Subaru Forester: Corrosion protection / Most common causes of corrosion

The most common causes of corrosion are:

  • The accumulation of moisture retaining dirt and debris in body panel sections, cavities, and other areas.
  • Damage to paint and other protective coatings caused by gravel and stone chips or minor accidents.

Corrosion is accelerated on the vehicle when:

  • It is exposed to road salt or dust control chemicals, or used in coastal areas where there is more salt in the air, or in areas where there is considerable industrial pollution.
  • It is driven in areas of high humidity, especially when temperatures range just above freezing.
  • Dampness in certain parts of the vehicle remains for a long time, even though other parts of the vehicle may be dry.
  • High temperatures will cause corrosion to parts of the vehicle which cannot dry quickly due to lack of proper ventilation.

    Corrosion protection

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    To help prevent corrosion

    Wash the vehicle regularly to prevent corrosion of the body and suspension components. Also, wash the vehicle promptly after driving on any of the following surfaces...

    Other information:

    Subaru Forester 2019-2022 Owners Manual: Parking in cold weather


    WARNING Snow can trap dangerous exhaust gases under your vehicle. Keep snow clear of the exhaust pipe and from around your vehicle if you park the vehicle in snow with the engine running. CAUTION Do not use the parking brake when parking for long periods in cold weather since it could freeze in that position...

    Subaru Forester 2019-2022 Owners Manual: BSD/RCTA approach warning buzzer (only when reversing)


    A warning buzzer sounds along with flashing of the BSD/RCTA approach indicator light to warn the driver of dangers. The setting of the warning buzzer volume can be changed by operating the combination meter display (color LCD). For details, refer to “Menu screens” ...

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    Driving information display

    NOTE

    You can set the units for both the multifunction display (black and white) and the combination meter at the same time. For details about setting the language and units, refer to “Type A combination meter” or “Menu screens”.

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