Subaru Forester: Rear gate – if the rear gate cannot be opened - In case of emergency - Subaru Forester Owner's ManualSubaru Forester: Rear gate – if the rear gate cannot be opened

In the event that you cannot open the rear gate by operating the power door locking switches or the remote keyless entry system, you can open it from inside the cargo area.

1. Remove the access cover at the

1. Remove the access cover at the bottom-center of the rear gate trim.

2. Locate the rear gate lock release lever behind the rear gate trim panel.

Never operate the rear gate lock

Never operate the rear gate lock release lever with fingers because doing so may cause an injury. Always use a screwdriver or a similar tool.

3. Turn the lever to the right position

3. Turn the lever to the right position using a screwdriver.

4. Open the rear gate from outside by holding the rear gate with your hands.

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