorded by an EDR, special equipment is required, and access to the vehicle or the EDR is needed. In addition to the vehicle manufacturer, other parties, such as law enforcement, that have the special equipment, can read the information if they have access to the vehicle or the EDR. Disclosure of the EDR data

SUBARU will not disclose the data recorded in an EDR to a third party except when: An agreement from the vehicles owner (or the lessee for a leased vehicle)

is obtained In response to an official request by the police, a court of law or a govern-

ment agency For use by SUBARU in a law suit However, if necessary, SUBARU may: Use the data for research on vehicle safety performance Disclose the data to a third party for research purposes without disclosing

information about the specific vehicle or vehicle owner

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Scrapping of your SUBARU

The SRS airbag and seatbelt pretensioner devices in your SUBARU contain explosive chemicals. If the vehicle is scrapped with the airbags and seatbelt pretensioners left as they are, this may cause an accident such as fire. Be sure to have the systems of the SRS airbag and seatbelt pretensioner removed and disposed of by a qualified service shop or by your SUBARU dealer before you scrap your vehicle.

Perchlorate Material

Special handling may apply, See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate.

Your vehicle has components that may contain perchlorate. These components may include airbag, seatbelt pretensioners, and transmitter batteries.

WARNING

General precautions while driving Driving under the influence: Never drive your vehicle when under the influ- ence of alcohol or drugs that have impaired your ability to operate your vehi- cle. Alcohol and certain drugs delay reaction time, impair judgment and reduce coordination, which could lead to an accident that could result in death or serious injury.

Defensive driving: Always drive defensively. Anticipate mistakes that other drivers or pedestrians might make and be ready to avoid accidents.

Driver distraction: Always give your full attention to driving. Anything that dis- tracts the driver, such as adjusting controls, talking on a cellular phone or reading can result in a collision with resulting death or serious injury to you, your occupants or others.

General precaution regarding childrens safety Never leave children unattended in the vehicle, and never allow children to have or use the key.

Children may be able to start the vehicle or shift the vehicle into neutral. There is also a danger that children may injure themselves by playing with the windows or other features of the vehicle. In addition, heat build-up or extremely cold temperatures inside the vehicle can be fatal to children.

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Symbols used throughout this manual

Warnings & Cautions

Symbols used in illustrations

WARNING

This is a warning against something which, if ignored, may cause death or serious injury to people. You are informed about what you must or must not do in order to reduce the risk of death or serious injury to yourself and others.

CAUTION

This is a warning against something which, if ignored, may cause damage to the vehicle or its equipment. You are informed about what you must or must not do in order to avoid or reduce the risk of damage to your SUBARU and its equipment.

Safety symbol

The symbol of a circle with a slash through it means Do not, Do not do this, or Do not let this happen.

Arrows indicating operations

Indicates the action (pushing, turning, etc.) used to operate switches and other devices. Indicates the outcome of an operation (e.g. a lid opens).

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1-1. Key information Keys ................................... 20

1-2. Opening, closing and locking the doors and trunk lid

Keyless access with push button start system ............................. 23

Remote keyless entry system ............................. 37

Doors ................................. 42 Trunk lid ............................. 45

1-3. Adjustable components (seats, mirrors, steering wheel)

Front seats ......................... 51 Rear seats.......................... 54 Head restraints................... 56 Seatbelts ............................ 58 Steering wheel ................... 65 Anti-glare inside rear

view mirror ....................... 66 Outside rear view

mirrors.............................. 67

1-4. Opening and closing the windows

Power windows .................. 70

1-5. Refueling Opening the fuel tank

cap ................................... 73

1-6. Security system Engine immobilizer

system ............................. 77 Theft prevention labels

(U.S.A.) ............................ 80 Alarm.................................. 81

1-7. Safety information Correct driving posture....... 85 SRS airbag

(Supplemental Restraint System airbag)................. 87

Front passenger occupant detection system............ 122

Child restraint systems..... 132 Installing child

restraints ........................ 136

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1-1. Key information

Keys

The following keys are provided with the vehicle.

Vehicles without a keyless access with push button start sys- tem

Master keys

Operating the remote keyless entry system (P. 37)

Valet key Key number plate

Vehicles with a keyless access with push button start system Access keys Operating the keyless

access with push button start system (P. 23)

Operating the remote key- less entry system (P. 37)

Mechanical keys Key number plate

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Using the mechanical key (vehicles with a keyless access with push button start system)

To take out the mechanical key, slide the release lever and take the key out.

After using the mechanical key, store it in the access key. Carry the mechanical key together with the access key. If the access key battery is depleted or the keyless access entry function does not operate properly, you will need the mechanical key. (P. 394)

When required to leave the vehicles key with a parking attendant Turn the trunk lid opener main switch off as circumstances demand. (P. 46) On vehicles without a keyless access with push button start system, provide the attendant with the valet key. On vehicles with a keyless access with push button start system, remove the mechanical key for your own use and provide the attendant with the access key only.

Key number plate Keep the plate in a safe place, not in the vehicle. In the event that a key (without a keyless access with push button start system) or mechanical key (with a keyless access with push button start system) is lost, a new key can be made at your SUBARU dealer using the key number plate. (P. 393)

When riding in an aircraft When bringing a key with remote keyless entry system onto an aircraft, make sure you do not press any buttons on the key while inside the aircraft cabin. If you are carrying the key in your bag etc., ensure that the buttons are not likely to be pressed accidentally. Pressing a button may cause the key to emit radio waves that could interfere with the operation of the aircraft.

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CAUTION

To prevent key damage Observe the following:

Do not drop the keys, subject them to strong shocks or bend them.

Do not expose the keys to high temperatures for a long period of time.

Do not get the keys wet or wash them in an ultrasonic washer etc.

Do not attach metallic or magnetic materials to the keys or place the keys close to such materials.

Do not disassemble the keys.

Do not attach a sticker or anything else to the surface of the key.

Vehicles with a keyless access with push button start system: Do not place the keys near objects that produce magnetic fields, such as TVs, audio systems, glass top ranges, or medical electrical equipment, such as low- frequency therapy equipment.

Carrying the access key on your person (vehicles with a keyless access with push button start system) Carry the access key 3.9 in. (10 cm) or more away from electric appliances that are turned on. Radio waves emitted from electric appliances within 3.9 in. (10 cm) of the access key may interfere with the key, causing the key to not function properly.

In case of a keyless access with push button start system malfunction or other key-related problems (vehicles with a keyless access with push button start system) Take your vehicle with all the access keys provided with your vehicle to your SUBARU dealer.

When a vehicle key is lost If the key remains lost, the risk of vehicle theft increases significantly. Visit your SUBARU dealer immediately with all remaining access keys that were provided with your vehicle.

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Keyless access with push button start system

The following operations can be performed simply by carrying the access key on your person, for example in your pocket. (The driver should always carry the access key.)

Unlocks and locks the doors (P. 24) Unlocks the trunk lid (P. 24) Starts the engine (P. 160)

Access key

Access key

Access key

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Unlocking and locking the doors

Grip the drivers door handle to unlock the door. Grip the passen- gers door handle to unlock all the doors.

Make sure to touch the sensor on the back of the handle.

The doors cannot be unlocked for 3 seconds after the door is locked.

Touch the lock sensor (the indentation on the side of the door handle) to lock the doors.

Unlocking the trunk lid

Press the button to unlock the trunk lid.

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Antenna location and effective range

Antenna location Antennas outside the cabin Antennas inside the cabin Antenna outside the trunk Antenna inside the trunk

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Effective range (areas within which the access key is detected)

When locking or unlocking the doors

The system can be operated when the access key is within about 1.3 - 2.6 ft. (0.4 - 0.8 m) of either of the outside door handles. (Only the doors detecting the key can be operated.)

When unlocking the trunk lid

The system can be operated when the access key is within about 1.3 - 2.6 ft. (0.4 - 0.8 m) of the trunk lid release button.

When starting the engine or changing push-button ignition switch modes

The system can be operated when the access key is inside the vehicle.

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Operation signals A buzzer sounds and the hazard warning flashers flash to indicate that the doors have been locked/unlocked. (Locked: once; Unlocked: twice)

When the door cannot be locked by the lock sensor

Door lock buzzer If an attempt to lock the doors is made when a door is not fully closed, a buzzer sounds continuously. Fully close the door to stop the buzzer, and lock the vehicle once more.

Alarms and warning indicators A combination of exterior and interior alarms as well as warning lights are used to prevent theft of the vehicle and unforeseeable accidents resulting from erroneous operation. Take appropriate measures for the warning light that comes on. (P. 374)

The following table describes circumstances and correction procedures when only alarms are sounded.

Use your palm to touch the lock sensor.

Alarm Situation Correction procedure

Interior alarm pings once and exterior alarm sounds once for 10 seconds

An attempt was made to lock either door by opening a door and putting the lock lever into the lock position, then closing the door by pulling on the outside door handle with the access key still inside the vehicle.

Retrieve the access key from the vehicle and lock the doors again.

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Security feature If a door is not opened within approximately 60 seconds after the vehicle is unlocked, the security feature automatically locks the vehicle again. (How- ever, depending on the location of the access key, the key may be detected as being in the vehicle. In this case, vehicle may be unlocked.)

Alarm Situation Correction procedure

Exterior alarm sounds once for 10 seconds

An attempt was made to lock the doors using the keyless access with push button start system while the access key was still inside the vehicle.

Retrieve the access key from the vehicle and lock the doors again.

An attempt was made to lock the vehicle while a door was open.

Close all of the doors and lock the doors again.

Interior alarm sounds continu- ously

The push-button ignition switch was turned to ACC mode while the drivers door was open (or the drivers door was opened while the push- button ignition switch was in ACC mode).

Turn the push-button ignition switch off and close the drivers door.

Interior alarm sounds continu- ously*

The drivers door was opened while any shift position other than P was selected without turning off the push-button ignition switch.

Shift the select lever to P.

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Battery-saving function The battery-saving function will be activated in order to prevent the access key battery and the vehicle battery from being discharged while the vehicle is not in operation for a long time.

In the following situations, the keyless access with push button start sys- tem may take some time to unlock the doors.

The access key has been left in an area of approximately 6 ft. (2 m) of the outside of the vehicle for 10 minutes or longer.

The keyless access with push button start system has not been used for 5 days or longer.

If the keyless access with push button start system has not been used for 14 days or longer, the doors cannot be unlocked at any door except the drivers door. In this case, take hold of the drivers door handle, or use the remote key- less entry system or the mechanical key, to unlock the doors.

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Conditions affecting operation The keyless access with push button start system uses weak radio waves. In the following situations, the communication between the access key and the vehicle may be affected, preventing the keyless access with push button start system, remote keyless entry system and engine immobilizer system from operating properly. (Way of coping P. 394)

When the access key battery is depleted

Near a TV tower, electric power plant, gas station, radio station, large dis- play, airport or other facility that generates strong radio waves or electri- cal noise

When the access key is in contact with, or is covered by the following metallic objects

Cards to which aluminum foil is attached Cigarette boxes that have aluminum foil inside Metallic wallets or bags Coins Hand warmers made of metal Media such as CDs and DVDs

When another transmitters (that emit radio waves) are being used nearby

When carrying the access key together with the following devices that emit radio waves

A portable radio, cellular phone, cordless phone or other wireless com- munication device

Another vehicle's access key or a transmitter that emits radio waves Personal computers or personal digital assistants (PDAs) Digital audio players Portable game systems

If window tint with a metallic content or metallic objects are attached to the rear window

When the access key is placed near a battery charger or electronic devices

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Notes for the keyless access entry function Even when the access key is within the effective range (detection areas),

the system may not operate properly in the following cases:

The access key is too close to the window or outside door handle, near the ground, or in a high place when the doors are locked or unlocked.

The access key is near the ground or in a high place, or too close to the rear bumper center when the trunk lid is unlocked.

The access key is on the instrument panel, rear shelf or floor, in the door pockets or glove box or auxiliary box when the engine is started or push-button ignition switch modes are changed.

Do not leave the access key on top of the instrument panel or near the door pockets when exiting the vehicle. Depending on the radio wave reception conditions, it may be detected by the antenna outside the cabin and the door will become lockable from the outside, possibly trapping the access key inside the vehicle.

As long as the access key is within the effective range, the doors may be locked or unlocked by anyone.

Even if the access key is not inside the vehicle, it may be possible to start the engine if the access key is near the window.

The doors may unlock if a large amount of water splashes on the door handle, such as in the rain or in a car wash when the access key is within the effective range. (The door will automatically be locked after approxi- mately 30 seconds if the doors are not opened and closed.)

Gripping the door handle when wearing a glove may not unlock the door.

If the remote keyless entry system is used to lock the doors when the access key is near the vehicle, there is a possibility that the door may not be unlocked by the keyless access entry function. (Use the remote key- less entry system to unlock the doors.)

A sudden approach to the effective range or door handle may prevent the doors from being unlocked. In this case, return the door handle to the original position and check that the doors unlock before pulling the door handle again.

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Notes for locking the doors Touching the door lock sensor while wearing gloves may delay or prevent

lock operation. Remove the gloves and touch the lock sensor again.

When the lock operation is performed using the lock sensor, recognition signals will be shown up to two consecutive times. After this, no recogni- tion signals will be given.

If the door handle becomes wet when washing the vehicle while the access key is within the effective range, the door may lock and unlock repeatedly. In this case, place the access key in a location 6 ft. (2 m) or more away from the vehicle (take care to ensure that the key is not sto- len), and continue to wash the vehicle.

If the access key is inside the vehicle and a door handle becomes wet during a car wash, a buzzer will sound outside the vehicle. To turn off the alarm, lock all the doors.

The lock sensor may not work properly if it comes into contact with ice, snow, mud, etc. Clean the lock sensor and attempt to operate it again.

Notes for the unlocking function A sudden approach to the effective range or door handle may prevent the

doors from being unlocked. In this case, return the door handle to the original position and check that the doors unlock before pulling the door handle again.

Gripping the door handle when wearing a glove may not unlock the door. Remove the gloves and touch the sensor on the back of the handle again.

If the door handle becomes wet when washing the vehicle while the access key is within the effective range, the door may lock and unlock repeatedly. In this case, place the access key in a location 6 ft. (2 m) or more away from the vehicle (take care to ensure that the key is not sto- len), and continue to wash the vehicle.

If there is another access key in the detection area, it may take slightly longer to unlock the doors after the door handle is gripped.

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When the vehicle is not driven for extended periods To prevent theft of the vehicle, do not leave the access key within 6 ft. (2

m) of the vehicle.

The keyless access with push button start system can be deactivated in advance. (P. 439)

Alarm* (if equipped) Using the keyless access with push button start system to lock the doors will set the alarm system. (P. 81)

*: The alarms default setting is set to off.

To operate the system properly Make sure to carry the access key when operating the system. Do not get the access key too close to the vehicle when operating the system from the outside of the vehicle.

Depending on the position and holding condition of the access key, the key may not be detected correctly and the system may not operate properly. (The alarm may go off accidentally, or the door lock prevention function may not operate.)

If the keyless access with push button start system does not operate properly Locking and unlocking the doors, unlocking the trunk lid: Use the

mechanical key. (P. 394)

Starting the engine: P. 395

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Access key battery depletion The standard battery life is 1 to 2 years.

If the battery becomes low, an alarm will sound in the cabin when the engine stops. (P. 374)

As the access key always receives radio waves, the battery will become depleted even if the access key is not used. The following symptoms indicate that the access key battery may be depleted. Replace the bat- tery when necessary. (P. 325)

The keyless access with push button start system or the remote key- less entry system does not operate.

The detection area becomes smaller. The LED indicator on the key surface does not turn on.

To avoid serious deterioration, do not leave the access key close to any of the following electrical appliances that produce a magnetic field:

TVs Personal computers Cellular phones, cordless phones and battery chargers Recharging cellular phones or cordless phones Glass top ranges Table lamps

When the access key battery is fully depleted P. 325

If the keyless access with push button start system has been deacti- vated in a customized setting Locking and unlocking the doors, unlocking the trunk lid: Use the remote

keyless entry system or mechanical key. (P. 37, 394)

Starting the engine and changing push-button ignition switch modes: P. 395

Stopping the engine: P. 397

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Customization that can be configured at SUBARU dealer Settings (e. g. keyless access with push button start system) can be changed. (Customizable features: P. 439)

Certification for keyless access with push button start system For vehicles sold in the U.S.A. FCC ID: HYQ23AAE FCC ID: HYQ14ACX

FCC ID: Y8PSSPLF03

NOTE: This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interfer- ence, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

FCC WARNING: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.

For vehicles sold in Canada NOTE: Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference, includ- ing interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.

NOTE: Lutilisation de ce dispositif est autorise seulement aux deux conditions sui- vantes: (1) il ne doit pas produire de brouillage, et (2) lutilisateur du disposi- tif doit tre prt accepter tout brouillage radiolectrique reu, mme si ce brouillage est susceptible de compromettre le fonctionnement du dispositif.

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WARNING

Caution regarding interference with electronic devices People with implanted pacemakers or cardiac defibrillators should keep

away from the keyless access with push button start system antennas. (P. 25) The radio waves may affect the operation of such devices. If necessary, the keyless access entry function can be disabled. Ask your SUBARU dealer for details, such as the frequency of radio waves and timing of emit- ting the radio waves. Then, consult your doctor to see if you should disable the keyless access entry function.

Users of any electrical medical device other than implanted pacemakers and implanted cardiac defibrillators should consult the manufacturer of the device for information about its operation under the influence of radio waves. Radio waves could have unexpected effects on the operation of such medical devices.

Ask your SUBARU dealer for details for disabling the keyless access entry function.

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Remote keyless entry system

The remote keyless entry system can be used to lock and unlock the vehicle.

Vehicles without a keyless access with push button start sys- tem

Locks both side doors Sounds the alarm (press and hold) Unlocks both side doors

Pressing the button unlocks the drivers door. Pressing the button again within 3 seconds unlocks the other door.

Unlocks the trunk lid (press and hold)

Vehicles with a keyless access with push button start system Locks both side doors Unlocks both side doors

Pressing the button unlocks the drivers door. Pressing the button again within 3 seconds unlocks the other door.

Unlocks the trunk lid (press and hold) Sounds alarm (press and hold)

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Operation signals Doors: A buzzer sounds and the hazard warning flashers flash to indicate

that the doors have been locked/unlocked. (Locked: once; Unlocked: twice)

Trunk lid: A buzzer sounds to indicate that the trunk lid has been unlocked.

Door lock buzzer (vehicles with a keyless access with push button start system) If an attempt to lock the doors is made when a door is not fully closed, a buzzer sounds continuously. Fully close the door to stop the buzzer, and lock the vehicle once more.

Panic mode Vehicles without a keyless access with push button start system

Vehicles with a keyless access with push button start system

When is pressed for longer than about one second, an alarm will sound intermittently and the vehicle lights will flash to deter any person from trying to break into or damage your vehicle.

To stop the alarm, press any button on the transmitter.

When is pressed for longer than about one second, an alarm will sound intermittently and the vehicle lights will flash to deter any person from trying to break into or damage your vehicle.

To stop the alarm, press any button on the access key.

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Vehicle finder function Vehicles without a keyless access with push button start system

Vehicles with a keyless access with push button start system

Security feature If a door is not opened within approximately 60 seconds after the vehicle is unlocked, the security feature automatically locks the vehicle again.

A buzzer (sounds once) and the hazard warning flashers (flash 3 times) are used to inform the driver of the vehicles loca- tion. Press 3 times within 5 seconds while within a circumference of approxi- mately 30 ft. (10 m) from of the vehicle. However, if the interval between the 3 presses is short, the system may not be activated.This setting must be custom- ized at your SUBARU dealer.

A buzzer (sounds once) and the hazard warning flashers (flash 3 times) are used to inform the driver of the vehicles loca- tion. Press 3 times within 5 seconds while within a circumference of approxi- mately 30 ft. (10 m) from of the vehicle. However, if the interval between the 3 presses is short, the system may not be activated.This setting must be custom- ized at your SUBARU dealer.

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Conditions affecting operation Vehicles without a keyless access with push button start system The remote keyless entry system may not operate normally in the following situations:

When the transmitter battery is depleted

Near a TV tower, electric power plant, gas station, radio station, large dis- play, airport or other facility that generates strong radio waves or electri- cal noise

When carrying a portable radio, cellular phone or other wireless commu- nication devices

When the transmitter is in contact with, or is covered by a metallic object

When other transmitters (that emit radio waves) are being used nearby

If window tint with a metallic content or metallic objects are attached to the rear window

Vehicles with a keyless access with push button start system P. 30

If the remote keyless entry system does not operate properly (vehicles with a keyless access with push button start system) Locking and unlocking the doors, unlocking the trunk lid: Use the mechanical key. (P. 394)

Key battery depletion Vehicles without a keyless access with push button start system If the remote keyless entry system does not operate, the battery may be depleted. Replace the battery when necessary. (P. 325)

Vehicles with a keyless access with push button start system P. 34

When the access key battery is fully depleted P. 325

Confirmation of the registered key number The number of keys already registered to the vehicle can be confirmed. Ask your SUBARU dealer for details.

Customization that can be configured at your SUBARU dealer Settings (e.g. remote keyless entry system) can be changed. (Customizable features P. 439)

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Certification for remote keyless entry system For vehicles sold in the U.S.A. FCC ID: HYQ23AAA FCC ID: HYQ12BBY

NOTE: This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interfer- ence, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

FCC WARNING: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.

For vehicles sold in Canada NOTE: Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference, includ- ing interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.

NOTE: Lutilisation de ce dispositif est autorise seulement aux deux conditions sui- vantes: (1) il ne doit pas produire de brouillage, et (2) lutilisateur du disposi- tif doit tre prt accepter tout brouillage radiolectrique reu, mme si ce brouillage est susceptible de compromettre le fonctionnement du dispositif.

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Doors

The vehicle can be locked and unlocked using the keyless access entry function, remote keyless entry system, key or power door lock switch.

Keyless access entry function (vehicles with a keyless access with push button start system) P. 24

Remote keyless entry system P. 37

Key Turning the key operates the doors as follows:

Vehicles without a keyless access with push button start sys- tem

Locks drivers side door Unlocks drivers side door

Vehicles with a keyless access with push button start system The doors can also be locked and unlocked with the mechanical key. (P. 394)

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Power door lock switch Locks both side doors Unlocks both side doors

Lock lever Locks the door Unlocks the door

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Locking the doors from the outside without a key

Move the lock lever to the lock position. Close the door.

Vehicles with a keyless access with push button start system The door cannot be locked if the access key is left inside the vehi- cle.

The key may not be detected correctly and the door may be locked.

Window open/close function linked to door operation In order to make opening and closing the doors easier, completely closed windows are linked to door operations. Therefore, when a door is opened, its window opens slightly. When a door is closed, its window closes completely.

However, if the battery has discharged or is disconnected, this function will not operate. (P. 402)

If the keyless access with push button start system has been deacti- vated in a customized setting (vehicles with a keyless access with push button start system) Use the remote keyless entry system or mechanical key. (P. 37, 394)

WARNING

To prevent an accident Observe the following precautions while driving the vehicle. Failure to do so may result in a door opening and an occupant falling out, resulting in death or serious injury.

Always use a seatbelt.

Always lock both side doors.

Ensure that both side doors are properly closed.

Do not pull the inside handle of the doors while driving. The doors may be opened and the passengers are thrown out of the vehi- cle and it may result in serious injury or death.

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Trunk lid

The trunk lid can be opened using the key, trunk lid opener, keyless access entry function or remote keyless entry system.

Opening the trunk lid from inside the vehicle Press and hold the opener switch to release the trunk lid.

If the trunk lid cannot be opened by the opener switch: P. 46

Opening the trunk lid from outside the vehicle

Key (vehicles without a keyless access with push button start system)

Turn the master key clockwise to release the trunk lid.

Keyless access entry function (vehicles with a keyless access with push button start system)

P. 24

Remote keyless entry system P. 37

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Canceling the trunk lid opener feature

To protect luggage stored in the trunk lid against theft, do the follow- ing:

Turn the main switch in the trunk lid off to disable the trunk lid opener.

On (The trunk lid can be opened using the trunk lid opener.) Off (The trunk lid cannot be opened using the trunk lid opener.)

Vehicles without a keyless access with push button start system: The trunk lid can only be opened with the master key.

Vehicles with a keyless access with push button start system: The trunk lid can only be opened with the mechanical key.

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Function to prevent the trunk lid being locked with the access key inside (vehicles with a keyless access with push button start system) When all doors are being locked, closing the trunk lid with the access key

left inside the trunk will sound an alarm. In this case, the trunk lid can be opened using the keyless access entry function.

Even when the spare access key is put in the trunk with all the doors locked, the key confinement prevention function can be activated so the trunk lid can be opened. In order to prevent theft, take all access keys with you when leaving the vehicle.

Even when the access key is put in the trunk with all the doors are locked, the key may not be detected depending on the places and the surrounding radio wave conditions. In this case, the key confinement pre- vention function cannot be activated, causing the doors to lock when the trunk lid is closed. Make sure to check where the key is before closing the trunk lid.

The key confinement prevention function cannot be activated if any one of the doors is unlocked. In this case, open the trunk lid using the trunk lid opener.

Internal trunk lid release lever

Using the mechanical key (vehicles with a keyless access with push button start system) The trunk lid can be also opened using the mechanical key. (P. 394)

Which key to the vehicle is to leave with a parking attendant after dis- abling the trunk lid opener main switch P. 21

The trunk lid can be opened by pulling on the glow-in-the-dark lever located on the inside of the trunk lid.

The lever will continue to glow for some time after the trunk lid is closed.

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WARNING

Caution while driving Keep the trunk lid closed while driving.

If the trunk lid is left open, it may hit nearby objects while driving or lug- gage in the trunk may be unexpectedly thrown out, causing an accident. In addition, exhaust gases may enter the vehicle, causing death or a seri- ous health hazard. Make sure to close the trunk lid before driving.

Before driving the vehicle, make sure that the trunk lid is fully closed. If the trunk lid is not fully closed, it may open unexpectedly while driving, caus- ing an accident.

Never let anyone sit in the trunk. In the event of sudden braking or a colli- sion, they are susceptible to death or serious injury.

When children are in the vehicle Observe the following precautions. Failure to do so may result in death or serious injury.

Do not allow children to enter the trunk. If a child is accidentally locked in the trunk, they could overheat or suffo- cate.

Do not allow a child to open or close the trunk lid. Doing so may cause the trunk lid to operate unexpectedly, or cause the childs hands, head, or neck to be caught by the closing trunk lid.

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WARNING

Using the trunk Observe the following precautions. Failure to do so may cause parts of the body to be caught, resulting in seri- ous injury.

Remove any heavy loads, such as snow and ice, from the trunk lid before opening it. Failure to do so may cause the trunk lid to fall closed again after it is opened.

When opening or closing the trunk lid, thoroughly check to make sure the surrounding area is safe.

If anyone is in the vicinity, make sure they are safe and let them know that the trunk lid is about to open or close.

Use caution when opening or closing the trunk lid in windy weather as it may move abruptly in strong wind.

Do not attach any accessories other than genuine parts to the trunk lid. Such additional weight on the trunk lid may cause the lid to fall closed again after it is opened.

The trunk lid may fall if it is not opened fully. It is more difficult to open or close the trunk lid on an incline than on a level surface, so beware of the trunk lid unexpectedly opening or closing by itself. Make sure that the trunk lid is fully open and secure before using the trunk.

When closing the trunk lid, take extra care to prevent your fingers etc. from being caught.

When closing the trunk lid, make sure to press it lightly on its outer surface.

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CAUTION

Trunk lid damper stays The trunk lid is equipped with damper stays that hold the trunk lid in place. Observe the following precautions. Failure to do so may cause damage to trunk lid damper stays, resulting in a malfunction.

Do not attach any foreign objects such as stickers, plastic sheets and adhesives to damper stay rods.

Do not touch damper stay rods with gloves or other fabric items.

Do not attach any accessories other than genuine parts to the trunk lid.

Do not apply lateral force to damper stays or place your hand on it.

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Front seats

Getting in and out of the rear seats

To get in and out of the rear seats, use the seatback angle adjust- ment lever or seatback fold strap.

Before getting in or out of the rear seats Release the seatbelt from the seatbelt guide. (P. 59)

Getting in the rear seats Lift the seatback angle adjust- ment lever.

The seatback will fold forward.

Front passenger seat only: The seat can be slid forward and backward.

Seat position adjustment lever Seatback angle adjustment lever Vertical height adjustment lever (drivers side only) Seatback fold strap

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Getting out of the rear seats Pull the seatback fold strap.

The seatback will fold forward.

Front passenger seat only: The seat can be slid forward and backward.

After getting in or out of the rear seats Return the seatback to the upright position until the seat locks.

Front passenger seat only: The seat will lock in position at the point where the seatback reaches the upright position.

Seat dust cover Always remove the seat dust cover that may be attached at the time of pur- chase before using the seat.

WARNING

Seat adjustment To reduce the risk of sliding under the lap belt during a collision, do not

recline the seat more than necessary. If the seat is too reclined, the lap belt may slide past the hips and apply restraint forces directly to the abdomen, or your neck may contact the shoulder belt, increasing the risk of death or serious injury in the event of an accident. Adjustments should not be made while driving as the seat may unexpect- edly move and cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle.

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WARNING

After adjusting the seat, push it slightly to make sure it is securely locked. If the seat is not securely locked, it may move or the seatbelt may not operate properly.

Take care not to hit passengers with the seat. When sliding the seat rearward, make sure not to squash the legs of the rear passengers.

When returning the seatback upright, perform seatback angle adjustment while holding down the seatback.

Do not pull on or use the seatbelt guide to adjust or fold the front seat.

When driving the vehicle Never operate the seatback angle adjustment lever or seatback fold strap. Doing so could cause an accident resulting in death or serious injury.

Getting in and out of the rear seats When getting in or out of the rear seats, make sure not to get your hands,

legs, etc. squashed in the movable or connecting parts.

When getting in or out of the rear seats, make sure not to trip on the seat rails.

After getting in or out of the rear seats, always make sure the front seat is locked in position.

When operating the front seat from the rear seat Make sure that no passenger is seated in the front seat.

CAUTION

When getting in and out the vehicle Do not rub your back against the side support pad of backrest. Otherwise surface of the side support pad is damaged early. You can move the seat backward to prevent the contact.

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Rear seats

Seat dust cover Always remove the seat dust cover that may be attached at the time of pur- chase before using the seat.

The seatbacks of the rear seats can be folded down.

Pull the both left and right seatback lock release straps in the trunk lid to fold down the seatback.

To return the seatbacks to its original position, lift it up until it locks.

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WARNING

When folding the rear seatbacks down Observe the following precautions. Failure to do so may result in death or serious injury.

Do not fold the seatbacks down while driving.

Stop the vehicle on level ground, set the parking brake and shift the select lever to P (automatic transmission) or shift lever to neutral (manual trans- mission).

Do not allow anyone to sit on a folded seatback or in the trunk while driv- ing.

Do not allow children to enter the trunk.

After returning the rear seatback to the upright position Observe the following precautions. Failure to do so may result in death or serious injury.

Check that the seatbelts are not twisted or caught in the seatback.

Before using the rear seatbelts

Make sure that the seatback is securely locked in position by lightly pushing it back and forth. If the seatback is not securely locked, the red portion of the seatback lock release button will be visible. Make sure that the red portion is not visible.

Always make sure that the seatbelt is not caught in the seatback or twisted in one of the hooks that secure the seat- back. Failure to do so may cause the seatbelt to not be fastened correctly or to become ineffective in a collision, resulting in serious injury.

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Head restraints

Removing the head restraints

Installing the head restraints

Head restraints are provided for front seats.

Up

Pull the head restraints up.

Down

Push the head restraint down while pushing the lock release button.

Lock release button

Pull the head restraint up while pressing the lock release button.

Align the head restraint with the installa- tion holes and push it down to the lock position.

Press and hold the lock release button when lowering the head restraint.

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Adjusting the height of the head restraints

WARNING

Head restraint precautions Observe the following precautions regarding the head restraints. Failure to do so may result in death or serious injury.

Use the head restraints designed for each respective seat.

Adjust the head restraints to the correct position at all times.

After adjusting the head restraints, push down on them and make sure they are locked in position.

Do not drive with the head restraints removed.

Make sure that the head restraints are adjusted so that the center of the head restraint is closest to the top of your ears.

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Seatbelts

Make sure that all occupants are wearing their seatbelts before driv- ing the vehicle.

Correct use of the seatbelts

Extend the shoulder belt so that it comes fully over the shoulder, but does not come into contact with the neck or slide off the shoul- der.

Position the lap belt as low as possible over the hips.

Adjust the position of the seatback. Sit up straight and well back in the seat.

Do not twist the seatbelt.

Fastening and releasing the seatbelt Fasten the seatbelt

Push the plate into the buckle until a click sound is heard.

Release the seatbelt

Press the release button.

Release button

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Front seatbelt guide

To enable the seatbelt to be eas- ily extended, pass the seatbelt through the guide.

When getting in or out of the rear seats, release the seatbelt from the guide.

Seatbelt pretensioners (front seats)

The pretensioner helps the seat- belt to quickly restrain the occu- pant by retracting the seatbelt when the vehicle is subjected to certain types of severe frontal collision and/or side collision.

The pretensioner may not acti- vate in the event of a minor frontal impact, a side impact or a rear impact.

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Emergency locking retractor (ELR) The retractor will lock the belt during a sudden stop or on impact. It may also lock if you lean forward too quickly. A slow, easy motion will allow the belt to extend so that you can move around fully.

Automatic locking retractor (ALR) When a passenger's shoulder belt is completely extended and then retracted even slightly, the belt is locked in that position and cannot be extended. This feature is used to hold the child restraint system (CRS) firmly. To free the belt again, fully retract the belt and then pull the belt out once more. (P. 136)

Child seatbelt usage The seatbelts of your vehicle are principally designed for persons of adult size.

Use a child restraint system appropriate for the child, until the child becomes large enough to properly wear the vehicle's seatbelt. (P. 132)

When the child becomes large enough to properly wear the vehicle's seatbelt, follow the instructions on P. 58 regarding seatbelt usage.

Seatbelt pretensioners Seatbelt pretensioners are not designed to activate in minor frontal or

side impact, in rear impacts or in roll-over accidents.

The following four components operate simultaneously when the vehicle is subjected to a severe frontal collision.

Seatbelt pretensioner for driver Seatbelt pretensioner for front passenger SRS front airbag for driver SRS front airbag for front passenger*

*: This does not operate while the occupant detection system determines to deactivate the airbag operation. For details, refer to Front passengers SRS frontal airbag (P. 95)

The following two components operate simultaneously when the vehicle is subjected to a severe collision on the drivers seat side of the vehicle.

Seatbelt pretensioner for driver Side airbag for driver

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The following two components operate simultaneously when the vehicle is subjected to a severe collision on the front passengers seat side of the vehicle.

Seatbelt pretensioner for front passenger Side airbag for front passenger

Pretensioners are designed to function on a one-time-only basis. In the event that a pretensioner is activated, both the drivers and front passen- gers seatbelt retractor assemblies must be replaced only by SUBARU dealer. When replacing seatbelt retractor assemblies, use only genuine SUBARU parts.

If either front seatbelt does not retract or cannot be pulled out due to a malfunction or activation of the pretensioner, contact your SUBARU dealer as soon as possible.

If the front seatbelt retractor assembly or surrounding area has been damaged, contact your SUBARU dealer as soon as possible.

When you sell your vehicle, we urge you to explain to the buyer that it has seatbelt pretensioners by alerting the buyer to the contents of this section.

Replacing the belt after the pretensioner has been activated If the vehicle is involved in multiple collisions, the pretensioner will activate for the first collision, but will not activate for the second or subsequent colli- sions.

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WARNING

Observe the following precautions to reduce the risk of injury in the event of sudden braking, sudden swerving or an accident. Failure to do so may cause death or serious injury.

Wearing a seatbelt Ensure that all passengers wear a seatbelt.

Always wear a seatbelt properly.

Each seatbelt should be used by one person only. Do not use a seatbelt for more than one person at once, including children.

SUBARU recommends that children be seated in the rear seat and always use a seatbelt and/or an appropriate child restraint system.

To achieve a proper seating position, do not recline the seat more than necessary. The seatbelt is most effective when the occupants are sitting up straight and well back in the seats.

Do not wear the shoulder belt under your arm.

Always wear your seatbelt low and snug across your hips.

Pregnant women

Obtain medical advice and wear the seat- belt in the proper way. (P. 58)

Women who are pregnant should position the lap belt as low as possible over the hips in the same manner as other occu- pants. Extend the shoulder belt com- pletely over the shoulder and position the belt across the chest. Avoid belt contact over the rounding of the abdominal area.

If the seatbelt is not worn properly, not only the pregnant woman, but also the fetus could suffer death or serious injury as a result of sudden braking or a colli- sion.

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WARNING

People with a medical condition Obtain medical advice and wear the seatbelt in the proper way.

When children are in the vehicle Do not allow children to play with the seatbelt. If the seatbelt becomes twisted around a childs neck, it may lead to choking or other serious injuries that could result in death. If this occurs and the buckle cannot be unfastened, scissors should be used to cut the belt.

Seatbelt pretensioners If the pretensioner has activated, the SRS airbag system warning light will come on. In that case, the seatbelt cannot be used again and must be replaced at your SUBARU dealer.

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WARNING

Seatbelt damage and wear Do not damage the seatbelts by allowing the belt, plate, or buckle to be

jammed in the door.

Inspect the seatbelt system periodically. Check for cuts, fraying, and loose parts. Replace a damaged seatbelt immediately. Damaged seatbelts can- not protect an occupant from death or serious injury.

Ensure that the belt and plate are locked and the belt is not twisted. If the seatbelt does not function correctly, immediately contact your SUBARU dealer.

Replace the seat assembly, including the belts, if your vehicle has been involved in a serious accident, even if there's no obvious damage.

Do not attempt to install, remove, modify, disassemble or dispose of the seatbelts. Have any necessary repairs carried out by your SUBARU dealer. Inappropriate handling of the pretensioner may prevent it from operating properly, resulting in death or serious injury.

When using the seatbelt guide Always make sure that the belt is not twisted, and runs freely through the

guide.

Regardless of whether the guide is used or not, always secure the seatbelt guide button.

Do not hang from or pull the guide forcefully.

Before using the rear seatbelts

Always make sure that the seatbelt is not caught in the seatback or twisted in one of the hooks that secure the seat- back. Failure to do so may cause the seatbelt to not be fastened correctly or to become ineffective in a collision, resulting in serious injury.

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WARNING

Caution while driving Do not adjust the steering wheel while driving. Doing so may cause the driver to mishandle the vehicle and an accident, resulting in death or serious injury.

After adjusting the steering wheel Make sure that the steering wheel is securely locked. Otherwise, the steering wheel may move suddenly, possibly causing an accident, and resulting in death or serious injury.

The steering wheel can be adjusted to a comfortable position.

Hold the steering wheel and push the lever down.

Adjust to the ideal position by moving the steering wheel horizontally and vertically.

After adjustment, pull the lever up to secure the steering wheel.

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Anti-glare inside rear view mirror

Adjusting the height of rear view mirror

Adjust the height of the rear view mirror by moving it up and down.

Anti-glare function

Reflected light from the headlights of vehicles behind can be reduced by operating the lever.

Normal position Anti-glare position

The rear view mirrors position can be adjusted to enable sufficient confirmation of the rear view in accordance with the driver's seating posture.

WARNING

Caution while driving Do not adjust the position of the mirror while driving. Doing so may lead to mishandling of the vehicle and cause an accident, resulting in death or serious injury.

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Outside rear view mirrors

Mirror angle can be adjusted using the switch.

Select a mirror to adjust.

Left Right

Adjust the mirror.

Up Right Down Left

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Folding the mirrors

Manual operation Push the mirror back in the direc- tion of the vehicles rear.

Power operation (if equipped) Press the switch to fold the mir- rors.

Press it again to extend them to the original position.

The mirrors can be adjusted when Vehicles without a keyless access with push button start system The engine switch is in the ACC or ON position.

Vehicles with a keyless access with push button start system The push-button ignition switch is in ACC or ON mode.

When the mirrors are fogged up (vehicles with outside rear view mirror defoggers) The outside rear view mirrors can be cleared using the mirror defoggers. Turn on the rear window defogger to turn on the outside rear view mirror defoggers. (P. 250)

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WARNING

When driving the vehicle Observe the following precautions while driving. Failure to do so may result in loss of control of the vehicle and cause an accident, resulting in death or serious injury. Do not adjust the mirrors while driving. Do not drive with the mirrors folded. Both the driver and passenger side mirrors must be extended and properly

adjusted before driving. When a mirror is moving

To avoid personal injury and mirror malfunction, be careful not to get your hand caught by the moving mirror.

When the mirror defoggers are operating (vehicles with outside rear view mirror defoggers) Do not touch the rear view mirror surfaces, as they can become very hot and burn you.

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Power windows

Window lock switch

Press the switch down to lock the passenger window glasses.

Use this switch to prevent chil- dren from accidentally opening or closing a passenger window.

The power windows can be opened and closed using the switches.

Operating the switch moves the windows as follows:

Closing One-touch closing* Opening One-touch opening*

*: Pushing the switch in the oppo- site direction will stop window travel partway.

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The power windows can be operated when Vehicles without a keyless access with push button start system The engine switch is in the ON position.

Vehicles with a keyless access with push button start system The push-button ignition switch is in ON mode.

Operating the power windows after turning the engine off Vehicles without a keyless access with push button start system The power windows can be operated for approximately 45 seconds even after the engine switch is turned to the ACC or LOCK position. They can- not, however, be operated once either door is opened.

Vehicles with a keyless access with push button start system The power windows can be operated for approximately 45 seconds even after the push-button ignition switch is turned to ACC mode or turned off. They cannot, however, be operated once either door is opened.

Jam protection function If an object becomes caught between the window and the body, window travel is stopped and the window is opened slightly.

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When the power window does not close normally If the jam protection function is operating abnormally and a window cannot be closed, close all the doors perform the following operations using the power window switch on the relevant door.

Vehicles without a keyless access with push button start system: After stopping the vehicle, the engine switch is turned to the ON position.

Vehicles with a keyless access with push button start system: After stopping the vehicle, the push-button ignition switch is turned to ON mode.

Hold the power window switch in the one-touch closing position two consecutive times.

Hold the power window switch in the one-touch closing position once again and continue holding for 1 second or more after the win- dow closes completely.

If you push the power window switch to the opening position while the win- dow is moving, start again from the beginning. If the window continues to close but then re-open slightly even after performing the above procedure correctly, we recommend that you have your SUBARU dealer.

WARNING

Closing the windows Observe the following precautions. Failure to do so may result in death or serious injury.

Check to make sure that all passengers do not have any part of their body in a position where it could be caught when a window is being operated.

Do not allow children to operate the power windows. Closing a power window on someone can cause serious injury, and in some instances, even death.

Jam protection function Never use any part of your body to intentionally activate the jam protection

function.

The jam protection function may not work if something gets caught just before the window fully closes.

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Opening the fuel tank cap

Perform the following steps to open the fuel tank cap:

Before refueling the vehicle Vehicles without a keyless access with push button start sys-

tem: Turn the engine switch off and ensure that all the doors and windows are closed.

Vehicles with a keyless access with push button start system: Turn the push-button ignition switch off and ensure that all the doors and windows are closed.

Confirm the type of fuel. (P. 74)

Opening the fuel tank cap Pull up the opener to open the fuel filler lid.

Turn the fuel tank cap slowly to open.

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Closing the fuel tank cap

After refueling, turn the fuel tank cap until you hear a click. Once the cap is released, it will turn slightly in the opposite direction.

Hang the fuel tank cap on the back of the fuel filler lid.

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Fuel types Unleaded gasoline (93 AKI [Research Octane Number 98] or higher)

If unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of 93 AKI (98 RON) is not avail- able, unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of 91 AKI (95 RON) may be used with no detriment to engine durability or driveability.

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WARNING

Refueling the vehicle Observe the following precautions while refueling the vehicle. Failure to do so may result in death or serious injury.

Do not handle fuel indoors.

After exiting the vehicle and before opening the fuel door, touch an unpainted metal surface to discharge any static electricity. It is important to discharge static electricity before refueling because sparks resulting from static electricity can cause fuel vapors to ignite while refueling.

Always hold the grips on the fuel tank cap and turn it slowly to remove it. A whooshing sound may be heard when the fuel tank cap is loosened. Wait until the sound cannot be heard before fully removing the cap. In hot weather, pressurized fuel may spray out of the filler neck and cause injury.

Do not allow anyone that has not discharged static electricity from their body to come close to an open fuel tank.

Do not allow others to approach the area of the vehicle near the fuel filler pipe while refueling is in progress.

Do not inhale vaporized fuel. Fuel contains substances that are harmful if inhaled.

Do not smoke while refueling the vehicle. Doing so may cause the fuel to ignite and cause a fire.

Do not return to the vehicle or touch any person or object that is statically charged. This may cause static electricity to build up, resulting in a possible ignition hazard.

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WARNING

When refueling Observe the following precautions to prevent fuel overflowing from the fuel tank:

Securely insert the fuel nozzle into the fuel filler neck

Stop filling the tank after the fuel nozzle automatically clicks off

Do not top off the fuel tank

Observe other precautions that are posted at the service station.

Turn the cap to the right until it clicks to ensure that it is fully tightened. If the cap is not securely tightened, fuel spillage could occur in the event of an accident, creating a fire hazard.

When replacing the fuel cap Do not use anything but a genuine fuel tank cap designed for your vehicle. Doing so may cause a fire or other incident which may result in death or seri- ous injury.

CAUTION

Refueling Do not spill fuel during refueling.

Doing so may damage the vehicle, such as causing the emission control system to operate abnormally or damaging fuel system components or the vehicle's painted surface.

Never add any cleaning agents to the fuel tank. The addition of a cleaning agent may cause damage to the fuel system.

Immediately put fuel in the tank whenever the low fuel warning light illumi- nates. Engine misfires as a result of an empty tank could cause damage to the engine.

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Engine immobilizer system

The vehicle's keys have built-in transponder chips that prevent the engine from starting if the key has not been previously registered in the vehicle's on-board computer.

Never leave the keys inside the vehicle when you leave the vehicle.

Vehicles without a keyless access with push button start system The indicator light flashes after the key has been removed from the engine switch to indi- cate that the system is operat- ing.

The indicator light stops flash- ing after the registered key has been inserted into the engine switch to indicate that the system has been can- celed.

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When the vehicle cannot be started with the registered key (vehicles without a keyless access with push button start system) Remove the key and try again.

System maintenance The vehicle has a maintenance-free type engine immobilizer system.

Conditions that may cause the system to malfunction If the key is in contact with a metallic object

If the key is in close proximity to or touching a key to the security system (key with a built-in transponder chip) of another vehicle

Vehicles with a keyless access with push button start system The indicator light flashes after the push-button ignition switch has been turned off to indicate that the system is operating.

The indicator light stops flash- ing after the push-button igni- tion switch has been turned to ACC or ON mode to indi- cate that the system has been canceled.

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Certification for engine immobilizer system For vehicles sold in the U.S.A. FCC ID: Y8PSSPIMB03 FCC ID: MOZRI-38BFH

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interfer- ence, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

FCC WARNING

Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the users authority to operate the equipment.

For vehicles sold in Canada NOTE: Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference, includ- ing interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.

NOTE: Lutilisation de ce dispositif est autorise seulement aux deux conditions sui- vantes: (1) il ne doit pas produire de brouillage, et (2) lutilisateur du disposi- tif doit tre prt accepter tout brouillage radiolectrique reu, mme si ce brouillage est susceptible de compromettre le fonctionnement du dispositif.

CAUTION

To ensure the system operates correctly Do not modify or remove the system. If modified or removed, the proper operation of the system cannot be guaranteed.

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Theft prevention labels (U.S.A.)

These labels are attached to the vehicle to reduce vehicle theft by facilitating the tracing and recovery of parts from sto- len vehicles. Do not remove under penalty of law.

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Alarm

The alarms default setting is set to off. To use the alarm, perform the activating the alarm system procedures. The system sounds the alarm and flashes the lights when forcible entry is detected.

Triggering of the alarm The alarm is triggered when a locked door or the trunk lid is unlocked or opened in any way other than using the keyless access entry function or remote keyless entry system while the alarm is set.

Setting the alarm system Close the doors and/or trunk lid and perform one of the follow- ing:

Lock the doors using the keyless access entry function.

Lock the doors using the remote keyless entry system.

Lock the doors from the outside without using a key. (P. 44)

The system will be set auto- matically after 30 seconds or more elapse.

The indicator light changes from being on to flashing when the system is set.

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Activating/deactivating the alarm system

Check that both side doors and the trunk lid are closed. Turn the push-button ignition switch to ON mode.

Open the drivers door while pressing and holding on the power door lock switch and continue to press for approximately 10 seconds after the drivers door has opened.

The alarm system changes between activated and deacti- vated as follows.

Deactivating or stopping the alarm Perform one of the following to deactivate or stop the alarm:

Unlock the doors using the keyless access entry function.

Unlock the doors using the remote keyless entry system.

Turn the push-button ignition switch to ACC or ON mode, or start the engine. (The alarm will be deactivated or stopped after a few seconds.)

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Alarm status Horn Multi-information dis- play

Deactivated Sounds twice AL oF

Activated Sounds once AL on

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System maintenance The vehicle has a maintenance-free type alarm system.

Items to check before locking the vehicle To prevent unexpected triggering of the alarm and vehicle theft, make sure of the following.

Nobody is in the vehicle.

The windows are closed before the alarm is set.

No valuables or other personal items are left in the vehicle.

Opening and closing the trunk lid If the alarm setting operations are performed with the trunk lid left open,

the alarm will not be set. After closing the trunk lid, the alarm is set after 30 seconds or more elapse.

When the trunk lid is unlocked using the keyless access entry function or remote keyless entry system while the alarm is set, the alarm goes into standby mode. After closing the trunk lid, the alarm is set again after 30 seconds or more elapse.

Triggering of the alarm The alarm may be triggered in the following situations. Stopping the alarm deactivates the alarm system.

A person inside the vehicle opens a door or the trunk lid.

The battery is recharged or replaced when the vehicle is locked.

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When the battery is disconnected Be sure to deactivate the alarm system. If the battery is disconnected before deactivating the alarm system, the alarm may be triggered when the battery is reconnected.

Customization that can be configured at your SUBARU dealer Settings (e.g. alarm system) can be changed. (Customizable features P. 439)

CAUTION

To ensure the system operates correctly Do not modify or remove the system. If modified or removed, the proper operation of the system cannot be guaranteed.

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Correct driving posture

Drive with a good posture as follows:

Sit upright and well back in the seat. (P. 51) Adjust the position of the seat forward or backward to ensure the pedals can be reached and easily depressed to the extent required. (P. 51) Adjust the seatback so that the controls are easily oper- able. (P. 51) Adjust the tilt and telescopic positions of the steering wheel to allow easy opera- tion and to ensure the air- bag is facing your chest. (P. 65) Lock the head restraint in place with the center of the head restraint closest to the top of your ears. (P. 56) Wear the seatbelt correctly. (P. 58)

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WARNING

While driving Do not adjust the position of the driver's seat.

Doing so could cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle.

Do not place a cushion between the driver or passenger and the seatback. A cushion may prevent correct posture from being achieved, and reduce the effectiveness of the seatbelt and head restraint, increasing the risk of death or serious injury to the driver or passenger.

Do not place anything under the front seats. Objects placed under the front seats may become jammed in the seat tracks and stop the seat from locking in place. This may lead to an acci- dent resulting in serious injury or death. The adjustment mechanism may also be damaged.

Adjusting the seat position Take care when adjusting the seat position to ensure that other passen-

gers are not injured by the moving seat.

Do not put your hands under the seat or near the moving parts to avoid injury. Fingers or hands may become jammed in the seat mechanism.

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SRS airbag (Supplemental Restraint System airbag)

The SRS airbags inflate when the vehicle is subjected to certain types of severe impacts that may cause significant injury to the occupants. They work together with the seatbelts to help reduce the risk of death or serious injury.

SRS: This stands for supplemental restraint system. This name is used because the airbag system supplements the vehicles seat- belts.

Models with SRS airbags and shoulder restraints for driver, front passenger, and window-side rear passengers Your vehicle is equipped with a supplemental restraint system in addition to a shoulder belt at each front seating position and each rear window-side seating positions. The supplemental restraint system (SRS) consists of six airbags. The configurations are as follows.

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When you sell your vehicle When you sell your vehicle, we urge you to explain to the buyer that it is equipped with SRS airbags by alerting the buyer to the applicable section in this Owners Manual.

Drivers and front passengers frontal airbags Drivers and front passengers side airbags Curtain airbags (for driver, front passenger, and window-side rear passengers)

These SRS airbags are designed only as a supplement to the pri- mary protection provided by the seatbelt. The system also controls front seatbelt pretensioners. For opera- tion instructions and precautions concerning the seatbelt preten- sioner, refer to Seatbelt pretensioners. (P. 59)

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WARNING

SRS airbag To obtain maximum protection in the event of an accident, the driver and

all passengers in the vehicle should always wear seatbelts when the vehi- cle is moving. The SRS airbag is designed only to be a supplement to the primary protection provided by the seatbelt. It does not eliminate the need to fasten seatbelts. In combination with the seatbelts, it offers the best combined protection in case of a serious accident.

Not wearing a seatbelt increases the chance of severe injury or death in a crash even when the vehicle has the SRS airbag.

For instructions and precautions concerning the seatbelt system, refer to Seatbelts. (P. 58)

Do not sit or lean unnecessarily close to the SRS airbag. Because the SRS airbag deploys with considerable speed - faster than the blink of an eye - and force to protect in high speed collisions, the force of an airbag can injure an occupant whose body is too close to SRS airbag.

It is also important to wear your seatbelt to help avoid injuries that can result when the SRS airbag contacts an occupant not in proper position such as one thrown forward during pre-accident braking.

Even when properly positioned, there remains a possibility that an occu- pant may suffer minor injury such as abrasions and bruises to the face or arms because of the SRS airbag deployment force.

The SRS airbags deploy with considerable speed and force. Occupants who are out of proper position when the SRS airbag deploys could suffer very serious injuries. Because the SRS airbag needs enough space for deployment, the driver should always sit upright and well back in the seat as far from the steering wheel as practical while still maintaining full vehi- cle control and the front passenger should move the seat as far back as possible and sit upright and well back in the seat.

Do not place any objects over or near the SRS airbag cover or between you and the SRS airbag. If the SRS airbag deploys, those objects could interfere with its proper operation and could be propelled inside the vehicle and cause injury.

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WARNING

SRS airbag

Put children aged 12 and under in the rear seat properly restrained at all times. The SRS airbag deploys with considerable speed and force and can injure or even kill children, especially if they are 12 years of age and under and are not restrained or improperly restrained. Because children are lighter and weaker than adults, their risk of being injured from deployment is greater.

For that reason, we strongly recom- mend that ALL children (including those in child seats and those that have out- grown child restraint devices) sit in the REAR seat properly restrained at all times in a child restraint device or in a seatbelt, whichever is appropriate for the child's age, height and weight.

Secure ALL types of child restraint devices (including forward facing child seats) in the REAR seats at all times.

According to accident statistics, chil- dren are safer when properly restrained in the rear seating positions than in the front seating positions.

For instructions and precautions con- cerning the child restraint system, refer to Child restraint systems. (P. 132)

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WARNING

SRS airbag NEVER INSTALL A REARWARD FACING CHILD SEAT IN THE FRONT

SEAT. DOING SO RISKS SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH TO THE CHILD BY PLACING THE CHILDS HEAD TOO CLOSE TO THE SRS AIRBAG.

Never allow a child to stand up, or to kneel on the front passengers seat, or never hold a child on your lap or in your arms. The SRS airbag deploys with considerable force and can injure or even kill the child.

When the SRS airbag deploys, some smoke will be released. This smoke could cause breathing problems for people with a history of asthma or other breathing trouble. If you or your passengers have breathing prob- lems after SRS airbag deploys, get fresh air promptly.

A deploying SRS airbag releases hot gas. Occupants could get burned if they come into direct contact with the hot gas.

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SRS airbag system components

Front sub sensor (right-hand side) SRS airbag system warning light Frontal airbag module (driver's side) (two-stage) Front passengers frontal air- bag ON and OFF indicator (center of instrument panel) Frontal airbag module (front passengers side) (two- stage) Front passengers occupant detection control module Door impact sensor (right- hand side) Curtain airbag module (right side) Airbag wiring

Side airbag module (front passengers side) Side airbag sensor (center pillar right-hand side) Curtain airbag sensor (rear wheel house right-hand side) Seatbelt pretensioner (front passengers side) Satellite safing sensor (under the center of the rear seats) Front passengers occupant detection system sensor Seatbelt buckle switch (front passengers side) Seatbelt pretensioner (drivers side) Curtain airbag sensor (rear wheel house left-hand side)

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Your vehicle is equipped with ADVANCED AIRBAGS designed based on US motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS208). The airbag sys- tem controls airbag deployment power for the driver and front pas- senger. The front passenger's airbag system consists of the front passenger occupant detection control module etc.

The main SRS airbag system components are shown above. The SRS airbag system is controlled by the airbag control module. The airbag control module consists of an airbag sensor.

In certain types of severe front or side impacts, the SRS airbag sys- tem triggers the airbag inflators. A chemical reaction in the inflators quickly fills the airbags with non-toxic gas to help restrain the motion of the occupants.

Side airbag sensor (center pillar left-hand side) Side airbag module (drivers side) Door impact sensor (left- hand side)

Airbag control module (including impact sensors) Front sub sensor (left-hand side) Curtain airbag module (left side)

If the SRS airbags deploy (inflate) Bruising and slight abrasions may result from contact with a deploying

(inflating) SRS airbag.

A loud noise and white powder will be emitted.

Parts of the airbag module (steering wheel hub, airbag cover and inflator) as well as the front seats, parts of the front and rear pillars, and roof side rails, may be hot for several minutes. The airbag itself may also be hot.

The windshield may crack.

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SUBARU advanced frontal airbag system

Your vehicle is equipped with a SUBARU advanced frontal airbag system that complies with the new advanced frontal airbag require- ments in the amended Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 208. The SUBARU advanced frontal airbag system automatically deter- mines the deployment force of the drivers SRS frontal airbag at the time of deployment as well as whether or not to activate the front pas- sengers SRS frontal airbag and, if activated, the deployment force of the SRS frontal airbag at the time of deployment. Your vehicle has warning labels on the drivers and front passengers sun visors beginning with the phrase EVEN WITH ADVANCED AIR BAGS and a tag attached to the glove box lid beginning with the phrase Even with Advanced Air Bags. Make sure that you carefully read the instructions on the warning labels and tag. Always wear your seatbelt. The SUBARU advanced frontal airbag system is a supplemental restraint system and must be used in com- bination with a seatbelt. All occupants should wear a seatbelt or be seated in an appropriate child restraint system.

The drivers SRS frontal airbag is stowed in the center portion of the steering wheel. The front passengers SRS frontal airbag is stowed near the top of the dashboard under an SRS AIRBAG mark.

In a moderate to severe frontal collision, the following components deploy.

SRS frontal airbag for driver

SRS frontal airbag for front passenger

These components supplement the seatbelts by reducing the impact to the occupants head and chest.

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Drivers SRS frontal airbag The drivers SRS frontal airbag uses a dual stage inflator. The inflator oper- ates in different ways depending on the severity of impact. Have the system inspected by your SUBARU dealer immediately if the SRS airbag system warning light illuminates.

NOTE The drivers SRS side airbag and SRS curtain airbag are not controlled by the SUBARU advanced frontal airbag system.

Front passengers SRS frontal airbag The front passengers SRS frontal airbag uses a dual stage inflator. The inflator operates in different ways depending on the severity of impact. The occupant detection system sensor is installed under the seat upholstery and monitors the physique and posture of the front passenger. Using this information, the occupant detection system determines whether the front passengers SRS frontal airbag should be deployed or not. The occupant detection system may not inflate the front passengers SRS frontal airbag even when the drivers SRS frontal airbag deploys. This is nor- mal. In this case, although the front passengers SRS frontal airbag does not operate, the front passengers seatbelt pretensioner operates with the drivers seatbelt pretensioner. For details about the seatbelt pretensioner, refer to Seatbelt pretensioners. (P. 59)

Observe the following precautions. Failure to do so may prevent the SUBARU advanced frontal airbag system from functioning correctly or cause the system to fail.

Do not apply any strong impact to the front passengers seat.

Do not spill liquid on the front passengers seat. If liquid is spilled, wipe it off immediately.

Do not remove or disassemble the front passengers seat.

Do not install any accessory (such as an audio amplifier) other than a genuine SUBARU accessory under the front passengers seat.

Do not place anything (shoes, umbrella, etc.) under the front passengers seat.

Do not place a magnet near the seatbelt buckle.

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If the seatbelt buckle switch and/or front passengers occupant detection system have failed, the SRS airbag system warning light will illuminate. Have the system inspected by your SUBARU dealer immediately if the SRS airbag system warning light illuminates. If your vehicle has sustained impact, this may affect the proper function of the SUBARU advanced frontal airbag system. Have your vehicle inspected at your SUBARU dealer. Do not use the front passengers seat while driving the vehicle to your SUBARU dealer.

NOTE The front passengers SRS side airbag and SRS curtain airbag are not con- trolled by the SUBARU advanced frontal airbag system.

Passengers frontal airbag ON and OFF indicators P. 122

Occupant detection system The occupant detection system sensor is installed under the seat upholstery and monitors the physique and posture of the front passenger. Using this information, the occupant detection system determines whether the front passengers SRS frontal airbag should be deployed or not. If the front passengers seat cushion is wet, this may adversely affect the ability of the system to determine deployment. If the seat cushion is wet, the front passenger should stop sitting on the front passengers seat. Wipe off liquid from the seat immediately, let the seat dry naturally and then check the SRS airbag system warning light as follows.

If the SRS airbag system warning light illuminates, keep the seat dry until the warning light turns off. If the SRS airbag system warning light stays on even when the seat has dried, do not allow anyone to sit on the front passengers seat and have the system checked by your SUBARU dealer.

If the SRS airbag system warning light does not illuminate, check that the front passengers frontal airbag ON and OFF indicators work properly. If the indicators do not work properly, do not allow anyone to sit on the front passengers seat and have the system checked by your SUBARU dealer.

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Also, if luggage or electronic devices are placed on the front passengers seat, this may adversely affect the ability of the system to determine deploy- ment. This may prevent the front passengers frontal airbag ON and OFF indicators from working properly. Check that the indicators work properly. When the OFF indicator turns off and the ON indicator illuminates, the front passengers frontal airbag may deploy during a collision. Remove luggage and electronic devices from the front passengers seat.

NOTE This device complies with Part 18 of the FCC Rules. This device may cause interference. If this device causes interference, consult the nearest SUBARU dealer. Also, for maintenance of the system, consult the nearest SUBARU dealer.

Conditions in which front passengers SRS frontal airbag is not acti- vated The front passengers SRS frontal airbag will not be activated when any of the following conditions are met regarding the front passengers seat:

The seat is empty.

The seat is equipped with an appropriate child restraint system and an infant is restrained in it.

The occupant changed their posture after the occupant load is judged.

The front passengers occupant detection system is malfunctioning.

WARNING

When the front passengers seat is occupied by an infant in an appropriate child restraint system, observe the following precautions. Failure to do so may interfere with the proper operation of the occupant detection system, activating the front passengers SRS frontal airbag even though that seat is occupied by the infant in the child restraint system.

Do not place any article (including electronic devices) on the seat other than the infant in the child restraint system.

Do not place more than one infant in the child restraint system.

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If the front passengers frontal airbag ON indicator illuminates and the OFF indicator turns off even when an infant or a small child is in a child restraint system (including booster seat) Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position (vehicles without a keyless access with push button start system), or turn the push-button ignition switch off (vehicles with a keyless access with push button start system) if the front passengers frontal airbag ON indicator illuminates and the OFF indicator turns off even when an infant or a small child is in a child restraint system (including booster seat). Remove the child restraint system from the seat. By referring to the child restraint manufacturers recommendations as well as the child restraint system installation procedures in Child restraint systems (P. 132), correctly install the child restraint system. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position (vehicles without a keyless access with push button start system), or turn the push-button ignition switch to the ON mode (vehicles with a keyless access with push button start system) and make sure that the front passengers frontal airbag ON indicator turns off and the OFF indicator illuminates.

If still the ON indicator remains illuminated while the OFF indicator turns off, take the following actions.

Ensure that no article is placed on the seat other than the child restraint system and the child occupant.

Ensure that the backward-forward position and seatback of front passen- gers seat are locked into place securely by moving the seat back and forth.

If the ON indicator still remains illuminated while the OFF indicator turns off after taking relevant corrective actions described above, relocate the child restraint system to the rear seat and immediately contact your SUBARU dealer for an inspection.

NOTE When a child who has outgrown a child restraint system or a small adult is seated in the front passengers seat, the SUBARU advanced frontal airbag system may or may not activate the front passengers SRS frontal airbag depending on the occupants seating posture. The child should always wear the seatbelt when sitting in the seat irrespective of whether the airbag is deactivated or activated. If the front passengers SRS frontal airbag is acti- vated (the ON indicator remains illuminated while the OFF indicator turns off), take the following actions.

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Ensure that no article is placed on the seat other than the occupant.

If the ON indicator still remains illuminated while the OFF indicator turns off despite the fact that the actions noted above have been taken, seat the child/small adult in the rear seat and immediately contact your SUBARU dealer for an inspection. Even if the system has passed the dealer inspec- tion, it is recommended that on subsequent trips the child/small adult always take the rear seat.

Children who have outgrown a child restraint system should always wear the seatbelt irrespective of whether the airbag is deactivated or activated.

Conditions in which front passengers SRS frontal airbag is activated The front passengers SRS frontal airbag will be activated for deployment upon impact when any of the following conditions are met regarding the front passengers seat.

When the seat is occupied by an adult.

When a certain item(s) (e.g. jug of water) is placed on the seat.

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If the passengers frontal airbag OFF indicator illuminates and the ON indicator turns off even when the front passengers seat is occupied by an adult This can be caused by the adult incorrectly sitting in the front passengers seat. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position (vehicles without a key- less access with push button start system), or turn the push-button ignition switch off (vehicles with a keyless access with push button start system). Ask the front passenger to set the seatback to the upright position, sit up straight in the center of the seat cushion, correctly fasten the seatbelt, posi- tion his/her legs out forward, and adjust the seat to the rearmost position. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position (vehicles without a keyless access with push button start system), or turn the push-button ignition switch to the ON mode (vehicles with a keyless access with push button start sys- tem). If the OFF indicator remains illuminated while the ON indicator remains off, take the following actions.

Vehicles without a keyless access with push button start system: Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position. Vehicles with a keyless access with push button start system: Turn the push-button ignition switch off.

Make sure that the front passenger does not use a blanket, seat cushion, seat cover, seat heater or massager, etc.

If wearing excessive layers of clothing, the front passenger should remove any unnecessary items before sitting in the front passengers seat, or should sit in a rear seat.

Next, turn the ignition switch to the ON position and wait 6 seconds to allow the system to complete self-checking. Following the system check, both indicators turn off for 2 seconds. Now, the ON indicator should illu- minate while the OFF indicator remains off.

If the OFF indicator still remains illuminated while the ON indicator remains off, ask the occupant to move to the rear seat and immediately contact your SUBARU dealer for an inspection.

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How to contact the vehicle manufacturer concerning modifications for persons with disabilities that may affect the advanced airbag system (U.S. only) Changing or moving any parts of the front seats, rear seat, seatbelts, front bumper, front side frame, radiator panel, instrument panel, combination meter, steering wheel, steering column, tire, suspension or floor panel can affect the operation of the SUBARU advanced airbag system. If you have any questions, you may contact the following SUBARU distributors.

Subaru of America, Inc. Customer Dealer Services Department P.O. Box 6000 Cherry Hill, NJ 08034-6000 1-800-SUBARU3 (1-800-782-2783)

Servco Subaru Inc., dba Subaru Hawaii 2850 Pukoloa Street, Suite 202, Honolulu, HI 96819 808-839-2273

Shens Corporation dba Prestige Automobile 491, East Marine Drive, Route 1 Dededo, Guam 671-633-2698

Trebol Motors P.O. Box 11204, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00910 787-793-2828

There are currently no SUBARU distributors in any other U.S. territories. If you are in such an area, please contact the SUBARU distributor or dealer from which you bought your vehicle.

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Operation

Driver's side

Passengers side

SRS AIRBAGs deploy as soon as a collision occurs.

After deployment, SRS AIRBAGs start to deflate immediately so that the drivers vision is not obstructed.

SRS AIRBAGs deploy as soon as a collision occurs.

After deployment, SRS AIRBAGs start to deflate immediately so that the driver's vision is not obstructed.

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The SRS airbag can function only when the ignition switch is in the ON position.

The SUBARU advanced frontal airbag system is designed to determine the activation or deactivation condition of the front passengers SRS frontal air- bag depending on the characteristic of the item(s) or person on the front passengers seat monitored by the front passengers occupant detection system sensor. For this reason, only the drivers SRS frontal airbag may deploy in the event of a collision, but this does not mean failure of the sys- tem.

If the front sub sensors and the impact sensors in the airbag control module detect a predetermined amount of force during a frontal collision, the control module sends signals to the airbag module(s) (only drivers module or both drivers and front passengers modules) instructing the module(s) to inflate the SRS frontal airbag(s).

The drivers and front passengers SRS frontal airbags use dual stage infla- tors. The two inflators of each airbag are triggered either sequentially or simultaneously, depending on the severity of impact, in the case of the drivers SRS frontal airbag and depending on the severity of impact and the characteristic of the item(s) or person on the seat in the case of the front passengers SRS frontal airbag.

After deployment, the SRS airbag immediately starts to deflate so that the drivers vision is not obstructed. The time required from detecting impact to the deflation of the SRS airbag after deployment is shorter than the blink of an eye.

Both when only the drivers SRS frontal airbag deploys and the drivers and front passengers SRS frontal airbags deploy, the drivers and front passen- gers seatbelt pretensioners operate at the same time.

Although it is highly unlikely that the SRS airbag would activate in a non- accident situation, should it occur, the SRS airbag will deflate quickly, not obscuring vision and will not interfere with the driver's ability to maintain con- trol of the vehicle.

When the SRS airbag deploys, a sudden, fairly loud inflation noise will be heard and some smoke will be released. These occurrences are a normal result of the deployment. This smoke does not indicate a fire in the vehicle.

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The drivers SRS frontal airbag and front passengers SRS frontal airbag are designed to deploy in the event of an accident involving a moderate to severe frontal collision. They are not designed to deploy in most lesser fron- tal impacts because the necessary protection can be achieved by the seat- belt alone. Also, they are not designed to deploy in most side or rear impacts or in most roll-over accidents because deployment of only the drivers SRS frontal airbag or both drivers and front passengers SRS frontal airbags would not help the occupant in those situations. The drivers and front pas- sengers SRS frontal airbags are designed to function on a one-time-only basis.

SRS airbag deployment depends on the level of force experienced in the passenger compartment during a collision. That level differs from one type of collision to another, and it may have no bearing on the visible damage done to the vehicle itself.

Example of accident in which the drivers/drivers and front passen- gers SRS frontal airbag(s) will most likely deploy

A head-on collision against a thick concrete wall at a vehicle speeds of 12 to 19 mph (20 to 30 km/h) or higher activates only the drivers SRS frontal air- bag or both drivers and front passengers SRS frontal airbags. The airbag(s) will also be activated when the vehicle is exposed to a frontal impact similar in fashion and magnitude to the collision described above.

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Examples of the types of accidents in which it is possible that the drivers/drivers and front passengers SRS frontal airbag(s) will deploy

Examples of the types of accidents in which deployment of the drivers/drivers and front passengers SRS frontal airbag(s) is unlikely to occur There are many types of collisions which might not necessarily require deployment of drivers/drivers and front passengers SRS frontal airbag(s). In the event of accidents like those illustrated, the drivers/drivers and front passengers SRS frontal airbag(s) may not deploy depending on the level of accident forces involved.

Only the drivers SRS frontal airbag or both drivers and front passengers SRS frontal airbags may be activated when the vehicle sustains a hard impact in the undercarriage area from the road surface (such as when the vehicle plunges into a deep ditch, is severely impacted or knocked hard against an obstacle on the road such as a curb).

The vehicle strikes an object, such as a telephone pole or sign pole.

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The vehicle slides under the load bed of a truck.

The vehicle sustains an oblique offset frontal impact.

The vehicle sustains an offset frontal colli- sion.

The vehicle strikes an object that can move or deform, such as a parked vehi- cle.

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Examples of the types of accidents in which the drivers/drivers and front passengers SRS frontal airbag(s) will basically not deploy

The drivers and front passengers SRS frontal airbags are designed not to deploy in most cases if the vehicle is struck from the side or from behind, or if it rolls onto its side or roof, or if it is involved in a low- speed frontal collision.

First impact

Second impact

In an accident where the vehicle is impacted more than once, the drivers and/or front passengers SRS frontal air- bag(s) will deploy only once on the first impact.

Example: In the case of a double colli- sion, first with another vehicle, then against a concrete wall in immediate suc- cession, once either or both of the drivers and front passengers SRS frontal air- bags is/are activated on the first impact, it/they will not be activated on the second impact.

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WARNING

If the SRS airbags deploy Do not touch the SRS airbag system components around the steering wheel and dashboard with bare hands right after deployment. Doing so can cause burns because the components can be very hot as a result of deployment.

Child restraint precautions NEVER INSTALL A REARWARD FACING CHILD SEAT IN THE FRONT PASSENGERS SEAT EVEN IF THE FRONT PASSENGERS SRS FRON- TAL AIRBAG IS DEACTIVATED. Be sure to install it in the REAR seat in a correct manner. Also, it is strongly recommended that any forward facing child seat or booster seat be installed in the REAR seat, and that even chil- dren who have outgrown a child restraint system be also seated in the REAR seat. This is because children sitting in the front passengers seat may be killed or severely injured should the front passengers SRS frontal airbag deploy. REAR seats are the safest place for children.

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SRS side airbag and SRS curtain airbag

The SRS side airbag is stored in the door side of each front seat seatback, which bears an SRS AIRBAG label.

In a moderate to severe side impact collision, the SRS side airbag on the impacted side of the vehicle deploys between the occupant and the door panel and supplements the seatbelt by reducing the impact on the occupants chest and waist. The SRS side airbag operates only for front seat occupants.

The SRS curtain airbag on each side of the cabin is stored in the roof side (between the front pillar and a point over the rear seat). An SRS AIRBAG mark is located at the top of each center pillar. In a moderate to severe side impact collision, the SRS curtain airbag on the impacted side of the vehicle deploys between the occupant and the side window and supplements the seatbelt by reducing the impact on the occupants head.

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Operation

The SRS side airbag and SRS curtain airbag can function only when the ignition switch is in the ON position.

The drivers and front passengers SRS side airbags and SRS curtain air- bags deploy independently of each other since each has its own impact sen- sor. Therefore, they may not both deploy in the same accident. Also, the SRS side airbag and SRS curtain airbag deploys independently of the drivers and front passengers SRS front airbags in the steering wheel and instrument panel.

An impact sensor, which senses impact force, is located in each of the left and right center pillars, doors and rear wheel houses. Another impact sen- sor, which also senses impact force, is located under the center of the rear seats.

If the impact sensor that is located under the center of the rear seats and one of the center pillar impact sensors or door impact sensors together sense an impact force above a predetermined level in a side collision, the control module causes both the SRS side airbag and curtain airbag on the impacted side to inflate regardless of whether the rear wheel house impact sensor on the same side senses an impact.

If the impact sensor that is located under the center of the rear seats and one of the rear wheel house impact sensors together sense an impact force above a predetermined level, the control module causes only the SRS cur- tain airbag on the impacted side to inflate.

After the deployment, the SRS side airbag immediately starts to deflate. The time required from detection of an impact to deflation of an SRS side airbag after deployment is shorter than the blink of an eye.

The SRS curtain airbag remains inflated for a while following deployment then slowly deflates.

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The SRS side airbag and SRS curtain airbag deploy even when no one occupies the seat on the side on which an impact is applied.

When the SRS side airbag and SRS curtain airbag deploy, a sudden, fairly loud inflation noise will be heard and some smoke will be released. These occurrences are a normal result of the deployment. This smoke does not indicate a fire in the vehicle.

The SRS side airbag and SRS curtain airbag are designed to deploy in the event of an accident involving a moderate to severe side impact collision. They are not designed to deploy in most lesser side impact. Also, they are not designed to deploy in most frontal or most rear impacts because SRS side airbag and SRS curtain airbag deployment would not help the occupant in those situations. Each SRS side airbag and SRS curtain airbag are designed to function on a one-time-only basis.

SRS side airbag and SRS curtain airbag deployment depend on the level of force experienced in the passenger compartment during a side impact colli- sion. That level differs from one type of collision to another, and it may have no bearing on the visible damage done to the vehicle itself.

Example of the type of accident in which the SRS side airbag and SRS curtain airbag will most likely deploy

Examples of the types of accidents in which the SRS side airbag and SRS curtain airbag are unlikely to deploy There are many types of collisions which might not necessarily require SRS side airbag and SRS curtain airbag deployment. In the event of accidents like those illustrated, the SRS side airbag and SRS curtain airbag may not deploy depending on the level of accident forces involved.

A severe side impact near the front seat activates the SRS side airbag and SRS curtain airbag.

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The vehicle is involved in an oblique side- on impact.

The vehicle is involved in a side-on impact in an area outside the vicinity of the passenger compartment.

The vehicle strikes a telephone pole or similar object.

The vehicle is involved in a side-on impact from a motorcycle.

The vehicle rolls onto its side or roof.

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Examples of the types of accidents in which the SRS side airbag and SRS curtain airbag will basically not deploy

The SRS side airbag and SRS curtain airbag are not designed to deploy in most cases if the vehicle is involved in a frontal collision or is struck from behind. Examples of such accidents are illustrated.

In an accident where the vehicle is struck from the side more than once, the SRS side airbag and SRS curtain airbag deploy only once on the first impact.

Example: In the case of a double side impact collision, first with one vehicle and immediately followed by another from the same direction, once the SRS side airbag and SRS curtain airbag are activated on the first impact, they will not be activated on the second.

The vehicle is involved in frontal collision with another vehicle (moving or station- ary).

The vehicle is struck from behind.

SRS curtain airbag

SRS side airbag

Second impact First impact

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WARNING

If the SRS airbags deploy Do not touch the SRS side airbag system components around the front seat seatback with bare hands right after deployment. Doing so can cause burns because the components can be very hot as a result of deployment.

After deployment, do not touch any part of the SRS curtain airbag system (from the front pillar to the part of the roof side over the rear seat). Doing so can cause burns because the components can be very hot as a result of deployment.

SRS side airbag and SRS curtain airbag precautions The SRS side airbag and SRS curtain airbag are designed only to be a sup- plement to the primary protection provided by the seatbelt. They do not do away with the need to fasten seatbelts. It is also important to wear your seat- belt to help avoid injuries that can result when an occupant is not seated in a proper upright position.

When to contact your SUBARU dealer In the following cases, the vehicle will require inspection and/or repair. Con- tact your SUBARU dealer as soon as possible.

Any of the SRS airbags have been inflated.

The front of the vehicle is damaged or deformed, or was involved in an acci- dent that was not severe enough to cause the SRS airbags to inflate.

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A portion of a door is damaged or deformed, or the vehicle was involved in an accident that was not severe enough to cause the SRS side airbags and curtain airbags to inflate.

The pad section of the steering wheel or dashboard is scratched, cracked, or otherwise damaged.

The surface of the seats with the side airbag is scratched, cracked, or other- wise damaged.

The portion of the front pillars, rear pil- lars or roof side rail garnishes (padding) containing the curtain airbags inside is scratched, cracked or otherwise dam- aged.

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WARNING

SRS airbag precautions Observe the following precautions regarding the SRS airbags. Failure to do so may cause death or serious injury.

The driver and all passengers in the vehicle must wear their seatbelts properly. The SRS airbags are supplemental devices to be used with the seatbelts.

The driver should always sit upright and well back in the seat as far from the steering wheel as practical while still maintaining full vehicle control and the front passenger should move the seat as far back as possible and sit upright and well back in the seat.

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WARNING

SRS airbag precautions The SRS front passenger airbag also deploys with considerable force, and

can cause death or serious injury especially if the front passenger is very close to the airbag. The front passenger seat should be as far from the air- bag as possible with the seatback adjusted, so the front passenger sits upright.

Improperly seated and/or restrained infants and children can be killed or seriously injured by a deploying airbag. An infant or child who is too small to use a seatbelt should be properly secured using a child restraint sys- tem. SUBARU strongly recommends that all infants and children be placed in the rear seats of the vehicle and properly restrained. The rear seats are safer for infants and children than the front passenger seat. (P. 132)

Do not sit on the edge of the seat or lean against the dashboard.

Do not allow a child to stand in front of the SRS front passenger airbag unit or sit on the knees of a front passenger.

Do not allow the front seat occupants to hold items on their knees.

Do not lean against the door, the roof side rail or the front, side and rear pil- lars.

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WARNING

SRS airbag precautions

Do not use seat accessories which cover the parts where the SRS side airbags inflate as they may interfere with inflation of the airbags. Such accessories may prevent the side airbags from activating correctly, disable the system or cause the side airbags to inflate accidentally, resulting in death or serious injury.

Do not strike or apply significant levels of force to the area of the SRS air- bag components (P. 92). Doing so can cause the SRS airbags to malfunction.

Do not allow anyone to kneel on the passenger seat toward the door or put their head or hands outside the vehicle.

Do not attach anything to or lean any- thing against areas such as the dash- board or steering wheel pad. These items can become projectiles when SRS driver and front passenger airbags deploy.

Do not attach anything to areas such as a door, windshield glass, side door glass, rear quarter glass, front and rear pillar or roof side rail.

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WARNING

SRS airbag precautions Do not touch any of the component parts immediately after the SRS air-

bags have deployed (inflated) as they may be hot.

If breathing becomes difficult after the SRS airbag has deployed, open a door or window to allow fresh air in, or leave the vehicle if it is safe to do so. Wash off any residue as soon as possible to prevent skin irritation.

If the areas where the SRS airbags are stored, such as the steering wheel pad and front and rear pillar garnishes, are damaged or cracked, have them replaced by your SUBARU dealer.

Modification and disposal of SRS airbag system components Do not dispose of your vehicle or perform any of the following modifications without consulting your SUBARU dealer. The SRS airbags may malfunction or deploy (inflate) accidentally, causing death or serious injury.

Installation, removal, disassembly and repair of the SRS airbags.

Repairs, modifications, removal or replacement of the steering wheel, instrument panel, dashboard, seats or seat upholstery, front, side and rear pillars or roof side rails.

Repairs or modifications of the front fender, front bumper, or side of the occupant compartment.

Installation of snow plows, winches, etc. to the front grille (bull bars, kan- garoo bar etc.).

Modifications to the vehicle's suspension system.

Installation of electronic devices such as mobile two-way radios and CD players.

Modifications to your vehicle for a person with a physical disability.

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SRS airbag system monitors

A diagnostic system continually monitors the readiness of the SRS airbag system (including front seatbelt pretensioners) while the vehicle is being driven. The SRS airbag system warning light will show normal system operation by illuminating for approximately 6 seconds when the ignition switch is turned to the ON position.

The following components are monitored by the indicator:

Front sub sensor (right-hand side)

Front sub sensor (left-hand side)

Airbag control module (including impact sensors)

Frontal airbag module (drivers side)

Frontal airbag module (front passengers side)

Side airbag sensor (center pillar right-hand side)

Side airbag sensor (center pillar left-hand side)

Door impact sensor (right-hand side)

Door impact sensor (left-hand side)

Side airbag module (drivers side)

Side airbag module (front passengers side)

Curtain airbag sensor (rear wheel house right-hand side)

Curtain airbag sensor (rear wheel house left-hand side)

Curtain airbag module (right-hand side)

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Curtain airbag module (left-hand side)

Satellite safing sensor (under the center of the rear seats)

Seatbelt pretensioner (drivers side)

Seatbelt pretensioner (front passengers side)

Seatbelt buckle switch (front passengers side)

Front passengers occupant detection system sensor

Front passengers occupant detection control module

Front passengers frontal airbag ON and OFF indicator

All related wiring

WARNING

SRS warning light If the warning light exhibits any of the following conditions, there may be a malfunction in the seatbelt pretensioners and/or SRS airbag system. Imme- diately take your vehicle to your nearest SUBARU dealer to have the system checked. Unless checked and properly repaired, the seatbelt pretensioners and/or SRS airbag will not operate properly in the event of a collision, which may increase the risk of injury.

Flashing or flickering of the warning light

No illumination of the warning light when the ignition switch is first turned to the ON position.

Continuous illumination of the warning light

Illumination of the warning light while driving

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Front passenger occupant detection system

Your vehicle is equipped with a front passenger occupant detection system. Using the sensors installed under the seat cover, the system detects the conditions of the front passenger seat and activates or deactivates the frontal airbag for front passenger seat. The occupant detection system may not inflate the front passengers SRS frontal airbag even when the drivers SRS frontal airbag deploys. This is not a malfunction. If the seatbelt buckle switch and/or front passengers occupant detection system have failed, the SRS airbag system warn- ing light will illuminate. Have the system inspected by your SUBARU dealer immediately if the SRS airbag system warning light illumi- nates. If your vehicle has sustained impact, this may affect the proper func- tion of the SUBARU advanced frontal airbag system. Immediately contact your SUBARU dealer and have your vehicle inspected. Do not use the front passenger seat while driving to your SUBARU dealer.

SRS airbag system warning light Front passengers seatbelt reminder light AIR BAG OFF indicator light AIR BAG ON indicator light

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The front passengers frontal airbag ON and OFF indicators show you the status of the front passengers SRS frontal airbag. When the engine switch is turned to the ON position, (vehicles without a keyless access with push button start system), or the push-button ignition switch is turned to ON mode (vehicles with a keyless access with push button start system), both the ON and OFF indi- cators illuminate for 6 seconds during the system check. After the system check, both the ON and OFF indicators turn off for 2 sec- onds. Then, either the ON or OFF indicator illuminates depending on the condition of the front passengers frontal airbag. When the OFF indicator remains off and ON indicator illuminates, the front passengers frontal airbag may deploy during a collision. When the OFF indicator illuminates and ON indicator remains off, the front passengers frontal airbag does not deploy during a colli- sion. If the front passengers frontal airbag ON and OFF indicators remain on when the engine switch is turned to the ON position (vehicles without a keyless access with push button start system) or the push-button ignition switch is turned to ON mode (vehicles with a keyless access with push button start system), or the indica- tors remain off after the system check, the system may be malfunc- tioning. Have the vehicle inspected by your SUBARU dealer immediately. After that, one of the indicators illuminates depending on the status of the front passengers SRS frontal airbag determined by the SUBARU advanced frontal airbag monitoring system.

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Condition and operation in the front passenger occupant detection system*1

Adult*2

Child restraint system with infant*6, *7, *8

Indicator/ warning light

AIR BAG ON and AIR BAG OFF indicator lights

AIR BAG ON

SRS airbag system warning light Off Front passengers seatbelt reminder light Flashing*3

Devices

Front passenger airbag

On Front side airbag*4

Front curtain airbag*4

Front passengers seatbelt pretensioner*4

Indicator/ warning light

AIR BAG ON and AIR BAG OFF indicator lights

AIR BAG OFF*9

SRS airbag system warning light Off

Front passengers seatbelt reminder light

Devices

Front passenger airbag Off

Front side airbag*4

OnFront curtain airbag*4

Front passengers seatbelt pretensioner*4

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Child*5, *7

Unoccupied

There is a malfunction in the system

Indicator/ warning light

AIR BAG ON and AIR BAG OFF indicator lights

AIR BAG OFF or AIR BAG ON*5

SRS airbag system warning light Off

Front passengers seatbelt reminder light Off or flashing*3, *5

Devices

Front passenger airbag Off or on*5

Front side airbag*4

OnFront curtain airbag*4

Front passengers seatbelt pretensioner*4

Indicator/ warning light

AIR BAG ON and AIR BAG OFF indicator lights

AIR BAG OFF

SRS airbag system warning light Off

Front passengers seatbelt reminder light

Devices

Front passenger airbag Off

Front side airbag*4

OnFront curtain airbag*4

Front passengers seatbelt pretensioner*4

Indicator/ warning light

AIR BAG ON and AIR BAG OFF indicator lights

AIR BAG OFF

SRS airbag system warning light On Front passengers seatbelt reminder light Off

Devices

Front passenger airbag Off

Front side airbag*4

OnFront curtain airbag*4

Front passengers seatbelt pretensioner*4

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*1: The occupant detection system does not operate during self- checking.

*2: The system judges a person of adult size as an adult. When a smaller adult sits in the front passenger seat, the system may not recognize him/her as an adult depending on his/her physique and posture.

*3: In the event the front passenger does not wear a seatbelt.

*4: The front passengers SRS side airbag, SRS curtain airbag and seatbelt pretensioner are not controlled by the occupant detection system.

*5: For some children, child in seat, child in booster seat or child in convertible seat, the system may not recognize him/her as a child. Factors which may affect this can be the physique or pos- ture. Children who have outgrown a child restraint system should always wear the seatbelt when sitting in the seat irrespective of whether the airbag is deactivated or activated.

*6: When a child restraint system is installed on the front passenger seat, do not place any article on the seat other than the child occupant and a child restraint system. Failure to do so may prevent the front passenger occupant detec- tion system from functioning correctly or cause the system to fail.

*7: Do not place more than one child on the front passenger seat. Failure to do so may prevent the front passenger occupant detec- tion system from functioning correctly.

*8: Never install a child restraint system on the front passenger seat. See the caution that follows regarding installation of a child restraint system. (P. 136)

*9: In case the indicator is not illuminated, consult this manual on how to installing the child restraint system properly. (P. 136)

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If the passengers frontal airbag OFF indicator illuminates and the ON indicator turns off even when the front passengers seat is occupied by an adult

This can be caused by an adult incorrectly sitting in the front passen- gers seat. Perform the following.

Vehicles without a keyless access with push button start sys- tem: The engine switch is turned to the LOCK position. Vehicles with a keyless access with push button start system: Turn the push-button ignition switch off. Ask the front passenger to set the seatback to the upright position, sit up straight in the center of the seat cushion, cor- rectly wear the seatbelt, position his/her legs out forward, and adjust the seat to the rearmost position. Vehicles without a keyless access with push button start sys- tem: The engine switch is turned to the ON position. Vehicles with a keyless access with push button start system: The push-button ignition switch is turned to ON mode. Turn the OFF indicator remains illuminated while the ON indi- cator remains off, perform the following. Vehicles without a keyless access with push button start

system: The engine switch is turned to the LOCK position. Vehicles with a keyless access with push button start sys- tem: Turn the push-button ignition switch off.

Make sure that the front passenger is not using a blanket, seat cushion, seat cover or seat heater, etc.

If wearing excessive layers of clothing, the front passenger should remove any unnecessary items before sitting in the front passenger seat, or should sit in a rear seat.

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Turn the engine switch to the ON position (vehicles without a keyless access with push button start system), or the push- button ignition switch to ON mode (vehicles with a keyless access with push button start system). The ON and OFF indi- cators illuminate for 6 seconds during the system check and after the system check is performed, the ON and OFF indica- tors turn off for 2 seconds. Then, the OFF indicator remains off while the ON indicator is illuminated. If the ON indicator remains off and the OFF indicator is illuminated, move the occupant to the rear seat backwards and immediately contact your SUBARU dealer and have the vehicle inspected.

If the front passengers frontal airbag ON indicator illuminates and the OFF indicator turns off even when an infant or a small child is in a child restraint system (including booster seat)

This can be caused by the child restraint system being installed incor- rectly. Perform the following.

Vehicles without a keyless access with push button start sys- tem: The engine switch is turned to the LOCK position. Vehicles with a keyless access with push button start system: Turn the push-button ignition switch off. Remove the child restraint system from the seat. By referring to the child restraint manufacturers recommendations as well as the child restraint system installation procedure in child restraint system, correctly reinstall the child restraint system.

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Vehicles without a keyless access with push button start sys- tem: The engine switch is turned to the ON position and make sure that the front passengers frontal airbag ON indicator turns off and the OFF indicator illuminates. Vehicles with a keyless access with push button start system: The push-button ignition switch is turned to ON mode and make sure that the front passengers frontal airbag ON indica- tor turns off and the OFF indicator illuminates. If the ON indicator still remains illuminated while the OFF indi- cator turns off, perform the following. Ensure that no article is placed on the seat other than the

child restraint system and the child occupant. Ensure that the backward-forward position and seatback of

front passenger seat are locked into place securely by mov- ing the seat back and forth.

If the ON indicator still remains illuminated while the OFF indi- cator turns off after taking the relevant corrective actions described above, relocate the child restraint system to the rear seat and immediately contact your SUBARU dealer for an inspection.

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WARNING

Front passenger occupant detection system precautions Observe the following precautions regarding front passenger occupant detection system. Failure to do so may cause the occupant detection system to not function correctly, resulting in death or serious injury.

Wear the seatbelt properly.

Do not apply excessive force to the seat.

Do not put sharp object(s) on the seat or pierce the seat upholstery.

Do not put objects under the front passenger seat.

Do not use a seat accessory, such as a cushion or seat cover, that covers the seat cushion surface.

Do not spill liquid on the front passenger seat. If liquid is spilled, wipe it off immediately and dry the seat. If the airbag warning light illuminates, dry the seat until the warning light turns off. If the airbag warning light stays on even when the seat has dried, do not allow anyone to sit on the front pas- senger seat and have the system checked by your SUBARU dealer. If the airbag warning light does not illuminate, check that the airbag ON/OFF indicator light works properly. If the indicator light does not work properly, do not allow anyone to sit in the front passengers seat and have the sys- tem inspected by your SUBARU dealer.

Do not remove or disassemble the front passenger seat. Also, do not replace or modify the seat upholstery or foam inside the seat.

Do not install any accessory (such as an audio amplifier) other than a gen- uine SUBARU accessory under the front passengers seat.

Do not place a magnetized items near the seatbelt buckle.

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WARNING

Front passenger occupant detection system precautions Never install a rearward facing child seat in the front passengers seat

even if the front passengers SRS frontal airbag is deactivated. Be sure to install it in the rear seat in a correct manner. Also, it is strongly recom- mended that any forward facing child seat or booster seat be installed in the rear seat, and that even children who have outgrown a child restraint system be also seated in the rear seat. This is because children sitting in the front passengers seat may be killed or severely injured should the front passengers SRS frontal airbag deploy. SUBARU believes that the rear seats are the safest place for children

If luggage or electronic devices are placed on the front passenger seat, the OFF indicator may turn off and the ON indicator may illuminate. If this occurs, the front passengers airbag may deploy during a collision. If this is not desirable, remove the luggage or electronic devices from the front pas- senger seat.

Modifications for persons with disabilities that may affect the front passen- ger occupant detection system. (U.S. only) Removing, replacing or modify- ing any parts of the front seats, seatbelts, front bumper, front side frame, instrument panel, combination meter, steering wheel, steering column, tires, suspension or floor panel can affect the operation of the SUBARU front passenger occupant detection system.

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Child restraint systems

Points to remember

Studies have shown that installing a child restraint on a rear seat is much safer than installing one to the front passenger seat.

Choose a child restraint system that suits your vehicle and is appropriate to the age and size of the child.

For installation details, follow the instructions provided with the child restraint system. General installation instructions are provided in this manual. (P. 136)

Types of child restraints

Child restraint systems are classified into the following 3 types according to the age and size of the child.

Rear facing Infant seat/convertible seat

A child restraint system for a small child or baby must itself be prop- erly restrained on the seat with the lap portion of the lap/shoulder belt.

The laws of all 50 states of the U.S.A. and Canada now require the use of child restraint systems.

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Forward facing Convertible seat

Booster seat

Selecting an appropriate child restraint system Use a child restraint system appropriate for the child until the child

becomes large enough to properly wear the vehicles seatbelt. If a child is too large for a child restraint system, sit the child on a rear

seat and use the vehicle's seatbelt. (P. 58) Where to place a child restraint system

The following are SUBARUs recommendations on where to place a child restraint system in your vehicle.

Front passengers seat

Rear seat seating positions

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Front passengers seat

Do not install a child restraint system (including a booster cushion) due to the hazard to children posed by the passengers airbag.

Rear seat seating positions

Recommended installing positions for the child restraint systems. In these positions, the following equipment is provided for installing a child restraint system.

Automatic/Emergency Locking Retractor (ALR/ELR) seatbelts ISOFIX anchor bars Top tether anchorages Some types of child restraints might not be able to be secured firmly due to projection of the seat cushion. In this seating position, you should use only a child restraint system that has a bottom base that fits snugly against the contours of the seat cushion and can be securely retained using the seatbelt.

WARNING

Child restraint precautions For effective protection in automobile accidents and sudden stops, a child

must be properly restrained, using a seatbelt or child restraint system depending on the age and size of the child. Holding a child in your arms is not a substitute for a child restraint system. In an accident, the child can be crushed against the windshield, or between you and the vehicle's interior.

SUBARU strongly urges the use of a proper child restraint system that conforms to the size of the child, installed on the rear seat. According to accident statistics, the child is safer when properly restrained in the rear seat than in the front seat.

Never install a rear-facing child restraint system on the front passenger seat even if the AIR BAG OFF indicator light is illuminated. In the event of an accident, the force of the rapid inflation of the front passenger airbag can cause death or serious injury to the child if the rear-facing child restraint system is installed on the front passenger seat.

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WARNING

Child restraint precautions Do not allow the child to lean his/her head or any part of his/her body

against the door or the area of the seat, front and rear pillars or roof side rails from which the SRS side airbags or SRS curtain airbags deploy even if the child is seated in the child restraint system. It is dangerous if the SRS side airbags and curtain airbags inflate, and the impact could cause death or serious injury to the child.

Make sure you have complied with all installation instructions provided by the child restraint manufacturer and that the system is properly secured. If it is not secured properly, it may cause death or serious injury to the child in the event of a sudden stop, sudden swerve or an accident.

When children are in the vehicle Do not allow children to play with the seatbelt. If the seatbelt becomes twisted around a childs neck, it may lead to choking or other serious injuries that could result in death. If this occurs and the buckle cannot be unfastened, scissors should be used to cut the belt.

When the child restraint system is not in use Keep the child restraint system properly secured on the seat even if it is

not in use. Do not store the restraint unsecured in the passenger compart- ment.

If it is necessary to detach the child restraint system, remove it from the vehicle or store it securely in the trunk. This will prevent it from injuring passengers in the event of a sudden stop, sudden swerve or accident.

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Installing child restraints

Follow the child restraint system manufacturer's instructions. Firmly secure child restraints to the rear seats using the LATCH anchors or a seatbelt. Attach the top tether strap when installing a child restraint.

The lap/shoulder belt can be used if your child restraint system is not compatible with the LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Chil- dren) system.

Child restraint LATCH anchors

LATCH anchors are provided for both rear seats. (Buttons displaying the location of the anchors are attached to the seats.)

Seatbelts equipped with a child restraint locking mecha- nism (ALR/ELR belts except drivers seatbelt) (P. 58)

Anchor bracket (for top tether strap)

Anchor brackets are provided for both rear seats.

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Installation with LATCH system

Type A

Latch the hooks of the lower straps onto the LATCH anchors. If the child restraint has a top tether strap, the top tether strap should be latched onto the top tether strap anchors.

For owners in Canada: The symbol on a child restraint system indicates the presence of a lower connector system.

Canada only

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Type B

Latch the buckles onto the LATCH anchors. If the child restraint has a top tether strap, the top tether strap should be latched onto the top tether strap anchors.

For owners in Canada: The symbol on a child restraint system indicates the presence of a lower connector system.

Canada only

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Installing child restraints using a seatbelt (child restraint lock function belt)

Rear facing Infant seat/convertible seat Place the child restraint system on the rear seat facing the rear of the vehicle.

Run the seatbelt through the child restraint system and insert the plate into the buckle. Make sure that the belt is not twisted.

Fully extend the shoulder belt and allow it to retract to put it in lock mode. In lock mode, the belt cannot be extended.

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While pushing the child restraint system down into the rear seat, allow the shoulder belt to retract until the child restraint system is securely in place.

After the shoulder belt has retracted to a point where there is no slack in the belt, pull the belt to check that it cannot be extended.

Forward facing Convertible seat Place the child restraint system on the seat facing the front of the vehicle.

Run the seatbelt through the child restraint system and insert the plate into the buckle. Make sure that the belt is not twisted.

Fully extend the shoulder belt and allow it to retract to put it in lock mode. In lock mode, the belt cannot be extended.

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While pushing the child restraint system into the rear seat, allow the shoulder belt to retract until the child restraint system is securely in place.

After the shoulder belt has retracted to a point where there is no slack in the belt, pull the belt to check that it cannot be extended.

If the child restraint has a top tether strap, the top tether strap should be latched onto the top tether strap anchor. (P. 142)

Booster seat Place the child restraint system on the seat facing the front of the vehicle.

Sit the child in the child restraint system. Fit the seatbelt to the child restraint system according to the manufacturer's instruc- tions and insert the plate into the buckle. Make sure that the belt is not twisted.

Check that the shoulder belt is correctly positioned over the child's shoulder and that the lap belt is as low as possible. (P. 58)

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Removing a child restraint installed with a seatbelt

Push the buckle release button and fully retract the seatbelt.

Child restraint systems with a top tether strap

Secure the child restraint using a seatbelt or the LATCH anchors.

Remove the anchor bracket cover.

Store the removed cover in a safe place.

Latch the hook onto the anchor bracket and tighten the top tether strap.

Make sure the top tether strap is securely latched.

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When installing a child restraint system with LATCH anchors and a top tether strap Depending on the child restraint system's size and shape, if the child restraint system is installed to the LATCH anchors first, it may not be possi- ble to attach the top tether strap to the anchor bracket. In that case, first temporarily attach the top tether strap to the anchor bracket, install the child restraint system using the lower anchors and then tighten the top tether strap.

Laws and regulations pertaining to anchorages The LATCH system conforms to FMVSS225 or CMVSS210.2. Child restraint systems conforming to FMVSS213 or CMVSS213 specifica- tions can be used. This vehicle is designed to conform to the SAE J1819.

WARNING

When installing a booster seat To prevent the belt from going into ALR lock mode, do not fully extend the shoulder belt. ALR mode causes the belt to tighten only. This could cause injury or discomfort to the child. (P. 60)

When installing a child restraint system Follow the directions given in the child restraint system installation manual and fix the child restraint system securely in place. If the child restraint system is not correctly fixed in place, the child or other passengers may be injured or even killed in the event of sudden braking, sudden swerving or an accident.

If the drivers seat interferes with the child restraint system and prevents it from being attached correctly, attach the child restraint system to the right- hand rear seat.

Adjust the front passenger seat so that it does not interfere with the child restraint system.

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WARNING

When installing a child restraint system Ensure that the belt and plate are securely locked and the seatbelt is not

twisted.

Shake the child restraint system left and right, and forward and backward to ensure that it has been securely installed.

When adjusting the front passenger seat position after installing a child restraint system, do so slowly.

Follow all installation instructions provided by the child restraint system manufacturer.

To correctly attach a child restraint system to the anchors When using the LATCH anchors, be sure that there are no foreign objects around the anchors and that the seatbelt is not caught behind the child restraint. Make sure the child restraint system is securely attached, or it may cause death or serious injury to the child or other passengers in the event of sudden braking, sudden swerve or an accident.

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2-1. Driving procedures Driving the vehicle............ 146 Push-button ignition

switch............................. 160 Engine (ignition) switch .... 169 Automatic transmission.... 172 Manual Transmission....... 179 Turn signal lever .............. 182 Parking brake................... 183 Horn ................................. 184

2-2. Instrument cluster Gauges and meters ......... 185 Indicators and warning

lights .............................. 190 Multi-information

display............................ 195

2-3. Operating the lights and windshield wipers

Headlight switch............... 200 Fog light switch ................ 206 Windshield wipers and

washer ........................... 207

2-4. Using other driving systems

Cruise control................... 210 Driving assist systems ..... 215

2-5. Driving information Cargo and luggage .......... 221 Vehicle load limits ............ 225 Winter driving tips ............ 226 Trailer towing ................... 230 Dinghy towing .................. 231

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The following procedures should be observed to ensure safe driv- ing:

Starting the engine P. 160, 169

Driving

Vehicles with an automatic transmission With the brake pedal depressed, shift the select lever to D. (P. 172) Release the parking brake. (P. 183) Gradually release the brake pedal and gently depress the accelerator pedal to accelerate the vehicle.

Vehicles with a manual transmission While depressing the clutch pedal, shift the shift lever to 1. (P. 179) Release the parking brake. (P. 183) Gradually release the clutch pedal. At the same time, gently depress the accelerator pedal to accelerate the vehicle.

Stopping

Vehicles with an automatic transmission With the select lever in D, depress the brake pedal. If necessary, set the parking brake. If the vehicle is to be stopped for an extended period of time, shift the select lever to P or N. (P. 172)

Vehicles with a manual transmission While depressing the clutch pedal, depress the brake pedal. If necessary, set the parking brake. If the vehicle is to be stopped for an extended period of time, shift the shift lever to neutral. (P. 179)

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Parking the vehicle

Vehicles with an automatic transmission With the select lever in D, depress the brake pedal. Shift the select lever to P. (P. 172) Set the parking brake. (P. 183) Vehicles without a keyless access with push button start system: Turn the engine switch to the LOCK position to stop the engine. Vehicles with a keyless access with push button start sys- tem: Press the push-button ignition switch to stop the engine. Lock the door, making sure that you have the key on your person. If parking on a hill, block the wheels as needed.

Vehicles with a manual transmission While depressing the clutch pedal, depress the brake pedal. Shift the shift lever to neutral. (P. 179) Set the parking brake. (P. 183) Vehicles without a keyless access with push button start system: Turn the engine switch to the LOCK position to stop the engine. Vehicles with a keyless access with push button start sys- tem: Press the push-button ignition switch to stop the engine. Lock the door, making sure that you have the key on your person. If parking on a hill, shift the shift lever to 1 or R and block the wheels as needed.

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Starting off on a steep uphill

Vehicles with an automatic transmission Make sure that the parking brake is set and shift the select lever to D. Gently depress the accelerator pedal. Release the parking brake.

Vehicles with a manual transmission With the parking brake firmly set and the clutch pedal fully depressed, shift the shift lever to 1. Lightly depress the accelerator pedal at the same time as gradually releasing the clutch pedal. Release the parking brake.

Driving in the rain Drive carefully when it is raining, because visibility will be reduced, the

windows may become fogged-up, and the road will be slippery.

Drive carefully when it starts to rain, because the road surface will be especially slippery.

Refrain from high speeds when driving on an expressway in the rain, because there may be a layer of water between the tires and the road surface, preventing the steering and brakes from operating properly.

Engine speed while driving (vehicles with an automatic transmission) In the following conditions, the engine speed may become high while driving. This is due to automatic up-shifting control or down-shifting implementation to meet driving conditions. It does not indicate sudden acceleration.

The vehicle is judged to be driving uphill or downhill

When the accelerator pedal is released

When driving on curves

When the brake pedal is firmly depressed

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New vehicle break-in driving (the first 1000 miles [1600 km]) The performance and long life of your vehicle are dependent on how you handle and care for your vehicle while it is new. Follow these instructions during the first 1000 miles (1600 km):

Do not allow the engine speed to exceed 4000 rpm except in an emer- gency.

Do not drive at one constant engine or vehicle speed for a long time, either fast or slow.

Avoid starting suddenly and rapid acceleration, except in an emergency.

Avoid hard braking, except in an emergency.

The same break-in procedures should be applied to an overhauled engine, newly mounted engine or when brake pads or brake linings are replaced with new ones.

Replacement of brake pad and lining The front disc brake and the rear disc brake have audible wear indicators on the brake pads. If the brake pads wear close to their service limit, the wear indicator makes a very audible scraping noise when the brake pedal is applied.

Breaking-in of new brake pads and linings When replacing the brake pad or lining, use only genuine SUBARU parts. After replacement, the new parts must be broken in as follows.

Brake pad and lining While maintaining a speed of 30 to 40 mph (50 to 65 km/h), step on the brake pedal lightly. Repeat this five or more times.

If you hear this scraping noise each time you apply the brake pedal, have the brake pads serviced by your SUBARU dealer as soon as possible.

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Parking brake lining Drive the vehicle at a speed of approximately 22 mph (35 km/h).

With the parking brake release button pushed in, pull the parking brake lever SLOWLY and GENTLY (pulling with a force of approxi- mately 33.7 lbf [150 N, 15.3 kgf]).

Drive the vehicle for approximately 220 yards (200 meters) in this condition.

Wait 5 to 10 minutes for the parking brake to cool down. Repeat this procedure.

Check the parking brake lever travel. If the parking brake lever travel is out of the specified range, adjust it by turning the adjusting nut located on the parking brake lever. Parking brake lever travel: P. 419

Drum-in-disc type parking brake system Your vehicle has a drum-in-disc type parking brake system. This type of brake system needs bedding-down of the brake shoes periodically or when- ever the parking brake shoes and/or drum are replaced. Have your SUBARU dealer perform the bedding down. (P. 149)

After the engine starts In order to secure a rich exhaust sound when starting the vehicle and envi- ronmental performance, air intake and exhaust sounds become loud and vibrations may increase for a little while after the engine starts. This is not a malfunction.

Operating your vehicle in a foreign country Comply with the relevant vehicle registration laws and confirm the availability of the correct fuel. (P. 413)

REV indicator

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When the set engine speed is reached the REV indicator comes on and a buzzer sounds to inform the driver. (P. 197)

(When the engine speed enters the red zone, the REV indicator flashes regard- less of settings.)

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WARNING

When starting the vehicle (vehicles with an automatic transmission) Always keep your foot on the brake pedal while stopped with the engine

running. This prevents the vehicle from creeping.

Firmly depress the brake pedal because engine speed may increase immediately after starting the engine, when the air conditioning system is operating, when turning the steering wheel, etc., thereby causing creeping to become stronger. Apply the parking brake as necessary.

When driving the vehicle Do not drive if you are unfamiliar with the location of the brake and accel-

erator pedals to avoid depressing the wrong pedal.

Accidentally depressing the accelerator pedal instead of the brake pedal will result in sudden acceleration that may lead to an accident that could result in death or serious injury.

When backing up, you may twist your body around, leading to a diffi- culty in operating the pedals. Make sure to operate the pedals properly.

Make sure to keep a correct driving posture even when moving the vehicle only slightly. This allows you to depress the brake and acceler- ator pedals properly.

Depress the brake pedal using your right foot. Depressing the brake pedal using your left foot may delay response in an emergency, result- ing in an accident.

Do not drive the vehicle over or stop the vehicle near flammable materials. The exhaust system and exhaust gases can be extremely hot. These hot parts may cause a fire if there is any flammable material nearby.

On vehicles with an automatic transmission, do not let the vehicle roll backward while the select lever is in a driving position, or roll forward while the select lever is in R. Doing so may cause the engine to stall or lead to poor brake and steering performance, resulting in an accident or damage to the vehicle.

If the smell of exhaust is noticed inside the vehicle, open the windows and check that the trunk lid is closed. Large amounts of exhaust in the vehicle can cause driver drowsiness and an accident, resulting in death or a seri- ous health hazard. Have the vehicle inspected by your SUBARU dealer immediately.

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WARNING

On vehicles with a manual transmission, do not shift the shift lever to R while the vehicle is moving forward. Doing so can damage the transmission and may result in a loss of vehicle control.

Do not shift the select lever to D (vehicles with an automatic transmission) or shift lever to 1 (vehicles with a manual transmission) while the vehicle is moving backward. Doing so can damage the transmission and may result in a loss of vehicle control.

On vehicles with a manual transmission, do not release the clutch pedal too quickly. Doing so may propel the vehicle forward, possibly causing an accident.

Moving the select lever to N (vehicles with an automatic transmission) or shift lever to neutral (vehicles with a manual transmission) while the vehi- cle is moving will disengage the engine from the transmission. Engine braking is not available when N or neutral is selected.

During normal driving, do not turn off the engine. Turning the engine off while driving will not cause loss of steering or braking control, but the power assist to these systems will be lost. This will make it more difficult to steer and brake, so you should pull over and stop the vehicle as soon as it is safe to do so.

Use engine braking (downshift) to maintain a safe speed when driving down a steep hill. Using the brakes continuously may cause the brakes to overheat and lose effectiveness. (P. 173, 179)

Do not adjust the position of the steering wheel, the seat, or the inside or outside rear view mirrors while driving. Doing so may result in a loss of vehicle control that can cause accidents, resulting in death or serious injury.

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WARNING

Always check that all passengers' arms, heads or other parts of their body are not outside the vehicle, as this may result in death or serious injury.

Do not drive in excess of the speed limit. Even if the legal speed limit per- mits it, do not drive over 85 mph (140 km/h) unless your vehicle has high- speed capability tires. Driving over 85 mph (140 km/h) may result in tire failure, loss of control and possible injury. Be sure to consult a tire dealer to determine whether the tires on your vehicle are high-speed capability tires or not before driving at such speeds.

When driving on slippery road surfaces Sudden braking, acceleration and steering may cause tire slippage and

reduce your ability to control the vehicle, resulting in an accident.

Sudden acceleration, engine braking due to shift changing, or changes in engine speed could cause the vehicle to skid, resulting in an accident.

After driving through a puddle, lightly depress the brake pedal to make sure that the brakes are functioning properly. Wet brake pads may prevent the brakes from functioning properly. If the brakes on only one side are wet and not functioning properly, steering control may be affected, resulting in an accident.

When shifting the select lever or shift lever On vehicles with an automatic transmission, be careful not to shift the

select lever with the accelerator pedal depressed. Shifting the select lever to a gear other than P or N may lead to unexpected rapid acceleration of the vehicle that may cause an accident and result in death or serious injury.

Do not place items in the select levers or shift levers surrounding area. It may cause incorrect operation.

If the select levers or shift levers boot is pulled out during cleaning, return it to its previous position. If the select levers or shift levers boot is left pulled out, the select lever or shift lever may become difficult to operate.

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WARNING

If you hear a squealing or scraping noise (brake pad wear limit indica- tors) Have your SUBARU dealer check and replace the brake pads as soon as possible. Rotor damage may result if the pads are not replaced when needed.

It is dangerous to drive the vehicle when the wear limits of the brake pads and/or those of the brake discs are exceeded. (P. 149)

Breaking-in of new brake pads and linings A safe location and situation should be selected for break-in driving.

When the vehicle is stopped Do not race the engine.

If the vehicle is in any gear other than P or N (vehicles with an automatic transmission only) or neutral (vehicles with a manual transmission), the vehicle may accelerate suddenly and unexpectedly, causing an accident.

Do not leave the vehicle with the engine running for a long time. If such a situation cannot be avoided, park the vehicle in an open space and check that exhaust fumes do not enter the vehicle interior.

On vehicles with an automatic transmission, in order to prevent accidents due to the vehicle rolling away, always keep depressing the brake pedal while the engine is running, and apply the parking brake as necessary.

If the vehicle is stopped on an incline, in order to prevent accidents caused by the vehicle rolling forward or backward, always depress the brake pedal and securely apply the parking brake as needed.

Avoid revving or racing the engine. Running the engine at high speed while the vehicle is stopped may cause the exhaust system to overheat, which could result in a fire if combustible material is nearby.

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WARNING

When the vehicle is parked Do not leave glasses, cigarette lighters, spray cans, or soft drink cans in

the vehicle when it is in the sun. Doing so may result in the following:

Gas may leak from a cigarette lighter or spray can, and may lead to a fire.

The temperature inside the vehicle may cause the plastic lenses and plastic material of glasses to deform or crack.

Soft drink cans may fracture, causing the contents to spray over the interior of the vehicle, and may also cause a short circuit in the vehi- cle's electrical components.

Do not leave cigarette lighters in the vehicle. If a cigarette lighter is in a place such as the glove box or on the floor, it may be lit accidentally when luggage is loaded or the seat is adjusted, causing a fire.

Do not attach suction cups to the windshield or windows. Do not place containers such as air fresheners on the instrument panel or dashboard. Suction cups or containers may act as lenses, causing a fire in the vehicle.

Do not leave a door or window open if the curved glass is coated with a metallized film such as a silver-colored one. Reflected sunlight may cause the glass to act as a lens, causing a fire.

Always apply the parking brake, shift the select lever to P (vehicles with an automatic transmission only), stop the engine and lock the vehicle. Do not leave the vehicle unattended while the engine is running.

Do not touch the exhaust pipe while the engine is running or immediately after turning the engine off. Doing so may cause burns.

Do not leave the engine running in an area with snow build-up, or where it is snowing. If snowbanks build up around the vehicle while the engine is running, exhaust gases may collect and enter the vehicle. This may lead to death or a serious health hazard.

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WARNING

Exhaust gases Exhaust gases include harmful carbon monoxide (CO), which is colorless and odorless. Inhaling exhaust gases may lead to death or a serious health hazard.

If the vehicle is in a poorly ventilated area, stop the engine. In a closed area, such as a garage, exhaust gases may collect and enter the vehicle. This may lead to death or a serious health hazard.

The exhaust system should be checked occasionally. If there is a hole or crack caused by corrosion, damage to a joint or abnormal exhaust noise, be sure to have the vehicle inspected and repaired by your SUBARU dealer. Failure to do so may allow exhaust gases to enter the vehicle, resulting in death or a serious health hazard.

When taking a nap in the vehicle Always turn the engine off. Otherwise, you may accidentally move the select lever or shift lever, or depress the accelerator pedal, this could cause an accident or fire due to engine overheating. Additionally, if the vehicle is parked in a poorly ventilated area, exhaust gases may collect and enter the vehicle, leading to death or a serious health hazard.

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WARNING

When braking When the brakes are wet, drive more cautiously.

Braking distance increases when the brakes are wet, and this may cause one side of the vehicle to brake differently than the other side. Also, the parking brake may not securely hold the vehicle.

If the power brake assist function does not operate, do not follow other vehicles closely and avoid hills or sharp turns that require braking. In this case, braking is still possible, but the brake pedal should be depressed more firmly than usual. Also, the braking distance will increase.

Do not pump the brake pedal if the engine stalls. Each push on the brake pedal uses up the reserve for the power-assisted brakes.

The brake system consists of 2 individual hydraulic systems; if one of the systems fails, the other will still operate. In this case, the brake pedal should be depressed more firmly than usual and the braking distance will increase. If this happens, do not continue to drive the vehicle. Have your brakes fixed immediately.

CAUTION

When driving the vehicle Vehicles with an automatic transmission Do not depress the accelerator and brake pedals at the same time during

driving, as this may restrain driving torque.

Do not use the accelerator pedal or depress the accelerator and brake pedals at the same time to hold the vehicle on a hill.

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CAUTION

Vehicles with a manual transmission Do not depress the accelerator and brake pedals at the same time during

driving, as this may restrain driving torque.

Do not shift gears unless the clutch pedal is fully depressed. After shifting, do not release the clutch pedal abruptly. Doing so may damage the clutch, transmission and gears.

Observe the following to prevent the clutch from being damaged.

Do not rest your foot on the clutch pedal while driving. Doing so may cause clutch trouble.

Do not use any gear other than the 1st gear when starting off and mov- ing forward. Doing so may damage the clutch.

Do not use the clutch to hold the vehicle when stopping on an uphill grade. Doing so may damage the clutch.

Do not shift the shift lever to R when the vehicle is still moving. Doing so may damage the clutch, transmission and gears.

Do not release the clutch pedal too quickly. Doing so may damage the transmission.

When parking the vehicle (vehicles with an automatic transmission) Always shift the select lever to P. Failure to do so may cause the vehicle to move or the vehicle may accelerate suddenly if the accelerator pedal is acci- dentally depressed. Also set the parking brake.

Avoiding damage to vehicle parts Do not turn the steering wheel fully in either direction and hold it there for

an extended period of time. Doing so may damage the power steering motor.

When driving over bumps in the road, drive as slowly as possible to avoid damaging the wheels, underside of the vehicle, etc.

On vehicles with an automatic transmission, do not race the engine for more than 5 seconds in any position except the N or P position when the brake is applied or when chocks are used in the wheels. This may cause the transmission fluid to overheat.

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CAUTION

Replacement of brake pad and lining If you continue to drive despite the scraping noise from the audible brake pad wear indicator, it will result in the need for costly brake rotor repair or replacement.

Breaking-in of new brake pads and linings Pulling the parking brake lever too forcefully may cause the rear wheels to lock. To avoid this, be certain to pull the lever up slowly and gently.

If you get a flat tire while driving A flat or damaged tire may cause the following situations. Hold the steering wheel firmly and gradually depress the brake pedal to slow down the vehicle.

It may be difficult to control your vehicle.

The vehicle will make abnormal sounds or vibrations.

The vehicle will lean abnormally.

Information on what to do in case of a flat tire (P. 378)

When encountering flooded roads Do not drive on a road that has flooded after heavy rain etc. Doing so may cause the following serious damage to the vehicle:

Engine stalling

Short in electrical components

Engine damage caused by water immersion

In the event that you drive on a flooded road and the vehicle is flooded, be sure to have your SUBARU dealer check the following:

Brake function

Changes in quantity and quality of oil and fluid used for the engine, trans- mission, differential, etc.

Lubricant condition for the propeller shaft, bearings and suspension joints (where possible) and the function of all joints, bearings, etc.

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Push-button ignition switch (vehicles with a keyless access with push button start system)

Performing the following operations when carrying the access key on your person starts the engine or changes push-button ignition switch modes.

Starting the engine

Vehicles with an automatic transmission Check that the parking brake is set. Check that the select lever is set in P. If the select lever is not set in P, the engine may not be started. (P. 172)

Firmly depress the brake pedal. The keyless access with push button start system indicator light (green) will turn on. If the indicator light does not turn on, the engine cannot be started.

Press the push-button ignition switch.

The engine will crank until it starts or for up to 10 seconds, whichever is less.

Continue depressing the brake pedal until the engine is com- pletely started.

The engine can be started from any push-button ignition switch mode.

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Vehicles with a manual transmission Check that the parking brake is set. Check that the shift lever is set in neutral. Firmly depress the clutch pedal. The keyless access with push button start system indicator light (green) will turn on. If the indicator light does not turn on, the engine cannot be started.

Press the push-button ignition switch.

The engine will crank until it starts or for up to 10 seconds, whichever is less.

Continue depressing the clutch pedal until the engine is com- pletely started.

The engine can be started from any push-button ignition switch mode.

STEP 1

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Stopping the engine

Vehicles with an automatic transmission Stop the vehicle. Shift the select lever to P. Set the parking brake. (P. 183) Release the brake pedal. Press the push-button ignition switch. Check that the keyless access with push button start sys- tem indicator light (green) is off.

Vehicles with a manual transmission While depressing the clutch pedal, stop the vehicle. Shift the shift lever to neutral. Set the parking brake. (P. 183) Release the clutch pedal. Press the push-button ignition switch. Check that the keyless access with push button start sys- tem indicator light (green) is off.

STEP 1

STEP 2

STEP 3

STEP 4

STEP 5

STEP 6

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STEP 2

STEP 3

STEP 4

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Changing push-button ignition switch mode Modes can be changed by pressing the push-button ignition switch with the brake pedal (vehicles with an automatic transmission) or clutch pedal (vehicles with a manual transmission) released. (The mode changes each time the switch is pressed.)

Off*

The hazard warning flashers can be used.

The keyless access with push button start system indicator light (green) is off.

ACC mode

Some electrical components such as the power outlet can be used.

The keyless access with push button start system indicator light (green) flashes slowly.

ON mode

All electrical components can be used.

The keyless access with push button start system indicator light (green) flashes slowly.

*: Vehicles with an automatic transmission: If the select lever is in a position other than P when turning off the engine, the push-button ignition switch will be turned to ACC mode, not to off.

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When stopping the engine with the select lever in a position other than P (vehicles with an automatic transmission)

If the engine is stopped with the select lever in a position other than P, the push-button ignition switch will not be turned off but instead be turned to ACC mode. Perform the following procedure to turn the switch off:

Check that the parking brake is set. Shift the select lever to P. Check that the keyless access with push button start system indicator light (green) flashes slowly and then press the push- button ignition switch once. Check that the keyless access with push button start system indicator light (green) is off.

Auto power off function Vehicles with an automatic transmission If the vehicle is left in ACC or ON mode (the engine is not running) for more than an hour with the select lever in P, the push-button ignition switch will automatically turn off. However, this function cannot entirely prevent bat- tery discharge. Do not leave the vehicle with the push-button ignition switch in ACC or ON mode for long periods of time when the engine is not run- ning.

Vehicles with a manual transmission If the vehicle is left in ACC or ON mode (the engine is not running) for more than an hour, the push-button ignition switch will automatically turn off. However, this function cannot entirely prevent battery discharge. Do not leave the vehicle with the push-button ignition switch in ACC or ON mode for long periods of time when the engine is not running.

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Operation of the push-button ignition switch When operating the push-button ignition switch, one short, firm press is enough. If the switch is pressed improperly, the engine may not start or the push-button ignition switch mode may not change. It is not necessary to press and hold the switch.

Access key battery depletion P. 34

Conditions affecting operation P. 30

Note for the keyless access entry function P. 31

If the engine does not start The engine immobilizer system may not have been deactivated. (P. 77) Contact your SUBARU dealer.

Steering lock After turning the push-button ignition switch off and opening and closing the doors, the steering wheel will be locked due to the steering lock function. Operating the push-button ignition switch again automatically cancels the steering lock.

Vehicles with an automatic transmission: Check that the select lever is securely set in P. The engine may not start if the select lever is displaced out of P. The keyless access with push button start system indi- cator light (green) will flash quickly.

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When the steering lock cannot be released

Steering lock motor overheating prevention To prevent the steering lock motor from overheating, the motor may be sus- pended if the engine is turned on and off repeatedly in a short period of time. In this case, refrain from operating the engine. After about 10 seconds, the steering lock motor will resume functioning.

When the keyless access with push button start system indicator light flashes in yellow The system may be malfunctioning. Have the vehicle inspected by your SUBARU dealer immediately.

If the access key battery is depleted P. 325

If the keyless access with push button start system has been deacti- vated in a customized setting P. 395

Immediately after reconnecting the battery terminals due to replacing the battery and so forth The engine may not start. If this occurs, turn the push-button ignition switch to ON mode, and start the engine after waiting at least 10 seconds. Idling may be unstable immediately after the engine starts, however, this is not a malfunction.

The keyless access with push button start system indicator light (green) will flash quickly.

Vehicles with an automatic transmis- sion Check that the select lever is set in P. Press the push-button ignition switch while turning the steering wheel left and right.

Vehicles with a manual transmission Press the push-button ignition switch while turning the steering wheel left and right.

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WARNING

When starting the engine Always start the engine while sitting in the drivers seat. Do not depress

the accelerator pedal while starting the engine under any circumstances. Doing so may cause an accident resulting in death or serious injury.

If the keyless access with push button start system indicator light flashes in green after the engine has started, never drive the vehicle. The steering wheel is still locked, and it may result in an accident.

Caution while driving If engine failure occurs while the vehicle is moving, do not lock or open the doors until the vehicle reaches a safe and complete stop. Activation of the steering lock in this circumstance may lead to an accident, resulting in death or serious injury.

Stopping the engine Do not touch the push-button ignition switch during driving. When the push-button ignition switch is pressed for 3 seconds or longer or pressed 3 times successively, the engine will stop. When the engine stops, the brake booster will not function. A greater foot pressure will be required on the brake pedal. The power steering system will not operate either. A greater force will be required to steer, and it may result in an accident.

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CAUTION

To prevent battery discharge Do not leave the push-button ignition switch in ACC or ON mode for

long periods of time without the engine running.

If the keyless access with push button start system indicator light (green) is illuminated, the push-button ignition switch is not off. When exiting the vehicle, always check that the push-button ignition switch is off.

Vehicles with an automatic transmission: Do not stop the engine when the select lever is in a position other than P. If the engine is stopped in another select lever position, the push-button ignition switch will not be turned off but instead be turned to ACC mode. If the vehicle is left in ACC mode, battery discharge may occur.

When starting the engine Do not race a cold engine.

If the engine becomes difficult to start or stalls frequently, have your vehi- cle checked by your SUBARU dealer immediately.

Symptoms indicating a malfunction with the push-button ignition switch If the push-button ignition switch seems to be operating somewhat differently than usual, such as the switch sticking slightly, there may be a malfunction. Contact your SUBARU dealer immediately.

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Engine (ignition) switch (vehicles without a keyless access with push button start system)

Starting the engine

Vehicles with an automatic transmission Check that the parking brake is set. Check that the select lever is set in P. Firmly depress the brake pedal. Turn the engine switch to the START position to start the engine.

Vehicles with a manual transmission Check that the parking brake is set. Check that the shift lever is set in neutral. Firmly depress the clutch pedal. Turn the engine switch to the START position to start the engine.

Changing the engine switch positions LOCK

The steering wheel is locked and the key can be removed. (Vehicles with an automatic transmission: The key can be removed only when the select lever is in P.)

ACC

Some electrical components such as the power outlet can be used.

ON

All electrical components can be used.

START

For starting the engine.

STEP 1

STEP 2

STEP 3

STEP 4

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STEP 2

STEP 3

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Turning the key from ACC to LOCK Vehicles with an automatic transmission: Shift the select lever to P. (P. 172)

Vehicles with a manual transmission: Shift the shift lever to neutral. (P. 179)

If the engine does not start Remove the key and try again. If the engine does not start, the engine immo- bilizer system may not have been deactivated. (P. 77) Contact your SUBARU dealer.

When the steering lock cannot be released

Key reminder function A buzzer sounds if the drivers door is opened while the engine switch is in the LOCK or ACC position to remind you to remove the key.

Immediately after reconnecting the battery terminals due to replacing the battery and so forth The engine may not start. If this occurs, turn the engine switch to the ON position, and start the engine after waiting at least 10 seconds. Idling may be unstable immediately after the engine starts, however, this is not a malfunc- tion.

STEP 1

Push in the key and turn to the LOCK position.

STEP 2

When starting the engine, the engine switch may seem stuck in the LOCK position. To free it, turn the key while turn- ing the steering wheel slightly left and right.

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WARNING

When starting the engine Always start the engine while sitting in the driver's seat. Do not depress the accelerator pedal while starting the engine under any circumstances. Doing so may cause an accident resulting in death or serious injury.

Caution when driving Do not turn the engine switch to the LOCK position while driving. If, in an emergency, you must turn the engine off while the vehicle is moving, turn the engine switch only to the ACC position to stop the engine. An accident may result if the engine is stopped while driving.

CAUTION

To prevent battery discharge Do not leave the engine switch in the ACC or ON position for long periods of time without the engine running.

When starting the engine Do not crank the engine for more than 10 seconds at a time. This may

overheat the starter and wiring system. If the engine does not start, turn the engine switch to the LOCK position and try to start the engine again after waiting for 10 seconds or more.

Do not race a cold engine.

If the engine becomes difficult to start or stalls frequently, have your vehi- cle checked by your SUBARU dealer immediately.

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Automatic transmission

Select a shift position appropriate for the driving conditions.

Shifting the select lever

Vehicles without a keyless access with push button start system While the engine switch is in the ON position, move the select lever with the brake pedal depressed. When shifting the select lever between P and D, make sure that the vehicle is completely stopped.

Vehicles with a keyless access with push button start system While the push-button ignition switch is in ON mode, move the select lever with the brake pedal depressed. When shifting the select lever between P and D, make sure that the vehicle is completely stopped.

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Shift position uses

*: Shifting to the D position allows the system to select a gear suitable for the driving conditions. Setting the select lever to the D position is rec- ommended for normal driving.

Shift position Meter display Function

P Parking the vehicle/starting the engine

R Reversing

N Neutral

D

Normal D position driving* (gears between 1 and 6 are

automatically selected)

(paddle shift levers activated)

Temporary manual mode driv- ing (P. 177)

M Manual mode driving (P. 175)

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Selecting a driving mode By pressing the driving pattern selector switch the following modes can be selected to suit driving and usage conditions:

Normal mode Sport mode The SPORT indicator comes on.

Use sport mode for sporty driving or when driving in mountainous regions with lots of curves.

Snow mode The SNOW indicator comes on.

Use snow mode for accelerating and driving on slippery road surfaces such as snow.

To cancel sport mode or snow mode, press the same side of the switch again.

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Manual mode driving

To enter manual mode, shift the select lever to the M position.

While the upshift/downshift indicator light is illuminated, gears can be selected by operating the select lever or paddle shift levers, allowing you to drive in the gear of your choosing.

Even if upshifting operations are performed, if vehicle speed is too low for the requested gear, the gear will not change.

Upshift indicator Downshift indicator Upshifting (+) Downshifting (-)

Each time the select lever or paddle shift levers are operated, the gear changes up or down one gear and the selected gear, 1 through 6, will be set.

The selected gear, from 1 to 6, and M will be displayed on the shift position and shift range indi- cator.

When in manual mode, the gear will not change unless the select lever or paddle shift levers are operated.

However, even when in manual mode, the gears will be automatically changed in the following situations:

When vehicle speed drops (downshift only).

When engine oil temperature is high and engine speed rises close to the red zone.

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When moving the select lever out of P If the select lever is pushed sideways before the brake pedal is depressed, select lever operation may not be possible. Depress the brake pedal before shifting the select lever out of P.

Downshifting restrictions warning buzzer If downshifting operations are performed at a vehicle speed by which down- shifting is not possible (when downshifting will cause the engine speed to enter the red zone), a buzzer will sound to warn the driver that downshifting cannot be performed.

When driving with cruise control activated Downshifting can be performed even when using cruise control. After down- shifting, the set speed continues. (P. 175, 177)

Sport mode In sport mode, lower gears are used and gears change at a higher

engine speed.

If sport mode is changed to while the select lever is in the M position, the SPORT indicator will come on but sport mode controls will not be car- ried out. Shift the select lever to the D position.

Sport mode cannot be changed to when driving with cruise control acti- vated.

Snow mode To prevent slipping, 1st gear cannot be selected when in snow mode.

Sport mode and snow mode automatic deactivation In the following situations, the driving mode is automatically deactivated:

When the engine is turned off after driving in sport mode or snow mode.

When cruise control is activated while driving in sport mode.

If the select lever cannot be shifted from P P. 392

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Automatic gear selection when the vehicle is stopped When the vehicle is idling at high rpm in order to warm up, and the vehicle is on a slippery road, the transmission may automatically shift to 2nd gear for stopping and starting off.

Temporary manual mode driving

Temporary manual mode driving will be deactivated and normal D position driving will be returned to in the following situations:

When driving for longer than the set time (the set time differs according to driving conditions).

When the vehicle comes to a stop.

When the accelerator pedal is continually depressed for longer than the set time.

When the accelerator pedal is fully, or near-fully, depressed.

Temporary manual mode driving can be changed to by operating the paddle shift levers while the select lever is in the D position.

When this occurs, the selected gear and D are displayed on the shift position and shift range indicator.

(When engine speed rises close to the red zone, upshifting will be automatically performed.)

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Adaptive control In order to realize smoother driving while driving in D position, an appropri- ate gear is automatically selected by limiting upshifting and performing downshifting operations according to driver operations and driving condi- tions.

When driving uphill, prevents unnecessary upshifting and downshifting.

When driving downhill, downshifting is performed at engine speeds higher than usual.

When driving on curves, prevents upshifting even when accelerating.

When the brake pedal is depressed firmly, downshifting is automatically performed, fully utilizing engine braking.

When the accelerator pedal is suddenly released, prevents upshifting.

Adaptive control operates automatically when the select lever is in the D position. (The function is canceled when the paddle shift levers are operated or the select lever is shifted to the M position.)

WARNING

When driving on slippery road surfaces Be careful of downshifting and sudden acceleration, as this could result in the vehicle skidding to the side or spinning.

To prevent incorrect operation Do not attach items such as accessories to the paddle shift levers. Doing so may unintentionally move the paddle shift levers.

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Manual Transmission

: If equipped

Shifting the shift lever

Fully depress the clutch pedal before operating the shift lever, and then release it slowly.

Shifting the shift lever to R Shift the shift lever to R while lifting up the ring section.

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Shift-up indicator

To help enable fuel-efficient driv- ing, the shift-up indicator flashes 3 times to indicate upshift timing.

The indicators default setting is off. The indicator can be turned on/off. (P. 188)

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CAUTION

To prevent damage to the transmission

Do not lift up the ring section except when shifting the lever to R.

Shift the shift lever to R only when the vehicle is stationary and the clutch pedal is fully depressed.

Do not shift the shift lever without depressing the clutch pedal.

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Turn signal lever

Turn signals can be operated when Vehicles without a keyless access with push button start system The engine switch is in the ON position.

Vehicles with a keyless access with push button start system The push-button ignition switch is in ON mode.

If the indicators flash faster than usual Check that a light bulb in the turn signal lights has not burned out.

The turn signal lever can be used to show the following intentions of the driver:

Right turn Left turn Lane change to the right (push and hold the lever partway)

The right hand signals will flash until you release the lever.

Lane change to the left (push and hold the lever partway)

The left hand signals will flash until you release the lever.

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Parking brake

Usage in winter time P. 226

CAUTION

Before driving Fully release the parking brake. Driving the vehicle with the parking brake set will lead to brake components overheating, which may affect braking performance and increase brake wear.

To set the parking brake, fully pull the parking brake lever while depressing the brake pedal. To release the parking brake, slightly raise the lever and lower it completely while pressing the button.

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Horn

After adjusting the steering wheel Make sure that the steering wheel is securely locked. The horn may not sound if the steering wheel is not securely locked. (P. 65)

To sound the horn, press on or close to the mark.

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Gauges and meters

Analog Speedometer Displays the vehicle speed.

Tachometer Displays the engine speed in revolutions per minute.

Digital Speedometer Displays the vehicle speed.

Fuel gauge Displays the quantity of fuel remaining in the tank.

Engine coolant temperature gauge Displays the engine coolant temperature.

Odometer, trip meter and multi-information display Odometer: Displays the total distance the vehicle has been driven.

Trip meter: Displays the distance the vehicle has been driven since the meter was last reset. Trip meters A and B can be used to record and display different distances independently.

Multi-information display: Presents the driver with a variety of driving- related data. (P. 195)

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DISP switch P. 196

ODO/TRIP switch P. 187

km/h MPH switch Each time the switch is pressed, the display inside the meter changes between km/h and MPH.

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Switch the display

Each time the ODO/TRIP switch is pressed, the display changes as follows.

Odometer Trip meter A*1

Trip meter B*1

Setting screen for tachometer indicator needle movement function when starting the vehicle*2

Setting screen for the shift position indicator and shift-up indica- tor*2 (vehicles with a manual transmission)

*1:Pressing and holding the ODO/TRIP switch will reset the trip meter that is currently displayed.

*2:Only displayed when the engine switch is in the ACC or LOCK position (vehicles without a keyless access with push button start system), or when the push-button ignition switch is in ACC mode or turned off (vehi- cles with a keyless access with push button start system).

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Tachometer indicator needle movement function when starting the vehicle

When the engine switch is turned to ON position (vehicles without a keyless access with push button start system), or the push-button ignition switch is turned to ON mode (vehicles with a keyless access with push button start system), the tachometer indicator needle points to the highest value once and then quickly returns.

Changing between activated/deactivated Press the ODO/TRIP switch repeatedly until the setting screen is displayed. (P. 187) Each time the switch is pressed and held, the function changes between activated/deactivated.

S-on: Activated

S-oFF: Deactivated

Setting the shift position indicator and shift-up indicator (vehicles with a manual transmission)

Displaying of the shift position indicator and shift-up indicator can be turned on/off.

Press the ODO/TRIP switch repeatedly until the setting screen is displayed. (P. 187) Each time the switch is pressed and held, the display changes between on/off.

G-on: Display on

G-oFF: Display off

STEP 1

STEP 2

STEP 1

STEP 2

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Instrument panel light control

The brightness of the instrument panel lights can be adjusted.

Brighter Darker

The brightness of the instrument panel lights When the parking lights or the headlights turn on, the instrument panel lights will dim. However, when the instrument panel brightness control dial is turned to the up most position, the instrument panel lights will not dim even when the parking lights or headlights turn on.

Fuel gauge When the indicator needle is close to E, promptly refuel the vehicle.

The relationship between the indicator needle and the consumed amount (remaining fuel) is not always accurate. Only use it as a reference.

When the vehicle is on an incline or curve, sudden acceleration and stops and so forth cause the fuel inside the tank to move which may cause the indicator needle to move up and down.

CAUTION

To prevent damage to the engine and its components Do not let the indicator needle of the tachometer enter the red zone, which

indicates the maximum engine speed.

The engine may be overheating if the temperature gauge is in the red zone (H). In this case, immediately stop the vehicle in a safe place, and check the engine after it has cooled completely. (P. 403)

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Indicators and warning lights

The indicator and warning lights on the instrument cluster and cen- ter panel inform the driver of the status of the vehicles various sys- tems.

For the purpose of explanation, the following illustration displays all indicators and warning lights illuminated.

Instrument cluster

Center panel

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Indicators The indicators inform the driver of the operating state of the vehicles various systems.

Turn signal indicator (P. 182)

Shift position indicator (P. 179)

(Vehicles with a manual transmission)

Headlight high beam indicator (P. 201)

Shift-up indicator (P. 180)

(Vehicles with a manual transmission)

(If equipped)

Front fog light indicator (P. 206)

Slip indicator (P. 215)

Security indicator (P. 77, 81)

Traction Control Sys- tem OFF indicator light (P. 216)

(If equipped)

Keyless access with push button start sys- tem indicator light (P. 160)

Vehicle stability control (VSC) off indicator (P. 218)

Shift position and shift range indicator (P. 173)

VSC SPORT indicator (P. 217)

(Vehicles with an automatic transmission)

Upshift/downshift indi- cator (P. 175, 177)

REV indicator (P. 150)

(Vehicles with an automatic transmission)

SPORT indicator (P. 174)

Cruise control indicator (P. 210)

(Vehicles with an automatic transmission)

SNOW indicator (P. 174)

SET indicator (P. 210)

(Vehicles with an automatic transmission)

*1, 2

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*1: Vehicles without a keyless access with push button start system These lights turn on when the engine switch is turned to the ON position to indicate that a system check is being performed. They will turn off after the engine is started, or after a few seconds. There may be a malfunction in a system if a light does not come on, or if the lights do not turn off. Have the vehicle inspected by your SUBARU dealer. Vehicles with a keyless access with push button start system These lights turn on when the push-button ignition switch is turned to ON mode to indicate that a system check is being performed. They will turn off after the engine is started, or after a few seconds. There may be a malfunction in a system if a light does not come on, or if the lights do not turn off. Have the vehicle inspected by your SUBARU dealer.

*2: The light flashes to indicate that the system is operating. *3: The front passengers frontal airbag ON and OFF indicators show

you the status of the front passengers SRS frontal airbag. When the engine switch is turned to the ON position, (vehicles without a key- less access with push button start system), or the push-button ignition switch is turned to ON mode (vehicles with a keyless access with push button start system), both the ON and OFF indicators illuminate for 6 seconds during the system check. After the system check, both the ON and OFF indicators turn off for 2 seconds. Then, either the ON or OFF indicator illuminates depending on the condition of the front passengers frontal airbag. When the OFF indicator remains off and ON indicator illuminates, the front passengers frontal airbag may deploy during a collision. When the OFF indicator illuminates and ON indicator remains off, the front passengers frontal airbag does not deploy during a collision. If the front passengers frontal airbag ON and OFF indicators remain on when the engine switch is turned to the ON position (vehicles without a keyless access with push button start system) or the push- button ignition switch is turned to ON mode (vehicles with a keyless access with push button start system), or the indicators remain off after the system check, the system may be malfunctioning. Have the vehicle inspected by your SUBARU dealer immediately.

Airbag on-off indicator (P. 122)

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Warning lights Warning lights inform the driver of malfunctions in any of the vehicles systems. (P. 364)

*1: Vehicles without a keyless access with push button start sys- tem These lights turn on when the engine switch is turned to the ON position to indicate that a system check is being performed. They will turn off after the engine is started, or after a few seconds. There may be a malfunction in a system if a light does not come on, or if the lights do not turn off. Have the vehicle inspected by your SUBARU dealer for details.

Vehicles with a keyless access with push button start system These lights turn on when the push-button ignition switch is turned to ON mode to indicate that a system check is being performed. They will turn off after the engine is started, or after a few seconds. There may be a malfunction in a system if a light does not come on, or if the lights do not turn off. Have the vehicle inspected by your SUBARU dealer for details.

*2: The light flashes in yellow to indicate a malfunction. The light flashes quickly in green to indicate that the steering lock has not been released.

*3: The light comes on in yellow to indicate a malfunction.

(U.S.A.) (Canada) (U.S.A.) (Canada)

(U.S.A.) (Canada) (If equipped) (If equipped) (for driver)

(for front passen-

ger)

(If equipped)

*1 *1 *4 *4 *1 *1 *1

*1 *1 *1 *1 *2 *3 *1

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WARNING

If a safety system warning light does not come on Should a safety system light such as the ABS and SRS airbag system warn- ing light not come on when you start the engine, this could mean that these systems are not available to help protect you in an accident, which could result in death or serious injury. Have the vehicle inspected by your SUBARU dealer immediately if this occurs.

*4: Vehicles without a keyless access with push button start sys- tem These lights turn on when the engine switch is turned to the ON position to indicate that a system check is being performed. They will turn off after the engine is started. There may be a malfunction in a system if a light does not come on, or if the lights do not turn off. Have the vehicle inspected by your SUBARU dealer for details.

Vehicles with a keyless access with push button start system These lights turn on when the push-button ignition switch is turned to ON mode to indicate that a system check is being performed. They will turn off after the engine is started. There may be a mal- function in a system if a light does not come on, or if the lights do not turn off. Have the vehicle inspected by your SUBARU dealer for details.

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Multi-information display

The multi-information display presents the driver with a variety of driving-related data, including the current outside air temperature.

Outside temperature

Current fuel consumption

Average fuel consumption

Setting screen for the REV indicator

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Switch the display

Each time the DISP switch is pressed, the display changes as fol- lows.

Outside temperature P. 263

Current fuel consumption Displays the current rate of fuel consumption.

Average fuel consumption Displays the average fuel consumption since the function was reset.

The function can be reset by pushing the DISP switch for longer than one second when the average fuel consumption is displayed.

Use the displayed average fuel consumption as a reference.

Setting screen for the REV indicator* P. 197

*: Only displayed when the vehicle is stopped.

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Setting the REV indicator

Changing the REV indicator settings The engine speed at which the REV indicator turns on at and whether a buzzer sounds or not when the light turns on can be set.

Engine speed setting range: From 2000 to 7400 rpm (r/min)

Press the DISP switch repeatedly until the setting screen is displayed. (P. 196)

Press and hold the DISP switch.

REV. and the thousandth place flash. After flashing, the number changes each time the button is pressed and held.

Press the DISP switch.

The hundredth place flashes. After flashing, the number changes each time the button is pressed and held.

Press the DISP switch. A buzzer sounds once, and setting of the engine speed value is complete.

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Press and hold the DISP switch.

Each time the DISP switch is pressed and held, the buzzer changes between activated and deactivated. b-on: Buzzer activated b-oFF: Buzzer deactivated When the setting changes from b-oFF to b-on, the buzzer sounds 3 times.

Press the DISP switch. When the buzzer sounds, all settings have been completed. The set- tings are displayed.

Deactivating the REV indicator settings After setting the thousandth place to -, press the DISP switch once.

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The multi-information display operate when Vehicles without a keyless access with push button start system The engine switch is in the ON position.

Vehicles with a keyless access with push button start system The push-button ignition switch is in ON mode.

WARNING

The information display at low temperatures Allow the interior of the vehicle to warm up before using the liquid crystal information display. At extremely low temperatures, the information display monitor may respond slowly, and display changes may be delayed. For example, there is a lag between the driver's shifting and the new shift position number appearing on the display. In this case, wait until the display changes and take care not to downshift again, causing rapid and excessive engine braking and possibly an accident resulting in death or serious injury.

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Headlight switch

The headlights can be operated manually or automatically.

Turning the end of the lever turns on the lights as follows:

Off

The daytime running lights turn on.

The headlights, park- ing, daytime running lights and so on turn on and off automatically. (Vehicles without a key- less access with push button start system: When the engine switch is in the ON position Vehicles with a keyless access with push but- ton start system: When the push-button igni- tion switch is in ON mode) The side marker, park- ing, tail, license plate, daytime running lights and instrument panel lights turn on. The headlights and all the lights listed above (except daytime run- ning lights) turn on.

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Turning on the high beam headlights

With the headlights on, push the lever forward to turn on the high beams.

Pull the lever back to the center position to turn the high beams off.

Pull the lever toward you and release it to flash the high beams once.

You can flash the high beams with the headlights on or off.

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Manual headlight leveling dial

The level of the headlights can be adjusted according to the number of passengers and the loading condition of the vehicle.

Raises the level of the head- lights Lowers the level of the head- lights

Guide to dial settings

Occupancy and luggage load conditions Dial position

Occupants Luggage load

Driver None 0

Driver and front pas- senger None 0

All seats occupied None 1

All seats occupied Full luggage loading 1

Driver Full luggage loading 2

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Daytime running light system Vehicles with an automatic transmission: To make your vehicle more visi-

ble to other drivers, the daytime running lights turn on automatically whenever the engine is started, the select lever is shifted out of P and the parking brake is released. Daytime running lights are not designed for use at night.

Vehicles with a manual transmission: To make your vehicle more visible to other drivers, the daytime running lights turn on automatically when- ever the engine is started and the parking brake is released. Daytime running lights are not designed for use at night.

Compared to turning on the headlights, the daytime running light system offers greater durability and consumes less electricity, so it can help improve fuel economy.

Headlight control sensor

Headlight control sensor is located on the passenger's side.

The sensor may not function properly if an object is placed on the sensor, or any- thing that blocks the sensor is affixed to the windshield.

Doing so interferes with the sensor detecting the level of ambient light and may cause the automatic headlight sys- tem to malfunction.

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Automatic light off system Vehicles without a keyless access with push button start system The light switch is in , the headlights and tail lights turn off 30 seconds after a door is opened and closed if the key is removed from the engine switch. (The lights turn off immediately if on the key is pressed after all the doors are locked.)

To turn the lights on again, turn the engine switch to the ON position, or

turn the lights off and then back to or . Vehicles with a keyless access with push button start system The light switch is in , the headlights and tail lights turn off 30 seconds after a door is opened and closed if the push-button ignition switch is turned off. (The lights turn off immediately if on the key is pressed after all the doors are locked.)

To turn the lights on again, turn the push-button ignition switch to ON

mode, or turn the light switch off and then back to or .

Light reminder buzzer Vehicles without a keyless access with push button start system A buzzer sounds when the engine switch is turned to LOCK position and the driver's door is opened with the key removed from the engine switch while the lights are turned on.

Vehicles with a keyless access with push button start system A buzzer sounds when the push-button ignition switch is turned off or turned to ACC mode and the driver's door is opened while the lights are turned on.

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Battery-saving function In the following conditions, the headlights and the other remaining lights will go off automatically after 20 minutes in order to prevent the vehicle battery from being discharged:

The headlights and/or tail lights are on.

The key is removed from the engine switch (vehicles without a keyless access with push button start system) or the push-button ignition switch is turned off (vehicles with a keyless access with push button start sys- tem).

The light switch is in , or .

This function will be canceled in any of the following situations:

When the engine switch is turned to the ON position (vehicles without a keyless access with push button start system) or the push-button ignition switch is turned to ON mode (vehicles with a keyless access with push button start system)

When the light switch is operated

When the door is opened or closed

Customization that can be configured at your SUBARU dealer Settings (e.g. light sensor sensitivity) can be changed. (Customizable features P. 439)

CAUTION

To prevent battery discharge Do not leave the lights on longer than necessary when the engine is not run- ning.

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Fog light switch

Fog lights can be used when The headlights are on in low beam.

The fog lights secure excellent visibility in difficult driving condi- tions, such as in rain and fog.

Turns the front fog lights off Turns the front fog lights on

: If equipped

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Windshield wipers and washer

When intermittent windshield wiper operation is selected, the wiper interval can be adjusted.

The wiper operation is selected by moving the lever as follows.

Intermittent windshield wiper operation Low speed windshield wiper operation High speed windshield wiper operation Temporary operation

Decreases the intermittent windshield wiper frequency Increases the intermittent windshield wiper frequency

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The windshield wipers and washer can be operated when Vehicles without a keyless access with push button start system The engine switch is in the ON position.

Vehicles with a keyless access with push button start system The push-button ignition switch is in ON mode.

If no windshield washer fluid sprays Check that the washer nozzles are not blocked if there is washer fluid in the windshield washer fluid reservoir.

WARNING

Caution regarding the use of washer fluid When it is cold, do not use the washer fluid until the windshield becomes warm. The fluid may freeze on the windshield and cause low visibility. This may lead to an accident, resulting in death or serious injury.

Washer/wiper dual opera- tion

The wipers will automatically operate a couple of times after the washer squirts.

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CAUTION

When the windshield is dry Do not use the wipers, as they may damage the windshield.

When the washer fluid tank is empty Do not operate the switch continually as the washer fluid pump may over- heat.

When a nozzle becomes blocked In this case, contact your SUBARU dealer. Do not try to clear it with a pin or other object. The nozzle will be damaged.

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Cruise control

Use the cruise control to maintain a set speed without depressing the accelerator pedal.

Indicators Cruise control switch

Setting the vehicle speed

Press the ON-OFF button to activate the cruise control.

Cruise control indicator (green) will come on.

Press the button again to deactivate the cruise control.

Accelerate or decelerate the vehicle to the desired speed, and push the lever down to set the speed.

SET indicator will come on.

The vehicle speed at the moment the lever is released becomes the set speed.

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Adjusting the set speed To change the set speed, operate the lever until the desired set speed is obtained.

Increases the speed Decreases the speed

Fine adjustment: Momentarily move the lever in the desired direction.

Large adjustment: Hold the lever in the desired direction.

The set speed will be increased or decreased as follows:

Fine adjustment (U.S.A.): By approximately 1 mph (1.6 km/h) each time the lever is operated.

Fine adjustment (Canada): By approximately 0.6 mph (1 km/h) each time the lever is operated.

Large adjustment: The vehicle speed can be increased or decreased continually until the lever is released. Then, release the lever. The vehi- cle speed at that moment will be memorized and treated as the new set speed.

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Cruise control can be set when Vehicles with an automatic transmission The select lever is in D or M and the vehicle is in the 2nd gear or higher.

Vehicle speed is above approximately 25 mph (40 km/h).

Vehicles with a manual transmission The vehicle is in the 2nd gear or higher.

Vehicle speed is above approximately 25 mph (40 km/h).

Canceling and resuming the constant speed control Pulling the lever toward you cancels the constant speed control.

The speed setting is also can- celed when:

The brakes are applied. The clutch pedal is

depressed (manual trans- mission only).

Pushing the lever up resumes the constant speed control.

Resuming is available when the vehicle speed is more than approximately 20 mph (32 km/h).

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Accelerating after setting the vehicle speed The vehicle can be accelerated normally. After acceleration, the set

speed resumes.

Even without canceling the cruise control, the set speed can be increased by first accelerating the vehicle to the desired speed and then pushing the lever down to set the new speed.

Automatic cruise control cancelation Cruise control will stop maintaining the vehicle speed in any of the following situations.

Actual vehicle speed is below approximately 20 mph (32 km/h).

Vehicle stability control (VSC) is activated.

The system may be malfunctioning when In the following situations, the system may be malfunctioning. Have the vehi- cle inspected by your SUBARU dealer.

The cruise control indicator light comes on in yellow.

The cruise control indicator does not come on even when the ON-OFF button is pressed while the engine is running.

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WARNING

Cruise control precaution (vehicles with an automatic transmission) You can cancel the cruise control by shifting the select lever into the N posi- tion. However, do not shift the lever into the N position while driving except in case of emergency. If the select lever is shifted into the N position, the engine brake will no longer work. This could result in an accident.

To avoid operating the cruise control by mistake Switch the cruise control off using the ON-OFF button when not in use.

Situations unsuitable for cruise control Do not use cruise control in any of the following situations. Doing so may result in loss of control and could cause an accident resulting in death or serious injury.

In heavy traffic

On roads with sharp bends

On winding roads

On slippery roads, such as those covered with rain, ice or snow

On steep hills Vehicle speed may exceed the set speed when driving down a steep hill.

During emergency towing

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Driving assist systems

When the TRAC/Vehicle stability control (VSC) systems are operating

The slip indicator light will flash while the TRAC (brake LSD function)/Vehicle stability control (VSC) systems are operating.

To help enhance driving safety and performance, the following sys- tems operate automatically in response to various driving situations. Be aware, however, that these systems are supplementary and should not be relied upon too heavily when operating the vehicle.

ABS (Anti-lock Brake System) Helps to prevent wheel lock when the brakes are applied suddenly, or if the brakes are applied while driving on a slippery road surface

Brake assist Generates an increased level of braking force after the brake pedal is depressed when the system detects a panic stop situation

Vehicle stability control (VSC) Helps the driver to control skidding when swerving suddenly or turning on slippery road surfaces

TRAC (Traction Control) Helps to maintain drive power and prevent the drive wheels from spin- ning when starting the vehicle or accelerating on slippery roads. The TRAC system is also equipped with the brake LSD function.

Electric power steering Employs an electric motor to reduce the amount of effort needed to turn the steering wheel

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Disabling the TRAC system

If the vehicle gets stuck in mud, dirt or snow, the TRAC system may

reduce power from the engine to the wheels. Pressing to turn

the system off may make it easier for you to rock the vehicle in order to free it. In this case, the brake LSD function remains on.

To turn the TRAC system off, quickly press and release the button.

The Traction Control System OFF indicator light will come on.

Press the button again to turn the system back on.

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Vehicle stability control (VSC) SPORT mode

Your vehicle is equipped with two types of control modes to accom- modate various driving preferences. The control modes can be selected with the VSC SPORT switch. Normal mode allows secure and smooth normal driving. When the switch is pressed, Vehicle sta- bility control (VSC) SPORT mode is activated. Control characteristics such as the Vehicle stability control (VSC) and TRAC are adjusted to afford maneuverability closer to what a driver may have imagined, while a sense of security is retained.

Vehicle stability control (VSC) SPORT mode/Normal mode

The VSC SPORT indicator and Vehicle stability control (VSC) off indicator come on when in Vehi- cle stability control (VSC) SPORT mode.

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Turning off both TRAC and Vehicle stability control (VSC) systems To turn the TRAC and Vehicle stability control (VSC) systems off, press and

hold for more than 3 seconds while the vehicle is stopped.

The Traction Control System OFF indicator light and the Vehicle stability control (VSC) off indicator light will come on. In this case, the brake LSD function remains on. Press the button again to turn the systems back on.

Automatic reactivation of TRAC and Vehicle stability control (VSC) sys- tems After turning the TRAC and Vehicle stability control (VSC) systems off, the systems will be automatically reactivated in the following situations:

Vehicles without a keyless access with push button start system: When the engine switch is turned to LOCK position

Vehicles with a keyless access with push button start system: When the push-button ignition switch is turned off

If only the TRAC system is turned off, the TRAC will turn on when vehicle speed is more than approximately 31 mph (50 km/h). If both the TRAC and Vehicle stability control (VSC) systems are turned off, automatic reactivation will not occur when vehicle speed increases.

Automatic deactivation of Vehicle stability control (VSC) SPORT mode Vehicles without a keyless access with push button start system When the engine switch is turned to LOCK position after driving in Vehicle stability control (VSC) SPORT mode, the mode is automatically deactivated.

Vehicles with a keyless access with push button start system When the push-button ignition switch is turned off after driving in Vehicle sta- bility control (VSC) SPORT mode, the mode is automatically deactivated.

Sounds and vibrations caused by the ABS, brake assist, TRAC and Vehicle stability control (VSC) systems A sound may be heard from the engine compartment when the brake

pedal is depressed repeatedly, when the engine is started or just after the vehicle begins to move. This sound does not indicate that a malfunction has occurred in any of these systems.

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Any of the following conditions may occur when the above systems are operating. None of these indicates that a malfunction has occurred.

Vibrations may be felt through the vehicle body and steering. A motor sound may be heard after the vehicle comes to a stop. The brake pedal may pulsate slightly after the ABS is activated. The brake pedal may move down slightly after the ABS is activated.

Electric power steering operation sound When the steering wheel is operated, a motor sound (whirring sound) may be heard. This does not indicate a malfunction.

Reduced effectiveness of the electric power steering system The effectiveness of the electric power steering system is reduced to pre- vent the system from overheating when there is frequent steering input over an extended period of time. The steering wheel may feel heavy as a result. Should this occur, refrain from excessive steering input or stop the vehicle and turn the engine off. The electric power steering system should return to normal after a little while.

WARNING

The ABS does not operate effectively when Tires with inadequate gripping ability are used (such as excessively worn

tires on a snow covered road).

The vehicle hydroplanes while driving at high speed on wet or slick roads.

Stopping distance when the ABS is operating may exceed that of nor- mal conditions The ABS is not designed to shorten the vehicles stopping distance. Always maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you in the following situ- ations:

When driving on dirt, gravel or snow-covered roads

When driving with tire chains

When driving over bumps in the road

When driving over roads with potholes or uneven surfaces

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WARNING

TRAC may not operate effectively when Directional control and power may not be achievable while driving on slip- pery road surfaces, even if the TRAC system is operating. Do not drive the vehicle in conditions where stability and power may be lost.

When the Vehicle stability control (VSC) and/or brake LSD function is activated The slip indicator light flashes. Always drive carefully. Reckless driving may cause an accident. Exercise particular care when the indicator light flashes.

When the TRAC/Vehicle stability control (VSC) systems are turned off Be especially careful and drive at a speed appropriate to the road condi- tions. As these are the systems to ensure vehicle stability and driving force, do not turn the TRAC/Vehicle stability control (VSC) systems off unless nec- essary.

Replacing tires Make sure that all tires are of the specified size, brand, tread pattern and total load capacity. In addition, make sure that the tires are inflated to the recommended tire inflation pressure level.

The ABS, TRAC and Vehicle stability control (VSC) systems will not function correctly if different tires are installed on the vehicle.

Contact your SUBARU dealer for further information when replacing tires or wheels.

Handling of tires and suspension Using tires with any kind of problem or modifying the suspension will affect the driving assist systems, and may cause a system to malfunction.

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Cargo and luggage

Capacity and distribution

Cargo capacity depends on the total weight of the occupants.

(Cargo capacity) = (Total load capacity) - (Total weight of occupants)

Steps for Determining Correct Load Limit (1)Locate the statement The combined weight of occupants and

cargo should never exceed XXX kg or XXX lbs. on your vehicle's placard.

(2)Determine the combined weight of the driver and passengers that will be riding in your vehicle.

(3)Subtract the combined weight of the driver and passengers from XXX kg or XXX lbs.

(4)The resulting figure equals the available amount of cargo and lug- gage load capacity. For example, if the XXX amount equals 1400 lbs. and there will be five 150 lb passengers in your vehicle, the amount of available cargo and luggage load capacity is 650 lbs. (1400 - 750 (5 150) = 650 lbs.)

(5)Determine the combined weight of luggage and cargo being loaded on the vehicle. That weight may not safely exceed the avail- able cargo and luggage load capacity calculated in Step 4.

Take notice of the following information about storage precau- tions, cargo capacity and load:

Stow cargo and luggage in the trunk whenever possible.

Be sure all items are secured in place.

To maintain vehicle balance while driving, position luggage evenly within the luggage compartment.

For better fuel economy, do not carry unnecessary weight.

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(6)If your vehicle will be towing a trailer, load from your trailer will be transferred to your vehicle. Consult this manual to determine how this reduces the available cargo and luggage load capacity of your vehicle. (P. 410) SUBARU does not recommend towing a trailer with your vehicle. Your vehicle is not designed for trailer towing.

Example on your vehicle

Cargo capacity Total load capacity

When 2 people with the combined weight of 366 lb. (166 kg) are riding in your vehicle, which has a total load capacity of 699 lb. (317 kg), the available amount of cargo and luggage load capacity will be as follows:

699 lb. - 366 lb. = 333 lb. (317 kg -166 kg = 151 kg)

In this condition, if 2 more passengers with the combined weight of 258 lb. (117 kg) get on, the available cargo and luggage load will be reduced as follows:

333 lb. - 258 lb. = 75 lb. (151 kg - 117 kg = 34 kg)

As shown in the example above, if the number of occupants increases, the cargo and luggage load will be reduced by an amount that equals the increased weight due to the additional occupants. In other words, if an increase in the number of occupants causes an excess of the total load capacity (combined weight of occupants plus cargo and luggage load), you must reduce the cargo and luggage on your vehicle.

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WARNING

Things that must not be carried in the trunk The following things may cause a fire if loaded in the trunk: Receptacles containing gasoline Aerosol cans

Storage precautions Observe the following precautions. Failure to do so may result in death or serious injury. Stow cargo and luggage in the trunk whenever possible. To prevent cargo and luggage from sliding forward during braking, do

not stack anything in the enlarged trunk. Keep cargo and luggage low, as close to the floor as possible.

When you fold down the rear seats, long items should not be placed directly behind the front seats.

Never allow anyone to ride in the enlarged trunk. It is not designed for passengers. They should ride in their seats with their seatbelts prop- erly fastened. Otherwise, they are much more likely to suffer death or serious bodily injury, in the event of sudden braking, sudden swerving or an accident.

Do not place cargo or luggage in or on the following locations as the item may get under the clutch, brake or accelerator pedal and prevent the pedals from being depressed properly, block the drivers vision, or hit the driver or passengers, causing an accident: At the feet of the driver On the front passenger or rear seats (when stacking items) On the rear shelf On the instrument panel On the dashboard

Secure all items in the occupant compartment, as they may shift and injure someone during sudden braking, sudden swerving or an acci- dent.

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WARNING

Capacity and distribution Do not exceed the maximum axle weight rating or the total vehicle

weight rating. Even if the total load of occupant's weight and the cargo load is less

than the total load capacity, do not apply the load unevenly. Improper loading may cause deterioration of steering or braking control which may cause death or serious injury.

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Vehicle load limits

Total load capacity and seating capacity These details are described on the tire and loading information label. (P. 315)

WARNING

Overloading the vehicle Do not overload the vehicle. It may not only cause damage to the tires, but also degrade steering and braking ability, resulting in an accident.

Vehicle load limits include total load capacity, seating capacity, towing capacity and cargo capacity.

Total load capacity Total load capacity means the combined weight of occupants, cargo and luggage.

Seating capacity Seating capacity means the maximum number of occupants whose estimated average weight is 150 lb. (68 kg) per person.

Towing capacity SUBARU does not recommend towing a trailer with your vehicle.

Cargo capacity Cargo capacity may increase or decrease depending on the weight and the number of occupants.

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Winter driving tips

Carry out the necessary preparations and inspections before driving the vehicle in winter. Always drive the vehicle in a manner appropri- ate to the prevailing weather conditions.

Pre-winter preparations Use fluids that are appropriate to the prevailing outside tem-

peratures.

Engine oil Washer fluid

Have a service technician inspect the condition of the battery.

Have the vehicle fitted with four snow tires.

Make sure to install 4 tires that are of the specified size, and that all 4 tires are the same size, same maker, same brand and tread pat- tern.

Before driving the vehicle Perform the following according to the driving conditions.

Do not try to forcibly open a window or move a wiper that is frozen. Pour warm water over the frozen area to melt the ice. Wipe away the water immediately to prevent it from freezing.

To ensure proper operation of the climate control system fan, remove any snow that has accumulated on the air inlet vents in front of the windshield.

Check for and remove any excess ice or snow that may have accumulated on the exterior lights, vehicle's roof, chassis, around the tires or on the brakes.

Remove any snow or mud from the bottom of your shoes before getting in the vehicle.

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If a door is opened and closed when its side window is frozen, the window safety device will operate and the side window open/close function linked to door operation may not operate correctly. If this occurs, perform the following after the ice has melted.

Open the side window until it is approximately halfway open with the door closed. Fully close the window by pulling the switch up to the one- touch closing position and continue holding the switch for 1 second or more after the window fully closes. The window position is reset and the safety device operations will be released.

When driving the vehicle Accelerate the vehicle slowly, keep a safe distance between you and the vehicle ahead, and drive at a reduced speed suitable to road conditions.

When parking the vehicle (in the winter time or in the cold latitudes) Park the vehicle and move the select lever to P (automatic trans- mission) or shift lever to 1 or R (manual transmission) without setting the parking brake. The parking brake may freeze up, pre- venting it from being released. If necessary, block the wheels to prevent inadvertent sliding or creeping.

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Tire chains

Tire chains cannot be used on your vehicle because of the lack of clearance between the tires and vehicle body.

When tire chains cannot be used, use of another type of traction device (such as spring chains) may be acceptable if use on your vehi- cle is recommended by the device manufacturer, taking into account tire size and road conditions. Follow the device manufacturer's instructions, especially regarding maximum vehicle speed.

To help avoid damage to your vehicle, drive slowly, readjust or remove the device if it is contacting your vehicle, and do not spin your wheels. Damage caused to your vehicle by use of a traction device is not covered under warranty.

Make certain that any traction device you use is an SAE class S device, and use it on the rear wheels only. Always use the utmost care when driving with a traction device. Over- confidence because you are using a traction device could easily lead to a serious accident.

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Refueling in cold weather To help prevent moisture from forming in the fuel system and the risk of its freezing, use of an antifreeze additive in the fuel tank is recommended dur- ing cold weather. Use only additives that are specifically designed for this purpose. When an antifreeze additive is used, its effect lasts longer if the tank is refilled when- ever the fuel level reaches half empty.

WARNING

Driving with snow tires Observe the following precautions to reduce the risk of accidents. Failure to do so may result in a loss of vehicle control and cause death or serious injury.

Use tires of the specified size, and that are the same size, same maker, same brand and tread pattern.

Maintain the recommended level of air pressure.

Use snow tires on all, not just some wheels.

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Trailer towing

Your vehicle is neither designed nor intended to be used for trailer towing. Therefore, never tow a trailer with your vehicle. SUBARU assumes no responsibility for injuries or vehicle damage that may result from trailer towing, from any trailer towing equip- ment or from any errors or omissions in the instructions accompa- nying such equipment. SUBARU warranties do not apply to vehicle damage or malfunction caused by trailer towing.

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Dinghy towing

Your vehicle is not designed to be dinghy towed behind a motor home or other vehicle with the wheels (2 or 4) on the ground. Serious damage can result.

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Manual air conditioning system ........................... 234

Automatic air conditioning system ....... 241

Rear window and outside rear view mirror defoggers....................... 250

3-2. Using the audio system Using the AUX/USB

port................................. 252

3-3. Using the interior lights Interior lights list ............... 253 Interior light .................... 254

3-4. Using the storage features List of storage features .... 255 Glove box....................... 256 Bottle holders................. 257 Cup holders/console

tray................................. 258

3-5. Other interior features Sun visors ........................ 260 Vanity mirrors................... 261 Clock ................................ 262 Outside temperature

display............................ 263 Power outlets ................... 264 Seat heaters..................... 266 Floor mat.......................... 268

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Manual air conditioning system

Adjusting the settings

To adjust the fan speed, turn the fan speed control dial clock- wise (increase) or counterclockwise (decrease). Turning the dial to 0 turns off the fan.

To adjust the temperature setting, turn the temperature control dial clockwise (warm) or counterclockwise (cool).

is not pressed, the system will blow ambient temperature air

or heated air.

To select the air outlets, set the air outlet selection dial to the desired position. The positions between the air outlet selections shown below can also be selected for more delicate adjustment.

: If equipped

Fan speed control dial

Air outlet selection dial

Air conditioning on/off button

Temperature control dial

Outside air or recirculated air mode

STEP 1

STEP 2

STEP 3

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Defogging the windshield

Set the air outlet selection dial to position.

The air intake is automatically switched to outside air mode. It is not possible to return to recircu- lated air mode when the switch is on.

Perform the following operations accordingly: To adjust the fan speed, turn the fan speed control dial.

To adjust the temperature setting, turn the temperature con- trol dial.

If the dehumidification function is not operating, press

to operate the dehumidification function.

To defog the windshield and the side windows early, turn the air flow and temperature up.

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Air outlets and air flow Air flows to the upper body.

Air flows to the upper body and feet.

Air flows to the feet.

Air flows to the feet and the windshield defogger operates.

The air intake is automatically switched to outside air mode. It is not possible to return to recircu- lated air mode when the switch is on.

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Switching between outside air and recirculated air modes

Press .

The mode switches between outside air mode (introduces air from out- side the vehicle) (indicator off) and recirculated air mode (recycles air inside the vehicle) (indicator on) each time the button is pressed.

Adjusting the position of the air outlets

Center outlets Direct air flow to the left or right, up or down.

Right and left side outlets Direct air flow to the left or right, up or down.

When defrosting the side win- dows, face the right and left side outlets toward them.

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Opening and closing the air outlets

Center outlets Open the air outlet. Close the air outlet.

Right and left side outlets Open the vent. Close the vent.

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For quick cooling Turn the temperature control dial to the MAX A/C position and select the recirculated air mode.

Fogging up of the windows The windows will easily fog up when the humidity in the vehicle is high.

Turning on will dehumidify the air from the outlets and defog the

windshield effectively.

If you turn off, the windows may fog up more easily.

The windows may fog up if the recirculated air mode is used.

Outside/recirculated air mode When driving on dusty roads such as tunnels or in heavy traffic, set the out- side/recirculated air mode button to the recirculated air mode. This is effec- tive in preventing outside air from entering the vehicle interior. During cooling operation, setting the recirculated air mode will also cool the vehicle interior effectively.

When the outside temperature falls to nearly 32F (0C)

The dehumidification function may not operate even when is

pressed.

Air conditioning odors During use, various odors from inside and outside the vehicle may enter

into and accumulate in the air conditioning system. This may then cause odor to be emitted from the vents.

To reduce potential odors from occurring: It is recommended that the air conditioning system be set to outside air mode prior to turning the vehicle off.

Air conditioning filter P. 322

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WARNING

To prevent the windshield from fogging up

Do not set the air outlet selection dial to during cool air operation in extremely humid weather. The difference between the temperature of the outside air and that of the windshield can cause the outer surface of the windshield to fog up, blocking your vision.

CAUTION

To prevent battery discharge Do not leave the air conditioning system on longer than necessary when the engine is stopped.

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Automatic air conditioning system

Air outlets, fan speed, air inlet control and the air conditioner com- pressor are automatically operated.

*1: For the drivers side

*2: For the front passengers side

Windshield defogger

Temperature control dial*1

Outside air or recirculated air mode

Temperature setting display*1

OffAutomatic mode Dual operation button

Changes the air outlets used

Air conditioning on/off button

Temperature control dial*2

Temperature setting display*2

Fan speed control dial

Fan speed/Air outlet display

: If equipped

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Using the automatic air conditioning system

Press .

The dehumidification function begins to operate. Air outlets, fan speed, air inlet control and the air conditioner compressor are automatically adjusted according to the temperature set- ting. Turn temperature control dial clockwise to increases the tem- perature and turn temperature control dial counterclockwise to decreases the temperature on the drivers side.

When is pressed (the indicator on is on) or the pas-

sengers side temperature control dial is turned, the temperature for the driver and passenger seats can be adjusted separately.

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Adjusting the settings manually

To adjust the fan speed, turn the fan speed control dial clock- wise (increase) or counter-clock wise (decrease).

Press to turn the fan off.

To adjust the temperature settings, turn the temperature con- trol dial clockwise (warm) or counter-clock wise (cool). To adjust the temperature control dial clockwise (warm) or counter- clockwise (cool) on the passenger side to separately adjust the tem- perature for the passenger and driver sides (dual mode).

Press (the indicator on turns off) to return the driver

and passenger side temperatures to the same setting (simultaneous mode).

The air conditioning system switches between dual and simulta-

neous modes each time is pressed.

To change the air outlets, press .

The air outlets used are switched each time either side of the button is pressed.

STEP 1

STEP 2

STEP 3

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Defogging the windshield

Press .

The dehumidification function operates and fan speed increases. Set the outside/recirculated air mode button to outside air mode if the recirculated air mode is used. (It may switch automati- cally.) To defog the windshield and the side windows early, turn the air flow and temperature up. To return to the previous mode,

press again when the

windshield is defogged.

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Air outlets and air flow

Air flows to the upper body.

Air flows to the upper body and feet.

Air flows to the feet.

Air flows to the feet and the windshield defogger operates.

If the recirculated air mode is used, it may automatically switch to the outside air mode.

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Switching between outside air mode and recirculated air mode

Press .

The mode switches between outside air mode (indicator off) and recircu-

lated air mode (indicator on) each time is pressed.

Adjusting the position of the air outlets

Center outlets Direct air flow to the left or right, up or down.

Right and left side outlets Direct air flow to the left or right, up or down.

When defrosting the side win- dows, face the right and left side outlets toward them.

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Opening and closing the air outlets

Center outlets Open the air outlet. Close the air outlet.

Right and left side outlets Open the vent. Close the vent.

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Using automatic mode Fan speed is adjusted automatically according to the temperature setting and the ambient conditions. Therefore, the fan may stop for a while until warm or cool air is ready to flow

immediately after is pressed.

Fogging up of the windows The windows will easily fog up when the humidity in the vehicle is high.

Turning on will dehumidify the air from the outlets and defog the

windshield effectively.

If you turn off, the windows may fog up more easily.

The windows may fog up if the recirculated air mode is used.

Outside/recirculated air mode When driving on dusty roads such as tunnels or in heavy traffic, set the

outside/recirculated air mode button to the recirculated air mode. This is effective in preventing outside air from entering the vehicle interior. Dur- ing cooling operation, setting the recirculated air mode will also cool the vehicle interior effectively.

Outside/recirculated air mode may automatically switch depending on the temperature setting or the inside temperature.

When the outside temperature falls to nearly 32F (0C)

The dehumidification function may not operate even when is

pressed.

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Air conditioning odors During use, various odors from inside and outside the vehicle may enter

into and accumulate in the air conditioning system. This may then cause odor to be emitted from the vents.

To reduce potential odors from occurring:

It is recommended that the air conditioning system be set to outside air mode prior to turning the vehicle off.

The start timing of the blower may be delayed for a short period of time immediately after the air conditioning system is started in automatic mode.

Air conditioning filter P. 322

WARNING

To prevent the windshield from fogging up

Do not use during cool air operation in extremely humid weather. The

difference between the temperature of the outside air and that of the wind- shield can cause the outer surface of the windshield to fog up, blocking your vision.

CAUTION

To prevent battery discharge Do not leave the air conditioning system on longer than necessary when the engine is stopped.

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Rear window and outside rear view mirror defoggers

The rear window defogger is used to defog the rear window. The out- side rear view mirror defoggers* are used to remove frost, dew or raindrops from the outside rear view mirrors.

Vehicles with a manual air conditioning system On/off

The defoggers will automati- cally turn off after approxi- mately 15 minutes.

Vehicles with an automatic air conditioning system On/off

The defoggers will automati- cally turn off after approxi- mately 15 minutes.

*: Vehicles with outside rear view mirror defoggers

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The defoggers can be operated when Vehicles without a keyless access with push button start system The engine switch is in the ON position.

Vehicles with a keyless access with push button start system The push-button ignition switch is in ON mode.

The outside rear view mirror defoggers (vehicles with outside rear view mirror defoggers) Turning the rear window defogger on will turn the outside rear view mirror defoggers on.

When continuous operation is set (vehicles with an automatic air con- ditioning system) During continuous operation, the defogger stops operating for 2 minutes after every 15 minutes of continual operation. Even during the 2 minutes that operation stops, the operating light remains illuminated. The rear window defogger will continue to operate in this cycle until it is turned off.

Customization that can be configured at SUBARU dealer (vehicles with an automatic air conditioning system) The rear window defogger can be set to 15-minute operation or continuous operation. (Customizable features P. 439)

WARNING

When the outside rear view mirror defoggers are on (vehicles with out- side rear view mirror defoggers) Do not touch the outside surface of the rear view mirrors, as they can become very hot and burn you.

CAUTION

To prevent battery discharge Do not leave the rear window defogger on longer than necessary when the engine is stopped.

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Using the AUX/USB port

Operating portable audio devices connected to the audio system The volume and sound quality can be adjusted using the vehicles audio controls. All other adjustments must be made on the portable audio device itself.

When using a portable audio device connected to the power outlet Noise may occur during playback. Use the battery power source of the por- table audio device to reduce noise.

: If equipped

This port can be used to connect a portable audio device and listen to it through the vehicles speakers. For more information, please refer to the Navigation System Owner's Manual.

Open the cover and connect the portable audio device.

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Interior lights list

Interior light (P. 254) Engine switch light (vehicles without a keyless access with push button start system) Push-button ignition switch light (vehicles with a keyless access with push button start system) Door courtesy lights (if equipped)

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Interior light

Turns the light off Turns light on when door is open Turns the light on

Illuminated entry system Vehicles without a keyless access with push button start system The lights automatically turn on/off according to the engine switch position, whether the doors are locked/unlocked, and whether the doors are open/ closed.

Vehicles with a keyless access with push button start system The lights automatically turn on/off according to push-button ignition switch mode, the presence of the access key, whether the doors are locked/ unlocked, and whether the doors are open/closed.

To prevent battery discharge If the following lights remain on when the door is not fully closed, the lights will go off automatically after 20 minutes:

Interior light (when the switch is in the DOOR position)

Engine switch light (vehicles without a keyless access with push button start system)

Push-button ignition switch light (vehicles with a keyless access with push button start system)

Door courtesy lights (if equipped)

Customization that can be configured at your SUBARU dealer Settings (e.g. the time elapsed before lights turn off) can be changed. (Customizable features P. 439)

Interior light

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List of storage features

WARNING

Items that should not be left in the storage spaces Do not leave glasses, lighters or spray cans in the storage spaces, as this may cause the following when cabin temperature becomes high:

Glasses may be deformed by heat or cracked if they come into contact with other stored items.

Lighters or spray cans may explode. If they come into contact with other stored items, the lighter may catch fire or the spray can may release gas, causing a fire hazard.

Glove box Bottle holders Cup holders/console tray

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Glove box

Pull up the lever to open the glove box.

WARNING

Caution while driving Keep the glove box closed. In the event of sudden braking or sudden swerv- ing, an accident may occur due to an occupant being struck by the open glove box or the items stored inside.

Glove box

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Bottle holders

When using the bottle holder When storing a bottle, close the cap.

The bottle may not be stored depending on its size or shape.

WARNING

Items unsuitable for the bottle holder Do not place anything other than a PET bottle in the bottle holders. Other items may be thrown out of the holders in the event of an accident or sudden braking and cause injury.

CAUTION

Items unsuitable for the bottle holder Put the cap on before stowing a bottle. Do not place open bottles in the bot- tle holders, or glasses and paper cups containing liquid. The contents may spill and glasses may break.

Bottle holders

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Cup holders/console tray

Changing the cup holder position

Changing the console tray size

Remove the cup holder and change the holder position.

Remove the cup holder.

Cup holders/console tray

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WARNING

Caution while driving Observe the following precautions. Failure to do so may cause an accident resulting in death or serious injury.

Before driving, place the cup holder in the rear position so that it does not hinder select lever or shift lever operation.

Items unsuitable for the cup holder Do not place anything other than cups or aluminum cans in the cup holders. Other items may be thrown out of the holders in the event of an accident or sudden braking, causing injury. If possible, cover hot drinks to prevent burns.

When placing the cup holder, make sure it is facing the correct direction. Failure to do so will cause the cup holder to not be secure in the console tray and hinder select lever or shift lever operation.

Cup holders/console tray

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Sun visors

To set the visor in the for- ward position, flip it down. To set the visor in the side position, flip down, unhook, and swing it to the side.

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Vanity mirrors

CAUTION

To prevent battery discharge (vehicles with vanity lights) Do not leave the vanity lights on for extended periods while the engine is off.

Open the cover to use.

Vehicles with vanity lights: The light turns on when the cover is opened.

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Clock

The clock is displayed when Vehicles without a keyless access with push button start system The engine switch is in the ACC or ON position.

Vehicles with a keyless access with push button start system The push-button ignition switch is in ACC or ON mode.

When disconnecting and reconnecting battery terminals The clock data will be reset.

The clock can be adjusted by pressing the buttons.

Adjusts the hours Adjusts the minutes Rounds to the nearest hour* *: e.g.1:00 to 1:29 1:00

1:30 to 1:59 2:00 00

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Outside temperature display

The outside temperature is displayed when Vehicles without a keyless access with push button start system The engine switch is in the ON position.

Vehicles with a keyless access with push button start system The push-button ignition switch is in ON mode.

Display In the following situations, the correct outside temperature may not be dis- played, or the display may take longer than normal to change:

When the vehicle is stopped, or moving at low speeds (less than 12 mph [20 km/h])

When the outside temperature has changed suddenly (at the entrance/ exit of a garage, tunnel, etc.)

When - - is displayed more than 1 minute or the outside temperature is not displayed The system may be malfunctioning. Take your vehicle to your SUBARU dealer.

The temperature display shows temperatures within the range of -40F (-40C) and 122F (50C).

The outside temperature dis- play can be switched by pressing the DISP switch. (P. 196)

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Power outlets

The power outlet can be used for 12 V accessories that run on 10 A or less.

In the console tray

In the glove box

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The power outlet can be used when Vehicles without a keyless access with push button start system The engine switch is in the ACC or ON position.

Vehicles with a keyless access with push button start system The push-button ignition switch is in ACC or ON mode.

CAUTION

To avoid damaging the power outlet Close the power outlet lid when the power outlet is not in use. Foreign objects or liquids that enter the power outlet may cause a short cir- cuit.

To prevent the fuse from being blown Do not use an accessory that uses more than 12 V 10 A.

To prevent battery discharge Do not use the power outlet longer than necessary when the engine is not running.

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Seat heaters

The seat heaters can be used when The push-button ignition switch is in ON mode.

When not in use Turn the seat heater off. The indicator light goes off.

: If equipped

Press the switch to warm the seats.

The indicator light comes on when a seat heater is turned on.

Rapid heating Normal heating

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WARNING

Burns Use caution when seating the following persons in a seat with the seat

heater on to avoid the possibility of burns:

Babies, small children, the elderly, the sick and the physically chal- lenged

Persons with sensitive skin Persons who are fatigued Persons who have taken alcohol or drugs that induce sleep (sleeping

drugs, cold remedies, etc.) Do not cover the seat with anything when using the seat heater.

Using the seat heater with a blanket or cushion increases the temperature of the seat and may lead to overheating.

Do not use the seat heater more than necessary. Doing so may cause minor burns or overheating.

CAUTION

To prevent seat heater damage Do not put heavy objects that have an uneven surface on the seat and do not stick sharp objects (needles, nails, etc.) into the seat.

To prevent battery discharge Turn the seat heaters off when the engine is not running.

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Floor mat

: If equipped

Make sure to only use floor mats that are specifically designed for use with the same model and model year as your vehicle. Fix them securely in place on top of the carpet.

Insert the retaining hooks (clips) into the floor mat eye- lets.

Turn the upper knob of each retaining hook (clip) to secure the floor mats in place.

*: Always align the marks.

The shape of the retaining hooks (clips) may differ from that shown in the illustration. For details on the fixing procedure, refer to the instructions supplied with the floor mat.

STEP 1

STEP 2

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WARNING

Observe the following precautions. Failure to do so may cause the driver's floor mat to slip, possibly interfering with the pedals while driving. An unexpectedly high speed may result or it may become difficult to stop the vehicle, leading to a serious accident.

When installing the driver's floor mat Do not use floor mats designed for other models or different model year

vehicles, even if they are SUBARU Genuine floor mats.

Only use floor mats designed for the driver's seat.

Always install the floor mat securely using the retaining hooks (clips) pro- vided.

Do not use two or more floor mats on top of each other.

Do not place the floor mat bottom-side up or upside-down.

Before driving

Check that the floor mat is securely fixed in the correct place with all the provided retaining hooks (clips). Be especially careful to perform this check after cleaning the floor.

With the engine stopped and the select lever in P (automatic transmission) or shift lever in neutral (manual transmis- sion), fully depress each pedal to the floor to make sure it does not interfere with the floor mat.

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4-1. Maintenance and care Cleaning and protecting

the vehicle exterior......... 272 Cleaning and protecting

the vehicle interior.......... 276 Cleaning and protecting

the Alcantara area ....... 280

4-2. Maintenance Maintenance

requirements.................. 282 General maintenance....... 285 Emission inspection and

maintenance (I/M) programs........................ 288

4-3. Do-it-yourself maintenance

Do-it-yourself service precautions .................... 289

Engine hood..................... 292 Engine compartment........ 294 Tires ................................. 308 Tire inflation pressure ...... 315 Wheels ............................. 319 Air conditioning filter......... 322 Transmitter/access key

battery............................ 325 Checking and replacing

fuses .............................. 329 Light bulbs........................ 337

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Cleaning and protecting the vehicle exterior

Handling the antenna

Before washing the vehicle, the antenna can be removed.

Removal Installation

Perform the following to protect the vehicle and maintain it in prime condition.

Working from top to bottom, liberally apply water to the vehicle body, wheel wells and underside of the vehicle to remove any dirt and dust.

Wash the vehicle body using a sponge or soft cloth, such as a chamois.

For hard-to-remove marks, use car wash soap and rinse thor- oughly with water.

Wipe away any water.

Wax the vehicle when the waterproof coating deteriorates.

If water does not bead on a clean surface, apply wax when the vehicle body is cool.

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Automatic car washes Fold the mirrors and remove the antenna before washing the vehicle.

Start washing from the front of the vehicle. Make sure to re-install the antenna and extend the mirrors before driving.

When having your vehicle washed in an automatic car wash, make sure beforehand that the car wash is of suitable type to avoid scratches to the vehicle surface and harm to your vehicles paint.

Vehicles with a rear spoiler: In certain automatic car washes, the rear spoiler may interfere with machine operation. This may prevent the vehi- cle from being cleaned properly or result in damage to the rear spoiler.

High pressure car washes Do not allow the nozzles of the car wash to come within close proximity

of the windows and door frames as water may enter the cabin.

Before car wash, check that the fuel filler lid on your vehicle is closed properly.

Aluminum wheels (if equipped) Remove any dirt immediately by using a neutral detergent. Do not use

hard brushes or abrasive cleaners. Do not use strong or harsh chemical cleaners. Use the same mild detergent and wax as used on the paint.

Do not use detergent on the wheels when they are hot, for example after driving for long distance in the hot weather.

Wash detergent from the wheels immediately after use.

Parts containing resin such as the bumper Do not scrub with abrasive cleaners.

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WARNING

When washing the vehicle Do not wash the engine compartment and area adjacent to it. If water

enters the engine air intake or electrical parts it will cause engine trouble or a malfunction of the power steering.

When washing the vehicle, the brakes may get wet. As a result, the 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.

Precautions regarding the exhaust pipes Exhaust gasses cause the exhaust pipes and rear bumper diffusers to become quite hot.

When washing the vehicle, be careful not to touch the pipes and diffusers until they have cooled sufficiently, as touching hot exhaust pipes and rear bumper diffusers can cause burns.

CAUTION

To prevent paint deterioration and corrosion on the body and compo- nents (aluminum wheels etc.) Wash the vehicle immediately in the following cases:

After driving near the sea coast After driving on salted roads If you see coal tar or tree sap on the paint surface If you see dead insects, insect droppings or bird droppings on the paint After driving in an area contaminated with soot, oily smoke, mine dust,

iron powder or chemical substances If the vehicle becomes heavily soiled in dust or mud If liquids such as benzene and gasoline are spilled on the paint surface

If the paint is chipped or scratched, have it repaired immediately.

To prevent the wheels from corroding, remove any dirt and store in a place with low humidity when storing the wheels.

Protective film for side sill plates Make sure to remove the protective film. Failure to do so may cause rust, depending on conditions.

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CAUTION

Cleaning the exterior lights Wash carefully. Do not use organic substances or scrub with a hard brush.

This may damage the surfaces of the lights.

Do not apply wax on the surfaces of the lights. Wax may cause damage to the lenses.

Antenna installation and removal precautions Before driving, ensure that the antenna is installed.

When the antenna is removed, such as before entering an automatic car wash, make sure to store it in a suitable place so as not to lose it. Also, before driving, make sure to reinstall the antenna in its original position.

To prevent damage to the windshield wiper arms When lifting the wiper arms away from the windshield, pull the driver side wiper arm upward first, and repeat for the passenger side. When returning the wipers to their original position, do so from the passenger side first.

To prevent damage to the antenna Remove the antenna in the following situations:

When the antenna will touch the ceiling of a garage or other such places

When a car cover is to be used to cover the vehicle

When using an automatic car wash

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Cleaning and protecting the vehicle interior

The following procedures will help protect your vehicle's interior and keep it in top condition:

Protecting the vehicle interior Remove dirt and dust using a vacuum cleaner. Wipe dirty sur-

faces with a cloth dampened with lukewarm water.

When the interior is extremely dirty, wipe away the dirt using a soft cloth slightly dampened with diluted neutral detergent.

Cleaning the leather areas Remove dirt and dust using a vacuum cleaner.

Wipe any excess dirt and dust with a soft cloth dampened with diluted detergent.

Use a diluted water solution of approximately 5% neutral wool detergent.

Wring out any excess water from the cloth and thoroughly wipe off all remaining traces of detergent.

Wipe the surface with a dry, soft cloth to remove any remain- ing moisture. Allow the leather to dry in a shaded ventilated area.

Synthetic leather areas Remove loose dirt using a vacuum cleaner.

Apply a mild soap solution to the synthetic leather.

Allow the solution to soak in for a few minutes. Remove the dirt and wipe off the solution with a clean, damp cloth.

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Caring for leather areas SUBARU recommends cleaning the interior of the vehicle at least twice a year to maintain the quality of the vehicles interior.

Shampooing the carpets There are several commercial foaming-type cleaners available. Use a sponge or brush to apply the foam. Rub in overlapping circles. Do not apply water. Excellent results are obtained by keeping the carpet as dry as possi- ble.

Seatbelts Clean with mild soap and lukewarm water using a cloth or sponge. Also check the belts periodically for excessive wear, fraying or cuts.

WARNING

Water in the vehicle Do not splash or spill liquid in the vehicle.

Doing so may cause electrical components etc. to malfunction or catch fire.

Do not get any of the SRS components or wiring in the vehicle interior wet. (P. 92)

Electrical malfunction may cause the airbags to deploy or not function properly, resulting in death or severe injury.

Cleaning the interior (especially instrument panel) Do not use polish wax or polish cleaner. The instrument panel may reflect off the windshield, obstructing the driver's view and leading to an accident, resulting in death or serious injury.

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CAUTION

Cleaning detergents Do not use organic substances such as benzene or gasoline, acidic or

alkaline solutions, dye, bleach or other detergent. Doing so may discolor the vehicle interior or cause streaks or damage to painted surfaces.

Do not use polish wax or polish cleaner. The instrument panel's or other interior parts painted surface may be damaged.

Do not use a chemical agent containing silicone (highly-polymerized sili- con compound) when cleaning any of the electrical appliances such as the air conditioning, all switches and their surrounding areas. If silicon (highly-polymerized silicon compound) contacts these compo- nents, it may cause the electrical appliances to malfunction.

Preventing damage to leather surfaces Observe the following precautions to avoid damage to and deterioration of leather surfaces.

Remove any dust, dirt, sand, oil spots etc. on leather surfaces immedi- ately.

Do not expose the vehicle to direct sunlight for extended periods of time. Park the vehicle in the shade, especially during summer.

Do not place items made of vinyl, plastic, or that contain wax on the uphol- stery, as they may stick to the leather surface if the vehicle interior heats up significantly.

Water on the floor Do not wash the vehicle floor with water. Vehicle systems such as the audio system may be damaged if water comes into contact with electrical components under the floor of the vehicle, and may also cause the body to rust.

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CAUTION

Cleaning the inside of the rear window Be careful not to scratch or damage the heater wires.

Do not use glass cleaner to clean the rear window, as this may cause damage to the rear window defogger heater wires. Use a cloth dampened with lukewarm water to gently wipe the window clean. Wipe the window in strokes running parallel to the heater wires.

When cleaning the instrument panel When small grains of sand and so forth have gotten into instrument panels surface and cannot be wiped away using a cloth, use a clay bar without add- ing water. Forcibly trying to wipe the surface clean with a brush or sponge may scratch the surface or fragments of the cloth may be left in the surface.

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Cleaning and protecting the Alcantara area

: If equipped

The following procedures will protect and keep your vehicles Alcantara upholstery in top condition:

Day-to-day cleaning Perform the following procedures regularly (approximately once a month).

Wipe the entire Alcantara area with a soft cloth that has been dampened with lukewarm water (approximately 104F [40C]) and squeezed out. Do not wipe too hard. Doing so may make the Alcantara uphol- stery surface become uneven. Also, only use a clean cloth.

Once dry, brush the area with a soft brush.

Liquid stains If liquid is spilled, lightly pat the area with a tissue paper or

similar to soak up the liquid.

When mud, coffee, etc., has dried on the Alcantara uphol- stery, remove it by lightly brushing the area with a soft brush or similar.

We recommend using a vacuum cleaner to clean up the area after the above has been performed.

When a stain cannot be removed using the above procedures, remove it by performing the following:

Lightly wipe the stained area from the outside to the inside from multiple angles with a soft cloth that has been damp- ened with lukewarm water (approximately 104F [40C]) and squeezed out. Do not wipe the area so strongly that it causes the Alcantara

upholstery surface to become uneven. Also, prepare a clean cloth, and always use a clean area of the cloth.

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When removing dirt or dust from the Alcantara areas Remove dirt or dust from the Alcantara areas by lighting brushing with a soft brush. If this does not remove the dirt or dust, remove it using adhesive tape.

CAUTION

When soaking up spilled liquids Do not press down too firmly with the cloth, tissue paper etc., as doing so may cause the liquid to further penetrate the material, making soaking up the liquid more difficult.

If the Alcantara upholstery surface becomes uneven, lightly brush it with a soft brush. Allow the surface to dry completely.

Oil stains You will need the following items:

A cloth that has been dampened with benzene

A dry cloth

Using a dry cloth or tissue paper, wipe away as much of the oil as possible to prevent the stained area from expanding. After patting the area from the outside to the inside from multiple angles using the cloth dampened with benzene, soak up the oil and benzene that floats up by patting the area with a dry cloth. If the Alcantara upholstery surface becomes uneven, lightly brush it with a soft brush.

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Maintenance requirements

Repair and replacement It is recommended that genuine SUBARU parts be used for repair to ensure performance of each system. If non-SUBARU parts are used in replacement or if a repair shop other than a SUBARU dealer performs repairs, warranty coverage may be affected.

To ensure safe and economical driving, day-to-day care and regular maintenance is essential. It is the owners responsibility to perform regular checks. SUBARU recommends the following maintenance.

General maintenance Should be performed on a daily basis. This can be done by your- self or by a SUBARU dealer.

Scheduled maintenance Should be performed at specified intervals according to the maintenance schedule.

For details about maintenance items and schedules, refer to the War- ranty and Maintenance Booklet.

Do-it-yourself maintenance You can perform some maintenance procedures yourself. Please be aware that do-it-yourself maintenance may affect war- ranty coverage.

The use of SUBARU Service Manuals is recommended.

For details about warranty coverage, see the separate Warranty and Maintenance Booklet.

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Allow inspection and repairs to be performed by a SUBARU dealer SUBARU technicians are well-trained specialists and are kept up to date

with the latest service information. They are well informed about the operations of all systems on your vehicle.

Keep a copy of the repair order. It proves that the maintenance that has been performed is under warranty coverage. If any problem should arise while your vehicle is under warranty, your SUBARU dealer will promptly take care of it.

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WARNING

If your vehicle is not properly maintained It could result in serious damage to the vehicle and possible serious injury or death.

Warning in handling of battery Before beginning work on or near any battery, be sure to extinguish all cig-

arettes, matches, and lighters. Never expose a battery to an open flame or electric sparks. Batteries give off a gas which is highly flammable and explosive.

For safety, in case an explosion does occur, wear eye protection or shield your eyes when working near any battery. Never lean over a battery.

Do not let battery fluid contact eyes, skin, fabrics, or paint because battery fluid is a corrosive acid. If battery fluid gets on your skin or in your eyes, immediately flush the area with water thoroughly. Seek medical help immediately if acid has entered the eyes. If battery fluid is accidentally swallowed, immediately drink a large amount of milk or water, and seek medical attention immediately.

To lessen the risk of sparks, remove rings, metal watchbands, and other metal jewelry. Never allow metal tools to contact the positive battery termi- nal and anything connected to it WHILE you are at the same time in con- tact with any other metallic portion of the vehicle because a short circuit will result.

Keep everyone including children away from the battery.

Charge the battery in a wellventilated area.

Battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds, chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and reproductive harm. Batteries also contain other chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer. Wash hands after handling.

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General maintenance

Engine compartment

Items Check points

Battery Check the connections. (P. 302)

Brake fluid At the correct level? (P. 300)

Engine coolant At the correct level? (P. 298)

Engine oil At the correct level? (P. 295)

Exhaust system No fumes or strange sounds?

Radiator/condenser/hoses Not blocked with foreign matter? (P. 300)

Washer fluid At the correct level? (P. 306)

Listed below are the general maintenance items that should be per- formed at the intervals specified in the Warranty and Maintenance Booklet. It is recommended that any problem you notice should be brought to the attention of your SUBARU dealer or qualified service shop for advice.

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Vehicle interior

Items Check points

Accelerator pedal Moves smoothly (without uneven pedal effort or catching)?

Automatic transmission Park mechanism

Can the vehicle be held securely on an incline with the select lever in P?

Brake pedal

Moves smoothly? Does it have appropriate clear-

ance and correct amount of free play?

Brakes

Not pull to one side when applied?

Loss of brake effectiveness? Spongy feeling brake pedal? Pedal almost touches floor?

Clutch pedal Moves smoothly?

Head restraints Move smoothly and lock securely?

Indicators/buzzers Function properly?

Lights Do all the lights come on?

Parking brake Moves smoothly? Can hold the vehicle securely on

an incline?

Seatbelts Does the seatbelt system oper-

ate smoothly? Are the belts undamaged?

Seats Do the seat controls operate properly?

Steering wheel Moves smoothly? Has correct free play? No strange noises?

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Vehicle exterior

Items Check points

Door/trunk lid Operate smoothly?

Engine hood The lock system works properly?

Fluid leaks Is there any leakage after park- ing?

Tire

Inflation pressure is correct? Tire surfaces not worn or dam-

aged? Tires rotated according to the

maintenance schedule? Wheel nuts are not loose?

WARNING

If the engine is running Turn the engine off and ensure that there is adequate ventilation before per- forming maintenance checks.

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Emission inspection and maintenance (I/M) programs

Some states have vehicle emission inspection programs which include OBD (On Board Diagnostics) checks. The OBD system moni- tors the operation of the emission control system.

If the malfunction indicator lamp comes on The OBD system determines that a problem exists somewhere in the emission control system. Your vehicle may not pass the I/ M test and may need to be repaired. Contact your SUBARU dealer to service the vehicle.

Your vehicle may not pass the I/M test: When the battery is disconnected or discharged

Readiness codes that are set during ordinary driving are erased. Also, depending on your driving habits, the readiness codes may not be completely set.

When the fuel tank cap is loose

The malfunction indicator lamp comes on as a temporary mal- function and your vehicle may not pass the I/M test.

When the malfunction indicator lamp goes off after several driving trips The error code in the OBD system will not be cleared unless the vehicle is driven 40 or more times.

If your vehicle does not pass the I/M test Contact your SUBARU dealer to prepare the vehicle for re-test- ing.

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Do-it-yourself service precautions

If you perform maintenance yourself, be sure to follow the correct procedure as given in these sections.

Items Parts and tools

Battery condition (P. 302)

Warm water Baking soda Grease Conventional wrench

(for terminal clamp bolts) Distilled water

Brake fluid level (P. 300)

FMVSS No.116 fresh DOT 3 or DOT 4 brake fluid

Rag or paper towel Funnel (used only for adding

brake fluid)

Engine coolant level (P. 298)

SUBARU Super Coolant or simi- lar high-quality ethylene glycol- based non-silicate, non-amine, non-nitrite and non-borate coolant with long-life hybrid organic acid technology. SUBARU Super Coolant is pre- mixed with 50% coolant and 50% deionized water.

Funnel (used only for adding engine coolant)

Engine oil level (P. 295)

SUBARU approved engine oil or equivalent

Rag or paper towel, funnel (used only for adding engine oil)

Fuses (P. 329) Fuse with same amperage rating as original

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Items Parts and tools

Light bulbs (P. 337)

Bulb with same number and watt- age rating as original

Phillips-head screwdriver Flathead screwdriver

Radiator and condenser (P. 300)

Tire inflation pressure (P. 315) Tire pressure gauge Compressed air source

Washer fluid (P. 306) Water washer fluid containing anti-

freeze (for winter use) Funnel

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WARNING

The engine compartment contains many mechanisms and fluids that may move suddenly, become hot, or become electrically energized. To avoid death or serious injury, observe the following precautions.

When working in the engine compartment Keep hands, clothing, and tools away from the moving fan and engine

drive belt.

Be careful not to touch the engine, radiator, exhaust manifold, etc. right after driving as they may be hot. Oil and other fluids may also be hot.

Do not leave anything that may burn easily, such as paper or rags, in the engine compartment.

Do not smoke, cause sparks or expose an open flame to fuel or the bat- tery. Fuel and battery fumes are flammable.

Be extremely cautious when working on the battery. It contains poisonous and corrosive sulfuric acid.

When working near the electric cooling fans or radiator grille Vehicles without a keyless access with push button start system: Be sure the engine switch is off. With the engine switch in the ON position, the electric cooling fans may automatically start to run if the air conditioning is on and/or the coolant temperature is high. (P. 300)

Vehicles with a keyless access with push button start system: Be sure the push-button ignition switch is off. With the push-button ignition switch in ON mode, the electric cooling fans may automatically start to run if the air conditioning is on and/or the coolant temperature is high. (P. 300)

Safety glasses Wear safety glasses to prevent flying or falling material, fluid spray, etc. from getting in the eyes.

CAUTION

If you remove the air cleaner filter Driving with the air cleaner filter removed may cause excessive engine wear due to dirt in the air. Also a backfire could cause a fire in the engine compart- ment.

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Engine hood

Release the lock from the inside of the vehicle to open the engine hood.

Pull the engine hood release lever.

The engine hood will pop up slightly.

Push the auxiliary catch lever to the left and lift the engine hood.

Hold the engine hood open by inserting the supporting rod into the slot.

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WARNING

Pre-driving check Check that the engine hood is fully closed and locked. If the engine hood is not locked properly it may open while the vehicle is in motion and cause an accident, which may result in death or serious injury.

CAUTION

When opening the engine hood Do not lift up or operate the wipers. Doing so may cause the engine hood and wipers to contact, scratching the engine hood.

When closing the engine hood Do not apply excessive weight or force when closing the engine hood as doing so may result in damage.

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Engine compartment

Battery (P. 302) Engine oil level dipstick

(P. 295) Brake fluid reservoir

(P. 300) Engine oil filler cap

(P. 296)

Washer fluid tank (P. 306)

Electric cooling fans Condenser (P. 300) Radiator (P. 300) Engine coolant reservoir

(P. 298) Fuse box (P. 329)

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Engine oil

With the engine at operating temperature and turned off, check the oil level on the dipstick.

Checking the engine oil Park the vehicle on level ground. After warming up the engine and turning it off, wait more than five minutes for the oil to drain back into the bottom of the engine.

Hold a rag under the end and pull the dipstick out.

Wipe the dipstick clean. Reinsert the dipstick fully. Holding a rag under the end, pull the dipstick out and check the oil level. When checking the oil, look at both sides of the dipstick and use the lower measurement to determine the level of oil.

Wipe the dipstick and reinsert it fully.

Low Full

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Adding engine oil If the oil level is below or near the low level mark, add engine oil of the same type as already in the engine.

Make sure to check the oil type and prepare the items needed before adding oil.

Remove the oil filler cap by turning it counterclockwise. Add engine oil slowly, checking the dipstick. Install the oil filler cap by turning it clockwise.

Engine oil selection P. 414

Oil quantity (Low Full) 1.1 qt. (1.0 L, 0.9 Imp. qt.)

Items Clean funnel

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Engine oil consumption The amount of engine oil consumed depends on the oil viscosity, the

quality of the oil and the way the vehicle is driven.

More oil is consumed under driving conditions such as high speeds and frequent acceleration and deceleration.

A new engine consumes more oil.

When judging the amount of oil consumption, keep in mind that the oil may have become diluted, making it difficult to judge the true level accu- rately.

If your vehicle consumes more than 1.1 qt. (1.0 L, 0.9 Imp. qt.) every 600 miles (1000 km), contact your SUBARU dealer.

WARNING

Used engine oil Used engine oil contains potentially harmful contaminants which may

cause skin disorders such as inflammation or skin cancer, so care should be taken to avoid prolonged and repeated contact. To remove used engine oil from your skin, wash thoroughly with soap and water.

Dispose of used oil and filters only in a safe and acceptable manner. Do not dispose of used oil and filters in household trash, in sewers or onto the ground. Call your SUBARU dealer, service station or auto parts store for informa- tion concerning recycling or disposal.

Do not leave used engine oil within the reach of children.

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Engine coolant

The coolant level is satisfactory if it is between the FULL and LOW lines on the reservoir when the engine is cold.

Reservoir cap FULL LOW

If the level is on or below the LOW line, add coolant up to the FULL line.

CAUTION

To prevent serious engine damage Check the oil level on a regular basis.

When replacing the engine oil Be careful not to spill engine oil on the vehicle components.

Avoid overfilling, or the engine could be damaged.

Check the oil level on the dipstick every time you fill the oil.

Be sure the engine oil filler cap is properly tightened.

If the coolant level drops within a short time after replenishing Visually check the radiator, hoses, engine coolant filler cap, radiator cap, drain cock and water pump. If you cannot find a leak, have your SUBARU dealer pressure test the cap and check for leaks in the cooling system.

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Coolant selection Only use SUBARU Super Coolant or similar high-quality ethylene glycol- based non-silicate, non-amine, non-nitrite, and non-borate coolant with long- life hybrid organic acid technology.

SUBARU Super Coolant is a mixture of 50% coolant and 50% deionized water. (Enabled: -31F [-35C])

For more details about engine coolant, contact your SUBARU dealer.

WARNING

When the engine is hot Do not remove the radiator cap. The cooling system may be under pressure and may spray hot coolant if the cap is removed, causing serious injuries, such as burns.

CAUTION

When adding engine coolant Coolant is neither plain water nor straight antifreeze. The correct mixture of water and antifreeze must be used to provide proper lubrication, corrosion protection and cooling. Be sure to read the antifreeze or coolant label.

If you spill coolant Be sure to wash it off with water to prevent it damaging parts or paint.

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Radiator and condenser

Check the radiator and condenser and clear any foreign objects. If either of the above parts are extremely dirty or you are not sure of their condition, have your vehicle checked by your SUBARU dealer.

Brake fluid

Checking fluid level The brake fluid level should be between the MAX and MIN lines on the tank.

MAX MIN

WARNING

When the engine is hot Do not touch the radiator or condenser as they may be hot and cause seri- ous injuries, such as burns.

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Adding fluid Make sure to check the fluid type and prepare the necessary items.

Fluid type FMVSS No.116 fresh DOT 3 or DOT 4 brake fluid

Items Clean funnel

Brake fluid can absorb moisture from the air Excess moisture in the fluid can cause a dangerous loss of braking effi- ciency. Use only newly opened brake fluid.

WARNING

When filling the reservoir Take care because brake fluid can harm your hands or eyes and damage painted surfaces. If fluid gets in your eyes, flush your eyes with clean water immediately.

If you still experience discomfort, see a doctor.

CAUTION

If the fluid level is low or high It is normal for the brake fluid level to go down slightly as the brake pads wear or when the fluid level in the accumulator is high. If the reservoir needs frequent refilling, it may indicate a serious problem.

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Battery

Check the battery as follows.

Battery exterior Make sure that the battery terminals are not corroded and that there are no loose connections, cracks, or loose clamps.

Hold-down clamp Terminals

Checking battery fluid Check that the level is between UPPER LEVEL and LOWER LEVEL.

UPPER LEVEL LOWER LEVEL

If the fluid level is at or below LOWER LEVEL, add distilled water.

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Adding distilled water

Remove the vent plug. Add distilled water. If the UPPER LEVEL line cannot be seen, check the fluid level by looking directly at the cell.

Put the vent plug back on and close securely.

Low O.K.

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Before recharging When recharging, the battery produces hydrogen gas which is flammable and explosive. Therefore, before recharging:

If recharging with the battery installed on the vehicle, be sure to discon- nect the ground cable.

Make sure the power switch on the charger is off when connecting and disconnecting the charger cables to the battery.

After recharging/reconnecting the battery (vehicles with a keyless access with push button start system) Unlocking the doors using the keyless access with push button start sys-

tem may not be possible immediately after reconnecting the battery. If this happens, use the remote keyless entry system or the mechanical key to lock/unlock the doors.

Start the engine with the push-button ignition switch in ACC mode. The engine may not start with the push-button ignition switch turned off. How- ever, the engine will operate normally from the second attempt.

The push-button ignition switch mode is recorded by the vehicle. If the battery is reconnected, the vehicle will return the push-button ignition switch mode to the status it was in before the battery was disconnected. Make sure to turn off the engine before disconnect the battery. Take extra care when connecting the battery if the push-button ignition switch mode prior to discharge is unknown.

If the engine will not start even after multiple attempts, contact your SUBARU dealer.

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WARNING

Chemicals in the battery A battery contains poisonous and corrosive sulfuric acid and may produce hydrogen gas which is flammable and explosive. To reduce the risk of death or serious injury, take the following precautions while working on or near the battery:

Do not cause sparks by touching the battery terminals with tools.

Do not smoke or light a match near the battery.

Avoid contact with eyes, skin and clothes.

Never inhale or swallow electrolyte.

Wear protective safety glasses when working near the battery.

Keep children away from the battery.

Where to safely charge the battery Always charge the battery in an open area. Do not charge the battery in a garage or closed room where there is not sufficient ventilation.

Emergency measures regarding electrolyte If electrolyte gets in your eyes

Flush your eyes with clean water for at least 15 minutes and get immedi- ate medical attention. If possible, continue to apply water with a sponge or cloth while traveling to the nearest medical facility.

If electrolyte gets on your skin Wash the affected area thoroughly. If you feel pain or burning, get medical attention immediately.

If electrolyte gets on your clothes It can soak through clothing on to your skin. Immediately take off the cloth- ing and follow the procedure above if necessary.

If you accidentally swallow electrolyte Drink a large quantity of water or milk. Get emergency medical attention immediately.

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Washer fluid

If the washer fluid level is at LOW, add washer fluid.

CAUTION

When recharging the battery Never recharge the battery while the engine is running. Also, be sure all accessories are turned off.

When adding distilled water Avoid overfilling. Water spilled during battery recharging may cause corro- sion.

Using the gauge

The washer fluid level can be checked by observing the position of the level on the liquid-covered holes in the gauge. If the level falls below the second hole from the bottom (the LOW position), refill the washer fluid.

CTH43AS134

Current fluid level

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WARNING

When adding washer fluid Do not add washer fluid when the engine is hot or running, as washer fluid contains alcohol and may catch fire if spilled on the engine etc.

CAUTION

Washer fluid Do not use soapy water or engine antifreeze instead of washer fluid. Doing so may cause streaking on the vehicles painted surfaces.

Diluting washer fluid Dilute washer fluid with water as necessary. Refer to the freezing temperatures listed on the label of the washer fluid bot- tle.

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Tires

Replace or rotate tires in accordance with maintenance sched- ules and treadwear.

Checking tires New tread Treadwear indicator Worn tread

The location of treadwear indicators is shown by the TWI or marks, etc., molded on the sidewall of each tire.

Check spare tire condition and pressure if not rotated.

Tire rotation Rotate the tires in the order shown.

To equalize tire wear and extend tire life, SUBARU rec- ommends that tire rotation is carried out at the same inter- val as tire inspection.

The tire pressure monitoring system (if equipped) Your SUBARU is equipped with a tire pressure monitoring sys- tem that uses tire pressure warning valves and transmitters to detect low tire inflation pressure before serious problems arise. (P. 367)

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Installing tire pressure warning valves and transmitters (vehicles with a tire pressure monitoring system)

When replacing tires or wheels, tire pressure warning valves and transmitters must also be installed.

When new tire pressure warning valves and transmitters are installed, new tire pressure warning valve and transmitter ID codes must be registered in the tire pressure warning computer and tire pressure monitoring system must be initialized. Have tire pressure warning valve and transmitter ID codes registered by your SUBARU dealer. (P. 310)

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Registering ID codes (vehicles with a tire pressure monitoring system)

The tire pressure warning valve and transmitter is equipped with a unique ID code. When replacing a tire pressure warning valve and transmitter, it is necessary to register the ID code. Have the ID code registered by your SUBARU dealer.

When to replace your vehicles tires Tires should be replaced if: You have tire damage such as cuts, splits, cracks deep enough to

expose the fabric or bulges indicating internal damage A tire goes flat repeatedly or cannot be properly repaired due to the

size or location of a cut or other damage If you are not sure, consult with your SUBARU dealer.

Replacing tires and wheels (vehicles with a tire pressure monitor- ing system) If the ID code of the tire pressure warning valve and transmitter is not registered, the tire pressure monitoring system will not work properly. After driving for about 20 minutes, the tire pressure warning light comes on after blinking for 1 minute to indicate a system malfunction.

Tire life Any tire over 6 years old must be checked by a qualified technician even if they have seldom or never been used or damage is not obvious.

If the tread wears down below 0.16 in. (4 mm) on snow tires The effectiveness of snow tires is lost.

Low profile tires (vehicles with 17-inch tires) Generally, low profile tires will wear more rapidly and tire grip perfor- mance will be reduced on snowy and/or icy roads when compared to standard tires. Be sure to use snow tires or tire chains on snowy and/or icy roads and drive carefully at a speed appropriate for road and weather conditions.

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Maximum load of tire Check that the maximum load of the replacement tire is greater than 1/2 of the Gross Axle Weight Ratings (GAWR) of either the front axle or the rear axle, whichever is greater.

Tire types 1 Summer tires

Summer tires are high-speed performance tires best suited to highway driving under dry conditions. Since summer tires do not have the same traction performance as snow tires, summer tires are inadequate for driving on snow-covered or icy roads. For driving on snow-covered roads or icy roads, the use of snow tires is recommended. When installing snow tires, be sure to replace all four tires.

2 All season tires All season tires are designed to provide better traction in snow and to be adequate for driving in most winter conditions, as well as for use year round. All season tires, however, do not have adequate traction performance compared with snow tires in heavy or loose snow. Also, all season tires fall short in acceleration and handling performance compared with summer tires in highway driving.

3 Snow tires For driving on snow-covered roads or icy roads, we recommend using snow tires. If you need snow tires, select tires of the same size, con- struction and load capacity as the originally installed tires. Since your vehicle has radial tires as original equipment, make sure your snow tires also have radial construction. Do not install studded tires without first checking local regulations for possible restriction. Snow tires should be installed on all wheels. (P. 226)

For the GAWR, see the Certification Label. For the maximum load of the tire, see the load limit at maximum cold tire inflation pressure mentioned on the sidewall of the tire. (P. 411)

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Initializing the tire pressure monitoring system (if equipped) Initialize the system with the tire inflation pressure adjusted to the speci- fied level.

Routine tire inflation pressure checks (vehicles with a tire pressure monitoring system) The tire pressure monitoring system does not replace routine tire infla- tion pressure checks. Make sure to check tire inflation pressure as part of your routine of daily vehicle checks.

Tire pressure monitoring system certification (if equipped) MODEL/FCC IDs:

Transmitter: PAXPMVC010 Receiver: HYQ23AAA (vehicles without a keyless access with push

button start system) HYQ23AAE (vehicles with a keyless access with push but- ton start system)

For vehicles sold in the U.S.A. This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. FCC WARNING: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsi- ble for compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equip- ment. For vehicles sold in Canada Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.

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WARNING

Tire pressure monitoring system operation (if equipped) The tire pressure monitoring system may not provide warning immedi- ately if a tire bursts or if sudden air leakage occurs.

When inspecting or replacing tires Observe the following precautions to prevent accidents. Failure to do so may cause damage to parts of the drive train, as well as dangerous handling characteristics, which may lead to an accident resulting in death or serious injury. Make sure to install 4 tires that are of the specified size, and that all 4

tires are the same size, same maker, same brand and tread pattern. Do not use tire sizes other than those recommended by SUBARU. Only use radial tires. Do not mix summer, all season and snow tires. Do not use tires that have been used on another vehicle.

Do not use tires if you do not know how they were used previously.

CAUTION

Repairing or replacing tires, wheels, tire pressure warning valves, transmitters and tire valve caps (vehicles with a tire pressure moni- toring system) When removing or fitting the wheels, tires or the tire pressure warning

valves and transmitters, contact your SUBARU dealer as the tire pres- sure warning valves and transmitters may be damaged if not handled correctly.

When replacing tire valve caps, do not use tire valve caps other than those specified. The cap may become stuck.

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CAUTION

To avoid damage to the tire pressure warning valves and transmit- ters (vehicles with a tire pressure monitoring system) When a tire is repaired with liquid sealants, the tire pressure warning valve and transmitter may not operate properly. If a liquid sealant is used, contact your SUBARU dealer or other qualified service shop as soon as possible. Make sure to replace the tire pressure warning valve and transmitter when replacing the tire. (P. 309)

Driving on rough roads Take particular care when driving on roads with loose surfaces or pot holes. These conditions may cause losses in tire inflation pressure, reducing the cushioning ability of the tires. In addition, driving on rough roads may cause damage to the tires themselves, as well as the vehicles wheels and body.

Low profile tires and wheels (vehicles with 17-inch tires) Low profile tires may cause greater damage than usual to the wheel when receiving impact from the road surface. Therefore pay attention to the following: Be sure to use proper tire inflation pressure. If tires are under-inflated,

they may be damaged more severely. Avoid pot holes, uneven pavement, curbs and other road hazards.

Failure to do so may lead to severe tire and wheel damage. If tire inflation pressures become low while driving

Do not continue driving, or your tires and/or wheels may be ruined.

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Tire inflation pressure

Tire inflation pressure The recommended cold tire inflation pressure and tire size is dis- played on the tire and loading information label. (P. 420)

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Tire inflation pressure check interval You should check tire inflation pressure every two weeks, or at least once a month. Do not forget to check the spare.

Inspection and adjustment procedure Tire valve Tire pressure gauge

Remove the tire valve cap. Press the tip of the tire pressure gauge onto the tire valve. Read the pressure using the graduations of the gauge. If the tire inflation pressure is not within the recommended levels, adjust the pressure. If you add too much air, press the center of the valve to lower. After completing the tire inflation pressure measurement and adjustment, apply soapy water to the valve and check for leakage. Reinstall the tire valve cap.

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Effects of incorrect tire inflation pressure Driving with incorrect tire inflation pressure may result in the following: Reduced fuel efficiency Reduced driving comfort and tire life Reduced safety Damage to the drive train If a tire needs frequent refilling, have it checked by your SUBARU dealer.

Instructions for checking tire inflation pressure When checking tire inflation pressure, observe the following: Check only when the tires are cold.

If your vehicle has been parked for at least 3 hours and has not been driven for more than 1 mile or 1.5 km, you will get an accurate cold tire inflation pressure reading.

Always use a tire pressure gauge. The appearance of the tire can be misleading. In addition, tire infla- tion pressures that are even just a few pounds off can degrade ride and handling.

Do not bleed or reduce tire inflation pressure after driving. It is normal for the tire inflation pressure to be higher after driving.

Never exceed the vehicle capacity weight. Passengers and luggage weight should be placed so that the vehicle is balanced.

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WARNING

Proper inflation is critical to save tire performance Keep your tires properly inflated. Otherwise, the following conditions may occur and result in an accident causing death or serious injury. Excessive wear Uneven wear Poor handling Possibility of blowouts resulting from overheated tires Poor sealing of the tire bead Wheel deformation and/or tire separation A greater possibility of tire damage from road hazards

CAUTION

When inspecting and adjusting tire inflation pressure Be sure to reinstall the tire valve caps. Without the valve caps, dirt or moisture could get into the valve and cause air leakage, which could result in an accident. If the caps have been lost, replace them as soon as possible.

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Wheels

If a wheel is bent, cracked or heavily corroded, it should be replaced. Otherwise, the tire may separate from the wheel or cause loss of handling control.

Wheel selection When replacing wheels, care should be taken to ensure that they are equivalent to those removed in load capacity, diameter, rim width, and inset*. Replacement wheels are available at your SUBARU dealer.

*: Conventionally referred to as offset.

SUBARU does not recommend using:

Wheels of different sizes or types

Used wheels

Bent wheels that have been straightened

Aluminum wheel precautions Use only SUBARU wheel nuts and wrenches designed for

use with your aluminum wheels.

When rotating, repairing or changing your tires, check that the wheel nuts are still tight after driving 1000 miles (1600 km).

Be careful not to damage the aluminum wheels when using tire chains.

Use only SUBARU genuine balance weights or equivalent and a plastic or rubber hammer when balancing your wheels.

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When replacing wheels (vehicles with a tire pressure monitoring system) The wheels of your SUBARU are equipped with tire pressure warning valves and transmitters that allow the tire pressure monitoring system to provide advanced warning in the event of a loss in tire inflation pressure. Whenever wheels are replaced, the tire pressure warning valves and transmitters must be installed. (P. 309)

WARNING

When replacing wheels Do not use wheels that are a different size from those recommended in

the Owners Manual, as this may result in loss of handling control. Never use an inner tube in a leaking wheel which is designed for a

tubeless tire. Doing so may result in an accident, causing death or seri- ous injury.

When installing the wheel nuts

Never use oil or grease on the wheel bolts or wheel nuts. Oil and grease may cause the wheel nuts to be excessively tightened, leading to bolt or disc wheel damage. In addition, the oil or grease can cause the wheel nuts to loosen and the wheel may fall off, causing an accident and resulting in death or serious injury. Remove any oil or grease from the wheel bolts or wheel nuts.

Be sure to install the wheel nuts with the tapered ends facing inward. Installing the nuts with the tapered ends facing outward can cause the wheel to break and eventually cause the wheel to come off while driving, which could lead to an accident resulting in death or serious injury.

Tapered portion

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CAUTION

Replacing tire inflation pressure warning valves and transmitters (vehicles with a tire pressure monitoring system) Because tire repair or replacement may affect the tire pressure warn-

ing valves and transmitters, make sure to have tires serviced by your SUBARU dealer or other qualified service shop. In addition, make sure to purchase your tire pressure warning valves and transmitters at your SUBARU dealer.

Ensure that only genuine SUBARU wheels are used on your vehicle. Tire pressure warning valves and transmitters may not work properly with non-genuine wheels.

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Air conditioning filter

The air conditioning filter must be changed regularly to maintain air conditioning efficiency.

Removal method

Vehicles without a keyless access with push button start system Turn the engine switch off.

Vehicles with a keyless access with push button start system Turn the push-button ignition switch off.

Open the glove box. Slide off the damper.

Push in each side of the glove box to disconnect the claws.

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STEP 2

STEP 3

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Pull out the glove box and dis- connect the lower claws.

Remove the filter cover.

Remove the air conditioning filter and replace it with a new one.

The UP marks shown on the filter should be pointing up.

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STEP 5

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Checking interval Inspect and replace the air conditioning filter according to the maintenance schedule. In dusty areas or areas with heavy traffic flow, early replacement may be required. (For scheduled maintenance information, please refer to the Warranty and Maintenance Booklet.)

If air flow from the vents decreases dramatically The filter may be clogged. Check the filter and replace if necessary.

CAUTION

When using the air conditioning system Make sure that a filter is always installed. Using the air conditioning system without a filter may cause damage to the system.

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Transmitter/access key battery

Replace the battery with a new one if it is depleted.

You will need the following items: Flathead screwdriver

Lithium battery CR2016 (vehicles without a keyless access with push button start system), or CR1632 (vehicles with a keyless access with push button start system)

Replacing the battery (vehicles without a keyless access with push button start system)

Remove the cover.

To prevent damage to the key, cover the tip of the screwdriver with a rag.

To prevent the buttons from being disassembled, face the button surface downward.

Remove the module.

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Open the case cover using a coin protected with tape and remove the depleted battery.

Insert a new battery with the + terminal facing up.

Replacing the battery (vehicles with a keyless access with push button start system)

Take out the mechanical key.

Remove the cover.

To prevent damage to the key, cover the tip of the screwdriver with a rag.

STEP 3

STEP 1

STEP 2

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Use a CR2016 (vehicles without a keyless access with push button start system) or CR1632 (vehicles with a keyless access with push but- ton start system) lithium battery Batteries can be purchased at your SUBARU dealer, local electrical

appliance shops or camera stores.

Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer.

Dispose of used batteries according to local laws.

If the key battery is depleted The following symptoms may occur:

The keyless access with push button start system (if equipped) and remote keyless entry system will not function properly.

The operational range will be reduced.

When putting the module back (vehicles without a keyless access with push button start system)

Remove the depleted battery.

Insert a new battery with the + terminal facing up.

STEP 3

Insert the module from directly above. Inserting it on an angle may prevent the key buttons from operating properly.

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WARNING

Removed battery and other parts Keep away from children. These parts are small and if swallowed by a child, they can cause choking. Failure to do so could result in death or serious injury.

CAUTION

For normal operation after replacing the battery Observe the following precautions to prevent accidents:

Always work with dry hands. Moisture may cause the battery to rust.

Do not touch or move any other component inside the remote control.

Do not bend either of the battery terminals.

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Checking and replacing fuses

If any of the electrical components do not operate, a fuse may have blown. If this happens, check and replace the fuses as necessary.

Vehicles without a keyless access with push button start system Turn the engine switch off.

Vehicles with a keyless access with push button start system Turn the push-button ignition switch off. Open the fuse box cover.

Engine compartment Push the tabs in and lift the lid off.

Instrument panel Remove the lid.

STEP 1

STEP 2

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After a system failure, see Fuse layout and amperage rat- ings (P. 332) for details about which fuse to check.

Remove the fuse with the pull- out tool.

Check if the fuse has blown.

Type A Normal fuse Blown fuse

Replace it with one of an appropriate amperage rating. The amperage rating can be found on the fuse box lid.

Type B Normal fuse Blown fuse

Replace it with one of an appropriate amperage rating. The amperage rating can be found on the fuse box lid.

STEP 3

STEP 4

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Type C Normal fuse Blown fuse

Contact your SUBARU dealer.

Type D Normal fuse Blown fuse

Contact your SUBARU dealer.

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Fuse layout and amperage ratings

Engine compartment

Fuse Ampere Circuit

1 MIR HTR 7.5 A Outside rear view mirror defoggers

2 RDI 25 A Electric cooling fan

3 (PUSH-AT) 7.5 A Engine control unit

4 ABS NO. 1 40 A ABS

5 HEATER 50 A Air conditioning system

6 WASHER 10 A Windshield washer

7 WIPER 30 A Windshield wipers

8 RR DEF 30 A Rear window defogger

9 (RR FOG) 10 A

10 D FR DOOR 25 A Power window (drivers side)

11 (CDS) 25 A Electric cooling fan

12 D-OP 25 A

13 ABS NO. 2 25 A ABS

14 D FL DOOR 25 A Power window (passengers side)

15 SPARE See note. Spare fuse

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16 SPARE See note. Spare fuse

17 SPARE See note. Spare fuse

18 SPARE See note. Spare fuse

19 SPARE See note. Spare fuse

20 SPARE See note. Spare fuse

21 ST 7.5 A Starting system

22 ALT-S 7.5 A Charging system

23 (STR LOCK) 7.5 A Steering lock system

24 D/L 20 A Power door lock

25 ETCS 15 A Engine control unit

26 (AT+B) 7.5 A Transmission

27 (AM2 NO. 2) 7.5 A Keyless access with push button start system

28 EFI (CTRL) 15 A Engine control unit

29 EFI (HTR) 15 A Multiport fuel injection system/ sequential multiport fuel injection system

30 EFI (IGN) 15 A Starting system

31 EFI (+B) 7.5 A Engine control unit

32 HAZ 15 A Turn signal lights, hazard warning flashers

33 MPX-B 7.5 A Automatic air conditioning system, gauge and meters

34 F/PMP 20 A Multiport fuel injection system/ sequential multiport fuel injection system

35 IG2 MAIN 30 A SRS airbag system, engine control unit

36 DCC 30 A Interior light, remote keyless entry system, main body ECU

Fuse Ampere Circuit

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Note

One of each of the following spare fuses are provided: 7.5 A, 10 A, 15 A, 20 A, 25 A, 30 A.

37 HORN NO. 2 7.5 A Horn

38 HORN NO. 1 7.5 A Horn

39 H-LP LH LO 15 A Left-hand headlight (low beam)

40 H-LP RH LO 15 A Right-hand headlight (low beam)

41 H-LP LH HI 10 A Left-hand headlight (high beam)

42 H-LP RH HI 10 A Right-hand headlight (high beam)

43 INJ 30 A Multiport fuel injection system/ sequential multiport fuel injection system

44 H-LP WASHER 30 A

45 AM2 NO. 1 40 A Starting system, engine control unit

46 EPS 80 A Electric power steering

47 A/B MAIN 15 A SRS airbag system

48 ECU-B 7.5 A Remote keyless entry system, main body ECU

49 DOME 20 A Interior light

50 IG2 7.5 A Engine control unit

Fuse Ampere Circuit

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Instrument panel

Fuse Ampere Circuit

1 ECU ACC 10 A Main body ECU, outside rear view mirrors

2 P/POINT No.2 15 A Power outlet 3 PANEL 10 A Illumination 4 TAIL 10 A Tail lights 5 DRL 10 A Daytime running light system 6 STOP 7.5 A Stop lights 7 OBD 7.5 A On-board diagnosis system 8 HEATER-S 7.5 A Air conditioning system 9 HEATER 10 A Air conditioning system

10 FR FOG LH 10 A Left-hand front fog light 11 FR FOG RH 10 A Right-hand front fog light 12 BK/UP LP 7.5 A Back-up lights 13 ECU IG1 10 A ABS, electric power steering 14 AM1 7.5 A Starting system 15 AMP 15 A 16 AT UNIT 15 A Transmission

17 GAUGE 7.5 A Gauge and meters, keyless access with push button start system

18 ECU IG2 10 A Engine control unit 19 SEAT HTR LH 10 A Left-hand seat heater 20 SEAT HTR RH 10 A Right-hand seat heater 21 RADIO 7.5 A 22 P/POINT No.1 15 A Power outlet

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After a fuse is replaced If the lights do not turn on even after the fuse has been replaced, a bulb

may need replacement. (P. 337)

If the replaced fuse blows again, have the vehicle inspected by your SUBARU dealer.

If there is an overload in the circuits The fuses are designed to blow, protecting the wiring harness from damage.

WARNING

To prevent system breakdowns and vehicle fire Observe the following precautions. Failing to do so may cause damage, and possibly a fire or injury.

Never use a fuse of a higher amperage rating than indicated, or use any other object in place of a fuse.

Always use a genuine SUBARU fuse or equivalent.

Do not modify the fuse or the fuse box.

CAUTION

Before replacing fuses Have the cause of electrical overload determined and repaired by your SUBARU dealer.

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Light bulbs

You may replace the following bulbs by yourself. The difficulty level of replacement varies depending on the bulb. If necessary bulb replacement seems difficult to perform, contact your SUBARU dealer.

Preparing a replacement light bulb Check the wattage of the light bulb being replaced. (P. 421)

Front bulb locations

Front side marker lights

Front turn signal lights

Front fog lights (if equipped)

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Rear bulb locations

Inside bulb locations

Rear turn signal lights

Rear side marker lights

Back-up lights

License plate lights

Interior light

Vanity lights (if equipped)

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Replacing light bulbs

Front turn signal lights Turn the bulb base counterclock- wise.

Remove the light bulb.

When installing, reverse the steps listed.

STEP 1

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Front side marker lights Turn the steering wheel in the opposite direction of the light to be replaced.

Turn the steering wheel to a point that allows your hand to easily fit between the tire and fender liner.

Remove the clips and partly remove the fender liner.

To prevent damage to the vehicle, cover the tip of the screwdriver with a rag.

Release the light's claw.

Insert the screwdriver into the hole. While firmly pushing the screwdriver forward, move it towards the inside of the vehicle.

To prevent damage to the vehicle, wrap the tip of the screwdriver with a tape.

Pull out the lamp and turn the lens counterclockwise.

STEP 1

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Remove the light bulb.

When installing, reverse the steps listed.

Front fog lights (if equipped) Turn the steering wheel in the opposite direction of the light to be replaced.

Remove the clips and partly remove the fender liner.

To prevent damage to the vehicle, cover the tip of the screwdriver with a rag.

STEP 5

STEP 6

STEP 1

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Unplug the connector while depressing the lock release.

Remove the light bulb.

When installing, reverse the steps listed.

STEP 3

STEP 4

STEP 5

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Rear side marker lights Remove a clip and partly remove the cover.

To prevent damage to the vehicle, cover the tip of the screwdriver with a rag.

Turn the bulb base counterclock- wise.

Remove the light bulb.

When installing, reverse the steps listed.

STEP 1

STEP 2

STEP 3

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Rear turn signal lights Remove a clip and partly remove the cover.

To prevent damage to the vehicle, cover the tip of the screwdriver with a rag.

Turn the bulb base counterclock- wise.

Remove the light bulb.

When installing, reverse the steps listed.

STEP 1

STEP 2

STEP 3

STEP 4

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Back-up lights Turn the bulb base counterclock- wise.

Remove the light bulb.

When installing, reverse the steps listed.

STEP 1

STEP 3 2

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License plate lights Remove the trunk lid panel cover clips and partly remove the trunk lid panel cover.

To prevent damage to the vehicle, cover the tip of the screwdriver with a rag.

Turn the bulb base counterclock- wise.

Remove the light bulb.

When installing, reverse the steps listed.

STEP 1

STEP 2

STEP 3

STEP 4

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Interior light Remove the lens.

To prevent damage to the interior light, cover the tip of the screw- driver with a rag.

Remove the light bulb.

When installing, reverse the steps listed.

STEP 1

STEP 2

STEP 3

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Vanity lights (if equipped) Open the cover and remove the lens.

To prevent damage to the vanity light, cover the tip of the screw- driver with a rag.

Remove the light bulb.

When installing, reverse the steps listed.

STEP 1

STEP 2

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Replacing the following bulbs If any of the lights listed below has burnt out, have it replaced by your SUBARU dealer.

Headlight high and low beams

Parking lights

Daytime running lights

Stop/tail lights

High mounted stoplight

Condensation build-up on the inside of the lens Contact your SUBARU dealer for more information in the following situa- tions. Temporary condensation build-up on the inside of the headlight lens does not indicate a malfunction.

Large drops of water are built up on the inside of the lens.

Water has built up inside the headlight.

Discharge headlights If voltage to the discharge bulbs is insufficient, the bulbs may not come on, or may go out temporarily. The discharge bulbs will come on when normal power is restored.

LED light bulbs The parking lights, daytime running lights, stop/tail lights and high mounted stoplight consist of a number of LEDs. If any of the LEDs burn out, take your vehicle to your SUBARU dealer to have the light replaced.

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When replacing light bulbs SUBARU recommends that you use genuine SUBARU products designed for this vehicle. Because certain bulbs are connected to circuits designed to prevent over- load, non-genuine parts or parts not designed for this vehicle may be unus- able.

Removing and installing the luggage trim cover and trunk lid panel cover clip

WARNING

Replacing light bulbs Turn off the lights. Do not attempt to replace the bulb immediately after

turning off the lights. The bulbs become very hot and may cause burns.

Do not touch the glass portion of the light bulb with bare hands. Hold the bulb by the plastic or metal portion. If the bulb is scratched or dropped, it may blow out or crack.

Fully install light bulbs and any parts used to secure them. Failure to do so may result in heat damage, fire, or water entering the headlight unit. This may damage the headlights or cause condensation to build up on the lens.

When changing the back-up lights Stop the engine and wait until the exhaust pipe has cooled sufficiently. The lights are located near the exhaust pipe and touching a hot exhaust pipe can cause burns.

Removing

Installing

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WARNING

Discharge headlights Contact your SUBARU dealer before replacing the discharge headlights

(including light bulbs).

Do not touch the discharge headlights high voltage socket when the head- lights are turned on. An extremely high voltage of 25000 V will be discharged and could result in serious injury or death by electric shock.

Do not attempt to take apart or repair the low beam discharge headlight bulbs, connectors, power supply circuits, or related components. Doing so could result in electric shock and serious injury or death.

To prevent damage or fire Make sure bulbs are fully seated and locked.

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5-1. Essential information Hazard warning

flashers .......................... 354 If your vehicle needs to

be towed ........................ 355 If you think something

is wrong ......................... 362 Fuel pump shut off

system ........................... 363

5-2. Steps to take in an emergency

If a warning light turns on or a warning buzzer sounds... ....................... 364

If you have a flat tire......... 378 If the engine will not

start ................................ 389 If the select lever cannot

be shifted from P............ 392 If you lose your keys ........ 393 If the access key does

not operate properly....... 394 If the battery is

discharged ..................... 398 If your vehicle

overheats ....................... 403 If the vehicle becomes

stuck .............................. 406

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Hazard warning flashers

Hazard warning flashers If the hazard warning flashers are used for a long time while the engine is not operating, the battery may discharge.

The hazard warning flashers are used to warn other drivers when the vehicle has to be stopped in the road due to a breakdown, etc.

Press the switch.

All the turn signal lights will flash. To turn them off, press the switch once again.

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If your vehicle needs to be towed

Emergency towing

If a tow truck is not available in an emergency, your vehicle may be temporarily towed using a cable or chain secured to the emergency towing eyelet to move the vehicle to a safe location or to free a stuck vehicle from sand or snow. This should only be attempted on hard surfaced roads for short distances at low speeds. A driver must be in the vehicle to steer and operate the brakes. The vehicle's wheels, drive train, axles, steering and brakes must be in good condition. For vehicles with an automatic transmission, only the front towing eyelet may be used.

Towing eyelet

If towing is necessary, we recommend having your vehicle towed by your SUBARU dealer or a commercial towing service, using a flat bed truck. The vehicle must be secured properly with safety chains. Each safety chain should be equally tightened and care must be taken not to pull the chains so tightly that the suspension bottoms out.

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Before emergency towing Release the parking brake.

Shift the select lever to N (vehicles with an automatic transmission) or shift lever to neutral (vehicles with a manual transmission).

Vehicles without a keyless access with push button start system: Turn the engine switch to the ACC (engine off) or ON (engine running) position.

Vehicles with a keyless access with push button start system: Turn the push-button ignition switch to ACC (engine off) or ON (engine running) mode.

WARNING

Caution while towing Use extreme caution when towing the vehicle.

Avoid sudden starts or erratic driving maneuvers which place excessive stress on the emergency towing eyelets and the cables or chains. Always be cautious of the surroundings and other vehicles while towing.

If the engine is not running, the power assist for the brakes and steering will not function, making steering and braking more difficult.

STEP 1

STEP 2

STEP 3

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Installing towing eyelet

Remove the eyelet cover using a flathead screwdriver. To protect the bodywork, place a rag between the screwdriver and the vehicle body, as shown in the illustration.

Front

CAUTION

To prevent causing serious damage to the transmission in emergency towing (vehicles with an automatic transmission) Never tow a vehicle from the rear with four wheels on the ground. This may cause serious damage to the transmission.

To prevent damage to the vehicle When towing this vehicle, make sure to observe the following:

Do not use a wire rope Keep vehicle speed below 20 mph (30 km/h) and do not tow for dis-

tances over 19 miles (30 km) Tow the vehicle in the forward direction Do not apply rope to the vehicle's suspension and so forth

Do not tow another vehicle, boat (trailer) and so forth.

When towing down a long slope Use a wheel lift-type or flat bed truck.

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Rear

Insert the towing eyelet into the hole and tighten partially by hand.

Tighten down the towing eyelet securely using a wheel nut wrench.

STEP 2

STEP 3

Location of the emergency towing eyelet P. 378

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Towing with a sling-type truck

WARNING

Installing towing eyelets to the vehicle Make sure that towing eyelet is installed securely. If not securely installed, towing eyelets may come loose during towing. This may lead to accidents that cause serious injury or even death.

After towing Always remove the towing eyelet. Failure to do so can cause the SRS air- bags to not operate correctly in the event of a frontal collision.

CAUTION

To prevent body damage Do not tow with a sling-type truck, either from the front or rear.

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CAUTION

Towing with a wheel lift-type truck is not recommended If a flat bed truck is not available, observe the following precautions to pre- vent damage to the drive train or body.

From the front

From the rear

Never tow a vehicle from the front with the rear wheels on the ground.Use a tow- ing dolly under the rear wheels.

Ensure that the front lower body compo- nents have adequate clearance to pre- vent contact with the road surface under all conditions. Vehicles without a keyless access with push button start system: Turn the engine switch to the ACC position so that the steering wheel is unlocked. Vehicles with a keyless access with push button start system: Turn the push-button ignition switch to ACC mode so that the steering wheel is unlocked.

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Using a flat bed truck

If you use chains or cables to tie down your vehicle, the angles shaded in black must be 45.

Do not overly tighten the tie downs or the vehicle may be damaged.

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If you think something is wrong

If you notice any of the following symptoms, your vehicle probably needs adjustment or repair. Contact your SUBARU dealer as soon as possible.

Visible symptoms Fluid leaks under the vehicle

(Water dripping from the air conditioning after use is normal.)

Flat-looking tires or uneven tire wear

Engine coolant temperature gauge needle continually points higher than normal

Audible symptoms Changes in exhaust sound

Excessive tire squeal when cornering

Strange noises related to the suspension system

Pinging or other noises related to the engine

Operational symptoms Engine missing, stumbling or running rough

Appreciable loss of power

Vehicle pulls heavily to one side when braking

Vehicle pulls heavily to one side when driving on a level road

Loss of brake effectiveness, spongy feeling, pedal almost touches the floor

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Fuel pump shut off system

Follow the procedure below to restart the engine after the system is activated.

Vehicles without a keyless access with push button start system Turn the engine switch to the ACC or LOCK position.

Restart the engine.

Vehicles with a keyless access with push button start system Turn the push-button ignition switch to ACC mode or turn it off.

Restart the engine.

CAUTION

Before starting the engine Inspect the ground under the vehicle. If you find that fuel has leaked on to the ground, the fuel system has been damaged and is in need of repair. Do not restart the engine.

To minimize the risk of fuel leakage when the engine stalls or an air- bag inflates upon collision, the fuel pump shut off system stops sup- plying fuel to the engine.

STEP 1

STEP 2

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If a warning light turns on or a warning buzzer sounds...

Stop the vehicle immediately. Continuing to drive the vehicle may be dangerous.

The following warning indicates a possible problem in the brake sys- tem. Immediately stop the vehicle in a safe place and contact your SUBARU dealer.

Stop the vehicle immediately.

The following warning indicates the possibility of damage to the vehi- cle that may lead to an accident. Immediately stop the vehicle in a safe place and contact your SUBARU dealer.

Warning light Warning light/Details

(U.S.A.)

(Canada)

Brake system warning light Low brake fluid Malfunction in the brake system

This light also comes on when the parking brake is not released. If the light turns off after the parking brake is fully released the system is operating normally.

Warning light Warning light/Details

Charging system warning light Indicates a malfunction in the vehicles charging system.

Low engine oil pressure warning light Indicates that the engine oil pressure is too low.

Calmly perform the following actions if any of the warning lights turn on or flash. If a light turns on or flashes, but then turns off, this does not necessarily indicate a malfunction in the system.

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Have the vehicle inspected immediately.

Failing to investigate the cause of the following warnings may lead to the system operating abnormally and possibly cause an accident. Have the vehicle inspected by your SUBARU dealer immediately.

Warning light Warning light/Details

(U.S.A.)

(Canada)

Malfunction indicator lamp Indicates a malfunction in: The electronic engine control system; The electronic throttle control system; The electronic automatic transmission control system.

SRS airbag system warning light Indicates a malfunction in: The SRS airbag system; The seatbelt pretensioner system; The front passenger occupant detection system.

(U.S.A.)

(Canada)

ABS warning light Indicates a malfunction in: The ABS; The brake assist system.

Electric power steering warning light (warning buzzer) Indicates a malfunction in the electric power steering sys- tem.

(Flashes in yellow for 15

seconds.)

Keyless access with push button start system indicator light (if equipped)

Indicates a malfunction in the keyless access with push button start system.

Slip indicator Indicates a malfunction in: The Vehicle stability control (VSC) system; The TRAC system

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(Comes on in yellow)

Cruise control indicator light Indicates a malfunction in the cruise control system.

If the malfunction indicator lamp comes on while driving First check the following:

Is the fuel tank empty? If it is, fill the fuel tank immediately.

Is the fuel tank cap loose? If it is, tighten it securely.

The malfunction indicator lamp will go off after several driving trips. If the malfunction indicator lamp does not go off even after several trips, con- tact your SUBARU dealer as soon as possible.

SRS airbag system warning light P. 120

Electric power steering warning light (warning buzzer) The electric power steering warning light may come on and the warning buzzer may sound when the voltage is low or the voltage drops.

WARNING

When the electric power steering warning light comes on The steering wheel may become extremely heavy. If the steering wheel becomes heavier than usual when operating, hold firmly and operate using more force than usual.

Warning light Warning light/Details

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Follow the correction procedures.

After taking the specified steps to correct the suspected problem, check that the warning light turns off.

Warning light Warning light/Details Correction procedure Open door warning light

Indicates that a door or the trunk lid is not fully closed.

Check that both side doors and the trunk lid are closed.

Low fuel level warning light

Remaining fuel (Approximately 1.8 gal. [7.0 L, 1.5 Imp. gal.] or less)

Refuel the vehicle.

(On the instru- ment cluster)

Drivers seatbelt reminder light (warning buzzer)*1

Warns the driver to fasten his/her seatbelt.

Fasten the seatbelt.

(On the center panel)

Front passengers seatbelt reminder light (warning buzzer)*2 Warns the front passenger to fasten his or her seatbelt.

Fasten the seatbelt.

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*1: Drivers seatbelt buzzer:

Vehicles without a keyless access with push button start system

The drivers seatbelt buzzer sounds to alert the driver that his or her seatbelt is not fastened. Once the engine switch is turned to the ON position, the buzzer sounds for 6 seconds. If the vehicle reaches a speed of 12 mph (20 km/h), the buzzer sounds once. If the seatbelt is still unfastened after 30 seconds, the buzzer will sound intermittently for 10 seconds. Then, if the seatbelt is still unfastened, the buzzer will sound in a different tone for 20 more seconds.

Tire pressure warning light (if equipped)

When the light comes on: Low tire inflation pressure such as Natural causes (P. 369) Flat tire (P. 378)

Adjust the tire inflation pressure to the specified level.

The light will turn off after a few minutes. In case the light does not turn off even if the tire inflation pressure is adjusted, have the system checked by your SUBARU dealer.

When the light comes on after blinking for approxi- mately one minute: Malfunction in the tire pres- sure monitoring system (P. 371)

Have the system checked by your SUBARU dealer.

Automatic transmission fluid temperature warning light (if equipped)

Indicates that the auto- matic transmission fluid temperature is too high.

Stop the vehicle in a safe place and shift the select lever to P. If the light goes off after a lit- tle while, the vehicle can be driven. If the light does not go off, contact your SUBARU dealer.

Warning light Warning light/Details Correction procedure

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The drivers seatbelt buzzer sounds to alert the driver that his or her seatbelt is not fastened. Once the push-button ignition switch is turned to ON mode, the buzzer sounds for 6 seconds. If the vehicle reaches a speed of 12 mph (20 km/h), the buzzer sounds once. If the seatbelt is still unfastened after 30 seconds, the buzzer will sound intermittently for 10 seconds. Then, if the seatbelt is still unfastened, the buzzer will sound in a different tone for 20 more seconds.

*2: Front passengers seatbelt buzzer:

The front passengers seatbelt buzzer sounds to alert the front passenger that his or her seatbelt is not fastened. The buzzer sounds once if the vehi- cle reaches a speed of 12 mph (20 km/h). If the seatbelt is still unfastened after 30 seconds, the buzzer will sound intermittently for 10 seconds. Then, if the seatbelt is still unfastened, the buzzer will sound in a different tone for 20 more seconds.

Low fuel level warning light When the vehicle is on an incline, curve and so forth, the fuel inside the tank moves, which may cause the warning light to come on early.

Front passenger detection sensor and passenger seatbelt reminder and warning buzzer If luggage is placed on the front passenger seat, the front passenger

detection sensor may cause the warning light to flash and warning buzzer to sound, even if a passenger is not sitting in the seat.

If a cushion is placed on the seat, the sensor may not detect a passen- ger, and the warning light may not operate properly.

When the tire pressure warning light comes on (if equipped) Check the tire inflation pressure and adjust to the appropriate level.

The tire pressure warning light may turn on due to natural causes The tire pressure warning light may turn on due to natural causes such as natural air leaks or tire inflation pressure changes caused by temper- ature. In this case, adjusting the tire inflation pressure will turn off the warning light (after a few minutes).

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When a tire is replaced with a spare tire (vehicles with a tire pres- sure monitoring system) The compact spare tire is not equipped with a tire pressure warning valve and transmitter. If a tire goes flat, the tire pressure warning light will not turn off even though the flat tire has been replaced with the spare tire. Replace the spare tire with the repaired tire and adjust the tire infla- tion pressure. The tire pressure warning light will go off after a few min- utes.

If the tire pressure monitoring system is inoperative (if equipped) The tire pressure monitoring system will be disabled in the following con- ditions: (When the condition becomes normal, the system will work properly.) If tires not equipped with tire pressure warning valves and transmit-

ters are used. If the ID code on the tire pressure warning valves and transmitters is

not registered in the tire pressure warning computer. If the tire inflation pressure is 55 psi (380 kPa, 3.87 kgf/cm2 or bar) or

higher. The tire pressure monitoring system may be disabled in the following conditions: (When the condition becomes normal, the system will work properly.) If electronic devices or facilities using similar radio wave frequencies

are nearby. If a radio set at similar frequencies is in use in the vehicle. If there is a lot of snow or ice on the vehicle, in particular around the

wheels or wheel housings. If non-genuine SUBARU wheels are used. (Even if you use SUBARU

wheels, the tire pressure monitoring system may not work properly with some types of tires.)

If tire chains are used.

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If the tire pressure warning light frequently comes on after blinking for approximately one minute (if equipped) If the tire pressure warning light frequently comes on after blinking for approximately one minute when the push-button ignition switch is turned to ON mode (vehicles with a keyless access with push button start sys- tem) or the engine switch is turned to the ON position (vehicles without a keyless access with push button start system), have it checked your SUBARU dealer.

WARNING

If the tire pressure warning light comes on (if equipped) Be sure to observe the following precautions. Failure to do so could cause loss of vehicle control and result in death or serious injury. Stop your vehicle in a safe place as soon as possible. Adjust the tire

inflation pressure immediately. If the tire pressure warning light comes on even after tire inflation pres-

sure adjustment, it is probable that you have a flat tire. Check the tires. If the tire is flat, change to the spare tire and have the flat tire repaired by the nearest SUBARU dealer.

Avoid abrupt maneuvering and braking. If the vehicle tires deteriorate, you could lose control of the steering wheel or the brakes.

If a blowout or sudden air leakage should occur (vehicles with a tire pressure monitoring system) The tire pressure monitoring system may not activate immediately.

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WARNING

Maintenance of the tires (vehicles with a tire pressure monitoring system) Each tire, including the spare (if provided), should be checked monthly when cold and inflated to the inflation pressure recommended by the vehicle manufacturer on the vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure label (tire and load information label). (If your vehicle has tires of a differ- ent size than the size indicated on the vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure label [tire and load information label], you should determine the proper tire inflation pressure for those tires.) As an added safety feature, your vehicle has been equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) that illuminates a low tire pressure telltale (tire pressure warning light) when one or more of your tires is sig- nificantly under-inflated. Accordingly, when the low tire pressure telltale (tire pressure warning light) illuminates, you should stop and check your tires as soon as possible, and inflate them to the proper pressure. Driv- ing on a significantly under-inflated tire causes the tire to overheat and can lead to tire failure. Under-inflation also reduces fuel efficiency and tire tread life, and may affect the vehicle's handling and stopping ability. Please note that the TPMS is not a substitute for proper tire mainte- nance, and it is the driver's responsibility to maintain correct tire pres- sure, even if under-inflation has not reached the level to trigger illumination of the TPMS low tire pressure telltale (tire pressure warning light). Your vehicle has also been equipped with a TPMS malfunction indicator to indicate when the system is not operating properly. The TPMS mal- function indicator is combined with the low tire pressure telltale (tire pres- sure warning light). When the system detects a malfunction, the telltale will flash for approximately one minute and then remain continuously illu- minated. This sequence will continue upon subsequent vehicle start-ups as long as the malfunction exists. When the malfunction indicator is illu- minated, the system may not be able to detect or signal low tire pressure as intended.

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WARNING

TPMS malfunctions may occur for a variety of reasons, including the installation of replacement or alternate tires or wheels on the vehicle that prevent the TPMS from functioning properly. Always check the TPMS malfunction telltale after replacing one or more tires or wheels on your vehicle to ensure that the replacement or alternate tires and wheels allow the TPMS to continue to function properly.

CAUTION

Precaution when installing a different tire (vehicles with a tire pres- sure monitoring system) When a tire of a different specification or maker is installed, the tire pres- sure monitoring system may not operate properly.

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Follow the correction procedures. (vehicles with a keyless access with push button start system)

After taking the specified steps to correct the suspected problem, check that the warning light goes off.

Interior buzzer

Exterior buzzer

Warning light Warning light/Details Correction

procedure

Continuous Continuous (Flashes in yellow)

Keyless access with push button start system indica- tor light

Vehicles with an automatic transmission: The access key was carried outside the vehicle and the drivers door was opened and closed while any shift position other than P was selected without turning off the push-button ignition switch.

Change the shift position to P.

Bring the access key back into the vehicle.

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Once 3 times (Flashes in yellow)

Keyless access with push button start system indica- tor light

Vehicles with an automatic transmission: The access key was carried outside the vehicle and the drivers door was opened and closed while the shift position P was selected with- out turning off the push-but- ton ignition switch. Vehicles with a manual trans- mission: The access key was carried outside the vehicle and the drivers door was opened and closed while the shift position neutral was selected without turning off the push- button ignition switch.

Turn the push-button ignition switch off or bring the access key back into the vehicle.

Once 3 times (Flashes in yellow)

Keyless access with push button start system indica- tor light

Indicates that a door other than the drivers door has been opened and closed with the push-button ignition switch in any mode other than off and the access key outside of the detection area.

Confirm the location of the access key.

Interior buzzer

Exterior buzzer

Warning light Warning light/Details Correction

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Once Continuous

(10 seconds) (Flashes in yellow)

Keyless access with push button start system indica- tor light

An attempt was made to exit the vehicle with the access key and lock the doors with- out first turning the push-but- ton ignition switch off.

Turn the push-button ignition switch off and lock the doors again.

Once (Flashes in yellow

for 15 seconds.)

Keyless access with push button start system indica- tor light

Indicates that the access key is not present when attempt- ing to start the engine.

Confirm the location of the access key.

Intermit- tently (7

sec- onds)

(Flashes in yellow)

Keyless access with push button start system indica- tor light

An attempt was made to drive when the regular key was not inside the vehicle.

Confirm that the access key is inside the vehicle.

Once (Flashes in yellow

for 15 seconds.)

Keyless access with push button start system indica- tor light

Indicates that the access key battery is low.

Replace the battery. (P. 325)

Once (Flashes quickly in green for 15 sec- onds.)

Keyless access with push button start system indica- tor light

Indicates that the steering lock has not been released.

Release the steering lock. (P. 166)

Interior buzzer

Exterior buzzer

Warning light Warning light/Details Correction

procedure

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Once (Flashes in yellow

for 15 seconds.)

Keyless access with push button start system indica- tor light

The access key could not be detected in the vehicle even after the push-button ignition switch was pressed once.

Vehicles with an automatic transmission: Touch the access key to the push-but- ton ignition switch while depressing the brake pedal. Vehicles with a manual transmission: Touch the access key to the push-but- ton ignition switch while depressing with the clutch pedal.

Interior buzzer

Exterior buzzer

Warning light Warning light/Details Correction

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If you have a flat tire

Remove the flat tire and replace it with the spare provided.

Before jacking up the vehicle Stop the vehicle on a hard, flat surface.

Set the parking brake.

Shift the select lever to P (vehicles with an automatic trans- mission) or shift lever to R (vehicles with a manual transmis- sion).

Stop the engine.

Turn on the hazard warning flashers.

Location of the spare tire, jack and tools

Jack

Jack handle

Spare tire

Towing eyelet

Screwdriver

Wheel nut wrench

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Taking out the spare tire

Remove the luggage mat.

Remove the cover and loosen the center fastener that secures the spare tire.

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Replacing a flat tire

Chock the tires.

Vehicles with steel wheels: Remove the wheel ornament.

Using a flathead screwdriver, release the wheel ornaments claws in the order shown in the illustration. To prevent damage to the wheel and wheel ornament, cover the tip of the screwdriver with a rag.

STEP 1

Flat tire Wheel

chock posi- tions

Front

Left- hand side

Behind the rear right- hand side tire

Right- hand side

Behind the rear left- hand side tire

Rear

Left- hand side

In front of the front right-hand side tire

Right- hand side

In front of the front left-hand side tire

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Slightly loosen the wheel nuts (one turn).

Turn the tire jack portion A by hand until the notch of the jack is in contact with the jack point.

Raise the vehicle until the tire is slightly raised off the ground.

Remove all the wheel nuts and the tire.

When resting the tire on the ground, place the tire so that the wheel design faces up to avoid scratching the wheel surface.

STEP 3

STEP 4

STEP 5

STEP 6

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Installing the spare tire

Remove any dirt or foreign mat- ter from the wheel contact sur- face.

If foreign matter is on the wheel contact surface, the wheel nuts may loosen while the vehicle is in motion, and the tire may come off the vehicle.

Install the spare tire and loosely tighten each wheel nut by hand to approximately the same amount.

Tighten the wheel nuts until the tapered portion comes into loose contact with the disc wheel seat.

Lower the vehicle.

Firmly tighten each nut two or three times in the order shown in the illustration.

Tightening torque: 89 ftlbf (120 Nm, 12.2 kgfm)

STEP 1

Tapered portion

Disc wheel seat

STEP 2

STEP 3

STEP 4

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Stow the flat tire, tire jack and all tools.

The compact spare tire The compact spare tire is identified by the label TEMPORARY USE

ONLY on the tire sidewall. Use the compact spare tire temporarily only in an emergency.

Make sure to check the tire pressure of the compact spare tire. (P. 420)

When using the compact spare tire (vehicles with a tire pressure monitoring system) As the compact spare tire is not equipped with the tire pressure warning valve and transmitter, low inflation pressure of the spare tire will not be warned. Also, if you replace the compact spare tire after the tire pressure warning light comes on, the light remains on.

If you have a flat rear tire Install the compact spare tire on the front of the vehicle. Perform the fol- lowing steps.

Replace a front tire with the compact spare tire. Replace the flat rear tire with the tire removed from the front of the vehicle.

STEP 5

STEP 1

STEP 2

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After completing the tire change (vehicles with a tire pressure mon- itoring system) The tire pressure monitoring system must be reset. (P. 309)

Storing the tire Always install the center fastener as shown in the illustration below. Compact spare tire

Except compact spare tire

Installing the wheel ornament (vehicles with steel wheels)

After installing A as shown in the illus- tration, push the center ornament claws in the order shown in the illustration using a flathead screwdriver. To prevent damage to the wheel and wheel ornament, cover the tip of the flathead screwdriver with a rag.

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WARNING

Using the tire jack Improper use of the tire jack may lead to death or serious injuries due to the vehicle suddenly falling off the jack. Do not use the tire jack for any purpose other than replacing tires or

installing and removing tire chains. Only use the tire jack that comes with this vehicle for replacing a flat

tire. Do not use it on other vehicles, and do not use other tire jacks for replacing tires on this vehicle.

Always check that the tire jack is securely set to the jack point. Do not put any part of your body under the vehicle supported by a jack. Do not start or run the engine while your vehicle is supported by the

jack. Do not raise the vehicle while someone is in it. When raising the vehicle, do not put an object on or under the jack. Do not raise the vehicle to a height greater than that required to

replace the tire. Use a jack stand if it is necessary to get under the vehicle. Take particular care when lowering the vehicle to ensure that no one working on or near the vehicle may be injured.

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WARNING

Replacing a flat tire Do not touch the disc wheels or the area around the brakes immedi-

ately after the vehicle has been driven. After the vehicle has been driven the disc wheels and the area around the brakes will be extremely hot. Touching these areas with hands, feet or other body parts while changing a tire, etc. may result in burns.

Do not attach a heavily damaged wheel ornament, as it may fly off the wheel while the vehicle is moving.

Failure to follow these precautions could cause the wheel nuts to loosen and the tire to fall off, resulting in death or serious injury. Have the wheel nuts tightened with a torque wrench to 89 ftlbf (120

Nm, 12.2 kgfm) as soon as possible after changing wheels. When installing a tire, only use wheel nuts that have been specifi-

cally designed for that wheel. If there are any cracks or deformations in the bolt screws, nut

threads or bolt holes of the wheel, have the vehicle inspected by your SUBARU dealer.

When installing the wheel nuts, be sure to install them with the tapered ends facing inward. (P. 320)

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WARNING

When using the compact spare tire Remember that your compact spare tire is specifically designed for

use with your vehicle. Do not use your compact spare tire on another vehicle.

Do not use two compact spare tires simultaneously. Replace the compact spare tire with a standard tire as soon as possi-

ble. Avoid sudden acceleration, abrupt steering, sudden braking and shift-

ing operations that cause sudden engine braking. Install the compact spare tire on a front wheel.

When storing the compact spare tire Be careful not to catch fingers or other body parts between the compact spare tire and the body of the vehicle.

Speed limit when using the compact spare tire Do not drive at speeds in excess of 50 mph (80 km/h) when a compact spare tire is installed on the vehicle. The compact spare tire is not designed for driving at high speeds. Failing to observe this precaution may lead to an accident causing death or seri- ous injury.

When the spare tire is attached The vehicle speed may not be correctly detected, and the following sys- tems may not operate correctly: ABS & brake assist Vehicle stability control (VSC) TRAC Electric power steering Navigation system (if equipped) Cruise control LSD (if equipped)

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CAUTION

Do not drive the vehicle with a flat tire. Do not continue driving with a flat tire. Driving even a short distance with a flat tire can damage the tire and the wheel beyond repair.

Be careful when driving over bumps with the compact spare tire installed on the vehicle. The vehicle becomes lower when driving with the compact spare tire compared to when driving with standard tires. Be careful when driving over uneven road surfaces.

Driving with tire chains and the compact spare tire Do not fit tire chains to the compact spare tire. Tire chains may damage the vehicle body and adversely affect driving performance.

When replacing the tires (vehicles with a tire pressure monitoring system) When removing or fitting the wheels, tires or the tire pressure warning valve and transmitter, contact your SUBARU dealer as the tire pressure warning valve and transmitter may be damaged if not handled correctly.

To avoid damage to the tire pressure warning valves and transmit- ters (vehicles with a tire pressure monitoring system) When a tire is repaired with liquid sealants, the tire pressure warning valve and transmitter may not operate properly. If a liquid sealant is used, contact your SUBARU dealer or other qualified service shop as soon as possible. Make sure to replace the tire pressure warning valve and transmitter when replacing the tire. (P. 309)

Stowing the jack When stowing the jack in the jack holder, make sure that the part that the jack handle attaches to is pointing towards the inside of the trunk. Failure to do so may damage the vehicle body.

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If the engine will not start

If the engine will not start even though correct starting procedures are being followed (P. 160, 169), consider each of the following points.

The engine will not start even when the starter motor oper- ates normally. One of the following may be the cause of the problem.

There may not be sufficient fuel in the vehicles tank. Refuel the vehicle.

The engine may be flooded. Try to restart the engine once more following correct starting procedures. (P. 160, 169)

There may be a malfunction in the engine immobilizer system. (P. 77)

The starter motor turns over slowly, the interior lights and headlights are dim, or the horn does not sound or sounds at a low volume. One of the following may be the cause of the problem.

The battery may be discharged. (P. 398)

The battery terminal connections may be loose or corroded.

The starter motor does not turn over. (vehicles with a key- less access with push button start system) The engine starting system may be malfunctioning due to an electrical problem such as an open circuit or a blown fuse. How- ever, an interim measure is available to start the engine. (P. 390)

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Emergency start function (vehicles with a keyless access with push button start system)

When the engine does not start, the following steps can be used as an interim measure to start the engine if the push-button ignition switch is functioning normally:

Vehicles with an automatic transmission Set the parking brake. Put the select lever in P. Set the push-button ignition switch to ACC mode. Press and hold the push-button ignition switch about 15 sec- onds while depressing the brake pedal firmly.

Even if the engine can be started using the above steps, the system may be malfunctioning. Have the vehicle checked by your SUBARU dealer.

The starter motor does not turn over, the interior lights and headlights do not turn on, or the horn does not sound. One of the following may be the cause of the problem.

One or both of the battery terminals may be disconnected.

The battery may be discharged. (P. 398)

There may be a malfunction in the steering lock system. (vehi- cles with a keyless access with push button start system)

Contact your SUBARU dealer if the problem cannot be repaired, or if repair procedures are unknown.

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Vehicles with a manual transmission Set the parking brake. Put the shift lever in neutral. Turn the push-button ignition switch to ACC mode. Push and hold the push-button ignition switch for about 15 seconds while depressing the brake pedal and clutch pedal firmly.

Even if the engine can be started using the above steps, the system may be malfunctioning. Have the vehicle checked by your SUBARU dealer.

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If the select lever cannot be shifted from P (vehicles with an automatic transmission)

If the select lever cannot be shifted with your foot on the brake, there may be a problem with the shift lock system (a system to prevent accidental operation of the select lever). Have the vehicle inspected by your SUBARU dealer immediately. The following steps may be used as an emergency measure to ensure that the select lever can be shifted.

Set the parking brake. Vehicles without a keyless access with push button start system: Turn the engine switch to the ACC position. Vehicles with a keyless access with push button start sys- tem: Turn the push-button ignition switch to ACC mode. Depress the brake pedal.

Pry the cover up with a flat- head screwdriver or equiva- lent.

Press the shift lock release button.

The select lever can be shifted while the button is pressed.

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If you lose your keys

New genuine keys can be made by your SUBARU dealer. For vehi- cles without a keyless access with push button start system, bring a master key and the key number stamped on the key number plate. For vehicles with a keyless access with push button start system, bring the other key and the key number stamped on the key number plate.

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If the access key does not operate properly (vehicles with a keyless access with push button start system)

Unlocking and locking the doors, unlocking the trunk lid

Use the mechanical key built in to the access keys to operate the doors and trunk lid. (P. 21)

Vehicles with an alarm: An alarm will sound if the alarm is set when the trunk lid or doors are unlocked. (P. 81)

Doors Locks drivers door Unlocks drivers door

Trunk lid Turn the mechanical key clock- wise to open.

If communication between the access key and vehicle is interrupted (P. 30) or the access key cannot be used because the battery is depleted, the keyless access with push button start system and remote keyless entry system cannot be used. In such cases, the doors and trunk lid can be opened or the engine can be started by following the procedure below.

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Starting the engine

Vehicles with an automatic transmission Ensure that the select lever is in P and firmly depress the brake pedal.

Touch the SUBARU emblem side of the access key to the push-button ignition switch.

When the access key is detected, a buzzer sounds and the push- button ignition switch will turn to ON mode.

When the keyless access with push button start system is deacti- vated in customization setting, the push-button ignition switch will turn to ACC mode. Modes can be changed by pressing the push- button ignition switch with the brake pedal released. (The mode changes each time the switch is pressed.)

Firmly depress the brake pedal and check that the keyless access with push button start system indicator light (green) turns on. Press the push-button ignition switch.

In the event that the push-button ignition switch still cannot be oper- ated, contact your SUBARU dealer.

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Vehicles with a manual transmission Ensure that the shift lever is in neutral and depress the clutch pedal.

Touch the SUBARU emblem side of the access key to the push-button ignition switch.

When the access key is detected, a buzzer sounds and the push- button ignition switch will turn to ON mode.

When the keyless access with push button start system is deacti- vated in customization setting, the push-button ignition switch will turn to ACC mode. Modes can be changed by pressing the push- button ignition switch with the clutch pedal released. (The mode changes each time the switch is pressed.)

Firmly depress the clutch pedal and check that the keyless access with push button start system indicator light (green) turns on. Press the push-button ignition switch.

In the event that the push-button ignition switch still cannot be oper- ated, contact your SUBARU dealer.

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Stopping the engine Vehicles with an automatic transmission: Shift the select lever to P and press the push-button ignition switch as you normally do when stopping the engine.

Vehicles with a manual transmission: Shift the shift lever to neutral and press the push-button ignition switch as you normally do when stopping the engine.

Replacing the key battery As the above procedure is a temporary measure, it is recommended that the access key battery be replaced immediately when the battery depletes. (P. 325)

Alarm (if equipped) Using the mechanical key to lock the doors will not set the alarm system. If a door is unlocked using the mechanical key when the alarm system is set, the alarm may be triggered. (P. 81)

If the doors cannot be locked or unlocked by the keyless access with push button start system Lock and unlock the doors by the mechanical key or remote keyless entry system.

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If the battery is discharged

The following procedures may be used to start the engine if the vehi- cle's battery is discharged. You can call your SUBARU dealer or a qualified repair shop.

If you have a set of jumper (or booster) cables and a second vehi- cle with a 12-volt battery, you can jump start your vehicle following the steps below.

Connect the jumper cables according to the following pro- cedures:

Positive (+) battery terminal on your vehicle Positive (+) battery terminal on the second vehicle Negative (-) battery terminal on the second vehicle Connect the jumper cable to ground on your vehicle as shown in the illustration.

Start the engine of the second vehicle. Increase the engine speed slightly and maintain at that level for approximately 5 minutes to recharge the battery of your vehicle. Vehicles with a keyless access with push button start sys- tem only: Open and close any of the doors of your vehicle with the push-button ignition switch off.

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Vehicles without a keyless access with push button start system: Maintain the engine speed of the second vehicle and turn the engine switch to the ON position, then start the vehicle's engine. Vehicles with a keyless access with push button start sys- tem: Maintain the engine speed of the second vehicle and turn the push-button ignition switch to ON mode, then start the vehicle's engine. Once the vehicles engine has started, remove the jumper cables in the exact reverse order in which they were con- nected.

Once the engine starts, have the vehicle checked at your SUBARU dealer as soon as possible.

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Starting the engine when the battery is discharged The engine cannot be started by push-starting.

Avoiding a discharged battery Turn off the headlights and the air conditioning system while the engine is

off.

Turn off any unnecessary electrical components when the vehicle is run- ning at a low speed for an extended period, such as in heavy traffic, etc.

Charging the battery The electricity stored in the battery will discharge gradually even when the vehicle is not in use, due to natural discharge and the draining effects of cer- tain electrical appliances. If the vehicle is left for a long time, the battery may discharge, and the engine may be unable to start. (The battery recharges automatically during driving.)

Precautions when the battery is discharged (vehicles with a keyless access with push button start system) In some cases, it may not be possible to unlock the doors using the key-

less access with push button start system when the battery is dis- charged. Use the remote keyless entry system or the mechanical key to lock or unlock the doors.

The engine may not start on the first attempt after the battery has recharged but will start normally after the second attempt. This is not a malfunction.

The push-button ignition switch mode is memorized by the vehicle. When the battery is reconnected, the system will return to the mode it was in before the battery was discharged. Before disconnecting the battery, turn the push-button ignition switch off. If you are unsure what mode the push-button ignition switch was in before the battery discharged, be especially careful when reconnecting the battery.

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WARNING

Avoiding battery fires or explosions Observe the following precautions to prevent accidentally igniting the flam- mable gas that may be emitted from the battery.

Make sure the jumper cable is connected to the correct terminal and that it is not unintentionally in contact with any part other than the intended termi- nal.

Do not allow the jumper cables to come into contact with the + and - ter- minals.

Do not allow open flame or use matches, cigarette lighters or smoke near the battery.

Battery precautions The battery contains poisonous and corrosive acidic electrolyte, while related parts contain lead and lead compounds. Observe the following pre- cautions when handling the battery.

When working with the battery, always wear safety glasses and take care not to allow any battery fluids (acid) to come into contact with skin, clothing or the vehicle body.

Do not lean over the battery.

In the event that battery fluid comes into contact with the skin or eyes, immediately wash the affected area with water and seek medical attention. Place a wet sponge or cloth over the affected area until medical attention can be received.

Always wash your hands after handling the battery support, terminals, and other battery-related parts.

Do not allow children near the battery.

To prevent damage to the vehicle Do not pull- or push-start the vehicle as the three-way catalytic converter may overheat and become a fire hazard.

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CAUTION

When handling jumper cables Be careful that the jumper cables do not become tangled in the cooling fans or any of the belts when connecting or disconnecting them.

When closing the doors While pushing the door glass towards the inside of the vehicle, slowly close the door. Because the side window open/close function linked to door operation will not operate, the window may interfere with the vehicle body, possibly scratching both the vehicle body and window, or even shattering the window.

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If your vehicle overheats

If your engine overheats:

Stop the vehicle in a safe place and turn off the air condi- tioning system. Check to see if steam is coming out from under the engine hood. If you see steam: Stop the engine. Carefully lift the engine hood after the steam subsides and then restart the engine. If you do not see steam: Leave the engine running and carefully lift the engine hood. Check to see if the cooling fan is operating. If the fan is operating: Wait until the temperature of the engine (shown on the instrument cluster) begins to fall and then stop the engine. If the fan is not operating: Stop the engine and call your SUBARU dealer.

After the engine has cooled down sufficiently, check the engine coolant level and inspect the radiator core (radi- ator) for any leaks.

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Overheating If you observe the following, your vehicle may be overheating.

The engine coolant temperature gauge enters the red zone or a loss of power is experienced.

Steam is coming from under the engine hood.

WARNING

To prevent an accident or injury when inspecting under the engine hood of your vehicle If steam is seen coming from under the engine hood, do not open the

engine hood until the steam has subsided. The engine compartment may be very hot, causing serious injury such as burns.

Keep hands and clothing away from the fan and other belts while the engine is running.

Do not loosen the radiator cap while the engine and radiator are hot. Serious injury, such as burns, may result from hot coolant and steam released under pressure.

Add engine coolant if neces- sary.

Water can be used in an emer- gency if engine coolant is unavailable. (P. 416)

Have the vehicle checked at the nearest SUBARU dealer as soon as possible.

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CAUTION

When adding engine coolant Wait until the engine has cooled down before adding engine coolant. When adding coolant, do so slowly. Adding cool coolant to a hot engine too quickly can cause damage to the engine.

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If the vehicle becomes stuck

When it is difficult to free the vehicle

Carry out the following procedures if the tires spin or the vehicle becomes stuck in mud, dirt, or snow:

Stop the engine. Set the parking brake and shift the select lever to P (vehicles with an automatic transmission) or shift lever to neutral (vehicles with a manual transmission). Remove the mud, snow or sand from around the rear wheels. Place wood, stones or some other material under the rear wheels to help provide traction. Restart the engine. Shift the select lever to the D or R position (vehicles with an automatic transmission) or shift lever to 1 or R position (vehicles with a manual transmission) and release the park- ing brake. Then, while exercising caution, depress the accelerator pedal.

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Press to turn off TRAC. (P. 216)

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WARNING

When attempting to free a stuck vehicle If you choose to push the vehicle back and forth to free it, make sure the sur- rounding area is clear to avoid striking other vehicles, objects or people. The vehicle may also lunge forward or lunge back suddenly as it becomes free. Use extreme caution.

When shifting the select lever For vehicles with an automatic transmission, be careful not to shift the select lever with the accelerator pedal depressed. This may lead to unexpected rapid acceleration of the vehicle that may cause an accident resulting in death or serious injury.

CAUTION

To avoid damage to the transmission and other components Avoid spinning the rear wheels and depressing the accelerator pedal more

than necessary.

If the vehicle remains stuck even after these procedures are performed, the vehicle may require towing to be freed.

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Vehicle specifications 6

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(fuel, oil level, etc.) ......... 410 Fuel information ............... 422 Tire information ................ 426

6-2. Customization Customizable features ..... 439

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Maintenance data (fuel, oil level, etc.)

Dimensions and weight

*: Unladen vehicle

Overall length 166.7 in. (4235 mm)

Overall width 69.9 in. (1775 mm)

Overall height * U.S.A. 56.3 in. (1430 mm) Canada 56.1 in. (1425 mm)

Wheelbase 101.2 in. (2570 mm)

Tread Front 59.8 in. (1520 mm)

Rear 60.6 in. (1540 mm)

Vehicle capacity weight (Occupants + luggage)

Details are described on the tire and load- ing information label. (P. 315)

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Vehicle identification

Vehicle identification number The vehicle identification number (VIN) is the legal identifier for your vehicle. This is the primary identification number for your SUBARU. It is used in registering the ownership of your vehicle.

This number is stamped under the right-hand front seat.

This number is located on the top left of the body panel.

This number is also on the Certi- fication Label.

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Engine number

The engine number is stamped on the engine block as shown.

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Engine

Fuel

*: If unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of 93 AKI (98 RON) is not avail- able, unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of 91 AKI (95 RON) may be used with no detriment to engine durability or driveability.

Model FA20

Type Horizontally opposed, liquid cooled 4 cylinder, 4- stroke gasoline

Bore and stroke 3.4 3.4 in. (86 86 mm)

Displacement 121.9 cu.in. (1998 cm3)

Drive belt tension Automatic adjustment

Fuel type Unleaded gasoline only

Octane rating 93 AKI (98 RON) or higher*

Fuel tank capacity (Reference) 13.2 gal. (50 L, 11.0 Imp. gal.)

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Lubrication system

*: The engine oil capacity is a reference quantity to be used when changing the engine oil. Warm up and turn off the engine, wait more than 5 minutes, and check the oil level on the dipstick.

Engine oil selection Always use SUBARU approved engine oil. For details, we recom- mend that you contact your SUBARU dealer. If approved engine oil is unavailable, another motor oil of matching quality can also be used.

Oil grade: ILSAC multigrade engine oil

API classification SM or SN with the words ENERGY CONSERV- ING or RESOURCE CONSERVING

Recommended viscosity: SAE 0W-20

SAE 0W-20 is the best choice for good fuel economy and good starting in cold weather.

Oil capacity (Drain and refill reference*) Without filter With filter

5.5 qt. (5.2 L, 4.6 Imp. qt.) 5.7 qt. (5.4 L, 4.8 Imp. qt.)

Outside temperature

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Oil viscosity (0W-20 is explained here as an example):

The 0W in 0W-20 indicates the characteristic of the oil which allows cold startability. Oils with a lower value before the W allow for easier starting of the engine in cold weather.

The 20 in 0W-20 indicates the viscosity characteristic of the oil when the oil is at high temperature. An oil with a higher viscosity (one with a higher value) may be better suited if the vehicle is operated at high speeds, or under extreme load conditions.

How to read oil container labels:

Either or both API registered marks are added to some oil containers to help you select the oil you should use.

API Service Symbol

Top portion: The oil quality desig- nation by API (American Petro- leum Institute) (SN)

Center portion: The SAE viscosity grade (SAE 0W-20)

Lower portion: RESOURCE CONSERVING means that the oil has fuel saving and environ- mental protection capabilities.

ILSAC Certification Mark

The ILSAC (International Lubri- cant Standardization and Approval Committee) Certification Mark is displayed on the front of the container.

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Cooling system

Ignition system

Capacity

Vehicles with an automatic transmission 7.9 qt. (7.5 L, 6.6 Imp. qt.)

Vehicles with a manual transmission 7.6 qt. (7.2 L, 6.3 Imp. qt.)

Coolant type

Use either of the following. SUBARU Super Coolant Similar high-quality ethylene glycol-based non-

silicate, non-amine, non-nitrite, and non-borate coolant with long-life hybrid organic acid technol- ogy

Do not use plain water alone.

Spark plug

Make Gap

DENSO ZXE27HBR8 0.031 in. (0.8 mm)

CAUTION

Iridium-tipped spark plugs Use only iridium-tipped spark plugs. Do not adjust gap when tuning engine.

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Electrical system

Differential

Battery

Specific gravity reading at 68F (20C):

1.250 1.290 Fully charged 1.160 1.200 Half charged 1.060 1.100 Discharged

Charging rates

Quick charge Slow charge

15 A max. 5 A max.

Oil capacity (Refer- ence) 1.20 qt. (1.15 L, 1.01 Imp. qt.)

Oil type and viscosity

Without LSD Differential Gear Oil LT Other gear oil that meets API GL-5 and SAE

75W-85 or GL-5 and SAE 75W-90 specifications With LSD

Differential Gear Oil LX Other gear oil that meets API GL-5 and SAE

75W-85 or GL-5 and SAE 75W-90 specifications

CAUTION

Differential gear oil Using a differential gear oil other than Differential Gear Oil LT or LX may cause occurrences of rattling noises while idling and poor fuel consumption. Never use different brands together.

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Automatic transmission

*: The fluid capacity is provided as a reference. If replacement is necessary, contact your SUBARU dealer.

Manual transmission

Clutch

Fluid capac- ity* 7.9 qt. (7.5 L, 6.6 Imp. qt.)

Fluid type ATF WS

Gear oil capacity (Reference) 2.3 qt. (2.2 L, 1.9 Imp. qt.)

Gear oil type and viscosity

Use either of the following: MG Gear Oil special II Other gear oil that meets API GL-3 or

upper grade and SAE 75W-90 specifica- tions

CAUTION

Manual transmission gear oil Using a manual transmission gear oil other than MG Gear Oil special II may cause occurrences of rattling noises while idling and poor fuel con- sumption. Never use different brands together.

Pedal free play 0.2 0.6 in. (5 15 mm)

Fluid type FMVSS No.116 fresh DOT 3 or DOT 4 brake fluid

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Brakes

*1: Minimum pedal clearance when depressed with a force of 110 lbf (490 N, 50 kgf) while the engine is running.

*2: Parking brake lever travel when pulled up with a force of 45.0 lbf (200 N, 20.4 kgf).

Brake disc If you need information on the usage limit value of brake discs and the method for measuring them, we recommend that you consult your SUBARU dealer.

Pedal clearance*1

2.16 in. (55 mm) Min.

Pedal free play 0.008 0.079 in. (0.2 2.0 mm)

Brake pad wear limit 0.06 in. (1.5 mm)

Parking brake lining wear limit 0.06 in. (1.5 mm)

Parking brake lever travel*2 7 8 clicks

Fluid type FMVSS No.116 fresh DOT 3 or DOT 4 brake fluid

Brake pedal

Pedal clearance

Carpet

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Steering

Tires and wheels

Type A

Type B

Free play Less than 1.2 in. (30 mm)

Tire size P205/55R16 89V, T135/80D16 101M

Tire inflation pressure (Recommended cold tire inflation pressure)

Front: 35 psi (240 kPa, 2.4 kgf/cm2 or bar) Rear: 35 psi (240 kPa, 2.4 kgf/cm2 or bar) Spare: 60 psi (420 kPa, 4.2 kgf/cm2 or bar)

Wheel size 16 6 1/2J, 16 6 1/2JJ, 16 4T (compact spare)

Wheel nut torque 89 ftlbf (120 Nm, 12.2 kgfm)

Tire size 215/45R17 87W, T135/80D16 101M

Tire inflation pressure (Recommended cold tire inflation pressure)

Front: 35 psi (240 kPa, 2.4 kgf/cm2 or bar) Rear: 35 psi (240 kPa, 2.4 kgf/cm2 or bar) Spare: 60 psi (420 kPa, 4.2 kgf/cm2 or bar)

Wheel size 17 7 J, 16 4T (compact spare)

Wheel nut torque 89 ftlbf (120 Nm, 12.2 kgfm)

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Light bulbs

A: D4S discharge bulbs B: Wedge base bulbs (amber) C: Wedge base bulbs (clear) D: Double end bulbs

Light Bulbs Bulb No. W Type

Exterior

Headlights Low/high beam D4S 35 A

Front side marker lights #194 3.8 C

Front turn signal lights WY21W 21 B

Front fog lights PSX24W 24

License plate lights W5W 5 C

Rear turn signal lights WY21W 21 B

Back-up lights W16W 16 C

Rear side marker lights W5W 5 C

Interior

Vanity lights 2 D

Trunk light W5W 5 B

Interior light 10 C

Door courtesy lights T10 5 B

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Fuel information

Fuel tank opening for unleaded gasoline To help prevent incorrect fueling, your SUBARU has a fuel tank opening that only accommodates the special nozzle on unleaded fuel pumps.

If your engine knocks Consult your SUBARU dealer.

You may occasionally notice light knocking for a short time while acceler- ating or driving uphill. This is normal and there is no need for concern.

Gasoline quality In very few cases, driveability problems may be caused by the brand of gas- oline you are using. If driveability problems persist, try changing the brand of gasoline. If this does not correct the problem, consult your SUBARU dealer.

Fuel octane rating This octane rating is the average of the Research Octane and Motor Octane numbers and is commonly referred to as the Anti Knock Index (AKI). Using a gasoline with a lower octane rating can cause persistent and heavy knocking, which can damage the engine. Do not be concerned if your vehi- cle sometimes knocks lightly when you drive up a hill or when you acceler- ate. Contact your SUBARU dealer if you use a fuel with the specified octane rating and your vehicle knocks heavily or persistently.

The engine is designed to operate at maximum performance using unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of 93 AKI (98 RON) or higher. If 93 AKI (98 RON) fuel is not readily available in your area, unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of 91 AKI (95 RON) may be used with no detriment to engine durability or driveability. However, you may notice a slight decrease in maximum engine performance and you may hear some knocking (pinking) of an engine while using 91 AKI (95 RON) fuel. Use of 91 AKI (95 RON) fuel will not affect your warranty coverage.

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Gasoline for California-certified LEV If your vehicle was certified to Californias low emission vehicle (LEV) stan- dards as indicated on the underhood tune-up label, it is designed to optimize engine and emission performance with gasoline that meets the clean burn- ing low-sulfur California gasoline specifications. If you live in any other state than California, your vehicle will operate on gasoline meeting Federal speci- fications. Gasoline sold outside California is permitted to have higher sulfur levels, which may affect the performance of your vehicles catalytic converter and may produce a sulfur exhaust odor or smell. SUBARU recommends that you try a different brand of unleaded gasoline having lower sulfur to deter- mine if the problem is fuel related before returning your vehicle to an autho- rized dealer for service.

SUBARU recommends the use of gasoline containing detergent addi- tives SUBARU recommends the use of gasoline that contains detergent addi-

tives to avoid build-up of engine deposits.

All gasoline sold in the US contains detergent additives to clean and/or keep clean intake systems.

SUBARU recommends the use of cleaner burning gasoline Cleaner burning gasoline, including reformulated gasoline that contains oxy- genates such as ethanol or MTBE (Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether) is available in many areas.

SUBARU recommends the use of cleaner burning gasoline and appropri- ately blended reformulated gasoline. These types of gasoline provide excel- lent vehicle performance, reduce vehicle emissions and improve air quality.

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SUBARU does not recommend blended gasoline

If you use gasohol in your SUBARU, be sure that it has an octane rating no lower than 93 AKI.

SUBARU DOES NOT recommend the use of gasoline containing metha- nol.

SUBARU does not recommend gasoline containing MMT Some gasoline contains octane enhancing additive called MMT (Methylcy- clopentadienyl Manganese Tricarbonyl).

SUBARU DOES NOT recommend the use of gasoline that contains MMT. If fuel containing MMT is used, your emission control system may be adversely affected.

The malfunction indicator lamp on the instrument cluster may come on. If this happens, contact your SUBARU dealer for service.

Use only gasoline containing a maxi- mum of 10% ethanol.

DO NOT use any flex-fuel or gasoline that could contain more than 10% etha- nol, including from any pump labeled E15, E30, E50, E85 (which are only some examples of fuel containing more than 10% ethanol).

DO NOT use gasoline containing more than 10% ethanol.

(15% ethanol)

(50% ethanol)

(85% ethanol)

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CAUTION

Notice on fuel quality Do not use improper fuels. If improper fuels are used the engine will be

damaged.

Do not use leaded gasoline. Leaded gasoline can cause damage to your vehicles three-way catalytic converters causing the emission control system to malfunction.

Do not use gasohol other than that stated here. Other gasohol may cause fuel system damage or vehicle performance problems.

Using unleaded gasoline with an octane number or rating lower than the level previously stated will cause persistent heavy knocking. At worst, this will lead to engine damage.

Fuel-related poor driveability If after using a different type of fuel, poor driveability is encountered (poor hot starting, vaporization, engine knocking, etc.), discontinue the use of that type of fuel.

When refueling with gasohol Take care not to spill gasohol. It can damage your vehicle's paint.

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Tire information

Typical tire symbols

Standard tire

Compact spare tire

Tire size (P. 429) DOT and Tire Identification Number (TIN) (P. 428) Uniform tire quality grading For details, see Uniform Tire Quality Grading that follows.

Location of treadwear indicators (P. 308)

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Tire ply composition and materials Plies are layers of rubber-coated parallel cords. Cords are the strands which form the plies in a tire.

Radial tires or bias-ply tires A radial tire has RADIAL on the sidewall. A tire not marked RADIAL is a bias-ply tire.

TUBELESS or TUBE TYPE A tubeless tire does not have a tube and air is directly filled in the tire. A tube type tire has a tube inside the tire and the tube main- tains the air pressure.

Load limit at maximum cold tire inflation pressure (P. 311) Maximum cold tire inflation pressure (P. 420) This means the pressure to which a tire may be inflated.

Summer tire or all season tire (P. 311) An all season tire has M+S on the sidewall. A tire not marked M+S is a summer tire.

TEMPORARY USE ONLY (P. 383) A compact spare tire is identified by the phrase TEMPORARY USE ONLY molded into its sidewall. This tire is designed for tem- porary emergency use only.

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Typical DOT and tire identification number (TIN)

DOT symbol* Tire Identification Number (TIN) Tire manufacturer's identifica- tion mark Tire size code Manufacturer's optional tire type code (3 or 4 letters) Manufacturing week Manufacturing year

*: The DOT symbol certifies that the tire conforms to applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.

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Tire size

Typical tire size information The illustration indicates typical tire size.

Tire use (P = Passenger car, T = Temporary use) Section width (millimeters) Aspect ratio (tire height to section width) Tire construction code (R = Radial, D = Diagonal) Wheel diameter (inches) Load index (2 or 3 digits) Speed symbol (alphabet with one letter)

Tire dimensions Section width Tire height Wheel diameter

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Tire section names

Bead Sidewall Shoulder Tread Belt Inner liner Reinforcing rubber Carcass Rim lines Bead wires Chafer

Uniform Tire Quality Grading

This information has been prepared in accordance with regulations issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation. It provides the purchasers and/or prospective purchasers of SUBARU vehicles with information on uniform tire quality grading.

Your SUBARU dealer will help answer any questions you may have as you read this information.

DOT quality grades All passenger vehicle tires must conform to Federal Safety Requirements in addition to these grades. Quality grades can be found where applicable on the tire sidewall between tread shoulder and maximum section width.

For example: Treadwear 200 Traction AA Temperature A

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Treadwear The treadwear grade is a comparative rating based on the wear rate of the tire when tested under controlled conditions on a speci- fied government test course.

For example, a tire graded 150 would wear one and a half (1 - 1/2) times as well on the government course as a tire graded 100. The relative performance of tires depends upon the actual conditions of their use. Performance may differ significantly from the norm due to variations in driving habits, service practices and differences in road characteristics and climate.

Traction AA, A, B, C The traction grades, from highest to lowest, are AA, A, B and C, and they represent the tires ability to stop on wet pavement as measured under controlled conditions on specified government test surfaces of asphalt and concrete.

A tire marked C may have poor traction performance.

Warning: The traction grade assigned to this tire is based on braking (straight ahead) traction tests and does not include cornering (turn- ing) traction.

Temperature A, B, C The temperature grades are A (the highest), B, and C, represent- ing the tires resistance to the generation of heat and its ability to dissipate heat when tested under controlled conditions on a speci- fied indoor laboratory test wheel.

Sustained high temperature can cause the material of the tire to degenerate and reduce tire life, and excessive temperature can lead to sudden tire failure.

Grade C corresponds to a level of performance which all passenger car tires must meet under the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109.

Grades B and A represent higher levels of performance on the labo- ratory test wheel than the minimum required by law.

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Warning: The temperature grades of a tire assume that it is properly inflated and not overloaded. Excessive speed, underinflation, or excessive loading, either sepa- rately or in combination, can cause heat buildup and possible tire fail- ure.

Glossary of tire terminology

Tire related term Meaning

Cold tire inflation pressure

Tire pressure when the vehicle has been parked for three hours or more, or has not been driven more than 1 mile or 1.5 km under that condition

Maximum inflation pressure

The maximum cold inflated pressure to which a tire may be inflated, shown on the sidewall of the tire

Recommended inflation pressure

Cold tire inflation pressure recommended by a manufacturer.

Accessory weight

The combined weight (in excess of those stan- dard items which may be replaced) of auto- matic transmission, power steering, power brakes, power windows, power seats, radio and heater, to the extent that these items are available as factory-installed equipment (whether installed or not)

Curb weight

The weight of a motor vehicle with standard equipment, including the maximum capacity of fuel, oil and coolant, and if so equipped, air conditioning and additional weight optional engine

Maximum loaded vehicle weight

The sum of: (a) Curb weight (b) Accessory weight (c) Vehicle capacity weight (d) Production options weight

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Tire related term Meaning

Normal occupant weight

150 lb. (68 kg) times the number of occupants specified in the second column of Table 1* that follows

Occupant distribution Distribution of occupants in a vehicle as speci- fied in the third column of Table 1* below

Production options weight

The combined weight of installed regular pro- duction options weighing over 5 lb. (2.3 kg) in excess of the standard items which they replace, not previously considered in curb weight or accessory weight, including heavy duty brakes, ride levelers, roof rack, heavy duty battery, and special trim

Rim A metal support for a tire or a tire and tube assembly upon which the tire beads are seated

Rim diameter (Wheel diameter) Nominal diameter of the bead seat

Rim size designation Rim diameter and width

Rim type designation The industry manufacturers designation for a rim by style or code

Rim width Nominal distance between rim flanges

Vehicle capacity weight (Total load capacity)

The rated cargo and luggage load plus 150 lb. (68 kg) times the vehicles designated seating capacity

Vehicle maximum load on the tire

The load on an individual tire that is determined by distributing to each axle its share of the maximum loaded vehicle weight, and dividing by two

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Tire related term Meaning

Vehicle normal load on the tire

The load on an individual tire that is determined by distributing to each axle its share of curb weight, accessory weight, and normal occu- pant weight (distributed in accordance with Table 1* below), and dividing by two

Weather side The surface area of the rim not covered by the inflated tire

Bead The part of the tire that is made of steel wires, wrapped or reinforced by ply cords and that is shaped to fit the rim

Bead separation A breakdown of the bond between components in the bead

Bias ply tire

A pneumatic tire in which the ply cords that extend to the beads are laid at alternate angles substantially less than 90 degrees to the cen- terline of the tread

Carcass The tire structure, except tread and sidewall rubber which, when inflated, bears the load

Chunking The breaking away of pieces of the tread or sidewall

Cord The strands forming the plies in the tire

Cord separation The parting of cords from adjacent rubber com- pounds

Cracking Any parting within the tread, sidewall, or inner- liner of the tire extending to cord material

CT

A pneumatic tire with an inverted flange tire and rim system in which the rim is designed with rim flanges pointed radially inward and the tire is designed to fit on the underside of the rim in a manner that encloses the rim flanges inside the air cavity of the tire

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Tire related term Meaning

Extra load tire A tire designed to operate at higher loads and at higher inflation pressures than the corre- sponding standard tire

Groove The space between two adjacent tread ribs

Innerliner The layer(s) forming the inside surface of a tubeless tire that contains the inflating medium within the tire

Innerliner separation The parting of the innerliner from cord material in the carcass

Intended outboard sidewall

(a)The sidewall that contains a whitewall, bears white lettering, or bears manufacturer, brand, and/or model name molding that is higher or deeper than the same molding on the other sidewall of the tire, or (b)The outward facing sidewall of an asymmet- rical tire that has a particular side that must always face outward when mounted on a vehi- cle

Light truck (LT) tire A tire designated by its manufacturer as prima- rily intended for use on lightweight trucks or multipurpose passenger vehicles

Load rating The maximum load that a tire is rated to carry for a given inflation pressure

Maximum load rating The load rating for a tire at the maximum per- missible inflation pressure for that tire

Maximum permissible inflation pressure

The maximum cold inflation pressure to which a tire may be inflated

Measuring rim The rim on which a tire is fitted for physical dimension requirements

Open splice Any parting at any junction of tread, sidewall, or innerliner that extends to cord material

Outer diameter The overall diameter of an inflated new tire

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Tire related term Meaning

Overall width

The linear distance between the exteriors of the sidewalls of an inflated tire, including eleva- tions due to labeling, decorations, or protective bands or ribs

Passenger car tire

A tire intended for use on passenger cars, mul- tipurpose passenger vehicles, and trucks, that have a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 10,000 lb. or less.

Ply A layer of rubber-coated parallel cords

Ply separation A parting of rubber compound between adja- cent plies

Pneumatic tire

A mechanical device made of rubber, chemi- cals, fabric and steel or other materials, that, when mounted on an automotive wheel, pro- vides the traction and contains the gas or fluid that sustains the load

Radial ply tire A pneumatic tire in which the ply cords that extend to the beads are laid at substantially 90 degrees to the centerline of the tread

Reinforced tire A tire designed to operate at higher loads and at higher inflation pressures than the corre- sponding standard tire

Section width

The linear distance between the exteriors of the sidewalls of an inflated tire, excluding ele- vations due to labeling, decoration, or protec- tive bands

Sidewall That portion of a tire between the tread and bead

Sidewall separation The parting of the rubber compound from the cord material in the sidewall

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*: Table 1 Occupant loading and distribution for vehicle normal load for various designated seating capacities

Tire related term Meaning

Snow tire

A tire that attains a traction index equal to or greater than 110, compared to the ASTM E- 1136 Standard Reference Test Tire, when using the snow traction test as described in ASTM F-1805-00, Standard Test Method for Single Wheel Driving Traction in a Straight Line on Snow-and Ice-Covered Surfaces, and which

is marked with an Alpine Symbol ( ) on at least one sidewall

Test rim The rim on which a tire is fitted for testing, and may be any rim listed as appropriate for use with that tire

Tread That portion of a tire that comes into contact with the road

Tread rib A tread section running circumferentially around a tire

Tread separation Pulling away of the tread from the tire carcass

Treadwear indicators (TWI)

The projections within the principal grooves designed to give a visual indication of the degrees of wear of the tread

Wheel-holding fixture The fixture used to hold the wheel and tire assembly securely during testing

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Designated seating capacity, Number of

occupants

Vehicle normal load, Number of occupants

Occupant distribution in a normally loaded

vehicle

2 through 4 2 2 in front

5 through 10 3 2 in front, 1 in second seat

11 through 15 5 2 in front, 1 in second seat, 1 in third seat, 1

in fourth seat

16 through 20 7 2 in front, 2 in second seat, 2 in third seat, 1

in fourth seat

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6-2. Customization

Customizable features

Item Function Default setting Customized setting

Keyless access with push button start system (P. 23)

Keyless access with push button start sys- tem

On Off

Operation signal (Hazard warning flash- ers)

On Off

Operation signal (Buzzer) On Off

Operation buzzer volume Level 5 Level 0 to 7

Number of permissible times of continuous smart lock

Twice Unlimited

Remote key- less entry system (P. 37)

Unlocking operation

Driver's door unlocked in one step, both side doors unlocked in two steps

Both side doors unlocked in one step

Automatic door lock function to be activated if door is not opened after being unlocked

On Off

Your vehicle includes a variety of electronic features that can be per- sonalized to your preferences. Programming these preferences requires specialized equipment and may be performed by your SUBARU dealer.

Some function settings are changed simultaneously with other functions being customized. Contact your SUBARU dealer.

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Remote key- less entry system (P. 37)

Time elapsed before automatic door lock function is activated if door is not opened after being unlocked

60 seconds

30 seconds

120 seconds

Operation signal (Hazard warning flash- ers)

On Off

Operation signal (Buzzer) On Off

Operation buzzer volume Level 5 Level 0 to 7

Door lock buzzer On Off

Trunk lid unlocking function On Off

Trunk lid unlocking operation

Push and hold (short)

Push and hold (long)

One short push

Two short pushes

Panic function On Off

Vehicle finder function On Off

Alarm (P. 81) (vehicles with a key- less access with push button start system)

Operation when doors are unlocked using the mechanical key

Off On

Item Function Default setting Customized setting

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Automatic light control system (P. 200)

Light sensor sensitivity 0% -40% to +40%

Time elapsed before headlights automati- cally turn off after doors are closed

30 seconds

0 second

60 seconds

90 seconds

Rear window defogger (P. 251)

Time elapsed before the rear window defog- ger turn off (vehicles with automatic air con- ditioning system)

15 minutes Continue

Illumination (P. 253)

Time elapsed before lights turn off 15 seconds

7.5 seconds

30 seconds

Operation when the doors are unlocked On Off

Operation after the engine switch is turned off

On Off

Interior light illumination upon approach (vehi- cles with a keyless access with push but- ton start system)

On Off

Interior light illumination On Off

Item Function Default setting Customized setting

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Reporting safety defects for U.S. owners .............. 444

Seatbelt instructions for Canadian owners (in French) ..................... 445

SRS airbag instructions for Canadian owners (in French) ..................... 448

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Reporting safety defects for U.S. owners

If you believe that your vehicle has a defect which could cause a crash or could cause injury or death, you should immediately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying Subaru of America, Inc.

If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an investigation, and if it finds that a safety defect exists in a group of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy campaign. However, NHTSA can- not become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer, or Subaru of America, Inc.

To contact NHTSA, you may call the Vehicle Safety Hotline toll-free at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); go to http://www.safercar.gov; or write to: Administrator, NHTSA, 1200 New Jersey Ave, S.E., Washington, DC 20590. You can also obtain other information about motor vehicle safety from http://www.safercar.gov.

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Seatbelt instructions for Canadian owners (in French)

Utilisation correcte des ceintures de scurit

Droulez la sangle diagonale

de telle sorte qu'elle passe

bien sur l'paule, sans pour

autant tre en contact avec le

cou ou glisser de l'paule.

Placez la sangle abdominale

le plus bas possible sur les

hanches.

Rglez la position du dossier

de sige. Asseyez-vous le dos

le plus droit possible et calez-

vous bien dans le sige.

Ne pas vriller la ceinture de

scurit.

The following is a French explanation of seatbelt instructions

extracted from the seatbelt section in this manual.

See the seatbelt section for more detailed seatbelt instructions in

English.

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Guide de la ceinture de scurit avant

Pour faciliter le droulage de la

ceinture de scurit, passez-la

dans le guide.

Lorsque vous accdez aux

siges arrire ou en descendez,

sortez la ceinture de scurit de

son guide.

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Entretien et soin

Ceintures de scurit

Nettoyez avec un chiffon ou une ponge humecte d'eau

savonneuse tide. Vrifiez rgulirement que les ceintures ne sont

pas effiloches, entailles ou exagrment uses.

DANGER

tat et usure des ceintures de scurit

vitez d'abmer les ceintures de scurit en coinant dans la porte une

sangle, le pne ou la boucle.

Inspectez les ceintures de scurit priodiquement. Contrlez qu'elles ne

sont pas entailles, effiloches et que leurs ancrages ne sont pas

desserrs. Remplacez immdiatement une ceinture de scurit

dfectueuse. Une ceinture de scurit dfectueuse n'apporte aucune

garantie de protection de l'occupant contre des blessures graves, voire

mortelles.

Vrifiez que le pne est bien verrouille dans la boucle de ceinture et que

les sangles ne sont pas vrilles.

Si la ceinture de scurit ne fonctionne pas correctement, contactez

immdiatement votre concessionnaire SUBARU.

Remplacez le sige avec la ceinture au cas o votre vhicule aurait t

impliqu dans un accident srieux, mme en l'absence de dommage

visible.

Ne pas essayer d'installer, dmonter, modifier ou mettre au rebut les

ceintures de scurit. Faites effectuer les rparations ncessaires par

votre concessionnaire SUBARU. Une mauvaise manipulation des

prtensionneurs peut en altrer le fonctionnement correct, avec un risque

de blessures graves, voire mortelles.

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SRS airbag instructions for Canadian owners (in French)

The following is a French explanation of SRS airbag instructions

extracted from the SRS airbag section in this manual.

See the SRS airbag section for more detailed SRS airbag

instructions in English.

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Modles quips d'airbags SRS et de retenues d'paules pour le conducteur, le passager avant, et les passagers arrires ct vitres

Votre vhicule est quip d'un systme de retenue supplmentaire

en plus de la ceinture de scurit chacun des siges avants et

chacun des siges arrires ct vitres. Le systme de retenue

supplmentaire (SRS) consiste en six airbags. Les configurations

sont les suivantes.

Les airbags frontaux du conducteur et du passager avant

Les airbags latraux du conducteur et du passager avant

Les airbags rideaux (pour le conducteur, le passager avant, et

les passagers arrire ct vitres)

Ces airbags SRS sont conus uniquement comme un complment

la protection principale fournie par la ceinture de scurit.

Ce systme contrle galement les prtensionneurs des ceintures

de scurit avants.

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DANGER

Airbag SRS

Pour obtenir la protection maximum dans le cas d'un accident, le

conducteur et tous les passagers du vhicules doivent toujours porter

leurs ceintures de scurit lorsque le vhicule est en mouvement. L'airbag

SRS est conu uniquement comme un complment la protection

principale fournie par la ceinture de scurit. Il n'annule pas le besoin

d'attacher les ceintures de scurit. En combinaison avec les ceintures de

scurit, il apporte la meilleur protection cumule en cas d'accident grave.

Ne pas porter de ceinture de scurit augmente les risques de blessures

graves ou mortelles lors d'une collision, mme lorsque le vhicule a les

airbags SRS.

Ne pas s'asseoir ou s'appuyer trop prs de l'airbag SRS. Parce que

l'airbag SRS se dploie une vitesse considrable, encore plus

rapidement qu'en un clin d'il, et une force galement considrable

pour vous protgez dans des collisions grande vitesse, la puissance

d'un airbag peut blesser un occupant dont le corps serait trop prs de

l'airbag SRS.

Il est galement important de porter votre ceinture pour viter les

blessures qui peuvent rsulter de l'airbag SRS entrant en contact avec un

occupant dans une mauvaise position, comme projet en avant lors du

freinage avant l'accident par exemple.

Mme quand positionn correctement, il reste possible que l'occupant

souffre de blessures minimes, telles que des abrasions et des bleus au

visage ou aux bras cause de la puissance de dploiement de l'airbag

SRS.

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DANGER

Airbag SRS

Les airbags SRS se dploient avec une force et une vitesse

considrables. Les occupants qui ne sont pas dans des positions

correctes lors du dploiement des airbags pourraient souffrir de blessures

graves. Puisque l'airbag SRS a besoin de suffisamment de place pour se

dployer, le conducteur doit toujours se tenir droit et le plus en arrire

possible dans son sige, le plus loign possible du volant tout en

maintenant le contrle complet du vhicule. De mme, le passager avant

doit dplacer son sige le plus en arrire possible et se tenir le plus droit et

le plus en arrire possible dans le sige.

Ne placez aucun objet sur ou au-dessus du cache de l'airbag SRS ou

entre vous et l'airbag SRS. Si l'airbag SRS se dploie, ces objets

pourraient interfrer avec son bon fonctionnement et pourrait tre

propulss l'intrieur du vhicule et causer des blessures.

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Airbag SRS

Placez les enfants de 12 ans et moins

dans le sige arrire, correctement

attachs tout moment. Lairbag SRS

se dploie avec une vitesse et une

force considrable, et peut blesser et

mme tuer les enfants, particulirement

s'ils ont 12 ans ou moins et quils ne

sont pas retenus ou mal retenus. Parce

que les enfants sont plus lgers et plus

fragiles que les adultes, le risque quils

soient blesss par le dploiement est

plus lev.

Pour cette raison, nous recommandons

fortement que TOUS les enfants (y-

compris ceux dans des siges enfants,

ou qui sont trop grands pour les siges

de scurit enfants) sassoient dans un

sige ARRIRE et soient correctement

attachs dans un sige de scurit

enfant ou avec une ceinture de

scurit, quel que soit le dispositif

adapt pour lge, la taille et le poids de

lenfant.

Fixez TOUJOURS fermement TOUS

les siges de scurit enfants (y-

compris les rhausseurs vers lavant)

dans le sige ARRIRE.

Les statistiques prouvent que les

enfants sont mieux protgs lorsqu'ils

sont assis l'arrire plutt qu' l'avant.

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DANGER

Airbag SRS

NINSTALLEZ JAMAIS DE SIGE DE SCURIT ENFANT VERS

LARRIRE DANS LE SIGE AVANT. LE FAIRE POURRAIT CAUSER

DES BLESSURES GRAVES VOIRE MORTELLES LENFANT EN

PLAANT LA TTE DE LENFANT TROP PRS DE LAIRBAG SRS.

Nautorisez jamais un enfant se tenir debout ou sagenouiller dans le

sige passager avant, et ne tenez jamais un enfant sur vos genoux ou

dans vos bras. Lairbag SRS se dploie avec une force considrable et

peut blesser ou mme tuer lenfant.

Quand lairbag SRS se dploie, de la fume se dgage. Cette fume peut

causer des problmes respiratoires pour les individus avec des

antcdents dasthme ou dautres problmes respiratoires. Si vous ou vos

passagers avez des problmes respiratoires aprs le dploiement de

l'airbag SRS, prenez l'air immdiatement.

Un airbag SRS qui se dploie dgage du gaz chaud. Les occupants

peuvent tre brls s'ils sont en contact direct avec le gaz chaud.

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Composition du systme dairbags SRS

Capteur frontal secondaire

(ct droit)

Tmoin d'alerte du systme

d'airbags SRS

Module de l'airbag frontal

(ct conducteur)( deux

tapes)

Tmoin MARCHE et ARRT

de lairbag frontal du sige

passager avant (au centre

du tableau de bord)

Module de l'airbag frontal

(ct passager avant)(

deux tapes)

Module de dtection de

l'occupant passager avant

Capteur d'impact de porte

(ct droit)

Module des airbags rideaux

(ct droit)

Circuits lectriques des

airbags

Module de l'airbag latral

(ct passager avant)

Capteur de l'airbag latral

(ct droit du montant

central)

Capteur des airbags rideaux

(ct droit de la roue arrire)

Prtensionneur de ceinture

de scurit (ct du

passager avant)

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Capteur satellite de scurit

(sous le sige arrire du

milieu)

Capteur du systme de

dtection de passager du

passager avant

Bouton de boucle de

ceinture de scurit (ct

passager avant)

Prtensionneur de ceinture

de scurit (ct

conducteur)

Capteur des airbags rideaux

(ct gauche de la roue

arrire)

Capteur de l'airbag latral

(ct gauche du montant

central)

Module de l'airbags latral

(ct conducteur)

Capteur d'impact de porte

(ct gauche)

Module de contrle d'airbag

(y-compris les capteurs

d'impacts)

Capteur frontal secondaire

(ct gauche)

Module des airbags rideaux

(ct gauche)

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Votre vhicule est quip d'airbags avancs (ADVANCED AIRBAGS)

conus selon les normes de scurit amricaines applicables aux

vhicules moteur (FMVSS208). Le systme dairbag contrle la

puissance de dploiement des airbags pour le conducteur et le

passager avant. Le systme d'airbag passager avant comprend le

module de contrle de dtection des occupants du sige passager

avant, etc.

Les principaux lments du systme d'airbags SRS sont illustrs ci-

dessus. Le systme d'airbags SRS est command par le module de

contrle de l'airbag. Le module de contrle d'airbag consiste en un

capteur d'airbag.

Lorsque la violence du choc frontal ou latral l'exige, le systme

d'airbags SRS dclenche les dispositifs de gonflage. Le dploiement

rapide des airbags est obtenu au moyen d'une raction chimique

dans les dispositifs de gonflage, qui produit un gaz inoffensif

permettant d'amortir le mouvement des occupants.

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Systme avanc d'airbags frontaux SUBARU

Votre vhicule est quip d'un systme avanc d'airbags frontaux

SUBARU, conforme aux nouvelles conditions des airbags frontaux

avancs dans la norme Federal Motor Vehicle Safety amende

(FMVSS) No. 208.

Le systme avanc d'airbags frontaux SUBARU dtermine

automatiquement la force de dploiement de l'airbag frontal SRS du

conducteur au moment du dploiement, et galement l'activation ou

non de l'airbag frontal SRS du passager avant et, si activ, la force

de dploiement de l'airbag SRS frontal et le moment de dploiement.

Votre vhicule a des autocollants de scurit sur les pare-soleils du

conducteur et du passager avant commenant par les mots EVEN

WITH ADVANCED AIR BAGS et une tiquette attache au

couvercle de la bote gants commenant par les mots Even with

Advanced Air Bags. Assurez-vous de lire avec attention les

instructions sur les autocollants de scurit et les tiquettes.

Attachez toujours votre ceinture de scurit. Le systme avanc

d'airbags frontaux SUBARU est un systme de retenue en

complment qui doit tre utilis en combinaison avec une ceinture de

scurit. Tous les occupants doivent mettre leur ceinture de scurit

ou tre placs dans des siges de scurit enfant adapts.

L'airbag frontal SRS du conducteur est stock dans la partie centrale

du volant. L'airbag frontal SRS du passager avant est stock prs du

haut du tableau de bord sous une marque SRS AIRBAG.

Dans une collision moyenne svre, les composants suivant se

dploient.

Airbag SRS frontal pour le conducteur

Airbag SRS frontal pour le passager avant

Ces composants compltent les ceintures de scurit en rduisant

l'impact la tte et la poitrine de l'occupant.

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En cas de dploiement (gonflage) des airbags SRS

Ne touchez pas les composants du systme d'airbag SRS prs du volant et

du tableau de bord mains nues immdiatement aprs le dploiement. Le

faire peut causer des brlures car les composants peuvent tre trs chauds

la suite du dploiement.

Prcautions avec les siges de scurit enfant

NINSTALLEZ JAMAIS UN SIGE ENFANT VERS LARRIRE DANS LE

SIGE PASSAGER AVANT MME SI LAIRBAG FRONTAL SRS DU

PASSAGER AVANT EST DSACTIV. Veillez l'installer correctement sur

la banquette ARRIRE. De mme, il est fortement recommand que tout

sige enfant tourn vers l'avant ou sige rehausseur soit install sur la

banquette ARRIRE , et que mme les enfants trop grands pour utiliser un

sige de scurit enfant s'assoient sur la banquette ARRIRE . Un enfant

assis sur le sige passager avant pourrait tre tu ou gravement bless si

l'airbag frontal SRS de passager avant se dployait. La banquette ARRIRE

est l'endroit o les enfants sont le plus en scurit.

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Airbag latral SRS et airbag rideau SRS

Les airbags latraux sont stocks ct portire de chaque dossier de

sige, et porte une tiquette SRS AIRBAG.

Dans une collision moyenne svre, l'airbag latral SRS sur le ct

de l'impact du vhicule se dploie entre l'occupant et la partie basse

de la portire, et complmente la ceinture de scurit en rduisant

l'impact sur la poitrine et la taille de l'occupant. L'airbag latral SRS

opre uniquement pour les occupants des siges avants.

L'airbag rideau SRS sur chaque ct de l'habitacle est stock sur le

ct toit (entre le montant frontal et un point au dessus du sige

arrire). Une marque SRS AIRBAG se trouve au dessus de chaque

montant central.

Dans une collision latrale svre, l'airbag rideau SRS sur le ct

impact du vhicule se dploie entre l'occupant et la vitre latrale, et

complmente la ceinture de scurit en rduisant l'impact sur la tte

de l'occupant.

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En cas de dploiement (gonflage) des airbags SRS

Ne touchez pas les composants du systme d'airbag latral SRS autour du

dossier du sige avant mains nues immdiatement aprs le dploiement.

Le faire peut causer des brlures car les composants peuvent tre trs

chauds la suite du dploiement.

Aprs le dploiement, ne touchez aucune partie du systme d'airbag rideau

SRS (depuis le montant frontal la partie du rail latral de toit au dessus du

sige arrire). Le faire peut causer des brlures car les composants peuvent

tre trs chauds la suite du dploiement.

Prcautions pour l'airbag latral SRS et airbag rideau SRS

L'airbag latral SRS et l'airbag rideau SRS sont conus comme un

complment la protection principale fournie par la ceinture de scurit. Ils

n'annulent pas le besoin d'attacher les ceintures de scurit. Il est aussi

important de mettre votre ceinture pour aider empcher les blessures qui

peuvent rsulter quand un occupant n'est pas assis dans une position droite.

Prcautions avec les airbags SRS

Respectez les prcautions suivantes concernant les airbags SRS.

dfaut, des blessures graves, voire mortelles, pourraient s'ensuivre.

Le conducteur et tous les passagers bord du vhicule doivent porter leur

ceinture de scurit correctement.

Les airbags SRS sont des dispositifs de protection complmentaires aux

ceintures de scurit.

Le conducteur doit toujours se tenir droit et bien en arrire dans le sige,

le plus loign possible du volant, tout en conservant le contrle complet

du vhicule, et le passager avant doit dplacer son sige vers larrire

aussi loin que possible, se tenir droit et bien en arrire dans le sige.

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DANGER

Prcautions avec les airbags SRS

L'airbag SRS passager avant se dploie galement avec une violence

considrable, qui peut tre trs dangereuse, voire mortelle, si le passager

avant se trouve trs prs de l'airbag. loignez le sige passager avant au

maximum de l'airbag et rglez le dossier de sige de faon tre assis

bien droit dans le sige.

Les nourrissons et les enfants qui ne sont pas correctement assis et/ou

protgs peuvent tre grivement blesss ou tus par le dploiement d'un

airbag. Installez dans un sige de scurit enfant les enfants trop jeunes

pour pouvoir utiliser la ceinture de scurit. SUBARU recommande

vivement d'installer tous les nourrissons et jeunes enfants aux places

arrire du vhicule et de prvoir pour eux des systmes de retenue

adapts. Les siges arrire sont plus srs pour les nourrissons et les

enfants que le sige passager avant.

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Prcautions avec les airbags SRS

Ne vous asseyez pas sur le bord du

sige et ne vous appuyez pas contre le

tableau de bord.

Ne laissez pas un enfant rester debout

devant l'airbag SRS passager avant ou

bien s'asseoir sur les genoux du

passager avant.

Ne laissez pas les occupants des

siges avant voyager avec un objet sur

les genoux.

Ne vous appuyez pas contre la porte,

contre le rail latral de toit ou contre les

montants avant, latraux et arrire.

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Prcautions avec les airbags SRS

Interdisez quiconque de s'agenouiller

sur le sige passager en appui contre

la porte ou de sortir la tte ou les mains

l'extrieur du vhicule.

Ne fixez ni ne posez aucun objet sur le

tableau de bord ou la garniture centrale

du moyeu de volant.

Au dploiement des airbags SRS

conducteur et passager avant, tout

objet risque de se transformer en

projectile.

Ne fixez rien aux portes, la vitre de

pare-brise, aux vitres latrales, la

lunette arrire, aux montants avant et

arrire ni au rail latral de toit.

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Prcautions avec les airbags SRS

N'utilisez aucun accessoire de sige venant recouvrir les zones de

dploiement des airbags SRS latraux, car il risquerait d'en gner le

dploiement. De tels accessoires peuvent empcher les airbags latraux

de fonctionner correctement, dsactiver le dispositif ou entraner le

dploiement accidentel des airbags latraux, entranant la mort ou des

blessures graves.

vitez de faire subir des chocs ou des pressions excessives aux parties

renfermant les composants des airbags SRS ( P. 454).

En effet, cela pourrait entraner un fonctionnement anormal des airbags

SRS.

Ne touchez aucun composant du systme immdiatement aprs le

dploiement (gonflage) des airbags SRS, car ils peuvent tre chauds.

Si vous avez des difficults respirer aprs le dploiement de lairbag

SRS, ouvrez une porte ou une vitre pour faire entrer de l'air frais, ou bien

descendez du vhicule si cela ne prsente pas de danger. Essuyez tout

rsidu ds que possible afin d'viter d'ventuelles irritations de la peau.

Si les parties renfermant les airbags SRS, telles que la garniture du volant

et les garnitures de montants avant et arrire, apparaissent abmes ou

craqueles, faites-les remplacer par votre concessionnaire SUBARU.

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Modification et mise au rebut des lments du systme d'airbags SRS

Consultez imprativement votre concessionnaire SUBARU si vous avez

besoin d'intervenir sur votre vhicule ou de procder l'une des

modifications suivantes.

Les airbags SRS risquent de ne pas fonctionner correctement ou de se

dployer (gonfler) accidentellement, provoquant ainsi des blessures graves,

voire mortelles.

Installation, dpose, dmontage et rparations des airbags SRS.

Rparations, modifications, dmontage ou remplacement du volant, du

tableau de bord, de la planche de bord, des siges ou de leur garnissage,

des montants avant et arrire ou des rails latraux de toit, porte, partie

basse de la porte ou de la garniture de porte.

Rparations ou modifications des ailes avant, du pare-choc avant ou des

flancs de l'habitacle.

Installation de chasse-neige, de treuils, etc., sur la calandre (pare-buffle,

pare-kangourou, etc.).

Modification du systme de suspension du vhicule.

Installation d'appareils lectroniques, tels qu'un radiometteur/rcepteur

ou d'un lecteur CD.

Amnagements du vhicule pour une personne atteinte d'un handicap

physique.

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Moniteurs du systme dairbags SRS

Un systme de diagnostic

contrle continuellement la

fonctionnalit du systme

d'airbag SRS (y-compris les

prtensionneurs des ceintures

de scurit avants) lors de la

conduite du vhicule. Le tmoin

lumineux du systme d'airbags

SRS montrera l'opration

normale en s'allumant pendant

environ 6 secondes quand le

contacteur de dmarrage est mis

en position ON.

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Les composants suivants sont contrls par l'indicateur:

Capteur frontal secondaire (ct droit)

Capteur frontal secondaire (ct gauche)

Module de contrle d'airbag (y-compris les capteurs d'impacts)

Module de l'airbag frontal (ct conducteur)

Module de l'airbag frontal (ct passager avant)

Capteur de l'airbag latral (ct droit du montant central)

Capteur de l'airbag latral (ct gauche du montant central)

Capteur d'impact de porte (ct droit)

Capteur d'impact de porte (ct gauche)

Module de l'airbags latral (ct conducteur)

Module de l'airbag latral (ct passager avant)

Capteur des airbags rideaux (ct droit de la roue arrire)

Capteur des airbags rideaux (ct gauche de la roue arrire)

Module des airbags rideaux (ct droit)

Module des airbags rideaux (ct gauche)

Capteur satellite de scurit (sous le sige arrire du milieu)

Prtensionneur de ceinture de scurit (ct conducteur)

Prtensionneur de ceinture de scurit (ct passager avant)

Bouton de boucle de ceinture de scurit (ct passager avant)

Capteur du systme de dtection de l'occupant passager avant

Module de commande de dtection de l'occupant passager avant

Tmoin indicateur MARCHE et ARRT de l'airbag frontal du

passager avant

Tous les cblages connexes

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Tmoin d'alerte SRS

Si le tmoin lumineux montre une des conditions suivants, il peut y avoir un

dysfonctionnement avec les prtensionneurs des ceintures de scurit et/ou

le systme d'airbags SRS. Amenez immdiatement votre vhicule au

concessionnaire SUBARU le plus proche pour une vrification du systme.

Sans vrification ou rparation adapte, les prtensionneurs des ceintures

de scurit et/ou des airbags SRS ne fonctionneront pas correctement en

cas de collision, ce qui pourrait augmenter les risques de blessures.

Clignotement du tmoin lumineux

Le tmoin lumineux ne s'allume pas quand le contacteur de dmarrage est

d'abord mis en position ON.

clairage continu du tmoin lumineux

clairage du tmoin lumineux pendant la conduite

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Abbreviation list ..................... 470

Alphabetical index.................. 471

What to do if... ........................ 481

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Abbreviation list

Abbreviation/Acronym list

ABBREVIATIONS MEANING

ABS Anti-lock Brake System

ACC Accessory

ALR Automatic Locking Retractor

CRS Child Restraint System

DISP Display

ECU Electronic Control Unit

EDR Event Data Recorder

ELR Emergency Locking Retractor

GAWR Gross Axle Weight Ratings

GVWR Gross Vehicle Weight Rating

I/M Emission inspection and maintenance

LATCH Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children

LED Light Emitting Diode

LSD Limited Slip Differential

M + S Mud and Snow

MMT Methylcyclopentadienyl Manganese Tricarbonyl

MTBE Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether

OBD On Board Diagnostics

SRS Supplemental Restraint System

TIN Tire Identification Number

TPMS Tire Pressure Monitoring System

TRAC Traction Control

VIN Vehicle Identification Number

VSC Vehicle Stability Control

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Alphabetical index

A/C.................................... 234, 241 ABS........................................... 215 Access key

If the access key does not operate properly........... 394

Air conditioning filter.............. 322 Air conditioning system

Air conditioning filter ............. 322 Automatic air conditioning

system................................ 241 Manual air conditioning

system................................ 234 Airbags

Airbag operating conditions................... 102, 110

Airbag precautions for your child............................ 116

Airbag warning light.............. 365 Curtain airbag

operating conditions........... 110 Curtain airbag

precautions ........................ 116 Front passenger occupant

detection system................ 122 General airbag

precautions ........................ 116 Locations of airbags ............... 87 Modification and

disposal of airbags ............. 119 Proper driving

posture ......................... 85, 116 Side airbag operating

conditions........................... 110 Side airbag

precautions ........................ 116 Side and curtain airbags

operating conditions........... 110 Side and curtain airbags

precautions ........................ 116 SRS airbags ........................... 87

Alarm.......................................... 81 Antenna.................................... 275

Anti-lock brake system............215 Audio input ...............................252 Audio system

Antenna.................................275 Audio input ............................252 AUX port................................252 iPod .......................................252 Portable music player............252 USB memory.........................252 USB port................................252

Automatic air conditioning system ....................................241

Automatic light control system.......................200

Automatic transmission Automatic transmission .........172 If the select lever cannot be

shifted from P......................392 Manual mode ........................175 Mode select switch................174

AUX port ...................................252

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Back-up lights Replacing light bulbs.............337 Wattage.................................421

Battery Checking ...............................302 If the vehicle has a

discharged battery ..............398 Preparing and checking

before winter .......................226 Bottle holders...........................257 Brake

Fluid ......................................300 Parking brake........................183

Brake assist..............................215 Break-in tips .............................149 Brightness control

Instrument panel light control .................................189

Care Alcantara.............................280 Exterior..................................272 Interior ...................................276 Seatbelts ...............................277

Cargo capacity .........................221 Chains.......................................228 Child restraint system

Booster seats, definition .............................132

Booster seats, installation...........................136

Convertible seats, definition .............................132

Convertible seats, installation...........................136

Front passenger occupant detection system.................122

Infant seats, definition .............................132

Infant seats, installation...........................136

Installing CRS with LATCH anchors ..................137

Installing CRS with seatbelts .............................139

Installing CRS with top tether straps..................142

Child safety Airbag precautions................116 Battery precautions.......305, 401 Child restraint system ...........132 How your child should

wear the seatbelt ..................60 Installing child restraints........136 Power window lock switch ......70 Power window

precautions ...........................72 Removed key battery

precautions .........................328 Seat heater precautions........267 Seatbelt guide.........................59 Seatbelt precautions ...............62 Trunk precautions ...................48

Cleaning Alcantara.............................280 Exterior..................................272 Interior...................................276 Seatbelts ...............................277

Clock .........................................262 Condenser ................................300 Console tray .............................258 Cooling system

Engine overheating...............403 Cruise control ..........................210 Cup holders..............................258 Customizable features ............439

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Daytime running light system ................................... 203

Defogger Rear window......................... 250 Side mirror............................ 250

Dimension................................ 410 Dinghy towing ......................... 231 Display

Multi-information display....... 195 Trip information .................... 196

Do-it-yourself maintenance.... 289 Door courtesy lights

Door courtesy lights.............. 253 Wattage ................................ 421

Doors Door lock .................... 23, 37, 42 Door windows......................... 70 Side mirrors ............................ 67

Driver's seatbelt reminder light........................ 367

Driving Break-in tips ......................... 149 Correct posture....................... 85 Procedures........................... 146 Winter drive tips.................... 226

Electric power steering ...........215 Emergency, in case of

If the access key does not operate properly............394

If the engine will not start ......389 If the select lever cannot

be shifted from P.................392 If the vehicle has a

discharged battery ..............398 If the warning buzzer

sounds ................................364 If the warning light

turns on...............................364 If you have a flat tire .............378 If you lose your keys .............393 If you think something is

wrong ..................................362 If your vehicle becomes

stuck ...................................406 If your vehicle needs to

be towed .............................355 If your vehicle overheats .......403

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Engine Compartment ........................294 Engine hood..........................292 Engine switch................160, 169 How to start the

engine .........................160, 169 Identification number.............411 If the engine will not start ......389 Ignition switch................160, 169 Overheating...........................403

Engine coolant Capacity ................................416 Checking ...............................298

Engine coolant temperature gauge ......................................185

Engine hood .............................292 Engine immobilizer system.......77 Engine oil

Capacity ................................414 Checking ...............................295 Preparing and checking

before winter .......................226 Engine switch...................160, 169 Engine switch light ..................253 Event data recorder ...................16

Floor mat ..................................268 Fluid

Brake.....................................300 Washer..................................306

Fog lights Replacing light bulbs.............337 Switch ...................................206 Wattage.................................421

Front fog lights Replacing light bulbs.............337 Switch ...................................206 Wattage.................................421

Front passenger occupant detection system ...................122

Front passenger's seatbelt reminder light ........................367

Front seats Adjustment ..............................51

Front side marker light Replacing light bulbs.............337 Wattage.................................421

Front turn signal lights Replacing light bulbs.............337 Switch ...................................182 Wattage.................................421

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Fuel Capacity ............................... 413 Fuel gauge ........................... 185 Fuel pump shut off system ... 363 Gas station information ........ 484 Information ........................... 422 Refueling ................................ 73

Fuel door.................................... 73 Fuel filler lid ............................... 73 Fuel pump shut off system .... 363 Fuses........................................ 329

Gauges..................................... 185 Glove box................................. 256

Hazard lights Switch................................... 354

Hazard warning flashers Switch................................... 354

Head restraints Adjusting ................................ 56

Headlights Discharge headlight

precautions ........................ 351 Replacing light bulbs ............ 337 Switch................................... 200 Wattage ................................ 421

Heaters Seat heaters ......................... 266 Side mirror............................ 250

Horn.......................................... 184

I/M test.......................................288 Identification

Engine ...................................411 Vehicle ..................................411

Ignition switch..................160, 169 Ignition switch light

Ignition switch light ................253 Illuminated entry system.........253 Immobilizer system....................77 Indicator lights .........................190 Inside rear view mirror ..............66 Interior light

Interior light ...........................254 Switch....................................254 Wattage.................................421

Jack Vehicle-equipped

jack .....................................378 Jack handle ..............................378

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Keyless entry..............................37 Keys

Access key..............................20 Engine switch................160, 169 If you lose your keys .............393 If your access key

battery is discharged...........394 Key number.............................20 Keyless entry...........................37 Keys ........................................20 Mechanical key .......................21 Transmitter ..............................37

License plate lights Replacing light bulbs.............337 Wattage.................................421

Light bulbs Replacing ..............................337 Wattage.................................421

Lights Door courtesy lights ..............253 Engine switch light ................253 Fog light switch .....................206 Hazard light switch ................354 Hazard warning flasher

switch..................................354 Headlights switch ..................200 Interior light switch ................254 Replacing light bulbs.............337 Turn signal lever....................182 Vanity lights...........................261 Wattage.................................421

Load capacity ...........................225

Maintenance Do-it-yourself

maintenance .......................289 General maintenance............285 Maintenance data .................410 Maintenance requirements ...282

Manual air conditioning system....................................234

Manual transmission ...............179 Meter

Instrument panel light control .........................189

Meters ...................................185 Mirrors

Inside rear view mirror ............66 Side mirror heater .................250 Side mirrors.............................67 Vanity mirrors........................261

Multi-information display ........195

Noise from under vehicle..........14

Odometer..................................185 Oil

Engine oil ..............................295 Opener

Engine hood..........................292 Fuel filler lid.............................73 Trunk lid ..................................45

Outside rear view mirrors Adjusting and folding...............67

Outside temperature display ....................................263

Overheating, Engine................403

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Parking brake .......................... 183 Parking lights

Switch................................... 200 Power outlets........................... 264 Power windows ......................... 70

Radiator.................................... 300 Rear seats.................................. 54 Rear side marker lights

Replacing light bulbs ............ 337 Switch................................... 200 Wattage ................................ 421

Rear turn signal lights Replacing light bulbs ............ 337 Switch................................... 182 Wattage ................................ 421

Rear window defogger............ 250 Replacing

Fuses.................................... 329 Key battery ........................... 325 Light bulbs ............................ 337 Tires ..................................... 378

Reporting safety defects for U.S. owners ..................... 445

REV indicator........................... 150

Seatbelts Adjusting the seatbelt..............58 Automatic Locking

Retractor (ALR).....................60 Child restraint system

installation...........................136 Cleaning and maintaining

the seatbelts .......................277 Emergency Locking

Retractor (ELR).....................60 How to wear your seatbelt.......58 How your child should

wear the seatbelt ..................60 Pregnant women,

proper seatbelt use ...............62 Reminder light .......................367 Seatbelt guide .........................59 Seatbelt pretensioners ............59

Seat heaters..............................266 Seating capacity.......................225

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Seats Adjustment ..............................51 Adjustment precautions...........52 Child seats/child restraint

system installation ..............136 Cleaning................................276 Head restraint..........................56 Properly sitting in the seat.......85 Seat heaters..........................266

Service reminder indicators ..............................190

Shift lever Automatic transmission.........172 If the select lever cannot

be shifted from P.................392 Manual transmission .............179

Shift lock system .....................392 Side airbags................................87 Side maker lights

Replacing light bulbs.............337 Switch....................................200 Wattage.................................421

Side mirror Adjusting and folding...............67

Keyless access with push button start system

Antenna location .....................25 Keyless access entry

function .................................23 Starting the engine................160

Spare tire Inflation pressure ..................420 Storage location....................378

Spark plug ................................416 Specifications ..........................410 Speedometer

Speedometer ........................185 Steering

Column lock release ...............65 Steering wheel

Adjustment ..............................65 Storage feature ........................255 Stuck

If your vehicle becomes stuck ...................................406

Sun visors ................................260 Switch

Driving mode selector switch..................................174

Engine switch................160, 169 Fog light switch .....................206 Hazard light switch................354 Hazard warning flasher

switch..................................354 Ignition switch ...............160, 169 Light switches .......................200 ODO/TRIP switch ...............187 Power door lock

switch....................................43 Power window switch..............70 Transmission shift

switches......................175, 177 Window lock switch.................70 Wiper and washer

switch..................................207

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Tachometer Tachometer .......................... 185

Tail lights Switch................................... 200

Theft deterrent system Alarm...................................... 81 Engine immobilizer system..... 77

Theft prevention labels............. 80 Tire inflation pressure ............ 420 Tire information

Glossary ............................... 432 Size ...................................... 429 Tire identification number ..... 428 Uniform tire quality

grading ............................... 430 Tires

Chains .................................. 228 Checking .............................. 308 Compact spare tire ............... 378 If you have a flat tire ............. 378 Inflation pressure.................. 315 Inflation pressure sensor ...... 308 Information ........................... 426 Replacing ............................. 378 Rotating tires ........................ 308 Size ...................................... 420 Snow tires............................. 226 Spare tire.............................. 378 Tire pressure monitoring

system................................ 367

Tools .........................................378 Towing

Dinghy towing........................231 Emergency towing.................355

TRAC.........................................215 Traction control........................215 Transmission shift

switches .........................175, 177 Transmitter

Locking/Unlocking ...................37 Replacing the battery ............325 Transmitter ..............................37

Trip meter .................................185 Trunk lid

Opener ....................................45 Trunk light

Wattage.................................421 Turn signal lights

Replacing light bulbs .............337 Switch....................................182 Wattage.................................421

USB port ...................................252

Vanity lights Vanity lights...........................261 Wattage.................................421

Vanity mirrors...........................261 Vehicle identification

number ...................................411 Vehicle stability control

(VSC).......................................215 Vehicle stability control

(VSC) SPORT mode...............217

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U

V

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Alphabetical index

BRZ_U

Warning buzzers Electric power steering..........365 Seatbelt reminder..................367

Warning lights Automatic transmission

fluid temperature warning light........................367

Anti-lock brake system ................................365

Brake assist system ..............365 Brake system ........................364 Charging system ...................364 Cruise control

indicator light.......................365 Electric power steering

system warning light ...........365 Electronic engine control

system ................................365 Engine oil pressure ...............364 Keyless access with

push button start system ........................365, 374

Low fuel level ........................367 Low tire pressure...................367 Malfunction indicator

lamp....................................365 Open door .............................367 Pretensioners ........................365 Seatbelt reminder

light .....................................367 Slip indicator light ..................365 SRS airbags..........................365 Tire pressure monitoring

system ................................367 Washer

Checking ...............................306 Preparing and checking

before winter .......................226 Switch....................................207

Washing and waxing ...............272

Weight Cargo capacity ......................221 Load limits.............................225 Weight...................................410

Wheels ......................................319 Window glasses ........................70 Window lock switch...................70 Windows

Power windows.......................70 Rear window defogger ..........250 Washer..................................207

Windshield wipers ...................207

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What to do if...

What to do if...

A tire punctures P. 378 If you have a flat tire

The engine does not start P. 389 If the engine will not start P. 77 Engine immobilizer system P. 398 If the battery is discharged

The select lever cannot be moved out

P. 392 If the select lever cannot be shifted from P

The engine coolant temper- ature gauge enters the red

Steam can be seen coming from under the engine hood

P. 403 If your vehicle overheats

The key is lost P. 393 If you lose your keys

The battery runs out P. 398 If the battery is discharged

The doors cannot be locked P. 42 Doors

The trunk cannot be opened P. 45 Trunk lid

The vehicle is stuck in mud or sand

P. 406 If the vehicle becomes stuck

A warning light or indicator light comes on

P. 364 If a warning light turns on or a warning buzzer sounds...

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What to do if...

BRZ_U

483

What to do if...

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Warning lights

P. 365, 374

or

P. 364 P. 365

P. 364 P. 365

P. 364 P. 367

P. 367 or

P. 365 P. 367

P. 365 P. 367

P. 367 or

P. 365 P. 367

P. 365

*: The light comes on in yellow to indicate a malfunction.

Brake system warning light

Keyless access with push button start system indicator light

Slip indicator

Charging system warn- ing light

Cruise control indicator light*

Low engine oil pressure warning light

Open door warning light

Malfunction indicator lamp

Low fuel level warning light

Drivers seatbelt reminder light

SRS airbag system warning light

Front passengers seatbelt reminder light

ABS warning light Tire pressure warning light

Automatic transmission fluid temper- ature warning light

Electric power steering warning light

484

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GAS STATION INFORMATION

Auxiliary catch lever P. 292

Trunk lid opener P. 45

Engine hood lock release lever P. 292

Fuel filler lid P. 73

Tire inflation pressure P. 420

Fuel filler lid opener P. 73

Fuel tank capacity (Reference) 13.2 gal. (50 L, 11.0 Imp. gal.)

Fuel type Unleaded gasoline only P. 73, 413

Cold tire inflation pressure

Front: 35 psi (240 kPa, 2.4 kgf/cm2 or bar) Rear: 35 psi (240 kPa, 2.4 kgf/cm2 or bar) Spare: 60 psi (420 kPa, 4.2 kgf/cm2 or bar)

P. 420

Engine oil capacity (Drain and refill reference)

Without filter With filter

qt. (L, Imp. qt.) 5.5 (5.2, 4.6) 5.7 (5.4, 4.8)

P. 414

Engine oil type

SUBARU approved engine oil Oil grade: ILSAC multigrade engine oil API classification SM or SN with the words ENERGY CONSERVING or RESOURCE CONSERVING Recommended oil viscosity:

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