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Your vehicle is equipped with a SUBARUSRS curtain airbag system that complieswith the Federal Motor Vehicle SafetyStandard (FMVSS) No. 226. The SRS side airbag is stored in...

Your vehicle is equipped with a SUBARUadvanced frontal airbag system that complieswith the new advanced frontal airbagrequirements in the amended FederalMotor Vehicle Safety...

Your vehicle is designed and intended tobe used primarily as a passenger-carryingvehicle. Towing a trailer puts additionalloads on your vehicle Warranties and maintenance...

Your vehicle employs an electric coolingfan which is thermostatically controlled tooperate when the engine coolant reachesa specific temperature. If the radiator cooling fan...

Your SUBARU may be equipped with oneof the following audio sets. Refer to thepages indicated in this section for operatingdetails. NOTE If a cell phone is placed near the...

Your SUBARU has been designed andbuilt to resist corrosion. Special materialsand protective finishes have been used onmost parts of the vehicle to help maintainfine appearance,...

Your key number plate will be required ifyou ever need a replacement key made. Any new key must be registered for usewith your vehicle

You will find a number of WARNINGs,CAUTIONs and NOTEs in this manual. These safety warnings alert you to potentialhazards that could result in injury toyou or others. Please...

You should use synthetic engine oil thatmeets the same requirements given forconventional engine oil. When usingsynthetic oil, you must use oil of the sameclassification,...

You should perform the following checksand adjustments every day before youstart driving. 1. Check that all windows, mirrors, andlights are clean and unobstructed. 2. Check...

You should be familiar with type of tirespresent on your vehicle. All season tires All season tires are designed to providean adequate measure of traction, handlingand...

When you choose the valet mode, thealarm system does not operate. In valetmode, the access key/remote transmitteris used only for locking and unlocking thedoors and rear gate...

When you activate satellite radio, youshould have your satellite radio tuner IDready because each tuner is identified byits unique satellite radio tuner ID. The satellite...

When this mode is selected, the fanspeed, airflow distribution, air-inlet control,and air conditioner compressor operationare automatically controlled. To activatethis mode,...

When the vehicle is not going to be usedfor a long time, or when you choose not touse the keyless access function, thekeyless access function can be disabled. NOTE ? The...

When the shift lever/select lever is set to

When the moonroof senses a substantialenough object trapped between its glassand the vehicle

When the ignition switch is turned to the

When the ignition switch is turned to the

When the door is unlocked and thedriver

When replacing wheels due, for example,to damage, make sure the replacementwheels match the specifications of thewheels that are fitted as standard equipment. Replacement...

When playing podcasts or audiobooks,select a chapter in the same way asdescribed in

When planning to use your vehicle inanother country: ? Confirm the availability of the correctfuel. Refer to

When passive arming mode has beenprogrammed by the dealer, arming of thesystem is automatically accomplishedwithout using the remote transmitter. Notethat in this mode, DOORS...

When parking your vehicle, always performthe following items. ? Apply the parking brake firmly. ? For MT models, put the shift lever in the

When maintenance and service are required,it is recommended that all work bedone by an authorized SUBARU dealer. If you perform maintenance and serviceby yourself, you should...

When connecting USB storage device Repeating is operated in the same way asfor a CD. For details, refer to

Wash the vehicle regularly to preventcorrosion of the body and suspensioncomponents. Also, wash the vehiclepromptly after driving on any of thefollowing surfaces. ? roads that...

WARNING When you are tired or sleepy, yourreaction time will be delayed andyour perception, judgment and attentivenesswill be impaired. If youdrive when tired or sleepy,...

WARNING To avoid serious personal injurycaused by entrapment, always conformto the following instructionswithout exception. ? When operating the power windows,be extremely...

WARNING To avoid accidental activation of thesystem or rendering the systeminoperative, which may result inserious injury, no modificationsshould be made to any componentsor...

WARNING There are some drugs (over thecounter and prescription) that candelay your reaction time and impairyour perception, judgment and attentiveness. If you drive after...

WARNING Testing of an All-Wheel Drive modelmust NEVER be performed on asingle two-wheel dynamometer. Attemptingto do so will result inuncontrolled vehicle movement andmay...

WARNING Never rest your foot on the brakepedal while driving. This can causedangerous overheating of thebrakes and needless wear on thebrake pads and linings. When the brakes...

WARNING Never let anyone Moonroof switch Anti-entrapment function Sun shade

WARNING Never drill the frame or under-bodyof your vehicle to install a commercialtrailer hitch. If you do, dangerousexhaust gas, water or mud mayenter the passenger...

WARNING Never attempt to remove the radiatorcap until the engine has beenshut off and has fully cooled down. When the engine is hot, the coolantis under pressure. Removing...

WARNING Never attempt to remove the radiatorcap until the engine has beenshut off and has cooled downcompletely. Since the coolant isunder pressure, you may sufferserious...

WARNING In freezing weather, do not use thewindshield washer until the windshieldis sufficiently warmed by thedefroster. Otherwise the washer fluid canfreeze on the...

WARNING If you wear an implanted pacemakeror an implanted defibrillator, stay atleast 8.7 in (22 cm) away from thetransmitting antennas installed onthe vehicle. The radio...

WARNING High-intensity-discharge (HID) bulbsare used for the low beams of theheadlights. These HID bulbs use anextremely high voltage. To avoid therisk of an electric shock...

WARNING Engine exhaust, some of its constituents,and certain vehicle componentscontain or emit chemicalsknown to the State of California tocause cancer and birth defects...

WARNING Drinking and then driving is verydangerous. Alcohol in the bloodstreamdelays your reaction timeand impairs your perception, judgmentand attentiveness. If you...

WARNING Do not operate the engine with theair cleaner element removed. The aircleaner element not only filtersintake air but also stops flames ifthe engine backfires. If the...

WARNING Do not operate an iPod

WARNING Do not allow the monitor to distractyour attention from driving. Also, donot operate the controls of thenavigation system while driving. The loss of attention to...

WARNING Bulbs may become very hot whileilluminated. Before replacing bulbs,turn off the lights and wait until thebulbs cool down. Otherwise, there isa risk of sustaining a...

WARNING Always use the utmost care indriving Vehicle Dynamics Control system monitor Vehicle Dynamics Control OFF switch

WARNING A running engine can be dangerous. Keep your fingers, hands, clothing,hair and tools away from the coolingfan, drive belt and any other movingengine parts. Removing...

WARNING ? When replacing original tires withwinter (snow) tires, make sureyou use only tires of the samesize, circumference, speed symboland load index as the originaltires...

WARNING ? When discarding an airbag moduleor scrapping the entire vehicledamaged by a collision, consultyour SUBARU dealer. ? The SRS airbag has no userserviceableparts. Do...

WARNING ? When discarding a seatbelt retractorassembly or scrappingthe entire vehicle damaged by acollision, consult your SUBARUdealer. ? Tampering with or disconnectingthe...

WARNING ? To obtain maximum protection inthe event of an accident, thedriver and all passengers in thevehicle should always wear seatbeltswhen the vehicle is moving. The SRS...

WARNING ? There are some general precautionswhen starting the engine. Carefully read the precautionsdescribed in

WARNING ? There are some general precautionswhen starting the engine. Carefully read the precautionsdescribed in Models with Models without Entering the vehicle while...

WARNING ? Never turn the ignition switch to LOCK ACC ON START Key reminder chime Ignition switch light (if equipped)

WARNING ? Never inhale engine exhaust gas. Engine exhaust gas containscarbon monoxide, a colorlessand odorless gas which is dangerous,or even lethal, if inhaled. ? Always...

WARNING ? Never inhale engine exhaust gas. Engine exhaust gas containscarbon monoxide, a colorlessand odorless gas which is dangerous,or even lethal, if inhaled. ? Always...

WARNING ? Never hold a child on your lap orin your arms while the vehicle ismoving. The passenger cannotprotect the child from injury in acollision, because the child willbe...

WARNING ? Never exceed the maximumweight specified for the trailerhitch. Exceeding the maximumweight could cause an accidentresulting in serious personal injuries....

WARNING ? Never drive the vehicle with thehead restraints removed becausethey are designed to reduce therisk of serious neck injury in theevent that the vehicle is struckfrom...

WARNING ? In a rollover crash, an unbeltedperson is significantly morelikely to die than a person wearinga seatbelt. You the driver andall your passengers should fastenthe...

WARNING ? For safety reasons, avoid operatinga cell phone while driving. ? Do not make a phone call whiledriving. When you have an incomingcall, stop the vehicle in asafe...

WARNING ? Do not jack up the vehicle on anincline or a loose road surface. The jack can come out of thejacking point or sink into theground and this can result in asevere...

WARNING ? Child restraint systems and seatbeltscan become hot in a vehiclethat has been closed up in sunnyweather; they could burn a smallchild. Check the child...

WARNING ? Child restraint systems and seatbeltscan become hot in a vehiclethat has been closed up in sunnyweather; they could burn a smallchild. Check the child...

WARNING ? Child restraint systems and seatbeltscan become hot in a vehiclethat has been closed up in sunnyweather; they could burn a smallchild. Check the child...

WARNING ? Always use the utmost care indriving To activate/deactivate the X-mode Hill descent control function

WARNING ? Always maintain a safe drivingspeed according to the road andweather conditions in order toavoid having an accident on asharp turn, during sudden brakingor under...

WARNING ? All persons in the vehicle shouldfasten their seatbelts BEFOREthe vehicle starts to move. Otherwise,the possibility of seriousinjury becomes greater in theevent of...

WARNING ? All persons in the vehicle shouldfasten their seatbelts BEFOREthe vehicle starts to move. Otherwise,the possibility of seriousinjury becomes greater in theevent of...

WARNING ? AAlways stop the engine and setthe parking brake firmly to preventthe vehicle from moving. ? Always let the engine cool down. Engine parts become very hotwhen the...

Using an electronic chirp, the system willgive you an audible signal when the doorslock and unlock. If desired, you may turnthe audible signal off. Perform the following steps...

Using an electronic chirp, the system willgive you an audible signal when the doorslock and unlock. If desired, you may turnthe audible signal off. For more details,contact a...

Use this function to find your vehicleparked among many vehicles in a largeparking lot. Provided you are within 30 feet(10 meters) of the vehicle, pressing thelock/arm button...

Use a soft, damp cloth to clean the climatecontrol panel, audio equipment, instrumentpanel, center console, combinationmeter panel, and switches. CAUTION ? ADo not use...

Use a soft, damp cloth to clean the climatecontrol panel, audio equipment, instrumentpanel, center console, combinationmeter panel, and switches. (Do not useorganic solvents.)...

Unrestrained pets can interfere with yourdriving and distract your attention fromdriving. In a collision or sudden stop,unrestrained pets or cages can be thrownaround inside...

Under certain weather conditions (highrelative humidity, low temperatures, etc.) asmall amount of water vapor emissionfrom the air outlets may be noticed. Thiscondition is...

U.S.-spec. models FCC ID: HYQ14ACX FCC ID: Y8PSSPIMB02FCC ID: Y8PSSPLF02 CAUTION FCC WARNINGChanges or modifications not expresslyapproved by the party responsiblefor...

Type A Turn the temperature control dial over arange from the blue side (cool) to red side(warm) to regulate the temperature ofairflow from the air outlets. Type B, C and D...

Two separate circuits Your vehicle has two separate circuitbrake systems. Each circuit works diagonallyacross the vehicle. If one circuit ofthe brake system should fail, the...

Trailer brakes WARNING ? AAdequate size trailer brakes arerequired when the trailer and itscargo exceed 1,000 lbs (453 kg)total weight. ? Do not directly connect yourtrailer

To stop the alarm Perform any of the following operations. ? Press any button on the access key/remote transmitter. ? Turn the ignition switch to the

To prevent skidding and slipping, avoidsudden braking, abrupt acceleration, highspeeddriving, and sharp turning whendriving on snowy or icy roads. Always maintain ample...

To keep your vehicle in the best conditionat all times, always have the recommendedmaintenance services listed inthe maintenance schedule in the

To increase the speed (by the

To improve acceleration and gas mileage,the air conditioner compressor is designedto temporarily shut off during air conditioneroperation whenever the acceleratoris fully...

To clean the seatbelts, use a mild soapand lukewarm water. Never bleach or dyethe belts because this could seriouslyaffect their strength. Inspect the seatbelts and...

To clean the navigation/multi function displaymonitor, wipe it with a silicone cloth orwith a soft cloth. If the monitor is extremelydirty, clean it with a soft cloth...

To change the setting of your vehicle

To activate the alarm, press the

This vehicle is equipped with an eventdata recorder (EDR). The main purpose ofan EDR is to record, in certain crash ornear crash-like situations, such as anairbag deployment or...

This vehicle is classified as a utilityvehicle. Utility vehicles have a significantlyhigher rollover rate than other types ofvehicles. Your vehicle has a higher groundclearance...

This message is displayed under thefollowing conditions. ? When there is a short in the USB bus ? When an unsupported device (for examplea USB mouse) is connected ? When an...

ON
This is the normal operating position afterthe engine is started.

This information indicates the relativeperformance of passenger cartires in the area of treadwear,traction, and temperature resistance. This is to aid the consumerin making an...

There are two ways to turn off the cruisecontrol: ? Press the cruise control main buttonagain. ? Turn the ignition switch to the

There are some of the symbols you maysee on your vehicle. For warning and indicator lights, refer to

The wiper operates only when the ignitionswitch is in the

The wheels and tires are important andintegral parts of your vehicle

The treadwear grade is a comparativerating based on the wear rate ofthe tire when tested under controlledconditions on a specifiedgovernment test course. For example, a tire...

The traction grades, from highest tolowest, are AA, A, B and C. Thosegrades represent the tire

The temperature grades are A (thehighest), B, and C, representing thetire

The tachometer shows the engine speedin thousands of revolutions per minute. CAUTION Do not operate the engine with thepointer of the tachometer in the redzone. This may...

The synthetic leather material used on theSUBARU may be cleaned using mild soapor detergent and water, after first vacuumingor brushing away loose dirt. Allow thesoap to soak...

The speedometer shows the vehiclespeed.

The shock sensors trigger the alarmsystem when they sense impacts appliedto the vehicle and when any of theirelectric wires are cut. The alarm systemcauses the horn to sound...

The shift lock function helps prevent theimproper operation of the select lever. ? The select lever cannot be operatedunless the ignition switch is turned to the

The security indicator light flashes whenthe alarm system has been triggered. Also, the number of flashes indicates thelocation of unauthorized intrusion or theseverity of...

The scheduled maintenance items requiredto be serviced at regular intervalsare shown in the

The reminder chime sounds when thedriver

The performance and long life of yourvehicle are dependent on how you handleand care for your vehicle while it is new. Follow these instructions during the first1,000 miles...

The most common causes of corrosionare: 1. The accumulation of moisture retainingdirt and debris in body panel sections,cavities, and other areas. 2. Damage to paint and other...

The load capacity of your vehicle isdetermined by weight, not by availablecargo space. The load limit ofyour vehicle is shown on thevehicle placard attached to thedriver

The leather used by SUBARU is a highquality natural product which will retain itsdistinctive appearance and feel for manyyears with proper care. Allowing dust or road dirt to...

The keyless access with push-button startsystem sounds a warning chime andflashes the access key warning light onthe combination meter in order to minimizeimproper operations...

The immobilizer system is designed toprevent an unauthorized person fromstarting the engine. Only keys registeredwith your vehicle Key replacement Certification for...

The ignition switch should be turned offonly when the vehicle is stopped and theengine is idling. WARNING Do not stop the engine when thevehicle is moving. This will...

The hill descent control function will be instandby mode when the X-mode is activatedand the vehicle speed is less thanapproximately 12 mph (20 km/h). The function will...

The front seats are equipped with a seatheater. The seat heater operates when the ignitionswitch is either in the

The following suggestions will help to savefuel. ? Select the proper gear position for thespeed and road conditions. ? Avoid sudden acceleration or deceleration. Always...

The following lights have an automaticillumination function. ? dome light ? map light ? cargo area light After being illuminated automatically,these lights remain on for...

The following information has beencompiled according to Code ofFederal Regulations

The fan operates only when the ignitionswitch is in the

The engine is started in this position. Thestarter cranks the engine to start it. Whenthe key is released (after the engine hasstarted), the key automatically returns tothe

The EBD system maximizes the effectivenessof the brakes by allowing the rearbrakes to supply a greater proportion ofthe braking force. It functions by adjustingthe distribution...

The driver Seatbelt with shoulder belt pretensioner Seatbelt with shoulder belt and lap beltpretensioners System monitors System servicing Precautions against vehicle...

The continuously variable transmission iselectronically controlled and provides aninfinite number of forward speeds and 1reverse speed. For some models, it alsohas a manual...

The cargo area cover is provided forcovering the cargo area and to protect itscontents from direct sunlight. This cover isdetachable to make room for additionalcargo. Using...

The alarm system will sound the followingalarms when triggered. ? The vehicle

The alarm system helps to protect yourvehicle and valuables from theft. The hornsounds and the hazard warning flashersflash if someone attempts to break intoyour vehicle. For...

The air conditioner operates only whenthe engine is running. Press the air conditioner button while thefan is in operation to turn on the airconditioner. When the air...

The access key / transmitter battery maybe discharged under the following conditions. ? The operation of the keyless accessfunction is unstable ? The operating distance of...

The ABS system prevents the lock-up ofwheels which may occur during suddenbraking or braking on slippery road surfaces. This helps prevent the loss ofsteering control and...

SUBARU warranties do not apply tovehicle damage or malfunction causedby trailer towing. If you use your vehicle totow a trailer, more frequent maintenancewill be required due...

SI-DRIVE (SUBARU Intelligent Drive)works to maximize engine performance,control and efficiency. This system consists of three modes:Intelligent (I), Sport (S), and Sport...

Several of the warning and indicator lightsilluminate when the ignition switch isinitially turned to the Seatbelt warning light and chime SRS airbag system warning light...

Select the air inlet by pressing the air inletselection button. ON position (recirculation): Interior air isrecirculated inside the vehicle. Press theair inlet selection...

Select a track in the same way as for aCD. For details, refer to

Security setting 1. Select the

Satellite radio signals are best received inareas with a clear view of the open sky. Inareas where there are tall buildings, trees,tunnels or other structures that mayobstruct...

Replace the filter element according to thereplacement schedule as follows. Thisschedule should be followed to maintainthe filter

Remove loose dirt, dust or debris with avacuum cleaner. If the dirt is caked on thefabric or hard to remove with a vacuumcleaner, use a soft brush then vacuum it. Wipe the...

Press the unlock/disarm button to unlockthe driver

Press the lock/arm button to lock all doorsand rear gate. An electronic chirp willsound once and the hazard warningflashers will flash once. If any of the doors (or the rear...

Perform the procedure described in

Perform either of the following procedures. ? Briefly press the disarm button (for lessthan 2 seconds) on the access key/remotetransmitter. ? Carry the access key and...

Overloading could affect vehiclehandling, stopping distance, andvehicle and tire performance in thefollowing ways. This could lead toan accident and possibly result insevere...

Operate the air conditioner compressor ata low engine speed (at idle or low drivingspeeds) a few minutes each month duringthe off-season to circulate its oil.

NOTE You may hear a noise from under thevehicle approximately 5 to 10 hoursafter the engine is turned off. However,this does not indicate a malfunction. This noise is caused...

NOTE This section is applicable to the frontpassenger

NOTE This section is applicable to the driver

NOTE Liquid-crystal displays are used insome of the meters and gauges onthe combination meter. You will findtheir indications hard to see if you wearpolarized glasses....

NOTE If your vehicle is equipped with aninformation display (monochrome), referto Basic operation Welcome screen Ending screen Self-check screen Interruption screen...

NOTE If your vehicle is equipped with a colormulti function display, refer to Outside temperature indicator Driving information display Clock

NOTE If you unlock the driver

NOTE For more details, refer to the Owner

NOTE For models without

NOTE For models with the multi functiondisplay, this feature can be set via themulti function display unit. For details,refer to

NOTE For models with the multi functiondisplay, the following information willbe displayed while using a USB storagedevice/iPod

NOTE For models with the multi functiondisplay, the following information willbe displayed while playing a CD. ? Album name (except when playingan MP3/WMA/AAC file) ? Folder...

NOTE For models with the multi functiondisplay, Bluetooth

NOTE For models with the genuine SUBARUnavigation system, refer to the Owner Media format Setting Bluetooth Bluetooth

NOTE For models with the genuine SUBARUnavigation system, refer to the Owner Connectable USB storage device Connectable iPod Connecting USB storage device / iPod How to...

NOTE For models with the EyeSight system:Refer to the Owner To set cruise control To temporarily cancel the cruise control To turn off the cruise control To change the...

NOTE For models with

NOTE Depending on the connected device, itmay not activate as per the followingitems or not work smoothly. How to play back NOTE For models with the multi functiondisplay,...

NOTE ? The system can be armed even if theengine hood, the windows and/ormoonroof are open. Always make surethat they are fully closed before armingthe system. ? The...

NOTE ? Make sure to always insert a discwith the label side up. If a disc isinserted with the label side down, theplayer displays Play file How to insert a CD How to play...

NOTE ? If a cell phone is placed near theradio, it may cause the radio to emitnoise when the phone receives calls. This noise does not indicate a radiomalfunction. ? For...

NOTE ? For models with the genuineSUBARU navigation system, refer tothe Owner Safety precautions Using the Hands-free system Bluetooth Tips for the Hands-free system...

NOTE ? Copyright protected MP3/WMA/AACfiles will not be played by the system. The player will automatically skip to thenext file (track). ? WMA9 Lossless, WMA9...

NOTE ? AThe engine oil consumption rate isnot stabilized, and therefore cannot bedetermined until the vehicle has traveledat least several thousand miles(kilometers). Even...

Non-turbo models The engine is designed to operate usingunleaded gasoline with an octane ratingof 87 AKI (90 RON) or higher. Turbo models The engine is designed to operate...

New transmitters can be programmed tothe remote engine start system in theevent that a transmitter is lost, stolen,damaged or additional transmitters aredesired (the system...

Models with automatic climate controlsystem: After the system starts the engine, theautomatic climate control system willactivate the

Mass storage class USB memory can beconnected. USB storage devices that canbe played back are accompanied by thefollowing restrictions. ? Maximum directory layers: 8...

Manual tuning

Maintaining the correct tire pressureshelps to maximize the tires

It may be difficult to replace the sparkplugs. It is recommended that you havethe spark plugs replaced by yourSUBARU dealer. The spark plugs should be replacedaccording to the...

It may be difficult to replace the bulbs. Have the bulbs replaced by yourSUBARU dealer if necessary.

It may be difficult to replace the bulbs. Have the bulbs replaced by your SUBARUdealer if necessary.

It may be difficult to replace the bulbs. Have the bulbs replaced by your SUBARUdealer if necessary.

It is unnecessary to check the deflection ofthe drive belt periodically because yourengine is equipped with an automatic belttension adjuster. However, replacement ofthe belt...

It is possible to activate or deactivate themovement of the meter needles andgauge needles that takes place when theignition switch is turned to the

It is not necessary to check the transmissionoil level. Check that there are nocracks, damage or leakage. However, theoil inspection should be performed accordingto the...

It is not necessary to check the transmissionfluid level. Check that there are nocracks, damage or leakage. However, thefluid inspection should be performedaccording to the...

It is not necessary to check the gear oillevel. Check that there are no cracks,damage or leakage. However, the oilinspection should be performed accordingto the maintenance...

It is not necessary to check the gear oillevel. Check that there are no cracks,damage or leakage. However, the oilinspection should be performed accordingto the maintenance...

ACC
In this position the electrical accessories(audio, accessory power outlet, etc.) canbe used.

In service mode, the remote engine startfunction is temporarily disabled to preventthe system from unexpectedly starting theengine while being serviced. To engage or disengage...

If you must rock the vehicle to free it fromsnow, sand, or mud, depress the acceleratorpedal slightly and move the shiftlever/select lever back and forth between

If you lose a transmitter or want topurchase additional transmitters (up tofour can be programmed), your transmittersshould be reprogrammed for securityreasons. For details,...

If you have a flat tire while driving, neverbrake suddenly; keep driving straightahead while gradually reducing speed. Then slowly pull off the road to a safeplace. Changing...

If you believe that your vehicle hasa defect which could cause acrash or could cause injury ordeath, you should immediately informthe National Highway TrafficSafety...

If the ignition switch is turned to the

If the brake booster does not operate asdescribed in the following, have it checkedby your SUBARU dealer. 1. With the engine off, depress the brakepedal several times,...

If one of the following messages isdisplayed while operating the CD player,determine the cause based on the followinginformation. If you cannot clear thosemessages, please...

How to preset channels 1. Press the

Hold a disc with a finger in the center holewhile gripping the edge of the disc, theninsert it in to the slot (with the label sideup) and the player will automatically pullthe...

Grease, wax, insects, or other material onthe windshield or the wiper blade results injerky wiper operation and streaking on theglass. If you cannot remove the streaksafter...

For recommended cold tire inflationpressure for your vehicle

For easy access to the ignition switch inthe dark, the ignition switch light illuminateswhen the driver

Fast-forwarding and rewinding are operatedin the same way as for a CD. Fordetails, refer to

Ensure that the Hill start assist systemoperates properly under the followingcircumstances. 1. Stop the vehicle on an uphill grade bydepressing the brake pedal (all models)and...

Each wheel was correctly balanced whenyour vehicle was new, but the wheels willbecome unbalanced as the tires becomeworn during use. Wheel imbalance causesthe steering wheel to...

Do not drive with your foot resting on theclutch pedal and do not use the clutch tohold your vehicle at a standstill on anupgrade. Either of those actions maycause clutch...

Check the clutch pedal free play andreserve distance according to the maintenanceschedule in the Checking the clutch function Checking the clutch pedal free play

Check the clutch engagement and disengagement. 1. With the engine idling, check that thereare no abnormal noises when the clutchpedal is depressed, and that shifting into1st...

Check the brake pedal free play andreserve distance according to the maintenanceschedule in the Checking the brake pedal free play Checking the brake pedal reserve distance

Check the air conditioner unit for refrigerantleaks, hose conditions, and properoperation each spring. Have the air conditioningsystem checked by yourSUBARU dealer.

Check on a daily basis that the tires arefree from serious damage, nails, andstones. At the same time, check the tiresfor abnormal wear. Contact your SUBARU dealer...

Check and, if necessary, adjust thepressure of each tire (including the spare)at least once a month and before any longjourney. Check the tire pressure when the tires arecold....

Certain vehicle components such as airbagmodules, seatbelt pretensioners andkeyless entry transmitter batteries maycontain perchlorate material. Specialhandling may apply for...

CAUTION Your vehicle should not be modifiedother than with genuine SUBARUparts and accessories. Other typesof modifications could affect itsperformance, safety or...

CAUTION When leaving your vehicle, makesure the lights are turned off toavoid battery discharge. Dome light Cargo area light Map lights OFF delay timer

CAUTION When a cup in the rear passenger

CAUTION Use only engine oil with the recommendedgrade and viscosity. NOTE Engine oil viscosity (thickness) affectsfuel economy. Oils of lower viscosityprovide better fuel...

CAUTION Use of a fuel which is low in qualityor use of an inappropriate fueladditive may cause engine damage. Fuel requirements Fuel filler lid and cap

CAUTION Tire chains cannot be used on yourvehicle because of the lack ofclearance between the tires andvehicle body. NOTE When tire chains cannot be used, useof another type...

CAUTION Take care to avoid spills. Beverages,if hot, might burn you and/or yourpassengers. Spilled beverages mayalso damage upholstery, carpets oraudio equipment. Front...

CAUTION Never use different brands of clutchfluid together. Also, avoid mixingDOT 3 and DOT 4 brake fluids even ifthey are the same brand.

CAUTION Never use different brands of brakefluid together. Also, avoid mixingDOT 3 and DOT 4 brake fluids even ifthey are the same brand.

CAUTION Keep metallic objects, magneticsources and signal transmittersaway from the area between theaccess key and the push-buttonignition switch. They may interferewith the...

CAUTION If your vehicle is involved in anaccident, be sure to inspect theground under the vehicle beforerestarting the engine. If you find thatfuel has leaked on the ground,...

CAUTION If you change your own oil, be sureto drain all the oil from the filterbefore disposal. Do not dispose ofused engine oil by placing it in thetrash, or by pouring it...

CAUTION FCC CAUTION Changes or modifications not expresslyapproved by the party responsiblefor compliance could voidthe user

CAUTION Do not use a car phone/cell phonewhile driving; it may distract yourattention from driving and can leadto an accident. If you use a carphone/cell phone, pull off the...

CAUTION Do not operate the starter motorcontinuously for more than 10 seconds. If the engine fails to start afteroperating the starter for 5 to 10seconds, wait for 10 seconds...

CAUTION ? When washing the vehicle, thebrakes may get wet. As a result,the brake stopping distance willbe longer. To dry the brakes,drive the vehicle at a safe speedwhile...

CAUTION ? Use of any lights for a long periodof time while the engine is notrunning can cause the battery todischarge. ? Before leaving the vehicle, makesure that the lights...

CAUTION ? Do not use ashtrays as wastereceptacles or leave a lightedcigarette in an ashtray. Thiscould cause a fire. ? Always extinguish matches andcigarettes before putting...

CAUTION ? Do not expose the remote transmitterto severe shocks, such asthose experienced as a result ofdropping or throwing. ? Do not take the remote transmitterapart except...

CAUTION ? AOn areas which are not flat, suchas hills, do not conduct any ofthe following actions. The reargate may close suddenly and hitsomeone

CAUTION ? ANever exceed 45 mph (72 km/h)when towing a trailer in hillycountry on hot days. ? When towing a trailer, steering,stability, stopping distance andbraking...

CAUTION ? Always keep the storage compartmentclosed while driving toreduce the risk of injury in theevent of a sudden stop or anaccident. ? Do not store spray cans,...

Both the rear window side seats and therear center seat are equipped with headrestraints. WARNING ? Never drive the vehicle with thehead restraints removed becausethey are...

Bluetooth

Before you operate your vehicle, carefullyread this manual. To protect yourself andextend the service life of your vehicle,follow the instructions in this manual. Failure to...

Automatic headlight beam leveler (models withHID headlights) The HID headlights generate more lightthan conventional halogen headlights. Therefore a driver of an oncoming...

An alarm trigger may occur if the vehicle isopened by the remote keyless entrytransmitter within a few seconds immediatelyfollowing remote engine start shutdown.

Always wash and dry the vehicle beforewaxing and polishing. Use a good quality polish and wax andapply them according to the manufacturer

Always consult your SUBARU dealerbefore installing fog lights or any otherelectrical equipment in your vehicle. Suchaccessories may cause the electronicsystem to malfunction if...

Always consult your SUBARU dealerbefore installing a citizen band radio orother transmitting device in your vehicle. Such devices may cause the electroniccontrol system to...

Always consult your SUBARU dealer ifyou want to install any accessory parts toyour vehicle. CAUTION Do not perform any of the followingmodifications. Such modificationscan...

Always check that the inside and outsidemirrors are properly adjusted before youstart driving. Inside mirror Auto-dimming mirror/compass (if equipped) Auto-dimming...

Aluminum wheels can be scratched anddamaged easily. Handle them carefully tomaintain their appearance, performance,and safety. ? When any of the wheels are removedand replaced...

Although FM is normally static free,reception can be affected by the surroundingarea, atmospheric conditions, stationstrength and transmitter distance. Buildingsor other...

All SUBARU vehicles distributed bySubaru of America, Inc. and sold at retailby an authorized SUBARU dealer in theUnited States come with the followingwarranties: ? SUBARU...

All SUBARU vehicles distributed bySubaru Canada, Inc. and sold at retail byan authorized SUBARU dealer in Canadacome with the following warranties: ? SUBARU Limited Warranty ?...

After parking in direct sunlight, drive withthe windows open for a few minutes toallow outside air to circulate into theheated interior. This results in quickercooling by the...

Access keys can be replaced at SUBARUdealers. For more details, contact aSUBARU dealer.

A SUBARU dealer can change the settings of the functions shown in thefollowing table to meet your personal requirements. Contactthe nearest SUBARU dealer for details. If your...

A diagnostic system continually monitorsthe readiness of the seatbelt pretensionerwhile the vehicle is being driven. Theseatbelt pretensioners share the controlmodule with the...

1. Unlock the vehicle doors using thekeyless access function (if equipped) orremote keyless entry system. If the vehicle

1. Turn the airflow mode selection dialand fan speed control dial to the

1. Stop the vehicle completely. 2. Move the select lever to the

1. Push the front cover to the right sideand shorten the bar. 2. Remove the front cover.

1. Keep the engine running at idlingspeed. 2. Open the engine hood to ventilate theengine compartment. Refer to

1. Depress the

1. Apply the parking brake. 2. Shift the select lever into the

1. Apply the parking brake. 2. Shift the select lever into the

? Always apply the foot or parking brakewhen the vehicle is stopped in the

? Accessory weight The combined weight (in excess ofthose standard items which may bereplaced) of automatic transmission,power steering, power brakes,power windows, power...

? Turn off the engine and get everyoneaway from the vehicle until it cools down. ? Contact an authorized SUBARU dealer.

? Remove the ball mount from the hitchreceiver tube. ? Place the dust cap over the four-pinconnector of the hitch wire harness toprotect against possible damage. ?...

? Promptly wipe the aluminum wheelsclean of any kind of grime or agent. If dirtis left on too long, it may be difficult toclean off. ? Do not use soap containing grit toclean...

? Check on a daily basis that thetires are free from serious damage,nails, and stones. At the same time,check the tires for abnormal wear. ? Inspect the tire tread...

When the power rear gate is deactivated When the rear gate cannot be unlocked When the rear gate cannot be closed

Washing Waxing and polishing Cleaning aluminum wheels

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Warranties Warranties for U.S.A. Warranties for Canada How to use this Owner Using your Owner Safety warnings Safety symbol Abbreviation list Vehicle symbols...

Warranties for U.S.A. Warranties for Canada

Ventilator control Climate control panel Type A Type B Type C Type D Automatic climate control operation (typeB, C and D) Type B Type C and D Temperature sensors...

Using your Owner Safety warnings Safety symbol Abbreviation list

Types of tires Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) (ifequipped) Tire inspection Tire pressures and wear Wheel balance Wear indicators Tire rotation direction mark...

Type A Type B Type C Type D

Type A and B Type C Type D

Tire labeling Recommended tire inflation pressure Glossary of tire terminology Tire care Vehicle load limit Determining compatibility of tire and vehicleload...

Seatbelt safety tips Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) Automatic/Emergency Locking Retractor(A/ELR) Seatbelt warning light and chime Fastening the seatbelt Seatbelt...

Seatbelt and SRS airbag Child safety Engine exhaust gas (carbonmonoxide) Drinking and driving Drugs and driving Driving when tired or sleepy Modification of your...

Satellite radio reception Displaying satellite radio ID of tuner Band selection Channel and category selection Channel preset Display selection

Roof antenna FM reception

Power switch and volume control Sound controls and audio settings

Parking brake Parking tips

Operation during cold weather Driving on snowy and icy roads Snow tires Tire chains Rocking the vehicle

Operating range for push-button start system Switching power

Non-turbo models Turbo models

New vehicle break-in driving Fuel economy hints Engine exhaust gas (carbon monoxide) Catalytic converter Periodic inspections Driving in foreign countries Driving tips...

Maintenance schedule Maintenance precautions Before checking or servicing in the enginecompartment When checking or servicing in the enginecompartment while the engine is...

Locking and unlocking from the outside Locking and unlocking from the inside Battery drainage prevention function

Keys Immobilizer Key replacement Certification for immobilizer system Door locks Locking and unlocking from the outside Locking and unlocking from the inside...

Interior lights Dome light Cargo area light Map lights OFF delay timer Sun visors Sun visor extension plate Vanity mirror Storage compartment Glove box Center...

Ignition switch (models without pushbuttonstart system) LOCK ACC ON START Key reminder chime Ignition switch light (if equipped) Push-button ignition switch (models...

If you park your vehicle in case of anemergency Temporary spare tire Maintenance tools Screwdriver and wheel nut wrench Under the rear floor Flat tires Changing a...

Fuse panel located in the passengercompartment Fuse panel located in the enginecompartment

Fuel Fuel requirements Fuel filler lid and cap State emission testing (U.S. only) Preparing to drive Starting and stopping the engine (modelswithout push-button...

Front seats Manual seat Power seat (driver Head restraint adjustment Seat heater (if equipped) Rear seats Armrest (if equipped) Head restraint adjustment Folding...

For U.S.A. Tire information Tire labeling Recommended tire inflation pressure Glossary of tire terminology Tire care Vehicle load limit Determining compatibility of...

Exterior Interior Instrument panel Steering wheel Light control and wiper control levers/switches Combination meter Warning and indicator lights

Exterior care Washing Waxing and polishing Cleaning aluminum wheels Corrosion protection Most common causes of corrosion To help prevent corrosion Cleaning the...

Cleaning ventilation grille Efficient cooling after parking in directsunlight Lubrication oil circulation in the refrigerantcircuit Checking air conditioning system before...

Checking the fluid level Recommended clutch fluid

Checking the fluid level Recommended brake fluid

California proposition 65warning California Perchlorate Advisory Noise from under the vehicle Event data recorder

Braking tips Brake system Disc brake pad wear warning indicators

Airflow mode selection Temperature control Fan speed control Air conditioner control Air inlet selection

*SRS: This stands for supplemental restraintsystem. This name is used becausethe airbag system supplements thevehicle General precautions regarding SRS airbagsystem...

X-mode indicator light (if equipped) This light illuminates while the X-mode isactivated. It will turn off when the X-modeis deactivated.

Windshield wiper blade rubber 1. Grasp the locked end of the bladerubber assembly and pull it firmly until thestoppers on the rubber are free of thesupport. 2. If the new blade rubber is not...

Windshield wiper blade assembly 1. Raise the wiper arm off the windshield. 2. Remove the wiper blade assembly byopening the cover and pulling it down inthe direction shown in the illustration. 3. Install...

Windshield washer fluid warning light This light illuminates when the fluid level inthe windshield washer fluid tank decreasesto the lower limit (approximately1.1 US qt, 1.0 liter, 0.9 Imp qt).

Windshield washer fluid CAUTION Never use engine coolant as washerfluid because it could cause paintdamage. When there is only a small amount ofwasher fluid remaining, the windshieldwasher fluid...

When the power rear gate is deactivated NOTE ? AAfter deactivating automatic openingand closing, the rear gate may openor close automatically, moving little bylittle. This movement is to prevent therear gate from...

Wear indicators 1) New tread 2) Worn tread 3) Tread wear indicator Each tire incorporates a tread wearindicator, which becomes visible whenthe depth of the tread grooves decreasesto 0.063...

Warning chimes and warning light of the keylessaccess with push-button start system (ifequipped) The keyless access with push-button startsystem sounds a warning chime andflashes the access key warning light onthe combination meter in order to minimizeimproper...

Volume control switch Press the switch to the

Viewing range on the screen CAUTION The range that can be viewed withthe rear view camera is limited. Always be sure to check with youreyes when moving backward andproceed slowly. The area from...

Ventilator control Center and side ventilators To adjust the flow direction, move the tab. To open or close the ventilator, turn thethumb-wheel up or down.

Vehicle identification 1) Vehicle identification number (under thefloor carpet of the right-hand front seat) 2) Emission control label 3) Tire inflation pressure label 4) Certification label 5)...

Vehicle Dynamics Control warning light/VehicleDynamics Control operation indicator light Vehicle Dynamics Control warninglight CAUTION The Vehicle Dynamics Control systemprovides its ABS controlthrough the electrical circuit of theABS system. Accordingly, if...

Vehicle Dynamics Control OFF switch Pressing the switch to deactivate theVehicle Dynamics Control system canfacilitate the following operations. ? a standing start on a steeply slopingroad with a snowy,...

Vehicle Dynamics Control OFF indicator light The light illuminates when the VehicleDynamics Control OFF switch is pressedto deactivate the Vehicle Dynamics Controlsystem. The Vehicle Dynamics Control system isprobably...

Vehicle capacity weight The load capacity of your vehicle isdetermined by weight, not by availablecargo space. The maximum load you cancarry in your vehicle is shown on thevehicle placard attached...

Vanity mirror CAUTION Keep the vanity mirror cover closedwhile the car is being driven to avoidbeing temporarily blinded by theglare of bright light. To use the vanity mirror, swing...

Using the Hands-free system Turning on/off the Hands-free mode To turn on the Hands-free mode, press theOFF hook switch . To turn off theHands-free mode, press the ON hookswitch . Menu list of the...

Using the cover' To extend the cover, pull the end of thecover out of the housing, then insert itshooks into the catches as shown. Torewind it, unhook it from the catches andit will rewind...

Using a flat-bed truck This is the best way to transport yourvehicle. Use the following procedures toensure safe transportation. 1. Shift the select lever into the

Under the rear floor The jack, jack handle and towing hook arestored as shown in the following illustrations. 1) Under-floor storage compartment (ifequipped) (Refer to

Under-floor storage compartment (ifequipped) NOTE The shape of the storage compartmentmay be different depending on themodel. The storage compartment is located underthe floor of the cargo area and can beused to...

Type E audio set (if equipped) The audio set will operate only when theignition switch is in the

Type D audio set (if equipped) The audio set will operate only when theignition switch is in the

Type D Select the mode by pressing thedefroster button, or select the modeby pressing the airflow mode selectionbutton to defrost or to dehumidify thewindshield and front door...

Type D 1) Temperature control dial (Refer to

Type C audio set (if equipped) The audio set will operate only when theignition switch is in the

Type C Select the mode by pressing thedefroster button, or select the modeby turning the airflow mode selection dialto defrost or to dehumidify the windshieldand front door windows.

Type C 1) Airflow mode selection dial (Refer to

Type B audio set (if equipped) The audio set will operate only when theignition switch is in the

Type B 1) Temperature control dial (Refer to

Type A audio set (if equipped) The audio set will operate only when theignition switch is in the

Type A and B Select the or mode by turning theairflow mode selection dial to defrost or todehumidify the windshield and front doorwindows.

Type A 1) Temperature control dial (Refer to

Turn signal lever To activate the right turn signal, push theturn signal lever up. To activate the leftturn signal, push the turn signal leverdown. When the turn is finished, the leverwill...

Turn signal indicator lights These lights show the operation of the turnsignal or lane change signal. If the indicator lights do not blink or blinkrapidly, the turn signal bulb may be burnedout....

Turbo models 1) Brake fluid reservoir (page 11-17) 2) Fuse box (page 11-36) 3) Battery (page 11-35) 4) Windshield washer tank (page 11-30) 5) Engine oil filler cap (page 11-8) 6) Engine...

Towing with all wheels on the ground 1. Release the parking brake and put thetransmission in the

Towing and tie-down hooks The towing hooks should be used only inan emergency (e.g., to free a stuck vehiclefrom mud, sand or snow). CAUTION ? Use only the specified towinghook and tie-down hook....

Towing If towing is necessary, it is best done byyour SUBARU dealer or a commercialtowing service. Observe the followingprocedures for safety. WARNING Never tow AWD models (both...

To temporarily cancel the cruise control The cruise control can be temporarilycanceled in the following ways. ? Press the

To set cruise control 1. Press the cruise control main button. The cruise control indicator light on thecombination meter will illuminate. 2. Depress the accelerator pedal until thevehicle...

To select a track from the beginning Use either of the following methods to skipto the beginning of the next track. Eachtime, the indicated track number willincrease. ? Turn the

To remove the cover housing 1. Rewind the cover. 2. Push the cover housing to the rightside and shorten it. 3. Take it off the retainer.

Top tether anchorages Your vehicle is equipped with three toptether anchorages so that a child restraintsystem having a top tether can beinstalled in the rear seat. When installinga child restraint...

To install the front cover CAUTION For models with a rear seat recliningmechanism, when reclining the rearseatback, move the front coverbackward so that the cover is notdamaged. 1. Align the right...

To install the cover housing 1. Insert the protrusion located on theright end of the sleeve into the recess ofthe retainer. 2. Push the cover housing to the rightside and shorten the bar. 3. Insert...

To activate/deactivate the X-mode To activate: Press the X-mode switch. While the Xmodeis activated, the X-mode indicatorlight illuminates. To deactivate: Press the X-mode switch again. The...

Tire rotation direction mark If the tire has the rotation directionspecification, the tire rotation directionmark is placed on its sidewall. When you install a tire that has the tirerotation direction...

Tire rotation Tire wear varies from wheel to wheel. Tomaximize the life of each tire and ensurethat the tires wear uniformly, it is best torotate the tires every 7,500 miles (12,000km)....

Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)(U.S.-spec. models) The tire pressure monitoring system providesthe driver with a warning messageby sending a signal from a sensor that isinstalled in each wheel when tire pressureis severely...

Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)(U.S.-spec. models) The tire pressure monitoring system providesthe driver with the warning messageindicated by sending a signal from asensor that is installed in each wheelwhen tire pressure...

Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) (ifequipped) The tire pressure monitoring system providesthe driver with a warning messageby sending a signal from a sensor that isinstalled in each wheel when tire pressureis severely low....

Tire labeling Many markings (e.g. Tire size, TireIdentification Number or TIN) areplaced on the sidewall of a tire bytire manufacturers. These markingscan provide you with useful...

Tilt/telescopic steering wheel WARNING ? Do not adjust the steering wheeltilt/telescopic position while driving. This may cause loss ofvehicle control and result inpersonal injury. ? If the lever cannot...

Temporary spare tire WARNING ? Never tow a trailer when thetemporary spare tire is used. The temporary spare tire is notdesigned to sustain the towingload. Use of the temporary sparetire when...

Temperature sensors The automatic climate control systememploys several sensors. These sensorsare delicate. If they are not treatedproperly and become damaged, the systemmay not be able to...

Switching power The power is switched every time thepush-button ignition switch is pressed. 1. Carry the access key, and sit in thedriver

Sun visors To block out glare, swing down the visors. To use the sun visor at a side window,swing it down and move it sideways. Sun visor extension plate Vanity mirror

Sun visor extension plate With the sun visor positioned over the sidewindow, you can use the sun visorextension plate to prevent glare throughthe gap between the sun visor and centerpillar. To use...

Sun shade The sun shade can be slid forward orbackward by hand while the moonroof isclosed. If the moonroof is opened, the sun shadealso moves back.

Stowage of the cargo area cover The cargo area cover can be stowed inunder the cargo floor. 1. Pull the strap to open the center part ofthe cargo floor lid, and then remove the lid. 2. Remove the left and...

Steering wheel 1) Audio control buttons 2) Cruise control 3) Shift paddle 4) Hands-free switches 5) Multi function display control switches 6) SRS airbag 7) Horn 8) SI-DRIVE switches

Station preset How to preset stations 1. Select the preferred reception mode. 2. Select the preferred station. 3. Press and hold one of the presetbuttons (from to ) to store thefrequency....

SRS airbag system warning light WARNING If the warning light exhibits any ofthe following conditions, there maybe a malfunction in the seatbeltpretensioners and/or SRS airbagsystem. Immediately take your...

SRS airbag system monitors A diagnostic system continually monitorsthe readiness of the SRS airbag system(including front seatbelt pretensioners)while the vehicle is being driven. TheSRS airbag system...

Sport (S) mode For all-around performance driving The Sport (S) mode provides the enginepower desired by those who want to makethe driving experience their own personaladventure.

Sport Sharp (S#) mode For maximum performance driving For sports-minded drivers, the SportSharp (S#) mode offers an exhilaratinglevel of engine performance and control. The throttle becomes...

Specifications Dimensions Engine Fuel Engine oil For the checking, adding and replacing procedure or other details, refer to Fuses and circuits Fuse panel located in the...

Sound setting (if equipped) 1. Display the audio screen. For details,refer to

SI-DRIVE switches SI-DRIVE switches To select the Intelligent (I) mode, performeither of the following procedures. ? Press the

SI-DRIVE indicator light (if equipped) This light indicates the current SI-DRIVEmode. For details of SI-DRIVE mode, refer to

Shopping bag hook CAUTION Do not hang items on the shoppingbag hook that weigh 6 lbs (3 kg) ormore. A shopping bag hook is attached to eachside of the cargo area.

Shifting speeds Recommended shifting speeds The best compromise between fuel economyand vehicle performance duringnormal driving is ensured by shifting upat the speeds listed in the following...

Select lever/gear position indicator (CVTmodels) This indicator shows the position of theselect lever. For models with manual mode, when themanual mode is selected, the gear positionindicator (which shows the currentgear...

Select lever With the brake pedal depressed,shift while pressing the select leverbutton in. Shift while pressing the selectleverbutton in. Shift without pressing the selectlever...

Selection of manual mode (if equipped) With the vehicle either moving or stationary,move the select lever from the

Security indicator light This indicator light shows the status of thealarm system. It also indicates operationof the immobilizer system. Alarm system It blinks to show the driver the...

Seatbelt warning light and chime Your vehicle is equipped with a seatbeltwarning device at the driver

Screwdriver and wheel nut wrench The screwdriver, wheel nut wrench, etc. are stored in your vehicle. The tools can also be stored in the toolbucket.

Screen settings The items in screen settings can be set. To change the items, operate the or switch, and then pull the

Scan The scan mode lets you listen to the first10 seconds of each track in succession. Press the

Safety symbol You will find a circle with a slash through itin this manual. This symbol means

Roof rail (if equipped) Luggage can be carried on the roof aftersecuring the roof rack to the roof rails. When installing the roof rack on the roofrails, follow the manufacturer

Roof molding and crossbar (if equipped) CAUTION ? For cargo carrying purposes, theroof molding must be used togetherwith a roof crossbar kitand the appropriate carrying attachment. Otherwise, damage tothe roof...

Roof antenna CAUTION ? Be sure to remove the antennarod before entering garages,parking towers and other locationswith low ceilings. ? Remove the antenna rod beforewashing your car at a...

Replacing transmitter battery 1. Open the key head using a flat-headscrewdriver. 2. Remove the transmitter case from thekey head. 3. Open the transmitter case by releasingthe hooks. 4....

Replacing access key battery Battery: Button battery CR1632 1. Pull out the mechanical key. 2. Insert the key into the gap and turn itclockwise to remove the cover. 3. Wrap a flat-head...

Replacement of brake pad and lining The disc brakes have audible wearindicators on the brake pads. If the brakepads wear close to their service limit, thewear indicator makes a very audiblescraping noise when...

Repeating To repeat a track, briefly press the

Refrigerant for your climate control system Your air conditioner uses ozone friendlyrefrigerant HFC134a (as shown on the airconditioner label). Therefore, the methodof adding, changing or checking therefrigerant is...

Reclining the seatback (if equipped) WARNING To prevent the passenger from slidingunder the seatbelt in the event ofa collision, always put the seatbackin the upright position while thevehicle is in motion....

Rear window wiper blade rubber 1. Pull out the end of the blade rubberassembly to unlock it from the plasticsupport. 2. Pull the blade rubber assembly out ofthe plastic support. 3. If the new...

Rear window wiper blade assembly 1. Raise the wiper arm off the rearwindow. 2. Turn the wiper blade assembly counterclockwise. 3. Pull the wiper blade assembly towardyou to remove it from the wiper...

Rear window wiper and washer switch Rear wiper To turn the rear wiper on, turn the knobswitch upward. To turn the wiper off, return the knobswitch to the position. With the switch turned to the...

Rear view camera (if equipped) A rear view camera is attached to the reargate. When the ignition switch is

Rear seats WARNING Seatbelts provide maximum restraintwhen the occupant sits wellback and upright in the seat. Do notput cushions or any other materialsbetween occupants and...

Rear gate In the event that you cannot open the reargate by operating the rear gate openerbutton, you can open it from inside thecargo area. 1. Remove the access cover at...

Rear gate The rear gate can be locked and unlockedusing any of the following systems. ? Power door locking switch: Refer to

Rear combination lights 1. Using a Phillips screwdriver, removethe upper and lower screws that securethe rear combination light assembly. 2. Slide the rear combination light assembly rearward...

Random playback To playback tracks at random, brieflypress the

Random playback To playback tracks at random, brieflypress the

Precautions to observe when handling acompact disc Use only compact discs (CDs, CD-Rs andCD-RWs) that have the mark shown in thefollowing. Also, some compact discscannot be played. ? You cannot use a DualDisc in the...

Power switch and volume control The dial is used for both power (ON/OFF)and volume control. The radio is turnedON and OFF by pressing the dial, and thevolume is controlled by turning the dial.

Power steering warning light This warning light illuminates when theignition switch is turned to the

Power steering The vehicle is equipped with an electricpower steering system. When the ignitionswitch is turned to the

Power seat (driver 1) Seat position forward/backward controlswitch To adjust the seat forward or backward,move the control switch forward orbackward. During forward/backward adjustmentof the...

Power door locking switches All doors and the rear gate can be lockedand unlocked by the power door lockingswitches located at the driver

Parking brake stroke Check the parking brake stroke accordingto the maintenance schedule in the

Parking brake To set the parking brake, depress thebrake pedal firmly and hold it down untilthe parking brake lever is fully pulled up. To release the parking brake, perform thefollowing...

Overhead console (if equipped) To open the console, push on the consolelid lightly and the lid will automaticallyopen. CAUTION When your vehicle is in the sun oron a warm day, the inside of theoverhead...

Outside temperature indicator The outside temperature indicator showsthe outside temperature in a range from?40 to 1228F (?40 to 508C). The indicator can give a false readingunder any of the following...

Outside mirrors Convex mirror (passenger side) WARNING Objects look smaller in a convexmirror and farther away than whenviewed in a flat mirror. Do not usethe convex mirror to judge...

Operation during cold weather Carry some emergency equipment, suchas a window scraper, a bag of sand,flares, a small shovel and jumper cables. Check the battery and cables. Coldtemperatures reduce battery...

Operating range for push-button start system NOTE ? If the access key is not detectedwithin the operating range of the antennasinside the vehicle, the pushbuttonignition switch and the enginestart cannot be operated....

Oil pressure warning light If this light illuminates when the engine isrunning, it may indicate that the engine oilpressure is low and the lubricating systemis not working properly. If the light...

Odometer This meter displays the odometer whenthe ignition switch is in the

Non-turbo models 1) Brake fluid reservoir/Clutch fluid reservoir(MT) (page 11-17) 2) Fuse box (page 11-36) 3) Battery (page 11-35) 4) Windshield washer tank (page 11-30) 5) Engine oil filler...

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MUTE button (models without Hands-freesystem) Press this button if you wish to immediatelycut the volume to zero. The audio display will show

Moonroof switch To open the moonroof: Slide the

Models without Starting the engine NOTE All vehicle doors (including rear gate)and the engine hood must be closedprior to activating the remote enginestart system. Any open entry point...

Maximum load limits WARNING Never exceed the maximum loadlimits explained in the following. Exceeding the maximum load limitscould cause personal injury and/orvehicle damage. CAUTION ?...

Map lights To turn on the map light, push the lens. To turn it off, push the lens again. Door interlock switch Although the map light switches (lenses)are in the OFF position...

Manual transmission This manual transmission is a completelysynchromesh, 6-forward-speed and 1-reverse-speed transmission. The shift pattern is shown on the shiftlever knob. You must raise...

Manual seat Forward and backward adjustment Pull the lever upward and slide the seat tothe desired position. Then release thelever and try to move the seat back andforth to make sure...

Maintenance settings The items in the maintenance settings canbe set. To change the items, operate the or switch toward you. Preparation for maintenance settings 1. Turn the ignition switch to the

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Low fuel warning light The low fuel warning light illuminateswhen the tank is nearly empty, at approximately2.6 US gal (10.0 liters, 2.2 Imp gal). It only operates when the ignition switch isin the

Locking and unlocking with Operating ranges The operating ranges of the door and reargate locking/unlocking functions are approximately16 to 32 in (40 to 80 cm) fromthe respective door handles and...

Locking and unlocking from the inside To lock the door from the inside, rotate thelock lever forward. To unlock the door fromthe inside, rotate the lock lever rearward. The red mark on the lock lever...

Locking and unlocking While pressing the release button of theaccess key, take out the mechanical key. Lock or unlock the driver

LOCK The key can only be inserted or removedin this position. The ignition switch will lockthe steering wheel when you remove thekey. If turning the key is difficult, turn...

Loading your vehicle WARNING ? Never allow passengers to rideon a folded rear seatback or inthe cargo area. Doing so mayresult in serious injury. ? Never stack luggage or othercargo higher than...

Light control and wiper control levers/switches 1) Windshield wiper 2) Mist 3) Windshield washer 4) Rear window wiper and washer switch 5) Wiper intermittent time control switch 6) Wiper control lever 7) Light control...

License plate light 1. Insert a finger into the right side of thelicense plate light cover, then press onceto the left and pull out to remove the cover. 2. Turn the bulb socket...

Keyless access with push-button startsystem (if equipped) The vehicle has two access keys and akey number plate. For details about thekey number plate, refer to Safety precautions Locking and unlocking with Selecting audible...

Jump starting WARNING ? Battery fluid is SULFURIC ACID. Do not let it come in contact withthe eyes, skin, clothing or thevehicle. If battery fluid gets on you,thoroughly flush the...

Interruption screen Useful messages, such as reminder information,vehicle information, warninginformation, etc. may interrupt the currentscreen and appear on the display accompaniedby a beep....

Interior Passenger compartment area 1) Lower anchorages for child restraintsystem 2) Seatbelt 3) Front seat 4) Rear seat 1) Power windows 2) Door locks 3) Glove box 4) Front...

Intelligent (I) mode For smooth, efficient performancedriving The linear acceleration characteristic ofthe Intelligent (I) mode is ideal for normaldriving usage. The Intelligent (I) mode...

Instrument panel 1) Outside mirror switch 2) Vehicle Dynamics Control OFF switch(models with power rear gate) 3) Illumination brightness control 4) Vehicle Dynamics Control OFF...

Inside mirror The inside mirror has a day and nightposition. Pull the tab at the bottom of themirror toward you for the night position. Push it away for the day position. Thenight...

Initialize Items that have been set to your preferencecan be initialized. To select aninitialization menu, operate the or switch as follows. Preparation for initialization 1. Turn the...

Image quality and volume settings The image quality and volume settingscan be adjusted. To change the items,operate the or switch. Preparation for image quality andvolume settings 1. Turn the ignition...

Illumination brightness control The illumination brightness of the instrumentpanel dims under the followingconditions. ? when the light switch is in the or position ? when the light control switch is...

If you park your vehicle in case of anemergency The hazard warning flasher should beused in day or night to warn other driverswhen you have to park your vehicle underemergency conditions. Avoid stopping on the road. It...

How to eject a CD from the player When a disc is being played back or whena disc is in the player, press the button. The disc will be ejected. NOTE ? Avoid driving the vehicle with a CDsticking out. The CD...

Horn To sound the horn, push the horn pad.

Hill start assist warning light/Hill start assist OFFindicator light Hill start assist warning light While the engine is running, if there areany malfunctions in the Hill start assistsystem, the warning light will illuminate. WARNING When...

Hill start assist system CAUTION The Hill start assist system is adevice only for helping the driverto START the vehicle on an uphillgrade. To prevent accidents whenthe vehicle is parked on a slope,...

Hill descent control indicator light(if equipped) This indicator illuminates while the hilldescent control function is in standby. Itwill flash while the hill descent controlfunction is operating. It will turn off whenthe...

High/low beam change (dimmer) To change from low beam to high beam,push the turn signal lever forward. Whenthe headlights are on high beam, the highbeam indicator light on thecombinationmeter is also...

High beam indicator light This light shows that the headlights are inthe high beam mode. This indicator light also illuminates whenthe headlight flasher is operated.

Help line The help line (distance marker and vehiclewidth line) is a guide to help you realizethe actual distance from the screen image. 1) Vehicle width line (oblique vertical line)...

Headlights (models without HID headlights) CAUTION Halogen headlight bulbs becomevery hot while in use. If you touchthe bulb surface with bare hands orgreasy gloves, fingerprints orgrease on the bulb surface...

Headlights To turn on the headlights, turn the knob onthe end of the turn signal lever. position Instrument panel illumination, headlights,parking lights, front side marker lights,...

Headlight indicator light (if equipped) This indicator light illuminates under thefollowing conditions. ? when the light switch is turned to the or position ? when the light control switch is in the

Headlight flasher CAUTION Do not hold the lever in the flashingposition for more than just a fewseconds. To flash the headlights, pull the levertoward you and then release it. The highbeam...

HD RadioTM Technology (Digital AM and FMRadio) (type B and E audio) HD Radio Technology is fueling the digitalradio revolution in the United States andaround the world. The digital technology enables broadcastersto offer new and unique FM...

Hazard warning flasher The hazard warning flasher is used towarn other drivers when you have to parkyour vehicle under emergency conditions. The hazard warning flasher works regardlessof the...

Hands-free system setting 1. Display the audio screen. For details,refer to

Glove box To open the glove box, pull the handle. Toclose it, push the lid firmly upward. To lock the glove box, insert the key andturn it clockwise. To unlock the glove box,insert...

Fuses CAUTION Never replace a fuse with one havinga higher rating or with materialother than a fuse because seriousdamage or a fire could result. The fuses are designed to melt...

Fuel gauge The fuel gauge is displayed when theignition is in the

Fuel filler lid and cap Refueling Only one person should be involved inrefueling. Do not allow others to approachthe area of the vehicle near the fuel fillerpipe while refueling is in progress. Be...

Front turn signal light, front side marker lightand parking light NOTE It may be difficult to replace the bulbs. Have the bulbs replaced by yourSUBARU dealer if necessary. 1. Remove the electrical connector fromthe clip. 2....

Front seats WARNING ? Never adjust the seat while drivingto avoid losing control of thevehicle which can result in personalinjury. ? Before adjusting the seat, makesure the hands and...

Front passenger CAUTION Do not pick up a cup from the cupholder or put a cup in the holderwhile you are driving, as this maydistract you and lead to an accident. A dual cup holder is...

Front passenger The front passenger

Front fog light indicator light (if equipped) This indicator light illuminates while thefront fog lights are illuminated.

Folding down the rear seatback WARNING ? When you fold down the seatback,check that there are nopassengers or objects on therear seat. Not doing so createsa risk of injury or property damageif the seatback...

Folder selection NOTE Only MP3/WMA/AAC folders are recognizedwhen an attempt to select thenext or previous folder is made. If noappropriate folder exists on the disc,pressing the or side of...

Fog light switch (if equipped) The front fog lights will turn on when thefog light switch is placed in the position while the headlights are in thefollowing condition. ? while the headlight switch is in...

Floor mat (if equipped) CAUTION If the floor mat slips forward andinterferes with the movement of thepedals during driving, it could causean accident. Observe the followingprecautions to prevent...

Fast-forwarding and rewinding Press and hold the button tofastforwardthe track. Release the button tostop fast-forwarding. Press and hold the button torewindthe track. Release the button to...

Fastening the seatbelt WARNING ? Never use a belt that is twisted orreversed. In an accident, this canincrease the risk or severity ofinjury. ? Keep the lap belt as low aspossible on your hips. In...

Exterior 1) Engine hood 2) Headlight switch 3) Replacing bulbs 4) Wiper switch 5) Moonroof 6) Roof rails 7) Door locks 8) Outside mirrors 9) Tire pressure 10) Flat tires 11) Snow...

Engine low oil level warning light This light illuminates when the engine oillevel decreases to the lower limit. If the engine low oil level warning lightilluminates while driving, park the vehiclein a safe...

Engine hood To open the hood: 1. If the wiper blades are lifted off thewindshield, return them to their originalposition. 2. Pull the hood release knob under theinstrument panel....

Engine coolant Checking the coolant level WARNING Never attempt to remove the radiatorcap until the engine has beenshut off and has cooled downcompletely. Since the coolant isunder...

ECO gauge (if equipped) The ECO gauge shows the differencebetween the current rate of fuel consumptionand the average rate of fuel consumptionsince the trip meter was last reset. If the needle of...

Driving information display With the ignition switch in the

Driving history registration The items in the driving history can beregistered. To change the items, operatethe or switch, and then pull the

Double trip meter This meter displays the two trip meterswhen the ignition switch is in the

Door open warning light The warning light illuminates if any door orthe rear gate is not fully closed. Thisfunction is effective even if the ignitionswitch is in the

Dome light 1) ON 2) DOOR 3) OFF The dome light switch has the followingthree positions. ON: The light remains on continuously. OFF: The light remains off. DOOR: The dome light...

Display selection If you press the

Displaying radio PS (Program Service Name) andRT (Radio Text) (type A, B and E audio) Type A audio If the PS (Program Service Name) and/orRT (Radio Text) are available, pressingthe

Disc brake pad wear warning indicators The disc brake pad wear warning indicatorson the disc brakes give a warningnoise when the brake pads are worn. If a squeaking or scraping noise is heardfrom the disc brakes...

Defogger and deicer The defogger and deicer system is activatedonly when the ignition switch is inthe

Daytime running light system WARNING The brightness of the illumination ofthe high beam headlights is reducedby the daytime running light system. The light switch must always beturned to the position...

Date and time settings The items in the date and time settingscan be set. To change the items, operatethe or switch. NOTE ? The

Cruise control set indicator light(if equipped) This light illuminates when vehicle speedhas been set to use the cruise controlfunction. Refer to

Cruise control indicator light (if equipped) This light illuminates when the cruisecontrol main button is pressed to activatethe cruise control function. For details,refer to

Convenient hook CAUTION ? Do not hang items on the convenienthook that weigh 6 lbs (3kg) or more. Depending on theconditions of use (for example, inlow temperatures, etc.), the reargate may...

Connecting a trailer 1) Ball mount 2) Hitch pin 3) Safety pin A) Hitch receiver tube 1. Insert the ball mount into the hitchreceiver tube. 2. Insert the hitch pin into the hole on thehitch...

Connectable iPod CAUTION Do not connect an iPod

Components The SRS airbags are stowed in thefollowing locations. Driver

Combination meter ! U.S.-spec. models (type A) The illustration above is a typical example. For some models, the combinationmetermay be slightly different than that shown in the...

Clock To adjust the time shown by the clock,press the

Cleaning ventilation grille Always keep the front ventilation inlet grillefree of snow, leaves, or other obstructionsto ensure efficient heating and defrosting. Since the condenser is located in front...

Choosing a child restraint system Choose a child restraint system that isappropriate for the child

Child safety locks Each rear door has a child safety lock. When the child safety lock lever is in thelock position, the door cannot be openedfrom inside. The door can only be openedfrom the...

Child restraint systems Infants and small children should alwaysbe placed in an infant or child restraintsystem in the rear seat while riding in thevehicle. You should use an infant or...

Checking the oil level Check the engine oil level at each fuelstop. 1. Park the vehicle on a level surface andstop the engine. If you check the oil leveljust after stopping the engine, wait a...

Checking the fluid level WARNING Never let clutch fluid contact youreyes because clutch fluid can beharmful to your eyes. If clutch fluidgets in your eyes, immediately flushthem thoroughly with clean...

Checking the fluid level WARNING ? ANever let brake fluid contact youreyes because brake fluid can beharmful to your eyes. If brakefluid gets in your eyes, immediatelyflush them thoroughly withclean...

Checking the clutch pedal free play Lightly depress the clutch pedal down withyour finger until you feel resistance, andcheck the free play. If the free play is not within properspecification, contact your...

Checking the brake pedal reserve distance Depress the pedal with a force of approximately66 lbf (294 N, 30 kgf) and measurethe distance between the upper surface ofthe pedal pad and the floor. When the measurement...

Checking the brake pedal free play Stop the engine and firmly depress thebrake pedal several times. Lightly pull thebrake pedal up with one finger to checkthe free play with a force of less than 2 lbf(10 N, 1...

Charge warning light If this light illuminates when the engine isrunning, it may indicate that the chargingsystem is not working properly. If the light illuminates while driving or doesnot turn...