Subaru Forester: Engine oil / Changing the oil and oil filter

Change the oil and oil filter according to the maintenance schedule in the “Warranty and Maintenance Booklet”. The engine oil and oil filter must be changed more frequently than listed in the maintenance schedule when driving on dusty roads, when short trips are frequently made, or when driving in extremely cold weather.

NOTE

Changing the engine oil and oil filter should be performed by a well-trained expert. Contact your SUBARU dealer for changing the engine oil and oil filter. Fully trained mechanics are on standby at a SUBARU dealer to utilize the special tools, spare parts and recommended oil for this work, and also, used oils are properly disposed of.

  • If performing oil replacement yourself, observe the local regulations and dispose of waste oil properly.

    Checking the oil level

    Park the vehicle on a level surface and turn the ignition switch..

    Recommended grade and viscosity

    CAUTION Use only engine oil with the recommended grade and viscosity. Refer to “Engine oil”. NOTE Engine oil viscosity (thickness) affects fuel economy...

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    Subaru Forester 2019-2024 Owners Manual: Driver Monitoring System temporary stop indicator light (if equipped)


    This indicator illuminates when the Driver Monitoring System is temporarily stopped. Refer to “Driver Monitoring System temporary stop indicator light”. NOTE The Driver Monitoring System stops temporarily when the temperature of the Driver Monitoring System unit is high...

    Subaru Forester 2019-2024 Owners Manual: Alarm system


    The alarm system helps to protect your vehicle and valuables from theft. The horn sounds and the hazard warning flashers flash if someone attempts to break into your vehicle. For models with “keyless access with push-button start system”: The system can be armed or disarmed with the keyless access function or access key fob...

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    Type B multi-function display (color LCD)

    Turn the ignition switch to “ON”.

    Subaru Forester. Type B multi-function display (color LCD)

    Press the Subaru Forester. Type B multi-function display (color LCD) button. Select “Settings”. Select “Vehicle”. Select “Time/Date” and then select “Manual”.

    Subaru Forester. Type B multi-function display (color LCD)

    Set the each items plus and minus. Select Subaru Forester. Type B multi-function display (color LCD) to complete the clock setting.

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