Subaru Forester: Starting and stopping the engine (models without push-button start system) / Stopping the engine / Steering lock

Stopping the engine

The ignition switch should be turned off only when the vehicle is stopped and the engine is idling.

WARNING

Do not stop the engine when the vehicle is moving. This will cause loss of power to the power steering and the brake booster, making steering and braking more difficult. It could also result in accidental activation of the “LOCK”/“OFF” position on the ignition switch, causing the steering wheel to lock.

Steering lock

After stopping the engine and the key is removed from ignition switch, the steering wheel will be locked due to the steering lock function.

When the engine is restarted, the steering lock will be automatically released.

When the steering lock cannot be released

When you cannot unlock the steering wheel, perform the following steps.

  1. Check that the parking brake is applied.
  2. Turn off unnecessary lights and accessories.
  3. Check that the select lever is set in the “P” position.
  4. Depress the brake pedal and keep it depressed.
  5. Turn the ignition switch to the “ON” position while turning the steering wheel left and right.

If you cannot unlock the steering wheel by doing the steps, contact your nearest SUBARU dealer.

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

    NOTE

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