Subaru Forester: Remote start safety features - Remote engine start system (dealer option) - Starting and operating - Subaru Forester Owner's ManualSubaru Forester: Remote start safety features

For safety and security reasons, the system will fail to start and beep the horn twice or shut down the engine during remote start operation if any of the following conditions occur.

- The brake pedal is pressed before the vehicle ignition switch is turned “on”.

- The key was already in the ignition switch.

- The engine hood is opened.

- The vehicle’s engine idle speed has reached a level over 3,000 rpm.

- The alarm is triggered by opening a door or the rear gate.

NOTE
- The security indicator light on the dashboard will stop flashing while under remote engine start operation, but the vehicle is still protected.

- If the vehicle is entered during remote engine start operation, the system will not record entry in the alarm history.

    Starting your vehicle
    Starting your vehicle The remote control start system is activated by pressing the “” button twice within 3 seconds on your remote control transmitter. The system will check certain p ...

    Entering the vehicle while it is running via remote start
    1. Unlock the vehicle doors using the keyless entry system. If the vehicle’s doors are unlocked manually using the key, the vehicle’s alarm system will trigger and the remote engine start ...

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    Safety note
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    Insrtument cluster
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    Transfer Case
    Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine how often to check the lubricant and when to change it. See Maintenance Schedule on page 11‑3. ...