Subaru Forester: On-road and off-road driving - Safety precautions when driving - Subaru Forester Owner's ManualSubaru Forester: On-road and off-road driving

This vehicle is classified as a utility vehicle. Utility vehicles have a significantly higher rollover rate than other types of vehicles. Your vehicle has a higher ground clearance and higher center of gravity, making it more likely to roll over than ordinary passenger cars. It also handles and maneuvers differently from other passenger cars. For this reason, please read carefully the following section and follow the instructions and precautions in order to prevent serious injury or death due to loss of control, rollover and other accidents. Refer to “On-road and off-road driving”.

    California Perchlorate Advisory
    Certain vehicle components such as airbag modules, seatbelt pretensioners and keyless entry transmitter batteries may contain perchlorate material. Special handling may apply for service or ve ...

    General information
    Noise from under the vehicle NOTE You may hear a noise from under the vehicle approximately 5 hours after the engine is turned off. However, this does not indicate a malfunction. This noise ...

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    Changing the coolant
    Never attempt to remove the radiator cap until the engine has been shut off and has cooled down completely. Since the coolant is under pressure, you may suffer serious burns from a spray ...

    Setting the playing speed (only when the audiobook is playing) (type D audio)
    Each time you briefly press (the “RPT” button) while the audiobook is playing, the playing speed changes in the following sequence. ...

    Clearing the System
    Unless information is deleted out of the in-vehicle Bluetooth system, it will be retained indefinitely. This includes all saved name tags in the phone book and phone pairing information. For infor ...