Subaru Forester: Locking and unlocking by holding the access key fob / How to lock and unlock

It is possible to perform the following operations when you are carrying the access key fob.

  • Lock and unlock the doors.
  • Lock and unlock the rear gate.
  • Lock and unlock the fuel filler lid.

NOTE

  • It is not possible to lock the doors, rear gate and fuel filler lid using the keyless access function when the push-button ignition switch is in the “ACC” or “ON” position. Refer to “Switching power status”.
  • If the door handle is gripped with a gloved hand, the door lock may not be released.
  • If the door lock sensor is touched three times or more repeatedly, the system will ignore the sensor operation.
  • When performing the locking procedure too quickly, locking may not complete. After performing the locking procedure, it is recommended to pull the REAR door handle to confirm that the doors have been locked.
  • If any of the doors (or the rear gate) are not fully closed, the following will occur to alert you that the doors (or the rear gate) are not properly closed.
    • An electronic chirp sounds five times.
    • The hazard warning flashers flash five times.
  • It is possible to lock the doors even when one of the doors is open. After performing the locking procedure, close the opened door or rear gate to lock it.
  • Within 3 seconds after locking the doors and the rear gate using the keyless access function, it is not possible to unlock doors and/or the rear gate using the keyless access function.
  • When locking, be sure to carry the access key fob to prevent locking the access key fob in the vehicle.
  • The setting of the hazard warning flasher operation and the volume of the audible signal can be changed by your SUBARU dealer. Contact your SUBARU dealer for details. Also, for models with the combination meter display (color LCD), the setting of the hazard warning flasher operation can be changed by operating the combination meter display (color LCD). For details, refer to “Keyless Entry System”.

Locking with the door lock sensor

Subaru Forester. How to lock and unlock

  1. Door lock sensor

Carry the access key fob, close all doors including the rear gate, and touch the door lock sensor on the door handle. All doors including the rear gate and fuel filler lid will be locked. Also, an electronic chirp will sound once and the hazard warning flashers will flash once.

Locking with the rear lock button

Subaru Forester. How to lock and unlock

  1. Rear lock button

Carry the access key fob, close all doors including the rear gate, and press the rear lock button. The rear gate, fuel filler lid and all doors will be locked. Also, an electronic chirp will sound once and the hazard warning flashers will flash once.

Locking with the power rear gate lock button

Subaru Forester. How to lock and unlock

  1. Power rear gate lock button

Carry the access key fob, and press the power rear gate lock button. It will close automatically, and the rear gate, all doors and the fuel filler lid will be locked. Also, the hazard warning flashers will flash once, and an electronic chirp will sound once.

    Operating ranges

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