Subaru Forester: Meters and gauges / Speedometer, Tachometer and Odometer

Speedometer

The speedometer shows the vehicle speed.

Tachometer

The tachometer shows the engine speed in thousands of revolutions per minute.

CAUTION

Do not operate the engine with the pointer of the tachometer in the red zone. In this range, fuel injection will be cut by the engine control module to protect the engine from overrevving. The engine will resume running normally after the engine speed is reduced below the red zone.

Odometer

Subaru Forester. Speedometer, Tachometer and Odometer

  1. TRIP RESET switch
  2. Type A combination meter
  3. Type B combination meter

This meter displays the odometer when the ignition switch is in the “ON” position. The odometer shows the total distance that the vehicle has been driven.

NOTE

If you press the TRIP RESET switch when the ignition switch is in the “LOCK”/“OFF” or “ACC” position, the odometer/trip meter will light up.

The indicators will turn off when:

  • The TRIP RESET switch is not operated for approximately 10 seconds.
  • The driver’s door is opened and then closed.

    Meters and gauges

    NOTE Some of the meters and gauges on the combination meter use liquid-crystal displays. You will find their indications hard to see if you wear polarized glasses...

    Double trip meter

    TRIP RESET switch Type A combination meter Type B combination meter This meter displays the two trip meters when the ignition switch is in the “ON” position...

    Other information:

    Subaru Forester 2019-2022 Owners Manual: BSD/RCTA (if equipped)


    The BSD/RCTA consists of rear corner radars with Blind Spot Detection and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. These functions enable the system to detect objects or vehicles to the rear, drawing attention to the driver when changing a lane or when driving in reverse...

    Subaru Forester 2019-2022 Owners Manual: Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)


    Operating range The system notifies the driver of another vehicle approaching from either side when driving in reverse. This feature helps the driver check the rear and side areas of the vehicle when moving backward. If the system detects a vehicle approaching from either side while moving backward, it warns the driver of dangers in the following way...

    Categories

    Average fuel consumption

    Subaru Forester. Average fuel consumption

    Displays the driving range per gallon of fuel Displays the driving range per liter of fuel Displays the fuel consumption per 100 km

    This display shows the average rate of fuel consumption since the trip meter was last reset.

    Subaru Forester. Average fuel consumption

    TRIP RESET switch

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