How do I remote start* using FordPass®**?

After activating your FordPass® Connect modem, you will have direct access to remote start your vehicle in FordPass. Use the steps below for more information.

Before you begin, ensure the following conditions are met:

Remote Start Using FordPass

  1. Open the FordPass App. 
  2. Navigate to the Home screen.
  3. Press and hold the Engine Start button to start your vehicle. 

An alert will be displayed once your vehicle has started successfully. The alert banner displays for 10 seconds. 

How can I personalize the remote start duration?

After remote starting, your vehicle can run for five, ten, or fifteen minutes before shutting off. If your vehicle fails to automatically shut off, you will be notified. 

To configure your run duration, review the Extend Remote Start steps.

What if the remote start does not work?

Further Troubleshooting Options

If you are experiencing other issues, visit the FordPass Troubleshooting topic folder for additional support. 

Additional Information

Are there other ways to start my vehicle?
How do I schedule a remote start?
What should I do if my activation is pending?
Why does my Ford vehicle enter Deep Sleep mode?
How do I stop a remote start request in FordPass?

*Automatic transmission only.

**The FordPass App, compatible with select smartphone platforms, is available through a free download. Message and data rates may apply.

FordPass Connect (optional on select vehicles), the Ford Pass App, and Complimentary Connected Service are required for remote features (see FordPass Terms and Conditions for details). Connected Service and features depend on compatible cellular network availability. Evolving technology/cellular networks/vehicle capability may limit functionality and prevent the operation of connected features. Connected Service excludes Bell Wi-Fi hotspot.

††Don’t drive while distracted. Use voice-operated systems when possible; don’t use handheld devices while driving. Some features may be locked out while the vehicle is in gear. Not all features are compatible with all phones.

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