Rear gate – if the rear gate cannot be opened

Subaru Forester / Subaru Forester 2012-2019 Owners Manual / In case of emergency / Rear gate – if the rear gate cannot be opened

In the event that you cannot open the rear gate by operating the rear gate opener button, you can open it from inside the cargo area.

1. Remove the access cover at the


1. Remove the access cover at the bottom-center of the rear gate trim.

2. Locate the rear gate open lever behind the rear gate trim panel.

CAUTION

Never operate the rear gate open lever with fingers because doing so may cause an injury. Always use a flat-head screwdriver or a similar tool.

3. To open the rear gate, turn the lever to


3. To open the rear gate, turn the lever to the right position using a flat-head screwdriver or a similar tool.