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Old 01-10-2013, 12:02 AM
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Remote start missing???

Has anyone else been mislead by thinking their model would have remote start only to find out it doesn't? (In Australia).


But itís the remote start that is arguably the SRT8ís show-stopping feature. It allows you to start the engine and activate various comfort settings from the key fob, while maintaining vehicle security.

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Old 01-10-2013, 09:25 AM
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Re: Remote start missing???

If I remember correctly, certain export markets did not get the remote start included.
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:19 PM
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Re: Remote start missing???

Bummer, I use mine all the time. I love that feature.
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Re: Remote start missing???

It's a legal issue in Australia. Something about security issues. I really don't get it to be honest, but this is a new technology and I don't think the law as written was taking this sort of thing into account.

While talking to my dealer about this, and him noticing I was disappointed to not have this feature, he mentioned that it was not allowed in Australia, "for obvious reasons". When asked what that obvious reason was, he mentioned something about the car being started by a child in the house, and filling the garage with smoke. However I believe it only works via line of sight (correct me if I'm wrong).

I wish I had known that at the time.
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Old 02-17-2013, 08:16 PM
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Re: Remote start missing???

A little overprotective in the Down Under.... Geez. Next you'll only be able to get Foster's in 6 oz. childproof cans... lol
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Re: Remote start missing???

I bet its still there...just needs enabled or added to the sales code at dealerconnect
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There's a couple of threads discussing this and its legality. I can't find anything that says it's illegal or makes a car non-compliant. I am investigating the issue when I get back to work next week.
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Re: Remote start missing???

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A little overprotective in the Down Under.... Geez. Next you'll only be able to get Foster's in 6 oz. childproof cans... lol
Mate... Nobody here actually drinks Fosters, its an export beer only. Tastes terrible.
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Re: Remote start missing???

Do any vehicles in Australia have remote start?

There is an obvious enthusiasm here for Jeep on this site. I was wondering, is Jeep a major brand down under, or are there a small number of owners who are all represented here?
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Re: Remote start missing???

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Do any vehicles in Australia have remote start?
I can buy aftermarket kits that allow me to remote start... but with so much Chinese rubbish coming into the country, its just not on the regulators hit list (I suspect)... I dont know of any vehicle with remote start. I have to admit that I like the idea of starting her up on a hot day and getting the aircon going. I do know of new cars with remots sunroofs etc to let hot air out... IN short, Im not aware of remote start in Oz.

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There is an obvious enthusiasm here for Jeep on this site. I was wondering, is Jeep a major brand down under, or are there a small number of owners who are all represented here?
Local reviews are stating that Australia has the largest order of any country outside of the US for the Jeep GC. I think something like 25% of total or something similar... Yes, Jeep has taken well here. The older models did not have a good name but the WK seems to have a good following.

Im about to order a Cherry Red SRT8 with the pano sunroof, audio upgrade and tow pack... They are $76K plus on roads here... About $85K on the road with those mods. Still very good value...

Im still looking for more info on the Redline colour... Are ther pics of it on here?
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Re: Remote start missing???

Thanks Patch

I don't know how accurate it is, but if you go to Jeep's site (build and price) you can select red line as a color for the SRT.

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The 2014 still gets deep cherry red, doesn't it?... I dig that colour.
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