Originally Posted by JeepMonster
Obviously not, my dealer told me today that Jeep said that this is "normal operation". Service advisor and mechanic seemed puzzled by the response especially after I asked how its a Remote Start Climate Control system but it doesn't cool the inside of the car down.
I plan on calling the corporate number tomorrow, I really can't believe the fact that they can say its normal operation.
Obviously, I agree the A-C and/or heat should operate with remote start.
The Remote Start Comfort System
only activates the ventilated seats, or heated seats/heated steering wheel depending on ambient temperature. Based on this, they can say the A-C operation is normal if they choose to want to handle it that way. I still tend to think Chrysler is more aware of the problem than they admit.
From The Owners Manual:
Remote Start Comfort Systems — If Equipped
When remote start is activated, the heated steering
wheel, and driver heated seat features will automatically
turn on in cold weather. In warm weather, the driver
vented seat feature will automatically turn on when the
remote start is activated. These features will stay on
through the duration of remote start or until the ignition
switch is turned to the ON/RUN position.
The Remote Start Comfort System can be activated and
deactivated through the Electronic Vehicle Information
Center (EVIC). For more information on Remote Start
Comfort System operation refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information
Center (EVIC)/Customer-Programmable Features
(SETUP)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel”.
It doesn't say anything about A-C operation....