Subaru Forester: Loading your vehicle - Driving tips - Subaru Forester Owner's ManualSubaru Forester: Loading your vehicle

- Never allow passengers to ride

- Never allow passengers to ride on a folded rear seatback or in the cargo area. Doing so may result in serious injury.

- Never stack luggage or other cargo higher than the top of the seatback because it could tumble forward and injure passengers in the event of a sudden stop or accident. Keep luggage or cargo low, as close to the floor as possible.

- When you carry something inside

- When you carry something inside the vehicle, secure it whenever you can to prevent it from being thrown around inside the vehicle during sudden stops, sharp turns or in an accident.

- Do not pile heavy loads on the roof. These loads raise the vehicle’s center of gravity and make it more prone to tip over.

- Secure lengthy items properly to prevent them from shooting forward and causing serious injury during a sudden stop.

- Never exceed the maximum load limit. If you do, some parts on your vehicle can break, or it can change the way your vehicle handles. This could result in loss of control and cause personal injury. Also, overloading can shorten the life of your vehicle.

- Do not place anything on the extended cargo area cover. Such items could tumble forward in the event of a sudden stop or a collision. This could cause serious injury.

Do not carry spray cans, containers

Do not carry spray cans, containers with flammable or corrosive liquids or any other dangerous items inside the vehicle.

NOTE
For better fuel economy, do not carry unneeded cargo.

Rocking the vehicle
If you must rock the vehicle to free it from snow, sand, or mud, depress the accelerator pedal slightly and move the shift lever/select lever back and forth between “1”/“D” and “R” ...

Vehicle capacity weight
Vehicle capacity weight The load capacity of your vehicle is determined by weight, not by available cargo space. The maximum load you can carry in your vehicle is shown on the vehicle ...

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Interior Care
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