Subaru suggested maintenance schedules and recommended service schedules 
2014 Subaru Outback, BRZ, Forester, XV Crosstrek, Impreza, Legacy, Tribeca, WRX, STI

Maintain your 2014 Subaru and it should last years and you won't void the warranty.

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new car break-in period and the first oil change 
2014 maintenance schedules Outback and Legacy Forester, Crosstrek, BRZ, WRX, STI, and Impreza  I  Tribeca
other service maintenance schedules 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009-1990  warranty & towing info  I homepage I sitemap

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subaru synthetic oil, 0w-20 quart shown
Subaru synthetic oil was introduced in July 2010. 0w-20 and 5w-30 gallons and quarts available
replace the hvac cabin air filter behind the glovebox every year or so.  here's a  dirty 12 month old filter next to a new one
Replace the hvac cabin air filter behind the glovebox every year or so. 
Here's a  dirty 12 month old filter next to a new clean one

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New Car Break-in period

1000 miles: Drive calmly for the first 1,000 miles and vary your driving with a normal mix of city and highway.

Always note the blue 'cold engine'  light on the dashboard- its a visual reminder that the engine is cold.
Avoid hard starts and stops.
Avoid over-revving the engine, try to keep RPMs under 4000.
Vary your speeds over the full range of city and highway driving
Don't use cruise control much, if at all.
City and freeway driving is fine because that will vary the speeds

1st oil change
4 cylinder Outback, Legacy, Impreza, and WRX, STI by 7.5 months or 7,500 miles.
4 cylinder 2.5Forester  by 7.5 months or 7500 miles. See image below, it was  3 months or 3,000 miles innthe first version of the maintenance schedule
6 cylinder Outback, Legacy, Tribeca by 3 months or 3,000 miles.

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2014
OUTBACK AND LEGACY
 maintenance schedule and service intervals

I = inspect, R = replace, P = perform

Always refer to your owners manual and contact your local dealer for complete and current information on your car. 
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Information subject to change, correction, updating.  corrections welcomed.-

Item
Months
3
7.5
15
22.5
30
37.5
45
52.5
60
67.5
75
82.5
90
97.5
105
112.5
120
132
1,000 km
 4.8
12
24
36
48
60
72
84
96
108
120
132
144
156
168
180
192
220
1,000 MILES
3
7.5
15
22.5
30
37.5
45
52.5
60
67.5
75
82.5 
90
97.5
105
112.5
120
137.5
Accessory belt (a/c etc)- Outback, Legacy
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Camshaft Belt All 2014 Outback, Legacy, Forester, Impreza, BRZ, Crosstrek, and Tribeca have a timing chain, which shouldn't need replacement
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Engine Oil and Filter- 4 cylinder2.5L Outback, Legacy  *1  
Synthetic 0w-20 oil required
1st oil change by 7500 miles or 7.5 months. 
Subsequent oil changes at least every 7500 miles or 7.5 months
Note: this is the minimum required. If you use regular oil, its suggested to change the oil every 3750 miles or 3.75 mos
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Engine Oil and Filter- 6 cylinder 3.6R Outback, Legacy *1
5w-30 oil synthetic oil recommended but not required
1st oil change by 3000 miles or 3 months required
2nd oil change by 7500 miles or 7.5 months
Subsequent oil changes at least every 7500 miles or 7.5 months . This is the minimum required. If you use regular oil, its suggested to change the oil every 3750 miles or 3.75 mos
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Engine coolant: Subaru Super Coolant long life coolant. replace coolant at 11 years or 137,500 miles but inspect system, hoses, connections more often, After the first replacement, change it every 6 years/75,000 miles  *11
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Fuel system- Inspect fuel system, lines, connections, all models  *2
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Fuel filter Outback, Legacy- replace fuel filter (the filter is in the fuel tank)
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Engine air filter *8
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months or miles reminder (whichever comes first)
3
7.5
15
22.5
30
37.5
45
52.5
60
67.5
75
82.5
90
97.5
105
112.5
120
137.5
Spark Plugs- all  2014 models
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Differential fluid. All models except BRZ- Front/rear gear oil *3
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Automatic transmission fluid: Outback 3.6R, Tribeca 3.6R, BRZ only  *4, 9
Note: does not include any CVT
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CVT transmission oil- Outback, Legacy
Replace only under severe driving or towing conditions.
#4
Use Subaru CVT oil only.
There's no dipstick to check the CVT fluid.
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Brake fluid, all models, and clutch fluid, manual trans models,  *5 
in high humidity or hard mountainous driving replace every 15000 miles or 15 months
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Brake pads, linings, front/rear axle boots, CV joints, axle half shaft, parking brake *6
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Clutch *6
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Steering and suspension *6
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Bearings- front and rear wheel bearing lubricant
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Tires Rotate tires
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Cabin Air Filter, HVAC filter is behind the glovebox. *8
replace the paper filter (behind glovebox)  every 15 months, depending on air conditions
Airbags Supplemental restraint system airbags
inspect every 10 years 
miles
3
7.5
15
22.5
30
37.5
45
52.5
60
67.5
75
82.5
90
97.5
105
112.5
120
132

2014 OUTBACK AND LEGACY
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2014
FORESTER, XV CROSSTREK, BRZ, WRX, STI, IMPREZA

  maintenance schedule and service intervals


I = inspect, R = replace, P = perform

Always refer to your owners manual and contact your local dealer for complete and current information on your car. 
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Information subject to change, correction, updating.  corrections welcomed.

Item
Months
3
7.5
15
22.5
30
37.5
45
52.5
60
67.5
75
82.5
90
97.5
105
112.5
120
132
1,000 km
 4.8
12
24
36
48
60
72
84
96
108
120
132
144
156
168
180
192
220
1,000 MILES
3
7.5
15
22.5
30
37.5
45
52.5
60
67.5
75
82.5 
90
97.5
105
112.5
120
137.5
Accessory belt (a/c etc)- WRX, STI
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Accessory belt (a/c etc)- Impreza, BRZ, Crosstrek, Forester
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Camshaft Belt (rubber timing belt)  WRX and STI only
Note:  All 2014 Forester, Impreza, BRZ, Crosstrek, have a timing chain which shouldn't need replacement
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Engine Oil and Filter, 2.5L 4 cylinder Forester, 2.0L Impreza, BRZ, Crosstrek *1
Synthetic 0w-20 oil required
1st oil change by 7500 miles or 7.5 months. 
Subsequent oil changes at least every 7500 miles or 7.5 months
Note: this is the minimum required. If you use regular oil, its suggested to change the oil every 3750 miles or 3.75 mos
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Engine Oil and Filter Turbo models  WRX, STI, Forester 2.0XT  *1
Synthetic 5w-30 synthetic oil required.
1st oil change is required by 7500 miles or 7.5 months and is required at least every 7500 miles or 7.5 months after that. It is strongly recommended to do more often than that.
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Engine coolant: Subaru Super Coolant long life coolant. replace coolant at 11 years or 137,500 miles but inspect system, hoses, connections more often *11
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Fuel system- Inspect fuel system, lines, connections, all models  *6
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Fuel filterWRX STI  replace fuel filter (the filter is in the fuel tank) #2
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Fuel filterForester, Impreza, Crosstrek- replace fuel filter (the filter is in the fuel tank) #2
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Fuel filter- BRZ- replace fuel filter (the filter is in the fuel tank) #2
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Engine air filter *8
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months or miles reminder (whichever comes first)
3
7.5
15
22.5
30
37.5
45
52.5
60
67.5
75
82.5
90
97.5
105
112.5
120
137.5
Spark Plugs- all  2014 models
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R
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R
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Differential gear fluid. All models except BRZ- Front/rear gear oil *3
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Differential gear fluidBRZ only, Rear gear oil, *3 -
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Automatic transmission fluid:  BRZ only  *4, 9
Note: does not include any CVT
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CVT transmission oil Forester,  Impreza, Crosstrek
Replace only under severe driving or towing conditions.
#4
Use Subaru CVT oil only.
There's no dipstick to check the CVT fluid.
Forester 2.0XT's high torque CVT uses special CVT fluid, orange colored.

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Brake fluid, all models, clutch fluid, manual transmission models  *5
in high humidity or hard mountainous driving replace every 15000 miles or 15 months
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R
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Brake pads, linings, front/rear axle boots, CV joints, axle half shaft, parking brake *6
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Clutch
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Steering and suspension *6
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Bearings- front and rear wheel bearing lubricant
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I
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I
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Tires Rotate tires
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P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
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Cabin Air Filter, HVAC is filter behind the glovebox. *8
replace the paper filter (behind glovebox)  every 15 months, depending on air conditions
Airbags Supplemental restraint system airbags
inspect every 10 years 
miles
3
7.5
15
22.5
30
37.5
45
52.5
60
67.5
75
82.5
90
97.5
105
112.5
120
132

above- 2014 FORESTER, CROSSTREK, BRZ, WRX, STI, IMPREZA

subject to change correction updating. always contact your local service center.
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2014 TRIBECA
 maintenance schedule and service intervals

I = inspect, R = replace, P = perform

Always refer to your owners manual and contact your local dealer for complete and current information on your car. 
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Information subject to change, correction, updating.  corrections welcomed.-

Item
Months
3
7.5
15
22.5
30
37.5
45
52.5
60
67.5
75
82.5
90
97.5
105
112.5
120
132
1,000 km
 4.8
12
24
36
48
60
72
84
96
108
120
132
144
156
168
180
192
220
1,000 MILES
3
7.5
15
22.5
30
37.5
45
52.5
60
67.5
75
82.5 
90
97.5
105
112.5
120
137.5
Accessory belt (a/c, power steering etc)- Tribeca
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I
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I
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I
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R
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Camshaft Belt All 2014 Outback, Legacy, Forester, Impreza, BRZ, Crosstrek, and Tribeca have a timing chain, which shouldn't need replacement
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Engine Oil and Filter, Tribeca *1
5w-30 oil synthetic oil recommended but not required
1st oil change by 3000 miles or 3 months required
2nd oil change by 7500 miles or 7.5 months
Subsequent oil changes at least every 7500 miles or 7.5 months . This is the minimum required. If you use regular oil, its suggested to change the oil every 3750 miles or 3.75 mos
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
Engine coolant: Subaru Super Coolant long life coolant. replace coolant at 11 years or 137,500 miles but inspect system, hoses, connections more often *11
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I
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I
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I
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P
Fuel system- Inspect fuel system, lines, connections, all models  *6
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I
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I
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I
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Fuel filter-  Tribeca replace fuel filter (the filter is in the fuel tank) *2
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R
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R
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Engine air filter *8
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R
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R
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R
R
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months or miles reminder (whichever comes first)
3
7.5
15
22.5
30
37.5
45
52.5
60
67.5
75
82.5
90
97.5
105
112.5
120
137.5
Spark Plugs- all  2014 models
-
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-
-
-
-
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R
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-
-
-
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R
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Differential fluid. All models except BRZ- Front/rear gear oil *3
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I
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I
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I
I
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Automatic transmission fluid, Tribeca  *4, 9
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I
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I
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Brake fluid all models  *5 
in high humidity or hard mountainous driving replace every 15000 miles or 15 months
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R
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Brake pads, linings, front/rear axle boots, CV joints, axle half shaft, parking brake *5
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I
I
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I
I
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I
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I
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Steering and suspension *6
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I
I
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I
I
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I
I
I
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Bearings- front and rear wheel bearing lubricant
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I
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-
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I
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Tires Rotate tires
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P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
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Cabin Air Filter, HVAC filter behind the glovebox.  *8
replace the paper filter (behind glovebox)  every 15 months, depending on air conditions
Airbags Supplemental restraint system airbags
inspect every 10 years 
miles
3
7.5
15
22.5
30
37.5
45
52.5
60
67.5
75
82.5
90
97.5
105
112.5
120
132

above- 2014 TRIBECA MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
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Severe driving is
> Repeated short trips, stop-and-go, extensive idling (basically any urban driving)
> Rough, muddy, dusty, wet, humid, cold, mountainous, salty conditions  (basically any country or winter driving)
> Towing a trailer.
> Racing

*NOTES
#1: under severe driving replace oil and filter every 3,750 miles.
#2. under extremely cold or hot weather replace the filter more often
#3. under severe driving replace differential gear oil 15,000 miles
#4. under severe driving replace the automatic transmission fluid at 15,000 miles. CVT oil should be replaced under severe driving at 24,855 miles
#5
. when used in high humidity or mountainous areas replace the brake fluid, clutch fluid every 15,000 miles
#6. under severe driving, brake and steering system inspection should be performed every 7500 miles or 7.5 months,
#8 when used in dusty conditions, the air filter should be replaced more often
#9: Auto Transmission filter is maintenance free- replace only when damaged or the fluid has leaked (3.6L 5AT only)
#11. Subaru Super Coolant. 1st replacement interval is 11years/137,500 miles (220,000 km). 2nd replacement interval is 6 years/ 75,000 miles (120,000 km) after the 1st. If towing replace more often. Use Subaru coolant only, do not mix with other types or it will reduce protection 



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