How to Remote Start your Dodge Journey

You can start your Dodge Journey remotely using either your key fob or the Uconnect app’s start engine feature.
Written by Sean Boehme
Edited by Pat Roache
You can remote start your
Dodge Journey
by pressing your key fob’s remote start button twice or using the Uconnect mobile app if your model is compatible.
  • You can turn off your Dodge Journey’s engine with remote control by pressing the remote start button on your key fob once while the engine is running.
  • Dodge Journey models from 2020 to present are compatible with the Uconnect mobile app for remote start, remote locking and unlocking, and more connectivity features.
  • Do not attempt to use your Dodge Journey’s remote start system if your vehicle is parked indoors or near any flammable substances.

Using a key fob to remote start your Dodge Journey

Your Dodge Journey’s
key fob
has a range of 80 feet. To use the key fob for remote engine start, just follow these steps:
  • Locate the remote start button on your key fob
  • Press the button twice
  • Watch to see if your car’s lights flash
Allowing your engine to run for a little will
warm up your car
, but you shouldn’t let your engine run for more than 10 minutes without driving. To turn off your engine with remote control, press the remote start button on your key fob while the car is running.

Using Uconnect to remote start your Dodge Journey

Some newer Dodge models, including the 2023 Dodge Journey and Dodge Durango, are compatible with Uconnect, a mobile app with a feature that allows you to start your car remotely with your smartphone. Assuming your car is both compatible and connected to the app, all you have to do to start your engine is:
  • Press down on the circular engine.
  • Enter your PIN for the app.
  • Confirm you’d like to start the engine.
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Dodge Journey remote start tips and tricks

Planning on trying out remote start on your next
cold winter morning
? Keep these tips in mind before you do:
  • Make sure your car is outside if you’re going to use this feature. Starting an engine while your car is indoors is extremely dangerous as your car will produce and build up toxic fumes. 
  • Make sure your Dodge is not near any flammable materials when you start it up and don’t leave it running for an extended period without checking on it.
  • Explore some of the other features available with the Uconnect app such as the ability to lock and unlock your Dodge remotely.
Key Takeaway Although the remote start feature is convenient, you still need to take all of the safety precautions that you would if you were inside the car. 

Which Dodge models come with remote start?

You can tell if your Dodge Journey has a remote start function by checking the key fob:
  • If there’s a button with a revolving arrow and an “x2”: Your Journey has remote start
  • If your key fob does not have this button: Your Journey needs to be started manually.
Uconnect compatibility: Dodge Journeys from the 2020 model year to present are compatible with the Uconnect mobile app. Enjoy using remote start from the convenience of your phone and many other connectivity features with this convenient technology.
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