Intelligent Access Key
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Your intelligent access keys operate the power locks and the remote start system. The key must be in your vehicle to activate the push-button start system.
Removable Key Blade
The intelligent access key also contains a removable mechanical key blade that you can use to unlock the driver door.
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Slide the release on the back of the remote control and pivot the cover off to access the key blade.
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Note:   Your vehicle’s backup keys came with a security tag that provides important vehicle key cut information. Keep the tag in a safe place for future reference.
Using the Key Blade
The key cylinder is under a cap on the driver door handle.
To remove the cap:
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  1. Insert the key blade into the slot on the bottom of the handle and press up.
  1. While maintaining upward pressure, move the cap rearward to release it. Gently remove the key while doing so.
To install the cap:
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  1. Place the cap just forward of the key cylinder.
  1. While applying pressure to the cap, move it forward until it is in place. You may hear a snap as it engages.
Make sure you have properly installed the cap by trying to move it rearward.
Replacing the Battery
Note:   Refer to local regulations when disposing of transmitter batteries.
Note:   Do not wipe off any grease on the battery terminals or on the back surface of the circuit board.
Note:   Replacing the battery will not delete the transmitter from the vehicle. The transmitter should operate normally.
A message will appear in the information display when the remote control battery is low.   See   Information Messages
Intelligent Access Transmitter
The remote control uses two coin-type three-volt lithium batteries CR2025 or equivalent.
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  1. Slide the release on the back of the remote control and pivot the cover off.
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  1. Insert a coin into the slot and twist to separate the housing.
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  1. Remove the batteries.
  1. Install new batteries with the + facing each other.
Note:   Make sure to replace the label between the two batteries.
  1. Reinstall the housing and cover.
Car Finder
Missing Image  Press the button twice within three seconds. The horn will sound and the turn signals will flash. We recommend you use this method to locate your vehicle, rather than using the panic alarm.
Sounding a Panic Alarm
Note:   The panic alarm will only operate when the ignition is off.
Missing Image  Press the button to activate the alarm. Press the button again or switch the ignition on to deactivate.
Remote Start
WARNING   WARNING:  To avoid exhaust fumes, do not use remote start if your vehicle is parked indoors or in areas that are not well ventilated.

Note:   Do not use remote start if your vehicle is low on fuel.
Missing Image  The remote start button is on the transmitter.
This feature allows you to start your vehicle from outside the vehicle. The transmitter has an extended operating range.
Vehicles with automatic climate control can be configured to operate when the vehicle is remote started.   See   Climate Control.  A manual climate control system will run at the setting it was set to when you switched the vehicle off.
Many states and provinces have restrictions for the use of remote start. Check your local and state or provincial laws for specific requirements regarding remote start systems.
The remote start system will not work if:
  • the ignition is on
  • the alarm system is triggered
  • you disable the feature
  • the hood is open
  • the transmission is not in P
  • the vehicle battery voltage is too low
  • the service engine soon light is on.
Remote Control Feedback
An LED on the remote control provides status feedback of remote start or stop commands.

LED   Status  
Solid green   Remote start or extension successful  
Solid red   Remote stop successful; engine off  
Blinking red   Remote start or stop failed  
Blinking green   Waiting for status update  

Remote Starting the Vehicle
Note:   You must press each button within three seconds of each other. Your vehicle will not remote start if you do not follow this sequence.
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The tag with your transmitter details the starting procedure.
To remote start your vehicle:
  1. Press the lock button to lock all the doors.
  1. Press the remote start button twice. The exterior lamps will flash twice.
The horn will sound if the system fails to start, unless quiet start is on. Quiet start will run the blower fan at a slower speed to reduce noise. It can be switched on or off in the information display.   See   General Information
Note:   You must press the START/STOP button on the instrument panel once while applying the brake pedal before driving your vehicle.
The power windows will not work during the remote start and the radio will not turn on automatically.
The parking lamps will remain on and the vehicle will run for 5, 10, or 15 minutes, depending on the setting.
Extending the Vehicle Run Time
Repeat Steps 1 and 2 with the vehicle still running to extend the run time for another remote start duration. If you programmed the duration to last 10 minutes, the second 10 minutes will begin after what is left of the first activation time. For example, if the vehicle had been running from the first remote start for five minutes, the vehicle will continue to run now for a total of 15 minutes. You can extend the remote start up to a maximum of 35 minutes.
Wait at least five seconds before remote starting after a vehicle shutdown.
Turning the Vehicle Off After Remote Starting
Missing Image  Press the button once. The parking lamps will turn off.
You may have to be closer to the vehicle than when starting due to ground reflection and the added noise of the running vehicle.
You can disable or enable the remote start system through the information display.   See   General Information
Memory Feature
You can use the remote control to recall memory positions. If programmed to a pre-set position, the remote control recalls memory positions when you unlock your vehicle.   See   Memory Function