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How The New Subaru WRX Will Make You Feel Extra Special On Your Birthday

How would you like your Subaru WRX to wish you happy birthday? It can even help so you don’t forget someone else’s special day.


The 2019 Subaru WRX is a sport-tuned sports sedan that leaves you satisfied after you get behind the wheel and push it hard, but how would it make you feel if your performance car remembered your birthday? You know what it feels like when a friend sends you a text or you get a call from your significant other on your birthday. You like it a lot. Your WRX can do that for you by wishing you a happy birthday, and it can even remind you of anniversaries and keep you out of trouble.

If you’ve played around with the Multi-Function Display with the Triple Meter on your Subaru WRX, you know it can be configured to display real-time driving information like turbo boost pressure, fuel consumption, and oil temperature, among others. But the Multi-Function Display can also display birthdays and anniversaries.

2019 Subaru WRXSet up

If you haven’t played with it, the triple meter can display up to three items on the multi-function display. You can choose from displaying engine oil temperature, average vehicle speed, accelerator opening ratio, vehicle posture, odometer based average fuel consumption, boost pressure, and journey distance, and vehicle ignition average fuel consumption.

To select the three items you want to display, navigate to the triple meter through the screen setting menu within the multi-function display using the arrow and select buttons on the top of the center stark and choose up to three times and then select set to exit the settings.

2019 Subaru WRXBirthday settings

The Subaru WRX can remember your birthday or anniversary and will display “Happy Birthday!” with your name when the ignition switch is turned on. To set your birthday, make sure the date and time settings are correct, then select birthday on the second menu in the settings screen. Select the number you want to register from the list and enter the date. Your WRX will also help you remember someone’s birthday you don’t want to forget. If you’ve ever forgotten, you know how you feel like a moron. You are on their bad list for a whole year. Up to five birthdays can be registered.

2019 Subaru WRX

Set up your 2019 Subaru WRX to wish you a happy birthday, and it can also help you so you don’t forget someone else’s special day.

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jg (not verified)    July 7, 2019 - 10:00PM

Foresters (and likely all the other models with the same shared interior components, like WRX) have been doing this for years — RTFM.

Guess there’s nothing else to write about today to get your quota.

Luis Negron (not verified)    July 8, 2019 - 7:58AM

This isn't anything new, my 2015 does the same thing though true not many people know about this feature.

Steffon (not verified)    July 8, 2019 - 3:09PM

Maybe I'm missing something but how is this relevant or worth an article? It's not a newish feature since my 2015 does this...