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 2019-2022 Owners Manual: Temporary spare tire


WARNING Never tow a trailer when the temporary spare tire is used. The temporary spare tire is not designed to sustain the towing load. Use of the temporary spare tire when towing can result in failure of the spare tire and/or less stability of the vehicle and may lead to an accident...

Subaru Forester 2019-2022 Owners Manual: Driving tips


CAUTION If the accelerator and brake pedals are depressed at the same time, driving torque may be restrained. This is not a malfunction. Always apply the foot or parking brake when the vehicle is stopped in the “D” or “R” position. Make sure to apply the parking brake when parking your vehicle...

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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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