Why is Ford Remote Start Not Working?
From frost-plastered windshields to skin-searing seat buckles, extreme weather adds a long list of inconveniences to the daily commute. Having a remote start system helps you stay comfortable by conditioning your car’s temperature before you hop behind the wheel. If you’re having trouble operating the remote start system on your Ford vehicle, don’t panic. There are several easy-fix reasons why your Ford remote start system could not be working.
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Troubleshooting Remote Start
For the safety of you and your vehicle, remote start will not work under certain conditions. Here are some reasons your remote start system may fail:
- The ignition is on.
- The alarm system has been triggered.
- Remote start has been disabled.
- The hood is open.
- The vehicle is not in park.
- The vehicle battery voltage is low.
- The service engine soon light is on.
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How to Use Remote Start
Step 1: Press the lock button
Step 2: Press the Remote Start (2X) button twice
Turning Off Your Vehicle with Remote Start
To turn off your vehicle after remote starting, simply press the Remote Start (2X) button once.
Key FOB Light Meanings
Some Ford key fobs feature LED lights that provide feedback on the status of your remote start and stop commands. Here’s what your key fob could be trying to tell you:
|Solid Green||Remote start successful.|
|Solid Red||Remote stop successful.|
|Blinking Red||Remote start or stop failed.|
|Blinking Green||Remote start in progress.|
Remote Start and Climate Control
If your vehicle is equipped with an automatic climate control system, you can configure the system to begin operating when you remote start your vehicle. If you have manual climate control, the system will run at the setting it was left at when the vehicle was turned off.
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