How To Remote Start a 2022 Kia Telluride?

Your new Kia Telluride comes with many flashy features, but do you know how to use them? We’re here to tell you everything you need to know about Kia Telluride’s remote start features.

The Kia Telluride has two methods for remote start. You can remotely start your Telluride through the Kia Connect service or with a Smart Key. We’ll be covering them both step-by-step so that you can get the most out of your Kia Telluride.

Does the Kia Telluride Have Remote Start?

Yes! Starting with the 2020 model year, all Kia Tellurides come with remote start. This feature includes their Smart Key and access through the Kia Connect service.

The Kia Access app will link with your Kia Connect service to allow you to access many of your SUV’s features right on your smartphone. For example, with the Kia Access app, you can remotely start your Telluride and heat or cool your vehicle remotely.

Remote start is a new technology that was only available in luxury car models just a few decades ago. Now, keyless ignition systems with remote start features are becoming more common.

How Do I Know If My Kia Has Remote Start?

If you need to know if your Kia has remote start, enter your Kia model and year here.

From here, Kia will let you know if your Kia can work with the Kia Connect service to start your car remotely. If your Kia works with Kia Connect, you can use the service through the Kia Access app.

Another way to check if your Kia has remote start is by examining your key. Smart keys have a button on the top you can use to start your car remotely. This button is labeled “Hold” and has a circular arrow.

How To Use Kia Telluride’s Remote Start

2022 Kia Tellurides come with a one-year subscription to Kia Connect. You’ll utilize this service for remote climate control, remotely locking and unlocking your SUV, and remote start. Get the most from your Kia Connect subscription through the Kia Access app to use these features.

Here’s how to remotely start your Kia Telluride using just your smartphone.

Step 1: Download the Kia Access App on Your Smartphone

Download the Kia Access App through Google Play or the Apple App Store. Once you’ve downloaded the app, open it to get started with the next step.

Step 2: Create an Account or Login

Create an online profile to use the Kia Access app. You’ll need an email and some other additional information to sign up.

Step 3: Enter Your VIN

The VIN is your Telluride’s vehicle identification number. Enter your vehicle’s VIN into the app. If you need help finding it, keep reading. Otherwise, skip to Step 4.

It should be easy to find your vehicle’s number because there are a few places to check for it.

Most Kia models have the VIN on the side of the driver’s door center pillar. The VIN should appear on the vehicle certification label attached there. 

Another place to find your VIN is the dashboard. A plate on the top of the dashboard displays your VIN so it can be seen from the outside through the windshield.

The final place you’ll find your VIN in your Kia Telluride is the front sidewall of the engine room.

Once you’ve verified your VIN, you will be sent an activation code to link to Kia Connect.

Step 4: Activate

Enter the activation code in your SUV’s head unit. Select “Activate” and then press “I already have a code.” Enter the activation code you received.

Step 5: Confirm on Smartphone

On your smartphone, select the option “I have entered the verification code.” Your Kia Telluride’s Kia Connect is now activated and accessible through the Kia Access app.

Step 6: Lock Your Car and Press the Remote Start Button in the App

You will have access to Kia Connect services through your app. All you need to do is lock your car and press remote start.

You can now remotely start your Telluride with just your smartphone!

Remember that you will need to renew and pay for your Kia Connect subscription after one year of complimentary service. There are several levels to choose from at different price ranges.

How To Remote Start a 2022 Kia Telluride

How Do I Remote Start My Kia Telluride With the Fob?

Your Kia Telluride comes standard with a Smart Key. You can use this to start your SUV remotely. Because your smartphone can interfere with your Smart Key’s ability to communicate with your Telluride, it is best to store the two separately.

It is also important to note that you must be within 500 feet of your Telluride to start your car using your Smart Key.

Step 1: Locate the Lock and Remote Start Buttons on Your Fob

Find the lock key on the right side of your Smart Key. The remote start button is located on the front of your key. The remote start key is labeled with an arrow and the word “Hold.”

Finding these buttons first is essential because you will need to press them in quick succession in the following steps.

Step 2: Lock Your Kia Telluride

In order to start using your Smart Key, you must lock your car. Remote start will not work if your SUV is unlocked.

Step 3: Press the Remote Start Button

Within four seconds of locking the door, press and hold the remote start button for more than two seconds. Your Telluride should now be started!

You can turn off your Telluride by pressing the remote start button once.

Closing Thoughts

You have two methods for accessing the remote start feature in your Kia Telluride. Either access remote start features in the Kia Access app or use your Smart Key.

No matter how you start your Telluride remotely, your SUV automatically turns off if your Telluride has been idling for more than 10 minutes. The automatic turnoff is a great safety feature, and it also saves you money.

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Author: Dave Johnston

Dave Junior is a hands-on automotive technician with experience in performing service, diagnostics, and repairs on domestic and imported vehicles. He enjoys writing and sharing his knowledge far and wide.

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