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Your AWD vehicle is neither a conventional off-road vehicle nor an all terrain vehicle. It is a passenger car designed primarily for on-road use. The AWD feature gives it some limited off-road capabilities in situations in which the driving surface is relatively level, obstruction- free and otherwise similar to on-road driving conditions. Operating it under other than those conditions could subject the vehicle to excessive stress which might result in damage not eligible for repair under warranty. If you do take your SUBARU off road, you should review the common sense precautions in the next section (applicable to the Outback) for general guidance. But please keep in mind that your vehicles off-road capabilities are more limited than those of the Outback.

Never attempt to drive through pools and puddles, or roads flooded with water. Water entering the engine air intake or the exhaust pipe or water splashing onto electrical parts may damage your vehicle and may cause it to stall.

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    If no steam is coming from the engine compartment
    NOTE For details about how to check the coolant level or how to add coolant, refer to Engine coolant 1. Keep the engine running at idling speed. 2. Open the hood to ventilate the engine compartme ...

    ABS warning light
    The ABS warning light illuminates when the ignition switch is turned to the ON position and turns off after approximately 2 seconds. This is an indication that the ABS system is working properl ...

    Front fog light indicator light (if equipped)
    This indicator light illuminates while the front fog lights are illuminated. ...