Subaru Forester 2019-2022 Owners Manual / Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags / SRS airbag (Supplemental Restraint System airbag) / If the passenger’s frontal airbag OFF indicator illuminates and the ON indicator turns off even when the front passenger’s seat is occupied by an adult

Subaru Forester: SRS airbag (Supplemental Restraint System airbag) / If the passenger’s frontal airbag OFF indicator illuminates and the ON indicator turns off even when the front passenger’s seat is occupied by an adult

Subaru Forester. indicator turns off even when the front passenger’s seat is occupied by an adult

Subaru Forester. indicator turns off even when the front passenger’s seat is occupied by an adult Front passenger’s frontal airbag ON indicator

Subaru Forester. indicator turns off even when the front passenger’s seat is occupied by an adult Front passenger’s frontal airbag OFF indicator

This can be caused by the adult incorrectly sitting in the front passenger’s seat.

  1. Turn the ignition switch to the “LOCK”/ “OFF” position.
  2. Ask the front passenger to set the seatback to the upright position, sit up straight in the center of the seat cushion, correctly fasten the seatbelt, position his/ her legs out forward, and adjust the seat to the rearmost position.
  3. Turn the ignition switch to the “ON” position.

If the OFF indicator remains illuminated while the ON indicator remains off, take the following actions.

  1. Turn the ignition switch to the “LOCK”/ “OFF” position.
  2. Make sure that the front passenger does not use a blanket, seat cushion, seat cover, seat heater or massager, etc.
  3. If wearing excessive layers of clothing, the front passenger should remove any unnecessary items before sitting in the front passenger’s seat, or should sit in a rear seat.
  4. Turn the ignition switch to the “ON” position and wait 6 seconds to allow the system to complete self-checking. Following the system check, both indicators turn off for 2 seconds. Now, the ON indicator should illuminate while the OFF indicator remains off.

If the OFF indicator still remains illuminated while the ON indicator remains off, ask the occupant to move to the rear seat and immediately contact your SUBARU dealer for an inspection.

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