Subaru Legacy 2023 Touring XT User Guide

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The Subaru Legacy 2023 Touring XT is the best midsize car when it comes to luxury and performance. The Touring XT looks elegant and sophisticated thanks to its smooth and refined design, unique accents, LED headlights, and luxury alloy wheels. Inside the luxurious car, you’ll find beautiful Nappa leather seats, real wood trim, and high-tech features that take the driving experience to a whole new level. The infotainment system has a big touchscreen display, high-quality sound, and the ability to connect to a smartphone. This makes it easy to stay connected and have fun. Under the hood of the Touring XT is a strong turbocharged engine that gives the car a thrilling ride while still being good on gas. The Legacy Touring XT gives you trust and peace of mind on every trip with its Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system and advanced safety features like adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assist. The Subaru Legacy 2023 Touring XT is the best option for drivers who want a midsize car with the highest level of luxury, performance, and cutting-edge technology.

Subaru Legacy 2023 Front Seats Touring XT User Guide

Subaru Legacy 2023 Front Seats Touring XT User Guide

Front Seats

WARNING

  • Never adjust the seat while driving, as personal injury or loss of vehicle control may occur.
  • Before adjusting the seat, ensure nothing is blocking the adjusting mechanism.
  • After adjusting the seat, move it back and forth to ensure the seat is securely locked. If it is not, it may move suddenly or the seatbelt may not operate properly.
  • Do not put objects under the front seats. They may interfere with front seat locking mechanism and cause an accident.
  • Seatbelts provide maximum restraint when the occupant sits back and upright in the seat. To reduce the risk of sliding under the seatbelt in a collision, the front seatbacks should always be used in the upright position while the vehicle is running. If the front seatbacks are not in the upright position and a collision occurs, the risk of sliding under the lap belt and of the lap belt sliding up over the abdomen will increase, and both can result in serious injury or death.
  • The SRS airbags deploy with considerable speed and force. Occupants who are not seated in the proper upright position when the SRS airbag deploys could suffer very serious injury. Because the SRS airbag needs enough space for deployment, the driver should always sit up-right 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.

Subaru Legacy 2023Front Seats Touring XT

WARNING
Seat children in the rear seat properly restrained at all times. The SRS airbag deploys with considerable speed and force and can injure or even kill children, especially if they are not restrained or improperly restrained. Because children are lighter and weaker than adults, their risk of being injured from deployment is greater. For that reason, we strongly recommend that ALL children (including those in child restraint systems) sit in the REAR seat properly restrained at all times in a child restraint system or in a seatbelt, whichever is appropriate for the child’s age, height, and weight. Secure ALL types of child systems in the REAR seats at all times.

NEVER INSTALL A CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEM IN THE FRONT PASSENGER’S SEAT. DOING SO RISKS SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH TO THE CHILD BY PLACING THE CHILD’S HEAD TOO CLOSE TO THE SRS AIRBAG.

According to accident statistics, children are safer when properly restrained in the rear seating positions than in the front seating positions. For instructions and precautions concerning child restraint systems, refer to “Child Restraint Systems” 􀀁P 59.Subaru Legacy 2023Front Seats Touring XT

WARNING
To prevent the passenger from sliding under the seatbelt in the event of a collision, always put the seatback in the upright position while the vehicle is in motion. Also, do not place objects such as cushions between the passenger and the seat-back. If you do so, the risk of sliding under the lap belt and of the lap belt sliding up over the abdomen will increase, and both can result in serious injury or death.Subaru Legacy 2023Front Seats Touring XT

WARNING
Do not let rear passengers rest their feet between the front seatback and seat cushion. Doing so may interfere with the proper operation of the following systems and could result in serious injury.

  • Occupant detection system
  • SRS side airbag
  • SRS seat cushion airbag
  • Front seat heater (if equipped)
  • Front seat ventilation (if equipped)
  • Power seat (if equipped)

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WARNING
Do not press your feet onto the instrument panel. Doing so may prevent the occupant detection function of the SRS airbag system from functioning correctly, and may result in serious injury or death in the event of an accident.Subaru Legacy 2023Front Seats Touring XT 5

WARNING
Seatbelts provide maximum restraint when the occupant sits well back and upright in the seat. Do not put cushions or any other materials between occupants and seatbacks or seat cushions. If you do so, the risk of sliding under the lap belt and of the lap belt sliding up over the abdomen will increase, and both can result in serious internal injury or death.

WARNING
Never stack luggage or other cargo higher than the top of the seatback because it could tumble forward and injure passengers in the event of a sudden stop or accident.

Manual Seat (If Equipped)

Forward and backward adjustment

  1. Sit in the seat to adjust.
  2. Pull the lever upward, slide the seat to the desired position, and then release the lever.
  3. Try to move the seat back and forth to make sure that it is securely locked into place.

Reclining the seatback

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  1. Pull up the reclining lever, adjust the seatback to the desired position, and then release the lever.
  2.  Make sure the seatback is securely locked into place.
    The seatback placed in a reclined position can spring back upward with force when pulling up the lever
  3. While operating the lever to return the seatback, hold the seatback lightly so that it may be raised back gradually.

Seat cushion height adjustment (driver’s seat)Subaru Legacy 2023Front Seats Touring XT 8

  1. Push the lever down to lower the seat.
  2. Pull the lever up to raise the seat.

You can adjust the height of the seat by moving the seat cushion adjustment lever up or down.

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Subaru Legacy 2023 Seat Ventilation Touring XT User Guide

Subaru Legacy 2023 Seat Ventilation Touring XT User Guide

Ventilation (If Equipped)

The seat ventilation is equipped in the front seats.
The seat ventilation operates when the ignition switch is in the “ON” position.

CAUTION

  • Do not put hard or heavy objects or ones with protrusions on the seat, and do not stab the seat with sharp objects, such as pins or needles.
  • When cleaning the seat, do not use organic solvents, such as thinner, benzene, or alcohol.
  • If water or liquid is spilled on the seat, wipe it off with a dry cloth immediately.

NOTE

  • Use of seat ventilation for a long period of time, while the engine is not running, can cause battery discharge. . The seat ventilation function cannot be used simultaneously with the front seat heater.
  • When using it for a long period of time, we recommend setting the seat ventilation to the MID or LOW position. Use the HIGH position for only quick cooling at the start of the function usage.
    Adjust the seat ventilation function on the central information display. Refer to “Front Seat Ventilation” 􀀁P314.

Rear SeatsSubaru Legacy 2023 Seat Ventilation (If Equipped)1

WARNING
Seatbelts provide maximum restraint when the occupant sits back and upright in the seat. Do not place cushions or any other materials between occupants and seatbacks or seat cushions. By doing so, the risk of sliding under the lap belt and of the lap belt sliding up over the abdomen will increase, and both can result in serious internal injury or death.Subaru Legacy 2023 Seat Ventilation (If Equipped)2

WARNING
Never stack luggage or other cargo higher than the top of the seatback as it could tumble forward and injure passengers in the event of a sudden stop or accident.

Reclining the Seatback (Outback/Subaru Outback Wilderness)

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WARNING
To prevent the passenger from sliding under the seatbelt in the event of a collision, always put the seatback in the upright position while the vehicle is in motion.

CAUTION
If the vehicle is equipped with a cargo area cover, observe the following precautions.

  • Make sure hands are not pinched between the headrest and the cargo area cover when the rear seat is reclined.
  • Move the front cover of the cargo area cover backward so that the cover is not damaged by the reclined seatback. Refer to “Lifting Cargo Cover (Outback/Subaru Outback Wilderness – If Equipped)” 􀀁P337.

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Adjust the seatback to the desired position while pulling the lever.
After adjusting the seatback, release the lever and make sure the seatback is securely locked into place.

Folding Down the Rear Seatback

WARNING

  • When folding down the seatback, check that there are no passengers or objects on the rear seat. Not doing so creates a risk of injury or property damage.
  • Never allow passengers to ride on the folded rear seatback or in the cargo area or trunk. Doing so may result in serious injury or death.
  • Secure all objects and especially long items properly to prevent them from being thrown around inside the vehicle and causing serious injury during a sudden steering maneuver or acceleration.
  • When you return the seat back to its original position, shake it slightly to confirm that it is securely in place. If it is not securely fixed in place, it may suddenly fold down in the event of sudden braking, or objects may move out from the cargo area, both could cause serious injury or death.

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WARNING
When the seatback is returned to its original position, observe the following precautions. Failure to do so may lead to serious injury or an accident because the proper seatbelt operation will be affected.

  • The seatbelt should not be caught in the seatback and it should be fully visible.
  • The seatbelt should not pass behind the striker for the seat-back.

CAUTION
For Outback/Subaru Outback Wilderness, the rear seatback may fold down quickly due to the internal spring. Hold the seatback while pulling the release button to slow it down.

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Subaru Legacy 2023 Seatbelt pretensioners Touring XT User Guide

Subaru Legacy 2023 Seatbelt pretensioners Touring XT User Guide

Seatbelt Pretensioners

The following seatbelts have a seatbelt pre-tensioner.

  • Driver’s seatbelt
  • Front passenger’s seatbelt
  • Rear passenger’s seatbelt (window-side)

The seatbelt pre-tensioners are designed to be activated in the event of an accident involving a moderate to severe frontal and side collision and rollover accident.

WARNING

  • To obtain maximum protection, the occupants should sit in an upright position with their seatbelts properly fastened. Refer to “Seatbelts” 􀀁P47.
  • Do not modify, remove or strike the seatbelt retractor assemblies equipped with seatbelt pretensioners or the surrounding area. This could result in accidental activation of the seatbelt pre-tensioners or could make the system inoperative, possibly resulting in serious injury. Seatbelt pretensioners have no user-serviceable parts. For required servicing of seat belt retractors equipped with seatbelt pre-tensioners, consult your SUBARU dealer.
  • When discarding seatbelt retractor assemblies equipped with seatbelt pretensioners or scrapping the entire vehicle due to collision damage or for other reasons, consult your SUBARU dealer.

NOTE

  • Seatbelt pretensioners are not de-signed to activate in minor impacts or in rear impacts.
  • Pretensioners are designed to function on a one-time-only basis. In the event that a pretensioner is activated, the seatbelt retractor assemblies equipped with seatbelt pretensioners should be replaced only by an authorized SUBARU dealer. When replacing seatbelt retractor assemblies, use only genuine SUBARU parts.
  • If a seatbelt that has a seatbelt pretensioner does not retract or cannot be pulled out due to a malfunction or activation of the pretensioner, contact your SUBARU dealer as soon as possible.
  • If the seatbelt retractor assembly or surrounding area has been damaged, contact your SUBARU dealer as soon as possible.
  • When you sell your vehicle, we urge you to inform the buyer that the vehicle is equipped with seatbelt pretensioners. Also, notify the buyer of the contents in this section.

Seatbelt with Shoulder Belt Pretensioner

NOTE
This section is applicable to the following components.

  • Front passenger’s seatbelt
  • Rear passenger’s seatbelt (window-side)

Subaru Legacy 2023 Seatbelt pretensioners Touring XT

The pretensioner sensor also serves as follows.

  •  Front impact sensor
  •  Side impact sensor
  •  Front door impact sensor
  •  Rollover sensor

If the sensor detects a certain predetermined amount of force during frontal or side collisions or rollover accidents, any seatbelt that has a seatbelt pre-tensioner is quickly drawn back in by the retractor to take up the slack so that the belt more effectively restrains the seat occupant. The rear passenger’s seatbelt (window-side) pre-tensioner includes a tension-reducing device that limits the peak forces exerted by the seatbelt on the occupant in the event of a collision.

The front passenger’s seatbelt pre-tensioner includes a tension-reducing device that limits the peak forces exerted by the seatbelt on the occupant in the event of a collision. The adaptive force limiter will select a reduced load to suit the body size of the occupant as detected by the occupant detection system sensors. When a seatbelt pre-tensioner is activated, an operating noise will be heard and a small amount of smoke will be released. These occurrences are normal and not harmful. This smoke does not indicate a fire in the vehicle.
Once the seatbelt pre-tensioner has been activated, the seatbelt retractor remains locked. Consequently, the seatbelt can not be pulled out and retracted and therefore must be replaced.

Seatbelt with Shoulder Belt and Lap Belt Pretensioners

NOTE
This section is applicable to the following components.

  • Driver’s seatbelt

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  1. Seatbelt retractor assembly (shoulder belt pre-tensioner and adaptive force limiter)
  2. Lap belt pretensioner

The shoulder belt pre-tensioner is supplemented by a lap belt pre-tensioner, which is located at the base of the center pillar. Like the shoulder belt pre-tensioner, the lap belt pretensioner instantaneously pulls in the belt to eliminate slack if a certain level of frontal collision force is detected. As a result, the seatbelt restrains the front seat occupant more effectively.
The driver’s seatbelt pre-tensioner includes a tension-reducing device that limits the peak forces exerted by the seatbelt on the occupant in the event of a collision.
The adaptive force limiter will select a reducing load to suit the body size of the occupant as detected by the occupant detection sensor.
When a seatbelt pre-tensioner is activated, an operating noise will be heard and a small amount of smoke will be released. These occurrences are normal and not harmful. This smoke does not indicate a fire in the vehicle.
Once the seatbelt pre-tensioner has been activated, the seatbelt pre-tensioner remains locked. Consequently, the seatbelt cannot be pulled out and retracted and therefore must be replaced.

System Monitors

A diagnostic system continually monitors the readiness of the seatbelt pre-tensioner with the ignition switch in the “ON” position. The seatbelt pre-tensioners share the control module with the SRS airbag system. Therefore, if any malfunction occurs in a seatbelt pretensioner, the SRS airbag system warning light will illuminate. For details, refer to “SRS Airbag System Monitors” 􀀁P 109.

System Servicing

WARNING

  • When discarding a seatbelt re-tractor assembly or scrapping the entire vehicle damaged by a collision, consult your SUBARU dealer.
  • Tampering with or disconnecting the system’s wiring could result in accidental activation of the seatbelt pre-tensioner and/or SRS airbag or could make the system inoperative, which may result in serious injury. Do not use electrical test equipment on any circuit related to the seatbelt pre-tensioner and SRS airbag systems. For required servicing of the seatbelt pretensioner, consult your nearest SUBARU dealer.

CAUTION
For the locations of the sensors and control modules, refer to “Components” 􀀁P 86.
If you need service or repair in those areas or near the front seatbelt retractors, have the work performed by your authorized SUBARU dealer.

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Subaru Legacy 2023 Child Restraint Systems Touring XT User Guide

Subaru Legacy 2023 Child Restraint Systems Touring XT User Guide

Child restraint systems

 Safety precautionsSeatbelt pretensioners and Child restraint systems4

Infants and small children should always be placed in an infant or child restraint system in the rear seat while riding in the vehicle.
You should use an infant or child restraint system that meets Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards or Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, is compatible with your vehicle, and is appropriate for the child’s age and size.

All child restraint systems are designed to be secured in vehicle seats by lap belts or the lap belt portion of a lap/shoulder belt (except those described in “Installation of child restraint systems by use of lower and tether anchorages (LATCH)” 􀀁P 70).
Children could be endangered in an accident if their child restraint systems are not properly secured in the vehicle. When installing the child restraint system, carefully follow the manufacturer’s instructions.

According to accident statistics, children are safer when properly restrained in the rear seating positions than in the front seating positions.
All U.S. states and Canadian provinces require that infants and small children be restrained in an approved child restraint system at all times while the vehicle is moving.Child Restraint Systems1

Lock release button 

  1. Unlocked
  2. Locked

An Unlocking marker in red

WARNING

  • Before installing a child restraint system, be sure to confirm that the seatback is securely locked into place. Otherwise, in an accident, serious injury or death could result.
  • Do not leave children in the car unattended. High interior temperatures may cause heat stroke and dehydration that result in serious injury or death.

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WARNING
Never let a passenger hold a child on his or her lap or in his or her arms while the vehicle is moving. The passenger cannot protect the child (or infant) from injury in a collision, because the child will be caught between the passenger and objects inside the vehicle.
Additionally, holding a child in your lap or arms in the front seat exposes that child to another serious danger. Since the SRS airbag deploys with considerable speed and force, the child could be injured or even killed.Seatbelt pretensioners and Child restraint systems7

WARNING
Children should be properly restrained at all times. Never allow a child to stand up, or kneel on any seat. Unrestrained children will be thrown forward during a sudden stop or in an accident and can be injured seriously.
Additionally, children standing up or kneeling on or in front of the front seat are exposed to another serious danger. Since the SRS airbag deploys with considerable speed and force, the child could be injured or even killed.

Safety tips for installing child restraint systems

WARNING

  • Child restraint systems and seatbelts can become hot in a vehicle that has been closed up in sunny weather; they could burn a small child. Check the child restraint system before you place a child in it.
  • Do not use a seatbelt extender. If a seatbelt extender is used when installing a child restraint system, the seatbelt will not securely hold the child restraint system. Use of a seatbelt extender could cause death or serious injury to children or other passengers in sudden braking, swerving, or accidents.
  • Attach the child restraint system to the anchors properly. When using the LATCH anchors, be sure that there are no foreign objects around the anchors. Make sure the child restraint system is securely attached. Otherwise, it may cause death or serious injury to children or other passengers in sudden braking, swerving, or accidents.
  • Do not leave an unsecured child restraint system in your vehicle. Unsecured child restraint systems can be thrown around inside of the vehicle in a sudden stop, turn, or accident; they can strike and injure vehicle occupants as well as result in serious injuries or death to the child.

CAUTION
When you install a child restraint system, follow the manufacturer’s instructions supplied with it. After installing the child restraint system, check to ensure that it is held securely in position. If it is not held tight and secure, the danger of your child suffering personal injury in the event of an accident may be increased.

Where to place a child restraint system

The following descriptions are SUBARU’s recommendations on where to place a child restraint system in your vehicle.

WARNING

  • Several types of child restraint systems may conceal the buckle of the neighboring seat. If the occupant of the neighboring seat cannot correctly fasten the seatbelt, that person must move to a different seat. If the seatbelt can-not be correctly fastened, there is the risk of serious injury or death in the event of sudden braking or a collision.
  • If the child restraint system cannot be correctly installed because it contacts the driver’s seat, moves the child restraint system to a different seat. If it cannot be installed in a different seat (other than the driver’s seat), adjust the front seat so that contact does not occur.

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A: Front passenger’s seat
You should not install a child restraint system (including a booster seat) due to the hazard to children posed by the passenger’s airbag.

B: Rear seat, window-side seating positions Recommended positions for all types of child restraint systems.
In these positions, the following equipment is provided for installing a child restraint system.

  • Automatic Locking Retractor/Emergency Locking Retractor (ALR/ELR) seatbelts
  • Lower anchorages (bars)
  • Upper anchorages (tether anchorages) Some types of child restraint systems might not be able to be secured firmly due to the projection of the seat cushion.

In this seating position, you should use only a child restraint system that has a bottom base that fits snugly against the contours of the seat cushion and can be securely retained using the seatbelt.

C: Rear seat, center seating position In this position, the following equipment is provided for installing a child restraint system.

  • ALR/ELR seatbelts
  • Top tether anchorages

Some types of child restraint systems might not be able to be secured firmly due to the projection of the seat cushion.
In this seating position, you should use only a child restraint system that has a bottom base that fits snugly against the contours of the seat cushion and can be securely retained using the seatbelt. The rear center seat includes lower anchorages, and the lower anchorages on the center side of the rear right seat can be used to install a child restraint system. When a child restraint system is installed in the rear center seat using the lower anchorages, do not sit in the rear seat.
If a child restraint system is not correctly fixed in place (for example, if a child restraint system can be moved more than 1 inch (2.5 cm) from side to side), the child restraint system should be moved to a window seat position of the rear seat.

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Subaru Legacy 2023 SRS Airbag Touring XT User Guide

Subaru Legacy 2023 SRS Airbag Touring XT User Guide

SRS Airbag (Supplemental Restraint System Airbag)

Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) name is used because the airbag system supplements the vehicle’s seatbelts. This vehicle is equipped with a supplemental restraint system which consists of eight airbags.

The configurations are as follows:

  • Driver’s and front passenger’s frontal airbags
  • Driver’s and front passenger’s side airbags
  • Front passenger’s seat cushion airbags
  • Curtain airbags (for the driver, front passenger, and window-side rear passengers)
  • Knee airbag for the driver

These SRS airbags are designed only to be a supplement to the primary protection provided by the seatbelt.
The system also controls front seatbelt pretensioners. For operation instructions and precautions concerning the seatbelt pretensioner, refer to “Seatbelt Pretensioners” 􀀁P 55.

General Precautions regarding SRS Airbag System

WARNING

  •  To obtain maximum protection in the event of an accident, the driver and all passengers must always wear seatbelts when in the vehicle. The SRS airbag is designed only to be a supplement to the primary protection provided by the seatbelt. It does not eliminate the need to fasten seatbelts. Used in combination with seatbelts, the SRS airbag offers vehicle occupants the best possible protection in the event 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.
    For instructions and precautions concerning the seatbelt system, refer to “Seatbelts” 􀀁P 47.
  • The SRS side airbags and SRS curtain airbags are designed only to be a supplement to the primary protection provided by the seat belt. They do not eliminate the need to fasten seatbelts. It is also important to wear a seatbelt to help avoid injuries that can result when an occupant is not seated in a proper upright position.

Subaru Legacy 2023 SRS Airbag Touring XT

WARNING
The SRS airbags deploy with considerable speed and force. Occupants who are not seated in the proper upright position when the SRS airbag deploys could suffer very serious injury. Because the SRS airbag needs enough space for deployment, the driver should always sit upright and 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.Subaru Legacy 2023 SRS Airbag Touring XT

WARNING

  • Do not sit or lean close to either front door. The SRS side airbags are stored in both front seat seatbacks next to the door, and they provide protection by deploying rapidly in the event of a side impact collision. However, the force of SRS side airbag deployment can injure an occupant whose body is too close to an SRS airbag.
  • Since this vehicle is equipped with SRS curtain airbags, do not sit or lean close to the front or rear door on either side. Do not put body parts out of the window. The SRS curtain airbags on both sides of the cabin are stored in the roof side (between the front pillar and a point behind the rear quarter glass), and they provide protection by deploying rapidly in the event of a side impact, rollover or an offset frontal collision. However, the force of its deployment can injure an occupant whose body is too close to an SRS airbag.
  • Do not sit or lean close to the SRS airbag. Because the SRS airbag deploys with considerable speed and force to protect in high speed collisions, the force of an airbag can injure an occupant whose body is too close to SRS airbag.
  • It is also important to wear seat-belts to help avoid injuries that can result when the SRS airbag contacts an occupant who is not seated in the proper position.
  • Even when properly positioned, there remains a possibility that an occupant may suffer minor injuries, such as abrasions and bruises to the face or arms, because of the SRS airbag deployment force.

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WARNING

  • Keep arms away from either door or its internal trim. Vehicle occupants could be injured in the event of SRS side airbag deployment.
  • Do not place any objects over or near the SRS airbag cover or between you and the SRS airbag. If the SRS airbag deploys, these objects could interfere with its proper operation and could be propelled inside the vehicle, causing injury.

CAUTION

  • When the SRS airbag deploys, some smoke will be released. This smoke could cause breathing problems for people with a history of asthma or other breathing trouble. If you or your passengers have breathing problems after the SRS airbag deploys, get fresh air promptly.
  • A deploying SRS airbag releases shot gas. Occupants could get burned if they come into direct contact with the hot gas.

NOTE

  • When you sell your vehicle, we urge you to inform the buyer that the vehicle is equipped with SRS airbags. Also, notify the buyer of the applicable section in this Owner’s Manual.
  • If the SRS airbag deploys, the fuel supply will be cut off to reduce the risk of fire caused by leaking fuel. For details about restarting of the engine, refer to “If Your Vehicle Is Involved in an Accident” 􀀁P 500.

 General Precautions regarding SRS Airbag System for Accessories and Any Objects

Subaru Legacy 2023 SRS Airbag Touring XT

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Subaru Legacy 2023 SRS side and curtain airbag Touring XT User Guide

Subaru Legacy 2023 SRS side and curtain airbag Touring XT User Guide

SRS side airbag and SRS curtain airbag

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SRS side airbag

The SRS side airbag is stored in the door side of each front seat seatback, which bears an “SRS AIRBAG” label. In a moderate to severe side impact collision, the SRS side airbag on the impacted side of the vehicle deploys between the occupant and the door panel and supplements the seatbelt by reducing the impact on the occupant’s chest and waist. The SRS side airbag operates only for front-seat occupants.

SRS curtain airbag

Your vehicle is equipped with a SUBARU SRS curtain airbag system that complies with the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 226.
The SRS curtain airbag on each side of the cabin is stored in the roof side (between the front pillar and a point over the rear seat). An “SRS AIRBAG” mark is located at the top of each center pillar.

In a moderate to severe side impact collision, the SRS curtain airbag on the impacted side of the vehicle deploys between the occupant and the side window and supplements the seatbelt by reducing the impact on the occupant’s head.
In a rollover, SRS curtain airbags on both sides of the vehicle deploy between the occupant and the side window and supplement the seatbelt by reducing the impact to the occupant’s head.

In an offset frontal collision, SRS curtain airbags on both sides of the vehicle deploy between the occupant and the side window and supplement the seatbelt by reducing the impact to the occupant’s head and chest.

Operation

The SRS side airbag and SRS curtain airbag can function only when the ignition switch is in the “ON” position. The following airbags deploy independently of each other since each has its own impact sensor.

  • Driver’s SRS side airbag
  • Front passenger’s SRS side airbag . SRS curtain airbag (right-hand side) . SRS curtain airbag (left-hand side)
  • Therefore, they may not both deploy in the same accident. Also, the SRS side airbag and SRS curtain airbag deploy independently of the driver’s and front passenger’s SRS frontal airbags in the steering wheel and instrument panel. For the locations of the sensors and control modules, refer to “Components”

After deployment
After the deployment, the SRS side airbag immediately starts to deflate. The time required from detection of an impact to deflation of an SRS side airbag after deployment is shorter than the blink of an eye. The SRS curtain airbag remains inflated for a while following deployment then slowly deflates.
The SRS side airbag and SRS curtain airbag deploy even when no one occupies the seat on the side on which an impact is applied.
When the SRS side airbag and SRS curtain airbag deploy, a sudden, fairly loud inflation noise will be heard and some smoke will be released. These occurrences are a normal result of the deployment. This smoke does not indicate a fire in the vehicle.

CAUTION
Do not touch the SRS side airbag system components around the front seat seatback with bare hands right after deployment. Doing so can cause burns because the components can be very hot as a result of deployment. After deployment, do not touch any part of the SRS curtain airbag system (from the front pillar to the part of the roof side over the rear seat). Doing so can cause burns because the components can be very hot as a result of deployment.

Example of the type of accident

The SRS side airbag and SRS curtain airbag are designed as follows:

  • To deploy in the event of an accident involving a moderate to severe side impact collision
  • To function on a one-time-only basis The SRS side airbag and SRS curtain airbag are not designed to deploy in the following cases:
  • In most lesser side impacts
  • In most frontal or rear impacts

(because the SRS side airbag and SRS curtain airbag deployment would not protect the occupant in those situations)

The SRS curtain airbags are also de-signed to deploy when the vehicle is in an extremely inclined state such as during a rollover. They are not designed to deploy in most lesser inclined state. SRS side airbag and SRS curtain airbag deployment depend on the level of force experienced in the passenger compartment during a side impact collision. That level differs from one type of collision to another, and it may have no bearing on the visible damage done to the vehicle itself.

Example of the type of accident in which the SRS side airbag will most likely deploy

Subaru Impreza 2023 SRS side,curtain airbag Base Sedan User Guide 2 A severe side impact near the front seat
Examples of the types of accidents in which the SRS curtain airbag will most likely deploySubaru Impreza 2023 SRS side,curtain airbag Base Sedan User Guide 3

  1. The vehicle is involved in a severe side impact near the front seat or the rear seat.
  2. The vehicle rolls onto its side or the roof.
  3. The angle of vehicle tip-up is marginal or the skidding vehicle’s tires hit a curbstone laterally.
  4. An offset frontal collision that is severe enough to deploy the front airbag.

Examples of the types of accidents in which it is possible that the SRS side airbag and the SRS curtain airbag will deploy

Subaru Impreza 2023 SRS side,curtain airbag Base Sedan User Guide 4

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Subaru Legacy 2023 keys Touring XT User Guide

Subaru Legacy 2023 keys Touring XT User Guide

keys

NOTE
For models with “keyless access with push-button start system”, refer to “Keyless access with push-button start system” �p117. The following keys are provided with the vehicle.Subaru Impreza 2023 Keys, Base Sedan User Guide 1

  1. Master keys
  2. Sub key
  3. Key number plat

Two types of keys are provided for your vehicle:

Master key and valet key.

  • Ignition switch
  • Driver’s door
  • Glove box

The valet key fits only the ignition switch and door locks. You can keep the glove box locked when you leave your vehicle and valet key at a parking facility.

NOTE
Locking/unlocking using the remote keyless entry system can also be controlled with the buttons on the key. For detailed information, refer to “Remote Keyless Entry System” 􀀁P 135.

CAUTION
Do not attach a large key holder or key case to either key. If it bangs against your knees while you are driving, it could turn the ignition switch from the “ON” position to the “ACC” or “LOCK” position, thereby stopping the engine.

 Key number plate

The key number is stamped on the key number plate attached to the key set. Write down the key number and keep it in another safe place, not in the vehicle. This number is needed to make a replacement key if you lose your key or lock it inside the vehicle. Refer to “Key Replacement” P 134.

Keyless access with a pushbutton s tart system (if equipped)
The following access key fobs are provided with the vehicle.Subaru Impreza 2023 Keys,Base Sedan User Guide 1

  1. Access key fobs
  2. Key number plate

The keyless access with a push-button start system allows you to perform the following functions when you are carrying the access key fob.

  • The keyless access with a push-button start system allows you to perform the following functions when you are carrying the access key fob.
  • Locking and unlocking of the doors, fuel filler lid and rear gate (Outback/Subaru Outback Wilderness)
  • Opening the trunk (Legacy)
  • Starting and stopping the engine. For detailed information, refer to “Starting and Locking and unlocking of the doors and rear gate (5-door models)
  • Refer to “Locking and unlocking by holding the access key fob”.
  • Opening the trunk (sedan). Refer to “Locking and unlocking by holding the access key fob”.
  • Starting and stopping the engine. For detailed information, refer to “Starting and stopping the engine (models with push-button start system)”.
  • Arming and disarming the alarm system. For detailed information, refer to “Alarm system” .
  • Stopping Engine (Models with Push-Button Start System)” 􀀁P358.
  • Arming and disarming the alarm system. For detailed information, refer to “Alarm System” 􀀁P143.

NOTE

  • Locking and unlocking by the re-mote keyless entry system can also be controlled with the buttons on the access key fob. For detailed information, refer to “Remote Keyless Entry System” 􀀁P135.
  • Carefully store the key number plate supplied with the access key fob. It is necessary for vehicle repair and additional registration of access key fobs. For details, refer to “Key Replacement” P 134.

An emergency key is attached to each access key fob.Subaru Impreza 2023 Keys, Base Sedan User Guide 2

  1. Release button
  2. Emergency key

While pressing the release button of the access key fob, take out the emergency key. The emergency key is used for the following operations.  Locking and unlocking the driver’s door. Locking and unlocking the glove box

NOTE

  • The glove box can be kept locked when you leave your vehicle and the access key fob (with the emergency key removed) at a parking facility.

Safety precautions

If you wear an implanted pacemaker or an implanted defibrillator, stay at least 8.7 in (22 cm) away from the transmitting antennas installed on the vehicle. The radio waves from the transmitting antennas on the vehicle could adversely affect the operation of implanted pacemakers and implanted defibrillators

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Subaru Legacy 2023 Unlock Using PIN Code Touring XT User Guide

Subaru Legacy 2023 Unlock Using PIN Code Touring XT User Guide

Unlock Using PIN Code Access Touring

Subaru Impreza 2023 Unlock Using PIN Code Access Base Sedan User Guide 1

Trunk opener button (sedan)Subaru Impreza 2023 Unlock Using PIN Code Access Base Sedan User Guide 2

While all doors (for Outback/Subaru Outback Wilderness, including the rear gate) are locked, you can unlock the doors (including rear gate) without a key by performing the following procedure.

  • Legacy: press the trunk opener button
  • Outback/Subaru Outback Wilderness: press the rear lock button

NOTE
PIN Code Access will be helpful if the key fob is accidentally left in the vehicle. It is recommended that a 5-digit security code (PIN code) be registered.

Registration for a PIN code

Steps Operation Time from the previous step
1 Turn off the ignition switch.
2 Close all doors (including trunk/rear gate).
 

3

Press and hold the “” button on the access key fob, then press and hold the trunk opener button (Legacy)/rear lock button (Outback/Subaru Outback Wilderness) until a chirp sounds intermittently.  

4 Press the “” button on the access key fob. Within 30 seconds
Input the PIN code using the trunk opener button (Legacy)/rear lock button (Outback/Subaru Outback Wilderness) within 30 seconds after the chirp sound of step 4. For example, to register “32468” as the PIN code, perform the following procedure.  

 

 

 

Within 30 seconds

5 (1) Press the button three times.
(2) After a chirp sounds once, press the button twice.
(3) After a chirp sounds once, press the button four times.
(4) After a chirp sounds once, press the button six times.
(5) After a chirp sounds once, press the button eight times.
6 Perform step 5 again within approximately 30 seconds after the chirp starts sounding intermittently.
7 All doors will be unlocked and locked. Then the PIN code will be registered.

NOTE
Press the button within 30 seconds of step 6 to end the preparation mode and move on to the registration stage. Unless the “ ” button is pressed within 30 seconds after step 6, the PIN code registration will be canceled.

NOTE

  • Press the trunk opener button/rear lock button ten times to enter “0”.
  • Change the PIN code frequently to protect your vehicle from theft.
  • If you have lent your vehicle to another person, confirm that the PIN code has not been changed or deleted. If the PIN code has been changed or deleted, reregister a new PIN code.
  • If you make an error during the registration procedure, press the “ ” or “ ” button on the access key fob. Then start over from step 1.
  • To protect your vehicle from theft, you cannot register “00000” to “99999” or “12345” as a PIN code.
  • Do not register your vehicle license plate number or simple numbers such as “11122” or “12121” as a PIN code. Doing so will increase the risk of vehicle theft.
  • When you try to register “22222”, the registered PIN code will be deleted. You cannot unlock the doors by PIN Code Access until a new code is registered. . After registering a new PIN code, make sure that you can unlock the doors using the PIN code.
  • The PIN code cannot be deleted while the keyless access function is disabled by operating the access key fob.
  • Reregister the PIN code in the following case.
    • When you forget the PIN code
    • When you want to change the PIN code

Unlocking

Perform steps 1 to 5 described in “Registration for a PIN code”.

NOTE

  • You cannot unlock by PIN Code Access in the following cases.
  • When the access key fob is within the operating ranges
  • When the ignition switch is in the “ACC” or “ON” position
  • If you make an operation error during the unlocking procedure, start over with the unlocking procedure after waiting for 5 seconds or longer.
  • To protect your vehicle from theft, a buzzer will sound if incorrect PIN codes are entered five times continuously. If this occurs, you cannot unlock the doors by PIN Code Access for 5 minutes.

Power saving function

The keyless access function will be disabled in the following cases to protect the access key fob battery and the vehicle battery.

  • Case 1: When the keyless access function and the remote keyless entry system have not been used for 2 weeks or longer while all doors are locked. Operate one of the following items to recover the keyless access function:
    • Unlock the doors by operating any procedure other than gripping the front
    • Lock the doors.
    • Open a door and then close it.
  • Case 2: When the access key fob has been left in the operating range for 10 minutes or longer while all doors are locked.
    Operate one of the following items to recover the keyless access function:

    • Unlock the doors by gripping the door handle.
    • Unlock the doors by pressing the rear gate opener button.
    • Lock the doors by touching the door lock sensor.
    • Lock or unlock the doors by using the remote keyless entry system.
    • Lock or unlock the doors by using the power door locking switch.
    • Open either of the front doors.

Power saving function of access key fob
This function stops the access key fob from receiving signals and helps minimize the battery consumption of the access key fob.

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Subaru Legacy 2023 Remote keyless entry Touring XT User Guide

Subaru Legacy 2023 Remote keyless entry Touring XT User Guide

Remote keyless entry system

CAUTION

  • Do not expose the remote transmitter to severe shocks, such as those experienced as a result of dropping or throwing.
  • Do not take the remote transmitter apart except when replacing the battery.
  • Do not get the remote transmitter wet. If it gets wet, wipe it dry with a cloth immediately.
  • When traveling in an airplane, do not press the button of the remote transmitter. If any button of the remote transmitter is pressed, radio waves are emitted and may affect the operation of the airplane. When carrying the remote transmitter in a bag, take measures to prevent the buttons from being pressed accidentally.

Remote keyless entry system1

Access key fob

  1. Lock/arm button
  2. Unlock/disarm button
  3. Trunk lid opener/rear gate unlock button
  4. PANIC button

Remote keyless entry system2

Transmitter

  1. Lock/arm button
  2. Unlock/disarm button
  3. Trunk lid opener/rear gate unlock button
  4. PANIC button

The remote keyless entry system has the following functions.

  • Locking and unlocking the doors, rear gate (Outback/Subaru Outback Wilderness), and fuel filler lid
  • Opening the trunk lid (Legacy)
  • Sounding a panic alarm
  • Arming and disarming the alarm system. For details, refer to “Alarm System”
  • The operable distance of the remote key-less entry system is approximately 30 feet (10 meters). However, this distance will vary depending on environmental conditions. The system’s operable distance will be shorter in areas near a facility or electronic equipment emitting strong radio waves such as a power plant, broadcast station, TV tower, or remote controller of home electronic appliances.

NOTE

  • For models with “keyless access with push-button start system”, the remote keyless entry system will not be activated when the push-button ignition switch is in any position other than the “OFF” position.
  • For models without “keyless access with push-button start system”, the remote keyless entry system will not be activated when the key is inserted in the ignition switch.
  • The hazard warning flashers will flash once or twice when the access key fob/transmitter button is pressed in the following cases.
    • When locking the doors
    • When unlocking the doors
    • When unlocking the rear gate

If desired, you can turn the hazard warning flashers off by operating the center information display. For details, refer to “Car settings” 􀀁P226. The setting can also be changed by a SUBARU dealer. Consult your SUBARU dealer for details.

Locking the doors

Press the lock/arm button to lock all doors and rear gate (5-door models). An electronic chirp will sound once and the hazard warning flashers will flash once.
If any of the doors (or the rear gate/trunk lid) are not fully closed, the following will occur to alert you that the doors (or the rear gate/trunk lid) are not properly closed.

  • An electronic chirp sounds five times.
  • The hazard warning flashers flash five times.
  • When you close the door, it will automatically lock and then the following will occur.
  • An electronic chirp sounds once.
  • The hazard warning flashers flash once.

Unlocking the doors

Press the unlock/disarm button to unlock the driver’s door. An electronic chirp will sound twice and the hazard warning flashers will flash twice. To unlock all doors including the rear gate (5-door models), briefly press the unlock/disarm button a second time within 5 seconds.

NOTE
If the interval between the first and second presses of the unlock/disarm button (for unlocking of all doors including the rear gate (5-door models)) is extremely short, the system may not respond.

Opening the trunk lid  (Legacy)

Press and hold the trunk lid opener button to open the trunk lid. An electronic chirp will sound twice and the hazard warning flashers will flash twice.

Unlocking the rear gate (Outback/Subaru Outback Wilderness)

Press the rear gate unlock button to unlock the rear gate. An electronic chirp will sound twice and the hazard warning flashers will flash twice.
This operation setting can be changed by a SUBARU dealer. Consult your SUBARU dealer for details.Remote keyless entry system

Steps Operation Time
1 Sit in the driver’s seat.
2 Close all doors and the rear gate.
 

 

3

 

(1)

Press and hold “” on the power locking switch.  

 

Within 10 sec.

 

(2)

Insert the key into the ignition switch and pull it out at least 6 times.
4 Open and close the driver’s door. Within 10 sec.

The hazard warning flashers flash 3 times to indicate completion of the setting. Your SUBARU dealer can perform the above procedure for you.

Selecting Hazard Warning Flasher Operation

Using the hazard warning flasher, the system will give you a visible signal when the doors are locked or unlocked. If desired, you can turn the hazard warning flashers off by operating the center information display. For details, refer to “Car settings” 􀀁P 226 (11.6-inch display models) or “Vehicle setting icons” 􀀁P 246 (dual 7.0-inch display models). The setting can also be changed by a SUBARU dealer. Consult your SUBARU dealer for details.

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Subaru Legacy 2023 Door locks Touring XT User Guide

Subaru Legacy 2023 Door locks Touring XT User Guide

Door locks

Locking and unlocking from the outside

NOTE
If you unlock the driver’s door with a key (including an emergency key) and open the door while the alarm system is armed, the alarm system is triggered and the vehicle’s horn sounds. In this case, perform any of the following operations:

  • Models with “keyless access with push-button start system”:
    • Press any button on the access key fob (except when the access key fob battery is discharged).
    • Press the push-button ignition switch to “ACC”.
    • Carry the access key fob and perform either of the following procedures.
    • Grip the front door handle.
    • Press the rear gate opener button.
  • Models without “keyless access with push-button start system”:
    • Press any button on the remote transmitter (except when the transmitter battery is discharged).
    • Insert the key into the ignition switch and turn the ignition switch to “ON”.

For details about the alarm system, refer to “Alarm system” 􀀁P 143.

How to lock and unlock the vehicle using the keyDoor locks and Alarm system1

  1. Rotate the key toward the front to lock
  2. Rotate the key toward the rear to unlock it.

In this case, only the driver’s side door is locked or unlocked.

NOTE
Models with “keyless access with push-button start system”: The emergency key is directional. If the key cannot be inserted, change the direction that the grooved side is facing and insert it again.

How to lock the vehicle without using the key
To lock the door from outside without the key, the following methods are available.

Locking using lock leverDoor locks and Alarm system1

  1. Rotate the lock lever forward.
  2. Close the door.

In this way, only the door that was operated will be locked.Door locks and Alarm system2

  1. Press the lock side of the power door Nocking switch.*
  2. Close the door.

For details about the power door locking switch, refer to “How to operate the power door locking switches” 􀀁P 141.
In this case, all closed doors, the rear gate, and the fuel filler lid are locked at the same time.

NOTE
Make sure that you do not leave the key inside the vehicle when locking the doors from the outside without the key.

Locking using a power door locking switch

How to use the lock leverDoor locks and Alarm system2

  1. Rotate the lock lever rearward to unlock
  2. Rotate the lock lever forward to lock.

To lock the door from the inside, rotate the lock lever forward. To unlock the door from the inside, rotate the lock lever rearward. The red mark on the lock lever appears when the door is unlocked. Pull the inside door handle to open an unlocked door. Always make sure that all doors and the rear gate (Outback/Subaru Outback Wilderness) are closed before starting to drive.

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Subaru Legacy 2023 Child safety locks Touring XT User Guide

Subaru Legacy 2023 Child safety locks Touring XT User Guide

Child safety locks

Subaru Forester 2023 Seat and Rear Seats Base User 25

Each rear door has a child safety lock. When the child safety lock lever is in the lock position, the door cannot be opened from the inside. The door can only be opened from the outside.

Windows

WARNING
To avoid serious personal injury caused by entrapment, always conform to the following instructions without exception.

  • When operating the power windows, be extremely careful to prevent anyone’s body parts or any other objects from being caught in the window.
  • Always lock the passengers’ windows using the lock switch when children are riding in the vehicle.
  • Always carry the key when you leave the vehicle for safety reasons and never allow an unattended child to remain in the vehicle. Failure to follow this procedure could result in injury to a child operating the power window.

NOTE

  • If the power window system detects resistance, an impact or abnormality, the window operation may be automatically stopped to prevent further jamming, entrapment, or malfunction.
  • The closing window slides down slightly and stops.
  • The opening window stops sliding down.
  • The power window system may detect resistance, an impact or an abnormality in the following cases.
  • A substantial-sized object is caught between the window and the window frame.
  • A foreign object is caught between the window and the window frame.
  • The vehicle drives over a deep pothole.
  • The window cannot be closed for a few seconds after the window is automatically stopped by the system.

Power window operation

Power window switches
Driver’s side power window switches:Subaru Forester 2023 Seat and Rear Seats Base User 26

  1. For the front left window (with one-touch auto up and down feature)
  2. For the front right window (with one-touch auto up and down feature (if equipped))
  3. For the rear left window
  4. For the rear right window
  5. Lock switch

All door windows can be controlled by the power window switch cluster on the driver-side door. These switches illuminate when activated.

  •  Passenger’s side power window switches:

Subaru Forester 2023 Seat and Rear Seats Base User 27

Each passenger’s window can be controlled by the power window switch located on the door. These switches illuminate when activated.

Operating the window

  1. Automatically close*
  2. Close
  3. Open
  4. Automatically open*

To stop the window halfway, operate the switch to the opposite side.

  • Without a one-touch auto up-and-down featureSubaru Forester 2023 Seat and Rear Seats Base User 29
  1. Close
  2. Open

NOTE
Avoid the following.

  • Continuously operating a switch in the same direction after the window is fully closed or fully opened.
  • Continuously operating three or more switches all at once in the same direction after the windows are fully closed or fully opened.

Either of the operations described above may cause the power window breaker to operate making it impossible to open or close the window. Be sure to initialize the power windows. Refer to “Initialization of power window (windows with off delay function)” �P 149.

Anti-entrapment function (windows with off delay function)

While closing the window, if the window senses a substantial enough object trapped between the window and the window frame, it automatically moves down slightly and stops. If a foreign object is caught while the window is opening, the window will stop.

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Subaru Legacy 2023 Ignition Switch Touring XT User Guide

Subaru Legacy 2023 Ignition Switch Touring XT User Guide

Ignition Switch (Models without Push-Button Start System)

WARNING

  • Never turn the ignition switch to the “LOCK” position while the vehicle is being driven or towed because that will lock the steering wheel, preventing steering control. And when the engine is turned off, it takes a much greater effort than usual to steer.
  • Before leaving the vehicle,
  • Before leaving the vehicle, always remove the key from the ignition switch for safety and never allow an unattended child to remain in the vehicle. Failure to follow this procedure could result in injury to a child or others. Children could operate the power windows, the moonroof or other controls or even make the vehicle move.

CAUTION
Do not attach a large key holder or key case to either key. If it banged against your knees or hands while you are driving, it could turn the ignition switch from the “ON” position to the “ACC” or “LOCK” position, thereby stopping the engine. Also, if the key is attached to a key holder or to a large bunch of other keys, centrifugal force may act on it as the vehicle moves, resulting in unwanted turning of the ignition switch.Subaru Legacy 2023 Ignition Switch Touring XT User GuideNOTE

  • Keep the ignition switch in the “LOCK” position when the engine is not running.
  • Using electrical accessories for a long time with the ignition switch in the “ON” or “ACC” position can cause the battery to go dead.
  • If the ignition switch will not move from the “LOCK” position to the “ACC” position, turn the steering wheel slightly to the left and right as you turn the ignition switch.

The ignition switch has four positions: LOCK, ACC, ON, and START.

Key positions

Position Description
 

LOCK

The key can only be inserted or removed in this position. The ignition switch will lock the steering wheel when you remove the key.
 

ACC

In this position the electrical accessories (audio, acces- sory power outlet, etc.) can be used.
 

ON

This is the normal operating position after starting the engine.
START The engine is started in this position.

CAUTION
Do not turn the ignition switch to the “START” position while the engine is running.

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  • To turn the key from the “ACC” to the “LOCK” position, the select lever must be in the “P” position (CVT models) and the key must be pushed in and turned.
  • If your registered key fails to start the engine, pull out the key once (the security indicator light will blink), and then insert the key again and turn it to the “START” position again to restart the engine.Subaru Impreza 2023 Unlock Using PIN Code Access Base Sedan User Guide 5
  • The key grip is touching another key or a metallic key holder.Subaru Impreza 2023  Ignition switch and Meters and gauges Base Sedan User Guide 2
  • The key is near another key that contains an immobilizer transponder.
  • The key is near or touching another transmitter.

Key reminder chime

The reminder chime sounds when the driver’s door is opened and the ignition switch is in the “LOCK” or “ACC” position.

The chime stops under the following conditions:

  • The ignition switch is turned to the “ON” position.
  • The key is removed from the ignition switch.

The driver’s door is closed.

Ignition switch light (if equipped)

  • For easy access to the ignition switch in the dark, the ignition switch light illuminates when the driver’s door is opened or when the driver’s door is unlocked using the remote keyless entry transmitter.
  • The light remains illuminated for several tens of seconds and then gradually turns off under the following conditions.
  • The driver’s door is closed.
  • The doors are unlocked using the remote keyless entry transmitter.

The light turns off immediately under the following conditions:

  • The ignition switch is turned to the “ON” position.
  • All doors and the rear gate (5-door models) are locked using the remote keyless entry transmitter.

Push-button ignition switch (models with “keyless access with push-button start system”)

Safety precautions
Refer to “Safety precautions” P 118.

Operating range for push-button start systemSubaru Impreza 2023  Ignition switch and Meters and gauges Base Sedan User Guide 3

Sedan

  1. Antennas
  2. Operating range

Subaru Impreza 2023  Ignition switch and Meters and gauges Base Sedan User Guide 3

5-door models

  1. Antennas
  2. Operating range

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Subaru Legacy 2023 Illumination, Warning and indicator Touring XT User Guide

2023 Subaru Legacy Touring XT Illumination, Warning and indicator

Illumination brightness control

Illumination brightness control and Warning and indicator

The illumination brightness of the instrument panel illuminates under the following conditions.

For models without an “AUTO” position

  • The light switch is in the or position.

For models with the “AUTO” position:

  • The light switch is in the or position when the ambient light is dark.

The light control switch is in the “AUTO”

position and the headlights illuminate automatically.
You can adjust the illumination brightness for better visibility. To brighten, turn the control dial upward. To darken, turn the control dial downward.

  • The light switch is in the or position when the ambient light is dark.
  • The light control switch is in the “AUTO” position and the headlights illuminate automatically.

You can adjust the illumination brightness for better visibility.
To brighten, turn the control dial upward. To darken, turn the control dial downward.

NOTE 

  • When the control dial is turned fully upward, the illumination brightness becomes the maximum and the automatic dimming function does not work at all.
  • The brightness setting is not canceled even when the ignition switch is turned to the “LOCK”/“OFF” position.
  • The operation method of illumination brightness will differ depending on whether or not “Brightness Dial” in the center information display is on. Refer to the operation method indicated in the following table.

“Brightness Dial” is on

 

Operational item

Combination meter Center information display
Control dial Available Available
“Brightness”*1 on the central information display  

Not available

 

Not available

Brightness Dial” is off.

 

Operational item

Combination meter Center information display
Control dial Available Not available
“Brightness” on the central information display  

Not available

 

Available

  1. When “Brightness Dial” is on, “Brightness” on the central information display is not available.
    For details about “Brightness Dial” on/off settings, refer to “General settings” P 221 (11.6-inch display models) or “General settings” P 239 (dual 7.0-inch display models).

Auto dimmer cancel function

When the ambient light is bright, the illumination brightness is set to the maximum regardless of the position of the control dial. In this case, you cannot adjust the illumination brightness by using the control dial. When the ambient light is dark, you can dim the illumination brightness as described above.
The operational/non-operational setting and sensitivity of the auto dimmer cancel function can be changed by your SUBARU dealer. Contact your SUBARU dealer for details.

Warning and indicator

 Initial illumination for system check

Several of the warning and indicator lights illuminate when the ignition switch is initially turned to the “ON” position. This permits checking the operation of the bulbs. Apply the parking brake and turn the ignition switch to the “ON” position. For the system check, several of the following lights illuminate and then turn off after several seconds or after the engine has started.

  • Seatbelt warning light (The seatbelt warning light turns off only when the driver fastens the seatbelt.)/Front passenger’s seatbelt warning light (The seatbelt warning light turns off only when the front seat passenger fastens the seatbelt.)
  • Rear seatbelt warning light
  • SRS airbag system warning light
  • Front passenger’s frontal airbag ON indicator light
  • Front passenger’s frontal airbag
  • CHECK ENGINE warning light/Malfunction indicator light
  • Coolant temperature low indicator light/Coolant temperature high warning light
  • Charge warning light
  • Oil pressure warning light: AT OIL TEMP warning light
  • Low tire pressure warning light (U.S. spec. models)
  • ABS warning light
  • Brake system warning light
  • Electronic parking brake light: Low fuel warning light
  • AWD warning light
  • Power steering warning light
  • Vehicle Dynamics Control warning light/ Vehicle Dynamics Control operation indicator light
  • Vehicle Dynamics Control OFF indicator light

If any lights fail to illuminate, it indicates a burned-out bulb or a malfunction of the corresponding system.
Consult your authorized SUBARU dealer for repair.

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Subaru Legacy 2023 Door open indicator Touring XT User Guide

 

Door Open Indicator

When any of the doors, the rear gate (Outback/Subaru Outback Wilderness) or the trunk lid (Legacy) is not fully closed, the door open indicator appears. This function is effective even if the ignition switch is in the “LOCK”/“OFF” or “ACC” position or the key is removed from the ignition switch (models without “keyless access with push button start system”). The open door is indicated by the corresponding part of the door open indicator. Always make sure this indicator does not appear before you start to drive.

Engine Hood Open Warning Light

The warning light illuminates if the engine hood is not fully closed. This function is effective even if the ignition switch is in the “LOCK”/“OFF” or “ACC” position, or the key is removed from the ignition switch (models without “keyless access with push-button start system”). Always make sure this light is not illuminated before you start to drive.

Windshield Washer Fluid Warning Light

This light appears when the fluid level in the windshield washer fluid tank decreases to the lower limit (approximately 0.6 US qt (0.6 liters, 0.5 Imp q t)).

All Wheel Drive Warning Light

WARNING
Continued driving with the AWD warning light flashing can lead to powertrain damage. If the AWD warning light flashes, promptly park in a safe location and then check whether all four tires are the same diameter and whether any of the tires has a puncture or has lost air pressure for some other reason.

NOTE
If the temporary spare tire is used, the AWD warning light may flash. Use of the temporary spare tire should therefore be restricted to the minimum time necessary. Replace the temporary spare tire with a conventional tire as soon as possible. This light flashes if the vehicle is driven with tires of different diameters fitted on its wheels or with the air pressure excessively low in any of its tires.

Power Steering Warning Light

While the engine is running, this warning light illuminates when a malfunction has been detected in the electric power steering system.

CAUTION
When the power steering warning light is illuminated, there may be more resistance when the steering wheel is operated. Drive carefully to the nearest SUBARU dealer and have the vehicle inspected immediately.

NOTE
If the steering wheel is operated in the following ways, the power steering control system may temporarily limit the power assist in order to prevent the system components, such as the control computer and drive motor, from overheating.

  • The steering wheel is operated frequently and turned sharply while the vehicle is maneuvered at extremely low speeds, such as while frequently turning the steering wheel during parallel parking.
  • The steering wheel remains in the fully turned position for a long period of time.
    At this time, there will be more resistance when steering. However, this is not a malfunction. Normal steering force will be restored after the steering wheel is not operated for a while and the power steering control system has an opportunity to cool down. However, if the power steering is operated in a nonstandard way which causes power assist limitation to occur too frequently, that may result in a malfunction of the power steering control system.

Vehicle Dynamics Control Warning Light/Vehicle Dynamics Control Operation Indicator Light

Vehicle Dynamics Control warning light

CAUTION
The Vehicle Dynamics Control system provides its ABS control through the electrical circuit of the ABS. Accordingly, if the ABS is inoperative, the Vehicle Dynamics Control system becomes unable to provide ABS control. As a result, the Vehicle Dynamics Control system becomes inoperative, causing the warning light to illuminate. Although both the Vehicle Dynamics Control and ABS are inoperative in this case, the ordinary functions of the brake system are still available. You will be safe while driving in this condition, but drive carefully and have your vehicle checked at a SUBARU dealer as soon as possible.

NOTE

  • If the electrical circuit of the Vehicle Dynamics Control system itself malfunctions, the warning light only illuminates. At this time, the ABS (Anti-lock Brake System) remains fully operational.
  • The warning light illuminates when the electronic control system of the ABS/Vehicle Dynamics Control system malfunctions.
    The Vehicle Dynamics Control system is probably inoperative under any of the following conditions. Has your vehicle been checked at a SUBARU dealer immediately?
  • The warning light does not illuminate when the ignition switch is turned to the “ON” position.
  • The warning light illuminates while the vehicle is running.

NOTE
If the warning light behavior is as described in the following examples, the Vehicle Dynamics Control system may be considered normal.

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Subaru Legacy 2023 Automatic Headlight Touring XT User Guide

Subaru Legacy 2023 Automatic Headlight Touring XT

Automatic Headlight Beam Leveler Warning Light

This light illuminates when the automatic headlight beam leveler does not operate normally.
If this light illuminates while driving or does not turn off approximately 3 seconds after turning the ignition switch to the “ON” position, have your vehicle inspected at your SUBARU dealer.

LED Headlight Warning

This light illuminates if the LED headlights malfunction. Has your vehicle been inspected at a SUBARU dealer as soon as possible?

Steering Responsive Headlight OFF Indicator Light

This light illuminates when the Steering Responsive Headlight function is off. For details about the on/off setting, refer to “Car settings” 􀀁P 226.

Steering Responsive Headlight Warning Light

The light illuminates when a malfunction occurs in the Steering Responsive Headlight. Refer to “Steering Responsive Headlight (SRH)” 􀀁P 263.

Headlight Indicator

This indicator light illuminates under the following conditions.

  • The light switch is turned to the or position.
  • The light switch is in the “AUTO” position and the headlights illuminate automatically.

Front Fog Light Indicator Light (If Equipped)

This indicator light illuminates while the front fog lights are illuminated.

 Auto Start-Stop Warning Light (Yellow)

CAUTION
If the Auto Start Stop warning light is illuminated in yellow, there may be a malfunction in the Auto Start-Stop system. When starting the engine again after the Auto Start Stop warning light illuminates, if it is still illuminating, have your vehicle inspected at a SUBARU dealer as soon as possible.

The Auto Start Stop warning light will illuminate in yellow if you open the engine hood when the engine has been temporarily stopped by the Auto Start-Stop system. In this case, to ensure safety, the engine will not be automatically restarted, even if you release the brake pedal. Use normal operation to restart the engine.

 Auto Start-Stop OFF Indicator Light

This light will illuminate when “Auto Start Stop” is touched to prevent the Auto Start-Stop system from operating. It will turn off when “Auto Start Stop” is touched once more to enable the operation of the Auto Start-Stop system. For details about the setting, refer to the “Auto Start Stop ON/OFF icon” P 217 (11.6-inch display models) or “Auto Start Stop ON/OFF icon” 􀀁P 245 (dual 7.0-inch display models).

CAUTION
If the Auto Start Stop OFF indicator light does not illuminate when “Auto Start Stop” is touched, contact a SUBARU dealer for an inspection as soon as possible.

 Auto Start-Stop Indicator Light (Green)

This indicator light illuminates when the engine has been temporarily stopped by the Auto Start-Stop system. It will turn off when the engine is restarted.

Auto Start-Stop No Activity Detected Indicator Light

When a vehicle is stopped, the indicator light illuminates when the operating conditions of the Auto Start Stop system are not met. The light will turn off when the vehicle starts driving. Refer to “Non-operational conditions” 􀀁P 396.

X-MODE Indicator (Outback/ Subaru Outback Wilderness)

Automatic Headlight Beam Leveler WarningbLight1

X-MODE indicator (models with 1 mode)

  1. X-MODE indicator

Automatic Headlight Beam Leveler WarningbLight2

X-MODE indicator (models with 2 modes)

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Subaru Legacy 2023 Combination meter and Information Touring XT User Guide

Subaru Legacy 2023 Combination meter and Information Touring XT User Guide

Combination meter display (color LCD) (if equipped)

WARNING
Always pay adequate attention to safe driving when operating the combination meter display (color LCD) while the vehicle is in motion. When the operation of the combination meter display (color LCD) interferes with your ability to concentrate on driving, stop the vehicle before performing operations on the screen. Also, do not concentrate on the display while driving. Doing so may cause you to look away from the road and could result in an accident.
Various information will be shown on the combination meter display (color LCD). Also, a warning message will appear on the display if a malfunction is detected. In addition, several settings for the displayed content can be performed.

Subaru Legacy 2023 Combination meter Touring XT

Combination meter display (color LCD)

  1. Meter information screen (Refer to “Me-ter Information Screen” 􀀁P 205.)
  2. Warning screen (Refer to “Warning Screen” 􀀁P 205.)/Basic screen (Refer to “Basic Screens” 􀀁P 208.)
  3. EyeSight screen*
  4. ) Digital speed screen (Refer to “Digital Speed Screen” 􀀁P 211.)
  5. Telltale screen (Refer to “Telltale Screen” 􀀁P 207.)
  6. Select lever/gear position indicator (Refer to “Select Lever/Gear Position Indicator” 􀀁P 199.)
  7. X-MODE indicator (Outback/Subaru Outback Wilderness) (Refer to “X-MODE Indicator (Outback/Subaru Outback Wilderness)” 􀀁P 201.)
    SI-DRIVE indicator (if equipped) (Refer to “SI-DRIVE Indicator Light” 􀀁P 199.)
  8. Odometer (Refer to “Odometer” 􀀁P 175.)/Double trip meter (Refer to “Double Trip Meter” 􀀁P 176.)

For details, refer to the separate EyeSight Owner’s Manual.
A: Activating the EyeSight system
B: Deactivating the EyeSight system

  • Models without the EyeSight system
  • Models with the EyeSight system: when the EyeSight system is deactivated.
  • Models with the EyeSight system: when the EyeSight system is activated.
  • For models with the EyeSight system, the cruise control information display will not be shown when the EyeSight system is deactivated.

Basic operation

Subaru Impreza 2023 Combination meter display (color LCD) Base Sedan 2

Control switch

  1. (Up)
  2. SET (Enter)
  3. (Down)

By operating the control switch, the screens and selected items can be switched. When the /SET” switch is pulled toward you, the item can be selected and set. If there are some useful messages, such as vehicle information, warning information, etc., they will interrupt the current screen, and appear on the display accompanied by a beep. If such a screen is displayed, take proper action according to the message shown on the screen.
The warning screen will return to the original screen after a few seconds. While the information reminder is shown on the display, it may be possible to display the warning screen again. To recall the message marked on the display, press the switch on the steering wheel.

Welcome screen (opening animation) and Good-bye screen (ending animation)

When the driver’s door is opened and closed after unlocking the door, the welcome screen (opening animation) will appear on the combination meter display (color LCD) for approximately 20 seconds. When the ignition switch is turned to the “LOCK”/“OFF” position, the combination meter display (color LCD) gradually turns off showing the goodbye screen (ending animation).

NOTE

  • The welcome screen and the good-bye screen may differ in the actual words and appearance.
  • Once the welcome screen appears, it takes a certain period of time to display it again.
  • If the ignition switch is operated after unlocking the driver’s door, the welcome screen will not appear even when the driver’s door is opened and closed.
  • The welcome screen will disappear when you lock the driver’s door by using the remote keyless entry system (all models) or the keyless access function (if equipped) while the welcome screen is displayed.
  • The welcome screen can be set to on or off. For details, refer to “General settings” 􀀁P221 (11.6-inch display models) or “General settings” 􀀁P239 (dual 7.0-inch display models).
  • The goodbye screen can be set to on or off. For details, refer to “General settings” 􀀁P221 (11.6-inch display models) or “General settings” 􀀁P239 (dual 7.0-inch display models).

Warning screenSubaru Impreza 2023 Combination meter display (color LCD) Base Sedan 3

 

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Subaru Legacy 2023 Inch Display Models Touring XT User Guide

Subaru Legacy 2023 Inch Display Models Touring XT User Guide

Inch Display Models (If Equipped)

NOTE
For dual 7.0-inch display models, refer to “Dual 7.0-Inch Display Models” P 238.

Touch screenSubaru Legacy 2023 Inch Display Models

  1. HOME icon (Refer to “HOME icon”􀀁P 221.)
  2. Status bar (Refer to “Status bar” 􀀁P 214.)
  3. Information bar (Refer to “Information bar” 􀀁P 215.)
  4. Main screen (Refer to “Main screen”5) Manage device icon (Refer to the separate navigation/audio Owner’s Manual)
  5. Driver profiles icon (Refer to “Driver profiles icon” 􀀁P221.)
  6. Climate control screen (Refer to “Climate control screen” 􀀁P221.)Auto Start-Stop ON/OFF icon (Refer to “Auto Start Stop ON/OFF icon” 􀀁P 221
  7. Car settings icon (Refer to “Car settings icon” 􀀁P 221
  8. While the ignition switch is in the “ACC” or “ON” position, the touch panel will activate.

Status bar
The outside temperature and clock are displayed on the status bar.

NOTE

  • The outside temperature indicator shows the temperature around the sensor. However, the temperature may not be indicated correctly or the update may be delayed in the following conditions.
  • While parking or driving at low speeds
  • When the outside temperature changes suddenly (for example
  • when going in and out of an underground parking area or when passing through a tunnel)
  • When starting the engine after being parked for a certain period of time
  • You can set the temperature units to be displayed in Celsius (8C) or Fahrenheit (8F). For details, refer to “Car settings” 􀀁P 226.
  • The clock can be displayed in either a 12-hour display or a 24-hour display. For details, refer to “Clock” 􀀁P 252.
  • Touch the clock on the status bar to display the clock setting screen. Refer to “Clock” 􀀁P 252.
  • For details about Bluetooth device information, refer to the navigation/audio Owner’s Manual.

Information bar
Swipe the information bar or touch or on the information bar to switch the item displayed.

Audio screen:Subaru Legacy 2023 Inch Display Models

The screen of the currently selected audio source is displayed. For details about how to use the audio set, refer to the separate navigation/audio Owner’s Manual.

Navigation screen (models with navigation system)Subaru Legacy 2023 Inch Display Models (If Equipped) Touring 3

The directions to the destination are displayed on the screen.

NOTE
When a destination is not set in the navigation system, the compass orientation, street name and speed limit remain displayed on the screen.Subaru Legacy 2023 Inch Display Models

This screen displays up to three optional pieces of information that can be selected from the following items.

NOTE

  • When all of the following conditions are satisfied, weather information is displayed.
  • The vehicle is equipped with an audio and navigation system for Sirius XM satellite radio.
  • The Sirius XM satellite radio subscription is active.
  • The weather forecast for the set destination remains displayed until a new destination is set or until the destination is reached.
  • Depending on the reception timing of XM, the weather information may be delayed.

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Subaru Legacy 2023 Car settings Touring XT User Guide

Subaru Legacy 2023 Car settings Touring XT User Guide

Car settings

Perform the EyeSight system setting and vehicle setting.

Subaru Legacy 2023 Car settings Touring XT

  1. Touch (HOME).
  2. ? (Settings)
  3. ? “Car”
  4. Select the preferred menu.

The setting adjustments to the following items can be manually changed to meet your personal requirements.

Item  

Available settings

Page reference for the vehicle system operation Page reference for the setting procedure
1st menu 2nd menu 3rd menu
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Car

 

 

 

 

 

EyeSight

Pre-Collision Braking Setting ON/Setting OFF  

 

 

 

 

 

 

*3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lane Departure

All Functions/Lane Departure Prevention Function Only/ Warning Buzzer Only/OFF
Cruise Control Acceleration Eco/Comfort/Standard/Dynamic
Lead Vehicle Acquisition Sound ON/OFF
Lead Vehicle Moving Monitor ON/OFF
Select Drive on Left/Drive on Right Right Lane/Left Lane
 

EyeSight Assist Monitor

Red Indicator ON/OFF
Yellow Indicator ON/OFF
Green Indicator ON/OFF
Reverse Automatic Braking*1 Sonar Audible Alarm ON/OFF 416 231
 

 

Driver Monitoring System*1

Driver Monitoring System ON/OFF  

 

427

231
Repeat Facial Scan Perform the user recognition. 233
User Recognition ON/OFF 231
Automatically Retract Seat on Entry ON/OFF 231
Item  

Available settings

Page reference for the vehicle system opera- tion Page reference for the setting procedure
1st menu 2nd menu 3rd menu
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Car

 

 

 

Driver Monitoring System*1

Register User Register the user.  

 

 

427

233
Update Seat and Mirror Posi- tion Re-register the driver’s posi- tion. 233
Delete Driver Position Delete the registered driver’s position. 233
Delete User Delete the registered user. 233
Delete All Users Delete all registered users. 233
 

 

Keyless Entry System

Audible Signal*1*2 ON/OFF 132 and 137 231
Hazard Warning Flasher ON/OFF 132 and 138 231
Driver Door Unlock*1 Driver Door Only/All 126 231
Rear Gate/Trunk Unlock*1 Rear Gate/Trunk Only, All 126 231
Defogger 15 minutes/Continuous 271 231
Interior Light 10 seconds/20 seconds/30 seconds/OFF 325 231
Auto Light Sensor Light Sensitivity Min/Low/Mid/Max 257 231
Wiper Link ON/OFF 258 231

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Subaru Legacy 2023 Car Information Screen Touring XT User Guide

Subaru Legacy 2023 Car Information Screen Touring XT User Guide

Car information screen

  1. Touch (HOME) to display the top menu.Subaru Legacy 2023 Car Information Screen Touring XT
  2. (Car Info)

Driving Statistics screenSubaru Legacy 2023 Car Information Screen Touring XT

  1. Driving Statistics
  2. Steering angle
  3. Running condition
  4. Vehicle posture
  5. Telltale screen

This screen displays the driving status of the vehicle and the operation status functions. For functions that are operating, the indicator will illuminate or flash.
NOTE

  • The vehicle posture indication may differ from the actual vehicle posture.
  • For Outback/Subaru Outback Wilderness, when X-MODE has been turned on, the screen of the center information display will be changed to the X-MODE screen.
  • The vehicle posture angle varies not only due to the angle of the road surface, but also due to the vehicle tilt caused by the occupants, cargo, and acceleration or deceleration.

Maintenance screenSubaru Legacy 2023 Car Information Screen Touring XT

Maintenance reminders can be set.

Engine Oil change reminder:

  1. Touch “Maintenance” from the 2nd menu in the car info screen.
  2. (Engine Oil)
  3. Select “Notification Date” or “Notification Distance” of the remainder.
  4. “Set”
  5. ?

Oil Filter change reminder:
The setting procedure is the same as the “Engine Oil” reminder, but touch the “Oil Filter” item in step 2.

Tires rotation reminder:
The setting procedure is the same as the “Engine Oil” reminder, but touch the “Tires” item in step 2.

Maintenance Schedule setting:
The setting procedure is the same as the “Engine Oil” reminder, but touch the “Maintenance Schedule” item in step 2.

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Subaru Legacy 2023 Light Control Switch Touring XT User Guide

Subaru Legacy 2023 Light Control Switch Touring XT User Guide

Light control switch

CAUTION

  • Use of any lights for a long period of time, while the engine is not running, can cause the battery to discharge.
  • Before leaving the vehicle, make sure that the lights are turned off. If the vehicle is left unattended for a long time with the lights illuminated, the battery may be discharged.

Models with “keyless access with push-button start system”:
The light control switch operates when the push-button ignition switch is in the “ACC” or “ON” position.
Regardless of the position of the light control switch, the illuminated lights are turned off when the push-button ignition switch is turned off.

Models without “keyless access with push-button start system”:
The light control switch operates when the key is inserted in the ignition switch.
Regardless of the position of the light control switch, the illuminated lights are turned off when the key is removed from the ignition switch.

NOTE
The light control switch can be operated (except auto on/off headlights), even under the following conditions. . When the push-button ignition switch is turned off (models with “key-less access with push-button start system”)

  • When the key is not inserted into the ignition switch (models without “key-less access with push-button start system”)
    If the driver’s door is opened while the headlights are illuminated under such conditions, a chirp sound will inform the driver that the lights are illuminated.

HeadlightsSubaru Legacy 2023 Light Control Switch Touring XT 1

Except for Canada models

Subaru Legacy 2023 Light Control Switch Touring XT2

For Canada models

To turn on the headlights, turn the knob on the end of the turn signal lever.

“ O” position (except for Canada models):
The headlights are all off.
Only when the following conditions are fulfilled, are instrument panel illumination, headlights, parking lights, front side marker lights, rear side marker lights, tail lights, and license plate lights are automatically on or off depending on the level of the ambient light.

  • The engine is running.
  • The parking brake is fully released.
  • The select lever is in a position other than the “P” position.

“OFF” position (for Canada models): The headlights are all off.*1*2

  1. When the light switch is switched to the “OFF” position while the vehicle is stopped, the lights turn off. Then the light switch will automatically return to the “AUTO” position.
  2. The headlights will automatically change to AUTO mode when the following conditions are met:
    • The engine is running.
    • The parking brake is fully released.
    • The select lever is in a position other than the “P” position.

Instrument panel illumination, headlights,

“ ” position:
Instrument panel illumination, headlights, parking lights, front-side marker lights, rear-side marker lights, tail lights, and license plate lights are on.

“ ” position:
Instrument panel illumination, parking lights, front-side marker lights, rear-side marker lights, tail lights, and license plate lights are on.

“ ” position:

  • Auto on/off headlights
    When the ignition switch is in the “ON” position, the instrument panel illumination, headlights, parking lights, front side marker lights, rear side marker lights, tail lights, and license plate lights are automatically on or off depending on the level of the ambient light.

NOTE

  • If the light control switch is in the “AUTO” position and the headlights do not turn on when it becomes dark outside, turn the light switch to the position. If this happens, have your vehicle inspected by your SUBARU dealer as soon as possible.
  • The light sensitivity of the auto on/off headlights can be changed by operating the center information display. For details, refer to “Car settings” P 226 (11.6-inch display models) or “Vehicle setting icons” 􀀁P 246 (dual 7.0-inch display models). Also, the setting can be changed by a SUBARU dealer. Consult your SUBARU dealer for details.

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Subaru Legacy 2023 Steering Headlight And Wiper, Washer Touring XT User Guide

Subaru Legacy 2023 Steering Headlight And Wiper, Washer Touring XT User Guide

Steering Responsive Headlight (SRH)

Subaru Forester 2023 Steering Responsive Headlight (SRH) And Wiper And Washer 1

  1. The target area of illumination when SRH is activated.
  2. The target area of illumination when SRH is not activated.
    SRH is a function that automatically moves the headlight beam to the left or right in accordance with the steering angle and vehicle speed. This function helps to improve visibility at night by illuminating the road ahead at corners and intersections.

You can turn the SRH function on or off. The settings can be changed by using the center information display. For details, refer to “Car settings” P 226.Subaru Forester 2023 Steering Responsive Headlight (SRH) And Wiper And Washer 3

SRH OFF indicator light

The SRH OFF indicator light on the combination meter turns off when SRH is turned on.
The SRH OFF indicator light on the combination meter illuminates when SRH is turned off.
Steering Responsive Headlight (SRH) And Wiper And Washer1SRH warning indicator

If SRH is malfunctioning, the SRH OFF indicator light on the combination meter flashes when the ignition switch is in the “ON” position. It indicates that SRH has been deactivated. Contact a SUBARU dealer for an inspection.

NOTE

  • If you turn the ignition switch to the “OFF” position with SRH turned off and then start the engine again, SRH will automatically turn on.
  • When you turn the ignition switch to the “ON” position, the SRH OFF indicator light will illuminate and turn off after several seconds.
  • SRH only activates when the vehicle is traveling forward at the speed of approximately 5 mph (8 km/h) or more.

Headlight beam leveler

LED headlights produce more light than conventional halogen headlights. When the vehicle is carrying a heavy load and the headlight beams are angled upwards, the driver of an oncoming vehicle may experience glare. To prevent this, the automatic headlight beam leveler adjusts the headlights to the optimum height automatically depending on the load the vehicle is carrying.

CAUTION
In certain circumstances, the headlights may become misaligned, and the headlight beam leveler will not reset them to the proper angle. This may occur after transporting your vehicle on a flatbed truck, or if the vehicle is parked and restarted on different angles. In such cases, have the headlight alignment checked by a SUBARU dealer?

Fog light switch (if equipped)Subaru Forester 2023 Steering Responsive Headlight (SRH) And Wiper And Washer 4

Except for Canadian models

  1. Headlight switch
  2. Fog light switch

Subaru Forester 2023 Steering Responsive Headlight (SRH) And Wiper And Washer 5

For Canada models

  1. Headlight switch
  2. Fog light switch
  • The front fog lights will turn on when the fog light switch is placed in the position while the headlights are in the following
    conditions.
  • The headlight switch is in the position with the low beam mode selected.
  • For models with the auto on/off headlights, while the headlight switch is in the “AUTO” position and the low beam headlights turn on automatically. To turn off the front fog lights, perform the following.
  • Turn the switch to (except for Canada models).

Subaru Forester 2023 Steering Responsive Headlight (SRH) And Wiper And Washer 6

Indicator light
The indicator light located on the combination meter will illuminate when the front fog lights are on.

Turn signal leverSubaru Forester 2023 Steering Responsive Headlight (SRH) And Wiper And Washer 22

  1. Right turn
  2. Lane change right signal
  3. Lane change left signal
  4. Left turn If the lever does not return after cornering, return the lever to the neutral position by hand.
    To signal a lane change, push the turn signal lever up or down slightly and hold it during the lane change. The lever will return automatically to the neutral position when you release it.

One-touch lane changer

To flash the turn signal and turn the signal indicator light three times, push the turn signal lever up or down slightly and immediately release it.

NOTE
The operational/non-operational setting of the one-touch lane changer can be changed by a SUBARU dealer. Contact the nearest SUBARU dealer for details. The setting can also be changed by operating the center information display. For details, refer to “Car set-tings” 􀀁P 226 (11.6-inch display models) or “Vehicle setting icons” 􀀁P 246 (dual 7.0-inch display models).

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Subaru Legacy 2023 Mirrors And Horn Touring XT User Guide

Subaru Legacy 2023 Mirrors And Horn Touring XT User Guide

Mirrors

Always check that the inside and outside mirrors are properly adjusted before you start driving.

Inside mirror (without Auto- Dimming Function) (If Equipped)

Subaru Forester 2023 Mirrors And Horn Base User1

  1. Normal position
  2. Anti-glare position

Push the tab on the mirror for normal use. To reduce glare from the headlights of the vehicle behind you, pull the tab to the antiglare position.

Auto-dimming mirror/compass with Home Link® (if equipped)

Subaru Forester 2023 Mirrors And Horn Base User 2

  1. Compass
  2. HomeLink® buttons
  3. Switch

During nighttime driving, the auto-dimming feature senses distracting glare from vehicle headlights behind you and automatically dims to eliminate the glare and preserve your vision.

To Operate the Auto-Dimming Feature
Press the switch to turn the auto-dimming feature on/off. The auto-dimming feature is enabled when the switch’s green LED indicator is on. The auto-dimming feature will default to one with each ignition cycle.

 To Operate the Compass Feature

  1. To turn the compass feature on/off, press and hold the switch for more than 3 seconds or until the display turns on/off. The compass feature will default to one with each ignition cycle.
  2. If the display reads “C”, slowly drive the vehicle in circles until the compass is calibrated.
    Subaru Forester 2023 Mirrors And Horn Base User 3
    Compass calibration zones (U.S.)
    Subaru Legacy 2023 mirror and horn
    Compass calibration zones (South America)
  3. To adjust for compass zone variance:
    • Find your current location and zone number on the map.
    • Press and hold the “ ” switch for more than 6 seconds or until a zone number appears in the display.
    • Once the zone number appears in the display, toggle the switch again until your current location zone number appears. After you stop pressing the switch, your new zone number will be saved. Within a few seconds, the display will show a compass direction.
  4. If the vehicle’s magnetics have changed or if the compass appears inaccurate, recalibrate the compass. Press and hold the switch for more than 9 seconds or until a “C” appears in the display. Once a “C” appears in the display, slowly drive the vehicle in circles until the compass is calibrated.

Home Link® Wireless Control System

The Home Link® Wireless Control System provides a convenient way to replace up to three hand-held radio-frequency remotes used to activate devices such as gate operators, garage door openers, entry door locks, security systems, and even home lighting. The below steps are generic programming instructions; for Genie and Sommer garage door openers, please go directly to the Hom Link website. Additional information and programming videos can be found at www.HomeLink.com and www.youtube.com/Home Link Gentex.

CAUTION

  • Before programming Home Link to a garage door opener or gate operator, make sure that people and objects are out of the way of
    the device to prevent potential harm or damage.
  • When programming a garage door opener, it is advised to park outside of the garage.
  • Do not use Home Link with any garage door opener that lacks safety stop and reverse features, as required by U.S. federal safety standards (this includes any garage door opener model manufactured before April  1, 1982).
  • A garage door that cannot detect an object signaling the door to stop and reverse does not meet current U.S. federal safety standards.
  • It is also recommended that a new battery be placed in the handheld remote (garage door opener remote) of the device for quicker and more accurate training.
  • Some vehicles may require the ignition switch to be turned to the “ON” or “ACC” position for programming and/or operation of the Home Link.
  • Keep the hand-held remote (garage door opener remote) of the device you are programming for use in other vehicles as well as
    for future Home Link programming. It is also suggested that upon the sale of the vehicle, the programmed Home Link buttons
    be erased for security purposes. Refer to “Erasing Home Link Buttons” �P 277.

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Subaru Legacy 2023 Outside Mirrorsr Touring XT User Guide

Subaru Legacy 2023 Outside Mirrorsr Touring XT User Guide

Outside Mirrors

Convex mirror (passenger side)

WARNING
Objects look smaller in a convex mirror and farther away than when viewed in a flat mirror. Do not use the convex mirror to judge the distance of vehicles behind you when changing lanes. Use the inside mirror (or glance backwards) to determine the actual size and distance of objects that you view in convex mirror.

CAUTION
Make sure to adjust the mirrors before driving.

Remote control mirror switchSubaru Forester 2023 Mirrors And Horn Base User 18

 

  • Select side to adjust
  • Direction control

The remote control mirrors operate only when the ignition switch is in the “ON” or “ACC” position.

  1. Turn the control switch to the side that you want to adjust. “L” is for the left mirror, and “R” is for the right mirror.
  2. Move the control switch in the direction you want to move the mirror.
  3. Return the control switch to the neutral position to prevent unintentional operation.

For models with memory function:

  • The outside mirror can be adjusted for approximately 45 seconds after the following conditions are met.
    • The ignition switch is turned to the “OFF” position.
    • The door is unlocked using the access key fob.
  • The outside mirror angle can be registered with buttons “1”, and “2” or each of the key fobs. For details, refer to “Power driver’s seat with synchronized outside mirrors memory function” 􀀁P 34.
  • The outside mirror angle can also be retrieved with the Driver Monitoring System user information. To do so, perform user registration in the Driver Monitoring System settings. Refer to “Driver Monitoring System” 􀀁P 233.

 Reverse tilt-down feature (if equipped)
When backing the vehicle up, the right and/or left outside mirrors will turn down-ward automatically to provide better rear visibility.

  1. Push the ignition switch to the ON position.
  2. Move the select lever to the R (Reverse) position.
  3.  The outside mirror angle moves downward.

The outside mirror angle will return to its original position when the following condition are met.

  • Approximately 9 seconds after the select lever is moved to any position other than R (Reverse).
  • The ignition switch is turned to the “OFF” position.
  • The vehicle is running.

NOTE

  • The reverse tilt-down mirror angle can be registered with buttons “1”, and “2” or each of the key fobs. For details, refer to “Power driver’s seat with synchronized outside mirrors memory function” 􀀁P 34.
  • The reverse tilt-down mirror angle can also be retrieved with the Driver Monitoring System user information. To do so, perform user registration in the Driver Monitoring System settings. Refer to “Driver Monitoring System” P 233.
  • The operational/non-operational setting can be changed by operating the center information display. For details, refer to “Car settings” 􀀁P 226.
  • The factory setting (default setting) for this function is set as the front passenger’s side mirror. The setting of the driver’s side mirror operation can be changed by a SUBARU dealer. Contact your SUBARU dealer for details.

CAUTION
Depress the brake pedal during the reverse tilt-down mirror angle adjustment.

To adjust the reverse tilt-down mirror angle, adjust the outside mirror using the remote control mirror switch while the reverse tilt-down operates. For details about how to adjust the outside mirror angle, refer to “Remote control mirror switch” 􀀁P 295.

Memory function:
The angle of the reverse tilt-down mirror can be registered. Register the position with buttons “1”, and “2” or each of the access key fobs and retrieve the position.
For details about registration or retrieval of a position, refer to “Power driver’s seat with synchronized outside mirrors memory function” 􀀁P 34.

NOTE
If the seat is moved forward or backward 1.18 in (30 mm) or more, the reverse tilt-down will move to the factory default position or the last position hold.

Hold last position function:
The angle of the reverse tilt-down mirror can be set to the latest adjusted angle. The hold last position function operates when the following condition is met.

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  • Subaru Legacy 2023 Ventilator and Automatic Climate Control Touring XT User Guide

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  • Ventilator Control

    Center Ventilators

    Subaru Legacy 2023 Climate Controls Touring XT

    Move the tabs to adjust the flow direction. To close the ventilator, move the tab all the way down.

    Side VentilatorsSubaru Legacy 2023 Climate Controls Touring XT

    1. Open
    2. Close

    Move the tab to adjust the flow direction. To open the ventilator, turn the side grille open/close the wheel upward to the position.
    To close it, turn the wheel down to the position.

    Rear Ventilators (If Equipped)Subaru Legacy 2023 Climate Controls Touring XT

    1.  Open
    2.  Close

    Move the tab to adjust the flow direction. To open the ventilator, turn the rear grille open/close the wheel upward to the position.
    To close it, turn the wheel down to the position.

    Climate Control Panel

    WARNING

    • The cooling function operates only when the engine is running.
    • Do not leave children or adults who would normally require the support of others alone in your vehicle. Pets should not be left alone either. On hot, sunny days, temperatures in a closed vehicle could quickly become high enough to cause severe or possibly fatal injuries to people or animals.

    Dual 7.0-Inch Display ModelsSubaru Legacy 2023 Climate Controls Touring XT

    1. Defroster button (Refer to “Defrosting” 􀀁P 314.)
    2. Rear window and outside mirror defogger button (if equipped) (Refer to “Defogger and Deicer” 􀀁P 271.)
    3. Climate control screen (lower display)
    4. Temperature control button (Refer to “Temperature Control” 􀀁P 311.)

    Subaru Legacy 2023 Climate Controls Touring XT

    Touch the climate control mode indicator

    1. Climate control ON/OFF icon
    2. Set temperature indicator
    3. Climate control mode indicator
    4. Customizable icon*
    5. Fan speed indicator
    6. Climate control mode select icon
    7. Airflow mode selection screen

    The customizable icon can be changed to the favorite icon. Refer to “General settings”

    11.6-Inch Display Models
    Subaru Legacy 2023 Climate Controls Touring XT

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  • Subaru Legacy 2023 Operating Tips and Audio Touring XT User Guide

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  • Operating Tips for Heater and Air Conditioners

    Cleaning Ventilator Grille

    Subaru Legacy 2023 Operating Tips and Audio Touring XT

    1. Front ventilator inlet grille
    2. Condenser

    Always keep the front ventilator inlet grille free of snow, leaves, or other obstructions to ensure efficient heating and defrosting. Since the condenser is located in front of the radiator, this area should be kept clean because cooling performance is impaired by any accumulation of insects and leaves on the condenser.

    Efficient Cooling after Parking in Direct Sunlight
    After parking in direct sunlight, drive with the windows open for a few minutes to allow outside air to circulate into the heated interior. This results in quicker cooling by the air conditioner. Keep the windows closed during the operation of the air conditioner for maximum cooling efficiency.

    Lubrication Oil Circulation in the Refrigerant Circuit

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

    Checking Air Conditioning System before Summer Season

    Check the air conditioner unit for refrigerant leaks, hose conditions, and proper operation each spring. Have the air conditioning system checked by your SUBARU dealer.

    Cooling and Dehumidifying in High Humidity and Low-Temperature Weather Condition

    Under certain weather conditions (high relative humidity, low temperatures, etc.) a small amount of water vapor emission from the air outlets may be noticed. This condition is normal and does not indicate any problem with the air conditioning system.

    Air Conditioner Compressor Shut-Off When Engine Is Heavily Loaded

    To improve acceleration and gas mileage, the air conditioner compressor is designed to temporarily shut off during air conditioner operation whenever the accelerator is fully depressed such as during rapid acceleration or when driving on a steep upgrade.

    Refrigerant for Your Climate Control System

    Subaru Legacy 2023 Operating Tips and Audio Touring XT

    Air conditioner label
    Your air conditioner uses ozone-friendly refrigerant R-1234yf (HFO-1234yf). Before adding, changing or checking the refrigerant, check the air conditioner label in the location shown in the illustration to confirm which type of refrigerant is used in your vehicle. Consult your SUBARU dealer for service. Repairs needed as a result of using the wrong refrigerant are not covered under warranty.

    Air Filtration System

    Your vehicle’s air conditioning system is equipped with an air filtration system. Replace the cabin air filter according to the replacement schedule found in the “Warranty and Maintenance Booklet”. This schedule should be followed to maintain the filter’s dust collection ability. Under extremely dusty conditions, the filter should be replaced more frequently. Have your filter checked or replaced by your SUBARU dealer. For replacement, use only a genuine SUBARU air filter kit.

    CAUTION
    Contact your SUBARU dealer if the following occurs, even if it is not yet time to change the filter.

    • Reduction of the airflow through the vents.
    • The windshield gets easily fogged or misted.

    NOTE
    The filter can influence the air conditioning, heating, and defroster performance if not properly maintained.

    Replacing the Cabin Air Filter

    1. Remove the glove box.
      Subaru Legacy 2023 Operating Tips and Audio Touring XT
    2. Open the glove box.
      Subaru Legacy 2023 Operating Tips and Audio Touring XT
    3.  Remove the damper shaft from the glove box.
      Subaru Legacy 2023 Operating Tips and Audio Touring XT
    4.  Push both sides of the glove box inward to unlock the stoppers and then pull down the glove box as far as it will go.

    Subaru Legacy 2023 Operating Tips and Audio Touring XT

    Remove the cabin air filter according to the following procedure in order to prevent dust on the air cleaner from falling to the inside of its housing.

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  • Subaru Legacy 2023 Interior lights And Storage compartment Touring XT User Guide

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  • Interior Light

    CAUTION
    When leaving your vehicle, make sure the lights are turned off to avoid battery discharge.

    Dome LightSubaru Legacy 2023 Interior lights And Storage compartment Touring XT 2

    1. OFF
    2. DOOR
    3. ON

    The dome light switch has the following positions:

    ON: The light turns on.
    OFF: The light turns off.
    DOOR: The dome light illuminates automatically when any of the doors (for Outback/Subaru Outback Wilderness, including the rear gate) is opened. Several seconds after all of the doors (including the rear gate) are closed, the dome light gradually turns off. For details, refer to “OFF Delay Timer” P 325.

    Map Lights
    Map light switchesSubaru Legacy 2023 Interior lights And Storage compartment Touring XT 2

    To turn on the map light, press the lens. To turn it off, press the lens again.

    CAUTION
    Do not keep watching the light source because they use LEDs. Doing so could damage your eyes.

    Door interlock switchSubaru Legacy 2023 Interior lights And Storage compartment Touring XT 2

    The door interlock switch has the following positions.

    OFF: The map lights do not illuminate automatically in conjunction with a door opening. However, the lights can be turned on manually by pressing the map light lens.
    DOOR: The map lights illuminate automatically when any of the doors (other than
    the rear gate or trunk lid) is opened even

    Storage Compartment

    CAUTION

    • Always keep the storage compartment closed while driving to reduce the risk of injury in the event of sudden stops or an accident.
    • Do not store the following items in the storage compartment. Otherwise, it may cause a fire or accident.
    • Spray cans, containers with flammable or corrosive liquids or any other dangerous items.
    • Plastic or other heat-vulnerable or flammable articles such as a lighter.

    Glove Box

    Subaru Legacy 2023 Interior lights And Storage compartment Touring XT 4

    1. Lock
    2. Unlock

    To open the glove box, pull the handle. To close it, push the lid firmly upward. To lock the glove box, insert the key and turn it clockwise. To unlock the glove box, insert the key and turn it counterclockwise. For models with “keyless access with push-button start system”, use the emergency key to lock or unlock the glove box.

    NOTE
    The emergency key is directional. If the key cannot be inserted, change the direction that the grooved side is facing and insert it again.

    Center Console

    The center console box provides storage space.Subaru Legacy 2023 Interior lights And Storage compartment Touring XT 5

    1. Upper lid opening lever
    2. Upper and lower lid opening lever (dotted surface)
      The center console box has a two-layer structure consisting of an upper compartment and lower compartment.

    Overhead ConsoleSubaru Legacy 2023 Interior lights And Storage compartment Touring XT 6

    To open the console, push on the lid lightly and it will automatically open.

    WARNING
    Do not use the overhead console while driving. Doing so may distract you from the road conditions ahead and cause an accident that may result in serious injury or death.

    CAUTION

    • Before operating this vehicle, ensure that the overhead console is closed.
    • When your vehicle is parked in the sun or on a warm day, the inside of the overhead console heats up. Avoid storing plastic or other heat vulnerable or flammable articles such as a lighter in the overhead console.
    • Do not pull the lid when opening the overhead console. There is the risk that the overhead console may be damaged.

    Cup Holder

    CAUTION
    Take care to avoid spills. Beverages, if hot, might burn you and/or your passengers. Spilled beverages may also damage upholstery, carpets or audio equipment.

    Front Passenger’s Cup Holder

    CAUTION

    • Do not pick up a cup from the cup holder or put a cup in the holder while you are driving, as this may distract you and lead to an accident.
    • Take care not to spill a beverage on the select lever or any switch(e s) in the adjacent area. If the beverage is spilled, it may cause a malfunction of the select lever and/or switch(e s).

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  • Subaru Legacy 2023 Accessory Power And Cargo Area Touring XT User Guide

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  • Accessory Power OutletsSubaru Legacy 2023 Accessory Power Outlets1

    Power outlet in the glove box

    Subaru Legacy 2023 Accessory Power Outlets52

    Power outlet in the center console (if equipped)

    Subaru Legacy 2023 Accessory Power Outlets3

    Power outlet in the cargo area (Outback/ Subaru Outback Wilderness

    Accessory power outlets are provided in the glove box, center console and cargo area. Electrical power (12 V DC) from the battery is available at any of the outlets when the ignition switch is in either the “ACC” or “ON” position. You can use an in-vehicle electrical appliance by connecting it to an outlet.
    The maximum power rating of an appliance that can be connected is 120 W. Do not use an appliance that exceeds the indicated wattage for each outlet.
    When using appliances connected to two or more outlets simultaneously, the total power consumed by them must not exceed 120 W.

    CAUTION

    • Do not place any foreign objects, especially metal ones, such as coins or aluminum foil, into the accessory power outlet. That could cause a short circuit. Always put the cap on the accessory power outlet when it is not in use.
    • If the plug on your electric appliance is either too loose or too tight for the accessory power outlet, this can result in a poor contact or cause the plug to get stuck. Only use plugs that fit properly.
    • Use of an electric appliance in the accessory power outlet for a long period of time, while the engine is not running, can cause battery discharge.
    • Before driving your vehicle, make sure that the plug and the cord on your electrical appliance will not interfere with shifting gears and operating the accelerator and brake pedals. If they do, do not use the electrical appliance while driving.

    Electrical power (12 V DC) is available at any of the accessory power outlets when the ignition switch is in either the “ACC” or “ON” position. Accessory power outlets are located in the following places.Accessory Power Outlets And Cargo Area Cover1

    Power outlet below the climate control panel

    Accessory Power Outlets And Cargo Area Cover2

    Power outlet in the center consoleAccessory Power Outlets And Cargo Area Cover3

    Power outlet in the cargo area

    You can use an in-vehicle electrical appliance by connecting it to an outlet. The maximum power rating of an appliance that can be connected is 120 W.

    CAUTION

    • Do not attempt to use a cigarette lighter in the accessory power outlets.
    • Use only electrical appliances which are designed for 12 V DC.
      The maximum power rating of an appliance that can be connected is 120 W. Do not use an appliance that exceeds the indicated wattage for each outlet.
    • When using appliances connected to two outlets simultaneously, the total power consumed by them must not exceed 120 W. Overloading the accessory power outlet can cause a short circuit. Do not use double adapters or more than one electrical appliance.

    Subaru Legacy 2023 Accessory Power Outlets4

    Power outlet in the glove boxAccessory Power Outlets And Cargo Area Cover4

    Power outlet in the center console (if equipped)

    NOTE
    The power outlets in the center console and the glove box can be used even when the lid is closed because there are gaps that allow the cords to come out. Pass the cord of the electrical appliance through this gap.

    USB power supply

    CAUTION

    • The specification of a USB terminal that can be used is the A-type. If a different specification of the terminal is connected, a power supply or charging may not be possible, or the device may malfunction.
    • There is a risk that a connected device may malfunction or data may be damaged. The connection of a device shall be performed at your responsibility.
    • To avoid an electric shock or a malfunction, observe the following precautions.
      • Do not connect a USB hub.
      • Do not insert any metal or other foreign objects into the USB terminal
      • Do not spill water or other liquid on the USB terminal.
    • Be careful not to pull the connected cable. Doing so could break the USB terminal and the connected device.
    • If a device is connected for a long time when the engine is not running, the battery may be discharged. Even when the engine is running, we recommend that you do not connect a device for an unnecessarily long time.
    • Do not connect a malfunctioning device. Doing so may cause smoke and fire.

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  • Subaru Legacy 2023 Fuel Touring XT User Guide

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  • Fuel

    CAUTION

    • The use of a fuel that is low in quality or the use of an inappropriate fuel additive may cause damage to the engine and/or fuel system.
    • Some gas stations, particularly those in high-altitude areas, offer fuels posted as regular octane gasoline with an octane rating below 87 AKI (90 RON).
    • The use of those fuels is not recommended.

    Fuel Requirements
    The engine is designed to operate using unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of 87 AKI (90 RON) or higher.

    NOTE
    When using the 2.4 L turbo engine model to tow a trailer, SUBARU recommends using unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of 91 AKI (95 RON) or higher to reduce the risk of engine overheating.

    Fuel octane rating
    Using gasoline with a lower octane rating can cause persistent and heavy knocking, which can damage the engine. Do not be concerned if your vehicle sometimes knocks lightly when you drive up a hill or when you accelerate. See your dealer or a qualified service technician if you use a fuel with the specified octane rating and your vehicle knocks heavily or persistently.

    RON
    This octane rating is the Research Octane Number.

    AKI
    This octane rating is the average of the Research Octane and Motor Octane numbers and is commonly referred to as the Anti Knock Index (AKI).

    Unleaded gasoline
    The neck of the fuel filler pipe is designed to accept only an unleaded gasoline filler nozzle. Under no circumstances should leaded gasoline be used because it will damage the emission control system and may impair drive ability and fuel economy.

    Reformulated gasoline
    SUBARU supports the use of reformulated gasoline when available. Reformulated gasoline has been blended to burn more cleanly and reduce vehicle emissions.

    MMT
    Some gasoline contains an octane-enhancing additive called MMT (Methylcyclopentadienyl Manganese Tricarbonyl). If you use such fuels, your emission control system performance may deteriorate and the CHECK ENGINE warning light/malfunction indicator light may turn on. If this happens, return to your authorized SUBARU Dealer for service. If it is determined that the condition is caused by the type of fuel used, repairs may not be covered by your warranty.

    Gasoline for cleaner air (2.4 L models)
    Your use of gasoline with detergent additives will help prevent deposits from forming in your engine and fuel system. This helps keep your engine in tune and your emission control system working properly and is a way of doing your part for cleaner air. If you continuously use high-quality fuel with the proper detergent and other additives, you should never need to add any fuel system cleaning agents to your fuel tank. Many types of gasoline are now blended with materials called oxygenates. The use of these fuels can also help keep the air cleaner. Oxygenated blend fuels, such as ethanol(ethyl or grain alcohol) may be used in your vehicle but should contain no more than 15% ethanol for the proper operation of your SUBARU. Do not use any gasoline that contains more than 15% ethanol, including from any pump labeled E30, E50, or E85 (which are only some examples of fuel containing more than 15% ethanol).
    In addition, some gasoline suppliers are now producing reformulated gasoline, which is designed to reduce vehicle emissions. SUBARU approves the use of reformulated gasoline.
    If you are not sure what the fuel contains, you should ask your service station operators if their gasoline contains detergents and oxygenates and if they have been reformulated to reduce vehicle emissions. As additional guidance, only use fuels suited for your vehicle as explained in the following description.

    • Fuel should be unleaded and have an octane rating no lower than that specified in this manual.
    • Methanol (methyl or wood alcohol) is sometimes mixed with unleaded gasoline. Methanol can be used in your vehicle ONLY if it does not exceed 5% of the fuel mixture AND if it is accompanied by sufficient quantities of the proper solvents and corrosion inhibitors required to prevent damage to the fuel system. Do not use fuel containing methanol EXCEPT under these conditions.
    • If undesirable driveability problems are experienced and you suspect they may be fuel related, try a different brand of gasoline before seeking service at your SUBARU dealer.
    • Fuel system damage or driveability problems that result from the use of improper fuel are not covered under the SUBARU Limited Warranty.

    Gasoline for cleaner air (2.5 L models)
    Your use of gasoline with detergent additives will help prevent deposits from forming in your engine and fuel system. This helps keep your engine in tune and your emission control system working properly and is a way of doing your part for cleaner air. If you continuously use high-quality fuel with the proper detergent and other additives, you should never need to add any fuel system cleaning agents to your fuel tank.

    Many types of gasoline are now blended with materials called oxygenates. The use of these fuels can also help keep the air cleaner. Oxygenated blend fuels, such as ethanol (ethyl or grain alcohol) may be used in your vehicle but should contain no more than 10% ethanol for the proper operation of your SUBARU.
    Do not use any gasoline that contains more than 10% ethanol, including from any pump labeled E15, E30, E50 or E85 (which are only some examples of fuel containing more than 10% ethanol).

    In addition, some gasoline suppliers are now producing reformulated gasoline, which is designed to reduce vehicle emissions. SUBARU approves the use of reformulated gasoline.
    If you are not sure what the fuel contains, you should ask your service station operators if their gasoline contains detergents and oxygenates and if they have been reformulated to reduce vehicle emissions. As additional guidance, only use fuels suited for your vehicle as explained in the following.

    • Fuel should be unleaded and have an octane rating no lower than that specified in this manual.
    • Methanol (methyl or wood alcohol) is sometimes mixed with unleaded gasoline. Methanol can be used in your vehicle

    ONLY if it does not exceed 5% of the fuel mixture AND if it is accompanied by sufficient quantities of the proper solvents and corrosion inhibitors required to prevent damage to the fuel system. Do not use fuel containing methanol EXCEPT under these conditions.

    • If undesirable driveability problems are experienced and you suspect they may be fuel related, try a different brand of gasoline before seeking service at your SUBARU dealer.
    • Fuel system damage or driveability problems that result from the use of improper fuel are not covered under the SUBARU Limited Warranty.

    Fuel Filler Lid and Cap

    Locations of the fuel filler lidSubaru Legacy 2023 Fuel Touring XT

    Refueling
    Only one person should be involved in refueling. Do not allow others to approach the area of the vehicle near the fuel filler pipe while refueling is in progress. Be sure to observe any other precautions that are posted at the service station.

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  • Subaru Legacy 2023 Starting and Stopping Engine Touring XT User Guide

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  • Starting and Stopping Engine (Models with Push-Button Start System)

    Safety precautions
    Refer to “Safety precautions” p118.

    Operating range for pushbutton start system

    Refer to “Operating range for push-button start system” �172.

    Starting engine

    WARNING

    • There are some general precautions when starting the engine. Carefully read the precautions described in “Starting engine” P356
    • If the indicator on the push-button ignition switch flashes in green after the engine has started, never drive the vehicle.
      The steering is still locked, and it may result in an accident.

    CAUTION

    • When the operation indicator on the push-button ignition switch is flashing in orange, there may be a malfunction with the vehicle.
      Contact a SUBARU dealer immediately.
    • If the indicator on the push-button ignition switch is flashing green after the engine has started, it means that the steering is still locked. Depress the brake pedal while moving the steering wheel to the right and left, and press the push-button ignition switch.
    • Do not continue pushing the push-button ignition switch for more than 10 seconds. Doing so could cause a malfunction. If the engine does not start, stop pushing the push-button ignition switch. Instead, press the pushbutton ignition switch without depressing the brake pedal to switch the power status to “OFF”. Wait 10 seconds, and then push the push-button ignition switch to start the engine.

    NOTE

    • After the engine starts, the engine speed will be kept high.
    • When the push-button ignition switch is pressed while depressing the clutch pedal (MT models) or the brake pedal (CVT models), the engine
      starter operates for a maximum of 10 seconds and after starting the engine, the starter stops automatically.
    • When the push-button ignition switch is pressed while depressing the clutch pedal (MT models) or the brake pedal (CVT models), the engine can be started regardless of the status of the push-button ignition switch.
    • If the security indicator light illuminates when you attempt to start the engine but the engine does not start, press the push-button ignition switch
      to switch the power to “OFF” and then try to start the engine again.
    • If the engine does not start, press the push-button ignition switch without depressing the clutch pedal (MT models) or the brake pedal (CVT models) to switch the power to “OFF”. Then, while depressing the clutch pedal (MT models) or the brake pedal (CVT models) more forcefully, press the push-button ignition switch.
    • The engine start procedures may not function depending on the radio wave conditions around the vehicle. In such a case, refer to “Starting engine” �P497.
    • If the vehicle battery is discharged, the steering cannot be unlocked. Charge the battery.
    • After the engine starts, the engine speed will be kept high.
    • It may be difficult to start the engine when the battery has been disconnected and reconnected (for maintenance or other purposes). This difficulty is caused by the electronically controlled throttle’s self-diagnosis function. To overcome it, keep the ignition switch in the “ON” position for approximately 10 seconds before starting the engine.
    • Do not shift the select lever while the starter is cranking.

    Subaru Forester 2023 Fuel Base User Guide 6

    1. Operation indicator
    2. Push-button ignition switch

    When the push-button ignition switch is pressed while depressing the clutch pedal (MT models) or the brake pedal (CVT models), the engine will start. The starting procedure for the engine is as follows.

    1. Carry the access key fob, and sit in the driver’s seat.
    2. Make sure the parking brake is applied.
    3. Make sure the select lever is in the “P” position. The engine can also start when the select lever is in the “N” position, however, for safety reasons, start in the “P” position.
    4. Depress the brake pedal until the operation indicator on the push-button ignition switch turns green. When starting with the select lever in the “N” position, the indicator does not turn green
    5. While depressing the clutch pedal, press the push-button ignition switch.

    NOTE

    • While pressing the select lever button in, the indicator on the push-button ignition switch will not turn green even when the select lever is in the “P” position.
    • In case the engine does not start by the normal engine start procedure, move the select lever to the “P” position, and switch the power to “ACC”.
      Depress the brake pedal, and press the push-button ignition switch for at least 15 seconds. The engine may start. Only use this engine start procedure in case of emergency.
    • When the engine is not started, the brake pedal may feel stiff. In such a case, depress the brake pedal more forcefully than usual. Check that the operation indicator on the push-button ignition switch turns green, and press the push-button ignition switch to start the engine.

    Stopping the engine

    1. Stop the vehicle completely.
    2. Move the select lever to the “P” position (CVT models).
    3. Press the push-button ignition switch.

    WARNING

    • Do not touch the push-button ignition switch during driving.
      When the push-button ignition switch is operated as follows, the engine will stop.

      • The switch is pressed and held for 3 seconds or longer.
      • The switch is pressed briefly 3 times or more in succession.
        When the engine stops, the brake booster will not function. A greater foot pressure will be required on the brake pedal.
        The power steering system will not operate either. A greater force will be required to steer, and it may result in an accident.
      • If the engine stops during driving, do not operate the push-button ignition switch or open any of the doors until the vehicle is stopped in a safe location. It is dangerous because the steering lock may be activated. Stop the vehicle in a safe place, and contact a SUBARU dealer immediately.

    CAUTION

    • Do not stop the engine while the select lever is in a position other than the “P” position.
    • If the engine is stopped while the select lever is in a position other than the “P” position, the power will be in “ACC”. If the vehicle is left in this condition, the battery may be discharged.

    Starting and Stopping Engine (Models with Push-Button Start System)2

    NOTE

    • If you press the push-button ignition switch while driving, the emergency engine stop interrupts screen alerts the driver by messages on the combination meter display (color LCD) and beeps.
    • Although you can stop the engine by operating the push-button ignition switch, do not stop the engine during driving except in an emergency.

     

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  • Subaru Legacy 2023 Remote Engine Start Touring XT User Guide

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  • Remote Engine Start System (Dealer Option)

    WARNING

    • There are some general precautions when starting the engine. Carefully read the precautions described in “General Precautions When Starting/Stopping Engine” 􀀁P 356.
    • Do not remote start a vehicle in an enclosed environment (e.g. closed garage). The prolonged operation of a motor vehicle in an enclosed environment can cause a harmful build-up of carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide is harmful to your health. Exposure to high levels of carbon monoxide can cause headaches, dizziness or in extreme cases unconsciousness and/or death.

    The remote engine start system allows you to start the engine from outside the vehicle. In addition, the remote engine start system can activate the heater or air conditioner, providing you with a comfortable cabin upon entry. For more details, refer to the Owner’s Manual Supplement for the remote engine start system.

    NOTE

    • The length of time for which it is acceptable to allow the engine to remain idling may be bound by local laws and regulations. Check the local rules when using the remote engine start system.
    • When taking your vehicle in for service, it is recommended that you inform the service personnel that your vehicle is equipped with a remote engine start system.

    Remote Engine Starter Transceiver (Fob)Subaru Legacy 2023 Remote Engine Start Touring XT

    Fob button

    Starting the engine

    NOTE
    All vehicle doors (including rear gate) and the engine hood must be closed prior to activating the remote engine start system. Any open entry point will prevent starting or cause the engine to stop.
    The remote engine start system is activated by pressing the fob button on your remote engine starter transceiver (fob) twice within 3 seconds. If the fob is within operating range of the system and the start request is received, the following will occur.

    • The fob flashes and beeps once.
    • The horn sounds once.
      • The side marker lights, tail lights, and parking lights flash once.
      • If the fob is not within range (the user is too far away from the vehicle), the fob will indicate two long flashes without beeping.
      • The system will check certain safety preconditions before starting, and if all conditions are met, the engine will start within 5 seconds. After the engine starts, the following will occur.
      • The fob flashes and beeps twice.
    • The horn sounds once.
    • The side marker lights, tail lights, and parking lights flash once.
    • While the engine is idling via the remote engine start system, the following will occur.
    • The side marker lights, tail lights, and parking lights remain illuminated.
    • The fob button flashes once every 3 seconds.
    • The power windows are disabled. If the engine turns over but does not start (or starts and stalls) the remote engine start system will power off and then attempt to start the engine 3 additional times.
    • The system will not attempt to restart the engine if it determines a vehicle malfunction is preventing starting. If the engine does not start after 3 additional attempts, the remote engine start request will be aborted.

    Stopping the engine
    Press and hold the fob button for at least 2 seconds to stop the engine. The fob will flash and beep three times, indicating the engine has stopped. If the stop request is not received (for example, if the user is too far away from the vehicle), the fob will continue to flash once every 3 seconds. The system will automatically stop the engine after 15 minutes.

    Remote start safety features
    For safety and security reasons, the remote engine start system will prevent starting (or stop the engine if running) and sound the horn twice if any of the following conditions is detected. In addition, the fob will flash and beep 3 times.

    • The total run time has exceeded 20 minutes.
    • The brake pedal is depressed.
    • A key is in the ignition switch.
    • The engine hood is open.
    • The engine idle speed exceeds 3,500 rpm.
    • The security alarm is triggered.
    • The select lever is not in the “P” position.
    • If the system detects any door (including the rear gate) open during operation, it will prevent starting or stopping the engine, and sound the horn and flash side marker lights, tail lights, and parking lights 6 times.
    • In addition to the items above, if the vehicle’s engine management system determines there is a safety risk due to a vehicle-related problem, the vehicle will power down and the horn will sound 3 times.

    NOTE

    • If the alarm system is armed at the time of remote engine starter activation (the security indicator light on the combination meter is flashing), the alarm system will remain armed throughout the remote start run cycle.
    • If the alarm system is disarmed at the time of remote engine starter activation (the security indicator light on the combination meter is not flashing), the alarm system will remain disarmed throughout the remote start run cycle.

    Remote start operation  fob confirmation
    Your remote engine starter fob is a bidirectional transceiver that can confirm system operation with several different visual and audible indications. The fob’s LED-backlit button and internal piezo buzzer will indicate the status of the system using the following the flash and beep sequences, provided the fob is within operational range of the system.

    Precondition Fob Indication Meaning
    Flash Beep
    Fob start button is being pressed Continuous while button is held down The fob is transmitting an RF signal
     

     

    User attempts to start engine by pressing fob button twice within 3 sec

    1 flash 1 beep Engine start request received
    2 flashes 2 beeps Engine started successfully
    1 flash every 3 sec Engine idling
    3 flashes 3 beeps Vehicle is in range but engine not started
    2 long flashes Vehicle not in range (engine not started)
     

    Engine idling by remote engine start operation

    1 flash every 3 sec Engine idling
    3 flashes 3 beeps Engine stopped by system time-out or for safety reasons (see sections above)
    User attempts to stop engine by pressing and holding fob button for at least 2 sec 3 flashes 3 beeps Engine stopped by user request
    1 flash every 3 sec Stop request not received. Engine still idling.

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  • Subaru Legacy 2023 Continuously Variable Transmission Touring XT User Guide

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  • Continuously variable transmission

    WARNING
    Do not shift from the “P” or “N” position into the “D” or “R” position while depressing the accelerator pedal. This may cause the vehicle to jump forward or backward.

    CAUTION

    • Observe the following precautions. Otherwise, the transmission could be damaged.
    • Shift into the “P” or “R” position only after the vehicle has completely stopped.
    • Do not shift from the “D” position into the “R” position or vice versa until the vehicle has completely stopped.
    • Do not race the engine for more than 5 seconds in any position except the “N” or “P” position when the brake is applied or when chocks are used in the wheels. This may cause the transmission fluid to overheat.
    • Never move the vehicle as follows. Doing so may result in an unexpected accident or malfunction.
    • Moving rearward by inertia with the select lever set in a forward driving position.
    • Moving forward by inertia with the select lever set in the “R” position.
    • When parking the vehicle, first securely apply the parking brake and then place the select lever in the “P” position. Avoid parking for a long time with the select lever in any other position as doing so could result in a dead battery.

    Continuously variable transmission features

    The continuously variable transmission is electronically controlled and provides an infinite number of forward speeds and 1 reverse speed. It also has a manual mode or an “L” position.

    NOTE

    • When the engine coolant temperature is still low, the transmission will shift at higher engine speeds than when the coolant temperature is sufficiently high in order to shorten the warm-up time and improve driveability. The gearshift timing will automatically shift to the normal timing after the engine has warmed up.
    • Immediately after the transmission fluid is replaced, you may feel that the transmission operation is somewhat unusual. This results from the invalidation of data that the on-board computer has collected and stored in memory to allow the transmission to shift at the most appropriate times for the current condition of your vehicle. Optimized shifting will be restored as the vehicle continues to be driven for a while.
    • continuous heavy load conditions such as when towing a camper or climbing a long, steep hill, the engine speed or the vehicle speed may automatically be reduced. This is not a malfunction. This results from the engine control function maintaining the cooling performance of the vehicle. The engine and vehicle speed will return to a normal speed when the engine is able to maintain the optimum cooling performance after the heavy load decreases. Driving under a heavy load must be performed with extreme care. Do not try to pass a vehicle in front when driving on an uphill slope while towing.
    • The continuously variable transmission is a chain-type system that provides superior transmission efficiency for maximum fuel economy. At times, depending on varying driving conditions, a chain operating sound may be heard that is characteristic of this type of system.
    • Place the shift boot to the original position after it is lifted. If the select lever is operated with the shift boot in the rolled-up position, the shift boot may have tension and it may disturb the `select lever operation.

    Select leverSubaru Forester 2023 Continuously variable transmission Base 4

    1. Select lever button

    Continuously Variable Transmission1

    • With the brake pedal depressed, shift while pressing the select lever button in
    • Shift while pressing the select lever button in Shift without pressing the select lever

    The select lever has four positions, “P”, “R”, “N”, “And d” and also has a manual gate for using the manual mode.

    NOTE

    • For some models, to protect the engine while the select lever is in the “P” or “N” position, the engine is controlled so that the engine speed may not become too high even if the accelerator pedal is depressed hard.
    • When you change the select lever position, make sure to move the select lever firmly to the selected position.

    P (Park)
    This position is for parking the vehicle and starting the engine. In this position, the transmission is mechanically locked to prevent the vehicle from rolling freely. When you park the vehicle, first apply the parking brake firmly, then shift into the “P” position. Do not hold the vehicle with only the mechanical friction of the transmission. To shift the select lever from the “P” position to any other position, you should depress the brake pedal fully then move the select lever. This prevents the vehicle from lurching when it is started.

    R (Reverse)
    This position is for backing the vehicle. To shift from the “N” to “R” position, stop the vehicle completely then move the lever to
    the “R” position while pressing the select lever button in. When the ignition switch has been turned to the “ACC” position, the movement of the select lever from the “N” to “R” position is only possible by depressing the brake pedal. For details, refer to “Shift lock function” P371.

    N (Neutral)
    This position is for restarting a stalled engine. In this position, the transmission is neutral, meaning that the wheels and transmission are not locked. Therefore, the vehicle will roll freely, even on the slightest incline unless the parking brake or foot brake is applied. Avoid coasting with the transmission in neutral. Engine braking has no effect in this condition.

    WARNING
    Do not drive the vehicle with the select lever in the “N” (neutral) position. Engine braking has no effect in this condition and the risk of an accident is consequently increased.

    D (Drive)
    This position is for normal driving. The transmission shifts automatically and continuously into a suitable gear according to the vehicle speed and the acceleration you require. Also, while driving up and down a hill, the transmission assists and controls the driving performance and engine braking while corresponding to the road grade. When more acceleration is required in the “D” position, depress the accelerator pedal fully to the floor and hold that position. The transmission will automatically downshift. In this case, the transmission will operate like a conventional automatic transmission. When you release the pedal, the transmission will return to the original gear position. For models with manual mode, if one of the shift paddles behind the steering wheel is operated while driving in the “D” position, the transmission will temporarily switch to the manual mode. In this mode, you can shift into any gear position using the shift paddles. For details about the manual mode, refer to “Selection of manual mode” p373. Once the vehicle speed stabilizes, the transmission will switch from the manual mode back to the “D” position for normal driving.

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  • Subaru Legacy 2023 Power Steering Touring XT User Guide

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  • Power SteeringSubaru Legacy 2023 Power Steering Touring XT

    Power steering warning light

    The vehicle is equipped with an electric power steering system. When the ignition switch is turned to the “ON” position, the power steering warning light on the com-bination meter illuminates to inform the driver that the warning system is functioning properly. Then, if the engine started, the warning light turns off to inform the driver that the steering power assist is operational.

    CAUTION
    While the power steering warning light is illuminated, there may be more resistance when the steering wheel is operated. Drive carefully to the nearest SUBARU dealer and have the vehicle inspected immediately.

    NOTE
    If the steering wheel is operated in the following ways, the power steering control system may temporarily limit the power assist in order to prevent the system components, such as the control computer and drive motor, from overheating.

    • The steering wheel is operated frequently and turned sharply while the vehicle is maneuvered at extremely low speeds, such as while frequently turning the steering wheel during parallel parking.
    • The steering wheel remains in the fully turned position for a long period of time.
      At this time, there will be more resistance when steering. However, this is not a malfunction. Normal steering force will be restored after the steering wheel is not operated for a while and the power steering control system has an opportunity to cool down. However, if the power steering is operated in a nonstandard way which causes power assist limitation to occur too frequently, this may result in a malfunction of the power steering control system.

    Braking Tips

    WARNING
    Never rest your foot on the brake pedal while driving. This can cause dangerous overheating of the brakes and needless wear on the brake pads.

    When the brakes get wet
    When driving in rain or after washing the vehicle, the brakes may get wet. As a result, brake stopping distance will be longer. To dry the brakes, drive the vehicle at a safe speed while lightly depressing the brake pedal to heat up the brakes.

    Use of engine braking
    Remember to make use of engine braking in addition to foot braking. When descending a grade, if only the foot brake is used, the brakes may start working improperly because of brake fluid overheating, caused by overheated brake pads. To help prevent this, shift into a lower gear to get stronger engine braking.

    Braking when a tire is punctured
    Do not depress the brake pedal suddenly when a tire is punctured. This could cause a loss of control of the vehicle. Keep driving straight ahead while gradually reducing speed. Then slowly pull off the road to a safe place.

    Brake System

    Two separate circuits
    Your vehicle has a dual-circuit brake system. Each circuit works diagonally across the vehicle. If one circuit of the brake system should fail, the other half of the system still works. If one circuit fails, the brake pedal will go down much closer to the floor than usual and you will need to press it down much harder. And a much longer distance will be needed to stop the vehicle.

    Electronic Brake booster
    The vehicle is equipped with an electronic brake booster to provide additional braking force. Do not turn off the ignition switch while driving because that will turn off the brake booster, resulting in poor braking power. The brakes will continue to work even when the brake booster completely stops functioning. If this happens, you will have to depress the pedal much harder than during normal braking, and the braking distance will increase.

    NOTE
    When the following operations are performed, an operating sound from the electronic brake boost control module may be heard. This is not a malfunction.

    • The brake pedal was operated.
    • The driver’s door was opened.
    • The EyeSight function was activated.
    • Several minutes have passed after the engine stopped.

    Supplemental booster function when pressure fails
    If there is a malfunction in the braking system, the power for the braking will be stored by controlling the hydraulic pressure of the VDC system. When the brake pedal is depressed while the supplemental booster function is operating, an operation sound and brake pedal vibration may be generated.

    Brake assist system

    WARNING
    Do not be overconfident about the brake assist. It is not a system that brings more braking ability to the vehicle beyond its braking capability. Always use the utmost care when driving regarding vehicle speed and safe distance.

    CAUTION
    When you need to brake suddenly, continue depressing the brake pedal strongly to bring the effect of the brake assist.Brake assist is a driver assistance system. It assists the brake power when the driver cannot depress the brake pedal strongly and the brake power is insufficient. Brake assist generates the brake power according to the speed at which the driver depresses the brake pedal.

    NOTE

    • When you depress the brake pedal strongly or suddenly, the following phenomena occur. However, even though these occur, they do not indicate any malfunctions, and the brake assist system is operating properly.
    • You might feel that the brake pedal is applied by lighter force and generates a greater braking force.
    • You might hear the sound of ABS operating from the engine compartment.

     Disc Brake Pad Wear Warning Indicators

    Subaru Legacy 2023 Power Steering Touring XT

    The disc brake pad wear warning indicators on the disc brakes give a warning noise when the brake pads are worn. If a squeaking or scraping noise is heard from the disc brakes while braking, immediately have your vehicle inspected by the nearest SUBARU dealer.

    ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System)

    WARNING
    Always use the utmost care in driving overconfidence because you are driving with an ABS equipped vehicle could easily lead to a serious accident.

    CAUTION

    • The ABS does not always decrease stopping distance. You should always maintain a safe following distance from other vehicles.. When driving on badly surfaced roads, gravel roads, icy roads, or over newly fallen snow, stopping distances may be longer for a vehicle with the ABS than one without. When driving under these conditions, therefore, reduce your speed and leave ample distance from other vehicles.
    • When you feel the ABS operating, you should maintain constant brake pedal pressure. Do not pump the brake pedal since doing so may defeat the operation of the ABS.

    The ABS prevents the lock-up of wheels which may occur during sudden braking or braking on slippery road surfaces. This helps prevent the loss of steering control and directional stability caused by wheel lock-up. When the ABS is operating, you may hear a chattering noise or feel a slight vibration in the brake pedal. This is normal when the ABS operates.
    The ABS will not operate when the vehicle speed is below approximately 6 mph (10 km/h).

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Subaru Legacy 2023 Vehicle Dynamics Control Touring XT User Guide

Subaru Legacy 2023 Vehicle Dynamics Control Touring XT User Guide

Vehicle Dynamics Control system

WARNING
Always use the utmost care in driving – overconfidence because you are driving a vehicle with the Vehicle Dynamics Control system could easily lead to a serious accident.

CAUTION

  • Even if your vehicle is equipped with the Vehicle Dynamics Control system, winter tires should be used when driving on snow-covered or icy roads; in addition, vehicle speed should be reduced considerably. Simply having a Vehicle Dynamics Control system does not guarantee that the vehicle will be able to avoid accidents in any situation.
  • Activation of the Vehicle Dynamics Control system is an indication that the road on which the vehicle is traveling has a slippery surface; since having Vehicle Dynamics Control is no guarantee that full vehicle control will be maintained at all times and under all conditions, its activation should be seen as a sign that the speed of the vehicle should be reduced considerably.
  • Whenever suspension components, steering components, or an axle are removed from a vehicle, have an inspection of that system performed by an authorized SUBARU dealer.
  • The following precautions should be observed in order to ensure that the Vehicle Dynamics Control system is operating properly:
    • All four wheels should be fitted with tires of the same size, type, and brand. Furthermore, the amount of wear should be the same for all four tires.
    • Keep the tire pressure at the proper level as shown on the vehicle placard attached to the driver’s side door pillar.
    • When replacing a flat tire, use only the specified temporary
  • If non-matching tires are used, If non-matching tires are used, spare tires. However, even with the specified temporary spare tire, the effectiveness of the Vehicle Dynamics Control system will be reduced.
  • If non-matching tires are used, the Vehicle Dynamics Control system may not operate correctly.

In the event of wheelspin and/or skidding on a slippery road surface and/or during cornering and/or an evasive maneuver, the Vehicle Dynamics Control system adjusts the engine’s output and the wheels’ respective braking forces to help maintain traction and directional control.

  • Traction Control Function
    The traction control function is designed to prevent the spinning of the driving wheels on slippery road surfaces, thereby helping to maintain traction and directional control. Activation of this function is shown by flashing the Vehicle Dynamics Control operation indicator light.
  • Skid Suppression Function
    The skid suppression function is designed to help maintain directional stability by suppressing the wheels’ tendency to slide sideways during steering operations. Activation of this function is shown by flashing the Vehicle Dynamics Control operation indicator light.

NOTE

    • The Vehicle Dynamics Control system may be considered normal when the following conditions occur.
    • Slight twitching of the brake pedal is felt.
      The vehicle or steering wheel shakes to a small degree.
    • An operating sound from the engine compartment is heard briefly when starting the engine and when driving off after starting the engine.
  • The brake pedal seems to jolt when driving off after starting the engine.
  • In the circumstances shown in the following list, the vehicle may be less stable than it feels to the driver. The Vehicle Dynamics Control system may therefore operate. Such operation does not indicate a system malfunction.
    • On gravel-covered or rutted roads
    • On unfinished roads
    • When the vehicle is towing a trailer
    • When the vehicle is fitted with snow tires or winter tires.
  • Activation of the Vehicle Dynamics Control system will cause operation of the steering wheel to feel slightly different compared to that for normal conditions.
  • It is always important to reduce speed when approaching a corner, even if your vehicle is equipped with the Vehicle Dynamics Control system.
  • Always turn off the engine before replacing a tire. Failure to do so may render the Vehicle Dynamics Control system unable to operate correctly.

Vehicle Dynamics Control system monitor

Refer to “Vehicle Dynamics Control warning light/Vehicle Dynamics Control operation indicator light” �P192 . and “Vehicle Dynamics Control OFF indicator light”�193.

 To Turn On/Off the Vehicle Dynamics Control System
To turn the Vehicle Dynamics Control on and off, operate the center information display. Refer to “Car settings” 􀀁P 226 (11.6-inch display models) or “Vehicle setting icons” 􀀁P 246 (dual 7.0-inch dis-play models).
Creating an adequate driving wheel slip by deactivating the Vehicle Dynamics Control system temporarily may help to escape from the following situations. Turn the Vehicle Dynamics Control system off when necessary.

  • A standing start on a steeply sloping road with a snowy, gravel-covered, or otherwise slippery surface
  • Extrication of the vehicle when its wheels are stuck in mud or deep snow
    When turning off the Vehicle Dynamics Control system during engine operation, the Vehicle Dynamics Control OFF indicator light on the combination meter illuminates. The Vehicle Dynamics Control system will be deactivated. When “Vehicle Dynamics Control” has been touched again to reactivate the Vehicle Dynamics Control system, the Vehicle Dynamics Control OFF indicator light turns off. You should not deactivate the Vehicle Dynamics Control system except under the above-mentioned situations.

CAUTION
The Vehicle Dynamics Control system helps prevent unstable vehicle motion such as skidding using control of the brakes and engine power. Do not turn off the Vehicle Dynamics Control system unless it is absolutely necessary. If you must turn off the Vehicle Dynamics Control system, drive very carefully based on the road surface condition.

NOTE

  • When “Vehicle Dynamics Control” has been touched to deactivate the Vehicle Dynamics Control system, the Vehicle Dynamics Control system automatically reactivates itself the next time the ignition switch is turned to the “LOCK”/“OFF” position and the engine is restarted.
  • When “Vehicle Dynamics Control” has been touched to deactivate the Vehicle Dynamics Control system, the vehicle’s running performance is comparable with that of a vehicle that does not have a Vehicle Dynamics Control system. Do not deactivate the Vehicle Dynamics Control system except when absolutely necessary.
  • Even when the Vehicle Dynamics Control system is deactivated, components of the brake control system may still activate. When the brake control system is activated, the Vehicle Dynamics Control operation indicator light flashes.

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Subaru Legacy 2023 Parking Your Vehicle Touring XT User Guide

Subaru Legacy 2023 Parking Your Vehicle Touring XT User Guide

Parking your vehicle

Electronic parking brake

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  1. Parking brake switch
  2. Indicator light
  3. Release the electronic parking brake
  4. Apply the electronic parking brake

WARNING

  • Before exiting the vehicle, make sure that you turn off the engine. Otherwise, the parking brake may be released and an accident may occur.
  • If the brake system warning light turns on, the electronic parking brake system may be malfunction. Immediately stop your
    vehicle in a safe location, use tire stops under the tires to prevent the vehicle from moving and contact your SUBARU dealer.
  • If you operate the electronic parking brake when the brake is overheated or the vehicle is on a steep slope, the electronic parking brake indicator light may flash. In this case, the vehicle may start to move and it may lead to an accident. Always use the tire stops.

CAUTION

  • When the electronic parking brake system has a malfunction and the parking brake cannot be applied, contact your SUBARU dealer immediately for an inspection. If you have to park your vehicle in such conditions, perform the following procedure.
  • Stop your vehicle in a flat location.
  • Shift the select lever in the “P” position. When the select lever cannot be shifted into the “P” position, you must release the shift lock. Refer to “Shift lock function”.
  • Use tire stops under the tires to prevent the vehicle from moving.
  • Never drive with the parking brake applied. Doing so will cause unnecessary brake pad wear. Before driving off, always make sure that the parking brake has been released and the brake system warning light has turned off.

Your vehicle is equipped with an electronic parking brake. You can apply/release the parking brake by operating the parking brake switch.
To apply: Depress the brake pedal and pull up the parking brake switch.

To release: Press the parking brake switch firmly while the ignition switch is in the “ON” position and the brake pedal is depressed. When the parking brake is applied while the ignition switch is in the “ON” position, the electronic parking brake indicator light and the indicator light on the parking brake switch illuminate. Refer to “Brake system warning light (red)”.

NOTE

  • If you press the parking brake switch under the following conditions, the parking brake will not be released.
    •  The ignition switch is in the “ACC” or “LOCK”/“OFF” position.
    •  You are not depressing the brake pedal.
  • The electronic parking brake system uses motors to apply the parking brake. Therefore, operating sounds from the motors will be heard when applying or releasing the parking brake. Make sure that the motor sounds are heard when applying or releasing the parking brake.
  • If you operate the parking brake switch under the following conditions, a chirp will sound and the electronic parking brake indicator light will flash.
  • When the electronic parking brake system has a malfunction.
  • When the electronic parking brake operation is prohibited temporarily.
  • When you cannot release the parking brake due to, for example, a system malfunction, contact your SUBARU dealer and have your SUBARU dealer release the parking brake.
  • If you stop operating the electronic parking brake switch midway or operate extremely slowly, the system may detect an error and turn on the brake system warning light. However, this does not indicate a malfunction if the brake system warning light turns off after operating the switch.
  • When the electronic parking brake has not been used for a long period of time, the electronic parking brake may operate automatically after the ignition switch is turned to the “LOCK”/“OFF” position. This occurs due to checking the proper operation of the electronic parking brake and does not indicate a malfunction.
  • If you cannot release the electronic parking brake due to the switch malfunction, refer to the instructions described in “Automatic release function by accelerator pedal” P343. After activating the electronic parking brake, you may hear a short sound several minutes after the electronic parking brake indicator light illuminates as the system confirms proper engagement. This sound is different from the apply and release sound.

This can occur:

  • If the brakes are extremely hot.
  • If the electronic parking brake is applied after the ignition switch is turned OFF.
    This is a normal operating sound under any of these conditions.
  • The Auto Start-Stop system is deactivated while the electronic parking brake is applied.
  • If you operate the electronic parking brake switch while the Auto Start-Stop system is activated, the Auto Start Stop system will be deactivated. The electronic parking brake
    will activate after the engine is restarted. After the electronic parking brake indicator light is illuminated, release your foot from the brake pedal.
  • When starting the engine or restarting the engine using the Auto Start-Stop system, if you operate the electronic parking brake switch, the electronic parking brake indicator light may flash temporarily. How- ever, this is not a malfunction if the light turns off after the parking brake is deactivated.

 Automatic release function by accelerator pedal electronic

The parking brake will be automatically released by depressing the accelerator pedal. However, the automatic release function does not operate under the following conditions.

  • Any door (other than the rear gate) is open.
  • The driver’s seatbelt is not fastened.

If the parking brake is automatically released, the electronic parking brake indicator light and the indicator light on the parking brake switch turn off.! Auto Vehicle Hold function The Auto Vehicle Hold function will automatically keep the vehicle stopped even after releasing the brake pedal when the vehicle is at a complete stop, such as at traffic signals.

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Subaru Legacy 2023 Auto Start Stop System Touring XT User Guide

Subaru Legacy 2023 Auto Start Stop System Touring XT User Guide

Auto Start-Stop System

The Auto Start-Stop system is designed to automatically stop and restart the engine when the vehicle is stationary for a short period of time (while waiting for a traffic light or in a traffic jam) after the engine has warmed up. The system operates in order to reduce fuel consumption, exhaust emissions and undesired idling noise.

System Operation

CAUTION
The Auto Start-Stop system is designed to automatically stop and restart the engine for a short period of time during idling. Do not use the system when parking the vehicle normally.

So that it can be used safely and comfortably, in addition to driver operations, the Auto Start Stop system is designed to constantly monitor the vehicle conditions as well as the environment inside and outside the vehicle, in order to control stopping and restarting of the engine. After the vehicle has been completely stopped by depressing the brake pedal with the select lever in the “D” position, the engine will be automatically stopped.
If you release the brake pedal with the select lever kept in the “D” position, the engine will be automatically restarted. However, when the Auto Vehicle Hold indicator light illuminates, the engine will not restart.Auto Start Stop System1

Auto Start Stop indicator light (green)

If the engine is temporarily stopped by the system, the Auto Start Stop indicator light on the combination meter will illuminate in green. This indicator light will turn off when the system restarts the engine.

NOTE

  • After starting the engine, if the vehicle is left idling without being driven, the Auto Start-Stop system will not operate.
  • Your vehicle is equipped with a special high-performance battery. When replacing the vehicle battery, be sure to replace it with a genuine SUBARU battery (or equivalent) designed specifically for use in a vehicle equipped with the Auto Start-Stop system. For details, consult your SUBARU dealer.

Operational conditions
The engine can be automatically stopped by the Auto Start Stop system when all of the following conditions are met.

  • The engine is sufficiently warmed up.
  • The engine hood is closed.
  • The driver’s door is closed.
  • The driver’s seatbelt is fastened.
  • The malfunction indicator light (CHECK ENGINE warning light) is off.*1
  • The airflow mode selection is set to a mode other than “ ” mode.
  • The rear window defogger is not in use.
  • X-MODE has been turned off (if equipped).

After the vehicle is stopped, the engine will be automatically stopped when the following conditions are met.

  • The steering wheel is in the straight-ahead position.
  • The steering wheel is not being operated.
    1. Even if the malfunction indicator light (CHECK ENGINE warning light) is illuminated, the Auto Start Stop system may operate when the system recovers from the malfunction.

NOTE

  • After the vehicle is stopped, the engine may not automatically stop under the following conditions.
    • The vehicle is stopped on a road with a steep slope.
    • The vehicle is stopped by hard braking.
  • After the vehicle is stopped, the engine may not automatically stop if the brake pedal is not fully depressed. Make sure to depress the brake pedal firmly when stopping the vehicle.
  • In the following cases, it may take some time for the Auto Start Stop system to operate.
    • When the battery is discharged because the vehicle has not been used for a long period of time, etc.
    • The coolant temperature is low.
    • When the battery terminals have been reconnected after replacing the battery, etc.

Non-operational conditions
In any of the following cases, the Auto Start-Stop system will not operate.

  • When the Auto Start Stop warning light/Auto Start-Stop OFF indicator light is illuminating.
  • When the malfunction indicator light (CHECK ENGINE warning light) is illuminating.*1
  • The electronic parking brake is applied. . When the engine hood is opened.
  • When the CVT fluid is not sufficiently warmed up.
  • When the temperature of the CVT fluid is abnormally high.
  • When the vehicle battery is not in good condition.
  • When using the climate control system, the temperature difference between the set temperature and the temperature inside the vehicle is significant.
  • When using the climate control system, the amount of airflow is significant.
    1. Even if the malfunction indicator light (CHECK ENGINE warning light) is illuminated, the Auto Start Stop system may operate when the system recovers from the malfunction.

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Subaru Legacy 2023 Rear View Camera Touring XT User Guide

Subaru Legacy 2023 Rear View Camera Touring XT User Guide

Subaru Legacy 2023 Rear View Camera Touring XT User Guide

Subaru Legacy 2023 Rear View Camera Touring XT

A rearview camera is attached to the trunk lid (Legacy) or rear gate (Outback/Subaru Outback Wilderness). When the ignition switch is in the “ON” position and the select lever is set to “R”, the rearview camera automatically displays the rear view image behind the vehicle on the central information display.

WARNING

  • Since the rearview camera uses a wide-angle lens, the image on the monitor is different from the actual view in terms of distance.. Since the range of the image on the monitor is limited, always check the rearview and the surrounding area with your eyes and mirrors, and move backward at a slow speed. Moving backward only by checking the rearview image from the camera could cause an accident.
  • Do not disassemble or modify the camera, switch or wiring. If smoke comes out or you smell a strange odor, stop using the rearview camera immediately. Contact your SUBARU dealer for an inspection. Continued use may result in an accident, fire or electric shock.

CAUTION

  • When washing your vehicle with a high-pressure washer, do not allow water to touch the camera directly. Entry of water in the camera lens may result in condensation, malfunction, fire or electric shock.
  • Since the camera is a precision device, do not subject it to strong impacts. Otherwise, malfunction, fire or electric shock may occur.. If mud or snow sticks to or is frozen on the camera, you must be very careful when removing it. Otherwise, damage to the camera may cause a fire or electric shock. Pour water or lukewarm water over the camera to remove mud and ice, and wipe it with a soft, dry cloth.
  • Do not put a flame close to the camera or wiring. Otherwise, damage or fire may occur.
  • When replacing the fuse, be sure to use a fuse with the specified rating. Use of a fuse with a different rating may result in a malfunction.
  • If you use the rear view camera for a long time while the engine is not operated, the battery may become completely discharged.

NOTE

  • Do not wipe the camera with alcohol, benzene or paint thinner. Otherwise, discoloration may occur. To remove contamination, wipe the camera with a cloth moistened with a diluted neutral detergent. Then wipe it with a soft, dry cloth.
  • When waxing the vehicle, be careful not to apply the wax to the camera. If it comes in contact with the camera, moisten a clean cloth with a diluted neutral detergent to remove the wax.
  • The camera lens has a hard coating to help prevent scratches. However, when washing the vehicle or cleaning the camera lens, be careful not to scratch the camera lens. Do not use a washing brush directly on the camera lens. The image quality of the rear view camera may deteriorate. Strong light shined on the camera lens may develop vertical lines around the light source. This is not a malfunction .Under the fluorescent light, the display may flicker. However, this is not a malfunction. The image of the rear view camera may be slightly different from the actual color of the objects. If there is a malfunction on the center information display, refer to “Malfunctions of the Center Information Display” 􀀁P 498.

How to Use the Rear View Camera

When the select lever is set to “R”, the rearview camera automatically displays the rear view image from the vehicle. When the lever is set to other positions, the image before setting to “R” is displayed.

  1. Set the ignition switch to “ON”.
  2. Set the select lever to “R”.

NOTE

  • The image of the rearview camera is horizontally reversed as is the case with the vehicle’s an inside mirror or outside mirror.
  • When “Rear Camera Delay Control” is on, the rearview image will be displayed on the central information display for a certain period of time after the select lever is shifted to a position other than the “P” position from “R”. To turn the function on and off, refer to “General settings” 􀀁P 221 (11.6-inch display models) or “General settings”􀀁P 239 (dual 7.0-inch display models).
  • It may be difficult to see the image of the rearview camera in the following cases. This is not a malfunction of the camera.
  • The vehicle is in a dark place (at night, in a tunnel, etc.).
  • The vehicle is in an extremely hot or cold place.
  • An object (such as raindrops, snow, dirt, etc.) that disturbs the view of the rearview camera sticks to the lens of the camera.
  • Strong light is shining directly on the camera lens (occasionally, there are vertical lines on the screen).

Viewing Range on the Screen

CAUTION
The range that can be viewed with the rear view camera is limited. Always be sure to check with your eyes when moving backward and proceed slowly. Otherwise, it may cause an accident or injury.Subaru Legacy 2023 Rear View Camera Touring XT

Range of view

Subaru Legacy 2023 Rear View Camera Touring XT

Range of view

Subaru Legacy 2023 Rear View Camera Touring XT

Image from camera

The area from the rear end of the bumper can be viewed. Areas at both ends of the bumper and areas just under the bumper cannot be viewed. Also, the image from the rear view camera looks shorter than the actual distance.

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Subaru Legacy 2023 Reverse Automatic Braking Touring XT User Guide

Subaru Legacy 2023 Reverse Automatic Braking Touring XT User Guide

Reverse Automatic Braking (RAB) System (If Equipped)

Reverse Automatic Braking (RAB) is a system designed to help avoid collisions or reduce collision damage when reversing the vehicle. If a wall or an obstacle is detected in the reversing direction, the system will notify the driver with a warning sound and may activate the vehicle’s brakes automatically.

WARNING

  • Reverse Automatic Braking (RAB) is not a system intended to replace the driver’s responsibility to check their surroundings for vehicles or obstacles to avoid a collision.
  • The driver is responsible for driving safely. Before reversing, be sure to first depress the brake pedal and visually check the surroundings.
  • There are some cases in which the vehicle cannot avoid a collision, because the system operation has limitations. The warning sound or automatic braking may be delayed or may not operate at all even when an obstacle is present.
  • Make sure to set the Automatic Braking function to OFF when the vehicle is on the free roller or on the chassis dynamometer. Otherwise, the vehicle may move and it may cause an accident.
  • Make sure to set the Automatic Braking function to OFF when towing a trailer. Otherwise, the vehicle may move and it may cause an accident.
  • The system is not designed to detect people (including children), animals or other moving objects.
  • Depending on the vehicle condition or the surrounding environment, the sonar sensor’s ability to detect objects may become unstable.

NOTE
The Reverse Automatic Braking (RAB) system records and stores the following data when automatic braking operates. It does not record conversations, personal information or other audio

Data.

  • Distance from the object
  • Vehicle speed
  • Accelerator pedal operation status. Brake pedal operation status
  • Select lever position
  • Outside temperature
  • The sensitivity setting of the sonar sensors
    SUBARU and third parties contracted by SUBARU may acquire and use the recorded data for the purpose of vehicle research and development. SUBARU and third parties contracted by SUBARU will not disclose or provide the acquired data to any other third party except under the following conditions.
  • The vehicle owner has given his/her consent.
  • The disclosure/provision is based on a court order or other legally enforceable request.
  • Data that has been modified so that the user and vehicle cannot be identified is provided to a research institution for statistical processing or similar purposes.

Reverse Automatic Braking (RAB) System Overview

The Reverse Automatic Braking (RAB) system will operate the following 2 functions using 4 sonar sensors.

  • Sonar Audible Alarm function
    The Reverse Automatic Braking (RAB) system detects objects rearward and warns the driver by warning message on the center information display and warning beeps.
  • Automatic Braking function
    The Automatic Braking function detects objects rearward and if there is a high risk of a collision, the system decelerates the vehicle and controls the braking to reduce damage.

Reverse Automatic Braking (RAB) System (If Equipped)1

  1. When reversing
  2. When either strong automatic braking or torque control is applied to prevent collision (in this case, short warning beeps or continuous warning beeps will sound)
  3. When the vehicle is stopped by the system (in this case, the continuous beep will remain sounding)
  4. Object (e.g., a wall)

Detecting rangeReverse Automatic Braking (RAB) System (If Equipped)2

  1. Detecting range (width): Approximately 6 in (15 cm) outside of the vehicle width
  2. Range that the system cannot detect: Approximately 20 in (50 cm) behind the rear of the vehicle
  3. Detecting range (length): Approximately 5 ft (1.5 m) from the rear of the vehicle

WARNING
If your vehicle is trapped on a railroad crossing and you are trying to escape by reversing through the crossing gate, the system may recognize the crossing gate as an obstacle and the brake may activate. In this case, remain calm and either continue to depress the accelerator pedal or cancel the system. To cancel the system, refer to “Canceling the Reverse Automatic Braking (RAB) System Operation” 􀀁P 425.

Operating Conditions

The Reverse Automatic Braking (RAB) system will operate when all of the following conditions are met.Reverse Automatic Braking (RAB) System (If Equipped)3

  1. EyeSight warning indicator
  2. RAB warning indicator
  3. RAB OFF indicator
  • The ignition switch is in the “ON” position.
  • The EyeSight warning indicator is off. . The RAB warning indicator is off.
  • The RAB OFF indicator is off.
  • The select lever is in the “R” position.
    Sonar Audible Alarm function
  • The Sonar Audible Alarm is set to “ON” . The vehicle speed is from 0 to 9 mph (0 to 15 km/h).
    Automatic Braking function
  • The Automatic Braking is set to “ON”.  The vehicle speed is from 1 to 9 mph (1.5 to 15 km/h).

NOTE

  • In the following cases, the Reverse Automatic Braking (RAB) system will not operate. Promptly contact a SUBARU dealer to have the system inspected.
    •  The EyeSight warning indicator is illuminated.
    • The RAB warning indicator is illuminated.
  • In the following cases, the Reverse Automatic Braking (RAB) system cannot be operated.
    • The (EyeSight Temporary Stop indicator: White) is illuminated, and the messages corresponding to the EyeSight temporary stop are displayed on the combination meter display (color LCD). For details, refer to the Owner’s Manual Supplement for the EyeSight system.
    • The RAB OFF indicator is illuminated.
    • In the following cases, the functions may not be able to properly work. Promptly contact a SUBARU dealer to have the system inspected.
    • A sticker, paint, or a chemical is applied to the sonar sensors or the rear bumper near the sonar sensor.
    • The rear bumper is modified.
    • The rear bumper has been removed and attached.
    • The ground clearance is changed due to the vehicle’s loading condition or modification.
    • There is damage to the sonar sensors or the rear bumper near the sonar sensor.
    • The rear bumper is exposed to strong impact, or the rear bumper is deformed.
  • On a steep hill, the system’s automatic braking ability will be reduced. . The system is designed to avoid collisions by automatic hard braking when the vehicle’s reversing speed is less than approximately 3 mph (5 km/h). However, the system does not guarantee that the vehicle will be able to avoid collisions in any situation.
  • If the vehicle is reversed at an extremely slow speed, the driver’s operation may be prioritized. In this branch or railroad, crossing bars are present in the reversing direction.
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  • Subaru Legacy 2023 Driver Monitoring Touring XT User Guide

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  • Driver Monitoring System (If Equipped)

    Driver Monitoring System is introduced as DriverFocus in some countries. The Driver Monitoring System monitors possible cases when the driver is not paying attention to the forward direction, and also recognizes individual users. This system warns the driver of inattentive/drowsy driving and can support safe and comfortable driving by automatically retrieving the following settings.

    • Driver’s position
    • Climate control setting
    • Meter setting
    • Center information display setting
    • When a user is registered, various settings are automatically retrieved when the user enters the vehicle.

    Subaru Legacy 2023 Driver Monitoring Touring XT User Guide

    Camera

    CAUTION

    • Always use the utmost care in driving
    • Overconfidence because you are driving a vehicle with the Driver Monitoring System could easily lead to a serious accident.
    • This system cannot detect if the driver is feeling drowsy or is concentrating on safe driving.
    • It cannot judge if the driver is awake or asleep, if their driving abilities have diminished, or if they are concentrating on safe driving.
    • In some circumstances, the system may not be able to correctly detect the driver state.

    NOTE

    • The user recognition camera does not save images, audio, or video.
    • The Driver Monitoring System may not operate correctly when sunlight is shining into the vehicle in the following ways.
    • Sunlight is shining directly (or through glass) onto the user recognition camera.
    • There are shadows on the driver’s face caused by sunlight (or any light with a strong infrared component).
    • There are large momentary fluctuations in the strength of the sunlight (or any light with a strong infrared component) shining on the face.
    • Correct detection may not be possible when a device that includes an infrared light source (such as a commercially available Driver Monitoring System) is installed in the vehicle interior.
    • The Driver Monitoring System may not operate correctly at the following times when the driver is wearing glasses or sunglasses.– The sunglasses do not allow the easy passage of infrared light.
    • The surrounding scenery is reflected strongly in the lenses of the glasses or sunglasses.
    • The eyes are hidden by the frame of the glasses and the user recognition camera cannot detect the eyes.
    • The light from an infrared light source (LED) is reflected in the lenses of the glasses or sunglasses.
    • The driver is wearing an eye-patch.
    • The driver is wearing a hat set deeply over the eyes.
    • Depending on the type of mask, correct detection of inattentive/drowsy driving may not be possible.
    • Correct user recognition is not possible if the eyes, nose, or mouth is covered with a mask, muffler, sun-glasses, or other item.
    • The Driver Monitoring System may not operate correctly when the eyebrows, eyes, nose, or mouth is hidden due to item that is between the face and the system.
    • If a thick cover is attached to the steering wheel, then depending on the position set for the tilt/telescopic steering wheel, the cover may block the system’s view of the face, and the system and the Driver Monitoring System may not operate correctly.
    • Do not attach any stickers to the user recognition camera or the infrared light source (LED). If the user recognition camera or infrared light source (LED) is covered by an obstruction, it will not be possible to correctly monitor the driver.
    • If an accessory is hung from the inside mirror, correct detection may not be possible.
    • Do not touch the user recognition camera or the infrared light source (LED) directly with your fingers. If there is dirt or a fingerprint on these parts, it will not be possible to correctly monitor the driver. If there is dirt or a fingerprint on these parts, either wipe them with a soft dry cloth, or wipe gently with a damp cloth after first firmly wringing the water out.
    • If the surface of the user recognition camera or the infrared light source (LED) becomes scratched, correct detection may not be possible. Be careful that hard objects do not contact these parts.
    • If there is condensation on the user recognition camera or the infrared light source (LED), correct detection may not be possible. If there is condensation on these parts, wipe it away with a soft dry cloth.
    • When registering a user for user recognition, avoid closing your eyes as much as possible.
    • If the user recognition success rate is low, it is possible that the user is not correctly registered. Delete the registered data and perform registration again.
    • If a user frequently drives both with glasses and contact lenses, it is recommended that registration be per-formed both when wearing glasses and when wearing contact lenses.
    • User recognition starts immediately after entering the vehicle, however if the user looks downward or at the driver side mirror for a long time, the user may not be recognized.
    • When one person among twins or another pair of persons with similar facial features is registered, the other person may be incorrectly recognized as the registered user when entering the vehicle.
    • If the person in the passenger’s seat leans into the driver’s seat, or in other cases when there are two or more faces near the driver’s seat, the system may not operate correctly.
    • There are cases when the system concludes that the user’s eyes are closed when the user is looking down-ward during driving, such as when checking instruments or the navigation screen. In such cases, the drowsy driving warning buzzer may sound or the system may otherwise not operate correctly.
    • If the eyes are narrowed when laughing or when there is a dazzling outside light, the system may judge that the eyes are closed and the drowsy driving warning buzzer may sound or the system may otherwise not operate correctly.
    • The drowsy driving or asleep warning states are recognized from the length of time and percentage of time that the eyes are closed. The drowsy driving warning buzzer will not sound simply when the driver feels sleepy or yawns.
    • Even when the driver does not feel sleepy, if his or her eyes are closed or if he or she blinks frequently, the drowsy driving warning buzzer may sound.
    • The inattentive driving warning buzzer may sound if the driver leans forward or puts his or her head out of the window while driving.
    • The inattentive driving warning buzzer will not sound when the vehicle is stopped or traveling at slow speed even if the driver is not looking ahead.
    • The Driver Monitoring System collects and stores data regarding drivers’ facial features. Facial recognition data is stored locally and does not leave the vehicle. It is not transmitted to or stored by SUBARU or anyone else. The Driver Monitoring System may be disabled and any stored driver data may be deleted by following the instructions below. If the Driver Monitoring System is disabled, it will be unable to provide any of its safety or convenience functions.

    The functions which are available vary depending on the Driver Monitoring System setting and the user recognition function setting.

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  • Subaru Legacy 2023 Driver Monitoring Touring XT User Guide

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  • Driver Monitoring System (If Equipped)

    Driver Monitoring System is introduced as DriverFocus in some countries. The Driver Monitoring System monitors possible cases when the driver is not paying attention to the forward direction, and also recognizes individual users. This system warns the driver of inattentive/drowsy driving and can support safe and comfortable driving by automatically retrieving the following settings.

    • Driver’s position
    • Climate control setting
    • Meter setting
    • Center information display setting
    • When a user is registered, various settings are automatically retrieved when the user enters the vehicle.

    Subaru Legacy 2023 Driver Monitoring Touring XT User Guide

    Camera

    CAUTION

    • Always use the utmost care in driving
    • Overconfidence because you are driving a vehicle with the Driver Monitoring System could easily lead to a serious accident.
    • This system cannot detect if the driver is feeling drowsy or is concentrating on safe driving.
    • It cannot judge if the driver is awake or asleep, if their driving abilities have diminished, or if they are concentrating on safe driving.
    • In some circumstances, the system may not be able to correctly detect the driver state.

    NOTE

    • The user recognition camera does not save images, audio, or video.
    • The Driver Monitoring System may not operate correctly when sunlight is shining into the vehicle in the following ways.
    • Sunlight is shining directly (or through glass) onto the user recognition camera.
    • There are shadows on the driver’s face caused by sunlight (or any light with a strong infrared component).
    • There are large momentary fluctuations in the strength of the sunlight (or any light with a strong infrared component) shining on the face.
    • Correct detection may not be possible when a device that includes an infrared light source (such as a commercially available Driver Monitoring System) is installed in the vehicle interior.
    • The Driver Monitoring System may not operate correctly at the following times when the driver is wearing glasses or sunglasses.– The sunglasses do not allow the easy passage of infrared light.
    • The surrounding scenery is reflected strongly in the lenses of the glasses or sunglasses.
    • The eyes are hidden by the frame of the glasses and the user recognition camera cannot detect the eyes.
    • The light from an infrared light source (LED) is reflected in the lenses of the glasses or sunglasses.
    • The driver is wearing an eye-patch.
    • The driver is wearing a hat set deeply over the eyes.
    • Depending on the type of mask, correct detection of inattentive/drowsy driving may not be possible.
    • Correct user recognition is not possible if the eyes, nose, or mouth is covered with a mask, muffler, sun-glasses, or other item.
    • The Driver Monitoring System may not operate correctly when the eyebrows, eyes, nose, or mouth is hidden due to item that is between the face and the system.
    • If a thick cover is attached to the steering wheel, then depending on the position set for the tilt/telescopic steering wheel, the cover may block the system’s view of the face, and the system and the Driver Monitoring System may not operate correctly.
    • Do not attach any stickers to the user recognition camera or the infrared light source (LED). If the user recognition camera or infrared light source (LED) is covered by an obstruction, it will not be possible to correctly monitor the driver.
    • If an accessory is hung from the inside mirror, correct detection may not be possible.
    • Do not touch the user recognition camera or the infrared light source (LED) directly with your fingers. If there is dirt or a fingerprint on these parts, it will not be possible to correctly monitor the driver. If there is dirt or a fingerprint on these parts, either wipe them with a soft dry cloth, or wipe gently with a damp cloth after first firmly wringing the water out.
    • If the surface of the user recognition camera or the infrared light source (LED) becomes scratched, correct detection may not be possible. Be careful that hard objects do not contact these parts.
    • If there is condensation on the user recognition camera or the infrared light source (LED), correct detection may not be possible. If there is condensation on these parts, wipe it away with a soft dry cloth.
    • When registering a user for user recognition, avoid closing your eyes as much as possible.
    • If the user recognition success rate is low, it is possible that the user is not correctly registered. Delete the registered data and perform registration again.
    • If a user frequently drives both with glasses and contact lenses, it is recommended that registration be per-formed both when wearing glasses and when wearing contact lenses.
    • User recognition starts immediately after entering the vehicle, however if the user looks downward or at the driver side mirror for a long time, the user may not be recognized.
    • When one person among twins or another pair of persons with similar facial features is registered, the other person may be incorrectly recognized as the registered user when entering the vehicle.
    • If the person in the passenger’s seat leans into the driver’s seat, or in other cases when there are two or more faces near the driver’s seat, the system may not operate correctly.
    • There are cases when the system concludes that the user’s eyes are closed when the user is looking down-ward during driving, such as when checking instruments or the navigation screen. In such cases, the drowsy driving warning buzzer may sound or the system may otherwise not operate correctly.
    • If the eyes are narrowed when laughing or when there is a dazzling outside light, the system may judge that the eyes are closed and the drowsy driving warning buzzer may sound or the system may otherwise not operate correctly.
    • The drowsy driving or asleep warning states are recognized from the length of time and percentage of time that the eyes are closed. The drowsy driving warning buzzer will not sound simply when the driver feels sleepy or yawns.
    • Even when the driver does not feel sleepy, if his or her eyes are closed or if he or she blinks frequently, the drowsy driving warning buzzer may sound.
    • The inattentive driving warning buzzer may sound if the driver leans forward or puts his or her head out of the window while driving.
    • The inattentive driving warning buzzer will not sound when the vehicle is stopped or traveling at slow speed even if the driver is not looking ahead.
    • The Driver Monitoring System collects and stores data regarding drivers’ facial features. Facial recognition data is stored locally and does not leave the vehicle. It is not transmitted to or stored by SUBARU or anyone else. The Driver Monitoring System may be disabled and any stored driver data may be deleted by following the instructions below. If the Driver Monitoring System is disabled, it will be unable to provide any of its safety or convenience functions.

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  • Subaru Legacy 2023 New vehicle break-in driving Touring XT User Guide

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  • New vehicle break-in driving – the first 1,000 miles (1,600 km)

    The performance and long life of your vehicle are dependent on how you handle and care for the vehicle while it is new.

    Follow these instructions during the first 1,000 miles (1,600 km):

    • Do not race the engine. And do not allow engine speed to exceed 4,000 rpm except in an emergency.
    • Do not drive at one constant engine or vehicle speed, either fast or slow.
    • Avoid starting suddenly and rapid acceleration, except in an emergency.
    • Avoid hard braking, except in an emergency.
    • The same break-in procedures should be applied to an overhauled engine, newly mounted engine or when brake pads are replaced with new ones.

    Fuel economy hints

    The following suggestions will help to save fuel:

    • Select the proper gear position for the speed and road conditions.
    • Avoid sudden acceleration or deceleration. Always accelerate gently until you reach the desired speed. Then try to maintain that speed for as long as possible.
    • Do not pump the accelerator and avoid racing the engine.
    • Avoid unnecessary engine idling.
    • Keep the engine properly tuned.
    • Keep the tires inflated to the correct pressure shown on the tire inflation pressure label, which is located under the door latch on the driver’s side. Low pressure will increase tire wear and fuel consumption.
    • Use the air conditioner only when necessary.
    • Keep the front and rear wheels in proper alignment.
    • Avoid carrying unnecessary luggage or cargo.
    • The indication of the ECO gauge shows a reference for saving fuel. For details, refer to “ECO gauge” �P 206.

    Engine exhaust gas (carbon monoxide)

    WARNING

    • Never inhale engine exhaust gas.  Engine exhaust gas contains carbon monoxide, a colorless and odorless gas that is dangerous, or even lethal if inhaled.
    • Always properly maintain the engine exhaust system to prevent engine exhaust gas from entering the vehicle.
    • 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.
    • Avoid remaining in a parked vehicle for a long time while the engine is running. If that is unavoidable, then use the ventilation fan to force fresh air into the vehicle.
    • Always keep the front ventilator inlet grille free from snow, leaves or other obstructions to ensure that the ventilation system always works properly.
    • If at any time you suspect that exhaust fumes are entering the vehicle, have the problem checked and corrected as soon as possible. If you must drive under these conditions, drive only with all windows fully open.
    • Keep the rear gate closed while driving to prevent exhaust gas from entering the vehicle.

    NOTE
    Due to the expansion and contraction of the metals used in the manufacture of the exhaust system, you may hear a crackling sound coming from the exhaust system for a short time after the engine has been shut off. This sound is normal.

    Catalytic converter

    WARNING

    • Avoid fire hazards. Do not drive or park the vehicle anywhere near flammable materials (e.g. grass, paper, rags or leaves), because the catalytic converter operates at very high temperatures.
    • Keep everyone and flammable materials away from the exhaust pipe while the engine is running. The exhaust gas is very hot.

    New vehicle break-in driving – the first 1,000 miles (1,600 km)1

    2.5 L models

    New vehicle break-in driving – the first 1,000 miles (1,600 km)2

    2.4 L models

    The catalytic converter is installed in the exhaust system. It serves as a catalyst to reduce HC, CO and NOx in exhaust gases, thus providing cleaner exhaust.

    To avoid damage to the catalytic converter:

    • Use only unleaded fuel. Even a small amount of leaded fuel will damage the catalytic converter.
    • Never start the engine by pushing or pulling the vehicle.
    • Avoid racing the engine.
    • Never turn the ignition switch to the “OFF” position while the vehicle is moving.
    • Keep your engine tuned up. If you feel backfiring or incomplete combustion), have your vehicle checked and repaired by an authorized SUBARU dealer.
    • Do not apply undercoating or rust-prevention treatment to the heat shield of the catalytic converter and the exhaust system.
    • Do not drive with an extremely low fuel level.
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  • Winter driving

    Operation during cold weather

    Carry some emergency equipment, such as a window scraper, a bag of sand, flares, a small shovel, and jumper cables.
    Check the battery and cables. Cold temperatures reduce battery capacity. The battery must be in good condition to provide enough power for cold winter starts.
    It normally takes longer to start the engine in very cold weather conditions. Use engine oil of a proper grade and viscosity for cold weather. Using heavy summer oil will make it harder to start the engine. Keep the door locks from freezing by squirting them with deicer or glycerin. Forcing a frozen door open may damage or separate the rubber weather strips around the door. If the door is frozen, use hot water to melt the ice, and afterward thoroughly wipe the water away.

    Use a windshield washer fluid that contains an antifreeze solution. Do not use engine antifreeze or other substitutes because they may damage the paint of the vehicle.
    If you fill the reservoir tank with a fluid with a different concentration from the one used previously, purge the old fluid from the piping between the reservoir tank and washer nozzles by operating the washer for a certain period of time. Otherwise, if the concentration of the fluid remaining in the piping is too low for the outside temperature, it may freeze and block the nozzles.

    CAUTION

    • Adjust the washer fluid concentration appropriately for the outside temperature. If the concentration is inappropriate, sprayed washer fluid may freeze on the windshield and obstruct your view, and the fluid may freeze in the reservoir tank.
    • State or local regulations on volatile organic compounds may restrict the use of methanol, a common windshield washer anti-freeze additive. Washer fluids containing non-methanol anti-freeze agents should be used only if they provide cold weather protection without damaging your vehicle’s paint, wiper blades or washer system.

    Before driving your vehicle

    Before entering the vehicle, remove any snow or ice from your shoes because that could make the pedals slippery and driving dangerous. While warming up the vehicle before driving, check that the accelerator pedal, brake pedal, and all other controls operate smoothly. Clear away ice and snow that has accumulated under the fenders to avoid making steering difficult. During severe winter driving, stop when and where it is safe to do so and check under the fenders periodically.

    Parking in cold weather

    WARNING
    Snow can trap dangerous exhaust gases under your vehicle. Keep snow clear of the exhaust pipe and from around your vehicle if you park the vehicle in the snow with the engine running.

    CAUTION

    • Do not use the parking brake when parking for long periods in cold weather since it could freeze in that position.
    • When the vehicle is parked When the vehicle has been left snowed or when it snows, raise the wiper blades off the glass to prevent damage to them. parked after use on roads heavily covered with snow, or has been left parked during a snowstorm, icing may develop on the brake system, which could cause poor braking action. Check for snow or ice buildup on the suspension, disc brakes, and brake hoses underneath the vehicle. If there is caked snow or ice, remove it, being careful not to damage the disc brakes, brake hoses, or ABS harnesses. When parking for long periods in cold weather, you should observe the following tips. When parking for long periods in cold weather, you should observe the following tips. When parking for long periods in cold weather, you should observe the following tips.
    1. Place the select lever in the “P” position.
    2. Use tire stops under the tires to prevent the vehicle from moving.

    Refueling in cold weather
    To help prevent moisture from forming in the fuel system and the risk of its freezing, the use of an antifreeze additive in the fuel tank is recommended during cold weather. Use only additives that are specifically designed for this purpose. When an anti-freeze additive is used, its effect lasts longer if the tank is refilled whenever the fuel level reaches half empty.
    If your SUBARU is not going to be used for an extended period, it is best to have the fuel tank filled to capacity.

    Driving on snowy and icy roads

    WARNING
    Do not use the cruise control on slippery roads such as snowy or icy roads. This may cause loss of vehicle control.

    CAUTION
    Avoid prolonged continuous driving in snowstorms. Snow will enter the engine’s intake system and may hinder the airflow, which could result in engine shutdown or even breakdown.

    To prevent skidding and slipping, avoid sudden braking, abrupt acceleration, high-speed driving, and sharp turning when driving on snowy or icy roads.
    Always maintain ample distance between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead of you to avoid the need for sudden braking. To supplement the foot brake, use the engine brake effectively to control the vehicle’s speed. (Shift into a lower gear when necessary.)
    Avoid shifting down abruptly. Such behavior can cause the wheels to lock, possibly leading to loss of vehicle control. An anti-lock brake system (ABS) enhances your vehicle’s braking performance on snowy and icy roads. For information about braking on slippery surfaces, refer to “ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System)” 􀀁P 378 and “Vehicle Dynamics Control System” 􀀁P 380.

    Snow stuck on the wiper arm prevents the wiper from working effectively. If snow is stuck on the wiper arm, pull off the road to a safe place, then remove it. If you stop the vehicle at road side, use the hazard warning flasher to alert other drivers. Refer to “Hazard warning flasher”.

    Wiper operation when snowing
    Before driving in cold weather, make sure the wiper blade rubbers are not frozen to the windshield or rear window.
    If the wiper blade rubbers are frozen to the windshield or rear window, perform the following procedure.

    • To thaw the windshield wiper blade rubbers, use the defroster with the airflow selection in “ ” and the temperature set for maximum warmth until the wiper blade rubbers are completely thawed. Refer to “Climate Control” 􀀁P301.
    • If your vehicle is equipped with a wiper deicer, use it. It is helpful to thaw the windshield wiper blade rubbers. Refer to “Defogger and Deicer” 􀀁P 271.
    • To thaw the rear wiper blade rubbers, use the rear window defogger. Refer to “Defogger and Deicer” 􀀁P 271.
      When driving in snow, if frozen snow starts to stick on the surface of the windshield despite wiper operation, use the defroster with the airflow selection in “ ” and the temperature set for maximum warmth. After the windshield gets warmed enough to melt the frozen snow on it, wash it away using the windshield washer. Refer to “Windshield washer” 􀀁P 269.

    Snow stuck on the wiper arm prevents the wiper from working effectively. If snow is stuck on the wiper arm, pull off the road to a safe place, then remove it. If you stop the vehicle at road side, use the hazard warning flasher to alert other drivers. Refer to “Hazard Warning Flasher” 􀀁P 174.
    We recommend use of non-freezing type wiper blades (winter blades) during the seasons you could have snow and freezing temperatures. Blades of this type give superior wiping performance in snowy conditions. Be sure to use blades that are suitable for your vehicle.

    Corrosion protection

    CAUTION
    During high-speed driving, non-freezing type wiper blades may not perform as well as standard wiper blades. If this happens, reduce the vehicle speed.

    NOTE
    When the season requiring non-freezing type wiper blades is over, replace them with standard wiper blades.

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  • Subaru Legacy 2023 Loading your vehicle Touring XT User Guide

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  • Loading your vehicle

    WARNING
    Never allow passengers to ride on a folded rear seatback in the cargo area. Doing so may result in serious injury.

    Subaru Forester 2023 Loading your vehicle Base User Guide 1

    • Never stack luggage or other cargo higher than the top of the seatback because it could tumble forward and injure passengers in the event of a sudden stop or accident. Keep luggage or cargo low, as close to the floor as possible.
    • When you carry something inside the vehicle, secure it whenever you can to prevent it from being thrown around inside the vehicle during sudden stops, sharp turns or in an accident.
    • Do not pile heavy loads on the roof. These loads raise the vehicle’s center of gravity and make it more prone to tip over.
    • Secure long items properly to prevent them from shooting forward and causing serious injury during a sudden stop.
    • Never exceed the maximum load limit. If you do, some parts on your vehicle can break, or it can change the way your vehicle handles. This could result in loss of control and cause personal injury. Also, overloading can shorten the life of your vehicle.
    • Do not place anything on the rear shelf behind the rear seatback (Legacy) or the extended cargo area cover (Outback – if equipped). Such items could tumble forward in the event of a sudden stop or a collision. This could cause serious injury.

    CAUTION
    Do not carry spray cans, containers with flammable or corrosive liquids or any other dangerous items inside the vehicle.

    NOTE
    For better fuel economy, do not carry unneeded cargo.

    Vehicle capacity weightSubaru Forester 2023 Loading your vehicle Base User Guide 2

    Subaru Forester 2023 Loading your vehicle Base User Guide 3

    Vehicle placard

    The load capacity of your vehicle is determined by weight, not by available cargo space. The maximum load you can carry in your vehicle is shown on the vehicle placard attached to the driver’s side door pillar. It includes the total weight of the driver and all passengers and their belongings, any optional equipment such as a trailer hitch, roof rack or bike carrier, etc., and the tongue load of a trailer.

    GVWR and GAWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating and Gross Axle Weight Rating)

    Loading your vehicle1

    Certification label

    The certification label attached to the bottom of the driver’s side door pillar shows GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) and GAWR (Gross Axle Weight Rating). The GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight) must never exceed the GVWR. GVW is the combined total of weight of the vehicle, fuel, driver, all passengers, luggage, any optional equipment, and trailer tongue load. Therefore, the GVW changes depending on the situation. The GVWR equals Curb Weight (actual weight of your vehicle – including standard equipment, fluids, emergency tools and spare tire assembly) plus the vehicle capacity weight.

    In addition, the total weight applied to each axle (GAW) must never exceed the GAWR. The front and rear GAWs can be adjusted by relocating luggage inside the vehicle. Even if the total weight of your luggage is lower than the vehicle capacity weight, either front or rear GAW may exceed the GAWR, depending on the distribution of the luggage.
    When possible, the load should be evenly distributed throughout the vehicle. If you carry heavy loads in the vehicle, you should confirm that GVW and front and rear GAWs are within the GVWR and GAWR by putting your vehicle on a vehicle scale, found at a commercial weighing station.
    Do not use replacement tires with a lower load range than the originals because they may lower the GVWR and GAWR limitations. Replacement tires with a higher load range than the originals do not increase the GVWR and GAWR limitations.

    Roof rails (if equipped)Loading your vehicle1

    CAUTION

    • For cargo-carrying purposes, the roof molding must be used together with a roof crossbar kit and the appropriate carrying attachment.
      Otherwise, damage to the roof or paint or a road hazard due to loss of cargo could result.
    • When using the roof crossbar kit, make sure that the total weight of the crossbars, carrying attachment and cargo does not exceed the maximum load limit. Overloading may cause damage to the vehicle and create a safety hazard.
    • Do not install a roof tent on the vehicle. Doing so may damage the vehicle and create a safety hazard. SUBARU warranties do not cover vehicle damage resulting from use of a roof tent.

    Cargo can be carried after securing the roof crossbar kit to the roof molding and installing the appropriate carrying attachment. When installing the roof crossbar kit, follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
    When carrying cargo on the roof using the roof crossbar kit and carrying attachments, never exceed the maximum load limit as explained below. You should also be careful that the vehicle does not exceed the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) and front and rear Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR). For information about loading cargo into or onto your vehicle, refer to “Loading Your Vehicle” 􀀁P 453. The maximum total load on the roof (including crossbars, carrying attachments, and cargo) must not exceed 88 lbs (40 kg). Refer to the crossbar installation instructions for the maximum crossbar capacity. Place the heaviest load at the bottom, close to the roof, and evenly distribute the cargo. Always properly secure all cargo.

    Installing carrying attachments on the crossbars
    When installing any carrying attachments such as load carriers, crossbars, bike carriers, ski carriers, kayak carriers, cargo baskets, etc., follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the load capacity and make sure that the attachments are securely installed. Use only attachments designed specifically for the crossbars. Before operating the vehicle, make sure that the cargo is properly secured on the attachment.

    NOTE
    Remember that the vehicle’s center of gravity is altered with the weight of the load on the roof, thus affecting the driving characteristics.
    Drive carefully. Avoid rapid starts, hard cornering, and abrupt stops. Crosswind effects will be increased.

    Removal and installation of the crossbarsLoading your vehicle2

    Each of the two roof moldings has two mounting points for crossbars. Each mounting point is fitted with a cover. Use a screwdriver to open the covers. When installing the crossbars on the roof molding, follow the manufacturer €™s instructions.

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  • Subaru Legacy 2023 Trailer towing (Legacy) Touring XT User Guide

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  • Trailer Towing (Legacy)

    CAUTION
    Your vehicle is neither designed nor intended to be used for trailer towing. Therefore, never tow a trailer with your vehicle .SUBARU assumes no responsibility for injuries or vehicle damage that may result from trailer towing, from any trailer towing equipment or from any errors or omissions in the instructions accompanying such equipment. SUBARU warranties do not apply to vehicle damage or malfunction caused by trailer towing.

    Trailer Towing (Outback/Subaru Outback Wilderness)

    Your vehicle is designed and intended to be used primarily as a passenger-carrying vehicle. Towing a trailer puts additional loads on your vehicle’s engine, drivetrain, brakes, tires and suspension and has an adverse effect on fuel economy and air conditioning system cooling performance. If you do decide to tow a trailer, your safety and satisfaction depend upon proper use of correct equipment and cautious opera-tion of your vehicle. Drive carefully when towing a trailer, and always consider the following conditions.

    • Road conditions
    • Weather conditions
    • Vehicle load weight
    • Trailer load weight
    • Seek the advice of your SUBARU dealer to assist you in purchasing a hitch and other necessary towing equipment appropriate for your vehicle.
    • Do not use towing equipment other than genuine SUBARU towing equipment. In addition, be sure to follow the instructions on correct installation and use provided by SUBARU.

    SUBARU assumes no responsibility for injuries or vehicle damage that result from trailer towing equipment, or from any errors or omissions in the instructions accompanying such equipment or for your failure to follow the proper instructions. Regularly check that the hitch mounting bolts and nuts are tightened securely.
    SUBARU warranties do not apply to vehicle damage or malfunction caused by trailer towing. If you use your vehicle to tow a trailer, more frequent maintenance will be required due to the additional load. Refer to “Maintenance schedule under severe driving conditions” in the “Warranty and Maintenance Booklet”.
    Under no circumstances should a trailer be towed with a new vehicle or a vehicle with any new powertrain component (engine, transmission, differential, wheel bearings, etc.) for the first 1,000 miles (1,600 km) of driving. After approximately the first 600 miles (1,000 km) of towing all trailer hitch bolts should be re-tightened to the installation torque.

    Maximum Load Limits

    WARNING
    Never exceed the maximum load limits explained in the following. Exceeding the maximum load limits could cause personal injury and/or vehicle damage.

    CAUTION
    Before towing a trailer, check the trailer total weight, GVW, GAWs and tongue load. Make sure the load and its distribution in your vehicle and trailer are acceptable.

    Total trailer weight 2.4 L modelsSubaru Legacy 2023 Trailer towing (Legacy) Touring XT

    The total trailer weight (trailer weight plus its cargo load) must never exceed the maximum total trailer weight. The maximum total trailer weight is indicated in the following tables.

    Conditions Maximum total trailer weight Maximum tongue weight
    When towing a trailer without brakes. 1,000 l bs (453 kg) 100 lbs (45 kg)
    When towing a trailer with brakes. 3,500 l bs (1,588 kg) 350 lbs (159 kg)

     

    Conditions Maximum total trailer weight Maximum tongue weight
    When towing a trailer without brakes. 1,000 l bs (453 kg) 100 l bs (45 kg)
    When towing a trailer with brakes. 2,700 l bs (1,224 kg) 270 l bs (122 kg)

    Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) and Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)Subaru Legacy 2023 Trailer towing (Legacy) Touring XT 2

    The Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) must never exceed the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR).
    Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) is the combined total of the weight of the vehicle, driver, passengers, luggage, trailer hitch, trailer tongue load and any other optional equipment installed on your vehicle. Therefore, the GVW changes depending on the situation. Determine the GVW each time before going on a trip by putting your vehicle and trailer on a vehicle scale. The GVWR of your vehicle that is set by SUBARU is shown on the certification label located on the driver’s door of your vehicle.

    Subaru Legacy 2023 Trailer towing (Legacy) Touring XT 3

    The total weight applied to each axle (GAW) must never exceed the Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR). The front and rear GAWs can be adjusted by relocating passengers and luggage inside the vehicle. The front and rear GAWR of your vehicle that are set by SUBARU are also shown on the certification label.
    To check both GVWR and GAWR and to confirm that the total weight and weight distribution are within safe driving limits, you should have your vehicle and trailer weighed at a commercial weighing station. Be sure that all cargo is firmly secured to prevent a change in weight distribution while driving.

    Tongue loadSubaru Legacy 2023 Trailer towing (Legacy) Touring XT 4

    WARNING
    If the trailer is loaded with more weight in the back of the trailer’s axle than in the front, the load is taken off the rear axle of the towing vehicle. This may cause the rear wheels to skid, especially during braking or when the vehicle speed is reduced during cornering, resulting in oversteer, spin out, and/or jackknifing. Ensure that the trailer tongue load is from 8% to 11% of the total trailer weight and does not exceed the maximum value. For details about the trailer tongue load, refer to “Total trailer weight” 􀀁P468.

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  • Subaru Legacy 2023 Park Your Vehicle In Emergency Touring XT User Guide

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  • If you park your vehicle in case of an emergencySubaru Legacy 2023 Park Your Vehicle In Emergency Touring XT

    The hazard warning flasher should be used in day or night to warn other drivers when you have to park your vehicle under emergency conditions.
    Avoid stopping on the road. It is best to safely pull off the road if a problem occurs. The hazard warning flasher can be activated regardless of the ignition switch position. Turn on the hazard warning by pushing the hazard warning flasher switch. Turn it off by pushing the switch again.

    NOTE
    When the hazard warning flasher is on, the turn signals do not work.

    Temporary spare tire

    WARNING
    When a spare tire is mounted or a wheel rim is replaced without the original pressure sensor/transmitter being transferred, the low tire pressure warning light will illuminate steadily after blinking for approximately one minute. This indicates the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) is unable to monitor all four road wheels. Contact your SUBARU dealer as soon as possible for tire and sensor replacement and/or system resetting.

    CAUTION
    Never use any temporary spare tire other than the original. Using other sizes may result in severe mechanical damage to the drive train of your vehicle. The temporary spare tire is smaller and lighter than a conventional tire and is designed for emergency use only. Remove the temporary spare tire and re-install the conventional tire as soon as

    possible because the spare tire is designed only for temporary use. Check the inflation pressure of the temporary spare tire periodically to keep the tire ready for use. The correct pressure is 60 psi (420 kPa, 4.2 k gf/cm2). When using the temporary spare tire, note the following.

    • Drive with caution when the temporary spare tire is installed. Avoid hard acceleration and braking, or fast cornering, as control of the vehicle may be lost.
    • Do not exceed 50 mph (80 km/h).
    • Do not put a tire chain on the temporary spare tire. Because of the smaller tire size, a tire chain will not fit properly.
    • Do not use two or more temporary spare tires at the same time.
    • Do not drive over obstacles. This tire has a smaller diameter, so road clearance is reduced.

    If you park your vehicle in case of an emergency 1

    1. Tread wear indicator bar
    2. Indicator location mark
    • When the wear indicator appears on the tread, replace the tire.
    • The temporary spare tire must be used only on a rear wheel. If a front wheel tire gets punctured, replace the wheel with a rear wheel and install the temporary spare tire in place of the removed rear wheel.

    Maintenance tools

    Your vehicle is equipped with the following maintenance tools.

    • Jack
    • Jack handle
    • Screwdriver
    • Towing hook (eye bolt) Outback/ Subaru Outback Wilderness)
    • Wheel nut wrench
    • Torque wrench (Outback)

    CAUTION
    The torque wrench is designed to be used only when changing the position of the crossbar. Do not use the torque wrench in other cases. Otherwise, the torque wrench may be deformed.If you Park Your Vehicle In Case Of An Emergency1

    NOTE
    To use the jack handle, insert the jack handle into the hole of the wheel nut wrench.

    LegacyIf you Park Your Vehicle In Case Of An Emergency2

    1. Under-floor storage compartment (Refer to “Under-Floor Storage Compartment” 􀀁P 343.)
    2. Wheel nut wrench
    3. Screwdriver
    4. Jack handle
    5. Jack

    The maintenance tools are stored in the under-floor storage compartment.
    For the method to use the jack, refer to “Flat Tires” 􀀁P482.

    Outback/Subaru Outback Wilderness

    Type AIf you Park Your Vehicle In Case Of An Emergency3

    1. Under-floor storage compartment (Refer to “Under-Floor Storage Compartment” 􀀁 P343.)
    2. Torque wrench for roof rails
    3. Wheel nut wrench
    4. Towing hook (eye bolt)
    5. Jack
    6. Jack handle
    7. Screwdriver

    The maintenance tools are stored in the under-floor storage compartment.
    For the method to use the jack, refer to Flat Tires P482.

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  • Subaru Legacy 2023 Jump starting Touring XT User Guide

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  • Jump starting

    WARNING

    • Battery fluid is SULFURIC ACID Do not let it come in contact with the eyes, skin, clothing or the vehicle.
      If battery fluid gets on you, thoroughly flush the exposed area with water immediately. Get medical help if the fluid has entered your eyes.
    • If battery fluid is accidentally swallowed, immediately drink a large amount of milk or water, and obtain immediate medical help. Keep everyone including children away from the battery.
    • The gas generated by a battery explodes if a flame or spark is brought near it. Do not smoke or light a match while jump-starting.
    • Never attempt jump-starting if the discharged battery is frozen. It could cause the battery to burst or explode.
    • Whenever working on or around a battery, always wear suitable eye protectors, and remove metal objects such as rings, bands or other metal jewelry.
    • Be sure the jumper cables and clamps on them do not have loose or missing insulation.
    • Do not jump start unless cables in suitable condition are available.
    • A running engine can be dangerous. Keep your fingers, hands, clothing, hair, and tools away from the cooling fan, belts, and any other moving engine parts. Removing rings, watches and ties is advisable.
    • Jumpstarting is dangerous if it is done incorrectly. If you are unsure about the proper procedure for jump starting, consult a competent mechanic. When your vehicle does not start due to a run-down (discharged) battery, the vehicle may be jump-started by connecting your battery to another battery (called the booster battery) with jumper cables.

    How to Jump Start

    1. Make sure the booster battery is 12 volts and the negative terminal is grounded.
    2. If the booster battery is in another vehicle, do not let the two vehicles touch.
    3. Turn off all unnecessary lights and accessories.
    4. Connect the jumper cables exactly in the sequence illustrated.

    Subaru Legacy 2023 Jump starting Touring XT

    1. Booster battery
    2. Strut mounting nut1) Connect one jumper cable to the positive (+) terminal on the discharged battery.
    3. Connect the other end of the jumper cable to the positive (+) terminal of the booster battery.
    4. Connect one end of the other cable to the negative (−) terminal of the booster battery.
    5. Connect the other end of the cable to the strut mounting nut.
    6. Make sure that the cables are not near any moving parts and that the cable clamps are not in contact with any other metal.
    7. Start the engine of the vehicle with the booster battery and run it at moderate speed. Then start the engine of the vehicle that has the discharged battery.
    8. When finished, carefully disconnect the cables in exactly the reverse order.

    Engine Overheating

    WARNING
    Never remove the radiator cap until the engine has been shut off and has fully cooled down. When the engine is hot, the coolant is under pressure. Removing the cap while the engine is still hot could release a spray of boiling hot coolant, which could burn you very seriously.

    CAUTION
    If the engine overheats, the engine speed or the vehicle speed may be reduced. Stop the vehicle in a safe place immediately.

    If Steam Is Coming from the Engine Compartment

    Turn off the engine and get everyone away from the vehicle until it cools down.

     If No Steam Is Coming from the Engine Compartment

    NOTE
    For details about how to check the coolant level or how to add coolant, refer to “Engine Coolant” 􀀁P 524.

    1. Keep the engine running at idling speed.
    2. Open the hood to ventilate the engine compartment. Refer to “Engine Hood”P 517.
      Confirm that the cooling fan is turning. If the fan is not turning, immediately turn off the engine and contact your authorized dealer for repair.
    3. After the engine coolant temperature has dropped, turn off the engine.
      If the temperature gauge stays in the overheated zone, turn off the engine.
    4. After the engine has fully cooled down, check the coolant level in the reserve tank. If the coolant level is below the “LOW” mark, add coolant up to the “FULL” mark.
    5. If there is no coolant in the reserve tank, add coolant to the reserve tank. Then remove the radiator cap and fill the radiator with coolant.
      If you remove the radiator cap from a hot radiator, first wrap a thick cloth around the radiator cap, then turn the cap counterclockwise slowly without pressing down until it stops. Release the pressure from the radiator. After the pressure has been fully released, remove the cap by pressing down and turning it.

    Towing

    WARNING
    Never tow AWD vehicles with the front wheels raised off the ground while the rear wheels are on the ground, or with the rear wheels raised off the ground while the front wheels are on the ground. This will cause the vehicle to spin away due to the operation or deterioration of the center differential.

    Subaru Legacy 2023 Jump starting Touring XT

    If towing is necessary, SUBARU recommends it be done by your SUBARU dealer or a commercial towing service.

    Towing Hook and Tie-Down Hooks/Holes

    The towing hooks should be used only in an emergency.
    A towing hook is supplied with Outback/Subaru Outback Wilderness only. Legacy is not supplied with a towing hook (the towing hook can be purchased at a SUBARU dealer). On Legacy, the towing access cover is on the rear bumper only. SUBARU recommends towing be done by your SUBARU dealer or a commercial towing service.

    CAUTION

    • Use only the specified towing hook and tie-down hooks/holes. Never use suspension parts or other parts of the body for towing or tie-down purposes.
    • Never use the tie-down hole closest to the muffler under the vehicle for towing purposes.

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Subaru Legacy 2023 Access key fob Touring XT User Guide

Subaru Legacy 2023 Access key fob Touring XT User Guide

Access Key Fob – If Access Key Fob Does Not Operate Properly

CAUTION
Keep metallic objects, magnetic sources and signal transmitters away from the area between the access key fob and the push-button ignition switch. They may interfere with the communication between the access key fob and the push button ignition switch. The following functions may be inoperable because of strong radio signals in the surrounding area or a low battery condition of the access key fob.

  • Locking/unlocking doors including rear gate
  • Switching power status
  • Starting engine

In such cases, perform the following procedure. When the battery of the access key fob is discharged, replace it with a new one. Refer to “Replacing Battery of Access Key Fob” 􀀁P555.

Locking and UnlockingSubaru Legacy 2023 Access key fob Touring XT User Guide

  1. Release button
  2. Emergency key

While pressing the release button of the access key fob, take out the emergency key. Lock or unlock the driver’s door with the emergency key in the procedure described in “Locking and Unlocking from the Out-side” 􀀁P 139.

NOTE
After locking or unlocking, be sure to attach the emergency key back to the access key fob.

Switching Power Status

  1. Apply the parking brake.
  2. Shift the select lever into the “P” position.
  3. Depress the brake pedal.
    Subaru Legacy 2023 Access key fob Touring XT User Guide
  4. Hold the access key fob with the buttons facing you, and touch the push button ignition switch with it. When the communication between the access key fob and the vehicle is completed, a chime (ding) will sound. At the same time, the status of the push-button ignition switch changes to either of the following.
  5. When the keyless access with the push-button start system is deactivated, press the push-button ignition switch with the brake pedal released. The status of the push-button ignition switch then changes to “ON”.
  • When the keyless access with the push-button start system is deactivated: “ACC”
  • Under other conditions: “ON”

NOTE
If the power does not switch even though the above procedure was followed precisely, contact your SUBARU dealer.

Starting Engine

  1.  Apply the parking brake.
  2.  Shift the select lever into the “P” position.
  3.  Depress the brake pedal.
    Subaru Legacy 2023 Access key fob Touring XT User Guide
  4.  Hold the access key fob with the buttons facing you, and touch the push-button ignition switch with it. When the communication between the access key fob and the vehicle is completed, a chime (ding) will sound. At the same time, the push-button ignition switch turns to the “ACC” or “ON” position.
  5.  After the push-button ignition switch turns to the “ACC” or “ON” position, while depressing the brake pedal, press the push-button ignition switch.

NOTE
If the engine does not start even though the above procedure was followed precisely, contact your SUBARU dealer.

Rear Gate (Outback/Subaru Outback Wilderness)  If the Rear Gate Cannot Be Opened

In the event that you cannot open the rear gate by pressing the rear gate opener button (all models) or using the power rear gate (if equipped), you can open it from inside the cargo area.Subaru Legacy 2023 Access key fob Touring XT User Guide

  1. Remove the access cover at the bottom-center of the rear gate trim using flat-head screwdriver.

CAUTION
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Models without power rear gate Rear gate lock release lever

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Models with power rear gate lock release lever

       2. Turn the rear gate lock release lever to the right position using a flathead screwdriver or a similar tool. Then the rear gate will open.

Malfunctions of the Center Information Display

If the following screens are displayed, temporary errors or malfunctions may occur in the center information display. If they are only temporary errors, the following procedure may help to eliminate them.Subaru Legacy 2023 Access key fob Touring XT User Guide

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  1. Park the vehicle in a safe place.
  2. Turn the ignition switch once to the “LOCK/OFF” position, then start the engine.
  3. If the center information display cannot be recovered even though the engine has been restarted, press and hold the volume
  4. If the center information display is not recovered by restarting it, contact your SUBARU dealer.

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Exterior care

CAUTION

  • When washing the vehicle, the brakes may get wet. As a result, the brake stopping distance will be longer. To dry the brakes, drive the vehicle at a safe speed while lightly depressing the brake pedal to heat up the brakes.
  • Do not wash the engine compartment and area adjacent to it. If water enters the engine air intake or electrical parts, it will cause engine trouble or a malfunction of electrical equipment.
  • When washing inner fenders, underbody, bumpers and protruding objects such as exhaust pipes and exhaust finishers, be careful to prevent injuries from contacting sharp ends.
  • Do not use any organic solvents when washing the surface of the bulb assembly cover. However, if a detergent with organic solvents is used to wash the cover surface, completely rinse off the detergent with water. Otherwise, the cover surface may be damaged.
  • Outback/Subaru Outbacker. Wilderness: Since your vehicle is equipped with a rear wiper, automatic car-wash brushes could become tangled around it, damaging the wiper arm and other components. Ask the automatic car-wash operator not to let the brushes touch the wiper arm or to fix the wiper arm on the rear window glass with adhesive tape before operating the machine.
  • If the climate control system is operating when you wash the vehicle, do not set the air inlet selection of the climate control to outside air circulation mode. There is a risk that water may enter the vehicle through the air inlets.

NOTE

  • When having your vehicle washed in an automatic car wash, make sure beforehand that the car wash is of a suitable type
  • The rearview camera lens has a hard coating to help prevent scratches. However, when washing the vehicle or cleaning the camera lens, be careful not to scratch the camera lens. Do not use a washing brush directly on the camera lens. The image quality of the rearview camera may deteriorate.

The best way to preserve your vehicle’s beauty is frequent washing. Wash the vehicle at least once a month to avoid contamination by road grime. Wash dirt off with a wet sponge and plenty of lukewarm or cold water. Do not wash the vehicle with hot water and in direct sunlight.
Salt, chemicals, insects, tar, soot, tree sap, and bird droppings should be washed off using a light detergent, as required. If you use a light detergent, make certain that it is a neutral detergent. Do not use strong soap or chemical detergents. All cleaning agents should be promptly flushed from the surface and not allowed to dry there. Rinse the vehicle thoroughly with plenty of lukewarm water. Wipe the remaining water off with a chamois or soft cloth. Wear rubber gloves and use a hand brush when washing down the underbody, inner fenders, and suspension to effectively remove mud and dirt.

Washing the underbody
Chemicals, salts, and gravel used for deicing road surfaces are extremely corrosive, accelerating the corrosion of underbody components, such as the exhaust system, fuel, brake lines, brake cables, floor pan and fenders, and suspension. Thoroughly flush the underbody and inside of the fenders with lukewarm or cold water at frequent intervals to reduce the harmful effects of such agents. Mud and sand adhering to the underbody components may accelerate their corrosion.
After driving off-road or on muddy or sandy roads, wash the mud and sand off the underbody. Carefully flush the suspension and axle parts, as they are particularly prone to mud and sand buildup. Do not use a sharp-edged tool to remove caked mud.

CAUTION

  • Be careful not to damage brake hoses, sensor harnesses, and other parts when washing suspension components.
  • Be careful not to flush the engine bottom for a long time. It may cause damage of some electrical parts.

Using a warm water washer

  • Keep a good distance of 12 in (30 cm)or more between the washer nozzle and the vehicle.
  • Do not wash the same area continuously.
  • If a stain will not come out easily, wash by hand. Some warm water washers are of the high temperature, high-pressure type, and they can damage or deform the resin parts such as moldings, or cause water to leak into the vehicle.

Waxing and polishing
Always wash and dry the vehicle before waxing and polishing. Use a good quality polish and wax and apply them according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Wax or polish when the painted surface is cool. Be sure to polish and wax the chrome trim, as well as the painted surfaces. Loss of wax on a painted surface leads to loss of the original luster and also quickens the deterioration of the surface. It is recommended that a coat of wax be applied at least once a month, or whenever the surface no longer repels water.
If the appearance of the paint has diminished to the point where the luster or tone cannot be restored, lightly polish the surface with a fine-grained compound.

Never polish just the affected area, but include the surrounding area as well. Always polish in only one direction. A No. 2000 grain compound is recommended. Never use a coarse-grained compound. Coarse-grained compounds have a smaller grain-size number and could damage the paint.
After polishing with a compound, coat with wax to restore the original luster. Frequent polishing with a compound or an incorrect polishing technique will result in removing the paint layer and exposing the undercoat. When in doubt, it is always best to contact your SUBARU dealer or an auto paint specialist.

CAUTION
Do not use any agents with organic solvents on the surface of the bulb assembly cover. However, if a polish or wax with organic solvents is applied to the cover surface, completely wipe off the polish or wax. Otherwise, the cover surface may be damaged.

NOTE

  • Be careful not to block the windshield washer nozzles with wax when waxing the vehicle.
  • Do not wipe the rearview camera with alcohol, benzene or paint thinner. Otherwise, discoloration may occur. To remove contamination, wipe the camera with a cloth moistened with diluted neutral detergent and then wipe it with a soft, dry cloth.
  • When waxing the vehicle, be careful not to apply the wax to the rearview camera. If it comes in contact with the camera, moisten a clean cloth with diluted neutral detergent to remove the wax.
  • For Subaru Forester Wilderness models, if the wax gets onto the hood decal when you are waxing your vehicle, this could enhance the reflective appearance of the hood decal and impair the anti-reflective function.

Cleaning alloy wheels

Vehicles without matte-painted wheels

  • Promptly wipe the alloy wheels clean of any kind of grime or agent. If dirt is left on too long, it may be difficult to clean off.
  • Do not use soap-containing grit to clean any kind of grime or agent. If dirt is left on too long, it may be difficult to clean off.
  • Do not use soap-containing grit to clean the wheels. Be sure to use a neutral cleaning agent, and later rinse thoroughly with water. Do not clean the wheels with a stiff brush or expose them to a high-speed washing device.
  • the wheels. Be sure to use a neutral cleaning agent, and later rinse thoroughly with water. Do not clean the wheels with a stiff brush or expose them to a high-speed washing device. wheels) with water as soon as possible when it has been splashed with seawater, exposed to sea breezes, or driven on roads treated with salt or other agents.

Vehicles with matte-painted wheels

CAUTION
Be sure to observe the following precautions as matte-painted wheels can be damaged.

  • Do not scrub or polish the wheels using a brush or dry cloth.
  • Do not use any wheel coatings or abrasive detergents.

As matte-painted wheels require different cleaning methods than conventional alloy wheels, be sure to observe the following. For details, consult your SUBARU dealer.

  • Remove dirt using water. If the wheels are excessively dirty, use a sponge or soft cloth dampened with a diluted neutral detergent to remove the dirt.

White Letter Tires
It is recommended to clean the white letter part on the side of the tire frequently because it easily gets dirty. When cleaning, use a neutral detergent and wash with a sponge.

Corrosion protection
Your SUBARU has been designed and built to resist corrosion. Special materials and protective finishes have been used on most parts of the vehicle to help maintain a fine appearance, strength, and reliable operation.

Most common causes of corrosion

The most common causes of corrosion are:

  • The accumulation of moisture-retaining dirt and debris in body panel sections, cavities, and other areas.
  • Damage to paint and other protective coatings caused by gravel and stone chips or minor accidents.

Corrosion is accelerated on the vehicle when:

  • It is exposed to road salt or dust control chemicals or used in coastal areas where there is more salt in the air, or in areas where there is considerable industrial pollution.
  • It is driven in areas of high humidity, especially when temperatures range just above freezing.
  • Dampness in certain parts of the vehicle remains for a long time, even though other parts of the vehicle may be dry.
  • High temperatures will cause corrosion to parts of the vehicle that cannot dry quickly due to a lack of proper ventilation.

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Subaru Legacy 2023 Maintenance schedule Touring XT User Guide

Subaru Legacy 2023 Maintenance schedule Touring XT User Guide

Maintenance schedule

U.S. models
The scheduled maintenance items required to be serviced at regular intervals are shown in the “Warranty and Mainte-nance Booklet”. For details, read the separate “Warranty and Maintenance Booklet”.

Canada models
The scheduled maintenance items required to be serviced at regular intervals are shown in the “Warranty and Service Booklet”. For details, read the separate “Warranty and Service Booklet”.

Except for U.S. and Canada models
Some items of your vehicle are required to be serviced at scheduled intervals. For details about your maintenance schedule, read the separate “Warranty and Maintenance Booklet”.

 Maintenance Precautions

When maintenance and service are required, it is recommended that all work be done by an authorized SUBARU dealer.
If you perform maintenance and service by yourself, you should familiarize yourself with the information provided in this section on general maintenance and service for your SUBARU. Incorrect or incomplete service could cause improper or unsafe vehicle operation. Any problems caused by improper maintenance and service performed by you are not eligible for warranty coverage.

WARNING

  • Testing of an All-Wheel Drive vehicle must NEVER be performed on a single two-wheel dynamometer or similar apparatus. Attempting to do so will result in transmission damage and in uncontrolled vehicle movement and may cause an accident or injuries to persons nearby.
  • Always select a safe area when performing maintenance on your vehicle.
  • Always be very careful to avoid injury when working on the vehicle. Remember that some of the materials in the vehicle may be hazardous if improperly used or handled, for example, battery acid.
  • Your vehicle should only be serviced by persons fully competent to do so. Serious personal injury may result to persons not experienced in servicing vehicles.. Always use the proper tools and make certain that they are well maintained.
  • Never get under the vehicle sup-ported only by a jack. Always use safety stands to support the vehicle.
  • Never keep the engine running in a poorly ventilated area, such as a garage or other closed areas.
  • Do not smoke or allow open flames around the fuel or battery. This will cause a fire.
  • Because the fuel system is under pressure, replacement of the fuel filter should be performed only by your SUBARU dealer.
  • Wear adequate eye protection to guard against getting oil or fluids in your eyes. If something does get in your eyes, thoroughly wash them out with clean water.
  • Do not tamper with the wiring of the SRS airbag system or seatbelt pretensioner system, or attempt to take its connectors apart, as that may activate the system or it can render it in operative. NEVER use a circuit tester for these wiring. If your SRS airbag or seatbelt pretensioner needs service, consult your nearest SUBARU dealer.
  • Check the inside of the engine compartment to see if there are any cloths and tools left. If they are left inside, they may be a cause of malfunction and fire.

NOTE
SUBARU does not endorse the use of non-SUBARU approved flushing systems and strongly advises against performing these services on a SUBARU vehicle. Non-SUBARU approved flushing systems use chemicals and/or solvents which have not been tested or approved by SUBARU.SUBARU warranties do not cover any part of the vehicle which is damaged by adding or applying chemicals and/or solvents other than those approved or recommended by SUBARU.

Before Checking or Servicing in the Engine Compartment

WARNING

  • Always stop the engine and apply the parking brake to prevent the vehicle from moving.
  • Always let the engine cool down. Engine parts become very hot when the engine is running and remain hot for some time after the engine is stopped.
  • Do not spill engine oil, engine coolant, brake fluid or any other fluid on hot engine components. This may cause a fire.
  • When the ignition switch is in the “ON” position, the cooling fan may operate suddenly even when the engine is stopped. If your body or clothes come into con-tact with a rotating fan, that could result in serious injury. To avoid risk of injury, perform the following precautions. Models with push button start system:
  • Always turn the push button ignition switch to the “OFF” position and confirm that the operation indicator on the switch is turned off. Then take the access key fob out from the vehicle.
    Models without push-button start system:
  • Always remove the key from the ignition switch.
  • Before performing any servicing on a vehicle equipped with a remote engine start system temporarily place that system in the service mode to prevent it from unexpectedly starting the engine.

 When Checking or Servicing in the Engine Compartment

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CAUTION

  • Do not contact the belt cover while checking the components in the engine compartment. Doing so may cause your hand to slip off the belt cover and result in an unexpected injury.
  • Do not touch the oil filter until the engine has cooled down completely. Doing so may result in a burn or other injury. Note that the oil filter becomes very hot when the engine is running and remains hot for some time after the engine has stopped.

When Checking or Servicing in the Engine Compartment While the Engine Is Running

WARNING
A running engine can be dangerous. Keep your fingers, hands, clothing, hair and tools away from the cooling fan, belts and any other moving engine parts. Removing rings, watches and ties is advisable.

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Subaru Legacy 2023 Maintenance tips Touring XT User Guide

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Maintenance tips

Some clips and fender linings must be removed before replacing the air cleaner elements or specific bulbs.

Removing and reinstalling clips

Removing clips
There are several types of clips used for your vehicle.

Type A and D clipsMaintenance tips1

Type D clips

  1. Turn the clips counterclockwise using a flat-head screwdriver until the center portion of the clip is raised.
  2.  Remove the clips with a flat-head screwdriver using leverage.

Type B clipsMaintenance tips2

  1. Pull out the center portion of the clip using a flat-head screwdriver as shown in the illustration.
  2. Pull the protruded center portion to remove the entire body of the clip.

Type C clipsMaintenance tips3

  1. Turn the clip counterclockwise using a Phillips screwdriver until the center portion of the clip is raised.
  2. Remove the entire clip by pulling it up

Reinstalling clipsMaintenance tips1 Maintenance tips2

Insert the clip without the center portion first and then push the center portion of the clip into the hole.

Engine hood

CAUTION

  • Be extremely careful not to catch fingers or other objects when closing the engine hood.
  • Do not push the hood forcibly to close it. It could deform the metal.
  • Be extremely careful opening the engine hood when the wind is strong. The engine hood could close suddenly, possibly causing injuries from slamming.
  • Do not install accessories other than genuine SUBARU parts to the engine hood. If the engine hood becomes too heavy, the stay may not be able to support holding it open.
  • Check that the end of the hood stay is inserted into the slot. If it is not inserted properly, the hood may drop and cause injury

To open the hood:

  1.  If the wiper blades are lifted off the windshield, return them to their original position.
    Maintenance tips1
  2. Pull the hood release knob under the instrument panel.
    Maintenance tips2
  3. Release the secondary hood release by moving the lever between the front grille and the hood toward the left.
    Maintenance tips3
  4. Lift up the hood, release the hood prop from its retainer and put the end of the hood prop into the slot in the hood. Hold the grip for handling the hood prop.

To close the hood:

  1. Lift the hood slightly and remove the hood prop from the slot in the hood and return the prop to its retainer.
  2. Lower the hood to a height of approximately 7.8 to 11.8 in (20 to 30 cm) above its closed position and then let it drop.
  3. After closing the hood, be sure the hood is securely locked.

If this does not close the hood, release it from a slightly higher position.

WARNING
Always check that the hood is properly locked before you start driving. If it is not, it might fly open while the vehicle is moving and block your view, which may cause an accident and serious bodily injury.

Engine compartment overview

 ModelsMaintenance tips1

  1. Brake fluid reservoir (page 530)
  2. Main fuse box (page 546)
  3. Battery (page 545)
  4. Windshield washer tank (page 540)
  5. Engine oil filler cap (page 521)
  6. Engine coolant reservoir (page 524)
  7. Radiator cap (page 524)
  8. Engine oil filter (page 523)
  9. Engine oil level gauge (page 521)
  10. Air cleaner case (page 526)

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Subaru Legacy 2023 Cooling system Touring XT User Guide

Subaru Legacy 2023 Cooling system Touring XT User Guide

Cooling System

WARNING
Never remove the radiator cap until the engine has been shut off and has cooled down completely. Since the coolant is under pressure, you may suffer serious burns from a spray of boiling hot coolant when the cap is removed.

CAUTION

  • Vehicles are filled at the factory with SUBARU SUPER COOLANT which does not require the first change for 11 years/137,500 miles (11 years/220,000 km). This coolant should not be mixed with any other brand or type of coolant during this period. Mixing with a different coolant will reduce the life of the coolant. When necessary to top off the coolant for any reason, use only SUBARU SUPER COOLANT.
    If SUBARU SUPER COOLANT is diluted with another brand or type, the maintenance interval is shortened to that of the mixing coolant.
  • Do not splash the engine coolant over painted parts. The alcohol contained in the engine coolant may damage the paint surface.

Cooling Fan, Hose, and Connections

Your vehicle employs an electric cooling fan which is thermostatically controlled to operate when the engine coolant reaches a specific temperature.Subaru Legacy 2023 Cooling system Touring XT

If the radiator cooling fan does not operate even when the engine coolant temperature gauge exceeds the normal operating range, the cooling fan circuit may be defective. Refer to “Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge” 􀀁P 177. Check the fuse and replace it if necessary. If the fuse is not blown, have the cooling system checked by your SUBARU dealer.
If the frequent addition of coolant is necessary between vehicle service visits, it is recommended that you have your vehicle inspected by an authorized SUBARU dealer to check for leaks, damage, or looseness.

 Engine Coolant

Checking the coolant levelSubaru Legacy 2023 Cooling system Touring XT

  1. “FULL” level mark
  2. “LOW” level mark

Check the coolant level at each fuel stop.

  1. Check the coolant level on the outside of the reservoir while the engine is cool.
  2. If the level is close to or lower than the “LOW” level mark, add coolant up to the “FULL” level mark. If the reserve tank is empty, remove the radiator cap and refill coolant up to just below the filler neck as shown in the following illustration.

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After refilling the reserve tank and the radiator, reinstall the cap and check that the rubber gaskets inside the radiator cap are in the proper position.

CAUTION

  • Be careful not to spill engine coolant when adding it. If coolant touches the exhaust pipe, it may cause a bad smell, smoke, and/or a fire. If engine coolant gets on the exhaust pipe, be sure to wipe it off.
  • Do not splash the engine coolant over painted parts. The alcohol contained in the engine coolant may damage the paint surface.

Changing the coolant

It may be difficult to change the coolant. Have the coolant changed by your SUBARU dealer if necessary? The coolant should be changed according to the maintenance schedule in the “Warranty and Maintenance Booklet”.

Air Cleaner Element

WARNING
Do not operate the engine with the air cleaner element removed. The air cleaner element not only filters in-take air but also stops flames if the engine backfires. If the air cleaner element is not installed when the engine backfires, you could be burned.

CAUTION
When replacing the air cleaner element, use a genuine SUBARU air cleaner element. If it is not used, there is the possibility of causing a negative effect to the engine .The air cleaner element functions as a filter screen. When the element is perforated or removed, engine wear will be excessive and engine life shortened. The air cleaner element is a dry type. It is unnecessary to clean or wash the element.

 Replacing the Air Cleaner Element

Replace the air cleaner element according to the maintenance schedule in the “Warranty and Maintenance Booklet”. Under extremely dusty conditions, replace it more frequently. It is recommended that you always use genuine SUBARU parts.

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Subaru Legacy 2023 Brake fluid Touring XT User Guide

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Brake fluid

Checking the fluid level

WARNING

  • Never let brake fluid contact your eyes because brake fluid can be harmful to your eyes. If brake fluid gets in your eyes, immediately flush them thoroughly with clean water. For safety, when performing this work, wearing eye protection is advisable.
  • Brake fluid absorbs moisture from the air. Any absorbed moisture can cause a dangerous loss of braking performance.
  • If the vehicle requires frequent refilling, there may be a leak. If you suspect a problem, have the vehicle checked at your SUBARU dealer.

The alcohol contained in the brake fluid may damage them.

  • Be careful not to spill brake fluid when adding it. If brake fluid touches the exhaust pipe, it may cause a bad smell, smoke, and/or a fire. If brake fluid gets on the exhaust pipe, be sure to wipe it off.

Visually check the brake fluid level of the reservoir monthly on an even surface.

CAUTION

  • When adding brake fluid, be careful not to allow any dirt into the reservoir.. Never splash the brake fluid over painted surfaces or rubber parts.
  • Never splash the brake fluid over painted surfaces or rubber parts. Alcohol contained in the brake fluid may damage them.
  • Be careful not to spill brake fluid when adding it. If brake fluid touches the exhaust pipe, it may cause a bad smell, smoke, and/or a fire. If brake fluid gets on the exhaust pipe, be sure to wipe it off.

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  1. “MAX” level line
  2. “MIN” level line A)
  3. The brake fluid level must be checked in this area. Check the fluid level monthly.
    Check the fluid level on the outside of the reservoir. Be sure to check the fluid level for the brake system at the shaded area in the illustration. For MT models, this reservoir is used for both the brake and clutch systems and has chambers for each system. If the fluid level is below “MIN”, add the recommended brake fluid to “MAX”. Use only brake fluid from a sealed container.

Recommended brake fluid

CAUTION
Never use different brands of brake fluid together. Also, avoid mixing DOT 3 and DOT 4 brake fluids even if they are the same brand.

Clutch fluid (MT models)

Checking the fluid level

WARNING
Never let clutch fluid contact your eyes because clutch fluid can be harmful to your eyes. If clutch fluid gets in your eyes, immediately flush them thoroughly with clean water. For safety, when performing this work, wearing eye protection is advisable.

CAUTION

  •  Clutch fluid absorbs moisture from the air. Any absorbed moisture can cause improper clutch operation.
  • If the vehicle requires frequent refilling, there may be a leak. If you suspect a problem, have the vehicle checked at your SUBARU dealer.
  • When clutch fluid is added, be careful not to allow any dirt into the tank.
  • Never splash the clutch fluid over painted surfaces or rubber parts. Alcohol contained in the clutch fluid may damage them. . Be careful not to spill clutch fluid when adding it. If clutch fluid touches the exhaust pipe, it may cause a bad smell, smoke, and/or a fire. If clutch fluid gets on the exhaust pipe, be sure to wipe it off.
  • The fluid level for the clutch system must be checked at the inboard side of the reservoir. It cannot be checked at the outboard side of the reservoir.

brake fuid.

  1. “MAX” level line
  2. “MIN” level line

Be sure to check the brake fluid level from the outside of the reservoir. If the fluid level is below “MIN”, top up brake fluid to “MAX”. Use only brake fluid from a sealed container.

Recommended clutch fluid

Refer to “Fluids” 􀀁P 564.

CAUTION
Never use different brands of clutch fluid together. Also, avoid mixing DOT 3 and DOT 4 brake fluids even if they are the same brand.

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Subaru Legacy 2023 Tires and wheels Touring XT User Guide

Subaru Legacy 2023 Tires and wheels Touring XT User Guide

Tires and wheels

Types of tires
You should be familiar with type of tires present on your vehicle.

All season tires
All-season tires are designed to provide an adequate measure of traction, handling and braking performance in year-round driving including snowy and icy road conditions. However, all season tires do not offer as much traction performance as winter (snow) tires in heavy or loose snow or on icy roads. All season tires are identified by “ALL SEASON” and/or “M+S” (Mud & Snow) on the tire sidewall.

Summer tires
Summer tires are high-speed capability tires best suited for highway driving under dry conditions. Summer tires are inadequate for driving on slippery roads such as on snow-covered or icy roads. If you drive your vehicle on snow-covered or icy roads, we strongly recommend the use of winter (snow) tires. When installing winter tires, be sure to replace all four tires.

Winter (snow) tires
Winter tires are best suited for driving on snow-covered and icy roads. However, winter tires do not perform as well as summer tires and all-season tires on roads other than snow-covered and icy roads.

 Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) U.S.-Spec. Models) s11av02 The tire pressure

The tire pressure monitoring system provides the driver with a warning message by sending a signal from a sensor that is installed in each wheel when tire pressure is severely low. The tire pressure monitoring system will activate only when the vehicle is driven. Also, this system may not react immediately to a sudden drop in tire pressure (for example, a blow-out caused by running over a sharp object).

If you adjust the tire pressures in a warm garage and will then drive the vehicle in cold outside air, the resulting drop in tire pressures may cause the low tire pressure warning light to illuminate. To avoid this problem when adjusting the tire pressures in a warm garage, inflate the tires to pressures higher than those shown on the tire inflation pressure label. Specifically, inflate them by an extra 1 psi (6.9 kPa, 0.07 kg f/cm2) for every difference of 108F (5.68C) between the temperature in the garage and the temperature outside. By way of example, the following table shows the required tire pressures that correspond to various outside temperatures when the temperature in the garage is 608F (15.68C).

Example:
Tire size: P205/55R16 89V, 205/50R17 89V and P225/40R18 88V

Standard tire pressures:
Front: 33 psi (230 kPa, 2.3 k gf/cm2) Rear: 32 psi (220 kPa, 2.2 kg f/cm2)

Garage temperature:608F (15.68C)

 

Outside temperature

Adjusted pressure [psi (kPa, kgf/cm2)]
Front Rear
308F (−18C) 36 (250, 2.5) 35 (240, 2.4)
108F (−128C) 38 (265, 2.65) 37 (255, 2.55)
−108F (−238C) 41 (280, 2.8) 39 (270, 2.7)

Example:
Tire size: 225/65R17 102H, 225/60R18 100H, 225/65R17 102T

Standard tire pressures:

Front: 35 psi (240 kPa, 2.4 kg/cm2)

Rear: 33 psi (230 kPa, 2.3 kg/cm2)

Garage temperature: 608F (15.68C)

 

Outside temperature

Adjusted pressure [psi (kPa, kgf/cm2)]
Front Rear
308F (−18C) 38 (260, 2.65) 36 (250, 2.5)
108F (−128C) 40 (275, 2.8) 38 (265, 2.65)
−108F (−238C) 42 (290, 2.95) 41 (280, 2.8)

If the low tire pressure warning light illuminates when you drive the vehicle in cold outside air after adjusting the tire pressures in a warm garage, re-adjust the tire pressures using the method described above. Then, increase the vehicle speed to at least 20 mph (32 km/h) and check to see that the low tire pressure warning light turns off a few minutes later. If the low tire pressure warning light does not turn off, the tire pressure monitoring system may not be functioning normally. In this event, go to a SUBARU dealer to have the system inspected as soon as possible.

While the vehicle is driven, friction between tires and the road surface causes the tires to warm up. After illumination of the low tire pressure warning light, any increase in the tire pressure caused by an increase in the outside air temperature or by an increase in the temperature in the tires can cause the low tire pressure warning light to turn off.
It may not be possible to install TPMS valves on certain wheels that are on the market. Therefore, if you change the wheels (for example, a switch to snow tires), use wheels that have the same part number as the standard equipment wheels. Without four operational TPMS valves/sensors on the wheels, the TPMS will not fully function and the warning light on the combination meter will illuminate steadily after blinking for approximately one minute.

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Subaru Legacy 2023 Wheel Replacement Touring XT User Guide

Subaru Legacy 2023 Wheel Replacement Touring XT User Guide

Wheel replacement

When replacing wheels due, for example, to damage, make sure the replacement wheels match the specifications of the wheels that are fitted as standard equipment. Replacement wheels are available from SUBARU dealers.

WARNING
Use only those wheels that are specified for your vehicle. Wheels not meeting specifications could interfere with brake caliper operation and may cause the tires to rub against the wheel well housing during turns. The resulting loss of vehicle control could lead to an accident.
Align the valve with the valve hole in the cover, then fit the cover on the wheel by tapping your hand evenly around the circumference of the cover.

Alloy wheels (if equipped)

Alloy wheels can be scratched and damaged easily. Handle them carefully to maintain their appearance, performance, and safety.

  • When any of the wheels is removed and replaced for tire rotation or to change a flat, always check the tightness of the wheel nuts after driving approximately 600 miles (1,000 km). If any nut is loose, tighten it to the specified torque.
  • Never apply oil to the threaded parts, wheel nuts, or tapered surface of the wheel.
  • Never let the wheel rub against sharp protrusions or curbs.
  • When wheel nuts, balance weights, or the center cap is replaced, be sure to replace them with genuine SUBARU parts designed for alloy wheels.

Windshield washer fluidReplacement wheel1

Windshield washer fluid warning light

When there is only a small amount of washer fluid remaining, the windshield washer fluid warning light will illuminate. When this occurs, refill the washer fluid as follows.

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“FULL” mark

Remove the washer tank filler cap, then add fluid until it reaches the “FULL” mark on the tank. Use windshield washer fluid. If windshield washer fluid is unavailable use clean water. In areas where water freezes in winter, use an anti-freeze type windshield washer fluid.

CAUTION
Never use engine coolant as washer fluid because it could cause paint damage.

If you fill the windshield washer tank with a fluid with a different concentration from the one used previously, purge the old fluid from the piping between the windshield washer tank and washer nozzles by operating the washer for a certain period of time. Otherwise, if the concentration of the fluid remaining in the piping is too low for the outside temperature, it may freeze and block the nozzles.

CAUTION

  • Adjust the washer fluid concentration appropriately for the outside temperature. If the concentration is inappropriate, sprayed washer fluid may freeze on the windshield and obstruct your view, and the fluid may freeze in the windshield washer tank.
  • State or local regulations on volatile organic compounds may restrict the use of methanol, a common windshield washer anti-freeze additive. Washer fluids containing non-methanol anti-freeze agents should be used only if they provide cold weather protection without damaging your vehicle’s paint, wiper blades or washer system.

Replacement of wiper blades

Grease, wax, insects, or other material on the windshield or the wiper blade results in jerky wiper operation and streaking on the glass. If you cannot remove the streaks after operating the windshield washer or if the wiper operation is jerky, clean the outer surface of the windshield and rear window using a sponge or soft cloth with a neutral detergent or mild-abrasive cleaner. Do not, however, use detergent to clean the blade rubbers. Use only a sponge or soft cloth (and no neutral detergent or mild abrasive cleaner) when you clean the blade rubbers. If you wipe the rubber of the blade strongly, the black coating component will peel off, which will cause the wiper to judder. Also, after wiping it off, check that the rubber has not come loose. After cleaning the window glass and wiper blade rubbers, be sure to rinse them with clean water. Rinse the window until the water does not form beads on the glass. This indicates that the glass is clean.

CAUTION

  • Do not clean the wiper blades with gasoline or a solvent, such as paint thinner or benzene. This will cause deterioration of the wiper blades.
  • When you wish to raise the passenger-side wiper arm, first raise the driver-side wiper arm. Otherwise, the passenger-side wiper assembly and driver-side wiper assembly will touch each other, possibly resulting in scratches.
  • Return the passenger-side wiper arm to its original position before returning the driver-side wiper arm to its original position. Otherwise, the passenger-side wiper assembly and driver-side wiper assembly will touch each other, possibly resulting in scratches.
  • When returning the raised wipers to their original positions, return the wipers slowly on the windshield by hand. Returning the wipers from the detached positions by the spring operation might change the shape of the wiper arm or scratch the windshield.
  • While removing the wiper blades from the wiper arms, do not return the wiper arms to their original positions. Otherwise, the windshield surface may be scratched.

If you cannot eliminate the streaking even after following this method, replace the wiper blades using the following procedures.

Windshield wiper blade assembly

NOTE

  1. Raise the wiper arm off the windshield. First, raise the driver’s side wiper arm and then raise the front passenger’s side wiper arm.Subaru Legacy 2023 Tires and wheels Touring XT

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Subaru Legacy 2023 Fuses Touring XT User Guide

Subaru Legacy 2023 Fuses Touring XT User Guide

Fuses

CAUTION
Never replace a fuse with one having a higher rating or with material other than a fuse because serious damage or a fire could result.

NOTE
Fuse rating and using circuit are described on each behind the fuse box cover. The fuses are designed to melt during an overload to prevent damage to the wiring harness and electrical equipment. The fuses are located in two fuse boxes.Subaru Legacy 2023 Fuses Touring XT

One is located under the instrument panel behind the fuse box cover on the driver’s seat side. To remove the cover, pull it out.Subaru Legacy 2023 Fuses Touring XT

  1. Spare fuses
  2. Fuse puller

The other one (main fuse box) is housed in the engine compartment. Also, the spare fuses and fuse puller are stored in the fuse box cover.
Pinch the upper part of the fuse puller when removing it from the main fuse box.Subaru Legacy 2023 Fuses Touring XT 1

If any lights, accessories or other electrical controls do not operate, inspect the corresponding fuse. If a fuse has blown, replace it.

  1. Turn the ignition switch to the “LOCK”/ “OFF” position and turn off all electrical accessories.
  2. Remove the fuse box cover.
  3. Determine which fuse may be blown. Look at the back side of each fuse box cover.
  4. Pull out the fuse with the fuse puller.
  5. Inspect the fuse. If it has blown, replace it with a spare fuse of the same rating.
  6. If the same fuse blows again, this indicates that its system has a problem. Contact your SUBARU dealer for repairs.

Installation of Accessories

Always consult your SUBARU dealer before installing fog lights or any other electrical equipment in your vehicle. Such accessories may cause the electronic system to malfunction if they are incorrectly installed or if they are not suited for the vehicle. We recommend that you install only genuine SUBARU accessories on your vehicle.

Replacing Bulbs

WARNING
Bulbs may become very hot while illuminated. Before replacing bulbs, turn off the lights and wait until the bulbs cool down, Otherwise, there is the risk of sustaining a burn injury.

CAUTION
Replace any bulb only with a new bulb of the specified wattage. Using a bulb of different wattage could result in a fire. For the specified wattage of each bulb, refer to “Bulb Chart” 􀀁P568. For replacement, contact your SUBARU dealer.

HeadlightsSubaru Legacy 2023 Fuses Touring XT 2

The LED headlight warning light illuminates if the LED headlights malfunction. Have your vehicle inspected at a SUBARU dealer as soon as possible.

Front Turn Signal Light/Front Position LightSubaru Legacy 2023 Fuses Touring XT 2Subaru Legacy 2023 Fuses Touring XT 3

  1. Turn the socket counterclockwise and pull it out.
  2. Pull out the bulb from the socket and replace the bulb with a new one.

Rear Combination Lights

Legacy

NOTE
It may be difficult to replace the bulbs. We recommend that you have the bulbs replaced by your SUBARU dealer if necessary.Subaru Legacy 2023 Fuses Touring XT 2

  1. Undo the clips. For the method to undo the clips, refer to “Type C clips” 􀀁P516.
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  2. Remove the side cover.
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  3. Remove the upper and lower screws.
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  4. Slide the rear combination light assembly straight rearward and remove it from the vehicle.

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Subaru Legacy 2023 Replacing key battery and Specifications Touring XT User Guide

Subaru Legacy 2023 Replacing key battery and Specifications Touring XT User Guide

Replacing key battery

The access key fob/transmitter battery may be discharged under the following conditions.

  • The operation of the keyless access function is unstable.
  • The operating distance of the remote keyless entry system is unstable.
  • The transmitter does not operate properly when used within the standard distance.

Replace the battery with a new one.

CAUTION

  • Do not let dust, oil, or water get on or in the access key fob/transmitter when replacing the battery.
  • Before replacing the battery, remove any static electricity.
  • Be careful not to touch or damage the printed circuit board in the access key fob/transmitter when replacing the battery.
  • Be careful not to allow children to touch the battery and any removed parts; children could swallow them.
  • There is a danger of an explosion if the battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or equivalent type of battery.
  • Batteries should not be exposed to excessive heat such as bright sunlight, fire, or the like.

NOTE

  • Replace only with the same or equivalent type of battery recommended by the manufacturer.
  • Dispose of used batteries according to local laws.
  • Mount the battery in the correct orientation to prevent fluid leakage. Be careful not to bend the terminals. It may result in a malfunction.
  • It is recommended that the battery be replaced by a SUBARU dealer.
  • Use a new battery.
  • After replacing the battery, confirm that the transmitter functions properly.

Replacing the battery of the access key fob

CAUTION

  • When removing or reinstalling the access key fob cover, make sure that the plastic part does not come off or become misaligned.
  • Before replacing the battery, remove any static electricity.

Battery: Button battery CR2032 or equivalentfuses924

  1. Release button
  2. Emergency key
  3. Take out the emergency key.
  4. Wrap a flat-head screwdriver with vinyl tape or a cloth, and insert it in the gap to remove the cover

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  1. Take out the emergency key.
  2. Wrap a flat-head screwdriver with vinyl tape or a cloth, and insert it in the gap to remove the cover.
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  3. Take out the battery using a flat-head screwdriver with vinyl tape or a cloth.31
  4. Insert a new battery with its positive (+) side facing upward as shown in the figure.32
  5. Attach the cover to the access key fob by fitting the projections and recesses together.

Replacing transmitter battery
Battery: Button battery CR1620 or equivalent32

  1. Wrap a flat-head screwdriver with vinyl tape or a cloth. Open the key head using a flat-head screwdriver.
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  2. Remove the transmitter case from the key head.Replacement wheel6
  3. Open the transmitter case by releasing the hooks.
    1. Negative (−) side facing up
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  4. Replace the old battery with a new battery making sure to install the new battery with the negative (−) side facing up.
  5. Put together the transmitter case by fitting the hooks on the case.
  6. Reinstall the transmitter case in the key head.
  7. Refit the removed half of the key head.

After the battery is replaced, the transmitter must be synchronized with the remote keyless entry system’s control unit. Press either the “ ” or “ ” button six times to synchronize the unit.

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Subaru Legacy 2023 Tire Information Touring XT User Guide

Subaru Legacy 2023 Tire Information Touring XT User Guide

Tire information

Tire labeling
Many markings (e.g. Tire size, Tire Identification Number, or TIN) are placed on the sidewall of a tire by tire manufacturers. These markings can provide you with useful information on the tire.

Tire size
Your vehicle comes equipped with a P-Metric tire size. It is important to understand the sizing system in selecting the proper tire for your vehicles. Here is a brief review of the tire sizing system with a breakdown of its individual elements.

P Metric
With the P-Metric system, Section Width is measured in millimeters. To convert millimeters into inches, divide by 25.4. The Aspect Ratio (Section Height divided by Section Width) helps provide more dimensional information about the tire size.

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  1. Certain tire type used on light-duty vehicles such as passenger cars
  2. Section Width in millimeters
  3. Aspect Ratio (= section height 7 section width).
  4. R = Radial Construction
  5. Rim diameter in inches
    Load and Speed Rating Descriptions
    The load and speed rating descriptions will appear following the size designation. They provide two important facts about the tire. First, the number designation is its load index. Second, the letter designation indicates the tire’s speed rating.
    Example
    Subaru Forester 2023 Tire Information Base User Guide 2
  6. Load Index: A numerical code that specifies the maximum load a tire can carry at indicated by its speed symbol, at maximum inflation pressure.
    For example, “90” means 1,323 lbs (600 kg), and “89” means 1,278 lbs (580 kg).
    WARNING
    Load indices apply only to the tire, not to the vehicle. Putting a load-rated tire on any vehicle does not mean the vehicle can be loaded up to the tire’s rated load.
  7. Speed Rating: An alphabetical system describing a tire’s capability to travel at established and predetermined speeds. For example, “V” means 149 mph (240 km/h)

WARNING

  • Speed ratings apply only to the tire, not to the vehicle. Putting a speed-rated tire on any vehicle does not mean the vehicle can be operated at the tire’s rated speed.
  • The speed rating is void if the tires are worn out, damaged, repaired, retreaded, or otherwise altered from their original condition. If tires are repaired, retreaded, or otherwise altered, they may not be suitable for original equipment tire-designed loads and speeds.

Tire Identification Number (TIN)

Tire Identification Number (TIN) is marked on the intended outboard sidewall. Here is a brief review of the TIN with a breakdown of its individual elements.

Subaru Forester 2023 Tire Information Base User Guide 3

  1. DOT symbol
  2. Manufacturer’s Identification Mark
  3. Tire Size Code
  4. Tire Type Code
  5. Date of Manufacture The first two figures identify the week, starting with “01” to represent the first full week of the calendar year; the second two figures represent the year. For example, 0101 means the 1st week of 2001.
  6. The DOT symbol certifies that the tire conforms to applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.

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  1. DOT symbol
  2. Plant Code
  3. Manufacturer’s Code
  4. Date of Manufacture The first two figures identify the week, starting with “01” to represent the first full week of the calendar
    year; the second two figures represent the year. For example, 0101 means the 1st week of 2001.
  5. The DOT symbol certifies that the tire conforms to applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.

Other markings

The following makings are also placed on the sidewall. Maximum permissible inflation pressure
The maximum cold inflation pressure to which this tire may be inflated. For example, “300 kPa (44 PSI) MAX. PRESS”

 Maximum load rating
The load rating at the maximum permissible weight load for this tire. For example, “MAX. LOAD 580 kg (1279 LBS) @ 300 kPa (44 PSI) MAX. PRESS.”

WARNING
Maximum load rating applies only to the tire, not to the vehicle. Putting a load-rated tire on any vehicle does not mean the vehicle can be loaded up to the tire’s rated load.

Construction type

Applicable construction of this tire. For example, “TUBELESS STEEL BELTED RADIAL

Construction
The generic name of each cord material used in the plies (both sidewall and tread area) of this tire. For example, “PLIES: TREAD 2 STEEL + 2 POLYESTER SIDEWALL 2 POLYESTER”.

Many markings (e.g. Tire size, Tire Identification Number, or TIN) are placed on the sidewall of a tire by tire manufacturers. These markings can provide you with useful information on the tire. Your vehicle comes equipped with a P-Metric tire size. It is important to understand the sizing system in selecting the proper tire for your vehicles. Here is a brief review of the tire sizing system with a breakdown of its individual elements.

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Subaru Legacy 2023 Uniform Tire Quality Touring XT User Guide

Subaru Legacy 2023 Uniform Tire Quality Touring XT User Guide

Uniform Tire Quality Grading (UTQG)

For details, refer to “Uniform tire quality grading standards” �P 588.

Recommended tire inflation pressure

For recommended cold tire inflation pressure for your vehicle’s tires, refer to “Tires” �P 566.Tire information

Vehicle placardSubaru Forester 2023 Tire Information Base User Guide 5

The vehicle placard is attached to the driver’s side door pillar.

Example:Subaru Legacy 2023 Uniform Tire Quality Touring XT

The vehicle placard shows the original tire size, recommended cold tire inflation pressure on each tire at maximum loaded vehicle weight, seating capacity, and loading information

Adverse safety consequences of underinflation

Driving at high speeds with excessively low tire pressures can cause the tires to flex severely and to rapidly become hot. A sharp increase in temperature could cause tread separation, and failure of the tire(s). A possible resulting loss of vehicle control could lead to an accident.

Measuring and adjusting air pressure to achieve proper inflation

Check and, if necessary, adjust the pressure of each tire (including the spare) at least once a month and before any long journey. Check the tire pressures when the tires are cold. Use a pressure gauge to adjust the tire pressures to the specific values. Driving even a short distance warms up the tires and increases the tire pressure. Also, the tire pressures are affected by the outside temperature. It is best to check tire pressure outdoors before driving the vehicle. When a tire becomes warm, the air inside it expands, causing the tire pressure to increase. Be careful not to mistakenly release air from a warm tire to reduce its pressure.

Glossary of tire terminology

  • Accessory weight

The combined weight (in excess of those standard items which may be replaced) of the automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes, power windows, power seats, radio, and heater, to the extent that these items are available as factory-in-stalled equipment (whether installed or not).

  • Bead
    The part of the tire that is made of steel wires, wrapped or reinforced by ply cords, and that is shaped to fit the rim.
  • Bead separation
    A breakdown of the bond between components in the bead.
  • Bias ply tire A pneumatic tire in which the ply cords that extend to the beads are laid at alternate angles substantially less than 90 degrees to the center-line of the tread.
  • Carcass
    The tire structure, except tread and sidewall rubber, when inflated, bears the load.
  • Chunking
    The breaking away of pieces of the tread or sidewall.
  • Cold tire pressure
    The pressure in a tire that has been driven less than 1 mile or has been standing for three hours or more. .
  • Cord
    The strands form the plies in the tire.
  • Cord separation
    The parting of cords from adjacent rubber compounds.
  • Cracking
    Any parting within the tread, side wall, or inner liner of the tire extending to cord material.
  • Curb weight
    The weight of a motor vehicle with standard equipment including the maximum capacity of fuel, oil and coolant, and if so equipped, air conditioning and additional weight optional engine.
  • Extra load tire
    A tire is designed to operate at higher loads and higher inflation pressure than the corresponding standard tire.
  • Groove
    The space between two adjacent tread ribs.
  • Inner liner
    The layer(s) forming the inside surface of a tubeless tire that contains the inflating medium within the tire.
  • Inner liner separation
    The parting of the inner liner from cord material in the carcass.
    • Intended outboard sidewall
       The sidewall that contains a whitewall, bears white lettering or bears manufacturer, brand, and/or model name molding that is higher or deeper than the same molding on the other sidewall of the tire, or The outward-facing sidewall of an asymmetrical tire that has a particular side that must always face outward when mounting on a vehicle.
    • Light truck (LT) tire
      A tire is designated by its manufacturer as primarily intended for use on lightweight trucks or multipurpose passenger vehicles.
    • Load rating
      The maximum load that a tire is rated to carry for a given inflation pressure.
    • Maximum inflation pressure
      The maximum cold inflation pressure to which a tire may be inflated.
    • Maximum load rating
      The load rating for a tire at the maximum permissible inflation pressure for that tire. Maximum loaded vehicle weight

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