2017 Forester XT
Nearing 4 years of ownership and 55,000 miles, my 2017 US Forester XT Touring's electronic gadgets remain by far my least-liked aspect of the car. I gather most or all of these items are by design, and are not malfunctioning. I'd greatly appreciate hearing verification and/or solutions to any and all of these items: 1) the seat position memory loses its place for height (not reach, or recline) a sliver at a time, so that if not reset repeatedly, after a couple months the driver's seat goes to max height every time the car is unlocked 2) "butt unlocking" the car inadvertently while keeping my key in my pocket while I'm in my house and the car is parked in the street, is far too easy and leaves the car unlocked forever. (other car brands re-lock if no door is opened within a time limit) 3) the power tailgate is very slow and balky 4) the stereo cannot be turned off while the transmission is in reverse, a maddening distraction while trying to parallel park quickly 5) if the passenger unlocks the passenger door with her key, the driver's seat goes to her position not mine 6) the doors do not automatically lock on drive-away, and do not automatically unlock when I try to get out at my destination 7) the choices of time delay for the intermittent wipers are poor - there needs to be a choice between a pause of 1 second, and a pause of 5 seconds, while being able to choose both 10 seconds or 15 seconds is useless. 8) the auto headlights take too much time to react to entering tunnels and parking garages 9) the TPMS system should be able to remember 8 separate pressure sensors so that I can swap my winter tires without a dealer visit 10) the navigation's logic for "auto-zoom" of the map never seems to be what I want. 11) if I forget to shift to Park until after shutting off the engine, the car enters a state of endless beeping and non-lockability until the ignition is cycles through acc/on/off again 12) it would be nice to have a function that, after a warning beep, automatically locked the car after my exiting -- my 2010 Mazda had this as an owner-selectable option -- I get why not everyone would want it. There! That's all I can think of for now!!