Winter 2007 Forward to a Friend




Genuine Subaru Coolant  • Subaru Battery-Testing Diagnostic System  • Using the AUX Jack  • 
Don’t Lose Your Tags!  • Satellite Radio  • Rear Dome/Reading Light for 2007 Legacy, Outback, and B9 Tribeca  • 
Changing Oil and Oil Filters


Coolant

GENUINE SUBARU COOLANT

Subaru recommends the use of Genuine Subaru Coolant to help prevent engine corrosion. Coolant with the wrong combination of chemicals can corrode engine components and fatigue certain metals.

Subaru vehicles have aluminum engines with traces of other metals present, including ferrous (iron or steel) metals. Genuine Subaru Coolant protects the engine because it is specially formulated to prevent any undesirable reactions to these metals.

Subaru recommends changing coolant every two years or 30,000 miles, whichever comes first.

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battery
SUBARU BATTERY-TESTING DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM

Subaru dealers have a battery-testing diagnostic system that can help indicate how much life is left in your vehicle’s battery. Your dealer can use the system to prepare a report – for your peace of mind.

See more about batteries in the Fall 2006 issue of Drive at www.drivesubaru.com.

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USING THE AUX JACK
USING THE AUX JACK

MP3 and other audio players can be plugged into AUX jacks in most 2007 Subaru vehicles. You may need a cable attachment from an audio store, depending on your player’s equipment. Press the “AUX” button on your vehicle’s audio controls for player output to channel through the vehicle’s speakers.

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Tags
DON’T LOSE YOUR TAGS!

Certain 2005 and newer model-year Subaru models have an immobilizer security system. The ignition key has a transponder that transmits the key’s identification code to a receiver. If the system doesn’t recognize the code, the key might be able to start the engine, but it will shut off automatically after just a few seconds.

Immobilizer keys are delivered with two sets of tags – a key number plate and a security ID plate. These will give a Subaru dealer the information needed to replace the keys should they be lost.

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satellite radio
SATELLITE RADIO

Reminders for Subaru owners who have satellite radio systems:

ACTIVATING YOUR ACCOUNT
Both XM® and SIRIUS® provide account activation online, along with three months of free service.

SIRIUS: You will need the ID/ESN number from your SIRIUS receiver, found on channel “0,” a major credit card, and your tuner installed and tuned to channel 184. Then follow directions on the http://home.sirius.com Web site or call SIRIUS at (888) 539-SIRIUS [7474].

XM: Tune the XM radio to channel “0” for your XM Radio ID. Activate service by visiting http://dealer.XMradio.com or by calling XM Listener Care toll free at (800) 852-XMXM [9696] (promotion code SUBARUS06).

NAVIGATION THROUGH CATEGORIES
Finding a station is quicker and easier by navigating through categories rather than station by station.

SIRIUS: Press the “SEEK/TRACK/CAT” button (17), then press the up and down arrows on the side of the button to find the desired category.

XM: Press the “SEEK FLDR” button (7), then press the up and down arrows on the side of the button to find the desired category.

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Dome light
REAR DOME/READING LIGHT FOR 2007 LEGACY, OUTBACK, AND B9 TRIBECA

Designed to provide a focused reading light for rear seat passengers, this Subaru accessory is great for families traveling with children. The focused beam of light to either the left- or right-seat passenger does not affect the visibility of the driver. (For Outback and Legacy sedans and wagons equipped with moonroof. Excludes B9 Tribeca models with rear seat DVD entertainment system.)

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oil filters
CHANGING OIL AND OIL FILTERS

New Subaru vehicles (except six-cylinder models) require initial engine oil and filter changes at 7,500 miles or 7.5 months, whichever occurs first. Subaru six-cylinder engine models require an initial oil change at 3,000 miles or three months as a part of their regular maintenance schedules.

Older models might have different oil and filter change schedules. Refer to your Owner’s Manual or call your Subaru dealer for details.

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