Subaru suggested maintenance schedules and recommended service intervals
2015 Subaru Outback, BRZ, Forester, XV Crosstrek, Hybrid, Impreza, Legacy, WRX, STI

Maintain your 2015 Subaru and it should last years and you won't void the warranty.

other service maintenance schedules 2014, 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 (left) next to a new clean one (right)
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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
all models- 6 months or 6,000 miles, whichever comes first.
Its ok to change early, especially with hard driving, cold/hot weather, or manual transmissions that are revved up or downshifted. Its up to the individual owner

from the 2015 Forester owner's manual
Some engine oil will be consumed while driving. Under the following conditions, oil consumption can be increased and thus require refilling between maintenance intervals:
> When the engine is new and within the break-in period
> When the engine oil is of lower quality
> When the incorrect oil viscosity is used
> When engine braking is employed
> When the engine is operated at high engine speeds
> When the engine is operated under heavy loads
> When towing a trailer
> When the engine idles for long periods of time
> When the vehicle is operated in stop and go and/or heavy traffic situations
> When the vehicle is used under severe thermal conditions
> When the vehicle accelerates and decelerates frequently
Under these or similar conditions, you should check your oil at least every 2nd fuel fill-up and change your engine oil more frequently. If your oil consumption rate is greater than 1 quart every 1,200 miles or 1 liter every 2,000 kilometers, contact your Subaru dealer who may perform a test under controlled conditions.

what oil to use
2015 model
engine
oil
Outback 2.5L
0w-20 synthetic
3.6L
5w-30 conventional or synthetic
Legacy
2.5L
0w-20 synthetic
3.6L
5w-30 conventional or synthetic
Forester
2.5L
0w-20 synthetic
2.0L turbo
5w-30 synthetic
Crosstrek
2.0L
0w-20 synthetic
2.0 Hybrid
0w-20 synthetic
Impreza
2.0L
0w-20 synthetic
BRZ
2.0L
0w-20 synthetic
WRX
2.0L turbo
5w-30 synthetic
STI
2.5L turno
5w-30 synthetic
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2015 Subaru
 maintenance schedule and service intervals
all models

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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1,000 km 9.6
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28.8
38.4
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57.6
67.2
76.8
86.4
96
105.6
115.2
124.8
134.4
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153.6
163.2
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Accessory Drive Belt (a/c etc)
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Camshaft Belt- (aka timing belt) STI only
 
Note all 2015 Forester, Outback, Legacy, Impreza, BRZ, Crosstrek, and WRX have a timing chain, which doesn't need replacement
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Engine Oil and Filter
1st oil change by 6000 miles or 6 months. 
Subsequent oil changes at least every 6000 miles or 6 months
Note: this is the minimum required interval. Many people do the first oil change early.

Note; with stop and go, hot/cold, hard, or severe driving, replace every 3,000 miles or 3 months whichever comes first  #1
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Engine coolant: Subaru Super Coolant long life coolant.  *10
Cooling system inspect hoses, radiator *10
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Fuel system- Inspect fuel system, lines, connections, all models  *6, *7
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Fuel filter replace fuel filter (the filter is in the fuel tank) *2, *7
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Engine air filter *8
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months or miles reminder (whichever comes first)
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Spark Plugs- all  2015 models
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Differential fluid. Front and rear gear oil *3
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Rear Differential fluid, BRZ only *3
replace every 4 years or 96,000 miles whichever comes first. The BRZ does not have a front differential
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CVT transmission oil
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 pads, linings, front/rear axle boots, CV joints, axle half shaft, parking brake *6
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Clutch operation
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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 *9
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Cabin Air Filter, HVAC filter is behind the glovebox. *8 -
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miles
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ALL 2015 SUBARU MODELS
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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 coast, country, or winter driving)
> Frequently towing a trailer.
> Racing

*NOTES
#1 under severe driving replace oil and filter every 3,000 miles or 3 months whichever comes firstI
-#2 under extremely cold or hot weather replace the filter more often
#3 under severe driving replace every 15,000 miles or 15 months whichever comes first
#4 under severe driving replace the 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 and clutch fluid every 15,000 miles or 15 months whichever comes first
#6 under severe driving, brake and steering system inspection should be performed every
6000 miles or 6 months whichever comes first
#7 not required to maintain emissions warranty
#8 when used in dusty conditions, the air filter should be replaced more often
#9 a tire should be replaced when the tread wear indicator appears as a solid band across the tread or at .063" tread depth (1.6mm) or less
#10 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. Always add Subaru cooling system conditioner whenever coolant is replaced.



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