Originally Posted by Jeff1119
I'm also noticing the heated seats on my 2015 altitude taking a while to heat up even after remote start. Sometimes I have to turn them off and on manually to get them to heat up
I have to wonder if they are really turning on during a remote start.
When I get into the Jeep and turn it on manually, the seats heat up pretty quickly - like in less than a minute.
When I perform a remote start, I can let it sit for a couple minutes, but when I get in, the seat is cold. Once I press the start button, the seat gets warm very quickly.
The odd thing is, when I open the door to get in, the system clearly indicates the seat heater is not only on, but on high.
However, it doesn't seem like it actually activates until I've pressed the start button.
If that's the case, it defeats the purpose of having a setting to turn on during remote starts. The whole purpose of remote starting is to have the vehicle interior be warm (or cool, as needed) and comfortable. Modern engines don't need to be idled like old carbureted ones used to.
If the climate controls wait until I get in and hit the start button, then the vehicle is just wasting gas during a remote start.