How to Use Ford Remote Start

2020 Ford Escape

Ford remote access systems are available for many new Ford vehicles, and they provide Morton drivers the convenience of remote start. Are you wondering how to use Ford remote start? It’s easy! Mike Murphy Ford brings you this guide on how to use Ford remote start. Follow along below, and if you have questions don’t hesitate to contact the dealership. We are just a short drive away from Peoria and East Peoria and are always happy to help!

Learn How To Use Ford Remote Start Features

Starting Your Ford Vehicle

  • Press the lock button on the key fob to lock the doors.
  • Press the remote start button twice.
  • Your headlamps will flash twice.
  • The horn will sound if for some reason it didn’t work.

Turning the Vehicle Off

  • After remote starting, press the button once.
  • Your headlights will turn off.

Using the Memory Feature (If Equipped)

  • When remote start is activated (and the feature is preset), this will instantly adjust seating, mirror placement, and steering column positions.

How to Use Ford Remote Start: Status Feedback

If your vehicle has a Ford remote access system and it’s equipped with status feedback, you will receive real-time information about the status of remote start or stop commands. Here is a guide to their meanings:

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

How to Use Ford Remote Start if Ford Remote Access Won’t Work

Sometimes, there may be instances in which your Ford remote access won’t work. If your key fob isn’t carrying out your commands, one of the following may be the reason:

  • Your hood is open
  • Low vehicle battery
  • The ignition is already on
  • Triggered alarm
  • Disabled remote stop/start system
  • “Service engine soon” light is illuminated

What is FordPass?

If your Ford car, truck, or SUV is equipped with Ford SYNC® Connect, you can use FordPass to control it from afar. It’s easy and as a bonus, there are no yearly subscription fees. FordPass is a Ford remote access app that you can download from the App Store or Google Play. Using the app, you can do the following:

  • Lock and unlock remotely
  • Schedule a start
  • Start and stop remotely
  • Check gas and fluid levels

Need Help with Using Ford Remote Start? Contact Mike Murphy Ford

Mike Murphy Ford near Pekin is your best resource on the latest Ford technologies. Our service department is always happy to answer your questions. Do you need a new key fob or help disabling Ford MyKey? Call our parts department. They have a full inventory of genuine Ford parts and accessories that you can pick up in person or order online for added convenience.

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