Subaru Forester: Warning and indicator lights - Keys and doors - Subaru Forester Owner's ManualSubaru Forester: Warning and indicator lights

Several of the warning and indicator lights illuminate momentarily and then turn off when the ignition switch is initially turned to the “ON” position. This permits checking the operation of the bulbs.

Apply the parking brake and turn the ignition switch to the “ON” position. For the system check, the following lights illuminate and turn off after several seconds or after the engine has started.

Seatbelt warning light

(The seatbelt warning light turns off only when the driver fastens the seatbelt.)

Front passenger’s seatbelt warning light

(The seatbelt warning light turns off only when the front seat passenger fastens the seatbelt.)

SRS airbag system warning light

Front passenger’s frontal airbag ON indicator light

Front passenger’s frontal airbag OFF indicator light

CHECK ENGINE warning light/Malfunction indicator lamp

Coolant temperature high warning light (if equipped)

Charge warning light

Oil pressure warning light

AT OIL TEMP warning light AT models)

Low tire pressure warning light (U.S.- spec. models)

ABS warning light

Brake system warning light

Low fuel warning light

Hill start assist warning light (MT models)

Door open warning light

AWD warning light (AT models)

Vehicle Dynamics Control warning light/Vehicle Dynamics Control operation indicator light

Vehicle Dynamics Control OFF indicator light

SPORT mode indicator light (AT models)

Cruise control indicator light

Cruise control set indicator light

Automatic headlight beam leveler

Automatic headlight beam leveler warning light (models with HID headlights)

If any lights fail to illuminate, it indicates a burned-out bulb or a malfunction of the corresponding system.

Consult your authorized SUBARU dealer for repair.

ECO gauge (models with type A combination meter)
The unit displayed varies depending on the model. The ECO gauge shows the difference between the average rate of fuel consumption since the trip meter was last reset and the current rate ...

Seatbelt warning light and chime
Your vehicle is equipped with a seatbelt warning device at the driver’s and front passenger’s seat, as required by current safety standards. With the ignition switch turned to the “ON ...

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Maintenance precautions
When performing any inspection or maintenance work on your vehicle, always take care to prevent serious accidental injury to yourself or damage to the vehicle. The following are general precau ...

Parking brake (red)
Parking brake (red) Illuminates when the parking brake is applied. If the lamp illuminates and Caution! Park Brake Applied is displayed, the vehicle is moving with the parking brake applied. Re ...

Important safety notes
A license agreement must exist in order to activate the mbrace service. Ensure that your system is activated and ready for use, and press the MB Info call button to register. If any of the st ...