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Chevrolet Captiva Owners Manual: Remote Vehicle Start

This vehicle may have a remote starting feature that starts the engine from outside of the vehicle.

Starting the Engine Using Remote Start

To start the vehicle:

  1. Aim the RKE transmitter at the vehicle.
  2. Press and release   on the RKE transmitter
  3. Immediately after completing Step 2, press and hold   until the parking lamps flash. If the vehicle's lights can not be seen, press and hold   for at least four seconds.

When the vehicle starts, the parking lamps will turn on and remain on as long as the engine is running. The doors will be locked and the climate control system will operate at the same setting as when the vehicle was last turned off.

After entering the vehicle during a remote start, insert and turn the key to the ON/RUN position to drive the vehicle.

If the vehicle is left running, it automatically shuts off after 10 minutes unless a time extension has been done.

Shutting the Engine Off After a Remote Start

To manually shut off a remote start:

  • Aim the RKE transmitter at the vehicle and press / until the parking lamps turn off.
  • Turn on the hazard warning flashers.
  • Turn the ignition switch on and then off.

See Remote Vehicle Start on page 2-4.

Remote vehicle start feature in the Chevrolet Captiva (2006-2018) allows drivers to start their vehicles remotely using a key fob or a smartphone app. This feature is especially convenient during extreme weather conditions, as it enables users to warm up or cool down the interior of the vehicle before getting in.

To use the remote vehicle start feature with a key fob, the user typically needs to press and hold the remote start button on the key fob for a few seconds. This action sends a signal to the vehicle's engine to start, and the vehicle will run for a predetermined amount of time, usually around 10-15 minutes, before automatically shutting off.

Some newer Chevrolet Captiva models also offer remote vehicle start capabilities through a smartphone app. Users can download the manufacturer's app, connect it to their vehicle, and use the app to remotely start the engine, lock/unlock doors, check vehicle status, and more from their smartphone.

It's important to note that while remote vehicle start adds convenience, users should always follow safety precautions and never leave their running vehicles unattended, especially in enclosed spaces. Additionally, users should refer to their Chevrolet Captiva's owner's manual or contact a certified Chevrolet dealership for specific instructions on how to use the remote vehicle start feature with their particular model year and trim level.

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