How to Use Mitsubishi Remote Start

December 31st, 2021 by

Mitsubishi Remote Start

It’s that time of year again — we’re in for some cold nights and frosty mornings that make it harder than ever to get out of your cozy bed. 

When the view outside your window is looking more like the Kingdom of Narnia than your own backyard, you’re sure to appreciate Mitsubishi’s Remote Start capabilities. You can warm up the car without even having to take a step out the door.

Many new Mitsubishi models now come with a Remote Start feature or may have the capacity to have one installed. Winter just got a whole lot more tolerable!

What is Remote Start? 

Remote Start allows you to start or stop your car’s engine from a distance, without needing to get inside the vehicle. You can turn on the engine with just a push of a button instead of needing to use a key. You can also use Remote Start in combination with the My Mitsubishi Connect app to get the temperature inside the car just right.

In addition to providing you with some extra comfort, warming up your car before driving in cold weather also protects your engine, by ensuring all engine parts have an opportunity to be well lubricated before the engine is put under load.

How do I start a Mitsubishi with the key fob?

If your Mitsubishi came with Remote Start already installed at the factory, the key fob will have five buttons to use remotely. The two buttons on the left side lock and unlock the car, and the three on the right control the Remote Start features.

The top button is the Function button, labeled with an “F.”  The middle button starts the engine, and the bottom button will stop it. First, push the Function button, and a flashing light that reads “START” will appear and blink for a few seconds. Pushing the middle start button while the light is flashing will turn on the engine. You can use the function button to set the timer to either 10 minutes or 30 minutes before the engine automatically shuts off.

If you change your mind about running the engine, hold down the stop button to turn it off.

 The key fob will start your engine whether your doors are locked or unlocked. For security, however, the engine will automatically shut off if the doors are opened after the car is started remotely.

Using My Mitsubishi Connect

You also have the option to use the My Mitsubishi Connect app as a remote in place of the key fob. On the home screen of the app, there’s an icon that looks like an engine. Tapping the icon brings up the options to turn the engine on or off. You’ll be prompted to enter your four-digit security PIN to use these functions.

After starting your Mitsubishi’s engine from the app, it will run for 10 minutes before it automatically shuts off. If you need more time, you can remote start your car once more before needing to reset.

My Mitsubishi Connect has other useful remote functions as well, such as setting the climate control, locking and unlocking the doors, and flashing the lights or beeping the horn if you need to find your car in a crowded parking lot. A Car Finder function can also locate the vehicle within a one-mile radius of your smartphone.

Installing Mitsubishi Remote Start

If your Mitsubishi is an older model and didn’t come with a Remote Start already installed, you may still be able to add one. 

Mitsubishi recommends making an appointment at a qualified Mitsubishi dealership to install accessories like remote starters. If equipment is installed improperly, it can cause difficulties with the vehicle’s functioning, and can potentially void your warranty.

How can I learn more about Mitsubishi Remote Start?

If you still have questions about using your Remote Start or My Mitsubishi Connect, you can call our service center and talk to a specialist at 785-856-8700. They’ll be glad to help you through the setup process and guide you through any troubleshooting.

Driving a new Mitsubishi has never been more fun and convenient.  Check out the new line-up at Lawrence Mitsubishi. We’re ready to help you find your best wheels for the winter weather. 











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