Shared Technologies : Exterior Technology

Remote Engine Start (Accord, Civic, CR-V, Insight, Odyssey, Passport, Pilot and Ridgeline)

What’s the Benefit?

Imagine being able to start your vehicle before you get in, so it’ll already be cooled off inside on a hot day—or warmed up and defrosted on a cold one. That’s the idea behind the standard remote engine start on select trims. 

The Feature:

The remote engine start is easy to use and enjoy.
First, make sure the vehicle is outside in a well-ventilated area.
The feature works when you’re within about 40 yards of the vehicle. 
Just push the LOCK button on the remote and then push and hold the ENGINE START button for at least a second—the starter will fire up the engine, and the automatic climate control system will begin conditioning the interior to a temperature of 72º F. 
When you reach the vehicle with the remote in your possession, you can enter the vehicle as normal—the engine will keep running. 
To drive, step on the brake pedal and push the ENGINE START button once; the instruments will illuminate and you’ll be ready to go.