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Feature benefits

Want to learn more about Remote Engine Start/Stop on NissanConnect Services? Explore the full benefits to find out what it can add to your journey.

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Once Remote Engine Start is activated your Nissan vehicle will run for 10 minutes. If you haven’t driven away by the time that period lapses, your engine will shut down automatically.

Set an extension

You can issue a second Remote Engine Start command in order to start an extra 10 minutes activation period on the NissanConnect Services app or MyNISSAN Owner Portal.

Notification of failed request

If your vehicle fails to start following a remote command, you’ll be notified by the push notification preference you set on the NissanConnect Services app or MyNISSAN Owner Portal.

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NissanConnect Support

Make the most of our NissanConnect features and optimize your driving experience by checking out the FAQs on our NissanConnect Support page. Here are some of the most common customer questions.

  1. How do I get Started Using NissanConnect Services?

    If you purchased your vehicle new, you may have a trial available, but you will need to enroll to take advantage of the trial. It’s never been easier to get started, just choose an option and follow the steps below.  

    Ask your dealer to enroll you at your time of purchase OR

    Rather enroll on your own time? You can also find us on the app store.
    1. Download the NissanConnect Services App.
    2.  Login/Register for a MyNISSAN Owner Portal Account.

  2. What is Remote Engine Start/Stop?

    Remote Engine Start/Stop allows you to remotely start or stop your vehicle through the NissanConnect Services app or MyNISSAN Owner Portal. You can remotely start your vehicle before you leave home or work in advance to return it to a comfortable temperature. 

    Remote Engine Start/Stop is not available on all models. Remote Engine Start/Stop may be subject to state or local regulations governing engine idling or noise in the location of your vehicle. It is your responsibility to use Remote Engine Start/Stop safely and legally. Never leave the engine idling in the garage or other enclosed area. 

    As an added security measure, A PIN is required before Remote Engine Start/Stop feature can be used on the NissanConnect Services app or Owner Portal. Please secure your PIN appropriately and do not share it. 

  3. How does Remote Engine Start/Stop work?

    When you start your vehicle with Remote Engine Start the engine will run for 10 minutes. After sending two Remote Engine Start commands from the NissanConnect Services app or Owner Portal or if you have not started your vehicle's engine in the last 14 days, you will need to start your engine with the Nissan Intelligent Key before sending additional Remote Engine Start commands. 

    The device communicates through a cellular network. Connection and signal strength may vary and be limited by location. 

    The following conditions must be met for your vehicle to be started remotely:

    1. Vehicle doors must be closed and locked
    2. Hood must be closed
    3. Windows up
    4. Transmission must be in 'Park'
    5. Nissan Intelligent key must be outside of the vehicle
    6. Brake pedal cannot be depressed

    Service not available on all models. Remote Engine Start/Stop may be subject to state or local regulations governing engine idling or noise in the location of your vehicle. It is your responsibility to use Remote Engine Start/Stop safely and legally. 

  4. Can I cancel a Remote Engine Start/Stop command?

    Yes, you can cancel a Remote Engine Start command once the engine has started. To send a cancel command, simply open the NissanConnect Services app or MyNISSAN Owner Portal to send a Remote Engine Stop command. 

    Remote Engine Start/Stop is not available on all models. Remote Engine Start/Stop may be subject to state or local regulations governing engine idling or noise in the location of your vehicle. It is your responsibility to use Remote Engine Start/Stop safely and legally. 

  5. Which NissanConnect Services features require a PIN?

    As an added security measure, A PIN is required for the following NissanConnect Services features: 

    Parked Car Finder (app only),
    Remote Engine Start/Stop,
    Remote Horn and Lights, 
    Remote Door Lock/Unlock 

    Please secure your PIN appropriately and do not share it. 

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