2006 Subaru Forester Owner's Manual

2006 Subaru Forester Manual

2006 Subaru Forester manual table of contents:

  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 1
    ... to keep your SUBARU in excellent condition and to properly maintain the emission control system ... pollutants. We urge you to read this manual carefully so that you may understand ... SUBARU dealer. The information, specifications and illustrations found in this manual are those in effect at the time of...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 2
    This manual describes the following vehicle types. 000135 * The illustrated vehicle is one of the FORESTER series.
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 3
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 4
    ... come with the following warranties: SUBARU Limited Warranty Emission Control Systems Warranty Emissions... airbags. Chapter 2: Keys and doors This chapter informs you how to operate the keys, locks... with the following warranties: SUBARU Limited Warranty Anti-Corrosion Warranty Emission Control Warranty...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 5
    ... you how to keep your SUBARU looking good. Chapter 11: Maintenance and service This chapter informs you when you need to take your SUBARU to the dealer for scheduled maintenance ...all other portions of this manual carefully in order to gain a better understanding of how to use your SUBARU vehicle ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 6
    3 Vehicle symbols There are some of the symbols you may see on your vehicle. Mark CAUTION Power door lock Passenger's windows lock Windshield wiper ... Seat heater Child restraint top tether anchorages Mark Lights Parking lights, tail lights, license plate light and instrument ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 7
    ... sections "Seatbelts" and "*SRS airbag (Supplemental Restraint System airbag)" in chapter 1 of this owner's manual for instructions and precautions concerning the seatbelt system and SRS airbag system. Door lock (Transmitter) Door unlock (Transmitter)
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 8
    ... TO THE CHILD BY PLACING THE CHILD'S HEAD TOO CLOSE TO THE SRS AIRBAG. Always use the child safety locks whenever a child rides in ... System airbag)", and "Seatbelts" in chapter 1 of this owner's manual for instructions and precautions concerning the child restraint system, ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 9
    6 Engine exhaust gas (carbon monoxide) 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. Keep ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 10
    ... violate governmental regulations. In addition, damage or performance problems resulting from modification may not be covered ... hands-free phones may legally be used while driving. Check and, if necessary, ...before any long journey. Check the tire pressure when the tires are cold. Use a pressure gauge ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 11
    ... increase in temperature could cause tread separation, and destruction of the tires. The resulting loss of vehicle control could lead to an accident. California proposition 65 warning Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 12
    ... of contents Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags Keys and doors Instruments and controls Climate control Audio Interior equipment Starting and operating... tips In case of emergency Appearance care Maintenance and service Specifications Consumer information and Reporting safety defects Index...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 13
    ...7) 8) 9) 10) 11) Headlight switch (page 3-18) Replacing bulbs (page 11-43) Engine hood (page 11-4) Wiper switch (page 3-23) Roof rails (page 8-13) Door locks (page 2-4) Tire pressure (page 11-30) ...(page 9-3) Tire chains (page 8-10) Front fog light button (page 3-21) Tie-down/Towing hooks (...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 14
    11 1) 1 2 3 2) 3) 4) 5) Rear window defogger button (page 3-25) Rear gate (page 2-20) Child safety locks (page 2-17) Fuel filler lid and cap (page 7-3) Tie-down/Towing hook (page 9-11) 5 4 000121 - CONTINUED -
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 15
    12 Interior Passenger compartment area 1 2 3 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) Lower anchorage for child restraint system (page 1-31) Seatbelt (page 1-10) Moonroof (page 2-21) Parking brake lever (page 7-24) Front seat (page 1-2) Rear seat (page 1-7) 6 5 4 000122
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 16
    13 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) Cup holder (page 6-7) Center console (page 6-4) Glove box (page 6-4) Cigarette lighter socket (page 6-9) Ashtray (page 6-11) 1 2 3 4 5 000123 - CONTINUED -
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 17
    ...) 11) 12) 13) 14) 15) 16) Door locks (page 2-4) Outside mirror switch (page 3-28) Light control lever (page 3-18) Combination ... (MT) (page 7-9)/Selector lever (AT) (page 7-10) Climate control (page 4-1) Cruise control (page 7-26) Horn (page 3-30) SRS airbag (page 1-36) Tilt steering (...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 18
    15 Light control and wiper control levers/switches 1 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 12 10 11 9 7 5 4 3 2 Parking light ... 3-24) 6) Wiper control lever (page 3-23) 7) Illumination brightness control (page 3-20) 8) Light control lever (page 3-18) 9) Headlight ON/OFF (page 3-18) 10) Headlight flasher High/Low beam ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 19
    16 Combination meter U.S.-spec. models AT vehicles 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 3 4 1 2 6) 7) 8) Fuel gauge (page 3-7) Temperature gauge (page 3-8) Speedometer (page 3-6) Tachometer (page 3-7) Trip meter A/B selection and trip meter reset knob (page 3-6) Odometer and trip meter (page 3-6) Outside temperature...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 20
    ... 3-8) Speedometer (page 3-6) Tachometer (page 3-7) Trip meter A/B selection and trip meter reset knob (page 3-6) Odometer and trip meter (page 3-6) Outside temperature indicator (page 3-8) Select lever position indicator (page 3-15) 1 2 3 4 8 7 6 5 000125 X, XS, L.L.Bean - CONTINUED -
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 21
    18 MT vehicles 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) Fuel gauge (page 3-7) Temperature gauge (page 3-8) Speedometer (page 3-6) Tachometer (page 3-7) Trip meter A/B selection and trip meter reset knob (page 3-6) Odometer and trip meter (page 3-6) Outside temperature indicator (page 3-8) 1 2 3 4 7 6 5 000126 ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 22
    ...7) Fuel gauge (page 3-7) Temperature gauge (page 3-8) Speedometer (page 3-6) Tachometer (page 3-7) Trip meter A/B selection and trip meter reset knob (page 3-6) Odometer and trip meter (page 3-6) Outside temperature indicator (page 3-8) 1 2 3 4 7 6 5 000127 X, XS, L.L.Bean - CONTINUED -
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 23
    20 Canada-spec. models AT vehicles 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) Fuel gauge (page 3-7) Temperature gauge (page 3-8) Speedometer (page 3-6) Tachometer (page 3-7) Trip meter A/B selection and trip meter reset knob (page 3-6) Odometer and trip meter (page 3-6) Outside temperature indicator (page 3-8) Select...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 24
    ... 3-8) Speedometer (page 3-6) Tachometer (page 3-7) Trip meter A/B selection and trip meter reset knob (page 3-6) Odometer and trip meter (page 3-6) Outside temperature indicator (page 3-8) Select lever position indicator (page 3-15) 1 2 3 4 8 7 6 5 000129 X, XS, L.L.Bean - CONTINUED -
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 25
    22 MT vehicles 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) Fuel gauge (page 3-7) Temperature gauge (page 3-8) Speedometer (page 3-6) Tachometer (page 3-7) Trip meter A/B selection and trip meter reset knob (page 3-6) Odometer and trip meter (page 3-6) Outside temperature indicator (page 3-8) 1 2 3 4 7 6 5 000130 ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 26
    ...7) Fuel gauge (page 3-7) Temperature gauge (page 3-8) Speedometer (page 3-6) Tachometer (page 3-7) Trip meter A/B selection and trip meter reset knob (page 3-6) Odometer and trip meter (page 3-6) Outside temperature indicator (page 3-8) 1 2 3 4 7 6 5 000131 X, XS, L.L.Bean - CONTINUED -
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 27
    ... light Front passenger's frontal airbag OFF indicator light CHECK ENGINE warning light/Malfunction indicator lamp... light Security indicator light (if equipped) Cruise control indicator light (if equipped) Cruise control set indicator light (if equipped) Vehicle Dynamics Control operation indicator ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 28
    25 Tire changing tools 1) 2) 3) Jack (page 9-15) Jack handle (page 9-15) Spare tire (page 9-3) 1 3 2 000132 - CONTINUED -
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 29
    26 Cargo area cover 1 4 1) 2) 3) 4) Cargo area cover (page 6-12) Cargo tie-down hook (page 6-14) Accessory power outlet (page 6-8) Shopping bag hook (page 6-13) 3 2 000195
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 30
    ... airbags and lap/shoulder restraints ...Subaru advanced frontal airbag system ...SRS side ... airbag system monitors ...SRS airbag system servicing ...Precautions against vehicle modification ... 1-36 ... Retractor (ELR) ...Automatic/Emergency Locking Retractor (A/ELR) ...Seatbelt warning light and chime ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 31
    ...SRS airbags Never adjust the seat while driving to avoid the possibility of loss of vehicle control ...seatbacks are not used in the upright position in a collision, the risk of sliding under the lap belt and ... as far from the steering wheel as practical while still maintaining full vehicle control and...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 32
    ...seating positions than in the front seating positions. For instructions and precautions concerning child restraint ...operating the reclining lever to return the seatback, hold it lightly so that it may be raised back gradually..., the risk of sliding under the lap belt and of the lap belt sliding up over...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 33
    ...SRS airbags Seat height adjustment (driver's seat) Power seat (if equipped) Fore and aft... seat. To adjust the seat forward or backward, move the control switch forward or backward. To adjust the seat cushion... pull up or push down the front end of the control switch. Seat height adjustment 100600
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 34
    ...and SRS airbags 1-5 To adjust the seat height, pull up or push down the rear end of the control switch. Reclining the seatback Lumbar support (Driver's seat only)...100087 100545 100601 To adjust the angle of the seatback, move the control switch forward or backward. Pull the lever forward...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    1-6 Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags Active head restraint Each active head restraint is effective only when its height is ... on the seat. If your vehicle is involved in a rear-end collision, have an authorized SUBARU dealer inspect the active head restraints. The active head restraints may not operate ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    ...heater to overheat. 100094 100093 NOTE Use of the seat heater for a long period of time while the engine is not running can cause battery discharge. Seatbelts provide maximum...If you do so, the risk of sliding under the lap belt and of the lap belt sliding up over the abdomen will ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 37
    ...rear seatback After returning the rear seatback to its original position, make certain that the shoulder belts are fully visible. Never allow passengers to ride on the folded rear seatback or in the cargo area. Doing so may result in serious injury or death. ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags 1-9 tion, raise the seatback until it locks into place and make sure that it is securely locked. Armrest (if equipped) 100095 100602 To lower the armrest, pull on the top edge of the armrest....
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    ... greater in the event of a sudden stop or accident. All belts should fit snugly in order to provide full restraint. Loose fitting belts are not as effective in preventing or reducing injury. Each seatbelt ...to support only one person. Never use a single belt for two or more persons - even ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    ... restraint system should be used. Never place the shoulder belt under the child's arm ... slightly, the retractor locks the seatbelt in that position and the seatbelt cannot be extended. As the belt is rewinding, ... the retractor locks automatically during a sudden stop, impact or if you pull the belt ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    ... 15-second intervals and the chime will sound while the warning light is flashing. It is possible to cancel the warning operation that follows the... details about canceling the warning operation, please contact your SUBARU dealer. Fastening the seatbelt Seatbelt warning light and chime Your vehicle ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 42
    ... seatback as far from the steering wheel as practical while still maintaining full vehicle control. Front passengerମ. belt stops before reaching the buckle, return the belt slightly and pull it out more slowly.... hear a click. 100101 Never place the shoulder belt under the arm or behind the back. If ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    ... Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags Adjusting the front seat shoulder belt anchor height ... make sure that it is locked in place. Always adjust the anchor height so that the shoulder belt passes ... belts are retracted properly to avoid catching the belt webbing in the door. 3. Insert the tongue plate into ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    ... seatbelt and SRS airbags 1-15 Adjusting the rear seat shoulder belt anchor height ...make sure that it is locked in place. Always adjust the anchor height so that the shoulder belt passes ...Push the button on the buckle. Before closing the door, make sure that the belts are retracted properly to avoid ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 45
    ...twisted can increase the risk or severity of injury in an accident. When fastening the belt after it is pulled out from the retractor, especially when inserting ... tongue plates to the respective buckles. If the seatbelt is used only as a shoulder belt (with the connector's tongue plate not fastened...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    ... right-hand 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 the belt still cannot be unlocked, let the ...the seatbelt through the seatbelt 6. To make the lap part tight, pull up on the shoulder belt. - CONTINUED -
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    1-18 Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags 7. Place the lap belt as low as possible on your hips, not on your waist. Unfastening ... (on the left-hand side) to unfasten the seatbelt. 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 ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    ...buckle, an optional seatbelt extender is available from your SUBARU dealer. When ordering an extender, only order ... with the seatbelt buckle may prevent the Subaru advanced front airbag system from functioning correctly ... the seatbelts, use a mild soap and lukewarm water. Never bleach or dye the belts...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 49
    1-20 Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags Failure to follow these instructions and warnings could reduce the effectiveness... in more serious injury in the event of a collision. Never use the extender when the belt itself is long enough to permit it to be buckled properly. If removal of heavy clothing is all...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 50
    ... retractor assemblies must be replaced only by an authorized SUBARU dealer. When replacing seatbelt retractor assemblies, use only genuine SUBARU parts. If either front ... required servicing of front seatbelt retractors equipped with seatbelt pretensioners, see your nearest SUBARU dealer...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 51
    ... seatbelt pretensioners and/or SRS airbag system. Immediately take your vehicle to your nearest SUBARU dealer to have the system checked. Unless ...a collision, which may increase the risk of injury. Flashing or flickering of the warning light No illumination of the warning light when the...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 52
    ... seatbelt pretensioner and SRS airbag systems. For required servicing of the seatbelt pretensioner, see your nearest SUBARU dealer. NOTE If the front... the seatbelt pretensioner does not operate, contact your SUBARU dealer as soon as possible. Precautions against vehicle modification ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 53
    ... that child to another serious danger. Since the SRS airbag deploys with considerable speed and force, ... systems are designed to be secured in vehicle seats by lap belts or the lap belt portion of a lap/shoulder belt (except those covered under the section in this manual, entitled "Installation of ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 54
    ..., seatbelt and SRS airbags 1-25 Children should be properly restrained at all times. Never allow ... seat) due to the hazard to children posed by the passenger's airbag. B: Rear seat, window-side seating ... rear seat properly restrained at all times. The SRS airbag deploys with considerable speed and ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 55
    1-26 Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags Consequently, be sure to secure ALL types of child restraint devices... restraint system is compatible with the vehicle in which it will be used. SINCE YOUR VEHICLE IS EQUIPPED WITH A PASSENGER'S SRS AIRBAG, NEVER INSTALL A REARWARD FACING CHILD SAFETY SEAT IN THE...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 56
    ... closed up in sunny weather; they could burn a small child. Check the child restraint system before you place a child in it.... 100609 4. Take up the slack in the lap belt. 5. Pull out the seatbelt fully from the retractor to change the retractor over from the Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) to the...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 57
    ... seat cushion and then tightening the seatbelt. 7. Pull at the shoulder portion of the belt to confirm that it cannot be pulled out (ALR properly functioning). 8. ... 2. Run the lap and shoulder belt through or around the child restraint system following the instructions provided by its manufacturer. ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 58
    Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags 1-29 100137 100138 100139 4. Take up the slack in the lap belt. 5. Pull out the seatbelt fully from the retractor to change the retractor over from the Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) to the Automatic Locking ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 59
    ...and SRS airbags press the release button on the seatbelt buckle and allow the belt to retract ... shoulder belt through or around the booster seat and the child following the instructions provided ... to twist the seatbelt. Make sure the shoulder belt is positioned across the center of child's shoulder ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 60
    ... to provide full restraint. Loose fitting belts are not as effective in preventing or reducing injury..... Placing the shoulder belt over the neck may result in neck injury during sudden ... in serious injuries or death to the child. Never use a belt that is twisted or reversed. In an accident, this can ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 61
    ... accommodating such child restraint systems. When you install a child restraint system, follow the manufacturer's instructions supplied with it. After installing the child restraint system, check to ensure that it is held securely in position. ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 62
    ... system is of a flexible attachment type (which uses tether belts to connect the child restraint system properly ... pull both left and right lower tether belts up to secure the child restraint system firmly by taking up the slack in the belt. 4. Connect the top tether hook to the tether anchorage and ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    1-34 Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags structions by the child restraint system manufacturer. Since...this type of child restraint system, ask your SUBARU dealer. Top tether anchorages Your vehicle ... rear seat. When installing a child restraint system using top tether, proceed as follows, while observing ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 64
    Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags 1-35 Open the cover flaps to use the tether anchorages. To... pressing the release button. Store the head restraint in the cargo area. Avoid placing the head restraint in ... stop or a sharp turn. 2. Open the cover flaps to use the anchorages. Fasten the top tether hook of...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 65
    ... driver and/or front passenger when any of the SRS frontal and side airbags deploys. The system also controls front seatbelt pretensioners. For operation instructions and precautions concerning the seatbelt pretensioner, see the "Front seatbelt ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 66
    ...seat as far from the steering wheel as practical while still maintaining full vehicle control and ... positions than in the front seating positions. For instructions and precautions concerning the child restraint ... seat properly restrained at all times. The SRS airbag deploys with considerable speed and...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 67
    ... smoke will be released. This smoke could cause breathing problems for people with a history of asthma or other breathing trouble. If you or your passengers have breathing problems after SRS airbag deploys, get fresh air promptly. A deploying SRS airbag ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 68
    ...8 11 6 13 1 4 3 5 16 16 9 12 10 7 17 1) Airbag control module (including impact sensors) 2) Frontal airbag... 17)Front passenger's occupant detection control module 18)Front passenger's frontal airbag ON and OFF indicator 19)SRS airbag system warning light 16 14 16 100618 - CONTINUED...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 69
    ... occupant detection system weight sensor 18)Front passenger's occupant detection control module 19)Front passenger's frontal airbag ON and OFF indicator 20)SRS airbag system warning light 8 11 6 13 1 4 3 5 17 9 12 10 7 18 14 16 100800
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 70
    ... airbag system Your vehicle is equipped with a Subaru advanced frontal airbag system that complies with the new ... carefully read the instructions on the warning labels and tag. Always wear your seatbelt. The subaru advanced frontal airbag system is a supplemental restraint system and must be used in ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 71
    ... back in the seat as far from the steering wheel as practical while still maintaining full vehicle control and the front passenger should move the seat as ...not put any objects over the steering wheel pad and dashboard. If the SRS frontal airbag deploys, those objects could...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 72
    ... when the warning light is on, have the system inspected by your SUBARU dealer immediately if the SRS airbag system warning light comes on. NOTE...side airbag and seatbelt pretensioner are not controlled by the Subaru advanced frontal airbag system. Front passenger's SRS frontal...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 73
    ...have failed, the SRS airbag system warning light will illuminate. Have the system inspected by your SUBARU dealer immediately if the SRS airbag system warning light comes on.... and seatbelt pretensioner are not controlled by the Subaru advanced frontal airbag system. 1) U.S.-spec. models 2)...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 74
    ... of the indicators illuminates depending on the status of the front passenger's SRS frontal airbag reached by the Subaru advanced frontal airbag system monitoring. ... faulty. Contact your SUBARU dealer immediately for an inspection. Conditions in which front passenger's SRS frontal airbag is not ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 75
    ... rear seat and immediately contact your SUBARU dealer for an inspection. cator illuminates while the ... rear seat and immediately contact your SUBARU dealer for an inspection. Even if the system has ... adult is seated in the front passenger's seat, the Subaru advanced frontal airbag system may or may ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 76
    ... made for persons with disabilities may have on Subaru advanced frontal airbag system operation (U.S. only) ... floor panel can affect the operation of the Subaru advanced airbag system. If you have ... U.S., Alaska and the District of Columbia> Subaru of America, Inc. Customer Dealer Services Department ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 77
    1-48 Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags Trebol Subaru of Puerto Rico, Inc. P.O. Box ... 00910 787-793-2828 There are currently no Subaru distributors in any other U.S. territories. If you are in such an area, please contact the Subaru distributor or dealer from which you bought your vehicle.
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 78
    ... can function only when the ignition switch is in the “ON” position. The Subaru advanced frontal airbag system is designed to determine the activation ... driver’s and front passenger’s modules) instructing the module(s) to inflate the SRS frontal airbag(s). The driver’s and front passengerମ.
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 79
    ...not interfere with the driver's ability to maintain control of the vehicle. When the SRS airbag deploys, a sudden, fairly ...Do not touch the SRS airbag system components around the steering wheel and dashboard ... passenger's SRS frontal airbags are designed to function on a one-time-only basis. SRS ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 80
    Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags 1-51 Examples of the types of accidents in which it is possible ...and front passenger’s SRS frontal airbag(s) will deploy. frontal airbags may be activated when the vehicle ...s and front passenger’s SRS frontal airbag(s) is unlikely to occur. 100160 100161 Only ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 81
    ...driver’s and front passenger’s SRS frontal airbag(s) will basically not deploy. to deploy if ...driver’s and/or front passenger’s SRS frontal airbag(s) will deploy only once on the first impact...s and front passenger’s SRS frontal airbags is/are activated on the first impact, it/they will not...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 82
    ... airbag (if equipped) The SRS side airbag is stored in the door side of each front seat seatback,... lean unnecessarily close to either front door. The SRS side airbag is stored in both front seat ... either front door or its internal trim. It could be injured in the event of SRS side airbag deployment. ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 83
    ... front seat seatback. In the event of an accident, the force of the SRS side airbag deployment could injure the child seriously because his/her ... anyway and should be properly restrained at all times. Do not attach accessories to the door trim or near either SRS side airbags and do not place objects...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 84
    Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags 1-55 Operation Do not put any kind...airbag deploys independently of the frontal airbags in the steering wheel and instrument panel. 1 2 3 An impact sensor ..., the control module sends a signal to the side airbag module on the impacted side of the vehicle, instructing ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    1-56 Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags Example of the type of accident in which the SRS side ... very hot as a result of deployment. The SRS side airbag is designed to deploy in the event of an accident involving a... situations. Each SRS side airbag is designed to function on a one-time-only basis. SRS side...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    ...airbags 1-57 Examples of the types of accidents in which the SRS side airbag is unlikely to deploy. 1 1) 2) 2 3) 4) 5) The vehicle is involved in an oblique side-on ... collisions which might not necessarily require SRS side airbag deployment. In the event of accidents like those illustrated, the ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 87
    ... pretensioners) while the vehicle is being driven. The SRS airbag system warning light "AIRBAG" will show normal system operation by lighting for approximately 6 seconds when the ignition switch is turned to... Front sub sensor (Left-hand side) Airbag control module (including impact sensors)...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    ...or scrapping the entire vehicle damaged by a collision, consult your SUBARU dealer. The SRS airbag has no user-serviceable parts. Do not use ... to the SRS airbag system. For required servicing of the SRS airbag, see your nearest SUBARU dealer. Tampering with or disconnecting the...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    ... below, have an authorized SUBARU dealer perform the work. The SRS airbag control module, impact ...dealer. When the components of the SRS airbag system are replaced, use only genuine SUBARU parts. To ensure ...your vehicle is equipped with SRS side airbags, contact your SUBARU dealer as soon as possible ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 90
    ... or side sill protectors, etc.) other than genuine SUBARU accessory parts to the side body. Always consult your SUBARU dealer if you want to install any accessory parts on your ... plow, skid plate, etc.) other than genuine SUBARU accessory parts to the front end. Modification of the ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 91
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    ...plate ...Security indicator light ...Key replacement ... 2-3 2-3 2-3 2-4 Child safety locks ...2-17 Windows ...2-18 Power windows ...2-18 2 Door locks ...Locking and unlocking from the......Anti-entrapment function ... 2-20 2-21 2-21 2-21 2-21 Power door locking switches ...Key lock-in...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    ... key. The master key and submaster key fit all locks on your vehicle. Ignition switch Driver's door Glove box The valet key fits only the ignition switch and door lock. You can keep the glove box locked when you leave your vehicle and valet key at a...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    .... This number is also needed for replacement or repair of the engine control module and immobilizer control module. Security indicator light The security indicator light deters potential thieves by indicating that the vehicle is - CONTINUED -
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    ...light does not flash, the immobilizer system may be faulty. If this occurs, contact your SUBARU dealer as soon as possible. In case an unauthorized key is used (e.g. an imitation key),... immobilizer system, contact your SUBARU dealer. Door locks Locking and unlocking from the outside NOTE...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    ... door from the outside without the key, rotate the lock lever rearward and then close the door. To lock the door from the outside using the power door locking switch, push the front side of the switch ("LOCK" side) and then close the door. In this case,...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    ...locking switches inside the vehicle before locking the doors from the outside using the power door locking switches. Remote keyless entry system Two transmitters are provided for your ... doors and the rear gate can be locked and unlocked by the power door locking switches located at the...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    ... times and the turn signal lights will flash five times to alert you that the doors or the rear gate are not... chirp will sound twice and the turn signal lights will flash twice. To unlock all other doors ... chirp will sound once and the turn signal lights will flash once. NOTE If the interval between ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    ... Step 1. You may have the above settings done by your SUBARU dealer. Selecting audible signal operation Using an electronic chirp, the system will... the ignition switch. 3. Hold down the "UNLOCK" side of the power door locking switch. 4. While holding down the "UNLOCK" ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 100
    ... transmitter case by snapping it back on. After the battery is replaced, the transmitter must be synchronized with the keyless entry system's control unit. Press either the " " or " " button six times to synchronize the unit. 200716 2. Separate the ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    ...system in accordance with the following procedure: 1. Firmly close the doors and the rear gate. 2. Open the driver's... close the door. 3. Perform the following steps within 45 seconds. 2 1 200814 200718 1) ON 2) LOCK... circuit board 1) Open and close the driver's door once. 4. Open and close ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    ... 5. Before the electronic tone stops sounding, push the lock side of the power door lock switch the same number of times as the ... is 8. 6. When you have finished entering the 8. Before the electronic tone stops sounding, use the power door lock switch to again enter the transmitter code beginning ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    ... only one current transmitter, program it four times. If you have two current ... system for deactivation yourself or have it done by your SUBARU dealer. NOTE If you do not start entering the number using the... vehicle's horn will sound and the turn signal lights will flash for 30 seconds. If any door...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    ... (dealer option)) NOTE You may have the above setting change done by your SUBARU dealer. Activating and deactivating the alarm ... gate. 3. Turn the ignition switch to the "ON" position. 4. Hold down the UNLOCK side of the driver's power door locking switch, open the driver's door within the ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    ... front passenger's door open. The 30-second standby time can be eliminated if you prefer. Have it performed by your SUBARU dealer. The system is in the standby mode for a 30-second period after locking the doors with the remote transmitter. The security ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    ..., the immobilizer’s function will cause the security indicator light to flash (approximately once every three ... If your vehicle is not equipped with an immobilizer, the security indicator light does not ... arming mode, have it done by your SUBARU 2. Turn the ignition switch from “ON” to “LOCKମ.
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    ... power door locking switches. If the remote transmitter or power door locking switch is used to lock the vehicle, arming will take place immediately ... flashing the turn signal lights, both lasting approximately 30 seconds. If you desire, your SUBARU dealer can connect them and set them for activation...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    ... a multistory parking garage Vibration from trains You can have the sensitivity of the shock sensors adjusted to your preference by your SUBARU dealer. Child safety locks Always use the child safety lock whenever a child rides in the rear seat. ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    ...For rear right window All door windows can be controlled by the power window switch cluster at ... door. To open: Push the switch down lightly and hold it. The window will open as long as the switch is ... open. To stop the window halfway, pull the switch up lightly. To close: Pull the switch up lightly...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    Keys and doors 2-19 held. Operating the passengers' windows Locking the passengers' windows 1 dow switch cluster, located on the driver's side door, is in...the switch up and hold it until the window reaches the desired position. When the lock switch on the power win-
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    ... locked and unlocked using either the keyless entry system or the power door locking switches. Refer to the "Power door locking switches" and "Remote keyless entry system" ... battery, a fault in the door locking/unlocking system or other causes, you can unlock it by manually operating ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    ...If the moonroof cannot be closed through switch operation because of system failure, it can be closed manually using a hex-head wrench. For the procedure, refer ... during closure, it automatically moves back by 6 in (15 cm) from that point and then stops. The anti-entrapment function ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    2-22 Keys and doors If the moonroof is opened, the sun shade also moves back. Never try to check the anti-entrapment function by deliberately placing part of your body in the moonroof. Never let anyone's hands, arms, head or any objects ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    ...) ...Turn signal indicator lights ...High beam indicator light ...Cruise control indicator light ...Cruise control set indicator light ... 3-13 3-14 3-... 3-15 3-16 3-16 3-16 3-16 3-16 3-17 3 Clock ...Light control switch ...Headlights ...High/low beam change (dimmer) ...Headlight flasher ...Daytime ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    Instruments and controls Rear window wiper and washer switch ... 3-24 Windshield wiper deicer (if equipped) ...Rear window defogger button ...Mirrors ...Inside mirror ...Outside mirrors ... 3-25 3-25 3-26 3-26 3-28 Tilt steering wheel ...Horn ... 3-29 3-30
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    ... 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. Before leaving the vehicle, always ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    ... position the electrical accessories (radio, accessory power outlet, etc.) can be used. ON 300566 This is the normal operating position after the engine is started....your registered key, once pull out the key (at this time, the security indicator light blinks), and then insert the ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    ...5 seconds and then dims before it goes out. The light flashes if you insert the key into the ... release lever. Take your vehicle to the nearest SUBARU dealer immediately to have the key interlock system repaired. NOTE The ignition switch light flashes when the reminder chime sounds. 300569 Ignition ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    3-6 Instruments and controls Hazard warning flasher Meters and gauges Speedometer The speedometer shows ... been driven since you last set it to zero. To change the mode indication, briefly push the knob. Each press of the knob changes the function alternately. A trip meter B trip meter To set the ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    ...(lid) is located on the right side of the vehicle. Low fuel warning light The low fuel warning light comes on when the tank is nearly empty [approximately 2.3 US gal (9.0 liters, 1.9 Imp gal... position. – CONTINUED – 1) Low fuel warning light The fuel gauge shows the approximate amount ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    3-8 Instruments and controls NOTE This light does not go out unless the tank is replenished up to an ... should be avoided. Outside temperature indicator Promptly put fuel in the tank whenever the low fuel warning light comes on. Engine misfires as a result of an empty tank could cause damage to the ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    ...) Vehicle Dynamics Control operation indicator light (if equipped) Cruise control indicator light (if equipped) Cruise control set ... bulb or a malfunction of the corresponding system. Consult your authorized SUBARU dealer for repair. 1 2 300576 Seatbelt warning light and chime Your vehicle is ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    ... For further details about canceling the warning operation, please contact your SUBARU dealer. Flashing or flickering of the warning light No illumination of the ...seatbelt pretensioners and/or SRS airbag system. Immediately take your vehicle to your nearest SUBARU dealer to have ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    ...s frontal airbag OFF indicator od, the system is faulty. Contact your SUBARU dealer ... depending on the status of the front passenger’s SRS frontal airbag reached by the Subaru advanced frontal ...your SUBARU dealer as soon as possible. Continued vehicle operation without having the emission control...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    ... remains on, contact your nearest SUBARU dealer immediately. it may indicate that the automatic transmission control system is not working properly. Contact your nearest SUBARU dealer for service immediately. ABS warning light (U.S.) (Canada) Charge warning light If...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    ... ABS system repaired at the first available opportunity by your SUBARU dealer. With a vehicle equipped with an EBD system, the ABS warning light comes on together ... following conditions. Have your vehicle checked at a SUBARU dealer immediately. The warning light does not come on...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    ... condition. Have your vehicle checked at a SUBARU dealer as soon as possible. The light does not ...not be working properly. If the light remains on, have the brakes inspected by a SUBARU dealer immediately.... vehicle towed to the nearest SUBARU dealer for repair. NOTE The light may stay on for a while ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    ... If both warning lights go out, the EBD system may be faulty. Drive carefully to the nearest SUBARU dealer and have the system inspected. 4. If both warning lights come on ... the vehicle towed to the nearest SUBARU dealer for repair. All-Wheel Drive warning light (AT vehicles) Door ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    ... any of the following conditions. Have your vehicle checked at a SUBARU dealer immediately. The light does not come on when the ignition switch ... and the " " indicator light flash simultaneously during driving, have the vehicle checked by your nearest SUBARU dealer. Turn signal indicator lights ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    ... controls 3-17 Cruise control set indicator light The cruise control set indicator light comes on when the ignition switch is turned to the "ON" position and goes out after approximately three seconds. This light comes on when vehicle speed has been set. Clock To ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    3-18 Instruments and controls Light control switch The light switch operates only when the...front side marker lights, tail lights and license plate light are on. second position: Headlights, parking...front side marker lights, tail lights, and license plate light are on. 300128 To change from low beam ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    ... high beam indicator light " " on the instrument panel also comes on. The low beam headlights and tail lights will automatically come on when the engine has started, under the following conditions: The parking brake is fully released. The light ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    ... the turn signal lever up or down slightly and hold it during the lane change. The turn signal indicator lights will flash in the direction of the turn or lane change. The lever will re- When the headlight switch is in the " " or " " position,...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    Instruments and controls 3-21 Headlight beam leveler (Canada-spec. 2.5XT) Parking light ... lights will come on. - Parking lights - Front side marker lights - Tail lights - License plate ... long time because that will run down the battery. The front fog lights operate only when the headlights ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    ...and clean the window glass to allow proper wiper operation. Use clean water if windshield washer fluid is unavailable. In areas where water freezes in winter, use SUBARU Windshield Washer Fluid or the equivalent. (See the "Windshield washer fluid" section in chapter 11.) Also,...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    ... wiper blades" section (chapter 11) for replacement instructions. Windshield wiper and washer switches Windshield wipers OFF Wiper intermittent time control (if equipped) LO 300138 HI... desired interval. To turn the wipers on, push the wiper control lever down. To turn the wipers off, ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    ... while the rear wiper is operating, turn the knob on the end of the wiper control lever counterclockwise to the " " position. The washer fluid sprays until you release...wash the rear window when the rear wiper is not in use, turn the knob on the end of the wiper control lever clockwise to the " ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    Instruments and controls 3-25 Windshield wiper deicer (if equipped) "LOCK" position. ...while the windshield wiper deicer is operating. Manual climate control system 300143 300151 The windshield ... deicer, push the button. The indicator light located on the button lights up while the windshield ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    3-26 Instruments and controls The rear window defogger operates only when the ignition switch ... rear window defogger button is located on the climate control panel. To turn on the defogger, push the button....off, push the button again. The indicator light located on the button lights up while the rear ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    Instruments and controls 3-27 Auto-dimming mirror/compass (if equipped) ton,...feature which automatically reduces glare coming from headlights of vehicles behind you. It also contains ... dimming function is on, the auto dimming indicator light (green) located to the right of the button will illuminate...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    ...is displayed. 4. Releasing the button for 3 seconds will 1) Selection switch 2) Direction control switch Convex mirror (passenger side) Objects look smaller ...convex mirror to judge the distance of vehicles behind you when changing lanes. Use the inside mirror (or glance backwards) to determine the...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    ... off, push the button again. The indicator light located on the button lights up while the outside mirror... wheel to the desired level. 4. Pull the lever up to lock the steering wheel in place. 5. Make sure ... adjust the steering wheel tilt position while driving. This may cause loss of vehicle control ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    3-30 Instruments and controls Horn 300150 To sound the horn, push the horn pad.
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    ... compressor shut-off when engine is heavily loaded ...Refrigerant for your climate control system ...Replacing an air filter ... 4-12 4-12 4-13 Manual climate control system (if equipped) ...12 4 Automatic climate control system (if equipped) ...Control panel ...To use as full-automatic ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    4-2 Climate control Ventilator Air flow selection Climate control 400138
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    ... side ventilators Center ventilators Side ventilators 1 Manual climate control system (if equipped) ... close the ventilator, turn the thumb-wheel up or down. Temperature control dial Fan speed ...button 6) Air inlet selection button Temperature control dial This dial regulates the temperature of air ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    ... select four fan speeds. Air flow control dial This dial has the following five ...air inlet selection button to the ON position. The indicator light will come on. Place the air inlet selection ... is in operation to turn on the air conditioner. The indicator light will come on. Push it again to turn off ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    ... quickly. However, the air conditioner indicator light does not come on at this time. To direct warm air toward the floor... air conditioner button to defog the windshield quickly. However, the air conditioner indicator light does not come on at this time. Heater operation Defrosting or defogging the...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    ... most comfortable level. 4. Set the fan speed control dial to the desired speed. NOTE Warm air...desired temperature level. 4. Set the fan speed control dial to the desired speed. Setting the temperature ...all the way left. 4. Set the fan speed control dial to the desired speed. When driving on a dusty ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    ... position to provide better defogging performance. However, the air conditioner indicator light does not come on at this time. Air conditioner operation Cooling or ... warm air to the windshield and front door windows: 1. Set the air flow control dial to the " " position. 2. ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    ... compressor automatically and the "A/C" indicator light on the control panel comes on. then set ...Press for at least 1 second. (Indicator will flash twice.) Control panel 1 3 2 To use as semi-automatic climate ... mode is controlled automatically. Any function not set to AUTO mode can be manually ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    ..., the intensity of sunlight, and other factors. SUBARU recommends using the AUTO position. Other positions: The fan ...the air temperature inside and outside the passenger compartment, the intensity of sunlight, and other factors. SUBARU recommends using the AUTO position. : Instrument panel outlets : ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    ..., and other factors. Pressing the air inlet selection button cancels the "AUTO" mode. SUBARU recommends using the AUTO position. Air conditioner button NOTE .... Push the button again to select this position. The indicator light will go off. AUTO: When the button is pressed for at...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    Climate control 4-11 Pressing the button cancels the "AUTO" mode. SUBARU recommends using the AUTO position. NOTE The air conditioner's ... heating and defrosting. Since the condenser is located in front of the radiator, this area should be kept clean because cooling performance ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    ... dealer. For replacement, use only a genuine SUBARU air filter kit. Replacement schedule: Every 12... your SUBARU dealer. Refrigerant for your climate control system Your air conditioner uses ...(freon). Consult your SUBARU dealer for service. Repairs needed as a result of using the wrong refrigerant are...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    Climate control 4-13 Replacing an air filter 0 3. Replace the air filter element with new one. The arrow mark on the filter must point UP. 1 400556 400553 1) Air filter cover 1. Remove the glove box. 1) Open the glove box. 2) Remove the ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    4-14 Climate control 1) Fill out the information on the service label (small). 2) Attach the service label to the driver side door pillar and the caution label to ...and defroster performance if not properly maintained. 2 400557 1) Service label 2) Caution label 7. LABEL installation
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    ... audio unit - if equipped) ... 5-2 5-3 5-3 5-3 5-3 Type A audio set (if equipped) ...Radio operation ...Compact disc player operation ...CD changer control (if optional in-dash CD changer is connected) ... 5-4 5-4 5-8 5-10 5 Type B audio set (if equipped) ...Radio operation ...Built-in CD ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    ... station. Installation of accessories Always consult your SUBARU dealer before installing a citizen band radio... vehicle. Such devices may cause the electronic control system to malfunction if they are incorrectly ... rear quarter window glass. Do not use sharp instruments or window cleaner containing ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    Audio 5-3 Audio set Your SUBARU may be equipped with one of the following audio sets. See the pages indicated in this section for operating details. Type... to page 5-19 500214 Radio operation: refer to page 5-4 Compact disc player operation: refer to page 5-8 CD changer control: refer to page 5-10
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    ... when the ignition switch is in the "ACC" or "ON" position. (1) Power switch, Volume control, Tone/ Fader/Balance control dial .../bass/treble/fader/balance control (PWR/ VOL) The dial (1) is used for both power (ON/ OFF) and volume control. The radio is turned ON and OFF by pushing the dial ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    Audio 5-5 radio is first turned on, the control mode is in the volume control.) Volume (VOL) Bass (BAS... (FAD) Treble (TRE) Balance (BAL) Display Control mode 500009 Turn counterclockwise VOL BAS ... control Fader control For less volume For less bass sound For less treble sound To increase left ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    ... up and press the " " side of the tuning button to change the WB channel down. Each time the button is pressed, the WB ... " " side of the button to decrease it. Each time the button is pressed, the frequency changes 10 KHz in the AM waveband and 0.2 MHz in the FM waveband. Manual tuning for ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    Audio 5-7 noise when it receives calls. This noise does not indicate a radio fault. - CONTINUED -
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    ... down button (12) Random button (13) Repeat button (14) Scan button (15) PWR (power) switch To play back a compact disc When CD is not in the player Hold a ... pull the disc into position. A single CD (8 cm/3 inch CD) may also be used without any adapter. (15) (7) (8) (9) NOTE (14) (13) (12) (11) (...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    ... the button (10) to skip to the beginning of the next track. Each time this side of the button is pressed, the indicated track number will increase. ... the button (11) to skip to the beginning of the current track. Each time this side of the button is pressed, the indicated track number will decrease....
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    ... the CD changer itself (e.g., how to load or unload CDs). See your SUBARU dealer for more information. (16) CD button (17) Track ... playback. (16) NOTE If a disc is in the player, the "DISC" button is used to change from CD player operation to DISC changer operation. Each time the "DISC" ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    ... goes out, and normal playback mode is restored. NOTE No disc change takes place if the button corresponding to the storage tray in ... side of the button (17) to skip to the beginning of the current track. Each time this side of the button is pressed, the indicated track number will Random playback ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    ... selection button WB (weather band) button Power switch, Volume control, Bass/ Midrange/Treble control and... buttons Radio operation (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (5) (6) (7) (8) Power switch and volume/bass/treble/fader/balance control (PWR/ VOL) The dial (4) is used for both power (ON/ OFF) and volume ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    ... less volume For more volume Tone control The volume control dial (4) normally function as volume ... Midrange or Treble when you select the appropriate tone control mode. Choose desired setting for each ... mode after approximately 5 seconds. To change control modes: Each brief press of the "TONE"...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    ...control mode is in the volume control.) Display illumination dimness cancellation (BRIGHT) The brightness of the radio display dims when the light switch is in the " " or " " positions. If this makes the display difficult to read, press the...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    ... of the preset buttons (7) for at least 1.5 seconds to store the frequency. The frequency of the station will flash once on the display at this time. NOTE If the connection between the radio and battery is broken for any reason such as vehicle ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    ...a disc is inserted with the label side down, it might be ejected or the player might shut off. Single CDs (i.e., 8 cm/3 inch CDs) are not supported, and if inserted, they will be immediately ejected. If a disc is inserted during a radio broadcast, the disc will interrupt the broadcast. How to insert...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    ... position will blink. The positions in the magazine the indicator of which steadily lights up are already loaded with discs. 2. Press the disc select..., the "DISC" indicator will stop blinking and will steadily light. 3. When the loading of a disc is complete, the next "DISC" indicator will ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    5-18 Audio track. Each time the button is pressed, the indicated track number will increase. ... (18) to skip to the beginning of the current track. Each time the button is pressed, the indicated track number will ...to insert two or more discs into the slot at a time. Doing so can cause mechanical damage...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    Audio 5-19 In-dash 6 CD auto changer (if equipped) Loading and unloading compact discs (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Disc slot Disc indicators (disc No.1 to 6) Disc select buttons (disc No.1 to 6) Eject button Disc slot indicator (5) (1) (2) (4) (3) 500222 - CONTINUED -
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    ... Audio (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 (3) (numbered from 1 to 6) for which the disc indicator light is on. 2. Press the eject button (4). The selected disc will be...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    ... the disc slot is open, the disc indicators on both sides of the slot illuminate. Function control Refer to CD changer control operating instructions described in the "Type A audio set (if equipped)" section. Precautions to observe when handling a compact ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    ... center outward with a dry, soft cloth. Be sure not to use a hard cloth, thinner, benzene, alcohol, etc....is scratched, deformed, or cracked. Also, do not use any disc that has a non-standard shape (for example, a heart shape). Malfunctions or problems might result. A disc is vulnerable to heat. Never...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    Interior equipment Interior lights ...Dome light ...Cargo area light ... 6-2 6-2 6-2 Map lights ...Sun visors ...Vanity mirror ... 6-3 6-3 6-3 Shopping bag hook ...Cargo tie-down ... ...Using as an accessory power outlet ... 6-8 6-9 6-10 6-10 Ashtray ...Floor mat ...Coat hook ...Cargo area...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    ...If a door or the rear gate is left open, the light flashes and a chime sounds about 30 minutes later and ... vehicle, make sure the light goes out to avoid battery discharge. Dome light Cargo area light ON ... is opened. NOTE If a door or the rear gate is left open, the light flashes and a chime sounds
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    ... Sun visors Vanity mirror 600080 600081 600082 To turn on the map light, push the switch. To turn it off, push the switch again. When leaving the vehicle, make sure the light is turned off to avoid battery discharge. To block out glare, swing down the visors. To use the sun visor at a ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    ...compartments close it, push the lid firmly upward. To lock the glove box, insert the key and turn it ...a rear passenger's cup holder. To use as armrest: 600473 Glove box 2 1 600519 600471 1. Tip the ... console top until it emits a click. 1) Lock 2) Unlock To open the glove box, pull the handle. ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    ... the console top to the vertical position or tip it toward the rear seat. Then, pull up the lock button of the console box and open the lid. When closed, the lid can be used as a tray for placing small items in it. With the console top tipped ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    ...your hands between the console top and console box when raising and tipping the console top. When there is an object on the console box lid, do not tip the console top forward. ... 600086 To open the console, push on the console lid lightly and the lid will automatically open. To open the ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    ... passengers' cup holder on the reverse side of console top: For the method of use, refer to "Center console" in the "Storage compartments" part of this ... of the center console as well as on the reverse side of the console top. To use rear passenger's cup holder at back of center console:
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    ... provided in the center console and in the cargo area. Electrical power (12V DC) from the battery is available at any of outlets when the ... plugs that fit properly. Use of an electric appliance in the accessory power outlet for a long period of time while the engine is not running can cause battery ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    ... on the lower part of the instrument panel is originally designed to use a genuine SUBARU cigarette lighter plug. Do not use nongenuine cigarette ... plug is an optional accessory. It is available from your SUBARU dealer. The cigarette lighter socket may also be used as a power source for an in-car use...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    ... a cigarette lighter again, or to protect your purchaser before you sell your vehicle, have your SUBARU dealer replace the socket with a new one. Using as an accessory power outlet Electrical power (12V DC) from the battery is available at ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    Interior equipment 6-11 Ashtray NOTE Floor mat 600097 600096 To open the ashtray, push lightly on the lid below the climate controls. Fully close the lid after using it to help reduce residual smoke. To remove the ashtray for ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    ... area and to protect its contents from direct sunlight. This cover is detachable to make room for additional cargo. Using the cover 600481 600098 Make sure the driver's floor mat is placed back in its proper location and correctly secured on ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    ...could cause serious injury. Shopping bag hook In the cargo area, there are two retractable shopping bag ...cover 600101 On models having a temporary spare tire, the cargo area cover can be stowed in under the ... retainer, lift it out. 3. Store the cover housing in the cargo area. Do not hang items on ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    ...four tiedown hooks so that cargo can be secured with a cargo net or ropes. When using the hooks, raise them.... storage compartment underneath the floor of the cargo area. They can be used to store small items. ... cargo tie-down hooks are designed only for securing light cargo. Never try to secure cargo...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    ... left and right side storage compartment Center storage compartment (Storage bucket) 600106 To open the lid, pull the handle up. 600105 To open the lid, raise the cargo tie-down hooks and pull the tab up. The jack and jack handle are stored in the left side storage compartment. 600107 To keep...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    6-16 Interior equipment edge of the roof. Canada-spec. non-turbo models: The storage bucket is put on the spare tire. Except Canada-spec. non-turbo models: Storage tray is placed on the spare tire. 600108 NOTE When storing a flat tire, put the storage tray in the luggage compartment (Except ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    ...7-10 Hill holder (Manual transmission - if equipped) ...7-25 Cruise control ...7-26 To set cruise... control ...To turn off the cruise control ...To change the cruising speed ...7-26 7-27 7-27 7-28 ... limited slip differential (LSD) (if equipped) ...Power steering ...Braking ...Braking tips ...Brake ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    ... may turn on. If this happens, return to your authorized SUBARU Dealer for service. If it is determined that the condition is caused by the type of fuel used, repairs may not be...higher for a 2.5-liter turbo engine model. If other gasoline (lower than 91 AKI) is used, knocking,
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    ...which are designed to reduce vehicle emissions. SUBARU approves the use of reformulated gasoline. If you ...different brand of gasoline before seeking service at your SUBARU dealer. Fuel system damage ...problems which result from the use of improper fuel are not covered under the SUBARU Limited Warranty....
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    ... or if the tether is caught under the cap, the CHECK ENGINE warning light may come on. Refer to the ... the tank whenever the low fuel warning light comes on. Engine misfires as a result of an empty tank could cause .... Fuels may cause paint damage, which is not covered under the SUBARU Limited Warranty.
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    Starting and operating 7-5 Always use a genuine SUBARU fuel filler cap. If you use ...remember to tell your inspection or service station in advance not to place your SUBARU AWD vehicle on a ... in their testing programs. When properly used, that equipment will not damage an AWD SUBARU vehicle. Under no ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    ... an emission re-inspection. Owners of rejected or failing vehicles should contact their SUBARU Dealer for service. Preparing to drive You should perform the ... damage due to improper testing is not covered under the SUBARU Limited Warranty and is the responsibility of the state inspection ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    ... engine still refuses to start, contact your nearest SUBARU dealer for assistance. 6. Confirm that all warning and indicator lights have gone off ... ignition switch to the "ON" position and check the operation of the warning and indicator lights. Refer to the "Warning and indicator...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    ... the engine still refuses to start, contact your nearest SUBARU dealer for assistance. 6. Confirm that all warning and indicator lights have gone out ... position. Do not stop the engine when the vehicle is moving. This will cause loss of power to the power steering and the brake ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    ... disengaged (i.e., when the clutch pedal is depressed) or with the shift lever in the neutral position. Engine braking has no effect...can lead to excessive engine wear and poor fuel economy. 700032 Shift into ...lever to the neutral position then shift into reverse gear. To change gears, fully depress ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    ...automatic transmission is electronically controlled and provides 4 forward speeds and 1 reverse speed. NOTE When the engine coolant ... improve driveability. The gearshift timing will automatically shift to the normal timing after the engine has warmed up. Immediately after ATF (automatic transmission...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    ... brake is set or when chocks are used in the wheels. This may cause the automatic transmission fluid to overheat. Avoid shifting from one of... 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 ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    ... the "P" position with the brake pedal depressed, refer to the "Shift lock release" section in this chapter. R (Reverse) This position... N (Neutral) This position is for restarting a stalled engine. In this position the wheels and transmission are not locked. In this position, the transmission...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    ... level, automatic downshift normally takes place. In the meantime, downshift manually for engine braking as required. Also, downshifting when braking downhill...Third) This position is for using engine braking when going down a hill or for climbing a grade. The transmission automatically shifts into a ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    ... in the "ON" position, perform the following steps: To override the shift lock: 1. Set the parking brake and stop the engine. 2. Take out the ... start the engine. Take your vehicle to the nearest SUBARU dealer immediately to have the system repaired. Never start the engine ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    ...only when the engine is running. If you lose power steering assist because the engine stops or the system fails to function, you can ... at the right-front area of the engine compartment. This noise is normal. It does not indicate power steering system trouble. Never rest your foot on the brake pedal ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    ...or braking on slippery road surfaces. This helps prevent the loss of steering control and directional stability caused by wheel lock-up. When the ABS...disc brakes while braking, immediately have your vehicle checked by your SUBARU dealer. The ABS system will not operate when the ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    ... driving. If these occur, have the ABS system repaired at the first available opportunity by your SUBARU dealer. immediately, remaining off. The warning light remains on after the engine has been started, but it goes out when the vehicle speed ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    ... it. 3. Release the parking brake. If both warning lights go out, the EBD system may be faulty. Drive carefully to the nearest SUBARU dealer and have the system inspected. 4. If both warning lights come on again and stay illuminated after the engine has...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    ... vehicle. Have your vehicle towed to the nearest SUBARU dealer for repair. Vehicle Dynamics Control system (if equipped) Always use the utmost care... axle are removed from a vehicle equipped with Vehicle Dynamics Control, have an authorized SUBARU dealer perform an inspection of that ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    ...this function is shown by steady illumination of the Vehicle Dynamics Control operation indicator light. Skid Suppression Function The skid suppression...steering operations. Activation of this function is shown by flashing of the Vehicle Dynamics Control operation indicator light. ble than it feels to...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    ... could indicate a malfunction of the Vehicle Dynamics Control system; if either should occur, have an authorized SUBARU dealer carry out an inspection of that system at the first available opportunity. The indicator light does not turn on when the ignition ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    ... the Vehicle Dynamics Control system; if any should occur, have an authorized SUBARU dealer carry out ... the Vehicle Dynamics Control system; if either should occur, have an authorized SUBARU dealer carry out an inspection of that system at the first available opportunity. The indicator light does not...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    ... 7-23 Vehicle Dynamics Control OFF switch indicator light goes off. With the Vehicle ...10 seconds or longer, the indicator light goes off, the Vehicle Dynamics Control system is activated... is pressed during engine operation, the " " indicator light illuminates. The Vehicle Dynamics Control system...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    ... vehicle. 700044 When parking on a hill, always turn the steering wheel. When the vehicle is headed up the hill, ... parking brake is set while the engine is running, the parking brake warning light comes on. After starting the vehicle, be sure that the warning light has gone out before the vehicle is...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    ...if you take a nap in the vehicle. If engine exhaust gas enters the passenger compartment,... the brake pedal is also depressed, braking power is maintained temporarily by the Hill holder when the brake... forward after being reversed. If the braking power of the Hill holder is insufficient after the brake...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    ... cruise control 0 NOTE If you move the cruise control lever or press the main switch button while turning the ignition switch "ON", the cruise control function is deactivated and the "CRUISE" indicator light flashes. To reactivate the cruise control function, turn the ignition switch ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    ... transmission vehicles only). The " " indicator light in the combination meter goes off when the cruise control is cancelled. To resume the cruise ..." " indicator light in the combination meter will automatically come on at this time. 300333 To temporarily cancel the cruise control There are...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    ...28 Starting and operating To change the cruising speed To increase the speed (by control lever) To increase ... vehicle speed when the control lever is pushed downward and the speed last time you ... will be lowered by 1 mph (1.6 km/h). This occurs because the cruise control system unit regards this lever...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    ... the speed (by brake pedal) 1. Depress the brake pedal to release cruise control temporarily. 2. When the speed decreases to the desired speed, press the ... position automatically to keep it level at all times irrespective of the number of occupants and the amount of cargo. 700055 Owing to the self-...
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    Driving tips New vehicle break-in driving - the first 1,000 miles (1,600 km) ...Fuel economy hints ...Engine exhaust gas (Carbon monoxide) ...Catalytic converter ...Periodic inspections ...Driving in foreign countries ...Driving tips for AWD vehicles ...Off road driving ...Winter driving ......
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    ... wheels in proper alignment. Avoid carrying unnecessary cargo. Engine exhaust gas (Carbon monoxide) ... these instructions during the first 1,000 miles (1,600 km): Do not race the engine. ... parked vehicle for a lengthy time while the engine is running. If that is unavoidable, then use the ventilation ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    ... tips 8-3 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 ... or incomplete combustion), have your vehicle checked and repaired by an authorized SUBARU dealer. Do not apply undercoating or ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    ...To keep your vehicle 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 ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    ... out of mud, 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 ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    ... 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 .... If you do take your SUBARU off-road, certain common sense precautions such as the ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    ... 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 those listed above is...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    ...washer fluid that contains an antifreeze solution. Do not use engine antifreeze or other substitutes because they may damage the paint of the vehicle. SUBARU Windshield Washer Fluid contains 58.5% ... before driving, check that the accelerator pedal, brake pedal, and all other controls operate ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    ... 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... use of non-freezing type - CONTINUED - Do not use the cruise control on slippery roads such as snowy or icy roads. ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    ... with winter (snow) tires, make sure you use only the same size, construction and load range ... and lead to loss of vehicle control. Do not use a combination of radial, belted bias or bias tires since it may cause ... range and you should never mix radial, belted bias or bias tires since this may result ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    ... your vehicle can break, or it can change the way your vehicle handles. This could result in loss of control and cause personal injury. Also, overloading can shorten ... in the event of a sudden stop or accident. Keep luggage or cargo low, as close to the floor as possible. 100094
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    ... fuel economy, do not carry unneeded cargo. Vehicle capacity weight 800221 The load capacity of your vehicle is determined by weight, not by available cargo space. The maximum load you can carry ... and trailer tongue load. Therefore, the GVW changes depending on the situation. The GVWR equals Curb ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    ... crossbar kit, follow the manufacturer's instructions. When you carry cargo on the roof using the roof crossbar .... Always properly secure all cargo. When using the roof crossbar kit, make sure ..., kayak carrier, cargo basket, etc. on the crossbars, follow the manufacturer's instructions and make ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    ... can be removed when you do not use the roof to carry cargo. To remove the crossbar 0 1 1 2 800223 800222 ...the crossbar from roof rails. 2 800222 1) Crossbar end support 2) T-30 torx® head screw NOTE It ... head screw is fully loosened from each end support. 2. Spread the inner clamp and the end ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    ...end support at the center of the roof rail for easier installation, then move the crossbar forward. Use ...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...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    ... hitch is designed to tow a Class 1 rated load. When you tow a trailer, follow the instructions in the next section "Trailer towing". Be sure to check the hitch pin and safety pin for positive locking placement before towing a trailer. If the ball mount ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    .... Occasionally lubricate terminals of the four-pin connector using terminal grease. 1 2 800228 1) Hitch ball installation point 2) Hooks for safety chains 5. Use only a hitch ball that ..., left turn signal, stop, and parking lights on the trailer. NOTE Always disconnect the trailer wire...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    ... and cautious operation of your vehicle. Seek the advice of your SUBARU dealer to assist you in purchasing a hitch and other ... on correct installation and use provided by the trailer and other towing equipment manufacturers. SUBARU assumes no responsibility for injuries or vehicle damage that result ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    ..., trailer tongue load and any other optional equipment installed on your vehicle. Therefore, the GVW changes depending on the situation. Determine the GVW each time before going on a trip by putting your vehicle and trailer on a vehicle scale. ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    ...The front and rear GAWR are also shown on the certification plate. To check both GVWR and GAWR and to confirm that ...at a commercial weighing station. Be sure that all cargo is firmly secured to prevent a change in weight distribution Ensure that the trailer tongue load is from 8 to 11 percent of the...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    ... vehicle Trailer hitches Choose a proper hitch for your vehicle and trailer. The use of a genuine SUBARU trailer hitch is recommended. A genuine SUBARU hitch is available from your SUBARU dealer. If use of a non-genuine hitch is unavoidable, be sure the hitch is suited ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    ... into the trailer's hydraulic brake system. Please ask your SUBARU dealer and professional trailer supplier for more information about ... wiring changes. To ensure the trailer lights are connected properly, please consult your SUBARU dealer. Check for proper operation of the turn signals, the brake
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    Driving tips 8-23 lights and parking lights each time you hitch up. Direct splicing or other improper connection of trailer lights may damage your ... pedal is pressed, and that the trailer's turn sig- nal lights flash when the vehicle's turn signal lever is operated. -...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    ... and have repairs performed immediately by the nearest SUBARU dealer. Driving on grades Before going down...) and AT OIL TEMP warning light (for AT vehicles) since the engine and transmission are relatively ... the OVERHEAT zone or the AT OIL TEMP warning light illuminates, immediately switch off the air ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    Driving tips 8-25 sion) and shut off the engine.
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    ... ...Temporary spare tire (if equipped) ...Flat tires ...Changing a flat tire ... 9-2 9-2 9-3 9-3 Jump starting ...How to jump start ...If steam is coming from the engine compartment ...If... 9-10 Towing ...Towing and tie-down hooks ...Using a flat-bed truck ...Towing with all wheels on ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    ...It is best to safely pull off the road if a problem occurs. The hazard warning flasher can be activated ...as possible because the spare tire is designed only for temporary use. Check the inflation pressure of the temporary spare tire periodically to keep the tire NOTE When the hazard warning flasher ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    ... vehicle with the temporary spare tire, put a spare fuse inside the FWD connector in the main fuse box located in the engine compartment and confirm that the Frontwheel drive warning light "AWD" in the combination meter comes on. The all wheel...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    ... the flat tire off the ground using the jack. Never swing or push the vehicle supported with the jack. The jack can come out of the jacking point due to a jolt ..., whenever possible, then stop the engine. 2. Set the parking brake securely and shift a manual transmission vehicle in ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    In case of emergency 9-5 5. The jack is stored under the left side of the cargo floor. 900004 900006 900003 To take out the jack: Pull...the jack handle: Open the rear-left and center lids in the cargo area by pulling their tabs. 900007 900005 6. Loosen the wheel nuts using the wheel nut wrench...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    ... accident. 12.Turn the jack handle counterclockwise to lower the vehicle. 13.Use the wheel nut wrench to securely tighten the wheel nuts to the ... extension on the wrench because you may exceed the specified torque. Have the wheel nut torque checked at the nearest automotive service facility. 900009
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    ...battery. The gas generated by a battery explodes if a flame or spark is brought near it. Do not smoke or light a match while jump starting. Never attempt jump starting if..., hair and tools away from the cooling fan, belts and any other moving engine parts. Removing rings, watches and ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    ... of emergency 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 in...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    ... clamps are not in contact with any other metal. 1 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, carefully disconnect the cables in exactly the ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    ...by pressing down and turning it. Towing If towing is necessary, it is best done by your SUBARU dealer or a commercial towing service. Observe the following procedures for safety. Never attempt to remove the radiator cap until the engine has been shut off and has fully ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    In case of emergency 9-11 Towing and tie-down hooks The towing hooks should be used only in an emergency (e.g., to free a stuck vehicle from mud, sand or snow). Front towing hook: Rear towing hook: Tie-down hooks: 1 2 900234 600441 To prevent deformation to the front bumper and the towing ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    ...the vehicle is being towed because the steering wheel and the direction of the wheels will be locked. Remember that the brake booster and power steering do not function when the engine is not running. Because the engine is turned off, it will...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    ... truck. Rear gate - if the rear gate cannot be unlocked In the event that you cannot unlock the rear gate by operating the power door locking switches or the remote keyless entry system, you can unlock it from inside the cargo area. 0 900021 2. Locate ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    ... closed with the moonroof switch, you can close the moonroof manually. Maintenance tools 900236 900235 2. Insert a hex-headed ... shaft. To close the moonroof, turn the wrench counterclockwise. Have your vehicle checked and repaired by an authorized SUBARU dealer. 900265 Your vehicle is equipped ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    In case of emergency 9-15 Jack and jack handle For how to use the jack, refer to the "Flat tires" section in this chapter. 900003 The jack is stored under the left side of the cargo floor. 900004 The jack handle is stowed under the rearleft and center lids in the cargo area.
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  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 268
    ...aluminum wheels ... 10-2 10-2 10-3 10-3 Corrosion protection ...Most common causes of corrosion ...To help prevent corrosion ... 10-3 10-3 10... fabric ...Leather seat materials ...Synthetic leather upholstery ...Ashtray ...Climate control panel, audio panel, instrument panel, console panel, switches,...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 269
    ... and area 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. Since your vehicle is equipped with a rear wiper, automatic carwash brushes could ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 270
    ... of the paint has diminished to the point where the luster or tone cannot be restored, lightly polish the surface .... When in doubt, it is always best to contact your SUBARU dealer or an auto paint specialist. Corrosion protection Your SUBARU has been designed and built to resist corrosion. Special ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 271
    ... corrosive materials are used, the door hinges and locks, trunk lid lock, and hood ... treatment or should be replaced. Contact your SUBARU dealer to perform this kind of maintenance and ... does not affect the fabric adversely. Use the cleaner according to its instructions. NOTE When cleaning the seat, ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 272
    ... care 10-5 Leather seat materials The leather used by SUBARU is a high quality natural product ... to restore the luster. If your SUBARU is to be parked for a long time in bright sunlight, it is recommended ... The synthetic leather material used on the SUBARU may be cleaned using mild soap Particles of...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 273
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    Maintenance and service Maintenance schedule ...Maintenance precautions ...Before checking or servicing in the engine compartment ...When you do checking or... oil level ...11-22 Recommended grade and viscosity ...11-22 Power steering fluid ...11-23 Checking the fluid level ...11-23 Recommended fluid ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 275
    ...11-36 Windshield wiper blades ...11-36 Rear window wiper blade ...11-37 Battery ...Fuses ......Headlights (Canada-spec. 2.5XT) ...Headlights (Except Canada-spec. 2.5XT) ...Rear combination lights ...License plate light ...Dome light and map light ...High mount stop light ... 11-39 11-40 11-41 11-42 11...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    ... Maintenance precautions When maintenance and service are required, it is recommended that all work be done by an authorized SUBARU dealer. If you ... familiarize yourself with the information provided in this section on general maintenance and service for your SUBARU. Incorrect or incomplete service ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 277
    .... NEVER use a circuit tester for these wiring. If your SRS airbag or seatbelt pretensioner needs service, consult your nearest SUBARU dealer. Always let the engine cool down. Engine parts become very hot when the engine is running and remain ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    Maintenance and service 11-5 To close the hood: 1. Lift the hood slightly and remove the hood prop from the slot ... a slightly higher position. Do not push the hood forcibly to close it. It could deform the metal. Always check that the hood is properly locked before you start driving. If it is not, ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    11-6 Maintenance and service Engine compartment overview Non-turbo models 1 2 3 4 5 6 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 10) 11) ...Brake fluid reservoir (page 11-24) Fuse box (page 11-40) Battery (page 11-39) ... filler cap (page 11-8) Radiator cap (page 11-11) Power steering fluid reservoir (page 11-23) 13 ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 280
    ... level gauge (page 11-19) Brake fluid reservoir (page 11-24) Fuse box (page 11-40) Battery (page 11-39) Windshield washer tank (... gauge (page 11-8) Engine oil filler cap (page 11-8) Radiator cap (page 11-11) Power steering fluid reservoir (page 11-23) 13 12 11 10 9 ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 281
    11-8 Maintenance and service Engine oil Checking the oil level Check the engine oil level ... oil above the upper level when the engine is cold. 1) Notch 2) Upper level 3) Lower level Changing the oil and ... and Maintenance Booklet". The engine oil and oil filter must be changed more frequently than ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    Maintenance and service 11-9 the drain plug while the engine is still warm. The used oil should be drained into an appropriate container and ... 2/3 - 3/4 rotation Be careful not to burn yourself with hot engine oil. 6. Wipe the seating surface of the drain plug with a clean ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    ...again and if necessary, add more engine oil. 1 2 A SERVICE S PI M SAE 5W-30 R ... classification SM with the words "ENERGY CONSERVING" API Service label 1) Indicates the oil quality by API ... classification and SAE viscosity as those recommended by SUBARU. These recommended oil grades can be ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    ... the oil and filter changing intervals shown in the maintenance schedule. Never attempt to remove the radiator cap until the ... protection against freezing down to -33°F (-36°C). For adding, use genuine SUBARU coolant or an equivalent: a mixture of 50% soft water and 50% ethylene-glycol basis ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    ... an electric cooling fan which is thermostatically controlled to operate when the engine coolant reaches a specific temperature. If the radiator cooling fan does not ... it if necessary. If the fuse is not blown, have the cooling system checked by your SUBARU dealer. If frequent addition of coolant is ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 286
    ... Install the under cover. B00019 1 2 B00394 Always add genuine Subaru cooling system conditioner whenever the coolant is replaced. Change the engine coolant and add genuine Subaru cooling system conditioner using the following procedures according to the maintenance schedule. 1. Remove the...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    11-14 Maintenance and service Guideline of coolant quantity (including coolant in reservoir tank): ... mark. B00018 7. Put the radiator cap back on and tighten firmly. At this time, make sure that the rubber gasket in the radiator cap is correctly in place. 8. Start and run the engine for more than
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 288
    Maintenance and service 11-15 Air cleaner element The air cleaner element functions as a filter screen. ... dusty conditions, replace it more frequently. It is recommended that you always use genuine SUBARU parts. 3. Open the air cleaner case cover and remove the air cleaner element. 4. Clean the ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    11-16 Maintenance and service Turbo models 3. Clean the inside of the air cleaner cover and case with a damp cloth and install a new air cleaner element. B00364 5. To install the air cleaner case cover, insert the three projections on the air cleaner case into the slits on the air cleaner case ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 290
    Maintenance and service 11-17 Spark plugs Recommended spark plugs Non-... by your SUBARU dealer. The spark plugs should be replaced according to the maintenance schedule in the "Warranty ... is loose, cracked, or worn, contact your SUBARU dealer. - CONTINUED - When disconnecting the spark plug ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 291
    11-18 Maintenance and service in (mm) Deflection New belt A B 0.28 - 0.35 (7.0 - 9.0) 0.30 - 0.33 (7.5 - 8.5) Used belt 0.35 - 0.43 (9.0 - 11.0) 0.35 - 0.40 (9.0 - 10.0) Manual transmission oil Checking the oil level 1 B00367 Turbo models B00366 Non-turbo models:...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 292
    Maintenance and service 11-19 Recommended grade and viscosity Each oil manufacturer has its own base oils and additives. Never use different brands together. F 1... the selector lever in each position. Then shift it in the "P" position, and run the engine at idling speed. -30 -...
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    11-20 Maintenance and service 4. Pull out the dipstick and check the fluid level on the gauge. If it is ... up to the upper level. 1 Recommended fluid Use one of the following types of automatic transmission fluid. Genuine Subaru Automatic Transmission Fluid Type-HP IDEMITSU ATF HP Castrol Transmax J ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 294
    Maintenance and service 11-21 Front differential gear oil (AT vehicles) Checking the oil level 1... Each oil manufacturer has its own base oils and additives. Never use different brands together. ... 1. Park the vehicle on a level surface and stop the engine. 2. Pull out the dipstick, wipe it clean, and ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 295
    11-22 Maintenance and service Rear differential gear oil Checking the gear oil level Your vehicle may be equipped with ...If the vehicle requires frequent refilling, there may be an oil leak. If you suspect a problem, have the vehicle checked at your SUBARU dealer. 2 B00374 2 1) Filler plug 2) Drain ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 296
    ...0 20 0 40 10 60 20 30 80 40 100 Power steering fluid Checking the fluid level 90 85W ... ranges for hot and cold fluids. Check the power steering fluid level monthly. 1. Park the... extreme low, it may indicate possible leakage. Consult your SUBARU dealer for an inspection. - CONTINUED -...
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    ... not to burn yourself because the fluid may be hot. Checking the fluid level When power steering fluid is being added, use only clean fluid, and ... may be a leak. If you suspect a problem, have the vehicle checked at your SUBARU dealer. Recommended fluid "Dexron III" ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 298
    ... improper clutch operation. If the vehicle requires frequent refilling, there may be a leak. If you suspect a problem, have the vehicle checked at your SUBARU dealer. Never use different brands of clutch fluid together. When clutch fluid is added, be ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 299
    ... booster does not operate as described in the following, have it checked by your SUBARU dealer. 1. With the engine off, depress the brake pedal several times, applying the same pedal force ...(10 N, 1 kg). If the free play is not within proper specification, contact your SUBARU dealer.
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    Maintenance and service 11-27 Checking the brake pedal reserve distance Clutch pedal (MT ...pedal does not operate smoothly, contact with your SUBARU dealer. Check the clutch engagement and disengagement. 1. ... free play. If the free play is not within proper specification, contact your SUBARU dealer.
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 301
    ... new brake pads and linings When replacing the brake pad or lining, use only genuine SUBARU parts. After replacement, the new parts must ... hear this scraping noise each time you apply the brake pedal, have the brake pads serviced by your SUBARU dealer as soon as possible. Brake pad and lining While ...
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    Maintenance and service 11-29 brake to cool down. Repeat this procedure. 5. Check the parking ... schedule in the "Warranty and Maintenance Booklet". When the parking brake is properly adjusted, braking power is... the specified range, have the brake system checked and adjusted at your SUBARU dealer....
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 303
    ... tires and/or wheels may be damaged. Drive slowly to the nearest authorized SUBARU dealer and have the vehicle inspected. Check the tire pressures ... damage, nails, and stones. At the same time, check the tires for abnormal wear. Contact your SUBARU dealer immediately if you find any problem. Tire ...
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    Maintenance and service 11-31 Incorrect tire pressures detract from controllability and ride comfort, and they cause the tires ...values that match current loading conditions. Roadholding is good, and steering is responsive. Rolling resistance is low, so fuel consumption is ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 305
    11-32 Maintenance and service Contact your SUBARU dealer if you notice abnormal tire wear. Driving at ...line stability. It can also cause steering and suspension system problems and abnormal tire wear.... correctly balanced, have them checked and adjusted by your SUBARU dealer. Also have them ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 306
    ... to those fitted as standard equipment. For safe vehicle operation, SUBARU recommends replacing all four tires at the same time. All four tires must ...or degrees of wear can result in damage to vehicle's power train. Use of different types or sizes of tires can also dangerously ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 307
    ... the center cap is replaced, be sure to replace them with genuine SUBARU parts designed for aluminum wheels. Windshield washer fluid Use only those wheels that ...turns. The resulting loss of vehicle control could lead to an accident. Never use engine coolant as washer fluid because ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 308
    Maintenance and service 11-35 Hi Low 300172 id until it reaches the "Hi" level on the level gauge or... use clean water. In areas where water freezes in winter, use an anti-freeze type windshield washer fluid. SUBARU Windshield Washer Fluid contains 58.5% methyl alcohol and 41.5% surfactant, by ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 309
    11-36 Maintenance and service Replacement of wiper blades Grease, wax, insects, or... windshield with water. 1 1 B00380 B00330 1) Stopper 1) Metal support 2. Remove the wiper blade assembly by holding ... until the stoppers on the rubber are free of the metal support. Do not clean the wiper blades ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 310
    Maintenance and service 11-37 5. Align the claws of the metal support with the grooves in the rubber and slide the blade rubber assembly into the metal support until it locks. 1 B00331 B00061 1) Metal spines 1 B00332 4. If the new blade rubber is not provided with two ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 311
    11-38 Maintenance and service the plastic support. 1 1 B00381 B00066 B00333 1) Plastic ... blade rubber. 7. Align the claws of the plastic support with the grooves in the blade rubber assembly, then... rubber assembly out of Securely lock the end of the plastic support as shown in the illustration. If...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 312
    Maintenance and service 11-39 ber is not retained properly, the wiper may scratch ... wiper arm. Make sure that it locks in place. 9. Lower the wiper arm. Battery Before beginning work ... contact the positive battery terminal and anything connected to it WHILE you are at the same time in contact with ...
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    11-40 Maintenance and service Fuses 1 UP PE LO RL E 2 WE VE... harness and electrical equipment. The fuses are located in two fuse boxes. 3 1) Cap 2) Upper level 3)... engine compartment. 1 It is unnecessary to periodically check the battery fluid level or periodically refill with distilled water....
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 314
    ... 6. If the same fuse blows again, this indicates that its system has a problem. Contact your SUBARU dealer for repairs. 600444 Main fuse box The main fuses are designed to melt...a main fuse blows after it is replaced, have the electrical system checked by your nearest SUBARU dealer....
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    11-42 Maintenance and service Installation of accessories Always consult your SUBARU dealer before installing fog lights or any other electrical equipment in your vehicle. Such accessories may cause the electronic system to malfunction if they...
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    Maintenance and service 11-43 Replacing bulbs 1 2 3 4 5 9 10 11 12 8 7 6 13 15 14 B00384 - CONTINUED -
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    ... (Front) Front fog light Parking light High mount stop light Cargo area light Tail/stop light ...light Rear turn signal light Tail/stop light License plate light 12V-60W 12V-... and installation of the headlight assemblies, and removal of headlight-assembly components, contact your SUBARU dealer....
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    Maintenance and service 11-45 Headlights (Except Canadaspec. 2.5XT) Halogen headlight bulbs become ...headlight aiming is required, consult your SUBARU dealer for proper adjustment of the headlight aim. It may be difficult to replace the bulbs. Have your SUBARU dealer replace the bulbs if necessary. ...
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    11-46 Maintenance and service High beam light bulbs 3. Replace the bulb with new one. 4. Reconnect the electrical connector. At this time, use care not ... To install the bulb to the headlight assembly, turn it clockwise until it clicks. Rear combination lights B00387 3. Disconnect ...
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    Maintenance and service 11-47 License plate light 0 Dome light and map light 1 2 3 4 1) 2) ... into the rear combination light assembly and turn it clockwise until it locks. 5. Reinstall the rear combination light assembly. 1. Remove the mounting screws using a Phillips screwdriver. 2. Remove the ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 321
    ... lens. NOTE Other bulbs may be difficult to replace. Have your SUBARU dealer replace these bulbs if necessary. High mount stop light 0 B00093 1. Remove .... 2. Remove the mounting screws using a Phillips screwdriver and then remove the high mount stop light cover. 3. Pull the ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 322
    Specifications Specifications ...12-2 Dimensions ...Engine ...Electrical system ...Capacities ...Tires ...Wheel alignment ...12-2 12-3 12-3 12-4 12-5 12-5 Fuses and circuits ...Fuse panel located behind the instrument panel ...Fuse panel located in the engine compartment .. 12-6 12-6 12-7 ...
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    12-2 Specifications Specifications These specifications are subject to change without notice. Specifications Dimensions in (mm) Item Drive system Transmission ... Ground clearance*1 *1: Measured with vehicle empty AT: Automatic transmission MT: Manual transmission 8.07 (205) 62.6 (1,590) 99.4 (2,525) ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 324
    ...DOHC, turbo) Horizontally opposed, liquid cooled 4 cylinder, 4-stroke gasoline engine Electrical system Battery type and capacity (5HR) Alternator Spark plugs Manual transmission Automatic transmission 2.5-liter turbo models 2.5-liter non-turbo models ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 325
    ... Fuel tank Engine oil Transmission oil MT AT Front differential gear oil (AT vehicles) Rear differential gear oil Power steering fluid Engine coolant 2.5-liter non-turbo models 2.5-liter turbo models MT AT MT AT AT: Automatic transmission MT: Manual...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 326
    Specifications 12-5 Tires Tire size Wheel size Pressure Front Rear Light load Full load Light load Full load Trailer towing Temporary spare tire Size Pressure P215/60R16 94H 16 × 61/2 JJ 29 psi (200 kPa, 2.0 29...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 327
    ...6 Fuse rating 15A 15A 15A 15A 10A 15A 15A 30A Heater fan Heater fan Power door lock Remote keyless entry Cigarette lighter Remote controlled rear view mirrors Tail light Parking light SRS airbag Fog light ABS Vehicle Dynamics Control system (models with ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 328
    ...Circuit Fuse panel located in the engine compartment Windshield wiper and washer Brake light Air conditioner Backup light Cruise control Power outlet (cargo) Rear window wiper and washer Ignition coil (Non-turbo model only) Seat heater ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 329
    ...) Rear window defogger Hazard warning flasher Horn Turn signal lights Automatic transmission control unit Alternator Headlight (right side) Headlight (left side) Lighting switch Clock Interior light Fuse panel 14 Fuse rating 10A Circuit Secondary air...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 330
    ...-spec. 2.5XT All except Canadaspec. 2.5XT Front fog light Front turn signal Parking light Side marker light (Front) Rear combination light Tail/stop light Turn signal Tail/stop light Backup light High mount stop light License plate light Cargo area light Front ashtray light Doom ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 331
    12-10 Specifications Vehicle identification 2 3 4 1 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 5 6 Vehicle identification number Emission control label Vehicle identification number plate Tire inflation pressure plate Certification plate Bar cord label (U.S. only) Model number plate Radio noise label (Canada ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 332
    Consumer information and Reporting safety defects Tire information ...13-2 Tire labeling ...13-2 Recommended tire inflation pressure ...13-5 Glossary of tire terminology ...13-6 Tire care - maintenance and safety practices ...13-7 Vehicle load limit - how to determine ...13-8 Determining ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 333
    ... by tire manufacturers. These marking can provide you with useful information on the tire. Tire size Your vehicle comes ...: (1) P 215 / 60 R 16 (2) (3) (4) (5) (1) P = Certain tire type used on light duty vehicles such as passenger cars (2) Section Width in millimeters (3) Aspect Ratio (= section ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 334
    ...) Tire Identification Number (TIN) is marked on the intended outboard sidewall. The TIN is composed of four groups. Here is a brief review of the TIN with a breakdown of its individual elements. (1) Manufacturer's Identification Mark (2) Tire Size (3) Tire Type Code (4) Date of Manufacture The ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 335
    ... to the tire's rated load. Construction type Applicable construction of this tire. For example, "TUBELESS STEEL BELTED RADIAL" Construction The generic name of each cord material used in the plies (both sidewall and tread area) of this tire. For example, ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 336
    ... tire inflation pressure for your vehicle's tires is as follows, Tire size Wheel size Pressure Front Rear Light load Full load Light load Full load Trailer towing Temporary spare Size tire Pressure P215/60R16 94H 16 × 61/2 JJ kgf/cm2) ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 337
    ... of the tire(s). Possible resulting loss of vehicle control could lead to an accident. Measuring and ... any long journey. Check the tire pressures when the tires are cold. Use a pressure gauge ... pressures are affected by the outside temperature. It is best to check tire pressure outdoors before driving...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 338
    ...Tire care - maintenance and safety practices Check on a daily basis that the tires are free from serious damage, nails, and stones. At the same time, check the tires for abnormal wear. Inspect ... to hydroplane. Possible resulting loss of vehicle control can lead to an accident. To maximize the life ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 339
    ...your vehicle is determined by weight, not by available cargo space. The load limit of your vehicle ...etc., and the tongue load of a trailer. Therefore cargo capacity can be calculated by the following method.... with the statement "The combined weight of occupants and cargo should never exceed 900 lbs ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 340
    ...placard with the statement "The combined weight of occupants and cargo should never exceed 408 kg ... by 92 lbs (42 kg), so the cargo weight must be reduced by 92 lbs ...) + 375 lbs (170 kg) (Occupant) (Cargo) + 22 lbs (10 kg) + 176...) (Occupant) + 662 lbs (300 kg) (Cargo) = 992 lbs (450 kg) 2. Calculate...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 341
    ... by 32 lbs (15 kg), so the cargo weight must be reduced by 32 lbs ... that a further 162 lbs (73 kg) of cargo can be carried. Example 2B Total ... lbs (170 kg) (Child restraint) (Cargo) + 22 lbs (10 kg) + 176 ... on the vehicle certification label affixed to the driver's door. The GVWR and front and rear ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 342
    ... the statement “The combined weight of occupants and cargo should never exceed XXX poundsମ.) 5. Determine the combined weight of luggage and cargo being loaded on the vehicle. That weight may not... to your vehicle. Consult this manual to determine how this reduces the available cargo and luggage load...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 343
    ... type snow tires, spacesaver or temporary use spare tires, tires with nominal rim ... from the norm due to variations in driving habits, service practices and differences in road characteristics ... its ability to dissipate heat when tested under controlled conditions on a specified indoor laboratory test...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 344
    ... Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying Subaru of America, Inc. If NHTSA receives similar ...may order a recall and remedy campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer, or Subaru of America, Inc. To contact NHTSA, you may either...
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    ...-2 Index A ABS ...7-16 Warning light ...3-12, 7-17 Accessory power outlets ...6-8 Active head restraint ...Cargo area cover (if equipped) ...6-12 Cargo area light ...6-2 Cargo tie-down hooks ...6-14 Center console ...6-4 Charge warning light ...3-12 CHECK ENGINE warning light/Malfunction indicator lamp...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 348
    ...system ...11-11 Corrosion protection ...8-10, 10-3 Cruise control ...7-26 Cruise control indicator light ...3-16 Cup holders ...6-7 D Dashboard ... ...2-14 Disc brake pad wear warning indicators ...7-16 Dome light ...6-2 Door locks ...2-4 Door open warning light ...3-15 Drive belt ...11-17 Driving Car ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 349
    ... ...2-8 Illumination brightness control ...3-20 Immobilizer indicator light ...2-3 Indicator light ...3-9 Inside mirror ...) ...Keys ... 2-2 3-5 3-5 2-2 L Leather seat materials ...10-5 Light control switch ...3-18 Limited slip... vehicle ...8-11 Low fuel warning light ...3-15 Lower and tether anchorages...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 350
    ... Parking brake ...7-24, 11-29 Stroke ...11-29 Parking light switch ...3-21 Parking your vehicle ...7-24 Periodic inspections ...8-4 Power Door locking switches ...2-6 Seat ...1-4 Steering ...7-15 Steering fluid level ...11-23 Windows ...2-18 R Rear...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 351
    ...-leveling rear suspension ...7-29 Shift lock release ...7-14 Shift position indicator ...3-16 Shopping ......11-17 Specifications ...12-2 Speedometer ...3-6 SRS Airbag system warning light ...3-10 Frontal ... airbag (Supplemental Restraint System airbag) ...4, 1-36 Steering wheel Power ...7-15 Tilt wheel ...
  • 2006 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 352
    ...Towing ...8-18 Towing tips ...8-23 Turn signal indicator lights ...3-16 Turn signal lever ...3-20 U Under-... ...12-10 Symbols ...3 Vehicle Dynamics Control ...7-19 Ventilator ...4-2 W Warning and indicator lights ...3-9 Warning lights ABS ...3-12 All-Wheel Drive ...3-15 Anti-lock Brake system ...3-12 ...
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    ...87 AKI or higher may be temporarily used. For optimum engine performance and driveability, it is required ... capacity: 15.9 US gal (60 liters, 13.2 Imp gal) Engine oil...: Tire size Wheel size Pressure Front Rear Light load Full load Light load Full load Trailer towing Temporary spare tire Size Pressure...



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