Intelligent Access Key
Note:   You may not be able to shift out of park (P) unless the intelligent access key is inside your vehicle.
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 The intelligent access keys operate the power locks and the remote start system. The key must be in your vehicle to use the push button start.
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Note:   Your vehicle keys came with a security label that provides important key cut information.Keep the label in a safe place for future reference.
Removable Key Blade
The intelligent access key also contains a removable key blade that you can use to unlock your vehicle.
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Push the release button and pull the key blade out.
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 does not erase the programmed key from your vehicle.The transmitter should operate normally.
A message appears in the information display when the remote control battery is low.   See   Information Messages
The remote control uses one coin-type three-volt lithium battery equivalent.
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  1. Push the release button and pull the key blade out.
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  1. Twist a thin coin under the tab hidden behind the key blade head to remove the battery cover.
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  1. Insert a suitable tool, for example a screwdriver, in the position shown and carefully remove the battery.
  1. Install a new battery with the + facing upward.
  1. Reinstall the battery cover and the key blade.
Car Finder
Missing Image   Press the button twice within three seconds.A tone sounds and the direction indicators flash. We recommend you use this method to locate your vehicle, rather than using the panic alarm.
Sounding the Panic Alarm
Note:   The panic alarm only operates when the ignition is off.
Missing Image   Press the button to sound the panic alarm. Press the button again or switch the ignition on to turn it off.
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 fuel level is low.
Missing Image  The remote start button is on the transmitter.
 This feature allows you to start your vehicle from the outside.The transmitter has an extended operating range.
You can configure your automatic climate control to operate when you remote start your vehicle.   See   Climate Control
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 does not work if any of the following occur:
  • The ignition is on.
  • The anti-theft alarm triggers.
  • You switch the feature off in the information display.
  • The hood is open.
  • The transmission is not in park (P).
  • The battery voltage is below the minimum operating voltage.
Remote Control Feedback (If Equipped)
An LED on the remote control provides status feedback of remote start or stop commands.

LED   Status  
Solid green   Remote start successful  
Solid red   Remote stop successful  
Blinking red   Request failed or status not received  
Blinking green   Status incomplete  

Remote Starting your Vehicle
Note:   You must press each button within three seconds of each other.If you do not follow this sequence, your vehicle does not start remotely, the direction indicators do not flash twice and the horn does not sound.
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  1. Press the lock button to lock all the doors.
  1. Press the remote start button twice.The exterior lamps flash twice.
A tone sounds if the system fails to start.
Note:   You must press the push button ignition switch on the instrument panel once while applying the brake pedal before driving your vehicle.
The power windows do not work during remote start and the radio does not turn on automatically.
The parking lamps remain on and your vehicle will run for 5, 10 or 15 minutes, depending on the setting.
Extending the Engine Running Time
 To extend the engine running time duration of your vehicle during remote start, repeat steps 1 and 2 while the engine is running.If the duration is set to 15 minutes, the duration extends by another 15 minutes.For example, if your vehicle had been running from the first remote start for 5 minutes, your vehicle continues to run now for a total of 30 minutes. You can extend the engine running time duration to a maximum of 30 minutes.
Wait at least five seconds before remote starting after the engine stops running.
Turning Your Vehicle Off After Remote Starting
Missing Image   Press the button once.Your vehicle and the parking lamps turn off.
You may have to be closer to your vehicle than when starting due to ground reflection and the added noise of your running vehicle.
 You can switch this feature on or off in the information display.See   General Information
Memory Feature
You can program your intelligent access key to recall memory positions.  See   Memory Function