Shift lock release using the shift lock release button

Perform the following procedure to release the shift lock.

1. Apply the parking brake and stop the engine.

2. Remove the shift lock cover using a flat-head screwdriver. The shift lock release button is located under the shift lock cover.

2. Remove the shift lock cover using a flat-head screwdriver. The shift lock release button is located under the shift lock cover.

NOTE
To prevent damage to the shift lock cover, cover the tip of the flat-head screwdriver with vinyl tape or a cloth before removing the cover.

3. While depressing the brake pedal, insert a screwdriver into the hole, press the shift lock release button using a screwdriver, and then move the select lever.

3. While depressing the brake pedal, insert a screwdriver into the hole, press the shift lock release button using a screwdriver, and then move the select lever.

If the select lever does not move after performing the above procedure, the shift lock system may be malfunctioning. Contact a SUBARU dealer for an inspection as soon as possible.

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