How do you reset the system and be able to start the car after setting off the alarm by using the key to unlock the door

Asked by Mar 14, 2018 at 03:18 PM about the 2000 Subaru Outback

Question type: General

I accidentally used the key to unlock the car and the alarm sounded... I
quickly closed the door and I think I hit the buttons on the fob....or I re locked
the door manually. I'm really not sure it was so alarming. Now the car will not
start and the fob is not working either. Car Manual is not helping to get it all
reset. Can you help

7 Answers

29,545

Is there a number to call the manufacturer of the alarm?

9,290

Grasshopper, it's the SUBARU alarm he's most likely referring to. Christ...you're crapping on threads you can't possibly be helpful with again.... Shiatsue: just insert key in ignition and twist three times...alarm will go off. On 4th twist car will start.

Thanks for reaching out... when the alarm started I closed the door , pushed buttons on the fob and maybe relocked the door... i can’t remember... the alarm stopped . I have tried the 3x and then start on 4th ... no luck. I have locked and tried the fob lock / unlock to try to reset ... no luck... tried unhooking negative terminal to battery / turn switch to on.. retook up battery... no luck. Tried jumping the car no luck... it is dead in the water.

9,290

Does the motor crank?

29,545

WOW.... there are after market alarms you know....

9,290

Again, a deceptively sideways error in logic, Grasshopper. As the questioner didn't mention an aftermarket system, and ALL Subarus have a factory passive system that "alarms" when electronically locked and subsequently is unlocked manually, the first solution is ALWAYS to reset the system with the triple key-twist...aka the valet's special. Please PLEASE stop adding noise to the landscape!

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My dads car just ran out of gas when it said it was on 20 miles, so he put in the hazard light and walked to the nearest speedway , when we filled the car back up with 1 Gallon of gas, the car turned back on but the engine wouldn’t start, so we didn’t need jumper cables and the situation didn’t make sense but I jumped online and it said you had to Try to start the car but turning your keys 4 times really fast , my dad did and he heard the engine start a little and then did it 4 times again and we got it to start, who would have thought of that, if you are think ab getting a 2018 Subaru Outback don’t there are better less confusing options.

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