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One of the very few disappointments(by no means a huge disappointment either) about the Q50 is the lack of remote engine start. It really didn't bother me because I just decided that I'll get an after-market remote engine starter that would probably be cheaper anyway. Keep in mind that I have no experience with remote starters so I'm not sure how they work or how complicated they get.

My question is, if you install a remote engine start to the Q50, will that mean that the car's memory won't function to remember the driver and keep my custom settings through my i-Key? Can the remote start be configured to work with the i-Key or can the after-market starter key fob be configured to have the same memory settings as the i-Key?
 

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One of the very few disappointments(by no means a huge disappointment either) about the Q50 is the lack of remote engine start. It really didn't bother me because I just decided that I'll get an after-market remote engine starter that would probably be cheaper anyway. Keep in mind that I have no experience with remote starters so I'm not sure how they work or how complicated they get.

My question is, if you install a remote engine start to the Q50, will that mean that the car's memory won't function to remember the driver and keep my custom settings through my i-Key? Can the remote start be configured to work with the i-Key or can the after-market starter key fob be configured to have the same memory settings as the i-Key?
I was told by my sales rep that a place called Freeman's Car Stereo (not sure if they are just local) has something available that they use that will still use your i-Key (no additional fob) and when they install the remote starter system they also have something that will be attached that will bypass the security system and will work.

I haven't checked with them yet, but I am sure that if they have this option that it more than likely is available in other places as well.
 

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I was told by my sales rep that a place called Freeman's Car Stereo (not sure if they are just local) has something available that they use that will still use your i-Key (no additional fob) and when they install the remote starter system they also have something that will be attached that will bypass the security system and will work.

I haven't checked with them yet, but I am sure that if they have this option that it more than likely is available in other places as well.
That would be great! I hope it's that simple. Like I said before, It's not something that is a deal breaker by any means. I live in southern Alabama, so there's not really a need for it in our cold winter mornings of that can sometimes dip into the 50s!:eek: If anything, I'd like it to cool my car in the summer before I get into it. It's just a want that I have, a minor convenience to satisfy my need for all things tech!
 

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That would be great! I hope it's that simple. Like I said before, It's not something that is a deal breaker by any means. I live in southern Alabama, so there's not really a need for it in our cold winter mornings of that can sometimes dip into the 50s!:eek: If anything, I'd like it to cool my car in the summer before I get into it. It's just a want that I have, a minor convenience to satisfy my need for all things tech!

That's the same way I feel about it. At first I wanted it, but haven't really decided if I was going to see about getting it yet. It would be nice to have as an option.
 

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This was a disappointment to me when I heard there was no remote start option. In NY its a really useful thing to have on those cold winter mornings. I installed the Viper 5902 system in my Acura TL and also added the smart start module so I could start my car from my phone. It was one of the best add-ons I did to my car. I was hoping Infiniti would have integrated their own remote start system, making more use of the Telematics and allow remote starting from their inTouch app that they will have for smartphones. Looks like they may have dropped the ball on that though.
 

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One of the very few disappointments(by no means a huge disappointment either) about the Q50 is the lack of remote engine start.
huge, huge, huge disappointment for me. honestly, somewhat unthinkable. my jaw dropped when i asked the sales rep how to start it remotely and he said there is no remote start. my jeep grand cherokee has this and i can start the vehicle with my iphone from around the world. necessary or not is irrelevant... how does a company who prides itself on it's technological advancements not have remote start as an option? the car was delayed for software updates, and there is no remote start?!?! it's commonplace. i'd argue it should be standard, but at least offer it as an option.

sorry to rant... i realize i'm offering nothing to your question... i just think it's shocking
 
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huge, huge, huge disappointment for me. honestly, somewhat unthinkable. my jaw dropped when i asked the sales rep how to start it remotely and he said there is no remote start. my jeep grand cherokee has this and i can start the vehicle with my iphone from around the world. necessary or not is irrelevant... how does a company who prides itself on it's technological advancements not have remote start as an option? the car was delayed for software updates, and there is no remote start?!?! it's commonplace. i'd argue it should be standard, but at least offer it as an option.

sorry to rant... i realize i'm offering nothing to your question... i just think it's shocking
I was aware Jeep offered this from the factory. Do any other manufacturers offer this from the factory? Any in the class Infiniti sits in?
 

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I was aware Jeep offered this from the factory. Do any other manufacturers offer this from the factory? Any in the class Infiniti sits in?
not sure about other infiniti models. can't get my head around why it wouldn't at least be an option.
 

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They already give you the ability to unlock and lock from your smartphone. This should have also been on their list.
 

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If we are lucky, the capability is there, but just isn't implemented yet. However I wouldn't be surprised if there was a design concept for security purposes that had a "firewall" between InTouch(and Infiniti Connection) and critical car controls (engine on/off, steering, etc). Given that the InTouch lockup does not impact the Tech Pack Safety features, it seems like InTouch does not play a role in managing those other than perhaps being queried for settings.
 

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As far as I know, most manufacturers at least offer this as an option. I've never really seen it standard on any models, but I'd assume in much higher models it would be(or at least should be) as standard. My friends Honda Civic has it installed as an option, but it doesn't really do much but turn the car on, which she has to turn off again to enter the car.

Thinking on it now and after a bit of research, when you look at the cost that a dealer charges to offer remote start(most ranging between $400-$800), you can get a top-of-the-line Viper remote start system for the bottom cost of what most dealers charge. With that comes integration with your phone, and you can just use the phone as your key fob. My only hiccup is if the driver settings and everything would work alongside with an aftermarket remote starter.
 

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I asked for it on my wife's Q50s AWD and they found the remote start shop used did not have the directions to install it. So they sent a Q50 over to have them practice on it and said they would call us to have it installed when they know how
Aaa ah the joy of buying a brand new technology
 

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Remote start is available on QX60 (aka JX35) and QX80 (aka QX56). In those cars, all you need is the appropriate keyfob remote and to get it programmed. The receiver, functionality is built into nearly every QX60 or QX80 (base models may be excluded).

If remote start capability is built into Q50 (which I doubt, since I've heard absolutely nothing about it), you could probably just get a key fob to one of those SUV's, get it programmed and it would work. Alternately, if an installer is really, really clever, maybe they could program a button on a keyfob to be the remote start (unlikely since as far as I know, only an Infiniti or Nissan dealer can program a keyfob for you).
 

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Infiniti/Nissan has OEM remote start and it's available in Japan.
I had installed remote start on my G35 coupe, which I could control with OEM fob or smart phone. I am sure remote start can be installed in Q50 but wiring will be a lot more complicated than G35.
I also wished Q50 came standard with remote start.
 

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Resurrecting this thread to see if anyone thought about putting in the QX60 or QX80 remote starter into the Q. If this is possible, I see it as a great way of keeping an OEM key fob and getting the ability to remote start. Anyone thought/played around with this idea? I'd rather not go aftermarket on this.
 

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Resurrecting this thread to see if anyone thought about putting in the QX60 or QX80 remote starter into the Q. If this is possible, I see it as a great way of keeping an OEM key fob and getting the ability to remote start. Anyone thought/played around with this idea? I'd rather not go aftermarket on this.
I actually asked my dealership service mgr. abt this out of curiosity. They were advertising a remote start setup that is linked to the i-Key. It was advertised mainly for the G, but I asked if it would work with the Q--she said they haven't done one yet, but she was "sure" they could fit it for the Q. I don't need it, so didn't bother getting into details. HOWEVER, the price was a freaking THOUSAND DOLLARS!!!! ($1,000)!!!! That's just completely asinine to me when you can get a more functional Viper system for a few hundred dollars. Granted, it's not linked to the i-Key, but still...:rolleyes:
 

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I actually asked my dealership service mgr. abt this out of curiosity. They were advertising a remote start setup that is linked to the i-Key. It was advertised mainly for the G, but I asked if it would work with the Q--she said they haven't done one yet, but she was "sure" they could fit it for the Q. I don't need it, so didn't bother getting into details. HOWEVER, the price was a freaking THOUSAND DOLLARS!!!! ($1,000)!!!! That's just completely asinine to me when you can get a more functional Viper system for a few hundred dollars. Granted, it's not linked to the i-Key, but still...:rolleyes:
I'm still very interested in having this option installed on my car, but I would not even consider paying $1,000 for this. I understand that the wiring and technology might complicate things, but Infiniti had to know that their customers were going to want this eventually, especially considering it's available in their lineup already. I hope they weren't thinking that this is something they wanted to reserve for their "top-line vehicles." That would be disappointing.
 
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That would be very disappointing if that was the case. I wouldn't pay $1000 for it. That's ridiculous being that a Viper system can give you way more options for less. There has to be a way to do it though for a reasonable price.
 
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