2006 subaru baja owner manual

Before you operate your Subaru Baja model year 2006, carefully read this manual. To protect yourself and extend the service life of your vehicle, follow the instructions in this manual. Failure to observe these instructions may result in serious injury and damage to your vehicle. This manual is composed of fourteen chapters. Each chapter begins with a brief table of contents, so you can usually tell at a glance if that chapter contains the information you want.

Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags
Front seats
Fore and aft adjustment
Seat cushion angle and height adjustment(Power seat only)
Reclining the seatback
Head restraint adjustment
Lumbar support (if equipped)
Seat heater (if equipped)
Rear seats
Rear headrest
Folding down the rear seat
Seatbelt safety tips
Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR)
Automatic/Emergency Locking Retractor(A/ELR)
Seatbelt warning light and chime
Fastening the seatbelt
Seatbelt maintenance
Seatbelt extender
Front seatbelt pretensioners
System monitors
System servicing
Precautions against vehicle modification
Child restraint systems
Where to place a child restraint system
Choosing a child restraint system
Installing child restraint systems with A/ELRseatbelt
Installation of child restraint systems by useof lower and tether anchorages (LATCH)
Installing a booster seat
*SRS airbag (Supplemental RestraintSystem airbag)
Vehicle with driver’s and front passenger’sSRS airbags and lap/shoulder restraints
SRS frontal airbag
SRS airbag system monitors
SRS airbag system servicing
Precautions against vehicle modification

Keys and doors
Key number
Door locks
Locking and unlocking from the outside
Locking and unlocking from the inside
Power door locking switches
Remote keyless entry system
Locking the doors
Unlocking the doors
Illuminated entry
Vehicle finder function
Sounding a panic alarm
Selecting audible signal operation
Replacing the battery
Replacing lost transmitters
Alarm system
System operation
Activating and deactivating the alarmsystem
If you have accidentally triggered the alarmsystem
Arming the system
Disarming the system
Valet mode
Passive arming
Tripped sensor identification
Shock sensors (dealer option)
Child safety locks
Power windows
License plate bracket
Switchback door
Switchback door indicator light
Moonroof (if equipped)
Tilting/sliding moonroof
Sun shade

Instruments and controls
Ignition switch
Key reminder chime
Ignition switch light (if equipped)
Key interlock release (AT vehicles)
Hazard warning flasher
Meters and gauges
Odometer/Trip meter
Outside temperature indicator (if equipped)
Fuel gauge
Temperature gauge
Warning and indicator lights
Seatbelt warning light and chime
SRS airbag system warning light
CHECK ENGINE warning light/Malfunctionindicator lamp
Charge warning light
Oil pressure warning light
AT OIL TEMPerature warning light(AT vehicles)
ABS warning light
Brake system warning light
Door ajar warning lights
Switchback door indicator light
Low fuel warning light
AllWheel Drive warning light (AT vehicles)
Security system status indicator light(if equipped)
Selector lever position indicator(AT vehicles)
Gear position indicator (TurboAT vehicles)
Turn signal indicator lights
High beam indicator light
Cargo lamp indicator light
Cruise control set indicator light
Light control switch
High/low beam change (dimmer)
Headlight flasher
Daytime running light system
Turn signal lever
Illumination brightness control
Parking light switch
Front fog light button
Wiper and washer
Windshield wiper and washer switches
Rear window defogger button
Windshield wiper deicer (if equipped)
Inside mirror
Outside mirrors
Tilt steering wheel

Climate control
Driver’s side ventilators
Center ventilators
Front passenger’s side ventilators
Air flow selection
Manual heating and air conditioningsystem
Control panel
Heater operation
Air conditioner operation
Operating tips for heater and airconditioner
Air filtration system (if equipped)

Antenna system
Pillar mounted antenna (Nonturbo models)
Roof mounted antenna (Turbo models)
FM reception
Installation of accessories
Audio set
Type A audio set
Type B audio set
Indash  CD auto changer (Optional audiounit – if equipped)
AM/FM radio with CD player
Radio operation
Compact disc player operation
CD changer control (if optional in dash CDchanger is connected)
Type B audio set (if equipped)
Radio operation
Builtin CD changer operation
Indash  CD auto changer (if equipped)
Precautions to observe when handlinga compact disc

Interior and exterior equipments
Interior light
Dome light
Map light
Sun visors
Vanity mirror (if equipped)
Storage compartment
Glove box
Center console
Rear center console
Coin compartment
Cup holder
Front cup holder
Rear passenger’s cup holder
Accessory power outlet
Cigarette lighter socket
Use with a cigarette lighter
Using as an accessory power outlet
Convenience hook
Coat hook
Cargo net hooks
Floor mat (if equipped)
Cargo bed
Cargo tiedown hooks
Bed extender (if equipped)
Bed extender removal
Cargo lamp
Soft bed cover (if equipped)
Securing the cover
Cover removal
Cover reinstallation
Hard bed cover (if equipped)
Locking and unlocking the bed cover
Internal hard bed cover release handle
Opening and closing the hard bed cover
Removal and installation of the hard bedcover
Roof rail and crossbar
Installing carrying attachments on thecrossbars
Removal and installation of the crossbars
Sport activity lights (if equipped)

Starting and operating
Fuel requirements
Fuel filler door and cap
State emission testing (US only)
Preparing to drive
Starting the engine
Manual transmission vehicle
Automatic transmission vehicle
Stopping the engine
Manual transmission
Shifting speeds
Driving tips
Automatic transmission (Non turbo models)
Selector lever
Driving tips
Shift lock release
Automatic transmission (Turbo models)
Selector lever
Selector lever reverse inhibiting function
Selection of SPORTSHIFT mode(manual mode)
Driving tips
Shift lock release
Limited slip differential (LSD)
Power steering
Braking tips
Brake system
Disc brake pad wear warning indicators
ABS (Antilock Brake System)
ABS system selfcheck
ABS warning light
Parking your vehicle
Cruise control
To set cruise control
To temporarily cancel the cruise control
To turn off the cruise control
To change the cruising speed
Cruise control set indicator light

Driving tips
New vehicle breakin driving – the first, miles (, km)
Fuel economy hints
Engine exhaust gas (Carbon monoxide)
Catalytic converter
Periodic inspections
Driving in foreign countries
Driving tips for AWD vehicles
Off road driving
Winter driving
Operation during cold weather
Driving on snowy and icy roads
Corrosion protection
Snow tires
Tire chains
Rocking the vehicle
Loading your vehicle
Vehicle capacity weight
GVWR and GAWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating and Gross Axle Weight Rating)
Trailer hitch (if equipped)
Connecting a trailer
When you do not tow a trailer
Trailer towing
Warranties and maintenance
Maximum load limits
Trailer hitches
Connecting a trailer
Trailer towing tips

In case of emergency
If you park your vehicle in an emergency
Jack and tools
Location of jack and tools
Removing jack and tool bag
Restoring jack and tools
Spare tire
Removing the spare tire
Restorage of spare tire
Temporary spare tire
Using the temporary spare tire
Flat tires
Changing a flat tire
Jump starting
How to jump start
Engine overheating
If steam is coming from the engine compartment
If no steam is coming from the engine compartment
Towing and tiedown hooks
Using a flatbed truck
Towing with all wheels on the ground

Appearance care
Exterior care
Waxing and polishing
Cleaning aluminum wheels
Cleaning front fog light lens
Corrosion protection
Most common causes of corrosion
To help prevent corrosion
Cleaning the interior
Seat fabric
Leather seat materials
Synthetic leather upholstery
Climate control panel, audio panel, instrumentpanel, console panel, switches, combinationmeter, and other plastic surfaces

Maintenance and service
Maintenance schedule
Maintenance precautions
Before checking or servicing in the enginecompartment
When you do checking or servicing in theengine compartment while the engine isrunning
Engine hood
Engine compartment overview
Nonturbo models
Turbo models
Engine oil
Checking the oil level
Changing the oil and oil filter
Recommended grade and viscosity
Recommended grade and viscosity undersevere driving conditions
Cooling system
Hose and connections
Engine coolant
Air cleaner element
Replacing the air cleaner element
Spark plugs
Recommended spark plugs
Drive belts
Manual transmission oil
Checking the oil level
Recommended grade and viscosity
Automatic transmission fluid
Checking the fluid level
Recommended fluid
Front differential gear oil (AT vehicles)
Checking the oil level
Recommended grade and viscosity
Rear differential gear oil
Checking the gear oil level
Recommended grade and viscosity
Power steering fluid
Checking the fluid level
Recommended fluid
Brake fluid
Checking the fluid level
Recommended brake fluid
Clutch fluid (MT vehicles)
Checking the fluid level
Recommended clutch fluid
Brake booster
Brake pedal
Checking the brake pedal free play
Checking the brake pedal reserve distance
Clutch pedal (Manual transmissionvehicles)
Checking the clutch function
Checking the clutch pedal free play
Replacement of brake pad and lining
Breakingin of new brake pads and linings
Parking brake stroke
Tires and wheels

Electrical system
Wheel alignment
Fuses and circuits
Fuse panel located behind the coin tray
Fuse panel located in the enginecompartment
Bulb chart
Vehicle identification

Consumer information and Reporting safety defects
Tire information
Tire labeling
Recommended tire inflation pressure
Glossary of tire terminology
Tire care – maintenance and safety practices
Vehicle load limit – how to determine
Determining compatibility of tire and vehicleload capacities
Adverse safety consequences of overloadingon handling and stopping and on tires
Steps for Determining Correct Load Limit
Uniform tire quality grading standards
Traction AA, A, B, C
Temperature A, B, C
Reporting safety defects (USA)


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