Subaru Forester: Starting and operating / Continuously variable transmission

WARNING

Do not shift from the “P” or “N” position into the “D” or “R” position while depressing the accelerator pedal. This may cause the vehicle to jump forward or backward.

CAUTION

  • Observe the following precautions. Otherwise, the transmission could be damaged.
    • Shift into the “P” or “R” position only after the vehicle has completely stopped.
    • Do not shift from the “D” position into the “R” position or vice versa until the vehicle has completely stopped.
  • Do not race the engine for more than 5 seconds in any position except the “N” or “P” position when the brake is applied or when chocks are used in the wheels. This may cause the transmission fluid to overheat.
  • Never move the vehicle as follows. Doing so may result in an unexpected accident or malfunction.
    • Moving rearward by inertia with the select lever set in a forward driving position.
    • Moving forward by inertia with the select lever set in the “R” position.
  • When parking the vehicle, first securely apply the parking brake and then place the select lever in the “P” position. Avoid parking for a long time with the select lever in any other position as doing so could result in a dead battery.

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Continuously variable transmission features

The continuously variable transmission is electronically controlled and provides an infinite number of forward speeds and 1 reverse speed. It also has a manual mode or an “L” position...

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Subaru Forester. Warning screen

Example of warning

If there is a warning message or a maintenance notification, it will appear on this screen. Take the appropriate actions based on the messages indicated.

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