Join Date: May 2007
Location: The Great White North eh
Re: Remote start
I truly feel that it mostly depends on the quality of the after-market devices.
I had remote start on 3 different vehicles (Sierra, Safari and Grand Am) with no issues at all. worked perfectly for years.
But, I paid between $350-$550 for each including installation at the dealership. where as my current boss had nothing but problems with one he has on his BMW. (seems he paid $49 @ walmart for his lol) and he just spent a week in the garage waiting for replacement parts for what was burnt out under the hood.
and that's not the 1st time i've heard of that. the cheap ones will try to restart the vehicle randomly when the fail. even while driving on a highway!
bottom line: you get what you paid for.