How to Use Ford Remote Start

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Ford Remote Start is a convenient feature that allows you to warm your car up or cool it down before you head out in the City Centre area. Standard on many new Ford models, Ford Remote Start is especially great to have given the extreme temperature fluctuations in the Winnipeg region. Learn how to use Ford Remote Start from the experts at Capital Ford Winnipeg, and then schedule a test drive with us to see it in action today!

Ford Remote Start Instructions

Winnipeg drivers will find Ford Remote Start to be standard or available on a wide variety of Ford models like the Ford Escape, Ford Explorer, and Ford F-150. Ford Remote Start is one of a variety of functions you can access through your Ford key fob. Here’s how it works:

Start Your Ford Vehicle

  • Unlock your car doors with the key fob.
  • Press the remote start button twice.
  • Watch to see whether the exterior lamps flash twice, indicating success.
  • Listen if the horn sounds, indicating a failed command.

Turn Off Your Ford Vehicle 

  • Press the remote start button once.
  • Check that the exterior lamps shut off.

There are some Ford Remote Start systems that also have a memory feature, which will adjust seating, mirror, and steering column positions whenever you remotely start your Ford. You will have to preset these positions for the memory function to work.

What Do The Lights On Your Ford Key Fob Mean?

The lights on your Ford key fob can also provide Remote Start status feedback. Here’s what the feedback lights mean:

  • Solid Green — Remote start successful. 
  • Solid Red — Remote stop successful. The vehicle is off. 
  • Blinking Red — Remote stop or start failed. 
  • Blinking Green — Awaiting status update. 

Ford Remote Start Issues

Having problems getting your Ford Remote Start system to work? A few common causes include:

  • Engine already started.
  • Alarm triggered.
  • Remote stop/start system disabled.
  • Hood opened.
  • Transmission is not in parked (P) position.
  • Low vehicle battery.
  • Illuminated “Service engine soon” light.

What is Ford Remote Access via FordPass? 

Other Ford models, including the Ford Edge, offer Ford SYNC Connect, which allows you to use FordPass for Ford Remote Access. All you need to do is download the FordPass app from the App Store or Google Play And you’ll be able to access the following functions from your smartphone:

  • Remotely start and stop.
  • Remotely lock and unlock.
  • Schedule a start.
  • Check gas and fluid levels.

Discover Ford Remote Access and Other Ford Products at Capital Ford Winnipeg!

Here at Capital Ford Winnipeg, we are always happy to help you learn more about the smart tech features offered on new Ford models. From the Ford Remote Start system to how to connect to Ford SYNC, we’ll guide you through the process so you can get the most out of your new Ford. If you have any questions or would like more information, please feel free to reach out to us.

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