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Chevrolet Sonic Owner's Manual: Remote Vehicle Start

If equipped, this feature allows the engine to be started from outside the vehicle.

will be on the RKE transmitter if the vehicle has remote start. (Remote Vehicle Start): This button
will be on the RKE transmitter if the vehicle has remote start.

The climate control system will use the previous settings during a remote start. The rear defog may come on during remote start based on cold ambient conditions. The rear fog indicator light does not come on during remote start.

If the vehicle has heated seats, they may come on during a remote start. See Heated Front Seats.

Laws in some local communities may restrict the use of remote starters. For example, some laws require a person using remote start to have the vehicle in view. Check local regulations for any requirements.

Other conditions can affect the performance of the transmitter. See Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System.

Starting the Vehicle

To start the engine using the remote start feature:

1. Aim the RKE transmitter at the vehicle.

2. Press and release 3. Immediately after completing Step 2, press and hold.


3. Immediately after completing Step 2, press and hold the turn signal lamps flash. The turn signal lamps flashing confirms the request for at least four seconds or until
the turn signal lamps flash. The turn signal lamps flashing confirms the request to remote start the vehicle has been received.

When the engine starts, the parking lamps will turn on and remain on as long as the engine is running. The doors will be locked and the climate control system may come on.

The engine will continue to run for 10 minutes. Repeat the steps for a 10-minute time extension. Remote start can be extended only once.

Insert the key and turn it to ON/RUN before driving.

Extending Engine Run Time

For a 10-minute extension, repeat Steps 1–3 while the engine is still running. The remote start can be extended once.

When the remote start is extended, the second 10 minutes will start immediately.

For example, if the engine has been running for five minutes, and 10 minutes are added, the engine will run for a total of 15 minutes.

A maximum of two remote starts, or a single start with an extension, are allowed between ignition cycles.

After this, the vehicle's ignition switch must be turned to ON/RUN and then back to LOCK/OFF using the key, before the remote start procedure can be used again.

Canceling a Remote Start

To cancel a remote start, do one of the following:

Conditions in Which Remote Start Will Not Work

The remote vehicle start feature will not operate if:

Battery Replacement
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Door Locks
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Other materials:

Radio Rear Side Door Speaker Replacement
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Starter Replacement (LUW)
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Rail Dust Damage Repair
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