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Impreza Navigation

NAVIGATION SYSTEM TIPS

Setting Correct Zones

When entering a destination or waypoint, be sure to designate the correct search area. Otherwise the system will search in vain to find where you want to go. To change the search area, press the DEST button and select the Change button. Find the correct area (zone) on the map.

Setting the Clock

To adjust the Navigation System clock, select the Menu button, then Navigation Set Up, and then Set Clock. From there, you can select the Display Type (12 or 24 hour), Daylight Saving Time mode, and Time Zone.

Controlling the Volume of Voice Prompts

To shut off or to change the volume of the Navigation System’s voice prompts, press the Menu button. Select Volume and press the button of the desired level or use the volume arrows at the bottom of the screen, depending on the vehicle.

Saving a Location as a Point of Interest (POI)

The Navigation System can store up to 100 memory points. Select Menu, then Stored Location. Then select Memory Points. Some systems allow you to select the storage location category for the memory point you wish to add.

Then select Add. Set the memory point using the preferred method from the display – Address, Point of Interest, Select from Map, Emergency, Memory Point, or Previous Destination.

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Check Engine Light

CHECK ENGINE WARNING LIGHT

When the Check Engine warning light illuminates, it’s telling you that the vehicle’s onboard diagnostic system has found a potential problem. That problem might be in the ignition, fuel injection system, or emission control.

However, the first thing to check is the gas cap. If it’s loose, that might be causing the light to come on. If it’s not loose, try to avoid high-speed driving or heavy loads until you have the vehicle checked by a qualified technician.

You don’t have to pull to the side of the road and stop driving, but do not ignore the problem. Having the vehicle diagnosed promptly will help you avoid severe and costly damage to engine components.

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Subaru Outback

PREPARE YOUR VEHICLE FOR SUMMER

Summer can mean added heat, humidity, and stop-and-go traffic. Here are some suggestions to help you prepare for summer trips:

  • Follow the recommended service schedules in your Owner’s Manual for oil, oil filter, and other filters
  • Check all fluid levels
  • According to recommendations, drain and refill the cooling system using Genuine Subaru Coolant because it is specifically formulated for the alloys used in Subaru engines
  • Correct engine performance issues – rough idle, stalling, etc.
  • Check the air conditioning system
  • Check the condition of the tires, including the spare
  • Inspect all lights and replace burned-out bulbs
  • Replace worn windshield wipers

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Pothole

NINE SIGNS OF POTHOLE DAMAGE TO YOUR VEHICLE

Have your vehicle examined if it exhibits any of these signs.

  1. Rolling or swaying in turns
  2. Diving when braking
  3. Squatting when accelerating
  4. Bouncing or sliding sideways on winding, rough roads
  5. Bottoming out or thumping on bumps
  6. Sitting lower in the front or rear
  7. Leaking or other signs of physical damage, such as rusting or dents
  8. Losing directional control during sudden stops
  9. Pulling or drifting in one direction or another on a smooth, flat road without a crown

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My.Subaru.com Screenshot

MY.SUBARU

My.Subaru allows you to activate your personal Web site for you and your Subaru. Available only to Subaru owners, its useful features and tools simplify the care and maintenance of your vehicle.

Go to My.Subaru.com to register and activate these features:

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