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How To Remote Start A Lincoln Nautilus

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If your Lincoln Nautilus has a remote start, you can enjoy having your car warmed up or cooled down before you get in it. But how do you use this feature? Let's take a look.

To remote start your Lincoln Nautilus, follow these steps:

  1. First, press the lock button on your remote to lock all the doors.
  2. Then, press the remote start button twice.
  3. The exterior lights will flash, and the engine will start.
  4. To turn off the engine, press the remote start button once.

Remote start is a great feature to have in the winter to warm up your car or in the summer to cool it down. In this article, we will discuss how to use the remote start feature on your Lincoln Nautilus. In addition, we will answer other frequently asked questions about the Lincoln Nautilus, so read on!

Lincoln Nautilus on black, How To Remote Start A Lincoln Nautilus

How to use a remote start on Lincoln Nautilus

The Lincoln Nautilus is the replacement of the MKX, a luxurious SUV. It's comfortable for long drives, safe, and has a spacious interior. In addition, you will find that the Lincoln Nautilus is packed with various features that make it an excellent choice for those looking for a high-end SUV.

One of the most convenient features of the Lincoln Nautilus is the remote start. This allows you to start your car from a distance so that it's already warmed up or cooled down by the time you get to it. Here's how you can use the remote start on your Lincoln Nautilus:

brand new shiny Lincoln Nautilus 2019 Reserve model with premium 20 inch wheels

Press the Lock Button

Remote start won't work if your car isn't locked. So, the first step is to press the lock button on your remote. More than likely, the Nautilus will beep when the lock button is pressed. 

Press the Remote Start Button Twice

Once your car is locked, you can press the remote start button twice. The button will be below the lock and unlock button on your remote. It will have a "2X" with a circle around it. When you press this button, the exterior lights will flash, and the engine will start.

The Engine Will Start

Once the engine starts, you will see a green LED light on the keyfob. This indicates that the car is running, and you can now get in and drive away.

If the remote start fails, there will be a flashing red light on the keyfob. In this case, you may need to start the process over.

In addition, check that all of the doors, including the trunk and hood, are closed. If any of these are open, the remote start will not work.

To Turn Off the Engine

Once you're ready to drive, press the remote start button once, and the engine will turn off. A red light indicates this on the keyfob.

How long does the remote start run for?

The cool thing about the Lincoln Nautilus is that you can choose how long you want the car to run. For example, when you press the remote start button, it will automatically run for 10 minutes. However, in the car's settings, you can change this to run for up to 15 minutes.

In addition, you can change the system to run for only 5 minutes if you desire.

To change the settings, follow these steps:

  1. First, on the steering wheel, toggle to the settings icon.
  2. Next, click on the vehicle tab.
  3. Next, click on the remote start tab.
  4. Click on the remote start duration tab.
  5. Choose your desired time.
  6. Finally, click save to confirm your setting.

Simple as that! Now you know how to use the remote start on your Lincoln Nautilus and how to change the settings.

How do you preset the interior climate for the remote start?

Not only can you change the duration of the remote start, but the Lincoln Nautilus will preset the interior climate for you. Yes, that's right, you don't need to do it yourself.

For example, say it's a snowy day, and you want your car to be nice and toasty by the time you get in. So, when you remote start your vehicle, the vehicle will turn on your heated seats and steering and change the climate to a comfortable temperature.

In addition, on a hot day, the car will turn on the air conditioning so that it's nice and cool when you get in.

To change your settings for the interior climate, follow these steps:

  1. First, on the steering wheel, toggle to the settings icon.
  2. Next, click on the vehicle tab.
  3. Now, click on the remote start tab.
  4. Click on the climate control tab.
  5. Choose your desired settings
  6. Click save to confirm your setting.

You can also choose to have the car just turn on the heated seats, or just the air conditioning, or both. It's up to you! Now you know how to use the remote start on your Lincoln Nautilus and how to change the duration and the interior climate.

Color detail with the air conditioning button inside a car

Remote start isn't working - What could be wrong?

Like other features in your car, the remote start may not always work perfectly. If you're having trouble with your remote start, here are some things to check:

Doors aren't shut

Double-check that all of the doors in your car are shut. The remote start will not work if any doors, including the trunk and hood, are open.

Fob battery is low

After checking that all of the doors are shut, the next thing to do is check the battery in your keyfob. A low battery could be the reason why your remote start isn't working.

If you have a spare key fob, try using that one. If the remote starts working with the spare fob, you know that the battery in your original keyfob is low and needs to be replaced.

Car battery is low

Low battery Indicator

Another reason why your car's remote start may not be working is that the car's battery may be low. This is especially true if your vehicle hasn't been driven in a while.

If you think the battery may be low, try jump-starting your car. If the remote starts working after jump-starting your car, you know that the battery was the issue.

Out of range

If you're still having trouble with your remote start, the next thing to check is if you're within range of your car. The remote start has a range that varies, so double check your car's manual to see how far away from the car you can be and still use the remote start.

For example, if you are in an apartment and your Nautilus is in the parking garage, you may not be within the range to use the remote start.

Too many attempts

If you've tried to use the remote start multiple times in a row and it's still not working, you may have exceeded the number of attempts. Most systems will disable the remote start after a certain number of attempts so that it doesn't get overused.

To fix this, manually turn on your car and turn off the engine. Then, after a few minutes, try using the remote and start again.

Damaged key fob

Have you dropped your key fob or gotten it wet? A damaged key fob can also prevent the remote start from working.

If you think that your key fob is damaged, the best thing to do is take it to a dealer or an automotive locksmith to have it checked out. They'll be able to tell you for sure if the key fob is damaged and if it needs to be replaced.

Bad sensor

Another possibility is that there's a problem with the sensor in your car that is preventing the remote start from working. Again, the best way to check this is to take your car to a dealer or an automotive locksmith and have them check it out.

Digital measuring device testing the car battery

How much is a new key fob for a Lincoln?

Unfortunately, key fobs for the newer model Lincolns can be on the pricier side. Expect to pay around $200-$400 for a new key fob.

Older model Lincolns may be cheaper, around $100 or so. But it really depends on the model and year of your Lincoln.

The best way to find out how much a new key fob for your Lincoln will cost is to call a dealer and ask for a quote.

It is also vital to make sure there is an extra key fob when purchasing a Lincoln as well. That way, if one is ever lost or stolen, there is a backup.

Make sure it is in the contract when purchasing the Lincoln that an extra key fob will be given.

If not, the dealership may try to charge extra for it later on.

Final Thoughts

Lincoln Nautilus on black

Lincoln has done a great job with the remote start feature in their vehicles. It's a great convenience to have, especially in the winter when you don't want to go out in a cold car.

However, like with anything else, there can be problems from time to time. If your remote start isn't working, hopefully, this article has helped you figure out why and how to fix it.

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