2006 Subaru Outback Owner's Manual

2006 Subaru Outback Manual

2006 Subaru Outback manual table of contents:

  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 1
    Foreword Congratulations on choosing a SUBARU vehicle. This Owner's Manual has all the information necessary to keep your SUBARU in...whom you purchased your SUBARU or the nearest SUBARU dealer. The information, specifications and illustrations found in this manual are those in effect at the time of ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 2
    This manual describes the following types of the Legacy series. 1 2 3 4 000138 1) 2) 3) 4) Legacy Sedan Legacy Station wagon OUTBACK Sedan OUTBACK Station wagon
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 3
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 4
    ... America, Inc. and sold at retail by an authorized SUBARU dealer in the United States come with the following warranties: SUBARU Limited Warranty Emission Control Systems Warranty Emissions Performance Warranty ...: SUBARU Limited Warranty Anti-Corrosion Warranty Emission Control Warranty All warranty ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 5
    ... informs you how to keep your SUBARU looking good. Chapter 11: Maintenance and service This chapter informs you when you need to take your SUBARU to the dealer for scheduled ... This chapter informs you about dimension and capacities of your SUBARU. Chapter 13: Consumer information and ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 6
    ..., tail lights, license plate lights and instrument panel illumination Head lights Turn signal Illumination ... Trunk lid (Sedan) Fan speed Instrument panel outlets Instrument panel outlets and foot outlets Foot ... mirror defogger Air recirculation Outside air Engine oil Name Windshield wiper and washer
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 7
    ... possible and sit upright and well back in the seat. Carefully read the sections "Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags" in chapter 1 of this owner's manual for instructions and precautions concerning the seatbelt system and SRS airbag system.
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 8
    ...the lock switch when children are riding in the vehicle. Failure to follow this procedure could result in injury to a child operating the power window. Refer to the "Power windows" section in chapter 2. Never leave unattended children in the vehicle. They could accidentally injure themselves or ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 9
    ...System airbag)", and "Seatbelts" in chapter 1 of this owner's manual for instructions and precautions concerning the child ... that exhaust fumes are entering the vehicle, have the problem checked and corrected as soon as possible... drive. However if you have no choice but to drive, stop drinking...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 10
    ... use a car phone/ cell phone, pull off the road and park in the a place before using...should not be modified. Modification could affect its performance, safety or durability, and may even violate governmental regulations. In addition, damage or performance problems resulting from modification may not ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 11
    8 driving. In a collision or sudden stop, unrestrained pets or cages can be thrown around inside the vehicle and hurt you or your passengers. Besides, the pets can be hurt under these situations. It is also for their own safety that pets should be properly restrained in your vehicle. Restrain a pet...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 12
    ... 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 ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 13
    10 Illustrated index Exterior 1 2 3 4 5 6 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 10) 11) 12) 13) Engine hood lock release (page 11-4) Headlight switch (page 3-31) Bulb replacement (page 11-49) Wiper switch (page 3-35) Moonroof (page 2-25) Roof rail (page 8-14) Door locks (page 2-4) Tire pressure (page 11-35)...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 14
    11 1 2 3 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 1 2 3 Rear window defogger button (page 3-38) Fuel filler lid and cap (page 7-4) Child safety locks (page 2-18) Tie-down hooks (page 9-13) Towing hook (page 9-13) Trunk lid (page 2-21) Rear gate (page 2-24) Bulb replacement (page 11-51) Rear wiper blade ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 15
    12 Interior Passenger compartment area 1 2 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) Lower anchorages for child restraint system (page 1-32) Seatbelt (page 1-11) Center console (page 6-5) Front seat (page 1-2) Rear seat (page 1-7) 5 4 3 000073
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 16
    13 1 2 3 4 1 5 1 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) Top tether anchorages (page 1-36) Dome lights (page 6-2) Sun visors (page 6-3) Cargo area light (page 6-2) Rear center seatbelt (page 1-17) Cargo area cover (page 6-12) 6 000177 - CONTINUED -
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 17
    ... (page 6-4) Navigation system (if equipped) (See navigation system instruction manual.) Glove box (page 6-4) Hazard warning flasher switch (page 3-5) Audio (page 5-1) Climate control (page 4-1) Ashtray (page 6-9) Accessory power outlet (page 6-8) Tilt steering(page 3-43) Cup holder (page 6-7/...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 18
    15 Instrument panel 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 10) 11) 12) 13) 14) Door locks (page 2-4) Illumination ... wiper deicer (page 3-38) Vehicle Dynamics Control OFF switch (page 7-32) Light control lever (page ...-45) Hood lock release knob (page 11-4) Power windows (page 2-19) 14 13 12 11 ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 19
    ...6) Wiper control lever (page 3-35) 7) Light control lever (page 3-31) 8) Fog light switch (page 3-34) 9) Headlight ON/OFF (page 3-31) 10) Headlight flasher High/Low beam change (page 3-31) 11) Turn signal (page 3-32) 7 6 000074
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 20
    17 Combination meter U.S.-spec. vehicles 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) Temperature gauge (page 3-9/page 3-13) Tachometer (page 3-8/page 3-12) Speedometer (page 3-6/page 3-10) Fuel gauge (page 3-8/page 3-12) Trip meter A/B selection and trip meter reset knob (page 3-7/page 311) Trip meter and odometer (page 3-7/ ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 21
    18 Canada-spec. vehicles 1 2 3 4 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) Temperature gauge (page 3-9/page 3-13) Tachometer (page 3-8/page 3-12) Speedometer (page 3-6/page 3-10) Fuel gauge (page 3-8/page 3-12) Trip meter A/B selection and trip meter reset knob (page 3-7/page 311) Trip meter and odometer (page ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 22
    ...ENGINE warning light/Malfunction indicator lamp Charge warning light Oil pressure warning light AT OIL temperature warning light (if equipped) or ABS warning light Brake system warning ... Control warning light/ Vehicle Dynamics Control OFF indicator light (if equipped) Security indicator ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 23
    20 Trunk/cargo area 1) 2) 3) Jack handle (page 9-18) Jack (page 9-18) Spare tire (page 9-2) 1 2 3 1 3 2 000147
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 24
    21 Function settings A SUBARU dealer can change the settings of the functions shown in the following ... your personal requirements. Contact the nearest SUBARU dealer for details. If your vehicle ... functions can be changed using the monitor. For details, please refer to the Owner's Manual supplement ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 25
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 26
    ... and SRS airbags Front seats ...Manual seat ...Power seat (if equipped) ...Reclining the...passenger, and window-side rear passengers ...Subaru advanced frontal airbag system ...SRS ...Front seatbelt pretensioners ...System monitors ...System servicing ...Precautions against vehicle modification ... 1-21 ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 27
    ...the driver should always sit upright and well back in the seat as far from the steering wheel as practical while still maintaining full vehicle control and the ... appropriate for the child's age, height and weight. Secure ALL types of child restraint devices (including forward facing child seat) in ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 28
    ... restrained in the rear seating positions than in the front seating positions. For instructions and precautions concerning child restraint systems, see the "Child ... increase, and both can result in serious internal injury or death. Manual seat Fore and aft adjustment 100085 100245 100244 Pull ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 29
    ... reclining lever to return the seatback, hold it lightly so that it may be raised back gradually. Seat cushion height adjustment (driver's seat) Power seat (if equipped) Fore and aft adjustment Reclining the seatback 100085 100247 To adjust the seat forward or backward, move the control switch...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 30
    Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags 1-5 or push down the front end of the control switch. Seat height adjustment (Driver's seat only) Head restraint adjustment 100250 To adjust the angle of the seatback, move the control switch. Seat cushion angle adjustment (Driver's seat only) 100249 200282 ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 31
    ...is involved in a rear-end collision, have an authorized SUBARU dealer inspect the active head restraints. 100089 Lumbar support (if equipped) The front seats of your vehicle ... lever forward or backward. Pulling the lever forward will increase the amount of support for your lower back.
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 32
    ... and SRS airbags 1-7 Seat heater (if equipped) When the vehicle's interior is warmed enough or before you leave the vehicle, be sure to turn the switch off. Rear seats 100661 The seat heater operates when the ignition switch is either in the "ACC" or "ON" position. Each seat heater ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 33
    ... and other lengthy items properly to prevent them from being thrown around inside the vehicle and causing serious injury during a sudden stop, a sudden steering maneuver or a rapid acceleration. 200288 Never stack luggage or other cargo higher than the top of the seatback because it could tumble ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 34
    Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags 1-9 Rear windows side seating position Rear center seating position The head restraint is not intended to be used at the lowest position. Before sitting on the seat, raise the head restraint to an appropriate position depending on your sitting height. 200284 The ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    ... (Sedan) 200291 Sedan 200292 200286 Station wagon Folding down the armrest and opening the seatback panel affords a loading space for long objects. To open the seatback panel, pull the panel down while pressing the release tab down.
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    ... should fasten their seatbelts BEFORE the vehicle starts to move. Otherwise, the possibility of serious injury ... preventing or reducing injury. Each seatbelt is designed to support only one person. Never use a...child's height and weight. Secure ALL types of child restraint devices (including forward ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 37
    .... 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" section in this chapter. Your vehicle is ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    ... a child restraint system on the passengers' seats, the seatbelt must be changed over to the Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) mode. When ... 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 ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    ...further details about canceling the warning operation, please contact your SUBARU dealer. If there... them again. For adjusting procedure, refer to the "Manual seat" in the front seats section in Chapter... described above, immediately contact your SUBARU dealer for an inspection. NOTE If the driver...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    ... result in serious internal injury or death. Metallic parts of the seatbelt can become very hot in ... occupant. Do not touch such hot parts until they cool. Front seatbelts 1. ... seatback to the upright position. Move the seatback as far from the steering wheel as practical while still maintaining full...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    ... 100105 Push the button on the buckle. Before closing the door, make sure that the belts are retracted properly to avoid catching the belt webbing in the door. 5. To make the lap part tight, pull up on the shoulder belt. 6. Place the lap belt as low as possible on your hips, not on your waist.
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 42
    ... make sure that the belts are retracted properly to avoid catching the belt webbing in the door. Rear center seatbelt on Station wagon model 1 4 2 4. To make the lap part tight, pull up on the shoulder belt. 5. Place the lap belt as low as possible on your hips, not on your waist. Unfastening the ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    1-18 Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags 100108 100109 100734 Rear center seatbelt is stowed in the recess of the ceiling. Fastening the seatbelt with the webbing twisted can increase the risk or severity of injury in an accident. When fastening the belt after it is pulled out from the retractor, ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    .... 100309 3. After confirming that the webbing is not twisted, insert the connector (tongue) attached at the webbing end into the buckle on the right-hand side until a click is heard. 100310 6. To make the lap part tight, pull up on the shoulder belt. And place the lap belt as - CONTINUED -
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 45
    ... buckle (on the left-hand side) to unfasten the seatbelt. 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 tongue plate in the recess on the ceiling and then insert the connector (tongue) plate ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    ... causing damage to the trim. Keep the belts free of polishes, oils, chemicals and particularly battery acid. Never attempt to make modifications or changes that ...accident involving a moderate to severe frontal collision. The pretensioner sensor also serves as a SRS frontal airbag sensor....
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    ... collision damage or for other reasons, consult your SUBARU dealer. System monitors NOTE Seatbelt ... seatbelt retractor assemblies, use only genuine SUBARU parts. If either front seatbelt ... required servicing of front seatbelt retractors equipped with seatbelt pretensioners, see your nearest SUBARU ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    ... Illumination of the warning light while driving System servicing If the warning light exhibits any of... take your vehicle to your nearest SUBARU dealer to have the system checked. Unless ... assembly or scrapping the entire vehicle damaged by a collision, consult your SUBARU dealer. - CONTINUED -...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 49
    ... pretensioner and airbag systems. For required servicing of the seatbelt pretensioner, see your nearest SUBARU dealer. NOTE If the front .... If you need service or repair in those areas or near the front seatbelt retractors, have an authorized SUBARU dealer perform the work. Do not perform any of ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 50
    ...When installing the child restraint system, carefully follow the manufacturer's instructions. According to accident statistics, children are safer when properly ...a lap/shoulder belt (except those covered under the section in this manual, entitled "Installation of child restraint systems by use of...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 51
    ...child restraint system in your vehicle. Some types of child restraints might not be able ...anchorage (tether anchorage) are provided in this position. Some types of child restraints might not be able ... seating positions Recommended positions for all types of child restraint systems. In these positions,...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 52
    ... restrained. Because children are lighter and weaker than adults, their risk of being injured from deployment is greater. For that reason, be sure to secure ALL types of child restraint devices (including forward facing child seats) in the REAR seats at all times. You should choose a restraint ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 53
    .... When you install a child restraint system, follow the manufacturer's instructions supplied with it. After installing the child restraint system, check to...in the lap belt. 5. Pull out the seatbelt fully from the retractor to change the retractor over from the Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) to ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 54
    ... and shoulder belt through or around the child restraint system following the instructions provided by its manufacturer. 3. Insert the tongue plate into the buckle until you hear a click. NOTE When the child restraint system is no longer in use, remove it and restore the - CONTINUED -
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 55
    ... Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags 100137 100138 100262 4. Take up the slack in the lap belt. 5. Pull out the seatbelt fully from the retractor to change the retractor over from the Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) to the Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) function. Then, allow the belt to rewind ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 56
    ... and tighten the top tether. See the "Top tether anchorages" for additional instructions. Installing a booster seat When you install a child restraint system, follow the manufacturer's instructions supplied with it. After installing the child restraint system, check to ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 57
    1-32 Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags following the instructions provided by its manufacturer. 3. Insert the tongue plate into the buckle until you hear a click. Take care not to twist the seatbelt. Make sure the shoulder belt is positioned across the center of child's shoulder and that the lap belt...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 58
    ...33 When you install a child restraint system, follow the manufacturer's instructions supplied with it. After installing the child restraint system, check to ... suffering personal injury in the event of an accident may be increased. Some types of child restraint systems can be installed on the rear ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 59
    ... all the seating positions (middle and both window-side ones) of the rear seat. 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 it is not held ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 60
    ...to be used for installation of the child restraint system. 2. While following the instructions supplied by the child restraint system manufacturer, connect the lower .... 3. [If your child restraint system is of a flexible attachment type (which uses tether belts to connect the child restraint system...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 61
    ...restraint system, follow the reverse procedures of installation. If you have any question concerning this type of child restraint system, ask your SUBARU dealer. 100269 TOP TETHER Three tether anchorages, i.e., ones for the right, center...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 62
    Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags 1-37 To hook the top tether Sedan TOP TETHER 200309 200290 2. Open the cover flaps to use the anchorages. Do not route the top tether over the head restraint. It may happen that the top tether cannot be fastened tightly. When the child restraint system is to be ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    1-38 Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags lower anchorages; lift up the head restraint while pressing the release button. Store the head restraint in the cargo area. Avoid placing the head restraint in the passenger compartment to prevent it from being thrown around in the passenger compartment in a ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 64
    ... seatbelt pretensioner, see the "Front seatbelt pretensioners" section in this chapter. For instructions and precautions concerning the seatbelt system, see the ... always sit upright and well back in the seat as far from the steering wheel as practical while still maintaining full vehicle control...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 65
    .... 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 ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 66
    ... 100669 1) Airbag control module (including impact sensors) 2) Frontal airbag module (driver's side) ...module (front passenger's side) 8) Side airbag sensor (center pillar lefthand side) 9) Side ...Front passenger's occupant detection system weight sensor 22)Front passenger's occupant detection ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 67
    ...23 1 4 3 5 1) Airbag control module (including impact sensors) 2) Frontal airbag module (driver's side)...module (front passenger's side) 8) Side airbag sensor (center pillar lefthand side) 9) Side ...Front passenger's occupant detection system weight sensor 22)Front passenger's occupant detection...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 68
    Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags 1-43 Subaru advanced frontal airbag system Your vehicle ... Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 208. The Subaru advanced frontal airbag system automatically ... and tag. Always wear your seatbelt. The subaru advanced frontal airbag system is a supplemental restraint ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 69
    ..., the driver should always sit upright and well back in the seat as far from the steering wheel as practical while still maintaining full vehicle control and the front ... back in the seat. 100274 Do not put any objects over the steering wheel pad and dashboard. If the SRS frontal airbag deploys, ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 70
    ... warning light is on, have the system inspected by your SUBARU dealer immediately if the SRS airbag system...airbag and seatbelt pretensioner are not controlled by the Subaru advanced frontal airbag system. Front .... Failure to do so may prevent the Subaru advanced frontal airbag system from functioning ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 71
    ... as an audio amplifier) other than a genuine SUBARU accessory under the front passenger’s seat.... and seatbelt pretensioner are not controlled by the Subaru advanced frontal airbag system. Passengerମ. passenger’s SRS frontal airbag determined by the Subaru advanced frontal airbag system monitoring....
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 72
    .... If the front passenger's frontal airbag ON indicator illuminates and the OFF indicator extinguishes even when an infant or a small child is in a ... if the front passenger's frontal airbag ON indicator illuminates and the OFF indicator extinguishes even when an infant or a small child is in a ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 73
    ... rear seat and immediately contact your SUBARU dealer for an inspection. cator illuminates while the ... rear seat and immediately contact your SUBARU dealer for an inspection. Even if the system has... small adult is seated in the front passenger's seat, the Subaru advanced frontal airbag system may or...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 74
    ... for persons with disabilities may have on Subaru advanced frontal airbag system operation (U.S. only) Changing or moving any parts of the front seats,...Juan, Puerto Rico 00910 787-793-2828 There are currently no Subaru distributors in any other U.S. territories. If you are ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 75
    ... mean failure of the system. If the front sub sensors inside both front fenders and the... airbag deploys, a sudden, fairly loud inflation noise will be heard and some smoke will be released. ...can function only when the ignition switch is in the "ON" position. The Subaru advanced frontal airbag sys-...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 76
    ...itself. Do not touch the SRS airbag system components around the steering wheel and dashboard with bare hands right after deployment. ...a collision. That level differs from one type of collision to another, and it may have no bearing on Examples of accident in which the driver's/driver's and front...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 77
    ... activated when the vehicle sustains a hard impact in the undercarriage area from the road surface (such as when the vehicle plunges into a deep ditch, ... impacted or knocked hard against an obstacle on the road such as a curb). Examples of the types of accidents in which deployment of the driver's/...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 78
    Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags 1-53 Examples of the types of accidents in which the driver's/driver's and front passenger's SRS frontal ... 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 ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 79
    ... an eye) in the event of a side impact collision. However, the force of SRS side airbag deployment may cause injuries if your head or other parts of the body are too close to the SRS side airbag. Since your vehicle is equipped with SRS curtain airbags, do not sit or lean unnecessarily close to the ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 80
    ...In the event of an accident, the force of the SRS side airbag deployment could injure the child seriously because his/her head or arms or other parts of the body are too close to the SRS side airbag. Since your vehicle is also equipped with a front passenger's SRS frontal airbag, children aged 12 ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 81
    ... and SRS curtain airbag deploys independently of the driver's and front passenger's SRS frontal airbags in the steering wheel and instrument panel. An impact sensor is located in each of the left and right center pillars and rear wheel houses. If a ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 82
    ... SRS curtain airbag deploy, a sudden, fairly loud inflation noise will be heard and some smoke will be released. These .... That level differs from one type of collision to another, and it may have no bearing on the visible damage done to the vehicle itself. Example of the type of accident in which the...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 83
    1-58 Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags Examples of the types of accidents in which the SRS side airbag and SRS curtain airbag are unlikely to... from a motorcycle. The vehicle rolls onto its side or roof. 4 3 There are many types of collisions which might not necessarily require SRS side airbag and SRS ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 84
    Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags 1-59 Examples of the types of accidents in which the SRS side airbag and SRS curtain airbag will ... "ON" position. The following components are monitored by the indicator: Front sub sensor (Right-hand side) - CONTINUED - 1) The vehicle is involved in frontal ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    ... the entire vehicle damaged by a collision, consult your SUBARU dealer. The SRS airbag has no user-serviceable parts. Do not use electrical test... to the SRS airbag system. For required servicing of the SRS airbag, see your nearest SUBARU dealer. Tampering with or disconnecting ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags 1-61 parts. If you need service or repair in areas listed in the following, have an authorized SUBARU dealer perform the work. The SRS airbag control module, impact sensors and airbag modules are stored in these areas....
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 87
    ... sill protectors, etc.) other than genuine SUBARU accessory parts to the side body. Always consult your SUBARU dealer if you want to install any accessory parts on your vehicle.... plate, etc.) other than genuine SUBARU accessory parts. Modification of the suspension system or front end ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    ... Valet mode ...Passive arming ...Tripped sensor identification ...Shock sensors (dealer option) ... 2-16 2-17 2-18 ... 2-6 Child safety locks ...2-18 Windows ...2-19 Power windows ...2-19 Trunk lid (Sedan) ...To... release handle ... 2-21 2-21 2-22 2-22 2-22 Power door locking switches ...Key lock-in ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    ... you are driving, it could turn the ignition switch from the ON position to the ACC or OFF position, thereby stopping the engine. 200700 number plate attached to the ... key Valet key Key number plate Security ID plate Three types of keys are provided for your vehicle. Master key, submaster key and ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 90
    ... Immobilizer The immobilizer system is designed to prevent an unauthorized person from starting the engine. Only keys registered with your vehicle's ... received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 91
    ... on the registration of keys with your immobilizer system, contact your SUBARU dealer. 200835 The security indicator light deters potential thieves by ..., the immobilizer system may be faulty. If this occurs, contact your SUBARU dealer as soon as possible. In case an unauthorized key is used (e.g. ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    ...the lock lever rearward and then close the door. Locking without the key 1) Push the power door locking switch forward. 2) Close the door. To lock the door from the outside using the power door locking switch, push the switch forward ("LOCK" side) and then...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    ...prevent the battery from going dead. The operational/non-operational setting of this function can be changed by a SUBARU dealer. Contact the nearest SUBARU dealer if you would like to change the setting. Power door locking switches NOTE 200385 To unlock the door...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    ... operative/non-operative setting can be changed by a SUBARU dealer. Contact a SUBARU dealer for details. Remote keyless entry system NOTE Make sure that..., including interference that may cause undesired operation. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    ... conditions. The system's operable distance will be shorter in areas near a facility or electronic equipment emitting strong radio waves such as a power plant, broadcast station, TV tower, or remote controller of home electronic appliances. The keyless entry system does not operate when the key is...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    ... be set to the middle position in order for this function to operate. A SUBARU dealer can change the illumination period setting of the interior light in accordance with your preference. Contact the nearest SUBARU dealer for details. 200900 Vehicle finder function 200901 Press the ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    ...the rear gate. 2. Hold down the UNLOCK side of the power door locking switch. 3. While holding down ...You may have the above settings done by your SUBARU dealer. To replace the battery: 200714 200902 A... may turn Do not let dust, oil or water get on or in the transmitter when replacing the battery. ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    ...(-) side facing up 3. Replace with a new battery (Type CR2025 or equivalent) making sure to install the ... circuit board inside the transmitter. If there is no bag, open the transmitter case and make ... sit on the driver's seat, and close the door. 3. Perform the following steps within 45 seconds. ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    ...tone will not sound. In this event, perform the whole procedure again beginning with part 1. 200840 LO .... If you do not perform the operations in part 4 within 15 seconds, an error ... will not sound. In this event, perform the registration steps again beginning with part 3 of the procedure. 5. Before...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 100
    ...If an error occurs six times, perform the procedure again starting with part 3. 7. Perform parts 5 and 6 of the procedure for each of the remaining digits of the transmitter code beginning with the ... with part 3. If you do not start entering the number using the lock knob before the ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    ... You can set the system for deactivation yourself or have it done by your SUBARU dealer. lid Opening a door, the rear gate or trunk ... entry (only vehicles with shock sensors (dealer option)) NOTE Activating and deactivating the alarm system To change the setting of your vehicle's alarm system ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    ... wagon). NOTE You may have the above setting change done by your SUBARU dealer. If you have accidentally triggered the alarm system To stop the alarm... arm and doors will automatically lock. To arm the system using power door locking switches 1. Close all windows. 2. Remove...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    2-16 Keys and doors The 30-second standby time can be eliminated if you prefer. Have it performed by your SUBARU dealer. If your vehicle is a Sedan and you unlock the trunk using the remote transmitter's " " button with the alarm ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    ... and panic activation. To enter the valet mode, change the setting of your vehicle's alarm system ...passive arming mode, have it done by your SUBARU dealer. 1 2 4. Before closing the doors, lock ... can also be armed with the remote transmitter or with the power door locking switches. If the remote ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    ... approximately 30 seconds. If you desire, your SUBARU dealer can connect them and set them... were sensed: twice (only vehicles with shock sensors (dealer option)) When a light impact was sensed: once (only ... shock sensors adjusted to your preference by your SUBARU dealer. 200247 Each rear door has a ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    Keys and doors 2-19 Windows Power windows Driver's side switches 1 2 3 4 5 200843 ... entrapment, you must do the following. When operating the power windows, be extremely careful to prevent anyone's ... open All door windows can be controlled by the power window switch cluster at the driver side ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    2-20 Keys and doors To open the passengers' windows, push the appropriate switch down and hold it until the window reaches the desired position. Locking the passengers' windows 200845 To close: Pull the switch up lightly and hold it. The window will close as long as the switch is held. ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    ... 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 door, is in the "LOCK" position, the passengers' windows cannot be operated with ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    2-22 Keys and doors trunk lid down until the latch engages. NOTE To lock and unlock the trunk lid release lever Do not leave your valuables in the trunk when you leave your vehicle. adults become locked inside the trunk, the handle allows them to open the lid. The handle is located on the ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    ...to get in the trunk and play with the release handle. If the driver starts the vehicle without knowing that a child is inside the trunk and the child... the child could fall out and be killed or seriously injured. Inspection Perform the following steps at least twice a year to check the release handle...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    2-24 Keys and doors SUBARU dealer. In that case, use the key to release the latch, then ...the handle and/or handle base is cracked, contact your SUBARU dealer. Rear gate (Station wagon) 200401 ... locked and unlocked using either the keyless entry system or the power door locking switch. Refer to the ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    ... following. Before closing the moonroof, make sure that no one's hands, arms, head or other objects...check the anti-entrapment function by deliberately placing part of your body in the moonroof. NOTE Should ...system or other causes, you can unlock it by manually operating the rear gate lock release ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    2-26 Keys and doors Tilting/sliding moonroof (Sedan) Tilt function NOTE One-touch operation does not take place when the moonroof is tilted up and down. Push the switch continuously to tilt the moonroof up and down. Sliding function pletely. To stop the moonroof at a selected midway position ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    Keys and doors 2-27 NOTE Tilting moonroof Sliding moonroof For the sake of safety, it is recommended that you avoid driving with the moonroof fully opened. Sun shades 1 1 2 2 200858 200858 1) Open 2) Close 200404 1) Open 2) Close The sun shade can be slid forward or backward by hand ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    2-28 Keys and doors switch to the "CLOSE" side then quickly release it. The rear moonroof will stop at a position approximately 5.9 in (15 cm) before its fully closed position. After confirming safety, pull the switch to the "CLOSE" side again and quickly release it. The rear moonroof will ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    ... and controls Ignition switch ...LOCK ...ACC ...ON ...START ...Key reminder chime ...Ignition switch light ... warning light/Malfunction indicator lamp ...Charge warning light ...Oil pressure warning light ...AT OIL TEMPerature warning light (AT vehicles) ...Low tire pressure warning light (if equipped...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    ... fuel ...Journey time ... 3-25 3-26 3-27 3-28 3-28 3-29 3-30 Tilt steering wheel ...3-43 Horn ...3-43 Light control switch ...Headlights ...High/low beam change (dimmer) ...Headlight flasher ...Daytime running light system ... 3-31 3-31 3-31 3-32...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    ...lock the steering wheel, preventing steering control. And when the engine is turned off, it takes a much greater effort than usual to steer. Before leaving the ...result in injury to a child or others. Children could operate the power windows, the sunroof or other controls or even make the...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    3-4 Instruments and controls Manual transmission vehicles START Do not turn the ignition switch to the "START" ... a metallic key holder. ACC In this position the electrical accessories (radio, accessory power outlet, etc.) can be used. NOTE The engine may not start in the following cases: ON...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    ... hazard warning flasher, push the hazard warning button on the instrument panel. To turn off the flasher, push the button again. NOTE When the ... to the "ON" position, the various parts of the combination meter are illuminated in the following sequence: 1. Meter rims, gauge rims, warning lights,...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    ... and combination meter sequential illumination upon turning on the ignition switch To change the current setting, press the trip knob for at least two...of the combination meter when the ignition switch is turned to the "ON" position. To change the current setting, press the trip knob for at least ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    ... trip meter, the odometer/trip meter will go off. 300261 300258 This meter displays the odometer ... driven since you last set it to zero. To change the mode indication, briefly push the knob. .... To ensure safety, do not attempt to change the function of the indicator during driving, as an accident ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    ... indication The vehicle communication system carries various types of information (vehicle speed, running conditions, etc... trip meter shows " ", immediately contact the nearest SUBARU dealer and have the vehicle communication ... and the dial, needle, and rim will go off. Do not operate the engine ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    Instruments and controls 3-9 "LOCK" position and back to the "ON" position, the rim will again flash five times. NOTE tank is replenished up to an internal fuel quantity of approximately 4.0 US gal (15 liters, 3.3 lmp gal). The coolant temperature will vary in accordance with the outside...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    ...illumination When the ignition switch is turned to the "ON" position, the various parts of the combination meter are illuminated in the following sequence: 1. Combination ... setting for movement of the meter needles and gauge needles. To change the current setting, press the trip knob for at least...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    .../trip meter, the odometer/trip meter will go off. 300261 300258 This meter displays the odometer ... driven since you last set it to zero. To change the mode indication, briefly push the knob. .... To ensure safety, do not attempt to change the function of the indicator during driving, as an accident ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    ... communication system fault indication The vehicle communication system carries various types of information (vehicle speed, running conditions, etc.) to ... ". If the trip meter shows " ", immediately contact the nearest SUBARU dealer and have the vehicle communication system inspected. Fuel ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    Instruments and controls 3-13 door, the fuel gauge needle will drop to the "E" position and the dial, needle, and rim will go off. NOTE NOTE This light does not go out unless the tank is replenished up to an internal fuel quantity of ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    ...warning light / Malfunction indicator lamp : Charge warning light : Oil pressure warning light : AT OIL temperature warning light (AT vehicles) / : ABS warning light equipped) : Cruise control ... of the corresponding system. Consult your authorized SUBARU dealer for repair. : Vehicle Dynamics Control...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    ... is canceled. When the ignition switch is turned ON next time, however, the complete sequence of warning operations resumes. If there is no passenger on the front passenger's seat, the seatbelt warning device for the front passenger's seat will be deactivated. The front passenger's occupant ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    ...adjust them again. For adjusting procedure, refer to the "Manual seat" in the front seats section in chapter ...actions described above, immediately contact your SUBARU dealer for an inspection. If the warning light ... take your vehicle to your nearest SUBARU dealer to have the system checked. Unless...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    ... simultaneously, the system is faulty. Contact your SUBARU dealer immediately for an inspection. CHECK ENGINE ... not go out after the engine starts, an emission control system malfunction has... have your vehicle checked by an authorized SUBARU dealer immediately. – CONTINUED – The front passengerମ.
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    ... should have your vehicle checked by an authorized SUBARU dealer immediately. is not working properly. ... If the engine oil is at the proper level but the light remains on, contact your nearest SUBARU ... light remains on, contact your nearest SUBARU dealer immediately. AT OIL TEMPerature warning light ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    ...flash, have the system inspected by your nearest SUBARU dealer as soon as possible. If this light ...resetting. If the light flashes, promptly contact a SUBARU dealer to have the system inspected. If ... your Tire Pressure Monitoring System checked at a SUBARU dealer as soon as possible. - CONTINUED ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    ...system repaired at the first available opportunity by your SUBARU dealer. The ABS warning light comes ...monthly) using a tire gauge. After any change to tire pressure(s), the tire pressure monitoring... be working properly. If the light remains on, have the brakes inspected by a SUBARU dealer immediately...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    ... vehicle. Have your vehicle towed to the nearest SUBARU dealer for repair. This light has the following ...drive the vehicle. Have the vehicle towed to the nearest SUBARU deal- er for repair. Electronic Brake .... Instead, have the vehicle towed to the nearest SUBARU dealer for repair. Low fuel warning ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    ... and goes out after the engine has started. For 5-speed automatic transmission vehicles This light ... following conditions. Have your vehicle checked at a SUBARU dealer immediately. The light does not come...and goes out after the engine has started. It indicates that the Vehicle Dynamics Control system ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    ...following conditions. Have your vehicle checked at a SUBARU dealer immediately. The warning light does ...condition, but have your vehicle checked at a SUBARU dealer as soon as possible. NOTE should ...following condition. Have your vehicle checked at a SUBARU dealer as soon as possible. The light does ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    ... that immobilizer system may be faulty. Contact your nearest SUBARU dealer immediately. In the event that an unauthorized key (for ... the automatic transmission control system is not working properly. Contact your nearest SUBARU dealer for service immediately. 300192 300266 This indicator shows the ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    ... light comes on when vehicle speed has been set. Clock NOTE If your vehicle is equipped with a navigation system, refer to the separate "Operating Instructions for Monitor System". High beam indicator light This light shows that the headlights are in the high beam mode. This indicator light ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    ...clock, press the "+" button or the "-" button. The indicated time will change in one-minute increments. If you ... pressed, the rate at which the indicated time changes will speed up. To reset the minutes to "00"... off if you open and close the driver's door while the time is being shown....
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    Instruments and controls 3-27 Outside temperature Journey time Current fuel consumption Average fuel consumption Road surface freeze warning indication Driving range on remaining fuel Outside temperature indicator 300267 Canada-spec. vehicles 300595 The outside temperature indicator shows ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    ... NOTE The outside temperature indication may differ from the actual outside temperature. The road surface freeze warning indication should be treated only as a guide. Be sure to check the condition of the road surface before driving. 300596 Canada-spec. vehicles...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    ... and controls 3-29 tual values and should thus be treated only as a guide. When either trip meter indication is reset, the average fuel ....) U.S.-spec. vehicles NOTE The indicated values vary in accordance with changes in the vehicle's running conditions. Also, the indicated values may differ ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    3-30 Instruments and controls tank. You must refuel the vehicle immediately. NOTE The driving range on remaining fuel is only a guide. The indicated value may differ from the actual driving range on remaining fuel, so you must immediately fill the tank when the low fuel warning light comes on. ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    ...3-31 Light control switch Headlights High/low beam change (dimmer) To prevent battery discharge resulting from accidentally leaving...Headlights, parking lights, instrument panel illumination, tail lights, and license plate light are on. 300507 To change from low beam to high beam, push the turn ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    ... to the neutral position by hand. To signal a lane change, push the turn signal lever up ... 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 lever will return automatically to the neutral position when you release...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    ... audio, air conditioner, information display and instrument panel illumination dims when the light switch is in the " " or " " positions. You can... can also adjust the brightness of the instrument panel illumination when the lighting switch is in the OFF position. To brighten, turn the control...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    ... is in the " " position. However, the front fog lights turn off when the headlights are switched to high beam. To turn on the front fog lights, ... fog light switch on the turn signal lever upward to the " " position. To turn off the front fog lights, turn the switch back down to the "OFF" ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    ...unavailable. In areas where water freezes in winter, use SUBARU Windshield Washer Fluid or the equivalent. (See ...blades with clean water. The glass is clean if no beads form on the glass when you rinse ... blades" section (chapter 11) for replacement instructions. Windshield wiper and washer switches...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    ... a single wipe) Wiper intermittent time control (if equipped) 300286 300288 OFF: Park : Intermittent LO: Low speed HI: High speed For a ... the wipers on, push the wiper control lever down. To turn the wipers off, return the lever to the "OFF" position. When the wiper switch is in the " " ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    ...300290 : Washer (accompanied by wiper operation) ON: Continuous INT: Intermittent OFF: Park : Washer Rear wiper To turn the rear wiper on...wiper control lever upward to the "INT" or "ON" position. To turn the wiper off, return the knob on the end of the lever to the "OFF" position. With ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    ... push the button to turn the deicer on again. Your SUBARU dealer can set your windshield wiper deicer for continuous operation. Contact your SUBARU dealer for details. Once the windshield wiper .... It also turns off when the ignition switch is turned to the Vehicle with manual climate control system
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    ... have to push the button to turn it on again. Your SUBARU dealer can set your rear window defogger for continuous operation. Contact your SUBARU dealer for details. Once the rear window ... located on the climate control panel. To turn on the defogger, push the button. To turn it off, push the button ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    ... the left button, the automatic dimming function is toggled on or off. When the automatic dimming function is on, the auto dimming indicator light (green) located to the right of the button will illuminate. By pressing and releasing the right but- 300518 The ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    ... wipe the sensors clean using a piece of dry soft cotton cloth or an applicator. Compass ... calibration zone" map attached to the end of this manual to verify that the compass zone setting is correct ... to judge the distance of vehicles behind you when changing lanes. Use the inside mirror (or glance ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    ... operation. The mirrors can also be adjusted manually. Outside mirror defogger (if equipped) ...mirror defogger is operating. The defogger will automatically shut off after approximately 15 minutes. If ... the defogger continuously for any longer than necessary. Vehicle with manual climate control system
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    Instruments and controls 3-43 Tilt steering wheel Horn Do not adjust the steering... 2. Pull the tilt lock lever down. 3. Move the steering wheel to the desired level. 4. Push the lever up ... the steering wheel in place. 5. Make sure that the steering wheel is securely locked by moving it up and down.
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 159
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    ...flow selection ...Center and side ventilators ... 4-2 4-2 4-3 Manual climate control system (if equipped) ...Control panel ...Heater operation ...Air ... ...Efficient cooling after parking in direct sunlight ...Lubrication oil circulation in the refrigerant circuit ...Checking air conditioning system ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    4-2 Climate control Ventilator Air flow selection Climate control 400341
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    Climate control 4-3 Center and side ventilators Center ventilators Side ventilators Manual climate control system (if equipped) Control panel 1 5 2 6 3 1 2 400578 400343 Move the tab up and down or right and left to adjust the...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    ... foot outlets. : Air flows through the instrument panel outlets and the windshield defroster outlets.... five positions: : Air flows through the instrument panel outlets. : Air flows through the instrument ..., you cannot select "recirculation" mode by manually pressing the air inlet selection button....
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    ...to cool the cabin quickly (in a vehicle with an air conditioner) or are driving on a dusty road. OFF position (Outside air): Outside air is drawn ... will go off. Place this button in the OFF position when you reach a road that is not dusty and when you wish to achieve a comfortable temperature in the ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    ... state, you cannot select "recirculation" mode by manually pressing the air inlet selection button. ..., you cannot select "recirculation" mode by manually pressing the air inlet selection button.... than from the instrument panel outlets. 1. Set the air inlet selection button to the OFF position....
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    ... and the "A/C" indicator light on the control panel comes on. The automatic climate control system ...flows through the instrument panel outlets: 1. Set the air inlet selection button to the OFF position..., you cannot select "recirculation" mode by manually pressing the air inlet selection button...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    ... are automatically controlled. Manual mode operation: If you operate any of the buttons on the control panel other than the...the indicator light "AUTO" on the control panel will go out. You can then manually control the system as desired using the button you operated. To change the system back to ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    .... If the dial is turned fully counterclockwise, the system gives maximum cooling performance. If the dial is turned fully clockwise, the system gives maximum heating performance. 400583 Driver's side - Defroster button ditioner is operating or not, outside ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    ...selection button 400587 400586 If the windshield starts to fog when the climate control system is operated ...-def): Air flows through the instrument panel outlets, the windshield defrost- 400588 NOTE... air inlet setting is shown on the control panel. (Recirculation): Interior air recirculates inside...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    ... " indicator light appears on the display. Temperature sensors side of the driver-side part of the center panel - Outside temperature sensor: behind front... 1) Solar sensor 2) Interior air temperature sensor When driving on a dusty road or behind a vehicle that emits unpleasant exhaust gases, ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    ... proper operation each spring. Have your SUBARU dealer perform this check. Refrigerant for your climate control ...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 ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    ... The filter can influence the air conditioning, heating and defroster performance if not properly maintained. Contact your SUBARU dealer if the following occurs, even if it is not yet time to change the filter: - Reduction of the air ...
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  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    ... ...Radio operation ...Compact disc player operation ... 5-4 5-5 5-9 5 Type B audio set (if equipped) ...Radio ...in CD changer operation ... 5-13 5-14 5-18 Type C audio set (if equipped) ...Radio ... MP3 files ...Saving MP3 files on a disc ...Supported file systems ...Compression format ...Numbers of ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    5-2 Audio Antenna system Printed antenna Audio Installation of accessories Always consult your SUBARU dealer before installing a citizen band radio or other transmitting device in your vehicle. Such devices may cause the electronic control system to malfunction if they are incorrectly installed or ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    Audio 5-3 Audio set Your SUBARU may be equipped with one of the following audio sets. See ... MP3 LOAD 6 CD CHANGER P-203UE LOAD PUSH POWER-VOL CD CD AM FM RDM AM PUSH POWER-VOL Type A audio set AUDIO SEEK SCAN BAL RPT ... 6 TUNE TRACK P-201UN 500225 500226 PUSH POWER-VOL CD FM AM AUDIO SEEK ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    5-4 Audio Type A audio set (if equipped) P-201UN PUSH POWER-VOL CD FM AM AUDIO SEEK SCAN BAL RPT RDM 1 2 3 4 5 6 TUNE TRACK 500227 The audio set will operate only when the ignition switch is in the "ACC" or "ON" position.
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    Audio 5-5 Radio operation Power switch and volume control Tone and balance control To change tone control modes PUSH ON/VOL PUSH POWER-VOL AUDIO 500045 .... Each brief press of the "AUDIO" button changes control modes in the following sequence starting from volume control mode. (...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    5-6 Audio Control mode (Range of levels) To change balance control mode BAL 500009 Turn counterclockwise Bass control (-6 ... treble sound For more volume 500230 Each brief press of the "BAL" button changes control modes in the following sequence starting from volume control mode. (When the ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    ...increase right speaker volume and decrease left speaker volume For more volume Balance control (L9 to R9) Push the "FM" or "AM" button when the radio is off to turn on the radio. Push the "FM" or "AM" button when the radio is on to select FM1, FM2 or AM reception. Stereo indicator ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    ... it. Each time the button is pressed, the frequency interval can be changed between 10 kHz in the AM mode and 0.2 MHz ... first one it finds. This function may not be available, however, when radio signals are weak. In such a situation, perform manual tuning to select the desired station. If you press...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    ...is placed near the radio, it may cause the radio to emit noise when it receives calls. This noise does not indicate a radio fault. TIME... FM2, or AM reception. 2. Press the " " or " " side of the button or tune the radio manually until the desired station frequency is displayed. 3. Press one ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    ... return to track 1 (the first song on the disc). To stop playback of a CD When the "POWER-VOL" button is pressed during playback of a CD, the CD stops ... will increase. If you fast-forward past the last track on the disc, the player will select the first track on the disc and start playing it.
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    ..., the fast-reversing will stop and the player will start playing the first track on the disc. Use ...-playback mode will be cancelled if you perform any of the following operations: Press the “RDMମ. the “ ” button Select the radio mode Turn off the power of the audio Use this to play the tracks ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    ...Press the " " button Select the radio mode Turn off the power of the audio equipment. Turn the ignition ... The scan mode will be cancelled if you perform any of the following operations: Press the "RPT"... button Select the radio mode Turn off the power of the audio equipment. Turn the ignition ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    Audio 5-13 Type B audio set (if equipped) 6 CD CHANGER P-203UH LOAD PUSH POWER-VOL CD FM AM AUDIO SEEK SCAN BAL RPT RDM 1 2 3 4 5 6 TUNE TRACK 500238 The radio will operate only when the ignition switch is in the "ACC" or "ON" position. - CONTINUED -
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    ... 500229 500045 500228 The dial is used for both power (ON/OFF) and volume control. The radio is...volume control mode after approximately 5 seconds. To change tone control modes: Each brief press of the "AUDIO" button changes control modes in the following sequence starting from volume control ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    Audio 5-15 Control mode (Range of levels) To change balance control modes BAL 500009 Turn counterclockwise Bass control ... treble sound For more volume 500230 Each brief press of the "BAL" button changes control modes in the following sequence starting from volume control mode. (When the ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    ...increase right speaker volume and decrease left speaker volume For more volume Balance control (L9 to R9) Push the "FM" or "AM" button when the radio is off to turn on the radio. Push the "FM" or "AM" button when the radio is on to select FM1, FM2 or AM reception. Stereo indicator ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    ... it. Each time the button is pressed, the frequency interval can be changed between 10 KHz in the AM mode and 0.2 MHz ... first one it finds. This function may not be available, however, when radio signals are weak. In such a situation, perform manual tuning to select the desired station. If you press...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    ...is placed near the radio, it may cause the radio to emit noise when it receives calls. This noise does not indicate a radio fault. LOAD... FM1 or FM2 reception. 2. Press the " " or " " side of the button or tune the radio manually until the desired station frequency is displayed. Built-in CD ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    ... enter the standby mode. Press the "CD" button to start playback. Inserting a disc in a desired position tion ... enter standby mode. Press the "CD" button to start playback. Loading all the magazine (Full ... number indicator and "ALL LOAD" indicator start flashing, insert a disc within 15 ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    ... the disc inserted first. How to play back a CD or make a pause When there is no CD inserted: Insert a CD by referring to "How to insert a CD(s)". When a CD is loaded, the player will start playback of the CD, beginning with the first track. 500233 When there are CDs ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    ... the last track on the disc, the player will select the first track on the disc and start playing it. If you fast-reverse to the beginning of the first track on the disc, the fast-reversing will stop and the player will start playing the first track on the disc. - CONTINUED -
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    ...reselect the repeat play mode. If you perform a fast-forward or fastreverse operation while ...repeat-play mode will be cancelled if you perform any of the following steps: Press the " " or " " side ...select button Select the radio mode Turn off the power of the audio equipment. Turn the ignition...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    ...repeat-play mode will be cancelled if you perform any of the following steps: Press the " " or " " side ...select button Select the radio mode Turn off the power of the audio equipment. Turn the ignition ... button Select the radio mode Turn off the power of the audio equipment. Turn the ignition ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    ...side of the button again. 0 number indicator will go off. To remove more discs in succession, repeat ...NOTE The scan mode will be cancelled if you perform any of the following steps: Press the “RPTମ. select button Press the “ ” button Turn off the power of the audio equipment. Turn the ignition...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    Audio 5-25 sticking out, because vibration might make it fall out. If you press the " " button while the player is in all disc ejection mode, the mode will be cancelled following ejection of the disc that is currently being ejected. If you press the "CD" button while the player is in all ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    5-26 Audio Type C audio set (if equipped) MP3 6 CD CHANGER P-203UE LOAD PUSH POWER-VOL CD FM RDM AUDIO FOLDER SEEK SCAN BAL RPT TEXT AM 1 2 3 4 5 6 TUNE TRACK 500240 The audio set will operate only when the ignition switch is in the "ACC" or "ON" positions.
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    ... 5-27 Radio operation Power switch and volume control Tone and balance control To change tone control modes PUSH ON/VOL PUSH POWER-VOL AUDIO 500045 ... Each brief press of the "AUDIO" button changes control modes in the following sequence starting from volume control mode. ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    5-28 Audio Control mode (Range of levels) To change balance control modes BAL 500009 Turn counterclockwise Bass control (-6...treble sound For more volume 500230 Each brief press of the "BAL" button changes control modes in the following sequence starting from volume control mode. (When the ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    ...increase right speaker volume and decrease left speaker volume For more volume Balance control (L9 to R9) Push the "FM" or "AM" button when the radio is off to turn on the radio. Push the "FM" or "AM" button when the radio is on to select FM1, FM2 or AM reception. Stereo indicator ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    ... it. Each time the button is pressed, the frequency interval can be changed between 10 kHz in the AM mode and 0.2 MHz ... first one it finds. This function may not be available, however, when radio signals are weak. In such a situation, perform manual tuning to select the desired station. If you press...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    ... is placed near the radio, it may cause the radio to emit noise when it receives calls. This noise does not indicate a radio fault. ..., FM2 or AM reception. 2. Press the " " or " " side of the button or tune the radio manually until the desired station frequency is displayed. 3. Press one of ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    ...button, the player will enter the standby mode. Press the "CD" button to start playback. Inserting a disc in a desired position 0 LOAD 1 2 3... disc. Once you have inserted the disc, the "LOAD" indicator will go off. The disc will then be automatically drawn in, and the player will begin to...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    ...play back a CD or make a pause When there is no CD inserted: Insert a CD by referring to "How to insert a CD(s)". When a CD is loaded, the player will start playback of the CD, beginning with the first track.... indicator and "ALL LOAD" indicator start flashing, insert a disc within 15...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    ... to the end of the last track/file (track), fast-forwarding will stop and the player will start playback beginning with the first track/file (track). If you fast-reverse to the beginning of the first track/file (track), fast-reversing will stop and the player will start playback.
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    ...-play mode will be cancelled if you perform any of the following steps: Press the "RPT"... the " " or " " side of the SEEK/SCAN button Turn off the power of the audio equipment. Turn the ignition... once more. The "D-RPT" indication will go off, and the normal playback mode will be resumed...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    ... the “ ” or “ ” side of the SEEK/SCAN button Turn off the power of the audio equipment. Turn the ignition ... Random playback will be cancelled if you perform any of the following steps: Press the “RPTମ. button Select the radio mode Turn off the power of the audio equipment. Turn the ignition...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    Audio 5-37 perform any of the following steps: Press the "RPT" button Press the " " or " " side of...select button Select the radio mode Turn off the power of the audio equipment. Turn the ignition ... the next or previous folder is made. If no appropriate folder exists on the disc, pressing ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    .... The selected disc will be ejected. The disc number indicator will flash at this time. When you remove the ejected disc, the disc number indicator will go off. To remove more discs in succession, repeat Steps 1 and 2. 500237 1. If you continue to press the " " button, the player will produce ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    ...(if equipped) These buttons are located on the spokes of the steering wheel. They allow the driver to control ...functions without taking his/her hands off the steering wheel. MODE button " " and ...audio mode. Each time it is pressed, the mode changes to the next one in the following sequence: FM*...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    ... button to reduce the volume. A number indicating the volume will be shown on the audio display. Press this button if you wish to immediately cut the volume to zero. The audio display will show "MUTE". If you press the button again, the original sound volume will return and "MUTE" goes off.
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    ... the disc surface is touched directly, contamination could cause poor tone quality. Do not touch the disc surface. Use a clean disc whenever ... disc that has a non-standard shape (for example, a heart shape). Malfunctions or problems might result. A disc is vulnerable to heat. Never keep it either in...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    ...by the Motion Picture Experts Group. It permits audio data to be shrunk by a factor of approximately 10 with no loss of sound quality, meaning that the audio on 10 conventional CDs ...-at-once recording is recommended. The system does not support packet writing software. The system does not ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    Audio 5-43 the writing software and CD recorder. Recording must be performed using a file system supported by the audio system. Otherwise, the audio system...able to be played back. Even if a folder contains no MP3 files, it is counted as a folder. Writing software can rearrange...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 217
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    ... box ...Center console box ...Center panel compartment (if equipped) ...Overhead console ... ...Erasing HomeLink® button memory ...In case a problem occurs ...6-18 6-19 6-20 6-20... ...Rear passenger's cup holder ... 6-7 6-7 6-7 Accessory power outlets ...Ashtray ...Front ashtray ... 6-8 6-9 6-9 Coat...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    ... When leaving your vehicle, make sure the light is turned off to avoid battery discharge. The setting of the period for which the light stays on can be changed by a SUBARU dealer. Contact the nearest SUBARU dealer for details. : The light stays off. Map light Dome light ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    ... Vehicle without moonroof 600407 400228 To turn on the map light, push the switch. To turn it off, push the switch again. When leaving the vehicle, make sure the light is turned off to avoid battery discharge. To block out glare, swing down the visors. To ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    6-4 Interior equipment Vanity mirror with light Storage compartment 600408 600498 Always keep the storage compartment closed while driving to reduce the risk of injury in the event of sudden stops or an accident. Do not store spray cans, containers with flammable or corrosive liquids or any ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    Interior equipment 6-5 close it, push the lid firmly upward. To lock the glove box, insert the key and turn it clockwise. To use as storage space: If you hold the divider plate at the top while turning it counterclockwise, it may break. To use again as cupholders: Center console box Center ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    ...release knob at the bottom of the front edge of the lid. To open the center panel compartment, pull up the edge of the bottom of the panel lid.... or other heat-vulnerable or flammable articles such as a lighter in the center panel. When your vehicle is parked in the sun or on a warm day, the inside ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    Interior equipment 6-7 Cup holder Front passenger's cup holder Rear passenger's cup holder When not in use, always keep the cup holder stored while driving to reduce the risk of injury in the event of a sudden stop or an accident. Do not pick up a cup from the cup holder or put a cup in the...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    ... use an in-car electrical appliance by connecting it to an outlet. The maximum power rating of an appliance that can be connected varies among outlets as ... only electrical appliances which are designed for 12V DC. The maximum power rating of an appliance that can be connected varies among outlets as ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    ... either too loose or too tight for the accessory power outlet, this can result in a poor contact ... fit properly. Use of an electric appliance in the accessory power outlet for a long period of time while ... the center console and the lid to allow the power outlet in the center console to be used. Pass ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    ... the SRS curtain airbags, they could cause serious injuries by coming off the coat hooks and being thrown through the cabin or by preventing ... airbag deployment. Before hanging clothing on the coat hooks, make sure there are no pointed objects in the pockets. Hang clothing directly on the coat hooks ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    Interior equipment 6-11 Shopping bag hook For Station wagon models Do not hang items on the shopping bag hook that weigh 11 lbs (5 kg) or more. For Sedan models 400249 The coat hook is attached to each rear passenger's hand grip. 600215 A shopping bag hook is attached to each side of the ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    .... 400237 To extend the cover, pull the end of the cover out of the housing, then insert its hooks into the catches as shown. To rewind it, unhook it from the catches and it will rewind automatically. You should hold on to the cover and guide it back into the cover housing while it is rewinding.
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    ... the top of the rear gate board from the groove in the rear gate panel. 600214 1. To open the lid, pull the handle up. 400239 2. Hold down the button on the right-hand rear quarter panel and lift up the righthand cover housing. 3. Remove the cover housing. 400241 2. Hold both sides ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    ... the lid) on the rear edge of the roof. 3. Remove the left and right parts of the cargo floor lid. 400242 400336 To install the cover housing, insert...) the hooks on the rear gate board into the holes in the rear gate panel. 400235 600515 4. Stow the cover housing and rear gate Rotate the rear ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    ...only for securing light cargo. Never try to secure cargo that exceeds the capacity of the hooks. The maximum load capacity is 44 lbs (20 kg) per hook. 400243 Fit the top of the rear gate board into the groove in the rear gate panel. 600216 A stowage box is located on each side of ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    6-16 Interior equipment ing recesses. Under-floor storage compartment The subfloor storage compartment is located under the floor of the trunk or cargo area and can be used to store small items. To open the lid, pull the tab or handle up. Sedan NOTE When storing a flat tire, put the subfloor ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    ...may cause undesired operation. Changes and modifications to this system by anyone other than an authorized service facility could void authorization to use this equipment.... 2) Indicator light 3) Hand-held transmitter* * Not part of your vehicle's keyless entry system but of...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    ... your HomeLink® Wireless Control System for the desired devices, retain the hand-held transmitters for further programming or device testing in the event of a problem. It is recommended that you insert a new battery in the hand-held transmitter of a device to ensure correct programming. 600430 ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    ...protected garage door openers are manufactured after 1996. See the instruction manual of your garage opener for confirmation. 7. ...the training button, refer to your garage door opener's instruction manual. 2. Press the training button on the garage door opener motor head unit (which activates the ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    6-20 Interior equipment trol System and your garage door opener should activate when the HomeLink® button is pressed. ory of all three buttons. 3. Hold the end of the entrance gate's/garage door opener's hand-held transmitter between 1 and 3 inches (25 and 76 mm) away from the HomeLink® ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    ...call 1-800-3553515 for assistance. Erasing HomeLink® button memory NOTE Performing this procedure erases the memory of all the preprogrammed buttons simultaneously. The memory ... to flash (after 20 seconds). 2. Release both buttons. In case a problem occurs If you cannot activate a device using the
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 239
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    ...7-4 State emission testing (U.S. only) ...Preparing to drive ...Starting the engine ...Manual transmission vehicle ...Automatic transmission vehicle ... ... limited slip differential (LSD) (if equipped) ...7-24 Power steering ...7-25 Braking ...7-25 Braking tips ...Brake system ...Disc brake pad wear ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    ... produce a sulfur exhaust odor or smell. SUBARU recommends that you try a different brand... if the problem is fuel related before returning your vehicle to an authorized dealer for service... on. If this occurs, return to your authorized SUBARU dealer for diagnosis. If it is determined that the condition...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    ..., try a different brand of gasoline before seeking service at your SUBARU dealer. Fuel system damage or driveability problems which result from the use of improper fuel are not covered under the SUBARU Limited Warranty. Do not let fuel spill ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    7-4 Starting and operating Fuel filler lid and cap Refueling 0 700343 1. To open the fuel filler lid, pull the lid release lever. The lever is on the floor at the left of the driver's seat. 200255 2. Open the fuel filler lid. 700342
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    ... Stop filling the tank after the fuel filler pump automatically clicks off. Do not add any more ...on, turn it clockwise until you hear a clicking noise. Be certain not to catch the tether under the ... Fuels may cause paint damage, which is not covered under the SUBARU Limited Warranty. - CONTINUED -
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    7-6 Starting and operating Always use a genuine SUBARU fuel filler cap. If you use ... due to improper testing is not covered under the SUBARU Limited Warranty and is the responsibility of the state inspection ...to tell your inspection or service station in advance not to place your SUBARU AWD vehicle on...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    ...to set the monitors and return for an emission re-inspection. 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 ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    ...accelerator pedal. 4) If the engine still refuses to start, contact your nearest SUBARU dealer for assistance. 6. Confirm that all warning and... the "OFF" position and wait for at least 10 sec- Manual transmission vehicle 1. Apply the parking brake. 2. Turn off unnecessary lights and accessories....
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    ...If the engine still refuses to start, contact your nearest SUBARU dealer for assistance. 6. Confirm ... when the vehicle is moving. This will cause loss of power to the power steering and the brake booster, making... switch, causing the steering wheel to lock. The ignition switch should be turned off only...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    .... Non-turbo models mph (km/h) Gear Except OUTBACK 30 (48) 50 (81) 71 (116) OUTBACK 30 (48) 52 (82) 71 (116) 700101 Maximum allowable speeds The ...mph (km/h) Gear 1st 2nd 3rd Except OUTBACK 32 (52) 54 (88) 80 (129) OUTBACK 32 (52) 54 (88) 78 (127) Shifting speeds Recommended shifting speeds ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    ... use the clutch to hold your vehicle at a standstill on an upgrade. Either of those actions may cause ... hills, downshift to a lower gear before the engine starts to labor. On steep downgrades, downshift the transmission to ... speeds and 1 reverse speed. Also, it has a manual mode and a SPORT mode. Do ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    ... Avoid coasting with the transmission neutral. During coasting, there is no engine braking effect. Selector lever NOTE ... "P", "R", "N", "D" and also has manual gate for using "SPORT" mode or manual mode. P (Park) This position is for parking the vehicle and starting the engine.
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    ... manual mode, move the lever from this position into the manual gate then move it toward the "+" and ... 2nd may occur even when driving on a level road depending on conditions, such as how hard you ...N" (neutral) position. Engine braking has no effect in this condition and the risk of an accident ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    ...the selector lever reverse inhibiting function fails, have the vehicle inspected by the nearest SUBARU dealer. 1 Selection of manual mode 2 3 700308 700109 700345 With ...of the manual gate to select manual mode. If you inadvertently have turned the ignition switch to the...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    ... the manual mode. The transmission does not automatically shift up in the manual mode. Perform gearshifts in accordance with road conditions so that the ... of the automatic transmission fluid becomes too high, the "AT OIL TEMP" warning light will come on and upshifts to 4th ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    ...16 Starting and operating mph (km/h) Position 1 2 3 2.5-liter non-turbo models ... position to the manual gate. When selected, the SPORT mode indicator light on the instrument panel will turn... with the brake pedal depressed and the ignition switch in the “ON” position, perform the following steps...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    ...provides 5 forward speeds and 1 reverse speed. Also, it has a manual mode and a SPORT mode. 700347 700346 3. Remove ... 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. Do not ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    7-18 Starting and operating Avoid shifting from one of the forward driving positions into the "R" ... has four positions, "P", "R", "N", "D" and also has manual gate for using "SPORT" mode or manual mode. P (Park) This position is for parking the vehicle and starting the engine.
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    ... with the transmission neutral. During coasting, there is no engine braking effect. D (Drive) This position ... mode, move the lever from this position into the manual gate then move it toward the "+" and ...3rd may occur even when driving on a level road depending on conditions, such as how hard you...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    ... lever reverse inhibiting function fails, have the vehicle inspected by the nearest SUBARU dealer. With the vehicle either moving or stationary, move the selector lever from the "D" position to the manual gate then move it to the "+" end or "-" end of the manual ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    Starting and operating 7-21 1 Gearshifts can be performed using the selector lever or the shift switch on the steering wheel (turbo model only). 2 3 700308 300106 1) Upshift indicator 2) Downshift indicator 3) Gear position indicator 700111 When the manual mode is selected, the gear ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    ... idle until the warning light goes off. Maximum speeds NOTE Please read..., deselect the manual mode to protect the automatic transmission from damage. When the temperature of the engine oil is higher... automatically shift up in the manual mode. Perform gearshifts in accordance with road conditions so...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    Starting and operating 7-23 mph (km/h) Position 1 2 3 2.5-liter turbo models 35... position to the manual gate. When selected, the SPORT mode indicator light on the instrument panel will turn... pedal depressed and the ignition switch in the “ON” position, perform the following steps: – CONTINUED...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    ... (LSD) (if equipped) 700347 Never start the engine while a tire on one side ... as possible. The LSD provides optimum distribution of power according to the difference in revolutions between the right ... the engine. Take your vehicle to the nearest SUBARU dealer immediately to have the system repaired....
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    ... started and before it has warmed up, you may hear a noise coming from areas adjacent to the power steering pump which is located at the right-front area of the engine compartment. This noise is normal. It does not indicate power steering system trouble.
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    ... system is operating, you may hear a chattering noise or feel a slight vibration in the brake pedal. ...warning indicators on the disc brakes give a warning noise when the brake pads are worn. If a squeaking ...immediately have your vehicle inspected by the nearest SUBARU dealer. The ABS system does not ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    ... the ABS system repaired at the first available opportunity by your SUBARU dealer. voltage such as when the engine is jump started, the ... comes on right after the engine is started but goes out immediately, remaining off. The warning light remains on after the engine has been started, but it goes ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    ...EBD system may be faulty. Drive carefully to the nearest SUBARU dealer and have the system inspected. ... system may be faulty. Drive carefully to the nearest SUBARU dealer and have the system inspected. ... DO NOT drive the vehicle. Instead, have the vehicle towed to the nearest SUBARU dealer for repair.
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 268
    ...be working properly. If the light remains on, have the brakes inspected by a SUBARU dealer immediately. If at all in doubt about whether the ... equipped with Vehicle Dynamics Control, have an authorized SUBARU dealer perform an inspection of that system. The following precautions should be observed in...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 269
    ... are no cause for alarm. When driving off immediately after starting the engine, a short-lived operation noise may be noticed coming from the engine compartment. This noise is generated as a result of a check being performed on the Vehicle Dynamics Control system and is normal....
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 270
    ... if either should occur, have an authorized SUBARU dealer carry out an inspection of that system ... if any should occur, have an authorized SUBARU dealer carry out an inspection of the system ... normally. The warning light will also turn on when a problem occurs with the ABS or Vehicle Dynamics Control ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 271
    ...occur, drive with care and have an authorized SUBARU dealer carry out an inspection of those ...light will turn off when the engine has reached a suitable operating temperature. When an engine problem occurs ...if either should occur, have an authorized SUBARU dealer carry out an inspection of that system...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 272
    .... tivate the Vehicle Dynamics Control system, the vehicle's running performance is comparable with that of a vehicle that does not have a Vehicle ... system provides the driver with a warning message by sending a signal from a sensor that is installed in each wheel when tire pressure is severely low...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    ...is unable to monitor all four road wheels. Contact your SUBARU dealer as soon as possible for... sensors. If the light flashes, promptly contact a SUBARU dealer to have the system inspected. If the... gradually reducing speed. Then slowly pull off the road to a safe place. Otherwise an accident involving...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 274
    Starting and operating 7-35 Parking your vehicle Do not place metal ... cause poor reception of the signals from the tire pressure sensors, and the tire pressure monitoring system ..., including interference that may cause undesired operation. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 275
    ... and put the shift lever in the "1" (1st) for an upgrade or "R" (Reverse) for a downgrade for manual transmission vehicles, or in the "P" (Park) position ...grade driving on slippery or winding roads driving in heavy traffic When parking on a hill, always turn the steering wheel. When the ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    Starting and operating 7-37 To set cruise control 0 vehicle reaches the desired speed. The vehicle will maintain the desired speed. Vehicle speed can be temporarily increased while driving with the cruise control activated. Simply depress the accelerator pedal to accelerate the vehicle. When the ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 277
    7-38 Starting and operating Depress the clutch pedal (manual transmission vehicles only). Shift the selector ... transmission vehicles only). Shift the shift lever into neutral position (manual transmission vehicles only). The " " indicator light in the combination meter goes off when the cruise ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    Starting and operating 7-39 To decrease the speed (by control lever) To decrease the speed (by brake pedal) 1. Depress the brake pedal to release cruise control temporarily. 2. When the speed decreases to the desired speed, press the control lever downward in the "SET/COAST" direction once. ...
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  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 280
    ... gas (Carbon monoxide) ...Catalytic converter ...Periodic inspections ...Driving in foreign countries ...Driving tips for AWD vehicles ...Off road driving ...Winter driving ...Operation during cold weather ...Driving on snowy and icy roads ......
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 281
    ... Select the proper gear position for the speed and road conditions. Avoid sudden acceleration or deceleration. ... cargo. Engine exhaust gas (Carbon monoxide) The performance and long life of your vehicle are... your vehicle while it is new. Follow these instructions during the first 1,000 miles (1,600 ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    ...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 under ...exhaust system for a short time after the engine has been shut off. This sound is normal. 2.5-liter turbo models 800014 800235 2.5-liter non-...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    ... combustion), have your vehicle checked and repaired by an authorized SUBARU dealer. Do not apply undercoating or rust prevention ... have the recommended maintenance services listed in the maintenance schedule in the "Warranty and Maintenance Booklet" performed at the specified time or mileage ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    ...By shifting power between the front and rear wheels, SUBARU AWD can also provide added traction during... engine braking force during deceleration. Therefore, your SUBARU AWD vehicle may handle differently than an... 9. 800004 All-Wheel Drive distributes the engine power to all four wheels. AWD vehicles
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    8-6 Driving tips Off road driving tions in the next section (applicable to the OUTBACK) for general guidance.... mind that your vehicle's off-road capabilities are more limited than those of the OUTBACK. Never ... AWD models except OUTBACK Your AWD vehicle is neither a conventional off-road vehicle nor ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 286
    ...conditions such as rough roads or off roads will necessitate more frequent replacement of engine oil, brake fluid ... Remember that damage done to your SUBARU while operating it off-road and not using common... condition to provide enough power for cold winter starts. Use an engine oil of proper grade and...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    ...because they may damage the paint of the vehicle. SUBARU Windshield Washer Fluid contains 58... accumulated under the fenders to avoid making steering difficult. During severe winter driving,.... 1. Place the shift lever in "1" or "R" for manual transmission vehicles, and in "P" for automatic ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 288
    ...the fuel level reaches half empty. If your SUBARU is not going to be used for an extended period, it ...ABS) enhances your vehicle's braking performance on snowy and icy roads. Refer to the "ABS (Anti-lock Brake.... If snow is stuck on the wiper arm, pull off the road to a safe place, then remove it. ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    ... snow and subzero temperatures. Blades of this type give superior wiping performance in snowy conditions. Be sure to ... your vehicle. Snow tires All models except OUTBACK Do not use a combination of radial, ... high-speed driving, nonfreezing type wiper blades may not perform as well as standard wiper ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 290
    ...with care at all times regardless of the type of tires on your vehicle. Your OUTBACK comes with P225/ 55R17...vehicle body. 2.5-liter non-turbo models (except OUTBACK): P205/50R17 tires 2.5-liter turbo models ...) tires 2.5-liter turbo and 3.0-liter models (OUTBACK): P215/55R17 winter (snow) tires Driving...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 291
    ... on the front wheels only. Use only SAE class S type chains that are of the correct size for your tires so as not to... possible traction, avoid spinning the wheels when trying to free the vehicle. When the road surface is extremely slippery, you can obtain better traction by starting the vehicle with ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 292
    ... maximum load limit. If you do, some parts on your vehicle can break, or it can change the way your vehicle handles. This could result in loss of ... of the driver and all passengers and their belongings, any optional equipment such as a trailer hitch, roof rack or bike carrier, ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 293
    ... if the total weight of your luggage is lower than the vehicle capacity weight, either front or rear GAW may exceed the GAWR..., all passengers, luggage, any optional equipment and trailer tongue load. Therefore, the GVW changes depending on the situation. In addition, the total weight applied to each ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 294
    ...attachment. When installing the roof crossbar kit, follow the manufacturer's instructions. When you carry cargo on the roof using the roof crossbar...kayak carrier, cargo basket, etc. on the crossbars, follow the manufacturer's instructions and make sure that the attachment is securely fixed to the...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 295
    ... Install the front crossbar so that the crossbar end supports are located approximately 10 in (250 mm) ... roof rails and the front roof rail supports. 1) T-25 torx® head screw 1. Make sure ... head screw on the back of each crossbar end support is tightened correctly. 2. Before placing the crossbar on...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 296
    ... so that the rear edges of both crossbar end supports are aligned (zero gap) with the front edges of both rear roof rail supports. Install the rear crossbar in the same manner as the front crossbar... necessary to squeeze the lower clamp and the end support together to compress the pads and gain ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 297
    ...serious personal injuries. Permissible trailer weight changes depending on the situation. Refer to the next section ...carrying hitch. Do not use with any type of weight distributing hitch. The trailer hitch... (90 kg) When you tow a trailer, follow the instructions in the next section “Trailer towingମ.
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 298
    ...hitch receiver tube. 800207 800206 3. Insert the safety pin into the hitch pin securely. 4. Pull the ball mount to make sure it does not come off the hitch receiver. 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...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 299
    ...operation of your vehicle. Seek the advice of your SUBARU dealer to assist you in purchasing a hitch ...and other towing equipment manufacturers. SUBARU assumes no responsibility for injuries or vehicle damage ... lights on the trailer. Warranties and maintenance SUBARU warranties do not apply to vehicle...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 300
    ... due to the additional load. (Refer to "Maintenance schedule under severe driving conditions" in the "Warranty and Maintenance Booklet".) Under no circumstances should a trailer be towed with a new vehicle or a vehicle with any new powertrain component (engine, transmission, differential, ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 301
    ... vehicle, driver, passengers, luggage, trailer hitch, trailer tongue load and any other optional equipment installed on your vehicle. Therefore, the GVW changes depending on the situation. Determine the GVW each time before going on a trip by putting ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 302
    ...commercial weighing station. Be sure that all cargo is firmly secured to prevent a change in weight distribution while driving. If the trailer is loaded with... in the back of trailer's axle than in the front, the load is taken off the rear axle of the towing vehicle. This may cause the rear wheels ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 303
    ... in the rear. Also, distribute the load as evenly as possible on both the left and right sides. Be sure that all cargo is firmly secured to prevent a change in weight distribution while driving. Never drill the frame or under-body of your vehicle to install a commercial trailer hitch. If you do, ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 304
    Driving tips 8-25 OUTBACK wagon The use of a genuine SUBARU trailer hitch is recommended. A ...bolts and nuts are tight. All vehicles except OUTBACK wagon SUBARU does not offer accessory trailer hitches...trailer's hydraulic brake system. Please ask your SUBARU dealer and pro- Always use safety chains...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 305
    ... capacity and accommodate wiring changes. To ensure the trailer lights are connected properly, please consult your SUBARU dealer. Check for proper operation of the turn signals, ... a flat tire when towing a trailer, ask a commercial road service to repair the flat tire. If you carry ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 306
    ... clutch at moderate engine revolution. Avoid uneven steering, sharp turns and rapid lane changes. Slow down before turning. Make a ... in motion, stop towing the trailer and have repairs performed immediately by the nearest SUBARU dealer. Driving on grades Before going down a steep hill, slow down and ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 307
    ... to the water temperature gauge pointer (for all vehicles) and AT OIL TEMP warning light (for AT vehicles) since the engine and .... If the water temperature gauge pointer approaches the OVERHEAT zone or the AT OIL TEMP warning light illuminates, immediately switch off the air conditioner and stop the ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 308
    ... your vehicle in an emergency ...Temporary spare tire ...Flat tires ...Changing a flat tire ...Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) (if ...10 9-10 Engine overheating ...If steam is coming from the engine compartment ...If no steam is coming from the engine compartment ... 9-12 9-12 9-12 Towing ......
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 309
    ...park your vehicle under emergency conditions. Avoid stopping on the road. It is best to safely pull off the road if a problem occurs. The hazard warning flasher can be activated ...(TPMS) is unable to monitor all four road wheels. Contact your SUBARU dealer as soon as possible for tire and ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 310
    ... drive over obstacles. This tire has a smaller diameter, so road clearance is reduced. 1 2 900209 600121 1) Tread wear indicator ... wheel and install the temporary spare tire in place of the removed rear wheel. If your vehicle is an AWD type with an automatic transmission but is neither a Turbo ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 311
    ... gradually reducing speed. Then slowly pull off the road to a safe place. Always turn off ...the vehicle. 1 Changing a flat tire Do not jack up the vehicle on an incline or a loose road surface... vehicle is designed only for changing a tire. Never get under the vehicle while supporting the vehicle with...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 312
    In case of emergency 9-5 1 2 3 900243 600114 900244 Station wagon 1) Jack handle 2) Jack and tool bucket 3) Spare tire 1. Lift the handle of the floor cover and hook the handle onto the trunk edge. 4. Take out the jack and tool bucket. 1 5. Take out the spare tire, jack, and jack handle. ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 313
    ... to keep the lid open. 600113 900257 600117 6. Turn the attaching bolt counterclockwise, then take the spare tire out. Station wagon: 2. Remove the left-hand part of the lid and take out the jack handle. 4. Take out the jack and tool bucket. 1 2 900245 600111 600110 1) Wheel nut wrench 2) ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 314
    ... spare tire provided in your vehicle is a temporary spare tire, carefully read the section "Temporary spare tire" in this chapter and strictly follow the instructions. 7. Loosen the wheel nuts using the wheel nut wrench but do not remove the nuts. Turn the jackscrew by hand until the jack head...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 315
    ...wrench because you may exceed the specified torque. Have the wheel nut torque checked at the nearest automotive service facility. Do not use oil or grease on the wheel studs or nuts when the spare tire is installed. This could cause the nuts to ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 316
    ... gradually reducing speed. Then slowly pull off the road to a safe place. Otherwise an accident involving... unable to monitor all four road wheels. Contact your SUBARU dealer as soon as possible for... sensors. If the light flashes, promptly contact a SUBARU dealer to have the system inspected. 700352 ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 317
    ... engine parts. Removing rings, watches and ties is advisable. Jump starting is dangerous ...If you are unsure about the proper procedure for jump starting, consult a competent mechanic. When your vehicle... (discharged) battery, the vehicle may be jump started by connecting your battery to another battery...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 318
    ... one end of the other cable to the negative (-) terminal of the booster battery. 4) Connect the other end of the cable 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. 600155 - CONTINUED -
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 319
    ...you very seriously. If the engine overheats, pull off the road safely and stop the vehicle in ...add coolant up to the "MAX" mark. 5. If there is no coolant in the reserve tank, add coolant to ... away from the vehicle until it cools down. If no steam is coming from the engine compartment 1. Keep the...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 320
    ... apply excessive lateral load to the towing hooks. Front towing hook (OUTBACK models): 1. Take out the towing hook, screwdriver and ... cover toward you. 900030 If towing is necessary, it is best done by your SUBARU dealer or a commercial towing service. Observe the following procedures for safety. ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 321
    ...hook into the thread hole until the threads can no longer be seen. 4. Likewise, insert the screwdriver still ...hook cover on the bumper. Front towing hook (except OUTBACK models): 1. Take out the towing hook, screwdriver... towing hook into the thread hole until the threads can no longer be seen. 900250
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 322
    In case of emergency 9-15 Rear towing hook: The rear towing hook is located below the center of the rear bumper. 900252 900253 6. Tighten the towing hook securely using a wheel nut wrench. After towing, remove the towing hook from the vehicle and stow it in the tool bag. Fit the fog light cover...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 323
    ... suspension bottoms out. Remember that the brake booster and power steering do not function when the engine is not... your vehicle on a flatbed truck. 1. Check the transmission and differential oil levels and add oil to bring it to the upper level if necessary. 2. Release the parking brake and put the ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 324
    ... cannot be unlocked In the event that you cannot unlock the rear gate by operating the power door locking switches or the remote keyless entry system, you can unlock it from ... of the rear gate trim using flathead screwdriver. 2. Locate the rear gate lock release lever behind the rear gate trim panel.
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 325
    ...of the cargo area. Sedan: To take out the jack and maintenance tools, open the floor cover and remove the bucket from the center of the spare tire. Then, take the jack out of the bucket. 600117 Station wagon: Open the center lid, remove the left-hand part of the lid, and take out the jack handle.
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 326
    In case of emergency 9-19 For how to use the jack, refer to "Flat tires". Other maintenance tools In addition to a jack and a jack handle, the tool bucket on your vehicle contains the following maintenance tools. 900259 Screwdriver Towing hook Wheel nut wrench
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 327
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 328
    ...To help prevent corrosion ... 10-4 10-4 10-4 Cleaning the interior ...Seat fabric ...Leather seat materials ...Synthetic leather upholstery ...Climate control panel, audio panel, instrument panel, console panel, switches, combination meter, and other plastic surface ... 10-5 10-5 10-5 10-5 10-5 10
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 329
    ...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. Since your vehicle is equipped with a rear wiper, automatic ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 330
    ...not to damage brake hoses, sensor harnesses, and other parts when washing suspension components....undercoat. When in doubt, it is always best to contact your SUBARU dealer or an auto paint specialist. is left ... a good quality polish and wax and apply them according to the manufacturer's instructions...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 331
    10-4 Appearance care Corrosion protection Your SUBARU has been designed and built to resist corrosion. ... be rusted, they should be given an appropriate rust prevention treatment or should be replaced. Contact your SUBARU dealer to perform this kind of maintenance and treatment if you need assistance....
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 332
    ... cloth afterwards to restore the luster. If your SUBARU is to be parked for a long time in bright sunlight, ... upholstery The synthetic leather material used on the SUBARU may be cleaned using mild soap or... agents that contain those solvents. Leather seat materials The leather used by SUBARU is a high
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 333
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 334
    ... ...11-24 Recommended grade and viscosity ...11-26 Engine oil ... 11-9 Power steering fluid ...11-27 Checking the fluid level ...11-27 Recommended fluid ...11-27 Checking the oil level ...11-9 Changing the oil and oil filter ...11-10 Recommended grade and viscosity ...11-12 ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 335
    Maintenance and service Replacement of brake pad and lining ...11-31 Breaking-in of new brake pads and linings ...11-32 Parking brake stroke ...11-32 Tires and wheels ...11-33 Types of tires ...Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) (if equipped) ...Tire inspection ...Tire pressures ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 336
    ..., it is recommended that all work be done by an authorized SUBARU dealer. If you perform maintenance and service by yourself, you should familiarize ... system is under pressure, replacement of the fuel filter should be performed only by your SUBARU dealer. Testing of an All-...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 337
    ... a circuit tester for these wiring. If your SRS airbag or seatbelt pretensioner needs service, consult your nearest SUBARU dealer. Always let the engine cool down. Engine parts become very hot when the engine is running and remain hot...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 338
    Maintenance and service 11-5 hood prop into the slot in the hood. To close the hood: 1. Lift the hood slightly and remove the...it. It could deform the metal. Always check that the hood is properly locked before you start driving. If it is not, it might fly open while the vehicle is moving and block ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 339
    ...turbo models 1 2 3 4 5 6 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 10) 11) 12) 13) Power steering fluid reservoir (page 11-27) Manual transmission oil level gauge (MT) (page 11-20) or Differential gear oil level gauge (AT) (page 11-23) Clutch fluid reservoir (...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 340
    Maintenance and service 11-7 2.5-liter turbo models 1 2 3 4 5 6 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 10) 11) 12) 13) Power steering fluid reservoir (page 11-27) Manual transmission oil level gauge (MT) (page 11-20) or Differential gear oil level gauge (AT) (...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 341
    11-8 Maintenance and service 3.0-liter models 1 2 3 4 5 1) Power steering fluid reservoir (page 11-27) 2) Differential gear oil level gauge (AT) (page 11-23) 3) Automatic transmission fluid level gauge (page 11-22) 4) Brake fluid reservoir (page 11-28) 5) Fuse box (page ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 342
    Maintenance and service 11-9 Engine oil Checking the oil level Check the engine oil ... appearing as shown in the illustration. Use only engine oil with the recommended grade and viscosity. Be careful not... and/or a fire. If engine oil gets on the exhaust pipe, be sure to wipe it off. - CONTINUED -...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 343
    11-10 Maintenance and service If you check the oil level just after stopping the engine, wait a few minutes... out. B00419 2.5-liter models Changing the oil and oil filter Change the oil and oil... and Maintenance Booklet". The engine oil and oil filter must be changed more frequently than...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 344
    Maintenance and service 11-11 8. Before installing a new oil filter, apply a thin coat of engine oil to ...engine. Model B00306 B00421 Oil filter color Black White Black Part num- Amount of ...Never over tighten the oil filter because that can result in an oil leak. Thoroughly wipe off any ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 345
    11-12 Maintenance and service Oil capacity (Guideline): 2.5-liter models: 4.2 US qt (4.0 liters, 3.5 Imp qt) 3.0-liter ... together as long as they are the same API classification and SAE viscosity as those recommended by SUBARU. EN Use only engine oil with the recommended grade and viscosity. G E
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 346
    ... temperature *: 5W-30 is preferred. Engine oil viscosity (thickness) affects fuel economy.... applications such as towing a trailer, use of oil with the following grade and viscosities is recommended... to -33°F (-36°C). For adding, use genuine SUBARU coolant or an equivalent: a mixture of 50% soft...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 347
    11-14 Maintenance and service Do not splash the engine coolant over painted parts. The alcohol contained in the engine coolant may damage .... 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 ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 348
    Maintenance and service 11-15 Changing the coolant Always add genuine Subaru cooling system conditioner whenever the coolant is replaced. Change the engine coolant and add genuine Subaru cooling system conditioner using the following procedures according to the maintenance ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 349
    11-16 Maintenance and service 5. Slowly pour the coolant and fill up to just below the filler neck, allowing enough room to add genuine Subaru cooling system conditioner in the radiator. Add genuine Subaru cooling system conditioner until the coolant level reaches the filler neck. Do not pour ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 350
    Maintenance and service 11-17 Air cleaner element Non-turbo models 0 Do not operate ... Maintenance Booklet". Under extremely dusty conditions, replace it more frequently. It is recommended that you always use genuine SUBARU parts. 1. Unplug the connector that is attached to the top of the air ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 351
    11-18 Maintenance and service 7. To install the air cleaner case cover, insert the three projections on the air cleaner case cover into the slits on the air cleaner case and then snap the two clamps on the air cleaner case cover. Turbo models 0 B00206 B00201 2. Unplug the connector that is ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 352
    Maintenance and service 11-19 remove the air cleaner element. 6. Clean the inside of the air cleaner cover and case with ... 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 ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 353
    ...-20 Maintenance and service Drive belts The alternator, power steering pump, and air ... amount specified. B00427 3.0-liter models 3 1) Power steering pump pulley 2) Air conditioner compressor pulley ...Warranty and Maintenance Booklet". Consult your SUBARU dealer for replacement. If a belt is loose, ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 354
    Maintenance and service 11-21 Recommended grade and viscosity Each oil manufacturer has its own...level. 85W 80W 75W/90 B00032 Be careful not to spill manual transmission oil when adding it. If oil touches ...or a fire. If oil gets on the exhaust pipe, be sure to wipe it off. SAE viscosity No. and ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 355
    11-22 Maintenance and service Automatic transmission fluid Checking the fluid level The automatic transmission fluid expands largely as its temperature rises; the fluid level differs according to fluid temperature. Therefore, there are two different scales for checking the level of hot fluid and ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 356
    ... fluid gets on the exhaust pipe, be sure to wipe it off. Front differential gear oil (AT vehicles) Checking the oil level 1 1 2 B00372 Recommended fluid Use one of the following types of automatic transmission fluid. Genuine Subaru Automatic Transmission Fluid Type-HP IDEMITSU ATF HP ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 357
    11-24 Maintenance and service Recommended grade and viscosity Each oil manufacturer has its own base oils and additives. Never ... protection to the rear differential assembly during off-road use. Removal of the rear differential protector is not required when checking the oil level. 1 3 1 -30 -20 -10...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 358
    Maintenance and service 11-25 1 1 1 3 2 B00433 2 B00320 2 Others 1) Filler plug 2) Drain plug B00373 2.5-liter turbo and 3.0-liter models (AT) 1) Filler plug 2) Drain plug 2.5-liter turbo and 3.0-liter models (AT) 1) Filler hole 2) Drain hole 3) Oil level - CONTINUED -
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 359
    11-26 Maintenance and service -30 -20 -10 0 40 10 60 20 30 80 90 40 100 3 1 2 .... If the vehicle requires frequent refilling, there may be an oil leak. If you suspect a problem, have the vehicle checked at your SUBARU dealer. -20 0 20 85W 80W 75W/90 B00032 SAE viscosity No. and applicable ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 360
    Maintenance and service 11-27 Power steering fluid Checking the fluid level Be... gets on the exhaust pipe, be sure to wipe it off. The power steering fluid expands greatly as its temperature rises... may indicate possible leakage. Consult your SUBARU dealer for inspection. Recommended fluid "Dexron ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 361
    ... eyes, immediately flush them thoroughly with clean water. For safety, when performing this work, wearing eye protection is advisable. Brake fluid absorbs...may be a leak. If you suspect a problem, have the vehicle checked at your SUBARU dealer. Never use different brands of brake fluid together. Also...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 362
    ... eyes, immediately flush them thoroughly with clean water. For safety, when performing this work, wearing eye protection is advisable. Never splash the ... may be a leak. If you suspect a problem, have the vehicle checked at your SUBARU dealer. Never use different brands of clutch fluid together. When...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 363
    ...described in the following, have it checked by your SUBARU dealer. 1. With the engine off, depress the brake pedal ... seconds. The pedal height should not change. 4. Start the engine again and run... within proper specification, contact your SUBARU dealer. Depress the pedal with a force of approximately...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 364
    .... 1. With the engine idling, check that there are no abnormal noises when the clutch pedal is depressed, and ... not within proper specification, contact your SUBARU dealer. 700040 The right front disc ...close to their service limit, the wear indicator makes a very audible scraping noise when the brake ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 365
    ... apply the brake pedal, have the brake pads serviced by your SUBARU dealer as soon as possible. imately 22 mph (35 km/h). 2. With the parking brake release button... linings When replacing the brake pad or lining, use only genuine SUBARU parts. After replacement, the new parts must ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 366
    ..., handling and braking performance in year-round driving including snowy and icy road conditions. However ... as much traction performance as winter (snow) tires in heavy or loose snow or on icy roads. All season ... snow-covered and icy roads. However winter tires do not perform as well as summer tires ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 367
    ... installed on the newly fitted wheels. Have this work performed by a SUBARU dealer following wheel replacement. ... replacement, therefore, you should have the work performed by a SUBARU dealer. If this light still comes ... wear. Contact your SUBARU dealer immediately if you find any problem. NOTE When...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 368
    ... and/or wheels may be damaged. Drive slowly to the nearest authorized SUBARU dealer and have the vehicle inspected. NOTE The air ... correct tire pressures helps to maximize the tires' service lives and is essential for good running performance. Check and, if necessary, adjust the pressure of each ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 369
    11-36 Maintenance and service Correct tire pressure (tread worn evenly) Abnormally ...) B00050 B00051 B00052 Roadholding is good, and steering is responsive. Rolling resistance is low, so fuel ... comfort is poor. Also, the tire magnifies the effects of road-surface bumps and dips, possibly resulting ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 370
    ...-line stability. It can also cause steering and suspension system problems and abnormal tire wear. ...balanced, have them checked and adjusted by your SUBARU dealer. Also have them adjusted after tire... and reduces the vehicle's running stability. Contact your SUBARU dealer if you notice abnormal tire ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 371
    ...are identical to those fitted as standard equipment. For safe vehicle operation, SUBARU recommends replacing all four tires at the same time... sure the replacement wheels match the specifications of the wheels that are fitted as standard equipment. Replacement wheels are available from SUBARU dealers.
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 372
    ... miles (1,000 km). If any nut is loose, tighten it to the specified torque. Never apply oil to the threaded parts, wheel ... wheel. When wheel nuts, balance weights, or the center cap is replaced, be sure to replace them with genuine SUBARU parts designed for aluminum wheels. Windshield washer fluid ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 373
    11-40 Maintenance and service id until it reaches the "Hi" level on the level gauge or the "Full" ... fluid is unavailable use clean water. In areas where water freezes in winter, use an anti-freeze type windshield washer fluid. SUBARU Windshield Washer Fluid contains 58.5% methyl alcohol and ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 374
    Maintenance and service 11-41 Replacement of wiper blades Grease, wax, insects, or other materials on the windshield or ... in place. 5. Lower the windshield wiper arm on the passenger's side slowly while supporting it by hand. 6. Next, lower the windshield wiper arm on the driver's side slowly ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 375
    11-42 Maintenance and service Windshield wiper blade rubber 1 3. Align the claws of the metal support with the grooves in the rubber ...1 B00332 1) Stopper 4. 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 ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 376
    Maintenance and service 11-43 Rear window wiper blade rubber 2. Pull the blade rubber assembly out of the plastic support. 700063 1 B00505 2. Turn the wiper blade assembly... end of the blade rubber assembly to unlock it from the plastic support. 1) Metal spines 3. If the new blade rubber...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 377
    11-44 Maintenance and service ends. If the rubber is not retained properly, ... immediately. B00066 4. Align the claws of the plastic support with the grooves in the blade rubber assembly, then slide... into place. B00067 Securely retain both ends of the rubber with the stoppers on the plastic support
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 378
    Maintenance and service 11-45 To lessen the risk of sparks, remove rings, metal watchbands, and other metal jewelry. Never allow ... equipment. The fuses are located in two fuse boxes. One is located under the instrument panel behind the fuse box cover on the driver's seat side. - CONTINUED -
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 379
    11-46 Maintenance and service 1 2 B00131 B00198 B00338 Open the lid that is located ... ignition switch to the "LOCK" position and turn off all electrical accessories. 2. Remove the cover. 3....Fuses and circuits" section in chapter 12 in this manual show the circuit for each fuse. The other ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 380
    Maintenance and service 11-47 Main fuse Installation of accessories Always consult your SUBARU dealer before installing fog lights or any other ...the same fuse blows again, this indicates that its system has a problem. Contact your SUBARU dealer for repairs. 600120 Main fuse box ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 381
    11-48 Maintenance and service Replacing bulbs 8 9 10 1 2 3 4 5 13 14 18 11 12 7 6 17 18 17 16 15 B00435
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 382
    ... Door step light Front fog light Except OUTBACK OUTBACK Trunk room light (Sedan) High ... NOTE If headlight aiming is required, consult your SUBARU dealer for proper adjustment of the headlight aim. It may be difficult to replace the bulbs. Have your SUBARU dealer replace the bulbs if necessary. -...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 383
    ...It may be difficult to replace the bulbs. Have your SUBARU dealer replace the bulbs if necessary. Front...It may be difficult to replace the bulbs. Have your SUBARU dealer replace the bulbs if necessary. ... may be difficult to replace the bulbs. Have your SUBARU dealer replace the bulbs if necessary. ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 384
    Maintenance and service 11-51 Rear combination lights Sedan 1 Station wagon 2 3 B00437 B00436 1) Rear turn signal light 2) Backup light 3) Brake/tail and rear side marker light B00134 1. Push the knobs of the cover to open the cover. 1. Using a Phillips screwdriver, remove the upper and ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 385
    11-52 Maintenance and service gap A between the side cover and rear combination lamp and use it as a lever to undo the clip. Undo clips C and D in the same way, then remove the side cover. 3 1 Backup light (Station wagon) 2 B00439 B00136 1) Brake/tail light 2) Rear turn signal light 3) Rear side...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 386
    Maintenance and service 11-53 and remove it. Station wagon 0 new bulb. 4. Reinstall the lens and cover. 5. Tighten ...the lens. 700083 License plate light Sedan It may be difficult to replace the bulbs. Have your SUBARU dealer replace the bulbs if necessary. 1. Remove the lens by prying the edge ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 387
    11-54 Maintenance and service Map light 0 bulb straight downward to remove it. 3. Install a new bulb. 4. Reinstall the lens. Door step light 700084 2. Turn the bulb until the flat surfaces at its ends are aligned vertically. Pull the bulb straight downward to remove it. Install a new bulb. 3. ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 388
    Maintenance and service 11-55 Cargo area light (Station wagon) 700082 700079 2. Pull the bulb out of the socket. Install a new bulb. 3. Reinstall the lens. 700078 1. Remove the cargo area light assembly by prying the edge of the light with a flathead screwdriver. 2. Remove the lens from the ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 389
    11-56 Maintenance and service 1. Remove the cover by pulling it out. 2. Pull the bulb out of the socket. Install a new bulb. 3. Reinstall the cover. High mount stop light (Sedan) It may be difficult to replace the bulbs. Have your SUBARU dealer replace the bulbs if necessary.
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 390
    ... Specifications ...Dimensions ...Engine ...Electrical system ...Capacities ...Tires ...Wheel alignment ... 12-2 12-2 ... 12-4 12-5 12-5 Fuses and circuits ...Fuse panel located in the passenger compartment ...Fuse panel located in the engine compartment ... 12-6 12-6 12-8 Bulb chart ...12-9 Vehicle ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 391
    12-2 Specifications Specifications These specifications are subject to change without notice. Specifications Dimensions in (mm) Item Sedan Legacy Station wagon Nonturbo 2.5-liter ... (1,770) 63.2 (1,605) 105.1 (2,670) 58.9 (1,495) 58.7 (1,490) 8.7 (220) 8.5 (215) 3.0-liter Sedan OUTBACK Station wagon
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 392
    Specifications 12-3 Engine Engine model Engine type Displacement cu-in (cc) Bore × Stroke in (mm) Compression ratio ...) 3.92 × 3.11 (99.5 × 79.0) Electrical system Battery type and capacity (5HR) 2.5-liter models 3.0-liter models Alternator Spark plugs 2.5-liter non-turbo models 2.5-liter turbo ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 393
    ...-4 Specifications Capacities Fuel tank Engine oil Transmission oil (MT) Transmission fluid (AT) AT differential gear oil Rear differential gear oil Power steering fluid Engine coolant 2.5-liter non-turbo models 2.5-liter turbo models 3.0-liter models MT AT MT AT ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 394
    ... (220 kPa, 2.2 kgf/cm2) 30 psi (210 kPa, 2.1 kgf/cm2) 32 psi (220 kPa, 2.2 kgf/cm2) T155/70D17 P225/55R17 95V Wheel alignment Item Sedan Toe Camber Front Rear Front Rear -0°40' -0°15' -0°30' Legacy Station wagon 0 in (0 mm) 0 in (0 mm) 0°40' -0°10' Sedan OUTBACK Station wagon
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 395
    12-6 Specifications Fuses and circuits Fuse panel located in the passenger compartment Fuse panel 1 2 3 4 Fuse rating 20A Empty 15A 15A 15A 7.5A Door locking Front wiper ...unit Stop light Mirror heater Front wiper deicer Power supply (Battery) Turn signal unit Clock Automatic...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 396
    Specifications 12-7 Fuse panel 13 14 Fuse rating 20A 15A Circuit Cargo socket Position light Tail light Rear combination light Fuse panel 28 29 30 31 Fuse rating 15A 15A 30A ... window washer Audio unit Clock SRS airbag system (Main) Power window relay Blower fan 32 33 - CONTINUED -
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 397
    12-8 Specifications Fuse panel located in the engine compartment Fuse panel 1 2 3 1 2 Fuse rating 30A 25A 25A 25A 20A 15A 15A 20A 15A 25A 15A ...side) Headlight (left side) Backup light Horn Rear window defogger Fuel pump Automatic transmission control unit Engine control unit Turn and hazard warning ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 398
    ... Description Headlight Low beam High beam Front fog light Except OUTBACK OUTBACK Front turn signal/parking and front side marker ... 12V-60W 12V-55W 12V-51W 12V-27/8W Bulb No. H7 9005 (HB3) H3 9006 (HB4) 3157A Description ...13W 12V-1.4W 12V-8W 12V-8W 12V-3.5W Bulb No 12V-21W 12V-21/5W 12V-21/5W 12V-...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 399
    12-10 Specifications Vehicle identification 2 1 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) Emission control label Vehicle identification number Certification and bar code label Tire inflation pressure label Vehicle identification number plate Model number plate Fuel label 3 4 6 5 7 C00104
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 400
    ... how to determine ...13-8 Determining compatibility of tire and vehicle load capacities ...13-10 Adverse safety consequences of overloading on handling and stopping ...-11 Steps for Determining Correct Load Limit ...13-11 Uniform tire quality grading standards ...13-12 Treadwear ...13-12 Traction AA, ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 401
    ... according to Code of Federal Regulations "Title 49, Part 575". Consumer information and Reporting ...215 / 45 ZR 17 (2) (3) (6) (5) (1) P = Certain tire type used on light duty vehicles such ... height ÷ section width). (4) R = Radial Construction (5) Rim diameter in inches (6) ZR = Speed category ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 402
    ...of its individual elements. (1) Manufacturer's Identification Mark (2) Tire Size (3) Tire Type Code (4) Date of Manufacture The first two figures identify the week, starting with "01" to represent the first full week of the calendar year; the ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 403
    ...vehicle can be loaded up to the tire's rated load. Construction type Applicable construction of this tire. For example, "TUBELESS STEEL BELTED RADIAL"...STEEL + 2 POLYESTER + 1 NYLON SIDEWALL 2 POLYESTER" Uniform Tire Quality Grading (UTQG) For details, refer to "Uniform tire quality grading ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 404
    Consumer information and Reporting safety defects 13-5 Recommended tire inflation pressure Recommended cold tire inflation pressure Recommended cold tire inflation pressure for your vehicle's tires is as follows, Tire size Wheel size Pressure Front Rear Rear at trailer towing Temporary spare ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 405
    ... tire at maximum loaded vehicle weight, seating capacity and loading information. Adverse safety .... Example: TIRE AND LOADING INFORMATION SEATING CAPACITY TOTAL 5 FRONT 2 REAR 3 The combined weight of ... 220KPA.32PSI 420KPA.60PSI SEE OWNER'S MANUAL FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FRONT REAR SPARE P205/...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 406
    ...of a motor vehicle with standard equipment including the maximum capacity of fuel, oil, and coolant and air conditioning. Maximum loaded vehicle weight The sum of curb weight, accessory weight, vehicle capacity weight and production options weight. Normal occupant weight 150 lbs...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 407
    ...be calculated by the following method. Cargo capacity = Load limit - (total weight of occupants + total weight of optional equipment + tongue load of a trailer (if applicable)) For towing capacity information and weight limits, refer to "Trailer towing" section...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 408
    .... Available Load Capacity = 800 lbs (363 kg) (Vehicle capacity weight) = 81 lbs ( 37 kg) 3. The total weight now exceeds the capacity weight by 81 lbs (37 kg), so the cargo ...881 lbs (400 kg) 2. Calculate the available load capacity. Vehicle capacity weight of the vehicle is 800 lbs (363 kg...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 409
    ... lbs (373 kg) 2. Calculate the available load capacity. D00114 Determining compatibility of tire and vehicle...must exceed each axle's maximum loaded capacity ("GAWR"). Original equipment tires are designed ...GVWR). And each axle's maximum loaded capacity is referred to Gross Axle Weight Rating ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 410
    ... defects 13-11 also loaded capacities of the vehicle's suspension, axles and other parts of the body. Therefore, this means...to your vehicle. Consult this manual to determine how this reduces the available cargo and luggage load capacity of your vehicle. Adverse safety consequences of overloading ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 411
    ... course as a tire graded 100. The relative performance of tires depends upon the actual conditions ... to variations in driving habits, service practices and differences in road characteristics and climate... Safety Standards No. 109. Grades B and A represent higher levels of performance on the laboratory...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 412
    ... 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...
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  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 415
    ...26 Arming the system ...2-15 Armrest ...1-10 Ashtray ...6-9 AT OIL TEMPerature warning light ...3-18 Audio control...4-speed ...7-11 5-speed ...7-17 Capacities ...12-4 Fluid ...11-22 Manual mode ...7-14, ... release ...7-16, 7-23 Temperature warning light (AT OIL TEMP) ...3-18 Automatic/Emergency Locking ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 416
    Index 14-3 Center Console ...6-5 Ventilators ...4-3 Changing Flat tire ...9-4 Oil and oil filter ...11-10 Charge warning light ...3-18 CHECK ENGINE warning light/... level ...11-22, 11-27, 11-28, 11-29 Gear oil level ...11-24 Child restraint systems ...1-25 Installation with seatbelt...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 417
    ...11-14 Exhaust gas (Carbon monoxide) ...8-2 Hood ...11-4 Oil ...11-9 Overheating ...9-12 Starting ...7-8 Stopping ...7-9 Exterior care ...10-2 F Flat ... transmission ...11-22 Brake ...11-28 Clutch ...11-29 Power steering ...11-27 Fog light switch ...3-34 Front Differential gear oil ...11-23 Fog light ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 418
    ......11-47 Maintenance Precautions ...11-3 Schedule ...11-3 Seatbelt ...1-21 Tools ...9-18 Manual Climate control system ...4-3 Mode ...7-14, 7-20 Seat ...1-3 Transmission ...7-9 Transmission oil ...11-20 Map light ...6-2, 11-54 Maximum load limits ...8-21 Meters...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 419
    ...-in driving the first 1,000 miles (1,600 km) ...8-2 O Odometer ...3-7, 3-11 Off road driving ...8-6 Oil filter ...11-10 Oil level... Rear Combination lights ...11-51 Differential gear oil ...11-24 Gate ...2-24 Seats ...1-7 Rear..., 11-21, 11-24, 11-26 Power steering fluid ...11-27 Spark plugs ...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 420
    ... system warning light ...3-16 Starting the engine ...7-8 State emission testing (U.S. only) ...7-6 Steering wheel Power ...7-25 Tilt ...3-43 Stopping the engine ... 3-12 Temperature gauge ...3-9, 3-13 Temperature warning light (AT OIL TEMP) ...3-18 Temporary spare tire ...9-2 Tie-...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 421
    ...Vanity mirror ...6-4 Vehicle Capacity weight ...8-13 Identification ...12-10 Vehicle Dynamics Control OFF indicator ... ...3-22 Anti-lock Brake System ...3-20 AT OIL TEMPerature ...3-18 Brake system ...3-20 Charge... open ...3-22 Low fuel ...3-9, 3-13, 3-21 Oil pressure ...3-18 Seatbelt ...3-14 SRS airbag...
  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 422
    Index 14-9 Replacement ...11-38 Windows ...2-19 Windshield Washer fluid ...11-39 Wiper and washer switches ...3-35 Wiper deicer ...3-38 Winter driving ...8-7 Wiper and washer ...3-34
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  • 2006 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 425
    ... section in this manual. Fuel capacity: 16.9 US gal (64 liters, 14.1 Imp gal) Engine oil: Use only API classification SM with the words ... the ILSAC certification mark (starburst mark) displayed on the container. Engine oil capacity: 2.5-liter models: 4.2 US qt (4.0 liters, 3.5...



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