SUBARU TRIBECA 2014 1.G Owners Manual
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A3180BE-A Issued July 2012 Printed in USA 08/13 2014A
Tribeca Owner’s Manual
Owner’s ManualFUJI HEAVY INDUSTRIES LTD.TOKYO, JAPANSubaru of America, Inc., Subaru Plaza, P.O. Box 6000, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034-6000
Vehicles shown on the cover of this booklet may not be available in all markets. Please see your Subaru dealer for a Product Brochure detailing all currently available models.
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Congratulations on choosing a SUBARU vehicle. This Owner’sManual has all the information necessary to keep your SUBARU inexcellent condition and to properly maintain the emission controlsystem for minimizing emission pollutants. We urge you to readthis manual carefully so that you may understand your vehicle andits operation. For information not found in this Owner’s Manual,such as details concerning repairs or adjustments, please contactthe SUBARU dealer from whom you purchased your SUBARU orthe nearest SUBARU dealer.
The information, specifications and illustrations found in thismanual are those in effect at the time of printing. FUJI HEAVYINDUSTRIES LTD. reserves the right to change specifications anddesigns at any time without prior notice and without incurring anyobligation to make the same or similar changes on vehiclespreviously sold. This Owner’s Manual applies to all models andcovers all equipment, including factory installed options. Someexplanations, therefore may be for equipment not installed in yourvehicle.
Please leave this manual in the vehicle at the time of resale. Thenext owner will need the information found herein.
FUJI HEAVY INDUSTRIES LTD., TOKYO, JAPAN
is a registered trademark of FUJI HEAVY INDUSTRIES LTD.
*CCopyright 2012 FUJI HEAVY INDUSTRIES LTD.
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&Warranties for U.S.A.
All SUBARU vehicles distributed bySubaru of America, Inc. and sold at retailby an authorized SUBARU dealer in theUnited States come with the followingwarranties.
.SUBARU Limited Warranty
.Emission Control Systems Warranty
.Emissions Performance Warranty
All warranty information, including detailsof coverage and exclusions, is in the“Warranty and Maintenance Booklet”.Please read these warranties carefully.
&Warranties for Canada
All SUBARU vehicles distributed bySubaru Canada, Inc. and sold at retail byan authorized SUBARU dealer in Canadacome with the following warranties.
.SUBARU Limited Warranty
.Emission Control Warranty
All warranty information, including detailsof coverage and exclusions, is in the“Warranty and Service Booklet”. Pleaseread these warranties carefully.
.If your vehicle is equipped with anavigation system and/or RearSeat Entertainment System, thedisplays contain mercury. There-fore, the displays of the naviga-tion system and/or Rear SeatEntertainment System must beremoved beforevehicle disposal.Once the displays have beenremoved, please reuse, recycleor dispose of them as hazardouswaste.
.If your vehicle is equipped withHigh Intensity Discharge (HID)headlights, the HID headlightscontain mercury. Therefore, it isnecessary to remove HID head-lights before vehicle disposal.Once removed, please reuse, re-cycle or dispose of the HID head-lights as hazardous waste.
How to use this Owner’s
&Using your Owner’s Manual
Before you operate your vehicle, carefullyread this manual. To protect yourself andextend the service life of your vehicle,follow the instructions in this manual.Failure to observe these instructions mayresult in serious injury and damage to yourvehicle.
This manual is composed of fourteenchapters. Each chapter begins with a brieftable of contents, so you can usually tell ataglanceifthatchaptercontainstheinformation you want.
Chapter 1: Seat, seatbelt and SRSairbags
This chapter informs you how to use theseat and seatbelt and contains precau-tions for the SRS airbags.
Chapter 2: Keys and doors
This chapter informs you how to operatethe keys, locks and windows.
Chapter 3: Instruments and controls
This chapter informs you about the opera-tion of instrument panel indicators andhow to use the instruments and otherswitches.
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Chapter 4: Climate control
This chapter informs you how to operatethe climate control.
Chapter 5: Audio
This chapter informs you how to operateyour audio system.
Chapter 6: Interior equipment
This chapter informs you how to operateinterior equipment.
Chapter 7: Starting and operating
This chapter informs you how to start andoperate your SUBARU.
Chapter 8: Driving tips
This chapterinforms you how to drive yourSUBARU in various conditions and ex-plains some safety tips on driving.
Chapter 9: In case of emergency
This chapter informs you what to do if youhave a problem while driving, such as aflat tire or engine overheating.
Chapter 10: Appearance care
This chapter informs you how to keep yourSUBARU looking good.
Chapter 11: Maintenance and service
This chapter informs you when you needto take your SUBARU to the dealer forscheduled maintenance and informs youhow to keep your SUBARU runningproperly.
Chapter 12: Specifications
This chapter informs you about the dimen-sions and capacities of your SUBARU.
Chapter 13: Consumer information andReporting safety defects
This chapter informs you about Tireinformation, Uniform tire quality gradingstandards and Reporting safety defects.
Chapter 14: Index
This is an alphabetical listing of all that’sinthis manual. You can use it to quickly findsomething you want to read.
You will find a number of WARNINGs,CAUTIONs and NOTEs in this manual.
These safety warnings alert you to poten-tial hazards that could result in injury toyou or others.
Please read these safety warnings as wellas all other portions of this manual care-fully in order to gain a better understand-ing of how to use your SUBARU vehiclesafely.
A WARNING indicates a situation inwhich serious injury or death couldresult if the warning is ignored.
A CAUTION indicates a situation inwhich injury or damage to yourvehicle, or both, could result if thecaution is ignored.
A NOTE gives information or sugges-tions how to make better use of yourvehicle.
You will find a circle with a slash through itin this manual. This symbol means“Donot”,“Do not do this”,or“Do not let thishappen”, depending upon the context.
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You will find several abbreviations in thismanual. The meanings of the abbrevia-tions are shown in the following list.
A/C Air conditioner
ABSAnti-lock brake system
AKI Anti knock index
ALR Automatic locking retractor
AT Automatic transmission
ATF Automatic transmission fluid
AWD All-wheel drive
DRL Daytime running light
EBDElectronicbrake force distri-bution
ELR Emergency locking retractor
GAW Gross axle weight
GAWR Gross axle weight rating
GVW Gross vehicle weight
GVWRGross vehicle weight rating
HID Highintensity discharge
LATCHLower anchors and tethers forchildren
LED Light emitting diode
MIL Malfunction indicator light
MMTMethylcyclopentadienyl man-ganese tricarbonyl
OBD On-board diagnostics
RON Research octane number
SRSSupplemental restraint sys-tem
TIN Tire identification number
TPMSTire pressure monitoring sys-tem
VDCVehicle dynamics control
There are some of the symbols you maysee on your vehicle.
For warning and indicator lights, refer to“Warning and indicator lights”F22.
Front fog lights
Hazard warning flasher
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Child restraint lower an-chorages
Child restraint top tether an-chorages
Windshield wiper deicer
Windshield wiper and washer
Windshield wiper mist (forsingle wipe)
Rear window wiper
Rear window washer
Headlight beam leveler
Parking lights, tail lights, li-cense plate lights and instru-ment panel illumination
Instrument panel outlets
Instrument panel outlets andfoot outlets
Windshield defroster and footoutlets
Rear window defogger/Out-side mirror defogger
Door lock (transmitter)
Door unlock (transmitter)
Rear gate (transmitter)
Power folding mirror
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Safety precautions when
&Seatbelt and SRS airbag
.All persons in the vehicle shouldfasten their seatbelts BEFOREthe vehicle starts to move. Other-wise, the possibility of seriousinjury becomes greater in theevent of a sudden stop or acci-dent.
.To obtain maximum protection inthe event of an accident, thedriver and all passengers in thevehicle shouldalways wear seat-belts when the vehicle is moving.The SRS (Supplemental RestraintSystem) airbag does not do awaywith the need to fasten seatbelts.In combination with the seat-belts, it offers the best combinedprotection in case of a seriousaccident.
Not wearing a seatbelt increasesthe chance of severe injury ordeath in a crash even when thevehicle has the SRS airbag.
.The SRS airbags deploy withconsiderable speed and force.Occupants who are out of properposition when the SRS airbagdeploys could suffer very seriousinjuries. Because the SRS airbagneeds enough space for deploy-ment, the driver should alwayssit upright and well back in theseat as far from the steeringwheel as practical while stillmaintaining full vehicle controland the front passenger shouldmove the seat as far back aspossible and sit upright and wellback in the seat.
For instructions and precautions, carefullyread the following sections.
.For the seatbelt system, refer to“Seat-belts”F1-17.
.For the SRS airbag system, refer to“*SRS airbag (Supplemental RestraintSystem airbag)”F1-45.
.Never hold a child on your lap orin your arms while the vehicle ismoving. The passenger cannotprotect the child from injury in acollision, because the child willbe caught between the passen-ger and objects inside the vehi-cle.
.While riding in the vehicle, in-fants and small children shouldalways be placed in one of therear seating positions recom-mended in this Owner’s Manualin an infant or child restraintsystem which is appropriate forthe child’sage,heightandweight. If a child is too big for achild restraint system, the childshould sit in a REAR seat and berestrained using the seatbelts.According to accident statistics,children are safer when properlyrestrained in the rear seatingpositions than in the front seat-ing positions. Never allow a childto stand up or kneel on the seat.
.Put childrenaged 12 and under ina REAR seat properly restrained