Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Performance, Engines & Troubleshooting > 6.2L V8
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?

6.2L V8 Discuss the 6.2L V8

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-08-2014, 11:28 PM
Tonyplane Tonyplane is offline
New User
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 17
Tonyplane is starting off with a positive reputation.
Remote start system random fails to start.

I have the ford factory remote start system on my 2012 bought new F250 Lariat. (Great Truck!!!!)
The only "problem" I have had in about 35k miles is occasionally the remote start fails to activate. Has happened only about 6-10 times,but I use it almost every day.
The symptoms are: Use key pushes to activate and I hear an attempt them an "electrical whine". Use key push to STOP and whine stops. Try again with key push lock button to start and horn beeps once. Usually after starting with the key in the ignition switch the remote start system will again work. Sometimes it takes "recycling" the system by restarting more than once with with the key in the ignition.
I suspect I may have a relay somewhere in the system sticking, or a software "glitch" (glitch is a technical term for I don't know what the problem is).
(Really love the remote start for really cold or hot day)
Does anyone know what the problem is or have had similar experiences? It may be a random intermittent failure that can not be duplicated in the shop. (Hate those can not duplicate failures)
Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2014, 07:44 AM
Strokt350d Strokt350d is offline
Junior User
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 90
Strokt350d is starting off with a positive reputation.
Hey Tony. Mine does the same thing. In 35k miles, it might of done it 6-7 times. My 08 F350 did it too though. Might just be some glitch. Who knows. If you wait like 10 seconds, and just hit it again, mine will usually go. I never looked into it, just accepted it I guess.

Your not alone.
Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2014, 08:26 AM
kerm7807 kerm7807 is offline
New User
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 19
kerm7807 is starting off with a positive reputation.
I don't think it's a glitch guys. I think it's a low voltage situation and has to do with the battery. I have a 2012 and had the exact same issue, but then my battery completely failed one day. Bought the gold edition battery from advanced auto with 3 yr warranty that puts out a lot more CCA than factory and wow, I had no idea how weak my old battery was! I thought it was just a big engine and you get used to things over time. I changed my battery and have never had the issue again. Good luck and hope that helps.
Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2014, 08:26 AM

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Securilock-DELETE? freeranger 2015+ F150 6 01-20-2015 07:33 AM
Remote start random fails to start Tonyplane Super Duty & Heavy Duty 0 06-09-2014 12:20 AM
Ford PATS Hell Eric_in_oklahoma 1997 - 2003 F150 36 06-12-2013 01:16 AM
02 f250 7.3 auto only cranks after unlocking with remote randymacbc 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 3 05-26-2011 08:59 AM
'05 Expy with Remote Start nckracer Expedition & Navigator 9 10-17-2005 03:05 PM

Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Performance, Engines & Troubleshooting > 6.2L V8

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump

Participate In The Forums

Create new posts and participate in discussions. It's free!

Sign Up »

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:50 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC1
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup