Check the fluid level monthly.

1. Drive the vehicle several miles to raise the temperature of the transmission fluid up to normal operating temperature; 158 to 1768F (70 to 808C) is normal.

2. Park the vehicle on a level surface and set the parking brake.

3. First shift the select lever in each position. Then shift it in the P position, and run the engine at idling speed.

1) Yellow handle


1) Yellow handle

1) HOT range


1) HOT range
2) COLD range
3) Upper level
4) Lower level

4. Pull out the level gauge and check the fluid level on the gauge. If it is below the lower level on the HOT range, add the recommended automatic transmission fluid up to the upper level.

    See also:

    Cargo area light (Outback)
    1) DOOR 2) OFF 3) ON The cargo area light switch has three positions. DOOR: The light illuminates only when the rear gate is opened. OFF: The light remains off. ON: The light remains on contin ...

    Selecting reverse gear
    CAUTION Shift into reverse ONLY when the vehicle has completely stopped. It may cause damage to the transmission to try shifting into reverse when the vehicle is moving. 1) Slider You must rais ...

    How to preset stations
    1. Press the FM or AM button to select FM1, FM2, FM3 or AM reception. 2. Press the or side of the SEEK button or tune the radio manually until the desired station frequency is displa ...