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Congratulations on choosing a SUBARU vehicle. This Owner’s Manual has all the information necessary to keep your SUBARU in excellent condition and to properly maintain the emission control system for minimizing emission pollutants. We urge you to read this manual carefully so that you may understand your vehicle and its operation. For information not found in this Owner’s Manual, such as details concerning repairs or adjustments, please contact the dealer from whom you purchased your SUBARU or the nearest SUBARU dealer. The information, specifications and illustrations found in this man- ual are those in effect at the time of printing. FUJI HEAVY INDUS- TRIES LTD. reserves the right to change specifications and de- signs at any time without prior notice and without incurring any ob- ligation to make the same or similar changes on vehicles previous- ly sold. This Owner’s Manual applies to all models and covers all equipment, including factory installed options. Some explanations, therefore may be for equipment not installed in your vehicle.

Please leave this manual in the vehicle at the time of resale. The next owner will need the information found herein.


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If your vehicle is equipped with a navigation system and/or Rear Seat Entertainment System, the displays contain mercury. Therefore, the dis- plays of the navigation system and/ or Rear Seat Entertainment System must be removed before vehicle dis- posal. Once the displays have been removed, please reuse, recycle or dispose of them as hazardous waste.


(cid:132) Warranties for U.S.A. All SUBARU vehicles distributed by Suba- ru of America, Inc. and sold at retail by an authorized SUBARU dealer in the United States come with the following warranties:

(cid:121) SUBARU Limited Warranty (cid:121) Emission Control Systems Warranty (cid:121) Emissions Performance Warranty

All warranty information, including details of coverage and exclusions, is in the “Warranty and Maintenance Booklet”. Please read these warranties carefully. (cid:84) Warranties for Canada All SUBARU vehicles distributed by Suba- ru Canada, Inc. and sold at retail by an au- thorized SUBARU dealer in Canada come with the following warranties:

(cid:121) SUBARU Limited Warranty (cid:121) Anti-Corrosion Warranty (cid:121) Emission Control Warranty

All warranty information, including details of coverage and exclusions, is in the “Warranty and Service Booklet”. Please read these warranties carefully.


How to use this owner’s man- ual

(cid:132) Using your Owner’s manual Before you operate your vehicle, carefully read this manual. To protect yourself and extend the service life of your vehicle, fol- low the instructions in this manual. Failure to observe these instructions may result in serious injury and damage to your vehicle.

This manual is composed of fourteen chapters. Each chapter begins with a brief table of contents, so you can usually tell at a glance if that chapter contains the infor- mation you want.

Chapter 1: Seat, seatbelt and SRS air- bags This chapter informs you how to use the seat and seatbelt and contains precau- tions for the SRS airbags. Chapter 2: Keys and doors This chapter informs you how to operate the keys, locks and windows. Chapter 3: Instruments and controls This chapter informs you about the opera- tion of instrument panel indicators and how to use the instruments and other switches. Chapter 4: Climate control This chapter informs you how to operate

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the climate control. Chapter 5: Audio This chapter informs you how to operate your audio system. Chapter 6: Interior equipment This chapter informs you how to operate interior equipment. Chapter 7: Starting and operating This chapter informs you how to start and operate your SUBARU. Chapter 8: Driving tips This chapter informs you how to drive your SUBARU in various conditions and ex- plains some safety tips on driving. Chapter 9: In case of emergency This chapter informs you what to do if you have a problem while driving, such as a flat tire or engine overheating. Chapter 10: Appearance care This chapter informs you how to keep your SUBARU looking good. Chapter 11: Maintenance and service This chapter informs you when you need to take your SUBARU to the dealer for scheduled maintenance and informs you how to keep your SUBARU running prop- erly. Chapter 12: Specifications This chapter informs you about dimension and capacities of your SUBARU. Chapter 13: Consumer information and Reporting safety defects

This chapter informs you about Tire infor- mation, Uniform tire quality grading stan- dards and Reporting safety defects. Chapter 14: Index This is an alphabetical listing of all that’s in this manual. You can use it to quickly find something you want to read.

(cid:132) Safety warnings You will find a number of WARNINGs, CAUTIONs and NOTEs in this manual. These safety warnings alert you to poten- tial hazards that could result in injury to you or others. Please read these safety warnings as well as all other portions of this manual careful- ly in order to gain a better understanding of how to use your SUBARU vehicle safe- ly.

A WARNING indicates a situation in which serious injury or death could result if the warning is ignored.

A CAUTION indicates a situation in which injury or damage to your vehi- cle, or both, could result if the cau- tion is ignored.

NOTE A NOTE gives information or sugges- tions how to make better use of your vehicle.

(cid:132) Safety symbol


You will find a circle with a slash through it in this manual. This symbol means “Do not”, “Do not do this”, or “Do not let this happen”, depending upon the context. 3 ページ 2006年5月30日 火曜日 午前9時32分

Vehicle symbols






There are some of the symbols you may see on your vehicle.

Windshield wiper deicer



Wiper intermittent


Passengers’ windows lock


Front fog lights

Parking lights

Hazard warning flasher

Seat heater

Child restraint lower anchor- ages

Child restraint top tether an- chorages


Windshield wiper and wash- er

Rear window wiper and washer


Parking lights, tail lights, li- cense plate lights and instru- ment panel illumination


Turn signal

Illumination brightness

Engine hood

Fan speed

Instrument panel outlets

Instrument panel outlets and foot outlets

Foot outlets

Windshield defroster and foot outlets

Windshield defroster

Rear window defogger/Out- side mirror defogger

Air recirculation

Outside air

Engine oil


Door lock (Transmitter)

Door unlock (Transmitter)

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Rear gate (Transmitter)

Safety precautions when driving

(cid:132) Seatbelt and SRS airbag

(cid:121) All persons in the vehicle should fasten their seatbelts BEFORE the vehicle starts to move. Otherwise, the possibility of serious injury becomes greater in the event of a sudden stop or accident.

(cid:121) To obtain maximum protection in the event of an accident, the driv- er and all passengers in the vehi- cle should always wear seatbelts when the vehicle is moving. The SRS (Supplemental Restraint Sys- tem) airbag does not do away with the need to fasten seatbelts. In combination with the seatbelts, it offers the best combined protec- tion in case of a serious accident. Not wearing a seatbelt increases the chance of severe injury or death in a crash even when the ve- hicle has the SRS airbag.

(cid:121) The SRS airbags deploy with con- siderable speed and force. Occu- pants who are out of proper posi- tion when the SRS airbag deploys could suffer very serious injuries. Because the SRS airbag needs enough space for deployment, the driver should always sit upright and well back in the seat as far from the steering wheel as practi- cal while still maintaining full ve- hicle control and the front passen- ger should move the seat as far back as possible and sit upright and well back in the seat.

Carefully read the sections “Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags” in chapter 1 of this own- er’s manual for instructions and precau- tions concerning the seatbelt system and SRS airbag system. 5 ページ 2006年5月30日 火曜日 午前9時32分

(cid:132) Child safety

(cid:121) Never hold a child on your lap or in your arms while the vehicle is moving. The passenger cannot protect the child from injury in a collision, because the child will be caught between the passenger and objects inside the vehicle.

(cid:121) While riding in the vehicle, infants and small children should always be placed in one of the rear seat- ing positions recommended in this owner’s manual in an infant or child restraint system which is appropriate for the child’s age, height and weight. If a child is too big for a child restraint system, the child should sit in a REAR seat and be restrained using the seat- belts. According to accident sta- tistics, children are safer when properly restrained in the rear seating positions than in the front seating positions. Never allow a child to stand up or kneel on the seat.

(cid:121) Put children aged 12 and under in a REAR seat properly restrained at all times in a child restraint de- vice or in a seatbelt. The SRS air- bag deploys with considerable speed and force and can injure or even kill children, especially if they are 12 years of age and under and are not restrained or improp- erly restrained. Because children are than adults, their risk of being injured from deployment is greater.

lighter and weaker


(cid:121) Always use the child safety locks whenever a child rides in the rear. Serious injury could result if a child accidentally opened the door and fell out. Refer to the “Child safety locks” section in chapter 2.


(cid:121) Always lock the passenger’s win- dows using the lock switch when children are riding in the vehicle. Failure to follow this procedure could result in injury to a child op- erating the power window. Refer to the “Power windows” section in chapter 2.

(cid:121) Never leave unattended children in the vehicle. They could acci- dentally injure themselves or oth- ers through inadvertent operation of the vehicle. Also, on hot or sun- ny days, temperature in a closed vehicle could quickly become high enough to cause severe or possibly fatal injuries to them.

Carefully read the sections “Child restraint systems”, “*SRS airbag (Supplemental Restraint System airbag)”, and “Seatbelts” in chapter 1 of this owner’s manual for in- structions and precautions concerning the child restraint system, seatbelt system and SRS airbag system.

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(cid:132) Engine exhaust gas (carbon


(cid:121) Never inhale engine exhaust gas. Engine exhaust gas contains car- bon monoxide, a colorless and odorless gas which is dangerous, or even lethal, if inhaled.

(cid:121) Always properly maintain the en- gine exhaust system to prevent engine exhaust gas from entering the vehicle.

(cid:121) Never run the engine in a closed space, such as a garage, except for the brief time needed to drive the vehicle in or out of it.

(cid:121) Avoid remaining in a parked vehi- cle for a lengthy time while the en- gine is running. If that is unavoid- able, then use the ventilation fan to force fresh air into the vehicle. (cid:121) Always keep the front ventilator inlet grille free from snow, leaves or other obstructions to ensure that the ventilation system always works properly.

(cid:121) If at any time you suspect that ex- haust fumes are entering the vehi- cle, have the problem checked and corrected as soon as possi- ble. If you must drive under these conditions, drive only with all win- dows fully open.