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Subaru Crosstrek Owners Manual: Washing the underbody

Chemicals, salts and gravel used for deicing road surfaces are extremely corrosive, accelerating the corrosion of underbody components, such as the exhaust system, fuel and brake lines, brake cables, floor pan and fenders, and suspension.

Thoroughly flush the underbody and inside of the fenders with lukewarm or cold water at frequent intervals to reduce the harmful effects of such agents.

Mud and sand adhering to the underbody components may accelerate their corrosion.

After driving off-road or on muddy or sandy roads, wash the mud and sand off the underbody. Carefully flush the suspen-sion and axle parts, as they are particularly prone to mud and sand buildup. Do not use a sharp-edged tool to remove caked mud.

CAUTION

Washing
CAUTION When washing the vehicle, the brakes may get wet. As a result, the brake stopping distance will be longer. To dry the brakes, drive the vehicle at a safe speed while lightly depr ...

Using a warm water washer
Keep a good distance of 12 in (30 cm) or more between the washer nozzle and the vehicle. Do not wash the same area continuously. If a stain will not come out easily, wash by hand. Some wa ...

Other materials:

Moonroof (if equipped)
WARNING Never let anyone's hands, arms, head or any objects protrude from the moonroof. A person could be seriously injured if any of the following conditions occur. The vehicle stops suddenly. The vehicle turns sharply. The vehicle is involved in an accident. Body parts protruding ...

Inspection
HVAC SYSTEM (HEATER, VENTILATOR AND A/C) > Relay and FuseINSPECTION1. CHECK FUSE1. Remove the fuse and inspect visually.2. If the fuse is blown out, replace the fuse.NOTE:If the fuse is blown again, check the system wiring harness.2. CHECK RELAY1. Check the resistance between relay terminals.&bul ...

Airbag warning light remains on
AIRBAG SYSTEM (DIAGNOSTICS) > Airbag Warning Light FailureAIRBAG WARNING LIGHT REMAINS ONDetecting condition:• Airbag warning light is faulty.• Airbag control module to combination meter circuit is shorted or open.• Grounding circuit is faulty.• Airbag control module is fa ...

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