Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Downstate Illinois (and sometimes Florida)
As a multi EV and PHEV owner I can say for sure that the ice coming on during an app triggered remote start is bad news for Chrysler and possibly for an unlucky owner There should be concerns made to Chrysler for an updat tot to the control software to either lock out the ice when plugged in or give the owner the option to start ice if needed with the default being NO ice activation on a plugged in remote start.
This is a serious safety issue . My BMW Phev wou”d never start the ice when plugged in during preconditioning or a remote start.
Chrysler should adopt the same safety measure .
Is anyone willing to call Chrysler ?
I don't see anything that suggests the ICE will automatically start during plug-in battery conditioning. However, remote starting is available on the gas model, and it is up to the owner to know if it is in a closed garage. That same owner wisdom applies to the PHEV.
2018 Chrysler Pacifica Limited Billet Silver, AST, 20" wheels (build date 1-25-18)
2014 Jeep Cherokee Latitude V6 FWD Eco Green
Past . . .
2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L, 2003 Mazda MPV, 1997 Odyssey,
1999 Accord, 1994 Accord, 1988 Accord . . .
. . . and others in the 'way back machine!
. . . First new car:
1962 Plymouth Valiant