How to Use Ford Remote Start

2019 Ford Flex and Remote Start

Looking to add additional freedom and comfort to your new Ford vehicle? Elgin drivers will find Ford remote access available on most new models. Wondering how to use Ford remote start? It's simple! Read our quick guide below to learn more about your vehicle's remote start system, and how you can control your Ford conveniently from your smartphone.

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Ford Remote Start How-Tos

Starting Your Ford Vehicle

  • To lock the doors, press the lock button on the key fob
  • Press the remote start button twice
  • The exterior lamps with flash twice
  • If the command failed, the horn will sound.

Turning the Vehicle Off

  • After remote starting, press the button once
  • The exterior lamps will turn off

Use the Memory Feature (if equipped)

  • When the remote start is activated, it will adjust the seating, mirror, and steering column to pre-set positions.

Status Feedback

If your model is equipped, remote control feedback will inform you of the status of remote start or stop commands. Here's a quick guide to their meanings:

  • 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 Access Won't Work?

There are some instances in which the Ford remote start won't work. If you find your key fob isn't carrying out your commands, one of the following reasons may be the cause:

  • Ignition is on
  • Alarm is triggered
  • Remote stop/start system is disabled
  • Hood is Open
  • Transmission is in park (P)
  • Vehicle Battery is low
  • "Service engine soon" light is illuminated

What is FordPass?

For any Ford equipped with the SYNC Connect system, you can use FordPass to control it from afar. FordPass is a remote access app you can download from the App Store or Google Play- no yearly subscription fee required! Using the app, Algonquin drivers can do the following:

  • Start and stop their vehicle remotely
  • Lock and unlock doors remotely
  • Schedule a start time
  • Check their gas and fluid levels

Learn More About Ford Products & Services at Dundee Ford!

Dundee Ford is your source for information on the latest technologies from Ford Motor Company. While you're here, learn how to update your current SYNC system or see how you can upgrade your vehicle genuine Ford accessories. Have additional questions about your remote start? Contact us today at Dundee Ford, or visit our dealership near St. Charles!

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