How do I extend the remote start run time for my Ford vehicle?

You can extend your remote start run time using the FordPass®* App or using your in-vehicle instrument cluster. 

Extend Remote Start 

Extend Your Remote Start in FordPass

Use the following steps for in-app setting changes:

Note: To extend your remote start run time with FordPass, your initial start must be initiated from FordPass and not your keyfob. 

  1. Log in to the FordPass App.
  2. After selecting to remote start, an in-app notification should appear.
  3. Select the Extend button from the in-app notification.

Extend Your Remote Start in Your Vehicle

Use the following steps for in-vehicle setting changes:

  1. Start your vehicle. 
  2. Use the directional pad on your steering wheel to select Settings.
  3. Navigate to Advanced Settings.
  4. Press OK.
  5. Navigate to Vehicle.
  6. Press OK.
  7. Navigate to Remote Start
  8. Press OK.
  9. Navigate to Duration.
  10. Press OK.
  11. Select from the three options:
    • Five minutes
    • Ten minutes
    • Fifteen minutes


  • The option that is highlighted will be the selected option.
  • Once the selection is made, you can back out of this menu by pressing the left arrow on the directional pad.

Additional Information 

How do I schedule a remote start using FordPass?

*The FordPass App, compatible with select smartphone platforms, is available through a free download. Message and data rates may apply.