Subaru How to Videos

How to Set the Clock in Your Subaru Vehicle (Color LCD)

Subaru vehicles with a color LCD multifunction display feature a digital clock that can update automatically or be set manually. This overview shows how to automatically or manually change the time due to your time zone or for daylight savings time.

For Select Models and Trims:
  • 2017 and newer Impreza Sport, Limited trims
  • 2018 and newer Crosstrek Limited
  • 2019 and newer Crosstrek Hybrid
  • 2019 and newer Ascent Limited, Touring trims
  • 2019 and newer Forester Premium (when equipped), Sport, Limited, Touring trims

2020 Subaru Forester Touring model shown.  
Features may vary by models and trims.  
Check your owner's manual for details.

How to Set the Clock in Your Subaru Vehicle (Black & White LCD)

Subaru vehicles with a black and white LCD multifunction display feature a digital clock that can update automatically or be set manually. This overview shows how to automatically or manually change the time due to your time zone or for daylight savings time.

For Select Models and Trims:
  • 2017 and newer Impreza Base, Premium trims
  • 2018 and newer Crosstrek Base, Premium trims
  • 2021 and newer Crosstrek Sport
  • 2019 and newer Ascent Base, Premium trims
  • 2019 and newer Forester Base, Premium trims

2020 Subaru Crosstrek Premium model shown.  
Features may vary by models and trims.  
Check your owner's manual for details.

How to Use Your Subaru Vehicle's Auto Start-Stop Feature

Newer Subaru Forester® and Crosstrek® when equipped with CVT transmission vehicles feature Auto Start Stop technology, which can help gas mileage by managing the engine to save fuel. This overview will explain how the system starts and stops the engine, what the dashboard icons mean, and how to turn off or disable the feature.

For Select Models and Trims:
  • 2019 and newer Forester
  • 2020 and newer Crosstrek when equipped with CVT transmission

2020 Subaru Forester Touring model shown.  
Features may vary by models and trims.  
Check your owner's manual for details.

How to Use Your Subaru Vehicle's Auto Start-Stop and Auto Vehicle Hold Features (Newer Outback/Legacy)

Newer Subaru Legacy® and Outback® vehicles feature Auto Start-Stop technology, which can help gas mileage by managing the engine to save fuel. Some vehicles also feature Auto Vehicle Hold, which works with Auto Start-Stop and keeps your vehicle in place during long stops without needing to constantly depress the brake pedal. This overview will explain how both systems work, what the different dashboard icons mean, and how to enable and disable both features.

For Select Models and Trims:
  • 2020 and newer Outback models
  • 2020 and newer Legacy models

2020 Subaru Outback Touring model shown.
Features may vary by models and trims.  
Check your owner's manual for details.

How to Use Your Subaru Voice Recognition

Subaru Voice Recognition is a safe and convenient feature that works with STARLINK® Multimedia as well as features like hands-free phone operation and automatic climate control system (if equipped). This overview explains the voice commands and how to activate voice recognition from the steering wheel controls.

For Select Models and Trims when equipped:
  • 2017 and newer Impreza
  • 2018-2019 Outback, Legacy
  • 2018-2020 BRZ Limited
  • 2018 and newer Crosstrek
  • 2019 and newer WRX
  • 2019 and newer Ascent, Crosstrek Hybrid, Forester

2020 Subaru Forester Touring model shown.
Features may vary by models and trims.  
Check your owner's manual for details
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How to Use Your Subaru Vehicle's Power Rear Gate (Ascent and Forester)

Newer Subaru SUVs feature an available Power Rear Gate with convenient controls on the dashboard, the key fob, or the rear gate itself. This overview shows the different ways to open or close the Power Rear Gate (also referred to as a hatch or liftgate).

For Select Models and Trims when equipped:
  • 2019 and newer Ascent when equipped with Power Rear Gate
  • 2019 and newer Forester when equipped with Power Rear Gate

2020 Subaru Forester Touring model shown.
Features may vary by models and trims.  
Check your owner's manual for details.

How to Set Your Subaru SUV's Power Rear Gate Memory Height (Outback)

The Power Rear Gate available on newer Subaru SUVs features a Memory Height setting for low-clearance parking or easier reach. This overview shows how to set the height of the gate (also referred to as a hatch or liftgate) that's perfect for you and your parking area.

For select models and trims when equipped:
  • 2020 and newer Outback

2020 Subaru Outback Touring model shown.
Features may vary by models and trims.  
Check your owner's manual for details.


How to Set Your Subaru SUV's Power Rear Gate Memory Height (Ascent and Forester)

The Power Rear Gate available on newer Subaru SUVs features a memory height setting for low-clearance parking or easier reach. This overview shows how to set the height of the gate (also referred to as a "hatch" or "liftgate") that's perfect for you and your parking area.

For Select Models and Trims:
  • 2019 and newer Ascent models when equipped with Power Rear Gate
  • 2019 and newer Forester models when equipped with Power Rear Gate

2020 Subaru Forester Touring model shown.
Features may vary by models and trims.  
Check your owner's manual for details.

How to Use Your Subaru SUV's Power Rear Gate (Outback)

Newer Subaru SUVs feature an available Power Rear Gate with convenient controls on the dashboard, the key fob, or the rear gate itself. This overview shows the different ways for opening and closing the rear gate (also referred to as a "hatch" or "liftgate") including hands-free operation.
 

For Select Models and Trims:
  • 2020 and newer Outback models when equipped with Power Rear Gate

2020 Subaru Outback Touring model shown.
Features may vary by models and trims.  
Check your owner's manual for details.

How to Program Your Subaru Vehicle's Memory Power Seat and Mirrors

Your Subaru vehicle can remember your personal Power Seat and Mirror settings with the memory buttons, the touchscreen, your key fob, or the DriverFocus® Distraction Mitigation System, if available. This overview will show you how to set your Power Seat position including height adjustment and the outside mirrors so you can start every drive with comfort and safety.

For select models and trims when equipped:
  • 2019 and newer Forester, Ascent
  • 2020 and newer Outback, Legacy

2020 Subaru Outback Touring model shown.
Features may vary by models and trims.  
Check your owner's manual for details.

How to Use Your Subaru Vehicle's DriverFocus® Distraction Mitigation System (Forester)


The Subaru DriverFocus® Distraction Mitigation System is part of a suite of Subaru safety features, including EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology. But it doesn't just give helpful alerts when a driver becomes distracted, it's also a convenient way for your Subaru to recognize up to five drivers and automatically adjust to their preferred settings. This overview will show you how to set up a driver profile, turn DriverFocus off and on, and go through the features step by step.

For Select Models and Trims:
  • 2020 and newer Forester Touring

2020 Subaru Forester Touring model shown.
Features may vary by models and trims.  
Check your owner's manual for details.

How to Set Up Your Subaru Vehicle's DriverFocus® Distraction Mitigation System (Outback and Legacy)

The Subaru DriverFocus® Distraction Mitigation System is part of a suite of Subaru safety features, including EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology. But it doesn't just give helpful alerts when a driver becomes distracted, it's also a convenient way for your Subaru to recognize up to five drivers and automatically adjust to their preferred settings. This overview will show you how to set up a driver profile, turn DriverFocus off and on, and go through the features step by step.

For Select Models and Trims When Equipped:
  • 2020 and newer Outback Limited, Touring trims
  • 2020 and newer Legacy Limited, Touring trims

2020 Subaru Outback Touring model shown.
Features may vary by models and trims.  
Check your owner's manual for details.

How to Use Your Subaru Vehicle's Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

Subaru vehicles equipped with Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) indicate when your tires are low on air. This overview reviews how to understand the TPMS warning light and how to turn it off when low tire pressure occurs.

For Subaru vehicles equipped with Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)  

2020 Subaru Ascent Touring model shown.
Features may vary by models and trims.  
Check your owner's manual for details.

How to Change a Subaru Vehicle's Tire Pressure Monitoring From kPa to PSi (i/SET Switch)

Subaru vehicles are equipped with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) that can indicate when your tires are low on air - in either kPa or PSi. This guide shows how to change the Subaru TPMS sensor to show your preferred unit of measurement.

For Select Models and Trims:
  • 2017 and newer Impreza equipped with CVT transmission
  • 2018 and newer Crosstrek equipped with CVT transmission
  • 2018-2019 Outback, Legacy
  • 2019 and newer Ascent, Crosstrek Hybrid, Forester

2020 Subaru Ascent Touring model shown.  
Features may vary by models and trims.  
Check your owner's manual for details
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How to Change a Subaru Vehicle's Tire Pressure Monitoring From kPa to PSi (i/SET Switch) (Newer Outback/Legacy)

Subaru vehicles are equipped with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) that can indicate when your tires are low on air - in either kPa or PSi. This guide shows how to change the Subaru TPMS sensor to show your preferred unit of measurement.

For Select Models and Trims:
  • 2020 and newer Outback, Legacy

2020 Outback Touring model shown.
Features may vary by models and trims.  
Check your owner's manual for details.

How to Use Apple CarPlay® in Your Subaru

New Subaru vehicles feature Apple CarPlay® integration for an easy, familiar way to access your favorite apps. This overview will show you how to enable Apple CarPlay® via a USB cable, customize the settings, and activate the virtual assistant, Siri®.

For Select Models and Trims:
  • 2020 and newer Outback, Legacy

2020 Subaru Outback Touring model shown.  
Features may vary by models and trims.  
Check your owner's manual for details.
Apple CarPlay® is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc.

How to Use Android Auto™ in Your Subaru

New Subaru vehicles feature Android Auto™ integration for an easy, familiar way to access your favorite apps. This overview will show you how to enable Android Auto™ via a USB cable, customize the settings, and activate the Google Assistant.

For Select Models and Trims:
  • 2020 and newer Outback, Legacy

2020 Subaru Outback Touring model shown.  
Features may vary by models and trims.  
Check your owner's manual for details.
Android Auto™ is a trademark of Google, Inc.