Shift lock release

If the select lever cannot be operated, turn the ignition switch back to the ON position then move the select lever to the P position with the select lever button pressed and brake pedal depressed. If the select lever does not move after performing the above procedure, perform the following steps.

● When the select lever cannot be shifted from P to N:

Refer to Shift lock release using the shift lock release button F7-21.

● When the select lever cannot be shifted from N to R, P:

Within 60 seconds after placing the ignition switch in the Acc position, move the select lever to the P position with the select lever button pressed and brake pedal depressed.

If you must perform the above procedure, the shift lock system (or the vehicle control system) may be malfunctioning. Contact a SUBARU dealer for an inspection as soon as possible.

If the select lever does not move after performing the above procedure, refer to Shift lock release using the shift lock release button F7-21.

    See also:

    Power steering
    The power steering system operates only when the engine is running. If you lose power steering assist because the engine stops or the system fails to function, you can steer but it will take much mor ...

    Automatic/Emergency Locking Retractor (A/ELR)
    Each passengers seatbelt has an Automatic/ Emergency Locking Retractor (A/ ELR). The Automatic/Emergency Locking Retractor normally functions as an Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR). The A/ ELR h ...

    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 butt ...