Subaru Forester: START - Ignition switch - Keys and doors - Subaru Forester Owner's ManualSubaru Forester: START

The engine is started in this position. The starter cranks the engine to start it. When the key is released (after the engine has started), the key automatically returns to the “ON” position.

Do not turn the ignition switch to the

Do not turn the ignition switch to the “START” position while the engine is running.

If your registered key fails to start the engine, pull out the key once (the security indicator light will blink), and then insert the key in the ignition switch and turn it to the “START” position and again try to start the engine.

NOTE
The engine may not start in the following cases:

- The key grip is touching another key

- The key grip is touching another key or a metallic key holder.

- The key is near another key that

- The key is near another key that contains an immobilizer transponder.

- The key is near or touching another transmitter.

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