Subaru Forester 2019-2023 Owners Manual / Keys and doors / Door locks / Locking and unlocking from the outside

Subaru Forester: Door locks / Locking and unlocking from the outside

NOTE

If you unlock the driver’s door with a key (including an emergency key) and open the door while the alarm system is armed, the alarm system is triggered and the vehicle’s horn sounds. In this case, perform any of the following operations:

  • Models with “keyless access with push-button start system”:
    • Press any button on the access key fob (except when the access key fob battery is discharged).
    • Press the push-button ignition switch to “ACC”.
    • Carry the access key fob and perform either of the following procedures.
    • Grip the front door handle.
    • Press the rear gate opener button.
  • Models without “keyless access with push-button start system”:
    • Press any button on the remote transmitter (except when the transmitter battery is discharged).
    • Insert the key into the ignition switch and turn the ignition switch to “ON”.

For details about the alarm system, refer to “Alarm system”.

Door locks

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How to lock and unlock the vehicle using the key

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