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Subaru Remote Start via the MySubaru App?

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Subaru Remote Start via the MySubaru App?

Hi there:
Just purchased a 2019 Forester Sport. Dealer told me remote start is available on the MySubaru app. But, apparently it's not available in Canada? Is my only option paying for the second FOB?

Anyone with info on this? I believe remote start in Canada = no brainer.

Cheers,
SJ
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if Dealer told you it has it and end up not having it
I would go back to dealer and ask for the missing remote starter!!
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Looks like is coming in 2020 'SUBARU STARLINK® Connected Services" / for 2020 Legacy and outback
https://www.subaru.ca/WebPage.aspx?WebS ... geID=22828
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Keigotw wrote:
Aug 15th, 2019 4:20 pm
if Dealer told you it has it and end up not having it
I would go back to dealer and ask for the missing starter!!
GL with that lol
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Keigotw wrote:
Aug 15th, 2019 4:20 pm
if Dealer told you it has it and end up not having it
I would go back to dealer and ask for the missing remote starter!!
Doesn't hurt to ask, but if it's not included on delivery you can be sure it's coming out of your pocket instead.
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Did you add the optional remote start?
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No, as I was told I could use the in-App remote start (subscription based MySubaru).

The optional remote start comes with a second key fob devoted to just the starting of the vehicle. I’d like to avoid that. But if this App (which is active in the USA for all new Subaru) is not available in Canada, I may have to get the regular remote start.

The app allows you to adjust the temperature, the heated seats, shows status of the car etc. Quite integrated. If it were only currently available in Canada.
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shanjam wrote:
Aug 15th, 2019 11:03 pm
No, as I was told I could use the in-App remote start (subscription based MySubaru).

The optional remote start comes with a second key fob devoted to just the starting of the vehicle. I’d like to avoid that. But if this App (which is active in the USA for all new Subaru) is not available in Canada, I may have to get the regular remote start.

The app allows you to adjust the temperature, the heated seats, shows status of the car etc. Quite integrated. If it were only currently available in Canada.
Can't tell you what you already know, the subaru app is trash and SUS get way more perks that SCA
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Decided to contact Subaru Canada.

They apparently had to deal with cell providers etc and delayed the MySubaru App connectivity in Canada. It rolls out in Canada in September.

You'd think Subaru, who markets themselves with winter in mind, would have an integrated remote start on the same FOB.

I'll take my chances with the APP first.
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shanjam wrote:
Aug 16th, 2019 8:53 am
Decided to contact Subaru Canada.

They apparently had to deal with cell providers etc and delayed the MySubaru App connectivity in Canada. It rolls out in Canada in September.

You'd think Subaru, who markets themselves with winter in mind, would have an integrated remote start on the same FOB.

I'll take my chances with the APP first.
Are you sure it isn't available in the fob with some special key combo? I got the 2018 Crosstrek with the remote start, and yes it does have a dedicated 2-way remote start, but you can also use your normal keyfob to start it, thought the distance is not as great.
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shanjam wrote:
Aug 15th, 2019 11:03 pm
No, as I was told I could use the in-App remote start (subscription based MySubaru).

The optional remote start comes with a second key fob devoted to just the starting of the vehicle. I’d like to avoid that. But if this App (which is active in the USA for all new Subaru) is not available in Canada, I may have to get the regular remote start.

The app allows you to adjust the temperature, the heated seats, shows status of the car etc. Quite integrated. If it were only currently available in Canada.
eblend wrote:
Aug 16th, 2019 9:40 am
Are you sure it isn't available in the fob with some special key combo? I got the 2018 Crosstrek with the remote start, and yes it does have a dedicated 2-way remote start, but you can also use your normal keyfob to start it, thought the distance is not as great.
Remote start is standard on Subarus?
So the optional remote start, is just to install a long range module with extra keyfob?
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No, not standard.

Getting the Remote Start Package ($500+) will also turn your first FOB into a short range, while adding the long range of the separate FOB.
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shanjam wrote:
Aug 16th, 2019 8:53 am
You'd think Subaru, who markets themselves with winter in mind, would have an integrated remote start on the same FOB.
I parked in a heat garage both at home and at work. A remote starter would be pointless for me unless it's free. And I can counted with one hand in any given year that I wish to have a remote starter.

Plus it's not good for environment or your car.
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Xtrema wrote:
Aug 16th, 2019 1:03 pm
I parked in a heat garage both at home and at work. A remote starter would be pointless for me unless it's free. And I can counted with one hand in any given year that I wish to have a remote starter.

Plus it's not good for environment or your car.
Uh, I think I'll go with the remote start instead of building a heated garage.
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shanjam wrote:
Aug 16th, 2019 12:53 pm
No, not standard.

Getting the Remote Start Package ($500+) will also turn your first FOB into a short range, while adding the long range of the separate FOB.
Ok, that makes sense.
Don't understand why the sales person even bother mentioning it, considering you haven't even installed the module yet.

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