How to Remote Start Your 2010 Nissan Altima

You can use your 2010 Nissan Altima’s remote start by double-clicking the lock button to make sure it’s locked, then hold down the remote start button until the engine turns on.
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It’s simple to start your 2010
Nissan Altima
. Just double-click the lock button on your key fob, then hold down the remote start button until the engine revs up. But before you do this, make sure the car is in a well-ventilated area to ensure there isn’t a buildup of dangerous carbon monoxide.
So many of us have felt the dismay of waking up to new snow on the ground and immediately thinking we have to go outside and start the car to get to work. That’s where modern technology comes into play—in the way of remote start for your 2010 Nissan Altima.
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How to remote start your 2010 Nissan Altima

The Altima remote start feature should work up to 197 feet away, but we recommend getting as close as possible (without venturing out into the cold, of course) to ensure success on your first try. Then, follow these steps to start the car.

Starting the car

  • Double-click the lock button on your
    key fob
    to ensure the car is locked.
  • Hold down the remote start button until the vehicle starts.
  • Wait for the engine to start and you’re ready to roll!
Your Altima will stay on for up to 10 minutes before it shuts off automatically. Since this is an older model, the temperature inside will remain what it was when you last turned off the car, so think ahead if you plan to start it remotely.
It could not be easier! In newer models, you can use the NissanConnect app to remote start your vehicle from your phone. It works just like you have a key fob, only on a screen!

2010 Nissan Altima remote start tips and tricks

But wait, there’s more! Before you remote start your 2010 Nissan Altima, there are some helpful tips to keep in mind:
  • Only use remote start if your 2010 Nissan Altima is in a well-ventilated area, like outside. If it’s in a garage, make sure the garage door is open.
  • Don’t start remotely if you parked near flammable material, like grease, dead leaves, or spilled oil. 
  • Remote start only works if there is no key fob in the Altima.
Key Takeaway Make sure the area where your Altima is parked is well-ventilated and there is no flammable material nearby.
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Which Honda models come with remote start?

All Nissan models come with remote start capability, while newer models can be started remotely from the NissanConnect app. Here’s a list:

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All Nissan Altima models have remote start, so no more worrying about starting your car on those cold and snowy mornings.
If you’re within range of your Altima, it should start right up with the remote start capability.
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