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#1 Old 07-05-2013, 11:05 AM
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Remote Start Range

my 2013 FE Titanium has the smart key with the remote start button.
As I understand it, the remote start feature works from 325 feet away as long as the doors are locked.

on our Escape, the remote can lock the car from a relatively far distance (I wouldnt say its 300 ft, more like 100-150 feet).

The problem is that the remote start only seems to work from about 50 feet away. (kinda defeats the purpose of remote start)

Anyone else noticing this? I dont think its a battery issue in my keyfob because locking/unlocking seems to work from a much greater distance than remote starting.
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#2 Old 07-05-2013, 12:31 PM
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Weird how locking/unlocking works from a greater distance than remote starting. maybe it's the receiver on the remote starter unit? I would suggest going into the dealership and seeing what they say and will do about it. While you're their you should try using the remote starting feature on another Escape.
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#3 Old 07-08-2013, 04:49 PM
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I don't know about the locking vs starting but I have read of many complaints of the remote start having poor range. This is something OEM starters need to improve. The aftermarket ones have insane range.
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