Subaru Forester: Warning and indicator / Security indicator light

Subaru Forester. Security indicator light

This indicator light shows the status of the alarm system. It also indicates operation of the immobilizer system.

Alarm system

It blinks to show the driver the operational status of the alarm system. For detailed information, refer to “Alarm system”.

Immobilizer system

The security indicator light starts blinking in the following conditions.

For models with “keyless access with push-button start system”:

  • Immediately after the push-button ignition switch is turned to the “OFF” position.
  • Immediately after the driver’s door is opened or closed when all of the following conditions are met.
    • The push-button ignition switch is in the “ON” or “ACC” position.
    • The engine is not running.

In the event that an unauthorized key is used (for example, the key is unregistered or the ID code does not match), the power is not switched to “ON” and the security indicator light continues blinking.

For models without “keyless access with push-button start system”:

  • Immediately after the key is pulled out.
  • Approximately 60 seconds after the ignition switch is turned from the “ON” position to the “ACC” or “LOCK” position.

If the indicator light does not blink in the above conditions, it may indicate that immobilizer system may be malfunctioning. Contact your nearest SUBARU dealer immediately.

In the event that an unauthorized key (for example, an unauthorized duplicate) is used to start the engine, the security indicator light illuminates. For details about the immobilizer system, refer to “Immobilizer”.

NOTE

  • The security indicator light remains off in the following conditions. It means that the matching of the ID code is completed and the immobilizer system is deactivated, and it does not indicate a malfunction.

    Models with “keyless access with push-button start system”:

    • While the engine is running.
    • The push-button ignition switch has been turned to the “ON” or “ACC” position and the driver’s door has not been opened or closed.

    Models without “keyless access with push-button start system”:

    • While the engine is running.
    • When the ignition switch is in the “ON” position.
    • For approximately 60 seconds after the ignition switch is turned from the “ON” position to the “ACC” or “LOCK” position.
  • Even if a malfunction occurs, such as the security indicator light flashes irregularly, it will not affect the functionality of the immobilizer system.

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