Subaru Forester 2019-2021 Owners Manual / Starting and operating / Remote engine start system (dealer option) / Alternate operation method for models with “keyless access with push-button start system”

Subaru Forester: Remote engine start system (dealer option) / Alternate operation method for models with “keyless access with push-button start system”

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Access key fob

  1. Lock button

An access key fob can be used as the remote engine start transmitter. Operate the lock button to start or stop the engine as follows.

Before starting the engine

Before using the remote engine start system to start the engine, confirm the following conditions.

  • The select lever is in the “P” position.
  • All doors including the rear gate are closed.
  • The engine hood is closed.
  • The push-button ignition switch is in the “OFF” position.

When starting the engine

To start the engine with remote engine start system, briefly press the lock button twice within 2 seconds, then press and hold the lock button for 3 seconds.

  1. Press the lock button briefly. The hazard warning flashers then flash once and the keyless buzzer chirps once.
  2. Within 2 seconds, press the lock button briefly again. The hazard warning flashers then flash once again, and the keyless buzzer chirps once again.
  3. After step 2, immediately press and hold the lock button. Some exterior lights then flash three times, and the horn will honk once.

Approximately 3 seconds after step 3, release the lock button. The engine will then start successfully.

When stopping the engine

Press and hold the lock button to stop the engine with remote engine start system.

Remote start safety features

For detailed information, refer to “Remote start safety features”.

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