Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) system

The EBD system maximizes the effectiveness of the brakes by allowing the rear brakes to supply a greater proportion of the braking force. It functions by adjusting the distribution of braking force to the rear wheels in accordance with the vehicle’s loading condition and speed.

The EBD system is an integral part of the ABS system and uses some of the ABS system’s components to perform its function of optimizing the distribution of braking force. If any of the ABS components used by the EBD function fails, the EBD system also stops working.

When the EBD system is operating, you may hear a chattering noise or feel a slight vibration in the brake pedal. This is normal and does not indicate a malfunction.

See also:

Locking the doors
Press the “” button to lock all doors and rear gate (Outback). An electronic chirp will sound once and the turn signal lights will flash once. If any of the doors (or the rear gate/trunk lid) i ...

Defrosting or defogging the windshield
To direct warm air to the windshield and front door windows: 1. Set the air inlet selection button to the OFF position. 2. Press the “” button. 3. Turn the temperature control dial all the way to t ...

Arming the system
CAUTION In passive mode, the system will automatically activate the alarm but WILL NOT automatically lock the doors. In order to lock the doors you must either lock them as indicated in step 4 be ...