How The Honda CR-V Remote Engine Start Works

January 30th, 2018 by

Remote Engine

The 2018 Honda CR-V remote engine start is standard on all EX, EX-L and Touring CR-V trims. Now, you may not instantly think this is a must-have feature in your CR-V until you get into your warm car in the middle of winter or a cool car during a Mississippi summers. Watch the video below, Ted Buck will show you how how it works along with a few tips.

Steps for Using the CR-V Remote Engine Start

Remote start buttons

Honda CR-V Remote Transmitter

Remote Engine Start (EX and above)

The CR-V’s remote engine start is very easy and works when the remote is 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, the CR-V will flash the turn signals 6 times and the automatic climate control system will begin conditioning the interior to a temperature of 72 F.

As Ted shows you in the video, when you reach the CR-V with the remote in your possession, you can enter the vehicle as normal – the engine will keep running.

To start driving, step on the brake pedal and push the ENGINE START button once; the instruments will illuminate and you’ll be ready to go.

Remote Engine Start and Stop Tips for Success

  • Make sure the vehicle is in a safe location when using the remote engine start, a well- ventilated area and away from any ammable materials.
  • Timing is everything, press the Lock button, then press and hold the Engine button within 5 seconds to start the engine.
  • The engine will also stop if it has been running for more than 10 minutes, or if any door is opened without using the remote or smart entry.
  • The engine runs for up to 10 minutes, but if you want to extend the run time for another 10 minutes, repeat the procedure during the initial 10 minutes.
  • While the engine is running, the climate control system adjusts the cabin temperature, the security system remains on, and lights and accessories remain off.
  • If you change your mind and want to stopping the Engine, press and hold the Engine button.
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