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 2019-2021 Owners Manual: Climate control panel, audio panel, instrument panel, console panel, and switches


    Use a soft, damp cloth to clean the climate control panel, audio equipment, instrument panel, center console, combination meter panel, and switches. CAUTION Do not use organic solvents such as paint thinners or fuel, or strong cleaning agents that contain those solvents...

    Subaru Forester 2019-2021 Owners Manual: Type A


    Airflow mode selection dial (Refer to “Airflow mode selection”) Fan speed control dial (Refer to “Fan speed control”) Temperature control dial (Refer to “Temperature control”) Air conditioner button (Refer to “Air conditioner control”) Air inlet selection button (Refer to “Air inlet selection”) Rear window defogger button and outside mirror defogger button (if equipped) (Refer to “Defogger and deicer”) NOTE The controllable temperature range may vary depending on the regional specifications of the vehicle...

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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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