Subaru Forester: Maintenance and service / Engine oil

CAUTION

  • If the level gauge cannot be pulled out easily, twist the level gauge right and left, then gently pull it out. Otherwise, you may be injured accidentally straining yourself.
  • Use only engine oil with the recommended grade and viscosity.
  • Be careful not to spill engine oil when adding it. If oil touches the exhaust pipe, it may cause a bad smell, smoke, and/or a fire. If engine oil gets on the exhaust pipe, be sure to wipe it off.

Engine compartment overview

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Engine oil consumption

Some engine oil will be consumed while driving. The rate of consumption can be affected by such factors as transmission type, driving style, terrain and temperature...

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Subaru Forester 2019-2023 Owners Manual: Changing a flat tire


WARNING Use only the jack and the jack handle provided with your vehicle. The jack supplied with the vehicle is designed only for changing a tire. Never get under the vehicle while supporting the vehicle with this jack. Do not jack up the vehicle on an incline or a loose road surface...

Subaru Forester 2019-2023 Owners Manual: To Operate the Compass Feature


To turn the compass feature on/off, press and hold the switch for more than 3 seconds or until the display turns on/off. The compass feature will default to on with each ignition cycle. If the display reads “C”, slowly drive the vehicle in circles until compass is calibrated...

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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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