How Do I Extend the Remote Start Run Time Using My Ford Key?

To extend the Remote Start run time while the vehicle is still running:

  1. Press the Lock button on your key fob to lock all the doors.
  2. Press the Remote Start button (2X) on the key twice. Note: Steps must be done within 3 seconds.

This will extend the run time for another remote start duration. 


  • You can extend the remote start up to a maximum of 35 minutes.
  • Wait at least five seconds before remote starting after you turn off your vehicle.