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For vehicles without standard Bluetooth® technology, BlueConnect® can be added to provide the same hands-free calling and voice command system. It works seamlessly with your audio system.

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BlueConnect FAQs

Bluetooth technology allows two electronic devices to transfer data between them over relatively short distances. It's similar to a Wi-Fi system for your computer, but with fewer authentication steps.

  • 2012 Outback 2.5i and 3.6R models
  • 2012 Forester 2.5X and Tribeca 3.6R
  • Standard on 2012 Tribeca 3.6R Limited and 3.6R Touring.
  • 2011 Outback without Harman Kardon Audio package
  • 2011 Legacy without Harman Kardon Audio package
  • 2011 Impreza
  • 2011 Forester
  • 2011 Tribeca

Check the phone compatibility tool. If a phone is not listed, then it has not been tested and compatibility is unknown.

No, BlueConnect is only compatible with cell phones that have Bluetooth built in and that are listed as a compatible phone.

No, the system does not support phonebook transfers via Bluetooth. You must enter phone book entries using voice commands.

Please make sure that Bluetooth functions are turned "ON" and/or "Discoverable" at all times on your phone. Also, make sure that BlueConnect is marked as a "trusted" device. This will allow BlueConnect to automatically connect to your phone when it is in range. Please refer to your phone owner's manual for details on adjusting the Bluetooth settings.

You can contact our Customer Service department at the number below, or submit your question through our Contact Us form.

Customer Service: 1-800-SUBARU3 (1-800-782-2783)
Hours of Operation:
8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. (EST) Monday through Thursday
10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (EST) Friday

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