Subaru Forester: Stopping the engine - Starting and operating - Subaru Forester Owner's ManualSubaru Forester: Stopping the engine

The ignition switch should be turned off only when the vehicle is stopped and the engine is idling.

Do not stop the engine when the

Do not stop the engine when the vehicle is moving. This will cause loss of power to the power steering and the brake booster, making steering and braking more difficult. It could also result in accidental activation of the “LOCK” position on the ignition switch, causing the steering wheel to lock.

    AT models
    1. Apply the parking brake. 2. Turn off unnecessary lights and accessories. 3. Shift the select lever to the “P” or “N” position (preferably “P” position). The starter motor will only ...

    Remote engine start system (dealer option)
    - Do not remote start a vehicle in an enclosed environment (e.g., in a closed garage). Prolonged operation of a motor vehicle in an enclosed environment can cause a harmful build-up of C ...

    See also:

    Universal garage door opener (if equipped)
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    To Enter Remote Start Mode
    Press and release the REMOTE START button on the RKE transmitter twice within five seconds. The parking lights will flash and the horn will chirp twice (if programmed). Then, the engine will ...

    Maintenance procedures
    The pages that follow contain the required maintenance services determined by the engineers who designed your vehicle. Besides those maintenance items specified in the fixed maintenance schedu ...