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Gary, ASE Certified Technician
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I have a 2016 Crosstrek I purchased in April today when I

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I have a 2016 Crosstrek I purchased in April today when I got home and tuned it off the security indicator light came on and I have checked it on and off in the last couple of hours and it is still flashing. The alarm is not on and I have opened and closed all the doors and it still flashes. Is there a problem or am I crazy and it does that all the time and I have never noticed it?
JA: Do you have the trouble code? Do you have a code reader or scan tool?
Customer: Sorry I do not know what any of that is
JA: I'll pass this info along to the Subaru Mechanic so that he can get you a quick fix. What is the model of your '16 Subaru?
Customer: 2016 Subaru Crosstrek
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I have checked all of the doors to make sure they are closed. I have set the alarm and then disarmed it. It is in my garage so I do not set the alarm when I am at home.
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: I had new garage door openers installed last week and programed it so I could open the doors from the Crosstrek instead of using the garage door remotes this all started today once I opened the garage door. Did I do something wrong?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Subaru
Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

The flashing light on the dash is normal when the ignition is not turned on.

Classed as a "theft deterrent" light.

It will flash whether the alarm is set or not, if the key is out of the ignition.

Most cars have this now.


Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

Hello again,

I hope my advice has been of assistance to you.

Kind regards