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My remote start now is failing most of the time. I'll double tap, it beeps twice. I get in, the car isn't running, display says something like there was a failure or it was disabled. I also now have the engine light on also that I've noticed around the same time. Any reported issues of this? Can't find any.
 

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If the engine light is on the remote start will not work. It will honk to tell you the FOB worked. Just wants a manual start for you to see important messages.


It will also not work if the hood is up. Check to see if the hood sensor plunger or whatever is not cracked or bent.


It also -might- not work if you have already ran it 2 or 3 times. Or it failed to start due to cold engine 2 or 3 times.


I'd try to have a dealer look at it.
 

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My remote start now is failing most of the time. I'll double tap, it beeps twice. I get in, the car isn't running, display says something like there was a failure or it was disabled. I also now have the engine light on also that I've noticed around the same time. Any reported issues of this? Can't find any.
Hi MoPacifica,

Per pages 28-29 of your Owner's Manual:

"All of the following conditions must be met before the engine will remote start:
• Gear Selector in PARK
• Doors closed
• Hood closed
• Liftgate closed
• Hazard switch off
• Brake switch inactive (brake pedal not pushed)
• Battery at an acceptable charge level
• PANIC button not pushed
• System not disabled from previous remote start event
• Vehicle alarm system indicator flashing
• Ignition in STOP/OFF position
• Fuel level meets minimum requirement

NOTE:
• If an engine fault is present or fuel level is low, the vehicle will start and then shut down in 10 seconds"

We would recommend visiting your local dealership to have your CEL diagnosed. Please don't hesitate to send us a PM for further assistance if needed!

Andrea
Chrysler Social Care Specialist
 

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I've begun to have a problem with my remote start upon the first use of the car of the day. Instead of the car beeping twice and starting, it beeps only once and does not start. When I get up close to the car, after double clicking the remote start button again, I hear a whirring noise from under the hood. When I get in, the car starts normally when the start button on the dash is pushed. I could drive Just a few miles, park, and when I return to the car,the remote start works normally. It's doing this every day now.
 

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I've begun to have a problem with my remote start upon the first use of the car of the day. Instead of the car beeping twice and starting, it beeps only once and does not start. When I get up close to the car, after double clicking the remote start button again, I hear a whirring noise from under the hood. When I get in, the car starts normally when the start button on the dash is pushed. I could drive Just a few miles, park, and when I return to the car,the remote start works normally. It's doing this every day now.
Other than getting an appointment to have the dealer check your van, you might get the batteries checked at an auto parts or battery store. The owner's manual states that the battery must be at "an acceptable charge level" in addition to the other requirements listed. Please let us know what the fix is.

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I've begun to have a problem with my remote start upon the first use of the car of the day. Instead of the car beeping twice and starting, it beeps only once and does not start. When I get up close to the car, after double clicking the remote start button again, I hear a whirring noise from under the hood. When I get in, the car starts normally when the start button on the dash is pushed. I could drive Just a few miles, park, and when I return to the car,the remote start works normally. It's doing this every day now.
Hello OJR,

Please continue to monitor this behavior, at any point you decide to schedule an appointment with your dealer, we can provide an additional layer of assistance while in service.

Lamar
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Curious if you had this issue diagnosed and fixed? My 2017 Pacifica is doing the same thing... the remote start is unreliable at best.
 
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