Subaru Forester: System operation / Engine restart operational conditions

In any one of the following cases, the engine will be automatically restarted even if the brake pedal is kept depressed.

  • When slightly releasing the brake pedal on road with a steep slope and the vehicle begins rolling
  • When further depressing the brake pedal
  • When depressing the accelerator pedal
  • When you move the select lever to the “R” position.
  • When turning the steering wheel
  • When operating the electronic parking brake switch
  • When activating the X-MODE (if equipped)
  • When the airflow mode selection set to Subaru Forester. Engine restart operational conditions mode.
  • When the climate control system can no longer maintain the set temperature.
  • When unbuckling the driver’s seatbelt
  • When opening the driver’s door
  • When activating the rear window defogger
  • When the Auto Vehicle Hold function is released, refer to “Auto Vehicle Hold function”.

    Non-operational conditions

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    Engine restart non-operational conditions

    To ensure safety, the engine will not be automatically restarted if the engine hood is opened when the Auto Start Stop system is in operation, even if the brake pedal is released...

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