2003 Forester Central locking /Alarm problems

Discussion in 'Subaru Forester' started by BOB HOLLOWAY [ UK]., Jul 17, 2004.

  1. I am waiting for the call out mechanic to tell me I have a dead main battery
    in a seven month old vehicle . The car won't start and the alarm has been
    going since 2am.[The neighbours love me!]
    The main problem apart from the previous is that there is NO way I can
    discover how to lock the rear tailgate when the battery is low ?????
    BOB HOLLOWAY [ UK]., Jul 17, 2004
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  2. BOB HOLLOWAY   [ UK].

    Hallraker Guest

    You sure that there's no keyhole in the tailgate? Seems like a strange
    thing to omit from a new car, but who knows.

    Hallraker, Jul 19, 2004
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  3. There is no tailgate key hole on the '03 Forester. Only key hole is on
    driver's door - otherwise no other key holes.
    No problem if you use remote but dead battery would be a problem.
    Frank Logullo, Jul 19, 2004
  4. BOB HOLLOWAY   [ UK].

    Hallraker Guest

    You gotta be kidding me... Oh man, maybe GM is having more stupidity
    influence than I originally thought.

    If I had a new Forester, I'd probably invest in one of those standalone jump
    starting battery packs, just in case.

    Is it just me or is the auto industry as a whole moving toward a "...in a
    perfect world" scenario, where they design things as if nothing will ever go
    wrong? I was just hearing about some new Ford transmissions that are
    supposedly designed so that the fluid stays in there for the life of the
    vehicle - no changes.
    Hallraker, Jul 19, 2004
  5. It is funny. I had a '98 Forester with key locks on drivers and passengers
    doors and tail gate. Car was totaled and my '03 is as described. What was
    funny on the '98 was that key would not work on drivers lock. I never used
    it but always used remote. If the dead battery situation were to happen
    today with a similar lock problem, I could not get in car ;)
    Frank Logullo, Jul 19, 2004
  6. BOB HOLLOWAY   [ UK].

    The MAJ Guest

    The Nissan Altimas are also like this...no trunk opening with a key.
    Either with the electronic key or from inside.
    The MAJ, Oct 17, 2004
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