Subaru Forester: Alarm system / Alarm system operation

When the alarm system is armed, it is triggered by the opening any of the doors, the rear gate or engine hood. The alarm system will activate the following alarms when triggered.

  • The vehicle’s horn will sound for 30 seconds.
  • The hazard warning flashers will flash for 30 seconds.

If any of the doors, the rear gate or engine hood remains open after the 30-second period, the horn will continue to sound for a maximum of 3 minutes. If the door, rear gate or engine hood is closed while the horn is sounding, the horn will stop sounding with a delay of up to 30 seconds.

NOTE

The alarm system can be set to trigger the illumination of the following interior lights.

  • Map lights (illuminates only when the door interlock switch is in the “DOOR” position)
  • Dome light (illuminates only when the dome light switch is in the “DOOR” position)
  • Cargo area light (illuminates only when the cargo area light switch is in the “DOOR” position)

The notifications regarding the map lights, dome light and cargo area light are deactivated as the factory setting. A SUBARU dealer can activate the system. Contact your SUBARU dealer for details.

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    Arming the system

    The alarm system becomes armed when the following operation is performed. Close all windows and the moonroof (if equipped) and turn the ignition switch to the “OFF” position...

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