Subaru Outback manuals

Subaru Outback: Starting your vehicle

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NOTE

All vehicle doors, the engine hood and trunk / rear gate must be closed prior to activating the remote engine start system. Any open entry point will prevent starting or cause the system to shut down.

The remote engine start function is activated by pressing the “button twice within 3 seconds on your remote engine start transmitter. Upon successful
button twice within 3 seconds on your remote engine start transmitter. Upon successful activation the remote start confirming transmitter button will flash once* and the vehicle will honk the horn and flash the side marker lights, tail lights and front position lights once. The system will check certain preconditions before starting, and if all safety parameters are correct, the engine will start within 5 seconds. Upon successful engine start, the remote start confirmation transmitter button will flash twice every 5 seconds* and the vehicle will honk the horn and flash the side marker lights, tail lights and the front position lights once, then the lights will illuminate and remain illuminated, indicating that the engine is running. While the vehicle is operating via the remote engine start function, the power window features will be disabled. Also, the system has a timer and will shut down after 15 minutes if you do not operate the vehicle. Press and hold the “button for 2 seconds to turn the engine off. The remote start confirmation transmitter
button for 2 seconds to turn the engine off. The remote start confirmation transmitter button will flash three times* indicating that the engine has shut down. If the starter cranks but does not start or starts and stalls, the remote engine start system will power off and then attempt to start the engine an additional three times unless the remote engine start system determines that a vehicle malfunction is preventing the system from starting. If the engine does not start after additional attempts, the remote engine start system will abort and return to a non-activate state.

*: Provided that the remote engine start transmitter is within the operating range of the system.

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 Remote start safety features

For safety and security reasons, the system will fail to start and honk the horn twice or shut down the engine during remote start operation if any of the following occur: ● Any of the door

 Entering the vehicle while it is running via remote start

1. Unlock the vehicle doors using the remote keyless entry system. If the vehicle’s doors are unlocked manually using the key, the vehicle’s alarm system will trigger (if the alarm system is a

 Remote start confirmation transmitter feature

Your remote engine start transmitter is equipped with a unique bidirectional confirmation feature. This feature will allow the transmitter’s backlit button to display the status of the system un

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 Tachometer

The tachometer shows the engine speed in thousands of revolutions per minute. CAUTION Do not operate the engine with the pointer of the tachometer in the red zone. In this range, fuel injection will be cut by the engine control module to protect the engine from overrevving. The engine will res

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