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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-28-2010, 10:05 PM Thread Starter
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Remote Start and temp

When I bought my 11 Terrain, the dealer said you could remote start the vehicle and it would either cool down or heat up the vehicle depending on the outside temp. I have the "remote start seat heaters" set to on, but in playing with the remote start it doesn't seem to turn on the defroster/AC depending on the temp. Right now its ~30 degrees F when I get up in the morning and remote start the car. When I go out, the seats are warm but the heat isn't on. Anyone know why? I did find that when I leave the "auto" button on when park, it will use that setting when remote started but when it is off (like I usually leave it) remote start doesn't do anything with for defrosting.


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When I bought my 11 Terrain, the dealer said you could remote start the vehicle and it would either cool down or heat up the vehicle depending on the outside temp. I have the "remote start seat heaters" set to on, but in playing with the remote start it doesn't seem to turn on the defroster/AC depending on the temp. Right now its ~30 degrees F when I get up in the morning and remote start the car. When I go out, the seats are warm but the heat isn't on. Anyone know why? I did find that when I leave the "auto" button on when park, it will use that setting when remote started but when it is off (like I usually leave it) remote start doesn't do anything with for defrosting.
Check the manual, the Comfort and Convenience section within Vehicle Personalization. Using the infotainment config menu you can configure the climate control on remote start to On, Off or Last Setting (default).

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Re: Remote Start and temp

You know I had the same question. Mine is set to ON, but the way the manual makes it seem like the car itself will pick out the best temperature. It only goes back to what I last set it on. Evn though it's only set to ON and not Last Setting. Any Ideas?

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Vehicles with an automatic climate control system will default to a heating or cooling mode depending on the outside temperature during a remote start. Once the key is turned to ON /RUN , the system will turn on at the setting the vehicle was last set to. If the vehicle has heated seats, they may come on during a remote start. This can also be found on page 2-5 of the 2011 Terrain owner’s manual. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact me directly. Thank you.

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Vehicles with an automatic climate control system will default to a heating or cooling mode depending on the outside temperature during a remote start. Once the key is turned to ON /RUN , the system will turn on at the setting the vehicle was last set to. If the vehicle has heated seats, they may come on during a remote start. This can also be found on page 2-5 of the 2011 Terrain owner’s manual. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact me directly. Thank you.

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Is this a new feature in 2011 model or it should be like this in the 2010 also?

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Is this a new feature in 2011 model or it should be like this in the 2010 also?
Good way to find out if your vehicle has this feature, read your manual...

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Good way to find out if your vehicle has this feature, read your manual...
I did read the manual... it is possible to miss or not understand a feature..

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I am confused as to how this works as well. I changed my configuration so that the heated seats would come on with remote start (assuming the right temperature).

This morning I used the remote start, and neither the heater was on when I got in the car, nor was the seat heated up.

So I have two questions: (1) what is the required outside temperature to get the heated seats and heater to come on?

(2) Should we leave the auto button pressed in, and thus "on" when we exit the car the night before?

This is a bit unclear. I am usually in the habit of turning everything off before I get out of the car, but if we have to set the auto to "on" before shutting off, then that is fine.

Thanks in advance.
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I am confused as to how this works as well. I changed my configuration so that the heated seats would come on with remote start (assuming the right temperature).

This morning I used the remote start, and neither the heater was on when I got in the car, nor was the seat heated up.

So I have two questions: (1) what is the required outside temperature to get the heated seats and heater to come on?

(2) Should we leave the auto button pressed in, and thus "on" when we exit the car the night before?

This is a bit unclear. I am usually in the habit of turning everything off before I get out of the car, but if we have to set the auto to "on" before shutting off, then that is fine.

Thanks in advance.
I've found through trial and error that I have to leave everything set to "auto" when I park for the night in order to have the vehicle defrost on remote start. It is ~30 degrees F in the morning here with visible frost all over the Terrain but unless I push "auto" when I park the night before it will NOT defrost the windshield/heat up the car and seems to just run the engine. My seat heater does work through with the remote start. Maybe this is a programming error for the 2011 that hasn't been noticed widescale yet?

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Re: Remote Start and temp

Remote Start Heated Seats


When it is cold outside, the
heated seats can be turned on
automatically during a remote
vehicle start. The heated seats will
be canceled when the ignition is
turned on. Press the button to use
the heated seats after the vehicle is
started.

The heated seat indicator lights on
the button do not turn on during a
remote start.

The heated seat temperature
performance of an unoccupied seat
may be reduced. This is normal.
The heated seats will not turn on
during a remote start unless the
heated seat feature is enabled in
the vehicle personalization menu.

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