Where is the 2019 Subaru Forester OBD port location?

I bought my 2019 Subaru Forester from a friend a few months ago, and up until now, it’s been a great car. Today, its Check Engine Light came on. Where can I find the OBD port to run a diagnostic?

Melanie Johnson · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Oh no—the dreaded Check Engine Light! The OBD port location for a 2019
Subaru Forester
is to the left of the pedals and below the steering wheel.
If you’ve used the Onboard Diagnostics II (OBD-II) port before, you know that it **allows you to access your Subaru’s internal computer for running emissions tests and diagnostics **.
Anyone can run a diagnostic on their car, provided they have the right tools and experience. An OBD-II scan tool is necessary to run a correct diagnostic and accurately
read the Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC)
your car’s internal computer will provide.
If you don’t have a scan tool handy, we don’t recommend running a diagnostic yourself. You should take your car to a trusted mechanic or Subaru dealership for assistance.
If you do have a scan tool handy, simply follow these steps:
  • Plug the scan tool into your Subaur’s OBD port—you know where it is now!
  • Turn on the scan tool and crank the ignition in your car—but don’t turn it all the way on.
  • Press “Scan” on the scan tool and follow the exact instructions on its screen
All scan tools are different, so make sure to follow your scanner’s precise instructions.
Within a few minutes, the scanner should provide you with a DTC, which will help determine what’s wrong with your Subaru. We hope it’s nothing serious!
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