Buick Enclave: Remote Vehicle Start - Keys and Locks - Keys, Doors, and Windows - Buick Enclave Owner's ManualBuick Enclave: Remote Vehicle Start

This vehicle may have a remote starting feature that starts the engine from outside of the vehicle.

on the RKE transmitter if the vehicle has remote start. (Remote Start): This button is located on the RKE transmitter if the vehicle has remote start.

Laws in some communities may restrict the use of remote starters.

For example, some laws may require a person using the remote start to have the vehicle in view when doing so. Check local regulations for any requirements on remote starting of vehicles.

Do not use the remote start feature if the vehicle is low on fuel.

The vehicle could run out of fuel.

If the vehicle has the remote start feature, the RKE transmitter functions have an increased range of operation. However, the range may be less while the vehicle is running.

There are other conditions that can affect the performance of the transmitter. See Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System  for additional information.

Starting the Engine Using Remote Start

To start the vehicle:

1. Aim the RKE transmitter at the vehicle.
2. Press and release 3. Immediately after completing Step 2, press and hold on the RKE transmitter.
3. Immediately after completing Step 2, press and hold vehicle's lights cannot be seen, press and hold until the parking lamps flash. If the vehicle's lights cannot be seen, press and hold When the vehicle starts, the parking lamps will turn on and remain on as long for at least four seconds.

When the vehicle starts, the parking lamps will turn on and remain on as long as the engine is running.

The doors will be locked and the climate control system will operate automatically if the vehicle has the automatic system, or at the same setting as when the vehicle was last turned off.

If the vehicle has an automatic climate control system and heated seats, the heated seats turn on during colder outside temperatures and shut off when the key is turned to ON/RUN. See Heated and Ventilated Front Seats  for more information.

The rear window defogger and heated mirrors, if the vehicle has them, turn on during colder outside temperatures and turn off when the key is turned to ON/RUN.

After entering the vehicle during a remote start, insert and turn the key to the ON/RUN position to drive the vehicle.

If the vehicle is left running it automatically shuts off after 10 minutes unless a time extension has been done.

Extending Engine Run Time

To extend the engine run time by 10 minutes, repeat Steps 1 through 3 while the engine is still running. The engine run time can only be extended if it is the first remote start since the vehicle has been driven. Remote start can be extended one time.

If the remote start procedure is used again before the first 10-minute time frame has ended, the first 10 minutes will immediately expire and the second 10-minute time frame will start.

For example, if are pressed again after the vehicle and then has been running for five minutes, 10 minutes are added, allowing the engine to are pressed again after the vehicle has been running for five minutes, 10 minutes are added, allowing the engine to run for a total of 15 minutes.

► maximum of two remote starts or remote start attempts are allowed between ignition cycles.

After the vehicle's engine has been started two times using the remote start button, the ignition must be turned on and then back off before the remote start procedure can be used again

Shutting the Engine Off After a Remote Start

To manually shut off a remote start:

► Aim the RKE transmitter at the vehicle and press until the parking lamps turn off.

► Turn on the hazard warning flashers.

► Turn the ignition switch on and then off.

Conditions in Which the Remote Start Will Not Work

The vehicle cannot be started using the remote start feature if the key is in the ignition, the hood is open, or if there is an emission control system malfunction.

The engine turns off during a remote start if the coolant temperature gets too high or if the oil pressure gets low.

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