How to Use Ford Remote Start

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Cedar Creek drivers will have a little bit more freedom thanks to the remote start systems on most new Ford vehicles. Curious how to use Ford remote start after a long day of family fun in Bastrop? It's easy! Read through our guide below to learn about how you can control your vehicle via your smartphone, and more about the remote stat system.

Ford Remote Start How-Tos

Starting Your Ford Vehicle

  • Press the lock button on the key fob to lock the doors
  • Press the remote start button twice
  • Exterior lamps with flash twice
  • Horn will sound if the command failed

Turning the Vehicle Off

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

Use the Memory Feature (if equipped)

  • Adjusts mirror, seating, and steering column positions when you activate remote start (positions must be pre-set)

Status Feedback

When equipped, remote control feedback will inform you of the status for remote start and stop commands. Here are some good indicators to remember:

  • 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?

Ford remote start will not work under certain circumstances. Should your key fob not be completing the commands, one of these may issues may be causing it:

  • Open hood
  • Low vehicle battery
  • Ignition is on
  • Triggered alarm
  • Disabled remote stop/start system
  • "Service engine soon" light is illuminated
  • Transmission is in park (P)

What is FordPass?

If you have SYNC Connect, you'll be able to control your vehicle from afar with FordPass. There are no yearly subscription fees with FordPass. You can get the FordPass remote access app from the App Store or Google Play. With this app, drivers in Smithville can do things like:

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

Discover More Ford Products at Sames Bastrop Ford

Learn more about the latest Ford technologies at our Bastrop area Ford dealership. Take time to explore more features like Ford SYNC®, Ford MyKey, Ford key fob programming, and much more. If you want to find more Ford accessories, don't hesitate to visit us today or contact us online! Find out about more Ford technology, like if you can upgrade Ford SYNC® to SYNC® 3, and much more at Sames Bastrop Ford today! 


Sames Bastrop Ford

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Directions Bastrop, TX 78602

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