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Foreword 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 manual are those in effect at the time of printing. FUJI HEAVY INDUSTRIES LTD. reserves the right to change specifications and designs at any time without prior notice and without incurring any obligation to make the same or similar changes on vehicles previously 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.


is a registered trademark of FUJI HEAVY INDUSTRIES LTD.



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

. If your vehicle is equipped with High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights, the HID headlights contain mercury. Therefore, it is necessary to remove HID head- lights before vehicle disposal. Once removed, please reuse, re- cycle or dispose of the HID head- lights as hazardous waste.

Warranties & Warranties for U.S.A. All SUBARU vehicles distributed by Subaru of America, Inc. and sold at retail by an authorized SUBARU dealer in the United States come with the following warranties: . SUBARU Limited Warranty . Emission Control Systems Warranty . Emissions Performance Warranty

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

& Warranties for Canada All SUBARU vehicles distributed by Subaru Canada, Inc. and sold at retail by an authorized SUBARU dealer in Canada come with the following warranties: . SUBARU Limited Warranty . Anti-Corrosion Warranty . 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 Manual & 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, follow the instructions in this manual. Failure to observe these instructions may result in serious injury and damage to your vehicle.

is composed of

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

Chapter 1: Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags 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 indicators and how to use the instruments and other switches.

instrument panel



Chapter 4: Climate control This chapter informs you how to operate 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 properly.

Chapter 12: Specifications This chapter informs you about the dimen- sions and capacities of your SUBARU. Chapter 13: Consumer information and Reporting safety defects This chapter informs you about Tire information, Uniform tire quality grading standards 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.

find a number of WARNINGs,

& Safety warnings You will 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 care- fully in order to gain a better understand- ing of how to use your SUBARU vehicle safely.


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 vehicle, or both, could result if the caution is ignored.

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

& 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.






Vehicle symbols

There are some of the symbols you may see on your vehicle. For warning and indicator lights, refer to “Warning and indicator in the illustrated index section in this chapter.


Child restraint lower an- chorages

Child restraint top tether an- chorages




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


Turn signal



Passengers’ windows lock


Front fog lights

Parking lights

Hazard warning flasher

Seat heater

Windshield wiper deicer

Illumination brightness

Wiper intermittent

Engine hood

Windshield wiper and washer

Fan speed

Windshield wiper mist (for single wipe)

Rear window wiper

Instrument panel outlets

Instrument panel outlets and foot outlets

Rear window washer

Foot outlets


Windshield defroster and foot outlets

Headlight beam leveler

Windshield defroster





Rear window defogger/Out- side mirror defogger

Safety precautions when driving & Seatbelt and SRS airbag

Air recirculation


Outside air

Engine oil


Door lock (transmitter)

Door unlock (transmitter)

Rear gate (transmitter)

Power folding mirror

. All persons in the vehicle should fasten their seatbelts BEFORE the vehicle starts to move. Other- wise, the possibility of serious injury becomes greater in the event of a sudden stop or acci- dent.

. To obtain maximum protection in the event of an accident, the driver and all passengers in the vehicle should always wear seat- belts when the vehicle is moving. The SRS (Supplemental Restraint System) airbag does not do away with the need to fasten seatbelts. In combination with the seat- belts, it offers the best combined protection in case of a serious accident. Not wearing a seatbelt increases the chance of severe injury or death in a crash even when the vehicle has the SRS airbag.

. The SRS airbags deploy with considerable speed and force. Occupants who are out of proper position when the SRS airbag deploys could suffer very serious injuries. Because the SRS airbag needs enough space for deploy- ment, the driver should always sit upright and well back in the seat as far from the steering wheel as practical while still maintaining full vehicle control and the front passenger should move the seat as far back as possible and sit upright and well back in the seat.

Carefully read the “Seatbelts” and “*SRS airbag (Supplemental Restraint System airbag)” sections in chapter 1 for instruc- tions and precautions concerning the seatbelt system and SRS airbag system.

& Child safety


. 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 passen- ger and objects inside the vehi- cle.

. While riding in the vehicle,

in- fants and small children should always be placed in one of the rear seating positions recom- mended 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 seatbelts. According to accident statistics, children are safer when properly restrained in the rear seating positions than in the front seat- ing positions. Never allow a child to stand up or kneel on the seat. . Put children aged 12 and under in a REAR seat properly restrained

at all times in a child restraint device or in a seatbelt. The SRS airbag 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 improperly restrained. Because children are lighter and weaker than adults, their risk of being injured from deployment is great- er.


. 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.

. 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 operating the power window. Re-


fer to the “Power windows” sec- tion in chapter 2.

. Never leave unattended children in the vehicle. They could acci- dentally injure themselves or others through inadvertent op- eration of the vehicle. Also, on hot or sunny 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”, “Seatbelts”, and “*SRS airbag (Supplemental Restraint System airbag)” in chapter 1 of this Owner’s Manual for instructions and precautions concerning the child restraint system, seatbelt system and SRS airbag system.

& Engine exhaust gas (carbon



. Never inhale engine exhaust gas. Engine exhaust gas contains carbon monoxide, a colorless and odorless gas which is dan- gerous, or even lethal, if inhaled. . Always properly maintain the en- – CONTINUED –