Yester I became the owner of a 2009 (4th gen) Outback with for Europe all options including VDC and limited dark red leather. It has a 2.5 bi-fuel system linked to the 4eat. This is quite a big step forward from my 1.6 impreza from 1999 with no options at all (no airbags, abs no nothing not even a/c). My car before that was a FWD automatic legacy (1st gen). But now:
The user manual states to use the AWD-fuse in case of mismatched tires when no VDC system is present and it is an automatic. However it does not state what to do when VDC system is present on an automatic. I have not checked if the fuse location is present.