2020 Forester New Owner

Discussion in 'Subaru Forester' started by Akandi, Nov 24, 2019.

  1. Akandi


    Nov 24, 2019
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    Hi guys,

    Just got a new Subaru Forester.

    I see half the feature marketed are not working all the time. They work 1 in 10 times.

    The following features work once in a while.

    1. Start stop at a traffic signal.
    2. When a vehicle in front moves after signal turns green. It once or twice showed that the vehicle in front moved.
    3. For the first one today, it detected a vehicle slowing down in front and warned me "objection detected'
    4. Car doesn't stop when a vehicle in front stops.

    I don't know if this is because it's a new car or I got a defective system.

    Any advice appreciated.

    Akandi, Nov 24, 2019
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  2. Akandi


    Dec 11, 2019
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    For the engine to power off at a stop light, a whole lot of conditions need to be met (not the whole list here)

    Steering wheel straight
    Stop has to be "gentle"
    Brake pedal has to be pressed kind of firmly
    Engine has to be a certain temperature
    Cabin temperature can't deviate too much from settings while stopped

    Also, having the auto vehicle hold turned on actually makes it stop and stay stopped more consistently.

    For the car to stop when vehicle in front stops, the adaptive cruise control has to be engaged AND you can't tap the brake pedal inadvertently or it turns off.

    There is a learning curve to getting used to the assist system, definitely. Not defective.
    dentar99, Dec 11, 2019
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