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2024 Subaru Forester Alarm System User Guide

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2024 Subaru Forester Alarm Owner’s Manual

A powerful antitheft alarm system is installed on the 2024 Subaru Forester to guard against theft and unlawful access. This system uses sensors to identify intrusions, including smashing windows or opening doors, and then sets off a loud alarm and flashing lights to scare off would-be burglars. Everywhere you go, you can feel secure with the Forester thanks to its cutting-edge security systems.

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Anti -theft Alarm Guide

The alarm system helps to protect your vehicle and valuables from theft. The horn sounds and the hazard warning flashers flash if someone attempts to break into your vehicle.

For models with “keyless access with push-button start system”:
The system can be armed or disarmed with the keyless access function or access key fob.

The system will not be activated when the push-button ignition switch is in the “ACC” or “ON” position.

For models without “keyless access with push-button start system”:
The system can be armed or disarmed with the remote transmitter.
The system will not be activated when the key is inserted into the ignition switch.

Your vehicle’s alarm system has been set for activation at the time of shipment from the factory. You can set the system for deactivation yourself or have it done by your SUBARU dealer.

Alarm System Operation

When the alarm system is armed, it is triggered by the opening any of the doors, the rear gate or engine hood.
The alarm system will activate the following alarms when triggered.

  • The vehicle’s horn will sound for 30 seconds.
  • The hazard warning flashers will flash for 30 seconds.

If any of the doors, the rear gate or engine hood remains open after the 30-second period, the horn will continue to sound for a maximum of 3 minutes. If the door, rear gate or engine hood is closed while the horn is sounding, the horn will stop sounding with a delay of up to 30 seconds.

NOTE
The alarm system can be set to trigger the illumination of the following interior lights.

  • Map lights (illuminates only when the door interlock switch is in the “DOOR” position)
  • Dome light (illuminates only when the dome light switch is in the “DOOR” position)
  • Cargo area light (illuminates only when the cargo area light switch is in the “DOOR” position)

The notifications regarding the map lights and dome light are deactivated as the factory setting. A SUBARU dealer can activate the system. Contact your SUBARU dealer for details.

Arming the System

The alarm system becomes armed when the following operation is performed.

  1. Close all windows and the moonroof (if equipped) and turn the ignition switch to the “OFF” position.
  2. Carry the key and get out of the vehicle.
  3. Make sure that the engine hood is locked.
  4. Lock the doors using any of the following methods.
    • Locking using the remote keyless entry system. For details, refer to “Remote Keyless Entry System”
    • Locking using the keyless access function (if equipped)
    • Locking using the power door locking switch.
    • Locking using the rear lock button.
    • Locking using the power rear gate lock button.2024 Subaru forester Arming the system 01Security indicator light
      NOTE
    • All doors, the rear gate and fuel filler lid will lock, an electronic chirp will sound once, the hazard warning flashers will flash once, and the security indicator light will start flashing rapidly.
    • If any of the doors or the rear gate is not fully closed, an electronic chirp sounds five times and the hazard warning flashers flash five times to alert you that the doors (or the rear gate) are not properly closed. When you close the door, doors will automatically lock and the system will automatically arm in 30 seconds.
  5. Approximately 30 seconds later, the system will enter surveillance state.
    When the system is in surveillance state, the security indicator light will then flash slowly (twice approximately every 2 sec-onds), indicating that the system has been armed for surveillance.

NOTE

  • The system can be armed even if the windows and/or moonroof are open. Always make sure that they are fully closed before arming the system.
  • The 30-second standby time can be
    eliminated if you prefer. Have it performed by your SUBARU dealer. If any of the following actions is done during the standby period, the system will not switch to the surveillance state.
    • Doors (including the rear gate) are unlocked using the access key fob/remote transmitter.
    • Doors (including the rear gate) are unlocked using the keyless access function (models with “keyless access with push-button start system”).
    • Any door (including the engine hood) is opened.
    • The ignition switch is turned to the “ON” position (models without “keyless access with push-button start system”).
    • Push-button ignition switch is turned to the “ACC” position (models with “keyless access with push-button start system”).

Disarming the System

Perform either of the following procedures. .Briefly press unlock/disarm button (for
less than 2 seconds) on the access key fob/remote transmitter.

  • Carry the access key fob and perform either of the following procedures (models with “keyless access with push-button start system”).
    • Grip the front door handle.
    • Press the rear lock button.
    • Unlock using the PIN code access.

The flashing of the security indicator light will then change slowly (once approxi-mately every 3 seconds from twice aproximately every 2 seconds), indicating that the alarm system has been disarmed.

Emergency disarming
If you cannot disarm the system using the access key fob/transmitter (i.e., the transmitter is lost, broken or the transmitter battery is too weak), you can disarm the system without using the access key fob/ remote transmitter.

The system can be disarmed if you turn the ignition switch from the “LOCK”/“OFF” position to the “ON” position with a registered key/access key fob.

NOTE
For models with “keyless access with push-button start system”, if the access key fob battery is discharged, perform the procedure described in “Switching Power Status” .. In such a case, replace the battery immediately.

Alarm System Setting

To change the setting of your vehicle’s alarm system for activation or deactivation, do the following.

  1. Disarm the alarm system.
  2. Sit in the driver’s seat and shut all doors, the rear gate and engine hood.
  3. Turn the ignition switch to the “ON” position.
  4. Hold down “2024 Subaru forester Arming the system 02 ” of the driver’s power door locking switch, open the driver’s door within the following 1 second, and wait 10 seconds without releasing the switch. The setting will then be changed
    as follows.
Setting status Combination meter display (color LCD)

Horn

Activate AL ON Once
Deactivate AL OFF Twice

NOTE
You may have the above setting change done by your SUBARU dealer.

 If You Have Accidentally

Triggered the Alarm System

To stop the alarm
Do any of the following operations:

  • Press any button on the access key fob/remote transmitter.
  • Turn the ignition switch to the “ON”
    position (models without “keyless access with push-button start system”).
  • Turn the push-button ignition to the “ACC” position (models with “keyless access with push-button start system”).

 NOTE
Only registered keys will stop the alarm. If the immobilizer transponder is not registered, the alarm will not stop.

Valet Mode

When you choose the valet mode, the alarm system does not operate. In valet mode, the remote transmitter is used only for locking and unlocking the doors and panic activation.
To enter the valet mode, change the setting of your vehicle’s alarm system to deactivation mode.  The security indicator light will continue to flash once every 3 seconds, indicating that the system is in the valet mode.

To exit valet mode, change the setting of your vehicle’s alarm system to activation mode.

FAQs

What type of alarm system does the 2024 Subaru Forester have?

The 2024 Subaru Forester has a robust alarm system with innovative sensors and monitoring systems.

Does the 2024 Subaru Forester alarm system include remote start functionality?

Yes, the alarm system interacts with the remote start capability for enhanced convenience and security.

How sensitive are the sensors in the 2024 Subaru Forester’s alarm system?

The sensors in the 2024 Subaru Forester’s alarm system are extremely sensitive, detecting even the smallest motions or vibrations.

Can the alarm system in the 2024 Subaru Forester be disabled temporarily?

The alarm system in the 2024 Subaru Forester can be temporarily disabled via key fob or car settings.

What happens if someone tries to break into my 2024 Subaru Forester?

The alarm system will beep loudly to alert you and dissuade potential criminals.

How does the 2024 Subaru Forester alarm system prevent false alarms?

The 2024 Subaru Forester’s alarm system is engineered to reduce false alerts using modern algorithms and intelligent sensor calibration.

Can I receive alerts on my phone if the alarm is triggered in my 2024 Subaru Forester?

Yes, the 2024 Subaru Forester includes optional connectivity capabilities that allow you to receive alerts on your smartphone if the alarm goes off.

Can the 2024 Subaru Forester’s alarm system be upgraded?

Yes, the 2024 Subaru Forester’s alarm system can be upgraded with additional accessories or advanced security packages for enhanced protection.

How does the alarm system in the 2024 Subaru Forester affect battery life?

The alarm system in the 2024 Subaru Forester is designed to reduce battery drain, maintaining peak performance without sacrificing battery life.

Is the 2024 Subaru Forester’s alarm system covered under warranty?

Yes, the alarm system in the 2024 Subaru Forester is covered under the vehicle’s comprehensive warranty for added peace of mind.

What makes the alarm system in the 2024 Subaru Forester stand out from its competitors?

The alarm system in the 2024 Subaru Forester distinguishes out for its innovative technology, adjustable features, and strong security measures, making it an excellent alternative for car protection.

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