How to Use Ford Remote Start

Man opening car with key fob

Now that you have a new Ford, you’re probably ready to start using Ford Remote Start. So how do you use Ford Remote Start? Our team at Birdnow Dealerships can help you learn how to set up and use this new Ford technology in no time at all. Check out our online guide and be sure to contact our team with any questions.

Ford Remote Start How-Tos

In order to start using your Ford Remote Access, you’ll need to turn on your vehicle. Once you start the car, you can get the process started.

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 

If your new Ford is equipped with the Memory Feature, you can use this to adjust your seating, mirror, and steering column position when the remote start feature is activated. However, these positions must be pre-set.

Ford Remote Access Won’t Work? 

When you learn how to use Ford Remote Start, you may come across an instance where it doesn’t work. If your key fob isn’t working correctly, the cause may be a result of the following:

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

What is FordPass?

FordPass is a system in a new Ford that can help you connect your compatible smartphone. If your vehicle is equipped with SYNC Connect, then the FordPass system can be connected so you can control everything remotely. Luckily, there are no yearly subscription fees associated with SYNC Connect; you can simply download it from the App Store or Google Play in order to control the following:

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

Learn More About Ford Products & Services at Birdnow Dealerships! 

If you need help getting your Ford system set up, contact our service team. Our technicians can help you get everything working. Have questions in the meantime? Contact our team. We can help you learn more about your new Ford and more.

 

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