Passive arming (models without “keyless access with push-button start system”)

Subaru Forester / Subaru Forester 2012-2019 Owners Manual / Keys and doors / Alarm system / Passive arming (models without “keyless access with push-button start system”)

When passive arming mode has been programmed by the dealer, arming of the system is automatically accomplished without using the remote transmitter. Note that in this mode, DOORS MUST BE MANUALLY LOCKED.

To enter the passive mode

If you wish to program the passive arming mode, have it done by your SUBARU dealer.

Arming the system

CAUTION

In passive mode, the system will automatically activate the alarm but WILL NOT automatically lock the doors. In order to lock the doors you must either lock them as indicated in step 4 below or with the key once they have been closed.

Failure to lock the doors manually will result in a higher security risk.

1. Turn the ignition switch to the “ON” position.

2. Turn the ignition switch from “ON” to


2. Turn the ignition switch from “ON” to “LOCK” position and remove the key from the ignition switch.

3. Open the doors and get out of the vehicle.

4. Before closing the doors, lock all doors


4. Before closing the doors, lock all doors with the inside door lock levers.

5. Close the doors. The system will automatically arm after 1 minute.

In the passive mode, the system can also be armed with the remote transmitter or with the power door locking switches. If the remote transmitter or power door locking switch is used to lock the vehicle, arming will take place immediately regardless of whether or not the passive mode has been selected.

Disarming the system

To disarm the system, briefly press the disarm button on the remote transmitter.