Do all Platinums have remote start?

JEDEYE

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Just by chance found out that my 2014 Toyota Sequoia Platinum has factory remote start. Do all Platinums come with it, or was it something that a previous owner of mine had installed?
 

JEDEYE

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Ok, so I was reading some other forums and someone was complaining about the factory remote start on their 2020 Sequoia TRD Pro. They said that it works fine, but when they unlock the doors, the engine shuts off. They very clearly listed exactly how they remotely start the vehicle (instructions below) and even though I figured it was a long shot, I tried it on mine and the doggone thing started! I was floored! I have already looked into how much it will cost to add this feature to my Sequoia, and it freaking already HAS it!

https://www.toyotavacaville.com/blog/how-to-start-your-toyota-with-remote-engine-start/

If you have a 2nd Gen, please try this and let me know if yours starts. It's easy and costs you nothing to check.

Thank you.
 

JEDEYE

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Do all Sequoias have this feature that I would consider mostly useless? If I turn the key to the start position and let it go, the starter continues to crank until it starts. Does yours do it? My old 2003 4Runner did. Please let me know.
 

JFG

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Just by chance found out that my 2014 Toyota Sequoia Platinum has factory remote start. Do all Platinums come with it, or was it something that a previous owner of mine had installed?
We just got a 2014 and it has remote start that needs to be reset up. But the previous owner had it put in after delivery by the Toyota dealer. I don’t think it was an option then because she would have automatically gotten it. She didn’t miss any other option!
 
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JEDEYE

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We just got a 2014 and it has remote start that needs to be reset up. But the previous owner had it put in after delivery by the Toyota dealer. I don’t think it was an option then because she would have automatically gotten it. She didn’t miss any other option!
Is it a Platinum?
 

JFG

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There is something special that attaches to the battery PLUS the directions are on a plastic key tag (basic 2 pushes then hold to start). Previous had a new battery put in and they overlooked putting the “special something” back on. I’ll have it corrected soon and update you. Toyota dealership was worthless all around when we got a new key fob. They swore up and down it didn’t have a RS - and they put it in lol.
 

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