2010 Subaru Impreza Owner's Manual

2010 Subaru Impreza owners manual
Year:
2010
Make:
Subaru
Model:
Impreza
Rating:
(5)

Online manual

Size:
13.01 MB

Table of Contents

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5
Warranties for U.S.A.
5
Warranties for Canada
5
Models with HID headlights
5
Using your Owner’s Manual
5
Safety warnings
6
Safety symbol
6
Seatbelt and SRS airbag
8
Child safety
9
Engine exhaust gas (carbon monoxide)
10
Drinking and driving
10
Drugs and driving
11
Driving when tired or sleepy
11
Modification of your vehicle
11
Car phone/cell phone and driving
11
Driving vehicles equipped with navigation system
11
Driving with pets
12
Tire pressures
12
Exterior
14
Interior
16
Instrument panel
18
Light control and wiper control levers/switches
19
Combination meter
20
Warning and indicator lights
26
Function settings
27
Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags
31
Front seats
32
Forward and backward adjustment
33
Reclining the seatback
33
Seat cushion height adjustment (driver’s seat)
34
Head restraint adjustment
34
Active head restraint
35
Seat heater
35
Type A seat heater
36
Armrest
37
Head restraint adjustment
38
Seatbelt safety tips
41
Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR)
42
Automatic/Emergency Locking Retractor (A/ELR)
42
Seatbelt warning light and chime
42
Fastening the seatbelt
44
Seatbelt maintenance
50
Front seatbelt pretensioners
51
System monitors
52
System servicing
53
Precautions against vehicle modification
54
Child restraint systems
54
Where to place a child restraint system
55
Choosing a child restraint system
56
Installing child restraint systems with A/ELR seatbelt
57
Installing a booster seat
60
Installation of child restraint systems by use of lower and tether anchorages (LATCH)
61
Models with SRS airbags and lap/shoulder restraints for driver, front passenger, and window-side rear passengers
67
SUBARU advanced frontal airbag system
71
SRS side airbag and SRS curtain airbag
83
SRS airbag system monitors
89
SRS airbag system servicing
91
Precautions against vehicle modification
91
Key number plate
94
Immobilizer
94
Security ID plate
95
Security indicator light
95
Locking and unlocking from the outside
96
Locking and unlocking from the inside
97
Battery drainage prevention function
97
Power door locking switches
98
Key lock-in prevention function
99
Remote keyless entry system
99
Locking the doors
100
Unlocking the doors
101
Opening the trunk lid/unlocking rear gate
101
Vehicle finder function
101
Sounding a panic alarm
101
Selecting audible signal operation
102
Replacing the battery
102
System operation
106
Activating and deactivating the alarm system
106
If you have accidentally triggered the alarm system
107
Arming the system
107
Disarming the system
109
Valet mode
109
Passive arming
109
Tripped sensor identification
110
Shock sensors (dealer option)
111
To open and close the trunk lid from outside
114
To open the trunk lid from inside
114
To lock and unlock the trunk lid release lever
114
Internal trunk lid release handle
114
Moonroof switches
118
Sun shade
119
LOCK
123
Acc
124
ON
124
START
124
Key reminder chime
125
Ignition switch light
125
Combination meter illumination
125
Canceling the function for meter/gauge needle movement upon turning on the ignition switch
126
Meter/Gauge needle illumination setting (except WRX STI)
126
Speedometer
127
Odometer/Trip meter
127
Tachometer
129
Fuel gauge
129
Temperature gauge
130
REV indicator light and buzzer (WRX STI)
130
Setting the alarm-level engine speed
131
Combination meter illumination
132
Canceling the function for meter/gauge needle movement upon turning on the ignition switch
132
Speedometer
133
Odometer/Trip meter
133
Tachometer
134
Seatbelt warning light and chime
136
SRS airbag system warning light
138
Front passenger’s frontal airbag ON and OFF indicators
139
CHECK ENGINE warning light/Malfunction indicator lamp
139
Coolant temperature low indicator light (non-turbo models)/Coolant temperature high warning light (non-turbo models)
140
Charge warning light
141
Oil pressure warning light
141
AT OIL TEMP warning light (AT models)
141
Rear differential oil temperature warning light (WRX STI)
142
Low tire pressure warning light (U.S.-spec. models)
142
ABS warning light
144
Brake system warning light
144
Low fuel warning light
145
Hill start assist warning light (MT models – if equipped)/Hill start assist OFF indicator light (WRX STI)
145
Door open warning light
146
All-Wheel Drive warning light (AT models)
146
Vehicle Dynamics Control operation indicator light
146
Vehicle Dynamics Control warning light/Vehicle Dynamics Control OFF indicator light/Traction Control OFF indicator light (WRX STI)
147
Security indicator light
148
SPORT mode indicator light (AT models)
149
SI-DRIVE indicator light (WRX STI)
149
Shift-up indicator light (WRX STI)
149
Select lever/gear position indicator (AT models)
149
Turn signal indicator lights
150
High beam indicator light
150
Cruise control indicator light
150
Cruise control set indicator light
150
Front fog light indicator light
150
Headlight indicator light
150
Driver’s control center differential auto indicator light (WRX STI)
150
Driver’s control center differential indicator and warning lights (WRX STI)
151
REV indicator light (WRX STI)
151
Clock
152
Information display
152
Outside temperature indicator
153
Current fuel consumption
154
Average fuel consumption
154
Headlights
155
High/low beam change (dimmer)
156
Headlight flasher
156
Daytime running light system
156
Turn signal lever
157
Illumination brightness control
157
Headlight beam leveler
158
Front fog light switch
158
Wiper and washer
159
Windshield wiper and washer switches
160
Inside mirror
162
Outside mirrors
164
Defogger and deicer
165
Tilt steering wheel
167
Tilt/telescopic steering wheel
167
Horn
168
Air flow selection
170
Control panel
171
Heater operation
173
Control panel
176
To use as full-automatic climate control system
176
To use as semi-automatic climate control system
176
Fan speed control dial
177
Temperature control dial
177
Air flow control dial
177
Air inlet selection button
178
Air conditioner button
178
Cleaning ventilation grille
180
Efficient cooling after parking in direct sunlight
180
Lubrication oil circulation in the refrigerant circuit
180
Checking air conditioning system before summer season
180
Cooling and dehumidifying in high humidity and low temperature weather conditions
180
Air conditioner compressor shut-off when engine is heavily loaded
180
Replacing an air filter
181
Roof antenna
184
FM reception
184
XMTM satellite radio reception
184
Installation of accessories
186
Audio set
186
Type A audio set
187
Power switch and volume control
189
Sound control
189
FM/AM selection
192
Tuning
192
Displaying radio PS (Program Service Name) and RT (Radio Text)
194
XMTM satellite radio
195
Sirius satellite radio
195
Satellite radio reception
195
Displaying satellite radio ID of tuner
195
Band selection
196
Channel and category selection
196
Channel preset
197
Display selection
198
CD player operation
198
How to insert a CD (type A)
199
How to insert a CD(s) (type B)
199
How to play back a CD
200
To select a track from its beginning
201
Fast-forwarding and fast-reversing
202
Repeating
202
Random playback
203
Scan
204
Display selection
204
Folder selection
205
How to eject a CD from the player (type A)
205
How to eject CDs from the player (type B)
205
MODE button
208
Precautions to observe when handling a compact disc
210
Dome light
214
Cargo area light (5-door models)
214
Vanity mirror
216
Storage compartment
216
Glove box
217
Center console
217
Front passenger’s cup holder
217
Rear passenger’s cup holder
219
Bottle holders
219
Accessory power outlets
220
Center console
222
Rear ashtray
222
Floor mat
223
Using the cover
224
To remove the cover
224
To install the cover housing
225
Cargo tie-down hooks (5-door – if equipped)
225
Under-floor storage compartment
226
Fuel requirements
229
Fuel filler lid and cap
231
State emission testing (U.S. only)
233
MT models
235
AT models
236
Stopping the engine
237
Remote engine start system (dealer option)
237
Starting your vehicle
238
Remote start safety features
238
Entering the vehicle while it is running via remote start
238
Entering the vehicle following remote engine start shutdown
238
Pre-heating or pre-cooling the interior of the vehicle
239
Service mode
239
Remote engine start transmitter programming and programmable feature option
239
System maintenance
240
Manual transmission – 6 speeds (WRX STI)
241
Selecting reverse gear
242
Shifting speeds
242
Driving tips
243
Manual transmission – 5 speeds (except WRX STI)
243
Shifting speeds
244
Driving tips
245
Driver’s Control Center Differential (DCCD) (WRX STI)
245
To change mode of driver’s control center differential
246
Auto mode
246
Manual mode
247
Temporary release
249
Automatic transmission
249
Select lever
250
Shift lock function
251
Selection of manual mode
252
Driving tips
253
Intelligent (I) mode
255
Sport (S) mode
255
SI-DRIVE selector
256
Limited slip differential (LSD) (WRX STI)
257
Braking tips
257
Brake system
258
ABS system self-check
259
ABS warning light
259
Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) system
260
Steps to take if EBD system malfunctions
261
Vehicle Dynamics Control system
262
Vehicle Dynamics Control system monitor
263
Vehicle Dynamics Control mode switch (WRX STI)
266
Vehicle Dynamics Control OFF switch (except WRX STI)
267
Parking brake
269
To activate/deactivate the Hill start assist system (WRX STI)
271
Hill start assist warning light/Hill start assist OFF indicator light
273
Cruise control
273
To set cruise control
274
To temporarily cancel the cruise control
275
To turn off the cruise control
275
To change the cruising speed
276
Cruise control indicator light
277
Cruise control set indicator light
277
Driving tips
279
New vehicle break-in driving – the first 1,000 miles (1,600 km)
280
Fuel economy hints
280
Engine exhaust gas (carbon monoxide)
280
Catalytic converter
281
Periodic inspections
282
Driving in foreign countries
282
All AWD models except OUTBACK
284
Operation during cold weather
286
Driving on snowy and icy roads
287
Corrosion protection
288
Snow tires
288
Tire chains
289
Vehicle capacity weight
290
GVWR and GAWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating and Gross Axle Weight Rating)
291
Roof molding and crossbar
292
Trailer towing
293
In case of emergency
295
If you park your vehicle in case of an emergency
296
Temporary spare tire
296
Tool bag
298
Changing a flat tire
300
If steam is coming from the engine compartment
307
If no steam is coming from the engine compartment
307
Towing
307
Towing and tie-down hooks
308
Using a flat-bed truck
311
Towing with all wheels on the ground
311
Rear gate – if the rear gate cannot be unlocked
312
Moonroof – if moonroof cannot be closed
313
Washing
316
Waxing and polishing
317
Most common causes of corrosion
318
Seat fabric
319
Leather seat materials
319
Synthetic leather upholstery
319
Climate control panel, audio panel, instrument panel, console panel, and switches
319
Navigation monitor
320
Maintenance and service
321
Maintenance schedule
323
Maintenance precautions
323
Before checking or servicing in the engine compartment
324
When you do checking or servicing in the engine compartment while the engine is running
324
Non-turbo models
326
Turbo models except WRX STI
327
Checking the oil level
329
Changing the oil and oil filter
330
Recommended grade and viscosity
332
Recommended grade and viscosity under severe driving conditions
333
Cooling fan, hose and connections
333
Recommended spark plugs
339
Checking the oil level
340
Checking the fluid level
342
Checking the oil level
343
Checking the gear oil level
344
Checking the fluid level
346
Checking the fluid level
347
Checking the fluid level
348
Recommended clutch fluid
349
Checking the brake pedal free play
350
Checking the clutch function
350
Checking the clutch pedal free play
351
Hill start assist system (MT models – if equipped)
351
Replacement of brake pad and lining
351
Breaking-in of new brake pads and linings
352
Types of tires
353
Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
353
Tire inspection
354
Tire pressures and wear
355
Wheel balance
357
Wear indicators
357
Tire rotation direction mark
357
Tire rotation
358
Tire replacement
358
Wheel replacement
359
Aluminum wheels
359
Windshield washer fluid
360
Replacement of wiper blades
361
Windshield wiper blade assembly
362
Windshield wiper blade rubber (type A and type B)
362
Rear window wiper blade assembly
363
Rear window wiper blade rubber
364
Battery
365
Fuses
366
Main fuse
368
Headlights (models with HID headlights)
368
Headlights (models without HID headlights)
369
Front turn signal light
371
Front fog light
371
Rear combination lights
371
Back-up light (5-door)
373
License plate light
374
Map light
374
Dome light and cargo area light
375
Trunk light
375
High mount stop light (4-door)
376
Other bulbs
376
Dimensions
378
Engine
379
Electrical system
379
Capacities
380
Tires
381
Fuse panel located in the passenger compartment
382
Fuse panel located in the engine compartment
384
Bulb chart
386
Vehicle identification
389
Consumer information and Reporting safety defects
391
Tire labeling
392
Recommended tire inflation pressure
395
Glossary of tire terminology
397
Tire care – maintenance and safety practices
401
Vehicle load limit – how to determine
401
Determining compatibility of tire and vehicle load capacities
404
Adverse safety consequences of overloading on handling and stopping and on tires
405
Treadwear
406
Traction AA, A, B, C
406
Temperature A, B, C
406
Reporting safety defects (U.S.A.)
407
Prologue
419

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The Subaru Impreza owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Subaru to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Subaru Impreza. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Subaru Impreza 2010 owner's manual:

  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Maintenance for your Subaru Impreza, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support

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