Ford Explorer: Climate Control / Remote Start

Ford Explorer 2020-2023 Owners Manual / Climate Control / Remote Start

The climate control system adjusts the interior temperature during remote start.

You can switch this feature on or off and adjust the settings using the touchscreen. See Settings.

You cannot adjust the climate control setting during remote start operation. Switch the ignition on to make adjustments.

Based on your remote start settings, the following vehicle-dependent features may or may not remain on after remote starting your vehicle:

  • Climate controlled seats.
  • Heated steering wheel.
  • Heated mirrors.
  • Heated rear window.
  • Windshield wiper de-icer.

Note: For dual zone climate controlled seats, the passenger seat setting defaults to match the driver seat during remote start.

Automatic Settings

If Auto is on, the system sets the interior temperature to 72°F (22°C) and heats or cools the vehicle interior as required to achieve comfort.

Note: In cold weather, the heated rear window and heated mirrors turn on.

Last Settings

If Last Settings is on, the system uses the settings last selected before you turned off the vehicle.

Heated and Cooled Features

In Auto mode, certain heated features may switch on during cold weather, and cooled features during hot weather.

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    Windshield Wipers

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    A - Single wipe.

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