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How To Easily Set Your Subaru’s Clock To Change Automatically With Video

How do you set the clock in your Subaru Forester, Outback, Crosstrek, Ascent, and other new models this fall? Check out how to quickly reset your clock here.


The daylight savings time change is here, and it’s time to turn your Subaru car clock back. How do you set the clock in your Subaru Forester, Outback, Crosstrek, Ascent, Impreza, and other new models? 

Setting the time on your Subaru can be a hassle if you haven’t done it before. Here is a quick setup guide to help reset your clock back one hour. 

Subaru says vehicles with a color LCD multifunction display feature a digital clock that can update automatically or be set manually. The video below is an overview that shows how to automatically or manually change the time due to your time zone or for the daylight savings time change on October 6, 2022.

2023 Subaru Forester clock reset

How to set your clock on select models and trims: 
2017 and newer Impreza Sport, Limited
2018 and newer Crosstrek Limited 
2019 and newer Crosstrek Hybrid
2019 and newer Ascent Limited, Touring trims
2019 and newer Forester Premium (when equipped), Sport, Limited, and Touring trims

The 2020-2023 model year Subaru Forester Touring is shown in the video below. Note: Trims without navigation require a paired smartphone for the automatic setup to work correctly. Features vary by model and trim level, so check your owner’s manual for further details. 

Is daylight savings going away?

A new report from Forbes says in March, the Senate approved the bipartisan Sunshine Protection Act, which would make daylight saving time permanent, extending daylight longer into the evening between November and March in exchange for darker winter mornings. But the bill has stalled in the House.

For now, you’ll have to continue to change the clock in your Subaru Forester, Outback, Crosstrek, Ascent, and other new models. Watch How to Set the Clock in Your Subaru Vehicle (Color LCD) in the video below.

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