Re: Remote Start Climate Control
That "summer" scenario doesn't sound right.
As stated by Chrysler. "The HVAC system should return to the function you left the system on, when the vehicle was last shut off. If it does not resume function, this is an issue."
If you have the ventilated seats. They will turn on only if you have "remote start comfort system" selected in the EVIC. and the sensor senses the required temperature.
In winter conditions, the heated steering wheel and seats will come on automatically.
From the 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”.