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#1 Old 11-06-2012, 10:50 AM
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Remote start stopped working

Let me preface this by saying I have used remote start almost every day to and from work for the 6 weeks I have owned this car, and it has worked flawlessly and with impressive range. This morning, it did not work, even as I stood inches away from the driver side door. Incidentally, it was probably the first time I actually needed to use it (it was the first night of freezing temperature at 29 F).

I'm hoping this was just some kind of computer glitch and not caused by cold weather, because that would kind of defeat the purpose of the feature.

I went into the dashboard menu and turned it off and back on, but I won't have time to test it until later today.

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Wow, deja vu. Mine did the same exact thing this morning after working the entire time I've had the car. I figured in my tiredness I just didn't press the ignition button all the way or long enough, since I start it out of view. That's still most likely the cause, but I haven't had time to test it either (nor did I try it standing next to the car).

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Well, the good news is that it works again after "resetting" the setting in the menu. Not really acceptable for this to happen at all especially this early in the car's lifespan, but oh well. Not that big of a deal.

Oh and it was warm by the time I tried it so not sure if weather was a factor.

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did it work this morning?
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What do you mean by "resetting" the menu? Did the menu have to be reset because it defaulted to being off on its on?

I too have the same problem....sometimes the remote start works and sometimes it doesn't. The next day it will work fine and the next day it won't work. Can't figure it out. I have not "reset" the menu as apparently from what is happening this feature on the Altima is intermittent for some unknown reason.
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did it work this morning?
Yes, it has been working fine since the reset.

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What do you mean by "resetting" the menu? Did the menu have to be reset because it defaulted to being off on its on?

I too have the same problem....sometimes the remote start works and sometimes it doesn't. The next day it will work fine and the next day it won't work. Can't figure it out. I have not "reset" the menu as apparently from what is happening this feature on the Altima is intermittent for some unknown reason.
By resetting, I mean going into your dashboard menu and switching the feature off and back on. I saw this "fix" in another thread where the guy's remote start didn't work coming out of the dealership. Sorry, I don't know the exact steps but it should be pretty easy to find (I think it's in "Vehicle Settings"?)

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I think I have the same problem. I just thought I may not know how to use it correctly.

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Just discovered tonight it doesn't work if you leave the sunroof open (perhaps the windows too, but didn't test). I parked in the driveway leaving the roof open and let my kid start the car...didn't work. Thought he wasn't holding the button down all the way and tried it myself, it still didn't work. I thought "huh, that's weird" and then thought "maybe the sunroof being open is the problem" not that it should be, but Nissan's done stranger things. Closed the roof and bam, remote start no problem. Opened the roof, turned off the car and tried the RS again and no go. Closed the roof and RS no problem. Weird but true story. Anyone else feel like testing and confirming mines not broken would be apprecieated, but not necessary!

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Not sure about the sunroof but I can say that I have remote started the car successfully with the driver and front passenger windows down. I won't be testing the sunroof any time soon. Just got hit with some snow!

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I lack a sunroof.

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Well, the good news is that it works again after "resetting" the setting in the menu. Not really acceptable for this to happen at all especially this early in the car's lifespan, but oh well. Not that big of a deal.

Oh and it was warm by the time I tried it so not sure if weather was a factor.
Exactly what happened to me and exactly how I fixed it.

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I just got my Altima this weekend and was really excited to use the remote start. After seeing it work at the dealership, I was disappointed when I couldn't get it to work at home, even after following the instructions. I checked the threads and tried everything to no avail, but when I tried the other intelligent key they gave me it worked fine. Has this happened to anyone else? Both keys lock and unlock all the doors fine, the only problem seems to be with the remote start. Any suggestions to try and fix it?

Thanks in advance!
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There is a service bulletin regarding remote start. Don'tk now if this applies or not.

Subject: SB 2013 Altima Sedan; Remote Start Does Not Work
Summary of NTB12084:
SERVICE INFORMATION If the engine will not start when using the Intelligent Key's remote start feature, use the REPAIR FLOW CHART in this bulletin to assist in diagnosis. CLAIMS INFORMATION Refer to the current Nissan Warranty Flat Rate Manual and use the appropriate claims coding for repairs performed. See this bulletin for further detail.


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I just got my Altima this weekend and was really excited to use the remote start. After seeing it work at the dealership, I was disappointed when I couldn't get it to work at home, even after following the instructions. I checked the threads and tried everything to no avail, but when I tried the other intelligent key they gave me it worked fine. Has this happened to anyone else? Both keys lock and unlock all the doors fine, the only problem seems to be with the remote start. Any suggestions to try and fix it?

Thanks in advance!
Did you try the suggestion above?

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I ended up taking it to the dealership, where of course it worked perfectly for them. Since they couldn't replicate the problem, they couldn't do anything, but the service guy said that if you turn the car on with remote start twice in a row without actually going into the car and hitting the start button then it disables the remote start. I was in a rush so I didn't get any specifics, but that particular key had never worked for me so unless they did that at the dealership right before I walked in to lease it this weekend then who knows what the problem could be. And I tried turning the option off then back on before I took it in again and that didn't work for me either. But, its working so I won't keep complaining much!
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