Subaru Forester: BSD/RCTA (if equipped) / BSD/RCTA OFF switch

Subaru Forester. BSD/RCTA OFF switch


Subaru Forester. BSD/RCTA OFF switch

BSD/RCTA OFF indicator light

If the BSD/RCTA OFF switch is pressed, the BSD/RCTA OFF indicator light appears on the combination meter, and the BSD/RCTA is deactivated.

Press the switch again to activate the BSD/ RCTA. The BSD/RCTA OFF indicator light will disappear.

When this occurs, the BSD/RCTA approach indicator light on the side of the rearview mirror illuminates for a few seconds and then turns off.


  • In the following cases, the system may not operate properly due to blocked radar waves. Press the BSD/ RCTA OFF switch to deactivate the system.
    • When towing a trailer
    • When a bicycle carrier or other carrier item is fitted to the rear of the vehicle.
    • When using a chassis dynamometer or free roller device, etc.
    • When running the engine and making the wheels rotate while lifting up the vehicle
  • If the ignition switch is turned to the “LOCK”/“OFF” position, the last known status of the system is maintained. For example, if the ignition switch is turned to the “LOCK”/“OFF” position with the BSD/RCTA deactivated, the BSD/RCTA will remain deactivated the next time the ignition switch is turned to the “ON” position.

    BSD/RCTA warning light


    Certification for the BSD/RCTA

    U.S.-spec. models FCC ID: OAYSRR3A CAUTION FCC WARNING Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment...

    Other information:

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    Subaru Forester 2019-2022 Owners Manual: Driver Monitoring System ON/OFF settings

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    Average vehicle speed

    Subaru Forester. Average vehicle speed

    When units in miles is selected When units in km is selected

    This display shows the average vehicle speed since the trip meter was last reset. Pressing the TRIP RESET switch toggles the display between the average vehicle speed corresponding to the A trip meter display and the average vehicle speed corresponding to the B trip meter display. When either of the trip meter displays is reset, the corresponding average vehicle speed value is also reset.

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