Subaru Outback Forums banner
  • Hey everyone! Enter your ride HERE to be a part of this month's Ride of the Month Challenge!

1 - 20 of 21 Posts

·
Registered
2012 Outback 2.5i Premium
Joined
·
35 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I was just curious if anybody had any idea what this part is used for. In the spare tire well, where the jack is, there is a long metal rod, probably 2' long. It looks like a very long straight allen wrench. There's a foil sticker on it, wrapped around the base. What is it? and what is it used for?
 

·
Registered
2013 2.5i Premium 6mt, Twilight Blue
Joined
·
2,370 Posts
Electronic parking brake release tool.
 

·
Registered
2013 OB 2.5i Premium/DDD Graphite Gray Metallic OP#2 Weathertec Window Deflectors
Joined
·
405 Posts
Not looking at mine it's your jack handle extension I would say.
 

·
Registered
12 OB Prem
Joined
·
39 Posts
Also, that tool releases the transmission from PARK when the car is inoperable. No, neither a key nor a screwdriver will work there (wrong size and length). Don't ask me how I know.

Just like in older models (but they could just use a key or screwdriver).
 

·
Registered
2013 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited, PZEV, Satin White Pearl, SAP, OEM Hitch, Body Side Moldings, Door Edge Guards, Wheel Arch Moldings, Splash Guards, Rear Seat Back Protectors, Rear Bumper Cover, Pin
Joined
·
88 Posts
:ttiwwp:



...OK that's a litte harsh but a picture would be nice for all us visual guys:D
 

·
Registered
'08 Veracruz Limited
Joined
·
3,975 Posts

·
Registered
2012 Outback 2.5i CVT
Joined
·
468 Posts

·
Registered
'11 Outback 2.5i CVT - '06 Forester X 5MT
Joined
·
1,765 Posts
200 but not more than 300.. so you better keep count lol
 

·
Registered
'08 Veracruz Limited
Joined
·
3,975 Posts
Hopefully no one ever needs to do that. When mine failed intermittently, it always failed to turn on the parking brake. So I just carried around some quality wheel chocks and never parked on an incline. :rolleyes:
 

·
Registered
2014 2.5i Limited
Joined
·
950 Posts
Mine failed...$550 to fix. Gimme back a manual parking brake.:28:
 

·
Premium Member
03 H6 OBW & 06 WRX Sportwagon
Joined
·
18,109 Posts
OMG

I just read sec. 9-16 on the EPB release.

it's official, I hate the EPB. one more reason to keep my cars running.
 

·
Registered
2013 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited, PZEV, Satin White Pearl, SAP, OEM Hitch, Body Side Moldings, Door Edge Guards, Wheel Arch Moldings, Splash Guards, Rear Seat Back Protectors, Rear Bumper Cover, Pin
Joined
·
88 Posts
1 - 20 of 21 Posts
Top