Subaru Forester: Shift lock function / Shift lock release

If the select lever cannot be operated, turn the ignition switch back to the “ON” position then move the select lever to the “P” position with the select lever button pressed and the brake pedal depressed.

If the select lever does not move after performing the above procedure, check and confirm the following and release the shift lock accordingly.

  • When the select lever cannot be shifted from “P” to “N”:

    Refer to “Shift lock release using the shift lock release button”.

  • When the select lever cannot be shifted from “N” to “R”, “P”:

    Place the ignition switch in the “ACC” position, then move the select lever to the “P” position with the brake pedal depressed.

If the select lever still does not move, refer to “Shift lock release using the shift lock release button”.

If the shift lock cannot be released without using the shift lock release button in the above cases, there may be a malfunction in the shift lock system or the vehicle control system.

Contact a SUBARU dealer for an inspection as soon as possible.

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    Shift lock release using the shift lock release button

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