The remote start capabilities of a RAM 2500 mean drivers can start the engine from a remote location using a key fob or a connected digital device (smartphone). How convenient is the remote start feature for the drivers of RAM 2500?
How does the RAM 2500 remote start work? Here is a preview and why you might consider RAM 2500 models with this feature if living in a cold location.
The RAM Remote Connect feature is an innovative remote control feature allowing drivers to perform several tasks to monitor their vehicles using a mobile phone. The remote connect feature assists drivers to:
The remote connect feature is available on the following RAM 2500 trims:
The remote start feature gives drivers time to warm up the engine before starting the journey in cold weather or cool down the RAM 2500 when it is getting hot. This is possible using a key fob or a mobile device.
Here is how to remote start a car using a key fob:
This function is available for 2500 vehicles with the Remote Connect Feature. The driver should download and install the Remote Connect app on their smartphones or mobile devices. The driver also creates login credentials to ensure safety when utilizing the app’s remote control features.
Do the following steps to remote start a RAM 2500 using the Remote Connect feature:
The driver’s smartphone and the RAM 2500 vehicle are required to be connected to the cellular network when using the Remote Connect Feature.
Drivers can remotely stop RAM 2500’s engine using the key fob or through a mobile device.
In order to kill the engine using the key fob:
Drivers using the RAM 2500 Remote Connect Feature should follow this procedure to stop the engine.
2500 owners relying on a key fob should keep the air conditioning settings on Auto Mode. It ensures the RAM 2500’s air conditioning system reverts to a predefined state once the engine is started remotely.
The climate control setting for RAM vehicles with the Remote Connect Feature is simple - the driver opens and logs in to the app to adjust climate settings accordingly.
Remote starting a RAM 2500 means the engine runs for a predetermined time. The engine stops after 10 minutes. When a driver remote starts RAM 2500 after the engine stops, its running time doubles. That means the engine will stop after 20 minutes if remote start is used twice consecutively. The third remote start is unavailable for most RAM cars. The driver must manually ignite the engine and stop it to activate remote start.
RAM vehicles using the Remote Connect Feature give drivers more flexibility to extend engine running time.
The following is the procedure for extending the running time:
The RAM 2500’s engine can stop before the predefined running time elapses.
It happens when one or more of the following things happen:
The remote start function can stop working without notice. It happens due to several reasons including:
Drivers must be cautious when using the remote start feature on any RAM vehicle. Some measures to ensure the safety of drivers and other people include:
Drivers whose RAM vehicles have a remote start feature should acquaint themselves with various laws regarding engine idling in different states or jurisdictions. Some jurisdictions limit how long an engine should idle. Try not violate these rules as it attracts fines.
2500 owners should also adhere to the RAM's recommended idling time to ensure the remote start system remains functional.
The remote start feature is available for the newer RAM 2500 models. A driver should know how the RAM 2500 Remote start works and adhere to recommended safety guidelines to keep the remote ignition system functional.
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