Foreword

Congratulations on choosing a SUBARU vehicle. This Owners Manual has all the information necessary to keep your SUBARU in excellent condition and to properly maintain the emission control system for minimizing emission pollutants. We urge you to read this manual carefully so that you may understand your vehicle and its operation. For information not found in this Owners Manual, such as details concerning repairs or adjustments, please contact the SUBARU dealer from whom you purchased your SUBARU or the nearest SUBARU dealer.

The information, specifications and illustrations found in this manual are those in effect at the time of printing. FUJI HEAVY INDUSTRIES LTD. reserves the right to change specifications and designs at any time without prior notice and without incurring any obligation to make the same or similar changes on vehicles previously sold. This Owners Manual applies to all models and covers all equipment, including factory installed options. Some explanations, therefore may be for equipment not installed in your vehicle.

Please leave this manual in the vehicle at the time of resale. The next owner will need the information found herein.

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This manual describes the following vehicle types.*

* The illustrated vehicle is one of the FORESTER series.

* The illustrated vehicle is one of the FORESTER series.

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    Brake booster
    The brake booster uses engine manifold vacuum to assist braking force. Do not turn off the engine while driving because that will turn off the brake booster, resulting in poor braking power. ...

    SRS side airbag and SRS curtain 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 ...

    Front passengers frontal airbag ON and OFF indicators
    The front passengers frontal airbag ON and OFF indicators show you the status of the front passengers SRS frontal airbag. The indicators are located next to the clock in the center portion o ...