How To Fix Nissan Remote Start Not Working? [2 Ways]

Nissan has some special features for their customers on their vehicles. Among them, remote start is one. With this feature, you may start your engine without a key and from a distance. This is a really amazing feature of this vehicle. Most Nissan lovers love this key fob system.

But there are some problems too. Sometimes this system takes time to work and sometimes the key fob system cannot read your command.

Even some more problems may lead to this remote start system not working. In that case, you may face huge trouble. But there is a solution too. I am going to show you How To Fix Nissan Remote Start That Is Not Working. Let’s start.


What Causes Your Nissan Remote Start to Stop Working?

There are a number of possible causes behind this problem with your vehicle. Some problems are with the engine, some problems are with the remote and some are just technical faults. I will show you all these possible causes behind the Nissan remote start not working.

  • Your remote battery may be Low
  • Your Remote Commands may be Unusual
  • The Vehicle Maybe Valet Mode

These are the reasons behind your remote not working. If you think that your remote is not working properly, then you have to check all these things. Then you have to work on these issues. Let’s see what is the solution in which case. 

How To Fix Nissan Remote Start That Is Not Working?

The fixing process of the Nissan remote start not working depends on the actual problem your remote or vehicle is facing. I have shown you 3 causes of this problem and I will discuss all three solutions here. Let’s see.

The Vehicle Maybe Valet Mode

Most of the time, the Valet Mode of your engine makes your engine neutral and it does not let your engine start. If this mode is on in your engine then the car will not start. In that case, you have to remove the valet mode and then try again. Let’s see how you get out of valet mode. There are two different ways to exit the valet mode.

1st Way

  • Step 1: Turn the ignition on of your engine.
  • Step 2: Push the brake of the vehicle ten times. This should be done as fast as possible.
  • Step 3: Then you will see the Engine Control Module will make a beep sound twice with the blinking of sound. This means the vehicle is out of Valet mode.

2nd Way

  • Step 1: This is another easy way to exit from the valet mode. The first thing you have to do is turn the ignition on. 
  • Step 2: Now press the Lock button of the remote and at the same time press the Trunk button.
  • Step 3: The process is over. You will see the blinking light on the module and 2 beep sounds. This will ensure the valet mode exit.

If your vehicle was having this problem and this was the reason behind the remote not working then I hope the problem is gone now. This is the best way to get out of Nissan remote start nor working.

If the Remote battery is Low

This happens most of the time. Because the remote is run by a small no rechargeable battery. This comes to the end of its life after a certain period of time. In that case, your remote may not be able to start your vehicle. 

The solution to this problem is very simple and known to all. You just have to change the battery. You may buy that battery from any shop of Nissan brand or you will get them in the shop of mechanics. The price is very low.

There is another way to get an instant charge from the battery. This trick will help you in an emergency situation when there is no battery shop near you. You just have to remove the battery from the remote and then press it very powerfully. You may take a plus to do this.

This will give some instant power to the battery. But don’t do it with your bare hand. Any kind of accident it may cause. Be aware of it. There is another way of starting your engine without using the battery. I will show you in the latter part of this article.

If the Remote Command is Unusual

Sometimes the remote buttons do the trick to prevent your vehicle from starting. And here some faults are of the driver himself. If some unusual commands are done on the remote and you press some buttons that are not needed or press two or more buttons at a time then unusual commands go to the engine.

In that case, the engine stops taking any more common from the remote. If this happens in case you, then follow the following tips.

  • Step 1: Stop using the remote and go to the vehicle. Start the engine manually. 
  • Step 2: Run the vehicle for some time. This may be for 10 minutes or roughly around 2 km.
  • Step 3: Then stop the vehicle and try the remote again. This will start working again. You may give some rest to the vehicle also.

If you can follow all these steps properly, your engine will work very easily with the remote. You will find no problem in the future. I hope you get what you wanted.


That was all about how to fix the Nissan remote start that not working. If the problem is in the remote itself and it has some serious problem then you may go to a mechanic who knows well about electronics and the remote itself. There are some servicing points of the Nissan brand. You may go to them. 

But if the problem is in the battery or all the things that I discussed above are very easy to solve. You may solve these at home just by following our steps. Thanks for reading from us. There are some more articles on vehicle problems and solutions. You may read them also.

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