How do I Remote Start* using FordPass®**?

When using the FordPass App, you have direct access to remotely start your vehicle. Use the instructions below for access. 

Before you begin, ensure the following pre-conditions are met:

Remote Start Using FordPass:

  1. Open the FordPass App. 
  2. Navigate to the Home landing page.
  3. Press and hold the Engine Start button to start your vehicle. 


  • An alert will be displayed once your vehicle has started successfully. 
  • The alert banner displays for 10 seconds. 
  • After selecting to remote start, your vehicle can run for five, ten, or fifteen minutes before shutting off.
  • To configure your run duration, review the Extend Remote Start steps. 
  • If your vehicle fails to automatically shut off, you will be notified. 
  • If you are experiencing issues, please try the Remote Start Troubleshooting steps. 
  • If your troubleshooting is unsuccessful, select to contact a Guide for additional support. 

Additional Information

How do I schedule a remote start?
Are there other ways to start my vehicle?
What should I do if my activation is pending?

*Automatic transmission only.

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

***FordPass Connect (optional on select vehicles), the FordPass App, and Complimentary Connected Services are required for remote features (see FordPass Terms for details). Connected Services and features depend on compatible AT&T network availability. Evolving technology/cellular networks/vehicle capability may limit functionality and prevent operation of connected features. Connected services exclude Wi-Fi hotspot.