Subaru Forester: System operation / Operational conditions

The engine can be automatically stopped by the Auto Start Stop system when all of the following conditions are met.

  • The engine is sufficiently warmed up.
  • The engine hood is closed.
  • The driver’s door is closed.
  • The driver’s seatbelt is fastened.
  • The malfunction indicator light (Check Engine light) is off.
  • The airflow mode selection is set to a mode other than Subaru Forester. Operational conditions mode.
  • The rear window defogger is not in use.
  • The X-MODE has been turned off (if equipped).

After the vehicle is stopped, the engine will be automatically stopped when the following conditions are met.

  • The steering wheel is in the straight ahead position.
  • The steering wheel is not being operated.

NOTE

  • After the vehicle is stopped, the engine may not automatically stop under the following conditions.
    • The vehicle is stopped on a road with a steep slope.
    • The vehicle is stopped by hard braking.
    • Negative pressure in the brake booster is not sufficient.
  • After the vehicle is stopped, the engine may not automatically stop if the brake pedal is not fully depressed. Make sure to depress the brake pedal firmly when stopping the vehicle.
  • In the following cases, it may take some time for the Auto Start Stop system to operate.
    • When the battery is discharged because the vehicle has not been used for a long period of time, etc.
    • The coolant temperature is low.
    • When the battery terminals have been reconnected after replacing the battery, etc.

    System operation

    CAUTION The Auto Start Stop system is designed to automatically stop and restart the engine for a short period of time during idling. Do not use the system when parking the vehicle normally. So that it can be used safely and comfortably, in addition to driver operations, the Auto Start Stop s..

    Non-operational conditions

    In any of the following cases, the Auto Start Stop system will not operate. When the Auto Start Stop warning light/ Auto Start Stop OFF indicator light (yellow) is illuminating or flashing...

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    Average fuel consumption

    Subaru Forester. Average fuel consumption

    Displays the driving range per gallon of fuel Displays the driving range per liter of fuel Displays the fuel consumption per 100 km

    This display shows the average rate of fuel consumption since the trip meter was last reset.

    Subaru Forester. Average fuel consumption

    TRIP RESET switch

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