Subaru Forester: Shift lock function / Shift lock release using the shift lock release button

Perform the following procedure to release the shift lock.

  1. Apply the parking brake and stop the engine.

    Subaru Forester. Shift lock release using the shift lock release button

  2. Wrap the tip of a flat-head screwdriver with vinyl tape or a cloth and use it to remove the shift lock cover. The shift lock release button is located under the shift lock cover.

    Subaru Forester. Shift lock release using the shift lock release button

  3. While depressing the brake pedal, insert a screwdriver into the hole, press the shift lock release button using a screwdriver, and then move the select lever.

If the select lever does not move after performing the above procedure, the shift lock system may be malfunctioning. Contact a SUBARU dealer for an inspection as soon as possible.

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    Driving tips

    CAUTION If the accelerator and brake pedals are depressed at the same time, driving torque may be restrained. This is not a malfunction. Always apply the foot or parking brake when the vehicle is stopped in the “D” or “R” position...

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    Subaru Forester 2019-2021 Owners Manual: Driving range on remaining fuel


    When setting the displayed unit as MPH When setting the displayed unit as km/h The driving range indicates the distance that can be driven taking into account the amount of fuel remaining in the tank and the average rate of fuel consumption. When setting the displayed unit as MPH When setting the displayed unit as km/h If the driving range is shown as , there is only a tiny amount of fuel left in the tank...

    Subaru Forester 2019-2021 Owners Manual: Starting and stopping the engine (models without push-button start system)


    CAUTION Do not operate the starter motor continuously for more than 10 seconds. If the engine fails to start after operating the starter for 5 to 10 seconds, wait for 10 seconds or more before trying again. NOTE It may be difficult to start the engine when the battery has been disconnected and reconnected (for maintenance or other purposes)...

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    Outside temperature indicator

    The outside temperature is displayed on the multi-function display (color LCD).

    NOTE

    The outside temperature indicator shows the temperature around the sensor. However, the temperature may not be indicated correctly or the update may be delayed in the following conditions. While parking or driving at low speeds When the outside temperature changes suddenly (example: when going in and out of an underground parking area or when passing through a tunnel) When starting the engine after being parked for a certain period of time The temperature unit cannot be changed.

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