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BlueConnect FAQs

What is Bluetooth® Technology?

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.

In which Subaru vehicles can BlueConnect be installed?

  • 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

How do I know if my phone will work with BlueConnect?

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

Can I pair a Bluetooth adapter with BlueConnect?

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

Will I be able to transfer my phonebook entries into to the BlueConnect phonebook?

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

What should I do if BlueConnect does not auto-connect to my previously paired phone?

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.

What if I still have questions?

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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iPod® Interface

iPod® Interface FAQs

My 4th generation iPod Nano® (or 2nd generation iPod Touch®) does not charge when I plug it into the iPod® Interface. Why does this happen?

Older iPod® versions would allow charging at either 12 volts or 5 volts. Apple changed this standard and newer iPod®s only charge at 5 volts. Subaru's iPod® Interface was designed to charge at 12 volts.

Does Subaru have a solution for the charging issue?

Yes! iPod® Interfaces can be retrofit with a short dock cable that will correct the charging issue. Just plug it in and go. The part number is H621SXA300. Available now.

Is iPod® Interface available for vehicles equipped with factory-installed navigation?

Yes! In fact, the user experience is even better with NAVI since more song information can be displayed at one time on the NAVI touch screen. The same part numbers listed below work in both NAVI and non-NAVI equipped cars.

Which vehicles is the Subaru iPod® Interface available for?

  • 2008-09 Impreza models without satellite radio (H621SSC200)
  • 2009-10 Forester models without satellite radio (H621SSC200)
  • 2007-09 Outback without satellite radio (H621SXA200)
  • 2007-09 Legacy without satellite radio (H621SXA200)
  • 07-10 Tribeca without satellite radio and without rear seat entertainment (H621SXA200)

What is included with the kit?

The kit includes: interface module, dock cable, wiring harness, mounting bracket, user guide, installation instructions, quick reference card, and face plate decals (temporary labels for the head unit buttons which can help you to learn their functions in iPod® mode).

Will the Subaru iPod® Interface work with portable MP3 players?

No. The iPod® Interface is engineered specifically to integrate the functions of an iPod® and the Subaru factory head unit. No other combination is currently supported.

Will the iPod® interface work with my iPhone®?

iPod® functionality of the iPhone® is supported, however the 3G version has not yet been validated for compatibility. The iPhone® will not be turned off by the iPod® interface when the vehicle's ignition is cycled off.

What features are supported?

  • Text display (Artist, Album, and Song information)
  • Support for Podcasts
  • Support for Audiobooks
  • Browsing by Playlist, Artist, and Album
  • Fast Forward and Rewind

What iPod®s are supported?

Please check your iPod® and version (Go to Settings -> About and look for the number next to version). Supported iPod® models and minimum version are shown below.

**Important information** regarding 4th generation Nano and 2nd generation iPod Touch®.

Apple has changed the charging protocols in its newest products, and as a result those products will not recharge when connected with the iPod® Interface. All other functions are still supported by the iPod® Interface.

Both 4th Generation Nano and 2nd Generation iPod Touch® devices will operate properly when connected to the iPod® Interface, but will not recharge.

Subaru is developing a new version of the iPod® Interface that will restore the charging feature. Check this website for updates on the release date of the new iPod® Interface for Subaru vehicles. Existing iPod® Interfaces can be retrofit with a short dock cable that will correct the charging issue. The part number is H621SXA300. Available now.

What if I still have questions?

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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