why does the red security indicator light continue to flash hours after I turn off my 2015 Forester? Will this wear down the battery?

Asked by Oct 21, 2015 at 08:56 PM about the 2015 Subaru Forester

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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I think that light is on all the time when your car is off. It is supposed to be a deterrent. My 2002 Ford has the same thing and it has never caused a battery drain.

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Exactly. It's to let you and others know that the security system is active. My '08 Mercury Grand Marquis has the same feature. It will not run down the battery. HTH. -Jim

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It WILL run down the battery eventually...usually a few weeks.

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