Subaru Forester: Ignition switch (models without “keyless access with push-button start system”) / Key positions

Subaru Forester. Key positions

CAUTION

Do not turn the ignition switch to the “START” position while the engine is running.

NOTE

Subaru Forester. Key positions

  • To turn the key from the “ACC” to “LOCK” position, the select lever must be in the “P” position and the key must be pushed in and turned.
  • If your registered key fails to start the engine, pull out the key once (the security indicator light will blink), and then insert the key again and turn it to the “START” position again to restart the engine.
  • The engine may not start in the following cases:

    Subaru Forester. Key positions

    • The key grip is touching another key or a metallic key holder.

    Subaru Forester. Key positions

    • The key is near another key that contains an immobilizer transponder.

    • The key is near or touching another transmitter.

Key reminder chime

The reminder chime sounds when the driver’s door is opened and the ignition switch is in the “LOCK” or “ACC” position.

The chime stops under the following conditions.

  • The ignition switch is turned to the “ON” position.
  • The key is removed from the ignition switch.
  • The driver’s door is closed.

    Ignition switch (models without “keyless access with push-button start system”)

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    Subaru Forester. Average vehicle speed

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    This display shows the average vehicle speed since the trip meter was last reset. Pressing the TRIP RESET switch toggles the display between the average vehicle speed corresponding to the A trip meter display and the average vehicle speed corresponding to the B trip meter display. When either of the trip meter displays is reset, the corresponding average vehicle speed value is also reset.

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