How to Remote Start a GMC Terrain

2024 GMC Terrain driving down a road

Need more information about how to remote start a GMC Terrain? Remote start adds convenience and comfort to your Minneapolis driving experience, allowing you to warm up or cool down your vehicle before you get in. Let’s dive into the steps and troubleshooting tips for your GMC Terrain remote start system.



Activating Your GMC Terrain’s Remote Start

Follow these simple steps to remote start your GMC Terrain:

  1. Ensure your vehicle is in a safe location and properly parked. Your GMC Terrain should be in “Park” with all doors closed and securely locked.
  2. Press the lock button on the key fob. Ensure your key fob is within range of the vehicle.
  3. Immediately press and hold the remote start button (usually a curved arrow icon) for about 2 seconds. Your GMC Terrain’s turn signal lights should flash, indicating that the remote start has been initiated.
  4. Your GMC Terrain should start up, and it will run for approximately 10 minutes before shutting down automatically, or until you turn it on manually.

If you need more time, you can extend the remote start duration once: Repeat the remote start process during the initial 10-minute period to gain an additional 10 minutes of running time.

Troubleshooting: GMC Terrain Remote Start Not Working

If your GMC Terrain remote start is not functioning correctly, here are some troubleshooting steps:

  • Check the key fob battery. A weak battery can prevent the remote start signal from being received.
  • Ensure there are no warning lights on the dashboard. Certain warnings, like the check engine light, can disable the remote start feature.
  • Verify the hood and doors are fully closed and locked. The remote start system requires all doors and the hood to be closed securely.
  • Check the fuel level. Low fuel can prevent the vehicle from starting remotely.

Benefits of Using GMC Terrain Remote Start

Utilizing the remote start feature in your GMC Terrain offers several advantages:

  • Pre-heat or pre-cool your vehicle for a comfortable interior temperature.
  • Start your vehicle without leaving your home or St. Paul office.
  • Clear windows of ice and fog before driving for improved visibility in Twin Cities.

Is GMC Terrain Remote Start Not Working Still? Stop by White Bear Lake Superstore!

For any issues or further assistance with your GMC Terrain remote start not working, our service team at White Bear Lake Superstore is ready to help. Schedule an appointment in White Bear Lake for more information about how to remote start a GMC Terrain. 


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