Remote Vehicle Start

Your vehicle may have a remote starting feature.

This feature allows you to start the engine from outside the vehicle. It may also start the vehicle’s heating or air conditioning systems, rear window defogger, and heated seats. See Heated Seats and Heated and Ventilated Seats for additional information.

When the remote start system is active, the climate control system will heat or cool the inside of the vehicle at the setting the vehicle was set to when the vehicle was last turned off. The rear window defogger will be turned on by the climate control system when it is cold outside.

If the vehicle has heated seats, they may also turn on when it is cold outside. Cooled seats are not activated during a remote start. Normal operation of the system will return after the key is turned to the ON/RUN position.

Laws in some communities may restrict the use of remote starters. For example, some laws may require a person using the remote start to have the vehicle in view when doing so. Check local regulations for any requirements on remote starting of vehicles.

Do not use the remote start feature if your vehicle is low on fuel. Your vehicle may run out of fuel.

If your vehicle has the remote start feature, the RKE transmitter functions will have an increased range of operation. However, the range may be less while the vehicle is running.

There are other conditions which can affect the performance of the transmitter, see Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System for additional information.

will be on the RKE (Remote Start): This button will be on the RKE transmitter if you have remote start.

To start the vehicle using the remote start feature:

1. Aim the transmitter at the vehicle.

2. Press and release the transmitter’s lock button, then immediately press and hold the transmitter’s remote start button until the turn signal lights flash or if the vehicle’s lights are not visible, press and hold the remote start button for at least four seconds.

When the vehicle starts, the parking lamps will turn on and remain on while the vehicle is running.

The vehicle’s doors will be locked.

3. If it is the first remote start since the vehicle has been driven, repeat these steps, while the engine is still running, to extend the engine running time by 10 minutes. Remote start can be extended one time.

After entering the vehicle during a remote start, insert and turn the key to ON/RUN to drive the vehicle.

If the vehicle is left running it will automatically shut off after 10 minutes unless a time extension has been done.

To manually shut off a remote start:

• Aim the RKE transmitter at the vehicle and press the remote start button until the parking lamps turn off.

• Turn on the hazard warning flashers.

• Turn the ignition switch on and then off.

The vehicle can be started remotely two separate times between driving sequences. The engine will run for 10 minutes after each remote start.

Or, you can extend the engine run time by another 10 minutes within the first 10 minute remote start time frame, and before the engine stops.

For example, if the lock button and then the remote start buttons are pressed again after the vehicle has been running for five minutes, 10 minutes are added, allowing the engine to run for 15 minutes.

The additional 10 minutes are considered a second remote vehicle start.

Once two remote starts, or a single remote start with one time extension have been done, the vehicle must be started with the key.

After the key is removed from the ignition, another remote start can be performed.

The vehicle cannot be started remotely if the key is in the ignition, the hood is not closed, or if there is an emission control system malfunction.

Remote Start Ready

If your vehicle does not have the remote vehicle start feature, it may have the remote start ready feature.

This feature allows your dealer/retailer to add the manufacturer’s remote vehicle start feature.

See your dealer/retailer if you would like to add the manufacturer’s remote vehicle start feature to your vehicle.

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