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2023 Subaru Impreza PIN Code Base Sedan Guidelines

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A sophisticated Personal Identification Number (PIN) code system is new to the 2023 Subaru Impreza Base Sedan, improving ease and security. By enabling owners to create a personalized PIN code, this cutting-edge innovation makes it possible to access the car and activate critical features even when the conventional key or key fob is not easily accessible. The PIN code system adds an added degree of protection and versatility to opening doors, starting the engine, and accessing certain vehicle settings, giving Impreza owners peace of mind during their regular driving experiences. For Subaru enthusiasts, the 2023 Impreza Base Sedan redefines convenience and security with a blend of cutting-edge technology and practicality.

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Unlock using PIN Code Access

When all doors including the rear gate (5-door models) are locked, you can unlock the doors (including the rear gate) without a key by performing the following procedure.

  • Sedan: Press the trunk opener button
  • 5-door models: Press the rear lock button

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Trunk opener button (sedan)

NOTE
PIN Code Access will be helpful if the key fob is accidentally left in the vehicle. It is recommended that a 5-digit security code (PIN code) be registered.

Preparation for registering a PIN code

  1. Turn off the ignition switch.
  2. Close all doors (including trunk/rear gate).
  3. Press and hold the “ ” button on the access key fob. Then all doors (including the rear gate) will be locked.
  4. Keep the “ ” button pressed, and press the trunk opener button (sedan)/rear lock button (5-door models) within 5 seconds after step 3
  5. Press and hold the trunk opener button (sedan)/rear lock button (5-door models) for more than 5 seconds. Confirm a chirping sound.
  6. Release the “ ” button and trunk opener button (sedan)/rear lock button (5-door models).
  7. Press the “ ” button on the access key fob while the chirp sounds. Then the chirp will stop and the preparation is complete.

NOTE
Press the button within 30 seconds of step 6 to end the preparation mode and move on to the registration stage. Unless the “ ” button is pressed within 30 seconds after step 6, the PIN code registration will be canceled.

Registration for a PIN code
For example, to register “32468” as the PIN code, perform the following procedure

  1.  Press the trunk opener button (sedan)/rear lock button (5-door models) three times.
  2.  After a chirp sounds once, press the trunk opener button (sedan)/rear lock button (5-door models) twice.
  3.  After a chirp sounds once, press the trunk opener button (sedan)/rear lock button (5-door models) four times.
  4.  After a chirp (ding) sounds once, press the trunk opener button (sedan)/rear lock button (5-door models) six times.
  5. After a chirp (ding) sounds once, press the trunk opener button (sedan)/rear lock button (5-door models) eight times.
  6.  Perform steps 1 to 5 again within approximately 30 seconds after the chirp starts sounding intermittently.
  7.  All doors will be unlocked and locked. Then the PIN code will be registered.

NOTE

  • Press the trunk opener button (sedan)/rear lock button (5-door models) ten times to enter “0”.
  • Change the PIN code frequently to protect your vehicle from theft.
  • If you have lent your vehicle to another person, confirm that the PIN code has not been changed or deleted. If the PIN code has been changed or deleted, reregister a new PIN code.
  • If you make an error during the registration procedure, press the “ ” or “ ” button on the access key fob. Then, start over from the procedure scribed in “Preparation for registering a PIN code”.
  • To protect your vehicle from theft, you cannot register a string of the same five numbers together, such as “00000”, nor “12345” as a PIN code. . Do not register your vehicle license plate number or simple numbers such as “11122” or “12121” as a PIN code. Doing so will increase the risk of vehicle theft.
  • When you try to register “22222”, the registered PIN code will be deleted. You cannot unlock the doors by PIN Code Access until a new code is registered. . After registering a new PIN code, make sure that you can unlock the doors using the PIN code.
  • The PIN code cannot be deleted while the keyless access function is disabled by operating the access key fob.
    • Reregister the PIN code in the following case.
    • When you forget the PIN code
    • When you want to change the PIN code

Unlocking
Perform steps 1 to 5 described in “Registration for a PIN code”.

NOTE

  • You cannot unlock by PIN Code Access in the following cases.
  • When the access key fob is within the operating ranges
  • When the ignition switch is in the
    “ACC” or “ON” position
  • If you make an operation error during the unlocking procedure, start over with the unlocking procedure after waiting for 5 seconds or longer.
  • To protect your vehicle from theft, a buzzer will sound if incorrect PIN codes are entered five times continuously. If this occurs, you cannot unlock the doors by PIN Code Access for 5 minutes.

Power saving function
The keyless access function will be disabled in the following cases to protect the access key fob battery and the vehicle battery.

  • Case 1: When the keyless access function and the remote keyless entry system have not been used for 2 weeks or longer while all doors are locked. Operate one of the following items to recover the keyless access function:
    •  Unlock the doors by operating any procedure other than gripping the front
    •  Lock the doors.
    • Open a door and then close it.
  • Case 2: When the access key fob has been left in the operating range for 10 minutes or longer while all doors are locked.
    Operate one of the following items to recover the keyless access function:

    • Unlock the doors by gripping the door handle.
    • Unlock the doors by pressing the rear gate opener button.
    • Lock the doors by touching the door lock sensor.
    • Lock or unlock the doors by using the remote keyless entry system.
    • Lock or unlock the doors by using the power door locking switch.
    • Open either of the front doors.

Power saving function of access key fob
This function stops the access key fob from receiving signals and helps minimize the battery consumption of the access key fob.

  1.  Press the “ ” button twice while holding the “ ” button.
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  2. Confirm that the LED indicator blinks 4 times to notify that the setting is complete. When the access key fob is in the power save mode, the keyless access function and push-button start system will not be available. To cancel the power save mode, press one of the buttons on the access key fob.

Disabling the keyless access function
If you wear an implanted pacemaker or an implanted defibrillator, perform the procedure described in “By operating the driver’s door” 􀀁2-15 to disable the keyless access function. If you perform the procedure described in “By operating the access key fob” 􀀁2-14, the operation of an implanted pacemaker or implanted defibrillator may be affected by the radio waves from the transmitter antenna. When the vehicle is not going to be used for a long time, or when you choose not to use the keyless access function, the keyless access function can be disabled.

NOTE

  •  The locking and unlocking function by the remote keyless entry system is not disabled.
  • To start the engine while the functions are disabled, perform the procedure described in “Starting engine”

Disabling functions
If you have registered a PIN code for PIN Code Access, you can disable the keyless access function by operating the access key fob.

  1. Open the driver’s door.
  2. Rotate the lock lever toward the lock position.
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  3. Press and hold the “ ” button and “ ” button on the access key fob simultaneously for more than 5 seconds.
  4. A chirp sound will be heard, and the function will be disabled.

By operating the driver’s door

  1. Sit in the driver’s seat, and close the door (5–door models)
  2. Push the unlock side of the power door locking switch.
  3. Within 5 seconds after step 2 is performed, open the driver’s door.
  4. Within 5 seconds after step 3 is performed, push the unlock side of the power door locking switch twice while the door is open.
  5. Within 10 seconds after step 4 is performed, close and open the driver’s door twice.
  6. Within 10 seconds after step 5 is performed, push the unlock side of the power door locking switch twice while the door is open.
  7. Within 10 seconds after step 6 is performed, close and open the driver’s door once.
  8. Within 5 seconds after step 7 is performed, close the door.

A chirp sound will be heard, and the functions will be disabled.

NOTE
In steps 4 and 6, press the power door locking switch slowly. If the switch is pressed quickly, the functions may not be disabled.

Enabling functions
When the procedure to disable the functions is performed again, a chirp sound will be heard, and the functions will be enabled.

NOTE

  • The keyless access function will be enabled only if you perform the procedure in the same manner you disabled the function (for example, when disabling by operating the driver’s door, the function will not be enabled even if you operate the access key fob).
  • Press the push-button ignition switch if you do not know the procedure in which the keyless access function was disabled.
  • When disabling by operating the driver’s door: A chirp will not be heard.
  • When disabling by operating the access key fob: A chirp will be heard.

Selecting the audible signal operation
Using an electronic chirp, the system will give you an audible signal when the doors lock and unlock. If desired, you may turn the audible signal off. For more details, contact a SUBARU dealer.

NOTE
For models with the combination meter display (color LCD), the setting can be changed by operating the combination meter display (color LCD).

Warning chimes and warning indicator
The warning chime and the access key warning indicator serve the following purposes:

  •  To minimize improper operation of the keyless access with a push-button start system
  • To protect your vehicle from theft For details, refer to “Warning chimes and warning indicator of the keyless access with push-button start system”

Replacing access key fob
Access key fobs can be replaced at SUBARU dealers. For more details, contact a SUBARU dealer.

Certification for keyless access with a push-button start system

  • U.S.-spec. models

FCC ID: HYQ14AHK
FCC ID: Y8PFJ16-1
FCC ID: Y8PSSPIMB02

CAUTION

FCC WARNING
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

NOTE
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

  1.  This device may not cause harmful interference, and
  2. this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation

NOTE
This device contains license-exempt transmitters) revert X Development Canada’s license-exempt RSS(s). Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause inter NOTE This device complies with Industry Canada’s license-exempt RSSs. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause interference; and (2) This device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device. reference. (2) This device must accept any interference, Including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.

Immobilizer
The immobilizer system is designed to prevent an unauthorized person from starting the engine. Only keys registered with your vehicle’s immobilizer system can be used to operate your vehicle. If engine start is attempted with an unregistered access key fob or key, the engine will not start. Even if the engine does start, it will stop after a few seconds. This system, however, is not a 100% anti-theft guarantee.

CAUTION

  •  Do not place the key under direct sunlight or anywhere it may become hot.
  •  Do not get the key wet. If the key gets wet, wipe it dry with a cloth immediately.
  •  Do not modify or remove the system. If modified or removed, the proper operation of the system cannot be guaranteed.

NOTE

  • To protect your vehicle from theft, please pay close attention to the following security precautions:
  •  Never leave your vehicle unattended with its keys inside.
  •  Before leaving your vehicle, close all windows and the moonroof, and lock the doors, trunk (sedan), and rear gate (5-door models).
  •  Do not leave spare keys or any record of your key number in the vehicle.
  • The vehicle has a maintenance-free type immobilizer system.

Key replacement
Your key number plate will be required if you ever need a replacement key made. Any new key must be registered for use with your vehicle’s immobilizer system before it can be used. The maximum number of keys that can be registered for use with one vehicle is as follows.

  • Four (models without “keyless access with push-button start system”)
  • Seven (models with “keyless access with push-button start system”) One key that has already been registered is required in order to register a new key.
  • Seven (models with “keyless access with push-button start system”) One key that has already been registered is required in order to register a new key.

NOTE
If you lose a key, the lost key’s ID code still remains in the memory of the vehicle’s immobilizer system. For security reasons, the lost key’s ID code should be erased from the memory. To erase the lost key’s ID code, all keys that will be used are required. For details about new key registration and erasing the lost key’s ID code, contact your SUBARU dealer.

 Certification for immobilizer system

  • For models with “keyless access with push-button start system”:
  •  For models without “keyless access with push-button start system”:
  •  U.S.-spec. models

CAUTION

FCC WARNING
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

NOTE

This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

NOTE
This device complies with Industry Canada’s license-exempt R$Ss. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

  1.  This device may not cause interference; and
  2. This device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.

FAQ

What is the 2023 Subaru Impreza PIN Code system?
The 2023 Subaru Impreza PIN Code system is an advanced security and convenience feature that allows the owner to set a Personal Identification Number (PIN) to access and operate key functions of the vehicle.

How is the PIN Code used in the Impreza Base Sedan?
The PIN Code can be used to unlock the vehicle, start the engine, and access certain vehicle settings without the need for a traditional key or key fob.

What is the purpose of the PIN Code system?
The PIN Code system enhances security by providing an alternative means of access to the vehicle while also offering convenience to the owner.

How is the PIN Code set or programmed in the 2023 Impreza Base Sedan?
The specific process for setting or programming the PIN Code in the Impreza Base Sedan can be found in the vehicle’s owner’s manual or through guidance from a Subaru dealership.

Can multiple PIN Codes be programmed for the same vehicle?
The ability to program multiple PIN Codes may vary by model and trim level, so it’s essential to check the owner’s manual or consult a Subaru dealership for details.

Is the PIN Code system linked to a specific key fob or device?
The PIN Code system is designed to provide an alternative means of access and operation and may not be directly linked to a specific key fob or device.

What happens if the PIN Code is forgotten or lost?
Procedures for recovering or resetting a forgotten or lost PIN Code are typically outlined in the vehicle’s owner’s manual and may require specific verification steps.

Is there a limit to the number of attempts to enter the correct PIN Code?
There may be a limit to the number of incorrect attempts to enter the PIN Code before a waiting period or additional security measures are activated to prevent unauthorized access.

Can the PIN Code system be disabled or turned off?
Some vehicles may allow the owner to disable or turn off the PIN Code system if desired, but this should be done with caution, as it affects security and convenience features.

How is the security of the PIN Code system ensured?
Subaru employs encryption and security measures to protect the PIN Code system from unauthorized access or tampering.

Does the PIN Code system work even when the vehicle’s battery is disconnected?
The functionality of the PIN Code system may be affected if the vehicle’s battery is disconnected, but specific details can be found in the owner’s manual.

Can the PIN Code system be used remotely, such as through a mobile app?
The ability to use the PIN Code system remotely through a mobile app may vary by vehicle model and trim level.

Does the PIN Code system offer any additional features or customization options?
Some PIN Code systems may provide customization options for features such as door-locking behavior, lighting, and more, depending on the vehicle’s configuration.

Is the PIN Code system available on all trim levels of the 2023 Impreza Base Sedan?
The availability of the PIN Code system may vary by trim level and options package, so it’s recommended to check the specific vehicle’s features and options.

Can the PIN Code system be used for emergency access to the vehicle?
The PIN Code system is primarily designed for owner convenience and security and may not be intended for emergency access situations.

Useful Link

View Full User Guide: Subaru Impreza 2023 Base Sedan User Guide

Download Manuals: https://www.subaru.com/owners/vehicle-resources/manuals.html

2024 Subaru Impreza Specs, Price, Features, Mileage (Brochure)

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