Subaru 2002 Forester Manual

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Subaru 2002 Forester Automobile Manual

Manufacturer: Subaru

Category of Device: Automobile

Document: Subaru 2002 Forester Owner's Manual, File Type: PDF

Count of Pages: 383

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Subaru 2002 Forester Manual Page 1 Page 1 A8050BE Issued: Printed in USA January 2001 A TOKYO.  JAPAN ...

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Subaru 2002 Forester Manual Page 2 Page 2 FORESTER (NA) A8050BE–A (ENG.) and are registered trademarks of FUJI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.  copyright 2001 FUJI HEAVY INDUSTRIES LTD. Foreword Congratulations on choosing a SUBARU vehicle. This Owner’sManual has all the information necessary to keep your SUBARU inexcellent condition and to properly maintain the emission controlsystem for minimizing emission pollutants. We urge you to read thismanual carefully so that you may understand your vehicle and itsoperation. For information not found in this Owner’s...

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Subaru 2002 Forester Manual Page 3 Page 3 FORESTER (NA) A8050BE–A (ENG.) i – CONTINUED – Warranties B Warranties for U.S.A.All SUBARU vehicles distributed by Subaru of America, Inc. and soldat retail by an authorized SUBARU dealer in the United States comewith the following warranties: D SUBARU Limited WarrantyD Emission Control Systems WarrantyD Emissions Performance Warranty All warranty information, including details of coverage and exclusions,is in the “Warranty and Maintenance Booklet”. Please read these war-ranties carefully. B Warranties f...

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Subaru 2002 Forester Manual Page 4 Page 4 FORESTER (NA) A8050BE–A (ENG.) ii How to use this owner’s manual J Using your Owner’s manual Before you operate your vehicle, carefully read this manual. To protectyourself and extend the service life of your vehicle, follow the instructionsin this manual. Failure to observe these instructions may result in seriousinjury and damage to your vehicle. This manual is composed of thirteen chapters. Each chapter begins witha brief table of contents, so you can usually tell at a glance if that chap-ter contains the information you...

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Subaru 2002 Forester Manual Page 5 Page 5 FORESTER (NA) A8050BE–A (ENG.) iii – CONTINUED – This chapter informs you how to keep your SUBARU running properly.Chapter 12: SpecificationsThis chapter informs you about dimension and capacities of yourSUBARU.Chapter 13: Consumer information and Reporting safety defectsThis chapter informs you about Uniform tire quality grading standardsand Reporting safety defects.Chapter 14: IndexThis is an alphabetical listing of all that’s in this manual. You can use it toquickly find something you want to read. J Safety warnings You will find a n...

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Subaru 2002 Forester Manual Page 6 Page 6 FORESTER (NA) A8050BE–A (ENG.) iv J Safety symbol HS0008 You will find a circle with a slash through it in this manual. This symbolmeans “Do not”, “Do not do this”, or “Do not let this happen”, dependingupon the context. Safety precautions when driving SEATBELT AND SRS AIRBAG WARNING D All persons in the vehicle should fasten their seatbelts BE-FORE the vehicle starts to move. Otherwise, the possibility of se-rious injury becomes greater in the event of a sudden stop or ac-cident.D To o...

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Subaru 2002 Forester Manual Page 7 Page 7 FORESTER (NA) A8050BE–A (ENG.) v – CONTINUED – deploys could suffer very serious injuries. Because the SRS air-bag needs enough space for deployment, the driver should al-ways sit upright and well back in the seat as far from the steeringwheel as practical while still maintaining full vehicle control andthe front passenger should move the seat as far back as possibleand sit upright and well back in the seat. Carefully read the sections “Seatbelts” and “SRS airbag” in chapter 1 ofthis owner’s manual for instruction...

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Subaru 2002 Forester Manual Page 8 Page 8 FORESTER (NA) A8050BE–A (ENG.) vi THE SRS AIRBAG.D Always use the child safety locks whenever a child rides in therear seat. Serious injury could result if a child accidentallyopened the door and fell out. Refer to the “Door locks” section inchapter 2.D Always lock the passenger’s windows using the lock switchwhen children are riding in the vehicle. Failure to follow this pro-cedure could result in injury to a child operating the power win-dow. Refer to the “Power windows” section in chapter 2.D Never leave unattended children ...

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Subaru 2002 Forester Manual Page 9 Page 9 FORESTER (NA) A8050BE–A (ENG.) vii – CONTINUED – vehicle, have the problem checked and corrected as soon as pos-sible. If you must drive under these conditions, drive only with allwindows fully open.D Keep the rear gate closed while driving to prevent exhaust gasfrom entering the vehicle. DRINKING AND DRIVING WARNING Drinking and then driving is very dangerous. Alcohol in thebloodstream delays your reaction and impairs your perception,judgment and attentiveness. If you drive after drinking – even ifyou drink just a little ...

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Subaru 2002 Forester Manual Page 10 Page 10 FORESTER (NA) A8050BE–A (ENG.) viii the literature that accompanies the medication to determine if the drugyou are taking can impair your driving ability. Do not drive after takingany medications that can make you drowsy or otherwise affect your abil-ity to safely operate a motor vehicle. If you have a medical condition thatrequires you to take drugs, please consult with your doctor. Never drive if you are under the influence of any illicit mind-alteringdrugs. For your own health and well-being, we urge you not to take ille-gal dru...

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Subaru 2002 Forester Manual Page 11 Page 11 FORESTER (NA) A8050BE–A (ENG.) ix – CONTINUED – MODIFICATION OF YOUR VEHICLE CAUTION Your vehicle should not be modified. Modification could affect itsperformance, safety or durability, and may even violate govern-mental regulations. In addition, damage or performance problemsresulting from modification may not be covered under warranties. DRIVING WITH PETSUnrestrained pets can interfere with your driving and distract your atten-tion from driving. In a collision or sudden stop, unrestrained pets orcages can be thrown around inside the vehicle and ...

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Subaru 2002 Forester Manual Page 12 Page 12 FORESTER (NA) A8050BE–A (ENG.) x Refer to the “Tires and wheels” section in chapter 11 for detailedinformation. CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNING WARNING Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehiclecomponents contain or emit chemicals known to the State ofCalifornia to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductiveharm. ...

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Subaru 2002 Forester Manual Page 13 Page 13 FORESTER (NA) A8050BE–A (ENG.) Doors and locks Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbag Instruments and controls Climate control 1 3 4 Audio Interior equipment Starting and operating In case of emergency 5 6 7 9 Appearance care Maintenance and service Specifications Consumer information and Reporting safety defects 13 Index 14 10 11 12 2 Driving tips 8 xi – CONTINUED – Table of contents ...

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Subaru 2002 Forester Manual Page 14 Page 14 FORESTER (NA) A8050BE–A (ENG.) xii Illustrated index J Exterior HSF015EB 1 Engine hood (page 11-6) 2 Windshield washer(page 3-22) 3 Wiper switch (page 3-22) 4 Replacement of wiper blade (page 11-34) 5 Lighting switch (page 3-16) 6 Replacement of light bulbs (page 11-54) 7 Outside mirror (page 3-31) 8 Locking and unlocking of door(page 2-3) 9 Tire inflation pressure (page 11-42) Q Replacement of tire (page 11-47) W Tire chain (page 8-14) E Fog light switch (page 3-20) R Towing hook (page 9-12) T Rear window wiper and washer(page 3-24) Y ...

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Subaru 2002 Forester Manual Page 15 Page 15 FORESTER (NA) A8050BE–A (ENG.) xiii – CONTINUED – J Interior HSF009BB 1 Head rest (page 1-9) 2 Interior light (page 6-14) 3 Door lock (page 2-3) 4 Moonroof (page 2-24) 5 Center console (page 6-3) 6 Storage compartment (page 6-2) 7 Selector lever/Gearshift lever (page 7-15/7-11) 8 Front seat (page 1-2) 9 Parking brake lever (page 7-26) Q Seatbelt (combination lap/shoulder belt) (page 1-10) W Rear seat (page 1-8) E Rear center passenger’s seat seatbelt (page 1-18) ...

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Subaru 2002 Forester Manual Page 16 Page 16 FORESTER (NA) A8050BE–A (ENG.) xiv J Luggage compartment HSF011BB HSF010BB 1 Jack handle (page 9-16) 2 Jack (page 9-16) 3 Spare tire (page 9-16) 4 Luggage cover (page 6-16) 5 Cargo anchorage eyelets (page 6-18) 6 Accessory power socket (page 6-8) 7 Luggage floor storage tray (page 6-19) ...

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Subaru 2002 Forester Manual Page 17 Page 17 FORESTER (NA) A8050BE–A (ENG.) xv – CONTINUED – J Instrument panel HGF000CB 1 Combination meter (page 3-6) 2 Hazard warning flasher switch(page 3-5) 3 Rear window defogger switch(page 3-26)/Outside mirrordefogger switch (page 3-33) 4 Cup holder (page 6-6) 5 SRS airbag (page 1-31) 6 Glove compartment (page 6-3) 7 Heater or air conditionercontrol (page 4-4) 8 Audio (page 5-1) 9 Cigarette lighter (page 6-11) Q Horn (page 3-28) W Tilt steering (page 3-27) E Hood lock release (page 11-6) ...

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Subaru 2002 Forester Manual Page 18 Page 18 FORESTER (NA) A8050BE–A (ENG.) xvi HS0006 1 Parking light switch(page 3-19) 2 Hazard warning flasher switch(page 3-5) 3 Rear window defogger switch(page 3-26)/Outside mirrordefogger switch (page 3-33) 4 Rear window wiper andwasher switch (page 3-24) 5 Windshield washer (page 3-22) 6 Mist (page 3-23) 7 Windshield wiper (page 3-22) 8 Wiper control (page 3-20) 9 Light control (page 3-16) Q Illumination brightness control(page 3-18) W Headlight ON/OFF (page 3-16) E Headlight flasher/High/lowbeam change (page 3-17/3-17) R Turn signal (for lane change)(page...

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Subaru 2002 Forester Manual Page 19 Page 19 FORESTER (NA) A8050BE–A (ENG.) xvii – CONTINUED – J Combination meter HSF013BB 1 ABS warning light (page 3-13) 2 Seatbelt warning light (page 3-10) 3 Front-wheel drive warning light(page 3-15) 4 Turn signal indicator light (page3-15) 5 High beam indicator light(page 3-15) 6 SRS airbag warning light(page 3-10) 7 Brake system warning lights(page 3-14) 8 AT oil temperature warninglight (page 3-13) 9 Oil pressure warning light (page 3-12) Q Charge warning light (page 3-12) W CHECK ENGINE warningli...

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Subaru 2002 Forester Manual Page 20 Page 20 FORESTER (NA) A8050BE–A (ENG.) xviii B Warning and indicator light Mark Name Page Seatbelt warning light 3-10 AIRBAG SRS airbag system warning light 3-10 CHECK ENGINE warning light/Malfunction indicator lamp 3-11 Charge warning light 3-12 Oil pressure warning light 3-12 AT OIL temperature warning light (if equipped) 3-13 or ABS warning light 3-13 or Brake system warning light 3-14 Door open warning light 3-15 Front-wheel drive warning light (for AT vehicles) 3-15 Security system indicator light (if equipped) 3-1...

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Subaru 2002 Forester Manual Page 21 Page 21 FORESTER (NA) A8050BE–A (ENG.) 14-2 AABS (Anti-lock Brake System) 7-23 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  ABS warning light (for vehicles with ABS) 3-13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Accessory power socket 6-8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Air cleaner element 11-18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ...

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Subaru 2002 Forester Manual Page 22 Page 22 FORESTER (NA) A8050BE–A (ENG.) 14  Index 14-3 Child restraint systems 1-25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Child safety locks 2-19 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Cigarette lighter (if equipped) 6-11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Cleaning aluminum wheels 10-3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ...

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Subaru 2002 Forester Manual Page 23 Page 23 FORESTER (NA) A8050BE–A (ENG.) 14-4 Engine overheating 9-10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Exterior care 10-2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  FFastening the seatbelt 1-13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Flat tires 9-2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....

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Subaru 2002 Forester Manual Page 24 Page 24 FORESTER (NA) A8050BE–A (ENG.) 14  Index 14-5 Horn 3-28 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  IIgnition switch 3-2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Illumination brightness control 3-18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  In-dash 6 CD auto change...

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Subaru 2002 Forester Manual Page 25 Page 25 FORESTER (NA) A8050BE–A (ENG.) 14-6 Moonroof (if equipped) 2-24 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Moonroof – if the moonroof cannot be closed 9-15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  NNew vehicle break-in driving –  the first 1,000 miles (1,600 km) 8-2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  OOdometer/Trip meter 3-6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....

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Subaru 2002 Forester Manual Page 26 Page 26 FORESTER (NA) A8050BE–A (ENG.) 14  Index 14-7 Rear window defogger switch 3-26 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Rear window wiper and washer switch (if equipped) 3-24 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Replacement of brake pad and lining 11-39 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Replacement of windshield wiper blades 11-34 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Replacing bulbs 11-54 . . . . . . ...

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Subaru 2002 Forester Manual Page 27 Page 27 FORESTER (NA) A8050BE–A (ENG.) 14-8 Starting the engine for an automatic transmission vehicle 7-9 . . . . . . . . . . . .  State emission testing (U.S. only) 7-6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Stopping the engine 7-10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Storage compartment 6-2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Sun visors...

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Subaru 2002 Forester Manual Page 28 Page 28 FORESTER (NA) A8050BE–A (ENG.) 14  Index 14-9 VVanity mirror (if equipped) 6-2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Vehicle capacity weight 8-16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Vehicle identification 12-8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Vehicle with driver’s and front passenger’s SRS airbags and...

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Subaru 2002 Forester Manual Page 29 Page 29 FORESTER (NA) A8050BE–A (ENG.) 1 Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags Front seats 1-2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Seat heater (if equipped) 1-7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Rear seats 1-8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Seatbelts 1-10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....

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Subaru 2002 Forester Manual Page 30 Page 30 FORESTER (NA) A8050BE–A (ENG.) 1-2 Front seats WARNING D Never adjust the seat while driving to avoid the possibility ofloss of vehicle control and of personal injury.D Never drive the vehicle with the head restraints removed be-cause they are designed to reduce the risk of serious neck injuryin the event that the vehicle is struck from the rear.D Before adjusting the seat, make sure the hands and feet of rearseat passengers are clear of the adjusting mechanism.D Seatbelts provide maximum restraint when the occupant sitswell back and up...

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