Subaru Forester: Alarm system / Arming the system

The alarm system becomes armed when the following operation is performed.

  1. Close all windows and the moonroof (if equipped) and turn the ignition switch to the “OFF” position.
  2. Carry the key and get out of the vehicle.
  3. Make sure that the engine hood is locked.
  4.  Lock the doors using any of the following methods.
    • Locking using the remote keyless entry system. For details, refer to “Remote keyless entry system”.
    • Locking using the keyless access function (if equipped). For details, refer to “Locking with the door lock sensor”.
    • Locking using the power door locking switch. For details, refer to “Locking using power door locking switch”.
    • Locking using the rear lock button. For details, refer to “Locking with the rear lock button”.
    • Locking using the power rear gate lock button. For details, refer to “Locking with the power rear gate lock button”.

    NOTE

    Subaru Forester. Arming the system

    Security indicator light

    All doors, the rear gate and fuel filler lid will lock, an electronic chirp will sound once, the hazard warning flashers will flash once, and the security indicator light will start flashing rapidly.

    If any of the doors or the rear gate is not fully closed, an electronic chirp sounds five times and the hazard warning flashers flash five times to alert you that the doors (or the rear gate) are not properly closed. When you close the door, doors will automatically lock and the system will automatically arm in 30 seconds.

  5. Approximately 30 seconds later, the system will enter surveillance state.

    When the system is in surveillance state, the security indicator light will then flash slowly (twice approximately every 2 seconds), indicating that the system has been armed for surveillance.

NOTE

  • The system can be armed even if the windows and/or moonroof are open. Always make sure that they are fully closed before arming the system.
  • The 30-second standby time can be eliminated if you prefer. Have it performed by your SUBARU dealer.
  • If any of the following actions is done during the standby period, the system will not switch to the surveillance state.
    • Doors (including the rear gate) are unlocked using the access key fob/remote transmitter.
    • Doors (including the rear gate) are unlocked using the keyless access function (models with “keyless access with push-button start system”).
    • Any door (including the rear gate and engine hood) is opened.
    • The ignition switch is turned to the “ON” position (models without “keyless access with push-button start system”).
    • Push-button ignition switch is turned to the “ACC” position (models with “keyless access with pushbutton start system”).

    Alarm system operation

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    Disarming the system

    Perform either of the following procedures. Briefly press a button (for less than 2 seconds) on the access key fob/remote transmitter. Carry the access key fob and perform either of the following procedures (models with “keyless access with push-button start system”)...

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    Outside temperature indicator

    The outside temperature is displayed on the multi-function display (color LCD).

    NOTE

    The outside temperature indicator shows the temperature around the sensor. However, the temperature may not be indicated correctly or the update may be delayed in the following conditions. While parking or driving at low speeds When the outside temperature changes suddenly (example: when going in and out of an underground parking area or when passing through a tunnel) When starting the engine after being parked for a certain period of time The temperature unit cannot be changed.

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