Jeep Wrangler: REMOTE START — IF EQUIPPED (GASOLINE) / How To Use Remote Start

If applicable, refer to the “Hybrid Supplement” for additional information.

Push and release the Remote Start button on the key fob twice within five seconds. The vehicle doors and swing gate will lock, the turn signals will flash twice, and the horn will chirp twice. Pushing the Remote Start button again will shut the engine off.


  • With Remote Start, the engine will only run for 15 minutes.
  • Remote Start can only be used twice.
  • If an engine fault is present or fuel level is low, the vehicle will start and then shut down in 10 seconds.
  • The park lamps will turn on and remain on during Remote Start mode.
  • For security, power window operation is disabled when the vehicle is in the Remote Start mode.
  • The ignition must be placed in the ON/RUN position before the Remote Start sequence can be repeated for a third cycle.

All of the following conditions must be met before the engine will Remote Start:

  • Gear selector in PARK
  • Doors closed
  • Hood closed
  • Swing gate closed
  • Hazard switch off
  • Brake switch inactive (brake pedal not pressed)
  • Battery at an acceptable charge level
  • Panic button not pushed
  • System not disabled from previous Remote Start event
  • Vehicle Security system indicator flashing
  • Ignition in OFF position
  • Fuel level meets minimum requirement
  • All removable doors must not be removed
  • Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) not illuminated


  • Do not start or run an engine in a closed garage or confined area. Exhaust gas contains Carbon Monoxide (CO) which is odorless and colorless. Carbon Monoxide is poisonous and can cause serious injury or death when inhaled.
  • Keep key fobs away from children. Operation of the Remote Start system, windows, door locks or other controls could cause serious injury or death.


    This system uses the key fob to start the engine conveniently from outside the vehicle while still maintaining security. The system has a range of 328 ft (100 m)...

    To Exit Remote Start Mode

    If applicable, refer to the “Hybrid Supplement” for additional information. To drive the vehicle after starting the Remote Start system, either push and release the unlock button on the key fob to unlock the doors, or unlock the vehicle using Keyless Enter-N-Go — Passive Entry via the door handles, and disarm the Vehicle Security system (if equipped)...

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