2002 Subaru Forester Owner's Manual

2002 Subaru Forester Manual

2002 Subaru Forester manual table of contents:

  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 1
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 2
    Foreword Congratulations on choosing a SUBARU vehicle. This Owner's Manual has all the information necessary to keep your SUBARU in...whom you purchased your SUBARU or the nearest SUBARU dealer. The information, specifications and illustrations found in this manual are those in effect at the time of ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 3
    ..., Inc. and sold at retail by an authorized SUBARU dealer in the United States come with the following ...and Maintenance Booklet". Please read these warranties carefully. B Warranties for Canada All SUBARU ...: D SUBARU Limited Warranty D Anti-Corrosion Warranty D Emission Control Warranty All warranty ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 4
    ... 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 ... overheating. Chapter 10: Appearance care This chapter informs you how to keep your SUBARU looking good. Chapter 11: Maintenance and service ii
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 5
    This chapter informs you how to keep your SUBARU running properly. Chapter 12: Specifications This chapter informs you ...as well as all other portions of this manual carefully in order to gain a better understanding of how to use your SUBARU vehicle safely. WARNING A WARNING indicates a situation in ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 6
    J Safety symbol HS0008 You will find a circle with a slash through it in this manual. This symbol means "Do not", "Do not do this", or "Do ... accident. Not wearing a seatbelt increases the chance of severe injury or death in a crash even when the car has the SRS airbag. D The SRS airbags ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 7
    ... as possible and sit upright and well back in the seat. Carefully read the sections "Seatbelts" and "SRS airbag" in chapter 1 of this owner's manual for instructions and precautions concerning the seatbelt system and SRS airbag system. CHILD ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 8
    ... fatal injuries to them. Carefully read the sections "Child restraint systems", "SRS airbag" and "Seatbelts" in chapter 1 of this owner's manual for instructions and precautions concerning the child restraint system, seatbelt system and ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 9
    vehicle, have the problem checked and corrected as soon as possible. If you must drive under these conditions, drive only with all windows fully open. D Keep the rear gate closed while driving to prevent exhaust gas from entering the vehicle. DRINKING AND DRIVING WARNING Drinking and then driving ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 10
    ...or otherwise affect your ability to safely operate a motor vehicle. If you have a medical condition ...judgment and attentiveness will be impaired. If you drive when tired or sleepy, your, your passengers' and other ... find a safe place to rest if you are tired or sleepy. On long trips, you should make...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 11
    ... performance, safety or durability, and may even violate governmental regulations. In addition, damage or performance problems resulting from modification may not be covered under warranties. DRIVING WITH PETS Unrestrained pets can interfere ...
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    Refer to the "Tires and wheels" section in chapter 11 for detailed information. CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNING WARNING Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 13
    ... and controls Climate control Audio Interior equipment Starting and operating Driving tips In case of emergency Appearance care Maintenance and service Specifications Consumer information and Reporting safety defects Index 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 - ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 14
    ...8 (page 11-34) (page 3-22) 9 Q W E R T Y U I O P (page 11-54) Outside mirror (page 3-31) Locking and unlocking of door (page 2-3) Tire inflation pressure (page 11-42) Replacement of tire (page 11-47) Tire chain (page 8-14) Fog light switch (page 3-20) Towing hook (page 9-12) Rear...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 15
    J Interior HSF009BB 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Q W E Head rest (page 1-9) Interior light (page 6-14) Door lock (page 2-3) Moonroof (page 2-24) Center console (page 6-3) Storage compartment (page 6-2) Selector lever/Gearshift lever (page 7-15/7-11) Front seat (page 1-2) Parking brake lever (page 7-26) ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 16
    J Luggage compartment HSF010BB HSF011BB 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Jack handle (page 9-16) Jack (page 9-16) Spare tire (page 9-16) Luggage cover (page 6-16) Cargo anchorage eyelets (page 6-18) Accessory power socket (page 6-8) Luggage floor storage tray (page 6-19) xiv
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 17
    ... panel HGF000CB 1 Combination meter (page 3-6) 2 Hazard warning flasher switch 3 4 5 6 (page 3-5) Rear window defogger switch (page 3-26)/Outside mirror defogger switch (page 3-33) Cup holder (page 6-6) SRS airbag (page 1-31) Glove compartment (page 6-3) 7 Heater or air conditioner 8 Audio (page ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 18
    ... 7 9 1 Parking light switch 2 3 4 5 6 7 (page 3-19) Hazard warning flasher switch (page 3-5) Rear window defogger switch (page 3-26)/Outside mirror defogger switch (page 3-33) Rear window wiper and washer switch (page 3-24) Windshield washer (page 3-22) Mist (page 3-23) Windshield wiper (page 3-22)...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 19
    J Combination meter HSF013BB 1 ABS warning light (page 3-13) 2 Seatbelt warning light 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Q (page 3-10) Front-wheel drive warning light (page 3-15) Turn signal indicator light (page3-15) High beam indicator light (page 3-15) SRS airbag warning light (page 3-10) Brake system warning ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 20
    B Warning and indicator light Mark Seatbelt warning light Name Page 3-10 3-10 3-11 3-12 3-12 3-13 3-13 3-14 3-15 3-15 3-15 3-15 3-15 AIRBAG SRS airbag system warning light CHECK ENGINE warning light/ Malfunction indicator lamp Charge warning light Oil pressure warning light AT OIL temperature ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 21
    ...set ...5-3 Automatic/Emergency Locking Retractor (A/ELR) ...1-12 Automatic transmission ...7-14 Automatic transmission fluid ...11-22 B Battery ...Brake ......Brake system warning light ...Braking ...Braking tips ...Bulb chart ...C Capacities ...Cargo anchorage eyelets ...Cargo area light ...Catalytic ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 22
    ... lens ...10-4 Cleaning the interior ...10-6 Clock ...6-8 Clutch fluid ...11-30 Clutch pedal (Manual transmission vehicles) ...11-38 Coat hook ...6-14......11-20 Driving in foreign countries ...8-5 Driving tips for AWD vehicles ...8-6 E Electrical system ...12-2 Emergency Locking Retractor...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 23
    Engine overheating ...Exterior care ...F Fastening the seatbelt ...Flat tires ...Fog light (if equipped) ...Fog light switch (if equipped) ...Front differential gear oil (Automatic transmission vehicles) ...Front seats ...Front turn signal, parking light and ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 24
    ...cover (if equipped) ...6-16 M Main fuse ...11-53 Maintenance precautions ...11-3 Maintenance schedule ...11-3 Maintenance tools ...9-16 Manual transmission ...7-11 Manual transmission oil ...11-21 Master, submaster and valet key ...2-2 Mirrors ...3-...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 25
    ... equipped) ...Moonroof - if the moonroof cannot be closed ...N New vehicle break-in driving - the first 1,000 miles (1,600 km)... R Rear combination lights ...11-58 Rear differential gear oil ...11-25 Rear gate ...2-23 Rear seats ...1-8 Rear viscous limited slip differential (S models) ...7-21 14-6
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 26
    ...) ...8-18 S Seatbelt extender ...1-23 Seatbelt maintenance ...1-23 Seatbelts ...1-10 Seatbelt safety ... monitors ...1-49 SRS airbag system servicing ...1-50 SRS airbag system warning ... during cold weather below -4 °F (-20 °C) ...7-9 Starting the engine for a manual transmission vehicle ...7-8 14...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 27
    Starting the engine for an automatic transmission vehicle ...State emission testing (U.S. only) ...Stopping the engine ...Tire rotation ...Tires ...Tires and wheels ...Top tether anchorages ...Towing ...Traction AA, ... C audio set (if equipped) ...Types of tires ...U Under floor storage tray ...Uniform ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 28
    Index V Vanity mirror (if equipped) ...Vehicle capacity weight ...Vehicle identification ...Vehicle with driver's and front passenger's SRS airbags and lap/shoulder restraints ...Ventilator ...W Warning and indicator lights ...Washing ...Waxing and polishing ...Wear ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 29
    ... Retractor (A/ELR) ...Seatbelt warning light and chime ...Fastening the seatbelt ...Seatbelt maintenance ... 1-2 1-7 1-8 1-10 1-10 1-11 1-12 1-12 1-13 1-23 1 Seatbelt ... airbag (if equipped) ...SRS airbag system monitors ...SRS airbag system servicing ...Precautions against vehicle modification ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 30
    Front seats D Never adjust the seat while driving to avoid the possibility of loss of vehicle control and of personal injury. D Never drive the vehicle with the head restraints removed because they are designed to reduce the risk of serious neck injury in the event that the vehicle is struck from ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 31
    .... According to accident statistics, children are safer when properly restrained in the rear seating positions than in the front seating positions. For instructions and precautions concerning child restraint systems, see the "Child restraint systems" section in this chapter. Adjust the seatback ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 32
    Put children in the rear seat properly restrained at all times. Do not recline the seatback while vehicle is moving. HS0227 HS0247 B Fore and aft adjustment HS0028 Pull the lever upward and slide the seat to the desired position. Then release the lever and move the seat back and forth to make...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 33
    Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags B Reclining the seatback HS0029 Pull the reclining lever up and adjust the seatback to the desired position. Then release the lever and make sure the seatback is securely locked into place. The seatback placed in a reclined position can spring back upward with ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 34
    B Head restraint adjustment HS0031 To raise the head restraint, pull it up. To lower it, push the head restraint down while pressing the release button on the top of the seatback. The head restraint should be adjusted so that the center of the head restraint is closest to the top of the occupantମ.
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags Seat heater (if equipped) D Use of the seat heater for long period of time while the engine is not running can cause battery discharge. D Do not put anything on the seat which insulates against heat, such as a blanket, cushion, or similar items. This may cause the ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    ... D Never allow passengers to ride on the folded rear seatback or in the cargo area. Doing so may result in serious injury or death. D Never stack luggage or other cargo higher than the top of the seatback because it could tumble forward and injure passengers in the event of a sudden stop or accident...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 37
    Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags B Folding down the seatback WARNING Never permit anyone to ride in the cargo area. HB1022BA HB1023BA Unlock the seatback by pulling the release knob and then fold the seatback down. To return the seatback to its original position, raise the seatback until it ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    ...belts should fit snugly in order to provide full restraint. Loose fitting belts are not as effective in preventing or reducing injury. D Each seatbelt is designed to support only one person. Never use a single belt for two or more persons - even children. Otherwise, in an accident, serious injury ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    ... airbags According to accident statistics, children are safer when properly restrained in the rear seating positions than in the front seating positions. For instructions and precautions concerning the child restraint system, see the "Child restraint systems" section in this chapter. B Infants ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    ... Retractor (ALR) mode. When the child restraint system is removed, make sure that the retractor operates as an Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR). For instructions on how to convert the retractor to the ALR mode and restore it to the ELR mode, see the "Child restraint systems" section in this ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags J Fastening the seatbelt D Never use a belt that is twisted or reversed. In an accident, this can increase the risk or severity of injury. D Never place the shoulder belt under the arm or behind the back. If an accident occurs, this can increase the risk or severity ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 42
    CAUTION Metallic parts of the seatbelt can become very hot in a vehicle that has been closed up in sunny weather; they could burn an occupant. Do not touch such hot parts until they cool. B Front seatbelts OM-H0043 OM-H0044 1. Adjust the seat position: Driver's seat: Adjust the seatback to the...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags n Adjusting the front seat shoulder belt anchor height WARNING When wearing the seatbelts, make sure the shoulder portion of the webbing does not pass over your neck. If it does, adjust the seatbelt anchor to a lower position. Placing the shoulder belt over the neck...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    n Unfastening the seatbelt Push HB0303 Push the button on the buckle. Before closing the door, make sure that the belts are retracted properly to avoid catching the belt webbing in the door. B Rear seatbelts (except rear center seatbelt) OM-H0043 OM-H0044 1. Sit well back in the seat. 2. Pick...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 45
    Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags 4. To make the lap part tight, pull up on the shoulder belt. And place the lap belt as low as possible on your hips, not on your waist. n Adjusting the rear seat shoulder belt anchor height WARNING When wearing the seatbelts, make sure the shoulder portion of the ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    ... center seatbelt D Before fastening the seatbelt, confirm that the seatbelt is routed through the seatbelt comfort guide. A seatbelt not routed through the guide can cause neck injuries during sudden braking or in a collision since it may slip up on your neck. D...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    ... HS1017BB 1. Center seatbelt tongue plate 2. Connector (tongue) 3. Connector (buckle) 4. Center seatbelt buckle HB1032BA HS1025BB 1. Pull out the seatbelt slowly from the overhead retractor, then pass the seatbelt through the seatbelt comfort guide located beside the - CONTINUED - 1-19
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    head rest. HB1033CA 2. After confirming that the webbing is not twisted, insert the connector (tongue) attached at the webbing end into the buckle on the righthand side until a click is heard. If the belt stops before reaching the buckle, return the belt slightly and pull it out more slowly. If ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 49
    ...release button of the center seatbelt buckle (on the left-hand side) to unfasten the seatbelt. NOTE When the seatback is folded down for greater luggage space, it is necessary to disconnect the connector. D Do not allow the retractor to roll up the seatbelt too quickly. Otherwise, the metal tongue...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 50
    ...) plate will disconnect from the buckle. HS1023BA HS1024BA 2. Allow the retractor to roll up the belt. You should hold the webbing end and guide it back into the retractor while it is rolling up. Neatly store the tongue plates in the recess in the retractor and then insert the connector (tongue) ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 51
    Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags J Seatbelt maintenance D Keep the belts free of polishes, oils,..., an optional seatbelt extender is available from your SUBARU dealer. When ordering an extender, only order... of front seatbelt designs. See your SUBARU dealer for assistance. The extender adds approximately...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 52
    .... D Use the extender only for the front seatbelts and only for the model for which it was originally provided. Never use the extender for the rear seatbelts or for a different model. NOTE When the seatbelt extender is used by a pregnant passenger, consult a doctor to ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 53
    Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags Child restraint systems D Never let a passenger hold a child on his or her lap while the vehicle is moving. The passenger cannot protect the child from injury in a collision, because the child will be caught between the passenger and objects inside the vehicle. ...
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    ... well as result in serious injuries or death to the child. Infants and small children should always be placed in an infant or child restraint system in the rear seat while riding in the vehicle. You should use an infant or child restraint system that meets Federal Motor Vehicle Safety WARNING 1-26
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 55
    Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags Standards or Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, is compatible with your vehicle and is ... When installing the child restraint system, carefully follow the manufacturer's instructions. According to accident statistics, children are safer when properly restrained in...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 56
    ... the lap and shoulder belts through or around the child restraint system following the instructions provided by its manufacturer. If the shoulder belt goes in front of the ... onto the top tether anchor and tighten the top tether. See the "Top tether anchorages" for additional instructions. 1-28
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 57
    ... completely. The belt will return to the ELR mode. If you have any question concerning this type of child restraint system, ask your SUBARU dealer. J Top tether anchorages B Anchorage location HS1030BB Three anchorages, i.e., ones for the right, center and left positions, are already installed on...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 58
    B To hook the top tether CAUTION Always remove the head rest when mounting a child restraint system with a top tether. Otherwise, it may happen that the top tether cannot be fastened tightly. HSS001BA HS1029BA 1. Remove the head rest at the seat position where the child restraint has been ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 59
    ... of a serious accident. Not wearing a seatbelt increases the chance of severe injury or death in a crash even when the car has the SRS airbag. For instructions and precautions concerning the seatbelt system, see the "Seatbelts" sections in this ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 60
    .... D Do not place any objects over or near the SRS airbag cover or between you and the SRS airbag. If the SRS airbag deploys,...properly restrained in the rear seating positions than in the front seating positions. For instructions and precautions concerning the child restraint system, see the "Child ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 61
    ... released. This smoke could cause breathing problems for people with a history of asthma or other breathing trouble. If you or your passengers have ... explain to the buyer that it is equipped with SRS airbags by alerting him to the applicable section in this owner's manual. - CONTINUED - 1-33
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 62
    B Components HS1027DB 1 Airbag control module 2 3 4 5 (including impact sensors) Airbag module (driver's side) Airbag module (passenger's side) Front sub sensor (left hand side) Front sub sensor (right hand side) 6 Side airbag module 7 Side airbag module 8 9 Q (driver's side - if ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags J SRS frontal airbag D NEVER INSTALL A REARWARD FACING CHILD SEAT IN THE FRONT SEAT. DOING SO RISKS SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH TO THE CHILD BY PLACING THE CHILD’S HEAD TOO CLOSE TO THE SRS AIRBAG. D Never allow a child to stand up, or to kneel on the front passengerମ.
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 64
    ... inside the vehicle and cause injury. D Do not attach accessories to the windshield, or fit an extrawide mirror over the rear view mirror. If the SRS airbag deploys, those objects could become projectiles that could seriously injure vehicle occupants. WARNING ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 65
    ... the steering wheel pad and dashboard Do not attach accessories to the windshield, or fit an extra-wide mirror over the rear view mirror. HS0244 HS0245 The driver's SRS frontal airbag is stowed in the center portion of the steering wheel. The passenger's SRS ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 66
    ... module detect a certain predetermined amount of force during a frontal collision, the control module sends signals to the frontal airbag modules instructing them to inflate the SRS frontal airbags. Then both airbag modules produce gas, which instantly inflates driver's and passenger's SRS ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 67
    Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags be heard and some smoke will be released. These occurrences are normal result of the deployment. This smoke does not indicate a fire in the vehicle. The SRS frontal airbag is designed to deploy in the event of an accident involving a moderate to severe frontal ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 68
    n Examples of the types of accidents in which it is possible that the SRS frontal airbag will deploy. The SRS frontal airbag may be activated when the vehicle sustains a hard impact in the undercarriage area from the road surface (such as when the vehicle plunges into a deep ditch, is severely ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 69
    Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags The vehicle strikes a telephone pole or similar object. The vehicle slides under a truck's load bed. The vehicle sustains an oblique offset frontal impact. HS0238 HS0239 HS0240 n Examples of the types of accidents in which the SRS frontal airbag will ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 70
    HB1070BB J SRS side airbag (if equipped) D The SRS side airbag is designed as only a supplement to the primary protection provided by the seatbelt. It does not do away with the need to fasten seatbelts. It is also important to wear your seatbelt to help avoid injuries that can result when an ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 71
    ... event of the SRS side airbag deployment, they could be propelled dangerously toward the vehicle's occupants and cause injuries. D Do not put any kind of cover or clothes or other objects over either front seatback and do not attach labels or stickers to the front seat surface on or near the SRS ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 72
    Do not put any kind of cover over either seatback. Do not attach accessories to the door trim or near either side airbag and do not place objects near either side airbag. HS0347 HS0353 The SRS side airbag is stored in the door side of each front seatback, which bears an "SRS AIRBAG" label. ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 73
    ...amount of force during a side impact collision, the control module sends a signal to the side airbag module on the impacted side of the vehicle, instructing it to inflate the SRS side airbag. Then the side airbag module produces gas, which instantly inflates the SRS side airbag. After the deployment...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 74
    When the SRS side airbag deploys, a sudden, fairly loud inflation noise will be heard and some smoke will be released. These occurrences are normal result of the deployment. This smoke does not indicate a fire in the vehicle. The SRS side airbag is designed to deploy in the event of an accident ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 75
    Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags n Examples of the types of accidents in which the SRS side airbag is unlikely to deploy. There are many types of collisions which might not necessarily require SRS side airbag deployment. In the event of accidents like those illustrated below, the SRS side airbag may...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 76
    n Examples of the types of accidents in which the SRS side airbag will basically not deploy. The SRS side airbag is basically not designed to deploy if the vehicle is involved in a frontal collision or is struck from behind. Examples of such accidents are illustrated below. The vehicle is involved ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 77
    ...) D All related wiring In the event of a malfunction indicated by any of following, the vehicle should be taken promptly to your nearest SUBARU dealer to have the system checked. Unless checked and repaired, the SRS airbags will not function reliably: D Flashing or flickering of the indicator light....
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 78
    ... entire car damaged by a collision, consult your SUBARU dealer. D The SRS airbag has no ... servicing of the SRS airbag, see your nearest SUBARU dealer. Tampering with or disconnecting the system's wiring ... below, we recommend that you have an authorized SUBARU dealer perform the work. The SRS airbag ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 79
    ... tem should be performed only by an authorized SUBARU dealer. When the components of the SRS airbag system .... NOTE In the following cases, contact your SUBARU dealer as soon as possible. D The front part ... with SRS side airbags, contact your SUBARU dealer as soon as possible in the following cases. ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 80
    ...snow plow, skid plate, etc.) other than SUBARU genuine accessory parts to the front end. D...the suspension system or front end structure. D Installation of a tire of different size and construction from the original tires... side airbags only). Always consult your SUBARU dealer if you want to install any...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 81
    ... ...Key number ... 2-2 2-2 2-2 Door locks ...Power door locking switches ... 2-3 2-5 2 Keyless entry system (if equipped) ...Security system (if equipped) ...Child safety locks ...Power windows ...Rear gate ...Moonroof (if equipped) ... 2-6 2-12 2-19 2-20 2-23 2-24
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 82
    Keys Master key Submaster key Valet key Key number plate HS0009 J Master, submaster and valet key Three types of keys are provided for your vehicle. Master key, submaster key and valet key. The master key and submaster key fit all locks on your vehicle. D Ignition switch D Doors D Rear gate D ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 83
    Doors and locks Door locks B Locking and unlocking from the outside Unlock Lock HS0010 To lock the door from the outside with the key, turn the key toward the rear. To unlock the door, turn the key toward the front. Pull the outside door handle to open an unlocked door. Locking without the key ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 84
    Always make sure that all doors and the rear gate are locked before leaving your vehicle. NOTE Make sure that you do not leave the key inside the vehicle before locking the doors from the outside without the key. B Locking and unlocking from the inside WARNING Keep all doors locked when you drive...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    Doors and locks J Power door locking switches HB2008CB HB2009BB All doors and the rear gate can be locked and unlocked by the power door locking switches located at the driver's side and the front passenger's side doors. To lock the doors, push the switch forward. To unlock the doors, push ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    Keyless entry system (if equipped) D Do not expose the transmitter to severe shocks, ... (if equipped)" for detailed information. The operable distance of the keyless entry system is approximately 30 feet (... such as power plants and radio/television broadcasting towers. The keyless entry system does ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 87
    ... To activate the alarm, keep the "LOCK/ARM" button pressed for more than two seconds. To deactivate it, press the "LOCK/ARM" button or "UNLOCK/DISARM" button. Unless a button on the remote is pressed, the alarm will be deactivated after approximately 30 seconds. - CONTINUED - 2-7
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    B Selecting audible signal operation Using the horn, the system will give you an audible signal when the doors lock and unlock. If desired, you may turn the audible signal off. To turn the audible signal off, unlock the doors by pushing "UNLOCK/DISARM" button and then simultaneously depress "...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    ... you have your dealer program all of your transmitters into your system. n Programming the transmitters The keyless entry system is equipped with a special code learning feature that allows you to program new transmitter codes into the system or to ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 90
    ... LOCK position. The horn will sound once to indicate that you are in the transmitter programming mode. NOTE You must finish the next step (opening the driver's door) within 45 seconds of starting this procedures. To program the transmitters: 1 2 3 Press any button. HB1005BB HB1000DB 1. Open ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 91
    ...indicate that the system has exited the programming mode. 2. Make sure that the keyless entry system properly ...Deleting old transmitter codes The control unit of the keyless entry system has four memory... is operating their keyless entry system within range of your vehicle when programming transmitters...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    ... flash if someone attempts to break into your vehicle. The starter motor is also interrupted to prevent starting the vehicle without a key. ... lights will flash and the horn will sound intermittently. In addition, the starter motor will not operate. D The alarm automatically resets after 30 seconds; ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    Doors and locks B Arming the system n To arm the system using remote transmitter Press to Disarm the system. Press to Arm the system. HB1000EB HS3006BB 1. Close all windows and moonroofs (if so equipped). 2. Remove the key from the ignition switch. 3. Open the doors...
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    ... switches HB2024CC 1. Close all windows and moonroofs (if so equipped). 2. Remove the key ... even if the engine hood, the windows and/or moonroofs are opened. Always make sure that they ...DISARM" button (for less than two seconds) on the remote transmitter. The driver's door will unlock, the horn ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    ... parking lights will also flash when the alarm is activated. Unless a button on the remote is pressed, the alarm will be deactivated after approximately 30 seconds. B ... mode, the security system does not operate. In valet mode, the remote transmitter is used only for locking and unlocking the doors (...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    ... is automatically accomplished without using the remote transmitter. Note that in this mode, DOORS MUST BE MANUALLY LOCKED. n To enter the passive mode WARNING Do not ... or tamper with any yellow connector and/or any harness covered with yellow insulation and/or tape. Doing so could ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    ... have been closed. Failure to lock the doors manually will result in a higher security risk. HB2031BB ... mode, the system can also be armed with the remote transmitter or with the power door locking switches. If the remote transmitter or power door lock switch is used to lock the vehicle, arming ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    B Disarming the system To disarm the system, briefly press the "UNLOCK/DISARM" button on the transmitter. B Tripped sensor identification If the horn sounds four times and the parking lights flash four times when you disarm the system, this indicates that the alarm was triggered. The number of ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    Doors and locks Child safety locks Unlock Lock HS0015 WARNING Always use the child safety lock whenever a child rides in the rear seat. Serious injury could result if a child accidentally opened the door and fell out. Each rear door has a child safety lock that prevents the doors from being ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 100
    Power windows D When operating power windows, be extremely careful to prevent anyone's fingers, arms or head from being caught in the window. D Always lock the passengers' windows using the lock switch when children are riding in the vehicle. D Before leaving the vehicle, always remove the key...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    Doors and locks Lock Unlock Close Close Open Automatically open Open HS0018 All door windows can be controlled by the power window switch cluster at the driver side door. n To open or close the driver's window AUTO switch: This switch has two functions. Push the switch down until it clicks...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    B Front passenger's switch Close Open HS0019 To open the window, push the switch down and hold it until the window reaches the desired position. To close the window, pull the switch up and hold it until the window reaches the desired position. When the lock switch on the power window switch ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    Doors and locks the driver's side door, is in the "LOCK" position, the rear passengers' windows cannot be operated with the rear passengers' switches. Rear gate D Do not attempt to shut the rear gate while holding the inside handle. Also avoid closing the rear gate by pulling on the ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    ... one's hands, arms, head or other objects will be accidentally caught in the moonroof. WARNING D Do not sit on the edge of the open moonroof...snow or extremely cold conditions have caused it to freeze shut. The moonroof operates only when the ignition switch is in the "ON" position. CAUTION ...
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    ... once and push it again to close the moonroof completely. After washing the vehicle or after... of safety, it is recommended that you avoid driving with the moonroof opened beyond the initial stop position... operation because of system failure, it can be closed manually using a hex- CONTINUED - 2-25...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    head wrench. For the procedure, refer to "Moonroof - if the moonroof cannot be closed" in Chapter 9 "In case of emergency". B Sun shade ... The sun shade can be slid forward or backward by hand while the moonroof is closed. If the moonroof is opened, the sun shade also moves back. 2-26
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    ... washer switches ...Rear window wiper and washer switch (if equipped) ... 3-16 3-18 3-18 3-19 3-20 3-20 3-22 3-24 Windshield wiper deicer (if equipped) ...Rear window defogger switch ...Tilt steering wheel ...Horn ...Mirrors ...Inside mirror ...Outside mirrors ... 3-25 3-26 3-27 3-28 3-28 3-28 3-31
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    Ignition switch WARNING Never turn the ignition switch to "LOCK" while the vehicle is being driven or towed because that will lock the steering wheel, preventing steering control. And when the engine is turned off, it takes a much greater effort than usual to steer. The ignition switch has four...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    ... controls n Automatic transmission vehicles: HS0123 HS0124 The key can be turned from "ACC" to "LOCK" only when the selector lever is in the "P" position. n Manual transmission vehicles: 2 1 HS0125 The key can be turned from "ACC" to "...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    ...bag. 2. Remove three screws securing the undercover of the steering column. 3. Remove the under cover of the steering column. 4. Turn the ignition key while pressing the key interlock release lever. Take your vehicle to the nearest SUBARU dealer immediately to have the 3-4
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    Instruments and controls key interlock system repaired. Hazard warning flasher HS0053 The hazard warning flasher is used to warn other drivers when you have to park your vehicle under emergency conditions. The hazard warning flasher works with the ignition switch in any position. When you have ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    Gauges HSF013CB J Speedometer The speedometer shows the vehicle speed. J Odometer/Trip meter CAUTION To ensure safety, do not attempt to change the function of the indicator during driving, as an accident from inadequate steering operation could result. HS3005BB This meter displays the ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    ... combination meter and battery is broken for any reason such as vehicle maintenance or fuse replacement, the data recorded on the trip meter will be lost...red zone. The tachometer shows the engine speed in thousands of revolutions per minute. J Outside temperature indicator (if equipped) The outside ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    The indicator can give a false reading under any of the following conditions: D When there is too much sun. D During idling; while running at low speeds in a traffic jam; when the engine is restarted immediately following a shutdown. D When the actual outside temperature falls outside the specified...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    ... gauge CAUTION If the pointer exceeds the normal operating range, safely stop the vehicle as soon as possible. See "In case of emergency" in this manual. Normal operating range HS0052 The temperature gauge shows engine coolant temperature when the ignition switch is in the "ON" position....
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    ... light AT OIL TEMP warning light (automatic transmission vehicles) ABS warning light (if ... malfunction of the corresponding system. Consult your authorized SUBARU dealer for repair. J Seatbelt warning light ... airbag system is not working properly. Contact your nearest SUBARU dealer immediately. 3-10
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    ... have your vehicle checked/repaired by your SUBARU dealer as soon as possible. Continued vehicle ... should have your vehicle checked by an authorized SUBARU dealer immediately. NOTE This light also comes... out, take your vehicle to your authorized SUBARU dealer immediately. B If the light is blinking: ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    ... should have your vehicle checked by an authorized SUBARU dealer immediately. J Charge warning light If... but the light remains on, contact your nearest SUBARU dealer immediately. J Oil pressure warning light...proper level but the light remains on, contact your nearest SUBARU dealer immediately. 3-12
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    ...grades or in stop and go traffic. B Automatic transmission control system warning If the light ...working properly. Contact your nearest SUBARU dealer for service immediately. J ABS warning light... the ABS system repaired at the first available opportunity by your SUBARU dealer. - CONTINUED - 3-13...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    ... working properly. If the light remains on, have the brakes inspected by a SUBARU dealer immediately. D If at all in doubt about whether the brakes are operating properly, do not drive the vehicle. Have your vehicle towed to the nearest SUBARU dealer for repair. This light has the following ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    ...of brake fluid or worn brake pads. Have your vehicle checked by a SUBARU dealer immediately. J Door open warning lights The door open ... is disengaged and the drive mechanism is switched to Front Wheel Drive for maintenance or similar purposes. J Security system status indicator light (if equipped) ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    Light control switch WARNING To prevent battery discharge resulting from accidentally leaving your lights on when your vehicle is parked, the light switch operates only when the ignition switch is in the "ON" position. In any other position, the vehicle's lights will be out. If you park your...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    ... will automatically come on at reduced brightness when the engine has started, under the following conditions: D The parking brake is fully released. D The automatic transmission selector lever is set at other than the "P" position. D The light switch is in the "OFF" position. - CONTINUED...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    Turn signals lever Right turn Left turn HS0056 To activate the right turn signal, push the turn signal lever up. To activate the left turn signal, push the turn signal lever down. When the turn is finished, the lever will return automatically. If the lever does not return after cornering, return...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    Instruments and controls When the lighting switch is in the "p" or "a" position, you can adjust brightness of the instrument panel illumination for better visibility. To brighten, turn the control dial counterclockwise. To darken, turn the control dial clockwise. Parking light switch ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    ... washer fluid can freeze on the windshield, blocking your view. D Do not operate the washer continuously for more than ten seconds, or when the washer fluid tank is empty. This may cause overheating of the washer motor. Check the washer fluid level frequently, such as at fuel stops. CAUTION 3-20
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    ..., damage the wiper blades and cause the wiper motor to burn out. Before operating the wiper on ... ice or some other obstruction on the window, the wiper motor could burn out even if the ... unavailable. In areas where water freezes in winter, use SUBARU Windshield Washer Fluid or the equivalent. (See "...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    ... after following this procedure, replace the wiper blades with new ones. Refer to the "Wiper blade replacement" section (chapter 11) for replacement instructions. J Windshield wiper and washer switches B Windshield wipers HB2019BB To turn the wipers on, push the wiper control lever down. : ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    Instruments and controls B Wiper intermittent time control (if equipped) HB2023BA When the wiper switch is in the " " position, turn the dial to adjust the operating interval of the wiper. Operating interval can be adjusted continuously from the shortest interval to the longest. Two click ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    er control lever. The washer fluid sprays until you release the washer button. The wipers operate while you push the button. J Rear window wiper and washer switch (if equipped) HS3009BB B Rear wiper To turn the rear wiper on, turn the knob on the end of the wiper control lever upward. INT : ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    Instruments and controls Windshield wiper deicer (if equipped) CAUTION To prevent the battery from being discharged, do not operate the windshield wiper deicer continuously for any longer than necessary. The windshield wiper deicer operates only when the ignition switch is in the "ON" ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    ... the "ACC" or "LOCK" position. If defrosting or defogging is desired when you restart your vehicle, you have to push the switch to turn it on again. NOTE If your vehicle is equipped with the outside mirror defogger, the outside mirror defogger operates while the rear window defogger is 3-26
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    Instruments and controls operating. Tilt steering wheel WARNING Do not adjust the steering wheel tilt position while driving. This may cause loss of vehicle control and result in personal injury. B Tilt adjustment HS0134 1. Adjust the seat position. Refer to "Front seat" section (chapter ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    Horn OM-H2736 To sound the horn, push the horn pad. Mirrors Always check that the inside and outside mirrors are properly adjusted before you ... inside mirror has a day and night position. Pull the tab at the bottom of the mirror toward you for the night position. Push it away for the day position....
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    ... (if equipped) HB6019BB The inside electronic compass mirror has an anti-glare feature which automatically ... illuminated compass reading will appear in the lower part of the mirror. Even with the mirror in anti-glare mode, the mirror surface turns bright if the transmission is shifted into reverse....
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    n Photosensors HB6020BA The mirror has a photosensor attached on both the front and back sides....glare from the headlights of vehicles behind you strikes the mirror, these sensors detect it and make ... of the mirror dimmer to help prevent you from being blinded. For this reason, use care not to cover ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    ...map shown above or one attached to the end of this manual to verify that the compass zone setting is correct... will exit the zone setting mode. J Outside mirrors WARNING Objects look smaller in a convex... you when changing lanes. Use the inside mirror (or glance backwards) to determine the actual size...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    HS0065 B Remote control mirror switch (if equipped) The remote control mirrors operate only when the ignition switch is in the "ON" or "ACC" position..... 3. Return the selection switch to the neutral position to prevent unintentional operation. The mirrors can also be adjusted manually. 3-32
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    ...switch again. The indicator light located on the switch is on while the outside mirror defogger is operation. The defogger will automatically shut off after about ...to push the switch to turn it on again. NOTE While the outside mirror defogger is operating, the rear window defogger also operates - ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    Climate control Ventilator ...Heating and air conditioning control system ...Heater operation ...Air conditioner operation ... 4-2 4-4 4-6 4-10 Operating tips for heater and air conditioner ...Air filtration system (if equipped) ... 4-11 4-12 4
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    Ventilator Move the thumb-wheel up and down or right and left to adjust the air flow direction Oepn Close Move the thumb-wheel up and down or right and left to adjust the air flow direction Oepn Move the thumb-wheel up and down or right and left to adjust the air flow direction Close HS0070 ...
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    Climate control B Air flow section HS0081 HS0079 HS0077 HS0075 HS0073 - CONTINUED - 4-3
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    ... button (if equipped) Fan speed control lever n Temperature control dial This dial regulates the temperature of air flow from the air outlets over a range from the blue area (cool) to red area (warm). n Fan speed control lever The fan operates only when the ignition switch is turned to the "ON"...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    Climate control : Air flows through the windshield defroster outlets and foot outlets. : Air flows through the windshield defroster outlets. n Air conditioner button (if equipped) HS4003BB The air conditioner operates only when the engine is running. Push the air conditioner button while the fan...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    J Heater operation B Defrosting or defogging the windshield HS0072 To direct warm air to the windshield and front door windows: 1. Set the air inlet selection lever to the " " position. 2. Set the air flow control dial to the " " position. 3. Turn the temperature control dial all the way ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    Climate control B Heating and defrosting HS0074 To direct warm air toward the floor and the windshield: 1. Set the air inlet selection lever to the " " position. 2. Set the air flow control dial to the " " position. 3. Set the temperature control dial to the most comfortable level. 4. ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    ... to the desired temperature level. 4. Set the fan speed control lever to the desired speed. Setting the temperature control dial fully turned to the red area or blue area decreases the temperature difference between the air from the instrument panel outlets and the air from the foot outlets. 4-8
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    Climate control B Ventilation WARNING Continued operation in the " " position may fog up the windows. Switch to the " " position as soon as the outside dusty condition clears. HS0080 To force outside air through the instrument panel outlets: 1. Set the air inlet selection lever to the ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    ...Set the air flow control dial to the " " position. 3. Push the air conditioner button to the "ON" position. 4. Set the temperature control dial to the blue area. 5. Set the fan speed control lever at the highest speed. B Defrosting or defogging ON position HS0072 To direct warm air to the ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    Climate control 2. 3. 4. 5. Set the air outlet control dial to the " " position. Push the air conditioner button to the "ON" position. Set the temperature control dial to the red area. Set the fan speed control lever at the highest speed. Operating tips for heater and air conditioner B ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    ... each spring. This check is best performed by your SUBARU dealer. B Cooling and dehumidifying in high ...your SUBARU dealer for service. Repairs needed as a result of using the wrong refrigerant are not covered ... your filter checked or replaced by your SUBARU dealer. For replacement, use only a genuine ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    Climate control Replacement schedule: Every 12 months or 7,500 miles (12,000 km) whichever comes first NOTE The filter .... B Replacement procedure HS4007BB Old filter HS0254 1. Remove the filter cover from the cooling unit by removing the two (2) clips with a blade ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    ... point in the correct directions. D Ensure each filter assembly's tongues and grooves fit the corresponding cooling unit and matching filter tongues and grooves. HS4005BB 4. Reinstall the cover and secure it using the clips. NOTE Ensure no air leaks from the cooling unit through the cover. 4-14
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    Climate control HS4006BB 5. Fill in the maintenance label with the replacement date and mileage. 6. Install .... D The filter must be replaced every 7,500 mile (12,000 km) or 1 year. D The filter ... hand side of the instrument panel next to the maintenance label as shown above. - CONTINUED - 4-15...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    Audio Antenna system ...Installation of accessories ...Audio set ...Type A audio set (if equipped) ...Type B audio set (if equipped) ...Type C audio set (if equipped) ...CD player (if equipped) ...In-dash 6 CD auto changer 1 (if equipped) ...Precautions to observe when handling a compact disc (CD) ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    ... be unsatisfactory, switch to a stronger station. Installation of accessories Always consult your SUBARU dealer before installing a citizen band radio or other transmitting device in your vehicle. Such devices may cause the electronic control ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    Audio Audio set Your SUBARU may be equipped with one of the following audio sets. See... operating details. B Type A audio set HS5003AA D D D D Radio operation: refer to page 5-6 Cassette player operation:... page 5-14 B Type B audio set HS5005AA D Radio operation: refer to page 5-17 D Compact disc...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    B Type C audio set HS5004AA D D D D Radio operation: refer to page 5-26 Cassette player operation: refer to page 5-31 Built in CD changer operation: refer to page 5-34 CD changer control: refer to page 5-39 B CD player (Optional audio unit - if equipped) HB5039AA D Inserting and removing a ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    Audio B In-dash 6 CD auto changer 1 (Optional audio unit - if equipped) HB5040AA D Inserting and removing a disc or all discs: refer to page 5-44 - CONTINUED - 5-5
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    ... The audio set will operate only when the ignition switch is in the "ACC" or "ON" position. Radio operation HS5003BB 1 Power switch/Volume, Tone, Balance, Fader ...dial 1 is used for both power (ON/OFF) and volume control. The radio is turned ON and OFF by pushing the dial and the volume is ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    ... modes: Each brief press of the "AUDIO" button 2 changes control modes in the following sequence starting from volume control mode. (When the radio is first turned on, the control mode is in the volume control.) Volume Bass Treble Fader Balance The "AUDIO" button 2 is used for selecting the...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    ...FM stereo broadcast is received. B Tuning (TUNE) n Manual tuning (TUNE) Press the tuning button... band until a station is found. The radio will stop at the station for five seconds while displaying... reception. 2. Press the "SCAN" button or tune the radio manually until the desired station frequency...
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    ... the frequency. At this time, there will momentarily be no sound from the radio. If the button is pressed for less than 2 seconds...will remain in memory. NOTE If the connection between the radio and battery is broken for any reason such as vehicle maintenance or radio removal, all stations stored in ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    ... that the top side of the cassette is being played back. A : Indicates that the bottom side of the cassette is being played back. B Program button (PROG) When the program button Y is pressed during playback, the tape travel indicators will switch and the player will begin playing back the opposite ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    ... Licensing Corporation. CD player control (If optional CD player is connected) An optional CD player can be connected to this audio unit. See your SUBARU dealer for more information. For procedures for loading and unloading CDs, refer to "CD player 1" in this chapter. HS5003DB U CD button I ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    ..., and the track number will appear on the display and the CD player will start playback. NOTE D If the "CD" button is pressed during a radio broadcast, the disc will interrupt the broadcast. D After playback on the last song finishes, the player will automatically return to track 1 (the first ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    ... of each track. - The operation is automatically cleared after playing all programs. Then, normal playback starts. 2. Press the "SCAN" button again ... resumes. B To stop playback To stop playback and switch over to the radio mode, press the "BAND" button. To stop playback and switch over to ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    ...An optional CD changer can be connected to this audio unit. See your SUBARU dealer for more information. For procedures for loading and unloading CDs, refer... will start playback. NOTE D If the "CD" button is pressed during a radio broadcast, the CD changer will interrupt the broadcast. D At the ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    Audio D If you have loaded fewer than 6 discs, any missing disc is automatically skipped. B Selection of a desired disc Briefly press the "Y" button D to skip to the next disc and briefly press the "B" button to skip to the previous disc. n Operation with the in-dash CD changer unit Press ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    ... of each track. - The operation is automatically cleared after playing all programs. Then, normal playback starts. 2. Press the "SCAN" button again ... resumes. B To stop playback To stop playback and switch over to the radio mode, press the "BAND" button. To stop playback and switch over to ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    Audio Type B audio set (if equipped) The radio will operate only when the ignition switch is in the "ACC" or "ON" position. Radio operation HG5008BC 1 SCAN button 2 Power switch, Volume control,...both power (ON/OFF) and volume control. The radio is turned ON and OFF by pushing the dial...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    ... control modes in the following sequence starting from volume control mode. (When the radio is first turned on, the control mode is in the volume control.) Volume (VOL)...to turn on the radio. Push the "FM/AM" button when the radio is on to select FM1, FM2 or AM reception. Each time this button is ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    ... The stereo indicator "ST" will come on when an FM stereo broadcast is received. B Manual tuning (TUNE) Push the tuning button 3 marked "∧" to ... scans through the radio band until a station is found. The radio will stop at the station for five seconds while displaying the frequency, after ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    ... or FM2 reception. 2. Press the "SCAN" button 1 or tune the radio manually until the desired station frequency is displayed.... will remain in memory. NOTE If the connection between the radio and battery is broken for any reason such as vehicle maintenance or radio removal, all stations stored in ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    Audio B To play back a compact disc n When CD is not in the player Hold a disc with a finger in the center hole while gripping the edge of the disc, then insert it in to the slot (with the label side up) and the player will automatically pull the disc into position. A single CD (8 cm/3 inch CD) ...
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    n Fast reverse Press the "∨" button W continuously for more than 1 second to fast reverse the disc. Release the button to stop fast reverse. B Repeat playback Press the "RPT/RDM" button Q and release it in less than 2 seconds while a song is playing to play the song repeatedly. The "...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    Audio CD changer control (If optional in-dash CD changer is connected) An optional CD changer can be connected to this audio unit. See your SUBARU dealer for more information. HG5008DC E Track selection buttons R DISC button T Repeat/Random button Y Disc selection button B To start playback ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    D If you have loaded fewer than 6 discs, any missing disc is automatically skipped. B Selection of a desired disc You can select a desired disc from among the discs contained in the magazines only by pressing the corresponding number one of the disc select buttons. If you are to listen to the 7th ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    Audio with the first track on the current disc. n Fast reverse Press the "∨" button E continuously for more than 1 second to fast reverse the disc. Release the button to stop fast reverse. If you continue fast reverse to the beginning of the disc, the CD changer will automatically stop fast ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    Type C audio set (if equipped) The radio will operate only when the ignition switch is in the "ACC" or "ON" position. Radio operation HS5004BB 1 2 3 4 5 FM button AM button SCAN button ... both power (ON/OFF) and volume control. The radio is turned ON and OFF by pushing the dial and...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    .... To change control modes: Each brief press of the "BAS/TRE" button 8 changes control modes in the following sequence starting from bass control mode. (When the radio is first turned on, the control mode is in the volume control.) Bass (BAS) Treble (TRE) Volume (VOL) - CONTINUED - 5-27
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    ... modes in the following sequence starting from fader control mode. (When the radio is turned on, the control mode is in the volume control.) Balance (BAL) ... turn on the radio. Push the "FM" or "AM" button when the radio is on to select FM1, FM2 or AM reception. B Stereo indicator The stereo ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    Audio B Manual tuning (TUNE) HS5005BA "" : Tuning to a higher frequency AA : Tuning to a lower ...station ❚AA : Seeking the next lower station n Manual tuning Turn the tuning knob 4 clockwise ...radio band until a station is found. The radio will stop at the station for five seconds while displaying...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    ... or FM2 reception. 2. Press the "SCAN" button 3 or tune the radio manually until the desired station frequency is displayed.... will remain in memory. NOTE If the connection between the radio and battery is broken for any reason such as vehicle maintenance or radio removal, all stations stored in ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    ...W E Cassette slot Eject button Repeat button TAPE (cassette player selection) button R T Y U I TPS button Dolby B NR button Fast forward button Program switching button Rewind button NOTE D Only use good quality cassettes (cassettes longer than C-90 are not recommended). D Put cassettes back in ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    ... played back. A : indicates that the bottom side of the cassette is being played back. B Program switching button (PROG) ...certain that you remove the cassette tape. B Tape program sensor button (TPS) n Blank skip ...15 second or more and play the next program, even if it is on the other side. To cancel ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    Audio n Blank search Press "TPS" button R during playback to return to the beginning of the current selection or to skip to the beginning of the next selection. To use this function, press the "TPS" button to turn on the "TPS" indicator. If the fast-forward button "FF" Y is then ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    * Noise reduction system manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation. "Dolby" and the double-D Symbol are trade marks of Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation. B Auto metal sensor The cassette player automatically adjusts for metal or CrO2 tape. Built in CD ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    Audio B How to insert a CD(s) n Inserting a CD 1. Press "LOAD" button O. If the magazine in the player has an idle position where you can insert a disc, the "DISC" indicator associated with the idle position will blink. If no indicator blinks, it means that there is no idle position in the...
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    ... and will steadily light. 3. When the loading of a disc is complete, the next "DISC" indicator will blink. Then repeat Step 2. 4. When the magazine is filled with discs by repeating Steps 2 and 3, the player will start playback of the discs, beginning with the one inserted first. If you fail to ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    Audio B Selecting a desired track (TRACK) HS5005BA ""❚ ❚AA "" AA : Skipping forward : Skipping backward : Fast forwarding : Fast reversing n Skipping forward Turn the "TRACK" knob G clockwise and release it immediately to skip to the beginning of the next track. Each time the knob is ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    ... button P is pressed while the disc is being played back, you can hear the first 10 seconds of each track to seach for the desired program. To continue listening to the program, press the "SCAN" button again. After all tracks on the disc have been scanned, normal playback mode is restored. B How...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    ...An optional CD changer can be connected to this audio unit. See your SUBARU dealer for more information. For procedures for loading and unloading CDs, refer... will start playback. NOTE D If the "CD" button is pressed during a radio broadcast, the CD changer will interrupt the broadcast. D At the ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    D If you have loaded fewer than 6 discs, any missing disc is automatically skipped. B Selection of a desired disc Press the desired "Disc select" buttons V (numbered from 1 to 6) and the disc will begin to play. B Selecting a desired track (TRACK) HS5005BA ""❚ ❚AA "" AA : Skipping ...
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    ... of each track. - The operation is automatically cleared after playing all programs. Then, normal playback starts. 2. Press the "SCAN" button again ... resumes. B To stop playback To stop playback and switch over to the radio mode, press the "BAND" button. To stop playback and switch over to ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    .... D Cleaning disc. D CD accessory. (E.g., 3-inch (8 cm) disc adapter) D Do not insert or remove any disc when the automatic transmission selector lever is in the park position; the selector lever in that position can interfere with disc insertion or removal, causing scratches on the disc surface (...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    ...Simply press the "Eject button" 3 and the disc will be ejected. This procedures is effective even when the ignition switch is in the "LOCK" position. n Function control Refer to CD player control operating instructions described in the "Type A audio set" section. - CONTINUED - 5-43
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    .... D Cleaning disc. D CD accessory. (E.g., 3-inch (8 cm) disc adapter) D Do not insert or remove any disc when the automatic transmission selector lever is in the park position; the selector lever in that position can interfere with disc insertion or removal, causing scratches on the disc surface (...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    Audio B To insert a disc 1. Press one of the "Disc select" buttons 3 (numbered from 1 to 6) for which the disc indicator light 2 is "OFF". The Disc indicator lights are located directly above the corresponding "Disc select" buttons. 2. The indicator will begin blinking. The blinking ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    ...from 1 to 6) or press the "DISC UP" or "DISC DOWN" button on the radio unit to select the desired disc, and the disc will begin to ...LOCK" position. B Function control Refer to CD player control operating instructions described in the "Type A audio set" or "Type C audio set" section....
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    .... Be sure not to use a hard cloth, thinner, benzene, alcohol, etc. D Never use a badly damaged, deformed or cracked disc. Malfunctions or problems might result. D A disc is vulnerable to heat. Never keep it either in places exposed to direct sunlight, near heaters or in vehicles parked in the sun or...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    Interior equipment Sun visors ...Vanity mirror (if equipped) ... 6-2 6-2 Storage compartment ... 6-2 6-3 6-3 6-4 6-4 6-5 6-5 Glove compartment ...Center console ... ...Coat hook ...Interior light ...Spotlight ...Cargo area light ...Luggage cover (if equipped) ...Shopping bag hook ...Cargo anchorage ...
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    ... the sun visor at a side window, swing it down and move it sideways. J Vanity mirror (if equipped) To use the vanity mirror, swing down the visor and open the cover. Storage compartment D Always keep the storage compartment closed while driving to reduce ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    Interior equipment J Glove compartment Unlock Lock HS0090 To open the glove compartment, pull the handle. To close it, push the lid firmly upward. To lock the glove compartment, insert the master key and turn it clockwise. To unlock it, insert the masterkey and turn it counterclockwise. J ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    J Overhead console CAUTION When your vehicle is in the sun or a warm day, the inside of the overhead console heats up. Avoid storing plastic or other heatvulnerable or flammable articles such as a lighter in the overhead console. Push HS0092 To open the console, push the button and the console ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    Interior equipment lid. Be sure to close the compartment fully before driving. J Door storage compartment Push HS0095 Each door is equipped with a door storage compartment. To open the compartment, push the button and pull up on the lid. J Coin tray HS0096 To open the coin tray, pull the ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    Cup holder D When not in use, always keep the holder stored while driving to reduce the risk of injury in the event of a sudden stop or an accident. D Do not pick up a cup from the cup holder or put a cup in the holder while you are driving, as this may distract you and lead to an accident. D Take...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    ... the opening area by sliding the lid forward or rearward to fit the cup. When not in use, fold the arm and close the lid. NOTE On models equipped with a center console arm rest extension, the front passenger's cup holder must be eliminated to provide this feature. B Rear passenger's cup holder...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    .... To set the minutes, press the "M" button. To reset the minutes to "00" with a radio time signal, push the "S" button. Accessory power socket B ... located on the lower part of the instrument panel is designed to use only a SUBARU genuine cigarette lighter plug. Do not use non-genuine ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    Interior equipment B Accessory power socket in the luggage compartment and dual power socket (if equipped) D Do not attempt to use a cigarette lighter in the accessory socket or dual power socket. D Do not place any foreign objects, especially metal ones such as coins or aluminum foil, into the ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    HS6000BA HS6001BA Electrical power (12V DC) from the battery is on tap at the socket when the ignition switch is either in the "ACC" or "ON" position. You can use an in-car use electrical appliance by connecting it to the socket. 6-10
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    ... located on the lower part of the instrument panel is designed to use only a SUBARU genuine cigarette lighter plug. Do not use non-genuine cigarette ... socket. A cigarette lighter plug is an optional accessory. It is available from your SUBARU dealer. If smoking is not desired, always put the cap on ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    CAUTION Do not hold the lighter pushed in, because it will overheat. HS0106 The cigarette lighter operates only when the ignition switch is in the "ON" and "ACC" positions. To use the cigarette lighter, push in the knob and wait a few moments. It will automatically spring up when ready ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    Interior equipment Ashtray CAUTION Do not use ashtrays as waste receptacles or leave a lighted cigarette in an ashtray. This could cause a fire. Fully close the ashtray after using it to help reduce residual smoke. HS0107 HS6002BA B Front ashtray To open the ashtray, pull the lid out. To ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    Coat hook CAUTION Never hang anything on the coat hook that might obstruct the driver's view or that could cause injury in sudden stops or in a collision. And do not hang items on the coat hook that weight 2.2 lb (1 kg) or more. The coat hook is attached to the rear passenger's hand grip ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    Interior equipment The interior light switch has three positions: ON: The light stays on continuously. Middle position: The light comes on when any door is opened and stays on for a few seconds after all doors are closed. OFF: The light stays off. When leaving your vehicle, make sure the light is ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    ... sure the light is turned off to avoid battery discharge. Luggage cover (if equipped) WARNING Do not place anything ... the cover could tumble forward in the event of a sudden stop or collision. This could cause serious injury. The luggage cover is provided for covering the cargo area and to protect ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    ... it from the catches and it will rewind automatically. You should hold on to the cover and guide it back into the cover housing while ...1. Rewind the cover. 2. To take it off the retainer, lift it out. 3. Store the cover housing in the cargo area. To install the luggage cover, insert both ends of the ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    ... eyelets are designed only for securing light cargo. Never try to secure any cargo which weighs more than the load capacity of the anchorage eyelets. The maximum load capacity is about 44 lb. (20 kg) per eyelet. HS0115 6-18
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    Interior equipment The cargo area is equipped with four anchorage eyelets so that cargo can be secured with a cargo net or ropes. When using the anchorage eyelets, raise them up. When not in use, lower the eyelets down. Under floor storage tray D Always keep the lid of the storage tray closed ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    B Front, left and right side storage tray HS0117 HS0118 HS0119 To open the lid, raise the cargo anchorage eyelets and pull the tab up. The jack and jack handle are stored in the left side storage tray. 6-20
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    Interior equipment B Center storage tray HS6021BA HS6022BA To open the lid, pull the handle up. To keep the lid open, hang the hook provided on the backside of the lid on the rear edge of the roof. The spare tire is stored under the storage tray. - CONTINUED - 6-21
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    ... and cap ... 7-2 7-2 7-4 State emission testing (U.S. only) ...Preparing to drive ...Starting the engine ...Starting the engine for a manual transmission vehicle ...Starting the engine for an automatic transmission vehicle ...Starting the engine during...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    ... octane rating is the average of the Research Octane and Motor Octane numbers and is commonly referred to ... you accelerate. See your dealer or a qualified service technician if you use a gasoline with ... catalytic converter and may produce a sulfur exhaust odor or smell. SUBARU recommends that you 7-2
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    ... cause paint damage, which is not covered under the SUBARU Limited Warranty. Your use of ...% MTBE or 10% ethanol for the proper operation of your SUBARU. In addition, some gasoline suppliers are now ..., which are designed to reduce vehicle emissions. SUBARU approves the use of reformulated gasoline. If ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    ... driveability problems which result from the use of improper fuel are not covered under the SUBARU Limited Warranty. J Fuel filler lid and cap .... Fuels may cause paint damage, which is not covered under the SUBARU Limited Warranty. D Always use a genuine SUBARU fuel filler cap. If you use the wrong ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    ... tightening. If you spill any fuel on the painted surface, rinse it off immediately. Otherwise, the painted surface could be damaged. Such damage is not covered under the SUBARU Limited Warranty. - CONTINUED - 7-5
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    ... Resultant vehicle damage due to improper testing is not covered under the SUBARU Limited Warranty and is the responsibility of the state inspection program or its ... or service station in advance not to place your Subaru AWD vehicle on a twowheel dynamometer. Otherwise, serious ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    ... states using twowheel dynamometers in their emission testing programs have EXEMPTED Subaru AWD vehicles from the portion of the testing... four-wheel dynamometers in their testing programs. When properly used, that equipment will not damage an AWD Subaru vehicle. Under no circumstances should the rear...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    ... stops. Starting the engine CAUTION Do not operate the starter motor continuously for more than ten seconds. If the engine ... for five to ten seconds, wait for ten seconds or more before trying again. J Starting the engine for a manual transmission vehicle 1. Apply the parking brake. 2. Turn off ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    Starting and operating J Starting the engine for an automatic transmission vehicle CAUTION If you restart the engine while the vehicle is moving, shift the selector lever into the "N" position. Do not attempt to place the selector lever of a moving vehicle into the "P" position. 1. Apply ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    ... a flooded engine If the engine does not start, it may be flooded (excessive fuel in the engine). In case of a flooded engine, turn the starter motor for five seconds with the accelerator pedal fully depressed. Repeat this two or three times until the engine starts. Release the ignition switch and ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    Starting and operating Manual transmission WARNING Do not drive the vehicle with the clutch disengaged (i.e., when the clutch ... to the transmission to try shifting into reverse when the vehicle is moving. The manual transmission is a fully synchromeshed 5-forward and 1-reverse speed transmission. ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    B Shifting speed n Recommended shifting speeds The best compromise between fuel economy and vehicle performance during normal driving is ensured by shifting up at the speeds listed in the following table. Shift up 1st to 2nd 2nd to 3rd 3rd to 4th 4th to 5th n Maximum allowable speeds mph (km/h) 15 ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    ... with your hand resting on the shift lever. This may cause wear on the transmission components. When it is necessary to reduce vehicle speed due to slow traffic... gear before the engine starts to labor. On steep downgrades, downshift the transmission to 4th, 3rd or 2nd gear as necessary; this helps to...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    ... the engine for more than five seconds in any position except the "N" or "P" position when the brake is set or the tires are on blocks. This may cause the automatic transmission fluid to overheat. D Avoid shifting from one of the forward driving ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    ...is for parking the vehicle and starting the engine. In this position, the transmission is mechanically locked to prevent the vehicle from rolling freely. When...P" position. Do not hold the vehicle with only the transmission. A shift interlock function is employed in the automatic transmission system...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    ... incline unless the parking brake or foot brake is on. Avoid coasting with the transmission neutral. During coasting, the engine braking does not act. B D (Drive) This position is for normal driving. The transmission automatically shifts into a suitable gear from 1st to 4th ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    ..., thus applying engine brakeing. Reacceleration for a short time will cause the transmission to upshift normally. NOTE In some cases, depressing the ... level, automatic downshift normally takes place. In the meantime, downshift manually for engine braking as required. Also, downshifting when braking ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    ... when going down a hill or for climbing a steep grade. In this position, the transmission holds in the 2nd gear. Use this position when starting off ..., or driving through mud or sand, or on slippery surfaces. In this position, the transmission holds in the 1st gear. B Maximum speeds WARNING When ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    ...D In order to prevent over-revving during acceleration of the vehicle, the transmission will automatically shift to the next highest gear if the Maximum ... in order to prevent over-revving during deceleration of the vehicle, the transmission will remain in the current gear if the speed of the vehicle ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    ... remove two screws securing the parking brake lever cover. 4. Remove the parking brake lever ... end. 5. Raise the rear end of the selector lever cover. Shaft portion of the screwdriver HS0132 6. Draw ... the engine. Take your vehicle to the nearest SUBARU dealer immediately to have the system repaired....
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    Starting and operating Rear viscous limited slip differential (for S models) D Never start the engine while a tire on one side is jacked up, as the vehicle may move. D If one rear tire is spinning in mud, avoid continued spinning at high speed as this could ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    ... brake pads. To help prevent this, shift into a lower gear. B Braking when a tire is punctured Do not depress the brake pedal suddenly when a tire is punctured. This could cause a loss of control of the vehicle. Keep driving straight ahead while gradually reducing ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    ...brake pads are worn. If a squeaking or scraping noise is heard from the disc brakes while braking, immediately have your vehicle checked by your SUBARU dealer. ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System) WARNING Always use the utmost care in driving - overconfidence because you are driving with an ABS equipped...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    ...-checking You may feel a slight shock in the brake pedal and hear the operating sound of ABS from the engine compartment just after the vehicle is started. This is caused by an automatic functional test of the ABS system being carried out and does not indicate any abnormal condition. CAUTION 7-24
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    ... 8mph (12km/h). D The warning light comes on during driving. If these occur, have the ABS system repaired at the first available opportunity by your SUBARU dealer. NOTE If the warning light behavior is as described below, the ABS system may be considered normal. D The warning light comes on right ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    D The warning light remains on after the engine has been started, but it goes out when the vehicle speed reaches about 8 mph (12 km/h). D The warning light comes on during driving, but it goes out immediately and remains off. When driving with an insufficient battery voltage such as when the engine...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    ...your vehicle, always set the parking brake firmly and put the shift lever in the "1" (1st) for an upgrade or "R" (Reverse) for a downgrade for manual transmission vehicles, or in the "P" (Park) position for automatic transmission vehicles. Always set the ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    HS0139 HS0140 When parking on a hill, always turn the steering wheel. When the vehicle is headed up the hill, the front wheels should be turned away from the curb. When facing downhill, the front wheels should be turned into the curb. Cruise control (if equipped) WARNING Do not use the cruise ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    ...ways to cancel the cruise control temporarily: D Depress the brake pedal. D Pull the control lever in the "CANCEL" direction. D Depress the clutch pedal (manual transmission vehicles only). D Shift the selector lever into the "N" position (automatic ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    nal cruising speed automatically. B To turn off the cruise control There are two ways to turn off the cruise control: D Push the main switch again. D Turn the ignition switch to the "ACC" position (but only when the vehicle is completely stopped). B To change the cruising speed n To increase ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    Driving tips New vehicle break-in driving - the first 1,000 miles (1,600 km) ...Fuel economy hints ...Engine exhaust gas ... converter ...Periodic inspections ...Driving in foreign countries ...Driving tips for AWD vehicles ...Off road driving ...Winter driving ...Snow tires ...Tire chains ...Rocking...
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    ...on how you handle and care for your vehicle while it is new. Follow these instructions during the first 1,000 miles (1,600 km): D Do not race the ... under the door latch on the driver's side. Low pressure will increase tire wear and fuel consumption. D Use the air conditioner ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    ... obstructions to ensure that the ventilation system always works properly. D If at any time you suspect that exhaust fumes are entering the vehicle, have the problem checked and corrected as soon as possible. If you must drive under these conditions, drive only with all windows fully open. D Keep ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    ...D Keep your engine tuned-up. If you feel the engine running rough (misfiring, backfiring or incomplete combustion), have your vehicle checked and repaired by an authorized SUBARU dealer. D Do not apply undercoating or rust prevention treatment to the ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    ... in the best condition at all times, always have the recommended maintenance services listed in the maintenance schedule in the "Warranty and Maintenance Booklet" performed at the specified time or mileage intervals. Driving in foreign countries ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    ...dirt and sand. By shifting power between the front and rear wheels, SUBARU AWD can also provide added traction during acceleration and added engine braking force during deceleration. Therefore, your SUBARU AWD vehicle may handle differently than an ordinary two wheel ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    ... could easily lead to a serious accident. Because of the AWD feature and higher ground clearance, your Subaru can be driven on ordinary roads or off-road. But please keep in mind that an AWD Subaru is a passenger car and is neither a conventional off-road vehicle ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    belts. D Carry some emergency equipment, such as a towing rope or chain, a shovel, wheel blocks, first aid kit and portable phone or citizens band radio. D Drive carefully. Do not take unnecessary ..., it can wash away the ground from under your tires, resulting in possible loss of traction and even ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    ...and transmission oil than that specified in the maintenance schedule described in the "Warranty and Maintenance Booklet". Remember that damage done to your Subaru while operating it off-road and not using common sense precautions such as ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    ... B Operation during cold weather Carry some emergency equipment, such as tire chains, a window scraper, a bag of sand, flares, a small shovel...cables. Check the battery and cables. Cold temperatures reduce battery capacity. The battery must be in good condition to provide enough power for cold winter...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    ..., observe the following: 1. Place the shift lever in "1" or "R" for manual transmission vehicles, and in "P" for automatic transmission vehicles. 2. Use tire stops under the... has been left parked after use on roads heavily covered with snow, or has been left parked during a ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    ... if the tank is refilled whenever the fuel level reaches half empty. If your SUBARU is not going to be used for an extended period, it is best to have the fuel tank filled to capacity. B Driving on snowy and icy roads WARNING Do not use the cruise control ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    ... calibration and clearance between the body and tires. It also may be dangerous and lead to ... control. D You must install four winter tires that are of the same size, circumferences, construction, brand, and... use a combination of radial, belted bias or bias tires since it may cause dangerous handling ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    ... be possible to enhance performance through use of tires designed specifically for winter driving conditions.... mph (30 km/h). When a temporary spare tire is on a front wheel, replace the temporary spare ... chains - overconfidence because you are driving with tire chains could easily lead to a serious...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    ...so may result in serious injury. D Never stack luggage or other cargo higher than the top of ... passengers in the event of a sudden stop or accident. Keep luggage or cargo low, as close to the floor as possible. D... vehicle. D Do not place anything on the extended luggage cover. Such items could tumble ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 268
    ... not carry unneeded cargo. J Vehicle capacity weight Tire information label HS0250 HS0251 ... carry in your vehicle is shown as the Vehicle Capacity Weight on the tire information label attached to the driver's... full loading and trailer towing conditions. Adjust tire inflation pressures according ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 269
    ..., emergency tools and spare tire assembly) plus the vehicle capacity weight. In addition, the total weight... if the total weight of your luggage is lower than the vehicle capacity weight, either front or... GAW may exceed the GAWR, depending on the distribution of the luggage. If you carry heavy loads in...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 270
    tires with a higher load range than the originals do not increase the GVWR and GAWR limitations. J Roof rail and crossbar (... rail. When installing the roof cross bar kit on the roof rail, follow the manufacturer's instructions. When you carry cargo on the roof using the roof cross bar kit, never ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 271
    ...Vehicles with roof slats only) When putting any luggage on the slats, make sure the total weight ...carrier, etc. on the cross bars, follow the manufacturer's instructions and make sure that the attachment is securely ... torxR head screw from each crossbar end support and clamp. - CONTINUED - 8-19...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 272
    ... torxR head screw is fully loosened from each end support. 2. Slide the inner clamp on the end support... across the top of the vehicle so that the crossbar end supports rest on the top of the roof rails approximately ...front radius of the roof rail. 4. Move the end support and inner clamp to hook under ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    Starting and operating NOTE It may be necessary to start the inner clamp and end support at the center of the roof rail for easier installation, then move the crossbar forward. Use care not to cross-thread the screw in the insert if it has been removed. 5. Adjust the alignment of the crossbar on ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 274
    ...operation of your vehicle. Seek the advice of your SUBARU dealer to assist you in purchasing a hitch ...use provided by the trailer and other towing equipment manufacturers. SUBARU assumes no responsibility... failure to follow the proper instructions. B Warranties and maintenance SUBARU warranties do not...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 275
    ... (906 kg) 1,000 lbs (453 kg) CAUTION MT models When towing a trailer without brakes. When towing a trailer with brakes. AT models When towing a trailer without brakes. When towing a trailer with brakes. When towing a trailer on a long uphill grade continuously for over 5 miles (8 km) with an...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    ...Weight (GVW) is the combined total of the weight of the vehicle, driver, passengers, luggage, trailer hitch, trailer tongue load and any other optional equipment... The front and rear GAWs can be adjusted by relocating passengers and luggage inside the vehicle. The front and rear GAWR are also shown on...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 277
    ...axle than in the front, the load is taken off the rear axle of the towing vehicle. This may cause the rear wheels to skid, especially ...shown in the illustration below. When weighing the tongue load, be sure to position the towing coupler at the height at which it would be during actual towing, using ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    Tongue load Bathroom scale Jack OM-H2785 HS0145 The tongue load can be adjusted by proper distribution of the load in the trailer. Never load the trailer with more weight in the back than in the front; approximately 60 percent of the trailer load should be in the front and approximately 40 ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    ... hitch for your vehicle and trailer. The use of a genuine SUBARU trailer hitch is recommended. A genuine ... hitch is available from your SUBARU dealer. If use of a non-genuine hitch is unavoidable, .... Be sure to follow all of the hitch manufacturer's instructions for installation and use. Never use a...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 280
    ...s hydraulic brake system. Please ask your SUBARU dealer and professional trailer supplier for ... chains between your vehicle and the trailer. Towing trailer without safety chains could create ... traffic safety hazard. For safety, always connect the towing vehicle and trailer with trailer safety chains...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 281
    ... connection, refer to the instructions for your hitch and trailer. n Side mirrors After hitching a... occur with the vehicle's standard side mirrors, use towing mirrors that conform with Federal, state/... are connected properly, please consult your SUBARU dealer. Check for proper operation of the turn ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    ...on your vehicle are properly inflated to the pressure under towing conditions as shown on the tire placard located on the left center pillar ... vehicle and vehicle-to-hitch mounting are in good condition. If any problems are apparent, do not tow the trailer. D Check that the vehicle sits horizontally ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    ... a trailer D You should allow for considerably more stopping distance when towing a trailer. Avoid sudden braking because it may result in ... and loss of control. D Avoid abrupt starts and sudden accelerations. If your vehicle has a manual transmission, always start out in first gear and release the ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    ...towing the trailer and have repairs performed immediately by the nearest SUBARU dealer. n Driving on grades D Before going down a steep...and "Warning and indicator lights" section (chapter 3) in the owner's manual. D If your vehicle has a automatic transmission, avoid using the accelerator pedal...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    ...load. 4. Apply the regular brakes and then apply the parking brake; slowly release the regular brakes. 5. Shift into 1st or reverse gear (manual transmission) or "P" (automatic transmission) and shut off the engine. - CONTINUED - 8-33
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 286
    In case of emergency Hazard warning flasher ...Flat tires ...Jump starting ...Engine overheating ...Towing ...Moonroof - if the moonroof cannot be closed ...Maintenance tools ...Tire changing tools ... 9-2 9-2 9-8 9-10 9-11 9-15 9-16 9-16 9
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    ... road. It is best to safely pull off the road if a problem occurs. The hazard warning flasher can be activated regardless of ... your vehicle. The jack supplied with the vehicle is designed only for changing a tire. Never get under the vehicle while supporting the vehicle with this jack. 9-2 WARNING
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 288
    ... off before raising the flat tire off the ground using the jack. Never swing or push the vehicle supported with the jack...level surface, whenever possible, then stop the engine. 2. Set the parking brake securely and shift a manual transmission vehicle in reverse or an automatic transmission vehicle in...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    Jack handle Jack Spare tire HSF010BC HS0159 The spare tire is stored under the floor of the cargo... the spare tire, first open the spare tire cover and remove the storage tray, turn the attaching bolt counterclockwise, then take the spare tire out. HS0118 HS0160 The jack is stored under the left...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 290
    ...side sill at the front or rear jack-up point closest to the flat tire. Turn the jackscrew by hand until the jack head engages firmly into the jack-... the jack handle into the jackscrew, and turn the handle clockwise until the tire clears the ground. Do not raise the vehicle higher than necessary. -...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 291
    HS0151 9. Remove the wheel nuts and the flat tire. 10. Before putting the spare tire on, clean the mounting surface of the wheel and hub with a cloth. OM-H0172 HG0104 11. Put on the spare tire. Replace the wheel nuts. Tighten them by hand. 12. Turn the jack handle counterclockwise to...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 292
    ... wrench because you may exceed the specified torque. Have the wheel nut torque checked at the nearest automotive service facility. 14. Store the flat tire in the spare tire compartment. Attaching bolt Flat tire Spacer HS0153 Also store the jack and ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 293
    Jump starting D Battery fluid is SULFURIC ACID. Do not let it come in contact with the eyes, skin, clothing or the vehicle. If battery fluid gets on you, thoroughly flush the exposed area with water immediately. Get medical help if the fluid has entered your eyes. If battery fluid is accidentally ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 294
    In case of emergency B How to jump start 1. Make sure the booster battery is 12 volts and the negative terminal is grounded. 2. If the booster battery is in another vehicle, do not let the two vehicles touch. 3. Turn off all unnecessary lights and accessories. 4. Connect the jumper cables exactly ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 295
    Make sure that the cables are not near any moving parts and that the cable clamps are not in contact with any other metal. 5. Start the engine of the vehicle with the booster battery and run it at moderate speed. Then start the engine of the vehicle that has the discharged battery. 6. When finished...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 296
    ...by pressing down and turning it. Towing WARNING Never tow AWD vehicles (both AT and MT)... away due to the operation or deterioration of the center differential. HS0374 If towing is necessary, it is best done by your SUBARU dealer or a commercial towing service. Observe the following procedures for...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 297
    ... tie-down hook closest to the muffler under the vehicle for towing purposes. D Do not apply excessive lateral load .... CAUTION Towing and tie-down hooks HSF015CB Towing hook HS9000BB Never use tie-down hook for towing purpose. HS0166 The towing hooks should be used only in an emergency (e.g., to...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 298
    ...the selector lever into the "P" position for automatic transmission vehicles or "1st" for manual transmission vehicles. 2. Pull up the parking brake... turn the ignition switch to the "LOCK" position while the vehicle is being towed because the steering wheel and the direction of the wheels...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 299
    ... truck. CAUTION HS0163 We do not recommend this method of towing. Use this method only when towing service by a SUBARU dealer or a commercial towing service is not available. 1. Check the transmission and differential oil levels and add oil to bring it to the ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 300
    ... closed If the moonroof cannot be closed with the moonroof switch, you can close the sunroof manually. 1. Take out the hex-headed wrench from the glove ... the wrench counterclockwise. Have your vehicle checked and repaired by an authorized SUBARU dealer. - CONTINUED - 9-15
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 301
    Maintenance tools HS0331 Your vehicle is equipped with the following maintenance tools: Screwdriver Wheel nut wrench Hex-headed wrench (for vehicle with moonroof) J Tire changing tools Jack handle Jack Spare tire HSF010BC 9-16
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 302
    In case of emergency B Jack and jack handle HS0118 HS0160 The jack is stored under the left side of the cargo floor. The jack handle is stored under the lid. For how to use the jack, refer to "Flat tires". - CONTINUED - 9-17
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 303
    Appearance care Exterior care ...Washing ...Waxing and polishing ...Cleaning aluminum wheels ...Cleaning fog light lens ... 10-2 10-2 10-3 10-3 10-4 Corrosion protection ...Cleaning the interior ... 10-4 10-6 10
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 304
    ... and areas adjacent to it. If water enters the engine air intake, electrical parts or the power steering fluid reservoir, it will cause engine trouble or faulty power steering respectively. The best way to preserve your vehicle's beauty is frequent washing. Wash the vehicle at least once a month ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 305
    ... quality polish and wax and apply them according to the manufacturer's instructions. Wax or polish when the painted surface is cool. Be sure to ... and exposing the undercoat. When in doubt, it is always best to contact your SUBARU dealer or an auto paint specialist. J Cleaning aluminum wheels D ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 306
    ... ought to be removed for cleaning the fog light lens, follow then the instruction given in "Fog light" section (Replacing bulbs) under Chapter 11. ... light lens is not hot before proceeding with the work. Corrosion protection Your SUBARU has been designed and built to resist corrosion. Special ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 307
    ... be rusted, they should be given an appropriate rust prevention treatment or should be replaced. Contact your SUBARU dealer to perform this kind of maintenance and treatment if you need assistance. Repair chips and scratches in the paint as ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 308
    ...cleaner according to its instruction. B Leather seat materials The leather used by SUBARU is a high quality natural product which will retain its distinctive ... a soft, dry cloth afterwards to restore the luster. If your SUBARU is to be parked for a long time in bright sunlight, it is recommended that...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 309
    ... dirt spots, rubbing with a soft, dry cloth afterwards to restore the luster. If your SUBARU is to be parked for a long time in bright sunlight, it is recommended that the upholstery items be covered, or the windows shaded, to prevent fading or ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 310
    Maintenance and service Maintenance schedule ...11-3 Maintenance precautions ...11-3 Engine hood ...11-6 Engine compartment overview ...11-8 ... ...Spark plugs ...Drive belts ...Manual transmission oil ...Automatic transmission fluid ...Front differential gear oil (Automatic ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 311
    ... ...Headlight ...Fog light (if equipped) ...Front turn signal, parking light and front side marker light ...Rear combination lights ...License plate light ...Interior light and luggage compartment light ...Spot light ...High mount stop light ... 11-49 11-49 11-53 11-53 11-54 11-55 11-56 11-57 11-58 ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 312
    ... is recommended that all work be done by an authorized SUBARU dealer. If you perform maintenance and service ... familiarize yourself with the information provided in this section on general maintenance and service for your SUBARU. Incorrect or incomplete service could cause improper or unsafe vehicle ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 313
    ...of the fuel filter should be performed only by your SUBARU dealer. D The SRS airbag has no user-serviceable ...Do not use electrical test equipment on any circuit related to the SRS airbag system. For required servicing of the SRS airbag, see your nearest SUBARU dealer. J Before checking compartment ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 314
    Maintenance and service J When you do checking or servicing in the engine compartment while the engine is running A running engine can be dangerous. Keep your fingers, hands, clothing, hair and tools away from the cooling fan, belts and any other moving engine parts. Removing...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 315
    Engine hood WARNING Always check that the hood is properly locked before you start driving. If it is not, it might fly open while the vehicle is moving and block your view, which may cause an accident and serious bodily injury. HS0024 HS0025 HS0026 To open the hood: 1. Pull the hood release ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 316
    Maintenance and service To close the hood: 1. Lift the hood slightly and remove the hood prop from the slot in the hood and return the prop to its retainer. 2. Lower the hood until it approaches about 6 in. (15 cm) from the closed position and let it drop. 3. After closing the hood, be ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 317
    Engine compartment overview HGA017BB 1 Manual transmission oil level gauge (MT) (page 11-21) or Differential gear oil level gauge (AT) (page 11-24) Air cleaner element (page 11-18) Clutch fluid reservoir (page 11-30) Automatic transmission fluid level gauge (page 11-22) ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 318
    Maintenance and service Engine oil B Checking the oil level Check the engine oil level at each fuel stop. HS0173 HBB061BB 1. Park the vehicle on a level surface and stop the engine. 2. Pull out the dipstick, wipe it clean, and insert it again. 3. Be sure the dipstick is correctly ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 319
    ...Maintenance Booklet". The engine oil and oil filter must be changed more frequently than listed in the maintenance schedule when driving on dusty roads, when short trips are frequently made when towing a trailer, or when driving in extremely cold...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 320
    Maintenance and service Oil filter Drain plug Sealing washer HS0175 HS0176 6. Remove the under cover. 7. Remove the oil filter .... 12. Pour the specified amount of engine oil through the filler neck. Oil capacity: 4.2 US qt (4.0 liters, 3.5 Imp qt) 13. Start the engine and make sure ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 321
    ... oil.) or the new API mark (Starburst mark) displayed on the container. API Service label New API Certification Mark (Starburst Mark) 1 2 3 1... they are the same API classification and SAE viscosity as those recommended by SUBARU. Engine oil viscosity (thickness) affects fuel economy. Oils of lower ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 322
    Maintenance and service SAE viscosity number and applicable temperature OM-H2756 B Recommended grade and viscosity under ...areas with very high temperatures, or used for heavy-duty applications such as a towing a trailer, use of oil with the following grade and viscosities is recommended...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 323
    ... is removed. D The cooling system has been filled at the factory with a high quality, corrosion-inhibiting,... to -33°F (-36°C). For adding, use genuine SUBARU coolant or an equivalent: a mixture of 50% soft ..., have the cooling system checked by your SUBARU dealer. If frequent addition of coolant...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 324
    Maintenance and service J Engine coolant B Checking the coolant level Check the coolant level at each fuel stop. "FULL" level mark "LOW" level mark HS0178 1. Check the coolant level on the outside of the reservoir while the engine is cool. 2. If the level is close to or lower ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 325
    ... when the cap is removed. Change the engine coolant in the following procedures according to the maintenance schedule in the "Warranty and Maintenance Booklet". 1. Remove the under cover. 2. Place a proper container under the drain plug and ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 326
    Maintenance and service "FULL" level mark "LOW" level mark HSA003BB HS0178 5. Slowly pour the coolant and fill to the radiator filler neck and to the reserve tank's ... air bleeding and trapped air in the system. Coolant capacity 6.6 US qt (6.2 liters, 5.5 Imp qt) Rubber ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 327
    ... element Replace the air cleaner element according to the maintenance schedule in the "Warranty and Maintenance Booklet". Under extremely dusty conditions, ... it more frequently. It is recommended that you always use genuine SUBARU parts. HBA002BB HBA003BB 1. Remove the bolt securing the rear ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 328
    Maintenance and service 2. Unsnap the three clamps holding the rear air cleaner element case. 3. Separate the rear ... that you have the spark plugs replaced by your SUBARU dealer. The spark plugs should be replaced according to the maintenance schedule in the "Warranty and Maintenance Booklet". ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 329
    B Recommended spark plugs RC10YC4 (Champion) BKR6E-11 (NGK) BKR5E-11 (NGK) Drive belts The alternator, power steering pump, and air conditioner compressor depend on drive belts. Satisfactory performance requires that belt tension be correct. HGA005BB in. (mm) Deflection New belt Used belt 0.35 ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 330
    Maintenance and service specified. If a belt is loose, cracked, or worn, contact your SUBARU dealer. Manual transmission oil B Checking the oil level Check the oil level monthly. 1. Park the vehicle on a level surface and stop the engine. ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 331
    ... operating temperature. n Checking the fluid level when the fluid is hot Check the fluid level monthly. 1. Drive the vehicle several miles to raise the temperature of the transmission fluid up to normal operating temperature; 140 to 176°F (60 to 80 ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 332
    Maintenance and service HSA002DB HBA008BB 4. Pull out the dipstick and check the fluid level on the gauge. If it is below the lower level on the "HOT" range, add the recommended automatic transmission fluid up to the upper level. n Checking the fluid level when the fluid is cold ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 333
    Front differential gear oil (Automatic transmission vehicles) B Checking the oil level Check the differential oil level monthly. HSA002EB HBA010BB 1. Park the vehicle on a level surface and stop the engine. 2. Pull out the dipstick, wipe it clean...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 334
    Maintenance and service SAE viscosity No. and Applicable Temperature OM-H0212 Rear differential gear oil B Checking the oil .... If you suspect a problem, have the vehicle checked at your SUBARU dealer. Your vehicle may be equipped with a rear differential protector. The differential ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 335
    Filler hole Oil level Filler hole Drain hole HB0077 Drain hole HB0078 Remove the plug from the filler hole and check the oil level. The oil level should be kept even with the bottom of the filler hole. If the oil level is below the bottom edge of the hole, add oil through the filler hole to ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 336
    Maintenance and service Power steering fluid The power steering fluid expands greatly as its temperature rises; the fluid level .... Check the power steering fluid level monthly. 1. Drive the vehicle several miles to raise the temperature of the power steering fluid up to normal operating ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 337
    ... is extreme low, it may indicate possible leakage. Consult your SUBARU dealer for inspection. B Checking the fluid level when the fluid is cold ...D If the vehicle requires frequent refilling, there may be a leak. If you suspect a problem, have the vehicle checked at your SUBARU dealer. WARNING 11-28
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 338
    Maintenance and service D Never use different brands of brake fluid together. D When adding brake fluid, be careful not to allow any dirt into the reservoir. D Never splash the brake fluid over painted surfaces or rubber parts. Alcohol contained in the brake fluid may damage them. Check ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 339
    ...improper clutch operation. D If the vehicle requires frequent refilling, there may be a leak. If you suspect a problem, have the vehicle checked at your SUBARU dealer. D Never use different brands of clutch fluid together. D When clutch fluid is added, be...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 340
    Maintenance and service B Recommended clutch fluid FMVSS No. 116, fresh DOT 3 or 4 brake fluid Brake booster If the brake booster does not operate as described below, have it checked by your SUBARU dealer. 1. With the engine off, depress the brake pedal several times, applying the same ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 341
    ... the fluid level Cap Upper level Lower level OM-H1048 It is unnecessary to periodically check the battery fluid level or periodically refill with distilled water. However, if the battery fluid level is below the lower level, remove the cap. Fill to the upper level with distilled water. 11-32
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 342
    Maintenance and service Windshield washer fluid CAUTION Never use engine coolant as washer... at each fuel stop. If the level is low, fill the fluid up to the neck of the reservoir. Use windshield washer... an anti-freeze type windshield washer fluid. SUBARU Windshield Washer Fluid contains 58.5% methyl...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 343
    ...wiper blade assembly by holding its pivot area and pushing it in the direction shown by the arrow while depressing the wiper blade stopper. Stopper HS0190 3. Grasp the locked end of the blade rubber assembly and pull it firmly until the stoppers on the rubber are free of the metal support. 11-34
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 344
    Maintenance and service Metal support HS0191 4. If the new blade rubber is not provided with two metal spines, remove ... metal support until it locks. Be sure to position the claws at the end of the metal support between the stoppers on the rubber as shown. If the rubber is not retained ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 345
    Stopper HS0193 HS0194 6. Install the wiper blade assembly to the wiper arm. Make sure that it locks in place. 7. Lower the wiper arm. 11-36
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 346
    Maintenance and service Brake pedal Check the brake pedal free play and reserve distance according to the maintenance schedule in the "Warranty and Maintenance Booklet". B Checking the brake ... is not within proper specification, contact your SUBARU dealer. B Checking the brake pedal reserve ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 347
    ... smaller than the specification, or when the pedal does not operate smoothly, contact with your SUBARU dealer. Clutch pedal (Manual transmission vehicles) Check the clutch pedal free ...play. If the free play is not within proper specification, contact your SUBARU dealer. 11-38
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 348
    Maintenance and service Replacement of brake pad and lining CAUTION If you continue to ... apply the brake pedal, have the brake pads serviced by your SUBARU dealer as soon as possible. B Breaking-in of ... the brake pad or lining, use only genuine SUBARU parts. After replacement, the new parts must be ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 349
    ...N (44 lb, 20 kg) Parking brake stroke Check the parking brake stroke according to the maintenance schedule in the "Warranty and Maintenance Booklet". When the parking brake is properly ...the specified range, have the brake system checked and adjusted at your SUBARU dealer. 11-40
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 350
    Maintenance and service 7 to 8 notches HS0199 Tires and wheels J Types of tires B All season tires All season tires are ... suited for highway driving under dry conditions. Summer tires are inadequate for driving on slippery roads such as on snow-covered or icy roads. If you drive your ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 351
    ... check the tires for abnormal wear. Contact your SUBARU dealer immediately if you find any problem. NOTE D When the wheels and tires strike curbs or are subjected to harsh ... wheels may be damaged. Drive slowly to the nearest authorized SUBARU dealer and have the vehicle inspected. J ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 352
    Maintenance and service HS0251 Driving even a short distance warms up the tires and increases the tire pressures. Also, the... or has been driven less than one mile (1.6 km). WARNING Do not let air out of warm tires to adjust pressure. Doing so will result in low tire pressure. Incorrect ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 353
    D Correct tire pressure (tread worn evenly) HGB033AA Roadholding is good, and steering is responsive. Rolling resistance is low, so fuel consumption is also lower. D Abnormally low tire pressure (tread worn at shoulders) HSB012AA Rolling resistance is high, so fuel ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 354
    Maintenance and service D Abnormally high tire pressure (tread worn in center) HSB013AA Ride comfort ... also cause steering and suspension systems problems and abnormal tire wear. If you suspect that ... balanced, have them checked and adjusted by your SUBARU dealer. Also have them adjusted after tire...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 355
    ...reduces the vehicle's running stability. Contact your SUBARU dealer if you notice abnormal ...and cornering performance. J Wear indicators Each tire incorporates a tread wear indicator, which ... of the tread grooves decreases to 0.063 in. (1.6 mm). A tire must be replaced when the tread wear indicator...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 356
    Maintenance and service J Tire rotation OM-H0230 Tire wear varies from wheel to wheel...the tires wear uniformly, it is best to rotate the tires every 7,500 miles (12,500 km). Rotating...running performance, ride comfort, and service life. It is essential for every tire to have a size and construction ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 357
    ...construction, and size. You are advised to replace the tires with new ones that are identical to those fitted as standard equipment. For safe vehicle operation, SUBARU recommends replacing all four ... as standard equipment. Replacement wheels are available from SUBARU dealers. WARNING Use only those ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 358
    Maintenance and service Aluminum wheels (If equipped) Aluminum wheels can be scratched ...safety. D When any of the wheels is removed and replaced for tire rotation or to change a flat, always check ... are replaced, be sure to replace them with genuine SUBARU parts designed for aluminum wheels. Fuses ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 359
    ... position and turn off all electrical accessories. HS0202 2. Open the coin tray and pull it horizontally to remove it. 3. Determine which fuse may be blown. The back side of the coin tray and the “Fuse and circuits” section in chapter 12 in this manual show the circuit for each fuse. 11-50
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 360
    Maintenance and service Fuse puller HS0207 HSB011BB 4. Pull out the fuse with the fuse puller.... blows again, this indicates that its system has a problem. Contact your SUBARU dealer for repairs. B Main fuse ... fuse box cover and "Fuse and circuits" section in chapter 12 in this manual show the ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 361
    ...it with a spare fuse of the same rating. The spare fuses are stored in the main fuse box cover in the engine compartment. 7. If the same fuse blows again, this indicates that its system has a problem. Contact your SUBARU dealer for repairs. 11-52
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 362
    Maintenance and service Main fuse HS0203 The main fuses are designed to melt during an overload ..., have the electrical system checked by your nearest SUBARU dealer. Installation of accessories Always consult your SUBARU dealer before installing fog lights or any other electrical equipment in your...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 363
    Replacing bulbs HSF015FB HSF014CB 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Q W Spot light Room light Front turn signal, parking light and front side marker light Fog light Headlight High mount stop light Backup light Rear turn signal light Brake/tail light Tail light License plate light Wattage (12V-8W) (12V-8W) (...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 364
    Maintenance and service J Headlight CAUTION Halogen headlight bulbs become very hot while in use. If you touch ... moistened with alcohol. NOTE If headlight aiming is required, consult your SUBARU dealer for proper adjustment of the headlight aim. HSB004BB HSB005BB 1. Disconnect the ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 365
    J Fog light (if equipped) CAUTION Halogen light bulbs become very hot while in use. If you touch the bulb surface with bare hands or greasy gloves, finger prints or grease on the bulb surface develop into hot spots, causing the bulb to break. If there are finger prints or grease on the bulb ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 366
    Maintenance and service B Bulb replacement HS0215 HSB006BA 1. Remove the fog light protector. 2. Remove the fog light assembly by removing the two screws. 3. Disconnect the connector. 4. Remove the fog light bulb by turning it counterclockwise. 5. Replace the bulb with a new one. Then...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 367
    ... signal light HS0218 HSB007BA 1. Unlatch the rear combination light cover by pulling the knob. Open the cover up. 2. Remove the bulb holder from the rear combination light assembly by turning it counterclockwise.... turn it clockwise until it locks. 5. Close the cover and latch the lock. 11-58
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 368
    Maintenance and service B Back-up/tail light (in the rear gate) HSB002BB HSA020BA 1. Remove the rear combination light cover by ... light HS2009CA 1. Remove the mounting screws using a phillips screwdriver. 2. Remove the cover and lens. 3. Pull the bulb out of the socket. Install a new...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 369
    4. Reinstall the lens and cover. 5. Tighten the mounting screws. J Interior light and luggage compartment light HS0221 HSA005BA HS0223 1. Remove the lens by prying the edge of the lens with a regular screwdriver. 2. Pull the bulb out of the socket. ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 370
    Maintenance and service J Spot light HSA006BA 1. Remove the lens by prying the edge of the lens with a regular screwdriver. 2. Remove the plate by ... using a phillips screwdriver and then remove the high mount stop light cover. 3. Pull the bulb out of the socket. Install a new bulb. - ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 371
    4. Reinstall the cover. 5. Tighten the mounting screws then reinstall the covers. NOTE Other bulbs may be difficult to replace. Have your SUBARU dealer replace these bulbs if necessary. 11-62
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 372
    Specifications Specifications ...Dimensions ...Engine ...Electrical system ...Capacities ...Tires ...Wheel alignment ... 12-2 12-2 12-2 12-2 12-3 12-3 12-3 Fuses and circuits ...Fuse panel located behind the ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 373
    ... mm) 57.7 in. (1,465 mm) 99.4 in. (2,525 mm) J Engine Engine model Engine type Engine displacement Bore Stroke Compression ratio Firing order EJ251 ...11 in. (79.0 mm) 10.0 : 1 1-3-2-4 J Electrical system Battery Type Reserve capacity Cold cranking ampere Alternator Spark plugs MT: 55D23L, AT: 75D23L...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 374
    Specifications J Capacities Fuel tank Engine oil Manual transmission oil Automatic transmission fluid AT differential gear oil AWD rear differential gear oil Power steering fluid Engine coolant 15.9 US gal (60 liter, 13.2 Imp gal) 4.2 US qt (4.0 liter, 3.5 Imp ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 375
    ... Circuit D Heater fan D Heater fan D Power door lock D Cigarette lighter D Remote controlled rear view mirrors D Tail light D Parking light D SRS airbag D Fog light D ABS solenoid D Radio D Clock 5 10A 6 7 8 9 15A 15A 20A 15A 10 Empty 12-4
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 376
    Specifications Fuse panel 11 Fuse rating 15A Circuit D Engine ignition system D SRS airbag D Illumination brightness control D Wiper deicer 12 13 14 15 10A 15A Empty 20A D Windshield wiper and washer D Rear window wiper and washer D Brake light D Air conditioner D Backup light D Cruise ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 377
    ...(Main) D Radiator cooling fan (Sub) D Rear window defogger D Hazard warning flasher D Horn D Meter D SRS airbag system warning light D Automatic transmission control unit D Alternator D Headlight (right side) D Headlight (left side) D Lighting switch D Clock D Interior light 24 15A 25 26 27 28 29...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 378
    Specifications Bulb chart Description Spot light Room light Front turn signal, parking light and front side marker light Fog light Headlight Brake/tail light Rear turn signal light Backup light High mount stop light License plate light Tail light Wattage 12V-8W 12V-8W 12V-27/8W Amber 12V-51W 12V-...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 379
    Vehicle identification Emission control label Vacuum hose piping label Vehicle identification number plate Tire inflation pressure label Vehicle identification number Certification plate Bar cord label Model number plate HS0226 12-8
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 380
    Consumer information and Reporting safety defects Uniform tire quality grading standards ...Treadwear ...Traction AA, A, B, C ...Temperature A, B, C ... 13-2 13-2 13-2 13-3 Reporting safety defects (USA) ... 13-4 13
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 381
    ... is a comparative rating based on the wear rate of the tire when tested under controlled conditions on a specified government test course. For example, a tire graded 150 would wear one and ... from the norm due to variations in driving habits, service practices and differences in road characteristics ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 382
    ... WARNING The traction grade assigned to this tire is based on straightahead braking traction tests, and does not... indoor laboratory test wheel. Sustained high temperature can cause the material of the tire to degenerate ... which all passenger car tires must meet under the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety ...
  • 2002 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 383
    ... Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying Subaru of America, Inc. If NHTSA receives similar ... problems between you, your dealer, or Subaru of America, Inc. To contact NHTSA, you may ... 20590. You can also obtain other information about motor vehicle safety from the Hotline. 13-4



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