Warning and indicator lights
Several of the warning and indicator lights illuminate momentarily and then turn off when the ignition switch is initially turned to the “ON” position. This permits checking the operation of the bulbs.
Apply the parking brake and turn the ignition switch to the “ON” position. For the system check, the following lights illuminate and turn off after several seconds or after the engine has started:
Seatbelt warning light
(The seatbelt warning light turns off only when the driver fastens the seatbelt.)
Front passenger’s seatbelt warning light
(The seatbelt warning light turns off only when the front seat passenger fastens the seatbelt.)
SRS airbag system warning light
Front passenger’s frontal airbag ON indicator light
Front passenger’s frontal airbag OFF indicator light
CHECK ENGINE warning light/Malfunction indicator lamp
Coolant temperature high warning light (non-turbo models)
Charge warning light
Oil pressure warning light
AT OIL TEMP warning light (AT models)
Rear differential oil temperature warning light (STI)
Low tire pressure warning light (U.S.- spec. models)
ABS warning light
Brake system warning light
Low fuel warning light
Hill start assist warning light (MT models – if equipped)/Hill start assist OFF indicator light (STI)
Door open warning light
AWD warning light (AT models)
Vehicle Dynamics Control operation indicator light
Vehicle Dynamics Control warning light/Vehicle Dynamics Control OFF indicator light/Traction Control OFF indicator light (STI)
SPORT mode indicator light (AT models)
Cruise control indicator light
Cruise control set indicator light
Shift-up indicator light (STI)
REV indicator light (STI)
Driver’s control center differential indicator and warning lights (STI)
If any lights fail to illuminate, it indicates a burned-out bulb or a malfunction of the corresponding system.
Consult your authorized SUBARU dealer for repair.
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Checking the brake pedal reserve distance
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Parking on a grade
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