2011 Subaru Forester Owner's Manual

2011 Subaru Forester Manual

2011 Subaru Forester manual table of contents:

  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 1
    Foreword Congratulations on choosing a SUBARU vehicle. This Owner's Manual has all the information necessary to keep your SUBARU in...whom you purchased your SUBARU or the nearest SUBARU dealer. The information, specifications and illustrations found in this manual are those in effect at the time of ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 2
    This manual describes the following vehicle types.* * The illustrated vehicle is one of the FORESTER series.
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  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 4
    ..., Inc. and sold at retail by an authorized SUBARU dealer in the United States come with the following ..., Inc. and sold at retail by an authorized SUBARU dealer in Canada come with the following warranties: . SUBARU Limited Warranty . Anti-Corrosion Warranty . Emission Control Warranty All warranty ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 5
    ...you how to keep your SUBARU looking good. Chapter 11: Maintenance and service This chapter ... This chapter informs you about dimensions and capacities of your SUBARU. Chapter 13: Consumer ...other portions of this manual carefully in order to gain a better understanding of how to use your SUBARU vehicle ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 6
    ...drive Daytime running light Electronic brake force distribution Emergency locking retractor Front-wheel drive Gross axle weight Gross axle weight rating Gross vehicle ... Gross vehicle weight rating High intensity discharge Intermittent - CONTINUED - Front fog lights TIN TPMS VDC ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 7
    4 Mark Name Hazard warning flasher Mark Lights Tail lights, license plate light and instrument panel illumination Headlights Name Mark Name Rear window defogger/Outside mirror defogger Air recirculation Engine hood Seat heater Child restraint top tether anchorages Child restraint lower ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 8
    ... full vehicle control and the front passenger should move the seat as far back ...placed in the REAR seat in an infant or child restraint system which is appropriate for the child's age, height... are safer when properly restrained in the rear seating positions than in the front seating positions. Never...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 9
    ...NEVER INSTALL A REARWARD FACING CHILD SEAT IN THE FRONT SEAT. DOING SO RISKS SERIOUS ...safety locks to the "LOCK" position when children sit on the rear seat. Serious injury could result ...Keep the rear gate closed while driving to prevent exhaust gas from entering the vehicle. . . . . & Engine...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 10
    7 & Drinking and driving WARNING Drinking and then driving is very dangerous. Alcohol in ...completely before getting behind the wheel. & Drugs and driving WARNING There are some drugs (over the ... if you are addicted to those drugs. & Driving when tired or sleepy WARNING When you are tired or sleepy, ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 11
    ...CAUTION Your vehicle should not be modified other than with genuine SUBARU parts and accessories. Other types of modifications could ... In addition, damage or performance problems resulting from modification may not be covered under warranties. & Driving with pets Unrestrained pets can interfere with...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 12
    9 & California proposition 65 warning WARNING Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or..., please read carefully the following section and follow the instructions and precautions in order to prevent serious injury or death due to loss of control, rollover and ...
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  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 14
    Table of contents Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags Keys and doors Instruments and controls Climate control Audio Interior equipment Starting and operating Driving tips In case of emergency Appearance care Maintenance and service Specifications Consumer information and Reporting safety...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 15
    ...30) Replacing bulbs (page 11-47) Wiper switch (page 3-34) Moonroof (page 2-25) Roof rail (page 8-14) Door locks (page 2-4) Tire pressure (page 11-33) Flat tires (page 9-6) Tire chains (page 8-11) Front fog light switch (page 3-32) Tie-down hooks (page 9-14) Towing hook (page 9-14)
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 16
    13 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) Rear window defogger button (page 3-45) Fuel filler lid and cap (page 7-3) Child safety locks (page 2-20) Tie-down hook (page 9-14) Rear gate (page 2-23) Towing hook (page 9-14) - CONTINUED -
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 17
    14 & Interior ! Passenger compartment area 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) Lower anchorages for child restraint system (page 1-29) Seatbelt (page 1-12) Parking brake lever (page 7-29) Front seat (page 1-2) Rear seat (page 1-7)
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 18
    15 1) 2) 3) 4) Center console (page 6-5) Cup holder (page 6-8) Front power supply socket (page 6-9) Glove box (page 6-5) - CONTINUED -
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 19
    ... switch (page 3-44) Illumination brightness control (page 3-32) Light control lever (page 3-29) Combination meter (page 3-6) Wiper control lever (page 3-33) Hazard warning flasher switch (page ...13)/ Select lever (AT) (page 7-15) Climate control (page 4-1) Cruise control (page 7-32) Horn (page ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 20
    17 & Light control and wiper control levers/switches 1) 2) 3) 4) Windshield wiper (page 3-34) Mist (page 3-...5) Wiper intermittent time control switch (page 3-35) 6) Wiper control lever (page 3-33) 7) Light control switch (page 3-29) 8) Fog light switch (page 3-32) 9) Headlight ON/OFF (page 3-30) 10) ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 21
    ... (page 3-8) Select lever and gear position indicator (page 3-24) Speedometer (page 3-8) Information display switching knob (page 3-26) ECO gauge (page 3-12) Fuel gauge (page 3-10) Temperature gauge (page 3-11) Trip meter A/B selection and trip meter reset knob (page 3-6)
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 22
    ...gauge (page 3-10) Trip meter A/B selection and trip meter reset knob (page 3-6) Odometer/Trip meter (page 3-8) Select lever and gear position indicator (AT models) (page 3-24) Coolant temperature low indicator light/ Coolant temperature high warning light (page 3-16) - CONTINUED -
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 23
    ...3-8) Fuel gauge (page 3-10) Trip meter A/B selection and trip meter reset knob (page 3-6) Odometer/Trip meter (page 3-8) Select lever and gear position indicator (AT models) (page 3-24) Coolant temperature low indicator light/ Coolant temperature high warning light (page 3-16)
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 24
    ...s frontal airbag ON indicator Front passenger’s frontal airbag OFF indicator CHECK ENGINE warning light/Malfunction ... beam leveler warning light (models with HID headlights) 3-21 Headlight indicator light Cruise control indicator light Cruise control set indicator light Low fuel warning light Low...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 25
    22 Function settings A SUBARU dealer can change the settings of the functions shown in the following ... your personal requirements. Contact the nearest SUBARU dealer for details. If your vehicle ... while driving Long Operation Operation 6-2/ 6-3 2-5 3-13 *: The setting can only be changed at a SUBARU...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 26
    ... (ELR) ...Automatic/Emergency Locking Retractor (A/ELR) ...Seatbelt warning light and chime ...Fastening the seatbelt ...Seatbelt maintenance ......airbags and lap/shoulder restraints for driver, front passenger, and window-side rear passengers...SUBARU advanced frontal airbag system ...SRS side airbag...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 27
    ... Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags Front seats WARNING . Never adjust the seat while driving to avoid the possibility of loss of vehicle control and of personal ... while still maintaining full vehicle control and the front passenger should move the seat as far back as possible and ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 28
    ...seat) in the REAR seats at all times. NEVER INSTALL A REARWARD FACING CHILD SEAT IN THE FRONT ..., children are safer when properly restrained in the rear seating positions than in the front seating positions....refer to "Child restraint systems" F1-22. & Manual seat ! Forward and backward adjustment...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 29
    ... cushion height adjustment (driver's seat) & Power seat (driver's seat - if equipped) WARNING To ... adjustment lever up and down. 1) Seat position forward/backward control switch To adjust the seat forward or backward, move the control switch forward or backward. During forward/backward ad-
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 30
    ... switch To adjust the angle of the seatback, move the control switch. Seat height control switch To adjust the seat height, pull up or push down the rear end of the control switch. ... push the front side of the switch. To decrease lumbar support, push the rear side of the switch. 1-5 WARNING ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 31
    ...the correct position 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 ... of time while the engine is not running can cause battery discharge. The front seats of your vehicle are...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 32
    ... to heat up quicker. To turn off the seat heater, lightly press the opposite side of the current position. The indicator next to the switch illuminates when the seat heater is ... the vehicle, be sure to turn the switch off. Rear seats WARNING Seatbelts provide maximum restraint when the ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 33
    ... Armrest & Head restraint adjustment Both the rear window side seats and the rear center seat are equipped with head restraints. WARNING . Never drive the vehicle with the head restraints removed because they are designed to reduce the risk...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 34
    ... SRS airbags 1-9 ! Rear windows side seating position position depending on your sitting height. ...seatback until the head restraint locks. ! Rear center seating position CAUTION The head restraint ... until the head restraint locks. When the rear-center seating position is occupied, raise the head ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    .... . Be careful not to pinch your hand between the headrest and the cargo area cover when you recline the rear seat. . Move the front cover of the cargo area cover backward so that the cover is not damaged by the reclined seatback. Refer to "Cargo ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags 1-11 . . . . ing down the rear seatback, return the rear seat center table to its original position. If the rear seat center table is not returned to its original position, the rear seat center table could break and bodily injury could occur. Never ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 37
    ... INSTALL A REARWARD FACING CHILD SEAT IN THE FRONT SEAT. DOING SO RISKS SERIOUS ..., children are safer when properly restrained in the rear seating positions than in the front seating positions.... are safer when properly restrained in the rear seating positions than in the front seating positions. Never...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    ...securing a child restraint system on the rear seats by the use of the seatbelt, the seatbelt must be changed over to the & Seatbelt warning light and chime Refer to "Seatbelt warning light and chime" F3-13. & Fastening the seatbelt WARNING . Never use a belt that is...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    ... seatback to the upright position. Move the seat as far from the steering wheel as practical while still maintaining full vehicle control. Front passenger's seat: Adjust the seatback to the upright position. Move the seat as far back as possible. 2. Sit well ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags 1-15 ! Adjusting the front seat shoulder belt anchor height WARNING When wearing the seatbelts, make sure the shoulder portion of the webbing does not pass over your neck. If it does, adjust the seatbelt anchor to a lower position. ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    1-16 Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags ! Rear seatbelts (except rear center seatbelt) 1. Sit well back in the seat. 2. Pick up the tongue plate and pull the belt out slowly. Do not let it get twisted. If the belt stops before reaching the buckle, return the...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 42
    Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags 1-17 WARNING Fastening the seatbelt with the webbing twisted ...), always check that the webbing is not twisted. WARNING Be sure to fasten both tongue plates ..., possibly resulting in serious injury or death. The rear center seatbelt is stowed in a recessed compartment ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    1-18 Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags 2. After drawing out the seatbelt, pass it through the belt guide. 6. Place the lap belt as low as possible on your hips, not on your waist. ! Unfastening the seatbelt 3. After confirming that the webbing ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags 1-19 You should hold the webbing end and guide it back into the retractor...neatly stored. A hanging tongue plate can swing and hit against the trim during driving, causing damage to the trim. & Seatbelt maintenance To clean the seatbelts, use a mild soap and lukewarm ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 45
    ...activation of the pretensioner, contact your SUBARU dealer as soon as possible. . If the front seatbelt retractor ... has been damaged, contact your SUBARU dealer as soon as possible. . When you sell ...s and front passenger’s seatbelt retractor assemblies must be replaced only by an authorized SUBARU...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags 1-21 equipped with seatbelt pretens i o n e r s , s e e y o u r n ea r e s t SUBARU dealer. . When discarding front seatbelt retractor assemblies or scrapping the entire vehicle due to collision damage or for other reasons, consult...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    ... are safer when properly restrained in the rear seating positions than in the front seating positions. All ..., holding a child in your lap or arms in the front seat exposes that child to another serious ... be placed in an infant or child restraint system in the rear seat while riding in the vehicle. You...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    ... be injured seriously. Additionally, children standing up or kneeling on or in front of the front seat are exposed another serious danger. Since the SRS airbag ...the rear center seatbelt through the belt guide. WARNING Put children aged 12 and under in the rear seat properly restrained at all times. ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 49
    ... accident statistics, children are safer when properly restrained in the rear seating positions than in the front seating positions. & Choosing a child ...S SRS AIRBAG, NEVER INSTALL A R E A R W A R D FA C I N G C H I L D SAFETY SEAT IN THE FRONT PASSENGER’S SEAT. DOING SO RISKS SERIOUS INJURY OR ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 50
    ...rearward facing child restraint 1. Place the child restraint system in the rear seating position. 2. Run the lap and shoulder belt through or around the child restraint system following ... be more firmly secured by pushing it down into the seat cushion and then tightening the seatbelt. 7. ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 51
    ... belt will return to the ELR mode. WARNING NEVER INSTALL A REARWARD FACING CHILD SEAT IN THE FRONT PASSENGER'S SEAT. DOING SO RISKS SERIOUS INJURY OR ... TO THE SRS AIRBAG. 1. Place the child restraint system in the rear seating position. 2. Run the lap and shoulder belt through...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 52
    ...restraint can be more firmly secured by pushing it down into the seat cushion and then tightening the seatbelt. 7. Pull at... the top tether. For additional instructions, refer to "Top tether anchorages" F1-31. & Installing a booster seat WARNING . Child restraint systems and seatbelts can become ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 53
    ... belt is positioned as low as possible on the child's hips. . . . . 4. To remove the booster seat, press the release button on the seatbelt buckle and allow the belt to retract. 1. Place the booster seat in the rear seating position and sit the child on it. The child ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 54
    Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags 1-29 & Installation of child restraint systems by use of lower and tether ... be increased. Some types of child restraint systems can be installed on the rear seat of your vehicle without use of the seatbelts. Such child restraint systems are secured to the designated ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 55
    ...anchorages (bars) for the position where you want to install the child restraint system. 1) Cover You will find marks " " on the cover at the bottom of the rear seat seatbacks. These marks indicate the positions of the lower anchorages (bars)....
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 56
    ... system having a top tether can be installed in the rear seat. When installing a child restraint system using..."Top tether anchorages" F1-31. 5. Before seating a child in the child restraint system, try to... have any question concerning this type of child restraint system, ask your SUBARU dealer. ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 57
    ...2) 3) For right seat For center seat For left seat 2. For both window-side seating positions, remove the cover for the appropriate upper anchorage. There is an anchorage located on the rear edge of the ceiling above each seating 3. Attach the ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 58
    Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags 1-33 Please contact your SUBARU dealer if you have any question regarding the ... in addition to a lap/shoulder belt at each front seating position and each rear window-side seating positions. The supplemental restraint system (SRS) consists of six...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 59
    ...still maintaining full vehicle control and the front passenger should move the seat as far back as ... and sit upright and well back in the seat. . Do not place any objects over or near the SRS airbag cover or ... cause injury. WARNING . Put children aged 12 and under in the rear seat properly restrained...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 60
    ... SRS airbags 1-35 positions than in the front seating positions. For instructions and precautions concerning ... NEVER INSTALL A REARWARD FACING CHILD SEAT IN THE FRONT SEAT. DOING SO RISKS SERIOUS ... allow a child to stand up, or to kneel on the front passenger's seat, or never hold a child on your ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 61
    ... module Front passenger's frontal airbag ON and OFF indicator SRS airbag system warning light Satellite safing sensor (under the rear center seat) ! Components 1) 2) 3) 4) Airbag control module (including impact and rollover sensors) Frontal ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 62
    Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags 1-37 & SUBARU advanced frontal airbag system Your vehicle is equipped ... Make sure that you 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 ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    ...and well 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 far back as possible ... sit upright and well back in the seat. It is also important to wear your WARNING Do not put any ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 64
    ... airbag, SRS curtain airbag and seatbelt pretensioner are not controlled by the SUBARU advanced frontal airbag system. ! Front passenger's SRS frontal airbag The ... the system inspected by your SUBARU dealer immediately if the SRS airbag system warning light illuminates. . Do ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 65
    ..., the SRS airbag system warning light will illuminate. Have the system inspected by your SUBARU dealer immediately if the SRS airbag system warning light illuminates. If ... SRS curtain airbag and seatbelt pretensioner are not controlled by the SUBARU advanced frontal airbag system. ! ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 66
    ...NOTE When a child who has outgrown a child restraint system or a small adult is seated in the front passenger's seat, the SUBARU advanced frontal airbag system may or may not activate the front passenger's SRS frontal airbag depending on the occupant's ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 67
    ... ask the occupant to move to the rear seat and immediately contact your SUBARU dealer for an inspection.... made for persons with disabilities may have on SUBARU advanced frontal airbag system operation ... and the District of Columbia> Subaru of America, Inc. Customer Dealer Services Department P.O. Box ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 68
    Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags 1-43 you bought your vehicle. ! Operation A) B) 1) 2) Driver's side Passenger's side SRS AIRBAGs deploy as soon as a collision occurs. After deployment, SRS AIRBAGs start to deflate immediately so that the driver's vision is not obstructed. - CONTINUED -...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 69
    ...SRS airbags The SRS airbag can function only when the ignition switch is in the "ON" position. The SUBARU advanced frontal airbag system is designed to determine the activation or deactivation condition of the front passenger's SRS frontal airbag depending on...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 70
    Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags 1-45 ! Example of accident in which the driver's/driver's ... in which it is possible that the driver's/driver's and front passenger's SRS frontal airbag(s) will deploy.... frontal airbag or both driver's and front passenger's SRS frontal airbags. The airbag...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 71
    1-46 Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) The vehicle strikes an object, such as a telephone pole or sign pole. The .... ! Examples of the types of accidents in which deployment of the driver's/driver's and front passenger's SRS frontal airbag(s) is unlikely to occur. There are many ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 72
    ... and waist. The SRS side airbag operates only for front seat occupants. The SRS curtain airbag on each side of the cabin is stored in the roof side (between the front pillar and a point over the rear seat). An "SRS AIRBAG" mark is located at the top of ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 73
    ... the window. The SRS curtain airbag on each side of the cabin is stored in the roof side (between the front pillar and a point over the rear seat), and it provides protection by deploying rapidly (faster than the blink of an eye) in the event of...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 74
    Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags 1-49 WARNING . Never allow a child to kneel on the front passenger's seat facing the side window or to wrap his/ her arms around the front seat seatback. In the event of an accident, the force of the SRS side airbag deployment could ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 75
    ... put any kind of cover or clothes or other objects over either front seatback and do... located under the rear center seat. In addition, a rollover sensor is located inside the airbag control module... located under the rear center seat together sense a sufficiently strong impact force, the control module...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 76
    Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags 1-51 vehicle, the control module inflates the curtain airbags. After the deployment, the ... touch any part of the SRS curtain airbag system (from the front pillar to the part of the roof side over the rear seat). Doing so can cause burns because the components can be ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 77
    1-52 Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags 1) 2) 3) A severe side impact near the front seat or the rear seat activates the SRS curtain airbag. The vehicle rolls onto its side or the roof. If the angle of vehicle tip-up is marginal or if the ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 78
    Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags 1-53 ! Examples of the types of accidents in which it is possible that the SRS side airbag and the SRS curtain airbag will deploy. 1) 2) 3) Hitting a curb, edge of pavement or hard surface Falling into or jumping over a deep hole Landing hard or vehicle falling It...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 79
    1-54 Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) The vehicle is involved in an oblique side-on impact. The vehicle is involved in a ... in a side-on impact from a motorcycle. The vehicle rolls onto its side or roof. ! Examples of the types of accidents in which the SRS side airbag is unlikely to ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 80
    Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags 1-55 ! Examples of the types of accidents in which the SRS curtain airbag is unlikely to deploy. 1) 2) 3) The vehicle is involved in an oblique side-on impact. The vehicle is involved in a side-on impact in an area outside the vicinity of the passenger compartment....
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 81
    1-56 Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags 2) The vehicle is struck from behind. ! Examples of the types of accidents in which the SRS side airbag and SRS curtain airbag will basically not deploy. The SRS side airbag and SRS curtain airbag are basically not designed to deploy if the vehicle is involved ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 82
    ... OFF indicator . All related wiring WARNING If the warning light exhibits any of the following ... take your vehicle to your nearest SUBARU dealer to have the system checked. Unless ... may increase the risk of injury. . Flashing or flickering of the warning light - CONTINUED - Type B A diagnostic ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 83
    ... airbag system are replaced, use only genuine SUBARU parts. NOTE In the following cases, contact your SUBARU dealer as soon as possible. . The front part of the vehicle was involved in ... airbag system. For required servicing of the SRS airbag, consult your nearest SUBARU dealer. Tampering ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 84
    ...operation of the SRS airbag system. etc.) other than genuine SUBARU accessory parts to the side body. Always consult your SUBARU dealer ... (bush bar, winches, snow plow, skid plate, etc.) other than genuine SUBARU accessory parts to the front end. . Modification of the suspension system or front end ...
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  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    ... Immobilizer ...Security ID plate...Security indicator light ...Key replacement ... 2-2 2-3 2-3 2-3 2 Door locks ...Locking ... a panic alarm...Selecting turn signal lights operation...Selecting audible signal operation ... A) ... 2-20 2-20 2-20 2-23 2-23 Rear gate ...Moonroof (if equipped)...To open ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 87
    ... the ID code registered in the immobilizer system, the system allows the engine to be started. Since the ID code is transmitted and acted upon ... the "ON" position to the "Acc" or "LOCK" position, thereby stopping the engine. & Key number plate 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) Master key (black) Submaster ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    ... unit, and combination meter. & Security indicator light Refer to "Security indicator light" F3-... with your immobilizer system, contact your SUBARU dealer. CAUTION . Do not place .... This number is also needed for replacement or repair of the engine control unit, NOTE A vehicle that is equipped ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    ..., refer to "Alarm system" F2-15. To lock the driver's door from the outside with the key, turn the key toward the rear. To unlock the door, turn the key toward the front. Pull the outside door handle to open an unlocked door.
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 90
    ... outside without the key. WARNING Keep all doors locked when you drive, especially when small ... sure that all doors and the rear gate are closed before starting to drive. & Battery drainage ... function If a door or the rear gate is not completely closed, the interior lights will remain illuminated as...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 91
    ...Power door locking switches *1: The map lights can be controlled by the battery drainage prevention function ... locked. The operational/non-operational setting of this function can be changed by a SUBARU dealer. Contact your SUBARU dealer to change the setting. NOTE Make sure that you do not leave ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    ...take measures to prevent the buttons of the remote transmitter from being pressed. . FCC WARNING Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party... door is locked. The setting of this function to operational/ non-operational status can be changed by a SUBARU dealer. Contact a SUBARU dealer...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    ... all doors and the rear gate. An electronic chirp will sound once and the turn signal lights will flash once. If any of the doors or the rear gate is not fully closed, an ... five times and the turn signal lights will flash five times to alert you that the doors or the rear gate are not ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    ... setting of the interior light in accordance with your preference. Contact the nearest SUBARU dealer for details....and the turn signal lights will flash twice. To unlock all doors and the rear gate,... off. The lights must be set to the DOOR position in order for this function to operate. A SUBARU dealer...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    .... For details, refer to the Owner's Manual Supplement for the navigation system. Models without genuine SUBARU navigation system: The setting can be changed by your SUBARU dealer. Contact your SUBARU dealer for details. 4. Open and close the driver's door once within ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    ... Refit the removed half of the transmitter case. 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. & Replacing lost transmitters If you lose a transmitter ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    ... into the system in accordance with the following procedure: 1. Firmly close the doors and the rear gate. 2. Open the driver's door, sit on the driver's seat, and close the door. 3. Perform the following steps within 45 seconds. 1) 2) ON ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    Keys and doors 2-13 NOTE . When part 4 of the procedure is completed, an electronic tone will sound for 30 seconds. . If you do not perform the operations in part 4 within 15 seconds, an error will occur and the electronic tone will not sound. In this event, perform the registration steps again ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    ... code entered the second time is identical to that entered the first time. 11. Test every registered transmitter to confirm correct operation. ! Deleting old transmitter codes The control unit of the keyless entry system has four memory locations to store ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 100
    ... the system for deactivation yourself or have it done by your SUBARU dealer. closed while the horn is sounding, the... light and the map lights are deactivated as the factory setting. A SUBARU dealer can activate the system. Contact your SUBARU dealer for details. & System operation The alarm system ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    ...may have the above setting change done by your SUBARU dealer. & If you have accidentally triggered... and the rear gate will lock, an electronic chirp will sound once, the turn signal lights will flash once... times, the turn signal lights flash five times to alert you that the doors or the rear gate are...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    ... but leave only the driver's door or the front passenger's door open. once and ... you prefer. Have it performed by your SUBARU dealer. . The system is in the standby mode for a 30-... the doors with the remote transmitter. The security indicator light will flash at short intervals during this period...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    ... alarm system" F215. The security indicator light will continue to flash once every 3 seconds indicating ... transmitter. Note that in this mode, DOORS MUST BE MANUALLY LOCKED. ! To enter the passive mode If ... arming mode, have it done by your SUBARU dealer. 1) 2) ON LOCK 4. Before closing the doors,...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    ... flashing the turn signal lights, both lasting approximately 30 seconds. If you desire, your SUBARU dealer can connect them and set them for ... of the shock sensors adjusted to your preference by your SUBARU dealer. NOTE . The shock sensors are not always able to sense ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    ... WARNING To avoid serious personal injury caused by entrapment, always conform to the following instructions ...s window For front passenger’s window For rear left window For rear right window WARNING ... locks to the “LOCK” position when children sit on the rear seat. Serious injury could result...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    ...window (type A) To close: Pull the switch up lightly and hold it. The window will close as long ...stop the window halfway, press the switch down lightly. ! Operating the driver's window (type B) NOTE ... the window halfway, pull the switch up lightly. If the vehicle's battery is disconnected due ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    2-22 Keys and doors To close: Pull the switch up lightly and hold it. The window will close as long as the switch is held. ! Anti-entrapment function (type A) CAUTION . Never attempt to test this function using fingers, hands or other parts of your body. . The anti-entrapment ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    ... by passengers Each passenger window can be controlled by the power window switch located on the door. ... 1 second after the window is closed completely. Rear gate To open: Push the switch down ... windows cannot be operated with the passengers’ switches. The rear gate can be locked and unlocked ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    ... the recessed grip. WARNING . To prevent dangerous exhaust gas from entering the vehicle, always keep the rear gate closed while driving. NOTE If the rear gate cannot be unlocked due to a ... or other causes, you can unlock it by manually operating the rear gate lock release lever. For ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    ... and doors 2-25 Moonroof (if equipped) WARNING Never let anyone's hands, arms,...injury caused by entrapment, always conform to the following instructions without exception. . Before closing the moonroof,... or after it rains, wipe away water on the roof prior to opening the moonroof to prevent drops ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    ...object trapped between its glass and the vehicle's roof during closure, it automatically moves back ... because of system failure, it can be closed manually using a hex-head wrench. For the procedure,...opened. . Driving with the moonroof fully open can cause an annoying sound to generate at high speeds...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    ... system warning light ...Front passenger's frontal airbag ON and OFF indicators...CHECK ENGINE warning ... HID headlights)...Vehicle Dynamics Control warning light/Vehicle Dynamics Control operation indicator ... control indicator light...Cruise control set indicator light ...Front fog light indicator ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    ...26 3-27 3-28 3-28 3-28 Illumination brightness control...Front fog light switch (if equipped) ...Wiper and washer...Windshield wiper and washer switches ...) ...Outside mirrors ... 3-36 3-36 3-37 3-38 3-44 Light control switch ...Headlights...High/low beam change (...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    ... WARNING . Never turn the ignition switch to "LOCK" while the vehicle is being driven or towed because that will lock the steering wheel, preventing steering control. And when the engine is turned off, it takes a much greater effort ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    ... to "LOCK" only when the select lever is in the "P" position. ! Manual transmission models The engine is started in this position. The starter cranks the engine ... If your registered key fails to start the engine, pull out the key once (the security indicator light will blink), and then insert...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    ... all doors and the rear gate are locked using the remote keyless entry transmitter Hazard warning flasher & Ignition switch light For easy access to the ignition switch ...remote keyless entry transmitter The light turns off immediately under the The hazard warning flasher is used to ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    ... combination meter are illuminated in the following sequence: 1. Warning lights, indicator lights, meter needles, gauge needles, odometer and trip meter back light illuminate. 2. Meters and gauges each show ... in meters and gauges light up. 5. Regular illumination (for driving) begins. Type B Type A...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    Instruments and controls 3-7 Type A: / / : Activated : Deactivated NOTE . Your vehicle's initial movement setting of the meter/gauge... displayed when the ignition switch is in the "ON" position. 3. To change the current setting, press the trip knob for at least 2 seconds. - CONTINUED -
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    3-8 Instruments and controls : Activated : Deactivated & Odometer/Trip meter NOTE The initial illumination setting of the meter .... & Speedometer The speedometer shows the vehicle speed. 2. Press the trip knob to show " " or " " on the trip meter display. The display can be switched as ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    ... is in the "ON" position. If you press the trip knob when the ignition switch is in the "LOCK" or "Acc" position, the odometer/trip meter will light up. It is possible to switch the indications while the odometer/trip meter is lit up. If ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    ... by pushing the knob and keep the knob pushed for more than 2 seconds. Type B 1) Low fuel warning light & Fuel gauge The fuel gauge shows the approximate amount ... If the connection between the combination meter and battery is broken for any Type A 1) Low fuel warning light
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    ...be avoided. NOTE CAUTION Promptly put fuel in the tank whenever the low fuel warning light illuminates. Engine misfires as a result of an empty tank could cause...fuel filler door (lid) is located on the right side of the vehicle. ! Low fuel warning light The low fuel warning light ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    ... : Front passenger's seatbelt warning light (The seatbelt warning light turns off only when the front seat passenger fastens the seatbelt.) : SRS airbag system warning light ON / / : Front passenger's frontal airbag ON indicator light : Front passenger's ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    ... a burned-out bulb or a malfunction of the corresponding system. Consult your authorized SUBARU dealer for repair. & Seatbelt warning light and chime Your vehicle ... indicator light SET/ : Cruise control set indicator light Driver's warning light (type B) - CONTINUED -
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    ... chime will sound while the warning light(s) is/are flashing. If there is no passenger on the front passenger's seat, the seatbelt ... relevant corrective actions described above, immediately contact your SUBARU dealer for an inspec- NOTE . If the driver's and/or front passenger's seatbelt(s) ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    ... indicator indicators illuminates depending on the status of the front passenger's SRS frontal airbag determined by the SUBARU advanced frontal airbag system ..., the system is malfunctioning. Contact your SUBARU dealer immediately for an inspection. The front passenger's frontal airbag ON and ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    ... take your vehicle to your authorized SUBARU dealer immediately. ! If the light is blinking If ... by an authorized SUBARU dealer immediately. & Coolant temperature If the CHECK ENGINE light illuminates ...your vehicle checked by an authorized SUBARU dealer immediately. low indicator light (if equipped...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    ... checked by your nearest SUBARU dealer. Also, if the indicator light/warning light often blinks ... malfunctioning. Contact your SUBARU dealer for an inspection. indicator light/warning light turns off after ... remains on, contact your nearest SUBARU dealer immediately. & Oil pressure warning light If ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    ... light turns off. ! Automatic transmission control system warning If the light flashes after the engine starts, it may ... that the automatic transmission control system is not working properly. Contact your nearest SUBARU dealer for service immediately. When the ignition switch is turned to the "...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    ...inspected by your nearest SUBARU dealer as soon as possible. WARNING If this light does not ...Pressure Monitoring System checked at a SUBARU dealer as soon as possible. If this light illuminates while ... at the first available opportunity by your SUBARU dealer. - The warning light does not illuminate...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    ...the vehicle. Have your vehicle towed to the nearest SUBARU dealer for repair. This light has the following functions. ! Parking brake warning The light illuminates ...not drive the vehicle. Have the vehicle towed to the nearest SUBARU dealer for repair. ! Electronic Brake Force Distribution...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    ... vehicle. Instead, have the vehicle towed to the nearest SUBARU dealer for repair. & Hill start assist warning light (MT models) While the engine...WARNING When the Hill start assist warning light illuminates, have the vehicle inspected at an authorized SUBARU dealer. NOTE This ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    ... Have your vehicle checked at a SUBARU dealer immediately. . The warning light does not illuminate ...vehicle checked at a SUBARU dealer as soon as possible. & Automatic headlight beam leveler warning light ... vehicle inspected at your SUBARU dealer. NOTE If the warning light behavior is as described ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    ... the following conditions. Have your vehicle checked at a SUBARU dealer immediately. . The light does not illuminate when the ignition ... is probably malfunctioning under the following condition. Have your vehicle checked at a SUBARU dealer as soon as possible. . The light does not turn off even after...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    ... properly. If this occurs, contact your SUBARU dealer as soon as possible. In case an unauthorized ... (AT models) NOTE Even if the security indicator light flashes irregularly or its fuse blows (.... & SPORT mode indicator light (AT models) When the select lever is moved to the manual gate, the SPORT ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    ... has been set. & Front fog light indicator light (if equipped) This indicator... the displayed time continuously. & Cruise control indicator light This light illuminates when the "CRUISE" main... "ON", the cruise control function is deactivated and the "CRUISE" indicator light flashes. To re...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    3-26 Instruments and controls CAUTION To ensure safety, do not attempt to set the time while driving, as an ... temperature indicator Fuel consumption indicator Information display switching knob With the ignition switch in the "ON" position, the outside temperature and fuel...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    Instruments and controls 3-27 Odometer/ Trip meter A trip meter Fuel consumption... running at low speeds in a traffic jam; when the engine is restarted immediately following a shutdown. . When the actual... an outside temperature of 378F (38C) or lower, the indication does not flash even - CONTINUED...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    3-28 Instruments and controls when the outside temperature drops to 378F (38C) or lower again, ...is not shown until the vehicle has subsequently covered a distance of 1 mile (or 1 km). NOTE The outside .... The road surface freeze warning indication should be treated only as a guide. Be sure to check ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    ... is removed from the ignition switch. a long time with the light control switch set to a position other .... CAUTION . Use of any lights for a long period of time while the engine is not running.... . Before leaving the vehicle, make sure that the light control switch is turned to the "OFF" position...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    ... Instrument panel illumination, tail lights, front side marker lights and license plate lights ..., instrument panel illumination, tail lights, front side marker lights, and license plate ... indicator light " " on the combination meter also illuminates. CAUTION Do not hold the lever in the flashing ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    Instruments and controls 3-31 & Daytime running light system (if equipped) WARNING The brightness of the illumination of the high beam headlights is... hold it during the lane change. The turn signal indicator lights will flash in the direction of the turn or lane change. The ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    ... controls Illumination brightness control at all. Front fog light switch (if equipped) The brightness ... dial upward. To darken, turn the control dial downward. The front fog lights operate only ...off the front fog lights, turn the switch back down to the "OFF" position. NOTE When the control ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    ... The indicator light located on the combination meter will illuminate when the front fog lights are on. . In freezing weather, be sure that the wiper blades are not... fluid is unavailable. In areas where water freezes in winter, use SUBARU Windshield Washer Fluid or the equivalent. - CONTINUED -
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    ...Instruments and controls Refer to "Windshield washer fluid" F11-38. Also, when driving the vehicle... the wiper blades with new ones. For replacement instructions, refer to "Replacement of wiper blades" F11... speed To turn the wipers on, push the wiper control lever down. To turn the wipers off...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    Instruments and controls 3-35 ! Wiper intermittent time control ! Mist (for a single wipe) ! Washer When the wiper switch is in the " " ... lever. To wash the windshield, push the washer button at the end of the wiper control lever. The washer fluid sprays until you release the washer button....
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    3-36 Instruments and controls & Rear window wiper and washer switch : Washer (accompanied by wiper operation) ... are properly adjusted before you start driving. & Inside mirror ! Rear wiper To turn the rear wiper on, turn the knob on the end of the wiper control lever upward to the "INT" or ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    .... When the automatic dimming function is on, the auto dimming indicator light (green) located on the left button will illuminate. . By pressing ...to help prevent you from being blinded. For this reason, use care not to cover the sensors with stickers, or 1. The zone setting is factory preset to Zone ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    ...38 Instruments and controls displayed. 4. Releasing the button for 3 seconds will exit the zone setting ... off all nonessential electrical accessories (rear window defogger, heater/air conditioning... a built-in compass and HomeLink® wireless control system. . By pressing the automatic dimming on/ off...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    ... garage door openers, door locks, home lighting and security systems. There are three HomeLink... photosensor attached on both the front and back sides. During nighttime driving, these sensors detect... your vision. For this reason, use care not to cover the sensors with stickers, or other similar items....
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    ... retain the hand-held transmitters for further programming or device testing in the event of a problem. . It is recommended that you insert a new battery in the hand... it clears the memory of all three buttons. WARNING . When programming the HomeLink® Wireless Control System, you may be operating a ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    ... down both buttons until the HomeLink® indicator light flashes, first slowly then rapidly. When the indicator light flashes rapidly, both buttons may be released. (The rapidly flashing light ... and the programming is completed. If the indicator light flashes rapidly for 2 seconds and then ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    3-42 Instruments and controls tion manual. NOTE Some garage door openers may require you to do the above press-holdrelease ... buttons (button 1 and button 3) until the HomeLink® indicator light begins to flash (after approximately 20 seconds). Then release both ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    Instruments and controls 3-43 6. When the indicator light flashes slowly and then rapidly after several seconds, release both buttons. 7. ... Press and hold the hand-held transmitter button. The HomeLink® indicator light will flash, first slowly and then rapidly. 4. When the ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    ... unintentional operation. The mirrors can also be adjusted manually. ! Power folding mirror switch (if ... operation, move them several times by manually. This makes it possible to operate them by switch ... of time. . When you unfold the outside mirrors manually, the mirrors may become wobbly. Be sure to...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    ...the ignition switch is in the "ON" position. Automatic climate control system (type A) Manual climate control system Automatic climate control system (type B) 1) 2) 3) Rear window defogger Outside mirror defogger (if equipped) Windshield wiper ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    ... deiced completely before that time, push the control switch to turn them off. If ... operation mode as follows. . Models with genuine SUBARU navigation system: The settings can be changed... to the Owner's Manual supplement for the navigation system. The settings can also be changed by a SUBARU dealer...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    Instruments and controls 3-47 Tilt/telescopic steering wheel WARNING . Do not adjust the steering wheel ... and result in personal injury. Horn 1) 2) Tilt adjustment Telescopic adjustment (if equipped) 1. Adjust the seat position. Refer to "Front seats" F1-2. 2. Pull the tilt/telescopic lock ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 159
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  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    ... weather conditions ...Air conditioner compressor shut-off when engine is heavily loaded...Refrigerant for your climate control system ... 4-17 4-17 4-17 4-18 4-18 4-18 4-18 4-18 Manual climate control system (if equipped) ...Control panel ...Heater ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    4-2 Climate control Ventilator & Airflow selection
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    ...and side ventilators ! Center ventilators ! Side ventilators Manual climate control system (if equipped) & Control panel Move the tab to adjust the flow direction. 1) 2) 3) Open ... turn the thumb-wheel up or down. ! Temperature control dial This dial regulates the temperature of airflow ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    ... mode. In this state, you cannot select “recirculation” mode by manually pressing the air inlet selection button. Also, you cannot ... ON position for fast cooling with the air conditioner or when driving on a dusty road. The air conditioner operates only when the engine is running. Push the air ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    ... air). However, the air conditioner indicator light does not illuminate at this time. . When defrosting,... air to the windshield and front door windows: 1. Set the airflow control dial to the " " position... the way to the right. 3. Set the fan speed control dial to the highest speed. To direct warm...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    ...most comfortable level. 4. Set the fan speed control dial to the desired speed. This setting allows ...desired temperature level. 4. Set the fan speed control dial to the desired speed. Setting the temperature .... 4. Set the fan speed control dial to the desired speed. When driving on a dusty road, set ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    Climate control 4-7 WARNING Continued operation with the air inlet selection button in the ON position may fog up the windows. Switch ... button to the To direct warm air to the windshield and front door windows: 1. Set the airflow control dial to the " " position. 2. Set the temperature control...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    ... climate control system (if equipped) NOTE Operate the automatic climate control system when the engine is running. & Type A NOTE The blower fan rotates at a .... If you press the defroster button while the automatic climate control system is deactivated, only the defroster function will be activated.
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    ... button Fan speed control button Airflow mode selection button Air conditioner button Temperature control dial (front passenger's side) 10) Defroster button 11) Rear window defogger button (Refer to "Defogger and deicer" F3-45...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    ... indicator light "FULL" on the control panel will turn off and the indicator light "AUTO" will remain illuminated. You can then manually control the system as desired using the button you The automatic climate control system turns off (the ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    ...DUAL mode is deactivated, the indicator light on the "DUAL" button turns off and the temperature setting for the front passenger's side becomes ... dehumidify the windshield and front door windows, press the defroster button " ". When the " " button is pressed, the indicator light on the ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    ...mode (outside air mode). the " If the windshield starts to fog when the climate control system is operated in the AUTO mode, press the air conditioner ...is pressed, the air conditioner compressor turns on and the indicator light "A/C" on the display illuminates. To turn off the air conditioner ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    ... outside air mode is selected, a " " indicator light appears on the display. & Type B Although this climate control system can be used as... compressor operation are all automatically controlled to maintain a constant, comfortable temperature inside the vehicle. WARNING Continued operation in the...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    ... mode is controlled automatically. Any function not set to AUTO mode can be manually ..., the intensity of sunlight, and other factors. SUBARU recommends using the AUTO position. Other ... until the engine coolant temperature exceeds approximately 1228F (508C). 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) Temperature control dial...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    ...dial position activates the following air outlets. AUTO: The airflow control is adjusted automatically in accordance with the air temperature inside and ...the passenger compartment, the intensity of sunlight, and other factors. SUBARU recommends using the AUTO position. (Ventilation): Instrument panel...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    ...16 Climate control for fast cooling with the air conditioner or when driving on a dusty road. The indicator light ...AUTO position. Then turn to "AUTO" mode. SUBARU recommends using the AUTO position. ! Air ... position. Then turn to "AUTO" mode. SUBARU recommends using the AUTO position. NOTE...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    ... to impact. - Keep water away from the sensors. - Do not cover the sensors. The sensors are located as follows. - Solar sensor: beside the ... to allow outside air to circulate into the - CONTINUED - The automatic climate control system employs several sensors. These sensors are delicate. If...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    ... the refrigerant is different from the method for CFC12 (freon). Consult your SUBARU dealer for service. Repairs needed as a result of using the wrong refrigerant are not covered under warranty. CAUTION Contact your SUBARU dealer if the following occurs, even if it ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    Climate control 4-19 mance if not properly maintained. & Replacing an air filter 1. Remove the glove box. (1) Open the glove box. (3) Pull out the glove box. 3. Replace the air filter element with a new one. CAUTION (2) Remove the damper shaft from the glove box. The arrow mark on the filter ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    4-20 Climate control air filter as shown in the illustration. 4. Reinstall the glove box, and connect the damper shaft. 5. Close the glove box. 6. LABEL installation (1) Fill out the information on the service label (small). 1) Service label (2) Attach the service...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    ...equipped) ...equipped) ...equipped) ...equipped) ... 5-4 5-4 5-5 5-6 5-7 5-8 5 Power and audio controls ...Power switch and volume control ...Sound controls and audio settings ... 5-9 5-9 5-9 FM/AM radio operation ...FM/AM ... D audio)...Displaying radio PS (Program Service Name) and RT (Radio Text)...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    ... ...Bluetooth® setting ... 5-43 5-43 5-44 5-45 5-46 5-54 Audio control buttons (if equipped)...MODE button ..." " and " " buttons ...Volume control buttons ... 5-38 5-38 5-39 5-40 Screensaver (type D audio) ...Downloading picture ...Selecting ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    ... wash. If the antenna rod is left attached, it may scratch the roof. . When reinstalling the removed antenna rod, be sure to fully tighten it... Unscrew Remove The roof antenna is installed in the center at the rear part of the roof. It is possible to remove the antenna rod by unscrewing it from its ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    ...Audio Installation of accessories Always consult your SUBARU dealer before installing a citizen band ... vehicle. Such devices may cause the electronic control system to malfunction if they are incorrectly ... suited for the vehicle. Audio set Your SUBARU may be equipped with one of the following audio ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    ...& Type A audio set (if equipped) The audio set will operate only when the ignition switch is in the "Acc" or "ON" position. . Power and audio controls: refer to page 5-9 . Radio operation: refer to page 5-13 . Satellite radio operation (if equipped): refer to page 5-18 . CD (compact disc) ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    ...& Type B audio set (if equipped) The audio set will operate only when the ignition switch is in the "Acc" or "ON" position. . Power and audio controls: refer to page 5-9 . Radio operation: refer to page 5-13 . Satellite radio operation (if equipped): refer to page 5-18 . CD (compact disc) ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    ...& Type C audio set (if equipped) The audio set will operate only when the ignition switch is in the "Acc" or "ON" position. . Power and audio controls: refer to page 5-9 . Radio operation: refer to page 5-13 . Satellite radio operation (if equipped): refer to page 5-18 . CD (compact disc) ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    ...& Type D audio set (if equipped) The audio set will operate only when the ignition switch is in the "Acc" or "ON" position. . Power and audio controls: refer to page 5-9 . Radio operation: refer to page 5-13 . Satellite radio operation (if equipped): refer to page 5-18 . CD (compact disc) ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    ...audio controls & Power switch and volume control Type A and B audio Type C and D audio The... used for both power (ON/OFF) and volume control. The radio is turned ON and OFF by pushing the... and audio settings NOTE . SPEED VOLUME CONTROL is a function that automatically adjusts the volume according to...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    ...mode by turning the "TUNE/TRACK/CH" dial. The control function returns to the tune/ track/channel ... of the "TUNE/TRACK/ CH" dial changes the control modes in the following sequence. Each brief ... by turning the "TUNE/TRACK/CH" dial. The control function returns to the tune/ track/channel ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    ... Operate the "TUNE/TRACK/CH" dial to select the preferred setting for each mode. NOTE Only "Screen OFF" can be displayed while driving. Balance Balance Fader Picture Select Picture Download Picture Erase SVC SRS Sound Screen Brightness Contrast Screen Size Screen Saver BT Audio Setup ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    ... of each mode Mode Volume Volume control AUX volume control* Tone and balance Bass control Midrange control Treble control Balance Fader Other settings SPEED VOLUME CS ... For more treble sound Left channel attenuated Rear attenuated ON ON ON For more brightness For more contrast Wide OFF ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    Audio 5-13 FM/AM radio operation & FM/AM selection Type A and B audio & Tuning ! Manual tuning ! Seek tuning (SEEK) Type A and B audio: Seek up Type A and B audio Seek down Type C and D audio Push the "FM/AM" button when the radio is off to turn on the radio. Push the "FM/AM" button ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    5-14 Audio however, when radio signals are weak. In such a situation, perform manual tuning to select the desired station. ! Scan tuning (SCAN) Type A and B audio ! PTY (Program type) group tuning (only FM reception) Type A and B audio Type C audio: PTY group up by one step PTY group down by one...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    ..."SEEK" button " " or " " seeks within that PTY group. The control function returns to the normal mode after ... Apple® iTunes Music Store. For the models of iPod® that support iTunes® tagging, refer to the following website:..., crystal-clear sound and data services on both AM and FM bands ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    ... when the text is not fully displayed while the PSD (Program Service Data) or RT (Radio Text) service is received. & Displaying radio PS (Program Service Name) and RT (Radio Text) Type A ...audio ! Type A, B and C audio If the PS (Program Service Name) and/or RT (Radio Text) are available...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    ... between the radio and battery is broken for any reason such as vehicle maintenance or radio removal, all stations stored in the preset buttons ... be used while receiving the broadcasting station with SPS (Supplemental Program Service). . When you use Auto-store, the new stations replace any stations ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    ...) To receive satellite radio, it is necessary to install the SUBARU genuine satellite receiver (optional equipment... a contract. For details, please contact your SUBARU dealer. (7474) for more information. Sirius..., antenna and a service contract. For details, please contact your SUBARU dealer or visit...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    ... to select the satellite radio channel. . If you are driving in a tunnel or a covered parking area . If you are driving beneath the...(10 m or more), for example on a road that goes through a dense forest . The signal can become weak in some areas that are not covered by the repeater station network. ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    5-20 Audio & Band selection Type A and B audio Type C audio wise to select the next channel and turn the "TUNE/TRACK/CH" dial counterclockwise to select the previous channel. ! Skip channel selection When in the SAT mode, press the following button continuously (type A, B and C audio)/...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    ... selects channels only within the selected category. The control function returns to the normal mode after ... channels only within the selected category. The control function returns to the normal mode after ... is broken for any reason such as vehicle maintenance or radio removal, all channels stored in...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    ... be able to play music CD-Rs and music CD-RWs, but it may not be able to play certain ones. . CDs (i.e., 8 cm/3 inch CDs) are not supported, and if inserted, they will be immediately ejected. . CDs that can be played back are accompanied by the following restrictions. - Maximum number of folders: ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    ...05, 16, 12, 11.025, 8 . Bit rate (kbps): 8 to 320 . Supports variable bit ...MPEG2 AAC and MPEG4 AAC . Sampling rate (kHz): 48, 44.1, 32, 24..., 16, 12, 11.025, 8 . Bit rate (kbps): 8 to 320 . Number of channels: 1 to 2ch... have inserted. . The disc indicator steadily lights up if a disc is already inserted...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    ... 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 number indicator will stop blinking and will steadily light. 3. When the loading of a disc is complete, the next disc number indicator will...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    Audio 5-25 & To select a track from its beginning & Fast-forwarding and fast-reversing ! Fast-forwarding ! Fast-reversing Type A and B audio Type A and B audio Type A and B audio Type C audio Type C and D audio Type C audio Type D audio Turn the "TUNE/TRACK/CH" dial clockwise to skip to ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    5-26 Audio & Repeating To repeat a track/file, briefly press the following button (repeat button) while the track/file is playing. Type A and B audio Type D audio: NOTE . The "RPT" (type A, B and C audio)/ "One PRT" (type D audio) indication refers to the repeat playback of a single ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    Audio 5-27 Type A audio: Type B audio: Type C audio: MP3/WMA/AAC format CD is playing. . The "F-RDM" (type A, B and C audio)/"Folder RDM" (type D audio) indication refers to the random playback in the folder. It randomly repeats the tracks in the folder. It is possible to select the ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    5-28 Audio . Turn off the power of the audio equipment . Turn the ignition switch to the "LOCK" position For iPod®: & Folder selection NOTE . Selecting folders in this way is possible only within a single disc. . Only MP3/WMA/AAC folders are recognized when an attempt to select the next or...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    ...selected disc will be ejected. The disc number indicator will flash at this time. When you remove the ejected disc,... those messages, please contact your SUBARU dealer. ! When "PUSH EJECT" is displayed Press ... CDs (i.e., 8 cm/3 inch CDs) are not supported, and if inserted, they will be immediately ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    ... a portable audio player to the AUX input jack. . The AUX input jacks of the models with the genuine SUBARU navigation system are the RCA type. For detailed information, refer to the Owner's Manual supplement for the navigation system. . The output sound...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    Audio 5-31 device. To avoid a large volume difference, turn down the volume when you change between portable audio players. . In some cases, when the sound volume of the portable audio player is low, the sound becomes bad when you turn up the volume of the vehicle audio system. In this case, ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    ... that 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 keep it either in places exposed to direct sunlight, near heaters or in vehicles parked in the ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    ...reader or multi card reader cannot be operated. . If the USB memory consists of two drives or more, the system will recognize only one of the drives after connecting the USB memory. . The contents stored in the USB memory may not be played in the same order as...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    .... For the resetting procedure, see the User's & Connecting USB storage device / iPod® WARNING Do not operate an iPod ® while driving; it may distract your attention from driving and can lead to an accident. CAUTION Do not connect an iPod® other than ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    Audio 5-35 Guide that comes with the iPod®. . If an iPod® and the connection cable are connected improperly, the iPod® cannot be powered on or will not be recognized by in-vehicle equipment. In this case, disconnect the connection cable from the iPod®, and then connect it again. Type C audio:...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    5-36 Audio ends and play begins from the beginning of the index. NOTE . The "ALL RPT" indication refers to the repeat playback of all indexes in the entire iPod®. . The "SONG RPT" (type C audio)/ "ONE RPT" (type D audio) indication refers to the repeat playback of a single index. It...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    Audio 5-37 . The "ALBUM RDM" indication refers to the shuffle playback of the album. It sequentially plays back all of the indexes in the album. . The "SONG RDM" indication refers to the shuffle playback in the entire iPod®. It randomly repeats all of the indexes in the iPod®. . When an...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    ... clear those messages, please contact your SUBARU dealer. ! When "CHECK DEVICE" is displayed This message is...has playable audio files stored in it. Audio control buttons (if equipped) These buttons ...spokes of the steering wheel. They allow the driver to control audio functions without taking his/...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    Audio 5-39 Type C and D audio: & " " and " " buttons *1: The frequency last received in the selected waveband will be displayed. *2: Only when a CD is in the player. *3: Only when the device is connected. Models with Hands-free system The "MODE" button is used to select the desired...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    ... in the channel order. Press the " " button to skip backward in the channel order. The channel will be shown on the audio display. & Volume control buttons Models with Hands-free system Models without Hands-free system Press the "+" button to increase the volume. Press the "−" ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    ... it. NOTE You cannot set a Bluetooth® audio while driving. ! Registering (pairing) device 1. Select the "PAIR AUDIO" (type C.... A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) . AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile) Press the " " button if you wish to immediately cut the volume to zero. The...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    5-42 Audio audio) menu. If no devices are registered, "EMPTY" is displayed and the mode changes to the Bluetooth® audio setting mode. 2. Select the "CONFIRM" menu. If the device is connected, "SELECTED" is displayed and the selecting procedure is finished. If the device cannot be ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    Audio 5-43 Hands-free system (if equipped) NOTE . For models with the genuine SUBARU navigation system, refer to the Owner's Manual supplement for the navigation system. . When selling your vehicle, make sure that you initialize the Hands-free system to...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    ... that may cause undesired operation. NOTE This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to ..., if it is not installed and used in accordance with the instructions. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    ... not be colocated or operated in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter. & Safety precautions WARNING . For safety reasons, avoid operating the cell phone while driving. . Do not make a phone call while driving. When you have an incoming ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    5-46 Audio used by a movable body identification device. & Using the Hands-free system ! Turning on/off the Hands-free mode 1) 2) 3) OFF hook switch ON hook switch Talk switch system. Perform the following procedure to register a cell phone. 1. Press the OFF hook switch . 2. Select "...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    ... First menu PHONE BOOK* Second menu ADD ENTRY Third menu BY VOICE BY PHONE MANUAL INPUT CALL HISTORY GO BACK Details Adding a new number by voice Adding a new number by cell phone Adding a new number by inputting manually Adding a new number from the call history Showing the list of the names ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    5-48 Audio First menu SETUP Second menu SECURITY Third menu SET PIN PHBK LOCK*/ PHONE BOOK LOCK* PHBK UNLOCK*/ PHONE BOOK UNLOCK* GO BACK Setting a PIN code Locking the phonebook Details 5-54 5-54 Page Unlocking the phonebook 5-54 PHONE SETUP PAIR PHONE SELECT PHONE CHANGE NAME LIST ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    Audio 5-49 ! Voice command system The commands available for the voice command system are listed in the following chart. Command English 1 2 3 4 5 6 0 (zero, oh) 1 (one) 2 (two) 3 (three) 4 (four) 5 (five) 6 (six) 7 (seven) 8 (eight) 9 (nine) * (star) # (pound) + (plus) callback redial dial by ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    ...from the cell phone. For details about transferring the data, refer to the Owner's Manual of the cell phone. 4. Select the "RECORD NAME" menu by ... "Registering speed dial" F5-51. ! Registering by inputting manually 1. Select the "MANUAL INPUT" menu by operating the "TUNE/TRACK/CH" ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    Audio 5-51 "GO BACK" (type C audio)/"BS" (type D audio) is chosen using the "TUNE/ TRACK/CH" dial, the character that was input last is deleted. ! Registering from call history 1. Select the "CALL HISTORY" menu. 2. Select "OUTGOING" or "INCOMING" by operating the "TUNE/...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    5-52 Audio the OFF hook switch is pushed, the selected number is called. . After "LIST NAMES" is selected, if no operation is performed, the memories are displayed and voice tags are spoken. After all memories/voice tags are displayed/spoken, "END OF LIST" is displayed and the mode ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    ...an incoming call: Press the for more than 1.5 ON hook switch seconds. ! Volume control NOTE When a preset button for which numbers are not registered is pressed, an ...the phone call volume, the voice volume and the voice guidance volume. Refer to "Volume control buttons" F5-40. - CONTINUED -
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    5-54 Audio ! Adjustable level of each volume Volume Phone call Voice Voice guidance Range 0 to 14 0 to 14 0 to 6 Initial setting 7 7 3 "TUNE/TRACK/CH" dial or saying the number. 3. Select the "CONFIRM" menu. If the inputted PIN code is correct, "LOCKED" is displayed and the phonebook...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    Audio 5-55 voice tag. 3. Register the voice tag. For details, refer to "Preparation for using the Handsfree system" F5-46. ! List phones function The cell phone voice tags saved in the cell phone list are spoken by using the list phones function. 1. Select the "LIST PHONES" menu. If no ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    ... mode other than the CD mode is selected - Pressing the volume control buttons of the audio control buttons - Pressing the power switch . Insert a CD ... . While in the category search mode of the satellite radio . While the rear view camera is being used For details, refer to "Audio settings (...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    Audio 5-57 & Erasing picture 1. Select the "Picture Erase" menu by operating the "TUNE/TRACK/CH" dial. For details, refer to "Audio settings (type D audio)" F5-10. If no pictures are saved, "No Data" is displayed. Press the button to return to the "Screen Saver" mode. 2. ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 237
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    ... 6-13 6-14 6-15 Storage compartment ...Glove box ...Center console...Overhead console ...Rear seat center table (if equipped) ...Coin tray... 6-5 6-5 6-5 6-7 6-7 6-7 Cup holders ...Front passenger cup holder...Rear passenger cup holder (...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    ...after all doors and the rear gate are closed. While the light is illuminated, if any ...which the light remains on (OFF delay timer) can be changed as follows. . Models with genuine SUBARU ... to the Owner's Manual supplement for the navigation system. Also, the setting can be changed by a SUBARU dealer...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    ...seconds and turns off after the rear gate is closed. OFF: The light remains off.... switches (lenses) are in the OFF position (manually off), the map lights can be set to illuminate ... automatically in conjunction with the opening of the doors. But, the lights can be turned on manually by pushing the map...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    ...which the lights remain on (OFF delay timer) can be changed as follows. . Models with genuine SUBARU ...refer to the Owner's Manual supplement for the navigation system. Also, the setting can be changed by a SUBARU dealer... dealer. Contact your SUBARU dealer for details. Sun visors To block out glare...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    ... 6-5 & Vanity mirror CAUTION Keep the vanity mirror cover closed while the car is being driven to avoid being temporarily blinded by the glare of bright light. Storage compartment... the sun visor and open the vanity mirror cover. & Center console The center console box provides a ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    6-6 Interior equipment To use as an armrest: driving position. Make sure the armrest is securely retained. To return the console top to the vertical position, raise the console top. CAUTION Do not step or sit on the armrest, and do not place heavy objects on it. The armrest could break, and you ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    Interior equipment 6-7 & Overhead console & Rear seat center table (if equipped) cup holders. CAUTION . Do not step ...parts. To open the console, push on the console lid lightly and the lid will automatically open. To use the rear seat center table, pull the strap up. & Coin tray CAUTION When...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    ...upholstery, carpets or audio equipment. & Rear passenger cup holder (if equipped) & Front passenger cup holder CAUTION... parking brake lever. A dual cup holder is located on the rear seat center table. The cup holder rear partition can be removed and placed on the front partition. This space can be...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    ... holder or put a bottle in the holder while you are driving, as this may distract you and lead to an... could spill when opening/closing the door or while driving and, if the beverage is hot, it could ... power outlets Power outlet below the climate controls Power outlet in the center console The door ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    ... Accessory power outlets are provided below the climate controls, in the center console and in the cargo area....time while the engine is not running can cause battery discharge. . Before driving your .... A cigarette lighter plug is available from your SUBARU dealer. The cigarette lighter operates only ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    ... equipped) CAUTION . Do not use ashtrays as waste receptacles or leave a lighted cigarette in an ashtray. This could cause a fire. . Always extinguish matches ...the ashtray. . Do not leave a lot of cigarette butts in the ashtray. WARNING To avoid being burned, never grasp the lighter by the end with ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    ... its retaining pins. Also, do not use more than one floor mat. If the floor mat slips forward and interferes with the movement of the pedals during driving, it could cause an accident. NOTE Particles of ash and tobacco will accumulate around the hinges of the ashtray's inner lid. Clean them off ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    ... lbs (3 kg) or more. Coat hook Cargo area cover (dealer option) The cargo area cover... area and to protect its contents from direct sunlight. This cover is detachable to make room for additional cargo. ...catches and it will rewind automatically. You should hold on to the cover and guide it back into ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    ... the vehicle is equipped with a reclining rear seatback feature, when reclining the rear seatback, move the front cover backward so that the cover is not damaged. & To remove the cover 1. Rewind the cover. Install the front cover behind the rear seatback. WARNING Do not place anything on the ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    Interior equipment 6-15 & To install the cover housing both ends of the sleeve into the recesses of the retainers. Cargo tie-down hooks 1. Remove the cover of the retainers by prying on the edge with a flat-head screwdriver. The cargo area is equipped with ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    ...CAUTION The cargo tie-down hooks are designed only for securing light cargo. Never try to secure cargo that exceeds the capacity of the hooks. The maximum ... tab up. CAUTION . Always keep the lids closed while driving to reduce the risk of injury in the event of a sudden stop or an...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    ...rear view camera immediately. Contact your SUBARU dealer for an inspection. Continued use may ...view camera is attached to the rear gate. When the ignition switch is "ON" and the shift lever (MT ...apply the wax to the camera. If it - CONTINUED - WARNING . Since the rear view camera uses a wide-...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    ... a malfunction. . Under fluorescent light, the display may flicker. However, this is not a malfunction. . The image of the rear view camera may be slightly different from the actual color of the objects. NOTE . For models with the genuine SUBARU navigation system, the image of the rear ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    ...screen. CAUTION The range that can be viewed with the rear view camera is limited. Always be sure to check ...Image from camera Range of view The area from the rear end of the bumper can be viewed. Areas at both ... areas just under the bumper cannot be viewed. Also, the image from the rear view camera...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    ... vertical line) Approx. 10 feet (3 m) from the bumper (green horizontal line) Approx. 6.5 feet (2 ... (green horizontal line) Approx. 3 feet (1 m) from the bumper (yellow horizontal line) Approx. 1.5 feet ... looks farther than the actual distance. When the shift lever or select lever is set to position ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    ... screen looks nearer than the actual distance. 1) 2) 3) 3 feet (1 m) line 6.5 feet (2 m) line 10 feet (3 m) line NOTE When cargo is loaded, the rear view distance on the screen looks farther than the actual distance as in an upward slope. The distance marker shows the distance on the road. If ...
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    ...7-29 7-29 7-30 Hill start assist system (MT models)...Hill start assist warning light... 7-31 7-32 Manual transmission...Shifting speeds ...Driving tips ... 7-13 7-14 7-14 Cruise control ...To set cruise control ...To temporarily cancel the ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    .... Contact your SUBARU dealer if you use a fuel with the specified octane rating and your... and may produce a sulfur exhaust odor or smell. SUBARU recommends that you try a different ... If this happens, return to your authorized SUBARU Dealer for service. If it is determined that the condition is caused ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    ... try a different brand of gasoline before seeking service at your SUBARU dealer. . Fuel system damage or driveability problems which result from the use of improper fuel are not covered under the SUBARU Limited Warranty. fuel may damage the paint, be sure to ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    ... filler lid, pull the lid release lever up. The lever is on the floor at the left of the driver's seat. 1) 2) Open Close WARNING Before opening the fuel filler cap, ... is highly flammable. Before refueling, always first stop the engine and close all vehicle doors and windows. ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    ... or if the tether is caught under the cap, the CHECK ENGINE warning light/malfunction indicator lamp may illuminate. Refer to ...fuel quickly. Paint damage caused by spilled fuel is not covered under the SUBARU Limited Warranty. . Always use a genuine SUBARU fuel filler cap. If you use the wrong cap, ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    ..., remember to tell your inspection or service station in advance not to place your SUBARU AWD vehicle on a two-.... CAUTION Resultant vehicle damage due to improper testing is not covered under the SUBARU Limited Warranty and is the responsibility of the state inspection program or its contractors or ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    ... an emission re-inspection. . Owners of rejected or failing vehicles should contact their SUBARU Dealer for service. Preparing to drive You should perform the following... the gauges, indicator and warning lights after starting the engine. Starting the engine CAUTION Do not operate...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    ...to start, contact your nearest SUBARU dealer for assistance. 6. Confirm that all warning and indicator lights have turned off after the... (4) If the engine still refuses to start, contact your nearest SUBARU dealer for assistance. 6. Confirm that all warning and indicator lights have turned off after ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 268
    ...servicing of the vehicle, temporarily place the remote engine start system in service mode to prevent the system ... If you restart the engine while the vehicle is moving, shift the select lever into ... into the "P" position. WARNING Do not stop the engine when the vehicle is moving. This will cause...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 269
    ...doors are unlocked manually using the key, the vehicle's alarm system will trigger and the remote engine ... by opening a door or the rear gate. & Starting your vehicle The remote control start system ... . The security indicator light on the dashboard will stop flashing while under remote engine start...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 270
    ... remote start system while in service mode, the turn signal lights will flash and the horn ...seconds. The horn will honk and the turn signal lights will flash three times to indicate that the system ...OFF". The horn will honk and the turn signal lights will flash 2 times to indicate Confirmation Horn ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 271
    ..., you will notice a decrease in range (distance from the vehicle that your remote control operates). Follow the instructions below to change the remote control batteries. & System maintenance ! Changing the remote control batteries CAUTION . Do ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 272
    ...operation. The manual transmission is a fully synchromeshed, 5-forward-speed and 1-reverse-speed transmission. The shift .... To change gears, fully depress the clutch pedal, move the shift lever, and gradually ... back together, then test the remote control. CAUTION FCC WARNING Changes or modifications ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    7-14 Starting and operating WARNING . Do not drive the vehicle with the clutch disengaged (i.e., when the clutch pedal is depressed) or with the shift lever in the neutral position. Engine braking has no effect in either of these conditions and the...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 274
    ...is electronically controlled and provides 4 forward speeds and 1 reverse speed. Also, it has a manual mode and a SPORT mode. WARNING Do not shift from the "P" ... fluid to overheat. . Avoid shifting from one of the forward driving positions into the NOTE . When the engine coolant temperature...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 275
    .... During coasting, there is no engine braking effect. WARNING Do not drive the vehicle with the select lever in the “N” (neutral) position. Engine braking has ..., “N”, “D” and also has manual gate for To shift from the “N” to “R” position, stop the vehicle ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    Starting and operating 7-17 ! D (Drive) This position is for normal driving. The transmission automatically shifts into a suitable gear from 1st to 4th...lever from this position into the manual gate then move it toward the "+" and "−" ends. ! While climbing a grade When driving up a hill, ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 277
    ... the parking brake and stop the engine. 2. Remove the shift lock cover using a flat-head screwdriver....after performing the above procedure, the shift lock system may be malfunctioning. Contact a SUBARU dealer for an inspection as soon as possible. NOTE To prevent damage to the shift lock cover, wrap...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    ...either moving or stationary, move the select lever from the "D" position to the manual gate then move it to the "+" end or "−" end of the manual ... 2) Downshift indicator 3) Gear position indicator When manual mode is selected, the gear Shift to the next-higher gear by briefly pushing ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    ...of the automatic transmission fluid becomes too high, the "AT OIL TEMP" warning light will illuminate and upshifts to 4th gear will not be ... vehicle in a safe place and let the engine idle until the warning light turns SPORT mode is used when power is needed for rapid acceleration or for uphill ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 280
    ...D" position and from there to the manual gate. In this mode, the transmission shifts up at higher vehicle ... The power steering system operates only when the engine is running. If you lose power ... steering system trouble. Type B When selected, the SPORT mode indicator light on the combination meter ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 281
    ... distance will be longer. To dry the brakes, drive the vehicle at a safe speed while lightly depressing the brake pedal to heat up the brakes. ! Use of engine braking Remember... tire is punctured. This could cause a loss of control of the vehicle. Keep driving straight ahead while gradually...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    ...(10 km/h). & Disc brake pad wear warning indicators vehicles. . When driving on badly surfaced roads, gravel ..., immediately have your vehicle checked by your SUBARU dealer. CAUTION . The ABS system does not ... following distance from other & ABS warning light Refer to "ABS warning light" F3-19.
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    .... 3. Release the parking brake. If both warning lights turn off, the EBD system may be malfunctioning. Drive carefully to the nearest SUBARU dealer and have the system inspected. 4. If both warning lights illuminate again and stay illuminated after the ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    ..., DO NOT drive the vehicle. Instead, have the vehicle towed to the nearest SUBARU dealer for repair. Vehicle Dynamics Control system ... do not drive the vehicle. Have your vehicle towed to the nearest SUBARU dealer for repair. CAUTION . Even if your vehicle is equipped with Vehicle Dynamics Control ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    ...operations. Activation of this function is shown by flashing of the Vehicle Dynamics Control operation indicator light. NOTE . The Vehicle Dynamics ... system monitor Refer to "Vehicle Dynamics Control warning light/Vehicle Dynamics Control operation indicator light" F3-22 and "Vehicle Dynamics ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 286
    ... Dynamics Control operation indicator light illuminates. NOTE . The Vehicle Dynamics Control system will be activated automatically when the engine is started. ... When the switch is pressed during engine operation, the Vehicle Dynamics Control OFF indicator light on the combination meter illuminates....
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    ... If the low tire pressure warning light illuminates while driving, never brake suddenly and... sensor/transmitter being transferred, the low tire pressure warning light will illuminate steadily after blinking ...minute. This indicates the TPMS is unable to monitor all four road wheels. Contact your SUBARU
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 288
    ... may cause a malfunction of the tire pressure sensors. If the light illuminates steadily after blinking for approximately 1 minute, promptly contact a SUBARU dealer to have the system inspected. NOTE This device complies with Part 15 of the ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    ...starting to drive, always make sure that the parking brake has been fully released. WARNING ... brake firmly. . For MT models, put the shift lever in the "1" (1st) position when on an upgrade ... wheel as follows. When the vehicle is facing uphill, the front wheels should be turned away from the curb...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 290
    Starting and operating 7-31 alone to hold the vehicle. . If your vehicle has a front underspoiler and rear underspoiler (if equipped), pay attention to blocks and other obstructions on the ground when parking. The underspoilers could be damaged ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 291
    ... warning light Refer to "Hill start assist warning light (MT models)" F3-21. Cruise control Cruise control enables... turning the ignition switch "ON", the cruise control function is deactivated and the cruise control indicator light flashes. To reactivate the cruise control function, turn the...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 292
    Starting and operating 7-33 . towing a trailer & To set cruise control Type A 3. Push the "SET/COAST" button and release it. Then ...1. Push the "CRUISE" main switch button. Type B The cruise control indicator light on the combination meter will illuminate. 2. Depress the...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 293
    ...34 Starting and operating Type B At this time, the cruise control set indicator light on the combination meter will illuminate. The vehicle... models only). . Shift the shift lever into neutral position (MT models only). The cruise control set indicator light on the combination meter turns off when ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 294
    .../h), the vehicle speed will be lowered by 1 mph (1.6 km/h). This occurs because the cruise control system unit regards this operation as that intended ... 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...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 295
    ... is set and the vehicle will keep running at that speed without depressing the accelerator pedal. & Cruise control indicator light Refer to "Cruise control indicator light" F3-25...& Cruise control set indicator light Refer to "Cruise control set indicator light" F3-25.
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 296
    ... Vehicle Weight Rating and Gross Axle Weight Rating) ...Roof rail (if equipped) ...Roof molding and crossbar (if equipped) ... 8-12 8-12 8-13 8-... ... 8-16 8-16 8-17 Trailer towing ...Warranties and maintenance ...Maximum load limits ...Trailer hitches...Connecting a trailer ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 297
    ...Follow these instructions during the first 1,000 miles (1,600 km): . Do not race the engine. ... air conditioner only when necessary. . Keep the front and rear wheels in proper alignment. . Avoid carrying unnecessary luggage or cargo. Engine exhaust gas (carbon monoxide) WARNING . Never inhale engine ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 298
    ... all windows fully open. . Keep the rear gate closed while driving to prevent exhaust gas from entering... have your vehicle checked and repaired by an authorized SUBARU dealer. . Do not apply undercoating or ...short time after the engine has been shut off. This sound is normal. Turbo models WARNING . ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 299
    ... in the best condition at all times, always have the recommended maintenance services listed in the maintenance schedule in the "Warranty and Maintenance Booklet" performed at the specified time or mileage intervals. Driving in foreign countries ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 300
    ... 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 ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 301
    ... tips On-road and off-road driving WARNING . In a rollover crash, an unbelted person ... likely to die than a person wearing a seat belt. You the driver and all .... If you do take your SUBARU off-road, certain common sense... and injure your hands. Instead drive with your fingers and thumbs on the outside ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 302
    ...and transmission oil than that specified in the maintenance schedule described in the "Warranty and Maintenance Booklet". Remember that damage done to your SUBARU while operating it off-road and not using common sense precautions such as ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 303
    ... because they may damage the paint of the vehicle. SUBARU Windshield Washer Fluid contains 58.5% ... winter starts. It normally takes longer to start the engine in very cold weather conditions. Use ...heavy summer oil will make it harder to start the engine. Keep the door locks from freezing by In order ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 304
    ... damage the disc brakes and brake hoses and ABS harness. If your SUBARU is not going to be used for an extended period, it is best to have the ...tank is refilled whenever the fuel level reaches half empty. WARNING Do not use the cruise control on slippery roads such as snowy or icy - CONTINUED -
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 305
    8-10 Driving tips roads. This may cause loss of vehicle control. and deicer" F3-45. When driving in snow, if frozen snow starts to...the airflow, which could result in engine shutdown or even breakdown. ! Wiper operation when snowing Before driving in cold weather, make sure ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 306
    ...device, and use it on the front wheels only. Always use the utmost care when driving with a traction ...holding the transmission in the 2nd position, refer to "Selection of manual mode" F7-19. NOTE When tire .... Damage caused to your vehicle by use of a traction device is not covered under warranty....
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 307
    8-12 Driving tips Loading your vehicle WARNING . Never allow passengers to ride on a folded rear seatback or in the cargo area. Doing so may result ... your vehicle. . Do not place anything on the extended cargo area cover. Such items could tumble forward in the event of a ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 308
    ...axle (GAW) must never exceed the GAWR. The front and rear GAWs can be adjusted by relocating luggage inside... your luggage is lower than the vehicle capacity weight, either front or rear GAW may exceed the GAWR...vehicle, you should confirm that GVW and front and rear GAWs are within the GVWR and GAWR by...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 309
    ... rail (if equipped) roof rail must be used together with the roof rack and any appropriate carrying attachment that may be needed. The roof rail must never be used alone to... rail. When installing the roof rack on the roof rail, follow the manufacturer's instructions. The roof rail is designed ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 310
    ... two roof moldings has two mounting points for crossbars. Each mounting point is fitted with a cover. Use a screwdriver to remove the covers. When installing the crossbars on the roof molding, follow the manufacturer's instructions.
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 311
    ... any type of weight distributing hitch. . The standard bumper beam must be installed after you remove the trailer hitch. Consult a SUBARU dealer for purchase of a standard bumper beam if you do not have the original. . Safety performance is ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 312
    Driving tips 8-17 does not come off the hitch receiver. WARNING Do not connect... the hitch receiver tube and insert the receiver cover onto the hitch receiver tube. . Place the ... individually activating the brake, stop, and turn signal lights on the trailer. NOTE Always disconnect the trailer wire ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 313
    ... and use provided by the trailer and other towing equipment manufacturers. SUBARU assumes no responsibility for injuries or vehicle damage that result from trailer towing equipment,... maintenance SUBARU warranties do not apply to vehicle damage or malfunction caused by trailer towing. ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 314
    ... (GVW) and Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) MT models When towing a trailer without brakes. When towing a trailer with brakes. AT models When towing a trailer without brakes. When towing a trailer with brakes. When towing a trailer on a long uphill grade continuously for ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 315
    ... each axle (GAW) must never exceed the Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR). The front and rear GAWs can be adjusted by relocating passengers and luggage inside the vehicle. The front and rear GAWR are also shown on the certification label. To check both GVWR and...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 316
    ... 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, ...s instructions for installation and use. Never use a hitch that mounts only to the rear bumper....
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 317
    ...Side mirrors WARNING Always use safety chains between your vehicle and the trailer. Towing a ... safety chain connection, refer to the instructions for your hitch and trailer. WARNING . Adequate size trailer ... hydraulic brake system. Please ask your SUBARU dealer and professional trailer supplier for ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 318
    ... to increase its capacity and accommodate wiring changes. To ensure the trailer lights are connected properly, please consult your SUBARU dealer. Check for proper operation of the brake lights and turn signal lights each time you hitch up. ! ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 319
    ... it to the right for a right turn. . If the ABS warning light illuminates while the vehicle is in motion, stop towing the trailer and have repairs performed immediately by the nearest SUBARU dealer. ! Driving on grades . Before going down a steep hill, slow down and ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 320
    ...high warning light" F3-16. - AT OIL TEMP warning light illuminates (AT models). Refer to "AT OIL TEMP warning light (AT models)" F318. . If your vehicle has an automatic transmission, ...; slowly release the regular brakes. 5. Shift into 1st or reverse gear (manual transmission models) or...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 321
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  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 322
    ... engine compartment ...If no steam is coming from the engine compartment ... 9-13 9-13 9-13 Maintenance tools ...Tool bag...Under the cargo area... 9-4 9-4 9-5 Towing ...Towing and tie-down hooks...Using a flat-bed truck...Towing with all wheels on the ground... 9-14 9-14 9-17 9-17 ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 323
    ... sensor/transmitter being transferred, the low tire pressure warning light will illuminate steadily after blinking for ... all four road wheels. Contact your SUBARU dealer as soon as possible for tire and sensor ... safely pull off the road if a problem occurs. The hazard warning flasher can be activated ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 324
    ... tire. . The temporary spare tire must be used only on a rear wheel. If a front wheel tire gets punctured, replace the wheel with...fuse out of the spare fuse holder in the engine compartment. Spare fuses are attached on the back side of the fuse holder cover. You may pick up any one fuse in the spare ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 325
    .... Hex-head wrench (only models with moonroof) . Wheel cover remover (only models with wheel covers)... located in the cabin and confirm that the All-Wheel Drive warning light " illuminates. The All-Wheel-Drive ... Screwdriver Wheel nut wrench Tool bag Wheel cover remover (only models with wheel covers)...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 326
    In case of emergency 9-5 & Under the cargo area floor. The jack and towing hook are stored in the tool bucket that is located in the recess of the spare... Wheel nut wrench Hex-head wrench (only models with moonroof) Screwdriver Jack Towing hook (eye bolt) The jack handle is stored under the cargo
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 327
    ... under the vehicle while supporting the vehicle with this jack. . Always turn off the engine before raising the... possible, then stop the engine. 2. Set the parking brake securely and shift the shift lever ...spare tire 4. Put wheel blocks at the front and rear of the tire diagonally opposite the flat ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 328
    ...Temporary spare tire" F9-2 and strictly follow the instructions. 7. If your vehicle has wheel covers, insert a wheel cover remover into the notch ... side of the valve hole and pry the wheel cover to remove it. 9. Place the jack under the side sill at the front or rear jack-up point closest to the ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 329
    .... 13. Put on the spare tire. Replace the wheel nuts. Tighten them by hand. WARNING Do not use oil or grease on the wheel studs or nuts when the ... a pipe extension on the wrench because you may exceed the specified torque. Have the wheel nut torque checked at the nearest automotive service facility.
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 330
    ... and wheel nut wrench in their storage locations. If the low tire pressure warning light illuminates while driving, never brake suddenly and keep driving ... the door pillar on the driver's side. If this light still illuminates while driving after adjusting the tire pressure, a ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 331
    ... to monitor all four road wheels. Contact your SUBARU dealer as soon as possible for tire and sensor replacement and...pressure sensors. If the light illuminates steadily after blinking for approximately one minute, promptly contact a SUBARU dealer to have the system inspected. Jump starting WARNING ....
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 332
    ... 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 the sequence illustrated. - CONTINUED -
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 333
    ... the cable clamps are not in contact with any other metal. 5. Start the engine of the vehicle with the booster battery and run it at moderate speed. Then start the engine of the vehicle that has the discharged battery. 6. When finished, carefully disconnect the cables in ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 334
    ...(models with type A combination meter)" F3-11. . The coolant temperature high warning light remains illuminated (if equipped). Refer to "Coolant temperature low indicator light/Coolant temperature high warning light" F3-16. 4. After the engine has fully cooled down, check ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 335
    9-14 In case of emergency Towing If towing is necessary, it is best done by your SUBARU dealer or a commercial towing service. Observe the following procedures for safety....nut wrench out of the cargo area. 2. Pry off the cover on the front bumper using a screwdriver, and you will find...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 336
    ... possible to install the rear towing hook. To install the rear towing hook, the standard bumper beam must be installed on the vehicle at a SUBARU dealer. Consult a SUBARU dealer for details. Use a hitch ball and follow the instructions below when towing. . The weight of the ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 337
    ... wheel nut wrench. After towing, remove the towing hook from the vehicle and stow it in the tool bucket. Fit the towing hook cover on the bumper. The front tie-down hooks are located between each of the front tires and the front bumper. The rear tie...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 338
    ...17 & Using a flat-bed truck CAUTION If your vehicle has a front underspoiler and rear underspoiler (if equipped), be careful not to ...could result if the vehicle is towed with the engine running. . For models with automatic transmission, the traveling speed must be limited to less ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 339
    ...the rear gate cannot be opened In the event that you cannot open the rear gate by operating the power door locking switches or the ...doing so may cause an injury. Always use a screwdriver or a similar tool. 1. Remove the access cover at the bottom-center of the rear gate trim. 2. Locate the rear gate...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 340
    ...moonroof switch, you can close the moonroof manually. 2. Insert a hex-head wrench in the end ...counterclockwise. Have your vehicle checked and repaired by an authorized SUBARU dealer. 1. Remove the plug ...area by inserting the end of the flathead screwdriver between the roof and plug and prying it off....
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 341
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  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 342
    ... polishing ...Cleaning aluminum wheels ... 10-2 10-2 10-3 10-4 Cleaning the interior...Seat fabric ...Leather seat materials...Synthetic leather upholstery...Climate control panel, audio panel, instrument panel, console panel, and switches ...Monitor (if...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 343
    ... up the brakes. . Do not wash the engine compartment and area adjacent to it. If..., it will cause engine trouble or a malfunction of power steering. . Since your vehicle is equipped with a rear... solvents when washing the surface of the bulb assembly cover. However, if a detergent with organic solvents...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 344
    ... in removing the paint layer and exposing the undercoat. When in doubt, it is always best to contact your SUBARU dealer or an auto paint specialist. Otherwise, the cover surface may be damaged. NOTE Be careful not to block the windshield washer nozzles with wax ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 345
    ... on roads treated with salt or other agents. Corrosion protection Your SUBARU has been designed and built to resist corrosion. ... be given an appropriate rust prevention treatment or should be replaced. Contact your SUBARU dealer to perform this kind of maintenance and treatment if you need & Most ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 346
    ...meter panel, and switches. (Do not use organic solvents.) & Leather seat materials The leather used by SUBARU is a high quality natural product which will.... If your SUBARU is to be parked for a long time in bright sunlight, it is recommended that the seats and headrests be covered, or the...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 347
    ... leather upholstery The synthetic leather material used on the SUBARU may be cleaned using mild soap ... used on leather or synthetic interior materials. & Climate control panel, audio panel, instrument panel,...Use a soft, damp cloth to clean the climate control panel, audio equipment, instrument panel,...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 348
    Maintenance and service Maintenance schedule ...Maintenance precautions...Before checking or servicing in the engine compartment...When checking or servicing in the engine compartment (non-turbo models) ...When checking or servicing in the engine ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 349
    ... ...Tire rotation direction mark ...Tire rotation ...Tire replacement ...Wheel replacement...Wheel covers (if equipped) ... Rear window wiper blade rubber ...11-...)...Headlights (models without HID headlights)...Position light ...Front turn signal light ...Rear combination lights ......
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 350
    ... it is recommended that all work be done by an authorized SUBARU dealer. If you perform maintenance and service by yourself, you ... familiarize yourself with the information provided in this section on general maintenance and service for your SUBARU. Incorrect or incomplete service could ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 351
    ...your SRS airbag or seatbelt pretensioner needs service, consult your nearest SUBARU dealer. & Before checking or servicing ... or servicing in the engine compartment (non-turbo models) CAUTION . Do not contact the belt cover while checking the components in the engine compartment. Doing so may cause ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 352
    Maintenance and service 11-5 the engine has stopped. Engine hood To open the hood: 1. If the ..., return them to their original position. & When checking or servicing in the engine compartment while the engine is running WARNING A running engine can be dangerous. Keep your fingers, hands, clothing,...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 353
    11-6 Maintenance and service WARNING Always check that the hood is properly locked before you start driving. If it is not, it might fly open while the vehicle is moving and block your view, which may cause an accident and serious bodily injury.
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 354
    Maintenance and service 11-7 Engine compartment overview & Non-turbo models 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 10) 11) 12) 13) 14) Power steering fluid reservoir (page 1124) Manual transmission oil level gauge (MT) (page 11-20) or Differential gear oil level gauge (AT) (page 11-22) Clutch ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 355
    11-8 Maintenance and service 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 10) 11) 12) 13) Power steering fluid ... oil level gauge (AT) (page 11-22) Clutch fluid reservoir (page 11-26) ...Windshield washer tank (page 11-38) Engine oil filler cap (page 11-9)... coolant reservoir (page 11-14) Engine oil level gauge (page 11-9)...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 356
    Maintenance and service 11-9 Engine oil NOTE . The engine oil consumption rate is not stabilized, and therefore cannot be determined until... quart per 1,200 miles or 1 liter per 2,000 kilometers, contact your SUBARU dealer. & Checking the oil level Check the engine oil level at each fuel...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 357
    11-10 Maintenance and service engine oil gets on the exhaust pipe, be sure to ... oil filter according to the maintenance schedule in the "Warranty and Maintenance Booklet". The engine oil and ... more frequently than listed in the maintenance schedule when driving on dusty roads, when short trips ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 358
    Maintenance and service 11-11 your SUBARU dealer. 1. Warm up the engine by letting the engine idle for approximately 10 minutes to ease draining the engine oil. 2. Park the vehicle on a level surface and stop the engine. 3. Remove the oil filler cap. Non-turbo models Non-turbo models...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 359
    11-12 Maintenance and service 9. Clean the rubber seal seating area of the bottom of engine and install the oil filter by hand turning. Be careful not to twist or damage the seal. 10. Tighten the oil filter by the amount indicated in the following table after the seal makes contact with the ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 360
    ... and grade shown in this Owner's Manual. Refer to "Engine oil" F12-5. Also, you ...oil is unavailable. CAUTION . Vehicles are filled at the factory with SUBARU Super Coolant that does not require... Coolant. If the SUBARU Super Coolant is diluted with another brand or type, the maintenance interval...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 361
    11-14 Maintenance and service Refer to "Fuses" F11-45 and "Fuse panel located in the engine compartment" F1213. If frequent... Change the engine coolant and add genuine SUBARU cooling system conditioner using the following procedures according to the maintenance schedule. 1. Remove the under ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 362
    Maintenance and service 11-15 room to add genuine SUBARU cooling system conditioner in the radiator. Add genuine SUBARU cooling system conditioner until the coolant level reaches the filler neck. Do not pour the coolant too quickly, as this may lead to insufficient air bleeding and ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 363
    11-16 Maintenance and service Air cleaner element WARNING Do not operate the engine with the air cleaner element removed. The air... tighten firmly. CAUTION When replacing the air cleaner element, use a genuine SUBARU air cleaner element. If it is not used, there is the possibility...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 364
    ... frequently. It is recommended that you always use genuine SUBARU parts. ! Non-turbo models case. ... two clips holding the air cleaner case cover. 7. To install the air cleaner case, insert the... case into the slits on the air cleaner case cover. 8. Install in the reverse order of removal. 5. Open the...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 365
    ... two clips holding the air cleaner case cover. 1. Use a screwdriver to undo the clips on the air intake...intake duct. 4. Open the air cleaner case cover and remove the air cleaner element....case into the slits on the air cleaner case cover. 7. Install in the reverse order of removal. 1) 2) Connector ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 366
    ... replaced by your SUBARU dealer. The spark plugs should be replaced according to the maintenance schedule in the "Warranty and...cracks, wear or unusual noise on the front side belt, contact your SUBARU dealer. Continuing .... If the front side belt is loose, cracked or worn, contact your SUBARU dealer....
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 367
    11-20 Maintenance and service SUBARU dealer. Manual transmission oil & Checking the oil level & Non-turbo models It is ...the belt should be done according to the maintenance schedule in the "Warranty and Maintenance Booklet". Consult your SUBARU dealer for replacement. If the...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 368
    ... and additives. Never use different brands together. For details, refer to "Manual transmission, front differential and rear differential gear oil" F12-8. ... the select lever in each position. Then shift it in the "P" position, and run the engine at idling speed. 1) 2) 3)...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 369
    11-22 Maintenance and service fluid level on the gauge. If it is below the lower level ... overfill. & Recommended fluid Refer to "Fluids" F12-9. Front differential gear oil (AT models) & Checking the ... Park the vehicle on a level surface and stop the engine. 2. Pull out the level gauge, wipe it...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 370
    ... brands together. For details, refer to "Manual transmission, front differential and rear differential gear ... gear oil level, consult your SUBARU dealer for inspection. & Recommended grade and ... together. For details, refer to "Manual transmission, front differential and rear differential gear ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 371
    11-24 Maintenance and service Power steering fluid & Checking the fluid level WARNING Be careful not to burn yourself because the ... is extremely low, it may indicate possible leakage. Consult your SUBARU dealer for an inspection. & Recommended fluid Refer to "Fluids" F12-9.
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 372
    Maintenance and service 11-25 Brake fluid & Checking the fluid level clean water. For safety, when performing this ... refilling, there may be a leak. If you suspect a problem, have the vehicle checked at your SUBARU dealer. & Recommended brake fluid Refer to "Fluids" F12-9. CAUTION Never use ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 373
    11-26 Maintenance and service Clutch fluid (MT models) & Checking the fluid level advisable. & Recommended ... requires frequent refilling, there may be a leak. If you suspect a problem, have the vehicle checked at your SUBARU dealer. . When clutch fluid is added, be careful not to allow any dirt ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 374
    ... described in the following, have it checked by your SUBARU dealer. 1. With the engine off, depress the brake pedal ... prop- Stop the engine and firmly depress the brake pedal several times. Lightly pull ... If the free play is not within proper specification, contact your SUBARU dealer. - CONTINUED ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 375
    ... measurement is smaller than the specification, or when the pedal does not operate smoothly, contact with your SUBARU dealer. Lightly press the clutch pedal down with your finger until ... the free play. If the free play is not within proper specification, contact your SUBARU dealer.
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 376
    ...does not operate as described above, contact with your SUBARU dealer. Replacement of brake pad and lining ...the brake pad or lining, use only genuine SUBARU parts. After replacement, the new parts must ... brake pedal, have the brake pads serviced by your SUBARU dealer as soon as possible. CAUTION If ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 377
    ...or icy roads. If you drive your vehicle on snow-covered or icy roads, we ... parking brake stroke according to the maintenance schedule in the "Warranty and Maintenance Booklet". When the parking brake is ... within the specified range, have the brake system checked and adjusted at your SUBARU dealer.
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 378
    ... cause the low tire pressure warning light to illuminate. To avoid this problem when adjusting the tire pressures ...and check to see that the low tire pressure warning light turns off a few minutes ... not be functioning normally. In this event, go to a SUBARU dealer to have the system inspected as soon ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 379
    ... the work performed by a SUBARU dealer. WARNING If the low tire pressure warning light does not ... Tire Pressure Monitoring System checked at a SUBARU dealer as soon as possible. If this light illuminates while driving, ... wear. Contact your SUBARU dealer immediately if you find any problem. NOTE . ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 380
    Maintenance and service 11-33 approach the curbs as squarely as possible. Also, make sure ...tires and/or wheels may be damaged. Drive slowly to the nearest authorized SUBARU dealer and have the ...low tire pressure. Incorrect tire pressures detract from controllability and ride comfort, and they cause ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 381
    11-34 Maintenance and service . Correct tire pressure (tread worn evenly) . Abnormally low tire pressure (tread worn at ..., adjust the tire pressures to the values that match current loading conditions. WARNING Driving at high speeds with excessively low tire pressures can cause ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 382
    Maintenance and service 11-35 the tires. The resulting loss of vehicle control could lead to ...balanced, have them checked and adjusted by your SUBARU dealer. Also have them adjusted after tire... and reduces the vehicle's running stability. Contact your SUBARU dealer if you notice abnormal tire wear...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 383
    11-36 Maintenance and service the direction mark facing forward. & Tire replacement The... Using tires of a non-specified size detracts from controllability, ride comfort, braking performance, speedometer ... as standard equipment. For safe vehicle operation, SUBARU recommends replacing all four tires ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 384
    ... housing during turns. The resulting loss of vehicle control could lead to an accident. & Wheel covers (if equipped) ! Removing ... replacement wheels match the specifications of the wheels that are fitted as standard equipment. Replacement wheels are available from SUBARU dealers. - CONTINUED -
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 385
    11-38 Maintenance and service ! Installing the wheel cover Aluminum wheels Aluminum wheels can be scratched and damaged easily. ..., or the center cap is replaced, be sure to replace them with genuine SUBARU parts designed for aluminum wheels. Windshield washer fluid Align the ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 386
    Maintenance and service 11-39 Washer fluid level gauge level gauge or the ...use an anti-freeze type windshield washer fluid. SUBARU Windshield Washer Fluid contains 58.5% methyl alcohol... may freeze in the reservoir tank. CAUTION Never use engine coolant as washer fluid because it could cause paint ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 387
    11-40 Maintenance and service Replacement of wiper blades Grease, wax, insects, or... raised wiper arms to the original positions, 1) 2) Open the cover Pull down the wiper blade 2. Remove the wiper blade assembly by opening the cover and pulling it down in the direction shown in the illustration. ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 388
    Maintenance and service 11-41 & Windshield wiper blade rubber grooves in the rubber... the blade rubber assembly into the support until it locks. 1) 1) Support Metal spines 1. Grasp... Stopper 4. Be sure to position the claws at the end of the support between the stoppers on the rubber as shown. If...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 389
    11-42 Maintenance and service & Rear window wiper blade assembly 1. Raise the wiper arm off the rear window. & Rear window wiper ... Hold the wiper arm by hand and slowly lower it in position. 1. Pull out the end of the blade rubber assembly to unlock it from the plastic support.
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 390
    Maintenance and service 11-43 2. Pull the blade rubber assembly out of the plastic support. ends. If the rubber is not retained properly, the wiper may scratch the rear window glass. 1) Metal spines 3. If the new blade rubber is not provided with two metal spines, remove the metal ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 391
    11-44 Maintenance and service Battery WARNING . Before beginning work on or near any battery, be sure to extinguish all cigarettes, matches, and lighters. Never expose a battery to an open flame or electric sparks. Batteries give off a gas which is highly flammable and explosive....
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 392
    ... compartment. One is located under the instrument panel behind the fuse box cover on the driver's seat side. To remove the cover, pull it out. The spare fuses are stored in the main fuse box cover in the engine compartment. 1) 2) Good Blown If any lights, accessories or other electrical ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 393
    ...-11. Main fuse Installation of accessories Always consult your SUBARU dealer before installing fog lights or any other electrical equipment ...same fuse blows again, this indicates that its system has a problem. Contact your SUBARU dealer for repairs. The main fuses are ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 394
    ... components by yourself. For replacement, contact your SUBARU dealer. NOTE . If headlight aiming is required, consult your SUBARU dealer for proper adjustment of the headlight aim. . It may be difficult to... the bulbs. Have the bulbs replaced by your SUBARU dealer if necessary. & Headlights (models ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 395
    11-48 Maintenance and service ! Low beam light bulbs 2. Use a screwdriver to remove the secured clip of the washer tank. To make it ... the air intake duct (right-hand side). 3. Remove the bulb cover, by turning it counterclockwise. Left-hand side 5. Remove the bulb ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 396
    Maintenance and service 11-49 7. To install the bulb to the headlight assembly, turn it clockwise ... clicks. 8. Reconnect the electrical connector. 9. Install the bulb cover. 10. Install the air intake duct ... (left-hand side). ! High beam light bulbs surface. 5. To install the bulb to the headlight ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 397
    11-50 Maintenance and service & Front turn signal light It may be difficult to replace the bulbs. Have the bulbs replaced by your SUBARU dealer if necessary. & Rear combination lights 3. Remove the bulb socket from the rear combination light assembly by ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 398
    Maintenance and service 11-51 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Remove the cover and lens. Pull the bulb out of the socket. Install a new bulb. Reinstall the lens and cover. Tighten the mounting screws. & Dome light, map light, cargo area light and door step light CAUTION 7. Tighten the upper and lower ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 399
    11-52 Maintenance and service 2. Pull the bulb out of the socket. 3. Install a new bulb. 4. Reinstall the lens. & Other bulbs It may be difficult to replace the bulbs. Have the bulbs replaced by your SUBARU dealer if necessary. Cargo area light Door step light 1. Remove the lens by prying the...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 400
    Specifications Specifications ...Dimensions...Engine ...Electrical system...Fuel ...Engine oil ...Manual transmission, front differential and rear differential gear oil ...Fluids ...Engine coolant ... 12-2 12-2 12-3 12-3 12-4 12-5 12...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 401
    ... These specifications are subject to change without notice. & Dimensions in (mm) Item Overall length Overall width Overall height without roof rail with roof rail Wheel base Tread 1 Non-turbo models 179.5 (4,560) 70.1 (1,780) 65.9 (1,675) 66.9 (1,700) 103...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 402
    ... opposed, liquid cooled 4 cylinder, 4-stroke gasoline engine & Electrical system Battery type and capacity (5HR) MT AT Alternator Spark plugs Non-turbo engine Turbo engine AT: Automatic transmission MT: Manual transmission 12V-48AH (55D23L) 12V-52AH (65D23L) 12V-110A SILZKAR7B11 (...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 403
    12-4 Specifications & Fuel NOTE The engine is designed to operate using unleaded gasoline. Model Non-turbo ..., 14.1 Imp gal) *1: If unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of 91 AKI (95 RON) is not available, unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of 87 AKI (90 RON) or higher may be temporarily ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 404
    ...a properly-trained expert. It is recommended that you have this service performed by your SUBARU dealer. ! Approved engine oil Always use the SUBARU approved engine oil. For further details, please contact your SUBARU dealer. If the approved engine oil is unavailable, use the alternative engine oil...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 405
    12-6 Specifications ! Alternative engine oil If the SUBARU approved oil is unavailable, the following ... viscosity No. and applicable temperature Engine oil capacity - Adding the oil from L to F level: 0W-20...US qt (1.0 liter, 0.9 Imp qt) for optimum engine performance and - Changing the oil and ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 406
    ... 12-7 ! Turbo models Oil grade SAE viscosity No. and applicable temperature Engine oil capacity - Adding the oil from L to F level: 5W-30 synthetic oil ...required for 1.1 US qt (1.0 liter, 0.9 Imp qt) optimum engine performance and pro- - Changing the oil and oil filter:...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 407
    12-8 Specifications & Manual transmission, front differential and rear differential gear oil Oil grade Manual transmission Front differential (AT models) SAE viscosity No. ... procedure, or other details, refer to "Manual transmission oil" F11-20, "Front differential gear oil ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 408
    ... · SUBARU ATF · IDEMITSU ATF HP · SUBARU ATF · IDEMITSU ATF HP · "Dexron III" Type ...factors. Model Non-turbo Turbo Manual transmission Automatic transmission Coolant capacity 7.5 US qt (7.1 ...Imp qt) 8.5 US qt (8.0 liters, 7.0 Imp qt) SUBARU Super Coolant Coolant type For the checking, adding...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 409
    ...-10 Specifications & Tires Tire size Wheel size Pressure Front Rear Rear when towing trailer Temporary spare tire Size Pressure P215/65R16 96H 16 6 61/2... of the cargo area. & Wheel alignment Toe Camber * Front Rear Front Rear 0 + 0.12 in (0 + 3 mm), Toe angle (sum of ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 410
    ... 15A 10A 10A 7.5A ...Trailer Circuit Door locking Front wiper deicer relay Combination meter Remote control view mirrors Seat heater relay Combination meter Integrated unit Stop light Front wiper deicer Power supply (battery) Turn signal ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 411
    ... 22 Specifications Fuse rating 10A 15A 10A Empty 10A 7.5A 15A ... Circuit Illumination Seat heaters Back-up light Accessory power outlet (instrument panel) Starter relay Air conditioner Rear window ... illumination relay Blower fan Blower fan Fog light Front wiper Auto air conditioner unit ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 412
    ... engine compartment Fuse panel 1 Fuse rating 30A ... Circuit ABS unit Vehicle Dynamics Control unit Main fan (...(low beam) Headlight (high beam) Back-up Horn Rear window defogger Mirror heater Fuel pump Automatic transmission control unit Engine control unit Turn and hazard warning flasher Tail and ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 413
    12-14 Fuse panel 18 19 Specifications Fuse rating 15A 15A . . Circuit Headlight (right hand) Headlight (left hand)
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 414
    Specifications 12-15 Bulb chart Lights A and B are the LED (Light Emitting Diode) type. Consult your SUBARU dealer for replacement. - CONTINUED -
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 415
    ... HID light Models with halogen light 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 10) 11) 12) 13) 14) A) B) Front side marker light Map light Dome light Front fog light Front turn signal light Door step light Cargo .... - Do not remove any headlightassembly components by yourself. For replacement, contact your SUBARU dealer.
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 416
    Specifications 12-17 CAUTION Replace any bulb only with a new bulb of the specified wattage. Using a bulb of different wattage could result in a fire.
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 417
    12-18 Specifications 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) Vehicle identification number Emission control label Tire inflation pressure label Certification label Vehicle identification number plate Model number label Fuel label Air conditioner label Vehicle identification
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 418
    ... pressure...13-4 Glossary of tire terminology ...13-5 Tire care - maintenance and safety practices...13-9 Vehicle load limit - how to determine...13-10 Determining compatibility of tire and vehicle load capacities ...13-13 Uniform tire quality grading ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 419
    ... in selecting the proper tire for your vehicles. Here is a brief review of the tire sizing system with a breakdown of its individual elements. ! P ... height 7 section width). (4) R = Radial Construction (5) Rim diameter in inches ! Load and Speed Rating Descriptions With the P-Metric system, Section ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 420
    ... safety defects 13-3 Example: WARNING . Speed ratings apply only to (6) Load Index:...kg). WARNING Load indices apply only to the tire, not to the vehicle. Putting a load rated ... is composed of four groups. Here is a brief review of the TIN with a breakdown of its individual elements. The maximum ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 421
    ... does not mean the vehicle can be loaded up to the tire's rated load. ! Construction type & Recommended tire inflation pressure ! ... size, recommended cold tire inflation pressure on each tire at maximum loaded vehicle weight, seating capacity and loading information. ! Adverse safety consequences ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 422
    ...failure of the tire(s). Possible resulting loss of vehicle control could lead to an accident. ! Measuring and..., power brakes, power windows, power seats, radio, and heater, to the extent that these... conditioning and additional weight optional engine. - CONTINUED - The tire structure, except tread...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 423
    ... and Reporting safety defects . Extra load tire ing on a vehicle. . Light truck (LT) tire . Measuring rim A tire ... or multipurpose passenger vehicles. . Load rating The rim on which a tire is fitted for physical dimension requirements. . Normal occupant weight The space between two adjacent ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 424
    ... previously considered in curb weight or acces- A metal support for a tire or a tire and tube assembly upon which the tire beads are seated. . Rim diameter The rim on which a tire is fitted for testing, and it may be any rim listed as appropriate for ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 425
    ... The fixture used to hold the wheel and tire assembly securely during testing. The rated cargo and luggage load plus 150 lbs (68 kg) times the vehicle's designated seating capacity. . Vehicle maximum load on the tire Load on an individual tire that ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 426
    ... load, number of occupants 2 3 5 7 Occupant distribution in a normally loaded vehicle 2 in front. 2 in front, 1 in second seat. 2 in front, 1 in second seat, 1 in ..., 1 in fourth seat. 2 in front, 2 in second seat, 2 in third seat, 1 in fourth seat. & Tire care - maintenance and safety practices . ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 427
    ... about vehicle loading, refer to "Loading your vehicle" F8-12. For information about towing capacity and weight limits, refer to "Trailer towing" F8-18. ! Calculating total and load capacities varying seating configurations Example 1A Vehicle capacity weight of ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 428
    ...1. Calculate the total weight. Example 1B 2. Calculate the available load capacity. 2. Calculate the available load ...(408 kg). 3. The total weight now exceeds the capacity weight by 92 lbs (42 kg), ... Calculate the total weight. Example 2A Vehicle capacity weight of the vehicle is 900 lbs (408 kg...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 429
    ... lbs (80 kg)). 1. Calculate the total weight. 2. Calculate the available load capacity. occupants to three), and a child restraint system weighing 11 lbs (5 kg...kg) of cargo can be carried. Example 2B 2. Calculate the available load capacity. For example, if a person weighing 143 lbs (65 kg) and a...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 430
    ... In addition, sum of the maximum load ratings of two front tires and of two rear tires must exceed each axle's maximum loaded ... certification label affixed to the driver's door. The GVWR and front and rear GAWRs are determined by not only the maximum load rating of tires but...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 431
    ...defects able cargo and luggage load capacity is 650 lbs. (1,400 − 750 (5 6 150... vehicle will be towing a trailer, load from your trailer will be transferred to your vehicle. Consult this manual... grade is a comparative rating based on the wear rate of the tire when tested under controlled conditions...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 432
    ... National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying Subaru of America, Inc. If NHTSA receives similar complaints, ... However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer, or Subaru of America, Inc. To contact NHTSA, you may call the Vehicle...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 433
    13-16 Consumer information and Reporting safety defects Building, Washington, DC 20590. You can also obtain other information about motor vehicle safety from http://www.safercar.gov.
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  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 435
    ... system ...4-2 Manual climate control system...4-2, 4-4 Alarm system ...2-15 All-Wheel Drive warning light ...3-21 Aluminum ... beam leveler ...3-31 Warning light...3-22 Automatic transmission ...7-15 Fluid ...11-21, 12-9 MANUAL mode ...7-19 Oil temperature warning light (AT OIL TEMP) ...3-18 Select ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 436
    ...Reserve distance ...11-28 Brake system ...7-22 Warning light ...3-20 Braking ...7-22 Tips...7-22 ... Replacing...11-47 C Cargo area Cover ...6-13 Light...6-3, 11-51 Tie-down hooks... tire ...9-6 Oil and oil filter ...11-10 Charge warning light ...3-17 CHECK ENGINE warning light/Malfunction indicator lamp...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 437
    ... low indicator light...3-16 Cooling system ...11-13 Corrosion protection ...10-4 Cruise control ...7-32 Indicator light...3-25 Set indicator light ... 11-51 Door Locks...2-4 Open warning light...3-21 Step light...11-51 Drive belts ...11-19 Driving All-Wheel Drive warning light ...3-21 AWD models...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 438
    ... ...1-20 Turn signal light ...11-50 Front seats...1-2 Forward and backward adjustment ...1-3 Head restraint adjustment ...1-5 Power seat...1-4 Reclining...1-3 Seat height adjustment (driver's...43 Hazard warning flasher ...3-5, 9-2 Head restraint adjustment Front seat...1-5 Rear seat ...1-8 Headlight...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 439
    14-6 Index Hill start assist (MT models) ...7-31, 11-29 Warning light ...3-21 HomeLink® ... Indicator light (security indicator light) ...3-23 Indicator light Coolant temperature low ...3-16 Cruise control ...3-25 Cruise control set...3-25 Front fog light ...3-25 Headlight ...3-25 High beam ...3-25 ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 440
    ...11-3 Schedule ...11-3 Seatbelt ...1-19 Tools ...9-4 Malfunction indicator lamp (check engine warning light)...3-16 Manual Climate control system ...4-3 Seat ...1-3 Transmission ...7-13 Transmission oil...11-20, 12-8 Map light...6-3, 11-...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 441
    ...11-23, 12-8 Gate...2-23, 9-18 Turn signal light ...11-50 Rear seat...1-7 Center table ...6-7 Folding down...1-10 Reclining...1-10 ... ...8-11 Roof molding and crossbar ...8-14 Roof rails...8-14 S Safety Precautions when driving...5 Symbol...2 Warnings ...2 Screensaver ...5-56 Seat Fabric ...10-5 Front...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 442
    ...47 SRS airbag (Supplemental Restraint System airbag)...5, 1-33 SRS airbag system Monitors ...1-57 Servicing ...1-58 Warning light...3-15 Starting the engine ...7-7 State emission testing (U.S. only) ...7-6 Steering wheel Power ...7-21 ...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 443
    ... pressure monitoring system (TPMS)...7-28, 9-9, 11-31 Warning light ...3-18 Tires and wheels...11-... OFF switch ...7-27 Operation indicator light...3-23 System...7-25 Warning light...3-22 Ventilator ...4-2 ...Warning chimes Seatbelt...3-13 Warning light ABS...3-19 All-Wheel Drive ...3-21 AT OIL TEMP...3-...
  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 444
    ...14-11 Seatbelt ...3-13 SRS airbag system ...3-15 Vehicle Dynamics Control ...3-22 Warranties ...1 Warranties and maintenance ...8-18 Washing ...10-2 Waxing and... Alignment...12-10 Aluminum...11-38 Balance ...11-35 Covers...11-37 Nut tightening torque ...9-6, 12-10 Replacement...
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  • 2011 Subaru Forester | Owner's Manual - Page 446
    & Fuel: GAS STATION REFERENCE & Fuel capacity: 16.9 US gal (64 liters, 14.1 Imp gal) ! Non-turbo models... is required that you use premium grade unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of 91 AKI (95 RON) or higher. & Engine oil: Use SUBARU approved motor oil or equivalent. For the details, refer to...



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