Chevrolet Silverado: Keys and Locks / Remote Vehicle Start

Chevrolet Silverado 2019-2024 Owners Manual / Keys, Doors, and Windows / Keys and Locks / Remote Vehicle Start

If equipped with the remote start feature, the climate control system will come on when the vehicle is started remotely, depending on the outside temperature.

The rear defog and heated and ventilated seats, if equipped, may also come on. See Heated and Ventilated Front Seats and Vehicle Personalization.

If equipped, the automatic heated steering wheel may also come on. See Heated Steering Wheel.

Laws in some communities may restrict the use of remote starters. Check local regulations for any requirements on remote starting of vehicles.

Do not use remote start if the vehicle is low on fuel. The vehicle may run out of fuel.

The vehicle cannot be remote started if:

  • The RKE transmitter is inside the vehicle or if the key is in the ignition.
  • The hood is not closed.
  • There is an emission control system malfunction and the lamp is on.
  • The ignition is in any mode other than off.
  • The hazard warning flashers are on.
  • Two remote starts or a remote start with an extension have been used.
  • The vehicle is not in P (Park).

The engine will turn off during a remote vehicle start if:

  • The coolant temperature gets too high.
  • The oil pressure gets low.

The RKE transmitter range may be reduced while the vehicle is running.

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

Starting the Engine Using Remote Start

  1. Press and release .
  2. Immediately press and hold until the turn signal lamps flash or for at least four seconds.

    When the vehicle starts, the parking lamps will turn on. The doors will be locked and the climate control system may come on.

    The engine will continue to run for 15 minutes. After 30 seconds, repeat Steps 1 and 2 for a 15-minute time extension.

Turn the ignition on to operate the vehicle.

Extending Engine Run Time

The engine run time can be extended by 15 minutes, for a total of 30 minutes, if during the first 15 minutes Steps 1 and 2 are repeated while the engine is still running. An extension can be requested 30 seconds after starting.

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

The vehicle's ignition must be turned on and then back off to use remote start again.

Canceling a Remote Start

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

  • Press and hold until the parking lamps turn off.
  • Turn on the hazard warning flashers.
  • Turn the ignition on and then off.

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    Blind Spot Mirrors

    If equipped, there is a small convex mirror built into the upper and outer corner of the driver outside mirror. It can show objects that may be in the vehicle's blind zone.

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    When the approaching vehicle is a long distance away, the image in the main mirror is small and near the inboard edge of the mirror. As the vehicle gets closer, the image in the main mirror gets larger and moves outboard. As the vehicle enters the blind zone, the image transitions from the main mirror to the blind spot mirror. When the vehicle is in the blind zone, the image only appears in the blind spot mirror.

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