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Remote Vehicle Start

If equipped, this feature allows the

engine to be started from outside the vehicle.

For the PLUGIN vehicle, the engine will only start if needed for warming functions or high voltage battery


/ : This button will be on the RKE

transmitter if the vehicle has remote start.

The climate control system will use

the previous settings during a remote start. The rear window defogger may

come on during remote start based on cold ambient conditions. The rear

defog indicator light does not come on during remote start.

If equipped, the heated seats and

heated steering wheel or ventilated

seats may come on when enabled in vehicle personalization. See Vehicle

Personalization 0 168.

If equipped, the heated and ventilated front seats may also come on when

the vehicle personalization setting is enabled. See Heated and Ventilated

Front Seats 0 72.


Laws in some local communities may restrict the use of remote starters. For example, some laws may require a

person using remote start to have the vehicle in view. Check local

regulations for any requirements.

If your vehicle is low on fuel, do not use the remote start feature. The

vehicle may run out of fuel.

The RKE transmitter range may be

shorter while the vehicle is running.

Other conditions can affect the

performance of the transmitter. See Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System 0 35.

Starting the Engine Using Remote Start

1. Press and release Q on the RKE transmitter.

2. Immediately press and hold /

for at least four seconds or until the turn signal lamps flash. This confirms the request to remote

start the vehicle has been received.


During the remote start, the doors will be locked and the

parking lamps will remain on as long as the engine is running.

The engine will shut off after 10 minutes unless a time

extension is done or the vehicle is started.

3. Press the brake pedal and start the vehicle to drive.

Extending Engine Run Time

The engine run time can also be extended by another 10 minutes, if during the first 10 minutes

Steps 1 and 2 are repeated while the engine is still running. An extension can be requested 30 seconds after

starting. This provides a total of 20 minutes.

The remote start can only be extended once.

When the remote start is extended,

the second 10 minute period is added on to the first 10 minutes for a total

of 20 minutes.