How do I remotely start my vehicle using FordPass®?

Before using remote start with FordPass, you must first:

  1. On FordPass, navigate to Home. If multiple vehicles are added to the app, select the vehicle you wish to start from the drop-down list.
  2. Press and hold on the Start button.

The vehicle will run for five, ten, or fifteen minutes, depending on the in-vehicle remote start settings.


  • Remote start is unavailable on manual transmission vehicles.
  • To use remote start, the vehicle must be in Park and the bonnet must be closed. 
  • FordPass Connect vehicles require the vehicle key/fob in order to be driven. A remotely started vehicle cannot be driven without it.

Additional Information

Remote Start Troubleshooting