It's second on my list for my dealership....first is to figure out what is moving beneath my floor board while turning at slow parking speeds, second is to get the seat heaters on with remote start :)
On your little screen in between the tach and speedo goto "settings" and then "remote start" turn off the auto mode for the climate controls this only allows the heat/AC and/or defrosters to come on at pre determined temps the car detects. Also in winter I usually make sure that "quiet start" is also disabled this allows the remote start to idle a bit higher (~1200 rpm) if your very concerned about MPG you can leave quiet start on. Hope this helps ;)
You cannot adjust the system during
remote start operation. Turn the ignition
on to return the system to its previous
settings. You can now make adjustments.
You will need to turn certain
vehicle-dependent features back on, such
• heated seats
• heated mirrors
• heated rear window.
You can adjust the settings using the
information display controls. See
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 72°F (22°C).
In hot weather, the system is set to 72°F
(22°C). Cooled seats are set to high (if
available, and selected to AUTO in the
In moderate weather, the system either
heats or cools (based on previous
settings). The rear defroster, heated
mirrors and heated/cooled seats do not
automatically turn on.
In cold weather, the system is set to 72°F
(22°C). 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 automatically turn on.
So, basically the outside temperature determines whether or not to turn on the defrost or A/C. If it is hot or cold, it will set the climate for 72 degrees.
I might as well turn off the "auto" climate for the remote start then. Also, where it mentions activating heated or cooled seats, it is referring to the Edge, Explorer, and Lincolns that don't have a physical knob, rather the soft button in MFT (which we don't have). As I understand it, the knobs we have are only powered with the accessories on, which is not the case while remote start is active.
Then possibly Ford could add "soft buttons" for our heated seats with an update to MyFordTouch at some point. Of course their direction now (MKC) is to add physical buttons back to the center stack.
I have a '14 Titanium and when I turn on the fog lights they remain in the on position whenever I turn on the headlights even after turning the vehicle off and back on. I have to press the fog light button to shut them off.
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Not likely. Our heated seats and dials are not wired through MFT and are dependent on accessories/ignition being on, while the soft touch buttons (even the physical ones on the MKC) are integrated with MFT and are powered while remote start is active. They seem to be two completely separate systems. Ford would just need to simply give power to the dials and seats while in remote start for them to work ( as others have pointed out Subaru and other manufacturers do).
Point being, don't expect an update to fix this on any current Escape from Ford. In the future, maybe. Aftermarket mod probably would be your best bet.
The temp plummeted here today to a high of 6〫 F and I used my remote start 5 minutes before I left the office. I left my heater on defrost and floor, set it at 78 degrees, put the blower on high and it was on and blowing hard when I got to the car. For those who may not realize it, unless you over ride it by manually increasing the blower speed, regardless if it's on auto or manual, the heater/defroster is designed to blow on a low setting until the coolant temp is high enough to blow warm air.
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