Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: WDC Metro area
Car Year: 2015
Car Model: Foester2.5i Touring
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Cannot use donut spare on front wheel
My eagle-eyed, RTFM spouse found this in my 2015 Forester and her 2016 Subaru Outback User Manuals and it came as a compete surprise to me.
The temporary spare tire MUST be used ONLY on a rear wheel. If a front wheel tire gets punctured, replace the wheel with a rear wheel and install the temporary spare tire in place of the removed rear wheel.
Am I the last Subaru owner to find this out?
If you don't want to wait for roadside assistance, what's the best way to DIY? Carry 2 blocks of wood onto which you could lower the tireless front wheel after you pull the flat time off, then move the jack to the rear jack point, remove that wheel, lower it onto the second block of wood, move the jack to the front again and continue this ridiculous dance until you've got the donut tire on the rear wheel?
You would think that your salesman would mention a change like this, no? Or has this requirement been around for awhile and I just missed it?