REMOTE START — IF EQUIPPED (GASOLINE)
This system uses the key fob to start the engine conveniently from outside the vehicle while still maintaining security. The system has a range of
approximately 300 ft (91 m).
Remote start is used to defrost windows in cold weather and to reach a comfortable climate in all ambient conditions before the customer enters the vehicle.
Obstructions between the vehicle and key fob may reduce this range.
HOW TO USE REMOTE START
Push and release the Remote Start button on the key fob twice within five seconds. The vehicle doors will lock, the parking lights will flash, and the horn will chirp twice (if programmed). Then, the engine will start, and the vehicle will remain in the Remote Start mode for a 15 minute cycle.
Pushing the remote start button a third time shuts the engine off.
To drive the vehicle, push the unlock button, insert the key into the ignition, and turn to the ON/RUN position.
All of the following conditions must be met before the engine will remote start:
TO EXIT REMOTE START MODE
To drive the vehicle after starting the Remote Start system, either push and release the unlock button on the key fob to unlock the doors, or unlock the vehicle using Keyless Enter-N-Go — Passive Entry via the door handles, and disarm the vehicle security system (if equipped). Then, prior to the end of the
15 minute cycle, press the brake pedal and push and release the START/STOP ignition button.
The Remote Start system will turn the engine off with another push and release of the Remote Start button on the key fob, or if the engine is allowed to run for the entire 15 minute cycle. Once the ignition is placed in the ON/RUN position, the climate controls will resume the previously set operations (temperature, blower control, etc.).
REMOTE START FRONT DEFROST ACTIVATION — IF EQUIPPED
When remote start is active, and the outside ambient temperature is 40°F (4.5°C) or below, the system will automatically activate front defrost for 15 minutes or less. The time is dependent on the ambient temperature. Once the timer expires, the system will automatically
adjust the settings depending on ambient conditions. See “Remote Start Comfort Systems
REMOTE START COMFORT SYSTEMS — IF EQUIPPED
When remote start is activated, the front and rear defrost will automatically turn on in cold weather. The heated steering wheel and driver heated seat feature will turn on if programmed in the comfort menu screen within Uconnect Settings page 237. In warm weather, the driver vented seat feature will automatically turn on when the remote start is activated and is programmed in the comfort menu screen. The vehicle will adjust the climate control settings depending on the outside ambient temperature.
The climate controls automatically adjust to an optimal temperature and mode, dependent on the outside ambient temperature. When the ignition is placed in the ON/RUN position, the climate controls will resume their previous settings.
For more information on ATC, MTC, and climate control settings, see page 60.
These features will stay on through the duration of remote start, or until the ignition is placed in the ON/RUN position. The climate control settings will change, and exit the automatic defaults, if manually adjusted by the driver while the vehicle is in remote start mode. This includes turning the climate controls off using the OFF button.
REMOTE START WINDSHIELD WIPER DE-ICER ACTIVATION — IF EQUIPPED
When the Remote Start system is active and the outside ambient temperature is less than 33°F (0.6°C), the Windshield Wiper De-Icer will activate. Exiting remote start will its resume previous operation. If the Windshield Wiper
De-Icer was active, the timer and operation will continue.
REMOTE START ABORT MESSAGE
The following messages will display in the instrument cluster display if the vehicle fails to remote start, or exits remote start prematurely:
The message will stay active until the ignition is placed in the ON/RUN position page 482.