2008 Subaru Outback Owner's Manual

2008 Subaru Outback Manual

2008 Subaru Outback manual table of contents:

  • 2008 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 ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 2
    This manual describes the following types of the Legacy series. 1) Legacy Sedan 2) Legacy Station wagon 3) OUTBACK Station wagon
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 3
    ..., 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 ... these instructions may result in serious injury and damage to your vehicle. This manual is...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 4
    ...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 ...all other portions of this manual carefully in order to gain a better understanding of how to use your SUBARU vehicle safely...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 5
    ...Passengers' windows lock Windshield wiper and washer Fuel Rear window wiper and washer Lights Parking lights Parking lights, tail lights, license plate lights and ...Windshield defroster and foot outlets Windshield defroster Rear window defogger/Outside mirror defogger Fan speed Name ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 6
    ...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.
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 7
    ...Child restraint systems", "*SRS airbag (Supplemental Restraint System airbag)", and "Seatbelts" in chapter 1 of this Owner's Manual for instructions and precautions concerning the child restraint system, seatbelt system and SRS airbag system....
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 8
    ... inhaled. . Always properly maintain the engine exhaust system to prevent engine exhaust gas from entering ...snow, leaves or other obstructions to ensure that the ventilation system always works properly. . If at any ...under these conditions, drive only with all windows fully open. . Keep the trunk lid ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 9
    ...the driving with others. & Modification of your vehicle CAUTION Your vehicle should not be modified other than with genuine Subaru parts and accessories. Other types of modifications could affect its performance, safety or durability, and may even violate...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 10
    ... the pressure of each tire (including the spare) at least once a month and before any long journey. Check the tire pressure when the tires are cold. Use a pressure gauge to adjust the tire pressures to the values shown on the tire placard. Refer to the "Tires and wheels" section in chapter 11 ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 11
    ... and SRS airbags Keys and doors Instruments and controls Climate control Audio Interior equipment Starting and operating Driving tips In case of emergency Appearance care Maintenance and service Specifications Consumer information and Reporting safety defects Index 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 12
    ... switch (page 3-46) Bulb replacement (page 11-51) Wiper switch (page 3-50) Moonroof (page 2-27) Roof rail (page 8-15) Door locks (page 2-5) Tire pressure (page 11-36) Flat tires (page 9-4) Tire chains (page 8-13) Fog light switch (page 3-48) Tie-down hooks (page 9-14) Towing hook (page 9-14)
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 13
    11 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) Rear window defogger button (page 3-54) Fuel filler lid and cap (page 7-5) Child safety locks (page 2-20) Tie-down hooks (page 9-14) Towing hook (page 9-14) Trunk lid (page 2-23) Rear gate (page 2-26) Bulb replacement (page 11-55) Rear wiper switch (page 3-52) - ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 14
    12 & Interior ! Passenger compartment area 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) Lower anchorages for child restraint system (page 1-35) Seatbelt (page 1-13) Center console (page 6-5) Front seat (page 1-2) Rear seat (page 1-9)
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 15
    13 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) Top tether anchorages (page 1-37) Dome lights (page 6-2) Sun visors (page 6-3) Cargo area light (page 6-2) Rear center seatbelt (page 1-19) Cargo area cover (page 6-12) - CONTINUED -
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 16
    ...AT) (page 7-18/page 7-24) Information display (page 3-41) Clock (page 3-40) Dashboard storage compartment (page 6-4) Navigation system (See navigation system instruction manual.) Glove box (page 6-5) Hazard warning flasher switch (page 3-5) Audio...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 17
    ... 3-57) Windshield wiper deicer (page 3-53) Vehicle Dynamics Control OFF switch (page 7-42) Audio control buttons (page 5-26) Light control lever (page 3-... switch (page 3-9) Fuse box (page 11-48) Hood lock release knob (page 11-4) Power windows (page 2-20) - CONTINUED -
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 18
    16 & Light control and wiper control levers/switches 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) Parking light switch (page 3-48) Windshield wiper (page 3-49) Mist (page 3-51) ... 3-45) 8) Fog light switch (page 3-48) 9) Headlight ON/OFF (page 3-46) 10) Headlight flasher High/Low beam change (page 3-46) 11) Turn signal (page 3-47)
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 19
    ...-DRIVE) 1) 2) 3) Temperature gauge (page 3-7) Tachometer (page 3-6) Shift-up indicator light (MT models) (page 3-38) 4) Speedometer (page 3-6) 5) Fuel gauge (page 3-6)... indicator (AT models) (page 3-39) 9) Multi-information display (page 3-9) 10) S# PREP indicator light (page 3-38) - CONTINUED -
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 20
    ... (page 3-27) Tachometer (page 3-26) Speedometer (page 3-24) Fuel gauge (page 3-26) Trip meter A/B selection and trip meter reset knob (page 3-25) Low fuel warning light (page 3-27) Trip meter and odometer (page 3-25) Selector lever position indicator (page 3-39) Gear position indicator (page 3-39)
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 21
    ...-DRIVE) 1) 2) 3) Temperature gauge (page 3-7) Tachometer (page 3-6) Shift-up indicator light (MT models) (page 3-38) 4) Speedometer (page 3-6) 5) Fuel gauge (page 3-6)... indicator (AT models) (page 3-39) 9) Multi-information display (page 3-9) 10) S# PREP indicator light (page 3-38) - CONTINUED -
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 22
    ... (page 3-27) Tachometer (page 3-26) Speedometer (page 3-24) Fuel gauge (page 3-26) Trip meter A/B selection and trip meter reset knob (page 3-25) Low fuel warning light (page 3-27) Trip meter and odometer (page 3-25) Selector lever position indicator (page 3-39) Gear position indicator (page 3-39)
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 23
    ... light CHECK ENGINE warning light/Malfunction indicator lamp Charge warning light Oil pressure warning light AT OIL temperature warning light (AT models) / ABS warning light Brake system warning light Door open warning light Page 3-29 Mark / Name Low ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 24
    22 & Trunk/cargo area 1) 2) 3) Jack handle (page 9-19) Jack (page 9-19) Spare tire (page 9-2)
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 25
    23 Function settings A SUBARU dealer can change the settings of the functions shown in the following table to meet your personal requirements. Contact the nearest SUBARU dealer for details. If your vehicle is equipped with navigation system, the settings for some of these ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 26
    ... and SRS airbags Front seats...Manual seat ...Power seat (if equipped) ...Memory ...Active head restraint ...Lumbar support (if equipped) ... 1-2 1-3 1-4 1-5 1-7 1-7 1-8 System servicing ...Precautions against vehicle ..., front passenger, and window-side rear passengers...Subaru advanced frontal airbag ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 27
    ... risk of sliding under the seatbelt in a collision, the front seatbacks should be always used in the upright position while the vehicle is running. If the front seatbacks are not used in the upright position in a collision, the risk of sliding under the lap belt and of ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 28
    ... positions. For instructions and precautions concerning child restraint systems, refer to the "Child restraint systems" section in this chapter. ! Reclining the seatback & Manual seat ! Fore and aft adjustment Pull the reclining lever up and adjust the ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 29
    1-4 Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags ! Seat height adjustment (Driver's seat) & Power seat (if equipped) ! Fore and aft adjustment ! Reclining the seatback The height of the seat can be adjusted by moving the seat cushion adjustment lever up and down. When the lever is pushed down, the seat is ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 30
    ... the seat position, confirm that the shift lever is in the "P" position (AT models) or the parking brake lever is applied (MT models). 1. Shift the shift lever in the "P" position (AT models) or apply the parking brake (MT models). 2. Adjust the seat position. To adjust the...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 31
    ...occurs during the retrieval of the seat position, stop the retrieval of the seat position using the control switch for manual adjustment. 1. Shift the shift lever in the "P" position (AT models) or apply the parking brake (MT models). 2. Press the...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 32
    ... the head restraint is closest to the top of the occupant's ears. NOTE . If a new position is registered for the same button, the previous seat position is deleted.... your vehicle is involved in a rear-end collision, have an authorized SUBARU dealer inspect the active head restraints. . The active ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 33
    ...Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags & Lumbar support (if equipped) Seat heater (if ...you leave the vehicle, be sure to turn the switch off. CAUTION . There is a possibility that people with delicate ...knob in the furthest-forward position. An indicator light NOTE Use of the seat heater for a long period ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 34
    Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags 1-9 Rear seats WARNING WARNING Seatbelts provide maximum restraint when the occupant sits well back and upright in the seat. Do not put cushions or any other materials between occupants and seatbacks or seat cushions. If you do so, the risk of sliding under the lap...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    ... are designed to reduce the risk of serious neck injury in the event that the vehicle is struck from the rear. ! Rear windows side seating position CAUTION The head restraint is not intended to be used at the lowest position. Before sitting on the ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    ...) The head restraint for the center seating position of the rear seat cannot be adjusted. CAUTION Sedan 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. Station ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 37
    1-12 Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags Armrest (if equipped) To lower the armrest, pull on the top edge of the armrest. down while pulling the release tab. WARNING . Secure long objects properly to prevent them from shooting forward and causing serious injury during a sudden stop or sharp ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    ... restraint. Loose fitting belts are not as effective in preventing or reducing injury. . Each seatbelt is designed to support only one person. Never use a single belt for two or more persons - even children. Otherwise, in an accident, serious ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    ... face or neck, adjust the shoulder belt anchor height (window-side seating positions only) and then if ... is released. When securing a child restraint system on the passengers' seats, the seatbelt must be changed over to the Automatic Locking Expectant mothers also need to use the seatbelts. They ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    ...SRS airbags 1-15 Retractor (ALR) mode. When the child restraint system is removed, make sure that the retractor is restored to the Emergency...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...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    ... the warning operation, please contact your SUBARU dealer. If there is no passenger on... them again. For adjusting procedure, refer to "Manual seat" in the front seats section in Chapter 1... described above, immediately contact your SUBARU dealer for an inspection. & Fastening the seatbelt WARNING ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 42
    ...pull, then pull it out slowly again. CAUTION Metallic parts of the seatbelt can become very hot in a vehicle...burn an occupant. Do not touch such hot parts until they cool. ! Front seatbelts 1. Adjust ...into the buckle until you hear a click. 5. To make the lap part tight, pull up on - CONTINUED -
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    1-18 Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags the shoulder belt. 6. Place the lap belt as low as possible on your hips, not on your waist. ! Adjusting the front seat shoulder belt anchor height WARNING When wearing the seatbelts, make sure the shoulder portion of the webbing does not pass over your neck. ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    .... Before closing the door, make sure that the belts are retracted properly to avoid catching the belt webbing in the door. ! Rear center seatbelt 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 ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 45
    ... by pulling the connector (tongue) plate. Sedan models WARNING Be sure to fasten both tongue plates to the respective buckles. If the seatbelt is used only as a shoulder belt (with the connector's tongue plate not fastened to the connector's buckle on the right-hand side), it cannot properly ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    ...4. After fastening the seatbelt, make sure that the " " mark on the connector (tongue) and the " " mark on the buckle face outwards. 6. To make the lap part tight, pull up on the shoulder belt. And place the lap belt as low as possible on your hips, not on your waist. 5. Insert the center ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    ... (tongue) plate will disconnect from the buckle. Wagon models 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 and then insert the connector (tongue) plate into the ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    ...to the trim. CAUTION . Keep the belts free of polishes, oils, chemicals and particularly battery acid. . Never attempt to make modifications or changes that will ... properly. Sedan models & Seatbelt maintenance To clean the seatbelts, use a mild soap and lukewarm water. Never bleach...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 49
    .... For required servicing of front seatbelt retractors equipped with seatbelt pretensioners, see your nearest SUBARU dealer. . ... assemblies must be replaced and only by an authorized SUBARU dealer. When replacing seatbelt retractor assemblies, use only genuine SUBARU parts. . If either front seatbelt ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 50
    ... scrapentire vehicle due to damage or for other consult your SUBARU & System monitors SRS airbag ... without SI-DRIVE) SRS airbag system warning light (Vehicle with SI-DRIVE) A diagnostic ... sensor . Front passenger's occupant detection system weight sensor . Front passenger's occupant detection ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 51
    ... pretensioner and airbag systems. For required servicing of the seatbelt pretensioner, see your nearest SUBARU dealer. CAUTION ... you need service or repair in those areas or near the front seatbelt retractors, have an authorized SUBARU dealer perform the work. WARNING If the warning light exhibits ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 52
    ...27 & Precautions against vehicle modification Always consult your SUBARU dealer if you want to install any accessory parts to your vehicle. Child ..., skid plate, etc.) other than genuine SUBARU accessory parts to the front end. . Modification of the suspension system or ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 53
    ...the child could be injured or even killed. & Where to place a child restraint system The following are SUBARU's recommendations on where to place a child restraint system in your.... B: Rear seat, window-side seating positions Recommended positions for all types of child restraint systems. In these ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 54
    ... this seating position, you should use only a child restraint system that has a bottom base that ... retained using the seatbelt. C: Rear seat, center seating position Installing a child restraint system is ...this seating position, you should use only a child restraint system that has a bottom base that ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 55
    ... the child. CAUTION When you install a child restraint system, follow the manufacturer's instructions supplied with it. After installing the child ... you to make sure that the child restraint system is compatible with the vehicle in which it will be used. 1. Place the child restraint system in the...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 56
    ...seatbelt and SRS airbags 1-31 or around the child restraint system following the instructions provided by its manufacturer. 3. Insert the tongue plate into the... the lap belt. 5. Pull out the seatbelt fully from the retractor to change the retractor over from the Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) to...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 57
    ... 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 ... and shoulder belt through or around the child restraint system following the instructions provided by its manufacturer. 3. Insert the tongue plate into the ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 58
    ... 1-33 additional instructions. & Installing a booster seat WARNING . Child restraint systems and ... to the child. Sedan 9. To remove the child restraint system, press the release button on the seatbelt buckle ... mode. NOTE When the child restraint system is no longer in use, remove it and restore ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 59
    ..., seatbelt and SRS airbags CAUTION When you install a child restraint system, follow the manufacturer's instructions supplied with it. After installing the child restraint system, check to ensure that it is held securely in position. If it is not ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 60
    ...Do not leave an unsecured child restraint system in your vehicle. Unsecured child restraint... (bars) are used for installing a child restraint system only on the rear seat window-side... When you install a child restraint system, follow the manufacturer's instructions supplied with it. After installing...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 61
    ... child restraint system. CAUTION When you install a child restraint system, follow the manufacturer's instructions supplied with it. After installing the child restraint ... and both window-side ones) of the rear seat. 1. While following the instructions supplied by the child restraint system manu-
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 62
    ... sure the adjacent seatbelts are not caught. instructions by the child restraint system manufacturer. Since a top ... concerning this type of child restraint system, ask your SUBARU dealer. 2. If your ... in the rear seat. When installing a child restraint system using top tether, proceed as follows, ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    ... rear edge of the roof. Open the cover flap to use each anchorage. 2. Open the cover flaps to use the anchorages. 1. Remove the head restraint at the seating position where the child seat has been ... turn. 3. Fasten the top tether hook of the child restraint system to the appropriate upper anchorage....
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 64
    ...cannot be fastened tightly. When the child restraint system is to be secured using the top tether, pass the top ... the head restraint between the head restraint stay posts. If the top tether still ... the top tether hook of the child restraint system to the appropriate upper anchorage. 4. Tighten the top...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 65
    ... provided by the seatbelt. The system also controls front seatbelt pretensioners. For operation instructions and ..., and window-side rear passengers Your vehicle is equipped with a supplemental restraint system ... each rear window-side seating positions. The supplemental restraint system (SRS) consists ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 66
    ... in the rear seating positions than in the front seating positions. For instructions and precautions concerning the child restraint system, refer to the "Child restraint systems" section in this chapter. . NEVER INSTALL A REARWARD ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 67
    ...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... to the buyer that it is equipped with SRS airbags by alerting him or her to the applicable section in this Owner's Manual...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 68
    ...16) 17) 18) 19) 20) 21) 22) 23) Side airbag sensor (center pillar left-hand side) Side airbag sensor (center pillar ...detection control module Front passenger's frontal airbag ON and OFF indicator SRS airbag system warning light Satellite safing sensor (under the rear center seat) Sedan 1) Airbag ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 69
    ...20) Front passenger's occupant detection control module 21) Front passenger's frontal airbag ON and OFF indicator 22) SRS airbag system warning light 23) Satellite safing sensor (under the rear center seat) Station wagon 1) Airbag control...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 70
    ...seatbelt and SRS airbags 1-45 & Subaru advanced frontal airbag system Your vehicle is equipped with a Subaru advanced frontal airbag system that complies with the new advanced frontal airbag... Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 208. The Subaru advanced frontal airbag system...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 71
    1-46 Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags seatbelt to help avoid injuries that can result when the SRS airbag contacts an occupant not in proper position such as one thrown toward the front of the vehicle during preaccident braking. WARNING Never hold a child on your lap or in your arms. The SRS ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 72
    ...SRS curtain airbag and seatbelt pretensioner are not controlled by the Subaru advanced frontal airbag ... depending on the severity of impact. Have the system inspected by your SUBARU dealer immediately if ... as an audio amplifier) other than a genuine SUBARU accessory under the front passenger's seat....
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 73
    ... frontal airbag system. Have your vehicle inspected at your SUBARU dealer. ! Passenger's frontal airbag ON and OFF indicators NOTE The front ... the ON and OFF indicators remain lit or extinguished simultaneously, the system is faulty. Contact your SUBARU dealer immediately for ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 74
    ...illuminates and the OFF indicator extinguishes even when an infant or a small child is in a child restraint system... and the OFF indicator extinguishes even when an infant or a small child is in a child restraint system... back and forth. (Models equipped with manual seats only) If the ON indicator still...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 75
    ... rear seat and immediately contact your SUBARU dealer for an inspection. NOTE When a child who has outgrown... seated in the front passenger's seat, the Subaru advanced frontal airbag system may or may not ... adult in the rear seat and immediately contact your SUBARU dealer for an inspection. Even if ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 76
    ... persons with disabilities may have on Subaru advanced frontal airbag system operation (U.S. only) Changing or moving any parts of the front... Subaru of America, Inc. Customer Dealer Services Department P.O. Box 6000 Cherry ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 77
    ... monitored by the front passenger's occupant detection system weight sensor. For this reason, only the driver's SRS frontal ... does not mean failure of the system. If the front sub sensors inside both front fenders...CAUTION Do not touch the SRS airbag system components around the steering wheel and ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 78
    ...be activated when the vehicle sustains a hard impact in the undercarriage area from the road surface (such as when the vehicle plunges into a deep ditch, is severely impacted or knocked hard against an obstacle on the road such as a curb). A head-on collision against a thick concrete wall...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 79
    1-54 Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags ! Examples of the types of accidents in which deployment of the driver's/ driver's and front passenger's SRS frontal airbag(s) is unlikely to occur. of driver's/driver's and front passenger's SRS frontal airbag(s). If the vehicle strikes an object,...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 80
    ... a moderate to severe side impact collision, the SRS curtain airbag on the impacted side of the vehicle deploys between the occupant and the side window and supplements the seatbelt by reducing the impact on the occupant's head. WARNING The SRS side airbag and SRS curtain airbag are designed as ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 81
    ...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... side. Also, do not put your head, arms and hands out of the window. The SRS curtain airbag on each side of the cabin is stored in the ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 82
    ...seriously because his/her head or arms or other parts of the body are too close to the SRS side airbag....a center pillar, a rear pillar, the windshield, a side window, an assist grip, or any other cabin surface... they could cause serious injuries by coming off the coat hooks and being thrown through the...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 83
    ... the steering wheel and instrument panel. An impact sensor, which senses impact force, is located in ... pillars and rear wheel houses. Another impact sensor, which also senses impact force, is ... inflate regardless of whether the rear wheel house impact sensor on the same side senses an impact. If one ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 84
    ...the components can be very hot as a result of deployment. After deployment, do not touch any part of the SRS curtain airbag system (from the front pillar to the part of the roof side over the rear seat). Doing so can cause burns because the components can be ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    1-60 Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) The vehicle is involved in an oblique side-on impact. The vehicle is involved in a side-on impact in an area outside the vicinity of the passenger compartment. The vehicle strikes a telephone pole or similar object. The vehicle is involved in a ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    ...of such accidents are illustrated. and SRS curtain airbag are activated on the first impact, they will not be activated on the second. & SRS airbag system monitors Vehicle with SI-DRIVE 1) 2) A) B) First impact Second impact SRS curtain airbag SRS side airbag In an accident where the vehicle is ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 87
    ...) while the vehicle is being driven. The SRS airbag system warning light "AIRBAG" will show normal ...sensor . Front passenger's occupant detection system weight sensor . Front passenger's occupant detection ... your vehicle to your nearest SUBARU dealer to have the system checked. Unless checked ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    ...CAUTION 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... the components of the SRS airbag system are replaced, use only genuine SUBARU parts. NOTE In the following cases, ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    ... 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.... plow, skid plate, etc.) other than genuine SUBARU accessory parts. . Modification of the suspension system ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 90
    ... 2 Power door locking switches ...Key lock-in prevention function ... 2-7 2-7 Child safety locks ...Windows...Power windows ... 2-20 2-20 2-20 Remote keyless entry system ...Locking the doors ...Unlocking the doors ...Unlocking the trunk lid/rear ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 91
    ...locked when you leave your vehicle and valet key at a parking facility. CAUTION Do not attach a large key ... vehicle. For information on making replacement keys for vehicles with the immobilizer system, refer to the "Immobilizer" section in this chapter. 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) Master key Submaster key ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    ... registered with your vehicle's immobilizer system can be used to operate your vehicle. Even... switch" section [chapter 3].) This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules and with RSS... interference that may cause undesired operation. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    ... may be faulty. If this occurs, contact your SUBARU dealer as soon as possible. In case an unauthorized ... and on the registration of keys with your immobilizer system, contact your SUBARU dealer. NOTE A vehicle .... Any new key must be registered for use with your vehicle's immobilizer system before ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    ...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 close the door. In...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    ... 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. NOTE . When leaving the vehicle, please make sure that all doors ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    ...s operative/non-operative setting can be changed by a SUBARU dealer. Contact a SUBARU dealer for details. Driver’s switch NOTE Make sure that you do not ... the key inside the vehicle before locking the doors from the outside using the power door locking switches. NOTE When leaving ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    ... it dry with a cloth immediately. This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules and with RSS... interference that may cause undesired operation. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party... electronic appliances. NOTE The keyless entry system does not operate when the ignition key...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    ... chirp will sound once and the turn signal lights will flash once. Press the " " button to unlock the... doors and the rear gate) is extremely short, the system may not respond. ! Sedan The trunk lid...chirp will sound twice and the turn signal lights will flash twice. & Illuminated entry Interior ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    ...position Dome light: Middle position Cargo area light: DOOR position A SUBARU dealer can change the illumination period setting of the interior lights...of the setting. You may have the above settings done by your SUBARU dealer. & Replacing the battery CAUTION . Do not let dust, oil or water get on or...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 100
    ... the battery as soon as possible. The battery can be replaced by your authorized SUBARU dealer. If you replace the battery by yourself, use utmost care that no dust, oil or water enters the transmitter. To replace the battery: 3. Remove the transmitter case. 1. ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    ... The keyless entry system is equipped with a special code learning feature that allows you to program new transmitter codes into the system or to delete old ones. The...to Key unit tag To register a new transmitter with the keyless entry system, it is necessary to program the transmitter's ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    ... will not sound. In this event, perform the whole procedure again beginning with part 1. 4. Open and .... . 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 ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    ... the procedure again starting with part 3. 7. Perform parts 5 and 6 of the procedure for each of the remaining digits... five times, perform the procedure again starting with part 3. 10. If you wish... can be programmed into the system), perform the procedure beginning with part 4. When you have finished...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    ...turn signal lights flash if someone attempts to break into your vehicle. The system ... for deactivation yourself or have it done by your SUBARU dealer. The alarm is triggered by: . Opening a door... with shock sensors (dealer option)) & Activating and deactivating the alarm system To change the setting...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    ... system is now activated. & Arming the system ! To arm the system using remote transmitter 1. Close all windows and the moonroof (if ... Station wagon). NOTE You may have the above setting change done by your SUBARU dealer. Vehicle with SI-DRIVE & If you have accidentally triggered the alarm system...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    ...and doors will automatically lock. ! To arm the system using power door locking switches 1. Close all windows. 2. Remove the key from the ...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 " ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    ...turn it to the unlock position. that in this mode, DOORS MUST BE MANUALLY LOCKED. ! To enter the passive mode If ...arming mode, have it done by your SUBARU dealer. ! Arming the system & Valet mode When you... been closed. Failure to lock the doors manually will result in a higher security risk. 1. Turn...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    Keys and doors 2-19 & Tripped sensor identification The security indicator light flashes when the alarm system has been triggered. Also, the number of .... & Shock sensors (dealer option) The shock sensors trigger the alarm system when they sense impacts applied to the vehicle ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    ... 30 seconds. If you desire, your SUBARU dealer can connect them and set ...power window. The power windows operate only when the ignition switch is in the "ON" position. NOTE . The shock sensors are ...shock sensors adjusted to your preference by your SUBARU dealer. Each rear door has a child safety...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    ... open To close: Pull the switch up lightly and hold it. The window will close as long as the switch ...windows All door windows can be controlled by the power window switch cluster at the driver side door. To open: Push the switch down lightly and hold it. The window will open as long as the switch ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    2-22 Keys and doors To open the passengers' windows, push the appropriate switch down and ... ! Passengers' side switches To close the window, pull the switch up and hold it until it reaches the desired position. To lock the passengers' windows, push the lock switch. When the lock switch is ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    ...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, ... outside The trunk lid can be opened using the remote keyless entry system. Refer to "Remote keyless entry system" section in this chapter. To close the...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    ... handle. The handle may be damaged. . Do not use the handle as a hook to fasten straps or ropes to secure your cargo in the trunk. Such use may result in damage of the handle. . Load the... approximately an hour in the dark trunk space after it is exposed to ambient light even for a short time.
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    Keys and doors 2-25 ! Inspection Perform the following steps at least twice a year to ... the latch is not released, contact your SUBARU dealer. In that case, use the key to release the latch, ... and/or handle base is cracked, contact your SUBARU dealer. This places the latch in the locked position. ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    ... cargo. The rear gate can be locked and unlocked using either the keyless entry system or the power door locking switch. Refer to the "Power..., a fault in the door locking/unlocking system or other causes, you can unlock it by manually operating the rear gate lock release lever. For the procedure, ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    ...to follow this procedure could result in injury to a child operating the moonroof. . Never try to check the anti-entrapment function by deliberately placing part of your body in the moonroof. & Tilting/sliding moonroof (Sedan) ! Tilt function CAUTION . Do not sit on the edge of the open moonroof....
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    2-28 NOTE Keys and doors 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 To stop the moonroof at a selected midway position while opening or closing it, momentarily push the switch ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    ..., it is recommended that you avoid driving with the moonroof fully opened. . Driving with the moonroof fully open can cause an annoying sound to generate at high speeds. If such a condition has been encountered, use the moonroof at the initial stop position of 6.7 in (17 cm). - CONTINUED -
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    2-30 Keys and doors ! Sun shade The sun shade can be slid forward or backward by hand while the moonroof is closed. If the moonroof is opened, the sun shade also moves back.
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    ... and chime ...SRS airbag system warning light...Front passenger's frontal airbag ON and OFF indicators ...CHECK ENGINE warning ...Outside temperature and journey time ...Driving range on remaining fuel...Clock (Vehicle with Navigation System)...SI-DRIVE display ...Meter settings ...Warning messages ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    ... ...High/low beam change (dimmer) ...Headlight flasher ...Daytime running light system... 3-45 3-46 ... 3-49 3-50 3-52 Clock (Vehicle without Navigation System) ...Information display (2.5-liter non-turbo model without Navigation System) ...Outside temperature indicator ...Current fuel consumption ......
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    ... wheel, preventing steering control. And when the engine is turned off, it takes a much greater effort than usual to ... in injury to a child or others. Children could operate the power windows, the sunroof or other controls or even make the vehicle move. tion to the "Acc" or "LOCK" position, ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    3-4 Instruments and controls ! Manual transmission vehicles & START CAUTION Do not turn the ignition..., pull out the key once (the security indicator light will blink), and then insert the key in ...the electrical accessories (radio, accessory power outlet, etc.) can be used. NOTE The engine may not ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    ...hazard warning flasher is used to warn other drivers when you have to park your vehicle ...ignition switch is turned to the "ON" position, the various parts of the combination meter are illuminated in the following sequence:... needles and multi-information display light up. 2. Meter needles and gauge...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    ... controls ignition switch to start the engine. This is not an indication of a problem. & Fuel gauge & Speedometer The speedometer shows the vehicle ... not operate the engine with the pointer of the tachometer in the red zone. In this range, fuel injection will be cut by the engine control module to...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    ... and controls 3-7 NOTE ! Low fuel warning light CAUTION Promptly put fuel in the tank whenever... operates when the ignition switch is in the "ON" position. NOTE This light does not go out unless ...(15 liters, 3.3 lmp gal). 1) Normal operating range The temperature gauge shows engine coolant ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    ... of the temperature gauge reaches near the middle of the range. Engine operation is optimum with the engine coolant at this temperature range. And high revving operation while the engine is not warmed up ... If the pointer exceeds the normal operating range, safely stop the vehicle as soon as possible....
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    ...3) Next (up) Information display Back (down) Use the " " and " " switches to change the display screen forward and backward....warning message has been displayed once, and it is also used to enter the desired setting menu. *: Only for vehicles equipped with a navigation system - CONTINUED ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    ... the odometer/ trip meter, the odometer/trip meter will go off. The odometer/trip meter will also go off if you open and close the driver's door within 5 seconds of illumination of the ... the odometer/trip meter, the odometer/trip meter will go off. Also, if you open and close the ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    ...consumption value is also reset. NOTE . The indicated values vary in accordance with changes in the vehicle's running conditions. Also, the indicated values may differ slightly... to the B trip meter indication. Those A and B indications can be changed by depressing the trip knob. - CONTINUED -
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    ... journey time ! Outside temperature The indicator shows the outside temperature in a range from −22 to 1228F (−30 to 508C). The indicator can give a false...When the actual outside temperature falls outside the specified indicator range. Canada-spec. models U.S.-spec. models U.S.-spec. models ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    ... differ from the actual outside temperature. The indication "OUT TEMP 378F (38C)" should be treated only as a guide. Be sure to check the condition of the road surface before driving. ! Journey time Canada-spec. models 1) Outside temperature 2) Journey time...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    ...spec. models U.S.-spec. models If the driving range is shown as " ", there is only a tiny amount ... vehicle immediately. NOTE The driving range on remaining fuel is only a guide. The indicated value may ... fuel warning light comes on. Canada-spec. models The driving range indicates the distance ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    .... The clock receives the correct time from the navigation system. To adjust the time shown by the clock, refer to the separate "Operating Instructions for Monitor System" and adjust the time of the navigation system. 1) 2) 3) 4) *: Sport Sharp (S#) mode Sport (S) ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    ... switch for at least 2 seconds. 2. T h e d i s p l a y s h o w s “ M E T E R SETTING”, and then changes to the setting screen. 3. When the setting screen is displayed, ...and close the driver’s door during the setting procedure, the new setting will be canceled. . It is not possible to cancel ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    ... or registered in the "Date/Time" setting menu. . Present date & time . Birthday . Anniversary 2. T h e d i s p l a y s h o w s " M E T E R SETTING", and then changes to the setting screen. NOTE To enter "Birthday" and "Anniversary", "Present date & time" must be set. To enter ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    3-18 Instruments and controls 2. Select an item that you desire to set with " " and " ", and press " /SET". time. When completed, select "OK", and press " /SET". ! Birthday 1. Press " " or " " until "Birthday" is displayed, and press " /SET". 3. Select a ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    Instruments and controls 3-19 time. When completed, select "OK", and press " /SET". When an anniversary is registered and the date that was set nears, a message is displayed when the ignition switch is turned on. From a week before to the day before 2. Select an item that you desire to ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    3-20 Instruments and controls SET". & Warning messages and driver's information When the following safety warning or driver's information occurs, the interruptive message will be indicated on the display. On the date that was set ! Clear all dates 1. Press " " or " " until "...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    Instruments and controls 3-21 Canada-spec. models The display shows the interruptive message for 3 seconds and then returns to its original display. At this time, the specified warning message leaves the " " mark on the lower left side of the display. When the " " mark is indicated, it ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    ... message will be displayed again after 20 seconds. Run mode change system warning This warning message indicates a malfunction of the "SI-DRIVE mode" change. If this warning message is shown on the display, contact your nearest SUBARU dealer and have the SI-DRIVE mode system inspected. The ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    ... temperature information This message is displayed when the outside temperature is 378F (38C). When this message appears on the display, be careful because the road surface may be frozen. For details of this indication, refer to the "Outside temperature and journey time" section in this chapter....
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    ... you do not press the trip knob for a period of 10 seconds, the new setting will be canceled. & Combination meter illumination When the ignition ...the "ON" position, the various parts of the combination meter are illuminated in the following sequence: 1. Combination meter dials light up. 2. Meter...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    .../trip meter, the odometer/trip meter will go off. This meter displays the odometer when the ignition switch ... 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 ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    ...speed, running conditions, etc.) to control modules. In the event of a fault in this communication system, the trip meter will ". show " ", immediately If the trip meter shows " contact the nearest SUBARU dealer and have the vehicle communication system inspected. & ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    ... drop to the "E" position and the dial, needle, and rim will go off. ! Low fuel warning light CAUTION Promptly put fuel in the tank ... 4.0 US gal (15 liters, 3,3 lmp gal). 1) Normal operating range The temperature gauge shows engine coolant temperature when the ignition ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    ... seat passenger fastens the seatbelt.) : SRS airbag system warning light : CHECK ENGINE warning light/... indicator lamp : Charge warning light : Oil pressure warning light : AT OIL temperature warning light ... equipped)/Vehicle Dynamics Control OFF indicator light (if equipped) / : Brake system warning ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    Instruments and controls 3-29 corresponding system. Consult your authorized SUBARU dealer for repair. & Seatbelt warning light and... the ignition switch is turned to the "ON" position, the seatbelt warning light(s) will flash for 6 seconds, to warn that the seatbelt(s) is/are unfastened. If the...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    ... canceling the warning operation, please contact your SUBARU dealer. If there is no passenger on ... actions described above, immediately contact your SUBARU dealer for an inspection. airbag and SRS curtain ... take your vehicle to your nearest SUBARU dealer to have the system checked. Unless checked and...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    ...and OFF indicators remain lit or extinguished simultaneously, the system is faulty. Contact your SUBARU ...should have your vehicle checked by an authorized SUBARU dealer immediately. & CHECK ENGINE warning ...have your vehicle checked/repaired by your SUBARU dealer as soon as possible. Continued vehicle...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    ...good condition but the light remains on, contact your nearest SUBARU dealer immediately. & AT OIL TEMPerature warning... If the engine oil is at the proper level but the light remains on, contact your nearest SUBARU dealer immediately. The AT oil temperature warning light comes on when the ignition ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    ... approximately one minute, have the system inspected by your nearest SUBARU dealer as soon as possible. ... have your Tire Pressure Monitoring System checked at a SUBARU dealer as soon as possible. If this ... gradually reducing speed. Then slowly pull off the road to a safe place. Otherwise an accident ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    ... unable to monitor all four road wheels. Contact your SUBARU dealer as soon as possible ... approximately one minute, promptly contact a SUBARU dealer to have the system inspected. the front and ... first available opportunity by your SUBARU dealer. The ABS warning light comes on together with the brake ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    ... to the nearest SUBARU dealer for repair. This light has the following three functions: ! Parking brake ... the vehicle. Have the vehicle towed to the nearest SUBARU dealer for repair. ! Electronic Brake Force.... Instead, have the vehicle towed to the nearest SUBARU dealer for repair. & Low fuel warning...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    ... open warning light comes on. For a vehicle without SI-DRIVE, the open door is indicated by the corresponding part of the door open warning light. For a vehicle with SI-DRIVE, the ... following conditions. Have your vehicle checked at a SUBARU dealer immediately. . The light does not come on ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    ... any of the following conditions. Have your vehicle checked at a SUBARU dealer immediately. . The warning..., but have your vehicle checked at a SUBARU dealer as soon as possible. sidered normal... on when the Vehicle Dynamics Control system is deactivated. NOTE . The light may stay on for a while after...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    3-38 Instruments and controls SUBARU dealer as soon as possible. . The light does not go ...selector lever is moved to the manual gate, the SPORT mode is selected and the indicator light comes ...system may be faulty. Contact your nearest SUBARU dealer immediately. In the event that an unauthorized key ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    ...) (if equipped) This indicator shows the position of the selector lever. When the manual mode is selected, the gear position indicator (which shows ...section in chapter 7.) This indicator shows the position of the selector lever. When the manual mode is selected, the gear position indicator (which ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    ... simultaneously during driving, have the vehicle checked by your nearest SUBARU dealer. Clock (Vehicle without Navigation System) NOTE . If your vehicle ...liter non-turbo model equipped with a navigation system, refer to the separate "Operating Instructions for Monitor System". . ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    ...display (2.5-liter non-turbo model without Navigation System) NOTE If your vehicle ...-turbo model equipped with a navigation system, refer to the separate “Operating Instructions for Monitor Systemମ. pressed, the rate at which the indicated time changes will speed up. To reset the minutes to “00”...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    3-42 Instruments and controls ! Road surface freeze warning indication Canada-spec....specified indicator range. 378F (38C) or lower, the temperature indication flashes to show that the road surface... should be treated only as a guide. Be sure to check the condition of the road surface before driving...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    ...U.S.-spec. models U.S.-spec. models . The indicated values vary in accordance with changes in the vehicle's running conditions. Also, the indicated values may differ ... from the actual values and should thus be treated only as a guide. . When either trip meter indication is reset, the average fuel ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    ...fuel consumption. When the low fuel warning light comes on, the driving range indication flashes for 5 seconds.... U.S.-spec. models The driving range on remaining fuel is only a guide. The indicated value may ... fuel warning light comes on. Canada-spec. models The driving range indicates the distance...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    ... prevent battery discharge resulting from accidentally leaving your lights on when your vehicle is parked, the light switch operates only when the ignition ... position. In any other position, the vehicle’s lights will be out. If you park your vehicle on a roadside at night, use the hazard warning ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    ... end of the turn signal lever. first position Parking lights, instrument panel illumination, front ...lights are on. second position Headlights, parking lights, instrument panel illumination, front side marker ...lights and license plate lights are on. To change from low beam to high beam, push the turn ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    ... light switch is in the " " position, the front side marker lights, parking lights and license plate ... to the neutral position by hand. To signal a lane change, push the turn signal lever up ... hold it during the lane change. The turn signal indicator lights will flash in the direction of the turn ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    ... light switch (if equipped) The parking light switch operates regardless of the ignition switch position. ... pushing the front end of this switch, following lights will come on. - Parking lights - Front and rear ... - License plate lights To turn off, push the rear end of the parking light switch....
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    ...out. Before operating the wiper on a dry windshield or rear window, always use the windshield washer. Vehicle without SI-DRIVE The indicator light located on ... washer fluid is unavailable. In areas where water freezes in winter, use SUBARU Windshield Washer Fluid or the equivalent. Refer to...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    .... If this happens, park your vehicle in a safe place, turn off the wiper switch, ... window glass periodically with a washer solution to prevent streaking, and to remove accumulations of road ... following this procedure, replace the wiper blades with new ones. Refer to the “Replacement of wiper bladesମ.
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    ...for a single wipe) you release the lever. ! Wiper intermittent time control (if equipped) Sedan OFF : Park : Intermittent LO: Low speed HI: High speed..., push the wiper control lever down. To turn the wipers off, return the lever to the "OFF" position. Sedan For a single ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    ...adjusted in nine steps. ! Washer Sedan & Rear window wiper and washer switch (Station ... by wiper operation) ON: Continuous INT: Intermittent OFF: Park : Washer Station wagon ! Rear ... to the “INT” or “ON” position. To turn the wiper off, return the knob on the end of the lever to the “OFFମ.
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    ... release the knob. To wash the rear window when the rear wiper is not in use, turn the knob on the end of ... 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 ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    ...you 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... immediately stops operating. Vehicle with automatic climate control system Vehicle with manual climate control system ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    ... controls 3-55 CAUTION . Do not use sharp instruments or window cleaner containing abrasives to clean the inner surface of the rear window. They may damage the conductors printed on ... function is toggled on or off. When the automatic dimming function is on, the auto dimming indicator light (green) ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    ... button, the compass display is toggled on or off. When the compass is on, an illuminated compass reading will appear in the lower part of the mirror. Even with ... to the "Compass calibration zone" map attached to the end of this manual to verify that the compass zone setting is correct for your ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    ... also be adjusted manually. ! Outside mirror defogger (if equipped) Vehicle with automatic climate control system The outside ... light located on the button lights up while the outside mirror defogger is operating. Vehicle with manual climate control system The remote control mirrors operate only ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    ...personal injury. NOTE . While the outside mirror defogger is operating, the rear window defogger also operates. . When the rear window defogger has... outside mirror defogger also operates continuously. Refer to the "Rear window defogger button" section in this chapter. "Front seats" section ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    Instruments and controls 3-59 Horn To sound the horn, push the horn pad.
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    ... ...Center and side ventilators ... 4-2 4-2 4-3 Manual climate control system (if equipped) ...Control ... sunlight ...Lubrication oil circulation in the refrigerant circuit...Checking air conditioning system before ... system ... 4-12 4-12 4-12 4-12 4-13 4-13 4 Control panel ...4-8 Temperature sensors...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    4-2 Climate control Ventilator & Air flow selection
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    Climate control 4-3 & Center and side ventilators ! Center ventilators ! Side ventilators Manual climate control system (if equipped) & Control panel 1) ...dial Air conditioner button Air inlet selection button Rear window defogger button (Refer to the "Rear window defogger ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    ... "ON" position. The fan speed control dial is used to select four fan speeds. ! Air flow ... this state, you cannot select "recirculation" mode by manually pressing the air inlet selection button. ... temperature of air flow from the air outlets over a range from the blue side (cool) to red side (...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    ... operation in the ON position may fog up the windows. Switch to the OFF position as soon as the outside dusty ... and front door windows: 1. Set the air inlet selection button to the OFF position. 2. Set the .... The indicator light will go off. Place this button in the OFF position when you reach a road ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    ...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...: 1. Set the air inlet selection button to the OFF position. NOTE . In a vehicle equipped with an air...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    ...operation in the ON position may fog up the windows. Switch to the OFF position as soon as the outside dusty ...outlets: 1. Set the air inlet selection button to the OFF position. 2. Set the air flow control..., you cannot select "recirculation" mode by manually pressing the air inlet selection button...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    ... control dial during automatic mode operation, 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 the AUTO mode, press the ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    .... 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. - Defroster button ! The Automatic Climate Control system turns off (the air conditioner compressor and fan turn off) ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    ... the fogging from the windshield, return the climate control system to the AUTO mode by pushing the "AUTO" button or turn off by pushing the "OFF" button. Alternatively, push the " " button again to return the system to the setting that was selected ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    ... air temperature sensor The automatic climate control system employs several sensors. These sensors are delicate. If they are treated incorrectly and become damaged, the system may not be able to control the interior temperature correctly. To avoid damaging the sensors, observe the ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    ...) a few minutes each month during the off-season to circulate its oil. & Checking air conditioning system before summer season Always ... for refrigerant leaks, hose conditions, and proper operation each spring. Have your SUBARU dealer perform this check. & Cooling and dehumidifying in high humidity ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    ... more frequently. Have your filter checked or replaced by your SUBARU dealer. For replacement, we recommend the use of a genuine SUBARU air filter kit. Replacement schedule: ... is different from the method for CFC12 (freon). Consult your SUBARU dealer for service. Repairs needed as a result of ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    Audio Antenna system ...Printed antenna...FM reception ... 5-2 5-2 5-2 Channel preset ...Display selection ... 5-14... set (if equipped) ...Type B audio set (if equipped) ... 5-2 5-4 5-5 5-5 5-6 Power and sound controls ...Power switch and volume control ...Tone and balance control ...Audio effector ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    5-2 Audio Antenna system & Printed antenna CAUTION Do not use sharp instruments or window cleaner containing abrasives to clean ... areas such as cities. You may experience problems in receiving The antenna is printed on the inner surface of the rear window glass. & FM reception Although ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    ... or peaks block the signal from the south . If you are driving on a mountain road where the southern direction is blocked by mountains . If you are driving in an.... Please note that these may be other unforeseen circumstances when there are problems with the reception of XMTM satellite radio signals.
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    5-4 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 if they are not ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    Audio 5-5 Audio set Your SUBARU may be equipped with one of the following audio sets. See the pages indicated in this ...) The audio set will operate only when the ignition switch is in the "Acc" or "ON" position. . Power and sound controls: refer to page 5-7 . Radio operation: refer to page...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    5-6 Audio & Type B audio set (if equipped) The audio set will operate only when the ignition switch is in the "Acc" or "ON" position. . Power and sound controls: refer to page 5-7 . Radio operation: refer to page 5-10 . Satellite radio operation (if equipped): refer to page 5-12 . CD (...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    Audio 5-7 Power and sound controls & Power switch and volume control & Tone and balance control ! To change tone control modes The dial is used for both power (ON/OFF) and volume control. The radio is turned ON and OFF by pushing...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    5-8 Audio Control mode (Range of levels) ! To change balance control modes Turn counterclockwise Bass control (−6 to +6) Midrange ... For more volume For more volume Each brief press of the "BAL" button changes control modes in the following sequence starting from volume control mode. (When ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    Audio 5-9 Control mode (Range of levels) & Audio effector switching (type B) Turn counterclockwise ... button, the “SRS WOW” of audio effector system starts up with a beep sound. The ” of the indicator ... the SRS WOW mode finish, ” turns off. and the “ NOTE SRS technology is incorporated...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    ...sound FM/AM radio operation & FM/AM selection & Tuning ! Manual tuning Push the "FM AM" button when the radio is off to turn on the radio...AM reception. Each brief press of the "FM AM" button changes the radio in the following sequence starting from the last radio band with...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    ..., 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 ... be available, however, when radio signals are weak. In such a situation, perform manual tuning to select the desired station. If you ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    ... equipped) To receive satellite radio, it is necessary to install the Subaru genuine satellite receiver (dealer option) ... a contract. For details, please contact your SUBARU dealer. details, please contact your SUBARU dealer or visit Sirius Satellite Radio at www.sirius.com or call 1-888-539-SIRIUS ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    ...the button to select the previous channel. " of the button to Keep pressing " change to the next channel continuously " of the button to and keep pressing " change to the previous channel continuously. Press " " of the FOLDER/CATEGORY button to select the next category ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    ... for less than 1.5 seconds, the preceding selection will remain in memory. ! Selecting preset channels Press the " " side of the SEEK/SCAN button to change the radio to the SCAN mode. In this mode, the radio scans through the channel until a station is found. The radio will stop at the station...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    ...play certain ones. . Single CDs (i.e., 8 cm/3 inch CDs) are not supported, and if inserted, they will be immediately ejected. . The file ...type B) Press the "TEXT" button while receiving the satellite radio to change the display as follows: 1. Briefly press the "LOAD" button. If the magazine...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    ... inserted the disc, the "LOAD" indicator will go off. The disc will then be automatically drawn in, and ... have inserted. . The disc indicator steadily lights up if a disc is already inserted... inserted the disc, the "LOAD" indicator will go off. The disc will then be automatically drawn in, and...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    ... period, the disc number indicator will stop blinking and will steadily light. 3. When the loading of a disc is complete, the next disc number indicator will blink....of the disc select buttons the disc number indicator of which steadily lights up. The player will then start playback of the selected CD...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    5-18 Audio & To select a track from its beginning ! Forward direction ! Backward direction & Fast-forwarding and fast-reversing ! Fast-forwarding Briefly press the " " side of the TUNE/ TRACK button to skip to the beginning of the next track/file (track). Each time the button is pressed, ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    ...MP3 or WMA disc) . Press the "LOAD" button when there is free space in the CD magazine. . Turn off the power of the audio equipment. . Turn the ignition switch to... Each time you briefly press the button, the mode will change to the next one in the following sequence. - CONTINUED -
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    ...time you briefly press the button, the mode will change to the next one in the following sequence. If ...-play mode will be cancelled if you perform any of the following steps: . Press the “RPTମ. in the folder repeating mode “F-RPT” . Turn off the power of the audio equipment. . Turn the ignition...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    ..."LOAD" button when there is free space in the CD magazine. . Turn off the power of the audio equipment. . Turn the ignition switch to the "... . Each time you press the button for 0.5 second or longer, the mode will change to the next one in the following sequence. The scan mode lets you listen ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    ... or AUX mode . Press the "LOAD" button when there is free space in the CD magazine. . Turn off the power of the audio equipment. . Turn the ignition switch to ... longer during playback of an MP3/WMA file, the indication will change to the next one in the following sequence. If, having ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    ... to select the next or previous folder is made. If no appropriate folder exists on the disc, pressing the " " or " " side of the SEEK/SCAN button starts playback beginning with the first track/file (track). 1. Use the disc select button to select the disc to be ejected. - CONTINUED -
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    ... clear those messages, please contact your SUBARU dealer. ! When "PUSH EJECT" is displayed Press the... Single CDs (i.e., 8 cm/3 inch CDs) are not supported, and if inserted, they will be immediately ejected... message remains displayed, please contact your SUBARU dealer. 1. If you continue to press ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    ...unloaded or this message remains displayed, please contact your SUBARU dealer. AUX unit operation & AUX jack & AUX... (3.5ø) can be connected. For detailed information, see the Owner's Manual of the portable audio player. Press the "AUX" button when the auxiliary audio input is off to turn on...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    ... control audio functions without taking his/her hands off the steering wheel. *1: The frequency last received in the ...& MODE button This button is used to select the desired audio mode. Each time it is pressed, the mode changes to the next one in the following sequence: ! With radio mode selected ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    ... control buttons ! MUTE button Precautions to observe when handling a compact disc Use only compact discs (CDs, CD-Rs and CD-RWs) that... button again, the original sound volume will return and "MUTE" goes off. Press the "+" button to increase the volume. Press the "−" button to reduce...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    ...center outward with a dry, soft cloth. Be sure not to use a hard cloth, thinner, benzine, alcohol, etc...is scratched, deformed, or cracked. Also, do not use any disc that has a non-standard shape (for example, a heart shape). Malfunctions or problems might result. . A disc is vulnerable to heat. Never...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    Audio 5-29
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    ...12 6-12 6-13 6-13 6-13 6-14 6-15 Map light ...Sun visors ...Sun visor extension plate ...Vanity ... Canada...Programming other devices ...Operating the HomeLink® Wireless Control System ...Reprogramming a single HomeLink® button...Erasing HomeLink® button memory ...In case a problem occurs... 6-15 ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    ... light is turned off to avoid battery discharge. & Dome light 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 & Cargo area light (Station wagon) ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    ...the light is turned off to avoid battery discharge. The light also can be turned on by use of the remote keyless ... information. 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. To block out glare, swing down the ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    6-4 Interior equipment & Vanity mirror with light CAUTION Keep the vanity mirror cover closed while... visor and open the vanity mirror cover. The light beside the vanity mirror comes on when the ignition ... and the mirror cover is opened. NOTE Use of the vanity mirror light for a long period of time ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    ...Glove box & Center console box Center console box (front) To use as storage space: 1) 2) Lock Unlock To open the glove box, pull...cup holders, you can use the center console box as a storage space. Slide the sliding lid (near the parking brake lever) toward the rear. Grasp the dual cup holdersମ.
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    ...the divider plate at the top while turning it counterclockwise, it may break. To use again as cup holders: Center console box (rear) Pull up ... at the base, and turn it clockwise to fit it. CAUTION When your vehicle is parked in the sun or a warm day, the inside of the center panel heats up. Avoid ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    ...and it will automatically open. CAUTION Do not use the pocket as an ashtray or leave a lighted cigarette in the pocket. This could cause a fire. To use the pocket, push lightly on the lid below the climate controls. CAUTION When your vehicle is parked in the sun or on a warm...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    ...s cup holder & Rear passenger’s cup holder Accessory power outlets The dual cup holder is built into the center console near the parking brake lever.... is located on the lower side of the back of the center console. To use the cup holder, open the lid by pulling its upper ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    ...CAUTION . Do not attempt to use a cigarette lighter in the accessory power outlet. . Do not ...Always put the cap on the accessory power outlet when it is not in use. . Use only electrical appliances... plugs that fit properly. . Use of an electric appliance in the accessory power outlet for a long period...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    ... they could cause serious injuries by coming off the coat hooks and being thrown through ...Hang clothing directly on the coat hooks without using hangers. NOTE When the lid of the center console ... and the lid to allow the power outlet in the center console to be used. Pass the electrical appliance's...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    ... models & For Sedan models The coat hook is attached to each rear passenger's hand grip. A shopping bag hook is attached to each side of the cargo area. To use the hook, push the upper portion and the shopping bag hook will appear. A shopping bag hook is attached to each inner side wall of the ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    ...This cover is detachable to make room for additional cargo. & Using the cover CAUTION A retaining pin is located on ...correctly secured on its retaining pin. Also, do not use more than one floor mat. If... automatically. You should hold on to the cover and guide it back into the cover housing while it ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    Interior equipment 6-13 WARNING Do not place anything on the extended cover. Putting excessive weight on the extended cover can break it and an object on the cover could tumble forward in the event of a sudden stop or collision. This could cause serious injury. & To remove the rear gate board ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    ... housing 2. To keep the lid open, hang the hook (provided on the back of the lid) on the rear edge of the roof. 3. Remove the left and right parts of the cargo floor lid. 4. Stow the cover housing and rear gate board in the cargo area end. To install the cover housing, insert both ends of the ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    Interior equipment 6-15 & To install the rear gate board Stowage boxes (Station wagon) Insert (tipped at an angle) the hooks on the rear gate board into the holes in the rear gate panel. Rotate the rear gate board toward you until its top touches the rear gate panel. A stowage box is located ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    ... CAUTION The convenient tie-down hooks are designed only for securing light cargo. Never try to secure cargo that exceeds the capacity of the hooks. The maximum load... so that cargo can be secured with a luggage net or ropes. When using the tie-down hooks, turn them down out of ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    ...received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Changes and modifications to this system by anyone other than an authorized service facility could void ... buttons Indicator light Hand-held transmitter* * Not part of your vehicle’s keyless entry system but of ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    ... reverse, does not meet these safety standards. Using a garage door opener without these features increases ...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. ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    ... garage door openers are manufactured after 1996. See the instruction manual of your garage opener for confirmation. 4. Using both hands, simultaneously ... training button, refer to your garage door opener's instruction manual. NOTE The assistance of a second person - CONTINUED...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    6-20 Interior equipment trol System and your garage door opener should activate ... buttons on the driver’s sun visor, keeping the indicator light in view. & Programming for entrance gates and ... every 2 seconds until step 6 is complete. 6. When the indicator light flashes slowly and then rapidly ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    ... devices such as door locks, home lighting and security systems, contact HomeLink at www.homelink.... for the previous device is now erased and the new device can be operated by pushing the HomeLink®... programmed, the HomeLink® Wireless Control System can be used to remote-control the devices to which ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    ... lever reverse inhibiting function...Selection of manual mode...Maximum speeds...Driving tips... (U.S. only)...Preparing to drive ...Starting the engine...Manual transmission vehicle...Automatic transmission vehicle...) (if equipped) ...Power steering...Braking ...Braking tips...Brake system ...Disc brake...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    Starting and operating ABS system self-check...ABS warning light ... 7-35 7-35 Parking your vehicle ...Parking brake ... cruise control ...To temporarily cancel the cruise control ...To turn off the cruise control...To change the cruising speed ...Cruise control indicator light...Cruise control set ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    ...used. For optimum engine performance and driveability, it is required that you use premium grade unleaded ... should leaded gasoline be used because it will damage the emission control system and may ... to optimize engine and emission control system performance with gasoline that meets the clean burning ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    ...may produce a sulfur exhaust odor or smell. SUBARU recommends that you try a different brand ...If this happens, return to your authorized SUBARU Dealer for service. If it is determined that the condition is caused ... related, try a different brand of gasoline before seeking service at your SUBARU dealer...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    ... Fuel system damage or driveability problems which result from the use of improper fuel are not covered under the SUBARU Limited Warranty. & Fuel filler lid and cap CAUTION...may cause paint damage, which is not covered under the SUBARU Limited Warranty. WARNING Gasoline vapor is highly ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    ... you spill any fuel on the painted surface, rinse it off immediately. Otherwise, the painted surface could be ...put fuel in the tank whenever the low fuel warning light comes on. Engine misfires as a result of an empty tank ... after the fuel filler pump automatically turns off. Do not add any more fuel....
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    ... due to improper testing is not covered under the SUBARU Limited Warranty and is the responsibility of the state ...to tell your inspection or service station in advance not to place your SUBARU AWD vehicle on... damage an AWD SUBARU vehicle. Under no circumstances should the rear wheels be jacked off the...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    ...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 start...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    ...seconds or more before trying again. & Manual transmission vehicle 1. Apply the parking brake. 2. Turn off unnecessary lights and accessories. ... the engine still refuses to start, contact your nearest SUBARU dealer for assistance. 6. Confirm that all warning and indicator lights ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    ... (4) If the engine still refuses to start, contact your nearest SUBARU dealer for assistance. 6. Confirm that all warning and indicator lights have gone out after the engine has started. The fuel injection system automatically lowers the idle speed as the engine warms up. While ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    ...death. . Before performing any servicing of the vehicle, temporarily place the remote engine start system ... engine start, the vehicle's power window features will be disabled. Also, the system has a timer ... system will power off then attempt to start the vehicle NOTE . The security indicator light ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    ... second and flash the parking lights 1 time indicating that the system has exited service mode....then flash the parking lights and honk the horn three times indicating that the system is in service ...attempting to activate the remote start system while in service mode, the parking lights will flash and ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    ... button for 10 to 15 seconds. The horn will honk and the parking lights will flash three times to indicate that the system has entered programming mode. At... a decrease in range (distance from the vehicle that your remote control operates). Follow the instructions below to change the remote ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    ... snap the case halves back together, then test the remote control. Manual transmission - 5 speeds WARNING Do not drive the vehicle with ... the transmission to try shifting into reverse when the vehicle is moving. The manual transmission is a fully synchromeshed, 5-forward-speed and 1-reverse-speed ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    .... Non-turbo models Gear 1st Except OUTBACK 30 (48) 50 (81) 71 (116)...48) 52 (82) 71 (116) mph (km/h) OUTBACK 32 (52) 54 (88) 78 (127)...neutral position then shift into reverse gear. To change gears, fully depress the clutch pedal, move...Turbo models Gear 1st 2nd 3rd Except OUTBACK 32 (52) 54 (88) 80 (129...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    ...effect. Remember, if you "ride" (over use) the brakes while descending a hill, they ... engine before the engine warms up. Manual transmission - 6 speeds (2.5GT spec.B) WARNING... into reverse when the vehicle is moving. 1) Slider The manual transmission is a fully synchromeshed, 6-forward-speed...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    ... between fuel economy and vehicle performance during normal driving is ensured by shifting up at the speeds listed in the following table. Shift up ... or rapidly pulls away from a standstill. This phenomenon does not indicate a problem. ! Maximum allowable speeds WARNING When shifting down a gear, ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    ... controlled and provides 4 forward speeds and 1 reverse speed. Also, it has a manual mode and a SPORT mode. WARNING Do not shift from the "... not depressed The selector lever has four positions, "P", "R", "N", "D" and also has manual gate for using "SPORT" mode or manual mode.
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    ...will roll freely, even on the slightest incline unless the parking brake or foot brake is on. Avoid coasting with... mode, move the lever from this position into the manual gate. To use the manual mode, move the lever from this position into the manual gate then move it toward the "+" and "−"...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    .... . Automatic downshifts to 3rd or 2nd may occur even when driving on a level road depending on conditions, such as how hard you depress the brake pedal. & Selector ... "P" position. If the selector lever reverse inhibiting function fails, have the vehicle inspected by the nearest SUBARU dealer.
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    ..., move the selector lever from the "D" position to the manual gate then move it to the "+" end or "−" end... pulling the selector lever toward the "−" end of the manual gate. NOTE Please read the following... carefully and bear them in mind when using the manual mode. . If you attempt...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    ... of the automatic transmission fluid becomes too high, the "AT OIL TEMP" warning light will come on and upshifts to 4th gear will ... from a standstill (safely and easily) by first selecting the 2nd gear of the manual mode. . Always apply the foot or parking brake when the vehicle is stopped in the...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    ...rapid acceleration or for uphill driving. To select this mode, move the selector lever from the "D" position to the manual gate. When selected, the SPORT mode indicator light on the instrument panel will turn on. To deselect SPORT mode, move ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    ... provides 5 forward speeds and 1 reverse speed. Also, it has a manual mode and SI-DRIVE mode. WARNING Do ... the brake pedal and start the engine. Take your vehicle to the nearest SUBARU dealer immediately to have the system repaired. forward driving positions into the "R" position or vice versa ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    ...; the vehicle will roll freely, even on the slightest incline unless the parking brake or foot brake is on. Avoid coasting with the transmission ... depressed The selector lever has four positions, "P", "R", "N, "D" and also has a manual gate for using the manual mode. - CONTINUED -
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    ...or 1st gear. When you release the pedal, the transmission will return to the original gear position. To use the manual mode, move the lever from this position into the manual gate. ! While climbing a grade When driving up a hill, undesired upshift to 4th ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 268
    ... reverse inhibiting function fails, have the vehicle inspected by the nearest SUBARU dealer. With the vehicle either moving or stationary, move the ... 3) Upshift indicator Downshift indicator Gear position indicator When the manual mode is selected, the gear position indicator and upshift indicator...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 269
    ... lever to the "D" position from the manual gate. While driving, if you change gears by paddle shifting,... gear condition. At this time, the normal mode temporarily changes to the manual mode, and after driving for... points carefully and bear them in mind when using the manual mode. . If you attempt ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 270
    ... following tables show the maximum speeds that are possible with each different gear. 1 2 3 OUTBACK Position 1 2 3 2.5-liter turbo models 25 (40) 53 (... from a standstill safely and easily by first selecting the 2nd gear of the manual mode. . Always apply the foot or parking brake - CONTINUED -
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 271
    ...hole. Depress the brake pedal and start the engine. Take your vehicle to the nearest SUBARU dealer immediately to have the system repaired. SI-DRIVE (Except 2.5-liter non-Turbo models) SI-DRIVE (Subaru Intelligent Drive) works to maximize engine performance, control and efficiency. This system ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 272
    ... (I) mode provides wellbalanced performance with greater fuel efficiency and smooth driveability without stress. Power delivery is ... throttle response. When Intelligent (I) mode is selected in vehicles equipped with a manual transmission, a shift-up indicator " " in the tachometer will blink to ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    ...cool, the S# PREP indicator light of the temperature gauge comes on. In this case, you cannot change to Sport ... you turned off the engine in the Sport Sharp (S#) mode, the SIDRIVE mode changes to the Sport... ENGINE warning light/malfunction indicator lamp comes on, the SIdrive mode changes to the Sport...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 274
    ...than 5 seconds. This may damage the power steering pump. The power steering system operates only ...Sport Sharp (S#) mode, when you push the switch, it changes to the former mode before Sport Sharp ...area of the engine compartment. This noise is normal. It does not indicate power steering system trouble....
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 275
    ... straight ahead while gradually reducing speed. Then slowly pull off the road to a safe place. & Disc brake pad wear warning indicators & Brake system ! Two separate ...heard from the disc brakes while braking, immediately have your vehicle inspected by the nearest SUBARU dealer.
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    ...7-35 ABS (Anti-lock Brake System) WARNING Always use the utmost care in driving -... brake pedal. This is normal when the ABS operates. The ABS system will not operate when the vehicle speed is below approximately... mph (10 km/h). & ABS warning light CAUTION . The ABS system does not always decrease...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 277
    ...the vehicle's loading condition and speed. The EBD system is an integral part of the ABS system and uses some of the ABS system's components to perform its function of ... driving. If these occur, have the ABS system repaired at the first available opportunity by your SUBARU dealer.
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    ...faulty. Drive carefully to the nearest SUBARU dealer and have the system inspected. 4. If both ...vehicle. Instead, have the vehicle towed to the nearest SUBARU dealer for repair. WARNING . Driving with the brake .... Have your vehicle towed to the nearest SUBARU dealer for repair. Vehicle with SI-DRIVE...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    ... Whenever suspension components, steering components, or an axle are removed from a vehicle equipped with Vehicle Dynamics Control, have an authorized SUBARU dealer perform an inspection of that system. . The following precautions should be observed in order to...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 280
    ... operation does not indicate a system fault. . on gravel-covered or rutted roads . on unfinished ... Control system, it is important that winter tires be used when driving on snow-covered or icy roads....- namics Control system will be unable to operate correctly as intended. . Always turn off the engine...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 281
    ... system; if either should occur, have an authorized SUBARU dealer carry out an inspection of that system at the first available opportunity. . The indicator light does not turn...after engine startup. This lighting pattern indicates that the Vehicle Dynamics Control system is operating normally....
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    ...Control system; if any should occur, have an authorized SUBARU dealer carry out an inspection of ...situation occur, drive with care and have an authorized SUBARU dealer carry out an inspection of those systems ... system; if either should occur, have an authorized SUBARU dealer carry out an inspection of...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    ... OFF switch Vehicle Dynamics Control system, the " " indicator light goes off. With the Vehicle Dynamics Control system deactivated, traction and stability enhancement offered by... 10 seconds or longer, the indicator light goes off, the Vehicle Dynamics Control system is activated, and the ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    ... and operating 7-43 Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) (if equipped) The tire pressure monitoring system provides the driver with a warning message by sending a signal from a sensor that is installed in... reducing speed. Then slowly pull off the road to a safe place. Otherwise an accident ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    7-44 Starting and operating four road wheels. Contact your SUBARU dealer as soon as possible for tire and ... for approximately one minute, promptly contact a SUBARU dealer to have the system inspected. cluding interference that may cause undesired operation. Changes or modifications not expressly ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 286
    ...set the parking brake firmly 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 for automatic transmission vehicles. Always set the parking brake firmly ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    ... the cruise control function is deactivated and the "CRUISE" indicator light flashes. To reactivate the cruise control function, turn the...DRIVE 1. Push the "CRUISE" main switch button. The " " indicator light on the combination meter will come on. 2. Depress the accelerator pedal until ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 288
    ... (automatic transmission vehicles only). . Shift the shift lever into neutral position (manual transmission vehicles only). " indicator light in the combination The " meter goes off when the cruise control is canceled. & To temporarily cancel...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    7-48 Starting and operating & To turn off the cruise control There are two ways ... speed at that moment will be memorized and treated as the new set speed. When the difference between the actual ..., release the button. The vehicle speed at that moment will be memorized and treated as the new set speed...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 290
    ... driving, have the vehicle checked by your nearest SUBARU dealer. & Cruise control indicator ... is deactivated and the cruise control indicator light flashes. To reactivate the cruise control function,... it again to the "ON" position. . If this indicator light and the CHECK Vehicle with SI-DRIVE ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 291
    7-50 Starting and operating Vehicle without SI-DRIVE The cruise control set indicator light comes on when the ignition switch is turned to the "ON" position and goes out after approximately 3 seconds. The light comes on when vehicle speed has been set.
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 292
    ... ...Driving in foreign countries ...Driving tips for AWD vehicles ...Off road driving ...All AWD models except OUTBACK ...OUTBACK... 8-2 8-2 8-3 8-3 8-4 8-5 8-5 8-6 8-6 8-6 Tire chains ...Rocking the vehicle ... 8-13 8-13 Loading your vehicle...Vehicle ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 293
    ... Driving tips New vehicle break-in driving - the first 1,000 miles (1,600 km) The performance and... and care for your vehicle while it is new. Follow these instructions during the first 1,000 ... engine or when brake pads or brake linings are replaced with new ones. Fuel economy hints The following ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 294
    ..., leaves or other obstructions to ensure that the ventilation system always works properly. . If at any ... to the expansion and contraction of the metals used in the manufacture of the exhaust system, you may hear ... from the exhaust system for a short time after the engine has been shut off. This sound...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 295
    ... 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 ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 296
    ... 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 ..., brand, and load range as the original tires listed on the tire placard. Using other sizes, ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 297
    .... If you do take your SUBARU off road, you should review the common sense ... higher ground clearance, your SUBARU can be driven on ordinary roads or off-road. But please keep in mind that an AWD SUBARU is a passenger car and .... If you do take your SUBARU off-road, certain common sense precautions such ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 298
    ...hard-driving conditions such as rough roads or off roads will necessitate more frequent replacement of engine oil, brake fluid and ... maintenance schedule described in the "Warranty and Maintenance Booklet". Remember that damage done to your SUBARU while operating it off-road and - CONTINUED -
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 299
    ... antifreeze or other substitutes because they may damage the paint of the vehicle. SUBARU Windshield Washer Fluid contains 58.5% methyl alcohol and 41... be in good condition to provide enough power for cold winter starts. Use an engine oil of proper grade and viscosity for cold weather. Heavy summer ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 300
    ... "1" or "R" for manual transmission vehicles, and in "P" for automatic transmission vehicles. 2. Use tire ... has been left parked during a snowstorm, icing may develop on the brake system, which ... reaches half empty. If your SUBARU is not going to be used for an extended period, it is best ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 301
    ...An anti-lock brake system (ABS) enhances your vehicle's braking performance on snowy and icy roads. Refer to the "ABS (Anti-lock Brake System)" and "Vehicle ...working effectively. If snow is stuck on the wiper arm, pull off the road to a safe place, then remove it. If ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 302
    ...11 & Snow tires ! All models except OUTBACK or 2.5GT spec.B WARNING . When replacing original ...construction and load range as the original tires listed on the tire placard. Using other sizes ... regardless of the type of tires on your vehicle. ! OUTBACK models WARNING . When replacing original tires...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 303
    ... at all times regardless of the type of tires on your vehicle. Your OUTBACK comes with P225/ 60R16 or P225/55R17 "all season tires" ...) tires, make sure you use only the same size, construction and load range as the original tires listed on the tire placard. Using other sizes and construction may ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 304
    .... & Tire chains CAUTION Tire chains cannot be used on any tires for your Legacy and Outback because of lack of clearance between the tires and vehicle body. Driving on snowy grades or icy roads may require the use of tire chains, in which case put the chains on ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 305
    ...serious injury during a sudden stop. . Never exceed the 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 control and cause personal injury. Also, ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 306
    ... and trailer tongue load. Therefore, the GVW changes depending on the situation. In addition, the total weight ... weighing station. Do not use replacement tires with a lower load range than the originals ...roof or paint or a dangerous road hazard due to loss of cargo could result. . When using the roof ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 307
    ...crossbar kit, follow the manufacturer's instructions. When you carry cargo on the roof using the roof crossbar... the manufacturer's instructions and make sure that the attachment is securely fixed to the crossbars. Use only... can be removed when you do not use the roof to carry cargo. 1. Loosen and...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 308
    ...4. Install the front crossbar so that the crossbar end supports are located approximately 10 in (250 mm) ... the roof rails and the front roof rail supports. 1. Make sure that the T-25 torx® head screw on the back of each crossbar end support is tightened correctly. 2. Before placing the crossbar on ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 309
    ... be necessary to squeeze the lower clamp and the end support together to compress the pads and gain a ... 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....
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 310
    ... serious personal injuries. Permissible trailer weight changes depending on the situation. Refer to the next section ... towing a trailer. If the ball mount comes off the hitch receiver, the trailer could get loose and create a traffic safety hazard. . Use only the ball mount supplied with this hitch....
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 311
    ... securely. 4. Pull the ball mount to make sure it does not come off the hitch receiver. 2. Insert the hitch pin into the hole on the hitch receiver tube so that the pin passes through the ball mount. 5. Use only a hitch ball that is appropriate for the ball mount and your trailer. The hitch...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 312
    ...operation of your vehicle. Seek the advice of your SUBARU dealer to assist you in purchasing a hitch ...trailer and other towing equipment manufacturers. SUBARU assumes no responsibility for injuries or vehicle..., stop, and parking lights on the trailer. & Warranties and maintenance SUBARU warranties do...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 313
    ... 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, wheel bearings, etc.) for the first 1,000 miles (1,600 km) of ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 314
    ... the 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 your vehicle and trailer on a vehicle scale. ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 315
    ... weight 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 to ... a commercial weighing station. Be sure that all cargo is firmly secured to prevent a change in weight distribution while driving. Gross Axle Weight
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 316
    ... right sides. Be sure that all cargo is firmly secured to prevent a change in weight distribution while driving. CAUTION . Do not modify the vehicle exhaust system, brake system, or other systems when installing a hitch or other trailer towing equipment. . Do not use axle-mounted hitches ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 317
    8-26 trailer. Driving tips ! OUTBACK wagon The use of a genuine SUBARU trailer hitch is recommended. A... SUBARU hitch is available from your SUBARU dealer. If use of a non-genuine hitch is unavoidable, be...and nuts are tight. ! All vehicles except OUTBACK wagon SUBARU does not offer accessory trailer ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 318
    ... circuit to increase its 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, the brake lights and parking lights each time you hitch up. ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 319
    ... and sudden accelerations. If your vehicle has a manual transmission, always start out in first gear and ... uneven steering, sharp turns and rapid lane changes. . Slow down before turning. Make a ...is in motion, stop towing the trailer and have repairs performed immediately by the nearest SUBARU dealer.
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 320
    ... is less likely to rise to the OVERHEAT zone in the "D" position than in the manual mode position. . If your vehicle has an automatic trans- ...; slowly release the regular brakes. 5. Shift into 1st or reverse gear (manual transmission) or "P" (automatic transmission) and shut off the engine.
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 321
    In case of emergency If you park your vehicle in an emergency...Temporary spare tire...Flat tires...Changing a flat tire...Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) (if equipped)... 9-2 9-2 9-4 9-4 9-9 If no steam is coming from the engine ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 322
    ... (TPMS) is unable to monitor all four road wheels. Contact your SUBARU dealer as soon as possible for tire and sensor ... to 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 ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 323
    ...than a conventional tire and is designed for emergency use only. Remove the temporary spare tire.... This tire has a smaller diameter, so road clearance is reduced. 1) 2) Tread wear indicator... com" partment and confirm that the " warning light comes on. The All-WheelDrive capability of the vehicle...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 324
    ...gradually reducing speed. Then slowly pull off the road to a safe place. & Changing a flat tire WARNING . Do ... possible, then stop the engine. 2. Set the parking brake securely and shift a manual transmission vehicle in reverse or an automatic transmission vehicle in the "P" (Park) position. 3. ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 325
    In case of emergency 9-5 Sedan: Station wagon 1) Jack handle 2) Jack and tool bucket 3) Spare tire 4. Take out the jack and tool bucket. 1. Lift the handle of the floor cover and hook the handle onto the trunk edge. 5. Take out the spare tire, jack, and jack handle. The spare tire and jack are...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 326
    ...rear edge of the roof to keep the lid open. 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) Wheel nut wrench Jack 1. Open the lid and hang ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 327
    ... 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 ...point. NOTE Make sure the jack is well lubricated before using it. 8. Place the jack under the side sill at the front...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 328
    ... nuts. Tighten them by hand. WARNING Do not use oil or grease on the wheel studs or nuts when the spare tire is installed. This could cause the nuts to become ...in their storage locations. WARNING Never place a tire or tire changing tools in the passenger compartment after changing wheels....
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 329
    ... ahead while gradually reducing speed. Then slowly pull off the road to a safe place. Otherwise an accident involving serious ... TPMS is unable to monitor all four road wheels. Contact your SUBARU dealer as soon as possible for tire and sensor replacement and/ or system resetting. Do not inject any ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 330
    ... after blinking for approximately one minute, promptly contact a SUBARU dealer to have the system inspected. Jump starting WARNING . Battery fluid is SULFURIC ACID. Do not ... cooling fan, belts and any other moving engine parts. Removing rings, watches and ties is advisable. ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 331
    ... terminal is grounded. 2. If the booster battery is in another vehicle, do not let the two vehicles touch. 3. Turn off all unnecessary lights and accessories. 4. Connect the jumper cables exactly in the sequence illustrated. - CONTINUED -
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 332
    ... of the booster battery. Connect one end of the other cable to the negative (−) terminal of the booster battery. 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.
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 333
    ...you very seriously. If the engine overheats, pull off the road safely and stop the vehicle in ...the engine. If the temperature gauge stays at the overheated zone, turn off the engine. 4. After the engine has ... If steam is coming from the engine compartment Turn off the engine and get everyone away from...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 334
    ...apply excessive lateral load to the towing hooks. Front towing hook (OUTBACK models): 1. Take out the towing hook, screwdriver and wheel... light cover toward you. If towing is necessary, it is best done by your SUBARU dealer or a commercial towing service. Observe the following procedures for safety.
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 335
    ... hook cover on the bumper. Front towing hook (except OUTBACK models): 1. Take out the towing hook, screwdriver and... the screwdriver into the gap between the front fog light cover and the bumper, and pry out the cover. 3. Pull the entire front fog light cover toward you. 5. Screw the towing hook into...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 336
    ... the rear bumper. 6. Tighten the towing hook securely using a wheel nut wrench. After towing, remove...vehicle and stow it in the tool bag. Fit the fog light cover and towing hook cover on ... could interfere with proper operation of the SRS airbag system in a frontal collision. The rear tie-down hooks ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 337
    ...for downward anchoring. If they are used to anchor the vehicle in any other direction, cables may slip off the hooks, possibly ...the selector lever into the "P" position for automatic transmission vehicles or "1st" for manual transmission vehicles. 2. Pull up the parking brake lever firmly. . ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 338
    ... rear gate 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 inside the cargo area. 3. Unlock the rear gate by pressing the...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 339
    ... the spare tire. Then, take the jack out of the bucket. The jack handle is stowed on the back of the floor cover of the trunk or on the back of the center lid of the cargo area. Station wagon: Open the center lid, remove the left-hand part of the lid, and take out the jack handle. - CONTINUED -
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 340
    9-20 In case of emergency 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. Screwdriver Towing hook Wheel nut wrench
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 341
    ... prevent corrosion... 10-4 10-4 10-4 Seat fabric ...10-5 Leather seat materials...10-5 Synthetic leather upholstery...10-5 Climate control panel, audio panel, instrument panel, console panel, switches, combination meter, and other plastic surface ...10-5 Navigation monitor (if equipped) ...10-6 10
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 342
    ... engine air intake, electrical parts or the power steering fluid reservoir, it will cause engine trouble or faulty power ... accelerate their corrosion. After driving off-road or muddy or sandy roads, wash the mud and sand off the underbody. Carefully flush the suspension and axle parts, as they are ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 343
    ...NOTE Be careful not to damage brake hoses, sensor harnesses, and other parts when washing suspension components. ! Using a warm water washer . ...and exposing the undercoat. When in doubt, it is always best to contact your SUBARU dealer or an auto paint specialist. clean of any kind...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 344
    10-4 Appearance care Corrosion protection Your SUBARU has been designed and built to resist corrosion. Special... 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 &...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 345
    ... solvents.) & Leather seat materials The leather used by SUBARU is a high quality natural product ...cloth afterwards to restore the luster. If your SUBARU is to be parked for a long time in bright sunlight... The synthetic leather material used on the SUBARU may be cleaned using mild soap - CONTINUED...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 346
    ...wipe it with a silicone cloth or with a soft cloth. If the navigation monitor is extremely dirty, clean it with a soft ...moistened with neutral detergent then carefully wipe off any remaining detergent. NOTE . Do ... could scratch the monitor. . Do not use cleaning fluid that contains thinner, gasoline,...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 347
    ...Checking the oil level ...11-9 Changing the oil and oil filter...11-10 Recommended grade and viscosity ...11-12 Recommended grade ...pad and lining ...Breaking-in of new brake pads and linings ... 11-32 11-33 Manual transmission oil ...Checking the oil level ...Recommended grade and viscosity ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 348
    Maintenance and service Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) (if equipped)...Tire inspection ...Tire pressures and wear... ...Replacing bulbs ...Headlight...Front turn signal light and parking light...Front fog light (...assembly ...Rear window wiper blade rubber... 11-41 11-41 11-43 11-43 ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 349
    ..., it is recommended that all work be done by an authorized SUBARU dealer. If you perform maintenance and service by yourself, you should ... system is under pressure, replacement of the fuel filter should be performed only by your SUBARU dealer. . Wear adequate eye protection ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 350
    11-4 Maintenance and service guard against getting oil or fluids in your eyes. If something does get in your eyes,... for these wiring. If your SRS airbag or seatbelt pretensioner needs service, consult your nearest SUBARU dealer. remain hot for some time after the engine is stopped. . Do not spill ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 351
    ... the slot in the hood and return the prop to its retainer. 2. In the case of OUTBACK models, lower the hood to a height of approximately 5.9 in (15 cm) ... its closed position and then let it drop. In the case of the models except OUTBACK, lower the hood to a height of approximately 12 in (30 cm) above...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 352
    ... 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 10) 11) 12) 13) Power steering fluid reservoir (page 11-28) Manual transmission oil level gauge (MT) (page 11-21) or Differential gear oil level gauge (AT) (page 11-24) Clutch fluid reservoir (page 11-30) Automatic transmission fluid ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 353
    ... models 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 10) 11) 12) 13) Power steering fluid reservoir (page 11-28) Manual transmission oil level gauge (MT) (page 11-21) or Differential gear oil level gauge (AT) (page 11-24) Clutch fluid reservoir (page 11-30) Brake fluid reservoir (...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 354
    11-8 Maintenance and service 1) Power steering fluid reservoir (page 11-28) 2) Differential gear oil level gauge (AT) (page 11-24) 3) Automatic transmission ...47) 7) Windshield washer tank (page 11-41) 8) Engine oil filler cap (page 11-9) 9) Engine coolant reservoir (page...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 355
    ...oil level at least at every second fuel fill-up time, and change the oil more frequently. Please refer to the Warranty and Maintenance ...per 1,200 miles or 1 liter per 2,000 kilometers, we recommend that you contact your SUBARU dealer. & Checking the oil level Check the engine oil level at each fuel ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 356
    ... level. 2.5-liter models CAUTION . Use only engine oil with the recommended grade and viscosity. & Changing the oil and oil filter Change the oil and oil filter ... "Warranty and Maintenance Booklet". The engine oil and oil filter must be changed more frequently than listed ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 357
    ... cloth and tighten it securely with a new sealing washer after the oil has completely drained out...cover by removing the clips and turning the access cover counterclockwise. The oil filter will be exposed. 7. Remove .... 8. Before installing a new oil filter, apply a thin coat of engine oil to the seal....
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 358
    ... models 3.0-liter models Oil filter color Black White Black Part number 15208AA100 ...15208AA031 Amount of rotation 1 rotation 2/3 - 3/4 rotation 3/4 rotation Oil capacity (Guideline): 2.5-liter models: 4.2 US ...over tighten the oil filter because that can result in an oil leak. . Thoroughly wipe off ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 359
    Maintenance and service 11-13 In choosing an oil, you want the proper quality and... classification and SAE viscosity as those recommended by SUBARU. & Recommended grade and viscosity under severe... temperature *: 5W-30 is preferred. API Service label 1) Indicates the oil quality by API designations ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 360
    11-14 Maintenance and service Cooling system WARNING Never attempt to remove the ...the fuse is not blown, have the cooling system checked by your SUBARU dealer. If frequent addition ...against freezing down to −338F (−368C). For adding, use genuine SUBARU coolant or an equivalent: a mixture of 50% ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 361
    ... contained in the engine coolant may damage the paint surface. ! 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 ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 362
    ... plug securely. the the the the 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 ... sure to wipe it off. . Do not splash the engine coolant over painted parts. The alcohol ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 363
    ... removed. The air cleaner element not only filters intake air but also stops ... CAUTION When replacing the air cleaner element, use a genuine SUBARU air cleaner element. If it...effect to the engine. The air cleaner element functions as a filter screen. When the element is perforated or removed, engine ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 364
    ... Booklet". Under extremely dusty conditions, replace it more frequently. It is recommended that you always use genuine SUBARU parts. ! Non-turbo models 3. Undo the... cleaner cover and case with a damp cloth and install a new air cleaner element. 1) 2) 3) Connector Duct Clamp 7. To...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 365
    Maintenance and service 11-19 ! Turbo models to the top of the air cleaner case. At... hose from the clamp that runs next to the case cover. 1. Use a screwdriver to undo the clips on the air intake duct... and case with a damp cloth and install a new air cleaner element. 2. Unplug the connector that...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 366
    11-20 Maintenance and service Spark plugs CAUTION . When disconnecting the spark plug cables, always grasp the spark plug cap... 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...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 367
    ...28 - 0.35 (7.0 - 9.0) 0.30 - 0.33 (7.5 - 8.5) Manual transmission oil & Checking the oil level & 2.5-liter models ... and Maintenance Booklet". Consult your SUBARU dealer for replacement. If a belt is loose, cracked, or worn, contact your SUBARU dealer. 5-speed transmission (Non-turbo models...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 368
    ... through the dipstick hole to bring the level up to the upper level. CAUTION Be careful not to spill manual transmission oil when adding it. If oil touches the ... smell, smoke, and/or a fire. If oil gets on the exhaust pipe, be sure to wipe it off. SAE viscosity No. and applicable ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 369
    ... checked without warming up the fluid on the "COLD" range, we recommend checking the fluid level ... transmission 1) Yellow handle 1) 2) 3) 4) HOT range COLD range Upper level Lower level 4..... If it is below the lower level on the "HOT" range, add the recommended automatic transmission fluid ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 370
    11-24 Maintenance and service CAUTION Be careful not to spill automatic transmission fluid when adding it. If ... gets on the exhaust pipe, be sure to wipe it off. mission fluid that is recommended and provided by Subaru. If the recommended automatic transmission fluid is unavailable, Dexron III may...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 371
    ... differential protector. The differential protector provides 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) 2) Upper level Lower level ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 372
    11-26 Maintenance and service 2.5-liter non-turbo models (AT) (Without Vehicle Dynamics Control system) 1) Filler plug 2) Drain plug 3) Oil level 2.5-liter turbo and 3.0-liter models (AT) 1) Filler plug 2) Drain plug 3) Oil level 2.5-liter turbo 6MT models 1) Filler plug 2) ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 373
    .... . 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. SAE viscosity No. and applicable temperature & Recommended grade and viscosity Others 1) Filler ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 374
    ...fluid is cool before the vehicle is run: Check that the oil level is between "COLD MIN" and ...low, it may indicate possible leakage. Consult your SUBARU dealer for inspection. & Recommended fluid ...following types of automatic transmission fluid. Genuine Subaru Automatic Transmission Fluid Type-HP ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 375
    ... may be a leak. If you suspect a problem, have the vehicle checked at your SUBARU dealer. . When adding brake fluid, be careful not to allow any dirt ... Never splash the brake fluid over painted surfaces or rubber parts. Alcohol contained in the brake fluid may damage them. . ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 376
    .... . Never splash the clutch fluid over painted surfaces or rubber parts. Alcohol contained in the clutch fluid may damage them. . Be careful..., there 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 ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 377
    ...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...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 378
    11-32 Maintenance and service Clutch pedal (MT models) Check the clutch pedal free ... play is not within proper specification, contact your SUBARU dealer. The right front disc brake and the ... pads. If the brake pads wear close to their service limit, the wear indicator makes a very audible scraping ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 379
    ..., have the brake pads serviced by your SUBARU dealer as soon as possible. & Breaking-in of new brake pads ... linings When replacing the brake pad or lining, use only genuine SUBARU parts. After replacement, ... within the specified range, have the brake system checked and adjusted at your SUBARU dealer.
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 380
    ... All season tires The factory-installed tires on your new vehicle except 2.5GT spec.B are all season tires... ! Summer tires The factory-installed tires on your new 2.5GT spec.B vehicle are summer tires. Summer ...than snow-covered and icy roads. & Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) (if equipped) The...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 381
    ... snow tires) and new TPMS valves are installed on the newly fitted wheels. Have this work performed by a SUBARU dealer following wheel replacement. It may ...As with wheel replacement, therefore, you should have the work performed by a SUBARU dealer. Example: Tire size: 215/45R18 ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 382
    ... to have the system inspected. for abnormal wear. Contact your SUBARU dealer immediately if you find any problem. NOTE . When the wheels... and/or wheels may be damaged. Drive slowly to the nearest authorized SUBARU dealer and have the vehicle inspected. mance. Check and...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 383
    Maintenance and service 11-37 increase. Be careful not to mistakenly release air from a warm tire to reduce its pressure. NOTE...) when the tire becomes warm. . The tires are considered cold when the vehicle has been parked for at least three hours or has been driven less than one mile (1.6 km). . ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 384
    ... when your vehicle was new, but the wheels will become unbalanced as the tires become worn during use. Wheel ..., have them checked and adjusted by your SUBARU dealer. Also have them adjusted after ... and reduces the vehicle's running stability. Contact your SUBARU dealer if you notice abnormal tire ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 385
    Maintenance and service 11-39 & Wear indicators cause the vehicle to hydroplane. The resulting loss of vehicle control can lead ... before their tread wear indicators become visible. & Tire rotation direction mark 1) 2) 3) New tread Worn tread Tread wear indicator Each tire incorporates a tread ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 386
    11-40 Maintenance and service & Tire replacement The wheels and tires are important and integral parts of your vehicle's...to replace the tires with new ones that are identical to those fitted as standard equipment. For safe vehicle operation, SUBARU recommends replacing all four tires at the same ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 387
    ... miles (1,000 km). If any nut is loose, tighten it to the specified torque. . Never apply oil to the threaded parts, wheel nuts... . 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 ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 388
    ...-42 Maintenance and service level gauge or the "Full" mark on the tank. Use windshield washer ...anti-freeze type windshield washer fluid. SUBARU Windshield Washer Fluid contains 58... tank with a fluid with a different concentration from the one used previously, purge the old fluid from the piping ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 389
    ... if the wiper operation is jerky, clean the outer surface of the windshield (or rear window) and the wiper blades using a sponge or soft cloth with a ... the windshield wiper arm on the passenger's side slowly while supporting it by hand. 6. Next, lower the windshield wiper arm on the...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 390
    ... rubber and slide the blade rubber assembly into the metal support until it locks. 1) 1) Metal ...until the stoppers on the rubber are free of the metal support. 2. If the new blade rubber is not provided ...old blade rubber and install them in the new blade rubber. 1) Stopper 4. Be sure to position ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 391
    Maintenance and service 11-45 & Rear window wiper blade assembly 1. Raise the wiper arm off the rear window. & Rear window wiper blade rubber 3. Pull...the end of the blade rubber assembly to unlock it from the plastic support. 2. Turn the wiper blade assembly counterclockwise. -...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 392
    ...-46 Maintenance and service 2. Pull the blade rubber assembly out of the plastic support. ends. ... slowly lower it in position. 1) Metal spines 3. If the new blade rubber is not provided with two metal... old blade rubber and install them in the new blade rubber. 4. Align the claws of the plastic ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 393
    Maintenance and service 11-47 Battery WARNING . Before beginning work on or near any battery, ... to an open flame or electric sparks. Batteries give off a gas which is highly flammable and explosive. .... hands after handling. distilled water. CAUTION Never use more than 10 amperes when charging the ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 394
    11-48 Fuses Maintenance and service CAUTION Never replace a fuse with one having a higher rating or with material other than a fuse because serious damage or a fire could result. Open the lid that is located above the hood release knob and pull it toward you to remove it. The spare fuses are ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 395
    ...If the same fuse blows again, this indicates that its system has a problem. Contact your SUBARU dealer for repairs. Main fuse box The main fuses are designed to melt during... a main fuse blows after it is replaced, have the electrical system checked by your nearest SUBARU dealer.
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 396
    11-50 Maintenance and service Installation of accessories Always consult your SUBARU dealer before installing fog lights or any other electrical equipment in your vehicle. Such accessories may cause the electronic system to malfunction if they are incorrectly installed or if they ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 397
    Maintenance and service 11-51 Replacing bulbs - CONTINUED -
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 398
    ... Low beam headlight Front turn signal/Parking and front side marker light Map light ... step light Vanity mirror light Front fog light Except OUTBACK OUTBACK 9) 10) 11) 12) 13) 14) 15) 16) 17) 18).... If headlight aiming is required, consult your SUBARU dealer for proper adjustment of the headlight aim. ....
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 399
    Maintenance and service 11-53 ! Low beam light bulbs 2. Use a screwdriver to remove the secured clip of the washer tank. To ... to the horizontal direction. (left-hand side) Right-hand side 1. Use a screwdriver to undo the clips on the air intake duct, then remove the air ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 400
    ...turn signal light and parking light It may be difficult to replace the bulbs. Have the bulbs replaced by your SUBARU dealer if necessary. & Front fog light (if ... difficult to replace the bulbs. Have the bulbs replaced by your SUBARU dealer if necessary. Right-hand side 1. Use...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 401
    Maintenance and service 11-55 & Rear combination lights ! Sedan ! Station wagon 1) 2) 3) Rear turn signal ... it counterclockwise. 3. Pull the bulb out of the bulb holder and replace it with a new one. 4. Set the bulb holder into the rear combination light assembly and turn it clockwise until it ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 402
    11-56 Maintenance and service 3) Rear side marker light 4. Remove the bulb holder from the rear combination light ...it counterclockwise. 5. Pull the bulb out of the bulb holder and replace it with a new one. 6. Set the bulb holder into the rear combination light assembly and turn it clockwise until ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 403
    ...light assembly by sliding the two-pronged part of the combination light assembly securely to each holder... replace it with a new one. 4. Install the bulb socket by turning it clockwise. Install the light cover... the bulbs. Have the bulbs replaced by your SUBARU dealer if necessary. 9. Tighten the upper...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 404
    11-58 Maintenance and service ! Station wagon new bulb. 4. Reinstall the lens. 5. Tighten the mounting screws. & Dome light 1. Remove the mounting ... vertically. Pull the bulb straight downward to remove it. Install a new bulb. 3. Reinstall the lens. 3. Pull the bulb out of ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 405
    Maintenance and service 11-59 & Map light straight downward to remove it. 3. Install a new bulb. 4. Reinstall the lens. & Vanity .... 2. Pull the bulb out of the socket. Install a new bulb. 3. Reinstall the lens. & Door step light 1. Remove the lens by prying the edge of ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 406
    ...a flat-head screwdriver. & Cargo area light (Station wagon) new bulb. 3. Reinstall the lens. &...bulb out of the socket. Install a new bulb. 3. Reinstall the cover. & High mount stop light (Sedan) It... replace the bulbs. Have the bulbs replaced by your SUBARU dealer if necessary. 2. Pull the bulb out...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 407
    Specifications Specifications ...Dimensions...Engine ...Electrical system...Capacities ...Tires ...Wheel alignment ... 12-2 12-2 12-3 12-3 12-4 12-5 12-5 Fuses and circuits ...Fuse panel located in the passenger compartment ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 408
    12-2 Specifications Specifications These specifications are subject to change without notice. & Dimensions in (mm) Item Sedan Legacy Station wagon Nonturbo 2.5-liter...(2,670) 58.9 (1,495) 58.7 (1,490) 8.7 (220) 8.5 (215) 3.0-liter Sedan OUTBACK Station wagon 185.0 (4,700) 68.1 (1,730) 56.1 (1,425)...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 409
    ... opposed, liquid cooled 4 cylinder, 4 stroke gasoline engine 150 (2,457) 3.92 6 3.11 (99.5 6 79.0) & Electrical system Battery type and capacity (5HR) 2.5-liter models MT AT 3.0-liter models Alternator 2.5-liter non-turbo models Spark plugs 2.5-liter turbo ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 410
    12-4 Specifications & Capacities Fuel tank Engine oil Transmission oil (MT) Transmission fluid (AT) AT differential gear oil Rear differential gear oil 2.5-liter models 3.0-liter models 5-speeds 6-speeds 2.5-liter non-turbo models 2.5-liter turbo and 3.0-liter ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 411
    ...Rear Rear at trailer towing Temporary spare tire Size Pressure T135/80R16 T155/70D17 60 psi (420 kPa, 4.2 kgf/cm2) & Wheel alignment Item Sedan Toe Camber Front Rear Front Rear −0840' −0815' −0830' Legacy Station wagon 0 in (0 mm) 0 in (0 mm) 0840' −0810' OUTBACK Station wagon
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 412
    ... fan Trailer hitch connector Door locking Front wiper deicer relay Moonroof Combination meter Remote control view mirrors Seat heater relay Vanity mirror light Combination meter Integrated unit Stop light Mirror heater Front wiper deicer Power supply (Battery) Turn signal unit ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 413
    ...lighter socket Starter relay Air conditioner Rear window defogger relay coil Rear wiper Rear window washer Audio unit Clock SRS airbag system Power window relay Blower fan 32 33 23 24 25 26 27 15A 15A 15A 7.5A 15A - CONTINUED -
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 414
    ...liter models) Main fan Audio Headlight (right side) Headlight (left side) Back-up light Horn Rear window defogger Fuel pump Automatic transmission control unit Engine control unit Turn and hazard warning flasher Parking switch Alternator 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 A) ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 415
    Specifications 12-9 Bulb chart Description Headlight Low beam High beam Front fog light Except OUTBACK OUTBACK Front turn signal/Parking and front side marker light Rear combination light Rear turn signal light (Sedan) Brake/tail and ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 416
    12-10 Specifications Description Trunk room light Cargo area light Dome light Map light Vanity mirror light Door step light Wattage 12V-5W 12V-13W 12V-8W 12V-8W 12V-3W 12V-3W Bulb No. W5W
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 417
    Specifications 12-11 Vehicle identification 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 label Fuel label
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 418
    ......13-6 Tire care - maintenance and safety practices...13-7 Vehicle load limit - how to determine...13-8 Determining compatibility of tire and vehicle load capacities ...13-11 Uniform tire quality grading standards ...Treadwear ...Traction AA, A, B, C...Temperature A, B, C... 13-12 13-12 13-12 ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 419
    ... been compiled according to Code of Federal Regulations "Title 49, Part 575". Tire information & Tire labeling Many markings (e.g.... of the tire sizing system with a breakdown of its individual elements. ! P Metric (1) P = Certain tire type used on light duty vehicles such as passenger cars (2) ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 420
    ... a load rated tire on any vehicle does not mean the vehicle can be loaded up to the tire's rated load. (7) Speed Rating: An alphabetical system describing a tire's capability to travel at established and predetermined speeds. For example, "V" means 149 mph the tire, not to the vehicle. ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 421
    ...can be loaded up to the tire's rated load. ! Construction type Applicable construction of this tire. For example, "TUBELESS STEEL BELTED RADIAL" ! Construction The generic name of each cord material used in the plies (both sidewall and tread area) of this tire. For example, "PLIES: TREAD 2
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 422
    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 PresFront sure Rear P205/ 55R16 89H 16 6 32 psi (220 kPa...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 423
    ... pressure on each tire at maximum loaded vehicle weight, seating capacity and loading information. ! Adverse safety consequences of under-inflation ... and before any long journey. Check the tire pressures when the tires are cold. Use a pressure gauge to adjust the tire pressures to the The maximum ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 424
    ... not previously considered in curb weight or accessory weight. . Vehicle capacity weight The total weight of cargo, luggage and occupants ... a motor vehicle with standard equipment including the maximum capacity of fuel, oil, and coolant and air conditioning. . Maximum loaded vehicle weight The sum ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 425
    ...load capacity includes the total weight of driver and all passengers and their belongings,... the tongue load of a trailer. Therefore cargo capacity can be calculated by the following method. Cargo... & Vehicle load limit - how to determine The load capacity of your vehicle is determined by weight, not...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 426
    ... load capacity by subtracting the total weight from the vehicle capacity weight of 800 lbs (363 kg). 3. The result of ...the total weight. 3. The total weight now exceeds the capacity weight by 81 lbs (37 kg), so... (37 kg) or more. Example 2A Vehicle capacity weight of the vehicle is 800 lbs (363 kg),...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 427
    ... total weight. 2. Calculate the available load capacity. vehicle (bringing the number of occupants to three), and a child restraint system weighing 11 lbs (5 kg) is installed in the vehicle for the child to use, the calculations are as follows: 1. Calculate ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 428
    ... more. & Determining compatibility of tire and vehicle load capacities The sum of four tires' maximum load ratings must exceed ... of tires but also loaded capacities of the vehicle's suspension, axles and other parts of the body. Therefore, this means that the vehicle cannot necessarily be loaded...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 429
    ... will be towing a trailer, load from your trailer will be transferred to your vehicle. Consult this manual to determine how this reduces the available cargo and luggage load capacity of your vehicle. Uniform tire quality grading standards This ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 430
    ... National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying Subaru of America, Inc. If NHTSA receives similar complaints, ... However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer, or Subaru of America, Inc. To contact NHTSA, you may call the Vehicle...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 431
    13-14 Consumer information and Reporting safety defects DC 20590. You can also obtain other information about motor vehicle safety from http://www.safercar.gov.
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 432
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  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 433
    ... Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) ...7-35 Arming the system ...2-16 Armrest...1-12 AT OIL TEMPerature warning light... 4-speed ...7-18 5-speed ...7-24 Capacities ...12-4 Fluid...11-23 Manual mode ...7-21, 7-27...31 Brake system...7-34 Warning light...3-35 Braking ...7-34 Tips ...7-34 Breaking-in of new brake ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 434
    ... converter ...8-3 Center Console ...6-5 Ventilators ...4-3 Center and side ventilators...4-3 Changing Flat tire ...9-4 Oil and oil filter ...11-10 Charge warning ......10-5 Ventilation grille ...4-12 Climate control system Automatic ...4-8 Manual...4-3 Clock ...3-40 Clutch Fluid ...11-...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 435
    ... 7-29, 8-5 Tired or sleepy...7 E ECO gauge ...3-8 Electrical system...12-3 Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD... Exhaust gas (Carbon monoxide) ...6, 8-3 Hood ...11-4 Oil...11-9 Overheating ...9-13 Starting...7-9 Stopping ...7-......3-48 Front Differential gear oil...11-24 Fog light...11-54 Seatbelt ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 436
    ...40 High mount stop light...11-60 High/low beam change (dimmer)...3-46 Horn...3-59 Hose and ... ...3-38 SPORT mode ...3-38 Traction Control system OFF ...3-37 Turn signal ...3-39 Vehicle ...19 Jump starting ...9-10 K Key Keyless entry system ...Number ...Reminder chime ...Replacement...Keys ... ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 437
    ......9-19 Malfunction indicator lamp...3-31 Manual Climate control system ...4-3 Mode...7-21, 7-27 Seat ...1-3 Transmission oil...11-21 Transmission-5......3-9 N New vehicle break-in driving ...8-2 O Odometer ...3-25 Odometer/Tripmeter ...3-10 Off road driving ...8-6 Oil filter ...11-10 Oil level Engine ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 438
    ... limited slip differential ...7-33 Rear differential Gear oil ...11-25 Rear seat Folding down...1-9 Rear window Defogger button ...3-...fluid...11-29 Clutch fluid ...11-30 OIL grade and viscosity...11-12, 11...plate light...11-57 Map light ...11-59 Parking light...11-54 Rear combination ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 439
    ... SRS airbag (Supplemental Restraint System airbag)...4, 1-40 SRS airbag system Monitors ...1-61 Servicing ...1-63 Warning light...3-30 Starting the engine ...7-9... 3-26 Temperature gauge...3-7, 3-12, 3-27 Temperature warning light (AT OIL TEMP) ...3-32 Temporary spare tire ...9-2 Tie...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 440
    ... indicator light ...3-37 OFF switch ...7-42 Operation indicator light...3-36 System...7-38 Warning light...3-37,... All-Wheel Drive ...3-36 Anti-lock Brake System ...3-34 AT OIL TEMPerature...3-32 Brake system...3-35... Low tire pressure...3-32 Oil pressure ...3-32 Seatbelt...3-29 SRS airbag system...3-30
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 441
    14-10 Index Vehicle Dynamics Control ...3-37 Warning lights Vehicle Dynamics Control ...7-40 Warranties ...1 Warranties and maintenance ...8-21 ... Alignment...12-5 Aluminum...11-41 Balance ...11-38 Replacement ...11-40 Windows...2-20 Windshield Washer fluid ...11-41 Wiper and washer switches...3-50 ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 442
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  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 443
    ... to as the Anti Knock Index (AKI). Refer to "Fuel" section in this manual. ! 2.5-liter non-turbo models Use only unleaded gasoline with an ... identified with the ILSAC certification mark (Starburst mark). & Engine oil capacity: 2.5-liter models: 4.2 US qt (4.0 liters, 3.5 ...
  • 2008 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 444
    & Cold tire pressure: Tire size Wheel size Pressure Front P205/55R16 89H P225/60R16 97H P205/50R17 88V 215/45R17 91W 17 6 7 JJ 33 psi (230 kPa, 2.3 kgf/ cm2) 32 psi (220 kPa, 2.2 kgf/ cm2) - 35 psi (240 kPa, 2.4 kgf/ cm2) 33 psi (230 kPa, 2.3 kgf/ cm2) 32 psi (220 kPa, 2.2 kgf/ cm2) 30 psi (210 ...



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