Subaru Forester: Keyless access with push-button start system (if equipped) / Unlock using PIN Code Access

When all doors including the rear gate are locked, you can unlock the doors (including rear gate) without a key by pressing the rear lock button.

Subaru Forester. Unlock using PIN Code Access

  1. Rear lock button

NOTE

PIN Code Access will be helpful if the key fob is accidentally left in the vehicle. It is recommended that a 5- digit security code (PIN code) be registered.

Registration for a PIN code

Subaru Forester. Unlock using PIN Code Access

NOTE

Press the Subaru Forester. Unlock using PIN Code Access button within 30 seconds of step 6 to end the preparation mode and move on to the registration stage. Unless the Subaru Forester. Unlock using PIN Code Access button is pressed within 30 seconds after step 6, the PIN code registration will be canceled.

NOTE

  • Press the rear lock button ten times to enter “0”.
  • Change the PIN code frequently to protect your vehicle from theft.
  • If you have lent your vehicle to another person, confirm that the PIN code has not been changed or deleted. If the PIN code has been changed or deleted, reregister a new PIN code.
  • If you make an error during the registration procedure, press the Subaru Forester. Unlock using PIN Code Access or Subaru Forester. Unlock using PIN Code Access button on the access key fob. Then, start over from the procedure described in “Preparation for registering a PIN code”.
  • To protect your vehicle from theft, you cannot register a string of the same five numbers together, such as “00000”, nor “12345” as a PIN code.
  • Do not register your vehicle license plate number or simple numbers such as “11122” or “12121” as a PIN code. Doing so will increase the risk of vehicle theft.
  • When you try to register “22222”, the registered PIN code will be deleted. You cannot unlock the doors by PIN Code Access until a new code is registered.
  • After registering a new PIN code, make sure that you can unlock the doors using the PIN code.
  • The PIN code cannot be deleted while the keyless access function is disabled by operating the access key fob.
  • Reregister the PIN code in the following cases.
    • When you forget the PIN code.
    • When you want to change the PIN code.

Unlocking

Perform step 5 described in “Registration for a PIN code”.

NOTE

  • You cannot unlock by PIN Code Access in the following cases.
    • When the access key fob is within the operating ranges.
    • When the ignition switch is in the “ACC” or “ON” position.
  • If you make an operation error during the unlocking procedure, start over with the unlocking procedure after waiting for 5 seconds or longer.
  • To protect your vehicle from theft, a buzzer will sound if incorrect PIN codes are entered five times continuously. If this occurs, you cannot unlock the doors by PIN Code Access for 5 minutes.

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