Subaru Forester: Outside mirrors / Reverse tilt-down feature (if equipped)

When backing up the vehicle, the front passenger’s side outside mirrors will turn downward automatically to provide better rear visibility.

  1. Push the ignition switch to the ON position.
  2. Move the select lever to the R (Reverse) position.
  3. The outside mirror angle moves downward.

The outside mirror angle will return to its original position when the following condition are met.

  • After approximately 9 seconds from the select lever is moved to any position other than R (Reverse).
  • The ignition switch is turned to the “OFF” position.
  • The vehicle is running.

NOTE

  • The reverse tilt-down mirror angle can be registered with button “1”, “2” or each of the key fobs. For details, refer to “Memory function (driver’s seat – if equipped)”.
  • The reverse tilt-down mirror angle can also be retrieved with the Driver Monitoring System user information. To do so, perform user registration in the Driver Monitoring System settings. Refer to “Driver Monitoring System settings”.
  • The operational/non-operational setting can be changed by operating the combination meter display (color LCD). For details, refer to “Vehicle Setting”.
  • The factory setting (default setting) for this function is set as the front passenger’s side mirror. The setting of the right and left side mirror/front passenger’s side mirror operation can be changed by a SUBARU dealer. Contact your SUBARU dealer for details.

CAUTION

Depress the brake pedal during the reverse tilt-down mirror angle adjustment.

To adjust the reverse tilt-down mirror angle, adjust the outside mirror using the remote control mirror switch while the reverse tilt-down operates. For details about how to adjust the outside mirror angle, refer to “Remote control mirror switch”.

Memory function:

The angle of the reverse tilt-down mirror can be registered. Register the position with button “1”, “2” or each of the access key fobs and retrieve the position.

For details about registration or retrieval of a position, refer to “Memory function (driver’s seat – if equipped)”.

NOTE

If the seat is moved forward or backward 1.18 in (30 mm) or more, the reverse tilt-down will move to the factory default position or the last position hold.

Hold last position function:

The angle of the reverse tilt-down mirror can be set to the latest adjusted angle.

The hold last position function operates when the following condition are met.

  • The memory function is not used.
  • The seat is moved forward or backward 1.18 in (30 mm) or more.

NOTE

  • The factory setting (default setting) for this function is set as “non-operational”. This setting can be changed to “operational” at SUBARU dealers. For more details, contact a SUBARU dealer.
  • If the hold last position function setting is “non-operation”, the reverse tilt-down will move to the factory default position.

    Remote control mirror switch

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