Subaru Forester: Keys and doors / Remote keyless entry system

CAUTION

  • Do not expose the remote transmitter to severe shocks, such as those experienced as a result of dropping or throwing.
  • Do not take the remote transmitter apart except when replacing the battery.
  • Do not get the remote transmitter wet. If it gets wet, wipe it dry with a cloth immediately.
  • When you carry the remote transmitter on an airplane, do not press the button of the remote transmitter while in the airplane. When any button of the remote transmitter is pressed, radio waves are sent and may affect the operation of the airplane. When you carry the remote transmitter in a bag on an airplane, take measures to prevent the buttons of the remote transmitter from being pressed.

Subaru Forester. Remote keyless entry system

Access key fob

  1. Lock/arm button
  2. Unlock/disarm button
  3. Rear gate unlock button
  4. PANIC button

Subaru Forester. Remote keyless entry system

Transmitter

  1. Lock/arm button
  2. Unlock/disarm button
  3. Rear gate unlock button
  4. PANIC button

The remote keyless entry system has the following functions.

  • Locking and unlocking the doors, rear gate and fuel filler lid
  • Unlocking the rear gate
  • Sounding a panic alarm
  • Arming and disarming the alarm system. For details, refer to “Alarm system”.

The operable distance of the remote keyless entry system is approximately 30 feet (10 meters). However, this distance will vary depending on environmental conditions. The system’s operable distance will be shorter in areas near a facility or electronic equipment emitting strong radio waves such as a power plant, broadcast station, TV tower, or remote controller of home electronic appliances.

NOTE

  • For models with “keyless access with push-button start system”, the remote keyless entry system will not be activated when the push-button ignition switch is in any position other than the “OFF” position.
  • For models without “keyless access with push-button start system”, the remote keyless entry system will not be activated when the key is inserted in the ignition switch.
  • The hazard warning flashers will flash once or twice when the access key fob/transmitter button is pressed in the following cases.
    • When locking the doors
    • When unlocking the doors
    • When unlocking the rear gate
  • Operation of the hazard warning flashers in the above cases can be set to “On” or “Off” by a SUBARU dealer. Consult your SUBARU dealer for details.

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Locking the doors Press the lock/arm button to lock all doors, the rear gate and fuel filler lid. An electronic chirp will sound once and the hazard warning flashers will flash once...

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