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Toyota Remote Engine Start FAQs

One of the most convenient features of modern vehicles is remote engine start. This feature, which is available on several new Toyota models, allows drivers to start their vehicle remotely to let their vehicle heat up or cool down before they step inside. However, as with any vehicle feature, many users have questions. That’s why we wanted to take some time to answer a few popular questions about the Toyota remote engine start system.

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How to your start your Toyota vehicle using remote engine start?

Press the Lock button on your Toyota remote 3 times in a row – 2 short presses within 1 second, then hold the third press for 3 seconds.Toyota Key Finder accessory and with keys

How far away from the Toyota vehicle will remote engine start work?

Toyota remote engine start is designed to work effectively in up to 80 feet of open space. The environment, including buildings, hills, trees, and other elements, may affect the system’s range.

How long will the engine run after being remotely started?

After using Toyota remote engine start, the engine will idle for 10 minutes before turning off. You may use remote start again for an additional 10 minutes, but after 20 minutes of total operation, the engine must be started manually.

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Why does your Toyota vehicle turn off when you open the door after remotely starting the engine?

This happens to ensure the safety of the driver and anyone around the vehicle. When the system detects an attempt to enter or move the vehicle, it turns off.

How do you turn OFF the engine using the Toyota remote?

Either press and hold the Lock button for 2 or more seconds or press the Unlock button.

Can you add a Toyota remote engine starter to your vehicle?

Fortunately, many Toyota models offer an available remote engine starter, even if your model didn’t come equipped. Feel free to contact our team at Toyota Vacaville or get in touch with your local Toyota dealer to see if your Toyota is compatible.