2003 Subaru Outback Owner's Manual

2003 Subaru Outback Manual

2003 Subaru Outback manual table of contents:

  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 1
    ... has all the information necessary to keep your SUBARU in excellent condition and to properly maintain ... dealer from whom you purchased your SUBARU or the nearest SUBARU dealer. The information, specifications and ... previously sold. This Owner's Manual applies to all models and covers all equipment,...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 2
    This manual describes the following types of the Legacy series. HBF045AB HBF017AB HBF018AB HBF012AC
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 3
    ... an authorized SUBARU dealer in the United States come with the following warranties: D SUBARU Limited Warranty D Emission Control Systems Warranty D Emissions ...by an authorized SUBARU dealer in Canada come with the following warranties: D SUBARU Limited Warranty D Anti-Corrosion Warranty D Emission ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 4
    ... chapter informs you how to start and operate your SUBARU. Chapter 8: Driving tips This chapter informs you how to drive your SUBARU in various conditions and explains some safety tips on .... Chapter 10: Appearance care This chapter informs you how to keep your SUBARU looking good. ii
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 5
    ... 11: Maintenance and service This chapter informs you when you need to take your SUBARU to the dealer for scheduled maintenance and informs you how ... manual carefully in order to gain a better understanding of how to use your SUBARU vehicle safely. WARNING A WARNING indicates a ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 6
    J Safety symbol HS0008 You will find a circle with a slash through it in this manual. This symbol means "Do not", "Do not do this", or "Do not let this happen", depending upon the context. Safety precautions when driving SEATBELT AND SRS AIRBAG D All persons in the vehicle should ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 7
    ... and SRS airbag" in chapter 1 of this owner's manual for instructions and precautions concerning the seatbelt ..., the child should sit in the REAR seat and be restrained using the seatbelts. According to accident ... 12 and under in the REAR seat properly restrained at all times in a child restraint ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 8
    ...SRS AIRBAG. D Always use the child safety locks whenever a child rides in the rear seat....SRS airbag", and "Seatbelts" in chapter 1 of this owner's manual for instructions and precautions concerning the child ...seatbelt system and SRS airbag system. ENGINE EXHAUST GAS (CARBON MONOXIDE) D Never ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 9
    ...for a lengthy time while the engine is running. If that is unavoidable, then use the ventilation fan to force fresh air into the ...system always works properly. D If at any time you suspect that exhaust fumes are entering the vehicle, have the problem checked and corrected as soon as possible. If you ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 10
    ...fatal accident. If you are taking any drugs, check with your doctor or pharmacist or read the literature that... and attentiveness will be impaired. If you drive when tired or sleepy, your, your passengers' and other... find a safe place to rest if you are tired or sleepy. On long trips, you should make...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 11
    ..., pull off the road and park in the safe place before using your phone. In some States/Provinces, only hands-free ...durability, and may even violate governmental regulations. In addition, damage or performance problems resulting from modification may not be covered under warranties. DRIVING WITH PETS ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 12
    ...spare) at least once a month and before any long journey. Check the tire pressure when the tires are cold. Use a pressure gauge to adjust the tire pressures to the values shown on the tire placard. Refer to the "Tires and wheels" section in chapter 11 for ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 13
    ...and SRS airbags Keys and doors Instruments and controls Climate control Audio Interior equipment Starting and operating Driving tips In case of emergency Appearance care Maintenance and service Specifications Consumer information and Reporting safety defects Index 1 2 3 ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 14
    ... 11-57) Wiper switch (page 3-26) Moonroof (page 2-30) Roof rail (page 8-20) 7 8 9 Q W E R Door locks (page 2-3) Tire pressure (page 11-39) Flat tires (page 9-4) Tire chains (page 8-16) Fog light switch (page 3-24) Tie-down hooks (page 9-16) Towing hook (page 9-16) xii
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 15
    ...wiper switch (page 3-28) 2 Rear window defogger switch 3 4 5 (page 3-29) Fuel filler lid (page 7-4) Child safety locks (page 2-20) Towing hook (page 9-16) 6 Trunk/Rear gate (page 2-24/2-29) 7 Tie-down hooks (page 9-16) 8 Bulb replacement (...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 16
    J Interior B Passenger compartment area HBF038BB 1 Lower anchorage for child 2 restraint system (page 2-20) Seatbelt (page 1-16) 3 Parking brake lever (page 7-42) 4 Front seat (page 1-2) 5 Rear seat (page 1-10) xiv
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 17
    HBF026BB 1 Moonroof (page 2-30) 2 Interior lights (page 6-2) 3 Rear center passenger's seat seatbelt (page 1-16) 4 Sun visors (page 6-4) 5 Map light (page 6-3) 6 Inside mirror (page 3-31) - CONTINUED - xv
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 18
    HBF036BB 1 Cup holder (page 6-8) 2 Center console (page 6-6) 3 Glove box (page 6-6) 4 Cigarette lighter (page 6-9) 5 Ashtray (page 6-12) xvi
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 19
    ...page 6-21) Accessory power outlet (page 6-19) Convenient tie-down hooks (page 6-24) 4 5 6 7 8 Luggage cover (page 6-22) Subfloor storage (page 6-24) Jack (page 9-26) Jack handle (page 9-26) Spare tire (page 9-26) - CONTINUED - xvii
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 20
    J Instrument panel HBF021BB 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Door locks (page 2-3) Outside mirror (page 3-34) Light control lever (page 3-20) Combination meter (page 3-7) Wiper control lever (page 3-24) Hazard warning flasher switch (page 3-7) Climate ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 21
    ... 3-24) Mist (page 3-26) Windshield washer (page 3-26) Rear window wiper and washer switch (page 3-28) Wiper control lever (page 3-26) 7 Illumination brightness 8 Light control lever (page 3-20) (page 3-20) control (page 3-22) 9 Headlight ON/OFF Q Headlight flasher High/...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 22
    ...11) Turn signal indicator light (page 3-19) Door open warning light (page 3-17) High beam indicator light (page 3-19) CHECK ENGINE warning light/ Malfunction indicator lamp (page 3-12) Charge warning light (page 3-13) OIL pressure warning light (page 3-...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 23
    ...17 3-17 3-17 3-18 3-18 3-19 3-19 AIRBAG SRS airbag system warning light CHECK ENGINE warning light/ Malfunction indicator lamp Charge warning light Oil pressure warning light AT ... system warning light Door open warning light Low fuel warning light Front-wheel drive warning light (...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 24
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  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 25
    ......Rear seats ...Armrest (if equipped) ...Headrest adjustment - Rear center seating position on Station wagon ...Folding down the rear seat - Station wagon ... 1-2 1-9 1-10 1-10 ...Emergency Locking Retractor (A/ELR) ...Seatbelt warning light and chime ...Fastening the seatbelt ...Seatbelt ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 26
    ...serious neck injury in the event that the vehicle is struck from the rear. D Before adjusting the seat, make sure ...seatbacks are not used in the upright position in a collision, the risk of sliding under the lap belt and ... 12 and under in the rear seat properly restrained at all times. The SRS airbag ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 27
    ... According to accident statistics, children are safer when properly restrained in the rear seating positions than in the front seating positions. For instructions and precautions concerning child restraint systems, see the “Child restraint systemsମ.
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 28
    Put children in the rearseat properly restrained at all times. Do not recline the seatback while vehicle is moving. HB0291 HS0247 B Fore and aft adjustment n Manual type HB1058BA Pull the lever upward and slide the seat to the desired position. Then...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 29
    Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags n Power seat (if equipped) 1 HB1060BA To adjust the seat forward or backward, move the control switch forward or backward. B Seat cushion angle and height adjustment (Power seat only) HB1078BA HB1062BA To adjust the angle and height of the seat cushion, move ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 30
    B Reclining the seatback n Manual type HB1072BA Pull the reclining lever up and adjust the seatback to the desired position. Then release the... released. When operating the reclining lever to return the seatback, hold it lightly so that it may be raised back gradually. n Power ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 31
    ... If the seatback is reclined rearward to the same level as the rear seat cushion with the head restraint removed, a wide flat bed is made available. D ... to take a rest, read the description "Parking your vehicle" in Chapter 7 carefully and follow the instructions. - CONTINUED - WARNING 1-7
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 32
    ... position. Remember to reinstall the head restraint whenever the seatback is raised back. B Lumbar support (if equipped) HB1059BA Pull the lever forward or backward. Pulling the lever forward will increase the amount of support for your lower back. 1-8
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 33
    Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags Seat heater (if equipped) D Use of the seat heater for a long period of time while the engine is not running can cause battery discharge. D Do not put anything on the seat which insulates against heat, such as...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 34
    Rear seats D Seatbelts provide maximum restraint when the occupant sits well back and upright in the..., the risk of sliding under the lap belt and of the lap belt sliding up over the abdomen will ... or death. D Never allow passengers to ride on the folded rear seatback, in the cargo area. Doing so may ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags 1 HB1068BB HB1100BB To lower the armrest, pull on the top edge of the armrest. B Loading long objects (Sedan) D Secure long objects properly to prevent them from shooting forward and causing serious injury during a sudden stop or sharp cornering. Tie long objects...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    ... for long objects. To open the seatback panel, pull the panel down while pressing the release tab down. J Headrest adjustment - Rear center seating position on Station wagon HB1099BA To raise the headrest, pull it up. To lower it, push the headrest ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 37
    .... B Folding down the seat cushion and seatback 1. Move the front seat forward. 2. Close the rear passengers' cup holder and ashtray. 3. Remove the headrests (if so equipped). Window-side seating positions: Pull the headrest up while pressing the...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    ...the seatbelt pockets to prevent them from falling below the cushion. HB1074BB 5. Raise the seat cushion by pulling up the tab. Make certain that the rear passenger's cup holder is fully retracted before raising the seat cushion. HB1097BA 6. Unlock ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags 1 HB1027BA 7. Install the headrests (if so equipped) onto the backside of the seatback (window...are securely locked. Make sure that the rear seatbelts are not under the seat cushion or seatback. Place the headrests (if so equipped) back in their normal position. - ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    ... snugly in order to provide full restraint. Loose fitting belts are not as effective in preventing or reducing injury. D Each seatbelt is designed to support only one person. Never use a single belt for two or more persons - even children. Otherwise, ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    ... when properly restrained in the rear seating positions than in the front seating positions. For instructions and..., the child should sit in the rear seat and be restrained using the seatbelts. According to accident... restraint system should be used. Never place the shoulder belt under the child's arm...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 42
    Expectant mothers also need to use the seatbelts. They should consult their doctor for specific recommendations. The lap belt should be worn ... Locking Retractor (ELR) function by allowing the seatbelt to retract fully. For instructions on how to convert the retractor to the ALR mode and restore it to...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    ...device causes the seatbelt warning light on the instrument panel to light up for about six seconds when the ignition ... chime sounds at the same time. J Fastening the seatbelt D Never use a belt that is twisted or reversed.... of sliding under the lap belt and of the lap belt sliding up over the abdomen...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    ... Sit well back and upright. HS0230 HS0231 CAUTION Metallic parts of the seatbelt can become very hot in a vehicle that has been closed up in sunny weather; ... could burn an occupant. Do not touch such hot parts until they cool. B Front seatbelts OM-H0043 OM-H0044...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 45
    ... pull, then pull it out slowly again. 4. Insert the tongue plate into the buckle until you hear a click. 5. To make the lap part tight, pull up on the shoulder belt. And place the lap belt as low as possible on your hips, not on ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    ...that the belts are retracted properly to avoid catching the belt webbing in the door. B Rear seatbelts (except rear center seatbelt on wagon) OM-H0043 OM-H0044 1. Sit well back in the seat. 2. Pick up the tongue plate and pull the belt out slowly. Do not let it ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    ... plate into the buckle until you hear a click. 4. To make the lap part tight, pull up on the shoulder belt. And place the lap belt as ... sure that the belts are retracted properly to avoid catching the belt webbing in the door. B Rear center seatbelt on wagon model D Fastening ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    HB1030BA HB1031BA HS1017BB 1. Center seatbelt tongue plate 2. Connector (tongue) 3. Connector (buckle) 4. Center seatbelt buckle HB1032BA 1. Pull out the seatbelt slowly from the overhead retractor. 1-24
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 49
    ... the center seatbelt tongue plate in the center seatbelt buckle marked "CENTER" on the left-hand side until it clicks. To make the lap part tight, pull up on the shoulder belt. And place the lap belt as low as possible on your hips, ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 50
    ... for greater luggage space, it is necessary to disconnect the connector. D Do not allow the retractor to roll up the seatbelt too quickly. Otherwise, the metal tongue plates may hit against the trim, resulting in damaged trim. CAUTION 1-26
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 51
    ... the connector (tongue) plate will disconnect from the buckle. HB1038CA HB1048BA 2. Allow the retractor to roll up the belt. You should hold the webbing end and guide it back into the retractor while it is rolling up. Neatly store the ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 52
    NOTE When folding down the rear seat cushion, store the seatbelts in the seatbelt pocket to prevent them... below the cushion. HB1074BB J Seatbelt maintenance D Keep the belts free of polishes, oils, chemicals and ...clean the seatbelts, use a mild soap and lukewarm water. Never bleach or dye the belts ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 53
    ... have no user-serviceable parts. For required servicing of front seatbelt retractors equipped with seatbelt pretensioners, see your nearest SUBARU dealer. D When discarding front seatbelt retractor assemblies or scrapping the entire car due...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 54
    ...s seatbelt retractor assemblies must be replaced and only by an authorized SUBARU dealer. When replacing seatbelt retractor assemblies, use only genuine SUBARU parts. D If either front seatbelt does not retract or cannot be pulled out due to a ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 55
    ... the event of a malfunction indicated by any of following, the vehicle should be taken promptly to your nearest SUBARU dealer to have the system checked. Unless checked and repaired, the seatbelt pretensioners and airbags will not function reliably: D ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 56
    ... pretensioner and airbag systems. For required servicing of the seatbelt pretensioner, see your nearest SUBARU dealer. WARNING CAUTION The front sub sensors are ... that you have an authorized SUBARU dealer perform the work. NOTE If the front part of the vehicle is damaged in...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 57
    ..., snow plow, skid plate, etc.) other than SUBARU genuine accessory parts to the front end. D Modification of the suspension ... from the tires specified on the tire placard attached to the door jamb. Always consult your SUBARU dealer if you want to install any accessory parts to your vehicle. 1 Child...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 58
    ... child restraint devices (including forward facing child seats) in the REAR seats at all times. You should choose a restraint device which ... TO THE SRS AIRBAG. D Children should be properly restrained in the rear seat at all times. Never allow a child to stand up, or to kneel on the front passengerମ.
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 59
    ...in an infant or child restraint system in the rear seat while riding in the vehicle. You should use an infant or child restraint system... portion of a lap/shoulder belt (except those covered under the section in this manual, entitled "Instruction of child restraint systems by use of lower and tether...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 60
    ... a child restraint system, follow the manufacturer’s instructions supplied with it. After installing the child restraint system, check to ensure that it is ...or around the child restraint system following the instructions provided by its manufacturer. If the shoulder belt goes in front of the childମ.
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 61
    ...tighten the top tether. See the "Top tether anchorages" for additional instructions. 1 HB1083BA HBS065BA 8. To remove the child restraint system, press the release button ...If you have any question concerning this type of child restraint system, ask your SUBARU dealer. - CONTINUED - 1-37
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 62
    ... types of child restraint systems can be installed on the rear seat of your vehicle without use of the seatbelts. Such child restraint systems ... HB1087BA The lower anchorages (bars) are used for installing a child restraint system only on the rear seat window-side seating positions. For each window...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    ... seat cushion meets the seatback. CAUTION When you install a child restraint system, follow the manufacturer's instructions supplied with it. After installing the child restraint system, check to ensure that it is held securely in position. If ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 64
    ... question concerning this type of child restraint system, ask your SUBARU dealer. J Top tether anchorages B Anchorage location HBS061BB HB1077BC Three ... the right, center and left positions, are already installed on the rear shelf (on Sedan) or on the rear edge of the roof (on Staion wagon). 1-40
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 65
    ... is to be secured using the top tether, always pass the top tether under the headrest between ... child restraint system. 1 HBS063BA HBS064BD 1. Remove the headrest at the seating position where the child seat ...; lift up the headrest while pressing the release button. 2. Fasten the top tether hook ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 66
    ... headrest stay posts. n Station wagon CAUTION Always remove the headrest when mounting a child restraint system with a... top tether cannot be fastened tightly. HB1096BB HB1099CB 1. Remove the headrest (if so equipped) at the seating position where the child restraint system has been installed with...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 67
    Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags ton. Store the headrest in the cargo area. Avoid placing the headrest in the passenger compartment to prevent it from being thrown around in the passenger compartment in a sudden stop or a sharp turn. 1 HB1081BD 2. Fasten the top ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 68
    ...or death in a crash even when the car has the SRS airbag. For instructions and precautions concerning the seatbelt system, see the "Seatbelts"... car and cause injury. D Put children aged 12 and under in the rear seat properly restrained at all times. The SRS airbag deploys with considerable speed ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 69
    ... According to accident statistics, children are safer when properly restrained in the rear seating positions than in the front seating positions. For instructions and precautions concerning the child restraint system, see the "Child restraint systems"...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 70
    D 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 problems after SRS airbag deploys, get fresh air ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 71
    Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags B Components 1 HB1079DB 1 Airbag control module 2 3 4 5 6 (including impact sensors) Airbag module (driver's side) Airbag module (passenger's side) Front sub sensor (left hand side) Front sub sensor (right hand side) Seatbelt pretensioner (driver's side) 7 ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 72
    ...S HEAD TOO CLOSE TO THE SRS AIRBAG. D Never allow a child to stand up, or to kneel on the front passenger’s seat, or never hold a child on your lap ... system in the front passenger’s seat. Never allow a child to stand up, or to kneel on the front passenger’s seat WARNING HB0306 HB0307 1-48
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 73
    ... operation and could be propelled inside the vehicle and cause injury. D Do not attach accessories to the windshield, or fit an extrawide mirror over the rear view mirror. If the SRS airbag deploys, those objects could become projectiles that could seriously injure vehicle occupants. WARNING - ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 74
    HB1047BB The driver's SRS frontal airbag is stowed in the center portion of the steering wheel. The passenger's SRS frontal airbag is stowed near the top of the dashboard under an "SRS AIRBAG" mark. In a moderate to severe frontal collision, the driver's and front passenger's SRS ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 75
    ..., the control module sends signals to the frontal airbag modules instructing them to inflate the SRS frontal airbags. Then both airbag ... start to deflate so that the driver's vision is not obstructed. The time required from detecting impact to the deflation of the SRS airbag after deployment is ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 76
    ... airbag deploys, a sudden, fairly loud inflation noise will be heard and some smoke will be released. .... Also, it is basically not designed to deploy in side or rear impacts or in roll-over accidents because deployment... vehicle speed of 12 to 19 mph (20 to 30 km/h) or higher activates the SRS frontal ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 77
    Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags n Examples of the types of accidents in which it is possible that the SRS frontal airbag will deploy. The SRS frontal airbag may be activated when the vehicle sustains a hard impact in the undercarriage area from the road surface (such as when the vehicle plunges ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 78
    n Examples of the types of accidents in which the SRS frontal airbag will basically not deploy. The SRS frontal airbag is basically not designed to deploy if the vehicle is struck from side or from behind, or if it rolls onto its side or roof, or if it is involved in a low-speed frontal collision. ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 79
    ... cause injuries if your head or other body parts are too close to the SRS side airbag. D ... because his/her head or arms or other body parts are close to the side airbag. Since your vehicle is ... under should be placed in the rear seat anyway and should be properly restrained at all times. WARNING 1 ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 80
    ... event of the SRS side airbag deployment, they could be propelled dangerously toward the vehicle's occupants and cause injuries. D Do not put any kind of cover or clothes or other objects over either front seatback and do not attach labels or stickers to the front seat surface on or near the SRS ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 81
    Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags Do not put any kind of cover over either seatback. Do not attach accessories to the door trim or near... 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 occupant's chest. B ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 82
    ... deploys independently of the frontal airbags in the steering wheel and instrument panel. An impact sensor is incorporated into each of the vehicle's ... a signal to the side airbag module on the impacted side of the vehicle, instructing it to inflate the SRS side airbag. Then the side airbag module ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 83
    ... side airbag deploys, a sudden, fairly loud inflation noise will be heard and some smoke will be released. .... Also, it is basically not designed to deploy in frontal or rear impacts because SRS side airbag deployment ... SRS side airbag is designed to function on a one-time-only basis. SRS side airbag ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 84
    n Examples of the types of accidents in which the SRS side airbag is unlikely to deploy. There are many types of collisions which might not necessarily require SRS side airbag deployment. In the event of accidents like those illustrated below, the SRS side airbag may not deploy depending on the ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags n Examples of the types of accidents in which the SRS side airbag will basically not deploy. The SRS side airbag is basically not designed to deploy if the vehicle is involved in a frontal collision or is struck from behind. Examples of such accidents are illustrated...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    ... wiring In the event of a malfunction indicated by any of following, the vehicle should be taken promptly to your nearest SUBARU dealer to have the system checked. Unless checked and repaired, the SRS airbags will not function reliably: 1-62
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 87
    ..., consult your SUBARU dealer. D The SRS airbag has no user-serviceable parts. Do not ... SRS airbag system. For required servicing of the SRS airbag, see your nearest SUBARU dealer. Tampering with ... you need service or repair in areas listed below, we recommend that you have an authorized SUBARU dealer ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    ... of the SRS airbag system are replaced, use only genuine SUBARU parts. To ensure their long-term reliability, the SRS airbags must be inspected ...NOTE In the following cases, contact your SUBARU dealer as soon as possible. D The front part of the vehicle was involved in an accident ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    ... plow, skid plate, etc.) other than SUBARU genuine accessory parts to the front end. D Modification of the... side sill protectors, etc.) other than SUBARU genuine accessory parts to the side body (only for ... Always consult your SUBARU dealer if you want to install any accessory parts to your vehicle. ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 90
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  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 91
    ... ... 2-13 2-20 2-21 2-21 Trunk lid (Sedan) ...Internal trunk lid release handle ... 2-24 2-26 Rear gate (Station wagon) ...Moonroof (if equipped) ...Tilting/sliding moonroof (Sedan) Dual moonroofs (Station wagon) ... 2-29 2-30 2-30 2-32
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    ...vehicle. Master key, submaster key and valet key. The master key and submaster key fit all locks on your vehicle. D Ignition switch D Doors D Trunk (sedan) or Rear gate (station wagon) D Glove box The valet key fits only the ignition switch and door locks. You can keep the trunk and glove box locked...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    ... 2 OM-H2394 To lock the door from the outside with the key, turn the key toward the rear. To unlock the door, turn the key toward the front. Lift the ...) and then close the door. In this case, all closed doors and the rear gate (for station wagon) are locked at the same time. - CONTINUED - 2-3
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    Always make sure that all doors and the rear gate are locked before leaving your vehicle. ... small children are in your vehicle. Along with the proper use of seat belts and child restraints, locking the doors .... Always make sure that all doors and the rear gate (station wagon) are closed and locked ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    ... and doors J Power door locking switches 2 HB2008CB HB2009BB All doors and the rear gate (station wagon) can be locked and unlocked by the power door ... you do not leave the key inside the vehicle before locking the doors from the outside using power door locking switches. - CONTINUED - 2-5
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    ... dry with a cloth immediately. CAUTION This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules and with RSS-...functions. D Locking and unlocking the doors (and rear gate on the station wagon) without a key ... distance of the keyless entry system is approximately 30 feet (10 meters). However, this distance ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    ...one time and the turn signal lights will flash one time. If any of the doors (or the rear gate) is not...five times and the turn signal lights will flash five times to alert you that the doors (or the rear gate) are ... the turn signal lights will flash two times. To unlock all doors (and rear gate on the...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    ... may not respond. B Illuminated entry The interior (dome) light will illuminate when the "UNLOCK/DISARM" button ... pressed. These lights stay illuminated for approximately 30 seconds if any of the doors (or the rear ...ARM" button is pressed before 30 seconds have elapsed, these lights will go out....
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    ... for more than two seconds. An electronic chirp will sound one time and the turn signal lights will flash two times to inform you that the audible signal has ... HB1002BB To replace the battery: 1. Remove the two screws on the back of the transmitter case by using a phillips screwdriver. 2. ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 100
    ..."LOCK/ARM" or "UNLOCK/DISARM" button six times to synchronize the unit. B Replacing lost transmitters ...lose a transmitter or want to purchase additional transmitters (up to four can be programmed), you should ...delete old ones. The system can learn up to four unique transmitter codes. The four ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    ... Place the ignition key into the ignition switch and cycle the switch from LOCK to ON ten times within 15 seconds. Be sure to stop at the LOCK position. The horn ... any button on the transmitter that you wish to program into the system. The horn will sound two times to indicate - CONTINUED - 2-11
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    ... exit the programming mode: 1. After all of your transmitters are programmed, remove the key from the ignition switch. The horn will sound three times to indicate that the system ... you have only one current transmitter, program it four times. If you have two current transmitters, program ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    ... selected, the security system does not operate and the parking lights do not flash when the remote transmitter is used for locking and unlocking. The security system indicator light in the combination meter flashes twice per second to show that the valet mode is ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    ... Open the doors and get out of the vehicle. 4. Make sure that the engine hood (and the trunk lid) are locked. 5. Close all doors (and the rear gate on the ... chirp sounds five times, the turn signal lights flash five times to alert you that the doors (or the rear gate) are not properly ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    ... 4. Make sure that the engine hood (and the trunk lid) is locked. 5. Close the doors (and the rear gate .... NOTE The system can be armed even if the engine hood, the windows and/or moonroofs are opened. Always ...times and the indicator light will go off. To unlock all other doors (and the rear gate on ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    ...remote is pressed, the alarm will be deactivated after approximately 30 seconds. B Valet mode When you choose ...mode, the remote transmitter is used only for locking and unlocking the doors (and rear gate... seconds. The security system indicator light will continue to flash 2 times per second indicating...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    ... yellow connector and/or any harness covered with yellow insulation and/or tape. Doing ... in serious injury. HB2036BA HB2038BB 1. Remove the side sill cover on the driver's side. 1) Open ... the front portion of the cover with a screwdriver. 3) Remove the side sill cover by pulling it up. 2. Connect...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    ...have been closed. Failure to lock the doors manually will result in a higher security risk. HB2031BB ... switch from "ON" to "LOCK" position and remove the key from the ignition switch. 3. Open the doors... transmitter or power door lock switch is used to lock the vehicle, arming will take place...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    ... system, this indicates that the alarm was triggered. The number of times the indicator light flashes indicates what sensor caused the... flashing. The indicator light provides the following indications. Flashing one time: Any door, the rear gate or the trunk lid has been opened. Flashing three times: ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    Child safety locks WARNING Always use the child safety lock whenever a child rides in the rear seat. Serious injury could result if a child accidentally opened the door and fell out. HB2002BB Each rear door has a child safety lock that prevents the doors from ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    ... the window. D Always lock the passengers' windows using the lock switch when children are riding in the vehicle. D Before leaving the vehicle, always remove the key from the ignition switch for safety and never allow an unattended child to remain in ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    ... driver's window To open: Push the switch down lightly and hold it. The window will open as long ... fully open. To stop the window halfway, pull the switch up lightly. To close: Pull the switch up lightly and hold it. The window will close as long as the switch is held. n Operating the passengers'...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    ... HB2005BB To open the window, push the switch down and hold it until the window reaches the desired position. To close the window, pull the switch up and hold it until the window reaches the desired position. When the lock switch on the power window switch cluster, located on the driver's side ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    ... injuries including brain damage, particularly for small children. B To open and close the trunk lid from outside WARNING HBF013CB To open the trunk lid from outside, insert the key and turn it clockwise. To close the trunk lid, lightly press the trunk lid down until the latch engages. 2-24
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    Keys and doors B To open the trunk lid from inside 2 HB3000CB Pull the trunk lid release lever upward. B To cancel the trunk lid release HBF014BA The inside trunk lid release can be cancelled to help prevent unauthorized entry into the trunk. To cancel the trunk lid release, set the lid ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    ... child is inside the trunk and the child opens the lid using the release handle, the child could fall out and be.... The handle may be damaged. D Do not use the handle as a hook to fasten straps or ropes to secure your cargo in the trunk. Such use may result in damage of the handle. D Load the trunk so...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    ... operation unlocks the trunk lid. Then, push up the lid. The handle is made of material that remains luminescent...even for a short time. B Inspection Perform the following steps at least twice a year to check the release handle for correct operation. 1. Open the trunk lid. HBS071BA HBS072BB 2. Use ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    ... check if the latch is released. HG2018BA If the latch is not released, contact your SUBARU dealer. In that case, use the key to release the latch, then close the ... entirely smooth during operation, or the handle and/or handle base is cracked, contact your SUBARU dealer. 2-28
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    ... the key in the keyhole and turn it clockwise. To lock the rear gate, insert the key in the keyhole and turn ...door locking switches, the rear gate can also be locked and unlocked through use of the power door ...gate lock then pull the outside handle up. To close the rear gate, lower it slowly and push ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    ... will be accidentally caught in the moonroof. D Before leaving the vehicle, always remove the key from the ignition switch for safety and never allow an unattended ... moonroof has both tilting and sliding functions. The moonroof operates only when the ignition switch is in the "ON" position. 2-30
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    ... tilting function will only operate when the moonroof is fully closed. Push the rear side of the "Tilt" switch to raise the moonroof. Push the front...through the switch operation because of system failure, it can be closed manually using a hexheaded wrench. For the procedure, refer to "Moonroof ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    ... is closed. If the moonroof is opened, the sun shade also moves back. J Dual moonroofs (Station wagon) HB2029AA HB2030AA The front moonroof has a tilting function and the rear moonroof has a sliding function. Both moonroofs operate only when the ignition switch is in the "ON" position. 2-32
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    .... 2. Continually push the rear side (OPEN) of the switch, and the front moonroof will tilt up and stop automatically. 3. If you want to open the rear moonroof as well... The rear moonroof will begin to slide open together with the rear sunshade, then stop automatically at 7.9 in (20 cm) ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    ... operation because of system failure, it can be closed manually using a hexheaded wrench. For the procedure, refer to ... by hand regardless of the moonroof position. n Rear sun shade The rear sun shade can ... or backward by hand while the rear moonroof is closed. If the rear moonroof is opened, the sun ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    ... 3-9 3-10 3 Warning and indicator lights ...Seatbelt warning light and chime ...SRS airbag system warning light ...CHECK ENGINE warning light/Malfunction indicator lamp ...Charge warning light ...Oil pressure warning light ...AT OIL TEMPerature warning ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    ... and washer ...Windshield wiper and washer switches ...Rear window wiper and washer switch (if equipped) ... 3-23 3-24 3-24 3-26 3-28 Rear window defogger switch ...Windshield wiper deicer...) ...Mirrors ...Inside mirror ...Outside mirrors ... 3-29 3-30 3-31 3-31 3-34 Tilt steering wheel ......
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    ... and controls Ignition switch WARNING Never turn the ignition switch to "LOCK" while the vehicle is being driven or towed because that will lock the steering wheel, preventing steering control. And when the engine is turned off, it takes a much ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    ... from "ACC" to "LOCK" only when the selector lever is in the "P" position. n Manual transmission vehicles OM-H0144 The key can be turned from "... accessories (radio, accessory power socket, etc.) can be used. B ON This is the normal operating position after the engine is started. 3-4
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    ... turn the ignition switch to the "START" position while the engine is running. The engine is started in this position. The starter cranks the engine to ... "ACC" positions. The chime stops when the key is removed from the ignition switch. J Ignition switch light For easy access to the ignition...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    ... Take out the screwdriver from the tool bag. 2. Remove the cover under the steering column using a phillips screwdriver. 3. Turn the ignition key while pressing the... interlock release lever. Take your vehicle to the nearest SUBARU dealer immediately to have the key interlock system repaired...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    Instruments and controls Hazard warning flasher 3 HB8002BA The hazard warning flasher is used to warn other drivers when you have to park your vehicle ...on the hazard warning flasher, push the hazard warning button on the instrument panel. To turn off the flasher, push the button again. NOTE When ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    HB3015BB B Odometer The odometer shows the total distance that the vehicle has been driven. B Double trip meter The trip meter shows the distance that the vehicle has been driven since you last set it to zero. To change the mode indication, briefly push the knob. Each press of the knob changes the...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    ...with the pointer of the tachometer in the red zone. In this range, fuel injection will be cut by the engine control module to protect the engine ... idling; while running at low speeds in a traffic jam; when the engine is restarted immediately following a shutdown. D When the actual outside temperature...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    ...case of emergency" in chapter 9. HB2012BB The temperature gauge shows engine coolant temperature when the ignition switch is in the "ON" position. ... temperature range and high revving operation when the engine is not warmed up enough should be avoided. Warning and indicator lights Several of...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    ...Seatbelt warning light SRS airbag system warning light CHECK ENGINE warning light / Malfunction indicator lamp Charge warning light... burned-out bulb or a malfunction of the corresponding system. Consult your authorized SUBARU dealer for repair. 3 J Seatbelt warning light and chime When the ignition...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    ...an emission control system malfunction has been detected. You should have your vehicle checked by an authorized SUBARU dealer immediately. NOTE This light also comes on when the fuel filler cap is not tightened until it clicks. If you have ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    ...You should have your vehicle checked by an authorized SUBARU dealer immediately. 3 J Charge warning light If this light comes on when the engine is running,...immediately. If the engine oil is at the proper level but the light remains on, contact your nearest SUBARU dealer immediately...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    ... system is not working properly. Contact your nearest SUBARU dealer for service immediately. J ABS warning light (U.S.) (Canada) The ABS warning light comes...at the first available opportunity by your SUBARU dealer. NOTE If the warning light behavior is as shown below, the...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    .... The VDC system is probably inoperative under any of the following conditions. Immediately have your vehicle checked at a SUBARU dealer. D The VDC warning light does not come on when the ignition switch is turned to the "ON" position. D The VDC...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    ..., but you should have your vehicle checked at a SUBARU dealer as soon as possible. NOTE If the warning light behavior is as shown below, ... are operating properly, do not drive the vehicle. Have your vehicle towed to the nearest SUBARU dealer for repair. This light has the following two functions: B ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    ...of brake fluid or worn brake pads. Have your vehicle checked by a SUBARU dealer immediately. J Door open warning lights The specific door open warning ... of the following conditions. Have your vehicle checked at a SUBARU dealer immediately. D The light does not come on when the ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    ... is on. The VDC system is probably faulty under any of the following conditions. Have your vehicle checked at a SUBARU dealer as soon as possible. D The VDC OFF indicator light does not come on when the ignition switch is turned to the ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    ...signal or lane change signal. If the indicator lights do not blink or blink rapidly,...chapter 11. J High beam indicator light This light shows that the headlights are in the high beam mode. This indicator light also comes on when the headlight flasher is operated. 3 Clock HB2013BA To set the time...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    ...B Headlights To turn on the headlights, turn the knob on the end of the turn signal lever. first position Parking lights, instrument panel illumination, tail lights and license plate light are on. second position Headlights, parking lights, instrument panel illumination, tail lights,...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    ... push the turn signal lever forward. When the headlights are on high beam, the high beam indicator light "a" on the instrument panel is also on. To ... is in the "OFF" position. When the headlights are on high beam, the high beam indicator light "a" on the instrument panel also comes on. 3...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    ...the right turn signal, push the turn signal lever up. To activate the left turn signal, push the turn ...signal a lane change, push the turn signal lever up or down slightly and hold it during the lane change. The turn signal indicator lights will flash in the direction of the turn or lane change. The ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    .... By pushing the front end of this switch, following lights will come on. - Parking lights - Front and rear side marker lights - Tail lights - License plate lights To turn off, push the rear end of the parking light switch. Avoid leaving these lights on for a long time because that will run ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    ...light switch (if equipped) The fog lights operate only when the headlights are on low beam. Push ...illuminate when the fog lights are on. Wiper and washer WARNING In freezing weather, do not use ...overheating of the washer motor. Check the washer fluid level frequently, such as at fuel stops. CAUTION...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    ...and clean the window glass to allow proper wiper operation. D Use clean water if windshield washer fluid is unavailable. In areas where water freezes in winter, use SUBARU Windshield Washer Fluid or the equivalent. (See "Windshield washer fluid" section in chapter 11.) Also,...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    ... if the wiper operation is jerky, clean the outer surface of the windshield or rear window and the wiper blades using a sponge or soft cloth with a...the "Wiper blade replacement" section (chapter 11) for replacement instructions. J Windshield wiper and washer switches B Windshield ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    Instruments and controls B Wiper intermittent time control (if equipped) 3 HB2023BA When the wiper switch is in the " " position, turn the dial to adjust the operating interval of the wiper. The operating interval can be adjusted continuously from the shortest interval to the longest. Two ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    ...The wipers operate while you push the button. J Rear window wiper and washer switch (... wiper offers intermittent operation only. To turn the rear wiper on, turn the knob on the end of the wiper control ... you release the knob. To wash the rear window when the rear wiper is not in use, turn the knob on...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    Instruments and controls Rear window defogger switch D Do not use sharp instruments ... switch is in the "ON" position. The rear window defogger switch is located on the climate control panel. The defogger ... again. The indicator light located on the switch lights up while the rear window defogger ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    ...To turn it off, push the switch again. The indicator light "u" lights up on the climate control display panel while the rear window defogger is operating. Windshield wiper deicer (if equipped) CAUTION To prevent the battery from being ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    ...deicer, push the switch. The indicator light located on the switch lights up while the windshield wiper ...blades have been deiced completely before that time, push the switch to turn it off. It also ... to turn the deicer on again. 3 Mirrors Always check that the inside and outside mirrors are properly...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    .... When the automatic dimming function is on, the auto dimming indicator light (green) located to the right of the button will illuminate. D By pressing .... When the compass is on, an illuminated compass reading will appear in the lower part of the mirror. Even with the mirror in anti-glare mode, the ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    ... to help prevent you from being blinded. For this reason, use care not to cover the sensors with stickers, or other similar items. Periodically wipe the sensors clean using a piece..., switch off all nonessential electrical accessories (rear window defogger, heater/air conditioning system, ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    ... shown above or one attached to the end of this manual to verify that the compass zone setting is correct ... when viewed in a flat mirror. Do not use the convex mirror to judge the distance of vehicles behind you when changing lanes. Use the inside mirror (or glance backwards) to determine the actual ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    ... switch, "L" for the left, "R" for the right. 2. Move the direction control switch in the direction you want to move the mirror. 3. Return the selection switch to the neutral position to prevent unintentional operation. The mirrors can also be adjusted manually. - CONTINUED - 3-35
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    ... is in the "ON" or "ACC" position. HB4004CB To turn on the outside mirror defogger, push the switch while the engine is running. The indicator light located on the switch will come on when the outside mirror defogger heater in operation....
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    ... tilt lock lever down. 3. Move the steering wheel to the desired level. 4. Push the lever up to lock the steering wheel in place. 5. Make sure that the steering wheel is securely locked by moving it up and down. Horn OM-H0440 To sound the horn, push the horn ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 162
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  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    Climate control Ventilator ...Manual heating and air conditioning system ...Heater operation ...Air conditioner operation ... 4-2 4-4 4-7 4-10 Automatic climate control system (if equipped) ...Operating tips for heater and air conditioner ...Air filtration system (if equipped) ... 4-12 4-20 4-22 4...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    ... is desired, the air flow can be directed temporarily toward the windshield to assist the windshield defroster. If this is done, the driver's side grille should always be returned to its normal position so that the warm air flow can then be used to defrost the driver's side window. 4-2
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    Climate control B Air flow selection HB5006BA 4 HB5006CA HB5006DA HB5006EA HB5006FA - CONTINUED - 4-3
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    Manual heating and air conditioning system B Control panel HB5004BC 1. Temperature control ... Air conditioner button 5. Air inlet selection button 6. Rear window defogger button (Refer to "Rear window defogger" in chapter 3.) n Temperature control dial This dial regulates the temperature of air ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    .... n Air conditioner button 4 HB5010BB The air conditioner operates only when the engine is running. Push the air conditioner button while the fan is in operation to turn on the air conditioner. The indicator light will come on. Push it again to turn off the air conditioner. - ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    ... as soon as the outside dusty condition clears. HB5008BB ON position (Recirculation): Interior air is recirculated inside the vehicle. Push the air inlet selection button to the ON position. The indicator light will come on. OFF position (Outside Air): Outside air is drawn ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    Climate control J Heater operation B Defrosting or defogging the windshield 4 HB5011AA To direct warm air to the windshield and front door windows: 1. Set the air flow control dial to the " " position. 2. Turn the temperature control dial all the way to the right. 3. Set the fan speed ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    To direct warm air toward the floor and the windshield: 1. Set the air flow control dial to the " " position. 2. Set the temperature control dial to the most comfortable level. 3. Set the fan speed control dial to the desired speed. NOTE Warm air also comes out from the right and left air ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    ...This setting allows you to direct air of different temperatures from the instrument panel and foot outlets. The air from the foot outlets is slightly ...or blue area decreases the temperature difference between the air from the instrument panel outlets and the air from the foot outlets. B Ventilation ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    HB5015AA To force outside air through the instrument panel outlets: 1. Set the air inlet selection button to the "OFF" position. 2....operation B Cooling or dehumidifying HB5016BB For cooling and dehumidification of the passenger compartment, air flows through the instrument panel outlets: 4-10
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    Climate control 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Set the air inlet selection button to the "OFF" position. Set the air flow control dial to the " " position. Set the air conditioner button to the "ON" position. Set the temperature control dial to the blue area. Set the fan speed control dial at the ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    ... NOTE D Operate the automatic climate control system when the engine is running. D When the engine coolant is cold, for instance in cold weather, ... conditioner compressor automatically and the "A/C" indicator light on the control panel comes on. The automatic climate control system automatically ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    ... switch 2. OFF switch/BRIGHT 3. Outside air temperature switch 4. Defroster switch 5. Rear window defogger switch (Refer to the "Rear ... in the AUTO mode. When the "AUTO" switch is pressed, the indicator light "AUTO" on the control panel comes on. In this state, outlet air temperature, fan ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    ... on the " ECON " indicator light. In the ECON mode, the compressor runs to be thrifty with energy consumption. Interior windows tend to fog ... "a" position causes the illuminating icons on the display panel to dim. When traveling with the lights on in gloomy daylight or in twilight, press the ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    ...: - In direct sunlight - When the vehicle is parked for a long period of time with the engine kept running. - During stop and go driving n -... towards the windshield and side windows, and the indicator light " " on the control panel comes on. Even with the defroster switch pushed, you can ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    ... air conditioner switch "A/C" to defog and dehumidify. When this switch is pushed, the air conditioner compressor turns on and the indicator light "A/C" on the control panel comes on. After eliminating the fogging from the windshield, set the ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    ...control switch (Ventilation) : Air flows through the instrument panel outlets. (Bi-level) : (Heat) : (Heat-def) : Air flows through the instrument panel outlets and the foot outlets. Air flows ... turn the air conditioner ON/OFF and select interior air recirculation or outside air introduction as...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    ... selection switch. : Interior air recirculates inside the passenger’s compartment. Use this position when quickly warming up the passenger ... mode, this position is selected automatically. The indicator light “ ” on the control panel comes on when this switch is pushed. n Temperature control ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    ... Automatic Climate Control system employs the several sensors. These are very delicate parts. Therefore, if these sensors are damaged, it is possible that ... Be careful not to let water contact the sensors. - Do not cover the sensors. The sensors are found at the following locations: - Sun-load ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    ... and leaves on the condenser. B Efficient cooling after parking in direct sunlight After parking in direct sunlight, drive with the windows open for a few minutes to allow outside air to circulate into the heated interior. This results in quicker cooling by the air conditioner. Keep the windows 4-20
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    .... Therefore, the method of adding, changing or checking the refrigerant is different from the method for CFC12 (freon). Consult your SUBARU dealer for service. Repairs needed as a result of using the wrong refrigerant are not covered under warranty. 4 -...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    ... frequently. Since the filter element is a viscous type, it is unnecessary to clean or wash the element. Have your filter checked or replaced by your SUBARU dealer. Replacement schedule: Every 12 months or 9,300 miles (15,000 km) whichever comes first NOTE ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    ... B audio set (if equipped) ...Type C audio set (if equipped) ...McIntosh audio set (if equipped) ...In-dash 6 CD auto changer (if equipped) ...Precautions to observe when handling a compact disc (CD) ...5-2 5-3 5-3 5-6 5-16 5-26 5-36 5-39 5
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    .... Doing so may damage the antenna printed on the window. The antenna is printed on the inside of the rear window glass (sedan) or the left side rear quarter window glass (station wagon). HBF013IA HB5038AA B Pillar mounted antenna OM-H2376 Pull the antenna out to...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    ..., switch to a stronger station. Installation of accessories Always consult your SUBARU dealer before installing a citizen band radio or other transmitting device... or if they are not suited for the vehicle. 5 Audio set Your SUBARU may be equipped with one of the following audio sets. See the pages ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    B Type C audio set HB5064AA D Radio operation: refer to page 5-16 D Built-in CD changer operation: refer to page 5-21 B McIntosh audio set HB5063AA D Radio operation: refer to page 5-26 D Built-in CD changer operation: refer to page 5-31 5-4
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    Audio B In-dash 6 CD auto changer (Optional audio unit - if equipped) HB5040AA D Inserting and removing a disc or all discs: refer to page 5-36 5 - CONTINUED - 5-5
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    ...1 Power switch/Volume, Tone, Balance, Fader control dial 2 BAND button 3 Tuning buttons 4 Preset buttons 5 AUDIO button 6 SCAN button B Power switch ...fader/balance control n Power switch and volume control (PWR/VOL) The dial 1 is used for both power (ON/OFF) and volume control. The radio is turned ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    ... Balance (BAL) Fader (FAD) 5 The "AUDIO" button 5 is used for selecting the following control modes: Display Control...control For less bass For less treble To increase rear speaker volume and decrease front ...increase front speaker volume and decrease rear speaker volume To increase right speaker ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    ... the AM mode and 0.2 MHz in the FM mode. Constant pressure on the button causes a continuous change in the frequency. n Manual tuning for weather band When weather band ... tuning button 3 marked "Y" to change the WB channel up and press the tuning button marked "B" to change the ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    ... of low frequencies to high frequencies only. Automatic tuning may not function properly if the station reception is ...or WB (if equipped) reception. 2. Press the "SCAN" button or tune the radio manually until the desired station frequency is displayed. 3. Press one of the preset buttons for more ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    ...the disc, then insert it in to the slot (with the label side up) and the player will automatically pull the disc into position. A 8 cm/3 inch CD may also be used without any adapter. NOTE D DO NOT ...THE DISC INSERTION SLOT AT A TIME. D Be sure to always insert a disc with the label side up. If a ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    ... press the "B" button W to skip to the beginning of the current track. Each time the button is pressed, the indicated truck number will decrease. B Fast ... disc. Release the button to stop fast reverse. B Repeat playback Use this to play a certain track repeatedly. During playback, press the "...
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    ...goes out, and normal playback mode is restored. B Random playback Use this to play the tracks on the disc in random order. During playback, ..., press the eject button " " 9. The disc will be ejected. The disc may be removed even when the ignition switch is in the "LOCK" position. NOTE D Avoid...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    Audio CD changer control (If optional in dash CD changer is connected) An optional CD changer can be connected to this audio unit. See your SUBARU dealer for more information. For procedures for loading and unloading CDs, refer to "In-dash 6 CD auto changer" in ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    B Selection of a desired disc Discs cannot be selected using the main audio unit. To select a disc, press one of the "Disc select" buttons (these are numbered from 1 to 6) on the CD changer unit. The disc will begin to play. B To select a song from its beginning Briefly press the "Y" button ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    Audio 2. Press the "SCAN" button again when you hear a track you like. - Normal playback resumes. B To stop playback To stop playback and switch over to the radio mode, press the "BAND" button. 5 - CONTINUED - 5-15
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    ... 5 6 7 8 FM/AM selection button WB (weather band) button Preset buttons Tuning buttons SCAN button B Power switch and volume/bass/treble/fader/balance control (PWR/VOL) The dial 1 is used for both power (ON/OFF) and volume control. The radio is turned ON and OFF ...
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    ... when the "AUDIO" button 2 is in the depressed position. It is also used for fader/balance controls when the "BAL" button ...note 5 TREBLE FADER For less treble To increase rear speaker volume and decrease front ... front speaker volume and decrease rear speaker volume To increase right speaker...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    ...cancellation (BRIGHT) The brightness of the radio display dims when the light switch is in the "p" or "w" positions. If ... can safely do so, turning the light switch to the OFF position and back ... FM1, FM2 or AM reception. Each time this button is pressed, the band will change in the following ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    ... pressed, the frequency changes 10 KHz in the AM waveband and 0.2 MHz in the FM waveband. Constant pressure on the button causes a continuous change in the frequency. n Manual tuning for weather band When weather band mode is selected, press the tuning ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    ... of low frequencies to high frequencies only. Automatic tuning may not function properly if the station reception is ... to select the weather band. 2. Press the "SCAN" button 8 or tune the radio manually until the desired station frequency is displayed. 3. Press one of the preset buttons 6 for at ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    ... button R T Y U I Random button LOAD button Disc select buttons Track selection buttons SCAN button NOTE Make sure to always insert a disc with the label side up. If a disc is inserted with the label side down, it might be ejected or the player might shut off. B How to insert a CD(s) n Inserting ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    ...of the last disc you have inserted. D The disc indicator steadily lights up if a disc is already inserted in the corresponding position ...the idle position will blink. The positions in the magazine the indicator of which steadily lights up are already loaded with discs. 2. Press the "DISC SELECT" ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    ... period, the "DISC" indicator will stop blinking and will steadily light. 3. When the loading of a disc is complete, the next "DISC" indicator will blink... the "DISC SELECT" buttons Y the "DISC" indicator of which steadily lights up. The player will then start playback of the selected ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    ... a CD from the player Of the discs loaded, you can select and remove only one disc. 1. Press the "DISC SELECT" button Y of the disc whose... indicator associated with the disc you have selected will blink, and the disc will be ejected. To remove more discs in succession, repeat Steps 1 and 2. 5-24
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    ... 9, the player will produce beep sound and will enter the all disc ejection mode. 2. Remove the disc that has been ejected. The other discs loaded will then be ejected one after another. If you do not remove the disc that has been ejected, the "All disc ejection mode" will be ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    .... Radio operation HB5063BB 1 2 3 4 5 6 FM/AM selection button Weather band button Tuning/FF⋅FB dial SCAN button Preset buttons Fader/Balance control button 7 Power switch, Volume control, Bass/Treble control and Fader/Balance control dial 8 Bass/Treble sound control button 5-26
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    ... and the volume is controlled by turning the dial. This dial is used for bass/treble controls when the "BASS/TREB" ... control For less bass For less treble To increase rear speaker volume and decrease front ... increase front speaker volume and decrease rear speaker volume To increase right speaker ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    ...) n Display illumination dimness cancellation (BRIGHT) The brightness of the radio display dims when the light switch is in the "p" or "w" positions. If this makes the display ... two seconds or if you can safely do so, turning the light switch to the OFF position and back to the "p" or ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    ...FM or AM accordingly. Use the tuning dial to select the station to which you wish to listen. B Manual tuning Turn the tuning dial 3 outer tuner to increase ... radio station. The LED at the top of that button will turn on. n Manual preset D Use the tuning dial 3 to select the radio station ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    ... the corresponding radio frequency on and off once. NOTE D Each preset button can be used to store both an FM station and an AM station. D If the power...2 when the radio is off to turn on the radio in the weather band. Press the "WB" button 2 when the radio is on to select the weather band. 5-30
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    ... CD changer operation 5 HB5063CB 9 Q W E DISC IN indicator light Disc slot Eject button LOAD button... Single CDs (i.e., 8-cm/3-inch CDs) are not supported, and if inserted, they will be immediately ... sure to always insert a disc with the label side up. If a disc is inserted with the label side down...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    ...of the last disc you have inserted. D The disc indicator steadily lights up if a disc is already inserted in the corresponding position ...the idle position will blink. The positions in the magazine the indicator of which steadily lights up are already loaded with discs. 2. Press the "DISC SELECT" ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    ... period, the "DISC" indicator will stop blinking and will steadily light. 3. When the loading of a disc is complete, the next "DISC" indicator will blink... the "DISC SELECT" buttons U the "DISC" indicator of which steadily lights up. The player will then start playback of the selected ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    ... forwarding Fast reversing n Skipping forward Turn the FF·FB dial T clockwise and release it immediately to skip to the beginning of the next track. Each time the knob is turned and released, the indicated track number will increase. n Skipping backward Turn the FF·FB dial T counterclockwise and ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    ...you have selected will blink, and the disc will be ejected. To remove more discs in succession, repeat Steps 1 ... and will enter the all disc ejection mode. 2. Remove the disc that has been ejected. The other discs ...one after another. If you do not remove the disc that has been ejected, the "All disc...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    In-dash 6 CD auto changer (if equipped) HB5040BB 1 Disc slot 2 Disc indicators (disc...discs into the slot at a time. Doing so can cause mechanical damage to the CD changer. D Use only ... adapter) D Do not insert or remove any disc when the automatic transmission selector lever is in the park position;...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    ... one of the "Disc select" buttons 3 (numbered from 1 to 6) for which the disc indicator light is on. 2. Press the "Eject button" 4. The selected disc will be ejected and the indicator light will begin blinking. 3. To remove another disc, repeat step 1 and 2 ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    ...To remove all discs at one time 1. Press and hold the "Eject" button 4 until all...seconds), and the first disc will be ejected. 2. When the disc is removed, the next one will be ejected, and so ...control Refer to CD player control operating instructions described in the "Type A and B audio sets"...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    ... is touched directly, contamination could cause poor tone quality. Do not touch the disc surface. D Use a clean disc whenever possible. If ... a non-standard shape (for example, a heart shape). Malfunctions or problems might result. D A disc is vulnerable to heat. Never keep ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    HB5061BA 5-40
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    Interior equipment Interior light ...Dome light ...Cargo area light (if equipped) ... 6-2 6-2 6-3 Map ...plans ...OnStar services ...OnStar personal calling ...OnStar virtual advisor ...OnStar system limitations ...power outlet ...Convenience hook ...Floor mat (if equipped) ...Luggage cover (if equipped)...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    Interior light J Dome light HS6003BC The dome light switch has three positions:...continuously. DOOR (middle position): The light comes on when any of the doors (or the rear gate on the wagon) is opened... (and the rear gate on the wagon) are closed. The light also can be turned on by use of the keyless...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    Interior equipment J Cargo area light (if equipped) Cargo area light ON OFF DOOR HB0377 The cargo area .... OFF: The light stays off. DOOR: The light comes on only when the rear gate is opened. When leaving your vehicle, make sure the light is turned off to avoid battery discharge. 6 Map light (if...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    ... To turn it off, push the switch again. When leaving the vehicle, make sure the light is turned off to avoid battery discharge. Sun visors HB7001BA To block out glare, swing down the visors. To use the sun visor at a side window, swing it down and move it sideways....
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    Interior equipment J Vanity mirror (if equipped) HB6017AA To use the vanity mirror, swing down the sunvisor and open the vanity mirror cover. B Vanity mirror with light (if equipped) The light beside the vanity mirror comes on when the ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    ... insert the key and turn it clockwise. J Center console HB6022BA To open the lid, pull up the lock release. If the console lid is fully opened when a large cup is put in the rear passenger's cup holder, the lid may hit the cup and beverage may be spilled....
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    Interior equipment J Coin compartment HS0096 To open the coin compartment, pull the upper edge ...warm day, the inside of the overhead console heats up. Avoid storing plastic or other heat-... console. HB0269 To open the console, push on the lid lightly and it will automatically open. - CONTINUED ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    Cup holder D Do not pick up a cup from the cup holder or put a cup in the holder while you are driving, as this may distract you and lead to an accident. D Take care to avoid spills. Beverages, if hot, might burn you or your passengers. Spilled beverages may also damage upholstery, carpets or audio...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    ... socket (if equipped) D The electrical power socket located on the lower part of the instrument panel is originally designed to use a SUBARU genuine cigarette lighter plug. Do not use non-genuine cigarette lighter plugs in the socket. Doing so ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    ... can be used as cigarette lighter socket. A cigarette lighter plug is an optional accessory. It is available from your SUBARU dealer. The cigarette lighter socket may also be used as a power source for an in-car use electrical appliance. B ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    ... plug to get stuck. Only use plugs that fit properly. D Use of an electric appliance in the socket for a long period of time while the engine is not running can cause battery discharge. D Before driving your vehicle, make sure that the plug and the cord ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    ... brake pedals. If they do, do not use the electrical appliance while driving. If the ... a cigarette lighter, even if it is a genuine part, should not be used in the socket. If you want ... you sell your car, have your SUBARU dealer replace the socket with a new one. Ashtray CAUTION Do not use ashtrays ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    Interior equipment To remove the ashtray for cleaning, open it and pull it out while pushing the inner plate ...-ONSTAR7 (888-667-8277). 6 HB6027BB 1 2 3 4 Emergency button OnStar service button Communication button System status light B OnStar services button Press this button, and you will be ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    ... and Virtual Advisor services, if those services have been activated. B System status light D Solid green - Indicates the OnStar... If you cannot contact the OnStar Center, please take your vehicle to the nearest Subaru dealership for diagnosis and service. B Volume control You can control the volume...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    ...exact location and your request for help. B Roadside assistance*** There's nothing worse than being stranded on the road with car trouble. No matter what the problem is (flat tire, out of gas, or engine - CONTINUED - 6-15
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    trouble), just call OnStar. We will contact your vehicle manufacturer's roadside service provider for the help you need to get you quickly back on the ...your door. If you're having trouble locating your vehicle, OnStar can flash your lights and sound your horn for you...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    Interior equipment B Route support With OnStar Route Support, an Advisor can help you find your way, no matter ... your area). OnStar Personal Calling provides you with a nationwide wireless phone service that is completely integrated in your vehicle. OnStar Personal Calling operates with the ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    ..., visit www.myonstar.com. J OnStar system limitations Complete limitations can be found on the Subscriber Services Agreement at www.onstar.com. An OnStar ...be available and operating for features to function properly. OnStar uses existing emergency service providers as well as wireless and satellite ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    Interior equipment D subject to limitations caused by atmospheric conditions, such as severe weather or topographical conditions, such as ... link between you and existing governmental emergency and roadside service providers. OnStar will receive your call and use reasonable effort to contact an ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    D Use of an electric appliance in the accessory power outlet for a long period of time while the engine is not running can cause battery discharge. .... You can use an in-car use electrical appliance by connecting it to the socket. NOTE The trim cover has a notch through which the ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    Interior equipment HB6025BA The coat hook is attached to each rear passenger's hand grip. B Shopping bag hook CAUTION Do not hang ... wagon models A shopping bag hook is attached to each side of the cargo area. To use the hook, push the upper portion and the shopping bag hook will appear. ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    ... side of the vehicle next to the fuel filler door release. The floor mat is secured using the built-in ... over the pin and pushing downward. Luggage cover (if equipped) WARNING Do not ... area and to protect its contents from direct sunlight. This cover is detachable to make room for additional cargo. ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    Interior equipment B Using the cover HB7015BA To extend the cover, pull the end of the cover out of the housing, then insert its hooks into the catches as shown. To ... the cover and guide it back into the cover housing while it is rewinding. B To remove the cover 6 HB7016BA HB7017BA ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    ... equipped) CAUTION The convenient tie-down hooks are designed only for securing light cargo. Never try to secure cargo that exceeds the capacity of the hooks. The maximum load capacity... cargo can be secured with a luggage net or ropes. When using the tie-down hooks, turn them down out ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    ... small items. To open the lid, pull the tab or handle up. Station wagon: Hang the hook provided on the underside of the lid on the rear edge of the roof to keep the lid open. NOTE When storing a flat tire, put the subfloor storage in the trunk or cargo ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    6-26
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    ... 7-10 7-11 7-11 Stopping the engine ...Manual transmission ...Automatic transmission (Brighton, L, Outback) ...Selector lever ...Shift lock release ... 7-12 7-12 7-15 7-16... of SPORTSHIFT mode (manual mode) ...Shift lock release ... 7-21 7-22 7-25 7-29 7 Rear viscous limited ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    Fuel CAUTION Use of a fuel which is low in quality or use of an inappropriate fuel additive may cause engine damage. J Fuel requirements B 2.5 Liter models The 2.5 Liter engine is designed to operate using unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of 87 AKI or ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    ... catalytic converter and may produce a sulfur exhaust odor or smell. SUBARU recommends that you try a different brand of unleaded gasoline ...Fuels containing alcohol may cause paint damage, which is not covered under the SUBARU Limited Warranty. Your use of gasoline with detergent additives will help ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    ... at your SUBARU dealer. D Fuel system damage or driveability problems which result from the use of improper fuel are not covered under the SUBARU Limited Warranty. J Fuel filler lid and cap B Refueling D Gasoline vapor is highly ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    ...on the exterior surfaces of the vehicle. Fuels may cause paint damage, which is not covered under the SUBARU Limited Warranty. D Always use a genuine SUBARU fuel filler cap. If you use the wrong cap, it may not fit or have proper venting, and your fuel ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    HB7030BB 2. Remove the fuel filler cap by turning it slowly counterclockwise. 3. Stop filling the tank after the ... any more fuel. 4. Put the cap back on, turn it clockwise until you hear a clicking noise. Be certain not to catch the tether under the cap while tightening. 5. Close the fuel filler lid...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    ...Resultant vehicle damage due to improper testing is not covered under the SUBARU Limited Warranty and is the responsibility of the ... to tell your inspection or service station in advance not to place your Subaru AWD vehicle on a twowheel dynamometer. Otherwise, serious transmission damage will result...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    ...some states that use four-wheel dynamometers in their testing programs. When properly used, that equipment will not damage an AWD Subaru vehicle. Under no circumstances should the rear wheels be jacked off the ground, nor should the driveshaft be ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    ...to set the monitors and return for an emission re-inspection. D Owners of rejected or failing vehicles should contact their Subaru Dealer for service. Preparing to drive You should perform the following checks and adjustments every day before you start ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    ... seconds or more before trying again. J Starting the engine for a manual transmission vehicle 1. Apply the parking brake. 2. Turn off unnecessary lights and accessories....all warning and indicator lights have gone off after the engine has started. The fuel injection system automatically ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    ... accelerator pedal half way down. 6. Confirm that all warning and indicator lights have gone out after the engine has started. The fuel injection system automatically lowers the idle speed as the engine warms up. While the engine is warming up, make sure...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    ... the steering wheel to lock. The ignition switch should be turned off only when the engine is idling. Manual transmission WARNING Do not drive the ... to try shifting into reverse when the vehicle is moving. The manual transmission is a fully synchromeshed 5-forward and 1-reverse ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    ... gears, fully depress the clutch pedal, move the shift lever, and gradually let up on the clutch pedal. If it is difficult to shift into gear, put the transmission in neutral, release the clutch pedal momentarily, and then try again. B Shifting speeds n ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    ...selected. Failure to observe this precaution can lead to engine over-revving and this in turn can ... can lead to excessive engine wear and poor fuel economy. mph (km/h)...29 (47) 49 (79) 70 (112) OUTBACK 31 (50) 52 (84) 74... pedal and do not use the clutch to hold your vehicle at a standstill on an upgrade...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    ...This phenomenon does not indicate a fault. Automatic transmission (Brighton, L, Outback) WARNING Do not shift from the “P” or “N” position into the “D”, “3ମ. is moving may cause damage to the transmission. D Do not race the engine for more than five seconds in...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    ...J Selector lever HB7010AA HB7021BB The selector lever has seven positions. B P (Park) This position is for parking the vehicle and starting the engine. In this position, the transmission is mechanically locked to prevent the vehicle from rolling freely. When you park the...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    ... is consequently increased. This position is for restarting a stalled engine. In this position the wheels and transmission are not locked. In this position, the transmission ... brake or foot brake is on. Avoid coasting with the transmission neutral. During coasting, the engine braking does not act. B ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 268
    ... level, automatic downshift normally takes place. In the meantime, downshift manually for engine braking as required. Also, downshifting when braking ... B 3 (Third) This position is for using engine braking when going down a hill or for climbing a grade. The transmission automatically shifts into a ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 269
    ... or 1st gear. When you release the pedal, the transmission will return to the original gear position. B 2 (Second) This position is for using engine braking when going down a hill or for climbing a steep grade. In this position, the transmission holds in the 2nd gear. Use...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 270
    ...liter 35 (56) 64 (103) 100 (161) 31 (50) 62 (100) OUTBACK 3.0 liter 35 (57) 69 (111) 111 (178) 1 2 3 102... To override the shift lock: 1. Set the parking brake and stop the engine. 2. Take out the screwdriver from the tool bag. 3. Remove the cover by prying on the edge with the regular screwdriver....
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 271
    ...Depress the brake pedal and start the engine. Take your vehicle to the nearest SUBARU dealer immediately to have the system repaired. 7 Automatic transmission (with SPORTSHIFT mode -... is moving may cause damage to the transmission. D Do not race the engine for more than five seconds in...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 272
    wheel blocks are used. This may cause the automatic transmission fluid to overheat. D Avoid shifting from one of the ...-board computer has collected and stored in memory to allow the transmission to shift at the most appropriate times for the current condition of your vehicle. Optimized shifting will ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    ... "R", "N", "D", "3", "2" and "1", and also has a manual gate for using "SPORTSHIFT" mode. The release button must ...This position is for parking the vehicle and starting the engine. In this position, the transmission is mechanically locked to prevent the vehicle from ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 274
    ... steep hill, depressing the brake pedal will cause the transmission to downshift to 3rd gear, thus applying engine brakeing. Reacceleration for a short time will cause the transmission to upshift normally. NOTE In some cases, depressing the brake ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 275
    ... B 3 (Third) This position is for using engine braking when going down a hill or for climbing a grade. The transmission automatically shifts into a ... button. This position is for using engine braking when going down a hill or for climbing a steep grade. In this position, the transmission holds in the...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    ... the c lamp is on, only upshifting is possible. When only the d lamp is on, only downshifting is possible. 3. Perform gearshifts using the selector lever. You can shift by one gear at a time in the 1st-to-4th-gear range. 7-26
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 277
    ... so that the tachometer needle does not enter the red zone. If the engine speed reaches a predetermined level, a fuel-cut function will operate. Shift up if this happens. D If you attempt to shift down when the engine speed is too high, i.e., when a downshift ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    ...selected. Failure to observe this precaution can lead to engine over-revving and this in turn can ...engine damage. In addition, sudden application of engine braking caused by downshifting when the vehicle is travelling on a slippery... Position 1 2 3 Never exceed posted speed limits. 2.5GT 29 (47) 58 (93...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    ... by using the "D", "3", "2" or "1" position. Use the brake instead. D The engine may, on rare occasions, knock when the vehicle ...the shift lock: 1. Set the parking brake and stop the engine. 2. Take out the screwdriver from the tool bag. 3. Remove the cover by prying on the edge with ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 280
    ... Remove the screwdriver from the hole. Depress the brake pedal and start the engine. Take your vehicle to the nearest SUBARU dealer immediately to have the system repaired. Rear viscous limited slip differential (LSD) (if equipped) D Never start ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 281
    ... at the right-front area of the engine compartment. This noise is normal. It does not indicate power steering system trouble. 7 Braking J Braking ... vehicle at a safe speed while lightly depressing the brake pedal to heat up the brakes. B Use of engine braking Remember to make use of engine braking ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    ..., shift into a lower gear to get stronger engine braking. B Braking when a tire is punctured Do not depress the ... to stop the vehicle. B Brake booster The brake booster uses engine manifold vacuum to assist braking force. Do not turn off the engine while driving because that will turn off the brake ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    ... pads are worn. If a squeaking or scraping noise is heard from the disc brakes while braking, immediately have your vehicle checked by your SUBARU dealer. 7 ABS (Anti-lock Brake System) WARNING Always use the utmost care in driving - overconfidence ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    ... operating, you should maintain constant brake pedal pressure. Do not pump the brake pedal since doing so... 6 mph (10 km/h). B ABS system self-check You may feel a slight shock in the brake pedal and hear the operating sound of ABS from the engine compartment just after the vehicle is started. This is...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    ..., have the ABS system repaired at the first available opportunity by your SUBARU dealer. NOTE If the warning light behavior is as described below, the ABS system may be considered normal. D The warning light comes on right after the engine is started but goes out immediately, ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 286
    ... an axle are removed from a vehicle equipped with VDC, have an authorized SUBARU dealer perform an inspection of that system. D The following precautions should be ... tires. - Keep the tire pressure at the proper level as shown on the label attached to the vehicle's door pillar. - Use only the ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    ... shortlived operation noise may be noticed coming from the engine compartment. This noise is generated as a result of a check being performed on the VDC system and ... a system fault. D on gravel-covered or rutted roads D on unfinished roads D when the vehicle is towing a trailer - CONTINUED - 7 ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 288
    ...VDC system, it is important that winter tires be used when driving on snow-covered or icy roads. (All ...correctly as intended. D Always turn off the engine before replacing a tire as failure to do so... turns off 6 seconds after the engine is started. D This light turns on to indicate that the VDC system...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    ... suitable operating temperature. D When an engine problem occurs and the CHECK ENGINE warning light turns on...if either should occur, have an authorized SUBARU dealer carry out an inspection of that system ...if either should occur, have an authorized SUBARU dealer carry out an inspection of that system ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 290
    ... if any should occur, have an authorized SUBARU dealer carry out an inspection of the system ... still be operating normally. D The VDC warning light will also turn on when a problem occurs with the ABS or VDC ...occur, drive with care and have an authorized SUBARU dealer carry out an inspection of those ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 291
    ... and operating J VDC OFF switch HB7022AA HB7028AB Note: Even when the lighting switch is turned to the "p" or "a" position, the "OFF" ...stuck in mud or deep snow When the VDC OFF switch is pressed during engine operation, the VDC OFF indicator light illuminates. The VDC system will be ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 292
    ...VDC system automatically reactivates itself the next time the ignition key is turned to the OFF position and the engine is restarted. D If the VDC OFF switch is held down ...they may burn easily if they come near hot engine or exhaust system parts. D Be sure to stop the engine if ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 293
    .... When the parking brake is set while the engine is running, the parking brake warning light comes on. After starting the vehicle, ... in the "1" (1st) for an upgrade or "R" (Reverse) for a downgrade for manual transmission vehicles, or in the "P" (Park) position for automatic transmission ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 294
    ...always turn the steering wheel. When the vehicle is headed up the hill, the front wheels should be turned ... (if equipped) WARNING Do not use the cruise control under any of the following ... is turned "OFF" when the cruise control is not in use to avoid unintentionally by setting the cruise control...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 295
    ...: D Depress the brake pedal. D Pull the control lever in the "CANCEL" direction. (if so equipped) D Depress the clutch pedal (manual transmission vehicles only). D Shift the selector lever into the "N" position (automatic transmission vehicles only). To ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 296
    ...mph (6.8 km/h), the set speed can be increased 1 mph (1.6 km/h) each time by pressing the control lever upward in the "ACCEL, RESUME" direction quickly within a...vehicle speed when the control lever is pushed downward and the speed last time you set is less than 4 mph (6.8 km/h), the vehicle speed...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 297
    ... between the actual vehicle speed and the set speed is less than 4 mph (6.8 km/h), the set speed can be lowered 1 mph (1.6 km/h) each time by pressing the control lever downward in the "SET, COAST" direction quickly within a half second. n To decrease the speed (by brake pedal) 1. Depress the ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 298
    7-48
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 299
    ... break-in driving - the first 1,000 miles (1,600 km) ...Fuel economy hints ...Engine exhaust gas (Carbon monoxide) ...Catalytic converter ...Periodic ... and Gross Axle Weight Rating) ...8-19 Roof rail and crossbar (if equipped) ...8-20 Trailer hitch (if equipped) ...Trailer towing ... 8-24 8-28 8
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 300
    ... (1,600 km): D Do not race the engine. B Break-in engine speed limit D Vehicle with tachometer Never exceed 4,000 rpm engine speed except for brief acceleration in an emergency. D Vehicle without tachometer (for manual transmission) Do not exceed the speed limits below for each gear position ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 301
    ...Do not pump the accelerator and avoid racing the engine. D Avoid unnecessary engine idling. D Keep the engine properly tuned. D Keep the tires inflated to the correct pressure shown on the tire placard, which is located under the door latch on the ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 302
    D If at any time you suspect that exhaust fumes are entering the vehicle, have the problem checked and corrected as soon as possible. If you must drive...may hear a crackling sound coming from the exhaust system for a short time after the engine has been shut off. This sound is ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 303
    ... off the ignition switch while the vehicle is moving. D Keep your engine tuned-up. If you feel the engine running rough ..., backfiring or incomplete combustion), have your vehicle checked and repaired by an authorized SUBARU dealer. D Do not apply undercoating or rust prevention treatment to the heat ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 304
    ..., dirt and sand. By shifting power between the front and rear wheels, SUBARU AWD can also provide added traction during acceleration, and added engine braking force during deceleration. Therefore, your SUBARU AWD vehicle may handle differently than an ordinary two wheel ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 305
    ... the drive train of your vehicle. D Always check the cold tire pressure before starting to drive. The recommended tire pressure is provided on the tire placard, which is located under the...a serious accident. B All AWD models except OUTBACK Your AWD vehicle is neither a conventional off-...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 306
    ... your SUBARU off road, you should review the common sense precautions in the next section (applicable to the OUTBACK) for general guidance. But please ...parts may damage your vehicle and may cause it to stall. B OUTBACK Because of the AWD feature and higher ground clearance, your Subaru can be driven ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 307
    ... it does not reach the vehicle's undercarriage. Water entering the engine air intake or the exhaust pipe or water splashing onto electrical parts may damage ... from under your tires, resulting in possible loss of traction and even vehicle rollover. D Always check your brakes ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 308
    ... or off roads will necessitate more frequent replacement of engine oil, brake fluid and transmission oil than that specified in the ...in the "Warranty and Maintenance Booklet". Remember that damage done to your Subaru while operating it offroad and not using common sense precautions such as those ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 309
    ...position. Instead, observe the following: 1. Place the shift lever in "1" or "R" for manual transmission vehicles, and in "P" for automatic transmission vehicles. 2. Use tire stops under the tires to prevent the vehicle from moving....
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 310
    ... is used, its effect lasts longer if the tank is refilled whenever the fuel level reaches half empty. If your SUBARU is not going to be used for an extended period, it is best to have the fuel tank filled to capacity. B Driving on snowy and icy...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 311
    .... If the wiper blades are frozen to the windshield or rear window, use the defroster with the airflow control button/dial... wiper blades. To thaw out the rear wiper blade, use the rear window defogger. When driving in... safe place, then remove it. If you stop the car at road side, use the hazard warning...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 312
    ... B All models except Outback D When replacing original tires with winter (snow) tires, make sure you use... vehicle control. D Do not use a combination of radial, belted bias or bias tires since it may cause dangerous... and you should never mix radial, belted bias or bias tires since this may result in ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 313
    Driving tips B Outback models only D When replacing original tires with winter (snow) tires, make sure you use only.... Remember to drive with care at all times regardless of the type of tires on your vehicle. Your Outback comes with P225/60R16 "all season tires" as original equipment. You should...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 314
    .../55R16 tires for GT models D P225/60R16 tires for OUTBACK models D P215/60R16 winter (snow) tires for OUTBACK models Driving on snowy grades or icy roads may require the use of tire ... vehicle body or suspension. When driving with tire chains, drive at speeds below 19 mph (30 km/h). When ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 315
    ...sudden stop. D Never exceed the maximum load limit. If you do, some parts on your vehicle can break, or it can change the way your vehicle...anything on the rear shelf behind the rear seatback (for sedan) or the extended luggage cover (for station wagon). Such items could tumble ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 316
    ...you can carry in your vehicle is shown as the Vehicle Capacity Weight on the tire information label attached to the driver's side door jamb. It ... total weight of driver and all passengers and their belongings, any optional equipment such as a trailer hitch, roof rack or bike carrier, etc., and the ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 317
    ... total of weight of the vehicle, fuel, driver, all passengers, luggage, any optional equipment and trailer tongue load. Therefore, the GVW changes depending on the... at a commercial weighing station. Do not use replacement tires with a lower load range than the originals because...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 318
    ... cargo does not exceed the maximum load limit. Overloading may cause damage to the vehicle and... installing the roof crossbar kit, follow the manufacturer's instructions. Roof slats are not designed to carry or...carrying attachment, never exceed the maximum load limit explained below. You should also ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 319
    Driving tips Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) and front and rear Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR). See the "... kayak carrier, cargo basket, etc. on the crossbars, follow the manufacturer's instructions and make sure that the attachment is securely fixed to the crossbars. Use only attachments designed ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 320
    ... the crossbar 1. Loosen and remove the T-30 torxR head screw from the top of each crossbar end support. 2. Rotate the lower clamp on the... the roof rails, make sure that the T-30 torxR head screw is removed from the top of each crossbar end support. 2. Rotate the lower ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 321
    ... of the crossbar on the roof rails, and if available, use a T-30 torxR bit and torque wrench and ...of the rear seam (joint) between the rear roof rail support and the roof rail. NOTE Before each use of the ... crossbar, make sure the four T-30 crossbar clamp screws have been checked, and retightened if ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 322
    ... to coupling damage or hitch ball damage. D Be sure to check the hitch pin and safety pin for positive locking placement before towing a trailer. If the ...Do not use with any type of weight distributing hitch. The trailer hitch is designed to tow a Class 1 rated load. A maximum of 2,...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 323
    Driving tips B Connecting a trailer 1. Remove the receiver cover from the hitch receiver tube. Then insert the ball mount into the hitch receiver tube. 2. Insert the hitch pin into the hole on the hitch receiver tube so that the pin passes through the ball mount....
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 324
    ...the hitch receiver. HB8020AA 5. Use only a hitch ball that is appropriate for the ball mount and your trailer. The hitch ball must be securely installed on the ... the hitch ball. 7. Connect the trailer and the hitch with safety chains that will hold the trailer's maximum gross weight. ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 325
    .... NOTE Always disconnect the trailer wire harness before launching or retrieving a watercraft. B When you do not tow a trailer D Remove the ball mount from the hitch receiver tube and insert the receiver cover onto the hitch receiver tube. D ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 326
    ...the advice of your SUBARU dealer to assist you in purchasing a hitch and other necessary towing equipment ... installation and use provided by the trailer and other towing equipment manufacturers. SUBARU assumes no responsibility for injuries or vehicle damage that result from trailer towing equipment,...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 327
    ... (453 kg) total weight. D Before towing a trailer, check the trailer total weight, GVW, ... never exceed the maximum weight shown below. OUTBACK Wagon Model MT models Conditions When... trailer without brakes. When towing a trailer with brakes. When towing a trailer on a long uphill grade continuously for...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 328
    ... total of the weight of the vehicle, driver, passengers, luggage, trailer hitch, trailer tongue load and any other optional equipment .... Determine the GVW each time before going on a trip by putting your vehicle and trailer on a vehicle scale. GVWR is shown on the certification label located on the ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 329
    ... are within safe driving limits, you should have your vehicle and trailer weighed at a ... trailer's axle than in the front, the load is taken off the rear axle of the towing vehicle. This may cause the rear ... to 11 percent of the total trailer weight and does not exceed the maximum value of 200 lbs (...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 330
    ... below. When weighing the tongue load, be sure to position the towing coupler at the height at which it would be during actual towing, using a jack as shown. Tongue load OM-H2785 OM-... 60 percent of the trailer load should be in the front and approximately 40 percent in the rear. Also, ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 331
    ..., wheels or tires. Choose a proper hitch for your vehicle and trailer. B OUTBACK wagon The use of a genuine SUBARU trailer hitch is recommended. A genuine SUBARU hitch is available from your SUBARU dealer. If use of a non-genuine hitch is ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 332
    B All vehicles except OUTBACK wagon SUBARU does not offer accessory trailer hitches. Consult with a professional hitch supplier to assist you in choosing an appropriate hitch for your vehicle. Be sure to follow all of the hitch manufacturer's instructions for installation and use. ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 333
    ... hazard. For safety, always connect the towing vehicle and trailer with trailer safety chains. Pass ...more information about the safety chain connection, refer to the instructions for your hitch and trailer. n Side mirrors After hitching a trailer to your vehicle, check that the standard side mirrors ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 334
    ... wiring changes. To ensure the trailer lights are connected properly, please consult your SUBARU dealer. Check for proper ... of the vehicle. Make sure that all the tires on your vehicle are properly inflated. OUTBACK: The recommended cold tire pressure under trailer towing conditions is indicated on ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 335
    ..., GVW, GAWs and tongue load again, then confirm that the load and its distribution are acceptable. D Check that the tire pressures are correct. D Check that the vehicle and trailer are connected properly. Confirm that. - the trailer tongue is ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 336
    ... should allow for considerably more stopping distance when towing a trailer. Avoid sudden braking because it ... vehicle has a manual transmission, always start out in first gear and release the clutch at ... If the ABS warning light illuminates while the vehicle is in motion, stop towing the trailer and ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 337
    Driving tips nearest SUBARU dealer. n Driving on grades D Before going down a steep ... AT OIL TEMP warning light (for AT vehicles) since the engine and transmission are relatively prone ... with an automatic transmission, avoid driving with the gear selector lever in "D" when towing a heavy trailer ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 338
    release the regular brakes. 5. Shift into 1st or reverse gear (manual transmission) or "P" (automatic transmission) and shut off the engine. 8-40
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 339
    In case of emergency If you park your vehicle in an emergency ...Temporary spare tire ...Flat tires ...Jump starting ...Engine overheating ...Towing ...Moonroof - if the moonroof cannot be closed ...Maintenance tools ...Jack and jack handle ... 9-2 9-3 9-4 9-12 9-15 9-16 9-24 9-25 9-26 9
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 340
    ...you park your vehicle in an emergency HB8002BA The hazard warning flasher should be used in day or night to warn other drivers when you have to park your ... on the road. It is best to safely pull off the road if a problem occurs. The hazard warning flasher can be activated regardless of the ignition...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 341
    ... case of emergency Temporary spare tire WARNING Never tow a trailer when the temporary spare ...used. The temporary spare tire is not designed to sustain the towing load. Use of the temporary spare ... only for temporary use. Check the inflation pressure of the temporary spare tire periodically to keep ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 342
    ... is designed only for changing a tire. Never get under the vehicle while supporting the vehicle with this jack. D Always turn the engine off before raising the flat tire off the ground using the jack. Never swing or push the vehicle supported with ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 343
    ...safe place. 1. Park on a hard, level surface, whenever possible, then stop the engine. 2. Set the parking brake securely and shift a manual transmission vehicle in reverse or an automatic transmission vehicle in the "P" (Park) position. 3....
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 344
    5. Take out the spare tire, jack, and wheel nut wrench. Jack Jack handle Spare tire HBF015CB HB8004BD ...floor of the trunk or cargo area. To remove the spare tire, proceed as follows: Sedan: Remove the floor cover from the trunk. Remove the storage tray. Turn the attaching bolt counterclockwise, ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 345
    ...tray. Turn the attaching bolt counterclockwise, then take spare tire out. If the spare... in this chapter and strictly follow the instructions. HB9001BB HB7008CD The jack is stored on the left side... or cargo area. To take out the jack: Remove the cover, turn the jackscrew counterclockwise to loosen...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 346
    ... jack handle is stored under the spare tire cover. NOTE Make sure the jack is well lubricated before using it. 6. (If ... nut wrench but do not remove the nuts. 8. Place the jack under the side sill at the front or rear jack-up point closest to the flat tire. OM-H2262 HB9012BB Turn the jackscrew by...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 347
    In case of emergency to by arrow marks on the underside of the side sill skirt. Place the jack under the front or rear jack-up point closest to flat tire. HS9023BA 9. Insert the jack handle into the jackscrew, and turn the handle until ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 348
    ... or a pipe extension on the wrench because you may exceed the specified torque. Have the wheel nut torque checked at the nearest automotive service facility. 15. Store the flat tire in the spare tire compartment. 9-10
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 349
    ... wrench in their storage locations. 9 HB9040CA HB9041CA After placing the jack in its storage location, turn the jackscrew clockwise by hand until it becomes too hard to turn. Then, tighten it by an additional 1/4 - 1/3 of a turn using a screwdriver or the jack handle. Unless the jack is ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 350
    ... engine can be dangerous. Keep your fingers, hands, clothing, hair and tools away from the cooling fan, belts and any other moving engine parts. Removing rings, watches and ties is advisable. When your vehicle does not start due to a run...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 351
    ... battery is 12 volts and the negative terminal is grounded. 2. If the booster battery is in another vehicle, do not let the two vehicles touch. 3. Turn off all unnecessary lights and accessories. 4. Connect the jumper cables exactly in the sequence illustrated. 9 HB8007BC - CONTINUED - 9-13
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 352
    ... battery. 4 Connect the other end of the cable. 2.5 liter models: To the engine lifting bracket. 3.0 liter models: To the strut mounting nut. Make sure that the cables are not near any moving parts and that the cable clamps are not in contact with any other metal. 5. Start the engine of the ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 353
    ... has been shut off and has fully cooled down. When the engine is hot, the coolant is under pressure. Removing the cap while the engine is still hot could release a spray ... turn the engine off. 4. After the engine has fully cooled down, check the coolant level in the reserve tank. If ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 354
    ... of the center differential. HG9013BA If towing is necessary, it is best done by your SUBARU dealer or a commercial towing service. Observe the following procedures for safety. B ... D Use only specified towing hooks and tie-down hooks. Never use suspension parts or other body ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 355
    In case of emergency HB9048BB HB9051BB Towing and tie-down hook HB8012BB 9 HB8013BB - CONTINUED - 9-17
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 356
    ... front towing hook is located on the inside of the towing hook cover below the right-hand headlight. n Towing hook cover removal procedure For except OUTBACK models: HB9049BA To use the towing hook, insert the top end of the flat tip screwdriver in a slot ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 357
    In case of emergency For OUTBACK models: HB9045BB HB9042BA 1. Squeeze the sides of portion A and pull the towing hook cover toward you. 9 HB9021CB HB9043BA 2. Press portion B and simultaneously pull the towing hook cover toward you. - CONTINUED - 9-19
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 358
    ... is next to the fog lamp. Pull out the towing hook cover to remove it. n Towing hook cover installation procedure For except OUTBACK models: HB9052BA Align the towing hook cover with its original installation position and press all parts of it into place. 9-20...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 359
    In case of emergency For OUTBACK models: HB9044CB 1. IInsert the projection C into the hole D. 9 HB9030CB 2. Push at the portion E. - CONTINUED - 9-21
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 360
    ...position for automatic transmission vehicles or "1st" for manual transmission vehicles. 2. Pull up the parking brake lever firmly. 3. Secure ... must be taken not to pull the chains so tightly that the suspension bottoms out. B Towing with all wheels on the ground D Never turn the ignition switch ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 361
    ...engine while being towed in this method. Transmission damage could result if the vehicle is towed with the engine running. D For vehicles with automatic transmission, the traveling speed must be limited to less than 20 mph (30 km/h) and ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 362
    ... moonroof switch, you can close the moonroof manually. B Sedan 1. Take out the hex-headed ...screwdriver from the tool bag. HB9006BA HB9007BB 2. Remove the map light lens by prying the edge of the lens ..., turn the wrench counterclockwise. Have your vehicle checked by an authorized SUBARU dealer. 9-24
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 363
    ... shaft. To close the moonroof, turn the wrench clockwise. Have your vehicle checked or repaired by an authorized SUBARU dealer. 9 Maintenance tools HB9011AA Your vehicle is equipped with the following maintenance tools: - CONTINUED - 9-25
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 364
    ...trunk or cargo area. To take out the jack, turn the jackscrew counterclockwise to loosen it, then remove the jack. The jack handle is stored under the spare tire cover. For how to use the jack, refer to "Flat tires". 9-26
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 365
    Appearance care Exterior care ...Washing ...Waxing and polishing ...Cleaning aluminum wheels ...Cleaning fog light lens (for OUTBACK) ... 10-2 10-2 10-3 10-4 10-4 Corrosion protection ...Cleaning the interior ... 10-5 10-6 10
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 366
    ... not wash the engine compartment and areas adjacent to it. If water enters the engine air intake, electrical parts or the power steering fluid reservoir, it will cause engine trouble or faulty power steering respectively. The best way to preserve your vehicle's...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 367
    ... are of the high temperature, high pressure type, and they can damage or deform the resin parts such as mouldings, or cause water... wash and dry the vehicle before waxing and polishing. Use a good quality polish and wax and apply them according to the manufacturer's instructions. Wax or polish when ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 368
    ...exposed to sea breezes, or driven on roads treated with salt or other agents. J Cleaning fog light lens (for OUTBACK) HBA017BB 1. Stop the vehicle in a safe place. 2. Stop the engine and turn off the fog lights. 3. Check that the fog lights ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 369
    ... horizontal center line. Corrosion protection Your SUBARU has been designed and built to ... and protective finishes have been used on most parts of the vehicle to help maintain fine appearance... above freezing. 3. Dampness in certain parts of the vehicle remains for a long time, even though other parts...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 370
    ... the beginning of winter, check the condition of underbody components, such as the exhaust system, fuel and ... treatment or should be replaced. Contact your SUBARU dealer to perform this kind of maintenance and... in the paint as soon as you find them. Check the interior of the vehicle for water and dirt...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 371
    ... according to its instructions. B Leather seat materials The leather used by SUBARU is a high quality natural ...If your SUBARU is to be parked for a long time in bright sunlight, it is recommended that the seats and headrests... may be cleaned using mild soap or detergent and water, after first vacuuming...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 372
    10-8
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 373
    ...-15 Air cleaner element ...Spark plugs ...Drive belts ...Manual transmission oil ...Automatic ... vehicles) ...Brake booster ...Brake pedal ...Clutch pedal (Manual transmission vehicles) ...Replacement of brake ...Tires and wheels ...Types of tires ...Tire inspection ...Tire pressures and wear ...Wheel ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 374
    ...Fuses ...Main fuse ...Installation of accessories ...Replacing bulbs ...Headlight ...Front fog light (if equipped) ...Front turn signal light, parking light and marker light ...Rear combination lights ...License ... ...Trunk light ...High mount stop light ... 11-51 11-52 11-54 11-54 11-55 ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 375
    .... Maintenance precautions When maintenance and service are required, it is recommended that all work be done by an authorized SUBARU dealer. If ... familiarize yourself with the information provided in this section on general maintenance and service for your SUBARU. Incorrect or incomplete service ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 376
    ... the fuel system is under pressure, replacement of the fuel filter should be performed only by your SUBARU dealer. D Wear ...If your SRS airbag or seatbelt pretensioner needs service, consult your nearest SUBARU dealer. J Before checking or servicing in the engine compartment D Always stop the engine ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 377
    Maintenance and service J When you do checking or servicing in the engine compartment while the engine is running A running engine can be ...hands, clothing, hair and tools away from the cooling fan, belts and any other moving engine parts. Removing rings, watches and ties is advisable. Engine hood ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 378
    ...Pull the hood release knob under the instrument panel. 2. Release the secondary hood release located ...grille by moving the lever toward the left. Lift up the hood, release the hood prop from its retainer ...close the hood: 1. Lift the hood slightly and remove the hood prop from the slot in the hood and ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 379
    Maintenance and service Engine compartment overview B 2.5 liter models HBB036BB 1 Manual transmission oil level gauge (MT) (page 11-23) or ... level gauge (page 11-24) Brake fluid reservoir (page 11-30) Fuel filter 7 Windshield washer tank 8 Fuse box (page 11-52) 9 Battery (...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 380
    ... (page 11-26) Automatic transmission fluid level gauge (page 11-24) Brake fluid reservoir (page 11-30) Fuel filter Windshield washer tank (page 11-47) 7 Fuse box (page 11-52) 8 Battery (page 11-51) 9 Engine oil filler cap Q Engine coolant reservoir W Engine oil ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 381
    Maintenance and service Engine oil B Checking the oil level Check the engine oil level at each fuel stop. HBB004JA HBB061BD 1. Park the vehicle ... the upper level. CAUTION Use only engine oil with the recommended grade and viscosity. If you check the oil level just ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 382
    ...the oil and oil filter according to the maintenance schedule in the "Warranty and Maintenance Booklet". The engine oil and oil filter must be changed more frequently than ...out the engine oil by removing the drain plug while the engine is still warm. The used oil should be drained ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 383
    Maintenance and service HBB051BB HBB054BA HBB055BA 6. Remove three clips at the front of the cover under the ... cover toward the vehicle front to remove it. 8. Remove the oil filter with an oil filter wrench. 9. Before installing a new oil filter, apply a thin coat of engine oil to the seal. 10. ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 384
    12. Reinstall the cover under the oil filter. 13. Pour engine oil through ... Then stop the engine and wait a few minutes to allow the oil drain back. Check the oil level again and if necessary, add more engine ...Recommended grade and viscosity CAUTION Use only engine oil with the recommended grade and ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 385
    ...adding oil, different brands may be used together as long as they are the same API classification and SAE viscosity as those recommended by SUBARU. Engine oil viscosity (thickness) affects fuel economy. Oils of lower viscosity provide better fuel economy....
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 386
    ..., or used for heavy-duty applications such as towing a trailer, use of oil with the following grade and viscosities is ... protection against freezing down to -33°F (-36°C). For adding, use genuine SUBARU coolant or an equivalent: a mixture of 50% soft water and 50% ethylene-glycol basis coolant....
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 387
    ... and replace it if necessary. If the fuse is not blown, have the cooling system checked by your SUBARU dealer. If frequent addition of coolant is necessary, there may be a leak in the engine cooling system. It is recommended that the cooling system ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 388
    .... B Changing the coolant WARNING Never attempt to remove the radiator cap until the engine has been shut off and has ..., you may suffer serious burns from a spray of boiling hot coolant when the cap is removed. Change the engine coolant using the following procedures according to the maintenance ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 389
    Maintenance and service HBB006BB HBB059BB 3. Loosen the radiator cap to drain the coolant from the radiator. Then drain the coolant from the reserve tank. Tighten the drain plug securely. HBB007CB HBB004FB 4. Slowly pour the coolant and fill to the radiator filler neck and to the reserve tankମ.
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 390
    ...not operate the engine with the air cleaner element removed. The air cleaner element not only filters intake air but also stops flames if the engine backfires. If... air cleaner element functions as a filter screen. When the element is perforated or removed, engine wear will be excessive and...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 391
    ...Warranty and Maintenance Booklet". Under extremely dusty conditions, replace it more frequently. It is recommended that you always use genuine SUBARU parts. n 2.5 liter models HBB063BB HBB064BB 1. Remove the bolt securing the rear air cleaner element case. 2. ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 392
    ... case cover. 2. Open the air cleaner case cover and remove the air cleaner element. 3. Clean the inside of the air cleaner cover and case with a damp cloth and install a... cleaner element. HBB057BA To install the air cleaner case cover, insert the two projections on the air cleaner case ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 393
    Maintenance and service Spark plugs D When disconnecting the spark plug cables, always grasp the spark plug cap, not the ...the spark plugs. It is recommended that you have the spark plugs replaced by your SUBARU dealer. The spark plugs should be replaced according to the maintenance schedule in the ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 394
    ... - 11.0) 0.35 - 0.40 (9.0 - 10.0) 1 2 0.28 - 0.35 (7.0 - 9.0) 0.30 - 0.33 (7.5 - 8.5) To check belt tension, place a straightedge (ruler) across .... B 3.0 liter models It is unnecessary to check belt tension periodically because your engine is equipped with an automatic belt tension ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 395
    Maintenance and service schedule in the "Warranty and Maintenance Booklet". Consult your SUBARU dealer for replacement. If a belt is loose, cracked, or worn, contact your SUBARU dealer. Manual transmission oil B Checking the oil level Check the oil level monthly....
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 396
    ... Applicable Temperature OM-H0205 Automatic transmission fluid B Checking the fluid level The automatic ... Check the fluid level monthly. 1. Drive the vehicle several miles to raise the temperature of the transmission .... Then shift it in the "P" position, and run the engine at idling speed. 11-24...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 397
    ... "HOT" range, add the recommended automatic transmission fluid up to the upper level. n Checking the fluid level when the fluid ... When the fluid level has to be checked without time to warm up the automatic transmission, check to see that the fluid level is between the lower level and upper level...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 398
    Front differential gear oil (AT vehicles) B Checking the oil level Check the differential oil level monthly... Park the vehicle on a level surface and stop the engine. 2. Pull out the dipstick, wipe it clean, ...again. 3. Pull out the dipstick again and check the oil level on it. If it is below the lower ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 399
    ... frequent refilling, there may be an oil leak. If you suspect a problem, have the vehicle checked at your SUBARU dealer. Your vehicle may be equipped with a rear differential protector. The differential protector provides protection to the rear differential ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 400
    HBB065BB HBB066BB Others Filler plug Oil level Filler hole Drain plug HB0077 Drain hole HB0078 Remove the plug from the filler hole and check the oil level. The oil level should be kept even with the bottom of the filler hole. If ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 401
    .... and Applicable Temperature OM-H0205 Power steering fluid B Checking the fluid level WARNING Be careful not to burn yourself .... Check the power steering fluid level monthly. 1. Park the vehicle on a level surface, and stop the engine. 2. Check the fluid level of the reservoir tank. When the fluid...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 402
    ... level is extreme low, it may indicate possible leakage. Consult your SUBARU dealer for inspection. B Recommended fluid "Dexron III" Type Automatic Transmission Fluid Brake fluid B Checking the fluid level D Never let brake fluid contact your eyes ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 403
    ... If the vehicle requires frequent refilling, there may be a leak. If you suspect a problem, have the vehicle checked at your SUBARU dealer. D Never use different brands of brake fluid together. D When adding brake fluid, be careful not...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 404
    ...D If the vehicle requires frequent refilling, there may be a leak. If you suspect a problem, have the vehicle checked at your SUBARU dealer. D Never use different brands of clutch fluid together. D When clutch fluid is added, be careful not to...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 405
    ... or 4 brake fluid Brake booster If the brake booster does not operate as described below, have it checked by your SUBARU dealer. 1. With the engine off, depress the brake pedal several times, applying the same pedal force each time. The distance ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 406
    ...(1.0 - 3.0 mm) OM-H0224 Stop the engine and firmly depress the brake pedal several times. Lightly press the brake pedal down with one... lb (10 N, 1 kg). If the free play is not within proper specification, contact your SUBARU dealer. B Checking the brake pedal reserve distance More than 2.56 in (...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 407
    .... When the measurement is smaller than the specification, or when the pedal does not operate smoothly, contact with your SUBARU dealer. Clutch pedal (Manual transmission vehicles) Check the clutch pedal free play and reserve distance according to the ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 408
    ... time you apply the brake pedal, have the brake pads serviced by your SUBARU dealer as soon as possible. B 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: n Brake pad and ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 409
    ... forcefully may cause the rear wheels to lock. To avoid this, be certain to pull the lever up slowly and ... parking brake to cool down. Repeat this procedure. 5. Check the parking brake stroke. If the parking ... range, have the brake system checked and adjusted at your SUBARU dealer. 11 - CONTINUED ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 410
    ... suited for highway driving under dry conditions. Summer tires are inadequate for driving on slippery roads such as on snow-covered or icy roads. If you drive your vehicle on snow-covered or icy roads, we strongly recommend the use of winter (snow) tires. When installing winter tires, ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 411
    ..., nails, and stones. At the same time, check the tires for abnormal wear. Contact your SUBARU dealer immediately if you find any problem. NOTE D When the .... Drive slowly to the nearest authorized SUBARU dealer and have the vehicle inspected. J Tire pressures and wear Maintaining ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 412
    ...Driving even a short distance warms up the tires and increases the tire pressures. Also,... are affected by the ambient temperature. It is best to check tire pressure outdoors before driving the vehicle... warm, the air inside it expands, causing the tire pressure to increase. Be careful not to mistakenly...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 413
    Maintenance and service D Correct tire pressure (tread worn evenly) HGB033AA Roadholding is good, and steering is responsive. Rolling ... is low, so fuel consumption is also lower. D Abnormally low tire pressure (tread worn at shoulders) HSB012AA 11 Rolling resistance is ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 414
    ...the vehicle when fully loaded and for the vehicle when towing a trailer, adjust the tire pressures to the values that match current loading conditions. WARNING... are not correctly balanced, have them checked and adjusted by your SUBARU dealer. Also have them adjusted after tire repairs and after tire...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 415
    Maintenance and service NOTE Loss of correct wheel alignment* causes the tires to wear on one side and reduces the vehicle's running stability. Contact your SUBARU dealer if you notice abnormal tire wear. * : The suspension system is designed to hold each wheel at a ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 416
    ... any damaged or unevenly worn tire at the time of rotation. After tire rotation, adjust the tire pressures and make sure the wheel nuts are correctly tightened... loose. J Tire replacement The wheels and tires are important and integral parts of your vehicle's design; they cannot be...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 417
    ...are identical to those fitted as standard equipment. For safe vehicle operation, SUBARU recommends replacing all four tires at the same time. D ... as standard equipment. Replacement wheels are available from SUBARU dealers. 11 WARNING Use only those wheels that are specified...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 418
    ... the wheel by tapping your hand evenly around the circumference of the cover. NOTE When any of the wheels is removed and replaced for tire rotation or to change a flat tire, always check the tightness of the wheel nuts after driving approximately 600 miles (1,000 km). ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 419
    ...the center cap is replaced, be sure to replace them with genuine SUBARU parts designed for aluminum wheels. Windshield washer fluid CAUTION Never use engine coolant ...areas where water freezes in winter, use an anti-freeze type windshield washer fluid. SUBARU Windshield Washer Fluid...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 420
    Washer Fluid Concentration 30% 50% 100% Freezing Temperature 10.4°F (-12°C) -4 °F (-20°C) -49°F... windshield washer or if the wiper operation is jerky, clean the outer surface of the windshield (or rear window) and the wiper blades using a sponge or soft cloth with a neutral detergent or...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 421
    Maintenance and service 1. Raise the wiper arm off the windshield. 2. Remove the wiper blade assembly by holding its pivot area and pushing it in... pull it firmly until the stoppers on the rubber are free of the metal support. Metal support 11 HS0191 - CONTINUED - 11-49
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 422
    ...new blade rubber. Metal spines HS0192 5. Align the claws of the metal support with the grooves in the rubber and slide the blade rubber assembly into ...support until it locks. Be sure to position the claws at the end of the metal support between the stoppers on the rubber as shown. If the rubber is ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 423
    Maintenance and service Battery D Before beginning work on or near any battery, be sure to ... seek medical attention immediately. D To lessen the risk of sparks, remove rings, metal watchbands, and other metal ... after handling. WARNING 11 CAUTION Never use more than 10 amperes when charging the ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 424
    ... housed in the engine compartment. The fuse puller and spare fuses are stored in the main fuse box cover in the engine compartment. If any lights, accessories or other electrical controls do not operate, inspect the corresponding fuse. If a fuse...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 425
    ... back side of each fuse box cover and the "Fuse and circuits" section in chapter 12 in this manual show the circuit for each ... fuse of the same rating. 6. If the same fuse blows again, this indicates that its system has a problem. Contact your SUBARU dealer for repairs. - CONTINUED - 11-53
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 426
    ...fuse. If a main fuse blows after it is replaced, have the electrical system checked by your nearest SUBARU dealer. Installation of accessories Always consult your SUBARU dealer before installing fog lights or any other electrical equipment in your vehicle. Such...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 427
    ...and OUTBACK models Low beam High beam Except GT and OUTBACK models Front turn signal Spot light Dome light Door step light ... light/ parking and front side marker light Front fog light Except OUTBACK OUTBACK Wattage Bulb No. 2 3 4 5 6 7 12V-55W 12V-60W 12V-65/55W 12V-27W...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 428
    ...E R T Sedan Station wagon Luggage area light High mount stop light Sedan Station wagon Rear turn signal light Sedan Station wagon Brake/tail light Sedan Station wagon Licence plate light Sedan Station wagon Trunk room light Wattage 12V-27W 12V-27W 12V-13W 12V-16W ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 429
    ...NOTE If headlight aiming is required, consult your SUBARU dealer for proper adjustment of the headlight aim. B For GT and OUTBACK models HBB039BA HBB040BB 11 Remove the headlight bulb cover, by turning it counterclockwise. - CONTINUED - 11-...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 430
    ... securely. Reconnect the electrical connector for black cable. Install the headlight bulb cover. n High beam light bulbs HBB043BA HBB044BB 1. Disconnect the electrical connector from the bulb. 2. Remove the bulb from the headlight assembly by turning it counterclockwise....
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 431
    ... it clockwise until it clicks. 6. Install the headlight bulb cover. B Except GT and OUTBACK models HBB045BB HBB046BA 1. Disconnect the electrical connector while pressing the .... J Front fog light (if equipped) It may be difficult to replace the bulbs. Have your SUBARU dealer replace ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 432
    made at a SUBARU dealer. HBB016BA 1. Remove the headlight assembly mounting screws located at the top of and the front of ... wrench. 2. Move the headlight assembly forward. HBB039CB HBB020BA 3. Remove the bulb socket from the headlight assembly by turning it counterclockwise. 4. Remove the bulb ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 433
    Maintenance and service J Rear combination lights B Sedan HBF014DA HBB034BC HBB035BB 1. Open the trunk lid. 2. Open the rear combination light cover. For covers on the trunk lid: Unlatch ... the bulb from the socket. Rear turn signal light: Remove the bulb from the socket by pushing it and ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 434
    ... signal light bulbs It may be difficult to replace the bulbs. It is recommended that you have the bulbs replaced by your SUBARU dealer. HBB021BB HBB022BB 1. Remove the light bulb replacement service hole covers at two places by prying the edge of...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 435
    ... a Phillips screwdriver, remove the upper and lower screws that secure the side cover of the rear combination light assembly. 4. Remove the bulb socket from the ... and tighten the nuts from the interior of the vehicle. 10. Reinstall the light bulb replacement service hole covers. 11 ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 436
    n Back-up and brake/tail light bulbs HBB026BC HBB025BA 1. Unlatch the rear finisher light cover by moving the knob upward. Open the cover up. 2. Remove the bulb socket from the rear finisher light assembly by turning it counterclockwise. 3. Remove ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 437
    Maintenance and service 2. 3. 4. 5. Remove the cover and lens. Pull the bulb out of the socket. Install a new bulb. Reinstall the lens and cover. Tighten the mounting screws. J Map light, dome light, luggage compartment light and door step light HBB029BD HBB068BD 11 ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 438
    ... edge of the lens with a regular screwdriver. 2. Pull the bulb out of the socket. Install a new bulb. 3. Reinstall the lens. J Trunk light HBF014FA 1. Remove the cover by squeezing its sides and pulling it. 2. Pull the bulb out of the socket...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 439
    Maintenance and service J High mount stop light B Sedan OM-H2350 1. Remove the high mount stop light cover by prying on the edge with a screwdriver. 2. ...2. Remove the mounting screws using a phillips screwdriver and then remove the high mount stop light cover. 3. Pull the ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 440
    4. Reinstall the cover. 5. Tighten the mounting screws then reinstall the covers. NOTE Other bulbs may be difficult to replace. Have your SUBARU dealer replace these bulbs if necessary. 11-68
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 441
    Specifications Specifications ...Dimensions ...Engine ...Electrical system ...Capacities ...Tires ...Wheel alignment ... 12-2 12-2 12-3 12...-6 Fuse panel located behind the coin tray ...12-6 Fuse panel located in the engine compartment ...12-10 Bulb chart ...12-14 Vehicle identification ...12-15 12
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 442
    ... width Overall height Ground clearance Front tread Rear tread Wheelbase *: With roof rail 184.4 in (4,... mm) 57.3 in (1,455 mm) 104.3 in (2,650 mm) OUTBACK sedan Overall length Overall width Overall height Ground clearance Front tread Rear tread Wheelbase OUTBACK station wagon Overall length Overall...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 443
    ... Compression ratio Firing order 3.0 liter Engine model Engine type Engine displacement Bore Stroke Compression ratio... opposed, liquid cooled 4 cylinder, 4 stroke gasoline engine 2,457 cc (150 cu in.) 3.92 in ... opposed, liquid cooled 6 cylinder, 4 stroke gasoline engine 3,000 cc (183.0 cu in.) 3.51 in ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 444
    ... Spark plugs type J Capacities Fuel tank Engine oil 2.5 liter 3.0 liter Transmission oil (MT) ... gear oil Rear differential gear oil Brighton, L (AT) Others Power steering gear fluid Engine coolant ... (220 kPa, 2.2 kg/cm2) 32 psi (220 kPa, 2.2 kg/cm2) Pressure Front Rear 12-4 Brighton GT, L Brighton
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 445
    ... (420 kPa, 4.2 kg/cm2) 15 x 6JJ, 16 x 61/2JJ OUTBACK Type Size Temporary spare Pressure Front Trailer towing Rear Trailer ...- CONTINUED - Legacy station wagon Toe Front Rear Camber Front Rear OUTBACK sedan Toe Front Rear Camber Front Rear OUTBACK station wagon Toe Front 12 12-5
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 446
    Camber Rear Front Rear 0 " 0.12 in (0 " 3 mm) 0°20' " 30' -0°10' " 45' Fuses and circuits J Fuse panel located behind the coin tray B 2.5 liter models HBC001BB Fuse panel 1 2 3 Fuse rating 15A 15A 15A Circuit D Heater fan D Heater fan D Power door lock D Keyless entry 12-6
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 447
    ...mirrors D Tail light D Parking light D SRS airbag D Front fog light D ABS solenoid D Radio D Clock D Trailer D Engine ignition system D SRS airbag D Illumination brightness control D Fuel pump D Rear window wiper and washer D Windshield wiper and washer...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 448
    Fuse panel 19 Fuse rating 20A Circuit D Mirror heater D Wiper deicer D Accessory power socket D Seat heater 20 20A B 3.0 liter models HBC001CB Fuse panel 1 2 3 Fuse rating 15A 15A 15A Circuit D Heater fan D Heater fan D Power door lock D Keyless entry 12-8
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 449
    ... mirrors D Tail light D Parking light D SRS airbag D Front fog light D ABS (VDC) solenoid D Radio D Clock D Trailer D Engine ignition system D SRS airbag D Illumination brightness control D Fuel pump D Rear window wiper and washer D Windshield wiper and washer ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 450
    ...) D Accessory power socket D Seat heater J Fuse panel located in the engine compartment B 2.5 liter models FWD socket (without SPORTSHIFT mode) HBC003BC Fuse panel 1 2 3 ... (Main) D Radiator cooling fan (Sub) D ABS motor D Rear window defogger D Hazard warning flasher D Horn D ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 451
    Specifications Fuse panel 7 Fuse rating 10A Circuit D Automatic transmission control unit D ABS UNIT D Alternator D Headlight (right side) D Headlight (left side) D Lighting switch D Clock D Interior light 8 9 10 11 12 10A 15A 15A 20A 15A 12 - CONTINUED - 12-11
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 452
    ...equipped) D Rear window defogger D Hazard warning flasher D Horn D Meter D SRS airbag system warning light D Automatic transmission control unit D ABS UNIT D Alternator D Headlight (right side) 7 15A 8 10A 9 10 10A 15A 12-12
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 453
    Specifications Fuse panel 11 12 13 Fuse rating 15A 20A 15A Circuit D Headlight (left side) D Lighting switch D Clock D Interior light 12 - CONTINUED - 12-13
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 454
    ...and OUTBACK Low beam High beam Except GT and OUTBACK Front turn signal Spot light Dome light Door ... marker light Front fog light Except OUTBACK OUTBACK Backup light Sedan Station wagon Luggage area... stop light Sedan Station wagon Rear turn signal light Sedan Station wagon Brake/tail light...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 455
    ... HBD002BB 1 Emission control label 2 Vehicle identification number 3 Radio noise label (Canada model) 4 Vacuum hose connections label 5 Tire inflation pressure label 6 Certification and bar cord 7 Vehicle identification number 8 Model number ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 456
    12-16
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 457
    Consumer information and Reporting safety defects Uniform tire quality grading standards ...Treadwear ...Traction AA, A, B, C ...Temperature A, B, C ... 13-2 13-2 13-2 13-3 Reporting safety defects (USA) ... 13-4 13
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 458
    ... Regulations "Title 49, Part 575". Uniform tire quality grading standards This information ... the consumer in making an informed choice in the purchase of tires. Quality grades can be found where applicable... AA Temperature A The quality grades apply to new pneumatic tires for use on passenger cars...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 459
    ... safety defects phalt and concrete. A tire marked C may have poor traction performance. WARNING The traction grade assigned to this tire is based on straightahead braking traction tests... excessive temperature can lead to sudden tire failure. The grade C corresponds to a level of performance...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 460
    ... National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying Subaru of America, Inc. If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it...However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer, or Subaru of America, Inc. To contact NHTSA, you may either call the...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 461
    Index 14
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 462
    ... ...1-10 Ashtray ...6-12 AT OIL TEMPerature warning light (for AT vehicles) ...3-14 Audio set ...5-3 Automatic climate ... Automatic/Emergency Locking Retractor (A/ELR) ...1-18 Automatic transmission (Brighton, L, Outback) ...7-15 Automatic transmission......14-2 11-51 11-33 11-30 11-34 7-32 3-16 7-31 7-...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 463
    ... locks ...2-20 Cigarette lighter socket (if equipped) ...6-9 Cleaning aluminum wheels ...10-4 Cleaning fog light lens (for OUTBACK) ...10-4 Cleaning the interior ...10-6 Clock ...3-19 Clutch fluid (MT vehicles) ...11-32 Clutch pedal (Manual ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 464
    ... oil ...11-9 Engine overheating ...9-15 Exterior care ...10-2 F Fastening the seatbelt ...Flat tires ...... (if equipped) ...Fog light switch (if equipped) ...Folding down the rear seat - Station wagon... located behind the coin tray ...Fuse panel located in the engine compartment ...Fuses ...Fuses and ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 465
    ... Inside mirror ...3-31 Installation of accessories ...5-3, 11-54 Interior light ...6-2 Internal trunk lid release handle ...2-26 J Jack and jack handle ...Jump ... ...3-20 Loading your vehicle ...8-17 Low fuel warning light ...3-17 Luggage cover (if equipped) ...6-22 14 14-5...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 466
    ... system ...4-4 Manual transmission ...7-12 Manual transmission oil ...11-23 Map light (if equipped) ...6-3 Map light, dome light, ... km) ...O Odometer/Trip meter ...Off road driving ...Oil pressure warning light ...OnStar personal calling ...OnStar services ...OnStar subscription plans ...OnStar ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 467
    ...disc (CD) ...5-39 Preparing to drive ...7-9 R Rear combination lights ...Rear differential gear oil... gate (Station wagon) ...Rear seats ...Rear viscous limited slip differential (LSD...-61 11-27 2-29 1-10 7-30 3-29 3-28 2-6 11-36 11... safety tips ...1-16 Seatbelt warning light and chime ...1-18, 3-11 Seat...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 468
    ... the engine ...7-10 Starting the engine during cold weather below -4 °F (-20 °C) ...7-11 Starting the engine for a manual transmission vehicle ...7-10 Starting the engine for ... ...3-36 Tilting/sliding moonroof (Sedan) ...2-30 Tire chains ...8-16 Tire inspection ...11-39 14-8
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 469
    Index Tire pressures and wear ...Tire replacement ...Tire rotation ...Tires ...Tires and wheels ...Top tether anchorages ...Towing ...Traction AA, A, B, C ...Trailer hitch (if equipped) ...Trailer towing (for OUTBACK) ...Treadwear ...Trunk lid (Sedan) ...Trunk light ...Turn signal indicator lights ...
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 470
    W Warning and indicator lights ...Washing ...Waxing and polishing ...Wear indicators ...Wheel alignment ...Wheel balance ...Wheel covers ...Wheel replacement ...Windows ...Windshield washer fluid ...Windshield ...10-3 11-43 12-5 11-42 11-46 11-45 2-21 11-47 3-26 3-30 8-10 3-24 14-10
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 471
  • 2003 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 472
    ... octane rating of 87 AKI may be used if necessary. For optimum engine performance and driveability, it...this manual. Fuel capacity: 16.9 US gal (64 liters, 14.1 Imp gal) Engine oil: Use only API classification SL with ... US qt (5.8 liters, 5.1 Imp qt) Cold tire pressure: See the label located under the ...



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