Subaru Legacy: Driving tips - Automatic transmission/Continuously variable transmission - Starting and operating - Subaru Legacy Owners ManualSubaru Legacy: Driving tips

● On a road surface where there is a risk of wheelspin (for example, a snow- or gravel-covered road), you can pull away from a standstill safely and easily by first selecting the 2nd gear of the manual mode.
● Always apply the foot or parking brake when the vehicle is stopped in the “D” or “R” position.
● Always apply the parking brake when parking your vehicle. Do not hold the vehicle with only the transmission.
● Do not keep the vehicle in a stationary position on an uphill grade by using the “D” position. Use the brake instead.
● The engine may, on rare occasions, knock when the vehicle rapidly accelerates or rapidly pulls away from a standstill. This phenomenon does not indicate a malfunction.
● A slight reduction in output torque may occur in the models with a 2.5 L turbo or 3.6 L engine before the engine warms up.

    Selection of manual mode
    With the vehicle either moving or stationary, move the select lever from the “D” position to the “M” position to select the manual mode. 1) Upshift indicator 2) Downshift indicator 3) ...

    Power steering
    CAUTION Do not hold the steering wheel at the fully locked position left or right for more than 5 seconds. This may damage the power steering pump. The power steering system operates only when the ...

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    Wheel balance
    Each wheel was correctly balanced when your vehicle was new, but the wheels will become unbalanced as the tires become worn during use. Wheel imbalance causes the steering wheel to vibrate slightl ...