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post #1 of 43 Old 01-16-2013, 08:53 AM Thread Starter
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According to the manual, when you set the remote start to "manual" the climate control sets to 72 and the seat warmers come on. The climate part works, but the seat don't come on. Anyone know what I'm ding wrong?
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I tried too and that was what I was hoping for ..... warm seats when remote-starting. I had my settings as "Auto" and that did not work. Will try "Last Settings / Manual" this time.

If our cars are sitting outside in 17F weather and you remote start... the only thing that makes sense to activate the seat heaters since the defrost / heater would take a LONG time of idling to produce any warm air at all.
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i think you have to be sitting on the seat for them to come one mine dont work unless im sitting make sure you set your front defroster to come on in the morning i had a freind have it on heat and when the car warmed up she thought opps set it to defrost and presto the sudden heat cracked the windshield the escape normally gives heat with in 2 min the soft ware closes the thermostat for fast warm ups hope this helps
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Copied from the PDF owner's manual page 120. Something is not right as my seats do not come on either for heat and that is something I want ==>

Automatic Settings

You can set the climate control to operate
in AUTO mode through the information
display setting: Remote Start > Climate
Control > Heater-A/C > Auto. The climate
control system automatically sets the
interior temperature to 72F (22C).
In hot weather, the system is set to 72F
(22C). Cooled seats are set to high (if
available, and selected to AUTO in the
information display).

In moderate weather, the system either
heats or cools (based on previous
settings). The rear defroster, heated
mirrors and heated/cooled seats are not
automatically turned on.

In cold weather, the system is set to 72F
(22C). The heated seats and heated
steering wheel are set to high (if available,
and selected to AUTO in the information
display). The rear defroster and heated
mirrors are automatically turned on.
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I have recently purchased a 2013 Titanium Escape. This is my fourth Escape, last one was a 2011. I tried most of the bells and whistles and they all seem to work. But recently the remote start, doesn't. It has worked in the past when I was playing with the car. I have 4200 miles on the car and checked all the items that may be a problem, such as tranny in P, handbrake is on, no check warning lights.

Symptoms : I press the lock button once, and the start button twice as shown in the instruction card. The lights flash and the horn sounds, but the car doesn't start. I thought maybe because my driveway was on a incline, safety wise it wouldn't start on a hill, but tried on flat surface. I know I can take it to dealer, which I may have to, but thought I'd ask others that own the same vehicle.
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Hi
I have recently purchased a 2013 Titanium Escape. This is my fourth Escape, last one was a 2011. I tried most of the bells and whistles and they all seem to work. But recently the remote start, doesn't. It has worked in the past when I was playing with the car. I have 4200 miles on the car and checked all the items that may be a problem, such as tranny in P, handbrake is on, no check warning lights.

Symptoms : I press the lock button once, and the start button twice as shown in the instruction card. The lights flash and the horn sounds, but the car doesn't start. I thought maybe because my driveway was on a incline, safety wise it wouldn't start on a hill, but tried on flat surface. I know I can take it to dealer, which I may have to, but thought I'd ask others that own the same vehicle.
Thanks for reading
I park on an incline and don't have issues with remote start. The fact that your horn sounds is indicative of a fault detected by remote start safeguards. Have it checked under warranty.

Are you too far away? Low battery on smart key fob?
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Hi Socal, I checked standard things. Within that test I stood right next to the vehicle, I tried both key fobs, the spare and the one I carry. I don't think it's a battery issue, but thanks for that, didn't think of that.


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I park on an incline and don't have issues with remote start. The fact that your horn sounds is indicative of a fault detected by remote start safeguards. Have it checked under warranty.

Are you too far away? Low battery on smart key fob?
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I push the key-fib LOCK button 1x then the start button 2x. So for you to hit the lock button 2x then 2x for remote start should not matter... but try. 1x lock and 2x remote start.

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I have recently purchased a 2013 Titanium Escape. This is my fourth Escape, last one was a 2011. I tried most of the bells and whistles and they all seem to work. But recently the remote start, doesn't. It has worked in the past when I was playing with the car. I have 4200 miles on the car and checked all the items that may be a problem, such as tranny in P, handbrake is on, no check warning lights.

Symptoms : I press the lock button once, and the start button twice as shown in the instruction card. The lights flash and the horn sounds, but the car doesn't start. I thought maybe because my driveway was on a incline, safety wise it wouldn't start on a hill, but tried on flat surface. I know I can take it to dealer, which I may have to, but thought I'd ask others that own the same vehicle.
Thanks for reading
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I push the key-fib LOCK button 1x then the start button 2x. So for you to hit the lock button 2x then 2x for remote start should not matter... but try. 1x lock and 2x remote start.
Nope. It was stated correctly. Also, bposner said it used to work

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The horn sounding is not a fault--that's the factory preset setting for indicating that remote start was activated. Unless he went into the settings and disabled that, it's a normal condition.

…which makes his situation more interesting, because it seems that everything is working correctly except for the actual starting.
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