My 2017 Subaru Outback's battery dies if I open the car with my fob, and then do not lock it again. For instance, the car is in my garage, and I hit the "open" button on the fob, get something out of the car, and IF I DO NOT LOCK IT AGAIN, the battery dies overnight. No lights are on, although I do see the led light in the car handle. Any advice?

Asked by Oct 26, 2019 at 01:33 PM about the 2017 Subaru Outback

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 2017 Subaru Outback's battery dies if I open the car with my fob, and then
do not lock it again. For instance, the car is in my garage, and I hit the "open"
button on the fob, get something out of the car, and IF I DO NOT LOCK IT
AGAIN, the battery dies overnight.  No lights are on, although I do see the led
light in the car handle. Any advice?

4 Answers

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I'd first suspect an electrical short in the handle. The car's still under warranty. Have the dealer diagnose this and fix it.

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269,405

I would also suspect the weak factory battery.

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I vote "B". Ern TSG/B

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my 2010 tribeca has the ground lights in the rocker panel. If I do not lock afterwards they stay on for a long time. Some have caught fire because of this!

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