Subaru Forester: Using your Owner’s Manual - How to use this Owner’s Manual - Subaru Forester Owner's ManualSubaru Forester: Using your Owner’s Manual

Before you operate your vehicle, carefully read this manual. To protect yourself and extend the service life of your vehicle, follow the instructions in this manual.

Failure to observe these instructions may result in serious injury and damage to your vehicle.

This manual is composed of fourteen chapters. Each chapter begins with a brief table of contents, so you can usually tell at a glance if that chapter contains the information you want.

Chapter 1: Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags

This chapter informs you how to use the seat and seatbelt and contains precautions for the SRS airbags.

Chapter 2: Keys and doors

This chapter informs you how to operate the keys, locks and windows.

Chapter 3: Instruments and controls

This chapter informs you about the operation of instrument panel indicators and how to use the instruments and other switches.

Chapter 4: Climate control

This chapter informs you how to operate the climate control.

Chapter 5: Audio

This chapter informs you how to operate your audio system.

Chapter 6: Interior equipment

This chapter informs you how to operate interior equipment.

Chapter 7: Starting and operating

This chapter informs you how to start and operate your SUBARU.

Chapter 8: Driving tips

This chapter informs you how to drive your SUBARU in various conditions and explains some safety tips on driving.

Chapter 9: In case of emergency

This chapter informs you what to do if you have a problem while driving, such as a flat tire or engine overheating.

Chapter 10: Appearance care

This chapter informs you how to keep your SUBARU looking good.

Chapter 11: Maintenance and service

This chapter informs you when you need to take your SUBARU to the dealer for scheduled maintenance and informs you how to keep your SUBARU running properly.

Chapter 12: Specifications

This chapter informs you about dimensions and capacities of your SUBARU.

Chapter 13: Consumer information and Reporting safety defects

This chapter informs you about Uniform tire quality grading standards and Reporting safety defects.

Chapter 14: Index

This is an alphabetical listing of all that’s in this manual. You can use it to quickly find something you want to read.

    Safety warnings
    You will find a number of WARNINGs, CAUTIONs and NOTEs in this manual. These safety warnings alert you to potential hazards that could result in injury to you or others. Please read these safe ...

    See also:

    Folding the exterior mirrors in or out electrically
    This function is only available in vehicles for Canada. Make sure that the SmartKey is in position 1 or 2 in the ignition lock. Briefly press button 1. Both exterior mirrors fold in or out. ...

    Calling up a stored parking position setting
    Turn the SmartKey to position 2 in the ignition lock. Adjust the exterior mirror on the frontpassenger side with the corresponding button (). Engage reverse gear. The exterior mirror on the ...

    Interior lamps
    1- Luggage room lamp 2- Room lamp (rear). 3- Map & room lamps (front). 4- Foot lamps* P. 8-58. NOTE: ● If you leave the lamps on without running the engine, you will run down the batt ...