Subaru Forester: Help line - Rear view camera (if equipped) - Interior equipment - Subaru Forester Owner's ManualSubaru Forester: Help line

The help line (distance marker and vehicle width line) is a guide to help you realize the actual distance from the screen.

1) Vehicle width line (oblique vertical line)
2) Approx. 10 feet (3 m) from the bumper (green horizontal line)
3) Approx. 6.5 feet (2 m) from the bumper (green horizontal line)
4) Approx. 3 feet (1 m) from the bumper (yellow horizontal line)
5) Approx. 1.5 feet (0.5 m) from the bumper (red horizontal line)
6) Vehicle centerline

When the shift lever or select lever is set to position “R”, the monitor screen displays the help lines together with the rear view image.

- When moving backward, always

- When moving backward, always check the back with your eyes without relying on the help lines.

- The actual position may be different from the indication of the help lines.

- Differences may occur due to number of passengers or loaded cargo.

- When the vehicle is on a slope or when the vehicle is inclined against the road, the indication is different from the actual position.

Viewing range on the screen
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Difference between screen and actual road
The distance markers show the distance for a level road when the vehicle is not loaded. It may be different from the actual distance depending on the loading conditions or road conditions. ...

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