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Security indicator light is flashing. The car is brand

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Security indicator light is flashing. The car is brand new2017 Forrester
JA: Do you have the trouble code? Do you have a code reader or scan tool?
Customer: No
JA: Not a problem. You can work with the Subaru Mechanic to figure that out. What is the model/year of your Subaru?
Customer: 2017 It's literally three days old
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: We were afraid to touch anything. Should we take it back to the dealer?
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: No. The car is brand new.
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Subaru
Expert:  Mike V. replied 3 months ago.

HI there!

No need to panic, the light is suppose to flash any time the keys are out of the car. If it's a push button start then when the key fob is out then the light will flash. This is suppose to be a theft deterrent and will be there even if the car isn't locked. If it's on when the car is running, it's a problem, otherwise it's not a problem. It's a tiny LED light and uses almost no power. It won't run the battery down unless the car sits for weeks.

Your owners manual will confirm this for you.

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Thank you so much!

Expert:  Mike V. replied 3 months ago.

HI there,

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